You Oughta Know

Learn about missing kids on the Web

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's list of missing children.

Why you'd want it: With national interest in the Butler County Sheriff's Office investigation of Adam Herrman, recently reported missing since 1999, you might want to learn more about other missing children.

Where you get the records: From the center's Web site, You may search by state and also see alerts about missing children.

How much it will cost: The information is free. To reach the center, call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).