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June 17, 1996

THIS WEEK * Today, 6:30 p.m.: Actress Cher will talk about her career. America Online. Keyword: Warner

* Tuesday, 5 p.m.: Former senator and presidential contender Eugene McCarthy talks politics. America Online. Keyword: ACLU

* Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.: The first annual I-Magic Awards program, which honors the best in multimedia on the Web and CD-ROM, is cybercast in a special four-hour show. Prodigy. Jump: CHAT

* Tuesday, 8 p.m.: Actress and comedian Roseanne takes questions. Prodigy. Jump: CHAT

* Thursday, 6 p.m.: Pop musician Sting makes a rare appearance to discuss his latest album. America Online. Keyword: Centerstage

ON THE NET

* Afronet (http://www.afronet.com) covers politics, entertainment, culture, travel and more from the point of view of the African American community. In addition to issues covered by the L.A. Watts Times, the site has links to news and business resources, weekly columns, book reviews and discussion groups.

* Beef up on other countries at The Web of Culture (http://www.worldculture.com). Find out about capital cities, currencies, holidays, cuisines and languages of nations around the world.

* If you don't have the patience to fuss with a Thomas Bros. map, point your browser to http://www.geocities.com/cgibin/main/BHI/proxmap.html#street. Type in a street address, and in a few seconds you'll get a map of the area, with the specific location marked by a red X.

* Art is often a useful form of therapy for people suffering from phobias, anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. A selection of impressive artwork by mental patients is on view in the Verlangieri Virtual Gallery of Art (http://www.thebook.com/verlangieri/healing_the_mind.html).

* If you'd like to have a paper memento of your favorite Web sites, visit http://www.clickbook.com. Its free software automatically turns a Web site into a double-sided booklet.

* At the Live Poets Society (http://www.linda.com), visitors can read amateur poetry, send comments to the authors and submit their own work.

* If you run into trouble on the highway, you may want to turn to Mr. Traffic (http://www.usbusiness.com/mr_traffic.html) on the information superhighway. Get help on fighting a ticket, buying auto insurance and improving safety.

Site suggestions can be sent to cutting.edge@latimes.com

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