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their Government Document Needs

Lorelai’s In form at ion N eeds:
Lorelai is always getting in trouble. With a little knowledge, she could use some government documents to solve some of those problems.

The Gilmore Family and

Now, I’m sorry, Lorelai, but you need some straight pay up! So, let’s start with some government

talk. You need to make that deadbeat dad of Rory’s documents to help Christopher Hayden do his fatherly duty.

Helpf ul Information for Single Mo m’s
Connecticut’s Department of Social Services. Child Support Resources Center http://www.ct.gov/dss/cwp/view.asp?a=2353%AD&Q=305184 Here is a great place to start. Living in Stars Hallow, Connecticut, Lorelai will have to contact here local state government. Now if Christopher has ever been charged by the out a form that will alert the government about his negligence. court to pay child support, he should be paying it. If he isn’t paying it, Lorelai can fill

Connecticut’s Superior Court. “Application for Contempt Order, Income Withholding and/or Other Relief.” http://www.jud2.state.ct.us/webforms/forms/fm015.pdf

If Christopher has never had to make payments, Lorelai will have to look for other at her local Federal Depository Library.

options. For basic information on the topic, she can download this document or find it

Office of Child Support Enforcement. Handbook on Child Support Enforcement: Answers to Your Questions. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Children and Families. Washington, D.C., 2005 Sudocs classification number: HE 24.8:C 43

Sending Ro ry to School
But Lorelai is independent, and she does not like accepting help from anyone! I can tell already that she is not going to force Christopher to pay child support. However, she is very proactive, so if she has a question on how to raise Rory, she won’t stop until she best places for her to look for that information for is the website below, Choices for has an answer. She especially wants Rory to have an excellent education. One of the

Parents. It talks about U.S. goals as outlined in the No Child Left Behind Act and
magnet schools. It also gives information on private education and home schooling. U.S. Department of Education. Choices for Parents. http://www.ed.gov/nclb/choice/index.html?src=ov

includes information concerning the achievements of public schools, charter schools, and

For Lorelai, the best option for Rory is to send her to Chilton Academy, a ritzy prep school. If you can get in and pay the tuition, this school offers everything you could ever want. However, if Rory needs specialized help for a learning disability, or if she

wants to attend a public school’s after-school-program, she can. She can read about the

benefits and rights of private school students and teachers in this document listed below. U.S. Department of Education. Benefits to Private School Students and Teachers. Office of Innovation and Improvement The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 www.ed.gov/nclb/choice/schools/privbenefits/benefitstops.pdf If that isn’t enough, Lorelai and Rory can look at this next document for a good general overview of resources offered by the U.S. Department of Education.

U.S. Department of Education. No Child Left Behind: Help for Students and their Families. Washington, D.C., 2007. Sudocs classification number: ED 1.8:H 62/HELP/SPAN.-ENG.

Opening the Dragonfly Inn

Once Lorelai has provided for Rory’s needs, she can focus on her own goals for the future, and Lorelai wants to start her own bed and breakfast. However, running your own business requires a lot of skill. Lorelai can use government documents and resources to get her inn off the ground.

Since her appointment, the Secretary of Labor, Elaine L. Chao, has sought to help women become active in the business world. She is trying to encourage entrepreneurships through training, grants, and E-Initiatives. If Lorelai wants to seek special opportunities for herself as a businesswoman, she should read about Chao’s accomplishments in the “Accomplishments Report” below. 21st Century Workforce Office. U.S. 21st Century Workforce Initiative: Accomplishments Report. 2004. U.S. Department of Labor http://www.dol.gov/21cw/2004-accomplishments.htm Then, Lorelai should visit the website for the Small Business Administration for advice and education on how to start her inn. Their website has a number of interactive programs for her to gauge her progress, including…

U.S. Small Business Administration. Assessment Tool: Are you Ready to Start a Small Business. http://www.sba.gov/assessmenttool/index.html U.S. Small Business Administration. Free Online Courses http://www.sba.gov/services/training/onlinecourses/index.html The online courses take only about 30 minutes apiece to complete, and they are on

everything: how to start, how to find funding, how to do the accounting, how to manage she can go to the library and check out this next source.

credit, and how to understand business taxes. If there isn’t enough there on taxes, then

