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The shirts and pants for men are constructed with and without plastic snap fasteners to accommodate a patient’s needs and medical devices (casts, braces, tubing, medical equipment and other devices). The design with hidden snap fasteners provides dignity for patients in recovery and offers easy access to the body during medical treatment. The apparel slips across the body avoiding the need to pull pants up the body and shirts overhead.

Men’s apparel includes: T-shirts, critical-care shirts, boxers, shorts and long pants. Tops and pants in several styles for women have the same utility as the men’s apparel. Women’s apparel includes: tops; T-shirts, boxers, Capri pants, and long pants.

Mrs. Taylor-Barry worked for the Small Business Administration (1994-2003) in Washington, D.C., and S.C. The last position she held in the U.S. Senate (2004) was as Senior Policy Advisory to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Entrepreneurship. Her career also included positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate; and the McNair Firm in Washington, D.C. Born in South Carolina, she grew up in Charleston and worked in South Carolina, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.. She now resides in Columbia, S.C.

• The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

“VA places the highest priority upon safeguarding the personal information of our veterans,” said Jerry L. Davis, VA’s chief information security officer. “When lapses occur, we will immediately take prompt remedial action, such as notification.”

The family history website, which provides access to genealogical and historical information, had requested information from VA about deceased veterans. Under FOIA, VA is obligated to release requested records upon written request unless they may be withheld. Therefore, VA provided the website with the data on March 18, 2011.

On Dec. 13, 2011, after the information had been posted on the history website, VA learned that it included data about some living veterans because some of the death reports provided to the website were inaccurate.

Send letters to Sgt. Shaft, c/o John Fales, P.O. Box 65900, Washington, D.C. 20035-5900; fax 301/622-3330, call 202/257-5446 or email sgtshaft@bavf.org.