Date:         Mon, 21 Aug 95 21:56:31 CDT
From: Patrick Douglas Crispen 
Subject:      TOURBUS 8/22 -- NANDO

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A lot of the journalists who read TOURBUS might not appreciate
my saying this, but thanks to the Internet in general, and to NandO
in specific, I haven't had a need to buy or read a "real" newspaper
in about a year.

The Raleigh (North Carolina) News and Observer is one of the most
respected newspapers in the South.  Their staff has won numerous
Pulitzer prizes, and the News and Observer's stories are often
picked up by the major wire services.

A little while back, the News and Observer decided to set up shop
on the Internet.  In particular, the News and Observer wanted to
create an on-line news service on the World Wide Web called "NandO"
(get it? News and Observer ... N and O ... NandO).

Let's just say that they succeeded beyond anyone's wildest imagination.
In my humble opinion, NandO is the absolute best spot on the Net
for the latest news and information because:

     1. NandO is not abridged ... it is a *complete* on-line

     2. NandO not only carries stories from the News and Observer
        staff, but it also carries stories from the Associated
        Press wire, and

     3. Nando is *FREE*

NandO's address is:

You would be a complete fool (or an NCAA official) if you did not
add this URL to your hot list :)

Before you get too involved in NandO, however, you'll probably
want to set up an account and password with NandO by visiting

(you will need a forms-capable web browser to do this).
The account is absolutely fee, and it will allow you to read
*all* of the articles contained in NandO (some of the wire service
providers are concerned about copyright, so they require NandO
to have some sort of authentication routine for the wire service's

Anyway, back to the NandO homepage (
NandO lists four main sections across the top of its page:
World, Nation, Sports, and Politics.  If you scroll down a little,
you'll see that NandO also has six other sections as well:
Business, Info Tech (information technology), Entertainment,
Voices, Something Else, and the Sports Server.

Let's click on the "World" icon at the top of the page and see
what happens.

Each NandO section is set up in pretty much the same way.
To the right of the NandO section logo are a couple of
pictures.  These pictures are from the AP wire, and you
can view them (and read the accompanying AP article) by
clicking on the picture (provided you have set up a NandO
account (see above)).

Right below the NandO section logo is a bar that has links to
all of the other sections in NandO.  Below that is the Top
Story (including the first couple sentences from that story),
followed by the News Summary (which are one sentence summaries
of the day's major news stories).

Below the News Summary are the Headlines.  Usually, the Headlines
section just includes links to the complete articles mentioned in
the News Summary section, but this is not always the case (I
usually just risk it and skip past the News Summary section
altogether and read the Headlines section instead).

At the bottom are the Briefs.  CHECK THESE OUT.  Usually, the
briefs section contains 10 or 15 stories that you can not find
anywhere else.  Below the Briefs is another bar that will link
you to the other parts of NandO.

Each major section of NandO (World, National, Sports, Politics,
Business and Info Tech) has the same set up: Top Story, News
Summary, Headlines, and Briefs.

Entertainment and Voices are set up a little differently.  Also,
two sections of NandO -- Something Else and the Sports Server --
can only be reached from the NandO homepage.  The Something
Else section is devoted to news stories that just don't fit
anywhere Else (e.g. a story about how the attorneys in the OJ
trial debated the use of the Yiddish word for "crazy" (there's
a word in Yiddish for the OJ Simpson trial?)).  The Sports Server
is pretty self-explanatory.

So, that's today's stop.  If you have a Web browser, point it  and use the 50 cents a day
that you spend on USA Today for a Coke :)


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Usage: "If my brother from Jawjuh doesn't change the all in my
        pickup truck, that things gonna catch far."

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