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Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.


A heavy metal shown to cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, seizures, and even death in children.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 3 to 4 million children had elevated lead levels in their blood in 1978. The number has now been reduced to several hundred thousand, but elevated lead levels in blood is still the leading environmentally induced illness in children.

Federal law that went into effect in 1996 requires sellers and landlords of properties built before 1978 (when lead-based paint became illegal) to do the following before any contract or lease becomes final:

1. Provide a copy of the EPA booklet, “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home.”
2. Disclose any known information concerning lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.
3. Provide any records and reports on lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards.
4. Include an attachment to the contract or lease (or language inserted in the lease itself) that includes a lead warning statement and confirms that the seller or landlord has complied with all notification requirements.
5. Provide home buyers a 10-day period to conduct a paint inspection or risk assessment for lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards.

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Local vet Tom Padgett recognises the pair as his daughter Sue and her boyfriend Nick, and tells the coppers he worries his little girl is being led astray by her new beau.
Topics include the diverse roles of male and female suicides, the repulsive that attracted such as Dickens, the psychology behind representations of the savage vagabond, Wordsworth and Jeffries on the London crowd, James Thomson's particular apocalypse, Sims's unique way of living in London, Urban realism led astray, the specter of the abyss, Henry James and socio-spatial relations in The Wings of a Dove, Jack London as bourgeois ethnographer, Thomas Burke as native, and London as a good place to die.
Paul Newcombe, defending, said that Conlon was vulnerable living away from home after his parents separated, and he was led astray by the two other men.
Le Blanc, whose marriage later broke up, added: "I acted like a fool in allowing myself to be led astray.
Shoddy street signage has been pointed in a new direction by regeneration chiefs in a Northumberland market town, after complaints that visitors were being led astray.
THIRTEEN (18): Based on the real-life exploits of co-writer and actress Nikki Reed, Thirteen is a hard-hitting rites of passage drama about high school student Tracy (Evan Rachel Wood), who is led astray by bad girl Evie (Reed).
The field of the Apostolate is immense: there are so many who have been led astray by impurity, by the pride which leads to hatred.
But the PFA believe that the threeyear scholarship programmes which they fund at every club, and the example set by Moyes, has minimised the chance of future young stars being led astray.
Mark Knowles, defending, said that Bates had been led astray by an older burglar.
Born to a well-respected Welsh couple, his life spiralled into a life of violence and crime when the family moved to Merseyside and he was led astray by a bad crowd.
But trouble begins when Pinocchio is led astray by the wicked Honest John and his companion Gideon, who hand him over to an evil puppeteer, Stromboli.
When we see the confessional in context, we realise that we've been hoodwinked, and led astray by screenwriter Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man) and director Jon Avnet, who never had any intention of playing fair.