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Comics/Features a—y^B^B^^B^B^B^^^B^^^g^-^-^-^^^^-^-^-^-^-^y^B^^B^B^-^B^—., ^^^^^^__^_^_.^_._._^__^^^_^^^^^_^_^__..._^^^^^^»_______-^_ THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood, Ml — Friday, June 19, 1998 Page 16 Family beagle has one too many FOR BETTER OR WORSE Dear ABB L*»d«rt: Thii is in response lo ihe letter signed by "Married to an Oddball in Ohio,' whose husband deliberately gave booze to their itfrkc Several yean ago, my husband and I entertained friends for cocktails before going out to dinner and the theater. Our too, 'Dennis,* had a friend staying overnight. They were in the next room with our beagle; Useless, and our old Persian cat. Dusty. Suddenly, I realized we would have lo rush or we'd be tale, to we dashed off, leaving our cocktails and hors d oeuvres on the coffee table. The next morning. I called Dusty and Useless lo breakfast. Dusty hounded into the kitchen, as usual, out Useless dragged himself in, gave me a glance through bloodshot eyes and would not eat. He went to the farthest comer of the house, where he collapsed behind a chair and slept jntil 6 pjn. thai evening. My son and his friend later told me they had been watching TV the night. before when they heard strange noises in the living room. They found one very drunk beagle staggering around and bumping into furniture. There were several empty glasses on the coffee table. They then realized (hat Useless had finished off the .nartinis, plus the gin and ionics, as well as ail the leftover food. Dennis picked him up and put him outdoors. The poor hound suffered the world's worst hangover. We were thankful it hadn't killed him. Alcohol and animals dont mix. and "Oddball in Ohio" needs a lesson in the ethical treatment of animals. - M.S., LACUNA, CALIF. DEAR LACUNA: Thanks for the jhort course. Keep reading for Ann Landers another letter about animals and booze; Dear Amu Ladders: My letter is prompted by the one about the husband who put bourbon in the pet terrier's water dish to see how it would affect him. My father was in the. U.S. Navy when Teddy Roosevelt sent the fleet around the world. When they put into Seattle, the city gave each of the battleships a bear cub as a mascot. Dad told delightful stories about the animal's antics during the cruise, on board ship and when they took him ashore on a leash. I asked Dad what had happened to the cub after the cruise. He hesitated and then said. That was the maddest I ever saw Ac captain." U seems some of the sailors took the bear to a ball game and got him drunk, and he died as a result So. Ann, 1 agree with you that Ohio's husband has either a screw loose or a serious mean streak. - A. P. IN DALLAS DEAR DALLAS: Thanks for the saga. Td say he had both. And now, one last animal sexy, and then, HI get back to writing about people. Dear ABB: I may have a solution to what to do about the'cat from hell* whose owner just had a new baby. We had that same predicament with our spoilcd-rotten cat when our daughter was bom. My husband came up with the idea of putting a screen door on the nursery. That way, we could peek in on the baby at any time! and hear her day or night. It still. allowed the cat free reign of the house except for that room and permitted boih of our "babies" to be slowly introduced to each other. I'm sure the cat felt less threatened by the tiny! newcomer. Please pass our idea along to your readers. - CAT LOVERS WHO READ YOU IN STARS AND STRIPES DEAR S&S CAT LOVERS: Thanks for a creative solution that makes, everybody happy ~ parents, baby and cat And now, I'll say it one more time: Cats (and dogs) should never be allowed lo roam around when there's a baby in the crib. The results could be catastrophic. Drugs are everywhere. They're easy to get, easy to use and even easi'er to get hooked on. If you have questions about drugs, you need Ann Landers' booklet, "The Lowdown on Dope." Send a self-addmssed. Song, business-sue envelope and a check or money order for $3.75 (this includes postage and handling) to: ' Lowdown. do Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, III. 60611-0562. (In Canada, send $4.55.) To find out more about Ann Landers and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creaiors.com. ANN LANDERS* <O1998. Creator* Syndteat* FRANK & ERNEST Your Horoscope Saturday, June 20, 1998 n the year ahead, you may make