Connie, apropos of your NYT link, you might take a look at the New York Times link generator: http://nytimes.blogspace.com/genlink. It’s a way of generating a permanent link for a blog entry, and, moreover, one that non-fee-paying people can use. It depends upon the NYT RSS feed, I gather. And it seems that the Times doesn’t object. See also: http://backend.userland.com/2003/06/16#a265
I had no idea this was available. Now I can link to articles I find when I search New York Times as a registered user, and not worry about whether others will see it nor not!