Thursday, March 30, 2006


Texas is busting people for "public intoxication" in bars.

This might be a topic of interest . . .
"Undercover agents have "infiltrated" 36 bars and arrested 30 drinkers. Explanations from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission: 1) We're doing it to stop drinkers before they get in a car. 2) Even if they're not going to get in a car, maybe they'll "walk out into traffic and get run over." 3) Or maybe they'll "jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss." 4) Anyway, bars aren't exempt from laws against public intoxication."

Thursday, March 16, 2006


business plan handbooks @ TU library

I recently received this email from Barbara Wright, business librarian at Paley Libraries.

"All eleven editions of the Business Plans Handbook have beenacquired in digital format and are available online. They canbe accessed directly from Diamond (the Online Catalog) from:http://diamond.temple.eduJust search for Business Plans Handbook, by title.Each edition contains real business plans for real companies,in a variety of industries. (The company names have beenchanged, but the business plans are real.)All eleven volumes can be searched at once from the "QuickSearch" option shown on the screen when a single volume ischosen from the Online Catalog. For instance, if you choosethe latest edition (2006) and search for the keyword"airline", the Quick Search will automatically search allvolumes of the set for a business plan with the keyword"airline" in it."

Monday, March 06, 2006


Research topic--Aruba boycott

If you recall, following the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway the governor of Alabama called for a boycott of Aruba. Georgia's governor, as well as many voices from Fox News, joined in the call to boycott.

An interesting research topic would be to examine the impact--in the media, in the perception of Aruba held by potential visitors, and in travel statistics--of these events.

A Destination Under Scrutiny - Aruba - One Happy Island – go to

Aruba Forging Ahead with a $230 million Investment in Tourism — the Island’s Largest Expansion and Renovation Campaign in Years; 720 New Rooms Being Added at Four Resorts – go to

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