Saturday, May 15, 2004

Weekend update: Other things I found last week:

Via Jessica Baumgart, a link to an aspiring news librarian with a very nice blog: Confessions of a Mad Librarian, by Eli Edwards.
J also found a problem with the permalinks on NewsliBlog, which probably happened when I tried to enable comments there. Something screwy....I'll try to fix.

Events releated to Iraq have dominated the things I've linked to during the week. Many have already been posted to the Herald blog, but here are some of the most interesting (more are linked below under other categories):

  • Nicholas Berg Memorial page.
  • National Priorities Project: cost of the war in Iraq by state. Here's Florida. ($7.8 billion total, or $1.3 billion share of the latest $25 billion request.
  • Break for News, an "alternative truth" news site, is compiling lots of conspiracy-theory stuff about Nick Berg's death.
  • Profile of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the Christian Science Monitor. (Cites European intelligence questions on whether he was really responsible for Nick Berg's death.)
  • How the Abu Ghraib story surfaced by Brendan O'Neill in Spiked.
  • The Story of Nick Berg in the Independent.
  • A Time for Truth: Pat Buchanan writes on that the war is over and we lost.
  • Chain of Command latest Seymour Hersh story on how military handled Abu Ghraib reports.
  • has photos, bios, scanned letters of prisoners held in Guantanamo.
  • Military Assistance Program: Casualty and Mortuary affairs: links from DoD for families of casualties.

    The other links....
    Reference :
  • Military Battles and Campaigns from Library of Congress, scanned maps and diagrams from the Revolution to Iraq 2004.
  • National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Okla. City, has lots of research data on terrorism.
  • Army Lawyer: back issues of the journal on JAGNet.
  • Baseball Index: a bibliography of baseball literature.
    Governments, Politics:
  • CBS News poll on the war
  • Pollster Mark Mellman says Kerry's lead is a record high for this point in campaign against an incumbent.
  • Brown v. Board of Education resources on the other blog.
  • Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba the entire Bush admin. report, all 400+ pages in PDF.
  • Education rankings (college degrees), by geography, available on state, county, place level. Miami comes in 45th among big cities....from Census.
  • Vietnam Casualty Statistics from Natl Archives.
  • Blogpulse, from Intelliseek, tells you what stories bloggers are linking to.
  • Daypop's Blogstats find info on popularity of a specific blog. Note Daypop also ranks popular blog links.
  • Computer Virus Calendar from McAfee, shows what's due to hit today.
  • Airport, Airline delay info for your wireless PDA/Phone from FAA.
  • Broward County's Web site has been redesigned.
  • Reuters News Feeds: get Reuters in RSS direct to your PC using a news reader.
  • They Rule: the popular map of CEO/board/government relationships has been updated with 2004 board memberships.
  • Newspaper diversity: individual newsroom report. Check report from each major newspaper at this companion site to Steve Doig and Bill Dedman's diversity report for Knight Foundation.
  • The Don Shoemaker papers are archived at UNC. This site has a good index. (Shoemaker was editor of the Miami Herald, before that of the Asheville Citizen.)
  • Dan Kennedy on the Boston Globe porn photos. Globe ombudsman's assessment from Friday's paper.
  • Daily Mirror editor sacked for refusing to apologize for running Brit army 'abuse' photos.
    Public Records, People: no links this week

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • Beautiful Horizons "An atypical gringo's perspective on Latin America, human rights and other issues." Has a very useful news roundup.
  • A brand new Miami blog: The Lesbian Librarian.
  • Micro Persuasion blog on media and public relations.
  • Story of British journalist detained in U.S. in LA Times.
  • On that free lunch at Google
  • Jimmy Breslin: The real reality show
  • Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz may be going into politics. In Post-Gazette.
  • Cold Turkey by Kurt Vonnegut, 'In These Times'. "Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey.
    And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on. "

  • Britto Central....if you can't get enough of the art.....
  • "BeetleGhraib".


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