The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on September 20, 2002 · Page 19
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FRIDAY • SEPTEMBER 20,2002 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS B7 FAMILY CIRCUS DENNIS THE MENACE : 9-20 BU KMIW. toe. DM. by King FMiutM L, . .. Www.famllyclrcu8.com ;"Guess what, Daddy! We drove all the ;; way home with our turn signal on!" BEETLE BAILEY I YOU SU RE KNOW HOW TO YELL. YOU/VMJST BE A MOM." WE HAVE TO X-RAY EVERY IFYOUSeEANYSUSPICIOUS LOOKING COOKIES, CALL MERISHFAWAY.' 50X THAT COMES IN GARFIELD .we CUOWNS LAU&H ON OUTSIPE ANP CRV ON THE IM6IPE HOW FASCINATING, BINKV. TELL- US> MORE I'M AWAKE ON THE OUTSIPE ANP ASLEEP ON THE INSIPE WIZARD OF ID BABY BLUES FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE (TOTALLV LIKENfc HAIRCUT/BECKY/ MAM.AFTER A REMARK. LIKE THAT, I THINK V/OU SHOULD 60 AN 1 BJ.ONDIE I'M TAKING COOKIE W ON ONE I TO A MO VIE r—-==iiT CONDITION THE MOVIE HAS NO VIOLENCE, NUDITV, OR BAD LANGUAGE I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO A MOVIE GfECH I'll B£ 6.LAP uMfliTws PAV MAS rtBEW 1 H0rurtt.ll, A BAD DAY? • itfJO fiflt UH2£. DJL'BERT j'DILBERT, I*\EETA ..UJOtAAN UJHO ACTS IPEEVED AT ANY •SORT OF QUESTION. HOUJ ARE YOU? HOUJ, An i??? * • *« UJOUJ. I GOTTA SHOUJ THIS TO UALLY. A Annie's Mailbox KATHY MITCHELL/MARCY SUGAR DEAR ANNIE: For a decade, intensive research and teen surveys have consistently revealed that the more often teens eat dinner with their parents, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. To remind parents of the importance of family dinners, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University last year launched "Family Day—A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children," to be held on the fourth Monday of September of each year. This year, Family Day will be observed on Sept. 23. Our goal is to create a symbolic day to highlight the importance of parental involvement, and encourage Americans to make family dinners a regular part of their lives. The governors of 35 states are proclaiming Family Day, and national institutions, such as the AFL-CIO, the National Parent Teachers Association and The Coca-Cola Company have endorsed this initiative. Parent Power is the most potent and underutilized tool to prevent teen substance abuse. Family dinners are a great way to put Parent Power to work to keep our children drug-free. For more ideas on how to celebrate Family Day, readers can visit our Web site, www.casaco- lumbia.org. Sincerely — Joseph A. Califano Jr., President, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, New York Dear Joseph Califano: This is a wonderful idea, and parents should take advantage of the opportunity to spend quality time with their children. Folks, Family Day is Monday Turn off the TV the computer and the videogames, and put the newspaper away. Sit down together and talk to one another. You won't regret it. DEAR ANNIE: My mother recently passed away Just before she died, she told me that my youngest brother, "Chad," is not my father's child. I am the oldest of five children. We all resemble one another, except for Chad. We are in our 40s and married, with children of our own. Chad's children have serious heart conditions — something that does not run in my family Chad's biological father died two years ago from heart disease, and several members of his family suffer from this illness as well. Should I tell Chad? I don't want to mess up his life, but I think he should have the information. Please tell me what to do. — Worried in the Netherlands Dear Worried: Tell Chad. He is an adult now, and his biological parents are both deceased. Chad deserves to know his medical history and the sooner the better. DEAR ANNIE: Yesterday, I saw something at the grocery store that greatly disturbed me. A small child, no more than 2 years old, was standing up in the cart. The father was studying cereal boxes several feet away It would not have taken much for that child to fall out of the cart and land on his head. I read a study in the United Kingdom that said falls from shopping carts are one of the leading causes of accidental head injuries among toddlers. I