ODDS AND ENDS : ISSUE 96, MARCH 2003

A Collection of Web Sites of Possible Interest to Government Documents Librarians

Table of Contents

American Presidency Project
Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Atlas of Canada
BAM! (Body and Mind)
Bogus White House Site
Budget of the United States, 2004
Canadian War Museum Armoured Warrior
Census 2000 Adjusted Data
Census 2000 Data Access and Use (Proximity)
Census 2000 Initiative News Alerts
Census 2000 Interactive Maps and Tables (USA Today)
Census Bureau's Public Use Presentation Library
Census Index (Ohio State University)
Church Committee Reports
Citizen Corps
Current Budget Deficit in Perspective (Reuters)
Defend America
Disaster Help
Economic Report of the President, 2003
European Union Protocol on Internet Speech
Federal Commons Concluded
Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
Genealogical Resources In U.S. Federal Depository Libraries
Governor Granholm's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Presentation
Homeland Security Cultural Bureau
Hometown Hoops
Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001
John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Reference Desk
Joseph Bellamy House: The Great Awakening in Puritan New England
Learning SuDocs Call Numbers
Library of Congress Luminary Lectures
Michigan Data on Demand
Michigan School Safety Practices Report
Michigan Spring Gardening Tips
Michigan Wine Festivals
NASA Human Space Flight
NASA Solar System Simulator
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002-2003
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Emergency Planning Resources
Open to All : Title IX at 30
Parliament Live
Photographs from the Chicago Daily News: 1902-1933
Rockefeller Commission Report
SBA Offers Free E-Mail Newsletters
School District Demographics, 2000 Census Results
Space Shuttle Columbia Accident
Surf Your Watershed (EPA)
UN Arms Inspections In Iraq
UN News Center
United for a Stronger America: Citizen's Preparedness Guide
United States Federal Depository Libraries (Clickable Map)
United States Government Manual, 2002-2003
War Relocation Camps of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger Than Justice
When They Were Young

American Presidency Project
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/index.php
The American Presidency Project was established in 1999 as a collaborative effort between Prof. John Woolley and graduate student Gerhard Peters of the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Our Site Includes Almost 30,000 historical documents, including:

  • Public Papers of the Presidents (Hoover - Ford, Carter 1977, and G.H.W. Bush)
  • State of the Union Addresses (Washington - G.W. Bush)
  • Inaugural Addresses (Washington - G.W. Bush)
  • Saturday Radio Addresses (Clinton - G.W. Bush)
  • National Political Party Platforms (parties receiving electoral votes since 1840)
  • Fireside Chats (F. Roosevelt)
  • Documents Related to the 2000 Election Dispute (judicial writs, briefs, motions, opinions, and press statements)
    (Last checked 03/05/03)

    Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
    http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/
    Brings together facts on disaster survival techniques, disaster-specific information, and how to prepare for and respond to both natural and man-made disasters. Revised in September 2002, Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step outline on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, how to locate and evacuate to a shelter, and even contingency planning for family pets. Man-made threats from hazardous materials and terrorism are also treated in detail. The guide details opportunities for every citizen to become involved in safeguarding their neighbors and communities through FEMA's Citizen Corps (www.citizencorps.gov) initiative and Community Emergency Response Team training program. 100 page manual from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
    (Last checked 02/14/03)

    The Atlas of Canada
    http://atlas.gc.ca/site/english/index.html
    "Completely redesigned by Natural Resources Canada and now easier than ever to use, the Atlas of Canada lets you discover our country from your computer -— all you need is Internet access. Visit the See Our Maps section and you’ll find hundreds of well-organized colour maps on Canada’s climate, economy, history, people, environment, fresh water, and health, all one click away." You'll also find a gazetteer and many other tools.
    (Last checked 03/03/03)

    BAM! [Body and Mind]
    http://www.bam.gov
    BAM! is brought to you by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). BAM! was created to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer. BAM! also serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive activities to support their health and science curriculums that are educational and fun. Source: Arleen Talley, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. GOVDOC-L, November 2, 2002.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Bogus White House Site
    http://www.whitehouse.net
    Back during the Clinton administration, this web site used to poke fun of Bill Clinton's taste for McDonalds and Hillary Clinton's hair styles among other things. Now that President Bush in in the White House, it carries the following spoofs along with a few cruder ones as well:

