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Payment of a financial obligation earlier than is expected or required.
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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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Martin Gonzalez led off with a single, and Ramon Mendoza hit a screaming line drive over the center-field wall.
She faded into eighth place in the 100m freestyle final but earlier led off the Newcastle University 4x100m freestyle team and recorded a season's best of 1:00.45 as the team came home in 10th place in 4:17.70.
THE opening procession for the inaugural service of the 93rd synod of the Episcopalian Church in Cuba was led off by the dean's dog, Puchurro.
30, Professional Women in Construction led off its annual dinner dance with a tribute to construction heroines of Ground Zero and women's rights advocate Elinor C.
Naji (15-26) led off and handed over in fourth place to Bass, who clocked an outstanding 14-13 to give Holt (15-15) a cushion of 58 seconds going into the anchor leg.
For example, in the posthumously published March 26 issue, Jackson led off with an article headed IF NEGATIVE TALK FUELS RECESSION, EMPLOYERS CAN HELP AVOID ONE BY USING INTERNAL COM'NS TO GIVE THE FACTS.
The images on TV and the accounts in the newspapers are horrible: a woman hanging from a tree limb, thousands of refugees streaming away from their captured "safe havens," and thousands of Muslims being led off to unknown fates.
Reigning Frontier League Player of the Week Bryant Flete led off the game with a single, extending his hitting streak to eighth in a row, and Anthony Jimenez and Gianfranco Wawoe also followed with singles of their own, with Wawoe extending a personal hit streak to six in a row and picking up his team-best eighteenth RBI of the year for a 1-0 Miners lead.
Robinson Medrano led off the bottom of the second with a homer to put the Volcanoes back ahead 3-2.
Houston took a 1-0 lead in the fifth on a run-scoring single by Robbie Grossman, scoring Hoes, who led off with a single and stole second.
The second half led off with 20-something Reggio the Hoofer and his partner, tiny, 80-something Ernest "Brownie" Brown, who tapped sitting in chairs.
The 8 1/2 x 11" self-mailer, printed black and bold red on glossy white stock, led off with the headline above a milk-mustached Joan Rivers, "Is Joan Rivers spreading a deadly health myth?"