Let us pray for the
people who tried so valiantly to help others in their time of need. Some of
them never got to go home; some are unable to speak about those horrible days.
All of us were forever changed by these events. We do not forget. We will never
| I ran across an amazing website. It
takes the 'Adopt A Soldier' campaign to another level. These Angels want our
military personnel to know that we love and cherish them. They are not
forgotten, and we will continue to support them no matter what. If you would
like more information, please go to this website:
I have checked them out with
several reputable sources, and am more than satisfied that they do what they
say - support our troops!
|Site Of The Week
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Voting & Your Representatives
The first step in finding your local
and state representatives is to grab your voter's registration card and look at
the information. If you do not have your card, or would like to show someone
what their Congressional, House, or Senate districts are, go here -
SC Election Commission
you plug in your name and address
and it give you all of your information including where your voting
precinct is! WHAT? You are not a registered voter? We can fix that on the same
sight - SC Voter
Registration Application. This is in .pdf form so you will need the free
U.S. Senators for S.C.
U.S. House Representatives for S.C.. If you have not taken
the time to find your district by visiting the SC Election Commission's link,
you can plug in your zip code and they will take you right to your rep. The
catch? You have to have your entire zip. So go
and get it.
The State of South Carolina also has a website -
The South Carolina
Legislature which gives you access to your local senators and congressmen
and women. Again, you will need to know your local districts either by looking
at your voter's registration card, or by visiting the
SC Election Commission and plugging in your
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Local Attractions, Media & Weather
Local Education &
Local Government ,
Associations, and Civic Clubs
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|Other Online Resources
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Just For Fun
On-line Resources - How to
protect yourself & others, computer tips, money saving
| The City of North Charleston announced plans for the largest
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acres of the historic City Center and the old Naval Base Complex. You can read
about it here, http://www.noisettesc.com
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Online Coversions -
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The How-To Search
Have you ever wanted to know how to fly a kite? What about learning
how to make money by turning in a terrorist? Really? Really.
How-Tos that range from everyday activities and topics of interest to things
you've always wanted to try or learn but didn't know how to get
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Have you ever wished
that you had somewhere to go that would help you with your computer's problems
without costing you a fortune? You have to see this site. It's free, it is easy
to use, and it's from Microsoft ©. Yes, that's what I said. Microsoft
©. The same people who brought us the free AntiSpyware are now offering a
Beta site where you can check for all sorts of computer woes, download software
that might actually help you keep what sanity you have left. One word of advise
- you have to use Internet Explorer to visit the site.
Windows Live Safety Center -
| Online Resources - How to
protect yourself & others, computer info & consumer
|10 ways to stop identity theft cold
Cassingham's This is True
If you lived in a big city with lots of criminals, you
wouldn't leave your door open with valuables in plain sight when you left for
the day, or were tucking in your kids. But your computer lives in the biggest
city ever created. A lot of you leave your doors open for the criminals online,
and there are plenty of them. Common Sense Security is designed to give an
overview of what we can do to keep our computers safer and more secure from
spyware, viruses, worms, trojans and more.
|http://www.PreyProject.com -- Prey. When your laptop is
stolen, you aren't just out your laptop, you lose all the personal data, and
possibly even your identity. With Prey, you can fight back. Install a simple,
lightweight program, and within minutes, you are protected. Should your laptop
go missing, go to their website and report it. Prey will leap into action,
silently connecting the laptop to any available network. Then, it starts
sending back reports, documenting the current IP, screenshots of what the thief
is doing, and even photos, if you have a webcam. And best of all, Prey is free,
open source software, so there is really no reason not to put this on your
laptop today! (TC)
||Compassion & Choices - end-of-life care decisions &
free forms. Excellent site.
Answers to your computing questions!
Cyber Crime Resources
Free Credit Reports for SC
Getting Rid of
Identity Theft Resource Center
MSN Money Experts - Great consumer action guide!
