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Dear Ann Landers: I divorced my husband in 1973, and a column of yours which appeared that year was a great help to me. Will you please run it again, Ann. Your advice was excellent -- and timeless. It meant a lot to me.

-- G.G.G., Phoenix

Dear G.G.G.: Although the advice is nearly 27 years old, it's still on target. Here it is:

I no longer believe that marriage means forever, no matter how lousy it is -- or for "the sake of the children." I see too many people who had a rotten first marriage and are truly happy with a second husband or wife, or even a third. Our basic disagreement (yours and mine) lies in the interpretation of "what God has joined together." If God made the selections, it would be simple, but, unfortunately, the selections are made by humans. And humans make mistakes.

He wasn't safe

Dear Ann Landers: Here's another one for your "stupid crooks" collection. It appeared in the Binghamton, N.Y., Press & Sun-Bulletin.

-- L.A., in N.Y.

Dear L.A.: These stupid crook stories never cease to amaze (and amuse) me. Thanks for sending yours on.

A Binghamton man was apprehended after state police saw him pushing a safe down the street. The 36-year-old man was charged with second-degree burglary. Two state police cruisers, returning from an accident scene, saw the man pushing an object down the street. Although the safe was covered with a white sheet, the troopers were suspicious, and began questioning the man.

The man's path could be traced by the grooves the safe dug into the sidewalk. He was also found to be carrying jewelry taken from a nearby residence.

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