Do You Have a Nose for News?
If your best friend has a wet nose, you'll want to trot over to World Wide Woofs at www.woofs.org for the breaking news on the K - 9 front. The Webzine "www.woofs" keeps you informed about anything from how people's pets are doing following a disaster to the latest furry celebrities. But if you sniff around this Web site, there's plenty more to dig up. From the table of contents take the entertainment link to dog paintings or get a chuckle from the cartoons. For more serious stuff, there's information on health, nutrition and doggie adoption. So, unsnap your leash and pick up the trail. (This site is no longer available.)
Pop the Hood!
Get motoring and switch into high gear, because your online guide to the automobile has arrived. Automotive Learning On-Line is your chance to understand the modern car and all of its workings, from turbocharging to the V8 engine. Take a spin out to www.innerauto.com and you'll find out why mechanics do more than just pop the hood. With plenty of animations, images and descriptions on every car part, Automotive Learning On-Line has enough information to keep any highway kid happy. From battery-operated cars to airbags, the site has the scoops on the latest developments out of Detroit. You'll meet all of the legends of the car industry from the past, including Henry Ford and the "Electric Landspeed Lady." Not carsick yet? Then you'll love the auto pages across the Internet that this cool site links to. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines please!
Know Your History
Brush up on your African American history at www.brightmoments.com/ blackhistory and get ready to take the African American History Challenge. First, study up on the important figures in African American history, such as the anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman (the engine behind the Underground Railroad), Nat Turner, who led the biggest slave rebellion in history, and the Civil War spy Mary Elizabeth Bowser. When you've done your homework, you'll be ready for the big quiz. But don't worry...you can't fail this course. You'll only expand your understanding of America!
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1. When does the 1st Pup-Peroni Dog Agility Classic occur?
Dear Cindy: While surfin' the other day, I bookmarked a Web site called Gifts of Speech at http://gos.sbc.edu that has the text of speeches made by famous women. There are all kinds of speeches such as the poem Maya Angelou delivered at the 1993 Inauguration of President Clinton and Ellen Hancock's address to the National Assoication of Broadcasters. There is a link page that might help you with your report, too.
Dear Amy: Mom says I watch too much TV and I should do more homework. I say there are good things to watch. What do you think?-Gary, Madison, WI
Dear Gary: How much TV to watch is a question for you and your folks to work out, but maybe the World Wide Web can help. If you go to Click TV at http://tvlistings2.zap2it.com you can access tons of information about what's happening on television. You can use their search engine to find educational shows or check the listings to find the times for your favorite show. By clicking on the hyperlinks you'll find out what a show might be about, including its parental rating. Now if it would only program my VCR... :-) (Disclaimer: This Web site now contains advertisements.)