Archive for April, 2009

Dozen civil rights figures to be on postage stamps

A dozen civil rights pioneers take their places of honor on U.S. postage stamps Saturday. The six 42-cent stamps are being dedicated in New York and are going on sale nationwide. The stamps honor the achievements of Ella Baker, Daisy Gatson Bates, J.R. Clifford, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles Hamilton Houston, Ruby Hurley, Mary […]

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33 Ways to protect your Identity and Credit

At Home 1.  Do not put checks in the mail from your home mailbox. Drop them off at a U.S. Mailbox or the U.S. Post Office. Mail theft is common. It’s easy to change the name of the recipient on the check with an acid wash. 2. Get all of your checks delivered to your […]

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Post Office honors WV Civil Rights Leader J.R. Clifford

J.R. Clifford, pictured left, is featured on a stamp in the new Civil Rights Pioneers series Until about five years ago, J.R. Clifford’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement were virtually unknown. This year Clifford is one of 12 Civil Rights pioneers honored with a stamp by the U.S. Postal Service. Clifford was the first […]

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Federal workers owe billions in unpaid taxes

WASHINGTON – From the U.S. Postal Service to the Executive Office of the President, thousands of federal workers have not paid their 2007 federal income taxes. The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from nearly half a million federal employees. According to IRS records, 171,549 current federal workers […]

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DA Foulston Reaches Settlement In Marketing Scam

District Attorney, Nola Tedesco Foulston, is pleased to announce completion of an investigation involving a nationwide marketing company, US Work Alliance, Inc., a Georgia Corporation d/b/a Exam Services, and one of its principals. In documents filed with the District court, the District Attorney alleged the company violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, by deceptively soliciting […]

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Money Orders

If you are going to pay with a money order, please note that I prefer United States Postal Service Money Orders over any other brand, for the simple fact that I can cash them at any post office. I have found out that Western Union and MoneyGram agents are NOT under any obligation to cash […]

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Bosses made ‘inflammatory remarks’

A national association of postal workers is demanding the removal of two high-level officials in Sioux Falls and Denver for what it considers “inappropriate and inflammatory remarks.” The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Wednesday that it has launched a review. At issue is the conduct of Postal Service executives during […]

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The Future of Forensic Science: UB Researcher Contributes to National Report

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 2007, University at Buffalo computer scientist Sargur Srihari, Ph.D., one of the world’s experts on pattern recognition and its application to fingerprints and handwriting, was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to serve with other national experts on its Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community. The […]

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Recession spawning job scams

The sour economy is spawning more job scams targeting out-of-work Americans, experts say. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that many job hunters are being approached with e-mail offers of employment. Invariably they ask for money up front. Consumer advocates warn they are likely scams, the newspaper says. The U.S. Consumer Protection Agency received several […]

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Graves pushes to continue six-day mail delivery

Rep. Sam Graves has taken the congressional lead in pushing the U.S. Postal Service to continue its six-day mail delivery service. While postal officials warn of huge operating losses resulting from declining mail volume and last year’s high gas prices, the Republican lawmaker called the current delivery schedule “an essential service.” The Northwest Missouri representative […]

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