Library Juice 4:1 - January 3, 2001


  1. Local History & Genealogy Librarian
  2. Virtual Institute of Information (VII)
  3. Education Appropriations Bill passed with filtering rider attached
  4. ACLU to Challenge Internet Blocking in Libraries
  5. The Forest of Rhetoric: silva rhetoricae
  6. California school district sued for removing books on gays, lesbians
  7. 2nd Congress on Professional Education
  8. Library Journal editorial about employee lawsuit over non-filtering
  9. 10th International Book Fair of Havana
  10. PDRs for Cuba
  11. The Real Thing: Democracy as a Contact Sport
  12. Two new books from McFarland, reviewed by Steve Fesenmaier
  14. Librarianship [at]
  15. Appeal from the Utne Reader
  16. Election 2000 Materials
  17. The Difference Between The Millennium And Year 2000

Quote for the week:

"Out of the stacks and into the streets... Librarians empower people."
- Gary Klein, marching with ALA members at the 1990 Chicago gay pride parade.

Homepage of the week: Brian Smith


1. Local History & Genealogy Librarian

The Local History & Genealogy Librarian is now being issued in an Online

Both the print and the online edition are distributed at no charge.

Sign-up for the Local History & Genealogy Librarian Online Edition

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         write: LHGL[at]

Tom Kemp
Editor, Local History & Genealogy Librarian


2. Virtual Institute of Information (VII) -

        Subtitled The Source for Telecommunications,
        Cybercommunications, and Mass Media Research, this site
        provides a well-organized directory of links to information on
        the economic, business, policy, and social aspects of
        telecommunications and mass media. There are links to current
        news sources, what's new in the field, industry information,
        research (including archives), and associations and institutions.
        Searchable. - nbh

From Librarians' Index to the Internet -


3. Education Appropriations Bill passed with filtering rider attached

ALAWON: American Library Association Washington Office Newsline
Volume 9, Number 100
December 15, 2000

In this issue:

Congress Passes Labor HHS Education Appropriations Bill with Filtering
Rider Attached

    In a 292 to 60 vote, the House of Representatives has passed the
Labor HHS Education Appropriations Bill (HR 4577) with the McCainSantorum
-Istook-Pickering Internet filtering rider attached. The Senate
also passed the bill with a voice vote (no voting numbers available).

The filtering rider mandates that libraries and schools use valuable
resources to install and maintain unreliable Internet filters, or be
stripped of key federal funding. With this bill, the federal government
has seized control over families and communities and blocked their power
to make decisions about the ways they protect their children.

Our sources say that the Clinton Administration and Congress have
reached a $6.5 billion funding increase for the bill. Conference Report
funds LSTA library programs at $170 million. ESEA Title VI would
be funded at $365.7 million. School library supporters will be pleased
to know that there is $1.2 billion for school modernization funds.

As part of the Legislative Branch appropriations, GPO received $99.4
million, down from $103.2 million in FY2000. The Library of Congress
received $412.3 million, up from $394.4 million for FY 2000. No further
details are available at this writing.

We have been advised by key Congressional offices that the filtering
rider is approximately the language summarized to us in October. But,
like the final appropriations numbers themselves, we cannot confirm
until we see and review the official bill language which was not
available to us today. Since the vote has just taken place we will seek
and review the bill as soon as possible. Stand by for future ALAWON

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Claudette Tennant. Office for Information Technology Policy: Rick
Weingarten, Director; Jennifer Hendrix, Carrie Russell and Saundra
Shirley. ALAWON Editor: Bernadette Murphy.

Claudette W. Tennant
Assistant Director
Office of Government Relations
American Library Association
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4. ACLU to Challenge Internet Blocking in Libraries

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 08:43:55 -0600
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
To: Intellectual Freedom Action News <ifaction[at]>
Reply to: dwood[at]

                           Blocking in Libraries

      Monday, December 18, 2000

      WASHINGTON -- The American Civil Liberties Union said that it will
      soon launch a legal challenge to legislation adopted by Congress
      last week that would mandate the use of blocking software on
      computers in public libraries.

