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  • The Under Secretary's rebuttal of the IG's report is withering. It takes the IG's report apart, brick by brick, and shows it to be false in every material respect. Much of the Under Secretary's response is devoted to bureaucratic matters; e.g., the Inspector General was simply wrong in asserting that the work in question was carried out by the Under Secretary for Policy's office. On the merits, the Under Secretary points out that the IG has no expertise to determine that the effort to re-evaluate the intelligence gathered by the CIA and other agencies was "improper," even though it was both legal and directed by the Secretary of Defense: The work found "inappropriate" was an exercise in alternative thinking that the second most senior civilian in this Department directed his subordinates to prepare and brief to the most senior official of this Department. The latter, after receiving the draft briefing, directed that it be shared with the [Director of Central Intelligence]. When the Deputy National Security Advisor requested the briefing, the Deputy Secretary's office directed that it be given to him. These are the activities that the Draft Report characterizes as "inappropriate," because it considers them to be "production" and "dissemination" of an "alternative intelligence assessment" contradicting assessments of the "chartered-intelligence community." If the OIG actually believes that it was inappropriate for the Deputy Secretary of Defense to have some non-[intelligence community] staff members do a critical assessment of some [intelligence community] work on a subject of major significance for national security, inappropriate for the Secretary of Defense to share the OSD work with the [Director of Central Intelligence], and inappropriate for the Deputy Secretary to share the work with the Deputy National Security Advisor when requested by the latter, the OIG should say so directly instead of finding fault with subordinate OSD offices and staff members who did as they were instructed to do.
  • For some time, there have been claims of Iran's direct involvement in attacks against Iraqi and U.S. troops, but without the presentation of sufficient actual evidence to persuade Congress or the American public at large. Congress - Members of both parties and key staff - have been very reluctant to trust any such claims ever since the Iraqi WMD intelligence debacle. That might change after today, when U.S. officials on the ground in Iraq - not just at the CIA or the Pentagon in Washington - revealed reliable evidence of Iran's direct involvement, from the highest levels in the government, in the attacks.
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  • Yesterday, the Associated Press reported:CHATTOOGAVILLE, Ga. -- Poetry Tulip has vanished. So have Due West and Po Biddy Crossroads. Cloudland and Roosterville are gone, too. A total of 488 communities have been erased from the latest version of Georgia's official map, victims of too few people and too many letters of type.Georgia's Department of Transportation, which drew the new map, said the goal was to make it less cluttered and that many of the dropped communities had fewer than 2,500 residents. Some are unincorporated and so small they are not even recognized by the Census Bureau.The state began handing out the new map at rest stops and welcome centers over the summer. Gone are such places as Dewy Rose, Hemp, Experiment, Retreat, Wooster, Sharp Top and Chattoogaville, a spot in far northwestern Georgia with little more than a two-truck volunteer fire department, a few farmhouses and a country store where locals fill up their gas tanks."We're not under obligation to show every single community," department spokeswoman Karlene Barron said. "While we want to, there's a balancing act. And the map was getting illegible."
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  • Although the current search is simple, it does have some advanced options that we thought you might like to know about. We’ll be creating some search helps, but for our blog readers, here’s a sneak peek at some of the things you can do. Basic Search The basic search on Footnote looks for records that include all the terms you put in the search box, but it doesn’t find any records with all your terms it will look for records that include some of the terms you included. Advanced Search Options For those of you who like a little more control over your search, you can use some simple commands to create a more sophisticated query.
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  • This year marks the 400th anniversary of Jamestown: The First Colony. Way back in 1907, when the folks in Virginia celebrated the 300th anniversary, official souvenir postcards, like the one shown here, were sold to the tourists who flocked to the Virginia Coast to be part of the festivities. 
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ephemera: Jamestown 400th Anniversary Celebration Postcard - 0 views

  • This year marks the 400th anniversary of Jamestown: The First Colony. Way back in 1907, when the folks in Virginia celebrated the 300th anniversary, official souvenir postcards, like the one shown here, were sold to the tourists who flocked to the Virginia Coast to be part of the festivities. 
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Grant to Help Digitize Thousands of Books - The Library Today (Library of Congress) - 0 views

  • $2 Million Sloan Foundation Grant To Help Digitize Thousands of Books Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Library of Congress a $2 million grant for a program to digitize thousands of public-domain works, with a major focus on at-risk "brittle books" and U.S. history volumes. The project, "Digitizing American Imprints at the Library of Congress," will include not only the scanning of volumes, but also the development of suitable page-turner display technology, capability to scan and display foldouts, and a pilot program to capture high-level metadata, such as table of contents, chapters/sections and index. Past digitization projects have shied away from brittle books because of the condition of the materials, but "Digitizing American Imprints" intends to serve as a demonstration project of best practices for the handling and scanning of such vulnerable works.
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ARTICLE - Write Your Life Story. By Shirley C Hodges. - 0 views

  • If you are having a problem getting started I would encourage you to make a list or time line. Think about the different periods of your life. Start by listing important events that have occurred during your lifetime. Birth Kindergarten Grade School High School Graduation First Job Military Service First Date Marriage Birth of children Make a list of other events that happened during your lifetime. Your first pet The first time you went camping or on a family trip Places you have traveled to Places you have lived Your favorite book or comic book First movie that you saw First TV program that you saw Your first car Shirley G. Hodges Use family albums to jog your memory. With age our memories can get a little fuzzy. When we look at old photos it helps us to remember events as they were. You might find one of yourself with your favorite outfit. I was pleased to find one of me carrying a purse that my parents had given me. I find it interesting to see how I delighted in things that made me feel grown up. Some things marked a real passage for us. I remember the first time I was able to wear nylon stockings. It was for my brother's wedding. I felt absolutely grown up at the advanced age of eleven.
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  • Although the current search is simple, it does have some advanced options that we thought you might like to know about. We’ll be creating some search helps, but for our blog readers, here’s a sneak peek at some of the things you can do. > Basic Search > The basic search on Footnote looks for records that include all the terms you put in the search box, but it doesn’t find any records with all your terms it will look for records that include some of the terms you included. >
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Projects | Maureen Taylor | Ancestral Connections | Photo Identification and Preservation - 0 views

  • Did you know that many of the men, women and children that experienced the Revolutionary War first hand lived into the age of photography (1839)? Several veterans appeared in Reverend Elias Hillard ‘s Last Men of the Revolution, but now through photographs and documents, my colleague David Lambert (of the New England Historic Genealogical Society) and I are trying to bring to life those great Americans who lived during the Revolutionary War and into the age of photography.
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