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4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2001 APPLAUSE THE SALINA JOURNAL "Vne Oblongs" take sit corns to a new level By DIANE HQLLOWAY Cox News Service AUSTIN, Texas — Family sitcoms aren't dead. They're just getting stranger. It's a long road from "Father Knows Best" to "Malcolm in the Middle," and an even longer stretch to "The Oblongs," a bizarre new series from cult cartoonist Angus Oblong. The animated Oblongs make the Simpsons look like the Hirxtables. Anyone with delicate sensibilities is likely to be turned off by the language and antics of the Oblongs, but those who chortle at crude social satire will welcome this twisted family fun. The show airs on the WB Sundays at 6:30 p.m. CDT, opposite "Malcolm in the Middle" on Fox. Time to fire up the VCR. What's so weird about the Oblongs? Bob, the optimistic patriarch, has no legs or arms, not that there's anything wrong with that. He works at the poison-producing Globocide Industries. His wife. Pickles, is a chain-smoking alcoholic who wears an assortment of wigs because her hair fell out years ago. Their children include conjoined twins Biff and Chip, who can't agree on anything; cute little Beth, who has a sausage like growth sprouting from her head; and son Milo, who has only one hair. Milo also has a myriad of behavioral problems and has been on every drug from Ritalin to Rogaine. The WB's ad slogan is, "Don't just watch. Stare." Milo and his unusual pals in the Valley are constantly at odds with the snobby Debbies, a group of bubble-coiffed girls who look alike, and other denizens of the HiU. The top Hill snobs are the Klimers, headed by George, Bob's heartless boss at Globocide. The laser-focused satire takes on environmental issues, class warfare and a host of other social ills. The Hill folks live high above the Valley, where all the rich folks' toxic and human waste winds up. In one of the three episodes mailed out to critics, MHO longs to leave his "school for the pathologically high-spirited" in the Valley and go to "normal" school on the Hill. When his father loses health insurance for his family and can't afford to pay for the special school, Milo gets his wish and quickly falls in love with Yvette, a Debbie who turns out to be an alien. Bad luck. In another episode, which begins with Pickles reading "9 1/2 Weeks" to Milo as a bed time story, Milo is expelled from school for hyperactive behavior, and the Oblongs decide a pet might calm him down. The search starts with a himgry dolphin and winds up with a lovable pup that becomes a test aiumal. (This one actually has a semi-sweet ending.) The off-kilter scripts come from writer/executive producer Jace Richdale, formerly of "The Simpsons." Familiar voices belong to Will Farrell as Bob, Jean Smart as Pickles and Pamela Segall Adlon (Bobby on "King of the Hill") as Milo. The quirky hmnor isn't for everyone, and certainly not for young children, but viewers with a fondness for strange stuff may get a kick out of "The Oblongs." A big mama s revenge By SAMANTHA BENNETT Pittsburgh Post-Gazette GOOD IN BED by Jennifer Werner (Pocket Books. $24.95) What would you do if you opened a national women's magazine to discover your boyfriend had written a colunm about your relatior\ship? Caimie Shapiro is a twen- tysomething writer for a large daily newspaper in Philadelphia (like her creator, Jennifer Weiner of The Philadelphia Inquirer), and as this fii"st novel opens, she has been taking a three-month "break" from her boyfriend, Bruce Guberman. Bruce has just landed