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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 25, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba POOCH CAFE FOR BETTER OR WORSE SALLY FORTH HAGAR RR. "ZOOK GAYE AE WE OROW OLttZ there arb certain tHiN&E WE NAVE Ta ENE HP FOR HEALTH REASONS WHAT ARE YOU (BOING TO GIVE UP? as* 6 29 mn w mm rn so m ow mw in the Fishing WtrtHEfReilSTAWoNIHe HORIZONS I CM Still HEM MM WITH PeRTecT CLARITY. DILBERT RO BO BOSS , CAN THIS RELATIONSHIP WORK? AFTER ALL , ITA A HUMAN. . . AND YOU'RE A SOULLESS MACHINE DESIGNED TO GIVE SHALLOW COMPLIMENTS TO EMPLOYEES. YOU'RE    STOP... GIVING DON'T MAKE 110%.    fAE LOVE Qum mi 90^cvao WRB *1%im. i Feet. so MUMinA-mp! HEV. we <5ET LOST SOME-"TIMES! WE HAVE TD CHECK OUR MAPS,OUR computer or caul hor VOUR WAY IS MOTHIMCAO OF COURSE I WANT ^ TO TAKE A VACATION. BLT WITH A REDUCED STAFF AT THE OFFICE, ^ I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN. j YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO TAKE A SUMMER VACATION THIS YEAR, SAL? C IT'S A VACATION/ I MEAN, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE IN YOUR OFFICE WHO DECIDED TO TAKE TWO WEEKS OFF WHILE YOU WERE LEFT DOING THE WORK OF THREE LAID-OFF PEOPLE? GARFIELD TODAY IN MUSIC HISTORY # In 1963, singer George Michael, one of the biggest rock stars of the late 1980s, was born in London. Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed the pop duo Wham!, which hit the British chart in 1982 with Young Guns (Go For If). North American success followed with three straight num-ber-ones in 1984 — Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whisper and Everything She Wants. Michael was clearly the mastermind behind the duo. When they broke up in 1986, he began a highly successful solo career. He dueted with Aretha Franklin on I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me), which went to No. I. Then came the multi-million-selling Faith album, which yielded such chart toppers as the title song, Father Figure and One More Try. The album also contained I Want Your Sex, which some radio stations refused to play despite Michael’s claim it endorsed monogamy. In 1990, Michael released Listen Without Prejudice, Volume One. Although it made the top IO, the album did not match the sales figures of his solo debut. After a chart-topping duet with Elton John on Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me in 1991, Michael was pretty much kept out of the recording studio until 1996 by a protracted dispute with his record company, Sony. # In 1925, Clifton Chenier, the king of zydeco music, was born in Opelousas, La. Zydeco is the party music of the black Cajuns of Louisiana, and is a mixture of blues, French folk songs, country, rhythm-and-blues and rock ’n’ roll. Chenier usually played an accordion and sang in a mixture of French and English. He often wore a jewelled crown on stage, and appeared at blues festivals and rock clubs all over North America. He was largely responsible for the popularity of zydeco outside his native Louisiana. Chenier, who was severely diabetic, died on Dec. 12, 1987 at 62. # In 1990, Madonna donated the $300,000 in profits from the final North Amencan concert of her Blond Ambition tour to AIDS research. Twenty thousand people attended the show in East Rutherford, N.J. Madonna made a similar donation from a 1987 concert. # In 1945, singer Carly Simon was born in New York City, the daughter of publishing magnate Richard Simon of Simon and Schuster. She began singing with her sister Lucy when they were in college. Simon began her solo career in 1969, and hit the top-IO two years later with That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be. In 1972, her recording of You’re So Vain, featuring a guest appearance by Mick Jagger, hit No. I. That year she mamed singer James Taylor, and the two combined in 1974 for the hit single Mockingbird, a remake of a ’60s rhythm-and-blues success by Inez and Charlie Foxx. Carly Simon suffers from stage fright and rarely appears in concert. She divorced Taylor in the early ’80s.Sound Off!571-7432 Dog walker thanks motorists Big bouquet to two ladies I saw driving on West Richmond while I was out walking my dog in the evening. They drove by me at separate intervals and took the time and care to slow down and give me a wide berth while I was out with the dog. It is very unusual these days. It was very much appreciated.Casino should pay taxes I think if they have a casino in Brandon they should pay taxes just like every other business in town. They should not get any special treatment or any special privileges. They should be treated the same as everyone else.