The Arizona Republic
State's history must be saved, not nibbled to death
Apr. 22, 2004 12:00 AM
Mildew, rodent droppings, water leaks - those are the conditions you'd
expect to find in a pile of garbage.
Not in our state records.
The appalling truth is that whole chapters of Arizona's history are at risk.
Year after year, despite repeated warnings, we've failed to build modern
facilities to protect the precious record of our past.
Historical society's online
gallery sparks Civil War archives
By Ivan H. Golden
April 22, 2004
When The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich
launched "Voices from the Civil War," its first online
exhibit, in April 2003, organizers saw it as the solution to a
"We had a very rich collection relating to the Civil War in
the archives," explained Debra Mecky, the society's
executive director. "But we did not have a place to
permanently display these objects. And yet we thought it
would be wonderful to be able to provide access to them,
particularly for middle-school students, who study the Civil
War as part of their curriculum."
Diplomat's Diaries Open a Window to the Past
James McDonald's writings had been hidden. Now, a museum has made them
By Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON _ Diplomat James Grover McDonald passed through the history
the 20th century like a privileged bit player. He met with Adolf Hitler and Franklin
D. Roosevelt and was intimately involved in the birth of Israel as Harry S.
Truman's first envoy to the fledgling nation _ faithfully recording his encounters in
a massive cache of private diaries.
McDonald's detailed accounts remained hidden for decades, unavailable to
diplomatic historians until this week, when the U.S. Holocaust Museum made the
diaries public under an arrangement with his daughter.
A Diplomat's Dire Diary
Museum Gets Eyewitness Notes on Hitler's Rise
By Peter Carlson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, April 22, 2004; Page C01
She's young and blond and beautiful in the old, faded photograph, her smile dazzling as she
stands in front of an Air Force plane with her father, James G. McDonald, America's first
ambassador to Israel.
NASA to merge media archives
By Sarita Chourey, FCW.com
Space officials want proposals for a NASA archiving
system that would create a one-stop multimedia source for
Penn State Live
Records document the rise and fall of region's short
Thursday, April 22, 2004
University Park, Pa. -- Thirty years after its last
train pulled away from here, the Bellefonte Central
Railroad has made a return, of sorts, to the
University Park campus.
Instead of boxcars on rails, the Bellefonte Central is
now represented by boxes in the University
Libraries' Special Collection Library -- 126 boxes
packed with a wealth of archival materials that
demonstrate the importance of the short line
operation to Centre County from near the turn of the
past century into the early 1980s.
Rocky Mountain News
Archives nominee deserves post
April 22, 2004
The Bush administration's secretive ways have made a Washington
mystery of something as relatively straightforward as choosing a new
On April 8, President Bush nominated distinguished historian Allen
Weinstein to be the head of the National Archives but did so without the
customary consultation with professional societies of archivists and
historians. They now suggest darkly that there might be some ideological
agenda at work, especially because the Archives administer the
London Free Press
New London offshoot business gets boost at equipment show
NORMAN DE BONO, Free Press Business Reporter
A London business is turning the workplace photocopier into an extension of a desktop computer -- able to store, file and retrieve information from paper documents at the push of a button. Global Document Solutions, a nnew London business, had its official unveiling yesterday but when its new product was shown off for the first time at an office equipment convention in Las Vegas in February, the London firm won a top technology prize and received more than 100 orders valued at more than $1 million US, company president Mark Welfred said.
The Grand Rapids Press
Paper shredding firm seeks rezoning to
Thursday, April 22, 2004
By Keith Essenburg
The Grand Rapids Press
GRANDVILLE -- The Grandville City Council will decide next week
whether to grant a rezoning request to a Grandville business owner who
says his 4-year-old operation is bursting at the seams.
Scott Dennis, who started Rapid Shred four years ago as a one-man
operation, said his paper shredding company now employs eight people and
continues to grow.
Dennis said he wants to move the operation on Busch Drive SW to 2.25
acres at 2972 Sangra Ave. SW.
