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					12 BUTLER EAGLE - Monday, January 13, 2003

   CROSSWORD                                                                                             DEAR ABBY: My nephew was married six                   for her. We always had a huge turnout because
                                                           DEAR ABBY                                  months ago. I gave him and his bride a beautiful          Mom always had a nice selection of new stuff for
                                                                                                      wedding gift. To date, not one member of the              sale. Now that I have moved away, my sister is left
                                                DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Justin," is obsessed        groom's family or friends has received a thank-you        with the mess, and there have been no more yard
                                             with making his car stereo system the loudest in         note. The bride has written to all of her family and      sales.
                                             our school. That means I am alone and depressed          friends, but she has refused to acknowledge any              Isn't "binge shopping" considered addictive
                                             most of the time because I miss him and have             from the groom's side. She told someone that it is        behavior? Our mother is hooked on the Home
                                             nothing to do. I never get to see him in school          HIS responsibility to write his own notes, and she        Shopping Network, as well as the sales racks at
                                             because our class schedules are different, and on        is not going to "enable him."                             her local stores.
                                             weekends we both have to work.                              In my opinion, the bride is self-centered and has         We have pleaded with Mom to stop, but she
                                                It feels like I hang out with his best friend more,   no feelings or interest in the groom's family. I see      always replies, "You might as well dig a hole and
                                             and he agrees that Justin needs to pay me a lit-         it as a slap in the face. In my 75 years here on          stick me in it now!" That shuts us up in a hurry,
                                             tle more attention. Yes, I have told Justin how I        Earth I have never seen a groom write a thank-            because we were always taught to respect our
                                             feel, but his only reply was that he agreed he was       you note. What do you think?                              elders. Have you any suggestions for us, Abby?
                                             being a jerk, he realizes he hasn't seen me -- and                                 ANGRY AUNT IN AKRON                          TIRED OF THE MESS IN MONTANA
                                             he's sorry. The next day he was back at it, mess-           DEAR ANGRY AUNT: In the words of Bob                      DEAR TIRED OF THE MESS: Not unless your
                                             ing around with the wires and speakers.                  Dylan, "The times they are a-changing." In                mother is willing to face the fact that she has
                                                Please help me. What can I say to him to fix          today's world, most couples are both employed             a problem. There are self-help groups for
                                             this problem?                                            and share household and social duties. Please             spend-a-holics, and anti-depressant and anti-
                                                                MISS LONELY IN CONNECTICUT            don't blame the bride. You're aiming your anger           anxiety medications that can help sufferers
                                                DEAR MISS LONELY: Tell him loud and clear             at the wrong target.                                      cope with the compulsion to spend.
                                             you think the two of you should spend more                                       ----------                           One rule is that if you're going to stop a neg-
                                             time together or your romance is history. In the            DEAR ABBY: My 78-year-old mother has a                 ative behavior it must be replaced with a pos-
                                             meantime, explore your own special interests.            shopping problem. It's been going on for as long          itive one. But all this is beside the point if your
                                             Do not totally depend upon others for your               as I can remember. I used to organize yard sales          mother has the financial resources and does-
                                             entertainment and sense of worth.                        once or twice a year to clear out some of the junk        n't believe she needs help.

