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Star Trek Review

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41H9oKPVoyL__SS500_.jpgProducer/director J.J. Abrams' "reboot" of the original Star Trek series, currently playing in movie theatres across the country, has, as of last weekend, made about $191 million at the box office, and with good reason.  It's great!

 

Newsweek Interviews Ray Kurzweil

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The creator of the Kurzweil 3000, which the library offers and which was discussed in a previous post here, is the subject of a new Newsweek article this week.  You can read the artcle about him here.  

Accessible Mobility

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For physically-challenged persons who encounter difficulties traveling to any destination, there's a company that can assist you:  Accessible Mobility.  This service provides comfortable and affordable transportation to persons with disabilities.  They also offer vehicles and appropriate accessories as well.  You can go to their site at http://www.getmemoving.com/ for more information.   

Hammer Films DVD Review

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518321QvSOL.jpgLast October, Columbia Pictures finally released four British film thrillers, originally produced during 1960-64 by the legendary Hammer Films , on DVD for the first time.  The two-disc set, entitled Hammer Films: 4 Creepy Classics, features the following films:

 

Peter Tesei. the First Selectman of the Town of Greenwich, has formed an Advisory Committee to assist and benefit people (residents, visitors and workers) with disabilities.  The committee, which includes a few acquaintainces of mine, can be reached from here if anybody has concerns regarding disability or mental health issues.  (Telephone number and email address is on the link.)   For people who have disabilities, or know someone who does, contacting this committee about any uncomfortable situations within the town (lack of access to areas, etc.) is a good way to help start improving services and living conditions for any disabled persons.  (And if you'd like, I'd be happy to forward any concerns you might have to the committee.  Feel free to let me know.)   

 

Here's another science fiction-themed web site that reviews the latest genre fiction offerings: SFReader.com.  What's nice about this site is that it offers aspiring SF critics a chance to post their reviews of the latest novels and anthologies on the site.  (Guidelines for reviews are posted here.)  A self-described "work-in-progress", SFReader.com (which also runs an annual short story contest, seen here) is user-friendly and very informative.  Plus, it provides an outlet for fans to get in touch with each other, as well as develop their writing talent. 

The site also offers reviews of recent genre films.  Go to SFWatcher.com here

 

The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) was set up to increase the quality of available health care, as this press release explains in detail.  Now the Social Security Administration is using NHIN to assist disabled Social Security recipients.  The Corsicana Daily Sun from Texas has the story here

 

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