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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, March 10, 2010 15B Fresh snow, first track s Will Castle, a student at Feather River College, was the first person up Bucks Summit after the snowstorm Wednesday, March 3. Using snowshoes for the climb up, Castle did four laps back down to the parking area. Photo by Shannon Morrow Jacobson recognized in national media Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.corn Jake Jacobson, the son of Ron and Susan Jacobson who lived in Portola for Y6hrs + beQ +m0i/iiig' fb Rocklin, r:chtly appeared in the magazine Sports Il- lustrated for Kids. The Jan./Feb. 2010 issue listed Jacobsen as one of the "Sportskids Of The Month," with a good action photo- graph and a nine-line write up on page 14. Jacobsen, now 12-years- old, is a four-time Junior Olympic national trampo- line champion. He also won silver at the Pan American championships in the 11- to 12-year-old division in De- cember of 2008. + Jacobsen was.quoted+ in Sports Illustrated for Kids as saying, "I want to make [my opponents] do better be- cause [they know] I'm com- ing behind them. Then I want to beat them." Jacobsen, who has trav- eled as far as Russia to com- pete, began training at a young age at Feather River Gymnastics in Portola, which his mom owned. FISHING REPORT Frenchman Lake The weather was beautiful last weekend and fishermen were out catching rainbow trout, about 14 - 16 inches long and weighing 1 to 1-1/4 pounds. Most fishermen were catching two or three at the dam, using nightcrawlers or PowerBait in rainbow, or- ange or chartreuse. The road up to the dam is clear, but you will need a four-wheel drive vehicle for around the lake. Call ahead for current up- dates 993-4683. Check }' :+: ...... Out Our :::,,:i::::i:::+!!:!: :::  I PLUMASNEWS.COM Need help REPi ++i++++: -++++ +......f. 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Low fees & monthly payments Convenient class schedules & times Satellite offices available in Portola, Greenville and Chester Program Directors: Andrew Mclntyre and Karen Coffren 251 Main St., #206 (above the post office) Quincy 550-285-9921 Are You Possible TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS AND PURCHASERS OF Legal Notice -- RETAIL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES IN CALIFORNIA THIS NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT AND EXCLUSION RIGHTS IS PUBLISHED BY COURT ORDER PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY - IT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS .If you have purchased while a California tvaident or while How do I purticipatc in the settlement? f you DO wish to within the Stat of California for your own USe, at any time simm participate in the lawsuit and settlement you do not need to do January 1, 1980, any retail products or services from bosineass anything. You will be bound by the Court's judgment and may take mat act.l and/ur issued Visa- or MaatcCm-d-brandl credit advantage of the financial literacy toolkit and other initiat yes to and/ur dhit cards, you are a member of * ,-ttlcmen.t Class in a benefit Settlement Class members. lawsuit brought on your behalf entitled Ctodl't/Dobit   How do I object to the settlement? If you DO wish to J.C.C.P. No. 4335; Thi Notice is to inform you that you participate n the lawsuit and settlement but OBJECT to the wm oe a party to the aetuement in that lawsuit unless you hoose settlement, you may obtain information 'on how to object at to ex.lude yo.urself by May 20, 2010, end to inform you of a or by calling neurmg gurGmg ure settlement. What is this lawmtit about7 The Plaintiffs are consumers who claim that Visa and MasterCard individually and with their member financ al institutions, violated California's Cartwright Act and Unfair Competition Law. Visa and MasterCard allegedly forced merchants unlawfully to accept debit as well as credit cards for payment, adopted exclusionary rules, price-fixed fees, and engaged in other anti- competitive, unfair, fraudulent, and deceptive practices. Those activities allegedly resulted in California consumers paying artificially inflated prices for retail products and services. Visa and MasterCard deny those allegations. They say that their actions were lawful, justified, and the result of independent business competition. They maintain that theft actions benefited competition, merchants, and cons .umers, and did not increase prices for retail products or servmes. They point out that courts have dismissed consumer lawsuits making similar clmms