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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 8

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THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood. Ml — Wednesday. Sept. 2.1998 Page 14 Chemistry must be there FOR BETTER OR WORSE Dear Ama Landers: Recently, 1 asked * woman to marry me. I have known her for seven yean. We have been both friends, and lovers. Although I have never been faithful to her, I'm pretty sure she has been faithful to me. After graduating from the same high school, we went to the same university in a nearby suie. Her family adores me, and my family adores her. She has stood by me through the death of my brother and other hard times in my life. I don't understand why I don't feel romantic love for her. but I don't. Her parents are now pressuring me into a marriage 1 don't want How can I get out of this? She is a very decent person and I don't want to hurt her. I need your advice fast because her mother is talking about an October wedding. Maybe seeing this in the paper will help. We all read your column. - NOT IN LOVE DEAR NOT IN LOVE: If the chemistry isn't there, it is useless to try to manufacture it. It won't work. Tell your fiancee that you have given the matter of marriage more thought and have decided against it, for her sake as well as yours. If you have given her an engagement ring, teO her she can keep it fc Resist pressure from her mother or anyone else to marry the woman. And please stop sleeping with her. or you could find yourself up that well- known creek with no paddle. Dear ADD Landers: Here's another one for your "stupid crook" file. I laughed when I read it and hope to say that cashier was pretty lucky. Here's your contribution: Ann Landers The Ann ~A»bor News column reported that a man wj into a fast-food restauraCtpn Ypsilanti, Mich., at 5 a-m.. flashed a gun and demanded cash. The cashier turned him down, saying he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. The man said. "OK, 111 have an order of onion rings."The cashier responded. "We don't serve onion rings for breakfast "The man became extremely annoyed and stomped out That was the last the cashier saw of him. Dear Aaa Landers: I am writing in response to the column about the drunken fish. The writer explained how, in an experiment, he had fed alcohol so several fish and found that the intoxicated fish were nursed by their partners until they sobered up and could swim straight He added, "I wondered, when the experiment was over, if we humans had similar compassion for our intoxicated brethren." Obviously, he has never lived with an active alcoholic. For years. I was my husband's nurse, punching bag, cleaning lady and bank account. I was also the peacemaker, storyteller and both mother and father to our toddler son. , I began to lose my compassion, along with my self-esteem, when month after month, year after yeat my "fish" never sobered up. I have since struggled to swim upstream alone, leaving my husband to flounder and possibly drown. Compassion? I have none left. The dark, murky waters of alcoholism destroyed it- Alcoholics Anonymous, along with the grace of God. saved my husband's life and mine, too. My son and I no longer live in fear of what to expect when Daddy comes home. For those drowning alcoholics who are trapped by the undertow of this cunning disease, AA can be a life preserver. Keep telling your readers about it. -- SWIMMING SOBER IN NEW PORT RICHEY, FLA. DEAR SWIMMING SOBER: Congratulations on your victory. I shall continue to tell my readers about AA by printing letters such as yours. The first step is as close as your phone book, folks. Look up Alcoholics Anonymous, find out when the next meeting is, and go. Feeling pressured 10 have sex? How well-informed are you? Write for Ann Landers' booklet "Sex and the Teenager." Send a self-addiessed, long, business-size envelope and a check or money order for $3.75 (this includes postage and handling) to: Teens, 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.creators.com. KNOW WHffV.StVS? |V& FEU <3cc>D BEFORE,BUT NOT LIKE THIS. T6f>¥/ FRANK & ERNEST OMY, POC -- HOW 00 J It . iS& TO Mt. TOO. J! J. t>ON'T /T'* A GARFIELD NOTHING BRIGHTENS A ROOM THAN FLOWERS Your Horoscope Thursday. Sept. 3, 1998 In the year ahead, your enterprising qualities will be activated and enhanced. Though your awareness of opportunity will be heightened, do not scatter your efforts too thinly VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sapt. 22) Usually, you're good at juggling two situations simultaneously. Today, however, you may fail in both instances. Keep things Bridge North * 8 5 4 09-02-M West * K Q 10 9 2 » J 5 2 * J 5 * K J 4 K 10 9 7 A Q 10 8 5 East * A 6 ¥104 #864 3 2 * 9 7 3 2 South * J 7 3 VAKQ9873 » A Q * 8 Vulnerable: Both Dealer South South West North East iv 1 * Dbl. Pass 4 v Pass Pass Pass" Opening lead: * K simple. Know where to took fof romance and you'll lind it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you Mail $2.75 to Matchmaker, c/o this newspaper, P.O. Box 1758, Murray Hill Station. New York, NY 10156. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Ocl. 23) This is not a good day to focus on financial risks in unfamiliar venues. Be cautious and prudent in all endeavors, even if others encourage you to behave otherwise. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Family commitment* should take priority over other obligations today. Do not disappoint loved ones who are counting on you SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-O«c. 21) It's been said that life is what happens to us while we're busy making other plans. II your schedule is disrupted, don't get upset — flow with the tide. CAPRICORN (D«c. 22-Jan. 19) Don't get involved in activities with friends today if you can't aftord to. You won't enjoy your recreation if you have to worry about costs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 2O-Feb. 19) Today you might have to deal with someone rather unpleasant. Don't let this person's mode of behavior cause you to react in a similar manner. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Unless you are earnest, it's best not to promise to do something for another. Impulsive commitments today could severely inconvenience you later. ARIES (March 21-Aphl 19) Business and pleasure might not make a compatible mix today, so do one or the other, not both. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Support you're hoping for today might not be forthcoming unless you clearly define what you need GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You can do what you set your mind to today, provided you don't ignore small yet critical factors. Don't depend on a rabbit's foot; only reason and logic will work. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Try not to put material things above friendships today. If you do. you might lose what you hope to gain and end up with one less vote on the popularity pell. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Important associations require tacrtul management today, even those with people you get along \»3ll with. The air is thick with uncertainties. <>l998byNEA,Inc. In a rowboat made for two By Phillip Alder In yesterday's deal, one defender could see the killing defense. His problem was to make it clear to partner. In other deals, though, both defenders must work together, each having key plays to make. One crab — one botched stroke — and the contract succeeds. On this deal, how should East-West steer their boat through the rapids to defeat four hearts? North made a negative double, which . showed length in both minors but insufficient values for a two-over-one response. Without the negative double, North must overbid slightly with two clubs or respond one no-trump without a spade stopper. West leads the spade king, guaranteeing the king and queen. Here comes the first critical play; East must overtake with the ace to unblock the suit. Then he returns his remaining spade, allowing West to take two more tricks in the suit. On the third spade, East discards a discouraging diamond two (or club two). It's time for key play number two. West should realize that his side will not be scoring any minor-suit tricks. South has to have something for his jump to four hearts. And if the defenders have taken every side-suit trick they can get, it is usually right to concede a ruff and-discard. So, West continues with another spade. We have reached the final run. East must ruff with the heart 10. This effects an uppercut. South ovemiffs, but now West's heart jack will take the setting trick. That's a beautiful defense, but if East falls overboard at the last stage and ruffs with the heart two, I hope West doesn't have a loaded harpoon nearby! Crossword ACROSS 1 Court events 7 Workshop tool 13 Japaneae- Am«rfc«n 14 (Xa sickly color 15Curv»d 16 S*rxi*ton* 17 Biblical nam* 18 Building wing 37 Small earring 40 District In Germany 41 Contemptible person 43 Winter tcy 45 Switch positions 46 Susan Hayward movie 47 Paving goo 48 Swimming Answer to Previous Puzzle 20 Glv« whirl 51 Literary genre planes 54 impose a line 23 Ted's role on on Cheers 55 Prepares walls 24 Jacob's son fo, painting 25 Tissue 56 Dashboard 27 Cover used for Items hoWIng papers 57 Pointed 29 — d* Franca 31 O4d Fr*nch coin 32 Ung«ntl*manly on* 33 —Aviv 34 Fulln**a weapons DOWN 1 Russian rulers 2 Hardest to find 3 Goad 4 Fire residue 5 Grant's rival 6 Teams HAVE VOO TRIEP TURNING ON THE LIGHT? BEETLE BAILEY LT. FUZZ WANTS TO KNOW IP VOU HAVE AN OPENING TO HIM TOPAY HAGAR THE HORRIBLE THE GRIZZWELLS {*> YOU •TOUCHY I AM ABOUT RIN6 , VAHKEP ourcF YELLEP VSIMMt THE BORN LOSER , CHIGF, WHNT DO YOU . THINK. TH£ PROPOSED 3CMOOC LEVY? POLITICS, RELIGION.. ALLEY OOP LOOKS LUCE YOU Call for Answers • TOUC*. vr» <* notary FtwM 1-90W60-4500 ext. code 100 7 Ancient poet 8 Guardian spirit 9 Klnd 10 Fabled Plaza resident 11 List of names 12 Make a vow 19 Scientist's workplace 22 Butcher's tool 24 Grown-ups 26 Actor Bates 28 Words ol denial 30 Emulates a teacher 34 Straw hat 35 Endured 36 Type of pie? 38 Last syllable of a word 39 More precious 40 Detecting device 42 Gratea 44 Woman s clothing Item 49 Jackie a 2nd mate 50 Sgt., e.g. 52 Dada painter 53 Even score KIT'N'CARLYLE HERMAN Cl9MbyNEA.Ine O 1998 by NtA. Inc MATCH.: T-jf "Whaddya mean, 'nothing to do'? Who do you think defrosts the fridge?" I

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