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James Kim Family Missing

!http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k296/zoomtechtv/profpage_jamesk_120.jpg! James Kim and his family have been missing since Saturday. James is an editor at Cnet and appears regularly on a couple of their podcasts with “Veronica Belmont(James Kim)”:http://www.veronicabelmont.com/2006/11/james-kim/. For more information, please read these postings at “TWiT(Missing TechTV Family Member)”:http://www.twit.tv/2006/11/30/missing_techtv_family_member, “Crave(CNET editor James Kim, family missing)”:http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9666094-1.html?tag=cnetfd.mt and “Engadget(CNET’s James Kim and family missing — have you seen them?)”:http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/30/cnets-james-kim-and-family-missing-have-you-seen-them/.

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Houdini and Doyle

I was just cataloging “The Secret Life of Houdini”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743272072/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/ by William Kalush and Larry Sloman and I was inrigued by reading this in the 520 field.
bq.Draws on newly uncovered archives to reveal Houdini’s secret work as a spy for the United States and England, his post-war efforts to expose the fraudulent activities of spiritualist mediums, and the plot organized by Arthur Conan Doyle to have him murdered.

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Professor Michael Stephens

“Michael Stephens(And Gladly Teach)”:http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA510560.html, who I had the please of “meeting(Meeting People)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/03/16/people last year at CIL2005, just “announced(Reinvention)”:http://tametheweb.com/2006/02/reinvention.html that he has accepted a tenure-track teaching position at Dominican University’s. This is exciting news for Michael, positive news for the University, and great news for our profession as a whole.

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The Birthdate of Teri Garr

I just spent a few minutes cataloguing Teri Garr’s new autobiography, “SpeedBumps”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594630070/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/. What caught my attention was the 100 field where it read “Garr, Teri, 1952-.” I kind of thought that was unlikely, since I thought she was somewhat older than 15 in “Assignment: Earth(Assignment: Earth)”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assignment:_Earth.

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James Doohan

Star Trek was the favorite television show of my early childhood. And Montgomery Scott was probably my favorite character. I can remember sitting in front of the television waiting for another episode of “Star Track” to begin. I got to stand in line for James Doohan at several Star Trek conventions.

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Dorothea Graduation

It seems like only “yesterday(Dorothea Takes the Plunge)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2002/10/17/dorothea…
bq.Went to my last class this morning. It’s all over but the shouting. – “Dorothea Salo(Grant me to end… where I began)”:http://cavlec.yarinareth.net/archives/2005/05/05/grant-me-to-end-where-i-began/

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Brewster Kahle

bq.Search-engine wiz and dot-com multimillionaire Brewster Kahle founded the archive here in 1996 with a dream as big as the bridge: He wanted to back up the Internet. There were only 50 million or so URLs back then, so the idea only seemed half-crazy.

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Meeting People

The most amazing part of yesterday was how quickly I met in person people I had known only virtually for a very long time. I quickly located the table where “Steven Cohen(Library Stuff)”:http://www.librarystuff.net/ and “Blake Carver(LISNews.com)”:http://www.lisnews.com/~Blake/journal/ were sitting. That led me to meet those “Movers and Shakers(Empowering Library Users)”:http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA510790?display=LJMS&pubdate=3%2F15%2F2005, “Michael Stephens(Pondering the ROI)”:http://www.tametheweb.com/ttwbleog/ and “Aaron Schmidt(walking paper)”:http://www.walkingpaper.org/.

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Michael Gorman

Even though I have been an ALA member for several years, I haven’t voted for President thus far. Usually because I really didn’t know enough to make an honest evaluation of the choices. But our President-Elect recently went out of his way to distinguish himself.

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Nicholson Baker: Assassin Lite

Back in the early days of LibraryPlanet.com as a weblog, there are a whole bunch of entries about Nicholson Baker. He “raged against librarians(Nicholson Baker)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/index.php?s=nicholson+baker&submit=Search for our belief that all printed word is not some sort of sacred object that must be preserved in perpetuity.