Well, I'm back from my adventures in the Southeast. Visited all the military and Spanish Colonial sites between Mobile and Orlando (and even wandered into Georgia as well!), and ended by 4 days at DisneyWorld.
While I was gone, Northern Light closed its free search engine and was bought by Divine.com. The Special Collections section is now with Yahoo! under a Premier Search function (i.e. you have to pay for it!). Euroseek is still down and FAST still hasn't implemented their pay for URL registration.
Finally, Google is thinking of dropping its AdWords campaign, and going to an alternate PPC service (in addition to the free service).