#300 for fatality not enough A provincial court judge giving a sentence of $300 and there was a woman killed over this accident I really don t think that is the right amount.Can't people park properly? You have to wonder what people have against parking correctly in parking lots around town. They are supposed to straighten their vehicle properly so that people can get in and out of their vehicles on either side. It’s a real pain. A    » SHOE For Wednesday, June 26 As the moon waltzes into Aquarius, the more creative and unique you are, the faster success will find you. Friendship may be tested, especially when you do business together. Make sure everyone is on the same page before you invest hard-earned money. A liberating piece of news inspires you to mount another effort to win the love of your dreams. ARIES (March 21-Apnl 19). Something changes, and as a result, you’ll have more creative freedom. Delays at work are actually lucky. You could pick out a mentor or decide on a new area of study; talent blossoms under an experienced teacher. TAURUS (Apr ii 20-May 20). A cloud of doubt goes away as the sunny personality of a loved one shines through. Wait before making expensive commitments. Update insurance, if possible. Catch up on neglected collections to keep a steady cash flow. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Financial gain comes from being in the right place at the right time. Misunderstanding instructions could result in an expensive error; double-check to make sure all is clear. Jealousy is unfounded. Late-night phone calls answer key questions. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are paid for your ideas and get a fair price for once! If you’re not completely prepared, reschedule an important meeting. Financial circumstances dictate a careful rein on your purse strings. Keep a pledge made to a loved one. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re brilliant, though you don’t feel comfortable when others notice. Be aware of negative forces without allowing yourself to focus on them only. Love addiction could be a problem. Take a whole evening just for you. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 26). A new job infuses you with such enthusiasm that other areas of your life soar as well. Inventions, artistic work and entertainment endeavours meet with instant approval, bringing money and satisfaction by November. At work, position yourself to fill a potential opening. By February, your brilliant strategy gets you out of a risky investment. Look for love with a Pisces. Your lucky numbers are: 6, ll, 17, 23 and 41. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s easy to get very close very quickly to someone you feel you can really talk to. Romance will take you where you want to go. Health problems clear up when you let yourself relax. Friends enjoy your practical, helpful advice. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Opposites attract in a big way. An attractive acquaintance gives you subtle, lingering looks. Attend to matters of estate, organization and investment. You will JOYCE JURON Your Horoscope feel a strong magnetic pull to things that are bad for you tonight. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Scattered efforts drive you crazy; fight for consistency on the job. Some people may try to convince you that their problems are yours, but it’s not so. Having a wide range of interests makes you a fascinating person to be with. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Go ahead and shoot for the stars — it won’t turn out exactly like your vision, but it will be even better in its own way. Try to be flexible when your well-planned agenda has to be interrupted to accommodate others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Lessons are learned at the workplace. Deeply held beliefs may change. At home, discussing conflicts will only make you angrier. Share your thoughts when you have a cooler head. Smooth over romantic blunders with sweet talk. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ve got innovative ideas to contribute at work. Business courses help you in other areas of life. New information will prove helpful at a later date. Children will continue to act out until you pay attention. A Pisces truly understands you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Follow spur-of-the-moment ideas. Listen to your inner voice; note dreams. Your talent becomes evident to your boss when the pressure is on at work. Finishing ahead of schedule is impressive — and you can do it, too! !ut Rick loose if you’re casting elsewhere EDITOR’S NOTE: Ann Landers answered her readers ’ letters up to her death on June 22. The following was one of her last columns. Dear Ann Landers: I have been dating “Rick” for three years. We moved in together last year. Rick was my high school sweetheart. I