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  3. Authors of Books (
      Provides prices of books from 55 online bookstores. 1-04

  4. Literature by Nationality ( - Deter)
      Provides well organized articles on literature by nationality, as well as by time periods. Includes a few authors, such as Shakespeare, Blake, and Chaucer. 3-00

  5. Rowling, J. K. (Gale Group)
      Provides a biography of one of the most popular authors of modern times. She is particularly known for her Harry Potter series. 1-05

  6. Smart Tags - New Microsoft Offering on XP Version (NewsFactorNetwork - McNeill)
      Describes Microsoft's new Smart Tags, included in its XP version of Office and Windows. In Office XP, Smart Tags will be active. In Windows XP, the user will need to turn Smart Tags on. Smart Tags allow Microsoft to place its choice of links to any word it wishes on anyone's Web pages or documents, without the authors' permission. For example, Microsoft could sell the word "education" so that every time a user of XP finds the word on anyone's Web pages or documents, the word "education" would link to Microsoft's customer. 6-01

  7. Flywheel and Gas Turbine-Powered Hybrid Cars (Scientific American - Rosen and Castleman)
      Describes a car powered by a flywheel and a gas turbogenerator. The authors intend to manufacture and sell the car. 03-06

  8. Presidential Personalities (American Psychological Association)
      "As part of their The Personality and the President Project, psychologist Steven J Rubenzer, Ph.D., of Houston, Texas and co-authors Thomas Faschingbauer, Ph.D., of Richmond Texas and Deniz S. Ones, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, used several objective personality instruments to analyze the assessments made by more than one hundred presidential experts who were instructed to assess the lives of presidents they studied. The experts were instructed to look only at the five-year period before their respective subject became president to avoid the influence that life in the White House might have had on their behavior."

      "Results of the research indicate that great presidents, besides being stubborn and disagreeable, are more extraverted, open to experience, assertive, achievement striving, excitement seeking and more open to fantasy, aesthetics, feelings, actions, ideas and values. Historically great presidents were low on straightforwardness, vulnerability and order."

      "Achievement striving was found to be one of the best correlates of greatness in the oval office and competence was also a big predictor of presidential success." 12-03

  9. Cutting the Budget Deficit in Half (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Kogan and Coven)
      "The Bush Administration has said it has a plan to cut the deficit in half in five years, as a percentage of GDP. However, this plan is likely to be largely a public relations gimmick. The Administration will print a budget that, on paper, has figures for the fifth year (2009) that show the deficit being cut in half. But that will only be possible because, as has been the case with previous Bush budgets, it omits major, costly items that the Administration favors and intends to request — later." The authors present what has been left off of budgets in the past. 1-04

  10. What Happened in Kerry's Vietnam Battles? (ABC News)
      "In the controversy over Sen. John Kerry's service in Vietnam, Americans have heard from Kerry, from the crew of the Navy Swift boats he commanded and from other Swift boat veterans who question the official account of a 1969 incident for which Kerry was awarded a Silver Star. But there is one group they have not heard from: the Vietnamese who were there that day."

      " 'Nightline' traveled to Vietnam and found a number of witnesses who have never been heard from before, and who have no particular ax to grind for or against Kerry. Only one of them, in fact, even knew who Kerry is. The witnesses, all Vietnamese, are still living in the same villages where the fighting took place more than 35 years ago. A 'Nightline' producer visited them and recorded their accounts of that day. The accounts were subsequently translated by a team of ABC News translators."

      "His [Kerry's] awards should have been the most unassailable part of Kerry's record. But then came those campaign ads from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." The investigation by ABC news clearly indicated that the authors of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth told false stories about what happened in Kerry's Vietnam battles. In fact, they were not even present during Kerry's battles.

      Eyewitnesses commended Kerry displayed "extraordinary daring and personal courage for attacking a numerically superior force in the face of intense fire." 10-04

  11. Hobbit-Sized Ancient Humans Found (ABC News)
      "Subsequent finds of other similarly sized, 3-foot-tall humans with brains the size of grapefruits in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores suggest these 18,000-year-old specimens weren't a quirk of an ancient hominin, but part of an entire species of miniature people whose existence overlapped with that of modern Homo sapiens."

      "Brown and the other authors suggest that the newly found species, named Homo floresiensis, arrived on the island of Flores, in Indonesia's Nusa Tenggara region, in the form of Homo erectus, the first large-brained hominin that emerged some 2 million years ago in Africa and Asia." 10-04

  12. Winfrey, Oprah (
      Provides an extended biography.

      "Oprah Winfrey was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century by Time Magazine, and in 1998 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her influence extended to the publishing industry when she began an on-air book club. Oprah Book Club selections became instant bestsellers, and in 1999 she was presented with the National Book Foundation's 50th anniversary gold medal for her service to books and authors." 1-05

  13. Douglass, Frederick (
      "Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called 'The Sage of Anacostia' and 'The Lion of Anacostia,' Douglass was the most prominent African-American of his time, and one of the most influential lecturers and authors in American history." 8-05

  14. -11-09-05 Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards Bestowed (CBS News)
      "Boxer Muhammad Ali led the roster of those honored by President Bush today with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. government's highest civilian award."

      "The honorees included entertainers, athletes, authors, and hotelier Paul Rusesabagina, whose courage and compassion in sheltering people at the hotel he managed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide was depicted in the movie 'Hotel Rwanda.' " 11-05

  15. Organisms to Start Terraforming (Fogg)
      "When a barren planet is in the process of being terraformed, there will come a point where the first life forms can be introduced into the natural environment. The implantation of this pioneering biosphere is often referred to as ecopoiesis. Initially, and perhaps well before plants and animals can be introduced, such a world is going to be suitable only for bacteria hardened to environmental extremes---the so called extremophiles. Here, we review some of the ecopoiesis candidates nominated by various authors. It's possible that one of the microscopic creatures described below could be the first terrestrial life form to truly colonize an alien world." 02-06

  16. -02-11-06 Saudi Cleric Urges Punishment for Publishers (USA Today)
      "Saudi Arabia's top cleric called on the world's Muslims to reject apologies for the 'slanderous' caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed and demanded the authors and publishers of the cartoons be tried and punished, Saudi newspapers reported Saturday." 02-06

  17. Report: Fish Farms "Devastate" Wild Fish (BBC News)
      "Fish farms might seem a sensible alternative to over-fishing the world's oceans but a new report says they have a disastrous impact on both the environment and on stocks of wild fish."

      "To make fish farming more sustainable worldwide, the authors recommend that farmed fish should be fed vegetable protein instead of fishmeal." 05-06

  18. -10-27-06 Vice-President Endorses Methods Regarded as War Crimes (MSNBC News)
      "Dick Cheney, US vice-president, has endorsed the use of 'water boarding' for terror suspects and confirmed that the controversial interrogation technique was used on Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, the senior al-Qaeda operative now being held at Guantánamo Bay."

      " '[It's] a direct affront to the primary authors of the Military Commission Act in the Senate — John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Warner — all of whom have publicly stated that the legislation signed by the president last week makes water boarding a war crime,' said Jennifer Daskal, advocacy director at Human Rights Watch." 10-06

  19. Climate Report: Massive Extinctions Expected (MSNBC News)
      "A key element of the second major report on climate change being released Friday in Belgium is a chart that maps out the effects of global warming with every degree of temperature rise, most of them bad."

      "There’s one bright spot: A minimal heat rise means more food production in northern regions of the world."

      "However, the number of species going extinct rises with the heat, as does the number of people who may starve, or face water shortages, or floods, according to the projections in the draft report obtained by The Associated Press."

      "The final document will be the product of a United Nations network of 2,000 scientists as authors and reviewers, along with representatives of more than 120 governments as last-minute editors. It will be the second of a four-volume authoritative assessment of Earth’s climate released this year. The last such effort was in 2001." 03-07

  20. Arguments for Caution When Using Trees for Carbon Sequestration (
      "Overall, about 20 percent more of the water provided by precipitation was removed by current tree farming, the study estimated. And additional planting of trees for carbon mitigation will likely have large impacts on water resources of many nations that net less than 30 percent of what precipitation provides for their total annual supplies of fresh water, the authors predicted." 07-08

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