Business Tax Filing
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Than the Lottery: How to Find Your Lost Pension
"No one told me I had a pension. I am glad to know that
there is a government agency like the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
that took the time to look for me and give me my pension." This was
the reaction of Ms. Carol Carson, Atlanta, GA., to the news that PBGC
was holding a pension for her from her former employer in New York.
of the Future?
New GSA Web Site Has 400 Commonly-Used Federal Forms
The General Services Administration has put almost 400
federal forms on a one-stop web site. Customers can look at, fill
in, print, e-mail or fax these forms directly from the Internet. GSA's
Johnny Young hopes this is the first step toward a web-based repository
for all federal forms.
to Turner Elementary School
"This is such a great thing for our kids," said Principal
Marcia Parker as she watched a steady stream of computer hardware
flowing through the front door of Turner Elementary School in Southeast
Washington, DC. "Particularly our sixth graders are going to have
a whole new world of research to explore on the Internet."
Out of Isolation and Onto the Internet by the Year 2000
Rocky Ridge Day School, deep in the interior of the
Navajo Reservation in Arizona, is so remote it can only receive radio
telephone service. The Bureau of Indian Affairs funds isolated schools
like Rocky Ridge on 63 reservations over America. Can 51,000 American
Indian children in these schools be online in time for the next century?
Computers Handle Daily Tasks for Injured Veterans
"It makes all the difference in the world." "Now I don't
have to depend on someone else for everything." "It's really been
a lifesaver for me." The Veterans Administration Medical Center, Spinal
Cord Injury Unit in Memphis Tennessee leads the way in applying computer
technology to improve the lives of of veterans.
Technology Gives Motorists an Early Warning
A new traffic technology can warn motorists quickly
of rapidly approaching emergency vehicles and trains. This is one
of hundreds of space research by-products that now enrich the lives
of Americans. See more technology transfers on the NASA
Commercial Technology Network.
Students, Teachers, Researchers, and Librarians: Check Out Energy's
Electronic Bridge to the 21st Century
If you are a student, teacher, researcher, or librarian,
you'll love a new Department of Energy Web site, the DOE
Information Bridge . It captures the knowledge (over 25,000
research reports) created by billions of dollars of federal research
information and puts it at your fingertips.