ANCHORAGE, AK—Nezar “Mike” Maad, the man who claimed his printing shop here was vandalized shortly after 9/11 but ended up getting arrested himself on federal charges of falsifying financial documents and lying to the government, is in trouble with the feds again. Maad is facing federal charges in a reported scheme to defraud the state of Alaska over printing contracts, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Maad and Imad Salim Hereimi were indicted by a grand jury on 22 counts of mail fraud. Prosecutors said Hereimi opened a printing company called Horizon Graphics, which had no equipment. Maad, while employed with the state’s Department of

By Erik Cagle Remember 1958? A good many whippersnappers don't recall that year. Eisenhower was in the White House. The price of first class postage was about to balloon to four cents after a quarter century of three-cent stamps. Elvis joined the army. Liz Taylor was working on just her third divorce (victim: Mike Todd). Arnold Palmer won his first golf major by capturing the Masters. And Alaska was about to become the 49th state. Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson were all born. As was yours truly, Printing Impressions. Sure, all the aforementioned may have enjoyed a better year than PI on occasion,

By Caroline Miller Tom Basore has no regrets when he looks back over his long career in the graphic arts industry. "It's been a wonderful experience. I've loved every moment of it," says the Web Offset Association's (WOA) executive director, who is retiring this month. While Basore has loved every minute of his career, he is also not one to look back. Basore is now eagerly looking forward to the next phase of his life, which includes relocating to a home in Florida and an upcoming cruise to Alaska with his new wife. Basore says that he plans to take a lesson from a

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