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NC Legislators Killing Small Business

But because the new law is drafted to go into effect once enacted – which could happen in the next two weeks – we will have to terminate the participation of all North Carolina residents in the Amazon Associates program on or before that same day. After the termination day, we will no longer pay any referral fees for customers referred to Amazon.com or Endless.com nor will we accept new applications for the Associates program from North Carolina residents.

The unfortunate consequences of this legislation on North Carolina residents like you were explained in detail to key senators and representatives in Raleigh, including the leadership of the Senate, House, and both chambers’ finance committees. Other states, including Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee, considered nearly identical schemes, but rejected these proposals largely because of the adverse impact on their states’ residents.

The North Carolina General Assembly’s website is http://www.ncleg.net/, and additional information may be obtained from the Performance Marketing Alliance at http://www.performancemarketingalliance.com/.

We thank you for being part of the Amazon Associates program, and we will apprise you of the General Assembly’s action on this matter.

Sincerely,

Amazon.com

Smith Receives Kidney Transplant

Cary Christmas Miracle
Cary Councilman Jack Smith Receives New Kidney


2007-12-24
Cary, NC – Five term Cary Town Councilman Jack Smith, who has been battling kidney failure for months and underwent failed dialysis treatment earlier this year, received an early Christmas gift of a new kidney on Christmas Eve. The four hour long surgery, which ended late this afternoon, took place at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill and went smoothly. Councilman Smith will spend up to a week recuperating in the hospital and hopes to be home, back on his feet – and back to his golf game – soon.