Archive | November 2006

Restaurant Inspection Scores

From the Tennessee Department of Health, search for statewide restaurant inspection scores.

Baby Name Wizard’s NameVoyager

An oldie, but a goodie… I have enjoyed the function and design of this site for a while now.  For anyone interested in names and their popularity, this site uses Social Security data to track statistics on name use from 1880 to the present.  All that, and it’s fun to play with!

Modifying Recipes 

(On the sidebar, choose Food & Nutrition–Preparation–Modifying Recipes.)

Today’s Commercial Appeal has an article discussing this site from Extension Infonet, a joint project of University of Missouri Extension and Kansas State University Research and Extension.

Links are provided for guidance in modifying recipes to suit various dietary needs, as well as suggesting substitutions for unavailable ingredients.

Also on this site–Very useful sections on Food Preparation, Preservation, and Nutrition.


Pagebull is an interesting new visual search engine.  Powered by Yahoo!, it provides a thorough search and a large screen shot of each result.  Better still, users can view the site details or magnify a page without a click.  Try it and let us know how it works for you!

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

According to the site, “DIR is an on-line encyclopedia on the rulers of the Roman empire from Augustus (27 BC-AD 14) to Constantine XI Palaeologus (1449-1453). The encyclopedia consists of (1) an index of all the emperors who ruled during the empire’s 1500 years, (2) a growing number of biographical essays on the individual emperors, (3) family trees (“stemmata”) of important imperial dynasties, (4) an index of significant battles in the empire’s history, (5) a growing number of capsule descriptions and maps of these battles, and (6) maps of the empire at different times.”

Catastrophe Readiness Clearinghouse

From Barbara Shultz (Business/Sciences):

This site, created by the Middle Country Public Library (NY) and funded by the Allstate Foundation, provides numerous resources for disaster preparation.  Click on My Home for tip sheets, sample disaster plans, and home safety information.  The My Workplace section provides guidance on contigency planning, financial and insurance issues, and sample disaster plans.

Toy Safety

Now that Christmas is coming… The federation of state Public Interest Research Groups has created this site on toy safety.  Resources include: the 21st annual Toy Safety Survey, Toy Safety Tips and the Dangerous Toy List.

The BOBs: Best of the Blogs

For those of you looking for new, award-winning blogs… The International Weblog Awards present User Prizes and Jury Prizes to the most outstanding blogs in several categories, including Best Weblog, Best Corporate Weblog, and awards in various languages.

10 Ways to Support the Troops 

A family member actually asked me to look in to this topic, but customers might ask for something similar during the holiday season…  This article provides links to different groups that organize gifts and assistance for active and disabled veterans.

International Sports Calendar

The International Olympic Committee maintains this calendar of all major international sporting events.  Users can search date, sport, event or country.

National Traffic and Road Closure Information

From the Federal Highway Administration, this site allows users to find up-to-date traffic and road closure information by state.  Includes information on construction delays, weather effects and 5-1-1.

Everything International

Created by Lloyd C. Russow, a dean at Philadelphia University, this site is a portal for everything international.  According to the site, it “provides links to a wide variety of international business, education, and research internet sites.”

AIDSInfo: HIV/AIDS Information

From Philip Williams (Cordova):

“This website is a project of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and offers the latest federally approved information on AIDS/HIVclinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines.  It is intended to people living with AIDS, as well as their families and friends, health care providers, researchers, and scientists.  There is a searchable drug database that provides information on the latest FDA approved AIDS drugs, as well as investigational drugs.  Under AIDSinfo Tools there are many helpful links, including AIDSinfo Live Help ( which allows someone to get confidential answers via the Internet to his or her questions about AIDS and HIV research, treatments, and guidelines.  In addition, toll-free numbers are available for information.  A very comprehensive site, where the latest information on AIDS and HIV can be found.”

Vegetarian (and Vegan) Holiday Recipes

The Vegetarian Kitchen provides recipes for vegetarian and vegan-friendly Thanksgiving meals.  The site also contains a “Recipes Galore” section with year-round favorites and suggestions for other special occasions.

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

From Washington University Law, this database contains documents (settlements, court orders, opinions, and case studies) related to over 1,000 cases.  Users can search or browse featured cases.