      "This is the first time since the development of the local, free
      public library in the 19th century that the federal government has
      sought to require censorship in every single town and hamlet in
      America," said Chris Hansen, ACLU Senior Staff Attorney. "More than
      100 years of local control of libraries and the strong tradition of
      allowing adults to decide for themselves what they want to read is
      being casually set aside."

      The measure, which was included in the year's final spending bill
      that was approved on Friday, was introduced by Senator John McCain,
      R-AZ. It would require libraries and public schools to adopt
      acceptable use policies accompanied by a "safety technology" -
      i.e., blocking software - that would block access to materials
      deemed "harmful to minors."

      Earlier this year, an 18-member commission appointed by Congress
      rejected the idea of mandating the use of blocking software, which
      is notoriously clumsy and inevitably restricts access to valuable,
      protected speech. A wide spectrum of organizations have opposed
      blocking software mandates, including the American Library
      Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the
      conservative Free Congress Foundation and state chapters of the
      Eagle Forum and the American Family Association.

      "There was an Alice in Wonderland quality to this debate," said
      Marvin Johnson, a Legislative Counsel with the ACLU's Washington
      National Office. "With its vote, Congress rejected the advice it
      asked for from the panel it appointed."

      The ACLU said that because blocking programs can be so restrictive
      and overreaching, they significantly reduce the amount and
      diversity of speech and information available to individuals. For
      example, House Majority Leader Richard "Dick" Armey, a staunch
      proponent of Internet blocking, found his own web site censored,
      because it contains the word "dick." And a recent report by
      Peacefire found that several dozen websites of candidates for
      Congress had been blocked by censorware.

      Over the last five years, the ACLU has successfully challenged a
      wide range of government efforts to censor the Internet, including
      the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Reno v. ACLU and, more
      specifically, in Mainstream Loudoun vs. Board of Trustees of the
      Loudoun County Library, where a federal district court found
      mandatory use of blocking software unconstitutional in April 1998.

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5. The Forest of Rhetoric: silva rhetoricae

        "This site is intended to help beginners, as well as experts,
        make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions
        and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the
        purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen
        historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+
        years)." Site is nicely organized and may be browsed by
        major categories or by an alphabetical list of terms. There is
        also a keyword search feature and an annotated bibliography
        (with some links to online resources). - dl

From Librarians' Index to the Internet -

6. California school district sued for removing books on gays, lesbians

Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 16:50:56 -0600
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
To: Intellectual Freedom Action News <ifaction[at]>

California school district sued for removing books on gays, lesbians

"Orangeview Junior High School librarian Christine Enterline was told
to remove a series of 10 volumes titled Lives of Notable Gay Men and
Lesbians by history teacher Ron Dannum, the suit alleges. It quotes
Dannum as having called the books 'inappropriate.'"

7. 2nd Congress on Professional Education:

Continuing Professional Development

Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 11:26:54 -0600
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
To: Intellectual Freedom Action News <ifaction[at]>

The 2nd Congress on Professional Education: Continuing Professional
Development was held November 17-19, 2000, at the Westin River North in
Chicago, IL.

Please note: The committee is constantly working on documents. This
page will be updated regularly. Please check back for current

8. Library Journal editorial about employee lawsuit over non-filtering

[IFACTION:1270] Defend That Hostile Workplace
Date: Tue, 02 Jan 2001 17:56:42 -0600
From: "Don Wood" <dwood[at]>
To: Intellectual Freedom Action News <ifaction[at]>

Defend That Hostile Workplace

"The public library belongs to all the people, all the citizens who use
it. It is not there to provide an "environment" that is defined by the
narrow sensibilities of a couple of librarians who work there."


Don Wood
Program Officer/Communications
American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-545-2433, ext. 4225
Fax: 312-280-4227
intellectual freedom @ your library

9. 10th International Book Fair of Havana

30 January 2001 to 10 February 2001, Havana, Cuba

The book fair will be held at the San Carlos de la Cabana
fortress in Havana.  The sponsoring institutions have
developed a program of educational activities related to
book publishing in Cuba to be held January 30 through
February 1 prior to the book fair to be held February
2 through February 10.  The educational program is
specifically designed for international participants in the
fair.  The call for participation is being issued to editors,
distributors, venders, printers, literary agents and
professional associations connected to the publishing
world (university and commercial) as well as authors,
representatives of the press, and other professionals.