a new gig as a columnist for a Cosmopolitan-type pubUcation, and his very first column nearly causes Cannie to choke right at her desk. "Loving a larger woman," Bruce writes, "is an act of courage in our world." Cannie, at size 16, heavier than her longtime lover, has been outed in all her insecurity and self-doubt. Even though the essay is sincere and often sweet, Cannie is furious and shamed by this very public betrayal. It doesn't help that the column is called "Good in Bed," which seems to give Bruce far too much credit, as far as she's concerned. StiU, when she finds that Bruce has turned the "break" into a break-up, Carmie is heartbroken. Weiner paints the ache of lost love and the frantic need to win a wayward lover back with wrenching vividness. Caimie's relationship with Bruce is realistically complex, and women will recognize only too well the pitifully missed and desired boyfriend who, revealed in flashbacks, wasn't really particularly appealing. While the novel begins as a more heartfelt, plus-size "Bridget Jones' Diary," it becomes a course of therapy for Cannie, who must learn how to get over the other man in her life, her fa­ ther. More painful is the progressive revelation of her disastrous estrangement from her father, whose abuse and abandonment emerge as the source of her low self-esteem and feelings of rejection. Caimie's journey includes a somewhat imlikely foray to HoUywood with her new and glamoroiis friend, movie starlet Maxi Ryder, who whisks her off to L.A., where she is transformed and finds celebrities, idyUic hospitality and a whole lot of money. And this is where we leave the cleverly observed realities of relationships and journalism and enter the realm of fantasy and wish-fulfillment. Caimie's extremes of luck seem incredible even for fiction: Her triumphant life in Los Angeles is every unattractive girl's sweetest dream, and what happens on her return is every mother's worst lughtmare. She becomes someone we no longer recognize, and a book that began with so many things to relate to shrinks into a foreign black hole. 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Ad#.2158 HUTCHINSON Call this green-thumbed, petite SWF^ 48, N/S, if you're a fun-loving SWIifl, 40-50, who likes traveling, dining out and occasionally cutting the rug, then give this ladyacall.AdS.1078 ENJOY LIFE Outgoing SBF,48, 5'4", 170lbs., brown snort hair, brown eyes, likes having good times, laugh- • ter, decorating home, reading, going out, ISO outgoing, fun, easygoing SM, 45-58, for a good friendship first. Ad#.2137 IN YOUR Reach. Easy to get along with SWF, 35, 5T, 250lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes, enjoys going out, movies, fishing, cooking, camping and cuddling. Hopes to meet an open-minded SWM, 29-42, understanding, likes kids and spending time together. Ad#.2133 SLENDER BUILT WF, 37, ST, blond hair, blue eyes, student, employed, likes working out, sports and family times. ISO energetic WM, 3542, fun, happy-go-lucky person. Ad#.2114 CALL ME Outgoing, self-confident SWF, 36, 5'6", 175lbs., reddish-brown hair, green eyes, enjoys reading, outdoors, fishing, camping, animals, ISO self-confident SM, 21-38. Ad#.2111 ALWAYS SMILING Easygoing, fun WF, 28, 5'3", sandy blond hair, green eyes, full-figured, mom, good listener, employed, enjoys malls, movies, friends and'family. ISO easygoing, fun-loving, spontaneous ••• •, 28-38, who's family-oriented, for friendship, mim HI THERE Reliable, honest SWPF, 29,5'4", brown hair/eyes, enjoys dining out, movies, socializing, the simple life, seeking a