  • On Friday, the White House announced that Spanish will become the official alternate language of the United States of America. Executive order 2417 requires federal agencies to produce all public documents in both English and Spanish by 2005, and directs federal employees to undergo mandatory Spanish language training....
  • The White House gets a facelift! At the First Lady's request, the White House will receive a new coat of paint. Laura Bush kicked off the painting ceremony saying, "There's just something elegant about green."
  • For Sale: Spy Plane. The White House offers for sale to the highest bidder: One used spy plane. Top of the line United States military technology foreclosed by bank. High bidder must repossess.
  • White House to rent billboard space on lawn. To help fund the Tax Cut, the White House will begin renting advertising space, including banner ads on the web page, corporate sponsorship of the White House letterhead, and billboards on the lawn. For rates, please inquire.
  • ExxonMobil company to fund White House energy plan In a bold public/private partnership, the ExxonMobil company will contribute one billion dollars to fund exploratory drilling in the Alaskan wildlife preserves, a key component of the President's strategy to combat the growing energy crisis. To cement the partnership, the Lincoln Bedroom will be renamed the ExxonMobil Bedroom.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Budget of the United States, 2004
    http://w3.access.gpo.gov/usbudget/index.html
    GPO Access has posted the Budget of the United States, 2004. The FY 2004 budget documents include the Budget of the United States Government, Appendix, Analytical Perspectives, Historical Tables, and Performance and Management Assessments. Most documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Selected tables are available in spreadsheet format. Source: GOVDOC-L, Feb. 3, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/07/03)

    Canadian War Museum Armoured Warrior
    http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/armwar/enhance/home_frame_e.html
    Hey, you may not collect Canadian documents, but here's your chance to take command of a World War II-era tank in the heat of conflict, courtesy of the Canadian War Museum. Through a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style interface, you must guide your troops through a desperate battle with German forces. An educational field trip for those who have an aversion to leaving their living rooms. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Nov. 27, 2002.
    (Last checked 02/28/03)

    Census 2000 Adjusted Data
    http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/issr/da/Adjusted/adjust_web.html
    Statistically adjusted Census 2000 numbers are now available for download at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) FTP site. The numbers were released pursuant to a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals case, and are not official Census 2000 counts. The Census Bureau, though ordered by the court to provide the adjusted data, does not maintain the site nor will they provide assistance in the interpretation of the data. For more information, see Jan. 6, 2003 News Release.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Census 2000 Data Access and Use (Proximity)
    http://www.proximityone.com/cen2000.htm
    Another excellent new source for Census 2000 news and information, courtesy of Warren Glimpse.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Census 2000 Initiative News Alerts
    http://www.census2000.org/
    Check these news alerts for the latest information about funding for various census programs and latest legislative developments.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Census 2000 Interactive Map and Tables
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/front.htm
    Besides providing links to news articles based on recently released Census data, U.S. Today provides an interactive map and tables with key data about each state.
    (Last checked 02/14/03)

    Census Bureau's Public Use Presentation Library
    http://www.census.gov/mso/www/pres_lib/index2.html
    The Public Use Presentation Library is a collection of downloadable PowerPoint presentations, including slides and speaker notes, designed to inform data users about our various products and services. These resources have been approved for presentation to the public and may be copied in part or entirety.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Census Index
    http://www.lib.ohio-state.edu/refweb/govdocs/census/Cenindex.htm
    This Census Index is designed to improve access to U.S. decennial census publications by providing an online index to census publications in library collections. This index is based on entries in paper indices created by the Bureau of the Census. The database is being created in phases. The first phase of the project, now completed, consisted of creating nearly 1,300 records for publications of the 1st through 16th decennial censuses (1790 through 1940) . In the current phase, records for the 17th through 19th censuses are being entered. I'm looking for a few volunteers to test the database. Please try searching the database and send suggestions for improvements. Source: Sherry Engle, Government Documents Librarian, 126 Main Library, The Ohio State University, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1286; Telephone: (614) 688-8778; E-mail: engle.53@osu.edu. GOVDOC-L, December 12, 2002.
    (Last checked 03/05/03)

    Church Committee Reports
    http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/church/reports/contents.htm
    These 14 published reports of the Church Committee contain a wealth of information on the formation, operation, and abuses of U.S. intelligence agencies. They were published in 1975 and 1976, after which recommendations for reform were debated in the Congress and in some cases carried out. The Interim Report documents the Church Committee's findings on U.S. involvement in attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, particularly Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Cuba's Fidel Castro, Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, the Diem brothers of Vietnam, and General Rene Schneider of Chile. It also contains findings on the development of a general "Executive Action" capability by the CIA. The remaining reports are split into 7 volumes of public hearings and exhibits and 6 books which contain the Committee's writings on the various topics investigated. These 14 reports are the most extensive review of intelligence activities ever made public. Made available on the internet by the Assassination Arcives and Research Center.
    (Last checked 02/24/03)

