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Friday, March 3, 2017
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
After years of pinching pennies
couple has cause to celebrate
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
BY JOHNNY HART
BY BRIAN CRANE
Dear Abby: Our house will soon
introvert. I find myself accusing him,
be paid off. My husband and I would
and he tells me I need to stop it. He
like to have a party to celebrate, but
reassures me that I’m the only woman
we’re not sure if we should.
he loves and wants in his life.
None of our friends are anywhere
I don’t want to destroy our
close to paying off their mortgages.
wonderful marriage. I consider myself
We made the choice to drive old cars
attractive. I need to stop letting my
while our friends all have beautiful
lack of self-confidence get the best of
new ones, and we were genuinely
me. Please help. — Insecure In Ohio
happy for them each time they proudly Phillips
Dear Insecure: I wish I could wave
showed them off.
a magic wand and make your feelings
I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I am
magically disappear, but I can’t. The
our friends’ emergency contact for
answer to your problem lies in finding
their kids at school. They have taken amazing out the cause of your deep-seated insecurity,
vacations, and we have enjoyed their stories because that’s what triggers your jealousy.
and photographs. We used the time and money Until you do, nothing will change. A licensed
trips would have cost to stay home and work mental health professional can help you get to
on projects around the house. We haven’t the root of it and provide the tools to deal with
envied them; we just had different goals.
it. Your physician should be able to refer you
Should we celebrate this — just the two of to someone who is qualified.
us, or with our friends? — Different Goals In
Dear Abby: I’ve been with my husband
for five years, but we’ve been married only for
Dear Different Goals: True friends cele- a year. He told me a few months ago that his
brate each other’s victories. With no more ex-girlfriend said he is the father of her child.
mortgage to pay, you and your husband will We did a home DNA test and it showed he
now be able to enjoy some of the things your is not the father. In spite of that, my husband
friends have been enjoying all these years. insists he still wants to take care of the child.
While some couples would prefer to mark I don’t know what to do. Please help. —
the occasion with a special dinner at a nice Thrown In New York
restaurant, if you’re inclined to do otherwise,
Dear Thrown: It appears that what your
then throw a party. You deserve it.
husband wants is to maintain a close tie to
Dear Abby: I have been married to a the child’s mother, because that is what will
wonderful man for 38 years. The issue is that happen if he takes financial responsibility
sometimes I get insanely jealous. It isn’t an for her child. Tell your husband you want to
everyday occurrence, but I become insecure discuss this with the help of a professional
because I feel my husband is too attractive to mediator, preferably a marriage counselor. If
he refuses, talk to an attorney because you
My husband is very outgoing and I am an may be needing one.
DAYS GONE BY
BY MORT WALKER
BY JIM DAVIS
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
March 3, 1917
Miss Grace Hoch, Pendleton high school
girl, was last night awarded $12,000 as
damages for personal injuries sustained last
May when the false storefront of The Peoples
Warehouse fell upon her. The jury returned a
verdict in her favor and against all of the four
defendants, The Peoples Warehouse, Gibson
& Cole, Dickson Estate and city of Pendleton.
Each is equally liable and the plaintiff can
collect the full amount of the verdict against
any one of them. As late as yesterday noon the
attorney for the plaintiff offered to compro-
mise the case for $10,000, according to an
authoritative report. Three of the defendants
were willing to make such a compromise, it
is said, agreeing to pay $2,500 each but the
fourth, Gibson & Cole, refused to contribute
more than $500. Therefore, the efforts to
compromise fell through.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
March 3, 1967
An offer by Eastern Oregon ranchers
to lease agricultural rights on the Boeing
Co. land near Boardman has been reported
by State Treasurer Robert Straub. He said
the offer was for $100,000 a year plus one
fourth of the net income of the annual crop.
The Oregonian in Portland said Boeing had
declined either to confirm or deny that it
talked with Orville Cutsforth, a rancher from
Morrow County, about the offer. “But his
veracity is unquestioned and there is little
doubt that such an offer has been made, and
refused,” the newspaper said. Boeing pays
Oregon $80,000 a year for the 100,000-acre
tract in Morrow County. Democrats in the
Oregon Legislature say this amount is too low.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
March 3, 1992
Jon Q. Johnston, the Milton-Freewater
man who last month admitted his guilt in the
1990 double murder on Weston Mountain,
this morning was sentenced to spend at least
60 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge J.
Burdette Pratt, following a day and a half of
testimony, sentenced the 27-year-old John-
ston to consecutive life terms, each carrying
a 30-year mandatory minimum. Pratt, from
Nyssa, made his decision after hearing more
than eight hours of testimony from relatives
and friends of George and Charmaine Meyers
of Brownsville, whose bodies were found
along Lincton Mountain Road on June 24,
1990, and from witnesses called on Johnston’s
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
THE WIZARD OF ID
BY SCOTT ADAMS
BY BRANT PARKER AND JOHNNY HART
BY GREG EVANS
BY JERRY SCOTT AND JIM BORGMAN
Today is the 62nd day of
2017. There are 303 days left
in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On March 3, 1931, “The
became the national anthem
of the United States as Presi-
dent Herbert Hoover signed a
On this date:
In 1845, Florida became
the 27th state.
In 1849, the U.S. Depart-
ment of the Interior was
In 1887, Anne Sullivan
arrived at the Tuscumbia,
Alabama, home of Captain
and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller, to
become the teacher for their
deaf and blind 6-year-old
In 1913, more than 5,000
suffragists marched down
Pennsylvania Avenue in
Washington, D.C., a day
before the presidential inau-
guration of Woodrow Wilson.
In 1923, Time magazine,
founded by Briton Hadden
and Henry R. Luce, made its
In 1945, the Allies fully
secured the Philippine capital
of Manila from Japanese
forces during World War II.
In 1959, the United
States launched the Pioneer
4 spacecraft, which flew by
the moon. Comedian Lou
Costello died in East Los
Angeles three days before his
In 1960, Lucille Ball
filed for divorce from her
husband, Desi Arnaz, a day
after they’d finished filming
the last episode of “The
Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz
Show” (“Lucy Meets the
Mustache”) on Arnaz’s 43rd
In 1974, a Turkish Airlines
DC-10 crashed shortly after
takeoff from Orly Airport in
Paris, killing all 346 people
In 2002, voters in Swit-
zerland approved joining the
United Nations, abandoning
almost 200 years of formal
Socialite Lee Radziwill is 84.
Singer-musician Mike Pender
(The Searchers) is 76. Movie
Miller is 72. Actress Hattie
Winston is 72. Singer Jennifer
Warnes is 70. Actor-director
Tim Kazurinsky is 67.
Hitchcock is 64. Actor Robert
Gossett is 63. Rock musician
John Lilley is 63. Actress
Miranda Richardson is 59.
Rock musician John Bigham
is 58. Radio personality Ira
Glass is 58. Olympic track
and field gold medalist
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is 55.
Former NFL player and
College Football Hall of
Famer Herschel Walker is 55.
Rapper-actor Tone Loc is 51.
Actress Jessica Biel is 35.
Thought for Today:
“Happiness always looks
small while you hold it in
your hands, but let it go, and
you learn at once how big
and precious it is.” — Maxim
Gorky, Russian writer (1868-
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE