No. 229 February 2002
TELEMARKETING & NATIONAL “DO NOT CALL” REGISTRY Did you know
that “Under the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR)(16CFR310) http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/telemark/rule.htm
, it is illegal for a telemarketer to call you once you’ve asked them not to.
If they call you again anyway, report them to your state Attorney General.”
The FTC has a Proposal to Create a National “Do Not Call Registry”
accessible through a web page. Also under
the FTC's proposed change to the TSR, a consumer would be able to call a
toll-free number to place their phone number on a national "do not
call" registry. Once your number is on the registry, it would be illegal
for a telemarketer to call it. Telemarketers would be required to
"scrub" their lists, removing the numbers of all consumers who placed
themselves on the national "do not call" registry. The FTC would
manage the registry.” Currently,
if you want “to delete your name
from many telemarketing lists, write to the DMA, register online at: http://www.the-dma.org/consumers/offtelephonelist.html;
or mail it to the following address: Direct
Marketing Association Telephone Preference Service, PO Box 9014, Farmingdale, NY
11735-9014. Now, there are also 15 states in which you can register with a state
"do not call" list. Many
states offer "do not call" lists for residents of that state. Rules
for how to put your name and number on the list and which telemarketers are
covered vary from state to state. The list of the 15 states, which have "do
not call" lists, with the phone number and website URL link for each, is
available at “The FTC’s Proposal to Create a National “Do Not
Call Registry” web
For Kentucky and 14 other states, registering
is just a website or a phone away…and when the FTC’s new rule becomes law,
every American will be able to register via a website or phone call.
ARSON AND EXPLOSIVES INCIDENTS SYSTEM (AEXIS) AEXIS is the new name for the Treasury Department’s Bureau
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Explosive Incidents System. Public Law
104-208 mandated the creation of a national repository for information on
explosives incidents and arson. The
Secretary of the Treasury assigned the ATF the task of creating such a
repository. The initial step of the
ATF was to change the name of its existing database of some 80,000 incidents,
dating back over 25 years. This
database will contain information about the incidents involving arson and the
suspected criminal misuse of explosives from all Federal (as required by this
law), State, and local fire service and law enforcement authorities.
This data will be collected for statistical analysis, investigative
leads, and intelligence. The repository will help fire investigators and law
enforcement officers identify suspects, explosives, and provide the forensic and
scientific research and technical assistance, which can only come from a
national repository of this type. The repository will provide aggregate
statistical information to the public through its secure web site that will also
provide immediate access to selective investigative information by authorized
user groups. “Implementation of
Public Law 104-208, the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997,
Relating to a National Repository for Arson and Explosives Information
(98R-266P0, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.” Federal Register, V. 66,
No. 221, November 15, 2001, pages 57404-57407 (AE 2.106:66/221) is where you will find the
description of the
ATF’s National Repository.
HEALTH STATUS &
FUNCTIONING CAPACITY INDEX How well do you function?
Everyone has ten basic functions: eating, excretory function, sexual function, ambulation, hand and arm
function, bending and lifting, visual function, auditory function, speech and
cognitive functions. How are these
functions measured? Do you have any activity or participative restrictions that
hinder your social existence? The
Functional Capacity Index measures how well one performs these functions in
everyday existence. One’s health status is correlated with one’s capacity to
performs these functions, because if the level(s) of capacity is absent or low
enough for one or more functions, the person is considered disabled. Few people,
if any, are “perfect” with no limitations and full capacity for all
functions, yet there are many people lacking one (or more) sufficient functional
capacity(ies) who are declared legally disabled. Due to injuries, many people
have lost the ability, partially or totally, to perform one or more functions.
The Functional Capacity index was one of 8 systems of Health Status
Measures, created to evaluate the injury victim who now can’t “do what he
did before” because of his mental and/or physical injuries. The injury victim
needs to be scientifically assessed as to his current functional capacities and
limitations, and his health status determined.
“The Functional Index or FCI is a multi-attribute index that maps
anatomic descriptions of the nature and extent of injury into scores that
reflect the likely extent of functional limitations or reduced capacity.”
In addition to the FCI and the other seven (systems of) Health Status
Measures for adults, there are 4 for children and adolescents. Within Measuring the Burden of Injury, the 3rd
International Proceedings, Baltimore Maryland – May 15th and 16th
2000. April, 2001, (DOT HS 809 225) “KEYNOTE 3 ‘Overview of Health Status
and Health Related Quality of Life Measures’”, by Ellen J. MacKenzie http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/economic/BurdenInjury/keynote_3.htm
is a good introduction to the lesser known Injury Science and some of its
current work in regard to injury victims and their impact on society. A
publication not included in the list of references at the end of this website
publication, Development of the Functional Capacity Index (FCI), is the
Final Report compiled by Ellen J. MacKenzie, A.M. Damian, J. F. Ditunno, S.
Luchter, and T.R. Miller. This NHTSA Report No. DOT HS 808 160 issued in July
1994 is available from the National Technical Information Service.
CARE ABOUT (CHILD) DAY CARE? How much do you care? Do you have a question? Questions? Writing a paper? Want to choose a day care center? Want to start a day care center? Interested in the average cost? What do you know about the day care centers in your (or other) state(s)? What do you know about childcare workforce salaries? The 1999 salary of the Child Care Workforce (family child care provider, $ 4.82 per hour, child care worker, $ 7.42, and preschool teacher, $9.43) shows these workers must love (working with) children more than more than money and how much they are underpaid. The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a project of the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services. The NCCIC homepage http://www.nccic.org/index.html links to the "Frequently Asked Questions" page, which provides links to pages which have all the answers to the above questions. After finding all the answers to your questions, the State Profiles page http://www.nccic.org/statepro.html is a very colorful United States map. A map followed by a list of all the states which are links to lengthy pages of demographic, child/staff, and state agency/office contact information page for each state. The bottom of each page provides the child abuse reporting phone number for the State and the National Child Abuse Office, and links to the States' homepages and "Child Care" Homepages.
FOOD NUTRIENTS What did you eat yesterday? Can you recall everything you ate? Hot oatmeal? Yogurt? Chocolate? Blackberries? Kale? Cheerios? Devils Food Cake? Eggs? Bacon? Coffee? Orange Juice? Yeast? Yogurt? Curry Powder? Garlic Powder? If you ate any, all, or none of the above, you can still go to Nutritive Value of Foods (NVF), which was published by the USDA Human Nutrition Information Service in 1960 as Home and Garden Bulletin No. 72. This 1991 version of a 70-page publication that was last revised in 1981 lists (about) 20 of the Nutrient Values found in any food in the list of 908 food entries. NVF has the foods in USDA groupings, but the subject index (pages 67-72) provides easy access the food of your choice such as beer, vodka, chocolate, or yeast. The NVF will be in some depository libraries under A 1.77:72/991, and is also on the USDA National Agricultural website. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/index.html#HG-72. However, as of February 2001, the online version of the text is in a format which is harder to use than the paper version. If NVF does not suffice or is not available, try Nutritive Value of American Foods in Common Units. Issued in November 1975 as Agricultural Handbook No. 456, it was reprinted and reissued in February 1988. This 1975, 290-paged companion to the NVF, has much more detail for each food, such as pieces of pie and ounces or servings (sizes) of meats. Oranges are discussed by size and State of origin. The Nutritive Value of American Foods in Common Units is in some depository libraries under SUDOC A 1.76:456/988. More online nutrient information can be found and the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory Database can be searched at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/index.html.
OXALIC ACID AND CALCIUM Calcium is one of minerals that seem to be most in demand in today's diet. Men and women need more calcium, especially women. Men also need calcium, and of course milk is an essential part of children's diets so they fully develop, are healthy, and have good bone structure. Why is there such a problem with calcium? Oxalic Acid is the culprit. When you have a large glass of milk along with the chocolate cake that has baking chocolate in it, something happens. In your digestive tract, the oxalic acid from within the baking chocolate combines with the calcium in the milk to form an insoluble compound that does not allow your body to absorb the calcium. Needless to say, foods with oxalic acid should not be eaten along with other foods that provide calcium. In 1984, in Agriculture Handbook No. 8-11, Food Composition Vegetables and Vegetable Products: Raw, Processed, Prepared (A 1.76:8-11) included a table: Oxalic Acid Content of Selected Vegetables which was put on the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory website at http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/Other/oxalic.html.
AIRPORT EXPANSION IMPACT REPORTS - FEDERAL REGISTER When planning for a new runway, any commercial airport must file, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for that new runway and all its support facilities. As of October 2001, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, Kentucky announced the development of a new 8,000-foot runway and all support facilities (i.e. additional taxiways or taxiway extensions, and associated lighting and NAVAIDS), and the 2,000-foot extension of an existing runway and all support facilities. This expansion will have a definite impact on the residents of Northern Kentucky cities and counties, and the Cincinnati, Ohio area (which is five miles north). Many local residents will want to read the seven volume Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Final Environmental Impact Statement Section 303c Evaluation, dated, September 2001, announced in the "Environmental Impact Statement; Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Hebron, Kentucky; Notice of Availability" Federal Register, V. 66, No. 197, October 11, 2001 page 51991. (AE 2.106:66/197) This FAA Federal Register Notice lists each of the 24 locations in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati Ohio, and Lawrenceburg, Indiana where this EIS can be found. Anyone interested in other airports, also planning expansions (past, current, or future), should watch the Federal Register's Notices (respectively past, present, or future) for FAA official announcement's of your airport's Final Environmental Impact Statement, and its availability at (your) local locations. Information about any Airport's planning and its Final Environmental Impact Statement will also be available by contacting Peggy S. Kelley, FAA, Memphis Airports District Office, 3385 Airways Blvd, Suite 302, Memphis, Tennessee, 38116-3841. Telephone: (901) 544-3495, ext. 19.
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