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Special Diets for Special People: Understanding and Implementing a Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Diet to Aid in the Treatment of Autism and Related Developmental Disorders

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

socialdietBy Lisa S. Lewis

Combine one part research with two parts practical information, add a dash of humor, and season with years of experience. Within the pages of this book, Lisa Lewis explains, in an easy and readable manner, an intriguing intervention strategy for helping children and adults with autism. Drawing upon her family’s success with removing gluten and casein from her son’s diet, she answers the questions parents and professionals might have about choosing a dietary intervention. She provides over 150 good-tasting recipes to get you started. Learn how to prepare everything from spaghetti and meatballs to cookies and cakes. But even more importantly, learn how these recipes can significantly improve your family’s quality of life. Call Number RM237.86 L49 2005

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Book of U. S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What’s Available and How to Get One

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

govermentjobsBy Dennis V. Damp, Robert Juran (Editor)

The federal sector has initiated many new recruitment tools for job seekers. The completely revised 7th edition of The Book of U.S. Government Jobs explains these new tools and offers the information that job seekers need to successfully land a high-paying and secure government job. This new 7th edition includes hundreds of employment web sites, new job application guidance, and updated information. This one-stop resource can help anyone determine what jobs are available, where they are, and how to get one. Call Number JK716 .D36 2007

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The EQ Interview: Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

edinterviewBy Adele B. Lynn

Emotional Intelligence is one of the key indicators of success, so it makes sense to choose your employees based on their EQ. But how? The EQ Interview shows you how to assess the emotional intelligence of candidates and ensure that they’re the right fit for the job. This practical guide explains the five areas of emotional intelligence and how they enhance job performance, and then arms you with more than 250 behavior-based questions specially formulated to help you predict future performance and avoid costly hiring mistakes. You’ll learn how to analyze and interpret answers, and even spot “EQ frauds.” Filled with insightful examples, this book gives you the tools and information you need to factor emotional intelligence into the hiring process. Call Number HF5549.5 .S38 L96 2008

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The Ultimate Gift (2007)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

gift2Starring: Drew Fuller, James Garner Director: Michael O. Sajbel

The Ultimate Gift is a tale of one man’s tumultuous journey toward personal growth and fulfillment. Surrounded in life, and death, by avaricious family members fueled by a sense of entitlement, billionaire Red Stevens (James Garner) wants to bequeath at least one member of his extended family “the ultimate gift”: something he perceives as immensely more valuable than material wealth. Red’s arrogant grandson Jason (Drew Fuller) holds a deep-seated hatred for his newly-deceased grandfather, so he’s surprised to learn from his grandfather’s friend and lawyer Mr. Hamilton (Bill Cobbs) and assistant Miss Hastings (Lee Meriwether) that he’s been mentioned in his late grandfather’s will. Far from a straightforward gift of cash, land, or stock, Red’s bequest comes in the form of a series of mysterious recorded instructions, the first of which requires Jason to hop on a plane for Texas the very next morning without a hint of the trip’s purpose or the nature of the gift that awaits him. Dropped into a life of hard physical labor on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, Jason’s bad-tempered fury eventually turns to resignation and he finds himself engaged in, and even taking pride in, the first real manual labor he’s ever done in his life. Unbeknownst to him, his journey toward claiming the ultimate gift has only just begun. When he returns from Texas, Jason finds his home cleared out, his car confiscated, and instructions to produce one true friend. While Jason is reduced to sleeping in the park, a young child name Emily (Abigail Breslin) and her mother Alexia (Ali Hillis) make his acquaintance and lead him to re-examine his personal prejudices and perceptions of what’s truly important in life. Jason’s journey of self-discovery continues throughout a series of other trying experiences and, in the end, Grandpa Red’s “ultimate gift” of life lessons profoundly and permanently improves the quality of Jason’s life. What’s more, Jason’s new perspective of his place in society has a very positive affect on the larger community. This very powerful film is funny, heartbreaking, and intensely thought-provoking. –Tami Horiuchi Call number PN1995.9 .M45 U4856384 2007

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The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

conspiraciesBy Michael Newton

From alien abductions to voting fraud, this encyclopedia is a paranoid’s delight. The 500 entries, which are in alphabetical order, describe conspiracies from around the world and throughout time. The entries also include biographies, profiles of groups and brief histories of notorious nations. Every conspiracy is identified as documented or speculative. For those that are unproven, Newton offers an analysis of the evidence and its plausibility. Newton is an author who writes about crime, particularly serial murder.  Call Number Reference HV6275 .N49 2006

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

profBy Simon Winchester

Part homage to the greatest reference work of all time, the Oxford English Dictionary, part mystery, part intellectual history of Victorian England, The Professor and the Madman tells the parallel stories of the dictionary’s genius editor and one of his most prolific contributors, an insane American doctor committed to an asylum for murder. Call Number PE1617 .094 W56 1998

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

talkby David Sedaris, Terry Adams (Editor)

Call Numver PS3569 .E413 M4 2000

Synopsis

ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY contains far more than just the funniest collection of autobiographical essays – it quite well registers as a manifesto about language itself. Wherever there’s a straight line, you can be sure that Sedaris lurks beneath the text, making it jagged with laughter; and just where the fault lines fall, he sits mischievously perched at the epicenter of it all.

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Four-Year Colleges 2009

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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This valuable resource includes information on every accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. and Canada — more than 2,500 institutions all-together! It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel for nearly 1,000 colleges. College bound students and their parents will be able to research colleges and universities in regards to setting; enrollment; entrance level; academic programs and degrees awarded; entrance requirements and application procedures; tuition, fees, and housing costs; student/faculty ratios and campus life; and contact information. Call Number L901 .P447 2008

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Two-Year Colleges 2009

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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This valuable resource includes information on every accredited two-year undergraduate institution in the U.S.—more than 1,800 institutions all together! College bound students and their parents will be able to research colleges’ and universities’ majors; enrollment statistics; academic programs and degrees awarded; entrance requirements and application procedures; costs, student/faculty ratios and campus life; and contact information.

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