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4B COMICS l Harrison Daily Times Thursday, August 1, 2013



Frank and Ernest

Beetle Bailey




The Born Loser Today’s solution:

TODAY IN HISTORY Today is the 213th day of 2013 and the 42nd day of summer. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1834, Britain abolished slavery in all of its colonies. In 1876, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. In 1957, the United States and Canada announced the formation of the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). In 1966, ex-Marine Charles Whitman opened fire from a tower at the University of Texas at Austin, killing 14 people and wounding 31.


In 2007, a highway bridge in Minneapolis collapsed over the Mississippi River, killing 13 and injuring 145. TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: William Clark (17701838), explorer; Francis Scott Key (1779-1843), composer/lawyer; Herman Melville (1819-1891), writer; Dom DeLuise (1933-2009), actor/comedian; Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), fashion designer; Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), singer-songwriter; Coolio (1963- ), rapper; Adam Duritz (1964- ), musician; Sam Mendes (1965- ), film director; Jason Momoa (1979- ), actor.

The Family Circus

SUDOKU Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test!


Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

ASTRO-GRAPH LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Financial conditions could be rather testy, so it behooves you to manage your resources as wisely as you can. Avoid all excessive spending and don’t borrow or lend out any money. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you fail to establish some realistic objectives for yourself, you could burn out striving for an unattainable goal. Be practical, and you’ll do fine. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t do anything that could cause you problems today. You’re in a cycle where you need to pay strict attention to your inner judgment. If you stray, you’ll regret it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — A domineering companion might attempt to involve you in something that you want no part of. You’ll need to muster the necessary resolve to stay out of trouble. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — To underestimate your competition would be a grievous error. You’ll have to bring your “A” game and go at it with everything you’ve got. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Review your tasks and/or assignments first thing, especially those that are distasteful to you. If your heart isn’t in your work, you

could make things worse. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Hard feelings will result if you expect too much from a joint endeavor. Of course, the same might be true if your partner expects too much from you as well. All efforts must be equal. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Before you start finding fault with your mate, keep in mind not to blow things out of proportion. Once you open Pandora’s box, you might not be able to close it again. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Because you have acute critical faculties, it is sometimes easy for you to spot flaws in others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Your extravagant urges could demand your attention, making it possible for you to do something financially foolish. Before spending money outlandishly, remember how hard you worked for it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — The consequences of your behavior could deleteriously affect your colleagues. Make doubly certain that your motives are constructive and noble. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Under most conditions, you’re not prone to holding grudges, yet today some old complaints might rear their heads.

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