                                                                                                      honoring former Secretary of State George                 40-acre replica of the Alamo in Austin, Texas, his
                                                               PEOPLE                                 Schultz. Schultz received the library’s Victory of        publicist, Paul Bloch, said this week.
                                                                                                      Freedom Award for his achievement in public ser-            The 36-year-old actor, who stars as a brutal
                                               LOS ANGELES — Oscar-winning director-pro-              vice.                                                     narcotics investigator in “Narc,” will join Dennis
                                             ducer Steven Spielberg has accepted the first                                    ———                               Quaid as Sam Houston and Billy Bob Thornton as
                                             star of 2003 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.                 LOS ANGELES — Portia de Rossi, who plays               Davy Crockett, according to trade newspaper Vari-
                                               The director of “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark”      John F. Kennedy Jr.’s wife in a new TV movie,             ety.
                                             and “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” unveiled the honor      says she met Carolyn Bessette several times “and
                                             Friday before a crowd of nearly 2,000 outside the        had a really good sense of who she was.”                                          ———
                                             Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards tele-             “She created this character who was quite cold           SALISBURY, N.C. — Mary Hanford, the 101-
                                             cast.                                                    and shy and aloof, which gave her an air of mys-          year-old mother of Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C.,
                                               The director’s ceremony took place next to the         tery and elegance, kind of befitting a royal char-        has been discharged after spending more than a
                                             as yet unfinished star for Nicole Kidman, which is       acter,” de Rossi told The Associated Press. “She          week in a Salisbury hospital, a hospital spokes-
                                             scheduled to be dedicated Monday.                        really charmed the pants off everybody who came           woman said.
                                                                     ———                              into contact with her.”                                     Hanford went home Thursday afternoon, Zandra
                                               YORBA LINDA, Calif.— A new exhibit chronicling            The TBS Superstation movie, “America’s Prince:         Spencer, a spokeswoman for Rowan Regional
                                             President Nixon’s historic 1972 trip to China            The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story,” airs Sunday night.        Medical Center, said Friday.
                                             opened at his presidential library on the same day                               ———                                 Hanford, who was admitted to the hospital’s
                                             Nixon would have turned 90.                                 LOS ANGELES — Jason Patric has agreed to               coronary care unit on Jan. 2, has a history of
                                               The unveiling was part of daylong activities           don the buckskins of famed frontiersman Jim               heart problems.
                                             Thursday at the Richard Nixon Library and Birth-         Bowie for the upcoming film “The Alamo.”
                                             place, including a gala and an awards ceremony              Patric will begin shooting later this month on a                        By Associated Press

                                                                                                      prove that you were right in your contention. Domes-      play outstanding roles. Choose the best; accent qual-
                                                          HOROSCOPE                                   tic adjustment could include change of residence,         ity and insist on reward for winning. Bon appetit!
                                                                                                      marital status. You receive luxury item as gift.             AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Diversify, highlight
                                                ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): You will be able to afford      VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your words will be           intellectual curiosity. Turn on charm; you will get what
                                             the kind of home desired. Focus on domestic har-         quoted; take care with what you write. Maintain uni-      you want if you know what you actually desire. Gem-
                                             mony, possible change of residence and marital sta-      versal outlook, take chance on romance. Question of       ini, Sagittarius play roles.
                                             tus. Don't settle for second best! Capricorn involved.   marriage looms large. Pisces plays major role.               PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Odds are stacked
                                                TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Luck rides with you;            LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will be fascinated       against you. Nevertheless, you will win and could
                                             stick with number 3 in matters of speculation. You
                                                                                                      by the "occult." Delve into areas previously unknown;     gain fame, fortune. In matters of speculation, stick
                                             are due to be presented with unique honor. Show
                                                                                                      you might learn more than you care to know.               with number 4. What you have been waiting for will
                                             gratitude without being obsequious. Sagittarius rep-
                                             resented.                                                Finances involved relating to partner or mate.            arrive by tonight.
                                                GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Feeling of being                SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Play waiting game;             IF JANUARY 13TH IS YOUR BIRTHDAY ... you
                                             restricted is temporary. Despite odds, you overcome      time is on your side. Contractual obligation will be      have a mind of your own and often disagreed with
                                             obstacles. It is time to tear down for the purpose of    fulfilled -- in your favor. Sea cruise could be part of   parents, who might have been separated. You are
                                             rebuilding. Taurus, Leo and Scorpio play roles.          exciting scenario. Aries figures prominently.             fascinated by architecture, ancient wisdom that
                                                CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be ready for change,           SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make fresh              includes astrology. Taurus, Leo and Scorpio persons
                                             travel and a variety of sensations. Wish comes true,     start. Emphasize innovativeness, willingness to test      play major roles in your life, could have these letters
                                             includes romance and material success. You can win       your capabilities. You will exude vibrations of per-      in names: D, M, V. Popularity will be on the rise dur-
                                             friends and influence people. Gemini figures promi-      sonality, sex appeal. Be selective, discriminating.       ing February. Participate in social and civic activities.
                                             nently.                                                     CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Marital status fig-       July will be your most memorable and powerful
                                                LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Long-distance call will        ures prominently. Cancer native, another Capricorn        month of the year.

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