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Old LaVerde’s Transactions Now Appearing on Credit Card Bills

A rash of unauthorized charges to credit cards from LaVerde’s Market are the result of transactions that were not processed until recently, according to a notice to customers posted around the store.

In the notice, LaVerde’s said that “About 6 months ago, we discovered that our Visa/Master card processor, (Global Payments), had not processed a number of credit card transactions in late 2002 and early 2003; about 20 random days.”

“Global Payments our credit card processor, gave us the authorization to key-enter the un-paid transactions and we are in the process of doing so,” the notice states.

The notice also states that LaVerde’s has “the original transmission tapes” and signed copies of customer receipts from the 2002 and 2003 transactions.

-- Marissa Vogt

GSC Elects Treasurer

The four newly-elected Graduate Student Council officers ran their first meeting on Wednesday at the May monthly GSC General Council meeting.

Virgilio M. Villacorta G was elected treasurer on April 21 at a special GSC session, because he was unable to attend the April General Council meeting, during which elections took place. Villacorta was the only candidate for GSC treasurer, though other graduate students could have become candidates after the April meeting, said Michael R. Folkert, the former GSC vice president.

Barun Singh G, the new GSC president, Hector H. Hernandez G, the new GSC vice president, and Lucy Wong, the new GSC secretary, were all elected at April’s general council meeting.

-- Kathy Dobson