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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Highlights of the Iraq Strategy Review

Categories: Iran,Iraq

http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/iraq/2007/iraq-strategy011007.pdf

A set of eleven slides which presents a capsule view of the administration thinking on and strategy in Iraq. From the National Security Council

State of the Commonwealth Address to the General Assembly, January 2007

Categories: Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/MediaRelations/Speeches/2007/SOTC.cfm

Prepared text of the annual address on the state of the commonwealth and the priorities of the governor for the legislative session, delivered to the Senate and House of Delegates at Jamestown Settlement Museum. From the Office of the Governor.

President’s Address to the Nation on Iraq Strategy Review

Categories: Headlines,Iraq

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/01/20070110-7.html


Text of the speech where President Bush announced the deployment of 20,000 additional American troops to Iraq. From the White House

Describing National Health Systems

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Health/Medical

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_information/dissemination/hsis/hsis_13_nhs_en.htm

A collection of reports on the national health systems of European region countries. Covers historical background, organizational structure and management, the health care delivery system, health care finances and expenditures data, and recent health care reforms. From the European Commission.

The New Car Assessment Program: Suggested Approaches for Future Program Enhancements

Categories: Science/Technology,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.safercar.gov/newcarassessmentenhancements-2007.pdf

Describes plans and opportunities for improving the federal program that tests motor vehicle safety. Suggests more stringent rollover, frontal and side crash tests and the adoption of new rankings based on the presence of crash avoidance technologies. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Building Blocks, Stumbling Blocks: Prospects for Peace in Kashmir

Categories: India,Pakistan

http://www.usip.org/resources/building-blocks-stumbling-blocks-prospects-peace-in-kashmir

Presentations on progress toward and obstacles opposing resolution of the disputed area between India and Pakistan. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Volunteering in the United States, 2006

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

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

Estimates that 61.2 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2005 and September 2006. The percentage of the population engaged in volunteer activities declined slightly. Also looks at numbers and rates of participation by various demographic characteristics. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2005

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_232.pdf

Among highlights, 62% of adults reported their health was excellent or very good, 62% also reported that they never engaged in any type of vigorous physical activity, and 15% did not have a usual place of health care. Offers data by various demographic, economic, and social characteristics. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

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