Archive | February 2014


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Dynamic Periodic Table 

This is an interactive periodic table that includes a search engine.  It is easy to navigate and can provide a quick reference to chemical information as well as provide more in-depth information.


This is the full text of the “Wells Report” that offers the findings of Ted Wells and others who were commissioned by the NFL to investigate the bullying of Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Wells.

The Architect’s Virtual Capitol

Take an online tour of our nation’s capital here.

African American History Month

“The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.”–From the website.  Many resources to help celebrate Black History Month are found here.

The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress

You can download the complete Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking here, and you can download by section as well.  A link to the Executive Summary, a Supplement, and an Errata Notice is also included on the Centers for Disease Control site.  The Health Consequences of Smoking offers information on what has occurred regarding smoking since the issuance of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking in 1964.


Contact My Local IRS Office in Tennessee

Find the locations of all of the IRS Offices in the state of Tennessee.  A link on each of the locations provides the services available at the location.

Below is the information for the Memphis IRS Office:

Memphis 22 N. Front St.
Memphis, TN 38103

Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Services Provided

(901) 544-3243

Services Provided

  • Account inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account)
  • Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments)
  • Alien clearances (Sailing Permits)
  • Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO)
  • Basic tax law assistance January 2 – April 15 (answers related to your individual Federal Tax Return)
  • Check, money order, or cash payment acceptance (Exact Change is Required)
  • Help with preparing Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax)
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and Form W-7
  • Multilingual assistance (over 150 languages translated)
  • Payment arrangements
  • Procedural inquiries
  • Solutions to tax issues
  • Tax forms (based on availability)
This office provides Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA), a self-assistance computer kiosk with
an IRS employee available to assist you with navigating the website. With FSA,
you can access the website to complete a number of IRS-related tasks or get
more information on the following subjects:
    • Free File program
    • Forms & Publications
    • Where’s My Refund?
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
    • Tax law questions
    • Transcripts  
    • Online Employer Identification Number (EIN) Application
    • Online Payment Agreement
    • Electronic payments (EFTPS)

Plant Questions? Memphis Botanic Garden

If you have a question about a plant, you can leave your question and your email address and get an answer provided by staff of the Memphis Botanic Garden.