The Democrat-Gazette threw in the towel this morning, returning the vapid “Overboard” strip to its comics lineup but retaining the violent and tasteless “Lio” also.

To accomplish this, the editors tampered with one of the most sacred of cows, the Billy Graham column, which was moved to Page 3. It also added another stinking cat strip. “Pickles,” which, on first exmination, appears to be a more bitter “Garfield.” The cat in “Pickles” did invoke one of the Ten Commandments in a blasphemous way the first day out, so it remains to be seen whether meddling with Graham and the Old Testament will bring further wrath down on the editors.