Just for kids

February 15, 2000

Be a 4Kids Dectective

Visit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to www.4Kids.org/ detectives/.

How many career home runs did Hank Aaron hit?

In what year was the Louvre Museum established?

In the 1930s, what innovation led to louder guitars? (Go to www.si.edu/organiza/museums/nmah/lemel/guitars/ to find out.)

LOVE THE LOUVRE

Here's a pass to get you into the world's most famous art museum at www.louvre.fr/louvrea.htm. Oooo la la, it's the Louvre. And now you can wander through the galleries at your own pace without bumping elbows. You'll find works from all the famous artists, such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Rembrandt. When you find something you like, click on it to bring in a bigger image and soak up the art. They say it's impossible to see it all in one day, but you can come close with a virtual tour. Sure, you can't replace the experience of gazing upon the Mona Lisa in real life, but be sure to take advantage of this cool techno-tour.

SHADOWBALL

For a different take on what baseball means to past generations, look no further than Shadowball: Recalling the Negro Leagues. Hit a home run at shadowball.iwaynet.net/home2.html and explore this field of dreams. You'll read all about some of the great teams, such as the Kansas City Monarchs, the Dayton Marcos and the Chicago American Giants. Or meet some of the legends, including Cool Papa Bell, Emmitt Ashford and Roy Campanella. And, of course, you'll read about one of the greatest players of all time, Jackie Robinson. You'll also find a historical overview of black professional baseball and info on the infamous "gentlemen's agreement." Along the way, there are video clips, inspiring quotes and great photos. Go back in time and discover a world of triumph and pride.

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