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Vol. 3, No. 7, November 13, 2000
ISSN: 1531-4448

VA Applications Go Online
Two new systems will allow veterans quick, easy and secure access to apply for compensation, pension, rehabilitation benefits and health care. Later this year, VA plans to offer education applications on the Internet.


Letter to the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office: Way to Go!

You've had a rash of good news lately. Within a few days we learned that now, anyone can file an application for a new invention using the Internet. You've expanded your 2 million patent Web database to include every United States patent ever issued, a total of more than 6.5 million patents. And finally, named your Electronic Business Center one of the Best Feds on the Web. What's next?
Access America E-Gov E-Zine.

FDA Warns Public About PPA
The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to remove phenylpropanolamine (PPA) from drug products and has asked drug companies to discontinue products with that ingredient. PPA, used in many over-the-counter and prescription cough and cold medicines, has been linked to a risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

Presidential Libraries Online
Get transcripts and audios of the Kennedy-Nixon debates, browse the public papers of Ronald Reagan, download thousands of copyright free pictures of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his times, and take a quiz about Herbert Hoover. If you can't visit the 10 Presidential libraries over the country, then visit - over and over -- this exciting online collection sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Prepare for Winter

VA Applications Online

Patent and Trademark Office

FDA Warning

Presidential Libraries

Best Feds on the Web 2000

Ten Top Dot Cons

U.S. Mint's Holiday Catalog

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