The Free-Lance Star
Firm shreds papers holding personal Spotsylvania County business shreds sensitive documents for clients
By CATHY JETT
Date published: 4/22/2004
Mike Torosian knows all too well how the disposal of sensitive financial documents can go awry. Wind once plucked some important papers out of the trash as it was being hauled away from a financial institution where he used to work.
Judge Finds NYC Hospital In Contempt Over Abortion
POSTED: 9:58 am EDT April 22, 2004
NEW YORK -- A New York hospital, found in contempt of court for not turning
over patient abortion records, on Wednesday sought to win appeals court
The dispute over records at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital is delaying the
conclusion of a trial on the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Act, signed into law by President Bush in November.
Paperless Courts? Moving On...
Top Of The News
The Case Against Credit Suisse
Dan Ackman, 04.22.04, 8:05 AM ET
NEW YORK - Frank Quattrone sent one e-mail and there is no solid
evidence any documents were destroyed as a result. Still, Quattrone
on trial in a Manhattan federal court for obstruction of justice.
Meanwhile his colleagues at Credit Suisse First Boston, who presided
over systemic document destruction, walk free.
Quattrone, the former chief of Credit Suisse Group's (nyse: CSR -
news - people ) CSFB technology unit, sent his e-mail on Dec. 5, 2000,
endorsing the suggestion Dec. 4 of Richard Char, a senior banker in
the group, that it was "time to clean out the files." Char's e-mail came
after CSFB had been under investigation for six months concerning
allegations that it accepted kickbacks from hedge funds in exchange
the allocation of lucrative initial public offering shares. The National
Association of Securities Dealers, the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and the U.S. Attorney were all on the case.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Shorewood settles open records
complaint for $655
By MARIE ROHDE
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Posted: April 21, 2004
Shorewood - To settle an open records complaint, the Village Board has offered
to create an internal e-mail system for village business and may reduce the cost
of copying public records.
The board's insurance carrier would also pay Geoffrey Davidian $655 for the
time he spent attempting to get village records. He said that amounts to about
$25 an hour.
Wisconsin governor's veto keeps utility records open
By The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed legislation yesterday that would have
exempted utilities' security systems from the state's open-records law.
The open-records law includes a balancing test in which record holders weigh the right to
review a record with the public's interest in keeping it private.
Doyle wrote in his veto message to lawmakers that the balancing test was adequate to
ensure that sensitive security documents are protected from public view.
Tests Find Theoretical Data Speed Limit
By Associated Press
April 22, 2004
If there is an article of faith in computer science, it's that everything can keep getting faster and faster. But scientists say they've discovered an apparent speed limit that will restrict how quickly data can be written onto disks and then retrieved.
The good news: This limit is about 1,000 times faster than today's state-of-the-art data storage devices.
Diebold Machine May Get Boot
By Kim Zetter | Also by this reporter Page 1 of 1
11:56 AM Apr. 22, 2004 PT
SACRAMENTO, California -- A California voting systems panel recommended Thursday that the secretary of state decertify an electronic voting machine mmade by Diebold Election Systems, making it likely that four counties that used the machines will have to find others for the November election.
The panel said the state should decertify the Diebold TSx. The TSx was used for the first time in California during the March primary in Kern, San Joaquin, Solano and San Diego counties. Kevin Shelley, California's secretary of state, has until April 30 to decide whether to act on the panel's recommendation. The state must give counties a six-month notice to take machines out of commission before an election.
Thursday 22nd April 2004
New light archives old recordings
[PC Pro] 16:51
Light could come to the rescue of the vast archive of recorded
material currently stored on fragile disks and cylinders.
A research project at the Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory's Physics Division in California has found a way
to map the grooves on a record's surface using a beam of light
and consequently digitise the content.
Currently the only way to create a computer archive of these
old recordings was to play them and record the output.
However many are fragile and could be damaged by
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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