Fallingeese - Advanced search is good, but significantly slower (especially if you only have a modem connection, and have to scroll through several pages to find what location - or any other parameter - you are looking for). I think the idea of having a location selection option on the main page is a good idea, myself.
Maybe its taking it too far, but a date selectioner might be nice also - say 3 menus, so you could select day month and year. How about it? Or will it complicate the main page too much?
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