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THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood. Ml —Thursday, June 18.1998 Page 16 — >^^^^^^^^^«B>^^^^^^MBV^^^^VH*^^Bi^^HV>M^^^B^^^B^VM^^^^B^^MMMHOTOTmHi^BHHHHi^HHHM^HHH^^HHHHHBH Daughter shows real guts FOR BETTER OR WORSE Dear AM Ludcnt: I have read with interest the slorie* you have printed about judges and the sentences ihey haod out. I would like to letl you another one. My 18-year-old daughter was in a motorcycle accident. She was a passenger on a motorcycle hit by a car that failed to yield the right of way white making a left-hand turn. There were several witnesses who said the accident was the fault of the driver of (he car, yet no ticket was issued. My daughter was airlifted to a trauma unit, where she spent 30 days. Her left feg WKI amputated below the knee. She spent more time in a therapy hospital and a general hospital. All in all, she spent 43 days in the hospital, and her life was forever changed. The cost was unbelievable. My insurance has paid over $195,000 for hospital bills, a prosthetic limb and soon. I have paid $1,500 out of my pocket and spent time away .from work. I called my senator and asked him to please get involved and see that the driver was issued a ticket When we finally went to traffic court, the driver claimed she was not guilty But the real surprise was her fine ~ $50! The judge said she could have been fined up to $500, but he didnt want to inconvenience the woman. My daughter was sitting there in her wheelchair, her leg amputated and her life forever changed, and the judge didn't want to "inconvenience* the person who was responsible. It has been a year now, and happily, my daughter is doing wonderfully well She works two jobs, goes to the community college full time and has bought • condo. There are days when she's not very perky, but they arent coo frequent, and she bounces right Ann Landers back. She is one of the strongest people I know, and I'm very proud of her. - N JC IN PAS ADENA, CALIF DEAR N.K.: What a marvelous, gutty daughter you have. You nave every right to be proud. She's headed for success, no matter what challenge* lie ahead. That girt is going to make it Give her a big hug for me. RS.: It sounds like that judge needs a brain transplant Dear AM LaMkrs: This story is so funny, it needs to be shared. It was written by Jason Sickles of the Dallas Morning News. I hope you and your readers enjoy it. - LONGTIME .TEXAS READER DEAR L.TR.: Thanks for more proof that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Here's the story: A 30-year-old Dallas man might not be the world's best bank robbec but he's an honest one. The man intended to rob the Federal Reserve Bank building at about 6:30 a.m., police said It was all right there in his note: This is a bank robbery of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas. Give me all the money. Thank you.* He signed it with his full name. Your Horoscope Friday. June 19, 1998 In the year ahead, you might be subject- ad to changes you initially resent. As they become more comfortable, however, you'll view them as advantages. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Think for yourself instead of letting others impose .heif Ideas on you today. You know what's good fo? you and what isn't. Get a Bridge West * A K V 9 7 • K Q * 9 7 South J V 3 * North o* i8-»8 * 10854 * K 8 3 2 #1076 fe * K 10 East * Q J 9 6 2 6 » 5 J * 9 8 5 3 432 * Q J South » 7 3 V A Q J 10 4 » A 4 * A 8 6 5 Vulnerable: Both Dealer South West North East Pass 2 • Pass 2 Pass 4 v All pass Opening lead: * K jump on life by understanding Ihe influences tnat'll govern you m;the year ahead. Send for your Astro-Graph predictions by mailing $2 to Astro-Graph, c/o this newspaper. P.O. 8ox 1758, Murray Hilt Station. New York, NY 10156 Be sure to state your zodiac sign. CANCER (June 21-July 22) A risfcy-yet- endearing friend may catch you oil guard today by asking to-borrow something you'd rather not lend. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may not make good decisions undor pressure today, so stall for time if someone starts to lean on you for a commitment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) First thoughts might not be your best ones today, even if you think they're clever. Don't endow th«m with more credit than they deserve LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) This is one of those days when friends could do things that press your patience to the limit Keep your temper in check and don't react in a manner you might regrol. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) There could be a price to pay today if you'ia insistent on having everything your way This mode of behavior w.ill disenchanl your allies. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Weigh your words with considerable care today; or you might blurt out something difficult lo retract. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Unfortunately your luck may not extend lo speculative situations today, even though you might fool it will. Don't gamble on something fooltsft. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Fefa. 19) Extreme tolerance will be required in your relationships today. Hold your temper in check, even if someone deserves its sting. PISCES (Feb. 2O-March 20) Your attention span is poor today, and could cause a mistake at work. Be especially attentive when using hazardous tools. ARIES (March 21-Aprtt 19) Pursuits that cost a pretty penny could give you Ihe least amount of fun today. Seek pastimes you won't have to put on a credit card. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Enjoy where you are and whom you're with today, instead of wishing you were elsewhere with someone different. OliWHfoyNEAJhc. Crossword A try for game By Phillip Alder An action not well understood by many players is the trial bid: One of a major (by opener or responder) is raised'to two. With a minimum hand, you pass. With a maximum hand, you jump to game. But what do you do with an intermediate hand that is too good to pass yet not good enough to jump straight lo game? Enter the trial bid (or game-try, as it is called in some quarters). You mention a new suit, usually one that is weak, at least three cards in length, and containing two or three losers. Traditional holdings are A-x-x, K-x-x, Q-x-x-x, x-x x. etc. (If there are two possible suil.s in which to make a trial bid, normally choose the weaker.) How does partner react? He is being asked for help in that suit: cards (or shortage) that will stop your side's losing two or three tricks in the trial suit. Great holdings are a void, a singleton, K-x. K-Q-x, A-K-x, etc. Undesirable holdings are J-x-x, (j-x-x, x-x-x, x-x-x-x, etc, More about this tomorrow Now, a deal featuring a trial bid. : Despite hi» minimum count, North should bid game with the good club holding and four trumps. West cashes the spade king before the ace to show a doubleton. 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The Federal Reserve Bank has no tellers, so the man presented his note to the first official-looking person he saw - an armed security guard.The guard pressed an alarm button and waited for colleagues. The bank robber took the opportunity to make . small talk. "Well, I'm here to rob you," a police report quotes him as saying. "Is this where the money is? I tried to rob the post office, but they threw me out" The FBI said that the robber had indeed tried the same heist minutes earlier at the U.S. Postal Service's financial station a few blocks away Guards at the Federal Reserve cuffed the man and held him for Dallas police, who took him to jaiL The man's alleged robbery attempts quickly made the law-enforcement rounds, even reaching Dallas' top cop. "We may have a persistent bank robber who is just not loo bright," the police chief said. Amen, says Ann Landers. Have trouble sleeping at night and don't want to get involved in a novel? 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