Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 9, 1998 · Page 5
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Peoi TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1998 — A-5 Looking Continued from Page 8 'llell and endure an earful for you. Gary and Sandy Rattigan run a •company called "Complain To Us" and its mission is to help con- •"sumers extract payback from tfpmpanies that botch bills, wreck xfredit histories, mess up mail . orders and sell defective wares. . They began in October and have griped for more than 250 " clients with a claimed 65 percent .success rate. Complaining - from ~ the Latin "cdmplangere" for "to tjeat the breast" - is an art left to those who don't get irritated. ^ Gary says, "It pays to be sweet. These companies are experts in ..b'lowing off trouble makers." .Where were these folks when I i w.as trying to settle my folks' estate matters? Talk about phone', tree hell. and circles leading v nowhere...You may reach the Rat'. dgans at 1-888-479-9300. A telephone interview with Gary revealed one of his most interesting cases. The client, a "Clint Eastwood type" had gotten nowhere with the executive of a medical insurance company. The client goes hunting in Africa every year and decided to buy a one week medical policy, very expensive. He did experience difficulty and a plane had to be hired (cos{ $2,000) to fly him out to medical help. Company policy stated he should have called Washington for permission first. "He was in the middle of a jungle with a two- way radio that only worked an hour a day, and they wanted him to call first? The client wrote factual, articulate letters like Charles Branson would write...not nasty, but not very PC. I'm sure the president of the company set the letters aside. This company hired a pit-bull of a woman to discourage folks from contacting the president. So I decided to have a conversation with the president via fax, avoiding her. One must go slowly with executives. Sure enough after two or three weeks of faxes, the company paid." Celtic Faire was gr-r-and foin ... Dropping by the park in Willits on May 17, visitors watched Mary, Queen of Scots, and her entourage (ladies in waiting, soldiers, hawker and more) gather to process across the busy street and down to the park. Following her arrival was the procession of Scottish Clans. What a thrill to meet the authentically costumed folk from St. Andrews Society in San Francisco, faithful Scots all, who drove so far to celebrate in the Willits Celtic Faire. Knowing of my interest in anything Celtic, a friend loaned her audio version of "How the Irish Saved Civilization." It is a story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill. The book received high acclaim, and several friends have been enjoying the reading of same by Liam Neeson (running time: 180 minutes, Bantom Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing). There's something about listening to Neeson read about Ireland in his native brogue that's charmin' and enchantin'. From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne - the "dark ages" - learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of Western civilization from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works - would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland. In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little- known "hinge" of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the "island of saints and scholars," the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the con- tinent, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the West's written treasury. With the return of stability in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning. Thus, the Irish not only were conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western culture. Thanks to Thomas Cahill, this pivotal era is brought back to vibrant life, its personages portrayed in all their seemingly contemporary humanity, its issues simply and compellingly spelled out. Overheard ... John Madden, popular sportscaster, explained a somewhat questionable weight loss support group. Called "Brotherhood United for Bad Bodies of America," it's acronym is "BUBBA!" Cheer-i-o! THE INFORMATION IS SPECTACULAR AND CRITICAL FOR BUSINESS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY. TOMA COMING TO MENDOCINO COUNTY JUNE 18 ]jg Super I *• LOTTO Bi-Lo HONEYDEW OR CANTALOUPE 3 LB. WASHINGTON RED APPLES CUCUMBERS RED OR GREEN DRISCOL 1 PINT STRAWBERRIES GREEN BELL PEPPERS SEEDLESS GRAPES MANGOES APRICOTS ASPARAGUS CALIFORNIA GRAPEFRUIT 2 LITER 99' NABISCO OREOS OR HONEY MAID GRAHAMS 160Z. BUSCH BEER 12 PACK CANS RUFFLES POTATO CHIPS 14OZ. COCA coin 12 PACK CANS SALTINES 0 CORK OIL . 1 GALLON SIZE DELI SPECIALS BEST YET YOGURT 4/1 00 fvBEST YET 1602. SOUR CREAM BEST YET 12 OZ. 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IMAYONNAISE VAN CAMP 15 OZ PORK N BEANS In fairness we reserve the right to limit individual purchases to 10 packages of any item for sale, except where otherwise noted. Sale items not available to any commercial dealers or wholesalers. Sale items are subject to stock on hand. Prices effective Wednesday. June 10 through June 16.1998. 1630 S. STATE ST. • DEEP VALLEY CENTER • UKIAH

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