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Home owners wanted, as are faux-contractor felons

Becky Bosshart
Appeal Staff Writer
Steven Andrew Sassenberg

Landmark Homes’ Brookhaven community in Dayton is near the completion of its second phase of construction. A few home sites are still available, offering floor plans from 1,590 square feet to 2,450 square feet in four home designs.

Homes are listed in the low $300,000. Contact Brenda Braeuninger or Heidi Bobier, for more sales information call 246-1611, or visit http://www.landmarkhomes.com.

Brookhaven homes are available with full stucco exteriors and upgrades, including granite tile counter tops in the kitchens with oak cabinets, fully landscaped front yards, and great-room fireplaces.

Braeuninger, who joined Landmark Homes in 2004, was awarded the sales agent of the month award for January. Before moving to Landmark, she was a leasing agent in Las Vegas and Carson City.

A newly released stuttering survey by Marshall Rice, of the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, found 51 percent of respondents – all of whom stutter – believe they would have a better job if they didn’t have the disorder.

“The results point to the need to further educate employers about stuttering,” Rice said. “Clearly, some employers do not understand stuttering and make incorrect assumptions about the abilities of their employees who stutter. This misunderstanding results in reduced employment and promotion opportunities.”

The foundation offers an updated brochure, Stuttering: Answers for Employers.

“This useful tool should be in the hands of everyone going into a job interview,” Fraser said, “It can be downloaded free at http://www.stutteringhelp.org.”

The survey of 566 people who stutter from 37 countries also found 42 percent felt a job interview was “cut short.” Fourteen percent said an employer told them directly that they would not be hired for a position because of their stuttering.

Steven Andrew Sassenberg, who also goes by William Sassenburg, is wanted by the Nevada State Contractors Board on four felonies, seven misdemeanors and two gross misdemeanors for engaging in business without a contractor’s license, diversion of funds and unlawful advertising.

Patrick Timothy Silva, wanted for three felonies and three misdemeanors for engaging in business without a contractor’s license, diversion of funds and unlawful advertising, failed to appear for their court dates. All warrants on both men have been reissued.

The Nevada State Contractors Board warns homeowners to hire only licensed contractors. To assist in prosecuting illegal contracting, the board has launched an online Ten Most Wanted list. Those posted on the Web site have outstanding arrest warrants for unlicensed contracting activity. Homeowners may check whether a contractor is licensed by going to http://www.nscb.state.nv.us or by contacting the board at 688-1141.