Power and Politics
From Roosevelt to Reagan, and Kennedy to Clinton, the office of the presidency has been full of passion and personality. At Time and the Presidency, you'll meet the modern presidents, and learn more about the traveling photo exhibit dedicated to this fascinating subject. Make your inaugural visit to www.pathfinder.com/ offers/ presidents and step into the Oval Office. The virtual tour lets you get up close and personal with history makers like Johnson, Nixon and Eisenhower while getting the insider's scoop on 20th-century politics. Be sure to check the exhibition's schedule if you want to check out the real deal for yourself. (This site is no longer available.)

Plant Some Fun
It's time to get some mud on your knees and some dirt under your nails. Dig into KinderGarden http:// aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ kindergarden/ kinder.htm This site is full of great ideas to get the family out and growing. Plant a garden to attract butterflies and get tips on raising your own caterpillars, too. Or plant a bird garden, or some vegetable soup! And if Mother Nature is keeping you inside with her watering schedule, KinderGarden keeps the good stuff growing indoors: Build a scarecrow, see what's sprouting in the tropical rainforest, or build your own farm. Once you've got the gardening basics, there are lots of ways to spread the seeds. It's a great way to learn about your community. Can you dig it?

Swamp MonstersFrom Africa to the Americas, crocodiles are among the most feared creatures on the planet. At Nova Online: Crocodiles, you'll learn how these stealthy wonders continue to survive and prosper through the age of dinosaurs to the present. Crawl out to the tropics at www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ nova/ crocs. In this swampland adventure, you'll wrestle with a half-ton Nile crocodile in the wild and read about a fossil croc in Australia that may have been a tree-climber. With amazing photographs and info on diets, habitats and croc bites, this is no small gator farm. And at the Clickable Gator, you'll find the secrets behind the croc's success as the top predator in the 'hood. Just watch your step!

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Dear Amy: I am really into the Internet. I make lots of Web pages. I am wondering if you have any ideas of what to put on them?--Meghan, Oklahoma City
Dear Meghan: Here's an idea that I like. Become the family Web master and give everyone their own page, even your grandparents. Start with pictures and then list each person's interests with some favorite links. Don't leave out the family pet- just think of what your pet might say! It's a great place to show the latest pictures of a birthday, wedding or graduation, too. If you want a challenge, try putting some multimedia such as animated gifs or some Shockwave movies on your page. Check out Webmonkey at www.webmonkey.com for some good tutorials.

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Dear Danyal: Most of the major Web portals like Yahoo! and Netscape offer their users a free "start" page that they can personalize. You set up your page by choosing among things such as news categories (like computers or the Web), sports info, stock quotes, a personal calendar and an e-mail account. If you don't like your setup, you can always change it. You can set up your pages at http://my.yahoo.com or http://netscape.aol.com.

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