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September 2004

DATE    SITE OF THE DAY
9/01/04      Food Dictionary
   Search this dictionary by Epicurious.com with more than 4,000 food terms and you'll never have to eat your words. Just type the word or phrase you're looking for in the box above and select the "Find" button. If you're unsure of a term's correct spelling, just type in the first few letters. You may also browse through the dictionary by selecting any of the letters above.
9/02/04      Endangered Species Program
   This site by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service allows you to find up-to-date information on endangered species in the United States.
9/03/04      The Yahoo! Buzz Index Weekly
   Check out the top 20 search subjects on Yahoo!, complete with a sardonic round-up of all the newsmakers that are moving and shaking web traffic this week.
9/04/04      The Apple Museum
   Welcome to The Apple Museum! The Apple Museum is dedicated to the history of Apple Computer, Inc. and with more than 350 Apple products listed, the most comprehensive Apple history source on the internet.
9/05/04      Monterey Bay Aquarium: Live Web Cams
   The Monterey Bay Aquarium presents these live web cams offer a look at marine life in their exhibits and off oceanfront decks from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time. They're also a gateway to information about ocean habitats and conservation topics.
9/06/04      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet
   You're working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you've had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. This National Institute of Health presents this carpal tunnel syndrome fact sheet.
 Bonus Site:   Labor Day 2004
      The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, probably organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a 'Labor Day' on one day or another, and a bill to establish a federal holiday was passed by Congress in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
9/07/04      Homework Help
   Confused by a computer question? Stumped on a science question? Heartburn over a history question? Here are some great links from FirstGov for Kids to help you with your homework - this may even help you finish it faster!
 Bonus Site:
  Send a Get Well Wish to President Clinton
9/08/04      A Guide to the Most Efficient Things in the World
   The information presented at this site will be of interest to those who wish to live more simply and self-sufficiently. An average household spends $5000 on utilities and gas per year. Incorporating these tools and techniques can dramatic decrease your dependence on petroleum, electricity, gas for heating and cooling, drinking water and sewage utilities. Once implemented these sources will be available to you perpetually.
9/09/04      What is a Heart Bypass Operation?
   The heart is an amazing organ. It beats thousands of times each day, every day, for your entire life. In the process, it pumps about 5 million gallons of blood through your body! Former President Bill Clinton is recovering from a successful quadruple bypass performed on Monday. Healthy blood vessels taken from his leg and chest were stitched around the blockage to improve blood flow. This HowStuffWorks site provides related information.
9/10/04      PublicRadioFan.com
   PublicRadioFan.com features program listings for hundreds of public radio stations around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones.
9/11/04      The September 11 Digital Archive
   The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
9/12/04      Beliefnet.com
   This site is a multi-faith e-community designed to help you meet your own religious and spiritual needs -- in an interesting, captivating and engaging way. "We are independent. We are not affiliated with a particular religion or spiritual movement. We are not out to convert you to a particular approach, but rather to help you find your own. Fundamental to our mission is a deep respect for a wide variety of faiths and traditions."
 Bonus Site:   Grandparents Day 2004
      Grandparents Day was the brainchild of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, W.Va., who hoped that such an observance might persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage of their grandparents. The first presidential proclamation was issued in 1978, with one issued each year since, designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.
9/13/04      Crossword Puzzle
   USA Today offers a daily crossword puzzle. You can choose either regular or master skill level. Regular level players can get hints for words. Incorrect letters are marked in a different color. Archived crosswords are also available.
9/14/04      Plagiarism Resource Site
   The goal of this web site is to help reduce the impact of plagiarism on education and educational institutions. At present, it distributes free software to detect plagiarism and provides links to other resources.
9/15/04      TheFreeDictionary.com
   English, Medical, Legal, and Computer Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!
9/16/04      National Gravesite Locator
   This site by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contains more than three million records of veterans and dependents buried in VA's 120 cemeteries since the Civil War. It also has records of some burials in state veteran's cemeteries and burials in Arlington National Cemetery from 1999 to the present.
