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Childress, Michael T.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 1,491 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Children's television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor
Classifications: TF550, 625.19
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Most widely held works by Michael T Childress
I love toy trains( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new, exciting I love toy trains show for a new generation
A system description of the marijuana trade by Michael T Childress( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes and discusses applications for a computer spreadsheet-based, comprehensive "systems description" of the quantity and flow of marijuana from initial cultivation and processing, through international transportation, to domestic distribution. To examine the potential utility of this tool, this report details three distinct but related applications: improving the estimation processes, conducting sensitivity analyses, and guiding planning and assessment. In improving the estimation process, an analyst can use the framework to evaluate assumptions or data in terms of their downstream effects on other indicators (e.g., the likely downstream effects of an increase in the marijuana crop yields). Sensitivity analysis can be used to understand the impact of certain parameters versus others, which may be helpful in allocating intelligence resources, and to evaluate first-order effects of a change in the system, such as an eradication program. As a tool for more effective planning and assessment, the model can help planners think in terms of a strategic framework, for example, of linking assumptions on production in Southeast Asia to marijuana flows in the United States
A system description of the heroin trade by Michael T Childress( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes and discusses applications for a computer spreadsheet-based, comprehensive "systems description" of the quantity and flow of heroin from initial cultivation and processing, through international transportation, to domestic distribution. To examine the potential utility of this tool, this report details three distinct but related applications: improving the estimation processes, conducting sensitivity analyses, and guiding planning and assessment. In improving the estimation process, an analyst can use the framework to evaluate assumptions or data in terms of their downstream effects on other indicators (e.g., the likely downstream effects of an increase in the opium crop yields). Sensitivity analysis can be used to understand the impact of certain parameters versus others, which may be helpful in allocating intelligence resources, and to evaluate first-order effects of a change in the system, such as an eradication program. As a tool for more effective planning and assessment, the model can help planners think in terms of a strategic framework, for example, of linking assumptions on production in Southeast Asia to heroin flows in the United States
A system description of the cocaine trade by Bonnie Dombey-Moore( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaps and inconsistencies in the picture of the cocaine trade increase the difficulty of making good choices about resource allocation and drug-fighting strategies. They also make it more difficult to evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies. This report documents a computer spreadsheet-based "systems description" for the cocaine trade that is a combination of database and analytical tool. Its structure allows users to substitute their own data or assumptions about parameters while preserving consistency or "conservation of mass" throughout the system. Three systems spreadsheets mirror the general pattern of the cocaine trade: production, international transportation, and U.S. distribution. In addition, a longitudinal database provides primarily production-related data from 1984 through 1990
The effectiveness of U.S. training efforts in internal defense and development : the cases of El Salvador and Honduras by Michael T Childress( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To evaluate U.S. military training and advisory programs for teaching internal defense and development (IDAD) skills to the militaries of El Salvador and Honduras, this report examines whether U.S. training provided to foreign military students in the subject countries promotes human rights, professionalism, democratic values, national development, and appropriate civil-military relations, as well as meeting the general goals of the International Military and Education Training (IMET) program. Drawing on interviews with trainers, U.S. Embassy personnel, and an extensive review of periodicals and books, the author concludes that a causal relationship between U.S. training efforts and improvements in human rights and other values is difficult, if not impossible, to establish. Indeed, the author suggests that the influence of the country's culture, history, and politics may override U.S. training efforts intended to alter students' behavior. In short, the taproot cause of the behavior of these two countries' militaries is structural factors--factors that U.S. training efforts typically do not address. The report presents a comprehensive bibliography of background sources
