Sunday, January 01, 2006

Weekend update: Other things found last week:

Happy New Year to all. I've posted several of these to my Herald blog, already, but here are some end-of-year/start-of-year things to peruse...
The other links:

  • Facts of Life: Health Issue Briefings for reporters from Center for the Advancement of Health.
  • Passive Sponsors of Terrorism, report from Brookings Inst.
  • Leaving the Nation at Risk: 33 unfulfilled promises of Homeland Security report (in PDF) from House Democrats.
  • Airline Travel since 9/11, new stats from BTS.
  • NOAA: Precipitation Analysis, new detailed stats from Weather Service.
  • Iraq Country Analysis: Energy: New report from EIA.
  • Resources for Economists

  • will now keep stories online for 60 days!
  • BBC's Open News Archive: download news reports from 80 major stories of the last 50 years.

  • SearchSpy from Dogpile: see what people are searching for right now. You can get it filtered or unfiltered.

  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S., 2006; latest edition now available.
  • Tax Statistics from IRS.
  • Annual Wiretap Reports from U.S. courts, includes number by jurisdiction, lots more. Last year available: 2004.

  • Nationwide Gravesite Locator from VA, has added millions of records from private cemeteries; still seems to have just wwi-II-Korea-Vietnam vets.

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Media Matters' 'Misinformer of the Year': Chris Matthews.
  • The tawdry travels of Neil Bush, in Media Transparency. Aren't the presidents' brothers always fascinating?
  • Chicago Tribune series on mercury contamination in fish: it's worse than you think.
  • It's Your Times is the St. Pete Times' community website. Has blogs, commentary, etc. and is the place to go to discuss their amazing series on Jennifer Porter and the family of the kids she killed, The Hard Road.

  • Nobel Prize Games and Simulations.


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