Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 27, 2000 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, January 27, 2000
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10-THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2000 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Appliances need to be unplugged Newsday Crossword RISKY BUSINESS by Patrick Jordan Edited by Stanley Newman A '4* Dear Ann Landers: I have been having an ongoing argument with my wife, and I am hoping you will print this in the paper. I really need your help. "Sally" gets relief from using a heating pad on her aching back. The problem is, she insists on leaving the heating pad plugged irt and turned on, whether she is using it or not. On more than one occasion, I have awakened at night to find the heating pad still turned on after Sally has fallen asleep. The last time this happened, I unplugged the pad and put it on the floor. When she wdke up the next morning and discovered what I had done, she became furious, and accused me of being "controlling." . -I found some information on the; Internet about electrical safety ^nd showed it to her, but she still doesn't believe it. Ann, is it dangerous to leave a heating pad on all night? I don't want to fight with my wife, but I don't want to dje in a fire, either. Should I grit ray teeth and ignore the danger, ojr keep unplugging the pad after she falls asleep, and let her yell a( me in the morning? - Walt in Virginia •' Dear Wait: It can be extremely 'dangerous to leave ANY electrical appliance on all night. The appliance should be turned off and unplugged. Show this column to Sally. Maybe she will quit yelling at you after she sees this in the paper. Dear Ann Landers: I read the letter from the woman who questioned her husband's fidelity because he liked to run errands without the kids. You thought she was unduly suspicious. That may be true in some cases, Ann, ANN LANDERS ;;,..;.!;* ;;;j ;: ;.. j&L^;.' '.:•.-. but most women should trust their intuition, especially when there are other clues. The same thing happened to me 11 years ago. Short trips to the grocery store began to take two or three hours. He often told me he was working overtime, and when I called his place of employment, he was never there. Usually a slob, my husband began taking a sudden interest in his appearance, and bought a bottle of highly scented aftershave. I hid my head in the sand, thinking whatever was going on would pass. Shortly after I became pregnant with our third child, he admitted he was seeing another woman, and planning to live with her and support her six kids. His disappearance from our lives caused lasting damage to our children. Ann, when a woman notices things like long walks and unexplained absences, she has the right to suspect her husband is up to no good. The consequences of philandering can be devastating, and we women must keep our eyes open, and protect ourselves and our children. -- Never Blind Again in Utah Dear Utah: I agree there were sufficient clues to warrant suspicion. You were a little slow on the uptake, Sister. I hope you insisted on support. He has already gotten away with plenty. Dear Ann Landers: I've been working in this small office for over a year. Since the day I started, a man (who shall be unnamed) always uses the women's washroom. It was never a problem, until recently, when he walked in on me for the third time. It was extremely embarrassing. He did not seem a bit upset by the intrusion, and never even said, "Excuse me." We have since purchased new locks for the door, but using that washroom always makes me nervous. I don't know why a man would want to use the ladies' washroom in the first place. Does the lady with all the answers have an answer to this one? -- Somewhere in the United States Dear Somewhere: The most logical reason I can come up with for a man using the ladies' washroom is that it is closer than the men's, and when there is an urgent need, the restroom nearest is the one of choice. An alcohol problem ? How can you help yourself or someone you love? "Alcoholism: How to Recognize It, How to Deal With It, How to Conquer It" will give you the answers. Send a self- addressed, long, business-size envelope and a check or money order for $3.75 (this includes postage and handling) to: Alcohol, c/o Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, III 60611-0562. Eugenia Last • CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Athina Onassis, Nick Carter, Alan Alda, Elijah Wood, John Caliri, Barbi Benton, Susan Howard JAN. 28,2000 "Happy Birthday: You will learn a lot if you can travel and observe. The more exposed you are to new traditions and methods of '. doing things, the better equipped you will be when forced to deal with your own issues. This is a year to hold on to .what you already have and feffain from expanding your ; interests too quickly. Your num- &«$;: 8,14,23,28,31,40 •; ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will entice members of the ; opposite sex with your passion ' for, life and your quick wit. You i wirl have to watch that you don't upset someone who already thiflks of you as his or her mate. 3 stars -. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): i You will be nervous and anxious today. Don't get angry over trivial matters. You mustn't blame others for your own stubbornness. Correct mistakes rather than making more. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): [Changes at work will make you upset with your boss. The result will be far better than you anticipate. Remember that thoughts are followed by actions. