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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Amanda Blackhorse et al v. Pro-Football Inc

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Athletics/Exercise,Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Native Americans

Text of the decision to cancel the Washington professional football team’s trademarks, because they were disparaging to Native Americans when they were registered.  The decision covers only the right to register and not the right to use the trademarks in question.  From the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office


Ancient Woodland

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,History,Science/Technology

Summarizes the challenges of conserving the biodiversity and cultural heritage of wooded areas in England that have been continuously wooded since 1600 while still meeting development needs of society.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Streamflow, Water Quality, and Aquatic Macroinvertebrates of Selected Streams in Fairfax County, Virginia, 2007-2012

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

Describes results of long-term effort to assess the condition of Fairfax County streams and documents watershed-scale responses to the implementation of Best Management Practices.  The focus was on hydrologic and ecological condition of 14 monitored streams.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses by Age and Insurance Coverage, 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

In 2011 an average of $703 was paid out of pocket for health care among people with some health care expenses.  The overall median was $237.  Estimates are shown according to age and type of insurance coverage.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Overview of Emergency Department Visits in the United States, 2011

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Over the past decade the increase in emergency department visits has outpaced the growth of the general population.  This report provides patient and hospital characteristics for two types of ED visits: those ending in admission and those ending in discharge.  Also covers reason for visit and primary payer.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


American Time Use Survey: 2013 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

On an average day in 2013, employed adults in households without children under age 18 engaged in leisure activities for 4.5 hours per day.  Those with children under 18 had less leisure time.  Annual survey covers daily time spent working, doing household activities, and pursuing sports or other leisure activities.  Also covers time spent providing childcare.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Measuring Broadband America: 2014: A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.

Measures the network performance delivered to a representative sample of the population.  Finds that ISPs now deliver 101% of advertised speeds.  Reports on DSL, cable, fiber, and satellite-based services.  From the Federal Communications Commission



Governor McAuliffe Announces $13.1 Billion in Transportation Improvements Across the State….

Categories: Govt Finance,Public Works,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Press release announcing funding totals for final Six-Year Improvement Program for highway, bridge, rail, transit, and other related programs in Virginia.  From the Office of the Governor