in more than a dozen other states. The Court did not decide which side was right because the parties entered into a settlement, which the Cotaa preliminarily approved as fair. What are the trma of the aettlament? Visa will pay $25 million and MasterCard will pay $6 million into a Settlement Fund. Approximately $21 million will be used to develop and distribute a financial literacy toolkit to he made available to members of the Settlement Class for non-profit organizations to use for nitiatives to benefit Settlement Class members, and for class notice and administrative costs. Up to $9.3 million may he used for class counsel's attorneys' fees and litigation costs, and an additional service fee award of up to $1,000 may be made to each named Plaintiff. The Court must approve all those payments. Pursuant to the settlen'mnt, any claims you have against Visa or Mast including their corporate affiliates, member financial institutions, employees, and agents, which arise out of any of their conduct alleged or which could have been alleged in the lawsuit, including claims based, on rules, by-laws, regulations, policies, practices, network service fees, mt.erchange.fees, merchant discount fees, finance charges, or charges of any kind of Visa or MasteCard, and including claims based on theories of tying, attempted monopolization, monopolization, exclosionm T condt't, price-fixing, or any other restraint of trade, o of any unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practice, shall he resolved in the settlement and cannot he pursued in any other lawsuit. That could potentially include any claims Aant you may have that am asserted in a related putative class action, ttndge v. Visa U.S.A. Inc.. No. CGC 04-436920. But you will not give up any claim based on a routine individual dispute with a financial institution that issued you a Visa or MasterCard payment card regarding payment of your personal account statement. Further information regazdtng the cla#ns that you wouM release and vsolve under the settlement, and the claims in the Attffdge case, may be obtained at or by calling 1-877-695- 7472. 1-877-695-7472. You may enter an appearance through counsel and your objections must be filed with the Court and sent by mail to counsel for the class, Visa, and MasterCard BY MAY 20, 2010. How do I lad mylf f the settlemm If you DO NOT wish to participate in the lawsuit and settlement, you must individually exclude yoorself from the lawsuit. You may do so by making a written request containing the words "Credit/Deb t Card Tying Cases," a hand- signed and dated statement of your desire to be excluded, and your printed full name, address, and telephone number. You must then mail ur written request in an envelope, with postage prepaid and STMARKED BY MAY20, 2010, to: Credit/Debit Card Tying Cases Administrator, P.O. Box 6177 Novato CA 94948-6177 If you exclude yourse ffrom the awsuit, you will have the right, at your own expense, to pursue a separate lawsuit against Visa or MasterCard. But you will not be entitled to a free copy of the financial literacy toolkit or other benefits to be provided pursuant to the Settlement Agreement. What if I have queation$? If you would like more information about this lawsuit, the full terms of the settlement, the clai'ms bein. resolved, or your rights please visit or call' 1-877-695-7472. .I .. de not .co. nq.  Cart ct ycoqanmt card issue. e Coua has sche4 a l/g0   th_._fa 1 au'Y... fhe seulement for 9:30 am on July 16 , ...,,a u.. ,m rr,,.+o .conr tot.t, 400 McAllis" Smet, San Fram'co, CA :  uz, wn you may anenfl. Dated: January 5, 2010. The Honorable Richard Kramer, Superior Court Judge. This settlement affects virtually all California consumers. Settlement funds will be used for a financial literacy toolkit and initiatives to benefit California consumers. If you DO wish to participate in the settlement, you do not need to do anything. If you DO wish to participate in the settlement but OBJECT to it, you must submit objections by May 20, 2010. If you DO NOT wish to participate in the settlement, you must exclude yourself by May 20, 2010. For more information visit: or call 1-877-695-7472. The Court will hold a hearing on the settlement at 9:30a.m. on July 16, 2010, at the Superior Court, 400 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. tax professionals help you claim:++ every possible deduction & credit. First Time Homebuyer Credit Energy Credits Education Credits & Deduction .... .+:++. yment Income Exemption Personal & Business Taxes. 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