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THE CUTTING EDGE | CYBERSPACE / ONLINE

July 08, 1996

For news and analysis of legal issues relating to cyberspace, visit Variables at http://www.ggtech.com/facts.html#aclu. In addition to news of the latest efforts to resuscitate the Communications Decency Act, you'll find information about privacy in the online world, ethics in cyberspace marketing, and analysis of cases involving electronic mail, copyright protection and hacking.

* For a live audio feed from the Macintosh New York Music Festival that runs for seven days starting on Sunday, point your browser to http://www.thegig.com. About 450 bands are scheduled to play in 17 clubs around New York City. The site will also host backstage chats with participating bands.

* For child-care tips on everything from biting to running noses, visit the First Step Nursery School's home page at http://www.1ststep.com. Get help on interpreting your child's crying and adjusting to work life after a maternity leave.

* If you're concerned about how the information technology revolution is affecting children, visit the Children's Partnership at http://www.koco.com/CP/report. Download the nonprofit, nonpartisan policy center's report, called America's Children & the Information Superhighway. The site also describes the state of technology in schools, libraries and homes, and how children are being prepared for the 21st century work force.

* If you'd rather be sailing, check out the Sailing Page (http://community.bellcore.com/mbr/sailing-page.html) maintained by a sailing enthusiast on the East Coast. The site includes an index of sailing clubs around the country, online sailing texts, maritime history, regional sailing resources (including places to learn how to sail) and more.

* LatinoLink (http://www.latinolink.com) has news, commentary, entertainment reviews, a matchmaking page and a job bank.

* The Events Center (http://www.events-la.com/reunions) lists high school, college and family reunions, community events and charity fund-raisers in Southern California. You can add an event to the listing for free. The site also includes Internet resources to help you plan an event.

* National Geographic's site (http://www.nationalgeographic.com) features excerpts from the magazine's articles and samples of its stunning photographs. Visitors can also chat with explorers, divers and other experts.

* Find out which 100 Web sites receive the most "hits" each week at http://www.100hot.com.

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