Many years ago as children at home, we played a game called "Snake Eyes." All my brothers and sisters loved this game and would like to purchase it. Do you have any idea where we might write to find out if they still make it? - D.C., Sandy.
No. And nobody else seems to, either. We called antique stores and game stores.
We even called the Salt Lake City Public Library, which took a good deal of time looking for information on such a game. It got nowhere.
We tried to call you to get some details on the game (i.e., Was it a board game? What did the players do?), but you didn't include your telephone number in your letter to us and your number is unlisted.
We even called Milton Bradley, the board game manufacturer, in Massachusetts. We spoke to the marketing department. "It doesn't sound familiar, but it must be something with dice in it," said the person we spoke to.
She was obviously referring to a throw of dice in which two "ones" appear.
With virtually no information about the game, we knew our chance of success was slim.
So we appeal to our readers, who haven't failed us yet.
If you can enlighten us about a game called "Snake Eyes," give us a call at 237-2170.
ATMs will do almost anything
Now that banks have coaxed millions of consumers into using automated teller machines for withdrawals, balances and deposits, bankers want ATMs to do more, according to Changing Times, the Kiplinger Magazine.
The MAC network in New Jersey and Pennsylvania is installing ATMs that let you preregister regular payroll, government or dividend check deposits so you get immediate access to the money. Updated ATMs can moonlight as marketers, selling certificates of deposit and money-market accounts. Security Pacific Bank, based in Los Angeles, is installing units that can do transactions in Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.
Other businesses may soon spread to bank machines, like the sale of postage stamps, transit passes and theater tickets, predicts Bank Administration Institute ATM expert Deborah Colletti. - AP Newsfeatures.