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Earl Gregg Swem Library

WORKPLACE INJURIES AND ILLNESSES IN 2003

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/osh.pdf

Reports on 4.4 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private workplaces during 2003. The rate declined from 5.3 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2002 to 5.0 cases in 2003. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

WORK EXPERIENCE OF THE POPULATION: 2003

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/work.toc.htm

Annual press release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on characteristics of those in the work force and those experiencing unemployment or underemployment by sex, race, and Hispanic origin.

WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, 1917-2005

Categories: Congress,History,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL30261.pdf

Identifies the names, committee assignments, dates of service, and districts of the 228 women who have served in Congress to June 2005. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

WAITING TO ATTEND COLLEGE: UNDERGRADUATES WHO DELAY THEIR POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT

Categories: Education-Higher

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005152

Describes the characteristics and outcomes of students who delay enrollment in postsecondary education. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

VOLUNTARY VOTING SYSTEM GUIDELINES

Categories: Elections/Campaigns

http://www.glynn.com/eac_vvsg/guide_toc.asp

Proposed guidelines to update and augment the 2002 Voting System Standards, as required by the Help America Vote Act of 2002. The guidelines would provide a set of specifications and requirements against which voting systems could be tested to determine if they provide all the basic functionality, accessibility and security capabilities required of voting systems. From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

VIOLENCE BY GANG MEMBER, 1993-2003

Categories: Crime/Justice

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/vgm03.htm

Provides estimates of the number and rate of violent crimes committed by offenders that victims perceived to be members of gangs. Also includes demographic characteristics of victims and characteristics of the incident. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING AND VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT OF 2000: TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS REPORT: 2005

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice

http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/tiprpt/2005/

Fifth annual report from the U.S. Department of State on forced labor and involuntary servitude.

VAN ORDEN V. PERRY

Categories: Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=000&invol=03-1500

Supreme Court ruling that a monolith containing the 10 Commandments could be displayed on government land among a series of other historical markers as an official acknowledgment of the role of religion in American life without violating the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

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