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TDNA Monthly Office Manager's Report: May 2003

Description: Monthly report written by the Texas Daily Newspaper Association's (TDNA's) office manager, Darla Thompson, to Phil Berkebile providing a summary of revenues and account balances, programs, meetings, and other activities in the office during the previous month.
Date: June 3, 2003
Creator: Thompson, Darla
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight

Description: This report provides information about the Funding, Organization, and Oversight on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development. Federal funding to counterterrorism and R&D has increased substantially in the last three years.
Date: May 19, 2003
Creator: Knezo, Genevieve J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Homeland Security: Human Resources Management

Description: This report provides information about the Human Resources Management of Homeland Security. It discusses the provisions of P.L. 107-296 as they relate to human resources management. It does not discuss provisions of the law that relate to labor-management relations and collective bargaining.
Date: May 15, 2003
Creator: Schwemle, Barbara L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Hatch-Waxman Act: Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents

Description: This report describes the Proposed Legislative Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Patents on the Hatch-Waxman Act. The Hatch-Waxman Act provides the FDA with certain authorities to offer periods of marketing for a pharmaceutical independent of the rights conferred by patents.
Date: May 8, 2003
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H. & Thomas, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Development of Microorganisms With Improved Transport and Biosurfactant Activity for Enhanced Oil Recovery Annual Report: 2003

Description: Biosurfactants enhance hydrocarbon biodegradation by increasing apparent aqueous solubility or affecting the association of the cell with poorly soluble hydrocarbon. Here, we show that a lipopeptide biosurfactant produced by Bacillus mojavensis strain JF-2 mobilized substantial amounts of residual hydrocarbon from sand-packed columns when a viscosifying agent and a low molecular weight alcohol were present. The amount of residual hydrocarbon mobilized depended on the biosurfactant concentration. One pore volume of cell-free culture fluid with 900 mg/l of the biosurfactant, 10 mM 2,3-butanediol and 1000 mg/l of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymer mobilized 82% of the residual hydrocarbon. Consistent with the high residual oil recoveries, we found that the bio-surfactant lowered the interfacial tension (IFT) between oil and water by nearly 2 orders of magnitude compared to typical IFT values of 28-29 mN/m. Increasing the salinity increased the IFT with or without 2,3-butanediol present. The lowest interfacial tension observed was 0.1 mN/m. The lipopeptide biosurfactant system may be effective in removing hydrocarbon contamination sources in soils and aquifers and for the recovery of entrapped oil from low production oil reservoirs. Previously, we reported that Proteose peptone was necessary for anaerobic growth and biosurfactant production by B. mojavensis JF-2. The data gathered from crude purification of the growth-enhancing factor in Proteose peptone suggested that it consisted of nucleic acids; however, nucleic acid bases, nucleotides or nucleosides did not replace the requirement for Proteose Peptone. Further studies revealed that salmon sperm DNA, herring sperm DNA, Echerichia coli DNA and synthetic DNA replaced the requirement for Proteose peptone. In addition to DNA, amino acids and nitrate were required for anaerobic growth and vitamins further improved growth. We now have a defined medium that can be used to manipulate growth and biosurfactant production. As an initial step in the search for a better biosurfactant-producing microorganism, 157 bacterial …
Date: June 26, 2003
Creator: McInerney, M. J.; Knapp, R. M.; Nagle, D. P., Jr.; Duncan, Kathleen; Youssef, N.; Folmsbee, M. J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Direct Measurement of Mercury Reactions in Coal Power Plant Plumes Technical Progress Report: May-October 2003

Description: This project was awarded under U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Program Solicitation DE-PS26-02NT41422 and specifically addresses Program Area of Interest: No.5--Environmental and Water Resources. The project team includes the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) as the contractor and the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) and Frontier Geosciences as subcontractors. Wisconsin Energies and its Pleasant Prairie Power Plant acted as host for the field-testing portion of the research. The project is aimed at clarifying the role, rates, and end results of chemical transformations that may occur to mercury that has been emitted from elevated stacks of coal-fired electric power plants. Mercury emitted from power plants emerges in either its elemental, divalent, or particulate-bound form. Deposition of the divalent form is more likely to occur closer to the source than that of the other two forms, due to its solubility in water. Thus, if chemical transformations occur in the stack emissions plume, measurements in the stack may mischaracterize the fate of the material. Initial field and pilot plant measurements have shown significant and rapid chemical reduction of divalent to elemental mercury may occur in these plumes. Mercury models currently assume that the chemical form of mercury occurring in stacks is the same as that which enters the free atmosphere, with no alteration occurring in the emissions plume. Recent data indicate otherwise, but need to be evaluated at full operating scale under field conditions. Prestbo and others have demonstrated the likelihood of significant mercury chemical reactions occurring in power plant plumes (Prestbo et al., 1999; MDNR-PPRP, 2000; EERC, 2001). This experiment will thus increase our understanding of mercury atmospheric chemistry, allowing informed decisions regarding source attribution. The experiment was carried out during the period August 22-September 5, 2003. The experimental site was the …
Date: January 1, 2004
Creator: Levin, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Donald Fleming, May 30, 2003