am planning to move out soon because I realize we have both grown and changed since high school. Several weeks ago, Rick mtroduced me to a single friend of his, “Tony.” We all work at the same place, and I have gotten to know Tony very well. We have a lot in common, and he is extremely attractive. I think we could be great together. Here’s the problem: I started to send iony e-mail letters signed “From a Secret Admirer.” He told me how excited he was about the letters and was curious who the woman was. I continued teasing him for a while and then stopped. I don’t want Tony to know I am interested in him until I have broken off my relationship with Rick. Now I’m afraid that Tony will think less of me because of the e-mails and won’t date me because he is Rick’s friend. He might reject me, and worse, he might tell Rick or my co-workers about it. Should I pursue him anyway? What do you think, Ann? — Confused in the Midwest Dear Midwest: If you are planning to break up with Rick, I suggest you do it sooner rather than later. There is no reason to keep the guy hanging on when you are no longer interested. Wait at least two months before you tell Tony that you are his secret admirer. He needs to see you as a single, available woman. If he rejects you, at least you tried. If he tells everyone else about your e-mails, he’s a skunk, and you are better off without him. Dear Ann Landers: You recently printed a letter from my husband. It was signed “New York Blues.” He said his wife refused tickets to the opera Carmen because they were an anniversary gift from her father-in-law, whom she dislikes. We have been married 32 years, and he knows I do not care for opera. I suggested other activities we both would enjoy, but he wasn’t interested. I decided to compromise and go to the opera after all. The weekend turned out to be lovely. The opera was a lot longer than I would ADVICE have liked, and the style of singing is not to my taste, but the music was pretty, and I admire the work involved. My father-in-law is a difficult man who likes to be in control, and I am not fond of him. He doesn’t like me either, and criticizes my children to the point that they no longer have any relationship with him. I figure it is his loss. I went to the opera to please my husband, but I cannot promise I will do it again. Thanks, Ann, for letting me have my say. — Upstate New York Dear Upstate: I was surprised by the number of readers that responded to your husband’s letter. Several believed your father-in-law gave him that gift in order to stir up trouble. Others were womed about those opera uckets and offered to go in your place. One woman said it sounded a lot better than your husband saying, “Honey, I know I forgot our anniversary, so I rented ‘The Godfather,’ and we’ll have buttered popcorn.” I’m glad you decided to attend the opera after all, knowing how much it meant to your husband. My readers will be pleased to know the tickets did not go to waste. Too bad your father-m-law is so difficult, but after 32 years, I would hope you have worked out the necessary compromises. Thanks for telling us the rest of the story. All’s well that ends well. Elton John loses case against accountants LONDON — Elton John lost his case yesterday at the Court of Appeal, which he had hoped would revive his negligence claim against his former accountants. John claimed that he shouldn’t pay the costs for his tours, and they should be handled by his manager. He sought to revive a suit against PricewaterhouseCoopers for allegedly failing to advise him that he was paying touring costs. Lord Justice Robert Walker, who joined one of the two other justices in ruling against the singer, said the case illustrated “a melancholy truth.” “The fact that very large sums of money are to change hands under a commercial agreement, and further fact that it has been negotiated and prepared over a long period by well-remunerated professionals, provide no guarantee of competent drafting,” Walker said. He said the court had to make sense of the agreement as best it could and concluded that the 1986 contract with the management company John Reid Enterprises did not obligate it to bear the tour expenses. — Associated Press CRYPTOQUOTE AXYDLBAAXR is LONGFELLOW One letter stands for another. In this sample, A is used for the three L’s, X for the two O’s, etc. Single letters, apostrophes, the length and formation of the words are all hints. Each day the code letters are different. 6-25    CRYPTOQUOTE AV AL M LAY MFMAYLV ORLQAVMEAVC VR RQWY CRKP JRRPL, MYJ LOKV K Q CRKP BRKYVWYMYBW. — MKVORP KYDYRSY Yesterday’s Cryptoquote: AN IDEALIST IS A PERSON WHO HELPS OTHER PEOPLE TO BE PROSPEROUS. — HENRY FORD J VOO MUST se ADOPTED? 9AVS HERE THAT CATS ANP LIONS ARE IN THE SAME FAMILY ,_ ;