Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 4, 1993 · Page 11
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12 — TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1993 BEETLE BAILEY -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL OOPS/ you CAUGHT ME, SIR/ SO! A GENERAL, HUH? 5CRAM/ OUT OF THE GENERAL'S CHAIR walker Dentist asked to chisel insurance firms BLONDIE By Dean Young and Jim Raymond J THOUGHT HE WAS ) — JUST 961N6 y MODEST HAS SEEN WITH SOMETIME, HASN'T HE, J.C CHJRIN6 HIS J00 INTERVIEW I ASKED HIM WHAT HE COULD DO AND HE SAID NOTHING YES, IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER HOW PlO >OU HAPPEN TO HI BE HIM? J- CALVIN AND HOBBES By Bill Watterson YlUO WOULD LIKE / T uift(|i ft/ TO m* MIS « I ™«J. UtR TRAFFIC V J- WJU/. SftFLTf POSTER FIRST' AIL RIGHT, STEP UP FRONT. hW POSTER. SMS, "BE IREFUL, OR BE ROMJWLL?" IH PATENT-PENOWG "3-D GORE-0-RA>M(k',' TH\S PICTURE WILL A.CTUMLS FUES, BECAUSE THE DRMING 1-5 SPUTTERED YUTW SPAGUETH SAUCE.' SEE WRE ML 5KK K80UT CHAHCES OF Dear Ann Landers: I'm a practicing der'ist who is deeply disturbed by the dishonesty I see all around me. Almost every week, I'm asked to commit insurance fraud. Of course, I refuse, but I wonder how many others submit to the temptation. One patient asked me to use his brother's insurance card number. Another asked me to write a prescription in his name since he was insured, but it was to be used by an uninsured friend. I've been asked to overbill and increase the dollar amount so the patient's account would be credited for more than the actual cost. In this way, the patient would not have to pay the insurance deductible. Patients always suggest these things in complete privacy, and it's never a woman. It seems only men have the nerve to make such requests. I have spoken to several colleagues about this, and they say it happens regularly to them as well. With all this chiseling going on, is it any wonder that health care is in such a mess? — Somewhere in Wisconsin Dear Wisconsin: There is nothing new under the sun. Every gimmick and rip-off stunt has been tried before. Health care professionals who fiddle around with the paperwork could be setting themselves up for professional suicide. Ann Landers Letters to Ann Landers should be mailed to P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, III. 60611-0562 Investigators know exactly what to look for. I hope your letter and my response will serve as a warning to those who are considering insurance fraud. It's not worth it. Dear Ann Landers: I disagree with your advice to "Liquid Assets in Michigan," the woman whose fiance was a wild spender. You told her they could have a successful marriage if her fiance had no charge cards or checking accounts and if she handled the money and put him on an allowance. Wrong advice, Ann. When "Dick" courted me, I had a fine career, excellent credit and money in the bank. After we married, he became a reckless spender and overdrew our account so drastically that we were often left with very little money for rent, food and utilities. When things got out of hand, Dick's boss contacted us about full payment of his employee charge account — $6,400. Although the account had a $5,000 limit, Dick had charmed the young female clerk into allowing him "extra privileges." Dick was soon $20,000 in debt; One year after our marriage, we declared bankruptcy. Eighteen months later, I discovered he had forged my name on a check. That s when I walked out. After our divorce, I had trouble getting an apartment because of my lousy credit. Now, my new husband and I can't qualify for a loan. I've insisted that he not place me on any checking or savings accounts so that my rotten credit record doesn't tarnish his. Tell "Michigan" to hold onto her wallet and run. I wish I had. — Sadder But Wiser in Sacramento Dear Sac: Thanks for the testimonial. As my dear father used to say, "If you go to bed with dogs, don't be surprised if you get up with fleas." And by the way, according to my mail, being a co-signer has been the source of more soured relationships than sex. Unless the collateral is rock solid, it can be a very bad idea. Gem of the Day: If at first you don't succeed, you're about average. ' FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston What's your sign? Astrological horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only. <Your birthday HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Dik Browne MayS, 1993 Knowledge is power that you can use to profitable advantage in the year ahead. Don't stop learning all you can about things that are useful in your field of endeavor. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Try to be a peacemaker instead of a provoker in discussions with your mate today. Both of you might have a low kindling point that could be readily ignited. Know where to look for romance and you'll find it. The Astro-Graph Matchmaker instantly reveals which signs are romantically perfect for you. Mail $2 plus a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Matchmaker, c/o this newspaper, P.O. Box 4465, New Yortt'NY 10163. . GEMINI (May 21-June'^rJ) Responsibilities which you should peVafpnally attend to shouldn't be cast off on others today. Conversely, also protect yourself from the "patsy" role. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Be sure you know what you're talking about if you offer a friend financial or business advice today. If anything goes wrong, you might be held accountable. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) If you're too assertive today in dealing with others, it could produce an undesirable reaction. Try to be a booster, not a self-appointed boss. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) If a close associate does something you dislike today, bring the matter out into the open so that it can be resolved. Don't suffer in silence and spoil your day. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Something you're involved in has profitable potential, but it might not come about as quickly as you anticipate, nor produce the types of returns for which you're hoping. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Partnership arrangements aren't apt to work out' to anyone's satisfaction today if both parties have targeted different objectives. There must be a collective purpose. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Anything you do out of spite today could have a boomerang effect, and you could be hurt more than the party that you're trying to penalize. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Conditions in general are rather touchy today. Something you'll want to change to your benefit could turn out to be detrimental to another person. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) If you and your mate have a disagreement today, try to resolve it privately. If you air it in the presence of others, resolution could become very complicated. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Problems with co-workers could erupt today over methods and procedures. Each must try to promote the general good instead of gratifying his or her own ego. ARIES (March 21-April 19) In your com- •""meTcial affairs today, be prepared (05 things to be a bit tougher than usual, regardless of whether you're trie buyer or the seller. Each condition must be handled skillfully. PEANUTS By Charles M. Schulz I'M NOT 60IN6 TO SCHOOL ANYMORE BECAUSE I ALREAPYKNOWEVEBflHINS I'LL EVER NEEP TO KNOW.. HOWFARAuJAYISTME MOON, WHEN WAS 6EOR6E UJA5UIN6TON BORN AMP UJHAT'5 THE FRENCH WORD FOR TOOTHPASTE? I HOPE I HAVE A CUPCAKE IN MV LUNCH TOPAY.. POP CULTURE The "hoofing" skills he acquired during his early years on the Broadway stage were the ones that James Cagney was most proud of - but it was his portrayals of gangsters that made him his fame and fortune. His salary disputes with Warner Bros. were highly publicized, yet in 1955 Cagney played the role of song-and-dance man George M. Cohan in 'The Seven Little Foys" for nothing, refusing a fee out of respect for famed vaudevillian Eddie Foy, who had befriended him in his youth. © 1993 by NEA, Inc. By Steve McGarry 1. Cagney's earlier portrayal of George M. Cohan won him the 1942 Oscar for Best Actor- what was the movie? 2. In which film did he play Cody Jarrett, the killer who meets his end atop an oil refinery bellowing "Made it, Ma! Top of the World!" 3. Which Cagney classic contains the scene of him pushing a grapefruit into the face of Mae Clarke ? 4. In which movie does Cagney's character go to the electric chair feigning cowardice? .SBOBJ AVIQ miM sieBuy. O .Aujeu3 oiiqnd em. (e .JWH OWWU fe THE BORN LOSER LIFE INSURANCE. PROGRAM SHOULD BE UPGRADED REGULARLY TO STAY ABREAST OF YOUR NODS... fAUCH COVERAGE ."« p I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW, IF I SHOULD WE TOMORROW M FArAILX WOULD G£T * 10,000! By Art & Chip Sansom NOT PLANNING ON 3WflH& "* DEAD VEKf LONG, ARE Vfc? FRANK & ERNEST By Bob Thaves &. lrV/»CK'AB7»N 'faff-' AW THIS &f GOING \ ON THt I 5-4- ALLEY OOP By Dave Graue and Jack Bender ROBOTMAN By Jim Meddick „ ir ^,.,v T30WON A RWTiNE MISSION WEVE ENCOUNTERED AN INHAftTEP PLANET "SR-BL'.^ ARLO & JANIS By Jimmy Johnson SURFACE. \SCCNER£p 8V A COIAPLEX LASVRINTH OF WGO& DWELLINGS, SENSORS INDICATE THAT THE. RJPOLATION IS COMPOS&D OF" yHI6HLY. CWlLllEP ROP6NTS. ^- ^ — WINTHROP By Dick Cavalli THE VAOaST THINS- \ ABOUT &eiN& ) ACOfif... ./ —-^ leTHATxVvHEKI \ I QET PEPRESSED.../ 0~^ ( 1 DON'T EVEN HAVE ATHUMB vT , o

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