Notes of Interest

Posted: May 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
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 Jobs. ABC News Diane Sawyer reports U.S. bridge projects going to the Chinese… NOT Americans. Video report is available at http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/us-bridges-roads-built-chinese-firms-14594513?tab=9482930?ion=1206853&playlist=14594944.
 Jobs. Chevron is seeking U.S. Veteran talent. If interested check out http://www.military.com/jobs-in/employer/chevron/.
 Jobs. If you’re interested in serving through a job in VA’s health care system, they are hiring. Go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov to learn more
 Denver VAMC. The operating room at Denver's Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been temporarily closed for specialized cleaning. The VA says the decision to cancel all surgeries is out of an abundance of caution. A residue was found on some surgical instruments during a routine inspection late last month. Surgeries continued without using the affected instruments while they were sanitized. The decision was then made to complete specialized cleaning of all the instruments. The VA says patient care has not been compromised.
 Vet Service Dogs. Qualified veterans can obtain a greyhound service dog. The dogs are retired racing dogs and are trained as service dogs at Gadsden Correctional Institute. To find out more information call 352-628-2281 or email mailto:PrisonGreyhounds@embarqmail.com.
 MOH. The White House announced that President Obama will award Army Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroic actions in combat on May 10, 1970, while serving as a rifleman in Company D, 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Se San, Cambodia.
 AF Reserve. The Air Force Reserve turned 64 on 14 APR. President Harry Truman in 1948 , inspired by Reserve programs activated during WWI, officially forged the Air Force Reserve as a field operating agency of the Air Force.
 Mortgage Assistance. If you are unemployed and depending on your situation, MHA's Home Affordable Unemployment Program (UP) may reduce your mortgage payments to 31 percent of your income or suspend them altogether for 12 months or more. Check out http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/pages/default.aspx.
 Home Loans. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is typically required with conventional loans through the FHA. PMI is extra insurance that some lenders mandate before approving loans worth more than 80% of the cost of a home. If the homebuyer can only pay 20% of the total cost of the home, then lenders use PMI to cover their bases. PMI is not required for VA Home Loans.
 New Subs. The Navy has announced the names of five new Virginia-class submarines. Five states are getting honored, each one home to significant military installations. They will be named for Illinois, Washington, Colorado, Indiana and South Dakota.
 Credit Cards. According to the FTC and the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) your maximum liability under federal law for unauthorized use of your credit card is $50. If you report the loss before your credit cards are used, the FCBA says the card issuer cannot hold you responsible for any unauthorized charges. If a thief uses your cards before you report them missing, the most you will owe for unauthorized charges is $50 per card. Also, if the loss involves your credit card number, but not the card itself, you have no liability for unauthorized use.
[Source: Various 16-30 Apr 2012 ++]

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