Report of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of over 17,000 city, county, & state law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. The Program's primary objective is to generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement admin., operation, & mgmt.; however, its data have over the years become one of the country's leading social indicators. Sections: summary of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program; crime index offenses reported; crime index offenses cleared; persons arrested; the chances of lifetime murder victimization; law enforcement personnel; & appendices.
Contents: What is marijuana? How is it used? How long does it stay in the user's body? How many teens smoke marijuana? Why do young people use it? What happens if you smoke it? What are the short-term effects of marijuana use? Does marijuana affect school, sports, or other activities? What are the long-term effects of marijuana use? Does marijuana lead to the use of other drugs? How can you tell if someone has been using marijuana? Is marijuana sometimes used as a medicine? How does marijuana affect driving? If a woman is pregnant & smokes marijuana, will it hurt the baby? What does marijuana do to the brain? Can people become addicted to marijuana? What if a person wants to quit using the drug? Illustrations.
A large portion of the energy for which the typical U.S. family pays is wasted, such as through poorly insulated windows & doors. By using a few inexpensive energy-efficient measures, you can reduce your energy bills by 10% to 50%, & at the same time, help reduce air pollution. The key is a whole-house energy efficiency plan. View your home as an energy system with interdependent parts. You may have a top-of-the-line, energy-efficient furnace, but if the ducts leak & are un-insulated, & your walls, attic, windows, & doors are un-insulated, your energy bills will remain high. Covers: insulation & weatherization; heating & cooling; water heating; windows; landscaping; lighting; appliances. Illustrations.
An autoimmune disease, lupus is not a simple disease with an easy answer. You can't take a pill & make it go away. The people you live with & work with may have trouble understanding that you're sick. Lupus doesn't have a clear set of signs that people can see. You may know that something's wrong, even though it may take a while to be diagnosed. Lupus can affect people of different races, ethnicities, & ages, both men & women. The good news is that you can get help & fight lupus. This report provides information on: the signs & symptoms of lupus; what a flare is; what causes lupus; who gets lupus; what the doctor will do; how you can get medicine; how you can cope with lupus; hope through research; & where you can find more info. about lupus.
A collection of fact sheets that offer practical advice on health-related topics for adults in their middle & older years. Includes info. on subjects, such as: arthritis, cancer, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, menopause, osteoporosis, stroke, prostate problems, dietary supp., exercise, foot care, good nutrition, stop smoking, taking care of your teeth & mouth, getting a good night¿s sleep, safely using medications, choosing a doctor, & hospital hints. Includes a section on how to protect yourself now & plan for the future: crime & older people; getting your affairs in order; hypothermia; choosing the right place for long-term care; older drivers; preventing falls & fractures; there¿s no place like home -- for growing old; understanding risk; & Alzheimer¿s disease. Illus.
The Freedom of Info. Act (FOIA), enacted in 1966, provides that any person has the right to request access to fed. agency records or info. Fed. agencies are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure. In 1996, Congress revised the FOIA by passing the Electronic Freedom of Info. Act Amend., which provide for public access to info. in an electronic format. The Privacy Act of 1974 is another fed. law regarding fed. gov't. records or info. about individuals. This handbook provides basic guidance about the FOIA & the Privacy Act to assist people in exercising their rights. It uses a Q&A format to present info. about these laws in a clear, simple manner. Illustrations.
Since 1992, GAO has published long-term fiscal simulations of what might happen to fed. deficits & debt levels under varying policy assumptions. Current long-term simulations show ever-larger deficits resulting in a fed. debt burden that ultimately spirals out of control. There are two alternative fiscal paths. The first is ¿Baseline extended,¿ which extends the CBO¿s baseline estimates beyond the 10-year projection period, & the second is an alternative based on recent trends & policy preferences. For this update, GAO modified the alternative simulation to reflect a return to historical levels of revenue & a more realistic Medicare scenario for physician payments. Both simulations show that we are on an unsustainable fiscal path. Charts & tables.
Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) are loans with interest rates that change. ARMs may start with lower monthly payments than fixed-rate mortgages, but your monthly payments could change & go up -- sometimes by a lot; they may not go down much, or at all -- even if interest rates go down; you could end up owing more money than you borrowed; & if you want to pay off your ARM early to avoid higher payments, you might have to pay a penalty. The handbook explains how ARMs work & discusses some of the issues that borrowers may face. It includes ways to reduce the risks & gives some pointers about advertising & other ways you can get info. from lenders. This handbook can help you ask the right questions & figure out whether an ARM is right for you. Illus.
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This dictionary sets forth standard U.S. military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States in both U.S. joint and allied joint operations, as well as to encompass the Department of Defense (DoD) as a whole. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved DoD terminology for general use by all components of the DoD. The Sec. of Defense has directed the use of this dictionary throughout the DoD to ensure standardization of military and associated terminology. Update of 2002 edition.