Friday, January 14, 2005

Weekend update: Other things found this week:
An early posting since I'll be away from the computer for a couple days. Lots of new reports and studies coming out. On my Herald blog, I've compiled links on WMDs and Social Security, and other things during the week.
Great Civil War maps link on the HighlandsCam blog.

More links....

  • Economic Impact of the Tsunami, report from Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Black Studies resource list from libraries of City University NY; looks like some great links here.
  • The Book Standard site will measure book sales, bestsellers, etc. There's never been a source for this before, but info will cost here.
  • The U.S. Caribbean region : wetlands and fish, a vital connection, report from NOAA.
  • Report on Global AntiSemitism, 2003-4 from State Dept.
  • National Education Technology Plan from Dept. of Ed. Press release, link to report at bottom.
  • The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation is creatingan inventory of power plant emissions in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Emissions data by plant is available in spreadsheets or one large PDF.
  • Dietary Guidelines for 2005 from USDA.
  • United States Institute for Peace: never heard of this, signed into creation by Ronald Reagan. Also included here: list of experts .
  • The State of the World's Children, 2005 from Unicef.
  • Towards a New Metropolis: The Opportunity to Rebuild America from the Brookings Institution, a report on how to reinvigorate urban areas.
  • U.S. Tort Costs, a 2004 update, report from Towers Perrin/Tillinghast.
  • Shrimp Stockpile: Importing America's favorite seafood part of a series of reports on dangers of shrimp farming from Public Citizen.
  • Private Military Companies in Iraq: an assessment from British American Security Information Council.
  • National Coastal Condition Report, 2005 from EPA.
  • Scirus: a search engine for scientific information.
  • Polling 101: a primer from the Roper Center.
  • Tomorrow's Workforce: a newsroom training initiative, sponsored by Knight Foundation. This sounds really interesting.
  • New York Times study of newspaper circulation finds papers given away free.
    Governments, Politics:
  • Mandate for Leadership: Heritage Foundation lays out what the Bush administration should do in the next four years.
  • Few American voters ever change their minds, new report from Annenberg Public Policy Center.
    Public Records:
  • NY Courts now has criminal records in 13 counties. WebCrims now supports docket lookups for criminal trial and supreme courts
    located in the following counties: Bronx, Dutchess, Erie, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. Case information includes Case Docket Number, Defendant Name, Judge Name (when available), Court Part, Appearance Date, County and Court. Clicking on the Case Docket Number opens another window including Defendant’s Year of Birth, Defense Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, Motion, Future Appearance Date and Case information.
    (Via TVC Alert.)
  • In other public records news, the cost of PACER searches and documents has gone up to 8 cents a page, from 7.
  • Joe's Hit Records is back with lots more links to stories from Florida papers on public records.
  • Florida land sales on EBay reported in Daytona News Journal. (Via Joe Adams)
  • Seminole County has photos of dangerous dogs with map showing where they live. (Dade and Broward could use this). (Also via Joe).
  • A new survey of the Palestinian population finds a lot less people than previously reported.
  • National Transportation Statistics, 2004 from BTS. Also: State Transportation Statistics.
  • Yahoo! Finance RSS: got companies to track? You can get news about them delivered to your desktop via RSS, using any RSS/Newsfeed reader, or just sign up for My Yahoo. This page tells you how to do it and even links to other news aggregator (news reader) software.
  • Deloitte Country Guides great background information for people doing business in a country. Similar:
    World Bank Doing Business Database. There are also a collection of these kinds of country profile in the 'Country' section of Nexis.

    Some Interesting stories/Weblogs:
  • What can blogs do for companies? Here's A blog from GM exec Bob Lutz.
  • Bloody Sundays, a special report on the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on NFL injuries.
  • Heartaches of Journalist Bloggers: got to be careful if you do this. Dan Gillmor writes about blogger journalists too.
  • Dub Selector: create your own dub reggae.


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