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Are You an Independent or Joint Owner If You Own a Franchise Restaurant?
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
Authorl Stephen D. Hans For more than thirty years, a line was drawn that differentiated a franchiser and franchisee. The relationship between the two served each other well. Entrepreneurs looking ...
Septic Tank Pipe-Cover Crafts
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Many yards have ugly septic tank pipes sticking up out of the ground, but not all yards have ones that stand out in the open. In some cases, the septic pipes are hidden amongst trees, bushes or oth...
Are Your Dress Code and Grooming Policies Violating Discrimination Laws?
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
      Author: Stephen Hans Companies have the right to expect employees to be neat in appearance and follow a company dress code. Some companies require short hair for men and no one gives it a sec...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: FEB 2015
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
February 2015 Queens NY Market Update  Home sales continued to decrease in January, significantly below last year, however, inventory ticked up slightly. In response to the low inventory levels and...
Ruby Tuesday Is Accused of Gender Discrimination Involving Men
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans It is common for the media to report on cases of gender discrimination where females did not receive equal pay or the same promotional opportunities as men. In contrast to t...
Stronger Mind, Happier You
Feb 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy A lot of emphasis is put on the body when talking about working out—those washboard abs, defined calves, slimmed thighs--but sometimes we forget that the mind is part of the body, to...
Know and Follow the Regulations for Tip Pools
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 220 220 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans In the restaurant business and hospitality industry in general, employees who provide services, such as servers, hosting staff, bartenders and bus persons typically receive ...
Queens Home Team Awarded Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Landmark II for Most Units Sold in 2014!
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 282 282 recommendations | email to a friend
The Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty, led by George & Abigail Herrera, were recently honored at the Keller Williams Realty Landmark II awards ceremony in Astoria, NY. Out of 160 Agents, Q...
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare)
Jan 29, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 291 291 recommendations | email to a friend
Author; Donna Stefans Re:Obamacare The Health insurance reporting requirements on the 2014 tax return are a bit complicated. If you and your family were covered by an employer health care plan for ...
A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 271 271 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispan...

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John H. Schmidt
John H. Schmidt 88, died March 14 at his home in Vero Beach, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. A veteran of World War II, he was born and raised in Queens, NY, arriving in Vero 20 years...
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carmen Verdugo
Carmen Verdugo passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Antonio Ortiz. Loving Mother of Carmen Jimenez and Mariantonia Ortiz. Cherished Grandmo...
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael King
Michael King passed away on Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at the age of 62. He was the beloved Brother of Joseph, Patricia and John. Cherished Uncle and Dearest Friend. Mr. King was a United States Arm...
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Imre Toth
Imre Toth passed away on Friday, March 11, 2001 at the age of 88. He was the beloved Husband of Anna. Loving Father of Mary Toth and Father-in-Law of Peter. Cherished Grandfather of Christopher and...
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Ina C. Stark
Ina C. Stark passed away on February 28, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late Richard. Devoted mother of Sue Cron & Lynne Stark. Loving Grandmother of Debbie Kanzler, Laura M...
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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James C. McGowan
James C. McGowan passed away on Friday, March 04, 2011 at the age of 80. He was the dear friend of Michael P. Murphy. Mr. McGowan was a United States Army Veteran who served during the Korean Confl...
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Philomena Combader
Philomena Combader passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the age of 92. She was the beloved Wife of the late Angelo. Loving Mother of Marilyn Duemig. Cherished Grandmother of Lynne Gorski. Ma...
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Robert Odell
Robert Odell 2/27/66 – 3/14/10 Happy 1st Anniversary in heaven to our beloved Son. We all miss you daily, your Brothers your Children, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews and James & Barbara. Though W...
Mar 08, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nana
Nana March 2, 1919 March 2, 2011 Happy 92nd Birthday in Heaven Mom/Nana We love you and miss you always and forever Love, Marianne & Paul Laurie & Douglas & Paul Andrew
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Theresa Rapiejko
Theresa Rapiejko passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of the late Walter. Loving Mother of Robert Rapiejko, Judith Guest and Barbara Offer. Cherishe...
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony M. Guzzardo
Anthony M. Guzzardo passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the age of 54. He was the beloved Husband of Geraldine. Loving Father of Jamie. Cherished Son of Theresa. Dear Brother of Theresa. Als...
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Sophie Daley
Sophie Daley passed away on February 21st, 2011. Beloved Mother of Dan and Kevin. Funeral Service was private. Under the direction of The Kodis Funeral Home 63-06 Flushing Avenue Maspeth, New York.
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Andry (Andy) Fediuk
Andry (Andy) Fediuk passed away February 12th, 2011. Beloved Father of Melissa and Jessica Fediuk. Dear Grandfather of Seven. Funeral Service was private. Under the direction of the Kodis Funeral H...
Feb 22, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anna Theresa Travatello
Anna Theresa Travatello passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the age of 97. She was the beloved Wife of the late George. Loving Mother of Brendan Schuierer and Mother-in-Law of Elinor. Che...
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Elizabeth Niedermeyer
Elizabeth Niedermeyer passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the age of 61. She was the loving Mother of Brenda Mistretta, Allison Mistretta and Kevin Mistretta and Motherly Figure of Joann...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo, Tom Schweich, second from left, makes a few comments after his swearing-in ceremony with his wife, Kathy, son Thomas Jr., and daughter Emile in his Capitol office in Jefferson City. Schweich, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide on Feb. 26, 2015, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month. (AP Photo/News Tribune, Julie Smith, File)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the mean-spirited nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who he suggested was led to fatally shoot himself by political bullying from a negative radio ad and a perceived anti-Semitic whisper campaign.


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France said Western powers agreed on Tuesday that a "strong reaction" would be necessary from the international community if a ceasefire in Ukraine agreed last month was violated. The statement from the office of President Francois Hollande came after leaders of France, Britain, the United States, Germany and Italy, as well as the head of the European Commission, discussed the Ukraine crisis in a video conference. "They have agreed that a strong reaction from the international community would be necessary in case of a major breach of the process put in place in Minsk," said the statement about the deal signed on Feb 12.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to offer an alternative in his speech to the U.S. Congress on the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday. "Simply demanding that Iran completely capitulate is not a plan, nor would any country support us in that position. Netanyahu warned Congress against accepting a deal with Iran that President Barack Obama and his administration are deeply invested in negotiating, arguing that the deal would leave Iran with a "breakout time" of a year, which he said was too short. The senior U.S. official said that the administration was pursuing a deal that "verifiably prevents" Iran from obtaining a weapon, and increases the breakout time "substantially" to a year from the current estimate of two to three months.
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