This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Unless of course the method is private final. (Or package private, i.e., not public, protected, or private, and the superclass and subclass are in different packages.) Then it can't be called by the subclass. Of course, that's true for any method, final or not.