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APRIL 2007

Previous Archives

4/1/07   Baseball Almanac
   April 1, 2007, is opening day for the 2007 baseball season. Baseball Almanac is an interactive baseball encyclopedia filled with more than three-hundred thousand pages of in-depth baseball facts, original baseball research and baseball statistics not found anywhere on the Internet. Related site: Major League Baseball Homepage.
4/2/07   People Finder Guide
   This guide will help you find online sources of public records as well as other Web-based people finding tools. When searching public records such as court filings, property records or the records of a government agency, understand that you will often find details in the supporting paper documentation, which is not available online.
4/3/07   IRS: Frequently Asked Questions
   Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service's general questions and answers section. Each year we update the answers to reflect the latest changes in tax regulations. These questions and answers came from taxpayers like you. Related sites: IRS Home Page | 2007 Federal Tax Rate Schedules | Yahoo Tax Center.
4/4/07   IRS: Free Online Filing
   Whoever said there is no such thing as a free lunch may have been right. But for millions of eligible taxpayers, with an Adjusted Gross Income of $50,000 or less, there is Free File. Free File is online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. In other words, you can e-file... free. Related site: IRS Home Page.
4/5/07   National Archives films on Google Video
   Over 70 years ago, the National Archives was founded to preserve American historical documents, as well as the moments and events that could be saved in still photos, films, and audio recordings. Today the Archives is home to everything from rare historical footage (newsreels and government documentaries from the 1930s) to the 1969 moon landing. Now Google is launching a pilot program to digitize its video content and offer it to everyone in the world for free, and you can watch a growing selection on Google Video.
4/6/07   Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
   What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease? This tour explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it. Taking the tour: There are 16 interactive slides. Move forward or back one slide at a time by clicking on the arrows. You can also jump to any slide by clicking on its number at the top of each page. As you view each slide, roll your mouse over any colored text that appears on each page to highlight special features of each image.
4/7/07   U.S. Address Lookup
   Using this site you can verify any U.S. address and get information on the county, time zone, house of representative member, latitude, longitude, income, home prices and more.
4/8/07   The Influenza Epidemic of 1918
   It is an oddity of history that the influenza epidemic of 1918 has been overlooked in the teaching of American history. Documentation of the disease is ample, as shown in the records selected from the holdings of the National Archives regional archives. Exhibiting these documents helps the epidemic take its rightful place as a major disaster in world history.
4/9/07   Cybertimes Navigator
   For more than 10 years, the Newsroom Navigator has been used by New York Times reporters and editors as the starting point for their forays onto the Web. 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.
4/10/07   Social Explorer
   Social Explorer is dedicated to providing demographic information in an easily understood format: data maps. With these maps you can: Visually analyze and understand the demography of the U.S.; Explore your neighborhood; Learn about the people living around you.
4/11/07   IRS: Frequently Asked Questions
   Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service's general questions and answers section. Each year we update the answers to reflect the latest changes in tax regulations. These questions and answers came from taxpayers like you. Related sites: IRS Home Page | 2007 Federal Tax Rate Schedules | Yahoo Tax Center.
4/12/07   Microsoft Download Center
   This Microsoft site offers the most popular downloads from their download center.
4/13/07   Commonly Confused Words
   These are some of the pairs of words that are most often confused with each other.
4/14/07   Days of Infamy: December 7 and 9/11
   Within the living memory of Americans are two deadly surprise attacks against the United States: Japan's assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Both times, the Library of Congress sent people out to record the voices of ordinary Americans as they reacted to a changed world.
4/15/07   NOAA Online Weather Data
   By visiting the NOAA National Weather Service's national climate Web portal, users can click a desired location on a national map and be taken directly to the local climate page of the appropriate NOAA National Weather Service forecast office. Then, by clicking on the NOWData tab [far right], users can access a wide range of climate products for nearly 3,900 locations. Daily past weather is available for the last two years with climate averages for the standard 30-year period of 1971-2000 and extremes for as long as a station has been taking observations.
4/16/07   Quotations and Proverbs Search
   This page attempts to collect the largest sources of quotations and related items (proverbs, sayings, maxims, amorphisms, slogans, cliches, etc.). Many of the websites included here also include things such as full text of speeches, author biographies, and quotes of the day. All search tools and links on this page have longer descriptions, which you can read by holding your mouse over their names
4/17/07   DisabilityInfo.gov
   This user-friendly Web site contains links to information of interest to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members.
4/18/07   Mymoney.gov
   MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
4/19/07   Visible Earth
   A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet. Related site: Earth from Space.
4/20/07   Your Guide to the Religions of the World
   This BBC site provides basic information about Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism.
4/21/07   New Dictionary Words
   This site presents a sample of the nearly 100 new words and senses that have been added to the best-selling Eleventh Edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
4/22/07   StoryCorps
   StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire people to record one another's stories in sound. StoryCorps is made possible with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Corporation for Pubic Broadcasting and the Carnegie Corporation. WNYC Radio is the public radio sponsor of StoryCorps.
4/23/07   Science Update
   Quirky, entertaining and informative, Science Update is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine. Since 1988, Science Update has reported on thousands of scientific and medical breakthroughs - and won dozens of national awards in the process.
4/24/07   Can You Afford to Retire?
   Baby boomers are heading for a shock as they hit retirement: vanishing pensions and inadequate 401(k) savings. What can be done? This Frontline report addresses the question: can you afford to retire?
4/25/07   Omnibiography.com
   OmniBiography.com is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time.
4/26/07   Nine Frequently Asked Questions About IRAs
   Site from SmartMoney.com examines the issues involved with individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
4/27/07   Public Records Free Directory
   This site provides links to real and personal property records, recorded documents, jail and inmate records, sex offender records, wanted persons records, and many more free public records.
4/28/07   Library of Congress: Maps in Our Lives
   Celebrating a thirty-year partnership between the Library of Congress and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), the Maps in Our Lives exhibition explores surveying, cartography, geodesy, and geographic information systems--and draws on both the Library's historic map collections and the ACSM collection in the Library of Congress.
4/29/07   Tenth Planet
   PBS Special. A stunning discovery at the far reaches of our solar system raises questions about what makes a planet a planet.
4/30/07   The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
   Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing. The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.

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