    Citizen Corps
    http://www.citizencorps.gov/
    Citizen Corps, a vital component of USA Freedom Corps, was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds. The web page includes information on the Homeland Security Advisory System as well as other emergency preparedness materials.
    (Last checked 02/25/03)

    Current Budget Deficit in Perspective
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/030204/161/370et.html
    Sometimes all you need is a simple, clear picture to see the implications of complex issues. This Reuters graphic illustrates the history of the U.S. Budget Surplus/Deficit from the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson in 1963 through the current Bush administration. Source: Reuters, Feb. 4, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/07/03)

    Defend America
    http://www.defendamerica.gov/
    U.S. Department of Defense news about the war on terrorism. Includes press releases, profiles of armed forces personnel on duty in the Middle East, backgrounders on related issues, overviews of military systems and equipment, and various other features on Fallen Warriors, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Remembering Those Who Perished at the Pentagon.
    (Last checked 02/13/03)

    Disaster Help
    https://disasterhelp.gov/portal/jhtml/index.jhtml
    DisasterHelp.gov is designed to assist victims of disasters in locating the resources they need. The goal of the site is to combine the resources of all the federal agencies in our partnership in one central location.
    (Last checked 02/03/03)

    Economic Report of the President, 2003
    http://www.gpo.gov/eop
    The Economic Report of the President includes; 1) current and foreseeable trends and annual numerical goals concerning topics such as employment, production, real income and Federal budget outlays; 2) employment objectives for significant groups of the labor force; 3) annual numeric goals; and 4) a program for carrying out program objectives. The report is transmitted to Congress within day 10 after the submission of the budget. The 2003 Economic Report of the President is available as a single file for online downloading and viewing in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and includes jumps to specific chapters and sections bookmarked within the document. A searchable database is also available for the 2003 Economic Report of the President back to 1996. Files are available in ASCII Text or PDF format. In addition, statistical tables from Appendix B are available for individual download in xls format or as a single file in compressed (zip) format. Source: GOVDOC-L, Feb. 7, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/07/03)

    EU Protocol on Internet Speech
    http://writ.news.findlaw.com/ramasastry/20030205.html
    Can Europe Block Racist Websites from its Borders? And If So, Will Hatemongers Seek the U.S.'s Technological Asylum? Article by Anita Ramasastry. Besides reflecting a strong European stance against hate speech, the new COE protocol may represent the first step in the "zoning" of cyberspace - in which access to content may be restricted based on the user's citizenship and domicile. Americans may be able to access content that Europeans no longer can. Source: FindLaw's Writ, Feb. 5, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/06/03)

    Federal Commons Concluded
    http://www.fedcommons.gov/
    It's time to remove all web links to the Federal Commons. After a two-year run, the federal government has decided to go with Grants.gov instead. So fix those web pages!
    (Last checked 03/12/03)

    Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
    http://www.fvza.org/
    Well, since Buffie the Vampire Killer is going off the air, it's a good thing that the Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency will be keeping an eye out for you. Contrary to popular belief, the undead exist, and have been with us since they accompanied the first European settlers to the USA. Find out what this important agency is doing to save your neck. Or not. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Nov. 27, 2002.
    (Last checked 02/28/03)

    Genealogical Resources in U.S. Federal Depository Libraries
    http://www4.nau.edu/library/reference/manual/Genealogical%20Resources%20in%20U3.doc
    http://www.islemail.org/Mhonarc/isl-fed-dep/doc00055.doc
    A handy compilation highlighting of federal web links and military registers and roll calls, monographs on military history, and federal agency and department registers and lists that may prove helpful to genealogists. Compiled by Kevin D. Motes, U.S. Government Information Division, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, with assistance from Fred Gomeringer and Steve Beleu. The first source is courtesy of Northern Arizona University and the second from the Illinois State Library.
    (Last checked 02/26/03)

    Governor Granholm's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Presentation
    http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168--62782--,00.html
    For more information, see Michigan Newswire Press Release, March 6, 2003.
    (Last checked 03/08/03)

