July 24, 2002

Monday, April 22, 2002

Virtual Dissection
Do schools force kids to dissect animals these days? Las Vegas TV station KTNV reports, “A former straight-A student who got a ‘C’ in science when she refused to dissect a worm has won a battle with the Clark County School District. Laurie Wolff of Boulder City argued against the mandatory dissection of worms and frogs for the District’s science students.

She said computer simulations can show you animal anatomy just as well as dissections. And in the end, the school board agreed.

Go to NetFrog — a virtual frog dissection site.
FrogGuts — a high end site with Flash and a test.

Patriotic Flag Burning

Morning Meeting reader Mary Cox says she spotted this story in the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, “the America Legion and VFW Posts have seen an increase in the number of worn out flags that folks are dropping off for ‘retirement’ or burning ceremonies.  One of the posts indicates it’ll have a couple hundred to burn by the next ceremony in June.” A friend of mine at the Am Legion in St. Pete says it is true here, too.

You Pick Your News Stories
KSTP Minneapolis has started something new on their website. You pick the video stories you want to see from their newscasts and the site assembles the stories into a customized webcast.

LostRemote said, “DayPort has done just that, launching on KSTP-TV’s website with a plethora of video clips, all without having to hire another web producer. (DayPort’s secret is linking to the prompter, which keeps pace with the newscast with amazing accuracy.) As you can imagine, the company is drawing plenty of attention.

The Final E-mail
A note from John Klemack, WOWK-TV:”There’s this Ohio-based on-line company that will send out a final e-mail for you after you’ve died!  Here’s a link: http://www.timelessmail.com

Who Paid the Most Taxes
Forbes.com has the list of the companies who paid Uncle Sam the most.

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