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Discussing Everyday Issues Affecting Everyday People

Edition 9 - Volume 3
6/2/2002 thru 6/8/2002

Editions 1 thru 8 are now archived,
with a complete Table of Contents for all archived materials. Issues also has a complete site map.

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On each page the reader will notice a navigation bar across the top of the page. Please pay attention to the navigation bars, the bar chages from week to week on our main page, but not always on the sub-pages. Issues has also begun adding a list of corresponding pages, or pages of similar interest, with the realm of Issues at the end of each article. While you are reading articles of interest to you, please also click onto the links within the articles to locate further information regarding the hyperlinked subject.

Last week Issues dedicated its entire ezine to Memorial Day, its history, the Wars that shaped America and the Veterans that fought those wars. Due to a problem with the Editors leg, not all of the information managed to reach Issues regular readers; still other readers felt they missed articles they were in search of. Therefore, Issues has decided to use this week's edition as a recap of all of our old pages. During the week, we will also be adding new pages, so please:


Our First Edition while rather weak in nature, gave the readers an insight as to what Issues was all about. We began our quest to learn about the At-Will Doctrine a creation of the judicial system, born in 1877 when Horace G Wood wrote "Master / Servant". Case law has made the at-will doctrine the center of America's employment rule; allowing unprotected employees to be dismissed from their jobs for any reason or no reason at all.

Issues' also began an investigation into the termination of one of our reader's, from his employment as an over-the-road truck driver. The reader, after being involved in a traffic accident, failed a mandatory drug test; testing positive for amphetamines. Issues attempted an unbiased report, investigating all aspects of the incident. After completing our investigation, Issues forwarded our assessment to the involved parties and are presently awaiting a response, and hopefully a reversal of our reader's termination.

Issues brought our readers the story of Charlie from New York, a man who fought a two year constructive discharge only to have his employment terminated at-will. The at-will doctrine has become an important topic to Issues and we are doing everything within our power to bring the problems with the at-will doctrine to lawmakers across the country in hopes of changing this 125 year old atrocity.

As Issues continued delving into reader's problems, we decided to assist our readers by offering a car buying guide, which included safety topics, consumer fraud topics, as well as statistics on the most stolen vehicles in America and a state-by-state listing of motor vehicle departments and licensing requirements. Of course, Issues wanted to assure our readers that they could afford the car of their dreams, so we even added a payment calculator to the page.

Issues also added an entire business section to our ezine; including databases to help you investigate a business, and a guide to FREE databases for both American and International Unclaimed Funds

As a special Mother's Day feature, Issues brought our readers the History of Mother's Day, which included the plight of Ann Jarvis, the woman who fought to have Mother's Day recognized as a holiday in the United States.

Issues also took our readers on a Journey Into The Unknown. Follow Issues story as we take a Ghost Tour through historic Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Continue the experience as you view pictures of a man's visit home, on the first birthday after passing into the next realm of existence. Is this his way of comforting his family? You be the judge.

Our ghostly experiences continued in historic Abbeville, South Carolina, with the tale of the Ghost that didn't like to remodel.

Issues has also covered the topics of back child support, and the new child support laws. We have covered the peeve of one reader who has been penalized for working two jobs. Issues has tried to clearly accentuate the need for DRO's and QDRO's in divorce cases. We also hold monthly debates such as; Raising Minimum Wage and The New Child Support Laws. Additionally, Issues offers a genealogical resource page, which not only updates both pay and free genealogical resources on the Internet, but also outlines this Editor's quest to find my roots.

Editor's Update

Please check out the commercial site that Issues sponsors:

Margaret's Country Crafts.

Margaret carries a line of unique crafts and gifts. Each of her crafts are handmade, thus no two are identical. The story behind Margaret's Country Crafts is quite simple:

Margaret's Country Crafts started as a mere hobby, but visitors to Margaret's Country Home requested her to allow them to purchase her crafts for themselves. Her visitors in turn told their friends, who would stop at Margaret's Home to view and purchase more crafts. Those friends told their friends and so on, and so on; soon Margaret's Country Hobby began an expansion.

Margaret's Country Crafts expanded to include local craft shows, which in turn grew to include more regional craft shows.

Each spurt of growth added new ideas, new requests, and new crafts being added to Margaret's collection ......

Thus the Conception of Margaret's Country Crafts!

Now Margaret's Country Crafts has expanded to the Internet, giving more people the opportunity to browse and/or purchase Margaret's unique crafts. So stop by, follow the side navigation bar to look at some of the items Margaret's Country Crafts offers. By the way, while you are there, leave a message in her guestbook and tell her Issues sent you.

Margaret's Country Crafts has acquired a contract to sell

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Now, back to basics, I would like to welcome all of the new visitors to Issues.Now, I would like to update Issues regulars and inform our newcomers.

More recently Issues has had a few setbacks, namely the lose of our "FREE" help, namely my husband who will still assist as much as possible, but is presently consummed in other matters, namely making a living! So, I suppose, we will all have to thank him for his efforts and I will move on alone. Second, my leg; while I would like to announce that I have made a miraculous recovery and therefore am able to spend an adaquate amount of time working on issues, that would not be exactly truthful. There is, however, good news.

I have been seeing a new physical therapist who also specializes in pain management, for the past month. My pain level has decreased significantly, and my pain medication consumption has been cut by approximately 75% and that in itself is a miracle! However, I still have a long way to go to get back to normal, or as close to normal as possible. Therefore, I am still restricted from sitting before my computer for more than 10 minute stretches at a time, although I will admit that I sometimes push the amount of time, taking two ten minute intervals per hour instead of one.

I have an extensive exercise program that is designed both to reduce my pain, and strengthen my leg. I still cannot do a great deal of housework, I must still sit with my leg elavated frequently, I still cannot life, kneel, walk or stand too far, but I can sleep!!! Another miracle, for I have spent the better part of nearly two years being awakened frequently by pain.

Issues has decided to highlight the procedure, the problem and the doctor who has helped me begin to regain some normalcy in my life. Please watch upcoming Editions of Issues ezine for those articles. There just may be someone you, our reader knows, that can benefit from this information.

Since I have lost the major assistance of my hisband, Issues readers will need to be extremely patient with me. For those of you who are use to seeing all new pages on Sunday, I apologize, this may be a disappointment. I will continue to have this, our main entrance page updated every Sunday. I promise to add, or at least update one page per day throughout the rest of the week, that will include our genealogical research page which is presently updated bi-weekly. It would be far to detrimental to my physical improvement to sit before the computer in an attempt to continue this ezine in the manner most have become accustomed to, however, I do promise to continue all of my updates regularly, I will continue to work to resolve issues that afect our readers, I will just do it a bit more slowly on my own.

I would like to publicly thank my husband for all of the assistence and support he has given me, and the continued assistence (Ladies, he cooks great and his cleaning habits are improving!) he will be giving me. I can honestly say I don't know what I would have done without him!"


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As always......I wish each and every one of you a life filled with dreams and void of ISSUES! I appreciate your patience and patronage.

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Updates and Additiond for week of June 2, 2002:
Site Map


Employment Issues Section

New Page in Military History Section:
Present Military Offensives

Genealogical Resource Page Updated

Car Buying Guide Updated

Debate - Child Support Updated

New Page: Debating the Paranormal

Investigate That Business - Updated

Causes of False-Positive Drug Tests - Updated

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