.Volume I, Issue 17, August 25, 1996

It's Like a Walk in the Park
If you are one of the many people visiting America's national parks this Labor Day weekend, check out the info-rich National Parks World Wide Web homepage at www.nps.gov Get all the dirt on the park you'll be exploring, including a list of facilities and information on reservations and fees. Even if you're staying home this weekend, you'll enjoy seeing the latest story in Links to the Past, featuring the history and folk lore surrounding one of the nation's parks. From the National Parks there are links to things wild and wonderful, so even if you never step outside, you can enjoy a Labor Day journey through North America.

How Hot Is It, Anyway?
It's so hot I'll bet you could fry an egg on the pavement. Want to prove it? When you go to www.energy.ca.gov/education/projects/projects-html/solardogs.html you'll have a whole new concept of road food. Hungry for more? Check out the plans for constructing a solar hot dog cooker. It's the hottest link on the Web to find out about solar energy. (This site is no longer available.)

Work, Work, Work, It's All I Ever Do
Labor Day means one thing to most kids in the U.S. and Canada: the end of summer. But the first Monday in September means a lot more than back to school. Find out why we celebrate Labor Day at the Department of Labor's site www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm When you know all about it, you may want to go to www.southam.com/ nmc/ waves/ depth/ india/ ind0113b.html to find out about a kid working hard to stop child labor. Craig Kielburger, a 13-year-old Canadian, has spear-headed an effort to make this practice a part of the past. His work was inspired by Iqbal Masih, a 12-year-old Pakistani who was active in his own country until he was murdered for his efforts. Go to the Free the Children homepage on the Web at www.freethechildren.com to find out more about Craig and his mission. (The second site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: How do you copy a picture off of the Internet? - Carolyn, Los Altos, CA

Dear Carolyn: Copying any picture from a World Wide Web site is very easy. Just move your cursor over the picture and hold down the mouse button. A menu will appear and let you either copy the picture or save the file to your hard drive; you can do either. Pictures that have a border around them sometimes mean there is a bigger picture you can see if you click once on it. Web sites that have galleries or photo albums do this to show the Net surfer lots of pictures without the long downloading time it would take to show larger images.

Dear Amy: I want to know of some really cool Web sites for girls. - Rachel, San Jose, CA

Dear Rachel: To find stuff mostly for us I go to American Girl at www.pleasantco.com/ ag/ ag.html My little brother thinks it's dumb. For older girls, like my big sister or my mom, there's a Web site called Cybergrrl at www.cybergrrl.com that I know a lot of my sister's friends like. (Disclaimer: The first site is no longer available, and the Cybergrrl Web site now contains advertisements.)

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