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  Of Special Interest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A special interest project may be defined as one for which those who oppose the project would require more in dollars to accept it, than those who benefit would pay to enact it.
Expressed another way, a general interest project is one for which the winners could compensate the losers for their losses and still retain some winnings, whereas a special interest project is one for which compensation of the losers by the winners would result in the winners joining the camp of the losers.1
The "willingness to pay" criterion for defining a special interest project that is rightly deserving of condemnation, and distinguishing it from a general interest project deserving of approval, does not lead to the approval of new or different violations of individuals' property rights.
www.self-gov.org /freeman/8905cohe.html   (3028 words)

 Special interest meetings
Of the regions that reported how long special interest meetings had been in existence within their boundaries, a number indicated that meetings had been occurring for over five years, and one region reported a group soon to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
Although the committee was informed that some areas have a policy of excluding special interest meetings from their meeting schedules, no region reported written area or regional polices on this subject.
Special interest meetings tend to survive and flourish in local NA communities where there is a need and desire for such meetings and do not exist in NA communities where there is no need nor desire.
www.na.org /bulletins/bull18-r.htm   (894 words)

 Learn more about Special interest in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A special interest is a person, group, or organization attempting to influence legislators or other public officials in favor of one particular interest or issue.
Examples might include a corporation lobbying to win a specific government contract; a trade association representing the interests of an entire industry seeking favorable tax policies or government regulations; or groups representing various sectors of society, such as labor unions, senior citizens or persons with disabilities.
Many scholars dislike the term "special interest", since it carries a loaded, negative connotation.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/sp/special_interest.html   (284 words)

 stc.org :: membership :: stc sigs :: general information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
STC's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are composed of STC members with common experiences and interests who share their skills and knowledge with each other and with other STC members.
Some of these interests are based on the type of work members do.
Offers its members a basic understanding of the special interest area and its effect on their role as technical communicators.
www.stc.org /sig_info.asp   (207 words)

 NMRA Special Interest Groups
A Special Interest Group (SIG) is an independent, not-for-profit, membership group organized to provide a forum for the exchange and collection of railroad prototype and/or model railroad information about specific topics.
Operations SIG - This special interest group is devoted to furthering the simulation of prototypical operating practices on scale model railroads.
The members share interests including: interlocking and signal system rules and operation, signal and track charts, signal and machine hardware collecting, studying prototype towers and operations and replicating them accurately for model railroad applications and usage.
www.nmra.org /sigs   (1672 words)

 Site of Special Scientific Interest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom.
The government has a power to designate as an SSSI any area of land which it considers to be of special interest by virtue of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features.
In Northern Ireland some areas are designated as Areas Of Special Scientific Interest under the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985, which is essentially the same as SSSI legislation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Site_of_Special_Scientific_Interest   (281 words)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are chartered by the Board of Directors to give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to exchange ideas and keep themselves informed about current and discrete developments in their fields.
SIG/BIO interests will span from the theoretical -- application of information science principles to the understanding of genomic sequences -- to the practical -- navigation and mediated use of genomics and proteomics databases in corporate, academic and public contexts.
Interests include on-line users and their behavior; the observable capabilities and performance of the interactive computer system; and the characteristics of the human-computer interface.
www.asis.org /AboutASIS/asis-sigs.html   (1889 words)

 Vandergrift's Special Interest Page
This website is a means of sharing ideas and information with all those interested in literature for children and young adults.
On the other hand, there has been a proliferation of books about children's literature that describe both literary works and activities with these books but have little relation to theory, research, or even the practical problem's of one's own teaching.
We are interested in what our colleagues do, but we are more interested in why they do it.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~kvander   (1169 words)

 Special Interest Tours
We offer a wide range of programs to suit your special interests, whether they are cultural, educational, historical, geological or sports.
The protected forest on mountains and island coves are interesting destinations for ornithologists and bird watchers.
For the farm tour, we organize tours that fit individual interests, from the old traditional to the most modern farming methods.
www.marsman-tours.com.ph /sit.htm   (680 words)

