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Chamber’s new chairman: Sal Passalaqua


Passalaqua’s co-worker at Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens, and Crematory, Allen Whetsell, gave the speech to introduce him, calling him “a progressive thinker.” Whetsell formerly worked with Passalaqua at a funeral home in South ...

Entrepreneur Night kicks off 2015 with stop in Flagler Beach


Palm Coast and Flagler Beach. “We’re also working on finally going to DeLand,” he said. The event takes place the last Tuesday of every month except July, August and December. Ekinci, who is also a co-founder of Office Divvy in Palm Coast ...

2014 All-Colorado volleyball team


Cassie Davis, Colorado Springs Christian ...
Tanaia Hansen, Eads, Sr. Jade Hasz, Flagler, Jr. Micayla Isenbart, Kit Carson, Fr. Lissette Lefforge, Otis, Jr. Antonya Schaffert, Otis, Jr. Jannay Terrell, Idalia, Jr. Rena Trujillo, La Veta, Sr.

Minerva Hull


She was born on March 13, 1929 to John Isaac and Thelma Beatrice (Miller) Royer in Flagler, CO. When Mickey was three years old, she moved with her family to Plattsmouth, NE. where she was raised, schooled, and attended Plattsmouth High School. Mickey had ...

Woman who survived but lost her home after it was destroyed by a PLANE crashing into it files claim against the FAA


The plane was headed to Knoxville, Tennessee, but was attempting to make an emergency landing at Flagler County Airport. Crockett was able to escape through a window at her home moments after the plane crashed, but pilot Michael Anders, 58, and passengers ...

Flagler-built Casa Marina has rich past, magical moments


The Casa Marina was the vision of Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler, who promised the citizens of Key West he would build a luxury hotel here to accommodate the passengers arriving on his Overseas Railway. The railroad officially opened when a steam ...

Flagler women's basketball falls in dispiriting contest


On an afternoon where Treva Mason was honored as the leading rebounder in Flagler history, the Saints will be forced to collect themselves after a momentum-sapping defeat to Georgia Regents on Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars 60-56 win over the Saints ...

L. Delmar Martin


L. Delmar Martin was born to LaVern and Madge Martin on March 18, 1946, in Flagler, Colorado. When Del was 5 years old, the family moved to Hermiston. Delmar broke his neck on July 21, 1962, swimming at Hat Rock Park just off the Columbia River.

Flagler Co. Sheriff's Office searching for missing teen


FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find a missing teen. Investigators say 17-year old Tereasa Padilla was last seen leaving her mother's home on South Central Avenue last Sunday.

Burglars beat Flagler Co. man in wheelchair


A man in a wheelchair was beaten with a baseball bat during a Flagler County home invasion Thursday. The victim, Rick Pettit, said he is angry and wants to strike back at his attackers. "I would have shot them. I would have shot them and killed them all ...




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A problem in the city: A GREAT CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL IN ADOLESCENCE CAN IMPAIR THE BRAIN PERMANENTLY

To drink much during the teens years could lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist in the adult phase, according to the disturbing results of a study done on animals. The study found that, even as adults, rats who had daily access to alcohol during his adolescence had reduced levels of myelin. With a function not very different from the  insulation of electrical wiring, myelin forms an insulating layer that surrounds the axons. These are filiform extensions of neurons that transmit nerve impulses.

These brain changes in rats were observed in a region important for reasoning and decision-making. Animals who drank more alcohol performed worse on a test of memory made when they were adults. The results suggest that high doses of alcohol during adolescence may continue affecting the brain even when the inpidual has left the consumption of alcohol. More research is needed to determine if these findings can be applied to humans.

According to the World Health Organization, a growing number of teens and young adults is provided to drinking to get drunk, consuming four (five for men) or more drinks in about two hours. Previous research in humans have shown an association between an episode of drinking excessive (binge) in adolescence, changes in the myelin sheath in several brain regions, and cognitive impairments in adulthood. However, it was unknown if alcohol was behind these brain differences and behaviour or if there was predisposition factors that could explain the found.

In this study, Heather N. Richardson, Wanette M. Vargas, Lynn Bengston and Brian. W. Whitcomb, of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst American city, as well as Nicholas W. Gilpin, of the State University of Louisiana in New Orleans, United States, compared the myelin in the prefrontal cortex (an area of the brain that is vital to reason and make decisions) in young male rats who gave a daily sweetened alcohol or sweetened water access for two weeks. It was found that animals that drank alcohol in his teens experienced a reduction in the levels of myelin in the prefrontal cortex, compared with those who drank a similar amount of sweetened water. When the researchers examined the animals exposed to the alcohol several months later, they found that continued showing levels of myelin reduced as adults.

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Found Unclaimed Money in FLAGLER

What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.

Retirement

Taxes

Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.

Mortgages

  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds

International

  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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Warning in FLAGLER: Government Grant Scams

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

  • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
  • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
  • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
  • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
  • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
  • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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