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Where's the Beef? [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Where's the Beef? By Valerie Trost staff writer When I decided to become a vegetarian about three years ago I was not prepared to justify my decision every time I sat down to a meal with a friend or family member. Nor was I prepared for the massive explosion of hype this lifestyle has brought to a generation of well-informed, environmentally aware teens and twentysomethings. I came to the conclusion that the most productive way I could answer the questions of my friends and simultaneously arm myself with facts for the not so openminded meat eater was to become as educated as I could. Ever since the Pulitzer Prize nominated Diet for a New America by John Robbins was published, information about vegetarian diets and lifestyles have been available almost everywhere you look. With the suree of both this topic and the internet, I was able to go on-line to conduct a search for all the information 1, and others, seemed to be curious about. My favorite site (and the one that I am re...
This American Life [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
This American Life By Jim O'Loughlin Beacon Advisor Until recently, you couldn't hear the best radio on radio in Erie. Fortunately, WQLN 91.3 FM has just changed their programming schedule and brought This American Life to the local airwaves (it's on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. check it out if you know what's good for you). The mix on This American Life is unlike anything else you'll hear on radio, but it's a recipe that works. Take one cup of The Real World, add in a few ounces of conversations you overhear on the bus, stir in a pinch of stories your crazy aunt used to tell. Throw it all in a blender and serve it up with the distinctly nerdy voice of host (and National Public Radio veteran) Ira Glass. The themes of individual shows vary widely. One week may feature the story of a couple who became involved when the man helped his to-be wife write letters to another guy she had a crush on at the time. Another may focus on a finger puppet opera based on the story of Chic...
Find a long lost friend [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Find a long lost friend By Danielle Marshall staff writer You know how you see the U.S. Search ads pop on your T.V. screen after a segment on Sally Jesse Raphael or Maury Povich. U.S. Search can find anyone across the country for about $39.95. Instead, be wise and use the net. You can save your forty dollars and spend it on a transcript from the talk show you watched. You can find people fast with powerful search tools on the Internet. Not only can you find their phone number and address, you can also look up their e-mail address. This "White Pages" website <www.netscape.com/ netcenter/whitepages.html> gives you the place to insert their last name, first name, city and state/country. You can choose from any country throughout the world. "White Pages" gives an advanced search of any member of your family, a friend, or companion. You can also have your listing removed from its directory. All you have to do is find the individual listing and click the automated e-...
Don't miss out on the Party of Five action [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Don't miss out on the Party of Five action By Angela Rush staff writer Have you ever just been flipping through the channels on the television and stopped to check out a show that caught your attention? That's how I discovered Party of Five which is on the air Wednesdays from 9:00pm-10:0() pmonFox. The scoop on Party of Five is just this: it features shows that reflect real life situations that common everyday people experience. It discusses issues such as alcohol and drugs and so on. The plot generally varies from week to week, but there are always four different stories occurring within any episode. Each character has his or her own message to get across durint: the course of the show. Claudia is accepted into a new school that she applied to without anyone's knowledge. Julia and Griffin are having marital problems and Julia wants to attend a college that she was accepted to but does not know how to maintain their relationship, so Griffin decides it would be best just to s...
Gambling on the Internet is easy and fun [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Gambling on the Internet is easy and fun David Young staff writer : Place your bets! A trip to Las Ve-Igas is highly unlikely. A bookie is illegal. Those of you who enjoy the [excitement of wagering on your favorite team, or a big game, need look no farther than the Internet. It's fast, its easy, and it is still legal. The much debated topic of Internet gambling has been going on ever since the beginning of the World Wide Web. The U.S. wants it banned, but right now that looks impossible. As long as it is still on the net it's legal, and gambling jis all over the net. Internet gambling is easier than most people think, and it's not hard to find, <www. gamblingtimes.com> is one of the best and hottest sites on the web. Not only is this an interesting site in itself, but it can lead you to different casinos all over the world, with its global gaming guide. To start wagering you need to set up an account with a certain casino. You usu ally set this account up thro...
Horoscopes on the Internet [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Horoscopes on the Internet By Kristie Vitron staff writer If you are dying to call one of those Psychic Hotlines that are advertised on television to see what the stars have to say about your future, don't bother. Why should you waste your time and money when you can receive the same entertainment over the internet.' There are various horoscope and astrological websites for those who are browsing the web for fun or for those who are diehard believers seeking astrologically accurate information. For whichever you desire, I suggest <www.4yourhoroscope.com>. This site oilers daily, weekly, birthday, and work horoscopes. The horoscopes are a lot like the ones that you see in magazines or newspapers. They offer vague hints of the past, present, and future. The readings are done by a psychic named Star Diva. Readings are provided for each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. For the internet surfers concerned with love, the Star Diva offers love compatibility and roman...
