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THE CUTTING EDGE | Events

April 06, 1998

The National Assn. of Broadcasters meets this week in Las Vegas for its annual convention. NAB 98: The Convergence Marketplace, which runs through Thursday, will explore the new markets opening in this digital age of broadcasting, telecommunications, computing, multimedia and the Internet.

This year's conference will feature more than 1,400 exhibitors, 150 educational sessions and 11 concurrent industry conferences. If you can't attend but want to keep up with what's happening, head to http://www.nab.org/Conventions/nab98/daily/index.html, which has daily news, Webcasts and related articles.

For general details, point your browser to http://www.nab.org/Conventions/nab98/index_lo.html

Cyberspace * Rabbit Tales: The Easter Bunny is hop-hop-hopping along this week. Want to be prepared for his visit? Check out http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7134

/Easter/ for the meaning of Easter, bunnies and chocolate. There's also quizzes and games, riddles and stories, and crafts. Absolutely Easter also has a village kids can make from pictures they download. Rosie's Easter Basket (http://www.night.net/easter/) includes the story of Easter, as well as recipes for hot-cross buns and Easter crown bread, poems, an online egg hunt, egg-decorating ideas (even a recipe for natural dyes) and Grandpa Tucker's Rhymes and Tales. Send a virtual Easter postcard at http://www.xenus.com/postcard/easter.htm, or download an Easter screen saver and computer wallpaper at http://kate.gulf.net/holidays/easter/, which also has a holiday word search.

* Lotsa Matzo: Friday at sundown marks the beginning of the eight days of Passover, or Pesach. For an overview of the holiday and an introduction to some of the its themes, check out http://www.ort.org/ort/museum/passover.htm The site tells about the festivals of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot. It also tells why Passover lasts eight days and why only unleavened bread is eaten during the holiday. During the Seder, the Haggadah is read; an online version of the Haggadah is at gopher://chabad.org/00/texts/hagada.exp/hagada. It includes prayers and blessings, the order of the Seder, the four questions and the 10 plagues. Because the Seder is such an important part of the Passover celebration, you'll want to peruse http://www.marketnet.com/mktnet/kosher/recipes/passover/index.html for special recipes. Apple matzo kugel, broccoli knishes, sweet-style gefilte fish, homemade matzo and horseradish, salmon pie, matzo lasagna and more. Kids can play the "Matzah Ball Game," visit the Matzah Bakery Picture Gallery or attend a community Seder at http://www.his.com/~chabad/passover/

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