The implications for the U.S. Army of demographic patterns in the less developed world : a documented briefing by Michael T Childress( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes demographic patterns in the less developed world and discusses some preliminary implications for the U.S. Army. The three major demographic trends occurring in the less developed world are rapidly expanding populations, increasing urbanization, and the growing number of displaced people. These trends are important to the U.S. Army because each can exacerbate existing problems in the countries affected by them. These trends can also lead to, and will affect, the nature of future conflict. Consequently, they will have implications for future U.S. Army roles, missions, and operations
Effect of personnel quality on the performance of Patriot air defense system operators by Bruce R Orvis( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the linkage between the quality of enlisted personnel (in terms of aptitude score) and their ability to operate the Patriot air defense missile system. The intent was to help the Army set appropriate performance standards and estimate the effects of personnel quality on operational performance. The study finds that the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score has a direct, consistent effect on the outcomes of air battles, both in terms of knowledge assessed by written tests and in actual performance simulations. Specifically, soldiers with higher AFQT scores can be expected to suffer significantly less asset damage, destroy more hostile aircraft, and be more effective in missile conservation. The study also finds that a one-level change in AFQT category equaled or surpassed the effect of a year of operator experience or of frequent training, a finding that has significant readiness and cost implications, since higher quality soldiers require less training and operator experience. Finally, the study finds that next to AFQT, operator and unit experience are the factors that most consistently affect performance
I love toy trains( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TM celebrates the 20th anniversary of their I love toy trains series with this all-new DVD, featuring special effects like Mickey and Minnie riding their handcar on the Moon, visits to the Eiffel Tower, a ride in a Lionel submarine in the Great Barrier Reef, and much more
Exploring the frontier of the future : how Kentucky will live, learn and work by Michael T., Ed Childress( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides Kentucky policymakers with information on economic, educational, demographic, and environmental trends and issues with implications for policy decisions. Following an introduction, "Past as Prologue" (James C. Klotter), the 28 chapters are presented in 5 sections: "The White Picket Fence: Trends Affecting the Quality of Life in Kentucky Communities"; "Our Emerging Culture of Learning"; "Our Changing Economy"; "Environmental Trends and Futures"; and "Government and Civic Participation." Chapters are: "Migration in Kentucky: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" (Michael Price); "Growing Old in Kentucky: The Approaching Age of Age" (Graham D. Rowles, John F. Watkins); "Families and Children: The Common Wealth of Kentucky" (Stephan M. Wilson); "Poverty in Kentucky" (Miriam Fordham, Dan Jacovitch); "Assessing the Future of Housing in Kentucky" (F. Lynn Luallen); "The View from the Heart of the Health Care Revolution" (Forrest Calico); "The Contours of Crime" (John Curra); "Kentucky and the State of Human Rights" (Saundra C. Ardrey); "The Earnings of Dropouts and High School Enrollments: Evidence from the Coal Boom and Bust" (Dan Black, Kermit Daniel, Seth Sanders); "Trends and Issues Affecting Primary and Secondary Education" (Robert F. Sexton, Stephen K. Clements); "The Ivory Tower Under Siege" (Michal Smith-Mello); "Workforce Training Issues" (Stephan J. Goetz); "Industry Trends: Jobs and Earnings" (Stephan J. Goetz, Peter Schirmer); "Occupational Trends: Education, Technology, Trade, and Corporate Restructuring" (Peter Schirmer, Stephan J. Goetz);"Kentucky's Coal Industry: Historical Trends and Future Opportunities" (Gerald A. Weisenfluh, James C. Cobb, John C. Ferm, Carol L. Ruthven); "The Volatile and Uncertain Outlook for Tobacco in Kentucky" (William M. Snell); "Negotiating the New Social Contract" (Michal Smith-Mello); "Income Inequality in Kentucky" (Amitabh Chandra); "Trends and Future Values in Technology" (Dick Dedic); "Ready or Not: Kentucky in the Global Economy" (Chris Sauer); "Agricultural Exports: Opportunities for Kentucky's Farmers" (Michael Reed); "Kentucky's Transportation System: Current Trends and Future Issues" (Ted Grossardt); "Information Technology: Perspectives and Trends" (Doug Robinson); "Kentucky's Environmental Trends: Progress and Problems" (Leslie Cole); "Kentucky's Economic Trends and Environmental Futures" (Peter B. Meyer); "Trends in Kentucky Taxes and Their Implications for Future Tax Policy" (William H. Hoyt); "$5.8 Billion and Change: An Exploration of Long-Term Budgetary Trends" (Peter Schirmer, Michael T. Childress, Charles C. Nett); and "Trends in Civic Participation" (Paul Blanchard). (Contains references in each chapter, approximately 125 figures and data tables, a glossary, and author profiles.) (SV)
