Thursday, April 28, 2011


These are among the finalists in LEAF Inc.’s anti-gambling art contest,  The grand winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced during a reception and poetry reading, 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the UCCCA gallery, 11 Ford Ave., Oneonta....

Should You Be Worried About Gambling? Take This Test And Find Out
This is the self-diagnostic test to determine if you might have a gambling problem, developed Gamblers Anonymous:
• Did you every lose time from work or school due to gambling?
• Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
• Did gambling affect your reputation?
• Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
• Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
• Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
• After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
• After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
• Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
• Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
• Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
• Were you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
• Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
• Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
• Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
• Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
• Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
• Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
• Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?

“The Queen’s Laughing At You,” by Doug Jamieson, Treadwell

“The Loser,” by Alyssa Smith,
SUNY Oneonta

“Storm Clouds,” by Barbara Murray Sullivan,

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