Tires Tires: Consumer safety information related to automobile tires, covering topics such as understanding and checking tire pressure, tire maintenance (such as rotation and repair), tire ratings (treadwear, traction, and temperature), tire labeling for passenger vehicles and light trucks, and tire defects. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. [annotation from]

U.S. Census Bureau: Baby Boomers Turn 60

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features Special Edition: Oldest Baby Boomers Turn 60!: “Facts and statistics about aging baby boomers. “In 2006, the oldest of the baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, will turn 60 years old.” Includes demographics of the Boomers, geographic distribution, the most popular baby names in 1946, social behavior of Boomers, and more. From the U.S. Census Bureau.” [annotation from]

John Lennon

John Lennon: “Compilation of materials about singer/songwriter John Lennon, who was a member of the British rock group the Beatles and who was killed in December 1980 in New York. Includes a biography, articles, album reviews, photos, and a discography. From Rolling Stone magazine” [annotation from]

Freedom of Information Act: John Lennon: Digitized FBI documents from an “investigation conducted when the FBI learned that John Lennon contributed $75,000 to a group planning to disrupt the Republican National Convention in 1972.” From the Freedom of Information Act site, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Lennon fans may also want to swing into the MVCC library to pick up the book Gimmie Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files by Jon Wiener Your Political Infomation

From their Web site: “The Center for Neighborhood Technology developed the Civic Footprint, a website to help Cook County residents find out who represents them so that they can stand up for the issues that impact their lives. Healthy, sustainable communities are dependent upon active citizens who help make our democratic institutions work. The first step towards this vision is the ability to find out where you stand and who stands for you.” [Thanks to for directing us to this one.]

World AIDS Day 2005

World AIDS Day 2005
Today is World AIDS Day. According to the World AIDS Day Web site, over 8,000 lives are claimed by this disease everyday, and 5 people die each minute from AIDS. This pandemic is ravaging the globe, and the spread of quality information about this disease is our number one weapon in the fight against AIDS and HIV.

*The library has many resource in our collection about AIDS. Take a look at the subjects AIDS disease and HIV as starting points.

*For more detailed and broad coverage of HIV/AIDS articles, you can go directly to this HIV/AIDS search (off-campus users must log in) in the library’s EBSCO research database.

For other online sources, you may want to consult these sites:

*The National Library of Medicine’ s page MedlinePlus: AIDS lists news and other resources.

*CNN has this coverage of World AIDS Day.

* posts this message about World AIDS Day.

*Time Magazine’s, the BBC’s, and CNN’s pages about AIDS in Africa are useful media sites about the disease’s impact on the continent of Africa.

*The CDC has released this page about AIDS and women.

*The University of California San Francisco has created the HIV InSite Web site as a gateway to a great deal of useful information about HIV/AIDS.