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S. 2557, “Oil and Gas Industry Antitrust Act of 2006”: Brief Legal Analysis (open access)

S. 2557, “Oil and Gas Industry Antitrust Act of 2006”: Brief Legal Analysis

From Summary: "This report addresses one of several approaches to the issue of rising gasoline prices put forward in the 109th Congress."
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Rubin, Janice E.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 131, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 131, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weekly newspaper from Albany, Texas that includes local, county, and state news along with extensive advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Lucas, Melinda L.
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Altus Times (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 108, No. 228, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

The Altus Times (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 108, No. 228, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Daily newspaper from Altus, Oklahoma that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Bush, Michael
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Annual Report for Gravity Collection Lysimeter Monitoring Plan - ERDF Cells 5 and 6 (open access)

Annual Report for Gravity Collection Lysimeter Monitoring Plan - ERDF Cells 5 and 6

The objectives of the Annual Report are to: 1) describe changes in the volume of liquid seen in each lysimeter, 2) describe concentrations and changes or trends in the concentrations of leachate-indicator constituents in any liquids accumulated in each lysimeter, 3) summarize the finding in regard to the presence or absence of leachate in each lysimeter, 4) make recommendations, if any, limited to vadose-zone study-related variables. The data and analyses contained in this report reflect the initial characterization of construction and consolidation water in Cells 5 and 6 lysimeters.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Remsen, W. E.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Archer County Advocate (Holliday, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

Archer County Advocate (Holliday, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weekly newspaper from Holliday, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Stevens, Charlotte
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Baytown Sun (Baytown, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

The Baytown Sun (Baytown, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Daily newspaper from Baytown, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Clements, Clifford E.
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 116, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 116, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weekly newspaper from Canadian, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with some advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Brown, Laurie Ezzell
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cascade effects on the polarization of He-like Fe 1s 2l - 1s2 X-ray line emission (open access)

Cascade effects on the polarization of He-like Fe 1s 2l - 1s2 X-ray line emission

We calculate X-ray line polarization degrees for cases with axial symmetry using a collisional-radiative magnetic-sublevel atomic kinetics model and the properties of multipole radiation fields. This approach is well-suited for problems where the alignment is determined by the competition between many atomic processes. We benchmark this method against polarization measurements performed at the Livermore electron beam ion trap, and we study the 3-to-2 cascade effects on the polarization of 2-to-1 lines in He-like Fe.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Hakel, P; Mancini, R; Harris, C; Neill, P; Beiersdorfer, P; Csanak, G et al.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Cloture: Its Effect on Senate Proceedings (open access)

Cloture: Its Effect on Senate Proceedings

This report provides information about the Cloture Effect on Senate Proceedings.The senate in most circumstances allows its members to debate issues for as long as they want.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Oleszek, Walter J.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Comanche Chief (Comanche, Tex.), No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

Comanche Chief (Comanche, Tex.), No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weekly newspaper from Comanche, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Wilkerson, James C., III
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
Considering Measures in the House Under the One-Hour Rule (open access)

Considering Measures in the House Under the One-Hour Rule

This report provides information about Considering Measures in the House Under the One-Hour Rule which means occupying more than one hour in a debate on a question in the house.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Saturno, James V.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Conversion of Credit Union Charter to Mutual Savings Bank Charter: Current Legal Process and Congressional Response (open access)

Conversion of Credit Union Charter to Mutual Savings Bank Charter: Current Legal Process and Congressional Response

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Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Seitzinger, Michael V.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Defense Contracting: Questions for the Record (open access)

Defense Contracting: Questions for the Record

Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "On September 7, 2006, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, on recent trends in Department of Defense (DOD) contracting. Specifically, GAO testified about practices that undermine DOD's ability to establish sound business arrangements, particularly those involving the selection and oversight of DOD's contractors and their performance. This correspondence responds to a number of post-hearing questions relating to various issues, including measures that DOD can employ to ensure better contracting outcomes."
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Dissociative electron attachment to the H2O molecule II: nucleardynamics on coupled electronic surfaces within the local complexpotential model (open access)