The price for individual participants ranges from $1118 to
$2479 (U.S. dollars), depending on the type of
accommodations the participant selects.  The price
includes 13 nights and 14 days with breakfast in the hotel
selected; two lunches in Old Havana; registration,
program fees and entrance fees for all the activities; all
ground transportation in Cuba; services of guide,
translator, and teachers in the educational program.  The
fee does not include air travel to and from Havana,
dinners, and lunches not mentioned.

E-mail enquiries: cemck[at]

Organized by: The Cuban Institute of Books and the Center for Development
Studies of South Carolina

10. PDRs for Cuba

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 9:34:12 -0500
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>

It's that time of the year again -- when many public libraries discard last
year's PDR as they receive the latest edition.
Cuban medical and public libraries can use late issues PDRs. They can also
use last year's Ulrich's and Europa World Yearbooks.
If you send them to me at my library (library rate) I will see that they
get to Cuba.

Ann Sparanese
Englewood LIbrary
31 Engle St.
Englewood, NJ 07631

11. The Real Thing: Democracy as a Contact Sport

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

(Republished with permission.)

A couple weeks ago, we received an invitation to attend an event at the
Library of Congress.

Coca-Cola was about to make an "historic contribution" to the Library of
Congress, and the Library, and Coca-Cola, were inviting reporters to cover
the event. We accepted the invitation.

We learned from the morning papers that the "historic contribution" was a
complete set of 20,000 television commercials pushing Coca-Cola into the
American digestive system.

Remember the one where the kid hands Pittsburgh Steeler Mean Joe Greene
his bottle of Coke, and in return, Mean Joe tosses the kid his football
jersey? Or what about on a hilltop in Italy where the folks start sing
"I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company"?

The event was at the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building -- named
after the Thomas Jefferson who, in 1816, wrote: "I hope we shall crush in
its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to
challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the
laws our country."

Anyway, we pull up at the appointed hour (7:15 p.m. on November 29, 2000)
at the Thomas Jefferson building, and there's a traffic jam created by
stretch limousines blocking the entrance.

In addition to lowly reporters, the 400 or so guests included ambassadors,
members of Congress, corporate chieftains and other dignitaries. Good
thing we dressed up.

The Main Hall is this absolutely stunning room, with marble staircases. A
string quartet is playing. Waiters are serving Coke in classic bottles.
The food is fabulous -- lamb chops, trout, Peking duck. We rub shoulders
with the Ambassador from Burma.

The "aristocracy of our monied corporations," as Jefferson put it, had
taken over the place, and Coca-Cola wanted to make sure that everybody
knew it.

After all, Coke could have just donated the ads to the Library and left it
at that. But this wasn't about Coke's largesse. It was about public
relations -- whether the public would view the company as a racist company
(Coke had just agreed to pay $192.5 million to settle allegations that it
routinely discriminated against black employees in pay, promotions and
performance evaluations) or a junk food pusher (consuming large quantities
of sugared Coca-Cola has led to ours being one of the most overweight
generations in history) -- or instead, a generous contributor to the
Library of Congress.

James Billington, the Librarian of Congress, was called on to deliver good
things to Coke, and he did. He turned over the keys of the Main Hall to
Coke, and Coke decked the place out with its logo, stitched in red beside
the logo of the Library of Congress. Television sets were placed
throughout the hall, the better for the Ambassadors and members of the
Democratic Leadership Council to check out the commercials.

Billington was selling the soul of the library to one of the world's most
powerful corporations. In addition to the ads, Coke was establishing a
fellowship at the Library for the study of "culture and communication" --
one fellow will receive $20,000 a year for the next five years.

Gary Ruskin, director of Commercial Alert, was outside the event,
protesting. "It is not the proper role of the taxpayer-financed Library of
Congress to help promote junk food like Coca-Cola to a nation that is
suffering skyrocketing levels of obesity," Ruskin said. "It is crass
commercialism for James Billington to degrade Jefferson's library and
founding ideals into a huckster's backdrop."