Protecting Our Children
Public Records (State-by-State)
The Senior Corner
SC-Charleston Co. Courts
TerraFlyThe Old Farmers Almanac
Unclaimed Property Searches
free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
|On-line Impact & On-line
Before you give to any charity or
non-profit group you should probably check them out. Here are some sites that
let you do just that!
|GuideStar obtains information from the IRS on non-profits.
Very detailed information!
care2 This site may just replace The (now defunct) Hunger
Site in it's ease of use.
Clickable Charities Lots of lots of ways to 'click for a
Prevention Fund The FVPF works to end domestic violence and help
women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person
has the right to live in a home free of violence.
FreeDonation.com Click on several sites to give a boost
to worthwhile organizations.
Habitat for Humanity
Donations AND Donation Junction - two excellent multiple click
Smiles For Life - a free weekend
dental clinic for children of the Lowcountry.
The Breast Cancer Site - Fund Mammograms for Free!
Webreleaf - a web site
where you can go and click a button to help plant trees in US National Forests.
|Past Featured Sites of the Week (if not
I am going to leave this up here so that I can get rid of
AOHell on my wonderful mother's machine once and for all!
and one more,
just because you need this information:
Are You Prepared?
case of a disaster, natural or man made, for the first 72 hours YOU are pretty
much on your own.
This site is operated by the San Francisco Emergency
Response Department, but it applies to all of us. After all, hurricane season
...and, because it is hurricane season, this is a link
Charleston County's Emergency Information including a
Animal-Friendly Hotel List.
question and answers http://www.asknow.org
Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the
atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles - rainbows, halos, glories,
coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once
in a lifetime sights. Find out where to see them and how they form. Then seek
and enjoy them outdoors..
Cpl. Brett Lundstrom
The Full Story:
Wake for an Indian warrior
I don't know how long the
News will keep this slide show up, but it is a poignant reminder that all
Americans owe a debt to these families. My prayers go out to us
Amazingly beautiufl photographs from around the world.
It's not going to get any better any
time soon so see what you can do to increase your fuel economy.
pretty nifty. Just enter your zip code in
this site and it tells you which gas stations have the
cheapest prices (and the highest) on gas in your zip code area. It's updated
Just Jigsaw Puzzles
1,800+ jigsaw puzzles you can play right in your Web browser. A new
jigsaw puzzle featured every day.
Hard to Find 800
Identity Theft & How You
Can Stop It.
JURY DUTY SCAM: This has
been verified on Snopes.com (link listed below) and by the FBI (their link is
also included below). It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this
call. Most of us take those summons for jury duty seriously, but enough people
skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of scam has surfaced.
Fall for it and your identity could be stolen, reports CBS. In this con,
someone calls pretending to be a court official who threateningly says a
warrant has been issued for your arrest because you didn't show up for jury
duty. The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that
you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your
Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the
information and cancel the arrest warrant. Sometimes they even ask for credit
card numbers. Give out any of this information and bingo! Your identity just
got stolen. The scam has been reported so far in 11 states, including Oklahoma,
Illinois, and Colorado. This (scam) is particularly insidious because they use
intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving in formation by
pretending they're with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system
have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the
fraud. Check it out here:
National Geographic's Photos of the Week.
Making Windows XP run faster
article from my favorite Internet Tourbus driver, Bob Rankin. Go here before
you do something stupid. Really. It's worth the read.
is just plain funny.
Not a bad
site. You plug in your zip and can get a $25 gift certificate to participating
restaurants for $10.
short questions the website can tell you where you stand politically.
Your Health &
This link is courtesy of Parade Magazine, and it is
suppose to tell you how your Congressional candidates stand on health issues
such as stem-cell research. Neither of my rep's responded though.
On Wednesday morning, Feb.
22nd, the main span of the Pearlman (New Cooper River Bridge) Bridge was
lowered from its current position over the main shipping channel of the Cooper
River to a waiting barge below. For all the current pictures, info, etc. go to
this website published in Post and Courier:
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