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Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened concerns about the region's future. Issues such as Arctic sovereignty claims; commercial shipping through the Arctic; Arctic oil, gas, and mineral exploration; endangered Arctic species; and increased military operations in the Arctic could cause the region in coming years to become an arena of international cooperation, competition, or conflict. This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress, and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific Arctic-related issues.
Date: October 8, 2010
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments

Description: This report discusses in brief the current political state of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the crisis situation in eastern Congo that has displaced more than 250,000 civilians. It also describes U.S., U.N., and other international efforts to aid in resolving the crisis.
Date: October 8, 2010
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rwanda: Background and Current Developments

Description: This report discusses the current political conditions of Rwanda, including a brief historical overview. The report also includes information about the poor human rights conditions in Rwanda and U.S. Rwanda relations.
Date: October 8, 2010
Creator: Dagne, Ted
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases

Description: This report discusses how the total debt of the federal government can increase, an historical overview of debt limits, and how the current economic slowdown has led to higher deficits and thereby a series of debt limit increases, as well as legislation related to these increases.
Date: September 8, 2010
Creator: Austin, D. Andrew & Levit, Mindy R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spyware: Background and Policy Issues for Congress

Description: The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) defines spyware as "technologies deployed without appropriate user consent and/or implemented in ways that impair user control over (1) material changes that affect their user experience, privacy, or system security; (2) use of their system resources, including what programs are installed on their computers; and/or (3) collection, use, and distribution of their personal or other sensitive information. The main issue for Congress over spyware is whether to enact new legislation specifically addressing spyware, or to rely on industry self-regulation and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice under existing law. This report discusses this issue, as well as the opinions of both the opponents and the supporters of industry self-regulation.
Date: September 8, 2010
Creator: Figliola, Patricia Moloney
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Closing a Congressional Office: Overview and Guide to House and Senate Practices

Description: Turnover of membership in the House and Senate necessitates closing congressional offices. The closure of a congressional office requires an outgoing Member of Congress to evaluate pertinent information regarding his or her staff; the disposal of personal and official records; and final disposition of office accounts, facilities, and equipment. In the past several years, the House and Senate have developed extensive resources to assist Members in closing their offices. This report, which will be updated as warranted, is one of several CRS products focusing on various aspects of congressional operations and administration.
Date: September 8, 2010
Creator: Petersen, R. Eric
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Machine at Airport]

Description: Photograph of a machine at an airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Charleston, South Carolina. The machine appears to have several tubes that extend into the sky.
Date: August 8, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Press conference naming Dr. John J. Kamerick President of North Texas State University, May 8, 1968]

Description: Photograph of Dr. John J. Kamerick, members of the Board of Regents, and university officials at the press conference naming Dr. Kamerick the incoming President of North Texas State University, in the President's Office of the Administration Building on May 8, 1968. Dr. Kamerick would serve from 1968 to 1970. Tentatively identified, from left to right: unidentified (partially visible); A.M. Willis, Jr., member of the Board of Regents; Dr. John J. Kamerick (foreground); G.W. York (behind Kamerick; unidentified; unidentified; unidentified; E.C.Pannell, member of the Board of Regents; Roy K. Busby, Director of News & Publications Services.
Date: May 8, 1968
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1558

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; bluish-white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be very-recently dead when collected.
Date: December 8, 1968
Creator: Pratt, W. L.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Truncilla macrodon, Specimen #1559

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; bluish-white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be very-recently dead when collected.
Date: December 8, 1968
Creator: Pratt, W. L.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #1569

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: November 8, 1974
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #1570

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the left valve only. The specimen exhibits an oval shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; reddish-brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be long dead when collected.
Date: November 8, 1974
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #1571

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the left valve only. The specimen exhibits an oval shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; dark brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be long dead when collected.
Date: November 8, 1974
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Truncilla sp., Specimen #1557

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the left valve only. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; white internal coloring; off-white external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be very-recently dead when collected.
Date: December 8, 1968
Creator: Pratt, W. L.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis teres, Specimen #362

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the right valve only. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be very-long dead when collected.
Date: October 8, 1972
Creator: Pettit, J.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis teres, Specimen #363

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the right valve only. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be very-long dead when collected.
Date: October 8, 1972
Creator: Pettit, J.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #354

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; thin shell; double looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Date: October 8, 1972
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #355

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; thin shell; double looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be recently dead when collected.
Date: October 8, 1972
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis hydiana, Specimen #1568

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; reddish-brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: November 8, 1974
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis teres, Specimen #1587

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: September 8, 1971
Creator: Britton, Joseph & Mauldin, V.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis teres, Specimen #1586

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: September 8, 1971
Creator: Britton, Joseph & Mauldin, V.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Amblema plicata, Specimen #127

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a quadrate shape; thick shell; single looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; black external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be long dead when collected.
Date: September 8, 1971
Creator: Britton, Joseph & Mauldin, V.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum