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- -USADA Strips Armstrong of Tour de France Championships (CBS News)
"The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday — including his record seven Tour de France titles — and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances." 08-12
- Ultraviolet Light: SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier (REI.com)
Costs around $150. "Requires no pumping, chemicals, test strips, extended time-keeping or filters; leaves no aftertaste, will not clog and does not require lubrication"
"Innovative SteriPEN system uses UV light rays instead of chemicals to purify water for drinking"
"Ultraviolet (UV-C) light rays safely sterilize clear water by destroying protozoa (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium), bacteria and even viruses"
"SteriPEN Adventurer is simple to use: Just press a button and gently agitate the water with a quick stir"
"Purifies 16 fl. oz. of water (cold or warm) in less than a minute, or 32 fl. oz. in a minute and a half"
"Small size fits most containers—use it in cups, mugs, water bottles and canteens"
"Carries easily in a shirt pocket"
"Solar battery charger also acts as a carrying case."
Awesome Library does not endorse these products, but provides them as examples. 10-07
- -10-04-08 Army Combat Unit Deployed Inside the USA (CNN News)
"The United States military's Northern Command, formed in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, is dedicating a combat infantry team to deal with catastrophes in the U.S., including terrorist attacks and natural disasters."
"The plan is drawing skepticism from some observers who are concerned that the unit has been training with equipment generally used in law enforcement, including beanbag bullets, Tasers, spike strips and roadblocks."
"Use of active-duty military as a domestic police force has been severely limited since passage of the Posse Comitatus Act following the Civil War." 10-08
- Diabetes Net
"The Diabetes Network provides extensive diabetes information, the latest research findings and great discounts on diabetes products. Visit the Diabetes Mall for great discounts on books, gram scales and many of your favorite blood glucose test strips, including WaveSense Presto, Freestyle, Ascensia Countour and many more." 10-09
- Dilbert (Dilbert.com)
Provides the comics. Use the forward or backward arrow next to the date (which is next to the word "Strips") to see more. 08-10
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