9/17/04      MapMachine
   National Geographic's redesigned online atlas gives you the world - your way. Find nearly any place on Earth, and view it by population, climate, and much more. Plus, browse antique maps, find country facts, or plan your next outdoor adventure with our trail maps.
9/18/04      OneLook Reverse Dictionary
   OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. Just type it into the box above and hit the "Find words" button. Keep it short to get the best results. In most cases you'll get back a list of related terms with the best matches shown first.
9/19/04      National Library of Medicine
   Official site of the National Library of Medicine. Databases and resources include: PubMed, a biomedical journal, MedlinePlus, health and drug information, and NIH SeniorHealth, health information for older adults.
9/20/04      FCC's Parent's Place
   New technologies are changing the landscape of our communications arena almost daily. With an increasing number and variety of communications entering our homes each day, it can be hard for parents and caregivers to monitor, or even track, what children are watching and hearing. While technology has great potential to teach the nation's children, it also has the power to shape their lives and opinions. This FCC Web site offers an array of information to help parents deal with, decipher, and monitor the communications that their children can access.
9/21/04      Citizen Guide to the Federal Election Commission
   This site is designed as a tool for anyone who wishes to learn more about financing campaigns for federal office, the rules and regulations pertaining to this process, or elections and voting in general.
9/22/04      Cities Collection
   This NASA site offers outstanding astronaut photography of cities taken during space-flight.
9/23/04      Consumer Price Index Home Page
   This site by the U.S. Department of Labor offers the Consumer Price Indexes. The Consumer Price Indexes program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
9/24/04      Read Print
   This site provides an online library with thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index. Resources are books in the public domain published before the 1920's.
9/25/04      How Internet 'Cookies' Work
   Cookies are widely used by Web sites to keep track of their visitors. These downloaded bits allow for customizable content, instant recognition, and more pointed marketing strategies. But are cookies letting Big Brother into your PC? Find out what Internet cookies really are and what they can actually find out about you.
9/26/04      Request Copies of Military Personnel Records
   This government site offers an online military personnel records request system. Use this system to create a customized order form to request information from your, or your relative's, military personnel records. You may use this system if you are: a military veteran, or next of kin of a deceased, former member of the military. The next of kin can be any of the following: surviving spouse that has not remarried, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother.
9/27/04      Percent of People With a Bachelor's Degree or More
   With nearly half its population 25 years and older having at least a bachelorís degree, Seattle has one of the highest rates of college education among large U.S. cities, according to a ranking of American Community Survey (ACS) data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new Census Bureau analysis of 2002 ACS data shows that 48.8 percent of Seattle's 25-and-over population has earned at least a bachelor's degree. Other large cities (250,000 population or more) with high college-education rates were: Raleigh, N.C. (48.0 percent); San Francisco (47.8 percent); and Atlanta (41.2 percent). (See Table 1.) The national college graduation rate was 25.9 percent.
9/28/04      Power Trips
   Reforms in recent years have made many of the lush perks once enjoyed by Congress disappear. But not all, certainly not travel. That's the conclusion of an investigation by Marketplace American RadioWorks, and a team of graduate students from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, who cataloged every privately sponsored trip taken by members of the House or Senate since 2000. The result: Over $14 million spent by corporations, universities, and other outside interests, sending representatives around the world, for sometimes questionable reasons.
9/29/04      Why Leaves Change Color
   If you are lucky, you live in one of those parts of the world where Nature has one last fling before settling down into winter's sleep. In those lucky places, as days shorten and temperatures become crisp, the quiet green palette of summer foliage is transformed into the vivid autumn palette of reds, oranges, golds, and browns before the leaves fall off the trees. This site explains why leaves change color.
9/30/04      Debating Our Destiny
   This PBS site looks at the pivotal moments from the last 40 years of presidential debates through the eyes of those who were there. On this site, you can read, listen to or watch the program as well as browse extended interviews with the former candidates and coverage of the individual debates and campaigns.
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