Saturday, February 07, 2004

February 7, 2004:

Weekend update: Other things I found this week:

With a Sarasota murder and a UM recruit with criminal records, it's been a busy week. The UM story reminded us how important it is to background everyone we write about, even juveniles. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check now shows juvenile records. Worth remembering.

More useful links....

Reference :
  • Cuban Heritage Project at UM: New Web site has lots more information available via CHC Digital: will include digital images of holdings (a few available now). Also links to good bibliographies like UM library's Lyn MacCorkle's Cubans and Cuban Americans on the Internet.
  • On military funerals facts from Dept of Defense.
  • Carbohydrates: going with the (whole) grain from Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Languages from BBC online courses, phrase lists, lots more.
  • Brown v. Board of Education: 50th anniversary facts from Census.
  • Avian Influenza: background from WHO.
  • Sept 11/War on Terrorism Sourcebooks from National Security Archive, has documents...
  • new site for business writers from API.
  • new site from Center for Public Integrity has database of media outlets' ownership by locality.
  • Top 100 newspapers in the world from World Assn. of Newspapers. Note, also, newspaper history links.
  • PB Post editor Sears is E&P editor of the year.
  • Using Reuters Finance to get industry rankings: how to from Gary Price.
  • Remember Mamma? This meta-search engine (searches several engines at once) claims to have improved searching, with quotes for phrases, keywords highlighting, and calculations built in.
  • new search engine will search for sound effects in MP3s, WAVs, more.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Elections 2004: great links from U.Mich library.
  • Prosecutor info has addresses, web links, etc. to district attys, state attys, attys general....
  • U.S. Budget 2005 documents.
  • Congressional Directory, 108th Congress
  • Yahoo! Election Resources
  • Governors database: from Natl Governors Assn, get lists or info on governors of states. Search by lots of variables.
  • 2004 Election links from Librarian's Index to the Internet.
  • Vote by Issue Quiz from Online News Hour, take the quiz to find which candidate agrees with you on the issues.
  • Wisconsin Advertising Project studies campaign advertising.
  • GoogObits: another obituary Web site, with links on recent dead. Similar to Blog of Death.
    News, Florida,Public Records: no links this week.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Jimmy Carter's Weblog from Africa.
  • The Nub a blog about workplace issues. Seems to focus on the news business frequently.
  • Tumor Diary: BBC reporter with brain cancer continues his online diary, as news gets worse.
  • 1913 Armory Show the University of Virginia hosts this online exhibition which reproduces the shocking modern art show held in NYC. The biggest sensation: Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase.
  • SalsaWeb "World's largest online salsa magazine".
  • Google bombing heats up: the tables are turned now, when you type 'Miserable failure' in Google it now brings up sites on Michael Moore, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, etc.
  • Photo London: historic photo collections.
  • Janet Jackson's breast cupcakes. Not to mention the lawsuit.


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