But without shame, Billington introduced Doug Daft, the president of
Coca-Cola, who said that "Coca-Cola has become an integral part of
people's lives by helping to tell these stories." Nothing about profits.
Nothing about overweight kids. Nothing about racism.

After Daft spoke, the room went dark, and the ads ran on the television
screens. Nostalgia swept the room. When the ads were finished, the lights
went back on and the crowd cheered.

About 80 high school students, dressed in Coca-Cola red sweaters, filled
the marble staircases and sang -- "I want to buy the world a Coke." Again,
the crowd cheered.  Doug Daft, standing downstairs, came back to the
microphone to continue his statement. We were upstairs at this point, and
we looked down at him and asked, in a loud voice -- "Why are you using a
public library to promote a junk food product?"

The room went quiet. Library of Congress police charged up the marble
staircase. Doug Daft put his hand to his ear and shouted back to us: "What
did you say?"

In a louder voice, we shouted back: "Why are you using a public
institution to promote a junk food product?"

The next thing we know, we are on the ground. The Library of Congress
police had tackled us. Again, the crowd cheered -- not for our question,
but for the tackle.

We were dragged downstairs, past the Ambassador from Burma, and hauled
outside, where police officers from the District of Columbia were waiting
for us.

Out of the Thomas Jefferson building came running a man from Coke. "This
is a private event," the man from Coke told the police. "I'm from

At first, the police wanted nothing to do with the man from Coke. But the
man from Coke insisted. They huddled.

Apparently, the man from Coke didn't want us arrested for asking an
obvious question. Apparently, the man from Coke didn't want a public
trial. The man from Coke was standing up for our First Amendment rights to
ask his boss a question.

The police said we were to leave the grounds. And we weren't to come back.

Russell Mokhiber is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime
Reporter. Robert Weissman is editor of the Washington, D.C.-based
Multinational Monitor. They are co-authors of Corporate Predators: The
Hunt for MegaProfits and the Attack on Democracy (Monroe, Maine: Common
Courage Press, 1999).

(c) Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman


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12. Two new books from McFarland, reviewed by Steve Fesenmaier

Alternative Library Literature, 1998/1999, A Biennial Anthology

     Edited by Sanford Berman and James Danky

     [440]pp. $45 softcover (8 1/2 X 11)
     Illustrations, index
     ISBN 0-7864-0917-7   2000

No one in libraryland has fought harder for the patrons of libraries
than Sanford Berman. Even more than Saul Wuurman, author of my second
favorite library manual, "Information Anxiety", Berman has been fighting
the boring, wanna-be, WASPish forces that control the library
profession. This latest installment from Berman, and co-editor James
Danky, takes on the negative forces full-blast - given that Berman was
forced into leaving his position at Hennepin County Library two years
ago. I even loved the two covers - what a wild idea - a librarian who
has Dewey decimal numbers tattooed on her backand even is naked -
except for some beads. I think that this book should become a Bible for
anyone who wants to stay in the profession, and fight the first White
House -based library Puritan, First Lady Bush.

Fortunately for me, I was able to read many of the reprinted pieces here
soon after they were written or published since Sandy sent me personal
copies. I think that I even sent him a poem - used in the on-line
version of this golden tome, "Library Juice".  It is certainly
appropriate that the book starts with Sandy's farewell speech at ALA on
June 27, 1999 in New Orleans. It is nice to read Danky's acceptance
speech for being chosen Wisconsin "librarian of the year" award. The
articles are broken up under several interesting headings - "Dear
Library People", "People/Work", "Women", "Censorship/Human
Rights/Peace", "Kids", "Alternatives", "Service/Advocacy/Empowerment",
"Multiculturalism/Third Word", and "Cyberspace/Virtual Libraries". And
it has a full index, perhaps the last one used for this anthology.

