For those who weathered the storm, or are reading this on www.nydailynews.com., we ask, “How the heck can this happen?”
NEWS ITEM — Federal officials have discovered a North Carolina veteran isn’t dead yet. The Fayetteville Observer reported that 81-year-old Charles Covell of Fayetteville was surprised to learn that he had been declared dead by the Veterans Affairs Department last month.
Covell’s wife realized something was wrong when a monthly disabilities payment was not deposited in their account. They learned a death certificate for a Charles Covell was filed in January.
A spokeswoman from U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson’s office said the VA has said the mistake had been corrected. A VA spokesman said the department has an accuracy rate of 99.8 percent in halting payments to those who die.
Mighty was waiting on Northern Colorado (+2) on Wednesday and likes Loyola-Chicago (+1) on Thursday. The deficit is 460 sirignanos.
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