signrfi- cant changes where your work is concerned You will control developments !o create conditions more lo your liking. GEMINI (May 21-Jun* 20) Don't wart to? .vtiat you want lo come to you today. It things aren't moving last enough, get per- sonalty involved from this point onward Bridge North o*i»9« WVsl * A 9 7 2 » J 3 * Q J 108 * Q 10 7 K Q 3 10985 653 K S 4 East * J 10 V 4 2 * A K 9 * 9 8 3 8 6 5 South 7 6 v A K Q » 7 4 2 a, A J 5 2 Vulnerable. Neither Dealer: South South 1 • West North I'ass 2 W Pass 3 w Easl Pass Alt pass Opening lead: • Q Trying to patch up a broken romance'' The Astro-Graph Matchmaker can help you understand what to do lo make Ihe relationship work Mail S2 75 to Matchmaker, c/o this newspaper. P O Box 1756. Murray Hill Station. Now York. NY 10156. . ' CANCER (June 21-July 22) You'll do well commercially today it you are both firm and considerate. These tactics will fare belter than being assertive or demanding, . LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You might get involved in a stimulating new endeavor today. Be patient — you may not be able to devote lime lo it uniil another day VIRGO (Aug. 23-S«pt. 22) The timing might be better (or sorrveone lo do you a favor today than it will be tomorrow If the input is critical, don't wasle lime LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Slnve to put new Knowledge into practice lod.iy II you do. it could help develop an imporlani endeavor more rapidly SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) That old light and drive will bo stirring in your veins today, and you should do well in sil- ualions with competitive elements Go tor the qoal' SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 O»c. 21) Once you set your mind to something today. chances are excellent you'll achieve your goals Bo sure to go at your own pace, however. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) There is no reason (or you to condone a negative situation at work. Take the necessary stops towards positive change today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Fefc. 10) In order to bo as productive as you would Mia to be today, you may nearj to link up wilh : someone whose energy and ambrtton are greater than yours PiSCES (Feb. 20-March 20) You're not apl to mind working extra hard around the house today, as long as a co-worker pitches in and carries some of the toad. ARIES (March 21-April 19) It witl put you in the proper frame of mind for the entire weekend if you participate in a competition today. Don't focus on winning; just entoy the game TAURUS (April 20-Uay 20) Be dedicated and persistent today in financial matters meaningful lo you and your family. Make this the chief issue on your list of priorities, • •. ' i l'.«* by NKA. Inc Crossword The help-suit game-try reprise By Phillip Alder Yesterday, we started lo look at trial bids (or help-suit game-tries, as they are also known). The opener bids one of a major and the responder Rives a single raise. With a hand loo good to pass but not strong enough to jump straight to gome, the opener bids a umk suit, asking for help there. How does the responder react? This is the basic plan: With no losers (void, singleton ace, doubletun ace-king, etc.) in Iho trial suit hid game j n the agreed major Wilh one loser (low singleton, ace doubleton. etc » in the trial suit: bid game in the agreed major With two losers 'low doubleton, ace-third, etc > in the trial suit: bid game if maximum, but sign off al Ihe three-level with a minimum. With three losers (three low, jack fourth, etc.) in the trial suil- (almosti always sign off in three of the agreed major. (When counting losers, only worry about the first three cards in the suit.) Here, South makes his try in 'he suit — diamonds — where he does not want partner to have three losers. North signs off despite his near-maxi mum because of Ihe three diamond losers. (Give North the heart jack ex- Ira and three heart.-! is still high enough, but mo.st experts would bid four because the game bonus is ioo tempting.) West leads the diamond o,ueen, and lh« defenders take three tricks in the suit. They switch to a trump. After drawing trumps, you should play a tpade toward dummy's king- queen before risking the club fin«ss«. If either the »p*de ace or club queen is well placed, you will win nine tricks. 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