Dissociative electron attachment to the H2O molecule II: nucleardynamics on coupled electronic surfaces within the local complexpotential model

We report the results of a first-principles study of dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to H{sub 2}O. The cross sections were obtained from nuclear dynamics calculations carried out in full dimensionality within the local complex potential model by using the multi-configuration time-dependent Hartree method. The calculations employ our previously obtained global, complex-valued, potential energy surfaces for the three ({sup 2}B{sub 1}, {sup 2}A{sub 1}, and {sup 2}B{sub 2}) electronic Feshbach resonances involved in this process. These three metastable states of H{sub 2}O{sup -} undergo several degeneracies, and we incorporate both the Renner-Teller coupling between the {sup 2}B{sub 1} and {sup 2}A{sub 1} states, as well as the conical intersection between the {sup 2}A{sub 1} and {sup 2}B{sub 2} states, into our treatment. The nuclear dynamics are inherently multi-dimensional and involve branching between different final product arrangements as well as extensive excitation of the diatomic fragment. Our results successfully mirror the qualitative features of the major fragment channels observed, but are less successful in reproducing the available results for some of the minor channels. We comment on the applicability of the local complex potential model to such a complicated resonant system.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Haxton, Daniel J.; Rescigno, Thomas N. & McCurdy, C. William
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Dublin Citizen (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

The Dublin Citizen (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weekly newspaper from Dublin, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
Electra Star-News (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 100, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

Electra Star-News (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 100, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Weekly newspaper from Electra, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 109th Congress: Conflicting Values and Difficult Choices (open access)

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 109th Congress: Conflicting Values and Difficult Choices

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Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Buck, Eugene H.; Corn, M. Lynne; Sheikh, Pervaze A. & Meltz, Robert
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Evaluating the Performance Impact of Xen on MPI and Process Execution For HPC Systems (open access)

Evaluating the Performance Impact of Xen on MPI and Process Execution For HPC Systems

Virtualization has become increasingly popular for enabling full system isolation, load balancing, and hardware multiplexing for high-end server systems. Virtualizing software has the potential to benefit HPC systems similarly by facilitating efficient cluster management, application isolation, full-system customization, and process migration. However, virtualizing software is not currently employed in HPC environments due to its perceived overhead. In this work, we investigate the overhead imposed by the popular, open-source, Xen virtualization system, on performance-critical HPC kernels and applications. We empirically evaluate the impact of Xen on both communication and computation and compare its use to that of a customized kernel using HPC cluster resources at Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). We also employ statistically sound methods to compare the performance of a paravirtualized kernel against three popular Linux operating systems: RedHat Enterprise 4 (RHEL4) for build versions 2.6.9 and 2.6.12 and the LLNL CHAOS kernel, a specialized version of RHEL4. Our results indicate that Xen is very efficient and practical for HPC systems.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Youseff, L; Wolski, R; Gorda, B & Krintz, C
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Evaluation of an Oxide Layer on NI-CR-MO-W Alloy Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Surface Analysis (open access)

Evaluation of an Oxide Layer on NI-CR-MO-W Alloy Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Surface Analysis

High corrosion resistance under very aggressive conditions is a distinguishing property of Ni-Cr-Mo-W alloys. One such alloy, Alloy 22, is a candidate material for fabrication of the outer layer of high-level nuclear waste (HLNW) packages for the proposed HLNW repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA. We are using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), ex-situ X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (ToF SIMS) to characterize the electrochemical properties and composition of the protective oxide formed on Alloy 22 surfaces. These studies have been conducted at temperatures up to 90 C at potentials from -0.8 V to 0.8 V (vs. Ag/AgCl (sat'd KCl)) in deaerated 5 mol L{sup -1} NaCl solution. Using this combination of techniques, we can correlate the electrical (from EIS) and compositional properties (from XPS, ToF SIMS) of the oxide. At more negative potentials (-0.8 V to -0.4 V) the film exhibits a low charge transfer resistance and high capacitance, indicating the presence of a very defective film with a high concentration of electronic defects. The presence of additional elements in the equivalent circuit, corresponding to water reduction, supports this suggestion. At these potentials, surface analysis techniques show a thin oxide layer with a …
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Zagidulin, Dmitrij; Jakupi, Pellumb; Noel, James J. & Shoesmith, David W.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Express-Star (Chickasha, Okla.), Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006 (open access)