All of the pieces are worth reading, of course. Indeed, forget reading
LJ and AL for a month, and rather, read this volume, jumping to wherever
you find something interesting. There are poems, short pieces, longer
pieces, scholarly essays, rants, whatever. Without a doubt it is one of
the few works in libraryland that recall the great counter-culture
things like "Revolting Librarians" and other such street-inspired books.
One leading street librarian, Chris Dodge, visited WV this last fall,
and Sandy himself was the special guest of the "Spring Fling". Hopefully
you had a chance to see both freedom fighters in action, or at least one
of them. If you did, or even if you missed them, there is one way to
continue to feel their inspiration - buy a copy of this book, read it,
show it to your board members, your staff, your friends. Let them see
the "other face" of our profession, and show them that despite Mrs.
Bush's childish obsessions, there are indeed street librarians who truly
want to help their patrons think for themselves, and live more exciting,
not less exciting, lives. Fight Biblio- Nazis!!!!!


Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American
Librarianship, 1967-1974
     Toni Samek
     Foreword by Sanford Berman

     [192]pp.  $35 softcover
     Notes, references, appendix, index
     ISBN 0-7864-0916-9    2000

 You might also want to purchase the new library history book by Prof.
Samek, "Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibility in American
Librarianship, 1967-1974" with a forward by Berman. This book truly
exposes the soft underbelly of our profession during the so-called
"Revolutionary Sixties". I have compared Berman to MLK, calling him the
"single most important person in America fighting for freedom in
America's libraries" (in my Graffiti column). Here is a thoughtful,
detailed history of Berman and others that sacrificed themselves and
their families to fight fascism in our country. As a campus activist
myself during this era, and as a library graduate student, I had to
personally discover the gutless neutrality of Prof. David Berninghausen,
father of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Office.This book shows that
Berninghausen was the one weak man was in back of our entire
profession's failure to fight for freedom. I highly recommend this book.


Special Issue: Social Justice Movements and the Internet

Editors: Bernadette Barker-Plummer and Dorothy Kidd, University of San

Writers Deadline: April 1, 2001

Peace Review Journal, an international and multidisciplinary journal of
peace, social justice and human rights, is seeking papers for a special
issue on Social Justice Movements and the Internet.

The Internet has been hailed as a new and potentially radical force for
social change movements. It seems to offer the ability to connect, share
information, communicate, publish, and organize more cheaply and quickly
than ever before. But is the Net really a significant force for progressive
political practice? How are social justice movements using the Net and with
what results?

In this issue of Peace Review we are seeking essays, case studies, and
critical assessments that address the role(s) --potential and actual -- of
the Internet in progressive political practice.

Topics might include, but are not restricted to:


Dorothy Kidd or Bernadette Barker-Plummer (Editors)
Department of Media Studies
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco
CA 94117
(415) 422 6680


Peace Review is a transnational journal distributed in more than 40
nations. It is intended for a wide readership both inside and outside of
academia and across the peace and social justice movements, so please try
to avoid speaking in the voice of any particular national culture or
politics and avoid unnecessary jargon. We seek short (maximum 3500 words),
readable essays.

Manuscripts (2 copies, double-spaced) MUST be sent BOTH on paper and on
computer disk using Microsoft Word or WordPerfect or text format to:

Dorothy Kidd or Bernadette Barker-Plummer (Editors)
Department of Media Studies
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco
CA 94117

Include a 1-2 sentence professional biography of yourself, and your email
address, if available. Manuscripts and disks cannot be returned.

When writing your Essays, please observe the following: (1) We need a short
title--we do NOT run titles divided by a colon. (2) We do not run figures
or tables but can run drawings or photos. (3) We do not run subheadings but
we do make periodic breaks in the text using drop-caps (in the style of
literary journals). To indicate where you would like breaks, skip an extra
line in the text. (4) We do not run footnotes or endnotes but we do print
"Recommended Readings" at the end of each essay, if the author so desires.
It should be a short list, and appear in the following format:

Parkin, Sara. 1994. The Life and Death of Petra Kelly. London: Pandora.

Fagan, Richard R. 1983. "Theories of Development." Monthly Review
(September): 1324.

