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Thanks for the Memory Issue Date: 08-31-2003

Cool Spots imageCelebrate the charmed life of 100-year-old vaudeville entertainer Bob Hope at www.loc.gov/
exhibits/bobhope
. He made his career as a comedian, dancer and singer on the radio, on television and in some of the first motion pictures with sound. Read how an outgoing boy named Leslie, who earned money at amusement parks by winning footraces, blossomed into a stage fixture named Bob in Early Life. Hope and other vaudeville comedy acts depended on stock material for their bits and sketches. Amateur comedians can take a look at the joke file for some funny ideas.

Visit: www.loc.gov/exhibits/bobhope
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Master Draftsman Issue Date: 07-27-2003

Cool Spots imageView masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, at www.metmuseum.org/special/
Leonardo_Master_Draftsma/draftsman_splash.htm
. Follow the online version of the exhibition to view the highlights of each gallery. The Audio Guide gives curators', scholars' and authors' perspectives on da Vinci's work. Read an essay about one of da Vinci's defining characteristics, his left-handedness. You can learn about the events in his life that correspond with his work by following the chronology of his life and work.

Visit: www.metmuseum.org/special/Leonardo_Master_Draftsman/draftsman_splash.htm
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Class Lowdown Issue Date: 07-20-2003

Cool Spots imageMake your way up the social ladder at People Like Us at www.pbs.org/peoplelikeus. Learn how a person's background, economic status and attitude mark his or her social class. You'll be able to test your own prejudices regarding what you feel makes a person of lower, higher or the same social status as yourself. Try the game Chintz or Shag to find out whether you have the fashion sense to be among the rich. There's even a page to type in your ZIP code to find out what type of people live in your area.

Visit: www.pbs.org/peoplelikeus
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Two-World Warrior Issue Date: 07-06-2003

Cool Spots imagePBS presents A Warrior in Two Worlds: The Life of Ely Parker, at www.pbs.org/warrior. Ely Parker, a Seneca chief, was an advocate for assimilation. Some say he was a hero to his people, while others say he was a traitor. Visit this site and decide for yourself. You can read about his life as a scholar, an engineer, a Civil War hero and a Cabinet-level commissioner. You'll also find information about Parker's fight for the Seneca reservation Tonawanda.

Visit: www.pbs.org/warrior
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Egypt's Greek Lady Issue Date: 06-15-2003

Cool Spots imageCleopatra was not very pretty, but she was powerful. Learn about this lady's role in Alexandrian history with Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth at archive.fieldmuseum.org/ cleopatra. Cleopatra learned to write and speak Egyptian so that she could rule over Egypt. Discover why she formed alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and learn why Octavian disliked her. Also play the Portrait of Cleopatra puzzle. It's a fun way to see if you've got what it takes to be a Field Museum archaeologist.

Visit: archive.fieldmuseum.org/cleopatra
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