Saturday, February 21, 2004

Weekend update: Other things I found this week:

I posted a lot on the other blog this week, lots of postings yesterday. But there are always more reference links I didn't post, so this is the usual Saturday roundup:

With a release due this week of lots of stats on Catholic clergy abuse (see earlier posting this week for resource page), and the release of Mel Gibson's film, Catholicism will be a hot topic. Some more resources:
  • Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Catholic Clergy and Other Professionals a report from Catholic League for civil rights.
  • Beliefnet: the Passion covers the Mel Gibson film controversy. Lots and lots of resources here.
  • The Passion: another site on the movie, from

    More useful links....

    Reference :
  • A Dictionary of Measurement.
  • Bottleneck study from U.S. Highway Users Alliance.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education: a digital archive from U. Mich. library.
  • Blogdigger: a search engine for Weblogs, also finds other RSS news feeds.
  • How to make your CDs and DVDs last longer: Don't write on 'em! ....and other hints from NIST.
  • Spy Stoppers: good article in PC Magazine on keeping scumware out of your computer.
  • Microsoft security update If you need to get all the security patches for your Windows 98, XP, or 2000 PC, instead of downloading Microsoft will send you a free CD. Order here.
    Governments, Politics:
  • The Juvenile Death Penalty Today: a study from Ohio Northern University.
  • UN Human Rights report on Cuba (in French).
  • Youth'04: new political site for recruiting young voters.
  • St. Augustine's Black History: nice series of stories, permanently posted on the Web site of The Record.
  • The Cost of Living Here: incredible package of stories on housing costs in St. Petersburg area, from the Times.
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer: Centennial of his birth. (He died in Miami Beach in 1991).
  • Iraqi Press Monitor: from Inst. for War and Peace Reporting, has translated stories from Iraq media.
  • Don't want to register to read online stories from the Tribune papers, WashPost or NY Times? Here's a solution. Someone has set up IDs to log in as freethepresses.
  • The danger of citing Google searches in news stories in Mediabistro.
  • The New York Times uses a cell phone camera photo to illustrate this graphic on Cingular/ATT merger.
    Public Records, Business: no links this week.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Sports Law News: a new blog.
  • New information, details on 9/11 flights in this article by Gail Sheehey in the NY Observer.
  • Fascinating Newsday story on 1971 Kerry photo says it took only two weeks from when photog. shipped the negative to Corbis for it to turn up -- doctored -- in anti-Kerry emails. See more links on this, including a Snopes report (under 'debunking rumors').
  • Columbia students attempt to investigate Alex Polier story, come up short.
  • Paperchase: Legal/public records news blog from Jurist.
  • Here's one good use for all those closed circuit cameras they've mounted EVERYWHERE around Britain.....
  • Dan Kennedy on the Kerry attacks in the Boston Phoenix.
  • Tesselations: on art in an M.C. Escher style.
  • Frosted Windows: 300 years of St. Petersburg thru Western eyes.
  • It's Library Lovers' Month: this site tells you how to love your library. Here's a really hot topic among librarians: Librarians in the movies.


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