Digest for 95-12-11


                          Table of Contents

WHAT'S NEW . . .

#01-11 December 95  USDA Projects for the NIS 

#02-11 December 95  Russian Yellow Pages

#03-11 December 95  CCET: The Centre for Co-Operation with the Economies 

#04-11 December 95  December Issue of Ecostan News


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-11 December 95  Sender:  "Anatoly A. TOKAR" (tokar@zoomus.freenet.kiev.ua) 
                   Subject: Help ill child in Ukraine

02-11 December 95  Sender:  Sarah Drue Phillips (sdphilli@students.uiuc.edu)
                   Subject: marketing project exchange

03-11 December 95  Sender:  Alan Boyle (glasnews@eskimo.com) 
                   Subject: New Issue of GlasNews

04-11 December 95  Sender:  Judyth (rinophyl@RTD.COM) 
                   Subject: Christmas

05-11 December 95  Sender:  Janna Zabello (jzabello@DSM.MDP.COM) 
                   Subject: Christmas -Reply
                
06-11 December 95  Sender:  bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj) 
                   Subject: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents:  Culinary Delights!

07-11 December 95  Sender:  bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
                   Subject: Ukrainian Weekly Preview December 10th, 1995 now

08-11 December 95  Sender:  Carlo Conserva (conserva@ing.unico.it) 
                   Subject: Looking for FRIENDS!

09-11 December 95  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" 
                   Subject: NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and 
                            Engineering Including Special. .

10-11 December 95  Sender:  BeachNet (beachnet@emi.net) 
                   Subject: 11.9 c/min long distance and international rates.

11-11 December 95  Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System"  
                   Subject: Research and Training on Eastern Europe

12-11 December 95  Sender:  palbank@eskimo.com
                   Subject: Pskov Region

13-11 December 95  Sender:  Doug Eldred (Douglas.K.Eldred@cdc.com) 
                   Subject: Macintosh Cyrillic details

14-11 December 95  Sender:  sysop@bbs.tcfn.org 
                   Subject: Re: Friends and Partners

15-11 December 95  Sender:  BobManasan@aol.com 
                   Subject: Inquiry

16-11 December 95  Sender:  "Jean GOMM, SGE/CCET" (Jean.GOMM@oecd.org) 
                   Subject: OECD Centre Co-operation Economies in Transition

17-11 December 95  Sender:  focalpt@best.com (Tripp Mikich) 
                   Subject: The Russian Chronicles


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .

*   We have added to the science page information on USDA Projects for the
    Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. 
    
    http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/funding.usda.nis.html

*   We are pleased to announce a link to the Russian Yellow Pages which
    includes "Russian resources under one roof and well organized. Includes
    news, information, geographic index, culture, sports, entertainment, 
    software and more . . . all as they pertain to Russia."  
    
    Plese visit from the More Information Resources page or visit the
    page directly at:
    
    http://pages.nyu.edu/~vqr5838/rus_pages/

*   Please see message #016 below for more information on the Centre for 
    Co-Operation with the Economies in Transition dealing with the
    countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS.  
    
    Please visit the Economics page or visit the page directly at:

    http://www.oecd.org/ccet/
    
*   We have added the December issue of Ecostan News to our Science Page 
    under the environmental section.
    
    http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/friends/science/ecostan/ecostan.3.12.html


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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

Please continue to send your e-mail to friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

** 01 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Anatoly A. TOKAR" (tokar@zoomus.freenet.kiev.ua) 
Subject: Help ill child in Ukraine


Dear Friends,
I live in Kiev, Ukraine. My friends have a very ill girl, 6 years old.
An inflammation  of  kidneys  was suspected first. Last year she
passed through a surgery and one kidney was removed, however since that time
she remains very ill, having high temperature. She is movinh from hospital
to hospital, the diagnosys changes every time and no progress ...
This is to ask - if you can help this family with medical diagnostic and
treatment abroad ?

Thank you in advance for reply!

