Saturday, September 27, 2003
Hot picks: "Writers on writing
Want to hobnob with the literati? Can you at least spell 'literati'? Then come be a part of River's Edge Card & Gifts first Authors Night."
The Secrets of Writing a Winning Resume: "Can we talk...before you write your resume, that great magnum opus that lauds your life, bowls me over with your accomplishments and tells me that you're unique?
Assume I'm a prototypical resume reader: a headhunter, recruitment coordinator, ad screener, human-resources assistant and hiring manager rolled into one. You'll save a lot of grief by understanding the basic principles of how I process your resume. "
Friday, September 26, 2003
Segway recall information
Safety recall by Consumer Product Safety Commission
Segway LLC Recall to Upgrade Software on Segway® Human Transporters (September 26, 2003)
Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
September 26, 2003
CPSC, Segway LLC Announce Voluntary Recall to Upgrade Software on Segway™ Human Transporters
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Segway Human Transporter (HT)
Units: Approximately 6,000
Manufacturer: Segway LLC of Manchester, New Hampshire
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
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Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Exeter News-Letter News: Writing for teens: "Writing for teens
By Melanie Asmar
High school English teacher John Ferguson understands that most high school students don?t want to read a book about medieval England. He also understands that the best way to make students better readers is to give them something that they can relate to - choosing a college, overbearing parents, bullies and even tougher subjects, such as suicide. "
Delta Democrat Times Online: Local News: "Getting our kids hooked on writing
Journalism is an exciting vocation, and for purely selfish reasons, one we endorse wholeheartedly. Especially when we are in urgent need for fresh ideas and voices to join this noble profession.
We know the importance of utilizing high school students, as evidenced with the success of our own Jarad Avritt, now a senior at Greenville-Weston High School, who is a weekend reporter for the Delta Democrat Times."
Bismarck Tribune: "Hospitals fight writing problems
By the Associated Press
MINOT (AP) -- Hospitals are trying to cut down on the potential for mistakes caused by hard-to-read handwriting. One answer -- computers -- is costly.
The price tag on electronic systems has been outside the reach of many North Dakota's rural hospitals until now, said Mary Wakefield, director of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health in Grand Forks.
'The federal government has made $26 million in grants available this fall to help rural hospitals with information technology to improve patient safety, which can include computerized drug-order systems,' she said. "
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Writing problems run deeper than assessment
Twenty-five percent of students still haven’t passed the writing proficiency exam even after their second try. Someone seems to be noticing that the failure rate is a problem. That’s a start.
But what’s being done about it — blocking seniors from registering until they take the exam — is not a solution.
Backstage.com - Emmy Nominees Talk of Writing : "'When I started writing, I always considered plot to be an intrusion; what I like doing is writing the dialogue,' said Aaron Sorkin, who admitted to writing the original play for his breakout hit 'A Few Good Men' on cocktail napkins while working as a bartender at a Broadway theater. Sorkin received his 10th nomination for 'The West Wing' this year. "