Monday, April 28, 2003
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The News-Gazette Online Here's a tip for searching Google that you can be pretty sure is a good one: Don't ask: “What is the capital of Illinois?” Instead, type “the capital of Illinois is” into the search field so Google goes looking for Web pages containing that phrase, which are likely to end with “Springfield.”
The Great Library Card Collection - An exercise in insanity... What I am trying to do is to collect as many valid library cards as I can. As I get them I will post them here.
Saturday, April 26, 2003
allrecordlabels.com - links to record labels worldwide Allrecordlabels.com is a comprehensive listing of over 9100 record labels indexed by genre, format, and location.
Reuters AlertNet AlertNet provides global news, communications and logistics services to the international disaster relief community and the public. Reuters 150 years' experience reporting from disaster zones around the world allows AlertNet to give disaster relief organisations reliable information, fast.
AARP Webplace | Evaluating Medical Information on the Internet When it comes to health care, the Internet is a mixed blessing. We now have more health and medical information at our fingertips than anyone ever dreamed possible just a few short years ago.
BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | US army chief resigns The civilian head of the US army, Thomas White, has resigned. No official reason has been given for the departure of Mr White, whose official title was secretary of the army.
invisiblog.com (beta) - anonymous weblog publishing invisiblog.com lets you publish a weblog using GPG and the Mixmaster anonymous remailer network. You don't ever have to reveal your identity - not even to us. You don't have to trust us, because we'll never know who you are.
The Onion | New Fox Reality Show To Determine Ruler Of Iraq Fox executives Monday unveiled their latest reality-TV venture, Appointed By America, a new series in which contestants vie for the top spot in Iraq's post-war government.
Hartford Paper Tells Employee to Kill Blog Recently told Courant Travel Editor Denis Horgan that he could no longer publish commentary on his Web log, DenisHorgan.com. Horgan is a former columnist for the paper who was transferred to the travel writing position earlier this year.
Deep Throat: Uncovered | Department of Journalism | University of Illinois After a four-year investigation, students at the University of Illinois have determined the identity of Deep Throat, the most elusive, anonymous news source in history
Cleveland.com: Search Columbus - Looking for a state park to take the kids camping? Need information about an Ohio corporation? Want to know the sales tax rate applied in the state next door? Under a provision added to the House version of the state budget bill, such information would no longer exist on state Web sites - unless a legislative committee gives the go-ahead.
Sunday, April 20, 2003
Entertainment Story - canada.com network Holes is a movie so strange that it escapes entirely from the family genre and moves into fantasy. Like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, it has fearsome depths and secrets. Based on the much-honoured young adults' novel by Louis Sachar, it has been given the top-shelf treatment.
Saturday, April 19, 2003
USATODAY.com - Public libraries need the public's support In many cities, dramatic reductions in staff and services could become devastating as state and local officials seek to balance their cash-strapped budgets.
American Hospital Directory - information about hospitals from AHA Data, MedPAR, hospital cost reports, and other CMS files. The American Hospital Directory provides online data for over 6,000 hospitals. Our database of information is built from Medicare claims data, cost reports, and other public use files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Loganberry Books: Stump the Bookseller -- New Stumpers Have you forgotten the title of your favorite children's book? This is a service to help solve your book mysteries.
Friday, April 18, 2003
ABCNEWS.com : Software Helps Cops Find Clues to Suspects The software they used is CopLink, made by Knowledge Computing, which lets the police link their databases together and search them simultaneously, even across different departments.
Saturday, April 12, 2003
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Buffett's Net bet on Amazon junk may yield treasure Buffett, who says he uses Amazon to buy books, sent Amazon President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Bezos a letter in late July praising the company's decision on stock options.
USATODAY.com - Students put their own spin on downloading music . "I don't remember the last time I bought a CD. But I do buy lots of blanks."
Sunday, April 06, 2003
Friday, April 04, 2003
CNN.com - Ex-CIA director: U.S. faces 'World War IV' - Apr. 3, 2003 He said the new war is actually against three enemies: the religious rulers of Iran, the "fascists" of Iraq and Syria, and Islamic extremists like al Qaeda.
The Poetry of D.H. Rumsfeld - Recent works by the secretary of defense Few Americans know he is also a poet.
Tuesday, April 01, 2003
The New Yorker: Fact As the ground campaign against Saddam Hussein faltered last week, with attenuated supply lines and a lack of immediate reinforcements, there was anger in the Pentagon. Several senior war planners complained to me in interviews that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his inner circle of civilian advisers, who had been chiefly responsible for persuading President Bush to lead the country into war, had insisted on micromanaging the war’s operational details. Rumsfeld’s team took over crucial aspects of the day-to-day logistical planning—traditionally, an area in which the uniformed military excels—and Rumsfeld repeatedly overruled the senior Pentagon planners on the Joint Staff, the operating arm of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “He thought he knew better,” one senior planner said. “He was the decision-maker at every turn.”
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