Entrepreneurs and small business : Kentucky's neglected natural resource by Michael T Childress( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child care in Kentucky : current status and future improvements by Michael T Childress( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is designed to inform the Kentucky Governor, the General Assembly, and the public about the quality of child care in the state. Chapter 1 presents data suggesting that at least one third of Kentucky preschoolers are currently in child care, more children are likely to enter childcare as female labor force participation increases and welfare reform unfolds, and the quality of care has a fundamental impact on children, parents, and the wider public. Chapter 2 presents data on the availability and affordability of quality child care in Kentucky. While data suggest that many parents are satisfied with the availability and affordability of high-quality care in their communities, expert assessments of caregiver-child ratios, group size regulations, training requirements, and compensation reveal that much of Kentucky child care is of questionable quality. Further, more educated parents are much less likely to be satisfied with the availability and affordability of high-quality care. Chapter 3 deals with ways to improve Kentucky child care. A statistical model was used to estimate the relative contribution of various factors to Kentucky child care, and then hypothetical scenarios were generated to estimate the effects of changing ratios, training levels, group size, and pay rates on program quality. Findings point toward caregiver-child ratios, training requirements, and wage rates as targets for enhancing program quality. An expenditure increase of about $10 per child per week was estimated to make marked quality improvements, but over $20 per child per week was necessary to create the highest quality program. Three appendices contain statistical information. (KB)
The leadership challenge ahead : trends that will dominate the future agenda by Michael T Childress( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four major trends that are influencing society in Kentucky are examined: the electronic network that is knitting the fabric of a new economy and a new social order; the changing economic paradigm that has linked the path of economic prosperity with the pursuit of higher and continuous learning; the deepening economic divide of income inequality; and the restructuring of governmental and citizen responsibilities for future challenges. The CD-ROM contains a multimedia presentation of the body of Center research and other perspectives on the Commonwealth's future
Collecting taxes in the cyberage : how online purchases could affect revenue collections( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of burley tobacco : potenial outcomes, points of leverage, and policy recommendations by Michael T Childress( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road ahead : uncertainty and opportunity in a changed world( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

$5.8 billion and change : an exploration of the long-term budgetary impact of trends affecting the Commonwealth by Peter Schirmer( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 20 years, the share of Kentucky's general fund dollars spent on police and corrections, and health and human services, has increased. Meanwhile, the share spent on elementary and secondary education has not changed, while higher education funding has fallen. Compared to similar states, Kentucky spends less money per student at all levels of the education system, especially in higher education. Among 15 Southern states, Kentucky had the largest decrease in education funding per college student over the last 10 years. The Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center projected revenues and expenditures through fiscal year 2004 and found that these trends are expected to continue over the next decade. Overall, Kentucky's revenues will not grow fast enough to maintain the current level of services, if current trends continue. Also, Kentucky's rainy day fund is not well protected. Kentucky should take stronger measures to ensure that the budget reserve fund is adequately funded and protected, continue to search for new ways to cut costs and improve efficiency, ensure that the tax structure provides adequate revenues for state programs, and diligently search for opportunities to improve its investment in the future through education. (Contains two figures depicting projected spending versus revenues from 1994 through 2004, and baseline expenditure projections in six areas.) (TD)
Property insurance, 1986( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implications for the U.S. Army of demographic patterns in the less developed world by Michael T Childress( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tinplate legends in action( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features footage of toy train legends in action - the Olympian, Mayflower, Blue Comet, State Ser, National Limited, and many more. Trains made between 1895-1935
Army morale, welfare, and recreation programs in the future : maximizing soldier benefits in times of austerity by Susan Way-Smith( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report considers the future of Army morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) programs. Continued budgetary pressures are forcing changes in Army MWR provision. At the same time, times on station for soldiers are increasing, more spouses are working outside the home, and funds for on-post housing are shrinking. All these factors push toward more provision of MWR services by the off-post private sector. The report develops a costing methodology to more accurately compare the costs of different MWR provision methods
 
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