The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 21, 1986 · Page 7
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 7

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, January 21, 1986
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The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 21,1986 Page? Odds against gambler winning Dear Ann Landeitf: You were dead wrong when you said gambling was not a viable way to make a living. A friend of mine uses a system based on calculus and consistently wins on the horses. • Another friend uses a pocket computer when he plays roulette. By figuring out in advance the section in which the ball will fall and knowing the rate of decreasing velocity, he has a good edge and will win consistently. My game is blackjack. For eight years I have averaged 1.2 chips per hour profit, not a bad living with $25 chips. I know two others who make their living playing blackjack. Obviously, we don't want our names or faces known to the casinos or the IRS, so I'm not signing this letter. If you will check with your experts you will find out why I am — Smiling All The Way To The Bank Dear Smiling: In an effort to find the best possible answer to your Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA letter I spoke with people who frequent racetracks, gambling casinos and those who run them. Here's the straight goods: Not a single person told me a living can be made by betting the horses. A computer is virtually no more help in picking a winner than "eenie meenie mynee moe." Knowledgeable and experienced bettors have been known to do well for several days, but if they keep at it, they will lose what they have won and then some. The only people who beat the ponies are those who go to the track once in a blue moon, get lucky and never go back. Slot machines? Forget it. They don't call them "one-armed bandits" for nothing. Folks have a tendency to tell you about that jackpot they hit in Reno but they never tell you how much it costs to get it or what they have put in since trying for a repeat performance. Roulette and crap-shooting are designed to benefit the establishment. The house doesn't have to load the dice or tamper with the wheels. The odds are with them against the customer. Once upon a time it was possible for a mathematical whiz with a phenomenal memory to beat the blackjack dealer by using the "counting system." These people could win consistently by remembering all the cards that were played, especially when there were five or six people in the game. But the casinos put an end to that by using multiple decks. So, my friends, blackjack is now a house game, like roulette and the slot machines. After all, somebody has to pay the salaries of all those dealers. And who do you think pays for that lush carpeting and those beautiful chandeliers? You do, Chump. One game at which a gambler CAN make a living is poker (if the cards aren't marked and some sharpie doesn't have cufflinks or a ring that can serve as a mirror). In a poker game luck counts, but so do skill and judgment. Shrewdness and psychology also can be useful. It helps to know the personality and temperament of your opponents. The player who can identify the bluffers and risk-takers is in a better position to decide when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. (Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) ELMORE ON EAST CRAWFORD 7Q tv«ry Noon » Evening • I » Monfl.v Thru Slturdiv PRICE INCLUDES-. Feoture meat, choice of salad, mashed potatoes, vegetable, homemade roll, butter and drink. Check Our Other Days Special Posted In Cafeteria Tuesday Lunch o Evening SPECIAL OVEN FRIED CHICKEN Serving Hours: Lunch 11 am-2pm Dinner 5 pm-7:30 pm Fun & Fine Food.. at Product sample pouches ideal for travel Dear Heloise: I'm expecting my third baby next month and, not wanting to get caught at the last minute, I have gotten my suitcase packed for my hospital stay. While gathering my toiletries, I found my bottles of shampoo and conditioner were too big and took up too much room. Instead of buying a couple of trial- size bottles which are great for small trips away from home, I remembered my stock of shampoo and conditioner samples I received in the mail. These sample pouches are not only free but take up very little of my Heloise's hints KING FEATURES valuable suitcase space. I also have sample pouches of hand lotion. Having short hair, I have found one pouch is usually all I need for a short stay. If I have to discard any that might be left over, I'm not throwing out hard-earned money. I also do not need to worry about loose tops and leakage. — Deborah Boehmer I'm a saver of sample and trial size too! Great for travel! — Heloise , Dear Heloise: My wooded yard is filled with birds, mostly Blue Jays, Robins, Woodpeckers and Red Birds. To keep them fed and also not waste, I use table scraps to feed them. When I trim the globs of fat from broiling meat or chicken, I stick the cut-up fat into the microwave for a few seconds. This turns the fat into crispy chunks and I put it out for the birds. They love it. — Ray Houston Greene Dear Heloise: My children are grown now but when they were small, I started teaching them good habits by encouraging them to help around the house. I purchased a small child-size