The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 64
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 64

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, October 27, 1996
Page 64
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The Danbury Mint 47 Richards Ave., PO Box 4900 Norwalk. CT 06857 YES! Reserve Moses for me as described in this announcement. MOSES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Send no money now. Name_ (Pleau print clearly.) Address. City/State_ Signature (All orders subject to acceptance.) Allan 2 to 4 weeks after Initial payment for shipment. RESERVATION APPLICATION Zip. GBE1DDD1 • MM An amazingly detailed limited-edition sculpture featuring hand-painted pewter figurines, The Bible tells us the inspiring story of Moses, who led his people into the Promised Land. He ascended the sacred mountain and returned bearing God's covenant with His people— the Ten Commandments—inscribed on two stone tablets. Now, renowned English sculptor, Stephen Allen, brings to life the power and awe of this exalted moment with Moses. Remarkable detail...superb craftsmanship. Even in miniature scale, one can clearly see in amazing detail Moses' expressive face as he descends Mt. Sinai. The figures are crafted of fine pewter and mounted on a realistically detailed rock outcropping of cold-cast porcelain—a special blend of powdered porcelain and resin. Skilled artists then meticulously hand-paint each sculpture. Moses is limited to an edition of 75 casting days, and each sculpture is individually numbered by hand. A crystal clear glass dome and handsome wood base are included at no extra charge. The price is just SA9.50, payable in two installments of $24.75! If not delighted return it within 30 days. Order today! 'Plus any applicable sales tax and $2 shipping and handling per Installment. LEGAL Q&A May your boss read your mail? Q: Does an employer have the right to open and read an employee's mail? I am referring to mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service. Suzanne Ficara, Westmont, N.J. No. Your employer does not have the right to open your mail if it is addressed to you and is clearly personal. But your employer does have the right to read your e-mail, the electronic messages you receive via your office computer. What's the difference? One form of mail is sent via the Roger Cossack and Greta Van Susteren are lawyers and hosts of CNN's Burden of Proof (1230 p.m. ET weekdays). The problem with these programs that let you create wills, contracts, prenuptial agreements and so on is that they may not meet your specific needs. For example, a will can be simple or complex, depending on the size of your estate. Often tax-planning devices, such as a trust, are included in a will and should be tailored to the individual. If you are concerned about your estate, you should consult a lawyer. an attorney before taking action. U.S. Postal Service and adheres to federal laws, and the other comes over the telephone lines through a company computer, where there is no expectation of privacy. Q: I'm curious about the legitimacy of software products that generate legal documents such as wills. Do these documents hold up in court? Do they have to be notarized? It seems too easy to be true. Wayne Watson, Lancaster, Calif. For simple wills, these computer programs are probably fine. However you create it, a will generally has to be notarized or witnessed to be legally honored, unless it is written entirely in the deceased person's handwriting (hard to do on a computer). Q: Can a specific song title, once copyrighted, be used at a later date for a different melody? Barbara Northrup, Agoura Hills, Calif. First, you cannot copyright a song title. It's extremely difficult, if not impossible, to copyright a single word or short phrase. You can, however, copyright the actual composition (the lyrics and melody). Second, if you decide to use the same title as that of a famous song, the music had better be quite different. If the tune is even remotely close, that could be grounds for a copyright-infringement suit. Because situations vary case by case, our advice is to go to a lawyer who specializes in copyright law (a specialized area of the law) and hire him or her for one hour to answer your questions, ca HIGH-TECH HEADACHE? In California, Election Day could mean a headache for high-tech companies. Voters will decide whether to pass Proposition 211, a measure that would make it easier for stockholders to sue companies for poor performance. Trial lawyers and consumer groups claim the measure protects investors, while companies In Silicon Valley say it's unfair because of the volatile nature of high-tech stocks. Both President Clinton and Bob Dole have urged Califomians to vote "no." Send your questions to: "l*gal Q&V USA WEEKEND, P.O. Box 76207, Washington, D,C. 20013 (e-mail:; tax 703-276-6518). <i QNUNEi Review legal advice In USA WEEKEND on America Online. Keyword: USA WEEKEND. IB USA WEEKEND • Oct. 25-27, 1W6

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