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Soil-moisture probe readies for launch


“Out here in the West, there are just acres and acres of privately owned land,” says Todd Caldwell, a geologist at the Texas Soil Observation Network in Fredericksburg. “You run into all sorts of problems trying to convince neighbours to let you put ...

Keeping the dream alive


Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner, (far left) takes part in Tuesday's panel discussion on race relations at Germanna Community College's Fredericksburg Campus with former Fredericksburg Mayor Lawrence A. Davies, civil rights activist Julian Bond ...

Sarah A. Jett


Sarah A. Jett, 95, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Carriage Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Jett was a member of Falmouth Baptist Church. She worked at FMC and then at Snellings Business Machines before retiring from ...

David Berry, Contractor Working for Northern Virginia-Based Firm Killed in Libyan Hotel Attack


The Associated Press reports four foreigners and five guards were killed. Among those was David Berry, an American contractor who had worked with Fredericksburg-based Crucible LLC. The company's CEO sent out a statement Tuesday saying, "Today our company ...

Virginia CEO IDs American Killed in Libya as Contract Worker


FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The CEO of a Virginia security company says one of his contract employees was the American victim in an attack in Libya that left five foreigners dead. Cliff Taylor of Crucible LLC of Fredericksburg identified the worker as David Berry.

Thief Hits Cars While Owners Work Out


People working out Monday at two gyms in Fredericksburg crossed paths with a thief who broke into their vehicles, according to city police. The first break-in was reported at 1:35 p.m. Monday at Gold’s Gym, 2380 Plank Road, according to a report from ...

The Lone Bellow: Family Matters


Pipkin sang in a cross-cultural Presbyterian church in Fredericksburg, Va. “We grew up singing gospel music,” she says, “and that was a big part of my singing training. I think the first solo I ever got was ‘His Eyes Are on the Sparrow.’

AAMCO Re-opens Service Center In Fredericksburg, VA


FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAMCO, the world's largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, is happy to announce the re-opening of a service center in Fredericksburg, Virginia at 98A Industrial ...

Romance Alexandria and Fredericksburg: Just A Train Ride Away


It's that time of the year again! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and with the love day falling on a weekend, its a great time to plan a romantic weekend getaway. Even with gas prices at an all-time low, no one really wants to drive and the ...

Mose Miller, 74, Fredericksburg


FREDERICKSBURG -- Mose H. Miller, 74, 9414 State Route 241, Fredericksburg, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, after a brief illness. He was born near Apple Creek on Sept. 20, 1940, to the late Henry A. and Amanda M. (Mast) Miller ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR FREDERICKSBUR

Found Unclaimed Money in FREDERICKSBUR

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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Atention: "Every time you see someone promises you will lose weight without exercise, you know that the only thing you lose is your money"

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that at least four manufacturers -LeanSpa fashion formulas, L´Occitane, HCG Diet Direct and have engaged in misleading sensationalist propaganda. Companies, meanwhile, agreed to pay a combined $ 30 million to settle the matter.

The fine is not much for a business that moves each year between 60,000 million and 70,000 million dollars in a country where two thirds of the population are obese or overweight.

The FTC not only expects to collect that money to reimburse consumers who bought the fraudulent products but also called on newspapers, magazines, television stations and other media that suppress false or misleading propaganda.

"Every time you see someone promises you will lose weight without exercise, you know that the only thing you lose is your money," said a statement from the FTC. "Weight loss requires wise choices about the food."

About 100 million people "dieters" in the United States, easy and miraculous formulas have become even more popular since the years of the Great Recession.

Total spending on EE diets. UU. stagnated during the crisis and, in fact, it has not grown much since. Total revenues of the companies diets rose about 1.2% in 2012 and 2.6% in 2013, according to research firm MarketData markets.

What has changed is that more people are turning to the "fashionable formula"-usually a hodgepodge, fruit, grain or seed exótica- systems use less structured and more costly diets, the results are tested as WeightWatchers.

Over a year ago it became fashionable to extract green coffee beans, hailed as a miracle supplement for weight loss.

The investigation of the American Chemical Society on chlorogenic acid, the main ingredient in supplements of green coffee beans that soon went on sale in the "health food stores" showed that not contribute to weight loss and instead can make fatty deposits build up in the liver.

Another recent example of how quickly the exotic products gain public attention, and pay millions of dollars to doctors and dietitians who are promoted on popular television programs is Garcinia cambogia.

The extract of this fruit from Southeast Asia is promoted as a quick fix for excess weight, with no clinical studies to prove, without much time to use to determine their effects on people with certain health conditions.

On the other hand still has little popularity that the universal formula for losing excess weight, and to maintain healthy, remains a varied and moderate diet, along with an appropriate level of physical exercise. Ie consumption and expenditure necessary than consumed.

"It´s easy to make the resolution to lose weight and keep it is difficult," said Jessica Rich, director of the Office of Consumer Protection at the FTC. "And the odds of success just sprinkle something in the food, running a creamy thighs or using a ´supplement´ are between few and none."

Currently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for only three compounds for weight loss, and these are suitable only for certain adults Belviq, Qsymia and Orilstat (sold without prescription under the name Alli) .

For Sensa is a powder which contains maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate and siliceous as well as natural and artificial flavors, and that users spread on your meals.

The manufacturers claim in their propaganda that has been tested clinically an average weight loss of almost 14 pounds in six months, without dieting or exercise.

The FTC charged that Sensa Products, Inc. Sensa, Sensa´s chief executive, Adam Goldberg, and the creator of the formula, the doctor Alan Hirsch, making claims that are not supported by the evidence.

The FTC closed in December 2011 companies LeanSpa weight loss indicating that made false promises in its promotion of acai fruit and products for colon cleansing.

L´Occitane appeared on the market with a different approach: skin creams with names like Beautiful Shape and Almond Delight Almond Shaping the application, according to the propaganda, slim down the fats in about three inches in just four weeks.

HDG Diet Direct, meanwhile, sells a liquid form of chorionic gonadotropin produced by the human placenta, and as the propaganda has to be taken with a diet of less than 800 calories daily.

But "a very low calorie diet should only be used under proper medical supervision," the government notice.

In that warning the government argued that "HDG products sold without prescription have not proven to aid in weight loss and can be dangerous, even if administered according to the instructions.

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Avoiding cyberbullyng in FREDERICKSBUR

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites.

Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Why Cyberbullying is Different

Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior.

  • Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and reach a kid even when he or she is alone. It can happen any time of the day or night.
  • Cyberbullying messages and images can be posted anonymously and distributed quickly to a very wide audience. It can be difficult and sometimes impossible to trace the source.
  • Deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult after they have been posted or sent.

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Effects of Cyberbullying

Cell phones and computers themselves are not to blame for cyberbullying. Social media sites can be used for positive activities, like connecting kids with friends and family, helping students with school, and for entertainment. But these tools can also be used to hurt other people. Whether done in person or through technology, the effects of bullying are similar.

Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:

  • Use alcohol and drugs
  • Skip school
  • Experience in-person bullying
  • Be unwilling to attend school
  • Receive poor grades
  • Have lower self-esteem
  • Have more health problems

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Frequency of Cyberbullying

The 2010-2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.

The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey finds that 15% of high school students (grades 9-12) were electronically bullied in the past year.

Research on cyberbullying is growing. However, because kids’ technology use changes rapidly, it is difficult to design surveys that accurately capture trends.

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