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Today in history Feb. 19, 0197   Lucius Septimius Severus’ army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon

Feb. 19, 0356   Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples

Feb. 19, 0607   Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Feb. 19, 0842   Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches

Feb. 19, 1512   French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia

Feb. 19, 1537   Weavers of Leiden Neth strike

Feb. 19, 1539   Jews of Tyrnau Hungary expelled


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Telltale burns prove smoker hasn’t quit DEAR ABBY: “Dwayne,” my boyfriend of eight years, insists on smoking in his bedroom. In our last apartment he’d fall asleep with a lit cigarette and ended up burning holes in our couch, numerous blankets and pillows as well as the carpet. When we moved, Dwayne assured me he had stopped, but a month ago I noticed his blanket and mattress have burn holes and so does the carpet by his bed. We live together with our 6-year-old son and, needless to say, I’m scared to death Dwayne will burn this place down. I have talked to him about it numerous times. All he does is yell and say it won’t happen because cigarettes are “safer now.” I have discussed this with our landlord to no avail. I thought about calling social services, but I don’t want to get him in trouble. I could really use some good advice. -- SCARED FOR

MY LIFE IN MILWAUKEE DEAR SCARED: Because Dwayne Abigail is unwillVan Buren ing to be more reDear Abby sponsible, it’s time to consider your son’s safety and your own. Your boyfriend is not only addicted to tobacco, he is also misguided. If cigarettes were “safer now” there wouldn’t be burn holes in his bedding and the area surrounding where he sleeps. If moving isn’t feasible, at least make sure there are working smoke detectors in your apartment and an extra one outside Dwayne’s bedroom door. Frankly, it would be healthier for you and the boy if Dwayne didn’t smoke at all in your apartment because the Environmental Protection Agency has classified secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen. To

verify this, and get further information, contact the American Cancer Society (800-227-2345) or the American Heart Association (800-2428721). DEAR ABBY: My husband died 13 years ago. Since then I have pretty much lost everything, except the grief. Recently it occurred to me that I have some photographs his siblings and nieces might like copies of. I don’t want them to know where I live because I’m ashamed. They are all well-to-do and never seemed to like me. No one has spoken to me since my husband’s death. I don’t want it to seem like I’m expecting anything in return because I’m not, nor do I want to see them socially. I’d just like to do something nice since we all loved him. From experience I think they’ll find some way to misinterpret or misunderstand the gesture. I’ll be hurt and, added to the depression and grief, I

don’t think I could handle it. What do you advise? — MISSING MY MAN IN CALIFORNIA DEAR MISSING YOUR MAN: Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your husband. You have given me four valid reasons not to reach out to your husband’s family, the most important of which is that if you get another round of rejection from them it will crush you. That’s why I advise against it. Because they haven’t spoken to you or included you in 13 years, on top of the fact you never felt accepted in the first place (your words) -- the healthy thing for you to do is to keep your distance. However, because in all this time you have been unable to finish your grieving process, I urge you to consider grief counseling. DEAR ABBY: We recently celebrated the milestone birthday of a dear friend with a party. In honor of the occasion we presented her with a

very nice bracelet with various fabricated gemstones set in a nice silver setting. As she was identifying the names of the stones, I blurted out that they “weren’t real” because I didn’t want her thinking we were trying to pass them off as the real thing. Now I’m afraid I might have cheapened our gift — although believe me, her bracelet was not cheap. I feel like an idiot. Should I try to fix this? -- FOOT IN MOUTH IN THE SOUTHWEST DEAR FOOT IN MOUTH: I think enough has already been said. Whether the stones in the bracelet were natural or man-made, the thought behind the gift was genuine. (Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.)

Feb. 19, 1574   Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp Neth

Feb. 19, 1582   Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant

Feb. 19, 1619   Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague

Feb. 19, 1634   Battle at Smolensk: Polish king Wladyslaw IV beats Russians

Feb. 19, 1674   Netherlands & England sign Peace of West-

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