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T U E S D A Y

The year dawns with as many hopeful signs as grim indications: accords in the Middle East, yetRoseanne continues apace. If the big picture seems muddled beyond redress, focus instead on those small efforts at keeping the peace that are within your grasp. For instance, take your Christmas pooch (or Hanukkah hound, or Kwanzaa canine) for a lesson in Puppy-to-Puppy Socialization. Teach Bowser early the importance of manners and restraint. Let your watchwords for ’95 be “Good dog,” and not “Down, boy!” Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring Pet Depot, 9159 Brookville Rd., Silver Spring. FREE. (301) 585-7200. (Dave Nuttycombe)