Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Resolve to read more books!

Forget calorie counting, financial planning, and decluttering -- and give yourself a FUN resolution this year. Get your reading started off right with one (or more!) of these new novels, available starting today:

What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz
Khan by Conn Iggulden
The Radleys by Matt Haig
Dead Zero by Stephen Hunter
Secrets of the Grave by Tami Hoag
To Have and to Kill by Mary Jane Clark
In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz
Naked Cruelty by Colleen McCullough
The Outlaws by W.E.B Griffin

Happy 2011! Here's to a year full of good books!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Counting America -- the 2010 census figures

The 2010 Census represented the most massive participation movement ever witnessed in our country. Approximately 74 percent of the households returned their census forms by mail; the remaining households were counted by census workers walking neighborhoods throughout the United States. The data collected by the Census Bureau are currently being processed and tabulated, with national and state population totals released by December 31, 2010.

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

To see the numbers, check out the link below. Info at this link will automatically be updated as the 2010 figures are made available.

2010 Census Data - 2010 Census: ""