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Edition 13 - Volume 4
6/30/2002 thru 7/6/2002

Fourth Of July Marks American Independence & Loss of Pledge of Alligence in Schools

"A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is an unconstitutional "endorsement of religion" because of the addition of the phrase "under God" in 1954 by Congress." Continued...


Independence Day Tribute to The September 11, 2001 Terrorist Massacre

On September 11, 2001, terrorist utilized American owned aircraft as weapons against mankind, resulting in the largest massacre on American soil. To date 3041 people have been confirmed dead.

As of June 18, 2002, AP reported 2650 people who worked at the World Trade Center, have been confirmed deceased by local or federal government officials, the person's family, a named spokesman for the person's employer or a named funeral home official. Continued

Please VIEW ISSUES' VIDEO TRIBUTE to the Victims of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Massacre.

Issues came in second place at the battle ground in The Site Fights.  Therefore, we will be remaining in semi final rounds, and at the same voting URL. Issues is asking our readers to drop by and vote for us once a day, Monday through Friday. Simply scroll down the page click the circle next to Issues Ezine place your email address in the text box and vote. Don't worry, your email address will not be sold to an international SPAM group, and you won't receive unsolicited emails from The Site Fights for doing us a favor. WE PROMISE!

How Private Is Your Life

Issues has two pages consisting of databases which allow you access to public information on nearly anyone you want to check out. However, certain information is not considered public. One such piece of information in New York State is a divorce record. There is limited access to divorce files in New York State.

  • Access to divorce records become public after 100 years.
  • The Plaintiff or the Plaintiff's Attorney with Written Permission
  • The Defendant or the Defendant's Attorney with permission
  • The Executor of the estate of either the plaintiff or defendant if the details are deemed necessary for probate of the estate
  • By Supreme Court Order
  • So what would you do if for some reason you went to view your divorce records and found that someone had been into your files without having one of the aforementioned access reasons? Continued...

    Threats to Issues Editor

    A local Western New York company, that does not like to "play by the rules," has been making threats against me, the editor. I guess that means, "THEY ARE RUNNING SCARED." Rumor has it "They're going to get me." I'm just not sure what that means. Maybe, they're going to harass the doctors I visit so often. Maybe, they are going to take my 10 minutes every hour on the computer away. Maybe, they are going to make me stop trying to accomplish different task to improve my life. Maybe, as you can tell, the only thing I am taking seriously about this threat is that this company is hoping to intimidate me, hoping that I will not look too deeply at their operation......Continued


    Issues Announces New Contest

    Check Issues main page often. We will be giving away a copy of George Harb's Never Let You Go sometime during the month of July. A question will be placed on the front page for a one hour interval. The first person able to answer the question correctly, within the one hour time period, will be awarded a copy of the new CD. So take a good look through our site so you'll be ready to answer the mystery question. And don't forget, the question will be hidden on the front page. It will appear for one hour only. The first reader to locate and correctly answer the question will be our winner.


    Issues will be utilizing a new format for our weekly ezine. Starting today, our main page will hold one paragraph of text from each new article; the remainder of the article will be on a separate page. By clicking on continued at the end of the paragraph, you will be taken to the actual article.

    Issues will also continue to add pages to our table of contents, by scrolling down the table, our readers will be able to identify recently added or updated pages.

    Table of Contents

    Article Pages

    1. Threats Against The Pledge

    2. Independance Day Tribute to The September 11, 2001 Terrorist Massacre
    3. How Private Is Your Life
    4. Threats to Issues Editor
    5. Spirit - Supporters & Gifts
    6. Employment & Business Section:

      1. Fired for Having a Heart Attack - The Employment At-Will Doctrine

      2. Is At-Will Out-The-Door in NY?  
      3. Workplace Violence & Employment At-Will
      4. Non-Compete Agreements
      5. Wrongful Termination
      6. State-By-State Laws: At-Will Employment
      7. Hostile Work Environments
      8. Investigate That Business
      9. Background Investigation Databases
      10. Car Buying Guide
      11. State-By-State Resources: Department of Motor Vehicles
      12. International Unclaimed Funds Databases
      13. American Unclaimed Funds Databases

      Drug Tests & False-Positive Drug Tests:

      1. Reader's Dilemma: Fired For drug Test Result                       

      2. Reader's Dilemma: Update   
      3. Reader's Dilemma: Issue's Assessment
      4. Causes of False-Positive Drug Tests  
      5. Drug Testing America: Is it Worth the Cost?
      6. State-By-State: Drug Testing Laws

      The Paranormal:

      1. Debating the Paranormal

      2. Fort George Ghost Tour
      3. Apparitions: A Birthday Visit
      4. Haunted Abbeville
      5. The Ghost That Didn't Like To Remodel 

      Child Support

      1. Current Cases: Back Child Support
      2. Is The System Working?
      3. Caught in the Web
      4. Debate: New Child Support Laws
      5. Department of Social Services: Erie County, NY

      Miscellaneous Pages:

      1. Genealogical Resources 

      2. Pain Management: The Harb Experience
      3. Site Map
      4. Archives
      5. Mail
      6. Spirit Page
      7. Margaret's Country Crafts
      8. Harb Music   NEW: 6/26/2002

      Military Encounters:

      6. THE WAR OF 1812
      7. INDIAN WARS
      9. THE CIVIL WAR
      11. WORLD WAR I
      13. WORLD WAR II
      14. THE KOREAN WAR
      17. PARADE 2002
      19. SEPTEMBER 11, 2001  Updated: 6/24/2002

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