Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 28, 2000 · Page 17
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL FRI., JAN. 28-SAT., JAN. 29, 2000—8-5 Some of what teachers do Dear Ann Landers: I have no idea who wrote this piece. It was sent to us by a friend because both my wife and I are teachers. Perhaps some of your readers might consider passing it on to anyone they hear complaining about teachers being overpaid. Maybe they would like to try teaching for a week - or even a day. I'll bet this would change their minds. -• John in Winner- ka, Calif. Dear John: I agree - totally. Thanks for sending it my way. No one can tell the story better than someone who has been there and done it. ', Teaching ',•< Let me see if I have this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, and fill {heir every waking moment with a love for learning. Not only that, (jut I am also to instill a sense of pride in their ethnicity, modify disruptive behavior, and observe them for signs of abuse. '.• I am to fight the war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, check their backpacks for guns and knives, and raise their self-esteem. I am to teach them patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play; how to balance a checkbook, and how to apply for a job. I am to check their heads for lice, maintain a safe environment, recognize signs of potential antisocial behavior, offer advice, write letters of recommendation for student employment and scholarships, encourage respect for the cultural diversity of others, and, oh yes, teach, ANN LANDERS always making sure I give the girls in my class 50 percent of my attention. I am required by my contract to work on my own time (summers and evenings) and at my own expense toward additional certification and a master's degree, to sponsor the cheerleaders, or the sophomore class (my choice); and after school, I am to attend committee and faculty meetings, and participate in staff development training to maintain my current certification and employment status. I am to be a paragon of virtue, such that my very presence will awe my students into being obedient and respectful of authority. I am to do all of this with just a piece of chalk, a bulletin board and a few books (some of which I may have to purchase myself). And for doing this, I am to be paid a starting salary that, in some states, qualifies my family for food stamps. Is that all? Dear Ann Landers: My nephew's 32-year-old son died of cancer six months ago. While the young man was hospitalized, my husband and I visited him often. My nephew, "Roy," is heartbroken over the loss of his son, and has not been able to recover. He has refused to see anyone since the funeral. Every day, he goes to the cemetery and just sits by his son's grave. We've urged him to come to our family gatherings, but he says he's "not up to it." When we have asked if we could come visit him, he says he'd rather be alone. The last time we tried calling him, he refused to answer the phone, and did not respond to the message we left on his machine. I am worried about Roy, and don't know how to help him. Is there any way to cheer him up? What can we do to help him get past this? -- Marie in Florida Dear Marie: Roy needs a lot more than "cheering up." The man must get grief counseling. Ask your doctor to recommend a grief counselor, and take Roy for the first visit. This could save his life. It sounds as if the man is grieving himself to death. Please act NOW. Have trouble sleeping at night and don't want to get involved in a novel? "A Collection of My Favorite Gems of the Day" is the perfect bed-stand mate. Send a self-addressed, long, business- size envelope and a check or money order for $5.25 (this includes postage and handling) to: Collection, c/o Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, III. 60611-0562. Ann repeats column on divorce Dear Ann Landers: I divorced my husband in 1973, and a column of yours which appeared that year was a great help to me. It was your response to a letter from a clergyman in Gasper, Wyo., who said that marriage is forever.. I , have,;, reread'it .dozens'of time's; Wil|=i you ,plea£e .runJt again,; Ann;" Your advice waVexcellerit'- and' timeless. It meant a lot to me. •• G.G.G., Phoenix Dear G.G.G.: Although the advice is nearly 27 years old, it's still on target. Thank you for asking. Here it is: ; % JC no longer believe that marriage means forever, no matter how lousy it is - or for "the sake of the children." I see too many people who had a rotten first marriage and are truly happy with a second husband or wife, or even a third. Our basic disagreement (yours and mine) lies ip the interpretation of "what God has joined together." If God made the selections, it would be simple, but, unfortunately, the selections are made by humans. And humans make mistakes. • Dear Ann Landers: Here's another one for your "stupid crooks" collection. It appeared in the Binghamton, N.Y., Press & Sun-Bulletin. - L.A., in N.Y. | Dear L.A.: These stupid crook stories never cease to amaze (and amuse) me. Thanks for sending yours on. A Binghamton man was apprehended after state police saw him pushing a safe down the street. The 36-year-old man was charged with second-degree burglary. Two state police cruis- ere,-.returning frojjj,_an-accident scene, saw the manTpusn)rig afn object ddwrt the street. Although the safe was covered with a white sheet, the troopers were suspicious, and began questioning the man. The man's path could be traced by the grooves the safe dug into the sidewalk. He was also found to be carrying jewelry taken from a nearby residence. Dear Ann Landers: Please share our family Christmas tradition with your readers. It might encourage them to do the same on other occasions during the year. Each year, we used to give a piece of coal to the person who messed up the most that year, and believe me, there was always a deserving candidate. The one who received the coal had the privilege of presenting it the following year. After having received the coal for the second time in five years, I decided to change the tradition. I chose to award a gold star to the family member who had done the most good. The first recipient was my mother. I decided she deserved some special recognition for her love and generosity. At the annual family reunion, I put a gold star on a piece of ribbon, and hung, it around her neck. She-was delighted, and wore it, with pride.