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  • 23 Nov 2010 8:55 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
    Indianapolis -- Simon Property Group has sued UGL Unicco of Auburndale, Mass., in a contract dispute over janitorial services it provides at 11 Simon malls, including one in Bloomington. The Indianapolis mall developer's suit, filed locally in U.S. District Court, says UGL Unicco failed to comply with contracts and overbilled Simon. UGL said in a statement it disagrees with Simon's allegations and plans to countersue.

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  • 22 Nov 2010 6:24 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    LOS ANGELES -- It's almost unthinkable now that environmentalists and manufacturers once stood together as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill making California the first state to regulate toxic chemicals in consumer products.

    Two years later, with regulations set to take effect in January, the longtime foes are increasingly at odds over how the state should implement regulations that would apply to everything from baby bottles to cars.

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  • 22 Nov 2010 6:17 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Mold Aid has been providing mold testing and inspection, mold remediation and home inspections for over 10 years in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. Although many of the company's clients are individual homeowners, it also works with hospitals, schools, large buildings, airports, and many other industries that require quality indoor air.

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  • 22 Nov 2010 5:10 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Is your mobile phone bad for your health? No, we're not talking about radiation here. We're talking germs. Because a recent study found the average cell phone can harbour 18 times more germs than a toilet handle in a public washroom. That's according to a UK study published by the Journal of Applied Microbiology

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  • 22 Nov 2010 4:57 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Who knew the cleaning supplies game could be such a dirty business?

    Customs officials in Seattle have launched an investigation related to the purported importation of thousands of boxes of counterfeit laundry detergent, according to filings made to the U.S. District Court by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

    Applying for a search warrant for a SeaTac residence, the agent asserted several Seattle-area men have been importing Chinese-made laundry detergent by the cargo container.

    One container seized earlier this year in Seattle was found to contain 52,080 bags of laundry detergent marked as though they were Tide or Ariel-brand products, the agent noted.

    The move followed raids late last year in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the agent continued.


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  • 19 Nov 2010 8:17 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    LONG BEACH - Housekeepers from area Hyatt hotels protested working conditions Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, demanding less rigorous cleaning schedules for workers there.

    The protest at the hotel at the south end of Pine Avenue came one week after housekeepers at 12 Hyatt properties in eight cities across the United States, including Long Beach, filed injury complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    The massive OSHA filing, which organizers said is the first of its kind in the private sector, claims that housekeepers are required to clean as many as 30 rooms a day, which leads to more injuries

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  • 19 Nov 2010 8:14 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Workers at a Long Island nursing home say a bed bug problem is so bad, they keep moving patients room to room to escape the bugs.

    "They're horrible.

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  • 19 Nov 2010 8:10 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Herrera has been a custodian with the Omaha Public Schools for more than 15 years. He worked at Marrs Magnet Center for several years before moving to Gomez shortly after it opened in August 2004. He knows several of the parents by their first names. He remembers when they were students.

    “He teaches the kids manners and respect,” Campin said. “He teaches them life skills. He speaks to them in both Spanish and English and listens to them.”

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  • 19 Nov 2010 8:09 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Police are looking for 34-year-old Marvin Palencia in the fatal shooting. Police say Vazquez was shot at 101 Constitution Avenue, a downtown office building, where he worked for a janitorial service.

    According to sources, Palencia, who also worked for the janitorial service, was angry that Vasquez was having an affair with his wife, and had threatened to kill him. They say the wife worked in the building as well.

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  • 19 Nov 2010 8:06 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    “It’s all about the dignity,” STCRP Attorney Elliott Tucker. “These people just poured their heart out working for this company doing the cleaning, working nights, really long hours and really long shifts. And then to just not get paid at the end of the month or month and a half is devastating.”


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