laundry basket for my little ones to put their soiled clothes in and I lowered the rod in the closet so it would be easy to reach for the children. They could always put their own clothes away. If you are consistent in letting your Club calendar SL4IR-GL1DE Stairway Lift •America's largest selling stairway lift, fingertip control, easily installed. B&K Prescription Shop 'People Helping People' 827-4455 601 E. Iron, Salina Wednesday Eagles Auxiliary, 7 p.m. past presidents' meeting, Eagles home. VFW Auxiliary Post 1432, 11 a.m. hospital and cancer sewing, Post home. Magdala Temple 137, Daughters of the Nile, 7 p.m. meeting, Masonic Temple. , Salina Sunrise Lions Club, 6:30 a.m. meeting, Red Coach Inn. All Lions welcome. Jolly Mixers Dance Club, 8:30 p.m. dance to "Kansas Country," Friendship Center, 746 Commanche. Members and guests welcome. H&R Block Found Marge Caputo $1,723 'Couldn't have done it without you!" This year we're pledged to finding more Americans the biggest tax refund they have coming. What can we find for you? UftB «T1 WHERE MORE AMERICANS FIND A BIGGER REFUND. Sunset Plaza 254 S. Santa Fe, Downtown 827-5817 827-4253 Also in Sears — 510 S. Santa Fe 9-9 Mon.-Frl., 9-5 Sat. Salina Jaycees, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Cavalier Club. Membership for young people 18 to 35. For more information, contact Paul McAfee, 823-1517. Parents Without Partners Inc., 7:30 p.m. orientation for prospective members, E. Hickerson, 818 E. Cloud. Current members invited. TOPS, Kan., 645: 9 a.m. meeting, VFW Building. New members are welcome. Caring and Sharing Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m. meeting, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Max and Norton. For more information, call 827-4433. Parents' Support Group, using the TOUGHLOVE philosophy, 7:30 p.m. meeting, white house behind Trade Winds Motel, 1700 N. Ninth. Salina Flight Civil Air Patrol, 7:30 p.m. meeting, 2719 Hein Road. New members and guests welcome. Civil Air Patrol, Kansas Wing Staff (XR), 7 p.m. meeting, Christ- Episcopal Cathedral, 138 S. Eighth. (Basement of Sunday School building.) New Beginnings Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12:05 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. New Beginnings Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. Acceptance Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, 202% E. Iron. Serenity Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, Max and Norton. children know what is expected of them, cleanliness habits are easily learned. Start with a small task because a child's attention span is short, make it fun and give lots of hugs when the task is complete. — A Reader Dear Heloise: For all those mothers out there who thought they had "one more diaper" left! Take two sanitary pads with tape, peel off the tape and stick them on an old, clean hand towel or dish towel. Then pin the whole "diaper" onto your baby. The pads absorb the worst of the moisture until you can run to the store for diapers! — Becky Barrios (Write to Heloise in care of Hints from Heloise, King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.) Conference scheduled A Hematology Conference for professional nurses will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the St. John's Hospital Sunflower room. Registration is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Jody Anderson, will present a clinically orientated overview to the approaches to common hematological problems encountered in practice. Two contact hours have been applied for from the Kansas State Board of Nursing. To pre-register, call Emma Doherty, 827-2478, or Dorothy Johnson, 827-4411. The fee is $10 for registered and licensed practical nurses; there is no charge for members of AACN and the Smoky Hill Chapter of AACN which sponsors the event. Block that cliche SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Each year, the Unicorn Hunters release a list of words they think should be banished from the English language because of misuse, overuse, or general uselessness. The Unicom Hunters started word banishing in 1976. Over the years the group has come down on more than 150 words and phrases. 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You can put your dollars into your choice of any of the following broadly diversified, professionally managed investment portfolios: I •Money Market Instruments J 'Corporate Bonds •Common Stocks 'International Stocks •Lower-rated Corporate Bonds 'Science/Energy Stocks , You can move your money anytime to any other of the above portfolios.. .WITHOUT A SALES CHARGE* ...WITHOUT A PENALTY... WITHOUT DISTURBING THE TAX-SHELTER BENEFITS OF YOUR IRA. For more information, send the coupon or call WADDELL & REED, INC. 219S. Santa Fe Salina, Kansas 67401 913-827-3606 * A sales charge applies to an exchange from a no-load fund into a load fund. MEMBER SIPC SECURITIES INVESTOR PROTECTION CORPORATION I am interested in complete information aliout your Two-Step Flexibility program for my IRA. 1 understand you will supply me with an applicable prospectus providing complete information, including charges and fees, which I will read carefully before I invest. NAME ADDRESS CITY _STATE. _ZIP PHONE. 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