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Google News Adds Advanced Search Capabilities (Will Be of Much Use to Freepers)
Google News ^ | July 21, 2003

Posted on 07/21/2003 1:31:51 PM PDT by Timesink

For as long as Google News has existed, its search feature has been a pale copy of the many search features available on the rest of Google. You could plug very basic searches into the box at the top of the page, and limit by source (if you knew how, which most people didn't), but as of today they offer the same full advanced search capability as all other parts of Google. You can easily choose to search only certain news sources (example: only Fox News articles); only news sources in a certain state or country; whether the search terms are anywhere in the article, only in the article, only in the headline,or only in the URL; and limit by date (though Google News still only retains articles for 30 days).


TOPICS: Announcements; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: google; googlenews; newssearches
Hopefully this will be of use to many Freepers in their various information hunts.
1 posted on 07/21/2003 1:31:52 PM PDT by Timesink
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2 posted on 07/21/2003 1:32:30 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: Timesink
Thanks for the information! I will give it a try.
3 posted on 07/21/2003 1:33:29 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Timesink
Looks cool! Thanks for the post.

CD

4 posted on 07/21/2003 1:34:44 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Timesink
Useful, thanks.
5 posted on 07/21/2003 1:37:37 PM PDT by Thud
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To: Timesink
Rockin - bookmarked, and many thanks!
6 posted on 07/21/2003 1:40:41 PM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: Timesink
Nine minutes, and no one has posted any of that inane Google-is-evil-and-liberal fodder.
7 posted on 07/21/2003 1:40:51 PM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary. You have the right to be wrong.)
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To: Timesink
way kewl...
8 posted on 07/21/2003 1:42:44 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Miss Marple; Timesink
Wish I could find a search source for donors and their donations to various non-profits. You can search non-profits at guidestar.org, but trying to do a reverse match on who donates to which orgs is not possible to my knowledge...?

For instance, I'd like to be able to plug in a name and see who gets his donations. Like, who gets James Carville's spare change?

9 posted on 07/21/2003 1:43:44 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Timesink
Stand back, Lexis Nexus! . . . Google is comin' thru!
10 posted on 07/21/2003 1:44:36 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Timesink
bump
11 posted on 07/21/2003 1:48:28 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rob: "I see a five letter word. F-R-E-E-P. Freep." Jerry: "Freep? What's that?" - Dick Van Dyke Show)
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To: Timesink
Thanks for the information.
12 posted on 07/21/2003 1:50:44 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: Mamzelle
Wish I could find a search source for donors and their donations to various non-profits.


That info isn't mandated to be provided by the Non-profits, thus I doubt you'll find a source listing the donors.
13 posted on 07/21/2003 1:53:16 PM PDT by deport (On a hot day don't kick a cow chip...... only democrat enablers..)
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To: Mamzelle
who gets James Carville's spare change?

We have a right to know that because... (okay, I give up)?

14 posted on 07/21/2003 1:53:35 PM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary. You have the right to be wrong.)
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To: Timesink
And don't forget the Google Toolbar Beta 2.0 - which has a built in pop-up blocker, among other things. Very useful and easy to use!
15 posted on 07/21/2003 1:59:28 PM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: Timesink
This is going to be a great research tool. Thanks.
16 posted on 07/21/2003 2:08:24 PM PDT by SwatTeam
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To: txzman
I'm still using the earlier Google toolbar because I don't need a popup killer. If you click on "Google" and then click on Toolbar Options you can choose which buttons to show on the toolbar and you can eliminate the functions that send reports to Google on the sites you visit.
17 posted on 07/21/2003 2:10:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Timesink
We need to have lexis-nexus for free.

By the way googles image galley is very cool. The google bots seem to work 24x7. Also you can submit your website to them should you not have a presence yet. Good news page as well.

18 posted on 07/21/2003 2:35:58 PM PDT by Helms
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To: Timesink
It won't help bill blame Bush for giving nukes to NK.
19 posted on 07/21/2003 7:29:30 PM PDT by damncat
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To: Timesink
bttt
20 posted on 07/22/2003 2:27:27 AM PDT by lainde
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To: newgeezer
Who cares about a right to know? Everybody and his harddrive keeps a dossier on you and me. Our credit history, medical history, legal history...I hate it. But I can't do anything about it. I don't think anyone has a right to traffic in private info, but nobody agrees with me, so...who cares?

Politically, knowing who donates to what is useful information. And, I guess I could make the argument that donors get to deduct donations from their taxes, and therefore that does make it of public concern.

Non-profits proliferate--I am acquainted with some who formed their own bogus charities in order to provide themselves with certain perks with a tax-discounted bill. All legal, I guess. Why NOT know about it?

21 posted on 07/22/2003 7:02:53 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: deport
Actually, it's part of the 990s that they have to file, and those 990s are part of public access. Guidestar.org provides the PDF files. You can pull up a particular "charity" like Planned Parenthood in a certain region, and see where their money comes from. They are supposed to provide a list of donors, but those donors are often foundation "fronts." Or you can see where a particularly charitable foundation disperses its own funds.

What I'd like is a cross-referenced spreadsheet.

22 posted on 07/22/2003 7:06:05 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
Whatever, but I've never seen a donor list provided for a 501c3 in their 990 filings.... By the way not all non profits are listed on Guidestar..
23 posted on 07/22/2003 7:37:32 AM PDT by deport (On a hot day don't kick a cow chip...... only democrat enablers..)
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To: deport
re: not all non profits )))

Never seen a donor list? Curious. The 990s I've searched have accountants doing the filing, and they include where the money comes from. Most have some details--many have plentiful details. And it's fun to see how the nonprofits donate to each other! The law requires that these nonprofits disperse 5% of their "net worth" (for lack of a more formal term) in donations *out* from the foundation itself, and to get to that net worth you include the year's income. Income consists, generally, of donations. Without the list of donors, the possibility of laundering would be great. If no mention is made of who does the donating, I'd really expect a racket.

More than one search engine can handle, since everyone and his puppydog is starting a "vanity charity."

However, if you are seeking a particular nonprofit, keep trying. I find new ones listed every day.

24 posted on 07/22/2003 7:49:21 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Timesink
Many of Google's search features are patented by Switchboard (SWBD), which just signed a significant contract with Google. Google is expected to go public later this year or early next.
25 posted on 07/22/2003 12:34:42 PM PDT by MoralSense
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To: Timesink
bump
26 posted on 07/22/2003 8:17:01 PM PDT by apackof2 (Listen much, talk little, learn greatly)
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