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26 En 2017 

Professional Employment Agencies: By Number of Staff.



Professional Employment Agencies



BY NUMBER OF STAFF



THIS

YEAR'S

RANK COMPANY ADDRESS/WEBSITE



1 SOS Staffing Services 1415 South Main

(801) 484-4400 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

(801) 486-3131 Fax www.sosstaffing.com



2 Altres Inc. 1150 South Main

(801) 586-8119 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

(801) 596-8108 Fax www.altres.com



3 Intermountain 2196 South 900 East

Staffing Resource Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

(801) 467-6500 Phone www.intermtn.com

(801) 467-5090 Fax



4 Systems West 3115 East Lion Lane

(801) 733-5800 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

(801) 733-7400 Fax www.swcr.com



5 KForce.com 505 East Lion Lane

(801) 257-6800 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

(801) 364-4549 Fax www.kforce.com



6 Adecco 525 East 100 South, Ste 100

(801) 355-7223 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

(801) 355-7248 Fax www.adecco.com



7 Management Recruiters 6600 South 1100 East, Ste. 520

of S.L.C., Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah 84121

(801) 264-9800 Phone www.mrislc.com

(801) 264-9807 Fax



8 Prince Perelson & 19 East 200 South, Ste. 1000

Associates, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 532-1000 Phone www.perelson.com

(801) 532-7676 Fax



9 Professional Recruiters 220 East 3900 South

(801) 268-9940 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

(801) 268-9825 Fax www.recruiters.com



10 AppleOne Career Center 920 East Fort Union Blvd.

(801) 566-1889 Phone Midvale, Utah 84047

(801) 566-6131 Fax www.appleone.com



11 Hall-Kinion 60 East South Temple, Ste. 1370

(801) 322-2225 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 322-2205 Fax www.hallkinion.com



12 The Murdock Group 5295 South Commerce Dr., Ste. 475

(801) 268-3232 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

(801) 268-3289 Fax www.murdock.com



13 Snelling Personnel 1030 Atherton Dr., Ste. 202

(801) 268-8444 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84123

(801) 268-8796 Fax www.snellingutah.com



14 Spherion Personnel 175 East 6100 South

(801) 261-8880 Phone Murray, Utah 84107

(801) 261-8965 Fax www.spherion.com



15 Volt Services Group 10011 South Centennial Parkway,

(801) 208-0038 Phone Ste. 205

(801) 208-0029 Fax Sandy, Utah 84047

www.volt.com



16 All Seasons Staffing 2875 S. Main

Services Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

(801) 487-8127 Phone www.allseasonsstaffing.com

(801) 487-2749 Fax



17 Quest Staffing Services 2312 West 5400 South

(801) 968-3883 Phone Taylorsville, Utah online employment agencies 84118

(801) 968-3875 Fax www.queststaffing.com



18 Select Personnel 284 East 4500 South

(formerly Peak Salt Lake City, Utah 84107-3832

Staffing Services) www.peakstaffing.com

(801) 264-1212 Phone

(801) 264-1277 Fax



19 Fillerup Employment 2880 South Main Street, Ste. 200

Services, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

(801) 463-2885 Phone email: [email protected]

(801) 463-2994 Fax



20 Qualified Personnel 1790 West 2300 South

(801) 908-8000 Phone Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

(801) 908-0102 Fax email: [email protected]



21 Snelling Personnel 102 West 500 South, Ste. 610

Services Salt Lake City, Utah 84010

(801) 521-9263 Phone www.snellingslc.com

(801) 521-9272 Fax





22 Performance Plus 2250 South Redwood Rd.

Employment Services Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

(801) 977-3737 Phone Website: NA

(801) 977-3742 Fax



23 Esco Staffing 1096 temp agencies jobs Main Suite 1

(801) 498-7749 Phone Layton, Utah 84041

(801) 498-7759 Fax www.escostaffinglayton.com



24 Utah Department of 140 East 300 South

Workforce Services (*) Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

(801) 526-9210 Phone Website: dws.state.ut.us

(801) 526-9211 Fax



THIS

YEAR'S YEAR

RANK COMPANY CEO/PRESIDENT EST.



1 SOS Staffing Services JoAnn Wagner 1928

(801) 484-4400 Phone (CEO)

(801) 486-3131 Fax



2 Altres Inc. Steve Snow 1987

(801) 586-8119 Phone (General Manager)

(801) 596-8108 Fax



3 Intermountain Mark Holland 1969

Staffing Resource (President)

(801) 467-6500 Phone

(801) 467-5090 Fax



4 Systems West Nancy Halverson 1985

(801) 733-5800 Phone (President)

(801) 733-7400 Fax



5 KForce.com Scott Murry 1995

(801) 257-6800 Phone (Market Manager)

(801) 364-4549 Fax



6 Adecco Terri Duncan 1996

(801) 355-7223 Phone (Regional Director)

(801) 355-7248 Fax



7 Management Recruiters Dirk Cotterell 1991

of S.L.C., Inc. (President)

(801) 264-9800 Phone

(801) 264-9807 Fax



8 Prince Perelson & Jill Perelson 1992

Associates, Inc. (Senior Partner)

(801) 532-1000 Phone

(801) 532-7676 Fax



9 Professional Recruiters Loral Lea Mock 1977

(801) 268-9940 Phone (President)

(801) 268-9825 Fax



10 AppleOne Career Center Bernard Howroyd, 1995

(801) 566-1889 Phone (Owner)

(801) 566-6131 Fax



11 Hall-Kinion Brent Packer 1990

(801) 322-2225 Phone (Manager)

(801) 322-2205 recruitment agencies near me Fax



12 The Murdock Group Steve Richter 1983

(801) 268-3232 Phone (General Manager)

(801) 268-3289 Fax



13 Snelling Personnel Don Lemke 1984

(801) 268-8444 Phone (Owner)

(801) 268-8796 Fax



14 Spherion Personnel Kim Elliot 1946

(801) 261-8880 Phone (CSR Manager)

(801) 261-8965 Fax



15 Volt Services Group Dave Johns

(801) 208-0038 Phone (Branch Manager) 1950

(801) 208-0029 Fax





16 All Seasons Staffing Kerry South 1970

Services (President)

(801) 487-8127 Phone

(801) 487-2749 Fax



17 Quest Staffing Services Dallas W. Larson II 1997

(801) 968-3883 Phone (President/Owner)

(801) 968-3875 Fax



18 Select Personnel Michelle Cuppan 1990

(formerly Peak (Brnach Manager)

Staffing Services)

(801) 264-1212 Phone

(801) 264-1277 Fax



19 Fillerup Employment Craig Fillerup 1996

Services, Inc. (President/Owner)

(801) 463-2885 Phone

(801) 463-2994 Fax



20 Qualified Personnel Peg Newman 1993

(801) 908-8000 Phone (President)

(801) 908-0102 Fax



21 Snelling Personnel Pat Stott 1978

Services (Owner)

(801) 521-9263 Phone

(801) 521-9273 Fax



22 Performance Plus Quinn Hodges 1991

Employment Services (President)

(801) 977-3737 Phone

(801) 977-3742 Fax



23 Esco Staffing James Knott 1999

(801) 498-7749 Phone (Operations Manager)

(801) 498-7759 Fax



24 Utah Department of Robert C. Gross 1997

Workforce Services (*) (Executive Director)

(801) 526-9210 Phone

(801) 526-9211 Fax



THIS

YEAR'S

RANK COMPANY AREAS OF SPECIALTY



1 SOS Staffing Services Full Service staffing.

(801) 484-4400 Phone

(801) 486-3131 Fax



2 Altres Inc. Full service.

(801) 586-8119 Phone

(801) 596-8108 Fax



3 Intermountain Full service.

Staffing Resource

(801) 467-6500 Phone

(801) 467-5090 Fax



4 Systems West Data processing, designers,

(801) 733-5800 Phone computer programmers.

(801) 733-7400 Fax



5 KForce.com Information technology.

(801) 257-6800 Phone

(801) 364-4549 Fax



6 Adecco Clerical, light industrial,

(801) 355-7223 Phone administrative.

(801) 355-7248 Fax



7 Management Recruiters IT, finance, accounting

of S.L.C., Inc. manufacturing, franchise

(801) 264-9800 Phone development, biotech.

(801) 264-9807 Fax



8 Prince Perelson & Temporary and permanent placement

Associates, Inc. in clerical, accounting, legal

(801) 532-1000 Phone and IT.

(801) 532-7676 Fax



9 Professional Recruiters Permanent to temporary staffing.

(801) 268-9940 Phone High technology and

(801) 268-9825 Fax business related.



10 AppleOne Career Center Full service staffing.

(801) 566-1889 Phone

(801) 566-6131 Fax



11 Hall-Kinion High-tech, hardware and software

(801) 322-2225 Phone engineers, IT.

(801) 322-2205 Fax



12 The Murdock Group Internet economy.

(801) 268-3232 Phone

(801) 268-3289 Fax



13 Snelling Personnel Training/resources, network

(801) 268-8444 Phone opportunities.

(801) 268-8796 Fax



14 Spherion Personnel Engineering, IT, sales accounting,

(801) 261-8880 Phone finance, office support, tech

(801) 261-8965 Fax support.



15 Volt Services Group

(801) 208-0038 Phone Clerical, administrative,

(801) 208-0029 Fax professional, office support and

customer service.



16 All Seasons Staffing Technical and upper management

Services positions.

(801) 487-8127 Phone

(801) 487-2749 Fax



17 Quest Staffing Services Office support, engineering,

(801) 968-3883 Phone sales, IT, medical light

(801) 968-3875 Fax industrial and clerical.



18 Select Personnel Production, manufacturing, light

(formerly Peak industrial, and clerical.

Staffing Services)

(801) 264-1212 Phone

(801) 264-1277 Fax



19 Fillerup Employment Temporary and permanent placement.

Services, Inc.

(801) 463-2885 Phone

(801) 463-2994 Fax



20 Qualified Personnel Full service.

(801) 908-8000 Phone

(801) 908-0102 Fax



21 Snelling Personnel Full service professional.

Services Temporary administrative and

(801) 521-9263 Phone clerial positions.

(801) 521-9273 Fax



22 Performance Plus Full service. Place 100 employees

Employment Services per week

(801) 977-3737 Phone

(801) 977-3742 Fax



23 Esco Staffing Office support, technical, light &

(801) 498-7749 Phone heavy industrial.

(801) 498-7759 Fax



24 Utah Department of Connects qualified seekers with

Workforce Services (*) employers.

(801) 526-9210 Phone

(801) 526-9211 Fax



THIS

YEAR'S UTAH NUMBER

RANK COMPANY OFFICES RECRUITERS OF STAFF



1 SOS Staffing Services 28 DND 182

(801) 484-4400 Phone

(801) 486-3131 Fax



2 Altres Inc. 5 4 45

(801) 586-8119 Phone

(801) 596-8108 Fax



3 Intermountain 9 20 42

Staffing Resource

(801) 467-6500 Phone

(801) 467-5090 Fax



4 Systems West 1 12 35

(801) 733-5800 Phone

(801) 733-7400 Fax



5 KForce.com 1 7 25

(801) 257-6800 Phone

(801) 364-4549 Fax



6 Adecco 6 16 22

(801) 355-7223 Phone

(801) 355-7248 Fax



7 Management Recruiters 1 15 19

of S.L.C., Inc.

(801) 264-9800 Phone

(801) 264-9807 Fax



8 Prince Perelson & 1 11 16

Associates, Inc.

(801) 532-1000 Phone

(801) 532-7676 Fax



9 Professional Recruiters 2 11 16

(801) 268-9940 Phone

(801) 268-9825 Fax



10 AppleOne Career Center 3 9 15

(801) 566-1889 Phone

(801) 566-6131 Fax



11 Hall-Kinion 1 12 13

(801) 322-2225 Phone

(801) 322-2205 Fax



12 The Murdock Group 1 5 12

(801) 268-3232 Phone

(801) 268-3289 Fax



13 Snelling Personnel 1 8 12

(801) 268-8444 Phone

(801) 268-8796 Fax



14 Spherion Personnel 3 6 10

(801) 261-8880 Phone

(801) 261-8965 Fax



15 Volt Services Group

(801) 208-0038 Phone 1 5 9

(801) 208-0029 Fax





16 All Seasons Staffing 1 3 7

Services

(801) 487-8127 Phone

(801) 487-2749 Fax



17 Quest Staffing Services 2 6 6

(801) 968-3883 Phone

(801) 968-3875 Fax



18 Select Personnel 1 5 6

(formerly Peak

Staffing Services)

(801) 264-1212 Phone

(801) 264-1277 Fax





19 Fillerup Employment 1 4 6

Services, Inc.

(801) 463-2885 Phone

(801) 463-2994 Fax



20 Qualified Personnel 1 1 6

(801) 908-8000 Phone

(801) 908-0102 Fax



21 Snelling Personnel 1 5 6

Services

(801) 521-9263 Phone

(801) 521-9273 Fax



22 Performance Plus 1 3 6

Employment Services

(801) 977-3737 Phone

(801) 977-3742 Fax



23 Esco Staffing 2 3 5

(801) 498-7749 Phone

(801) 498-7759 Fax



24 Utah Department of 43 188 1,750

Workforce Services (*)

(801) 526-9210 Phone

(801) 526-9211 Fax



(*)A Utah State agency. Rankings based on 2001 data.



DNA = Did Not Disclose.



Source: Cahaba Research Associates. If any of the above information is

incorrect or if you feel your business warrants inclusion, please

contact [email protected] or Fax (801) 568-0812.
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10 Things Your Antique Dealer Won't Tell You

Starting to doubt whether your dealer knows what he's talking about? Or maybe you think you've got a valuable antique on your hands but you're not so sure? Here are some things to consider before turning to the professional.

1. "Be nice and I'll lower the price."

If you like to shop for antiques, then you probably also like to haggle over prices. After all, you may not even know what you're looking for when you walk into an antique shop, but you probably know one thing -- that the dollar number on the price tag isn't always the amount that the dealer is actually expecting to get. For most buyers, though, the negotiation is shrouded in one mystery: Just how much wiggle room do I really have?

Lincoln Sander, an antique dealer in Redding, Conn., explains that dealers generally have what's called a "trade price," that is, a price for which they'll sell the item to another dealer, a known collector or a regular customer. The discount can be significant -- often as high as 20% -- and most dealers build it into their markup when pricing an item. What you may not know is that it may also be available to you as a first-time customer. The dealer may offer you the special price if he sees the potential for building a relationship with you, notes Sander. But your luck also depends on how presumptuous you are in your negotiating. "Ask in a nice way," Sander advises, "with the idea that you might or might not get the price." Pat Garthoeffner, a dealer in Lititz, Pa., agrees that manners go a long way. "Never make an offer (by saying) 'I'll give you...' or 'Can you take...?' That's just insulting," she says. The phrase that makes her most likely to give customers a break? "I think the best thing to say," says Garthoeffner, "is 'Do you have any room...?'"

2. "Need an appraisal? Don't look at me."

Congratulations, you're an antique dealer! Want to call yourself an appraiser, too? Go right ahead. In fact, of the 30,000 to 50,000 people in this country who call themselves personal-property appraisers, just 10% are professionally trained, according to Christian Coleman, executive director of the International Society of Appraisers. The reason is that appraisers are completely unregulated, with no educational or licensing requirements. "Anyone can hold himself out as an appraiser of fine arts, antiques or whatever, and can even obtain accreditation," complains Marshall Fallwell Jr., an antique appraiser in Nashville.

And those dealers who do boast of their appraisal credentials aren't necessarily well trained. ("Your pet cockatiel could be a member in some of these (appraisal) organizations," says Irene Austin-Gillis, an appraiser in Providence, R.I.) Even the four biggest and most respected groups that offer credentials to appraisers don't have the most rigorous standards for admission. In fact, just one, the American Society of Appraisers, requires all of its members to pass a test on a specific area of appraisal expertise -- Oriental rugs, say -- before gaining entry. The remaining three test the bulk of their members only on general appraisal standards and practices. Says Paul Dewees, president of one of them, the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, "Our test is general, primarily because the type of work our members do is usually not high-end appraisals. Our members are trained for the everyday estate sale."

But the problem isn't just that many dealers can't give you an accurate appraisal. It's also that they shouldn't. Austin-Gillis explains that you shouldn't seek an appraisal from anyone who's even affiliated with an antique store or gallery. "Only someone who's not going to buy or sell the property will give you its true value," she says. Thinking of getting your goods appraised online? While you may get the objectivity and accuracy you are looking for, be aware of the fact that this is a brave new world and standards of practice are only now being created. For example, some insurance companies will accept online appraisals, but they won't always pass muster with the IRS or a divorce lawyer.

3. "Even I've been duped by fakes..."

If you're a regular on the flea-market circuit, you know there's no shortage of reproductions out there. "If it's repro-able, they're doing it," says Pat Garthoeffner, adding that she was recently at an "antique" show where there was a rug on sale for $1,200 that she had bought at retail store T.J. Maxx for $36.

The trouble is that even some professional dealers can't tell the difference between a fake and the real thing. Donna O'Brien, a dealer in Brownsville, Tenn., admits that she was taken earlier in her career when she purchased what she thought was an authentic Qing Dynasty figurine for $100. "Since then, I've been in stores in Memphis and seen the exact same piece," she says. "And when you see six of them sitting on the shelf, that's a dead giveaway." And O'Brien is pretty sure that she's not the only one who's been had. "I'm in good company," she says. "Just about everybody has been fooled. They say even the experts at Sotheby's have been fooled."

Part of the problem is that the word "antique" covers a wide range. There's furniture, jewelry, art glass -- the list goes on and on. Any buyer who expects her dealer to be knowledgeable in too many areas is dreaming. "A person who can answer a question on any object," cautions Gary Espinosa, director of appraisals for the auction house Butterfields, "is a person you should stay away from."

4. "...so you should demand a guarantee."

Given that you can't count on your dealer to be certain of what he's selling you, the last line of defense is a written guarantee -- a piece of paper that you are more than entitled to. But don't expect your dealer to necessarily cough one up willingly. Sander says that your request might be met by a suspect dealer with resistance or a simple "no"; just as likely, the dealer may try to hedge his or her bets by saying, "That's what I believe the piece to be." In that case, caveat emptor.



As a buyer you should demand more, say the experts. "A dealer should be 100% willing to describe the condition in full and guarantee things," says Leigh Keno, a dealer in New York who's known for his appearances on the PBS hit "Antiques Roadshow." A true guarantee, he adds, should include a detailed description of what the item is, when it was made and what parts, if any, have been repaired or replaced. Armed with that, you can be sure that you'll always get a full refund if an item turns out to be something other than what you -- and your dealer -- thought it to be.

5. "My restoration work is a disaster -- period."

If you're buying something used, repairs are usually a good thing. Not when it comes to antiques. Many types of repairs can seriously reduce an item's value. And you may need to look closely to discover artful touch-ups.

For Lyn Fontenot, author of "Antique Furniture: How to Tell the Real Thing From the Fake," it was early morning light that tipped her off. While delivering a lecture in Puerto Rico, she stopped in an antique shop and found what she thought was a very special piece -- a 16th-century Italian wood carving. Intrigued, she asked the dealer to send the carving to her hotel room so she could examine it more closely the next day. When she did, she found that about half the carving had been replaced and that some of the wood cuts were made by a modern saw.

While the repairs may have made the piece look better, they had the opposite effect on its value. Untouched, the piece would have been worth about $7,000, notes Fontenot. With the repairs, its value dropped some 60% to 70%.

Even a simple cleaning can make a big difference. When looking at wood furniture, for instance, be sure to ask specifically if anything has been done to the surface, since a cleaning that improves a piece's finish could strip away much of its value. Keno points out that a piece of 18th-century furniture that's been overly cleaned could see its value cut from $100,000 to $20,000 furniture stores near me as a result. 6. "This is not a good investment"

While a turbulent stock market may lead you to seek the safety of investing in a piece of well-built furniture, be forewarned: The bulk of what's for sale in the antique market is't going to appreciate at any dizzying rate. "I don't think that people should be buying antiques as investments," says Lincoln Sander flatly.

But what about those people you've heard of who have made a killing buying high-quality antiques? For the most part, those people have held on to their purchases for a very, very long time. "I think that the people who have done well from a financial point of view are those who bought (antiques) with the intention of never selling them. They bought them with the idea that they would take them to the grave," Sander adds. Well, you may not need to take your furniture that far, but don't expect to turn a quick profit either. "In the vast majority of cases," says Kyle Husfloen, editor-at-large of Antique Trader publications, "you are going to need to keep a collection together for probably at least a minimum of 10 years up to 25 years or more to see any important escalation."

Most of all, be aware that an item's value will ebb and flow with its popularity. "If you invested in Beanie Babies," Rudy Franchi, a collectibles appraiser who makes regular appearances on "Antiques Roadshow," points out, "you would be up to your ass in them now."

7. "Not happy? I'll give you your money back."

No business person wants to be sued. But for an antique dealer, the prospect is particularly unpalatable, since most are sole practitioners in a business where reputation reigns supreme. Antique dealers "live by their reputations," notes John Collins Jr., a rug dealer in Newburyport, Mass. "No one wants unhappy customers." All of this adds up to one truth: If you think you've been had by a dealer, don't throw in the towel, even if you failed to get a written guarantee.

Marshall Fallwell Jr. has been called on dozens of times to do appraisals for clients who have bought "antiques" that turned out to be fakes. And in every case, he says, those who have gone back to the questionable dealer with an appraisal in hand have gotten their money back.

Despite this success rate, Fallwell still finds that some clients who have been taken just "go off and lick their wounds." Don't be one of them. "I think they see having gotten nailed as an indictment of their own taste," he says. "Somehow if you have the taste and money to buy those things and you get a fake, that means that you really don't have that much taste. And that, of course, is absurd."

8. "I'm in cahoots with your interior decorator."

Remember that rosewood cabinet that your decorator said would look fabulous in your living room? Well, it's possible that she had another motive besides making your home look its very best.



It's common practice for an interior decorator to offer to do your antique shopping for you, either recommending that you buy a specific piece from a certain dealer or simply going out and buying it for you. And especially when the decorator and the dealer have an established relationship, the decorator, in many cases, will earn a commission for her trouble. Some in the business consider "commission" a generous description of the payment. "Do decorators get kickbacks from antique dealers? Oh my goodness, all the time!" exclaims one New England appraiser.

The trouble is that such an arrangement sets up an inherent conflict of interest, putting the decorator in a position to benefit financially from buying certain pieces from certain dealers. As a result, you should make sure that your decorator discloses any such payment arrangements -- before the shopping begins.

9. "I don't sell antiques."

What's the definition of "antique"? Contrary to what most people think, the term isn't always synonymous with "old." In fact, to technically qualify as an antique, an item must be at least 100 years old. That means that the 1930s Art Deco desk that you just paid up for doesn't qualify.

Most experts agree that the term "antique" is often not held to its strictest definition. And the problem has gotten worse in the past few years, as phenomena such as "Antiques Roadshow" have brought the world of antiques into the mainstream -- and into your neighbor's backyard. "Everybody and his kid brother now has a tax number and is a professional dealer in old stuff," explains Fallwell. "(What they're selling is) not really antique, because there aren't that many antiques left," he adds.

The trouble is that dealers know that most shoppers aren't aware of the distinction. And armed with that knowledge, some dealers will overuse the word "antique" in order to get buyers inside the shop. The truth is that much of what is sold today under the "antique" rubric should really be referred to as "collectibles," that is, stuff that's less than a century old whose value has been enhanced by widespread interest. There's only one problem, explains Garthoeffner: "If the sign in front of the shop said 'collectibles,' people probably wouldn't go in." You might not want to, either.

10. "Hit the highway."

As with most things, the Internet has totally changed the nature of the antique business. Whether you are looking to buy that last dish to complete your collection or unload a Queen Anne chair that you're tired of, you're no longer confined to doing business with your local dealer. The Internet not only allows a skittish buyer to educate himself without being at the mercy of the dealer, but it also links up a huge community of buyers and sellers in a quick and seamless way. Sites like AntiquesAmerica.com and Circline.com provide reams of information for buyers who just want to know a little bit more before they plunk down their credit card. Reverse auction sites such as eWanted.com are a great place to track down obscure and hard-to-find collectibles. And eBay, because of its heavy traffic, is perfect for individuals who are trying to sell items for top dollar.

David Amer, a collector of "precasino" Atlantic City memorabilia, knows just how valuable the Internet can be. After spending five or six years schlepping from shop to shop looking for a few specific items to round out his, well, somewhat obscure collection, Amer had great luck in just two weeks after posting a listing on eWanted. His greatest coup? Finding silverware from the now-defunct Ambassador Hotel, where his mother worked as a pool attendant decades ago. "There was a slim chance in hell that I would have walked into the right antique store (and found that)," notes Amer.

Additional reporting by Noah Rothbaum.
04 En 2017 

The Pros And Cons Of Having Cosmetic Surgery



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The Pros And Cons Of Having Cosmetic Surgery

 by: Gray Rollins









In modern society's quest for perfection, cosmetic surgery emerges the victor. The rewards of cosmetic surgery are beauty, youth, and vigor - a modern Fountain of Youth that can be hard to ignore. Yet cosmetic surgery does present significant risks and obstacles that cannot be ignored. Only by weighing the benefits and risks of cosmetic surgery can you determine if the procedure is the right decision for you.

The Pros

Since cosmetic surgery reshapes the natural contours of the body, it can improve those areas that the individual finds unattractive or undesirable. Cosmetic surgery can reduce signs of aging, thereby enhancing the individual's natural beauty and lending to a more vibrant, youthful appearance. It can also repair damage caused by trauma, illness, infection, developmental abnormalities, or heredity.

Since the desirable result of cosmetic surgery is a more attractive appearance, successful surgeries can have a strong positive effect on an individual's psychological health. Enhanced beauty can elevate self-esteem, increase a patient's sense of self-confidence, and combat depression. Many individuals will find that they feel more comfortable in the company of others after cosmetic surgery. Still others feel their improved appearance helps them conform to the standard of beauty and vitality expected of them, thereby elevating their status in society.

The Cons

First off, cosmetic surgery is an expensive endeavor that can present a financial hardship for many patients. Many single procedures come with price tags well into the thousands of dollars, and those individuals desiring multiple surgical procedures will easily find themselves with medical bills that far exceed the average worker's yearly income.

Also consider that cosmetic surgery is an invasive procedure that seeks to reshape the natural contours of the body. Surgeons must cut, bend, stretch, chisel, poke, and otherwise forcibly manipulate structures of the body into the desired shape in order for the procedure to be a success. This causes undue stress on the body resulting in pain and discomfort, bruising, swelling, and stiffness. The recovery period from cosmetic surgery can be lengthy for some procedures, lasting up to several months. Many procedures, though relatively safe, have the potential for serious complications that may even be permanent in nature. Side-effects such as nerve damage, scarring, infection, and chronic pain may result if a surgery does not go smoothly.

Patients must frequently take time away from normal activities for this contact form the surgery and subsequent recovery period. This means that patients may have to take time off from work or school and avoid favorite activities such as sports and playing with their kids during the initial recovery period. Many patients also find that they need assistance for a few days after the surgery to help them get around and take care of daily activities.

Finally, it is important to remember that the desired results cannot be guaranteed. The potential exists that the surgery will not produce the "ideal" look the patient was seeking in spite of the surgeon's best efforts. Cosmetic surgery is not an exact science, so potential patients need to keep in mind that there is no way to know what the final outcome will look like until the procedure has been performed and the recovery period has passed.

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03 En 2017 

Florida Lawyers Accused of Setting Up Opposing Counsel for DUI Arrest Video



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Thanks. A strange case of three lawyers of trying to get a rival attorney busted for DUI in the middle of a big trial and Mara schiavocampo is here with the story. Good morning, Mara. Reporter: Good morning. Those three lawyers are now in serious legal trouble themselves for allegedly using their attractive paralegal to get an opposing attorney drunk all to get him thrown offer the case. I'd like to check your eyes. Reporter: A DUI arrest caught on cam Ralph the driver a prominent Tampa lawyer in the middle of a high-profile case but investigators say he was set up. His rival attorneys allegedly using this woman to set a honey trap. Were you arrested for DUI? Yes. Were you taken to jail? Yes. Reporter: Now this morning th these three could lose their licenses. In January 2013 Phil Campbell meets Melissa Personius a paralegal at that rival law firm at a Tampa restaurant. According to vesters she allegedly became overly friendly socializing and drinking with Campbell and lied about where she worked. All the while exchanging dozens of text messages and phone calls with her bosses. One of those bosses allegedly tipping off a police officer who waited to pull Campbell over busting him for DUI. Campbell was behind the wheel of the paralegal's car which he says he was only driving because she was too drunk. I did not want at least on my watch, my responsibility to have her drive the car. Reporter: Charges were later dropped but the Florida bar association is going after the rival lawyers. Based upon advice of dui attorney meaning counsel I invoke my fifth amendment right. Reporter: Two of the three refusing to answer and the third admitting while he didn't give the order to set Campbell up, he didn't do anything to stop it. That's a mistake I made that evening. Reporter: As for the woman at the center of the so-called honey trap. I invoke my right to the fifth amendment. Reporter: Legal experts say the possibility of dui consequences disbarment could be dwi first offense texas the least of their worries. The federal government and FBI are involved in this heavily and I'm fairly certain we will see a criminal indictment at some point in the future. Reporter: Now, the police officer who arrested Campbell has since been fired. That paralegal, Melissa Personius is still working for the law firm but not in their Tampa offices.

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