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1991 Dear Abby People C-2Advice, People the Cincinnati enquirer wed nesday, October 2, Credit card agreement limits your liability if card is stolen DEAR ABBY: In resoonse to All .' v van euren ' V" 'J' ' 1 1- V " Maria Maples . . . life after Donald Michael Bolton . . . "Zipper" fan Croqueting Cincinnati Ballet dancers will play a round of ' 1920s-style croquet with sponsors and supporters at noon today in Lytle Park, downtown, promoting The Great Gatsby(Oct. 25-26). Quoted "He's obviously a scum bag because he started making love to other people and betraying my daughter and her innocence from the very beginning. If I see Gerry again, I'll spit in ' his face. The boy obviously has a screw loose." author Kurt Vonnegut on ex-son-in-law ' Geraldo Rivera, on CBS' Nightwatch. Quoted "Remember Tom Laughlin, the actor who played Billy Jack? Now he says he wants to run for president. Can you imagine that, a has-been, grade-B movie actor thinking he has a chance to be president?" Jay Leno Ailing Production on Dolly Parton's film Straight Talk has shut down in Chicago. Dolly is report-' edly suffering from an eye infection. Birthdays Actor George "Spanky" McFarland is'. 63 today. Singer Sting is 40. NBC defends pulling 'Quantum' episode NBC executives denied charges that they had caved into advertiser fear of homosexual, themes in deciding to withhold backing for a proposed episode of Quantum Leap (starring Scott Bakula) that was to deal with a gay teen-ager contemplating suicide. Perry Simon, the executive vice president of prime-time programs for NBC, said the network had considered the issue of possible advertiser resistance to the episode but was mainly reluctant to commit to paying for the program out of legitimate concerns about its content and the way it had been presented to the network. Donald P. Bellisario, the executive producer of Quantum Leap, blamed the advertising industry for the conflict, saying NBC feared the show would not be sponsored and would lose up to $1 million. IN THE MOOD: Michael Jackson pulled his "temperamental artist" act recently while shooting his video Black and White, when he developed artistic differences with director John Landis. A Hollywood source said the pop star sulked off to his trailer and kept the crew on hold for 3lA hours. Noted the source: "The only person he'd allow in to talk to him was a 7-year-old Native American girl he'd befriended." FAIR EXCHANGE: Donald Trump's ex-fiancee, Maria Maples, was seen holding hands at a state fair with Grammy-winning singer Michael Bolton. "It was fairly obvious they have a pretty good relationship," said fair manager Greg Stewart. The couple rode "The Zipper" and ate "elephant ears" a pastry after the R&B balladeer's sold-out performance Sunday, Stewart said. IN DREAMS: "I aspire to being boring . . . my dream in life is to wear sweats and go to a mall." actressdirector Jodie Foster. "Ellen," whose 75-year-old friend was out $4,000 (her credit cards were stolen and she was duped by a phone call into not reporting it), and anyone else who has in their possession even one credit card: READ YOUR CREDIT AGREEMENT! - Your maximum liability for unauthorized use is $50 per credit card. Prompt reporting also helps, as you cannot be charged for any purchases made with that card after you have notified the card issuer. That could mean even less than $50. The sob stories about people who have lost "thousands," with all due respect to this elderly woman, make me ill. Was she carrying 80 cards? Otherwise, her liability could nowhere approach $4,000. More likely, she just didn't know her rights and responsibilities. And shame on Ellen for merely reporting her plight instead of finding out what her friend's rights were. Also, those other "wonderful" folks who offer (for a sizable fee) to keep records of all your credit cards and notify the issuer if the cards are lost or stolen are a rip-off. You can do the same thing yourself for nothing if you'll just keep a record of each card number and the telephone number to call in the event of loss, etc. The numbers are usually toll-free and are printed on your credit agreement and on the card itself. Just make sure you write it down and file it, because you won't have the card to refer to after it's stolen. HOME ECONOMIST IN WOODRIDGE, ILL. DEAR HOME ECONOMIST: I'm sure the woman who unnecessarily paid out $4,000 because she did not know her rightsresponsibilities would have been grateful to have had your reminder at the time. But credit card registries perform a real service for people who are not as well-organized as you and might be too shaken by their loss to think clearly. For a small annual fee, one telephone call is all a person has to make. 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