 GAIN -- Graphic Arts Information Network -- PIA/GATF Special Interest Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Programs and special interest groups serve the diverse interests and needs of the more than 13,000 member companies of the Printing Industries of America (PIA)/ Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF).
Membership in special interest groups, sections, and councils help your company to address these specialized challenges.
Special interest group membership is separate from PIA/GATF membership.
www.gain.net /programs   (126 words)

It is also noticed that with the increasing interest in speech communication in general, there is a wish to get organised on a regional basis or around a certain language.
The function of a Special Interest Group will be to encourage interest and activity in (specific areas within) the broad field of the Association - including links with related areas - by means such as (specialist) workshops, special conference sessions, dedicated web pages and other schemes that might be proposed.
The function of a Special Interest Group is to encourage interest and activity (in specific areas) within the broad field of the Association - including links with related areas - by means such as (specialist) workshops, special conference sessions, dedicated web pages and other schemes that might be proposed.
www.isca-speech.org /sig.html   (2069 words)

 Citizens for Sensible Safeguards - Special Interest Takeover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Read Special Interest Takeover, a new report by CSS documenting a systematic attack on public health, safety, and environmental protections over the last four years.
Special Interest Takeover was produced by OMB Watch and the Center for American Progress for the Citizens for Sensible Safeguards coalition.
Special interests have launched a sweeping assault on protections for public health, safety, the environment, and corporate responsibility - and unfortunately the Bush administration has given way.
www.sensiblesafeguards.org /sit.phtml   (295 words)

 Special Interest Takeover - Center for American Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
What special interests want, they get– leaving the public to pay the price.
At the same time, he has erected new blockades that tilt the entire standard-setting process to favor special interests.
The Bush administration has broadly restricted information that could be used to hold government and corporate interests accountable for their actions.
www.americanprogress.org /site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=82002   (549 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Kerry Leads in Lobby Money   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), who has made a fight against corporate special interests a centerpiece of his front-running campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, has raised more money from paid lobbyists than any other senator over the past 15 years, federal records show.
Because Kerry has made his fight against "Washington special interests" a new theme of his presidential campaign, campaign rivals and campaign finance watchdogs have accused him of hypocrisy.
"The note of reality is he has been brought to you by special interests," said Charles Lewis of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity, a watchdog group that has closely studied the senator's relationship with special interests.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A64727-2004Jan30?language=printer   (1376 words)

 Special Interest Groups - WBO
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are informal groups of WBO members who have businesses in the same field or in related fields.
Groups generally have a policy that encourages the exchange of business contacts in the interest of supporting one's colleagues but frowns on any use of such information to interfere with the business interests of fellow SIG members.
Any WBO member who would like to join (or form) a SIG is encouraged to place an announcement in The Networker and on the web site, inviting members with businesses in the same field or related fields to contact her.
www.wbo-mc.com /about/sigs.html   (290 words)

 Online NewsHour: Special Interest Political Ads -- January 12, 2000
TERENCE SMITH: Interest groups are once again taking to the airwaves in campaign 2000, focusing attention on their particular issues and indirectly campaigning for or against different candidates.
TERENCE SMITH: More issue and special interest ads are expected on the airwaves as the primary season progresses.
DOUG BAILEY: I really would be interested to know, Terry, whether the Bush campaign either directly or indirectly communicated with the Americans for Tax Reform people to soften their ad on McCain, because they clearly changed ads to show a still, I think, overdone ad, but a much softer version.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/media/jan-june00/political_ads_1-12.html   (2299 words)

 Special Interest Takeover - Center for American Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Special interests have launched a sweeping assault on protections for public health, safety, the environment, and corporate responsibility – and unfortunately the Bush administration has given way.
Crucial safeguards have been swept aside or watered down; emerging problems are being ignored; and enforcement efforts have been curtailed, threatening to render existing standards meaningless.
This agenda puts special interests above the public interest, sacrificing a safer, healthier, more just America at the behest of industry lobbyists, corporate campaign contributors, and professional ideologues – many of whom the president has appointed to "regulate" the very interests they used to represent.
www.americanprogress.org /site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=81986   (344 words)

