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posticon Editorial - Inviting Identity Theft

Opinions | Friday, October 20, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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New York is the ninth worst state for identity theft and fraud.  It could be worse if you live in California (the worst), Rhode island, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, or Texas.  But ninth is pretty bad.  If you want to feel safest, you should move to Iowa according to a recent analysis by financial Web site Wallethub.

The chances that your identity is at risk rose exponentially this year when Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting companies, announced that 143 million Americans' private information including social security numbers and drivers licenses, and credit card information had been hacked.  This month the estimate was revised to 145.5 million.  Then it came out that the Equifax Web site had reportedly served malware to some site users, and the company may have been warned about their data vulnerability a year ago.  The company offered a year of its credit monitoring service for free, but some analysts said potential victims should avoid using it.

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posticon Letters - In Search Of Perspective In An Angry World

Opinions | Friday, October 20, 2017 | By Rev. Dr. David A. Kaden Print
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mailmanI was six years old when I first shot a gun. It was a handgun, owned by my friend's dad who lived down the street. I was only in first grade, so I don't remember all the details well.

We must have ended up at an outdoor shooting range, because I remember my friend's dad saying to me, "do you want to try?"

He stood behind me and cupped his hands over mine to cushion the kick, but I pulled the trigger. It was deafeningly loud, so loud that my ears rang.

My parents were outraged later that day when they found out their six-year-old had shot a gun without their permission. That was my first encounter with a firearm in America.

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posticon Letters - Casey Stevens's Case For Jail Expansion

Opinions | Friday, October 20, 2017 | By Jim Evans Print
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mailmanFull disclosure: I'm a registered Republican but more along the lines of Eisenhower era platforms. By today's slippery standards, that makes me rather liberal.

That said, thank you to Casey Stevens. I hadn't given the perennial jail controversy much thought, because I've become bored. But I like Casey's argument. It's important. People, including offenders and the rest of us, are being hurt by our jail conditions.

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posticon Letters - In Support of Koplinka-Loehr

Opinions | Friday, October 20, 2017 | By Leslyn McBean-Clairborne Print
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mailmanWhat distinguishes Michael Koplinka-Loehr in the District 6 race for County Legislature is his grassroots connection with the community.

Simply put, Mike 'walks the walk'. He doesn’t shy away from controversial issues and works with constituents to effect change. I’ve known him for over 20 years and there is nothing superficial, disingenuous or distrustful about him. Instead his record of leadership, his integrity and his natural inclination to roll up his sleeves and work with the community are unquestionable.

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posticon Letters - Rising Student Population

Opinions | Friday, October 20, 2017 | By Doug Baird Print
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mailmanAn article on the 'Rising Student Population' in the October 13 issue of the Lansing Star rings an unheeded alarm for the Town of Lansing:

"Last school year we ended at 1,164 students," said Lansing School Superintendent Chris Pettograsso at Tuesday's Board Of Education meeting. "Right now we're at 1,194, so we're up 30 students in a year. It doesn't seem significant, but it is. We only see that going up every year as we move forward."

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