Major League Baseball On-line [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Major League Baseball On-line by Jason Snyder staff writer The 1998 Major League Baseball season has been one for the record books. The home run chase, playoff races, the Yanks' breaking of the most wins in a season in the American League, the end of Cal Ripken Jr.'s streak, and David Wells' perfect game captivated fans around the world. What a season! But wait: It isn't even over yet! So where can you get the latest news and scores from the playoffs? At Major League Baseball's web site at <www.majorleaguebaseball.com>. Not only can you get the latest news and scores, but player profiles, fea tures, games, the official rules and the major league baseball store arc also available at this easy to reach, easy to remember web site. There are so many places to go and people to learn about on this website. From #1 -#70, this site captured Mark McGwire's historic chase of Roger Maris's home run record. The journalists and statisticians were there when Sammy Sosa close...
Matured Internet Web Sites Round-up [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Matured Internet Web Sites Round-up ' <www.gamblingtimes.com <www.dogpile.com> ,*, . t<WWW.4yourhoroscope.com> 'v fc ', <www.geocities.com/Hollywood/ HiUsfl706/POF.html>. <http7/www.mit.edu:8001/vsg> <www.thislife.org> <www.netscape.com/netcenter/ whitepages.html> <www.majorleaguebaseball.com> Site for on-line gambling; Search engine On-line horoscopes Latest Party of Five info Vegetarian information This American life Internet White Pages Official Major League Baseball Web site ' Page designed by Mike Perkins
Poll shows Americans believe in value of ethnic diversity [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Poll shows Americans believe in value of ethnic diversity By Sam Fulwood HI and Kenneth R. Weiss Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON - Americans believe strongly in the value of ethnic diversity in the United States, but feel the nation is becoming more divided along racial lines than less, a new study released Tuesday shows. The study conducted by the DYG Inc., a New York polling firm, for the Ford Foundation avoids any mention of affirmative action, a hotbutton term that tends to draw strong negative reactions. Instead, researchers asked voters to disclose their feelings concerning the broader and less sensitive topic of diversity on college campuses. Seventy-one percent of respondents say, for example, that college students should learn more about other ethnic groups as a way of bringing the nation closer together. However, three in five questioned say they believe that the nation is growing apart rather than together. Among selected poll findings: -91 percent agreed that "our s...
Gun-Maker Beretta battles suit by parents of slain boy [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Gun-Maker Beretta battles suit by parents of slain boy By Sean Somcrville The Baltimore Sun A bit more than four years ago, Michael Soe, 14, replaced the loaded magazine in his father's Beretta 92 Compact L handgun with an empty one and pointed the gun at his friend, Kenzo Dix, 15. As Kenzo fired a pellet gun at birds out of Michael's bedroom window in Berkeley, Calif., Michael pulled the trigger, expecting to hear a click. Instead, he heard an explosion that would reverberate more than 3,000 miles to Beretta USA's headquarters in Accokeek, Md. Kenzo Dix died, the victim of an undetected bullet in the gun's firing chamber. Friday, a month alter what would have been Kenzo's 20th birthday, an Oakland, Calif., court will begin deciding, in what could be a landmark case, whether Beretta bears any responsibility for the death. In their suit against Beretta, Kenzo's parents, Lynn and Griffin Dix, maintain that the gun should have been designed to prevent use by unintended users ...
Review: What Dreams May Come [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
Review: What Dreams May Come By Jon Stubbs features editor Robin Williams is dead in the latest Polygram release, What Dreams May Come. That is to say he plays the deceased pediatrician Chris Nielsen who is survived by his soul mate and wife, Annie. When Chris dies, Annie is left with nobody, being that her two children were killed four years prior in a automobile accident. Once Chris is dead, and in the afterlife, he is taught the workings of heaven by his guide, played by Cuba Gooding Jr. Even though he is in the most blissful of all places, Chris still yearns for the company of his wife. What Dreams has surrealistic landscape created by an Academy Award winning team of visual effects artists. When he first enters heaven, Chris finds himself inside one of Annie's paintings. Flowers made of pigment and oil melt to his touch, and as he imagines things, they become reality. "I'm fascinated by the idea of using computer technology to create some thing other than an explosion o...
ACROSS [Newspaper Article] — Behrend Beacon (1998-2010) — 8 October 1998
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