family-oriented, non-complicated, responsible SWM, 26-39, who's morally sound, for LTR. Adft.2070 HONESTY SWF, 52, 5'4'', 140lbs., enjoys traveling, casinos, movies, searching for a WWWM, 45-55, with grown children, for friendship first, possible LTR. Ad#.1971 ALL ABOUT US SWF, 53, enjoys art, music, reading, dining, movies, looking for an Interesting, educated SWM, 35-50, for casual dating. Ad#.1964 FAMILY VALUES SWF, 24, 5'r, 125lbs., blond hair, blue eyes, likes music, movies, horseback riding, camping, outdoors, quiet times and fishing. ISO caring, open- minded, family-oriented SWM, 22-32, for friendship, possible relationship. Ad(».1944 FRIENDS FIRST Employed SWF, 25, likes collecting beanie babies, races, outdoors, friends, family, ISO honest, open SWM, 22-39, for a real friendship and companionship first Adff.l 949 INTERESTED? WF, 24, 5'4", 1401bs., green- eyed blond, enjoys sports, movies, concerts, clubbing, motorcycles and clubbing.- Looking for a WM, 25-33, who can treat me right, for casual dating first. Ad((.1927 MUST LOVE CHILDREN Easygoing SW mother of three, 33, 5', 195lbs., with reddish brown hair, enjoys music, pari<s, walks, fishing and quiet times at home. ISO laid-back, family-oriented SHM, 30-38, N/D, drug- free, with similar interests. Ad#.1750 ENERGETIC Spunky, outgoing SWF, 31,5'1", 138;bs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys biking, fishing, camping, walks, dancing, movies, the outdoors. Would like to casually date a SWM, 30-37, who likes children. Ad#.1817 DAZZLE ME Sincere, take charge SWF, 23, 5T, smoker, shoulder length brown hair, blue eyes, enoys clubbing, dancing, read ng, country music, the lake, swimming. Seeking a hardworking, Inteillgent, mature SWM, 23-39, for friendship. Ad(f.1816 NEW ADVENTURE SWF, 40,5'8'',1601bs., with long blond hair and blue eyes, likes fishing, camping, cooking, fine arts, horses and more. I would like to meet an outdoorsy SWM, 35-45, for friendship, maybe more.Ad#.1767 TAKE A CHANCEI Fun, honest SWF, 23, 5'9", 160lbs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys biking, fishing, camping, swimming and reading. Seeking honest SWM, 20-30, must like kids. Ad(f.1775 ARE YOU READY? Fun, caring, personable SWF, 20, S'O", brown hair/eyes enjoys movies, horseback riding, clubbing and more. Seeking an outdoorsy, personable SM, 18-25, for friendship, maybe more. Ad#.1777 TRUSTWORTHY Friendly SBF, 29, 5 'r, 152lbs., long dark brown hair, medium buiFd, enjoys outdoors, skating, movies, bowling and dancing. ISO open, honest WM, 25-35, for friendship and companionship. Ad((.1698 LETS PARTY Shapely SWF, 19,5'2'', with long blond hair and green eyes, ISO •Qood-looking, easy to talk to SWM, 18-25, who likes to go to clubs. Ad#.1654 FAMILY-ORIENTED You could say she's an outgoing gal that enjoys life In the country, fishing, shooting pool, working on cars and outdoor activities. She's also a SWF, 43, who is petite & friendly, that really hopes to meet a compatible SWM, 35- 50,forLTR.Ad)».6055 AM I FOR YOU? SWF, 18, 5'B", 125lbs., shoulder length brown hair, gorgeous blue eyes, seeking a romantic and fun SWM, 18-22, who likes country music, horseback riding and spending time with me.Ad#.1551 DREAMING OF U Fun and easygoing SWF, 39, 5'2", green eyes, blond /brown hair, likes walking, dancing and having fun. I'm looking for a SHM, 30-45, with similar interests, who likes children. Ad(».1569 R U STRONG Enough to be my man? Think you can handle a slender, easygoing WF, 23, likes clubbing, horseback riding? If you think so and you're an old-fashioned romantic, family-oriented