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February 2010

IDS Backgrounds is Now True Hire

Our new name represents the growing number of services we offer related to hiring. The name stands out for our state of the art advances in technology that allow us to deliver better products, faster than ever before.

Nothing has changed but our name. You will still receive our excellent customer service with our superior quality background checks delivered in the fastest industry leading times. Our phone number and address remain the same.

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True Hire Launches New Website

True Hire, formally IDS Backgrounds, has announced the launch of its new website. Located at www.true-hire.com, the website features several new innovative concepts with more on the way!

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  • With a complete Applicant Center, it is now easy for your applicants to request a copy of their own report, initiate a dispute, and clear up any incorrect items with helpful guides and information right at their fingertips.

  • A retooled news section featuring a blog that users can subscribe too will improve communication and keep all of True Hire's customers up-to-date on company and industry happenings.

  • We are now socially connected! You can find our links to True Hire on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!

  • Check out our resources page where you can find helpful documentation for using True Hire services and better understanding your reports.

  • You can also find out about our latest new services like WatchGuard and Roll Call under our Signature Services page.

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University of Alabama shooter was well know to the police and shot her brother in 1986

Main Content Inline SmallDisclosures that an Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues was twice questioned by criminal investigators years ago raised concerns Monday of why background checks didn't prevent her hiring at the school in 2003. University of Alabama in Huntsville officials were meeting privately to review the files concerning Amy Bishop, a Harvard-educated neurobiologist accused of pulling a gun at a Friday faculty meeting and shooting six people, three fatally. Two of the survivors remained in critical condition Monday.
Some victims' relatives questioned why UAH hired her in the first place after the disclosures about her involvement in the two criminal probes. She wasn't charged with a crime in either. While investigators have not commented on a motive, family members of victims said they understood Bishop was angry about the university's decision to deny her tenure, forcing her to look for work elsewhere after this semester.
In a case that Huntsville colleagues weren't aware of, Bishop in 1986 shot and killed her 18-year-old brother with a shotgun at their Braintree, Mass., home. She told police she had been trying to learn how to use the gun, which her father had bought for protection, when it accidentally discharged.
Authorities termed the episode an accident and released her, but current Braintree police Chief Paul Frazier has questioned how the investigation was handled.
On Sunday The Boston Globe reported that Bishop and her husband, James Anderson, were questioned by investigators after a package containing two pipe bombs was sent to one of Bishop's colleagues, Dr. Paul Rosenberg, at Children's Hospital Boston in 1993. Police were alerted and the bomb did not go off. No one was charged.
Huntsville police spokesman Sgt. Mark Roberts said both cases were news to them."We found out about both events after the fact," he told The Associated Press.
Sammie Lee Davis, whose wife, Maria Ragland Davis, was killed in the shooting, expressed concern that UAH hired someone with a past like Bishop's. The slain professor's two stepdaughters said they were shocked that Bishop was hired. "I think they need to do a little more investigation when coming down to hiring teachers and things like that. Maybe looking a little deeper into their past about certain things. This is a lot coming out ... It's a shocker," said Melissa Davis on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Police previously said Bishop had no permit for the gun believe used in the shooting, and investigators said they didn't know where she got it. The gun was found in a second-floor restroom, one floor below where the shooting occurred.
Bishop's husband told the Chronicle of Higher Education on Monday that her wife had recently borrowed a handgun and had practiced with it at an indoor gun range. He said she wouldn't tell him who she borrowed it from and was 'very cagey.' He said she had been worried about "crazy students" since someone had followed her across campus last summer. But he said he warned his wife not to bring the gun to work.
Bishop is charged with one count of capital murder, which can lead to a death sentence in Alabama if convicted, and three counts of attempted murder. (source: AP)

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