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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
Other woman cheats on man
who’s cheating on his wife
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
BY JOHNNY HART
BY BRIAN CRANE
Dear Abby: A year ago, my
add questions of your own.
husband confessed that he was having
Dear Abby: I am a Korean lady
an affair at work. Before it started, he
whose husband spends a lot of time
tried setting “Velma” up with his twin
on Facebook. He says it’s to promote
brother, but she said she wasn’t inter-
his books. (He loves to write.) I think
ested. Their affair lasted for months,
he does it to get recognition from his
until the guilt “ate him up.” When he
told me, I was devastated.
Well, that may be great for him.
We agreed to get counseling and
my problem with him — and
work on our marriage. Well, it turns Phillips Facebook — is that sometimes he
out Velma was also seeing his brother
provides too much information about
while she was with my husband. Oh!
ME. None of it is positive.
And she had a baby, and we’re not
We had a fight two weeks ago, and
sure who the father is.
the next thing I knew, I was reading about it on
My brother-in-law claims he loves Velma Facebook, all from his point of view. Before
and she loves him. I have been asked if I am that, he complained he only got a bowl of
willing to sit with her, my husband and broth- cereal for breakfast when he would have liked
er-in-law to “clear the air.” I don’t think I can a hot meal instead. Excuse me, but what’s
do it. Although I want my brother-in-law to be stopping him from making one for himself
happy, at the same time, I don’t want to ever when I have to drop off the kids at school and
be near this woman. Please help. — Losing go to work?
I feel hurt after reading what he’s posting
Dear Losing Yourself: Has your broth- and ashamed for not being a “good enough”
er-in-law MARRIED Velma? If not, I see spouse. Am I overly sensitive or should I
no reason why you should be forced to clear confront him about this? I could use some
anything with her. If the two of them have tied wise advice. — Embarrassed In Korea
the knot, then I can see a benefit for you in
Dear Embarrassed: By all means talk to
having a discussion. Of course, that discus- your husband about what he’s been doing,
sion should be in the office of a professional because if he has complaints, they should
mediator, and you should first make a list of be directed to you rather than his Facebook
all the questions you would like her to answer. buddies. If you feel compelled to defend your-
At the top of the list would be why she was self, you can always reply to his posts to set
sleeping with your husband and his brother the record straight. If he continues to publicly
at the same time. Close to that one would be discuss what should be a private matter, you
why she thinks you would ever want to have might be less embarrassed if you read his
a relationship with her. Take it from there and posts less often or unfriend him altogether.
DAYS GONE BY
THE WIZARD OF ID
BY MORT WALKER
BY JIM DAVIS
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Dec. 20, 1917
John R. Beltz, 13 year old carrier of the East
Oregonian and son of Mr. and Mrs. P.T. Beltz,
is a thrift stamp fan — thereby helping Uncle
Sam to win the war. The lad has a brother,
Walter Beltz, in Troop D, and young John R.
would like to be carrying a gun also. Since he
cannot do so he is acting on his father’s advice
and is saving his money to buy thrift stamps.
He has already saved enough in various ways
to buy one $5 certificate and he has three 25
cent thrift stamps towards another certificate.
His certificate was No. 2 to be registered at the
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Dec. 20, 1967
A Spokane woman had a frightening expe-
rience, and narrowly escaped death in a freak
accident Saturday at 5:30 near Juniper Point
on Highway 730 near Hermiston. Elaine Mava
Leonard, 40, was traveling east, when a large
boulder rolled off the top of a hill and struck
her vehicle in the center of the windshield.
The woman drove the 1967 model car down
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
BY SCOTT ADAMS
BY BRANT PARKER AND JOHNNY HART
BY GREG EVANS
BY JERRY SCOTT AND JIM BORGMAN
into a barrow pit, through two fences, and
it came to a stop on a nearby railroad track.
Mrs. Leonard was taken to the Good Shepherd
Hospital in Hermiston by a passing motorist.
Her physician said Monday she is suffering
multiple fractures and is in serious condition.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Dec. 20, 1992
The end of a 16-year reign is drawing to
a close for Pendleton’s longest-serving city
father — Mayor Joe McLaughlin. Two years
ago McLaughlin said he would end his tenure,
which will close at the end of this year. The
gavel will be passed Jan. 5 to former coun-
cilman and city volunteer Bob Ramig. But
this week, as Pendleton residents celebrate the
holiday season, many will also be cheering the
city’s accomplishments during the tenure of
the “tough-minded Irishman.” The Pendleton
Convention Center. Colby Plastics. Eastern
Oregon Correctional Institution. Continental
Mills. While they may be common landmarks
to the people of Pendleton, they are bench-
marks that highlight the many successes of
the city since 1977 — the year McLaughlin
was first elected.
Today is the 354th day of
2017. There are 11 days left
in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On Dec. 20, 1803, the
Louisiana Purchase was
completed as ownership of
the territory was formally
transferred from France to
the United States.
On this date:
In 1790, the first
successful cotton mill in the
United States began oper-
ating at Pawtucket, Rhode
In 1812, German authors
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
published the first volume
of the first edition of their
collection of folk stories,
“Children’s and Household
In 1860, South Carolina
became the first state to
secede from the Union as
all 169 delegates to a special
convention in Charleston
voted in favor of separation.
In 1864, Confederate
forces evacuated Savannah,
Georgia, as Union Maj. Gen.
William T. Sherman nearly
completed his “March to the
In 1924, Adolf Hitler was
released from prison after
serving nine months for his
role in the Beer Hall Putsch.
In 1945, the Office
of Price Administration
announced the end of tire
rationing, effective Jan. 1,
In 1946, the Frank Capra
film “It’s A Wonderful Life,”
starring James Stewart and
Donna Reed, had a preview
showing for charity in New
York, a day before its official
In 1963, the Berlin Wall
was opened for the first
time to West Berliners, who
were allowed one-day visits
to relatives in the Eastern
sector for the holidays.
In 1976, Richard J.
Daley, the mayor of Chicago
since 1955, died in office at
In 1987, more than 4,300
people were killed when
the Dona Paz, a Philippine
passenger ship, collided
with the tanker Vector off
In 1989, the United
States launched Operation
Just Cause, sending troops
into Panama to topple the
government of Gen. Manuel
Today’s Birthdays: Orig-
inal Mouseketeer Tommy
Cole (TV: “The Mickey
Mouse Club”) is 76. Rhythm
and blues singer-musi-
cian Walter “Wolfman”
Washington is 74. Rock
Bobby Colomby is 73.
Rock musician Peter Criss
is 72. Agriculture Secretary
Sonny Perdue is 71. Psychic/
illusionist Uri Geller is 71.
Producer Dick Wolf (“Law
& Order”) is 71. Rock
musician Alan Parsons is 69.
Actress Jenny Agutter is 65.
Actor Michael Badalucco is
63. Actress Blanche Baker is
61. Rock singer Billy Bragg
is 60. Rock singer-musician
Mike Watt (The Secondmen,
Minutemen, fIREHOSE) is
60. Actor Joel Gretsch is 54.
Country singer Kris Tyler
is 53. Rock singer Chris
Robinson is 51. Actress
Nicole deBoer is 47. Movie
director Todd Phillips is 47.
Singer David Cook (“Amer-
ican Idol”) is 35. Actor Jonah
Hill is 34.
Thought for Today:
“It’s the friends you can call
up at 4 a.m. that matter.” —
Marlene Dietrich, German-
born actress (1901-1992).
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE