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6 Thursday, July 24, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Employers, do you really know who you hired? Being an ex-felon is a past hard to escape from. Whether it's 1-2 or 22 years, it is the mark that may haunt you to your last breath. I know several ex-felons, some good guys. Some bad. Some wear jeans. Some wear suits. Some may pat you on the back with one hand and pick your pocket " with the other. An ex-felon is a branded person. You can go to court and get your record sealed, or you can get a governor's pardon, which is rare. Having a federal rap sealed is a hard way to go and few have been granted. Getting your record sealed isn't always forever. On some privileged licenses, records can still be examined by the licensing au- thority but not used against you in most cases. You and I know that's a shot in the dark. All ex-felons have to be registered with the sheriff's office - mugged and printed. If one fails to register in the local county where they live and is stopped by local law enforcement personnel, that person is going to jail for failure to register as an ex-felon. If you're registered and move, it's your duty to notify authorities of change of address. It's the law and always carry your felon card. Some have left the big city and drifted to the high desert of Nye to 'They may even think they are above the law and don't have to register' 'Best Wishes' Amargosa's boundless , active in Geneva Liberal institutions straightway cease front being liberal the mometl! they are .firmO' established. nd replacement, is a pretty rough operation and e ever blend in. They may even think they are above the law and don't have to register. The biggest problem is with those of us who have always thought we lived in an area where we don't have to worry about such things. But we do need to know. The Pahrump Valley Gazette has added a line or two and has revamped their employ- ment application. There is now a line that asks, "Have you ever been arrested? Have you ever been convicted?" I have known ex-felons who are repeaters, who never learn. And then I know some that have learned and gone straight and they de- serve a break. I think they need the public trust. Whether it be an executive, school em- ployee, bartender, or working as a reporter for a newspaper. In the past, some ex-cons have worked Nye, repeatedly calling the kettle black and after they're history and long gone, we discover their hidden past. This is similar to the confidence game, winning your confidence and then taking advantage. Love your neighbor, but lock your door. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared with what lies within us. Just because the river is quiet does not mean the crocodiles have left. South Korean artist Bed Lee's display at the Museum of Modern art in New York City, which consisted:only of pulled by officials after only several hours display because On ar00;et by Joe Richards from the Kingdom of Nye Whether you hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him! I! " " : $l Majtae Splendor. and therefore cannot be executed, ' By;the way, ff you kill three people with a bowling pin  is tilat a turkey, or what? ii i i i ill HHHI 'H I I year was to tow Britain  !es into the Mirra, nean Sea in order to improve the country's climate, and 50 other MRLP candidates for vm=ious offices made proposals such as requir, ing dogs to eat phosphorescent food so that pedestrians could more easily avoid stepping in their poop,