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- From: "Dennis S. Wish PE" <wish(--nospam--at)cyberg8t.com>
- Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:06:05 -0700
-----Original Message----- From: Roger Turk [SMTP:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com] Sent: Friday, October 24, 1997 3:27 PM To: BlindCopyReceiver:; Subject: Re: open house Ernie N.: By now your daughter probably has an armfull of comments from the list and elsewhere, confirming that whenever two engineers get together, they have 6 different opinions on the same subject. Roger, I beg to differ. We live in a 3-D world and don't see life in only two dimensions. Therefore, you can assume for every engineer there is six degrees of opinions and therefore twelve opinions for two engineers!!!!!! The decision of what college to go to is, of course, your daughter's, as is the decision of what branch of engineering to study, or, whether to study engineering at all. I would think that she should go for an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at any school and then study law at the best university she can get into. We all know that the best engineering you can do to earn a decent living is engineering law. I personally know of some geographic areas that are virgin territory to new lawyers looking to sue engineers and contractors. COST Probably the most important aspect, whether Papa is going to pay or daughter pays, either from savings, part-time jobs or scholarships. Student loans are easy to get, *but*, she should not forget that they have to be paid back. Paid back - possibly more than once. My wife and I just got a notice from the Department of Education that it is time to pay back her student loan that she took out in 1981 (National Direct Student Loan). We paid the loan back twelve years ago. The DOE demands that we prove it. We discarded all records past ten years about a year ago. So did Wells Fargo Bank who we made our payments by check from. So did the IRS who we would have claimed a deduction for interest in the Reagan era. Now we have no proof that we paid the loan back and have to fight this out in court. Funny thing though, the DOE claims that we are not behind and that we have no additional interest due after seventeen years of dodging and evasive measures to keep from paying back the loan. BTW, the school that she took the loan from is no longer in business and appears that the recovered records are no longer available. The DOE claims that they assume the information received about the amount due is valid and it is up to us to prove otherwise. Fortunately, I bartered some work with an attorney who worked for the government. If any of you has had this happen and know of measures to combat this, please let me know. Just thought I would add a few funny and depressing comments to this thread.
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