WM, 24-45.GivemeacaillAd#.1513 TIME WITH U Is always time well-spenti Cheerful, easygoing, spontaneous, fun WPh 32, likes quiet times, family times, nights out, dining, movies, bowling. ISO a D/SWM, 28-50, who loves kids. Add.lSIS STORY OF MY Life just won't be complete until someone like you callsl Pretty, fun WF, 45, likes cooking, singing. ISO a special WM, 45- 55.A(ft.1514 COMFORTING Large, easygoing SWR 45, mom of one daughter, who enjoys garage sales, movies and cuddling, is looking for a tender-loving, caring SM, 40-55, to call her today. Ad#.5067 DANCE WITH HE Friendly SWF, 19, 5'4", 115lbs., blond, outgoing, enjoys shopping, dancing and the outdoors. ISO fun-loving, open-minded SWM, 19-23. Ad#.1485 COMMON BOND? Friendly, attentive, easygoing SWPF, 50, 5 'r, 180lbs., dark hair/eyes, enjoys gardening, movies, dining out, dancing and more. Seeks SWPM, 50-62, with similar interests, for friendship. m.mi LETS MEETI Nice, warm, caring SWF, 42, S'?", heavy-set, with brown hair and green eyes, who likes country music, candlelit dinners, outdoors/indoors and sports. ISO warm, nice, family-oriented SWM, 39-49, who has similar Interests. Ad#.1443 GOOD VALUES Friendly, caring SWF, 49, 5'4'', 200lbs., dark hair, brown eyes, enjoys fishing, swimming, walking, gardening, seeking sensitive, sharing SWM, 43-55. Ad().1167 ITS ALL GOOD Especially when I'm with someone like youl Very mature, quiet, sweet SW mom, 23, likes fishing, walks and quality times. ISO a sweet WM, 22-30. Ad#.1416 GOOD MORALS Fun, caring, loving SWCF, 40,5', brown hair, green eyes, enjoys movies, music, arts and crafts, traveling, long romantic walks and quiet evenings at home. Seeking SWM, 35-45, with a beautiful heart and good morals. Ad((.1402 NOTTHE BAR SCENE SWF, 32, 5'6'', full-figured, easygoing, carefree, likes bowling, time with kids. Seeking a SWl3, 30-45, who likes kids, for possible LTR. Ad((.1389 WHY NOT ME? Easygoing, caring SWF, 50, who loves to laugh, enjoys movies, walks and country drives. ISO honest, caring SWM, 48-62. Ad#.1371 AREUTHERE? SWF, 26, with red hair and blue eyes, enjoys wrestling, I^IASCAR, concerts and ball games. ISO educated, employed, honest SWM, 25-36, who Is drug-free, with no children and similar interests. Ad(t.1377 TIMES ALONE SWF, 30, 5'4'', 185lbs., bubbly, easygoing, enjoys home life, being with friends, flower arranging, and farming, looking for SM, 28-40, to do things together. Ad((.1347 A GOOD CATCH Is this SWF, 53, blue-eyed blond, who likes fishing, long walks, seeks a fun-loving SWl2,45-65, to reel her In for the long haul. Ad».1336 URGE ON LIFE Cuddly, strawberry blond SWF, 23, seeks fun-loving. Industrious SWM, 24-32, who likes movies, . long walks, cuttin' the rug and having fun. Ad#.1343 BARREL OF FUN SWF, 47, green-eyed blond, seeks an upbeat SWM, 45-50, who enjoys traveling, garage sales, movies, dancing, get togethers with family and friends. Ad(f.1316 MUCH MORE Easygoing SWF, 54, with brown hair, enjoys reading, music and children, seeking a SWM, 49-60, with similar interests. Ad#. 1253 SHY AT FIRST SWF,31,4'11", 2001bs.,with long brown hair, blue eyes and glasses, seeks a SWM, 30-40, who enjoys fishing, reading, barbecues and more. Ad#.1254 CALLTODAY Warm-hearted, affectionate SWF, 28, loves sports, cooking and quiet romantic evenings. Looking to meet a passionate, fun-loving SWM, 28-35, for friendship and more.Adf(.5417 DON'T BE SHY WF, 22, 5'5", 145lbs., enjoys dancing, partying, movies, dining out, poetry, talking, swimming, playing on the computer. ISO a niceWM, 20-40. Ad#.5373 LOVE 2 LAUGH If you're a WM, 