am sure the statistics are similar here. Please tell your readers to place their child in the seat provided and make sure the seatbelt is used so that the child cannot climb around and stand up in the cart. It only takes a second for tragedy to strike. — Concerned Mom in New Jersey Dear Mom: Thanks for your timely warning. Pay attention, parents! — Write to Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate,, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90046 or e-mail annlesmallbox@creator3.com REAL LIFE ADVENTURES CLOSE To HOME NOT GC-TTVMS AK.DS, MIND Touting himself as "The Married Man Who Does Housework," Bill's pay-per-view Web cam quickly acquired millions of devoted female fans. Dr.Paul Donohue HEALTH DEAR DOCTOR: I have suffered from dermatitis herpetiformis for 10 years. Throughout these years I have seen many medical doctors and dermatologists. The best medicine prescribed for me is dapsone, but it doesn't completely cure the rash or 'itch. Are there any new medicines for treatment? — S.M. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin problem that causes intense itching. The rash takes many forms, but a common one is tiny blisters on a red patch or patches of skin. The scalp, the underarms, the neck, the knees and the forearms near the elbow are favored sites. Its cause remains mysterious, although the immune system might be its instigator. Dapsone, your medicine, is high on the list of drugs that can often control an out-. break. Since medicine has not given you complete relief, you ought to try a diet change. Go on the celiac (aka sprue) diet. Celiac disease is an intolerance to ? protein found in wheat, barley and rye.people who suffer with celiac disease cannot absorb food. It rushes through the digestive tract and causes diarrhea. Since food absorption radically decreases, weight is lost, and the weight loss can be considerable. Avoiding foods with the protein provocateur restores absorption and health for celiac patients. Many people with dermatitis herpeti- formis experience rash relief when they adopt the celiac diet. It is a diet that sounds simple, but it requires careful instruction from a dietitian or nutritionist. The celiac- disease protein is found in places you would never imagine — canned soups, creamed vegetables, salad dressings, yogurt and ice' cream, and that is far from an all-inclusive list. You have nothing to lose — except your rash y^from giving the diet a try. D,EAR DOCTOR: My 32-year-old son is a^diabetic. My husband and I were at his home for a barbecue, and I saw him drinking a bottle of beer. Is this permissible? I thought that alcohol was out for diabetics. — N.A. : A well-controlled diabetic can drink a moderate amount of alcohol without upsetting blood-sugar regulation. For a woman, "moderate" is one 12- ounce glass of beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits. A man can drink twice those amounts and still remain in the "moderate" alcohol range. Your son has to count the alcohol calories in totaling his daily calorie intake. Twelve ounces of beer, for example, has about 150 calories. He also has to check with his doctor to make sure alcohol does riot interfere with any of his diabetes medicines. And for his own sake, he should check his blood sugar after drinking alcohol with a home blood- sugar monitor to see if it is lowering or raising blood sugar. — Write to Paul Donohue, fil.p., RO. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. AXYDLBAAXR ;_ .. Js L;Q N G.E&.L L O W. r , , :v . i; '•:One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used,, for the three L's, X for the two O's, etc. Single letters, apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different. 9-20 CRYPTOQUOTE K " O F R PMNOZFJ," RMFO VPElkpfl QSBVFSC.NV GFJFSC / K GKORMB IBFV OBP ZOBR / RMKP BPMFJ UFBUSF MKXF PMBEHMP. — DJKOZ QBSAC Yesterday's Cryptoquote: IN SCANDAL, AS IN ROBBERY, THE RECEIVER IS ALWAYS AS BAD AS THE THIEF. — EARL OF CHESTERFIELD NEED HELP with Cryptoquotes? Call 1-900-420-0700! 99c perminute, touch-tone/rotary phones. (18+ only.) A King Features Service, NYC. 0199S by King Features Syndicate, Inc. 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