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‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ – THE STORY OF OUR NATIONAL MOTTO
With permission from the Beaumont Examiner
“In God We Trust.”Most Americans take those words for granted today and assume they’ve always been part of our national fabric. Thus, many were surprised when the House of Representatives recently voted to reaffirm that this simple phrase is the official national motto.
The phrase “In God We Trust” made headlines in October 2011, when the House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution reaffirming its status as the U.S. national motto. It did so after President Barack Obama mistakenly referred to “E Pluribus Unum” as the nation’s official motto. That familiar phrase – which in Latin means “Out of many, one” – has appeared on U.S. coinage for more than two centuries, but enjoys no official status.
Democrats, including Obama, charged that in drafting and passing the resolution, the Republican-controlled House was wasting time that could have been better spent on hammering out a job-creation bill.
In response, the Republican sponsor of the resolution, Congressman Randy Forbes of Virginia, noted Obama’s earlier misstatement about “E Pluribus Unum” and pointed out that those words had been engraved in the new Capitol Visitors Center until Congress ordered use of the proper inscription.
California Man Enters Plea In Nearly $1,000,000 Theft
United States Attorney Charles M. Oberly, III - District of Delaware
WILMINGTON, Del. - Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, and James F. Yacone, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Denver, Colorado, announced today that Wyatt Yeager, 33, of California, has entered a guilty plea to a one count felony Information.1
The criminal Information charges Yeager with Theft of Major Artwork, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 668.
California Man Enters Plea in Nearly $1,000,000 Theft
U.S. Attorney’s Office - District of Delaware
WILMINGTON, DE—Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, and James F. Yacone, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Denver, Colorado, announced today that Wyatt Yeager, 33, of California, has entered a guilty plea to a one count felony information. The information is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
The criminal information charges Yeager with theft of major artwork, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 668.
According to the information, between January and March 2007, Wyatt Yeager embezzled $492,205 in rare coins from the American Numismatic Association (ANA) Money Museum, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During that period, Yeager was the collections manager for the ANA Money Museum. Yeager sold the coins at several auctions: one in Baltimore in May 2007, one in St. Louis in June 2007, and one in Melbourne, Australia in July 2007. One of the coins sold at the Australia auction was an extremely rare 1813 “Holey” Dollar. It sold for $155,755.
Coin Dealers going for the gold
The 2012 Coinage Magazine Special Issue titled: ‘Gold & Today’s Global Economy’ had numerous excellent articles as usual, but one article in particular caught my eye by author and long time numismatist, Ed Reiter. The article was titled “Coin Dealers going for the gold” which was an expose on unscrupulous precious metal buyers. With permission of the author, Ed Reiter and Coinage Magazine, I have reprinted the concluding segment of the article.
Transient gold buyers forced to shut down
January 5, 2012With permission from Jerry Jordan and The Examiner. Story copyrighted by 'The Examiner'
One of the largest transient gold buying operations in the country – THR & Associates – was forced to shut its doors late Thursday evening after Beaumont Police officers entered the temporary gold buying operation set-up at the Courtyard by Marriott near Washington Boulevard and informed them they were in violation of a number of state and local laws.
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