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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
Online guide helps parents
recognize child depression
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
BY JOHNNY HART
BY BRIAN CRANE
important information they will find
Dear Abby: Seeing a child you
love struggle with depression is such
a helpless feeling. Parents wonder
Risk factors for depression in
how to talk to them as they withdraw
young people include stressful life
from the people and activities that
events, such as a family member’s
used to bring them joy. You just want
divorce or death, bullying, trouble
them to feel better again.
with school or friends, low self-es-
Many times, parents tell them-
teem, or a disability or chronic illness.
selves it’s just a phase their child will
Symptoms of depression that last two
grow out of, but one in five teens is Phillips weeks or more are significant. They
affected by depression. It’s important
may include sensitivity to criticism
for parents to know that children
and outbursts of anger, sadness,
even younger can become depressed,
headaches or stomachaches, changes
and that girls are twice as likely as boys to in sleep or eating habits, lower grades and
experience it. Depressed kids are more likely withdrawal from people and activities.
to abuse alcohol and other drugs and are at
According to the National Institute of
greater risk for attempting suicide.
Mental Health, in 2015, 3 million kids aged
To help concerned parents reach out 12 to 17 experienced a major depressive
to their hurting children, USA.gov has episode in the past year. Because, as you
created the free online-only Kids and stated, depression can be a significant factor
Depression guide at www.USA.gov/features/ in suicide attempts, the guide provides infor-
kids-and-depression. The guide’s sound, mation to help parents recognize the warning
compassionate advice helps parents, grand- signs of suicidal thoughts in their children.
parents and teachers recognize symptoms
If you think your child might be suicidal,
and risk factors in young people. It explains contact the National Suicide Prevention
treatment options, including counseling and Lifeline by calling (800) 273-8255. It offers
medication. And it also includes age-ap- confidential help 24 hours a day.
propriate information about depression that
Dear Abby: Should each spouse give an
parents can share with their children, elemen- anniversary gift to the other, or is it solely up
tary age through college.
to the man to arrange for the special occasion
Abby, thank you for the love you show and gift-giving? — Soon-To-Celebrate In
your readers, and for sharing this potentially Illinois
lifesaving guide with them. — Nancy Tyler,
Dear Soon: An anniversary is not a
Senior Editor, usa.gov
surprise party. When the special occasion
Dear Nancy: You’re welcome. I’m glad arises, celebrating shouldn’t be the responsi-
you wrote because I receive many letters bility of just one spouse. The arrangements
from worried parents and depressed young can be made by whomever is better at doing
people. I know the online guide will provide it, but gift-giving should be a two-way street.
DAYS GONE BY
BY MORT WALKER
BY JIM DAVIS
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Jan. 24, 1918
Frank Mytinger, for 18 years conductor
on the Pendleton-Huntington division of the
O.-W. R. & N. Co., has resigned his position
to take effect February 1 and will after that
devote his entire time to his dairy ranch just
east of Pendleton. He has a good dairy plant,
two miles out on the road to the agency, and
has a herd of 80 dairy cows at the present time.
He believes there will be more money in the
dairy business than working as a railroader.
In tendering his resignation to the company
Mr. Mytinger specified that if at any time his
services should be needed in handling war
traffic he will be ready for service.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Jan. 24, 1968
City police reported a 16-year-old boy,
whom they discovered was the youth who
telephoned them Jan. 17 there was a bomb
in Pendleton High School, had been cited to
juvenile authorities here. The boy first was
questioned at considerable length by Sgt. Paul
Carter. Carter said the boy refused to admit any
previous such calls, stating this was his first.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Jan. 24, 1993
Martin Ortiz, a 14-year-old Umatilla youth
charged with criminally negligent homicide
in the November shooting death of Cody
McNeel, was convicted Thursday in juvenile
court. There is no actual guilt or innocence
stated in a juvenile adjudication hearing, which
is similar to an adult trial, but Judge Robert
Abrams’ decision is the equivalent of a guilty
verdict. Disposition options include putting
Ortiz on probation, placing him in shelter care
with a proctor family or sending him to a youth
facility like MacLaren School in Woodburn.
Assistant District Attorney Nancy Kerns said
there was little argument about what happened
during the shooting.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
THE WIZARD OF ID
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
BY SCOTT ADAMS
BY BRANT PARKER AND JOHNNY HART
BY GREG EVANS
BY JERRY SCOTT AND JIM BORGMAN
Today is the 24th day of
2018. There are 341 days left
in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On Jan. 24, 1848, James
W. Marshall discovered a
gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill
in northern California, a
discovery that led to the gold
rush of ‘49.
On this date:
In A.D. 41, Roman
Emperor Caligula, 28, was
assassinated by members of
the Praetorian Guard after a
reign of nearly four years; he
was succeeded by his uncle
In 1742, Charles VII
was elected Holy Roman
Emperor during the War of
the Austrian Succession.
In 1908, the Boy Scouts
movement began in England
under the aegis of Robert
In 1939, at least 28,000
people were killed by an
earthquake that devastated
the city of Chillan in Chile.
In 1942, the Roberts
Commission placed much
of the blame for America’s
lack of preparedness for
Imperial Japan’s attack
on Pearl Harbor on Rear
Adm. Husband E. Kimmel
and Lt. Gen. Walter C.
Short, the Navy and Army
Franklin D. Roosevelt and
British Prime Minister
conference in Casablanca,
In 1965, British statesman
Winston Churchill died in
London at age 90.
In 1975, the extremist
Fraunces Tavern in New
York City, killing four
In 1978, a nuclear-pow-
ered Soviet satellite, Cosmos
Earth’s atmosphere and
radioactive debris over parts
of northern Canada.
In 1989, confessed serial
killer Theodore Bundy was
executed in Florida’s electric
In 1993, retired Supreme
Court Justice Thurgood
Marshall died in Bethesda,
Maryland, at age 84.
In 2003, former Pennsyl-
vania Gov. Tom Ridge was
sworn as the first secretary
of the new Department of
Today’s Birthdays: Actor
Jerry Maren (Film: “The
Wizard of Oz”) is 99. Cajun
musician Doug Kershaw is
82. Singer-songwriter Ray
Stevens is 79. Singer-song-
writer Neil Diamond is 77.
Singer Aaron Neville is 77.
Actor Michael Ontkean is 72.
Actor Daniel Auteuil is 68.
Becky Hobbs is 68. Comedian
Yakov Smirnoff is 67. South
Korean President Moon
Jae-in is 65. Actor William
Allen Young is 64. Bandlead-
er-musician Jools Holland is
60. Actress Nastassja Kinski
is 57. Rhythm-and-blues
singer Theo Peoples is 57.
Country musician Keech
Rainwater (Lonestar) is 55.
Obama White House budget
director Shaun Donovan is
52. Comedian Phil LaMarr
is 51. Olympic gold medal
gymnast Mary Lou Retton is
50. Rhythm-and-blues singer
Sleepy Brown (Society of
Soul) is 48. Actor Matthew
Lillard is 48. Actor Ed Helms
Thought for Today:
“God gives us relatives;
thank God, we can choose
our friends.” — Addison
Mizner, American architect
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE