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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
Lost tooth leads to surprise
attraction to dental student
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
BY JOHNNY HART
BY BRIAN CRANE
BY MORT WALKER
BY JIM DAVIS
Dear Abby: A year ago, I lost a
with a couple for about eight years.
tooth. I’m a 56-year-old woman on
We moved away, but continued to see
disability, short on funds to rectify the
each other occasionally. We kept in
problem, so I visited my local hospi-
touch, and in the past few years have
tal’s dental clinic. I hadn’t visited a
been able to visit more frequently.
dentist in years, so I was quite fearful.
When we were in their city six
The clinic allows a dental resident
months ago, we saw them a few times
to work on your issue under the
and they mentioned that they had no
supervision of a practiced dentist. The
friends. I know she has no siblings or
work I needed was performed every Phillips parents left.
two weeks for about four months.
Her husband died suddenly of a
What I did not count on was becoming
stroke five months ago. They were
seriously attracted to a 29-year-old
together for 50 years. I sent her a
resident I’ll call “Justin.”
formal sympathy note and three more casual
At first, I couldn’t believe it was possible, follow-ups. I also wrote a poem in his memory.
given the fact that I’m old enough to be his It may seem excessive, but I remember how
mother and my ex-husband is a doctor. I was a bereft she felt when her sister died, and she felt
teacher and I know all the “rules.” In fairness, that sympathy was not sufficiently extended (I
in NO WAY did Justin or I do or say anything don’t think she was pointing the finger at me).
inappropriate. Still, certain circumstances led
Abby, I don’t want her to think that we
me to believe that he felt the same about me. aren’t feeling a lot of sympathy for her. Yet
Neither of us acted on this.
her silence indicates that either our overtures
My question: The work has been over for are unwanted or that her condition is so bad
months, but some days the memories are so that she’s emotionally overwhelmed. When
intense, I can’t get him out of my mind. I does an old friend stop reaching out? —
don’t know how to handle this. Please help. Bewildered In Ohio
— Unexpected In New York
Dear Bewildered: Call the woman and
Dear Unexpected: The “rules” you ASK HER how she’s doing. Explain that
referred to are a code of ethics that profes- because you haven’t heard from her, you have
sionals are expected to adhere to. The way to been concerned.
handle your feelings would be to consider that
You are a caring friend, but there is only
if Justin were to act on the feelings you think so much anyone can do via long distance.
he shared with you, he could lose his job, It’s possible that because her husband’s death
and the future he has worked so hard to build was unexpected, she has had her hands full
would be destroyed. If you care about him at learning how to take care of the details that he
all beyond your attraction, you will not pursue managed while he was alive.
If she’s not doing well, suggest she join
Dear Abby: I am writing about how to a support group so she won’t be isolated in
proceed with expressing sympathy for an old her grief. And recognize that, as much as you
wish to support her, she will have to forge her
My husband and I were very close friends own way through her heartache.
DAYS GONE BY
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
May 1-2, 1917
The last obstacle in the way of securing
the steel bridges across the Umatilla river at
Mission and Thorn Hollow has been removed
by the interior department turning over to
the county the stretches of reservation road
leading up to the river at these two points.
Having secured jurisdiction over the roads,
the county court has already telegraphed to
Washington an amount of money equal to
one-third the cost of constructing the two
bridges, the original appropriation bill having
provided that the United States would appro-
priate two-thirds of the cost.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
May 1-2, 1967
Two women were hospitalized at Pend-
leton Community Hospital for undetermined
injuries after the cars they were riding in met
head-on on Highway 395 at the intersection
of SW Hailey Avenue Sunday afternoon.
A car driven by Rufus Crismon, 40, Ukiah,
attempting to avoid a rearend collision,
swerved into the path of a southbound auto
driven by Howard Hale, 48, of Pilot Rock.
Joan Crismon, a passenger in the Ukiah
auto, was hospitalized as was Daisy Hale,
a passenger in the Hale auto. Crismon was
cited for failure to drive to the right.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
May 1-2, 1992
There’s regular barley and then there’s
Gwen, said cereal researcher Mathias Kolding
of the Hermiston Agricultural Research
Center. “It’s a tough, resistant thing,” Kolding
explained, grasping the barley that is brewed
for beer or placed in troughs as feed. Its resil-
ience is part of the reason Kolding named his
new hybrid after Gwen Mitchell, long-time
wife of an agriculture scientist. “She’s a tough
gal,” he said. “She’s really an active lady.”
Even at the age of 90, Mitchell can’t keep
still, rocking in her chair on a sun-washed
porch, her nimble fingers knitting as she talks.
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
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 122nd day of
2017. There are 243 days left
in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On May 2, 1927, the
U.S. Supreme Court, in
Buck v. Bell, upheld 8-1 a
Virginia law allowing the
forced sterilization of people
to promote the “health of
the patient and the welfare
of society.” (On this date in
2002, Virginia Gov. Mark R.
Warner apologized for the
state’s thousands of forced
sterilizations from 1924 to
1979, calling the practice “a
On this date:
In 1863, during the
Civil War, Confederate
Gen. Thomas “Stonewall”
Jackson was accidentally
wounded by his own men at
Chancellorsville, Virginia; he
died eight days later.
In 1890, the Oklahoma
Territory was organized.
In 1908, the original
version of “Take Me Out to
the Ball Game,” with music
by Albert Von Tilzer and
lyrics by Jack Norworth, was
published by Von Tilzer’s
York Music Co.
In 1936, “Peter and the
Wolf,” a symphonic tale for
children by Sergei Prokofiev,
had its world premiere in
In 1946, violence erupted
during a foiled escape
attempt at the Alcatraz
Federal Penitentiary in San
Francisco Bay; the “Battle of
Alcatraz” claimed the lives
of three inmates and two
correctional officers before it
was put down two days later.
In 1952, commercial jet
service began as a BOAC de
Havilland Comet carrying
36 passengers and seven
crew members took off from
London on a flight to Johan-
nesburg with five stopovers
along the way.
In 1982, the Weather
Channel made its debut.
In 2011, Osama bin
Laden was killed by elite
American forces at his Paki-
stan compound, then quickly
buried at sea after a decade
on the run. Because of the
time difference, bin Laden’s
death came May 1, U.S. time.
Singer Engelbert Humper-
dinck is 81. Former Interna-
tional Olympic Committee
President Jacques Rogge is
75. Actress-activist Bianca
Jagger is 72. Country
singer R.C. Bannon is 72.
Actor David Suchet is 71.
Gatlin is 69. Rock singer Lou
Gramm (Foreigner) is 67.
Actress Christine Baranski
is 65. Singer Angela Bofill
is 63. Fashion designer
Donatella Versace is 62.
Actor Brian Tochi is 58.
Actress Elizabeth Berridge
is 55. Country singer Ty
Herndon is 55. Rock musi-
cian Todd Sucherman (Styx)
is 48. Wrestler-turned-actor
Dwayne Johnson (AKA
The Rock) is 45. Soccer
player David Beckham is 42.
Actress Ellie Kemper is 37.
Thought for Today: “We
should not judge people by
their peak of excellence; but
by the distance they have
traveled from the point where
they started.” — Henry
Ward Beecher, American
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE