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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
TUESDAY’S WORD was accoutrement (uh-Koo-ter-mun). It means equipment, trappings; specifically: a soldier’s outfit usually not including clothes and weapons, an accessory item of clothing or equipment, an identifying and often superficial characteristic or device, usually used in plural. She was decked out in all the accoutrements of a tourist, including a camera around her neck and sunglasses on her head.
TODAY’S WORD is minim (MIN-im). The nurse measured out 10 minims of the medication.
The Division of Motor (DMV) charges a fee if you go to a DMV office to make a transaction. A release from DMV states that Virginians are encouraged to sign up for myDMV Account to do all your transactions online. “Thirty-one transactions are now available on DMV’s website,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “Because of our large array of alternative service offerings, more customers than ever are using a more convenient method to conduct their DMV business rather than visiting an office, and many of those are using the web.” To conduct business online, customers are encouraged to sign up for a myDMV account at www.dmvNow.com/myDMV. After instantly obtaining a personal identification number (PIN), a variety of transactions are available online. including vehicle registration, driver’s license and ID card renewals; obtaining driving records; and purchasing special license plates. Customers with a myDMV account may opt to receive vehicle registration renewal reminders via email, text or phone message instead of receiving notices through the U.S. mail. Before signing up for a myDMV account, customers may test drive DMV’s website by visiting the online virtual customer service center. The interactive feature allows customers to get acquainted with doing DMV business online by taking a virtual tour with a fictional PIN and customer information. Even on holidays, customers may use DMV’s automated telephone service at 1-888-337-4782, through the mail or via www.dmvNOW.com
This comes from a website called, “you won’t believe lawsuits”:
A man, “having purchased a case of rare, very expensive cigars, insured them against .... get this .... fire. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of fabulous cigars and having yet to make a single premium payment on the policy, the man filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the man stated that he had lost the cigars in ‘a series of small fires.’ The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars in a normal fashion. The man sued ... and won! In delivering his ruling, the judge stated that since the man held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable, and also guaranteed that it would insure the cigars against fire, without defining what it considered to be ‘unacceptable fire,’ it was obligated to compensate the insured for his loss. Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the judge’s ruling and paid the man $15,000 for the rare cigars he lost in ‘the fires.’ After the man cashed his check, however, the insurance company had him arrested ... on 24 counts of arson! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used as evidence against him, the man was convicted of intentionally burning the rare cigars and sentenced to 24 consecutive one-year terms.”
The Virginia Employment Commission will hold a series of free employment workshops from 1-5 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 7 at the Spencer-Penn Centre. More information will be provided before the first workshop. Call 957-5757 to pre-register.