Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 23, 1998 · Page 7
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 7

Ironwood, Michigan
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Tuesday, June 23, 1998
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THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood. Ml — Tuesday. June 23,1998 Pag* 14 Pressing 9, 0 and# is a scam FOR BETTER OR WORSE Dear Ann Landers: I jusi Found oul about a telephone scam, and ! hope you will wans your readers about it { received a phone call from soneooe who identified himself as an AT&T service technician. This so- called technician claimed to be running t test on the pfaooe lines and asked me to help him by touching tbe number 9, then 0, then the pound sign (#), I was then supposed to hang up. I became suspicious, said I was in a big hurry and hung up. I immediately called the phone company and was informed that by pushing 90#, 1 would be giving that 'technician" access to my phone line, allowing him to place long-distance calls while the charge appeared on my bill. Please alert your readers to this scam.--DAYTON, OHIO DEAR DAYTON: I very much appreciate your letter. You have he Iped me alert millions of people to a racket that could be very costly to unsuspecting victims. We contacted Oriano Pagnucci, the director of public relations alAT&T, and he informed us that your information is accurate. Pagnucci said this is an old scam but it was recently revived when the information was posted on the Internet. The scheme is mostly directed at businesses and government agencies. Pagnucci said that real AT&T technicians do NOT call and ask customers to help check the phone lines or run tests. Nor will they ever ask to verify your calling card number. Managers of office buildings should notify their staffs not to comply with such requests. Ann Landers If anyone should call you and say he (or she) is an AT&T service person, ask for his or her name, phone number and the name of a supcrvi sot Then, hang up. The caller's identity can then be verified through AT&T. These crooks should not be permitted to get away with such shenanigans. Victims who do nothing are aiding and abetting them in their dirty work. Dear Ann Landers: What could you possibly have been thinking when you replied to "Midwest Senior"? He's the reader who was critical of the sensitive personal information contained in newspaper obituaries and asked how you felt about it. You said that you didn't mind reading about someone's multiple marriages because that was "part of the person's personal history" but that you would prefer to see an AIDS- related death referred to as an "extended illness" to spare the family members any embarrassment. . I can't understand bow you failed to see the hypocrisy in your statement An AJDS-relatcd death is indeed a profound part of someone's personal history. To have it whitewashed implies that AIDS is a source of shame. Itmost emphatically is not That is the kind of thinking that prevents so many people from being tested for this devastating disease and contributes to its spread. The public needs to know how many lives are being lost to this terrible illness so that the search for a cure will not wane. Publishing such information in the obituaries confronts us all with the reality of this plague. Please. Ann, rethink your response. -- WEST COAST READER DEAR WEST COAST. Several readers complained about my answer but for a different reason. They pointed but that a death from AIDS should not be a condemnation of one's lifestyle. There are ways other than by reckless sexual conduct that a person can get AIDS. Contaminated blood and needles are the most common. My thanks to all who'wrote. I learn a lot from my readers. DC you have questions about sex, but no one to talk to? Ann Landers' booklet, "Sex and the Teenager," is frank and to the point. Send a self- addressed, long, .business-size envelope and a check or money older for $3.75 (this includes postage and handling) to: Teens, do Ann Landers, P.O.Box 11562, Chicago, llL 606110562. {In Canada, send $4.55.) Tb find out more about Ann Landers and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at ANN LANDERS® C1998, Creator* Syndicate Your Horoscope Wednesday. June 24, 1996 In the year ahead, ambitious aspirations will be easily stimulated. Others will become interested in matters and markets in which you're involved. Donl take these opportunities lor granted! CANCER (June 31-July 22) There's a possibility you might cause complications Bridge North M 23-M * 7 8 4 : V J * 3 * A J 9 7 5 * K 6 Wr»t Ea*t * K 10 2 » 5 76 » A K Q 10 9 8 432 » Q 10 8 1075 43 <•> Q 9 • South * A Q J 9 • 3 » 5 2 » K 6 * A J 2 Vulnerable: Neither Dealer: East South West Pass Pass North Eaxl i v 2 * Has* Pass Pass Opening lead: for yourself by acting against your better judgment today. Minimize caustic occur- renowabd^rj^rtflSte them. Cancer, treat yourself to a birthday gift. Send tor your Astro-Graph predictions lor the year ahead by mailing $2 and SASE to Astro- Graph, c/o this newspaper, P.O. Box 1758, Murray Hill Station. New York, NY 10156" Be sure to state your zodiac sign. LEO (Jury 23-Aug. 22) Self-doubt and indeclsiveness are strong impediments for you loday. Instead ol worrying whether something will work, give it a shot. VIRGO (Aug. 23-S«pt. 22) People you associate with may impose on you today, even rf they're usually reticent about asking for favors. Protect your interests. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Be careful not to be influenced by inept advisers today, and don't seek counsel from those whosa lives are in a state of disarray. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Before attempting to "do-tl-yoursell" today, be sure to analyze the hazards associated with your undertaking, If you use poor judgment, you may have to hire an'expert to bail you out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-De«. 21) Loaning Things to others thai are not yours in the lirst place could create problems today It's bast to say "no" unless you have the owner's permission. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) For the sake ot harmony on the home front, it's best not to make major decisions without- consulting your mate today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Several tasks you ve neglected could stare you in the face today. The minor one* may ge* • . lick and a promise, while bigger ones might not even be attempted. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mareh 20) There could be sudden changes in your material circumstances today, so it's best not to take. risks where money is involved. Play it safe and close to the vest. ARIES (March 21-Aprll 19) If things don't go your way today, you could be • disturbing person to be around. Relax, and don't take yourself too seriously. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Usually, you're not the type of person who nurses a grudge. Today, however, there's • chance you might treat someone unkindly because of a past misunderstanding. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) If you aren't financially disciplined today, you could waste your resources on things of nominal value. Crossword Benefiting from reader comment By Phillip Alder Britain's best player, Tony Forrester, writes for The Daily Telegraph, He has put together a collection of his columns, "Vintage Forrester" (Balsford). There is advice on all as- pecU of the game, with a wide variety of subject matter and complexity level. In particular, Forrester's recommendations are practical. He describes only conventions that he feels are useful. Forrester admits that the articles' quality has been improved by taking advantage of suggestions from readers. Here is one of the easier deals, featuring a defensive play that has been highlighted many times in the literature, but is often missed by players below the expert level. South's jump to four spades is an overbid, but if he made a game-try, North would accept with his near-maximum. In answer to his partner's opening bid, West leads the heart seven, Bast winning and playing two more round* of the suit. When South ruffs the last of these with the spade queen, what should West do? There is a natural reaction to over- ruff, but it's wrong. South will win whatever West returns, draw trump* and claim. His losers are one spade and two heart* Not* the differeix* if West discards at trick three. South'* remaining trump* are headed by the ace-jack- nine. Sitting over him. Went ha* the king-lO-two. West muxt collect two trump trkrkj, to go with Eaif* pair of h«art winnen. The book I* 122.95 poitpaid from Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies. Call «00) 274-2221 to order. 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