Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on September 4, 1998 · Page 8
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Ironwood, Michigan
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Friday, September 4, 1998
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Comics/Features THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Friday. Sept. 4, 1998 Page 1& Dog lifts leg on romance Dear ABM Landers: I am a longtime reader who lost his wife IS months ago. I now nave a nice, pleasant relationship with "Minctte." who was a close friend of my late wife's. Minute's husband died four years ago. I believe our friendship could blossom into something more if it weren't for her dog. Minette has a new pet ~ a toy poodle that just plain doesn't like me. The first time I saw "Fjfi," she nipped at my ankles, and I was unable to make friends with net. I must admit I become annoyed when Mineue talks lo her poodle in French. I do not understand that language, and it's as if they are having a conversation about me. It makes me uncomfortable. Can it be the dog is jealous? I would appreciate some feedback. Ann. I am really interested in the woman and am embarrassed to find m yself competing with a dog. Would it help if I learned a liuie French? -- H.B. IN D.C DEAR H.B.: It's always nice to know a second language, but I don't think Fifi would like you any better if you spoke French, Ask Minette to keep Fifi in another room when you come to call and lo bring the dog out for a brief visit to get acquainted. Bring Fifi a milkbone or small toy, and she will be less hostile. Don't expect instant results. Be patient, and 1 am sure you will win Fifi over. , Dear Aon Landers: Way lo go with your response to "Torn Up in California." whose 34-yearoId son was angry because his parents were don't identify me by city or state^Ann. I would like a great many parents to think maybe this letter was written Ann Landers spending "his inheritance." I hope they spend it alL Children who would like their parents lo scrimp and save in their later years so there will be a nice little inheritance deserve to be left nothing. My parents are in their 70s and in relatively good health. In the last few years, they have taken three cruises, bought two new cars and remodeled their home. They are not rich by any means, but they have worked hard all their lives and deserve to enjoy the fruits of their labors. When my brother and I were young, my parents gave us a wonderful childhood. We took family trips together, and they saw to it that we had college educations. We never had the biggest house on the block or the fanciest cat; but we were comfortable. Now, every time Mom and Dad go on a nice vacation or buy some luxury item, I am delighted. They deserve it I am happy to live close enough so we can spend time together and our children can enjoy their wonderful grandparents. I hope when my parents pass on, there will not be a single dime left for me. Nothing would make me happier than to know they spent it all on themselves. Please by one of their own. -- AGRATEFUL DAUGHTER DEAR GRATEFUL: What you have written is more than a letter — it's a sermon. Thank you for making an enormous contribution to my readers today. Dear ABO Landers: I enjoyed the letter about the couple who went on a 50th anniversary trip to Hawaii. They paid for it by putting a dollar in a tin box every lime they made love. I said to my wife of 40 years, "If we had done that, we could have had about $85 by now." She was not amused. -- R.S. IN BURN AB Y. B.C., CANADA DEAR BURNABY: Will it help to know that I was amused? I'm sure a good number of readers will be, too. Thanks for a good one. An alcohol problem? How can you help yourself or someone you love? "Alcoholism: How to Recognize It, How to Deal With It, How lo Conquer It" will give you the answers. Send a self-addressed^ long, business-site envelope and a check or money order for S3. 75 (Ms includes postage and handling) to: Alcohol, do Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, III. 60611-0562. (In Canada, send $455.) To find out more about Ann Landers and mad her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at ANN LANDERS® ©1998. Creators Syndicate FOR BETTER OR WORSE Tws ONE'S « MAPLE r#ty CAMP We HAD To I [THIS ONE'S A KINDS OP J fr-— -ii THfS IS A jriHERE-VUftSMOQE IT'OBE I 3RKB&! FRANK & ERNEST Your Horoscope Saturday, Sept. 5. 1996 In the year ahead, your sens* of independence will grow stronger and stronger — yel you'll be capable at working closely with others. Tho Mend of these gifts wM be a major contribution to your success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-S*pt 22) Try not to get your male involved in something with people s/he feels uncomfortable with today. You could put a cloud over the Bridge North A A J 9 3 » A Q J 9 S 4 e A S * S West E**t * « 5 * 10 2 » 10 7 6 2 » K * KJ7 * Q 9 8 4 2 * 10 6 4 2 * K J 9 8 3 South * K Q 8 7 4 » 8 3 * 10 8 3 * A Q 7 Vulnerable: North-South Dealer West South West North East Pass 1 « Pas* 1 * Pass 4* Dbl. Redbl. Pass 4 « Pass 4 NT Pass S * Pass 6 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: e 7 get-together. Trying to patch up a broken romance? The Astro-Graph Matchmaker can help you understand what to do to make the relationship work. Mail $2.75 to Matchmaker, c/o this newspaper, P.O. Bo* 1756, Murray H« Station, New York, NY 10156. LIBRA (S*p«. 