 CAS Special Interest Sections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A Special Interest Section is a means for members of the Casualty Actuarial Society to organize the study and discussion of their common functional and/or professional interests.
A Section is intended to contribute information on these interests to the actuarial profession through special meetings, seminars, and research projects.
Information regarding the requirements to organize a Special Interest Section of the Casualty Actuarial Society may be obtained from the Vice President-Programs and Communications of the Society.
www.casact.org /coneduc/specint.htm   (170 words)

 Variable Density Turbulent Flows Interest Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These turbulent flows are of fundamental interest because the conservation equations for thermodynamics, mass and momentum are linked together.
Another interesting fundamental aspect is that such flows - in the jet or wake configuration - can develop self-excited oscillations related to absolute instability of the nozzle region.
The understanding of these flows is an important problem in its own right but it is also the key to an improved physical understanding of combusting flows where the coupling between chemical reactions and aerodynamics occurs through local density fluctuations due to chemical heat release and composition changes.
www.irphe.univ-mrs.fr /~ansel/ERCOFTAC24.html   (618 words)

 ERCOFTAC Special Interest Groups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ERCOFTAC Special Interest Groups are composed of ERCOFTAC members working together on a well defined specific topic on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion.
Activities of Special Interest Groups are organizing Workshops, Comparison of Codes, Exchange of Research Results, Creation of Experimental and/or Numerical Data Bases, Organization of Courses,...
ERCOFTAC Special Interest Groups are associated with at least two Pilot Centres, and have an international organizing committee.
www.ercoftac.org /SIG.html   (227 words)

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banners.musicabona.com   (186 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Special Interest Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This landmark theoretical book is about the mechanisms by which special interest groups affect policy in modern democracies.
Deals with campaign contributions, which interest groups may use either to influence policy makers' positions and actions or to help preferred candidates to win elections.
More precisely, if members of interest groups must pay the lobbying costs and the net result is worse for them, they might well prefer an equilibrium where lobbying was outlawed.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262571676?v=glance   (1216 words)

 California Special Interest License Plates
The following special interest license plates are available for autos, commercial vehicles, trailers, and motorcycles.
Special interest plates may be ordered in sequential (standard numbering) or personalized (custom numbers/letters) configurations.
You may order most special interest license plates online or complete a Special Interest License Plate Application and mail your application to the address on the bottom of the form.
www.dmv.ca.gov /online/elp/elp.htm   (614 words)

 Pacific Great Eastern - BC Rail Special Interest Group
PGE/BCR Special Interest Group or respective copyright owners may appropriate legal action if there is any infringement of these rights.
All other rights are reserved, and commercial uses including publication, retransmission, broadcast, posting to newsgroups, mail lists or electronic bulletin boards, circulation, selling, reproduction or redistribution in any medium are prohibited, except with the prior written approval of the copyright owner.
Your e-mail may be shared with appropriate people within the PGE/BCR Special Interest Group to help us respond to your concerns.
www.pge-bcr-sig.bc.ca   (549 words)

 APS - Special Interest Groups
APS permits the establishment of multidisciplinary Special Interest Groups, which are a forum for interested members to meet and discuss a field or topic of common interest.
If you are intersted in forming a new special interest group, the process is as follows.
Any group of twenty-five or more American Pain Society members may apply for the formation of a Special Interest Group, to be approved by the APS Board.
www.ampainsoc.org /member/specint.htm   (756 words)

 Milford Haven Special Interest, for Special Interest in Milford Haven UK
Whatever you want to do and however long you want to do it for there's sure to be a special interest holiday out there for you.
Use the City-Visitor directory of special interest holidays in Milford Haven and plan your getaway today.
Let the Milford Haven City-Visitor directory for Special Interest point you in the right direction for Special Interest in Milford Haven and help you to find the best Milford Haven businesses to suit your needs.
www.city-visitor.com /milfordhaven/specialinterest.html   (245 words)

 Special interest travel
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www.meta.ws /Special_interest_travel.htm   (149 words)

 CIF Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Darling of the Towers Community, CIF is well-known for its reliable server, clean and useful lab, and a whole floor full of wise, knowledgeable, and approachable geeks who really, truly care.
There aren't many days left to have events, but we might be bringing you a movie followed by an interesting discussion of its subject...
CIF is a member of the Special Interest Housing Council.
www.cif.rochester.edu   (309 words)

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