Museum wants to help Olin preserve firearms history
SHAWN CLUBB , The Telegraph 05/23/2004
EAST ALTON -- Olin’s Winchester Division is known for ammunition, but it was paper
that drew the curator of a Wild West museum to this area.
David Kennedy, curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical
Center in Cody, Wyo., and others from the museum visited the Olin plant in East Alton
last week. While they shot at the Olin firearms range and trap and skeet range, they
were here to look at documents.
"The stuff we were looking at was mainly anything from design drawings to records on
the development of firearms," Kennedy said. "It’s more valuable for historians like
myself, trying to look at the importance of the firearms industry, the inner workings of
firearms technology and how things develop in a corporate setting."
10 days left to get records
Sunday, May 23, 2004
By Jonathan Lipman
About 350,000 radiology films and medical records abandoned by Meyer Medical Physicians' Group likely will be destroyed by month's end.
Former patients who may need the records are being urged to contact the companies holding them by the May 31 deadline.
Only about 1 percent of the 250,000 unclaimed X-rays, mammograms and other radiology films from the defunct medical group's practice have been claimed by former patients, officials said.
Another man's treasure
By Tom Steadman, Staff Writer
News & Record
GRAHAM -- Six times a year, Bob Raynor spends most of the evening juggling
four phone lines, faxes and e-mail, as collectors across the country put in
last-minute bids on artifacts as varied as George Washington letters, Civil War
photographs and President Clinton's college paper on ethics.
"It gets crazy around here,'' said Raynor, a 56-year-old New Jersey native. For the
past decade, he has operated his company, Historical Collectible Auctions, from
cluttered second-floor offices on Graham's historic and picturesque courthouse
GPO hunts fugitives
BY Florence Olsen
May 20, 2004
Government Printing Office officials are looking for so-called fugitive documents and plan
on sending a Web crawler out to find them.
As more federal agencies publish government information on Web sites without notifying
GPO, important documents that should be indexed, catalogued and preserved for public
access in the Federal Depository Library Program have instead become "fugitive"
documents, according to GPO officials.
Their answer to the problem is to use Web crawler and data-mining technologies to find
them. GPO officials request that companies with those technologies submit proposals by
June 2 for services they describe as "Web harvesting" in a recent solicitation for bids.
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Posted on Sun, May. 23, 2004 Adoption lawsuit may
force change at Gladney
By Max B. Baker Star-Telegram Staff Writer
FORT WORTH - Almost from the moment
they brought their daughter home from the
Gladney Center for Adoption in 1982,
Carolyn and Lee Williams have been
searching for keys to her volatility.
As a baby, Tammarah slept fitfully and
cried frequently. When she got older, she
constantly got into trouble for biting,
fighting and misbehaving at school.
At 12, she pulled a knife on her mother.
"She did things that just weren't normal,"
Carolyn Williams said. "She was the worst
of the worst.
"I was totally exhausted, and the doctors
didn't know what was wrong."
Doctors kept asking for details about
Tammarah's birth parents. But when the
family asked Gladney for information,
adoption agency said it was "confidential"
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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