Internal Revenue Services. A Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop DVD. Washington, D.C., 2006 Sudocs classification number: T 22.69:V 81/2006

Ro ry’s Doc umen t fo r Life:
So what does Rory need documents for? She might only be a young person, but you would be surprised. The U.S. government wants young One of the best ways to start is to visit people to access government documents on the web. Students.gov. It is a portal for all sorts of

information useful for teenagers. It has links to career information, colleges, financial aid, and and links for healthy living. military service. A student can even find consumer information especially for them,

Students.gov: Student Gateway to the U.S. Government http://www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public

College
Rory goes to Yale, but she didn’t always know she was going to Yale. There are money to go to college. number of government resources that could have helped her with find a college and the

National Center for Education Statistics. College Navigator. U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ This resource allows a student to research public and private institutions by state,

region, educational level, and ACT/SAT scores. Once the student decides on a college, then they can decide how to pay for it. They can use the next three resources to find out what they need to do.

U.S. Department of Education. FAFSA: Free Application for Federal http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Federal Student Aid. Student Aid on the Web U.S. Department of Education http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp Federal Student Aid. Need Money for College? Go to www.studentaid.ed.gov. Department of Education http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS85922 Sudocs classification number: ED 1.2:M 74

Information for Colleg e and Beyon d

Once Rory goes to college, there is an entire new world to explore. In the last season, she has to decide whether to go to graduate school or get a job. Here are a few government resources for college students who want to find educational and career-building experiences…and the funds to pursue those experiences. United States Office of Personnel Management. Studentjobs.gov: Building America’s Future http://www.studentjobs.gov/ Rory can find internships and jobs with the government at this website. The site objectives to the perfect government job. Now, I doubt that the National Security Agency would offer Rory the perfect job. She may have some conflicting ethical beliefs with the agency, but she loves to travel and will be able to both travel and learn languages for free through scholarships like the learn language. If she signs up with the National Security Education Program, she

includes a Career Interests Center that helps students match their abilities and career

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships and NSEP Graduate Fellowships. Their reference information is listed directly below.

National Security Education Program. Worldstudy.gov: Learn without Borders http://www.worldstudy.gov/ National Security Education Program. David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships: Guidelines and Forms for Applications. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2003-. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS30970 Sudocs classification number: D 1.6/2-4: Institute of International Education. NSEP Graduate Fellowships. New York, N.Y., 2007 National Security Education Program http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS78416 Sudocs classification number: D 1.6:2-4: Since Rory probably does not want to work for the NSA, she will have to find other and the brightest and give them fellowships to follow their own plans of study. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright Program U.S. Department of State http://exchanges.state.gov/education/fulbright/ Now, Rory is on her way to making her name in the world.

options. Another popular program is the Fulbright Program. They accept the best

Rory’ s Lov e Lif e
Now, Rory is a very smart girl, and later in the show, she is a very smart young

woman. But at the end of the fourth season, she makes some poor relationship choices. These choices could have been a lot worse if she didn’t know her birth control options. Here are two sources for teenagers about the sexual choices that they make. MedlinePlus. Teen Sexual Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teensexualhealth.html American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Especially for Teens: Birth Control. March 2007 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teensexualhealth.html

Lorelai an d Rory’s Fun with Doc uments
Luckily, Rory is good about correcting bad decisions. She might occasionally go off the deep end and steal a boat, but things always turns out okay. Most of the time, Lorelai and Rory just get to set back and enjoy their favorite things together.

One thing that Rory loves is literature. She can find out which American authors to read at this site.

Vanspanckeren, Kathryn. USA Literature in Brief. U.S. Department of State. http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/literature-in-brief/ Lorelai can even find information to feed her love of fashion. It is surprising what you might find on a government website. The Sir Francis Drake High School in San 20th century. Anselmo, California created a website that deals with the evolution of fashion in the

Gallager, Jenny. Fashion through the Decades.. Sir Francis Drake High School. http://drake.marin.k12.ca.us/students/gallaghj/fashion/fash_thru_decade.html

Conclusio n
So ends our search for government documents for Lorelai and Rory. They are two and improve their lives through government documents. Moreover, they can go to person. accomplished women, who are fully self-sufficient, but they can increase their knowledge documents for entertainment. Government documents can open new worlds for any

Government Documents for the People By Jenny Rempel December 9, 2007