Sunday, April 30, 2006

Weekend update: Other things found last week:

  • Good tips on saving gas, collected by Al Thompson.
  • AskSam has added Pride and Prejudice to their list of downloadable e-books.
  • 30 most popular pet names from SPCA/Infoplease.
  • The Illustrated London News is being put online in page format. Great history resource.

  • CRS Reports for Congress: Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
  • Hurricane Katrina: Perceptions of the Affected: survey (PDF) from Fritz Institute.
  • Spending Millions to Save Billions, how several of the richest families lead the campaign against the estate tax. From Public Citizen.
  • Report on marital rape from Violence Against Women.
  • Report on teen date abuse from Liz Claiborne.
  • Amnesty report on detention and torture in Iraq.
  • Amnesty report on taser use.

  • Free Lunch has free economic and demographic data.
  • Gas price temperature map shows price ranges for each U.S. county.
  • 2006 World Development Indicators, World Bank.
  • Global Monitoring Report 2006, from World Bank.
  • Judicial Facts and Figures: latest data from US Courts.

    Public Records:
  • Miami Dade County, FL marriage license search
  • Broward County, FL arrest search from sheriff's dept now has mug shots.....
  • FindLaw column on personal information in public records, especially in Florida.

  • MapAsia has searchable maps of China.

  • EDGARScan offers a fulltext search of SEC filings. Good for searching a name, etc?
  • The Oil and Gas Industry, a guide from Library of Congress.
  • NCAA Financial Reports Database, from Indy Star.
  • The 2005 Racial and Gender Report Card: Major League Baseball, UCF study.

  • Section 1227 Report on Iraq: State Dept's Presidential report to the United States Congress.
  • New in Nexis: Florida Shipper, Shipping Digest and several other shipping news publications from the U.S. and Canada; VerdictSearch Florida Reporter, reporting on court cases.
  • Newspaper Archive has added free access to stories about the Kennedy assassination as well as other new topics. See also their 'this day in history' feature, the crossword of the day, the Birthday Newspaper, lots more.

    Governments, Politics:
  • National Conference of State Legislatures: Issue Databases links to legislation on the issues, back to 2001, searchable.


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