May 2, 2002
It's that time of year -- the weather is just right for video golfing. Of course, the weather is always perfect for video golf. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor dark of night can keep armchair golfers from their appointed rounds on a computer or game console. For more than a decade, video golf simulations have ranked near the top of the electronic gaming charts, and for good reason. Golf is a great game for the computer -- its slow pace, scenic courses, and methodical precision play to the strengths of just about any PC or video game console with decent graphics.
March 15, 2007
What's the point?The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance streams roots music from the earliest blues and folk recordings to today's bluegrass hits. What to look forPart online museum and part jukebox, the BCMA Web site celebrates roots music as far back as the first country recording sessions in 1920s Bristol, Tenn. The Smithsonian-affiliated alliance keeps the memory and the sound of such artists as the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers alive. A streaming audio station plays hard-to-find songs from eight decades of country, bluegrass and blues history and offers links to purchase CDs. The site also links to Internet and land-based radio stations playing roots music across the country.
January 14, 2010
MIAMI - -Social networkers of the world, it's time to amp up your security software and put on your cynical cap before clicking on friend requests and links to "funny videos." Facebook and Twitter will be the top targets for cyber attacks in 2010, according to several security firms. Networks like Facebook are a gold mine of information for identity theft scams. You may have stumbled upon a cyberattack or two before on Facebook. It's usually an inbox message from someone you don't talk to often, with the message: "Hey is this you in this video?
December 13, 2009
The Food & Nutrition Services of Howard County's public schools has added a new link to its Web page where families can view the daily lunch menu for their respective schools, along with the menus for the next week as soon as they are posted. In addition, the nutritional value of each menu item is available in a drop down box. Go to schoolmenu.com or hcpss.org and click on lunch menus in the quick links area.
July 6, 2011
Betsy King is having golf nightmares again, like the one in which a tree is hindering her backswing — on the first tee. Or where she's trying to hack out from a locker. "That was the one thing nice about retirement," quipped the 55-year-old Hall of Famer, the oldest entrant at this week's U.S. Women's Open. It has been 51/2 years since King last teed it up in an LPGA event, stepping aside after the 2005 season to tend to her ailing parents. Her exemption for winning the 1989 and '90 Opens ran out long ago. She spends most of her days now with humanitarian efforts, taking groups to Africa to help build homes for orphans.
April 6, 2003
In response to the war in Iraq, Harford County Public Library has created a resource section about the conflict for the library's Web site. Offerings include online resources for parents, teachers and students, such as information about the conflict, how to talk to children about war, curriculum aids for educators and links to online newspapers. The library's Web site is www. harf.lib.md.us. The crisis resources link is www.harf.lib.md. us/HCPL/headlineshappenings/Special%20Events/war/iraq.
June 8, 1994
Video-game linking plannedCatapault Entertainment Inc., a small technology firm backed by Blockbuster Entertainment Corp., yesterday introduced a modem and phone service that will let people play video games with friends in other homes and neighborhoods.The $50 device won't go on sale until this fall and will be available first in large cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Catapault will charge $5 to $10 a month for people to subscribe to the phone service that links video game players.