Tunnell, Kenneth D. 1992. "Worker Insurgency and Social Control," in
Jeffrey Ian Ross (ed.), Violence in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University

All essays run in the journal will be thoroughly edited to meet our
requirements for style, length, and good English. If your essay needs
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will assume you are inviting us to do so. We cannot return your edited
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Journal, unless otherwise specifically agreed.

Fifty offprints of each essay accepted for publication, together with a
complete copy of the relevant journal issue, will be sent to the senior

We welcome correspondence, and will publish short letters. We also want to
recommend good new books, and distributors of good, progressive videos, and
will publish favorable short reviews--not more than 800 words each. We also
publish "Peace Profiles" comprised of short biographies of distinguished
peace activists, broadly defined, from around the world.

Peace Review subscriptions are 28 dollars US or 27 pounds EU for
individuals, and 60 dollars US or 48 pounds EU for libraries/institutions.
You may pay by check or credit card, and can secure a subscription form
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14. Librarianship [at]

(idea) by viterbiSearcher

  The art, science and magic of being a librarian.

  Learnt at library schools, librarianship consist
  of equal parts of domain knowledge,
  interpersonal skills and the kind of secret, tacit,
  knowledge that some people are born with and
  no one can be taught.

  Librarianship does not depend on the librarian
  being a hot library chick, but may well
  transmogrify the librarian into one (gender
  permitting), since libraries are sexy and
  sexiness is catching.

  A librarian understands classification systems
  as knowledge representations for both
  ornamental knowledge, common knowledge,
  collective knowledge and library books and
  uses them as knowledge management tools. A
  librarian is challenged by patrons with deep
  questions; handles annoyed patrons with
  aplomb and even deals with patrons who want
  books banned without removing any of their
  limbs. When asked a reference question a
  librarian always appears to have the sum of
  human knowledge as personal knowledge but
  be strangely immune to the
  knowledge/power/corruption problem.

  Whether working in a personal library, public
  library, digital library, university library, the
  Library of Congress or the Library of
  Alexandria have an innate cone of silence and
  calm which enables them to spread quiet study
  conditions wherever they go.

  See also: library; librarian; Conan the Librarian;
  The secret mission of everything2 is to train us
  to be reference librarians.


Visit the link above to see this passage full of
links within, including "hot
library chicks." See also, "Libraries are sexy":

Also, see "The secret mission of everything2 is to train us to be
reference librarians":


Everything2 - - is an online
community that is based on an attempt to create a hypertext
encyclopedia ... of everything.  Community members, or
"noders," contribute entries, or nodes, bits of writing
about all sorts of things, people, and ideas, always chock
full of hypertext links.  ("Everything" includes some
trivialities in life that are so insignificant they are
extremely interesting, like "Sweyn Forkbeard," "Ford Nucleon,"
"All Things Kink," "surprise," and "in your hearts and minds.")

15. Appeal from the Utne Reader

Sent in by Chris Dodge, their awesome librarian.

Dear Friend--

At Solstice, when the days begin to grow brighter, we turn to you.

Utne Reader started out 16 years ago with a vision of a greener, kinder
world, a belief in the power of ideas and a conviction that small groups of
people can make a genuine difference.

We believe in this vision more strongly than ever--and that's why we are
appealing directly to you.

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16. Election 2000 Materials

        If you want to research any part of the dispute over the 2000
        election returns, this site from the Stanford University Law
        School Library provides links to the legal documents (PDF
        format) concerning the Florida, New Mexico, Texas, and
        Supreme Court decisions (opinions, briefs, etc.) as well links to
        Web sites with related resources. - cl

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17. The Difference Between The Millennium And Year 2000

        Think 01/01/01/! What is it? If your "final answer" is the
        starting of the Third Millennium/21st Century, you've "won"
        the hearts of true millennium buffs. This page supplies a host
        of questions and answers educating and perhaps satisfying the
        most skeptical: those who believe the year 2000 was the
        millennium year. Calendars generates calendars up to the
        year 3999, while Counters counts down to the time of your
        choice (e.g. 2001, your 100th birthday, or any special
        occasion). In addition, World Clock, Time Zones, and other
        sites provide international information. - jh

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