RAIN (Records/Archives In the News) is a daily compilation of news stories from around the world.
ACCESS to records gets another look
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
... The (state's) blanket refusal to ever order release (of its records)
ignores the ... The defendant in the case, Des Moines County Attorney
Patrick Jackson, decided ...
REISINGER seeking new term
York Dispatch - York,PA,USA
... Some of those successes include scanning about 1.5 million pages of
documents from 1990 ... Reisinger has been in the Recorder of Deeds office
for 25 years, working ...
COUNCIL to discuss destroyed documents claims
San Diego Union Tribune (Subscription) - San Diego,CA,USA
SAN DIEGO -- The City Council will hold a public hearing today to discuss
allegations that some San Diego employees withheld or destroyed documents
sought in ...
DEPUTY in vote fraud data bid
ic Birmingham.co.uk - Birmingham,UK
The deputy leader of Birmingham City Council has invoked the Freedom of
Information Act against his own local authority in a bid to obtain confidential
HIDDEN Files Force Brazil to Face Its Past
New York Times - USA
... the documents and how to punish senior intelligence and military officials,
some still in government service, who lied about the records' destruction.
In files ...
LOOK it up
Ventura County Star (subscription) - Ventura county,CA,USA
... Surf's up: Internet users can now view millions of archival images
-- everything from the check the United States used to buy Alaska (found
at the National ...
AberdeenNews.com, Mon, 31 Jan 2005 9:41 AM PST
Compromise reached on public records http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/10779695.htm
PIERRE, S.D. - A stalemate pitting the media and genealogists against the state Health Department was broken Monday when the department agreed that copies of birth, death and marriage certificates should be available to the public.
Delaware State News, Mon, 31 Jan 2005 1:48 PM PST
Kent County government: Filing goes high-tech; Computers reduce paper clutter http://www.newszap.com/articles/2005/01/31/dm/central_delaware/dsn02.txt
DOVER - Anyone who's ever moved knows that, the less you take with you, the better. The same is true for Kent County government. The new county administration complex off U.S. 113 should be ready by spring.
Houston Chronicle 1/31/05
Obituary: Harriet Welch
Document deluge threatens firms
Businesses are drowning in a sea of similar documents reveals research
into the way that British people work.
Documents can be copied so easily that most workers spend lots of time finding the
latest version of contract or proposal they are collaborating on.
The survey found that e-mail and poorly designed software was fostering bad
habits and stifling good practice.
Dallas Morning News
Historians focus on photos of racial struggle
09:58 PM CST on Saturday, January 29, 2005
By MICHAEL E. YOUNG / The Dallas Morning News
History unfolds in the images, history from a different angle. A way of life blooms in black and white.
The photos, often the work of men and women unknown beyond the limits of their own communities,
depict the struggles of a people forced to the margins of society, celebrating victories and ruing defeats
with clarity and grace. In Dallas, Marion Butts Sr. was perhaps the most notable of the photographers
chronicling the final days of racial segregation, mostly for the Dallas Express, one of three newspapers
serving African-American readers.
Washington Post 1/30/05
Finding Meaning -- Wait, It's Right Here! -- in the Mess
By Amy Joyce
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 30, 2005; Page F05
Do people gasp when they look at your desk? Do you have a hard time finding your mouse to open your e-mail? Do your phone conversations sound a little like this: "Um,
hold on just one minute. I know it's right here. One second. I think it's . . . yep. I knew it. Here it is."
Organization is in the eye of the beholder.
Washington Post 01/30/05
John E. Howell; Recordist At Library of Congress
By Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb and Patricia Sullivan
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, January 30, 2005; Page C11
John E. Howell, 66, who died of lung cancer Jan. 25 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, recorded poets Robert Frost and William Jay Smith, such classical virtuosos as the
Budapest Quartet and the Juilliard String Quartet and blues musicians whose voices were full of pain.
He recovered other sounds almost lost to history, including displaced survivors of the Holocaust and field recordings of ethnographers interviewing American Indians.
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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