24-44, who lives life to the fullest too, calll Downto-earth, open-minded WF, 34, 6 'r, lOOIbs., likes reading, movies, the Internet. Ad#.5381 ; Men Seeking Women LOOK HERE SWM, 49, S 'lr, 195lbs., brown hair/eyes, N/S, laid-back, enjoys dining, movies, golf, music and travel. ISO SF, 36-51, N/S, outgoing, with common interests. Ad#.2182 ISO YOU Laid-back, easygoing SWM, 40, B'lO", 170lbs., blue-eyed blond, who likes .swimming and quiet times at home. ISO attractive SWF, 25-42. Ad((.2187 WITHIN REACH WM, 39,5'8",258lbs., dark brown hair, hazel eyes, enjoys auctions, flea markets, yard sales, barbecues, long romantic walks, candlelight dinners, the outdoors, gardening and fishing. ISO loving, kind, sweet, faithful. Independent, affectionate F ; 32-45. Ad#.2170 UNTIL WE MEET WM, 36, fit, enjoys workouts, laughter, having fun, new adventures, ISO kind, loving,, sweet, blond WF, 24-42, for friendship, possible relationship Adlf.2162 • COUNTRY GUY SWM, 48, S'lr, medium build, brown hair, blue eyes, likes movies, country music and dining out. ISO an attractive, humorous SWF, 30-50, heightAveiqht proportionate, for friendship first. m.\m AM I FORYOU? Humorous SWM, 47, 6', 240lbs., N/S, N/D, bald, likes sports, church and community activities. ISO outgoing, cheerful SWF, 3550, with similar interests, for a LTR.Adlf.2149 FAMILY-ORIENTED Outgoing, romantic SWM, 24,6', ISOIbs., brown hair, likes movies, sports, the outdoors and dining out. ISO romantic, honest, caring SWF, 22-30, for friendship. Ad#.2148 KNOWS WHAT HE WANTS SWM, 40, 5'9", 150lbs., short blond hair, blue eyes, loves singing, doing Impressions, camping, fishing, traveling, walks, • dining out, dancing, ISO outgoing SV^F, 27-40, with similar interests, for possible relationship. Ad#.1792 18-WHEELMAN Dining out, long walks, gardening, swimming, rishing are some faves of this nardworking SWM, 34, seeking his significant other: fun SF, 26-39, who knows how to enjoy life. Ad/(.2139 QUIET SIDE Self-employed WCM, 39, 6', 170lbs., brown hair, loyal, loves western history, rodeos, country living and horses. ISO slender OF, 30-42, who's goal-oriented. Ad(f.2124 SPORT-MINDED Caring WM, 36, 5 'r, 2001bs., balding, physically fit, likes sports, kidding around and woodworking. ISO humorous D/SWF, 30-38, caring and friendly. Ad(t.2122 LET'S GO OUT Easygoing SWM, 35, tall, well- built, blue-eyed blond, enjoys fishing, swimming, skiing, camping, gardening, dancing, movies, hiking, ISO SR 25-40, with similar interests. Adff .2110 GOOD-LOOKING Funny WM, 43, 5 'r, 170lbs., blond hair, blue eyes, truck driver, likes joking around, garage sales, shooting pool and country life. ISOWlf35-50,forLTR.Ad#.2100 SHARE LIFE Shy, quiet WM, 45,5'11", 170lbs., brown hair, enjoys collecting coins, hunting, fishing and the outdoors. ISO outdoorsy, easygoing, slender WF, 37-50, who likes kids.Ad((.2099 ARE YOU... An attractive, fun, honest, open- minded SF, 18-29? If so this attractive WM, 35, would like to hear from you. I enjoy photography, movies, shooting pool and the lake.Ad(l.20gi FAIRLY HAPPY Friendly, inquisitive WM, 45, 6'2", 165lbs., light brown hair, blue eyes, with glasses, self- employed, enloys sci-fi, reading and more. ISO an honest, warm, caring, spontaneous SF, 25-45, forLtR.Ad#.2083 FREE TO MEMBERS / VISIT US AND JOIN TODAY AT: www.saljournal.com ME & YOU Outgoing, laid-back SWM, 36, 5 'ir, lioibs., dark brown hair, blue eyes, likes fishing, golfing, Softball and outdoor activities. ISO outgoing, fun-loving SF, 2536, with good morals and values, for friendship Adff.2074 LOOK NO MORE DWM, 42, likes