Disability Issues

AADL (Downtown) subscribes to NM (New Mobility), a monthly magazine that for twenty years has provided a resource for new technology, information and advocacy about mobility issues for people with disabilities. In May 2008 there was an article that describes how four people avoided living in nursing homes by working with their local Center for Independent Living. We also carry PN published by the Paralyzed Veterans of American and EP (Exceptional Parent) targeted to special populations with disabilities.

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Black Belt Bird Talk

Black Belt Magazine April 2009
Page 38 - The Greek mathematician Archimedes has been associated with black belt technique...using the law of the lever. Apparently the key is fulcrum placement when attacking or resisting an attack...Oh Archimedes! If you'd only read this article before that Roman soldier attacked you.

Bird Talk Magazine April 2009
Page 9 - Learn how the endangered Micronesian Megapode has been protected by former President Bush's marine national monuments. An interesting fact about the Megapode, it uses heat from volcanoes to incubate its eggs.

Home Care & Hospice Periodical

AADL (Downtown) now subscribes to Caring, a monthly magazine published by the National Association for Home Care & Hospice. Its focus is home health care, hospice, and supportive services. Every issue in 2009 will feature one of the top chronic diseases, including how to understand the major challenges and provide quality in-home services. The January issue focuses on Diabetes, with articles about self-management education, working with nurse practitioners, dilated eye exams to prevent diabetic retinopathy, and more.

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Project Budburst: Tracking Climate Change In The Garden
Organic Gardening Magazine February/March 2009 Page 47
In the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads book "Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe" we learned about how amateur astronomers help professional astronomers. Similarly, gardeners can help scientists track climate change. Project Budburst is "a citizen's research program developed to monitor the ways in which climate change is impacting the leafing and flowering of hundres of plant species nation-wide."
Climate change : what it means for us, our children, and our grandchildren
Cool it : the skeptical environmentalist's guide to global warming
The Michigan gardener's companion : an insider's guide to gardening in the Great Lakes State

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Business news available at the library:
Ann Arbor Area Business Monthly - December
page 9 "The Americans With Disabilities Act - New Amendments Take Effect January 1, 2009" explains the newly expanded definition of a disability
Ann Arbor Business Review - December 18 - 31
page 20 "Data Digest" details patents collected in our area
Crains Detroit Business - December 22 - 28
page 1 "Pfizer purchase cheered" describes how the University of Michigan Medical School may use the site for research

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Buffett or Buttons?

SmartMoney - December 2008 Issue
Page 17 - Make Money Like Buffett - Find out how preferred shares are sometimes yielding more and why.
Some books about Warren Buffett in our collection:
Even Buffett isn't perfect... Buffettology... Warren Buffett and the interpretation of financial statements...

Threads - November 2008 Issue
Page 30 - For the Love of Buttons - The stock market is not your only source of wealth, look to your buttons. Use the tricks provided (using your teeth, hot needles and your sense of smell and hearing) to determine exactly what your buttons are made of (china, glass, shell, porcelain, metal, or ivory).
Some books about buttons in our collection:
The book of buttons Buttons : the collector's guide...

Sportsman of the Year

Sportsman of the YearSportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated has announced its annual Sportsman of the Year award and it goes to...drumroll...Michael Phelps! All the details are in the December 8 issue or you can find it on their website. SI.com also has a list of the 38 other nominees (along with essays justifying why), such as: Usain Bolt, Tiger Woods, Joey Cheek, Nnamdi Asomugha, Stephen Curry, Rapahel Nadal, Dara Torres, and many more.

Make It Right in New Orleans

Make It Right in New OrleansMake It Right in New Orleans

The January issue of Architectural Digest has an article about Brad Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation's work in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Photos show finished homes that are designed to fit long and narrow lots, and feature pillars (to survive future flooding), rooftop escape hatches, and solar panels. The photos also reveal just how much more work remains to be done in order for this neighborhood to fully recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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Find events in Metro Detroit using our magazine collection.

Hour Detroit November 2008
Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade Information!
Page 64 - Read about David Danielson, the director of the Thanksgiving Parade Company and check out the giant Bob Seger head.

Visit Detroit Fall 2008
Page 40 - Look ahead at Metro Detroit events in 2009:
North American International Auto Show Jan 11 - 29
Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Spectacular Jan 23 - 25
Rocky Horror Picture Show Feb 27 - Mar 1
NCAA Men's Final Four April 4 and 6
Movement: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival Memorial Day Weekend
Detroit International Jazz Festival Aug 28 - 31

Plants In The News

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So when you bring the green indoors this winter the plants may say "thank you".

Maybe you heard about Midori the blogging houseplant. Midori lives in Donburi Cafe in Kamakura Japan.

Just as plants are finding a voice in Japan the government of Switzerland has placed a ban on the humiliation of plants.

Read about the botanical interface that makes plant blogging possible and check out a product that will help you listen to your own plant.

Interested in this topic, check out these books: Plantwatching: how plants remember, tell time, form partnerships, and more / Malcolm Wilkins and Natural affairs: a botanist looks at the attachments between plants and people / Peter Bernhardt

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