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Ask Boomer: If you’re reading this, you’re a winner

Dear Boomer,

Why can’t people just read books instead of watching television? Get out and play, and when you’re sick, don’t just sit on the couch and watch TV, either. I’ve gotta go now!

Sincerely, U.P.

Dear U.P.,

Reading is a lot better for you than watching TV. It’s good for your mind, and it’s good for your imagination. I like to read a few chapters of my favorite book right before bedtime. With the great weather we’re having, I love playing outside with my buddies after school.

Readers are winners, Boomer Bear

Hey Boomer,

At my school, there’s this guy who hates me because he thinks that I like him. But I don’t. How do I tell him that I don’t like him?


Dear A.C.,

Just because you don’t like somebody, doesn’t mean ya gotta tell the person. Unless, of course, you WANT to let him know you don’t like him so that he’ll like you more, which means that you might actually like this guy after all.

Good luck – you’ll need it! Boomer Bear

Dear Boomer,

What is your fav dog?

Your friend, G.C.

Hey G.C.,

Didja check out Bo, the adorable “first dog” that just moved into the White House? It’s a Portuguese water dog and is the first dog Sasha and Malia have ever had. Bo gets my vote for favorite dog!

Take care,

Boomer Bear



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This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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