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QUESTION: how to find news stories about Daytona Beach serial killer and sex workers' response

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In 2006, there was someone who was killing street prostitutes in Daytona Beach, Florida. In response, at least one of the prostitutes (Tanya Richardson) declared that the women on the avenue were arming themselves and were prepared to take care of the killer themselves since the police were doing nothing about the killings.

Where and how would I find news coverage both of the killings and of the sex workers' response (and the outcome, if there was one)?

QUESTION: Technology, class, and resistance

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I'm looking for literature that might answer the following questions:
What are the dimensions of the scientist class/engineering/inventing class? What are the dynamics between this class and other social/economic classes? What have these dimensions and dynamics looked like in different stages of history (i.e. different modes of production)? How have people resisted the imposition of new forms of technology on their way of life? Some topics/sources that have helped me frame my questions are: Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford, Machine Dreams by Philip Mirowsi, Thorstein Veblen, Luddites.

QUESTION: precedent for charges against mothers who use drugs while pregnant

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Looking for cases where a mother was charged with reckless endangerment on the grounds that she was using drugs while pregnant, particularly any precedents for this in Massachusetts.

One case is known in MA: Tara Anderson.

QUESTION: World Health Organization

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Hi. I'm interested in Web resources on the connection between the World Health Organization and the pharmaceuticals industry.

QUESTION: Black clubwomen creating institutions to shelter Black juvenile delinquents in 1800s?

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In the 1800s, Black clubwomen's federations (or state federations of colored women's clubs) in Delaware, Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia, Florida, Virginia and Alabama created institutions to shelter Black juvenile delinquents and divert them from going to (state-run) adult prisons. Where would I find more detailed (and publicly-accessible) information about these efforts?

QUESTION: Name search

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I am looking for a Yale classmate, Charles Fineman, who worked as a librarian at Harvard.
Please give him my email. dmartin[atsign]frital[dot]umass[dot]edu
Daniel Martin

QUESTION: Libraries and Political Instability

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Can you tell me of any sources you know of that address the relationship between radical social movements and libraries, particularly in times of politically unstable or revolutionary times?


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Hi, radical librarians

I'm looking for a copy of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Edwin Gomez
1999- NO. 0473. I only came up with one source on line, and they want money.
The case is also known as Judgment of Sentence of the Court of Common
Pleas of Philadelphia County, Criminal Division, entered on November 19,
2000 at No. 9912-0473 809 A.2d 956.

QUESTION: History of identity documents in the United States

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Hello, I am looking for resources on the history of identity documents in the United States such as passports and drivers licenses or state ID. I am writing a research paper examining these with special attention being paid to how these documents have been deliberately constructed and used as tools of exclusion. I have found some information about history of ID cards in the UK, but little in the United States (in the UK the first modern ID card was floated in the early 20th century and tied to war-time food rations).....

There are often onerous requirements to get an ID in the first place --- and over time groups of people have been excluded from certain access on that level. An area where I am having great trouble finding information relates to the development of the actual content of IDs over time. In some foreign locales government issued IDs include racial or religious markers in addition to sex which is present on most US identification --- any instances where these have also appeared in the United States would be appreciated, historical background or resources on how or why the markers we see on ID today evolved would be extremely useful.

Thank you!

QUESTION: Successful Youth Activism in the past year

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I need to know what examples of successful youth activism have taken place during the past year, which involved issues such as racial equality in education, immigration or any other area.

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