Saturday, April 10, 2004

Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

With Iraq on all our minds, again, some new sources that may be useful:
  • Administration quotes on al-Qaeda sortable by source, and with links to original transcripts. Note links to collections of quotes on WMD and Iraqi democracy. Collected by Billmon via Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.
  • U.S. Occupation Facilities in Iraq. Maps and info from Global Security.
  • Detailed Iraq Chronology 1980-2004 from DoE.
  • Background on Muqtada al-Sadr from Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Keeping the Shiites Straight from the The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College.
  • Muslims, Islam, and Iraq from University of Georgia.

    The other links....
    Reference :
  • Butterflies of North America from USGS.
  • New York Times theater pages have been redesigned. Included here: All theater reviews back to 1905 (Peter Pan), and an archive of 93 Hirschfeld drawings.
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games
  • Sports Facility Reference list from Institute of Sports Law at Marquette, has great information about facility financing, construction, etc. Click on Facility Update charts for info on specific stadiums/arenas. (from an answer on NewsLib.)
  • Historical portraits in the public domain, a nice collection from the UT library.
  • CandyUSA: everything you would want to know about.....
  • Phishing archive: list of fake emails trying to solicit account numbers, PINs, etc.
  • Ask Jeeves now has a function to find biographical info on celebrities. Look for 'biography' in 'related links' list on right-hand side of results. Here's the Colin Powell results. (via Resourceshelf.)
  • New York City Deaths: searchable archives covering turn of the century.
  • Forbes 2000: the world's leading companies
  • Ad Age: Fact Pact 2004, large PDF of supplement with advertising/marketing facts, rankings, etc. Interesting stuff here. Top U.S. Marketer? Verizon. AT&T also beats Ford and Chevrolet, by a mile.
  • Noted Now: Latest breaking political news from ABC News' The Note.
  • Facts About Newspapers, 2003 from NAA.
    Governments, Politics:
  • U.S. Blue Pages a newly-created site for finding government phone numbers. Searching by city/state/agency doesn't get any Florida listings. But I searched 'miami' in the text search box, and got 466 listings, including INS offices all over the state. You can sort by agency, so this may work.
  • Homeland security alerts to techical/research reports from NTIS.
    Public Records:
  • New address for New York State E-Courts: New address for online decisions and future appearances Not all counties available for criminal cases, 21 courts.
  • Maryland DoC inmate locator.
  • Illinois VINElink: locate offenders' custody status.
  • Louisiana VINElink.
    Statistics: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • The Four Corners: a lovely group blog, DC-based, about history and place.
  • Living in Europe: a group blog. Note links to other 'Living in....' sites.
    New sites making fun of Bush are popping up everywhere; a few:
  • The Bushiad and the Idiodyssey.
  • Billionaires for Bush: "Because the deficit isn't growing fast enough".
  • Western White House.


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