camping, country music, long walks in the parte, outdoors, cars, kids, ISO SWF, 3548, for friendship and special times. Adff .2073 CIRCLE THIS AD Outgoing, open-minded SWM, 36, 6', 200lbs., long blond hair, hazel eyes, likes bowling, sporting events, rock concerts, movies and quiet evenings. ISO open- minded, outgoing SWf- 21-45, with similar Interests. Ad(f.2065 LETSTALKI Shy, easygoing, compassionate SWM, 37, e'f", nolbs., short black hair, hazel eyes, likes Playstation, going out, cuddling and holding hands. I'm looking for aSF,23-48.AdK.2064 YOU NEVER KNOWl Romantic SWM, 23, 5'11", 160lbs., green eyes, brown hair, enjoys long walks, partying, stargazing and quiet times. Seeking fun a SWR 19-28, with similar interests, for possible LTR. Ad(f.2052 SHARE LIFE WM, 40, 6'6", 275ibs., enjoys music, skiing, cooking, good conversations and quiet times. ISO WF, 25-45, to start a commitment with.Ad#.2027 LOVES KIDS SWM, 21, ^e", 1751bs., With a good personality, likes working on cars, walking, fishing and going to the park. Seeking outgoing SWF, 18-27, with a good head on her shoulders. Adff .2033 THIS IS IT Laid-back, easygoing SWM, 37, 6'4'', 170lbs., enjoys hiking, outdoors, camping, video games, movies and holding hands. Seeking determined, mature SF, 23-48, for LTR. Adff.2019 HERE I AM Honest, caring SWM, 49, 6'2", 195ibs., with a variety of interest. Looking for morally sound SWF, 40-55, with her feet on the ground, for possible LTR.. Ad#.2011 TALK TO ME Active, yet quiet SHM, 27, 5'4'', 1361bs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys fishing, shooting pool, football, movies, .seeking romantic SR 2429, for possible LTR. Adff.2010 GREAT GUY SWM, 45, brown hair, blue eyes, 5'9'', IBOlbs., enjoys outdoors, . horseback riding, every day life, dancing and movies. Would like to meet a SWF, 20-57, for possible relationship. All calls answered. Ad#.1696 GROWING IN CHRIST SWM, 48, 5'10-, ISOIbS., likes sports, dining out, movies and dancing. ISO SWCF, 38-52, who lives life to the fullest, with similar interests. Ad«.2003 LIGHT SKIN BM, 28, loves quiet ti|nes, sports, biking, reading and get togethers, ISO an amiable Pf= 35-65, for friendship. Adif.l 999 SPEND TIMEI Nice SWM, 18,5 'r, 1551bs., red- haired, brown-eyed, enjoys sports, horseback riding, swimming, reading, rollerblading, ISO SWF, 20, blue-eyed blonde. Adf(.1983 TALKTOMEI SWM, 21, 6', well-built, brown- haired, hazel-eyed, loves outdoors, sports, fishing, wrestling, ISO nice SWF, 18-27, who likes to have fun. Adlf.1981 OUTGOING... Yet shy. Humorous SWM, 39, S'e", 1241bs., brown hair, hazel eyes, enjoys bowling, sports, drives, movies, craft shows, searching for a SWF, 21-40, N/S, drinker ok, with similar interests, for LTR. Adf(.1973 OPEN HEART Hopeful to meet a shy, pretty, talk- alive, outgoing, funny SWF, 2835. Call this funny SWM, 34,6'1", 195lbs., long brown hair, dark hazel ^e^es, enjoys motorcycles. SHYATTIMES SWM, 42, 5'8", 165lbs., who's shy, introverted, easygoing, hobbles include bowling, fishing, reading, walks, camping, seeking a caring SWF, 30-50, who enjoys life.Adlt.1960 HIGH ENERGY ISO happy, energetic, self-confident SWR18-32. Callthis happy, energetic, honest SWM, 24,6'4', 180lbs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys the outdoors, music and quiet evenings home. Adff.1957 MAYBE irSU SWM, 52, 6', IBOlbs., enjoys sports, dancing, country western and wortdng out. ISO true, honest SBF, 45-50, N/D, with similar Interests, for possible LTR. Ad(f.1937 WAITINGI Easygoing WM, 45,6'5", 235lbs., • with many diverse interests, desires a WF, 