Anatoly Tokar

** 02 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Sarah Drue Phillips (sdphilli@students.uiuc.edu) 
Subject: marketing project exchange


I'm writing on behalf of my father, a high school marketing teacher in
Charlotte, NC.  His International Marketing class would like to do a
small venture exchange with a class in Russia or Ukraine.  The basic idea
of the exchange is that each class would develop a marketable item, send
it to the other class, and that class would market the item.  It's an
exercise in international marketing; possible items include T-shirts,
hats, etc. with each school's logo.
Please reply directly to my father, David Phillips, at e-mail
d.phillips@cms.k12.nc.us
if you know of any class (high school or university) that would like to
participate in this project.
Sarah Phillips
Univ. of Illinois

** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Alan Boyle (glasnews@eskimo.com) 
Subject: New Issue of GlasNews


Dear Networker:

The Winter 1995-96 issue of GlasNews is available on the relcom.comp.newmedia
newsgroup, via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.eskimo.com/u/g/GlasNews/glas54
and via the WWW (http://solar.rtd.utk.edu/~aboyle/glasnews/master.html).
GlasNews, published quarterly by the Communications Exchange Program, is
aimed at East-West communicators in such fields as journalism, advertising,
public relations and telecommunications. On-line subscription is free;
just send the message "subscribe cepmail" to majordomo@eskimo.com.
The Winter issue features an interview with one of Russia's foremost
anchormen, Yevgeny Kiselyov of NTV, who discusses the upcoming Russian
elections, the state of the media and the Chechnya crisis.

Best regards,
Alan Boyle
Managing Editor, GlasNews

This note is being sent to the following lists: Friends, CARR-L, online-news,
FSUmedia, NM-NW and INTCAR-L as well as the newsgroups alt.journalism and
soc.culture.soviet. Please feel free to distribute any GlasNews materials
as appropriate.

** 04 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Judyth (rinophyl@RTD.COM) 
Subject: Christmas

I am working with a group of special ed kids who want to know about
Christmas around the world.  Jackie wants to know how it is celebrated in
Russia.  Can anyone help me, ASAP?  Many thanks, Judyth the library lady.

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Janna Zabello (jzabello@DSM.MDP.COM) 
Subject: Christmas -Reply

  X-POST from RUS-AG

Hi, Judyth,
I am Zhanna Zabello. I am from Russia and work in the USA temporarily
with Successful Farming magazine in Des Moines, Iowa, that moderates
@griculture Online service on internet (http://www.agriculture.com/)

Unfortunately, during 70 years of atheism our country (Russia) has
forgotten how  and what r to celebrate Christmas for. But people need
fun and joy all around the world and we started celebrating New Year
as merrily as you do Christmas. It is because when you think of a new
year, it is actually a big deal.  The Earth has completed the full
circle around the Sun. It is breathtaking, isn't it?

For children there are concerts and parties with gifts and presents
during New Year season. Streets are decorated with lights and
Christmas trees (that are plainly calls fur-trees) just like all
around the Christian world.

There are two New Year Holiday characters that take part in parties.
The Grandfather Frost (Ded Moroz) who looks very much like Santa and
gives gifts to the children on the night  from December 31 to January
1. There is his helper Snowgirl (Snegurochka), who is very beautiful
and always late for parties. So all children gather in a circle
around the fir-tree and have to call her three times. And there she
comes kind, and nice, and sweet, and beautiful. And the fun begins:
singing , dancing , games, contests with prizes.

Now the things are changing in Russia and people can join any
religion freely. Many people are becoming Christians and start
believing in Jesus. In families like that Christmas is  celebrated
properly as a day of our Savior's birth.

The difference is, though, that Russian Orthodox church uses the
calendar of 19th century that is two weeks behind the world calendar.
So in Russia Christmas is celebrated on the night from January 13 to
14 and accompanied with many beautiful rituals in churches.

Zhanna


** 06 **********************************************************************

Sender:  bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj) 
Subject: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents:  Culinary Delights!


Greetings,

  Just in time for the Christmas season, a project dealing with the
preservation of an important culinary treasure is now available.
The first installment of a "The New Kitchen" published in L'viv
in 1928 and written by Osypa Zaklyns'ka can be accessed on the info-bahn.

The address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project is:

http://world.std.com/~sabre/UKRAINE.html

Either click the button labelled "Culture" by the
Tryzub (Trident) graphic or scroll down and click the
"Culture" section summary to access this book.

As always, please feel free to email us at faq@tryzub.com
with comments.   We always are looking for contributions
as well.