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Family should take top priority today. You can be helpful if you listen to the difficulties your loved ones are experiencing. Changes in your home will be nerve-racking but favorable. 5 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Friends may need to lean on you. Romance is evident; however, if you get involved with more than one partner, you can expect repercussions. Uneasiness and upset in your home are likely. 2 stars VIRGO(Aug.23-Sept.22):It is best to take some extra work home with you. Problems with transportation and communications are evident. Don't make promises. Don't let yourself get run-down. 4 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Losses are likely if you get involved in joint financial ven- tures or if you aren't careful with your belongings. Don't let acquaintances talk you into doing things you'd rather not do. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your influences will stem from the books you read and the individuals you come in contact with. Keep an open mind. Research before making any commitments. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21):iDon't waste time on legalities or problems that require you to deal with government agencies. You will have trouble expressing yourself. Stick to your job and avoid making decisions. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Friends will confess to having problems with their mates. You can offer suggestions, but don't get caught in the middle. Don't gamble; ,loss is likely. Romance is apparent. 4 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Travel will bring you greater knowledge. Problems concerning your reputation may put you under the gun. You can't run away from these matters. Get things in the open and start over. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your persuasive talent will help convince others to support your efforts. Don't hesitate to use your alluring manner to capture the heart of a love interest. 5 stars Need advice? Check out Eugenia's Web sites at,, Birthday Baby: You will want to learn about everything. Your interests are vast, and your knowledge will impress those you meet throughout your life. You will have a great deal to offer others and will be a welcome member and contributor to any group you join. Did you know? BY L.M. BOYD Old cars for car owners • Claim is a third of the people who own cars have never owned new cars. • In 1840, a scientist named Louis Agassiz advanced his theory that the earth had experienced an ice age. All the other scientists said he was nuts, ;pr words to that effect. He wasn't. They were unanimously wrong, that's all. : • It is also presumed true that the most quoted lawyer in American history was Francis Scott Key iwho wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner." ; I • "Fettle" is a good word all by itself, but I've •never heard anybody use it without "fine" in front ;of it. Your fettle or mine, notes the big book at -hind, is a state of mind. . CHURCH AND SALOON • ! • In 1880, the newborn Montana mining town of ."Wickes started up by building a new church before tiiilding a new saloon. Remarkable! No new Montana town ever before had so reversed the customary sequence of new construction. • Q. The 10 most used letters in English are E, T, JA, 0, N, R, I, S, H and D, in that order. What are 4he 10 least used? !.. A. Likewise in order: Z.Q.J.X, K,V,B,W,P, Q. Scientists have proved it's the smell of the water that guides a salmon back to its birthplace to spawn. So a salmon with a head cold won't make it home, right? A. All I know is that fish is remarkably sensitive. It detects home stream water even diluted by one part to several million. GENETICS Q. You get your inherited characteristics half and half from your mother and father, do you not? A. Not quite. A quarter from each, and a sixteenth from each of your four grandparents, according to the geneticists. • It's said one of three things can happen after a presidential election: 1. The winner can elevate the presidency. 2. The presidency can elevate the winner. 3. Neither of the above. • All species of birds lay eggs. So? So you can't say the same about fish or reptiles. Only birds. • You and I may grind our teeth when tense. Rats don't. They grind their teeth when relaxed, but stop when tense. • Supposed to be a lot of peat bogs in Ireland. But Minnesota has twice as many. (c) Crown Syndicate, Inc., 2000 ACROSS 1 Mint or mustard 5 Stockroom platform 9 Some earrings 14 Spread In sticks 15 Sported 16 Prevention unit 17 Engrossed 18 Pennsylvania county 19 Any Buddy Holly record 20 Trite comeback 23 Hebrew school 24 Gets more weaponry 27 Saint-Tropez saison 28 Hoo-ha 30 Eavesdrop electronically 31 Stow cargo 33 Swing around 34 Reginald author 35 Linus'constant companion 38 WWW address starter . 39 Crooner Jerry 40 West and Busch 41 In the past 42 Lean and powerful 43 Ribboned tree of song 44 Madison follower 46 Inattentiveness 50 Spy film catchphrase 53 "Father of Psychoanalysis" 55 Catch a glimpse of 56 Victor's outburst 57 Nautical "Nonsense!" 58 Scheherazade . offering 59 Toodle-oo!" 60 Do-nothing 61 Earned a ticket 62 Orbs DOWN 1 Like the polo- playing set 2 Send into ecstasy 3 Bank take-backs 4 Made a mess of 5 Turn suddenly 6 Divided country . 7 Spring bloom 8 Profound 9 10 Down resident 10 Oral Roberts U. site 11 Attempt 12 One-fifth of MMMV 13 "Get itr 21 He writes bad checks 22 Bay window 25 Fabricates 26 Roasting skewer 28 With cunning 29 Cookie-dough container 31 Release 32 Anne Bronte pseudonym 33 Old Glory symbol 34 First-aid emergency 35 Counterfeit 36 Like Yale's walls 37 Accumulate 42 "Superstition" singer 43 Took orders from 45 Cheek reddener 46 More than adequate 47 "Forget ft!" 48 Franklin's bill 49 Authors Ferber and Buchanan 51 Namath's first pro team 52PDQ 53 Justice Dept. agcy. 54 Disencumber Answer to previous puzzl* QHHfD ECinD DBQn aaarja QQQQ aaaa UDQQQ BnUU HQJQU CJD nann HQUUUL'Jf] 0110001 nrarj aata BOD DCK3BQQO BQQQ COEDS anmH QDDOQ amrjo BDHQ DOCSQO BDHD HEED mrjHQ 1/27/00 CREATORS SYNDICATE O 2000 STANLEY NEWMAN 1/27/00 Documentary explores four trouble spots By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEW YORK-A 12-year-old Bosnian boy was at home with his family when a bomb hit. As we can see when he raises his stump to the camera, the shell claimed most of his left arm. "I didn't cry," the boy says in an on-screen translation, "because it could have been worse." How well he knows. The war in Bosnia, lasting three years, killed an estimated 15,000 children. And during the past decade, some 2 million children died in wars around the world. Appallingly, many• of those youngsters were targeted by the enemy. So says "Children in War," a disturbing report on the effects of armed conflict on its youngest, most helpless victims. But this isn't a story of numbers. It's a personal tragedy told by children trying to survive or recover in Bosnia, Rwanda, Israel and Northern Ireland. "We had an idea that we could give them the voice in the film," says Alan Raymond, who made "Children in War" with his wife, Susan. "That way, we see the war through their eyes and experiences. And we dignify them as people." Their film premieres on HBO Monday at 10 p.m. EST. The conflict in Bosnia was dreadful but relatively short- lived. By contrast, bloodshed has been a part of daily life for children on both sides of the Middle East divide since Israel was founded a half-century ago. We meet 12-year-old Moaz, who in 1994 was praying in a West Bank mosque when his father became one of 29 Muslims killed by a Jewish extremist. "My father is gone," says the boy, "and my memories of him are fading." We meet a 12-year-old Israeli girl, whose brother lies in critical condition after a Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in Jerusalem. Susan Raymond gently asks the girl how she feels about the person who did this thing. "I am angry at him," she girl repfies, "But he's dead." In Belfast, Northern Ireland, a Catholic '£irl lives beside ah'18- foot-high "peace wall" that separates her neighborhood from a Protestant community. "I would love to go into a Protestant area (and) have Protestant friends," she says. Then a little boy on the other side speaks of missing his father, a member of a Protestant paramilitary group serving 16 years for conspiracy to "kill a Catholic." The Raymonds take us to Rwanda, where, in just three months of mass killings by Hutu extremists in 1994, more than a half-million Tutsis were slain, including 300,000 children. There we meet a 5-year-old survivor who, along with her murdered parents, was left to die from three vicious machete blows. Of her attackers, the girl says, "They saw us and they came and killed us." We glimpse a great filled-in pit, a mass grave bearing the remains of some 4000 victims. Then, across the road, we see a grade school in session. All the; students are orphans. All their parents are buried in that grave. ". Whatever their homeland, the kids in the interviews are strik-1 ingly well-spoken, and, with few exceptions, they are poised, even eerily stoic, as they touch or( their traumas. "If the soldier who killed my f father also has a child," says ^ Bosnian girl in a refugee camp;, "I hope his child does not have tq suffer the way I have had to."! But just how much she has suf-; fered she doesn't let on. Perhaps she can't. | The Raymonds spent five- years on "Children In War,"; making a total of nine trips- between 1994 and 1996 to their! chosen trouble spots. • • In the past, they have pro-.' duced and directed 14 documen-; taries, including their landmark 13-hour profile of the Loud family, which premiered on PBS a quarter-century ago as "An; American Family." Once again, they shared the tasks of producing, directing, writing and editing. Alan was photographer, while Susan handled interviews, narration and sound. ^ Their film begins with the sight of a 7-year-old boy dead oj dying from a sniper's bullet on a Sarajevo street. Blood from his wound pools on the pavement: '• "How upsetting to make the imagery?" poses Alan. "It's a very difficult balance to strike. But we want you to have an emotional reaction to this film. We want you to be upset." "Children weren't just caught in the crossfire," Susan points out. "It was deliberate." rHURSDAY EVENING 27/00 6:00 6 Entertain FrasierA (Friends (R) (adds: Behind the Myth Popular "Hope in a Jai aront [Wayans Mattock Married... I Married Stale of lha Union Address A SB ~JTBA flWFSmackdownlri frasier A Movie: ** * "Noises OH" (1992, Comedy) Movie: **S "Kiss Them tor Ut"<1 enSlein Movie: **i( "Too Se«rt wery Onthelnsick 1w Lucky Dog*11999) |(:35)Movla:"Up.UpamlAwgY' ' ^•BniiinH.U Sgortscenler [College Basketball: UCSB at Pale ovie: TIN Face on the Milk Carton Istanlofd [FOX Sporte iR Movie: "Haw You 8«n Uv Son?' art ISkeelef [Hillbillies (HbBles'~fl Bart Wlra'(1996, Advenlufe) Movie: *» "Barb Wire * * "Dumb 4 Dumb* Ma^Mj,i^_ r, Texas Ranger lUovte; t A (5:45) Hovlt: * fix "Dud m.'TI(^"(1997rPG Mo*: IS) Hovfc "Looklni for toU" (1997) TC' ffl Hovlt: * * * "Th> link ofZoffo" (1998) A :15)Movt«:-Eruption

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