33-48, who enjoys traveling, dining and quiet evenings. Ad#.1933 HOW ABOUT U? Outgoing, friendly WM, 42, 6', 190lbs., who's easy to get along with, has many Interests, ISO a mature WF, 20-40. Children okay. Ad#.1924 DO YOU PARTY? Open-minded, funny, inteillgent WM, 18, 6'2", black hair, green eyes, enjoys sports, golf, teaching golf, working on cars. ISO honest, open-minded, fun, romantic F, 18-20, friendship, possible relationship. Adlf.1919 ISO NICE GIRL Funny, outgoing, fun-loving, shy at first SWM, 23, 5 'r, iSoibs., blondish/brown hair, enjoys hanging out with friends, movies, sports, seeks a SWF, 18-45, to go out and do things together. Adff.1904 TOGETHERNESS Self-employed SWM, 39, S'lO", medlum-bullt, brown hair/eyes, mustache, goatee, looking for a SHF, 21-40, for a casual relationship. Ad/f.1855 ADVENTURES & ROMANCE Happy-go-lucky, friendly, laid- back SWM, 46, 5'9-, 200lbs., brown hair/eyes, enjoys hunting, fishing, outdoors, sports, walks, ISO casual, happy-go-lucky, adventurous, spontaneous SWF, 30-50, with similar Interests. Ad#.1844 A GREAT GUY SWM, 52, 180lbs., brown hair, blue eyes, loves country western dancing and sports. Seeks WF, 45-55, N/D, who's down-to-earth, with similar interests. Adff.l 843 MEET ME HALFWAY SWM, 41, S'lO", 200ibs., sandy red hair, down-to-earth, loves life, restoring cars, camping, fishing, hunting and reading. Desires SF, 40-50, compatible, N/S, likes laughter and life. Ad#.5104 LOOK FOWARD To good future? SWM, 29, tall, mealum-bullt, laid-back, likes reading writing, computers, talks, walks and nature. ISO self- assured SWF; 25-33, humorous, ready to settle down, for LTR. Ad#.1840 JUST A CALL Honest SWM, 35, 6', 195lbs., long brown hair, blue/gray eyes, a little shy, loves fun activities, quiet evenings at home, motorcycles, the races, playing pool, films. ISO a sincere SV/F, 19-39, for friendship. Adlf.1833 CIRCLETHISAD Sincere SWM, 19, 6'2", 1701bs., brown hair/eyes, likes fishing, camping, dining out, movies, the outdoors. ISO an easygoing, smart SWF, 18-22, for friendship. Ad«.1829 COWBOY Congenial SWM, 45, who enjoys socializing, rodeos, trail rides, family time, the outdoors. Seeks a fit, attractive SWF, 30-45, N/S, between S'l" and 5'5", for LTR. Ad(l.1788 R U INTERESTED? Attractive, loving, affectionate, caring, loving SWM, 35, 6'1", 225lbs., brown hair/eyes, N/S, enjoys sports, dancing, movies, family time, seeking an attractive, slim, fun, outgoing SWF, 24-36, for LTR. Adff. 1780 LETS DO DINNER SWM, 31, S'B", 19aibs., brown hair, blue eyes, muscular, likes laughing, children, sports and shop, ISO SWF, 23-35, 125- 135lbs.Adff.1725 ALL AROUND MAN SWM, 42, 5'4", 120lbs., long brown hair, blue eyes, laid-back, fun-loving, enjoys movies, camping, fishing, ISO SWF, 30-38, should be a N/S. Adff.l 730 BE MINE SWM, 52, IBOlbs., enjoys danc- ino and sports, looking for a SBF, 45-55, for possible LTR. Adff.l 716 DINNER? Friendly, fun WM, 22, 5'9", 225lbs., brownish/blond hair, blue eyes, loves meeting new people. En oys fishing, horseback riding, rodeos, movies and going out. ISO WF, 18-25. Adff.1596 ANDYOU? Friendly, fun WM, 20, 6', 165lbs., red hair, loves my horses. ISO friendly WF, 18-26, who loves the outdoors and is easy to get along with.Adff.1588 FAMILY MAN Family-oriented WM, 39, brown hair/eyes, medium build. Enjoys family time and the outdoors. ISO WF, 30-50, slim build, for LTR. Ad#.160B /Women Seeking Women ACCEPT ME FOR MEI Funny, open-minded, honest, caring SWPF, 41, 5'5", ISOIbs., with various interests. Seeking an open, honest SWF, 34-48, for friendship, maybe more. Ad#.1768 