Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on October 26, 2002 · Page 11
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Ex CETERA Saturday, October 26, 2002 — Page 11 Dear Abby By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I had an eye-opening experience last Sunday. Our 13-year- old son has always seemed fairly happy and well-adjusted. As we were about to leave for church, I looked at him and I could feel that something was not right. His face had a desperate look. I asked him, "Are you OK?" and that was all it took. My boy began sobbing and told me he'd been crying every night for the past two weeks. I knew he'd had some trouble sleeping, but I thought it was just growing pains. I immediately began asking all kinds of questions — and listened carefully to everything he said. I told him we would get him help the next day. lust the fact that I believed him and was willing to take action seemed to lift some of the burden he's been carrying around. . His father and I and both of his grandparents have all had problems with depression. The doctor later told our son how" fortunate he is to have parents who don't minimize their children's feelings. Abby, I cannot impress enough to parents the importance of paying attention to their children's moods and body language. In their own quiet way, kids try to tell you when some- thing is wrong. Our sons and daughters are gifts to be cherished. If you sense something is wrong, KEEP ASKING! — GRATEFUL MOTHER IN MINNESOTA DEAR GRATEFUL MOTHER: Your son is also fortunate that because of your family history, you were sensitive to the signs of depression and recognized them for what they were. Depression also strikes people who have no family history. Anyone, regardless of age, who experiences any five of the following symptoms for two weeks or more should consult a mental-health professional: • Feeling of sadness and/or irritability. • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed. • Changes in weight and appetite. • Changes in sleep patterns. • Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless. • Inability to concentrate, remember things or make decisions. • Fatigue or loss of energy. • Restlessness or decreased activity noticed by others. • Thoughts of death or suicide. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 18 years. One year ago, my mother-in-law informed me that her adult daughter (my sister-in-law) has a problem with me calling her parents Mom and Dad. Needless to say, my feelings were hurt, and for the past year I have felt very uncomfortable not knowing what to call them. I would feel strange calling them by their first names now. I finally found the courage to ask my sister-in-law if she was really bothered. She said, "Yes. You have your own parents." I couldn't believe she felt this way, especially after all these years. We've always gotten along — or so I thought. My questions are: Does my sister- in-law have issues? Should I continue to call them Mom and Dad? — ANNOYED IN THE NORTHWEST DEAR ANNOYED: Call your in- laws whatever you wish—as long as it's OK with THEM. Your sister-in- law is jealous. This is her problem. Don't make it yours. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or PO. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Today in History By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2002. There are 66 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. locally Sunday. Clocks go back one hour. Today's highlight in history: On Oct. 26, 1881, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" took place in Tombstone, Ariz., as Wyatt Earp, his two brothers and "Doc" Holliday confronted Ike Clanton's gang. Three members of Clanton's gang were killed; Earp's brothers were wounded. On this date: In 1774, the First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia. In 1825, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake Erie and the Hudson River. In 1942, the U.S. ship Hornet was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands during WWII. In 1957, the Soviet Union announced that defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov had been relieved of his duties. In 1958, Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York to Paris in eight hours and 41 minutes. In 1967, the Shah of Iran crowned himself and his queen after 26 years on the Peacock Throne. In 1972, national security adviser Henry Kissinger declared, "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam. In 1977, the experimental space shuttle "Enterprise" glided to a bumpy but successful landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. In 1979, South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Jae-kyu. In 1994, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty. Ten years ago: Voters in Canada rejected a constitutional reform package known as the Charlottetown Accord. Robert C. Stempel resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Corp. Five years ago: The Florida Marlins became the youngest franchise to win the World Series with a 3-2 victory in the 11th inning over the Cleveland Indians in the seventh and final game. Chinese leader Jiang Zemin arrived in Honolulu en route to a White House summit with President Clinton. One year ago: President Bush signed an anti-terrorism bill giving police unprecedented ability to search, seize, detain or eavesdrop in their pursuit of possible terrorists. The U.S. Supreme Court building was shut down for anthrax testing. The Taliban captured and executed Afghan opposition figure Abdul Haq. American Red Cross President Bernadine Healy announced her resignation. Today's Birthdays: Actress Shelley Morrison ("Will and Grace") is 66. Actor Bob Hoskins is 60. Author Pat Conroy is 57. 'IV host Pat Sajak is 56. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y, is 55. Actress Jaclyn Smith is 55. Singer Maggie Roche (The Roches) is 51. Musician Bootsy Collins is 51. Rock musician Keith Strickland (The B- 52's) is 49. Actor D.W. Moffett is 48. Actor Dylan McDermott is 41. Actor Gary Elwes is 40. Singer Natalie Merchant is 39. Country singer keith urban is 35. Actor Tom Cavanagh ["Ed") is 34. Singer Mark Barry (BBMak) is 24. McCartney backing food bill EUGENE, Ore. 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