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East Oregonian
PEANUTS
COFFEE BREAK
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
DEAR ABBY
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
Woman weighs getting involved
in neighborhood case of abuse
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
B.C.
BY JOHNNY HART
PICKLES
BY BRIAN CRANE
Dear Abby: I have always tried
I am always lending them money. I
to be a compassionate person. I have
have never said no when they needed
experienced a lot of abuse, and I’m
it. To top it off, they lied to me about
sensitive to others who go through it.
the check for an entire month. I only
A man across the street from me has
found out when I turned the fraud in to
been arrested three times in the last six
the bank and heard it was my parents
months for domestic abuse. I rarely
who had committed it.
see a woman there, so I don’t know
Now my account is frozen and I
if the victim is a woman or a child. I
am
wiped out. I have two kids and
Jeanne
moved into the neighborhood only six Phillips one on the way, and recently I lost my
months ago. My elderly mother lives
job. My mother keeps trying to make
Advice
here with me.
me feel guilty for turning them in and
I’m torn about what to do. My heart
doesn’t understand why I am mad. I
says I should reach out to the people who live am having trouble forgiving them. I am just
there and make friends with them. My head so angry. Should I forgive them, or do I have
says stay out of their business because I don’t the right to be mad? — Forgive Or Forget
need the drama.
In Michigan
How do we as a society not turn a blind eye
Dear Forgive Or Forget: One of the hall-
to abuse in our neighborhoods and still protect marks of abusers is that they try to make their
ourselves and loved ones? I don’t want to put victims think the abuse was in some way their
my mother or myself in jeopardy, but I don’t own fault. Your mother fully understands
want the person/people in that house to think why you are angry. You must not allow her to
they are alone. — No More In Texas
make you feel guilty.
Dear No More: While I applaud you for
Your parents stole from you and their
being so caring, for your own safety, I caution grandchildren. They appear to have no
you to proceed very slowly in getting to know conscience. Now you know what they are
these people. Some communities provide capable of, it is important that you keep your
anonymous tip lines so citizens can report distance from them, or they’ll do it again.
a crime without endangering themselves
Dear Abby: Can an atheist be a godparent?
or their families. The best thing you can do — Wondering In Wisconsin
is to keep your eyes open and if something
Dear Wondering: Yes. Today, the word
is happening, call the police and report it. If “godparent” does not always have explicitly
it involves a child, contact child protective religious overtones. A godparent can be
services.
anyone the parents trust to take care of their
Dear Abby: My parents and I were always child in the event of the parents’ deaths.
close. However, recently they stole my debit However, the potential godparents and the
card, my PIN and child support check. They child’s parents should discuss this in detail
forged my signature and spent the entire before any decision is made about conferring
check, which was more than $1,000.
such an honor and responsibility.
DAYS GONE BY
BEETLE BAILEY
GARFIELD
BLONDIE
BY MORT WALKER
BY JIM DAVIS
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
March 1, 1917
Pendleton has the distinction of being the
smallest city in America in which there is a
Paul Poiret store, and it’s all because Pend-
leton is known as “the biggest little city in
the world” that she has this distinction. When
R.D. Sayres, head of the Sayres exclusive
ladies’ store, applied for the privilege of
representing the famous Paris designer in this
city, the officials of Poiret Inc. were at first
astonished at the presumption. However, the
reputation which has made Pendleton better
known over the country than are most cities
five and 10 times her size was Mr. Sayres’ aid.