SEEKING YOU Easygoing GWF, 18, 5'2", 115lbs., with blonde hair and green eyes, likes playing guitar, writing stories/music and going to parties/clubs. ISO attractive GWF, 18-23, who has similar interests. Adlf.1373 UID-BACK Fun, easygoing, employed, secure SW mom, 40, 5'5", 140lbs., a smoker, enjoys fishing and dining out, ISO SF, 30-40. Ad#.5460 BETRUE Outgoing, passionate GBF, 24, 5'2", 135lbs., with brown hair/eyes, whose Interests include bowling, dancing and dining out, is looking for an honest, fun-loving GF, 18-25, for companionship. Adff .5068 onii n, easygoing, friendly, iployed SWM, 34, 6'4*, PERSONABLE Tall, athletic SWM, 18, medium-built, employed, student, loves shopping, people and sports. Looking for a fun, athletic SWM, 18-21. Ad(f.1616 REUXED WM, 19, S'lO", IBOlbs., brown hair/eyes, friendly, adventurous, likes having fun and outdoor activities. ISO a lighthearted, mellow WM, 18-25, for sight-seeing and more. Ad#.1994 SHARE UFE SWM, 52, 6', IBOlbs., medium build, N/S, N/D. Looking for a SBM, 45-55, N/D, drug-free, Interested in sports, for friend-, ship and companionship. Ad#.1953 FRIENDS FIRST Fun, empi., 190lbs., with dari< blond hair and blue eyes, enjoys music, movies, the outdoors, camping,' new things and reading. ISO SM, 24-46, to hang out and do things together. Atftf.1670 STRAIGHT-ACTING WM, 26, average-built, personable, educated, fun, likes outdoor activities, movies and hanging out with friends, ISO fun, straight-acting WM, 20-30, who's attractive, masculine, height/weight proportionate, for friendship, maybe more. Adff.t735 CALLTODAY GWM, IB, 5'10'', 165lbs., athletic and outgoing, loves shopping, sports, camping and movies, looking for a GM, 1823, who's good-hearted and kind.Adff.1713 COWBOY Easygoing, humorous GWM, 32,6° IBOlbs., black hair, hazel eyes, enjoys rodeo and traveti Ing. Seeking fun, outdoorsy GM, 18-40, for friendship. Adff.l 695 JUST FOR YOUl Easygoing, laid-back WM, 21, 6', 165lbs., decent looking, slender, enjoys biking, the computer, decorating and reading. ISOWM, 18-28, for friendship, possible relationship. Adff.1482 LIKABLE Husky SWM, 36, muscular, likes cooking, outdoor activities, movies, running and animals, Looking for SWM, 22-38, who is honest and reliable, with similar Interests, for LTR. Adff.l 445 ^Se^iors Seeking Seniors LETS GET OUT! SWM, 67, 6', IBOlbs., and semi-retired. ISO SWF, 55-65," slim, attractive, special, for fun times. Ad((.2171 GOOD LADIES? Independent SWM, 61, handsome, loyal, plays no games, enjoys dining, dancing, pool and movies. ISO SF, 21-61, slender, easygoing, with com^ men interests. Adft.2189 IN NEEDOFYOU SWF, 69, 5'2-, brown hair, 135lbs., friendly, outgoing, enjoys dining, bowling, travel and movies. ISO SWlif, 65-74, out-spoken, with common interests. Ad#.2102 LETS SEE WWWF, 68, enjoys garai sales, eating out, movies, N/ N/D, no drugs, ISO SWM, 6575, within 50 miles of Hutchinson. Adff.2097 COMPANIONSHIP Easygoing WM, 65, 5 'r, 200+Ibs., brown hair, seml- retlred, enjoys antiques, travel, country music and shows. ISO retired WF, 50-75. Adff.2092 MISS CONGENIALITY Is waiting for you. VWWF, 58, N/S, drug-free, healthy, hardworking and dependable. Looking for a SWM, 53-65, to share walks, music, conversation and more. Adff .5413 BELIEVE IN ME Retired SWM, 68. honest, man of God, en oys dining, conversation, reading and quiet times. Seeking a SWF, 55-65, who wants companionship and to meet that person to spend the rest of her life with. Adff.2053 LETSTAKEADRIVE Classy SWF, 55, friendly personality. 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