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By Margaret Berkland, Published on July 2, 2001

Margaret Berkland is the president of Data Vision Design, Inc., which specializes in providing IT solutions to the legal community. Founded in Fredericksburg, VA in 1989, Data Vision Design, Inc. provides services that include: applications development, business process design, applications integration, electronic file tracking and, access expedition. Prior to becoming the president of DataVision Design, Inc., Margaret was the Info. Resources Technology Specialist for McKenna & Cuneo.


Researchville

Researchville is a news and research portal launched in February 2001. It provides access to 134 general and specialized search engines and databases, and 557 archives of U.S. daily newspapers for a total of 691 databases in 21 categories, 50 states, plus D.C. If you bookmark the site, it will contain your current query. You can save your favorite searches to your computer with no registration required. The text of the search will be stored in a browser "cookie" file.

Probe of Election Practices in Florida During the 2000 Presidential Election

This website provides links to the Draft Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), The Status Report on the Probe of Election Practices in Florida During the 2000 Election, the Letter from Governor Bush to Chairperson Mary Frances Berry, and Press Releases.

Voting Irregularities in Florida During the 2000 Presidential Election -- USCCR

This is the draft report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR).  It describes the background of the situation in Florida, the objective of the report, and includes chapters on:  Voting Systems Controls and Failures; First-Hand Account of Voter Disenfranchisement; Responsibility Without Accountability?; Resource Allocation; The Reality of List Maintenance; Accessibility Issues; Casting a Ballot; The Machinery of Elections and Findings and Recommendations.

Sabrina I. Pacifici's Featured Site for the week of July 2, 2001

PrivacyRightsNow.com

This site proclaims right up front that it is the work of non-profit organizations, has no commercial agenda, and does not collect information on users.  Its 'agenda' is to assist consumers to 'opt-out' of programs that allow organizations, such as banks, credit card companies, and insurance companies, to share your personal data for the purposes of internal and external marketing and other data collection objectives. Generic form letters are provided so that you may inform any relevant organization of your intention to 'opt-out,' regardless of whether they have sent you a form or not.  In addition, the site provides news, info on how to disable cookies, and audio/video of relevant press conferences.