-Ltojd her that the following year,'she wouIcThaVe' the pleasure of selecting the next recipient. I am convinced that this tradition has kept peace in the family, and has helped us appreciate one another. That gold star encourages all of us to be good to one another. I am preparing to give this year's gold star to my grandmother, not so much for her goodness, although she is a wonderfully generous person, but for the courage she displayed 60 years ago^when she left her native Italy 'and sailed across the Atlantic to begin a new life in America. She made a better life possible for all of us. God bless her. -- David S. in Milford, Conn. Dear David: What a splendid idea. I hope other readers will pick up on it for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, holidays, reunions and any other joyous event when the family gets together. It will help all of you feel closer. Newsday Crossword | SPEAKING LITERALLY by DA Rosen Edited by Stanley Newman ACROSS 1 Laugh-track snippets 6 Joule-coulomb 10 Missile home 14 Ten-percenter 15 In perpetuum 16 Fall preceder 17 Poet Jones 18 Comic Rudner 19 Ex of Burl 20 Nationwide 23 Byzantine figure 24 Tons 25 Relinquish 28 Brooklet 30 "_ unto him!" (formulaic curse) 34 USPS bldg. 35 Ceremonial staff 36 Spa patron, often 37 Love song 0(1934 40 Snowy straightaway 41 Lord of Ferrara 42 Biting breeze 43 LP player 44 Roguish 45 "The wolf the door" 46 Start of some juice names 48 A billion years 50 Sarge's "Hurry up, lazybones!" 57 Breathing space 58 Inter _ 59 Dye used in cosmetics 60 Exchange premium 61 Bagpiper's wear 62 Organic compound 63 Bird on a Canadian $1 coin 64 Naturalness 65 In the future DOWN 1 Moiety 2 "Ain't She Sweet?" writer 3 Man of the hour 4 Lack of norms 5 Rover's retrieval 6 Archie Comics character 7 Aries, to Caesar 8 Weapon 9 Shadow 10 Seceded 11 Inflexible 12 Metropolis director 13 Ear-related 21 Liturgical scrolls 22 Not at all 25 Firm and fresh 26 Geological episode 27 Tiny Bubbles" crooner 29 Archimedean machine 31 Some collars 32 Minister under Stalin 33 Emulate Kilauea 35 City of India 36 Hearkened, old-style 38 Midday event 39 Up the ante 44 Britain, to Caesar 45 "When _, do as...' 47 Come to 49 West Indies sorcery 50 Autumnal blrthstone 51 NASA decision 52 The Andrews Sisters, e.g. 53 Portrait medium 54 The doctor _" 55 Pres. title 56 Mini revelation Answer to previous puzzle* EBBS QH13Q EGH3BB maao QQDQ EUHDB nnnn nnrara raana aanaaaaa QnoaS onaa OQEQ QDBHG nOBQ ODDO nmntaa taaaa BOBB 1/28/QO CREATORS SYNDICATE C 2000 STANLEY NEWMAN 1/28/00 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Tom Selleck, Ann Jillian, Katharine Ross, Germaine Greer, Oprah Winfrey, Greg Louganis JAN. 29,2000 Happy Birthday: The changes you make this year will benefit you in years to come. You must open up to the ideas that are being presented to you and discover a way to take advantage of all that's being offered. Your added discipline will help you make the changes required to reach your goals. Aggressive action will be the key. Your numbers: 2,10,26,34, 41,46 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Circumstances regarding your partner's finances may arise. You will have to handle them with kid gloves. He or she will be extremely sensitive about any controversies that you bring up. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can enjoy the company of your mate, or you can entice new lovers if you get out and socialize. Keep your mind open to new suggestions and listen to what others propose. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Love can be yours if you get out and join in. Travel and entertainment will be pleasurable. Do not become involved in .guick moneymaking schemes. You don't stand to make money that way. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): An older family member may be going through a difficult time. Don't let this person be a burden by insisting that you leave your family to take care of his or her needs. 5 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your flirtatious manner may have upset your mate. If you don't want an out-and-out war on your hands, you had better work hard to win your lover's trust. 2 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Relatives will be upset. You may have to help them find solutions to their problems. Don't give them cash; give them sound advice. Changes regarding your own self-awareness are evident. 4 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Protect your valuables because you're susceptible to loss or theft today. Use your discipline to work at being the best that you can be. Creative endeavors ef educational pursuits should Be on your mind. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):. Depression will set in if things aren't going too well on the home front. You can lower your financial overhead if you are willing to make compromises or to budget a little tighter. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): You may not be getting the whole picture. Ferret out the hidden information that no one wants to tell you. Be careful when dealing wjth authority figures. 3 stars - ; CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan, 19): Little things will set you off. Try not to take on top much". Financial limitations will be. depressing and restrict your- lifestyle. Look into suitable ways of making extra cash. 4 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb; 18): Look into the possibilities of traveling for knowledge. A senii; nar that will provide you wijh mental stimulation and motive: tion will contribute more than you think. 2 stars • " PISCES (Feb. 19-March 2Q): Get busy and do things with chHi dren. You will get great satisfac* tion from the appreciation you receive in return. Property investments will be profitable. You can buy or sell real estate; today. 5 stars Need advice? 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