Description: Interview with grain elevator operator and Army Air Forces veteran Donald Fleming. The interview includes Fleming's personal experiences about being a B-24 navigator in the European Theater during World War II, his education at Kansas State University, enlisting as an Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Forces, navigator training, bomber transition training, his assignment to Pantanella Air Base, various missions to Austria and Rumania, fighter escorts by the Tuskegee Airmen, and raids against oil refineries and marshalling yards. Fleming also talks about enemy flak and fighter opposition, his return to the States after fifty-one missions his crew's pet dog, correspondence with his wife, and his postwar business career.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: May 30, 2003
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fleming, Donald
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Transcript of 9-11 Commission Hearing 2, May 23, 2003

Description: Transcript of the second public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States held May 23, 2003 at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. This hearing addresses the topic of the state of civil aviation security on September 11th.
Date: May 23, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transcript of 9-11 Commission Hearing 2, May 22, 2003

Description: Transcript of the second public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States held May 22, 2003 at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. This hearing addresses four topics, which include the commission mandate and objectives, intelligence oversight and the joint inquiry, affected constituencies, and the state of civil aviation security on September 11th.
Date: May 22, 2003
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Church & Synagogue Libraries, Volume 36, Number 3, May 2003-June 2003

Description: Bimonthly publication of the Church and Synagogue Library Association, containing news and events related to the organization and its members, reviews of books and other materials, and stories of interest to the management of congregational libraries.
Date: 2003-05/2003-06
Creator: Church and Synagogue Library Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Cases Adjudged in The Supreme Court at October Term, 2002

Description: Volume of the United States Reports containing the final decisions and opinions of the Supreme Court justices regarding cases between March 5 and May 27, 2003. Also includes notes regarding the members of the Supreme Court, orders, and other relevant materials. Index starts on page 1309.
Date: 2004
Creator: Wagner, Frank D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

9-11 Commission Hearing #2, May 22, 2003, Part 2

Description: Recording of the second public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on May 22, 2003 at the Hart Office Senate Building in Washington, D.C. This hearing addresses four topics, which include the commission mandate and objectives, intelligence oversight and the joint inquiry, affected constituencies, and the state of civil aviation security on September 11th. This section includes the second panel on intelligence oversight and the joint inquiry with testimony from Senators Bob Graham and Richard Shelby and Representatives Porter Goss and Jane Harman.
Date: May 22, 2003
Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

9-11 Commission Hearing #2, May 22, 2003, Part # 4

Description: Recording of the second public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on May 22, 2003 at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. This hearing addresses four topics, which include the commission mandate and objectives, intelligence oversight and the joint inquiry, affected constituencies, and the state of civil aviation security on September 11th. This section includes the panel on civil aviation security with testimony from representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, the Air Transport Association of America, and the Transportation Security Agency.
Date: May 22, 2003
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

9-11 Commission Hearing #2, May 22, 2003, Part 1

Description: Recording of the second public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States on May 22, 2003 at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. This hearing addresses four topics, which include the commission mandate and objectives, intelligence oversight and the joint inquiry, affected constituencies, and the state of civil aviation security on September 11th. This section includes the first panel on the commission mandate and objectives, with testimony from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Senator John McCain, and Senator Joseph Lieberman.
Date: May 22, 2003
Duration: 52 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

9-11 Commission Hearing #2, May 23, 2003, Part 1

Description: Recording of the second public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on May 23 in Washington, D.C. This hearing addresses four topics, which include the commission mandate and objectives, intelligence oversight and the joint inquiry, affected constituencies, and the state of civil aviation security on September 11th. This section includes the panel on civil aviation security, with testimony from Norman Mineta, Major General Craig McKinley, and Lieutenant General Mike Canavan on the attacks and the response to the 9/11 attacks.
Date: May 23, 2003
Duration: 2 hours 6 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

9-11 Commission Hearing #2, May 23, 2003, Part 2

Description: Recording of the second public hearing held by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States on May 23, 2003 in Washington, D.C. This hearing addresses four topics, which include the commission mandate and objectives, intelligence oversight and the joint inquiry, affected constituencies, and the state of civil aviation security on September 11th. This section concludes the panel on civil aviation security, with testimony from Stephen McHale, Major General O.K. Steele, and Mary Schiavo on reforming civil aviation security.
Date: May 23, 2003
Duration: 2 hours 31 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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