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A Debate Over Who Regulates Gas 'Fracking' in Pa.
NPRDecember 1, 2011

A new Pennsylvania law could curb municipalities' ability to zone and regulate hydraulic fracturing — or "fracking." And that raises questions about how much say a local government should have over what goes on within its borders. ...more »

ICC: Gbagbo Accused of Crimes Against Humanity
iNEWP- Freedom of SpeechDecember 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of people were caught between the crossfire and were displaced particularly in the commercial capital of Abidjan. Conditions for civilians are worsening as the violence continues displacing tens of thousands of people, particularly in ...more »

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Asset Protection
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LRAD-RX(R) Systems Ordered by City of Fort Worth for Perimeter Security of ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 8, 2011

... military deployments, maritime security, critical infrastructure and perimeter security, commercial security, border and port security, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection and wildlife preservation and control. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Long-time volunteers retire from dispute resolution center
Sault Ste. Marie Evening NewsDecember 4, 2011

Charles Ludwick and Patricia Whyte, seen here at the 2006 United Way Chili Cook-off at Pullar Stadium, have recently announced their retirement from volunteering with the EUP Community Dispute Resolution Center. By Anonymous Two long-time EUP Community ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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Marin Estate Planning Attorney Offers Advice for Charitable Giving in Estate Plans
Benzinga (press release)December 1, 2011

“It's probably more important to teach those beneficiaries the importance of being charitable by example.” Wald goes on to detail three tools typically used for including charitable gifts in estate documents: outright gifts, charitable remainder trusts...more »

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire speaks to MEMO about Palestine, political ...
Middle East MonitorDecember 1, 2011

That could have moved into solving the problem but sadly what happened is that we did not have real political leadership and the guns came into the situation with the IRA usurping the situation and saying, "the problem here is about Irish unity; ...more »

Living Trusts
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Four investing mistakes to avoid in 2012
ReutersDecember 9, 2011

Are you living on a fixed income? Each kind of objective requires a different allocation. And I'm not just talking about just stocks and bonds. There's a whole range of alternative investments from public real estate investment trusts to commodity ...more »

Estate Administration
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Leagle.comDecember 9, 2011

Dr. Rudy W. Young, a dentist, ("Appellant," or "Proponent") is the Decedent's cousin-in-law. Dr. Young was named as the Executor and sole beneficiary of the Will. It is undisputed that Dr. Young was aware, in September 2004, that the Decedent had ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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More Anglo debt cases begin in Kiev over Quinn properties
Irish TimesDecember 10, 2011

They had granted power of attorney to lawyers as they believed their shares were being purchased. In one case, an elderly woman told the court she had been at the shareholders' meeting and voted in favour of the appointment of Mr Levinzon. ...more »

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Occupy Wall Street and the 1%
Minyanville.comDecember 2, 2011

According to, the software works “by requiring each employee to enter information on a short form—such as type of gift, to whom, at what company or government entity, at what cost — [which] allows a chief compliance officer to search the data ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Tex Hall named to national commission: Commission to evaluate management of ...
Minot Daily NewsDecember 4, 2011

... the basis of their expertise and experience, including in government and trust, financial, asset and natural resource management. Members were selected in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and they will serve without compensation. ...more »


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