Saturday, March 25, 2006

Weekend update: Other things found last week:

Continuing the discussion over newspaper blogs and whether bloggers should be paid or are independent enough, Bob Norman's The Daily Pulp, blogging South Florida media, has moved to the New Times Broward/Palm Beach Website, where Norman works. Several of his readers are unhappy, especially those who have been asked to register. I don't remember ever registering there and I get in fine.
It seems this discussion will never go away. Online newspapers continue to frustrate readers, no matter what they do.

The other links:

  • NTSB Reports Increase In Aviation Accidents In 2005
  • Drunk Driving, a guide for police from U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services.
  • National Drug Threat Assessment 2006 from DoJ.
  • Terrorist Organizations, profiles, data, news from Council of Foreign Relations. Also: Terrorist Leaders.
  • Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
    2004 Conditions and Performance
    latest stats from DoT.
  • Deadly Virus: National Archives on the flu epidemic of 1918.
  • AmphibiaWeb for reference resources on amphibians.

    Governments, Politics:
  • international directory of Freedom of Information organizations, news, discussion.
  • Statutes at Large from GPO, this is laws that have been enacted, final version. So far just 108th Congress available.
  • Essembly, a 'social networking' site for politics and community organizing. Need to register but the idea sounds interesting....
  • ABC of Diplomacy: useful glossary from Swiss govt.
  • State Occupational Licensing Boards: directory from BRB links directly to searches by state.
  • National Archives: State Department Cables, 1973-4: search records and get PDFs of documents. This file will be expanded.

  • Google Finance.
  • Macraes Blue Book is a directory of industrial products linking to Yellow Pages entries on companies that make/sell them.

  • Best Performing Cities 2005: Where America's Jobs Are Created and Sustained, study from Milken Institute. Several Florida cites rank high on this rating by job creation/growth, including Ft. Lauderdale area, 9th. (Miami is 73d.)
  • SITA report on airlines and missing baggage (PDF).
  • Growth of Hispanic Business, report from Census.

  • Street Names Lookup from MelissaData, put in a ZIP code and get list of streets with link to map. Or search a street name.

  • Florida Historical Quarterly, searchable all editions thru 1993. Note link at bottom of result to PDF.

    Some interesting stories/blogs:
  • Red-hot spots of 2005: Palm Beach Post continues mapping the real estate boom.
  • After Wilma, a blog from Cancun.


    Post a Comment

    << Home