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Toonacat's Kids Club
If there's an artist inside of you, be sure to join Toonacat's Kids Club at www.toonacat.com/kids where you get to be creative. Print designs from the Web page to color at home, write a story for submission, check out some poetry or add a link to the club's Kid Links page. Don't miss the Book Nook, where Toonacat shares his favorite stories. And, of course, there's the Art Show, where you can browse through the works of your online friends, or send in a masterpiece of your own. Bring your crayons, pencils and paper. Toonacat is expecting you!

The American Experience As this century comes to an end, who do you think has had the greatest impact on the course of history? Naturally, U.S. presidents always come to mind. Their work influences millions of people, their faces are the faces of history, and their words are historical documents. From Teddy "Rough Rider" Roosevelt to Bill Clinton and Socks the cat, this site at www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents gives you the low-down on the big men of the White House. Learn about each president's career and the events that were happening in the world around him. Who was in office when women gained the right to vote? Who was president during the Vietnam War? Exercise your right to explore some of the most famous Americans of the century. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)



A World of Wonders
From asteroids to tarantulas, the Discovery Channel Online examines all corners of our fascinating world. Take the journey to www.discovery.com and explore countersurveillance technology, solar eclipses and the Titanic. Expeditions will send you searching for dinosaur fossils in the dunes or volcano watching at Montserrat. Plus, the Discover Channel Online has plenty of games, interviews and breaking news to keep everybody happy. Eavesdroppers will love the Animal Cam, which gives you a real-time peek at a chimpanzee in action. Do remember to bring the bananas! And if adventure is your thing, be sure to read all about climbing, caving and diving. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)



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When you know the answers to the questionsbelow, enter your answers. If you are correct, you will become a "4KidsDetective of the Week." If a question is not answered it is considered wrong.Good luck.

1. When was President Truman born?

May 8, 1884
January 4, 1903
February 28, 1907
2. Which president was a World War II general?
Eisenhower
Johnson
Truman
3. In which sea is the volcanic island Montserrat located?
Red Sea
Black Sea
Caribbean Sea


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Dear Amy: What's a mirror site? Is it OK to get stuff from them?-Larry, Tucson, AZ

Dear Larry: When you go to a really busy Web site to download a file or a plug-in, sometimes you are asked if you want to download it from a mirror site. A mirror site has exactly the same information or the same resources that are on the original Web site, but it is located on another server. Usually, the server with the mirror site is located in another country or far enough away to be in another time zone. That way, the original site and the mirror site won't be busy at the same time of day. So, if you want to download something faster, choose a mirror site that's located in a time zone that won't be busy.

Dear Amy: I want to make my own Web site, but I cannot find a place where I can make one for free.-Theresa, Evans, GA

Dear Theresa: The Worldkids Network at www.worldkids.net/ kotw/ ownpage.htm has a page that links you to three places to set up your Web site for free. Also, there are links to get you started on some basic HTML tutorials. It won't be long before you will want some graphics and clip art, too, so I think you should bookmark this site and return to it as you learn. Let me know when you get your page up on the Web. (This site is no longer available. You can build a free Web page at http://sites.google.com.)

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