23-Oet. 23) Guard against tendencies to take yourself and lite too seriously today. Look upon the bright side and count your btessmgs, and you'll discover what you have to cheer about. SCOflWO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Determine in advance how much you should spend when going out with others today. If you {fcx>1 have • definite figure in mind, you might deplete your waRet. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-D*c. 21) In order to do what you hope lo accomplish today, you must be methodical and orderly. Don't fool around attempting to do two things simultaneously. CAPRICORN (D»c. 22-J»n. 19) At a social gathering today, don't try to classify or catalogue people you meet for the first time; Your initial impressions could be way off the mark. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-F*b. 19) Financial arrangements must be handled with prudence and caution today. If you make an error in judgment, it could offset what you gain. PISCES (Feb. 20-M*rch 20) Even though you'll have good intentions today, you might do things in ways companions will find unahractrve. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Complications you experience today could be contrivances of your own making. Events organized by others should go more smoothly. TAURUS (April 20-*Uy 20) Try to steer clear ol business involvements with friends today, this is a sensitive area, and there's a chance that neither you nor your pals wiA handle it property. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) In matters that are financially meaningful today, it's best to be your own counsel. Your judgment will be keener. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Make it a point to treat co-workers as friends and equals today. They'll be attuned to the difference, and resentful of variations. LEO (Jury 23-Aug. 22) In critical matters that could reflect upon your image today, don't allow emotions to overrule logic and common sense. II you do, it might not look good to others. C1998byNEA,Inc. Crossword The Friday fish-fry By Phillip Alder In England, it is traditional to eat fish on a Friday. Do you know how best to cook fish and chips? The p!ay found by declarer on this •deal might look fishy to you. Try to decide what was going through South's mind. Against the contract of six spades, West leads the diamond seven. You win with dummy's ace and pull the missing trumps in two rounds. What now? The deal occurred in Tangiers during a match between the Dallas Aces and France. North's four clubs was a splinter bid, showing game values in spades with at most one club. East's double was silly; South's redouble announced the club ace. Over North's four-diamond cue-bid, South used Roman Key Card BUckwood, learning that his partner held three aces. The declarer was John Swanson, who won the Bermuda Bowl in 1977. He had to get rid of either his two diamonds or dummy's solitary diamond (then ruffing his diamonds in the dummy). If the trumps had been 3-1 or 4-0, declarer would have taken the heart finesse. But as they were 2-2, he had a pair of chances. Before taking the club finesse, which was surely winning after East's double, Swanson carefully began with a heart to dummy'* ace. When the king dropped, declarer claimed. It is best to beer batter for frying fish. And to cook virtually fat-free French fries, dunk your sliced potatoes into a pan of very hot fat for only a few SRConds. Thi§ seals the outside. Then heat them through slowly in less hot fat. ACROSS 1 R**l*t 7 Can — (kltcb«n appliance) 13 Gr*a»l*r 14 Canadian capital 15 Queasy f*eling 18 Sillier 17 Egyptian dancing girt 18 Mai — (cocktail) 20 The caama 21 Irritated spots 23 Habituate 27 Dublin's place 32 Uncanny 33 Downy duck 34 Harvest* 35 Threefold 47 Ti* th* — 51 Banishes from one's country 53 Sedative 55 Soft 56 Rowboat part 57 Sly ones 56 Religious leader Answer to Previous Puzzte DOWN t Louisiana 39 D»»pi»*d 40 Sicker 42 Bitter nut 46 COTM! grain 1 Mrs. Charles Chaplin 2 Of a brain mem bran* 3 Purpl* fruit 4 River In Franc* 5 View 6 Muse of poetry 7 Slimier 8 Harper Valley 9 Sicilian volcano 10 Rlv*r nymph 11 Rams' mat** 12 Hard to find 19 Tycoon Onastls 21 Playground sight 22 Show on*'< OTJ jli|nCnO 0 I UlVir CU; * Toudv lone or RcXary Ptx)r« 1-900-6604500 ext. code 100 anger 23 Finnish flrit rvam* 24 — -do-w*ll 25 — Mountain* of Europe 26 R**dy for harvest 28 Italian mon*y 29 Mln* vntranc* 30 Hawaiian goo** 31 A Scon 37 Loop* 39 Mr*. In Madrid 41 B*nd 42 B*«r b*rr*l* 43 Yok*d animal* 44 Typ*of drawing 45 Utah tkl r**ort 47 Slng*r — Ta Kanawa 48 Back of th* n*ck 49 Singer Redding 50 Canvas horn* 52 Antlered animal 54 It'* for th* course! O 19S« by NEA. Inc. MOMCNTS /&?*- COULO X H/lVf / A bOGGit THOMXJJOTCWON UIWftMD TOINV£NTTH€ DUMIWWK* GARF1ELD PONT THROW THAT PRICK AT M£ NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM ANP PONT PROP IT ON MV FOOT BEETLE BAILEY HOW CAW VOL! <?ET AWAY WITH LOAFING WHILE_WE WORK? ^7%-^T7, • s£ HAGAR THE HORRIBLE THE GRIZZWELLS I MUHK HWN6 HE KINP OF RAH OUT, TAW'S THE BORN LOSER MO... [ K££P FOPGOT WHMGLACIS ' MO... [ fc££P THEM iM£. CAVE. N\E\5lrAPL£. I FOK6emW6THe .) 'CAKK-Y K POCKET NOTE/ TOLD(*£ TO PICK UP 1 ALLEY OOP NOW YOU JUST MAKE XXK&5CLF COMFY WHILE I FIX UP SOME OF BeST-TASTIN' FISH IRIG.HT TOD EVER. ATE.' TKW SMELLS \ SCCE£T •> J CAN eR^UL, KXTf!) ISGfcECXE.NTS..:> 1 WHAT ARE. VOO < TMAX£ THIS /ASK. PUTTING IN THEKt?JTAa-re AS GOODVWHAT -f AS IT SMELLS.' /THEY ^y — \ ARE • y CAN XStc, BUT I AINT . TEU.INV • LIKE I SAID, THEY'RE - KIT 'N' CARLYLE HERMAN To H^AP- A CAT A "Have I got tlmo for a cup of coffee?"

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