Monday, May 29, 2006

NYT's Newsroom Navigator

The Newsroom Navigator is the stop for info reporters, bloggers and anyone with an interest in researching on the Web can use.

Its primary intent is to give the news staff a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around to find a useful set of links of their own.

Friday, May 26, 2006

We've finished paying for the Spanish-American War!

from the Washington Post: "The Treasury Department, conceding that it has no right to continue collecting a 108-year-old tax on long-distance telephone calls, announced yesterday that it will drop its legal battle for the tax and instead refund about $13 billion to callers who have paid the tax in the past three years."

What other hidden taxes are we paying?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Immigration

TRAC's Immigration Project : Find reports focusing on various immigration issues, with facts and figures, a reference library to find more information and a glossary with definitions of immigration terms and acronyms.

"The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization associated with Syracuse University."

Click here to check out other TRAC reports.

Good tips on saving gas

"By changing your driving habits, you can improve fuel economy up to 37 percent right away (depending on how you drive). Combine several tips and perform routine maintenance and you will save real dollars, not just pennies." --From Al Tompkins at Poynter " Testing the Gas Savings Tips

Click here to go directly to the research.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wikipedia Index

WikiWax is an index to Wikipedia. Just start typing and you choose your term from a drop list.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza

In November, the White House released their strategy for dealing with a bird flu pandemic. Here is what you as individuals can do:
  • Taking precautions to prevent the spread of infection to others if an individual or a family member has symptoms of influenza.
  • Being prepared to follow public health guidance that may include limitation of attendance at public gatherings and non-essential travel for several days or weeks.
  • Keeping supplies of materials at home, as recommended by authorities, to support essential needs of the household for several days if necessary.

See the entire report here.

Golf

For golf fans, the United States Golf Association's web site is loaded with everything you ever wanted to know about golf, from rules of the game to turfgrass management. You can search the association's library of over 20,000 books, documenting the history of the game from its beginnings to the present. You'll also find information on the association's history, its leadership and annual reports.