Saturday, January 11, 2003

The weekly update:
As the juggernaut chugs along, we need more and more links on the military and on opposition to the war. Here are a few that came up this week:
  • Military links are in this Al's Morning Meeting column, third in a series of Iraq war sources.
  • U.S. Forces Order of Battle daily troop movement info from Global Security.
  • National Guard and Reserve units called to active duty, as of Jan 8 2003 PDF file from Defenselink. Check the main defenselink page for updates to this (in press releases).
  • large coalition of antiwar groups.

    And more useful links....


  • EZ2WWW new meta-search site which searches several search engines at once, also includes a category directory.
  • World Almanac E-Newsletter: January 2003 upcoming events, chronology of last month, birthdays and anniversaries....
  • National Traffic and Road Closure Information from U.S. DOT, has links to lots of weather/traffic sites too.
  • NLM Gateway search all National Library of Medicine databases from this page.
  • The Detroit Project trying to get rid of gas-guzzlers. From Arianna Huffington.
  • How the World Thinks in 2002 world views on America and other countries, from Pew Research Center.
  • Like Television includes a Classic TV area where you can download videos of old programs.
  • Presidency 2004 Politics1 has it ready to go: links to candidates, party, other 2004 sites.
  • Congressional Campaign expenditures, 2002 rankings and stats from FEC.
  • Thomas Tracker new service from will allow you to track legislation on the Thomas congressional website. Will be by subscription.
  • Political Science Resources from University of Keele.
  • Newsknife rates Web news sites.
  • Weatherbug download a live local weather window to your desktop. This is a large flashy window...Story about Weatherbug in SF Chronicle.
  • New sources in Nexis: Business News Americas, from 1998, Business Monitor International, from 2000; Chronicle-Tribune (Marion IL), from 4/02; Daily News Leader (Staunton VA), from 6/99; El Paso Times, from 1999; Fort Pierce Tribune (FL), from 8/02; Hattiesburg American (MS), from 5/02; Honolulu Advertiser, from 6/02; Iowa City Press-Citizen, from 4/02; Oshkosh Northwestern (WI), 5/02; Pacific Daily News (Guam), 1999; Palladium-Item (Richmond IN); Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton NY); Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI); PR Newswire Latin Edition, 2002; Radio Times (UK), 11/01; Reporter (Fond du Lac, WI), 5/02; Sheboygan Press (WI), 5/02.
  • El Diario/La Prensa for the first time, the NY newspaper is online.
  • CBC Archives
  • Headline of the Day from Poynter.
  • Top 100 newspapers in the U.S. lastest list from Audit Bureau of Circulation. Miami Herald, 29th. There's also a link to Latest released reports.
  • News for the next generation special report in CJR on youth readership.
  • EBizLink Search searches for academic and commercial articles on e-business and technology.
  • Miami-Dade Public Library IPAC Catalog new Web-based catalog makes for easy searching of the catalog. You can create lists and email them to yourself; put a hold on an item; browse bestseller lists. (Note you don't get much detail and need to have a library card and PIN number to access lists. For another search not requiring card, try SEFLIN's My Library Service search. Gives you detail, including which library holds items and whether on shelf, for several South Florida library systems and college libraries.)
  • Miami-Dade County Artificial Reef Program search or browse the catalog of reefs.
  • Broward Facts map and Census data on the geographic area you choose. More Broward maps and facts.
  • Broward licensed auto repair shop search
    Public Records:
  • New in Nexis: Maine Corporation and Limited Partnership Information.
  • Whatever Happened To? profiles of people who were once in the news.
    Statistics: no links this week.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • website of John Oatis, a Reuters journalist (and Columbia U. journalism prof) working in London. Has good tips on public records searching and business sites for journalists. Recommended by Sreenath Sreenivasan.
  • Business 2.0 Web Guide: Media Blogs
  • Top Technologies for the coming decade predictions from Battelle.
  • Defense Tech Weblog
  • Hidden Bias test check your tolerance level, from Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Weird Science
    interesting article on news coverage of the Raelians, in National Journal.

  • Windscreen TV photos taken out of car windows....
  • The Mondrian Machine make your own painting.


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