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Apr 1st Send E-mail to Troops
Show your support to U.S. troops fighting in Iraq. These sites allow you to send E-mail and 'thank you' notes: Gifts from the Homefront - 'Juicy Greetings': Send Fruit from Florida - Operation Dear Abby - Operation USO Cares - DefendAmerica Thank-you Note!

Apr 2nd SARS: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SARS is a respiratory illness of unknown cause that has recently been reported in Asia, North America and Europe. The illness begins generally with a fever greater than 100.4°F. The fever is sometimes associated with chills or other symptoms, including headache, malaise, and body aches. Some persons also experience mild respiratory symptoms at the outset. This site by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on this illness. Additional news on SARS is available at The World Health Organization.

Apr 3rd Check out K95.5's Barry Diamond photos from NASCAR. It is a behind the scenes look at NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway. Click here

Apr 4th How Apache Helicopters Work
The Apache helicopter is a revolutionary development in the history of war. It is essentially a flying tank -- a helicopter designed to survive heavy attack and inflict massive damage. It can zero in on specific targets, day or night, even in terrible weather. As you might expect, it is a terrifying machine to ground forces. This HowStuffWorks feature explains how this helicopter works.

Apr 7th http://joeemail.sourceforge.net/ Hi, I am Joe and I'm tired of Spam. One day not too long ago I read a great article about an interesting method for filtering spam. It inspired me and I started working on JoeEmail.

Apr 8th So you want to use your old email program but still filter out the SPAM? Try POPfile .POPFile is an automatic mail classification tool. Once properly set up and trained, it will work in the background of your computer, scanning mail as it arrives and filing it however you wish. You can give it a simple job, like separating out junk e-mail, or a complicated one - like filing mail into a dozen folders. Think of it as a personal assistant for your inbox.

Apr 9th What is Spammunition?
Spammunition is an add-in for Outlook 2000 (and higher) that helps you fight spam. It automatically filters spam out of your inbox when you receive new mail. Spammunition is integrated into Outlook so that it's easy to use. You don't ever need to leave Outlook to use Spammunition's features.

Apr 10th Spam Bully utilizes the latest technology which learns from spammers messages and continually adjusts itself to protect your mailbox. Using proactive rather than reactive methods for eliminating spams, it can block over 99% of spam in most cases. of course its free!

Apr 11th SpamPal is a mail classification program that can help separate your spam from the mail you really want to read. SpamPal sits between your email program and your mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamPal considers to be spam will be "tagged" with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder and your spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore!

Apr 14th Classic Reader
At this site you can read, search, and annotate great works of literature by authors such as Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and many others. The collection currently contains 743 books and 1041 short stories by 211 authors. New works are added to the collection on a regular basis, many at the suggestion of readers. The works are split into seven categories: fiction, nonfiction, children, poetry, Shakespeare, short stories and drama.

Apr 15th "It’s tax day! And here’s what you need to do. If you’re going to hit the post office, make sure you send your return by certified or registered mail which will give you a receipt. You can also use Federal Express, UPS, Airborne Express and DHL — but not every service with every carrier is eligible. Either check the IRS’s website for a list, or ask when you get to the desk, the carriers themselves will have the story. Don’t use an office postage meter as proof that you mailed it on time, the IRS won’t accept that as proof. And make sure you put more than a single stamp on the envelope."

Apr 16th PC Computer Shortcut Keys
Shortcut keys are created to allow easier maneuverability in and between applications using your keyboard. This site provides listings of different shortcut keys for basic windows environments as well as major programs. These keys help you get the most out of your programs and get to where you need to go the fastest way available.

Apr 17th Spyware-Guide: Your Online Guide to Spy and Anti-Spy Software
This site provides an all inclusive resource to spy ware applications, what they do and how they’re used. These resources include: which software applications can detect and defeat spyware, an extensive database of all known spy ware applications and contact information. Registration is required to use this free site.

Apr 21st Writers on America
Choosing 15 writers who have attained a certain stature for their work, with the group as a whole reflecting the considerable diversity of American writing today, the U.S. State Department commissioned each to write an essay. The assignment: In what sense do you see yourself as an American writer? This site presents the essays.

Apr 22nd SARS Fact Sheet
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a new disease called severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) that has recently been reported in Asia, North America, and Europe. As of April 13, 2003, about 190 cases of SARS had been reported in the United States. This fact sheet provides basic information about the disease and what is being done to combat its spread. Another SARS online resource is the World Health Organization.

Apr 23rd {Share a mouse between Southpaws and righties} Using this free utility program, you can swap the mouse's left and right button assignments by pressing Ctrl + F12 (Windows NT/2k/XP) and F12 (Windows 9x). You can program a hotkey on a keyboard to easily access the program. If you wish to use a key other than F12, this can be modified. Yes, Microsoft Windows has this capability, but it requires more than one step. This is a good solution for family PCs, school or library PCs, or other high traffic PCs. The Web site has instructions for modifying five different brands of keyboards. To change the hotkey, go to Start | Accessories | SwapMouseButtons, click on SwapMouseButtons, and click Ctrl + F12. Both
methods bring up a small picture of a mouse with the active button highlighted. Click on it to get the Setup button.

Apr 24th The American Heritage Book of English Usage
With a detailed look at grammar, style, diction, word formation, gender, social groups and scientific forms, this valuable reference work is ideal for students, writers, academicians and anybody concerned about proper writing style.

April 25th Firestorm of Controversy Dixie Chicks Speak Out on Backlash to Anti-Bush Comment

April 24 — The Dixie Chicks went from country music darlings to pariahs after bashing President Bush at a concert in London. Now they speak out on the controversy that looms over their careers. Click here to hear the interview

Apr 28th Health Finder
This a gateway site for health and human services information from the U.S. Government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.

Apr 29th you have a Palm PDA or Pocket PC, hopefully you're not just keeping phone numbers and a calendar on them. You can do so much more. PalmGear.com PalmGear.com gives you the goods right off the homepage. Handango houses hundreds of programs you can easily download onto your PDA.


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