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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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Boise got a run back in the bottom of the first when Carlos Herrera led off with a double and scored on a single by Kevin Padlo.
Shortstop Starlin Castro led off the inning with a sharp ground ball over third base and into the left field corner for a double.
The New York Times Week in Review for Sunday, July 16, led off with a piece entitled, "Honor, Too, Is Put to Flight in Bosnia.
Rivera led off that inning with a single to center and eventually came around to score the game's first run on a hit by Aybar.
The Angels finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning after Chone Figgins led off the inning with a single and he went to second on an infield single by Maicer Izturis.
Ryan Babineau led off with a walk and Fie followed one out later with a single.
led off the fourth with a single, and Rich Aurilia followed with a two-run homer, pulling the Reds within one.
10 against Colorado, when Todd Helton led off the ninth with a triple and scored the tying run when Kent tried to cut him down at third but threw the ball into the photo well next to the dugout.
Furcal then led off the bottom of the first with a home run.
Martin scored easily, snapping a 2-2 tie that had existed only since Wilson Betemit had led off the inning with a home run.
Furcal led off the third inning with a double, but was thrown out trying to steal third as Drew struck out.