Love the Louvre
Here's a special pass to get you into the world's most famous art museum at www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en. Oooo la la, it's the Louvre. And now you can wander through the galleries at your own pace without bumping elbows. You'll find works from all the famous artists, such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. When you find something you like, click on it to bring in a bigger image and soak up the art. They say it's impossible to see it all in one day, but you can come close with a virtual tour. Sure, you can't replace the experience of gazing upon the Mona Lisa in real life, but be sure to take advantage of this cool techno-tour.

Shadowball For a different take on what baseball means to past generations, look no further than Shadowball: Recalling the Negro Leagues. Hit a home run at http://shadowball.iwaynet.net/home2.html and explore this field of dreams. You'll read all about some of the great teams, such as the Kansas City Monarchs, the Dayton Marcos and the Chicago American Giants. Or meet some of the legends, including Cool Papa Bell, Emmitt Ashford and Roy Campanella. And, of course, you'll read about one of the greatest players of all time, Jackie Robinson. You'll also find a historical overview of black professional baseball and info on the infamous "gentlemen's agreement." Along the way, there are video clips, inspiring quotes and great photos. Go back in time and discover a world of triumph and pride. (This site is no longer available.)

Plug In And Play
From rhythm and blues to rock 'n' roll, the arrival of the electric guitar changed the music world forever. At the Lemelson Center's Electric Guitar exhibit, you can tune into how musical innovators cranked up their sound a few decibels thanks to this way-cool instrument. From invention to most recent use, you'll discover the history of the electric guitar. Plug in and play at http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/electricguitar/theguitars.htm. Read all about how the electric guitar was first shunned as a novelty-only to find its way into concert halls, conservatories and classrooms worldwide. You can also read about how guitars are designed and how they work. And jam with the best, including Chuck Berry and Eddie Van Halen. Strap on your Fender Stratocaster and prepare to play.

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Dear Amy: Where can I find out what my state motto is? --Tracy, Kearney, Neb.
Dear Tracy: There is a neat Web site that gives quick information about every state in the nation. Each state and capital is represented at 50states.com located at www.50states.com. You'll find a wealth of information about your state with each entry linked to provide even more facts and figures. From historic landmarks and state flowers to maps and state Web cams, this is an all-purpose site for study or pure entertainment. Have fun looking up your state motto.

Dear Amy: Where can I find information for a school report? --Kurt, Hartford, Conn.
Dear Kurt: The new Encyclopedia Britannica Web site is now available for all your school report needs. Located at www.britannica.com this site offers the complete print version of the encyclopedia, the oldest and largest general reference in the English language. It also links to many other major magazines and resources. And the search engine for the site will take you directly to the topic you are interested in. Be sure to use the handy explore menu. This site is bound to save you time and make your report writing fun.

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