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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