Week of June 9, 2002

Now a Union

A More Perfect Union at http://americanhistory. si.edu/perfectunion/ experience examines the acts of racial prejudice toward Japanese-Americans during World War II. This site offers a multimedia story experience that shows how nearly 120,000 Japanese-American citizens were placed in internment camps. Photos and posters document life behind barbed wire. Learn how Japanese-Americans have overcome oppression and have helped make the United States a more perfect union.

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In what year was the Civil Liberties Act signed into law?

1888
1938
1988

 

What is known as the silent killer?

carbon monoxide
high blood pressure
cholesterol

 

What does the word "camber" mean?
air speed
angle of air flow
speed of air flow

 

 

 

Way Cool Surgery

Put on your surgical scrubs and prepare for some Way Cool Surgery at www.waycoolsurgery.com. Learn about heart disease prevention to ensure that you have a Healthy Heart. Video clips of an actual coronary bypass surgery will help explain the ins and outs of the heart. Meet the Surgical Team of people behind the masks and learn about their roles during operations. Future doctors can read descriptions of various Medical Careers. You should feel pumped about visiting this operating room. (This site is no longer available.)


Do You Know What It Is?

No one really knows what Wic-kid is, but you can learn about Wic-kid when you visit this travel mystery site at www.wic-kid.com. Wic-kid's Special Features has answers to your questions about flight and becoming a pilot. Fun and Games will entertain you with a concentra-tion game and coloring pages. Then, send your family and friends a Wic-kid postcard. Check out each World Record Fact about airports and flying. Look for the three hidden clues so that you can help solve the Wic-kid mystery. (This site is no longer available.)


Should violent computer games be available for kids under 13?

 

Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How do I know if a virus warning is serious? -- Greg, St. Charles, Ill.

Dear Greg: With a little research, you can discover whether or not a warning is a hoax. The U.S. Department of Energy has a site at http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/HBHoaxInfo.html that gives step-by-step directions for recognizing hoaxes and validating warnings. Hoaxes usually have technical-sounding language and credibility by association, but these intimidating characteristics may be clues that a warning is fake. Check out the info at this site, and you'll be well on your way to blowing off those bogus e-mails. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: What is an e-mail rule? Is it some kind of law? -- Jim, Los Angeles

Dear Jim: Actually, when you're talking about e-mail, a rule is a guideline that you can set up to block or redirect the e-mails you receive. If you use a program such as Outlook Express, www.traffick.com/article.asp?aID=19 will show you how to set up a rule. If you use an online e-mail provider such as Yahoo or Hotmail, you can set up restrictions or enact premade rules by going to the Options link. Both sites allow you to choose the options that best suit your needs.


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