The company finally wrote that, though it was
contrary to all precedent and custom to enter a
city of 7,500, they had taken into consideration
the fame of Pendleton as a “dressy” as well as
a live city and had granted the application.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
March 1, 1967
Plans for a $500,000 development along
the Umatilla River between the Babe Ruth
baseball park and Pendleton High School
were unveiled today by Dennis Hachler,
Pendleton. Hachler said construction will
start in about 60 days on the first phase of the
project, a drive-in restaurant. “Two thousand
students a day” form the largest part of the
market at which the restaurant aims. Hachler
said it will have seating for 60 persons in addi-
tion to drive-in service. A 15-unit apartment
house, 10 A-frame cottages, an office building
and “some real deluxe duplexes” will fill out
development of the 2 1/2 acres, Hachler said.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
March 1, 1992
A Hermiston woman has been accused
of illegally preparing income tax returns
for migrant farm workers, many of whom
must now pay back portions of their inflated
returns to the Internal Revenue Service. Olga
Gonzales Miranda, 50, was arrested in January
on 14 misdemeanor counts of preparing 1989
income tax returns without a license. Gloria
Lopez, a bilingual outreach worker with
Oregon Legal Services in Pendleton, said
the 14 people named as alleged victims are
among “hundreds” of local Hispanics who
reported that Miranda fraudulently prepared
their personal income tax forms by altering
information to inflate the refunds. The victims
reported that they paid 10 percent of their tax
refunds as a tax preparation fee. It’s illegal for
tax preparers to charge a portion of the refund
as a fee.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
DILBERT
THE WIZARD OF ID
LUANN
ZITS
BY SCOTT ADAMS
BY BRANT PARKER AND JOHNNY HART
BY GREG EVANS
BY JERRY SCOTT AND JIM BORGMAN
Today is the 60th day of
2017. There are 305 days
left in the year. Today is Ash
Wednesday.
Today’s Highlight in
History:
On March 1, 1867,
Nebraska became the 37th
state as President Andrew
Johnson signed a proclama-
tion.
On this date:
In 1565, the city of Rio de
Janeiro was founded by Portu-
guese knight Estacio de Sa.
In 1792, Holy Roman
Emperor Leopold II died; he
was succeeded by his son,
Francis II.
In 1815, Napoleon, having
escaped exile in Elba, arrived
in Cannes, France, and
headed for Paris to begin his
“Hundred Days” rule.
In 1932, Charles A. Lind-
bergh Jr., the 20-month-old
son of Charles and Anne
Lindbergh, was kidnapped
from the family home near
Hopewell, New Jersey.
(Remains identified as those
of the child were found the
following May.)
In 1954, four Puerto Rican
nationalists opened fire from
the spectators’ gallery of the
U.S. House of Representa-
tives, wounding five members
of Congress. The United
States detonated a dry-fuel
hydrogen bomb, codenamed
Castle Bravo, at Bikini Atoll
in the Marshall Islands.
In 1957, “The Cat in
the Hat” by Dr. Seuss was
released to bookstores by
Random House.
In 1961, President John F.
Kennedy signed an executive
order establishing the Peace
Corps.
In 1971, a bomb went
off inside a men’s room at
the U.S. Capitol; the radical
group Weather Underground
claimed responsibility for the
pre-dawn blast.
In 1981, Irish Republican
Army member Bobby Sands
began a hunger strike at the
Maze Prison in Northern
Ireland; he died 65 days later.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor
Robert Clary is 91. Singer
Harry Belafonte is 90. Actor
Robert Conrad is 82. Rock
singer Mike D’Abo (Manfred
Mann) is 73. Former Sen.
John Breaux, D-La., is 73.
Rock singer Roger Daltrey is
73. Actor Dirk Benedict is 72.
Actor-director Ron Howard is
63. Actress Catherine Bach is
63. Country singer Janis Gill
(aka Janis Oliver Cummins)
(Sweethearts of the Rodeo)
is 63. Actor Tim Daly is 61.
Singer-musician Jon Carroll
is 60. Rock musician Bill
Leen is 55. Actor Bryan Batt
is 54. Actor Javier Bardem
is 48. Actor Jack Davenport
is 44. Rock musician Ryan
Peake (Nickelback) is 44.
Pop singer Kesha (formerly
Ke$ha) is 30. Pop singer
Justin Bieber is 23.
Thought for Today:
“Words are, of course, the
most powerful drug used
by mankind.” — Rudyard
Kipling, English author
(1865-1936).
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BIG NATE
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE