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September 16, 2008

Editor's Note
We're so happy that Wesley Snipes is back in the news. Of course we're not happy that he is suffering tax woes, but as they say, every cloud has a silver lining. The Snipes case gives us the opportunity to introduce to you the latest news page in the AccountingWEB site - Celebrity News! Just click the Celebrity News item on the left side of any AccountingWEB screen, or follow the Stars Behind Bars links that you might see throughout the site, and you can read the latest gossip on Hollywood celebs, sports figures, politicians, and others who have made it into the tax and accounting misdeeds hall of fame.

Best regards,
Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor

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Small Business News
Lack of sleep leads to job dissatisfaction

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Crowe Chizek is now Crowe Horwath

Effective Sept. 1, 2008, Crowe Chizek and Company LLC is practicing under a new name, Crowe Horwath LLP, a new structure, and a new logo in all states in which it has offices, as well as many others. more >>
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