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Aug 1: Solar System Exploration Solar System Exploration is one of four space science themes for the Office of Space Science at NASA. This site is your launching pad to find out more about the programs and people in them.

Aug. 2 Flags of the world click and see the fla=gs by country, title, keywords, etc http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/

Aug 5th www.refdesk.com

Aug. 6th Three programs to NEVER download!

1. Gator -- This has to be one of the most annoying downloads ever. First of all, the sneaky folks over at Gator have found a number of different ways to get Gator onto your system without you even knowing it. Gator will often creep into the download you want and you will end up with it on your system without having consented to putting it there.

2. Bonzi Buddy -- Now, I like cute little purple monkeys, don't get me wrong, but one on my desktop that pesters me? No thanks. The concept sounds OK at first, but after awhile I wanted to take a shotgun to it.

3. GoHip -- GoHip should be called GoAway! This is basically a browser extension that is useless because, well, it just is. Do you really need a browser extension? No, you don't. The really annoying thing is that this puppy is a pain to get rid of. You have to go to the site just to uninstall. For more on GoHip, read this article.

Aug. 7th West Nile Virus Fact Sheet The Center for Disease Control presents this fact sheet on the West Nile virus. West Nile virus has emerged in recent years in temperate regions of Europe and North America, presenting a threat to public, equine, and animal health. The most serious manifestation of WN virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, as well as mortality in certain domestic and wild birds.

Aug. 8th Time Magazine: They Had A Plan Could 9/11 Have Been Prevented? Long before 9/11, the White House debated taking the fight to al-Qaeda. By the time they decided, it was too late. This Time magazine cover story investigates the saga of a lost chance.

Aug. 9th Deleted Domains! When a domain owner fails to pay registration or renewal fees on a domain, that domain is placed on hold for a short period of time. If the domain owner pays the outstanding registration fees while the expired domain is on hold, he/she may be able to regain the expired domain. If the fees are not paid before the on hold period ends, the domain is deleted from the master domain registry. Once deleted, the domain is just like any domain that is not registered: it is available for anyone to register!

Aug 12th If you don't have a computer, chances are there are free computers in your community that you're entitled to use. The trick is finding them. The public library is an obvious place to start looking, but there may be many other computer clusters in your town that offer free access. Connectnet.org

Aug. 13th "9 for 9" nine miners trapped in a mine and the Sipesville VFD was there check out the website. Click Here

Aug 14th Muslims This is the companion Web site for the PBS-Frontline program 'Muslims.' Muslims account for one-fifth of the world's population, but most Americans know little about their faith, Islam, which continues to be one of the fastest growing religions in the United States and around the world.

Aug 15th Death to Spam: A Guide To Dealing With Unwanted E-Mail This site presents an overview of unsolicited E-mail and the techniques available to defend your in box. Learn about tracing mail, message filters, legal issues and more.

Aug. 16th It has been 35 years since the passing of Elvis. Tour Gracland with Jason See the official site Elvis Elvis on Ebay

Aug. 19th K95.5 Concert Calendar (the Great Divide live in concert this Saturday!)

Aug. 20th GeographyIQ Planning a trip? Preparing a school homework assignment? Perhaps you're interested in current events or are just curious about exploring the world around you. This site offers geographic, economic, political, historical and cultural information. In addition, it brings together a number of other resources including maps, flags, currency conversion as well as climate and time zone information.

Aug 21st Vehicles- IS YOURS A LEMON?
Find information relating to the Texas Lemon Law, vehicle title and registration process, license plates, vehicle theft prevention, and more.

Aug. 22nd National Priorities Project
This site is committed to helping the public understand and shape the federal budget to meet community needs by providing: Analysis of critical budget issues; State and local data; Tools for local action. You can also find out how your 2001 federal income tax dollars are spent with and Interactive Tax Chart

Aug 23rd Fire Safety Factsheets
The U.S. Fire Administration branch of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, presents this series of factsheets: Fire Stops with You, Fire Safety Information for Manufactured Housing and During or After a Disaster, offer important fire safety tips on a wide variety of topics. USFA has tailored each factsheet to a specific audience (e.g. children, the elderly, college students, rural and urban populations) or fire risk (e.g. natural disasters, holiday season, security bars, alternative heating, etc.)

Aug 26th Amber Alert: History & Information
This site, by the Center for Missing & Exploited Children, presents the history of Amber Alert system for locating missing children. In the Fall of 2001 the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children launched the 'AMBER Plan' - America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response nationwide.

Aug 27th Internet Public Library Books Collection
This site by the Internet Public Library provides freely available books run the gamut from classic texts by the likes of William Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle and Jane Austen, to more recent works available from publishers such as the National Academy Press, iUniverse, and Baen Books. The listings can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification. They can also be searched using an available form.

Aug 28th MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials
These health tutorials are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute of the National Library of Medicine. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.

Aug 29th Time Magazine: Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
Time Magazine presents a special feature on the bicentennial (1803-2003) of the Corps of Discovery expedition led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. When they launched their wooden boats up the Missouri and into the wilderness, Lewis and Clark were charting the future of America. Two hundred years later, at a time when the U.S. again faces great unknowns, their daring journey con tinues to offer lessons about how America can find its way in the world.

Aug 30th Money 101
Created by the editors at Money magazine and its Web site, Money 101 consists of electronic lessons that help you invest, save, borrow and spend more wisely. The essentials of each lesson can be absorbed in just 10 minutes. But all lessons feature greater detail--including calculators, quizzes and a library of supplemental materials--for those who want to dig deeper.

 


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