    Homeland Security Cultural Bureau
    http://www.hscb.org/
    We like to think we recognize a clever bit of satire when we see it. But we just can't figure out if this Homeland Security Cultural Bureau site is a poker-faced poke at the current Big Brother climate, or the reemergence of John Birch paranoia. We'd hope the phrase 'cultural sabotage' would be the tip-off to a leg-pull, but ... Source: USA Today Hot Site, Oct. 30, 2002/
    (Last checked 02/28/03)

    Hometown Hoops
    http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/hoops/
    In honor of March Madness, the Michigan Historical Museum is sharing the following online exhibit tracing the evolution of high school basketball in Michigan in the 20th century. Highlights include:

  • A boys' state championship is established after World War I.
  • Girls' basketball goes in and out of vogue.
  • More and more people become involved in presenting the sport—not just players, parents and coaches—but fans, ticket-takers, scorers, janitors and others.
  • High school basketball becomes a part of a community's identity.
    (Last checked 03/08/03)

    Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001
    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/ipv01.htm
    The vast majority of victims of intimate partner violence in the United States are women. Most victims of domestic homicides – murders that were committed by intimate partners – are women. The percentage of female murder victims who were killed by their partners has remained virtually unchanged in recent years. But nonfatal incidents of intimate partner violence dropped dramatically from 1993 to 2001, according to a new Crime Data Brief from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics. As the rate of violent crime in the United States dropped by 50 percent, to an unprecedented low, the Justice Department also registered a steep drop in intimate partner violence. The new Brief finds that, from 1993 to 2001, intimate partner violence against women dropped by 49 percent. Intimate partner violence is defined as nonfatal violent incidents committed by current or former spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends of the victims. Written by Callie Marie Rennison, PhD, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993 – 2001 analyzes the findings of the National Crime Victimization Survey. It classifies intimate partner violence as rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault or simple assault committed by a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
    (Last checked 02/27/03)

    John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Reference Desk
    http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/refdesk.htm
    A gateway to the most frequently requested speeches, sound files, photographs, documents and other online resources at the JFK Library and Museum.
    (Last checked 03/05/03)

    Joseph Bellamy House: The Great Awakening in Puritan New England
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/85bellamy/85bellamy.htm
    This web page provided by the National Park Service ParkNet examines the life and times of the Reverend Joseph Bellamy (1719-1790), a leading preacher, author, and educator in New England. In 1740 Bellamy and other ministers, including Jonathan Edwards, spent most of 1741-1742 riding about New England delivering impassioned sermons to bring sinners back to the fold of the church. They launched a movement known as the Great Awakening. Source: Bruce Craign, National Coalition for History (NCH) Washington Update, Vol. 9, No. 8; February 21, 2003.
    (Last checked 03/01/03)

    Learning SuDocs Call Numbers
    http://www.lib.msu.edu/publ_ser/docs/student/Manual/quizes/sudocsbasics.html
    This interactive tutorial by Becky Fox of the Michigan State University Libraries is designed to teach staff or student workers the SuDocs classification or call number system. The first section, SuDocs Basics, gives a brief overview of the system and focuses on the three most important things to remember. The second section is an interactive quiz with multiple choice and true/false questions, where even wrong answers teach a lesson. In the third section, you can arrange books on a shelf, check to see if the order is correct, try again if you're wrong, and go on to try your skill with three other call number sequences.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Library of Congress Luminary Lectures
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/lectures/
    Can't afford to travel to ALA? Listen to some of the Luminary Lecture series offered by the Library of Congress. Some of the past lectures include:

  • Why Does Digital Reference Matter?, February 10, 2003, by Dr. Joseph Janes, Founding Director of the Internet Public Library, and an Assistant Professor at the Information School of the University of Washington
  • Avenues to Library Services: User Preferences, January 15, 2003, by Dr. Neal Kaske, Manager of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Library at the University of Maryland Libraries in College Park, and an adjunct faculty member in the College of Information Studies.
  • Information Ethics: Challenges for Library and Information Science Professionals, December 9, 2002, by Dr. Toni Carbo, Madison Council Fellow - Kluge Center/ Library of Congress, and a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • “No Guts, No Glory”: Information Professionals March Into the 22nd Century, Teleconferece done Wednesday, December 4, 2002, by Barbara Quint, Editor-in-Chief of "Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals"
  • Public Access to Digital Materials, November 20, 2002, by Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and the Director and Co-founder of the Internet Archive.
  • Surviving the Internet: Strategies for the High-Tech Reference Desk, October 25, 2002, by Irene E. McDermott, Reference Librarian and the Systems Manager at the San Marino Public Library in California and author of "The Librarians Internet Survival Guide".
  • Intellectual Freedom 2002: Living the Chinese Curse, May 23, 2002, by Judith Krug, Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, a long-time free speech activist and one of the founders of ALA’s “Banned Books Week”.
  • Assessing Digital Reference Services, February 8, 2002, by Charles R. McClure, Francis Eppes Professor and Director, Information Use Management and Policy Institute, School of Information Studies, Florida State University
    (Last checked 03/05/03)

    Michigan Data on Demand
    http://ippsr.msu.edu/SOSS/SOSSdatacode.htm
    The Michigan State University Institute for Public Policy and Social Research polls the state's population on a quarterly basis to determine public opinion about political issues and candidates. IPPSR makes the data available in two ways. Some may prefer using State of the State presentations or publications where experts analyze the data for you. Others may prefer analyzing the microdata themselves. And you don't have to know SPSS to do so. Software developed by the University of California, Berkeley is available for those who are statistically-challenged. Source: Grace York, GOVDOC-M, December 9, 2002.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Michigan School Safety Practices Report
    http://www.michigan.gov/cepi/0,1607,7-113-990-58152--,00.html
    The Michigan Center on Educational Performance & Information (CEPI) has released its first annual Public School Safety Practices Report, 2001-2002. The report provides data on assaults, arsons, bomb threats, suicides and expulsions in Michigan. Statewide and district data is relatively easy to read. However, school building-level data is only available in Excel format and some sorting and highlighting are required to display individual buildings. Source: Debbie Gallagher, Michlib-L, Feb. 25, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/25/03)

    Michigan Spring Gardening Tips
    http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1570_2476_2478---,00.html
    If it's spring, it's time to get ready to plant flowers. Tips provided by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.
    (Last checked 03/11/03)

    Michigan Wine Festivals
    http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1570_11620-55852--,00.html
    If it's spring, it must be time to attend a wine tasting festival. The Michigan Department of Agriculture provides this directory.
    (Last checked 03/11/03)

    NASA Human Space Flight
    http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/
    Even as the nation mourns the deaths of the Columbia crew, NASA's site continues to be the best place to examine the science and exploration for which each of those individuals lived. Rediscover the history of America's space program, from the days of Skylab to the future of the space station. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Feb. 4, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/14/03)

    NASA Solar System Simulator
    http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/
    If you're of a certain age, you've realized that your chances of taking that package tour to Saturn are growing pretty slim. Fortunately, this NASA site lets you picture any celestial body — from any other celestial body — anytime. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Jan. 29, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/14/03)

    Occupational Outlook Handbook
    http://stats.bls.gov/oco/
    Are you being paid what you're worth? The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the 2002-2003 edition of this standard reference book, desribing various jobs, their outlooks, and what the average salary for your occupation is in your city and around the country.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
    Emergency Planning Resources
    http://www.ed.gov/emergencyplan/
    "U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige has unveiled this new web resource designed to be a one-stop shop that provides school leaders with information they need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts."
    (Last checked 03/11/03)

    "Open To All" - Title IX At Thirty:
    The Secretary of Education's Commission on Opportunity in Athletics
    http://www.ed.gov/pubs/titleixat30/index.html
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    Parliament Live
    http://www.parliamentlive.tv/
    You've seen the U.S. government in action. Now sit back and watch the time-honored cabaret that is the British parliamentary system — live. See Prime Minister Tony Blair face tough questions in the House of Commons; see ministers of parliament heckle him; see the Speaker of the House call for order; see order remain elusive. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Feb. 3, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/14/03)

    Photographs from the Chicago Daily News: 1902-1933
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/ichihtml/cdnhome.html
    Turn back the hands of time to the age of horses and blacksmiths. The Library of Congress presents an online exhibition of early-20th-century photos from The Chicago Daily News: A Windy City cavalcade of early football games (viva the leather helmet), fox hunting, and let's not forget the Henrici Restaurant waitress strike of 1914. Courtesy of Chicago Historical Society and the Library of Congress American Memory Project. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Nov. 27, 2002.
    (Last checked 03/01/03)

    Rockefeller Commission Report
    http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/church/rockcomm/contents.htm
    Prior to the so-called Church Committee, the President's Commission on CIA Activities Within the United States was formed by President Gerald Ford. Headed by Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller, this body came to be known as the Rockefeller Commission. The Rockefeller Commission issued a single report in 1975, which delineated some CIA abuses including mail opening and surveillance of domestic dissident groups. It also conducted a narrow study of issues relating to the JFK assassination, specifically the backward head snap as seen in the Zapruder film (first shown publicly in 1975), and the possible presence of E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis in Dallas. The Rockefeller Report is seen by many as a "whitewash," and was certainly superceded by the Church Committee's work in scope and depth. Assassination Archives and Research Center.
    (Last checked 02/24/03)

    SBA Offers Free E-Mail Newsletters
    http://web.sba.gov/list/
    If you are looking for the latest information on funding opportunities and related information, you may want to sign up for one of the many e-mail newsletters offered by the Small Business Administration.
    (Last checked 02/21/03)

    School District Demographics, 2000 Census Results
    http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sdds/tablemain.asp
    The School District Tabulation (STP2) is now available on the National Center for Education Statistics website. Data are based on 1999-2000 school district geography. This data is similar to Summary File 3 (SF3). SF3 provides about 16,000 demographic characteristics and those characteristics have been cross-tabulated for more than 14,000 school districts.
    (Last checked 03/03/03)

    Space Shuttle Columbia Accident
    http://www.csuchico.edu/library/gov/space.htm
    Sample web page about the recent Space Shuttle tragedy by the California State University at Chico federal depository library.
    (Last checked 03/03/03)

    Surf Your Watershed
    http://www.epa.gov/surf/
    Watersheds are those land areas that catch rain or snow and drain to specific marshes, streams, rivers, lakes, or to ground water. This web page, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, provides locator tools for identifying your local watershed, how to participate in citizen efforts to protect and improve local watersheds, a link to the National Water Atlas, and a link to a database of available environmental web pages.
    (Last checked 03/12/03)

    UN Arms Inspections in Iraq
    http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=50&Body=Iraq&Body1=inspect
    Follow the U.S.-Iraqi political pingpong match currently bouncing through the halls of the United Nations via the U.N.'s special site dedicated to this conflict-in-the-making. Featuring the latest news, video clips of recent testimony (including Secretary of State Powell's recent presentation), and related statements and briefings. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Feb. 6, 2003.
    (Last checked 02/14/03)

    UN News Centre
    http://www.un.org/News/
    Yes, the UN does cover other things other than Iraq. Check out this web page for breaking news about UN activities around the world, as well as in Iraq.
    (Last checked 02/14/03)

    United for a Stronger America: Citizen's Preparedness Guide
    http://www.citizencorps.gov/pdf/cpg.pdf
    Provides suggestions for preparedness in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and public areas. Prepared by the National Crime Prevention Council in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
    (Last checked 02/25/03)

    United States Federal Depository Libraries (Clickable Map)
    http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/locators/findlibs/index.html
    As a result of feedback received from the Federal Depository Library Council, the U.S. Government Printing Office has enhanced the ability to locate a Federal depository library through the addition of a clickable map of the United States. Simply choose a state, commonwealth, or territory to view a complete listing of Federal depository libraries in that area. In addition to the map, options are available to view all depository libraries in alphabetical order or search by state, commonwealth, or territory (a pull-down list is now provided); area code; or congressional district (a pull-down list by abbreviation is now provided). Courtesy of GPO Access. Source: GOVDOC-L, July 22, 2002.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    United States Government Manual (FY2002/2003)
    http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/nara001.html
    The U.S. Government Manual contains comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. The Manual also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions and committees. Documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Files can be retrieved by searching the U.S. Government Manual database or browsing a list of documents in table format. Available courtesy of GPO Access. Source: GOVDOC-L, Sept. 5, 2002.
    (Last checked 03/06/03)

    The War Relocation Camps of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger Than Justice
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/89manzanar/89manzanar.htm
    This web page provided by the National Park Service ParkNet looks at the causes and consequences of President Franklin Roosevelt's executive order, signed two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, that moved nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans into 10 isolated relocation centers. Source: Bruce Craign, National Coalition for History (NCH) Washington Update, Vol. 9, No. 8; February 21, 2003.
    (Last checked 03/01/03)

    When They Were Young
    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/young/young-exhibit.html
    When They Were Young, a photo exhibit hosted by the Library of Congress, demonstrates the enduring innocence of young people over the years, sometimes in the harshest of situations. This companion site features some of the most compelling images from that collection. Source: USA Today Hot Site, Nov. 22, 2002.
    (Last checked 03/01/03)

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