Have you ever used a bad product? Not just a cheap or cheesy item, but one that’s actually dangerous?
If so, THIS is where you can go to let everyone know there’s a problem! SAFERPRODUCTS.GOV will take your information, and actually check it out!
They’ll put your report up, so other people can read about it!
Here’s what you’ll need you submit a report:
- What is it?
- Who made it?
- What happened? (What went wrong?)
- When did it happen?
- Who are you? (for example, are you a nurse and know this is a bad thing?)
- How can we contact you?
- Can we put your report up?
- And, do you promise all this is really true?
September 18 marks the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. The daily newspaper has earned 106 Pulitzer Prizes and continues to report “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” For a look at the history of the rise of The New York Times, use International Directory of Company Histories. The story begins in 1896, when Adolph Ochs bought the struggling paper and redefined journalism with a new style of reporting. Read the first issue of the paper – September 1, 1851.
To read New York Times articles from the past use the historical New York Times 1851 – 2007 library resource.
September is Read a New Book Month–the perfect time to try a new author or check out a recently released title. One possibility for your September reading list is Tom Perrotta’s new novel The Leftovers, which depicts life among the survivors of a Rapture-like event. Set in a suburban town, three years after millions were plucked from Earth, the book reveals a normal world that has been shaken by disaster. People cope with their new lives in different ways, from joining cults to denial, from indifference to depression. Perrotta is famous for his satires, such as Election, and is able to seamlessly thread laugh-out-loud comedy into dark situations. His compelling exploration of a surprising topic in The Leftovers is sure to win him many new fans.
So which new author or book are you going to try this month?