The Express-Star (Chickasha, Okla.), Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 2006

Daily newspaper from Chickasha, Oklahoma that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Bush, Kent
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
FRACTIONAL CRYSTALLIZATION OF HANFORD SINGLE SHELL TANK (SST) WASTES A MODELING APPROACH (open access)

FRACTIONAL CRYSTALLIZATION OF HANFORD SINGLE SHELL TANK (SST) WASTES A MODELING APPROACH

The Hanford site has 149 underground single-shell tanks (SST) storing mostly soluble, multi-salt, mixed wastes resulting from Cold War era weapons material production. These wastes must be retrieved and the salts immobilized before the tanks can be closed to comply with an overall site closure consent order entered into by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington State. Water will be used to retrieve the wastes and the resulting solution will be pumped to the proposed treatment process where a high curie (primarily {sup 137}Cs) waste fraction will be separated from the other waste constituents. The separated waste streams will then be vitrified to allow for safe storage as an immobilized high level waste, or low level waste, borosilicate glass. Fractional crystallization, a common unit operation for production of industrial chemicals and pharmaceuticals, was proposed as the method to separate the salt wastes; it works by evaporating excess water until the solubilities of various species in the solution are exceeded (the solubility of a particular species depends on its concentration, temperature of the solution, and the presence of other ionic species in the solution). By establishing the proper conditions, selected pure salts can be crystallized …
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: HAMILTON, D.W.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Funeral Program for Josephine L. Thompson, December 21, 2006] (open access)

[Funeral Program for Josephine L. Thompson, December 21, 2006]

Funeral program for Josephine L. Thompson, born June 26, 1930 and died December 15, 2006. The funeral was held December 21, 2006 at Lilly of the Valley Missionary Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Steven R. Owens. Funeral arrangements were made through the Lewis Funeral Home, and she was buried in Southern Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Pamphlet
System: The Portal to Texas History
FUTURE SCIENCE AT THE RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER. (open access)

FUTURE SCIENCE AT THE RELATIVISTIC HEAVY ION COLLIDER.

QCD was developed in the 1970's as a theory of the strong interaction describing the confinement of quarks in hadrons. An early consequence of this picture was the realization that at sufficiently high temperature, or energy density, the confining forces are overcome by color screening effects, resulting in a transition from hadronic matter to a new state--later named the Quark Gluon Plasma--whose bulk dynamical properties are determined by the quark and gluon degrees of freedom, rather than those of confined hadrons. The suggestion that this phase transition in a fundamental theory of nature might occur in the hot, dense nuclear matter created in heavy ion collisions triggered a series of experimental searches during the past two decades at CERN and at BNL, with successively higher-energy nuclear collisions. This has culminated in the present RHIC program. In their first five years of operation, the RHIC experiments have identified a new form of thermalized matter formed in Au+Au collisions at energy densities more than 100 times that of a cold atomic nucleus. Measurements and comparison with relativistic hydrodynamic models indicate that the matter thermalizes in an unexpectedly short time ( < 1 fm/c) , has an energy density at least 15 times …
Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: LUDLAM, T.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
FY2007 Regular Appropriations Acts: Procedures for End-of-Session Wrap-Up (open access)

FY2007 Regular Appropriations Acts: Procedures for End-of-Session Wrap-Up

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Date: December 21, 2006
Creator: Keith, Robert
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library