Ye Olde Archive Archived Posts: 2004-2009


Plan B from Oly Space

"The state Pharmacy Board adopted rules taking effect Thursday that require timely dispensing of medications and allow a pharmacist to refuse if someone else can fill the order. Exemptions cover potentially fraudulent prescriptions and other concerns.

The rule revisions arose in the wake of concerns about pharmacists’ moral objections to dispensing emergency contraceptives such as Plan B."

Which brings Ralph's Thriftway back into the spotlight. After the initial furor over their refusal to stock Plan B, things went mostly back to normal, with a not-insignificant number of activist-minded folks boycotting the store. Now, with Safeway gone, Ralph's is doing better than ever, but are their morals on the right side of the law?

Read more: The Olympian, Stormans ponders legal action over Plan B rule

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"The year is 1973. A priceless book has been stolen from the Oakland Public Library. A crack team of Bookhunters (aka. library police) have less than three days to recover the stolen item. It's a race against the clock as our heroes use every tool in their arsenal of library equipment to find the book and the mastermind who stole it."

The best part? You can read it for free, right here.



Library Shenanigans

cookie monsterJessy Randall has put together a nice list of the "streaking, singing, and other funny stuff people have done in libraries." Included are videos of "study breakdancing", "pac man reenactments", and even a clip from Sesame Street.

Make sure you don't miss the peep research or the library musical!

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British Library Archival Sound Recordings

british library logoThe British Library has made available an archival collection of sound recordings that allow users to "explore 12,000 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments."

Unfortunately, you can't listen to them unless you live in the U.K., but that doesn't make it any less cool (in theory).

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Betty Glover Library Workout Tape

I don't know if it will help you get into shape, but at the least, you can marvel over the fabulous 80s fashions!