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June 17, 2007

Newsletter 6-17-07

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:44 pm

Happy Father’s day to all the dads reading this issue.

The idea of Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration — June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

Recent laws in the US have opened up records to the public. There is a good starting point to find any public record you might need now or in the future. This site provides links to criminal records, civil court records, marriage records, divorce records, real and personal property records, recorded documents, jail and inmate records, sex offender records, wanted persons records, and many more free public records. The site also offer a Google Public Records toolbar is you so desire.

If you’re looking for information on cutting calories and fat in your diet, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, or your favorite low-calorie, reduced-fat foods and beverages (and the ingredients that make them possible), just cruise on over to Calorie Control Council. Here you will find a online calorie counter, a “get moving” counter that will tell you how many calories you burn by doing different types of exercise, a body mass index calculator, and a weight maintenance calculator. Too much calorie counting for me but it may help you.

StateMaster, is a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. They have compiled information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. More than just a mere collection of various data, StateMaster goes beyond the numbers to provide you with visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatter plots. They also have thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations. They also have stats on everything from toothless residents to percentage of carpoolers.

After you visit StateMaster you might want to go over to The Kaiser Family Foundation web site which also has a good resource on state health facts. This site carries the latest news headlines on health facts from each state along with all Health coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, minority health, women’s health, and everything else related to state health facts.

Since we are covering health facts, we can’t leave out the AARP. AARP brings you quality health information from its own experts and from a host of trusted leading sources. The information provided under Health Conditions is intended to help you play an active role in managing your health. You will find reliable, easy-to-use information about conditions and treatments, medications, medical tests, self-help groups, the importance of quality in healthcare and much more.

We can’t leave out our children. The Seattle Children’s Hospital offers guidelines (topics) that are intended to help you determine how sick your child is and if you need to call your child’s doctor. Their second purpose is to help you treat your child at home when it is safe to do so. There site is laid out in an easy to find sections on what physical area the problem concerns.

I saved the best health site for last. is a great site for comparing insurance coverage from multiple vendors. You can get quotes, compare coverage, for individual or families, business coverage, and just about any other type of coverage you may need. I found the best part of the site is comparing coverage from multiple vendors. It is really hard to compare coverage most of the time but this site cuts down to the bare essentials and compares each line item so you can have a very accurate picture of what each vendor offers and the costs associated with that coverage.

“Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.”


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