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Travel Back to '68 Issue Date: 11-29-1998

Cool Spots imageDid you know that you can jump on a time machine, right now, and go back 30 years? Sure, the 1960s were about rock 'n' roll and bell bottoms, but there was a whole lot more going on. Find out why the Whole World Was Watching the U.S. in 1968 by setting your time machine to www.stg.brown.edu/projects/1968. Lyndon Johnson was president, the Vietnam War was going full blast, and thousands of American citizens marched through the streets. Listen firsthand to the accounts of people who lived through the Vietnam War and student and Civil Rights protests who share their memories through RealAudio interviews. There are also timelines and glossaries. It was a year of huge changes - some of them hopeful, some frightening. Now's your chance to hear and see it all; it's not too late to live through '68!

Visit: www.stg.brown.edu/projects/1968
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The Life of Private Jefferson Moses Issue Date: 11-01-1998

Cool Spots imageIn the spring of 1862, after the Battle of Shiloh was fought during the American Civil War, Jefferson Moses witnessed a soldier's funeral that would change his life. "I got home and told pa and ma I wanted to go to war," he wrote in his journal. "I just felt a great duty that I never before thought of." He became a soldier with one of the Union's extraordinary regiments. And for future generations, he left behind documents, images, memoirs and a diary of his trials and tribulations at war. March out to the battlefields at www.ioweb.com/civilwar and lose yourself in Moses' narration, as he reflects on the capturing of General Lee and the assassination of Abe Lincoln. You'll forage through Mississippi in the winter, take part in the Yazoo Pass Expedition, and mingle with the front lines at Vicksburg.

Visit: www.ioweb.com/civilwar
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Land of a Thousand Dances Issue Date: 10-25-1998

Cool Spots imageWith its medieval bazaars, sacred mosques and delicious kabobs, Turkey is a country that holds something for everyone. Its culture is neither Asian nor European, but somewhere in between. At the Republic of Turkey's Ministry of Culture Web site, you'll immerse yourself in the art, architecture, history and music of this incredible land. Sail across the Mediterranean to www.kultur.gov.tr/EN to enjoy the wonders of the Old World. You'll explore such landmarks as the Derinkuyu Underground City,the Rumeli Fortress and the Shah Nadir Throne. Get ready to celebrate with the Turkish Ballet as it celebrates its 50th year, or check out the colorful costumes and jewelry still worn at traditional weddings and ceremonies. Welcome to Turkey!

Visit: www.kultur.gov.tr/EN
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New York's Mysterious Underground Issue Date: 10-11-1998

Cool Spots imageBeneath the bustling streets of New York City lies a world that most folks don't even realize exists. Power lines, cables, subway tunnels and water all make up part of this subterranean mix. At National Geographic's New York Underground, you'll be lowered down into the depths of this urban jungle. Look down the manhole at www.nationalgeographic.com/
features/97/nyunderground
and take a multimedia tour through a maze of secret passages, forgotten pipelines and age-old geology. With audio clips and animation, you'll uncover the many myths and legends here. Did you know that a 125-pound alligator was once pulled from a New York sewer? And don't forget to drop in on Tunnel No. 3--70 stories below daylight. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/nyunderground
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Bigger is Better Issue Date: 10-11-1998

Cool Spots imageIf bigger is better, then Robert Pershing Wadlow was the best human being to ever walk the face of the Earth. At a height of 8 feet, 11 inches, the Alton, Ill., native is known as the tallest person in history. Wadlow passed away in 1940, but his spirit and stature loom over the Internet at the Alton Museum of History and Art. Bring a stepladder out to www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow and gaze into the eyes of the "Gentle Giant." Find out why he was an inspiration to all those who knew him.

Visit: www.altonweb.com/history/wadlow
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