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Debunking Popular Bankruptcy Myths

 ATTY. PAUL M. ALLEN For many years, bankruptcy has really gotten a bad rap. It has been perceived as something shameful. Often people have had the opinion that if someone has filed bankruptcy, they must be irresponsible and just don’t want to pay their bills. Fortunately, the...
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How long does the entire bankruptcy process take?

ATTY. PAUL M. ALLEN IF YOU are seriously contemplating bankruptcy, you have probably held on financially as long as possible, for months or even years. There is no doubt that financial pressure you and your family have been under has been substantial. Once you decide to move...

Mayweather: ‘All Pacquiao is doing is fighting my leftovers’

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (AFP) – Floyd Mayweather came off a 16-month layoff to knock out Victor Ortiz and take the WBC belt in a highly eventful world title fight that raised more questions than answers. Some boxing observers felt the 34-year-old Mayweather might be treating Ortiz...
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Waiver still possible after death of a parent

By Robert L. Reeves/Nancy E. Miller An adult beneficiary of a petition filed by a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident parent has to wait many years for his petition to become current. However, it is difficult to place a life on hold for a decade or more. If the...
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Permanent residency through marriage to a US citizen spouse

The economic crisis and changes in immigration legislation has made it more difficult to pursue certain traditional paths to obtaining permanent residency in the United States.  Employment based immigration has been affected by long wait time in priority under the EB3 category....
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9th Circuit/5th Circuit Courts of Appeals split on “CSPA” priority date retention

Setting the stage for a probable Supreme Court showdown, the US Courts of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and 5th Circuit each issued published opinions addressing the same issue within one week of each other and came down on polar opposite sides.  The 5th Circuit, in Khalid v....

US hiker ‘spies’ on way home after Iran release

IRAN-US-HIKERS-RELEASE – World News (ASI) – AFP by Farhad Pouladi TEHRAN, September 21, 2011 (AFP) – Two US hikers jailed for spying and illegal entry were on their way home to the United States on Wednesday after Iran released them on bail, months after handing...

‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ misses the mark but SJP still charms

By K Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest comic flick “I Don’t Know How She Does It” really lacked the wow factor for me. While I adore SJP in Sex and the City, The Family Stone and Failure to Launch, this movie really didn’t deliver what could have been a...
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Dead Sea hosts mass nude photo shoot

(DEAD SEA, Israel-AFP) – Dawn over the lowest spot on earth illuminated a Dead Sea very much alive on Saturday, as more than 1,000 floating nude Israelis posed for a mass shoot by US photographer Spencer Tunick. The project, Tunick’s first in the Middle East, is part...
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Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle

(PARIS-AFP) – Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade. The exploit is published on Sunday in the journal...