Subject: TOURBUS: Thursday, 18 April 1996 TODAY'S TOURBUS STOP: THE DAILY BRIEF AND AQUARIUS Well, folks, your fearless bus driver is full of good news today. I am really happy to announce that a newly-revised version of the Roadmap workshop (that 27 lesson Internet training workshop that I wrote back in the Fall of 1994) will be returning to the Net in mid-May! The nice folks at the Internet Network Information Center (InterNIC) have given the Roadmap LISTSERV distribution list a permanent home, and -- get ready for this -- come May we'll be starting brand new Roadmap workshop sessions every couple of weeks! I am updating the old Roadmap lessons as we speak (man, a lot has changed online since I originally wrote those lessons), and I'll post some more information about "Roadmap 96" as soon as I can :) THE DAILY BRIEF --------------- I am still planning to write a TOURBUS post about some neat newspapers on the Net (by the way, thanks to everyone who suggested newspapers that I should check out). If you are like me, however, there are some times when you simply do not have the time to browse through an entire online newspaper, or to even read an eight page news summary like the New York Times'"TimesFAX." That's where today's TOURBUS stop comes in. I only discovered "The Daily Brief" a few days ago, but it has already become one of my favorite news sources anywhere! The Daily Brief is a *FREE*, 2-3 page news summary sent out by e-mail every weekday morning. Included in the Brief are one or two sentence summaries of major news events that have occurred in the past 24 hours. Just to give you a sample of what The Daily Brief looks like, here is a section from Wednesday's (March 17) The Daily Brief NATIONAL (U.S.) * U.S. Sec. of Defense William Perry has ordered that flight and data recorders be installed in all military passenger planes - the decree comes in response to the crash which killed Sec. of Commerce Ron Brown. * The Senate is set to vote today on a new anti-terrorism bill which is a weaker version of one approved by the House last month. * A federal grand jury in Montana will begin investigations today into the case against suspected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski. * O.J. Simpson's friend Al Cowlings refused to testify several times yesterday in the case civil case against Simpson. Cowlings invoked his 5th Amendment right against self incrimination. % Cool, huh? You can't get more basic than that! The brief has seven sections: top stories, national (US), international, business, entertainment, sports, and sports scores. All of these sections are quite thorough, but I am particularly impressed by the depth of coverage in both the international and sports scores sections. If you are interested in subscribing to The Daily Brief (and can stand one more letter a day in your e-mail box), just send an e-mail letter to incinc@tia c.net with the words subscribe db in the subject line of your e-mail letter (n otice that I said "in the subject line" and *NOT* "in the body"). That's it :) AQUARIUS -------- No, we aren't going to talk about astrology (my psychic friend told me not to). AQUARIUS is an underwater laboratory 9 miles off the Florida coast and 60 feet below the water. What makes Aquarius so cool? Well, for the next couple of days, Aquarius is on the Web ... and, I am willing to bet that Aquarius is the first -- and, for that matter, the only -- undersea Web site! Between April 15 and 26, Aquarius is going to be a stop for the JASON project, a project that encourages students (through hands-on, high-tech, and interactive demonstrations) to become interested in science. JASON VII will investigate living at the edge of the sea, and during JASON VII, researchers, students and teachers will join Dr. Robert Ballard to investigate several interconnected shallow water habitats in Southern Florida. The Aquarius is on the Web at http://aquarius.eds.com/ The Aquarius's link is a little slow (it's underwater!!), but if you have Web access, you owe it to yourself to pay this site a visit while you can (before April 26). BTW, I am a *huge* fan of both the JASON project and Dr. Ballard (Why does Ballard's name sound familiar? Maybe it is because he is the man who found the Titanic ... and the Bismark ... and ...). That's it for today. Stay dry :) -------------------------------- TODAY'S SOUTHERN WORD OF THE DAY -------------------------------- PA - noun. 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