Center staff for their encouragement and especially to the student interns and hourly staff who worked so hard on this publication, including Solomon Briggs, Bilesha Perera, Matthew Smith, Susan Samuel, Nan Jiang, and Nattiporn Nokkaew.
Establishing the master template was a monumental task. Initially there was hope of finishing the entire project before the end of 2003. During the 1st and 2nd semesters of 2003, TRIP staff, Christina and Jennifer assisted by completing dozens and dozens of slides in the templates for each of the 92 counties. Bilesha Perera and Krishna Tangirala prepared the data on tobacco retail outlets for each county. Krishna prepared the TRIP data for the numbers of tobacco retail outlets and rates per thousand persons and youth, and the intensity of inspections measurement for each county. Solomon Briggs created a set of approximately 1,804 maps and 552 tables, amounting to about 3,478 pages. Bilesha prepared the FBI Uniform Crime Report arrest data and offered thoughtful and helpful editorial comments, and assisted with assembling the various sections during the final phase of production. Matthew Smith prepared gambling slides. Susan Samuel and Nan Jiang prepared alcohol-related slides. Nan also prepared other slides, proofed all 92 counties for almost all of the variables, and worked on the beginning of the final assembly process. Thanks to Josh Pugh for the design of the PREV-STAT™ logo, which appears on each page of the publication, and to unpaid student intern Nattiporn Nokkaew for her assistance during the proofing and assembly process. Thanks, too, to Richard Li, who is currently preparing online search engine access to much of this data, which when ready will become part of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center’s PREV-STAT™ Service offerings at our web site.
Finally, my thanks to my husband, without whose love and encouragement I would not have had the fortitude to bring this project across the finish line, and to my son, who tried to chase me to bed, night after night when he found me working on this project well after midnight.