Sabre Foundation is a major sponsor of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project.


                                Regards,

                Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj

** 07 **********************************************************************

Sender:  bohdan@TRYZUB.com (Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj)
Subject: UKRAINE FAQ PLUS Presents: Ukrainian Weekly Preview December 10th, 1995 now

1995 now

Greetings,

   The latest preview of the Ukrainian Weekly is now available
on the Ukraine FAQ Plus site!  This is an exclusive regular
feature each week.  The Ukrainian Weekly is the largest
English-speaking weekly newspaper extant in the Western
world covering Ukrainian issues both in Ukraine and in the
Diaspora.   The preview is available on Internet at the
address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project.

The address of the Ukraine FAQ Plus Project is:

http://world.std.com/~sabre/UKRAINE.html

Either click the button labelled "Current Events" by the
Tryzub (Trident) graphic or scroll down and click the
"Current Events" section summary to access this latest
news.

As always, please feel free to email us at faq@tryzub.com
with comments.   We always are looking for contributions
as well.


                                Regards,

                Bohdan Peter Rekshynskyj

** 08 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Carlo Conserva (conserva@ing.unico.it) 
Subject: Looking for FRIENDS!


Hello members of the friends list!

My name is Carlo, I'm 21 and I'm from Italy (the north of Italy, precisely).
I am a student, and I'm studyind what in english is probably called
engineering, at the university of Como (North Italy, as I've already said)
Well, why I subscribed myself to the friends list ?
The list's name speaks itself: I'M LOOKING FOR FRIENDS !
In particular, I'm looking for a girl who wants to start an one-on-one
correspondence with me.
Why a girl and not a boy?
Well, the reasons are two:

1) I LOVE girls.
2) I haven't very much time to dedicate to the Internet, and my friends
are more boys than girls; so I prefer the few friends to which I can
dedicate my time on the Internet to be girls.

Sorry for my english, I know it isn't perfect...

Anyway, that's all folks!

I hope that someone of you may be interested in me!

Thank you!


                                    Carlo.
                            (conserva@ing.unico.it)

** 09 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu) 
Subject: NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering Including Special



 NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science and Engineering Including
 Special Fellowship Opportunities for Visiting Scientists from
 Cooperation Partner Countries

 SPONSOR:  National Science Foundation

 SYNOPSIS:  On behalf of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),
 the National Science Foundation invites applications for 6-12 month
 postdoctoral fellowships from beginning scientists, mathematicians,
 and engineers.

 DEADLINES:  1996-01-22

 OBJECTIVES:  Approximately 25 fellowships will be offered for research
 and/or study abroad and approximately five awards will be made to US
 institutions that would like to invite a Visiting Scientist from
 Cooperation Partner Countries. Eligible fields of research are:
 mathematics, engineering, computer and information science,
 geosciences, and the physical, biological, social, behavioral, and
 economic sciences, the history and philosophy of science, and
 interdisciplinary areas comprised of two or more of these fields.
 Research in the teaching and learning of science, mathematics,
 technology and engineering is also eligible for support.

 RESTRICTIONS:  Eligible applicants must be citizens, nationals, or
 permanent residents as of January 1, 1996; have a doctoral degree
 (Ph.D. or equivalent) on or after January 1, 1991 but no later than
 the beginning of fellowship tenure; and 3) desire to conduct
 scientific research and/or study at appropriate government and
 nonprofit scientific institutions which are located in the NATO-member
 or Cooperation Partner Countries other than the United States. To be
 eligible for an NSF-NATO Visiting Scientist Fellowship the application
 must be submitted by an eligible US host institution; 2) a host
 sponsor (principal investigator) must be identified; 3) invited
 "visiting scientist" must be a person who is a citizen from NATO
 Cooperation Partner Country; and 4) "visiting scientist" must have a
 doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) on or after January 1, 1991 but
 no later than the beginning of fellowship tenure.

 MONETARY:

 CONTACT INFO: 4201 Wilson Boulevard; Suite 907N; Arlington,  VA  22230

 _________________________

 Miscellaneous Information

 Program Number:  001673

 Source of Information: NSF Program Announcement;  1995-11-24;

** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  BeachNet (beachnet@emi.net) 
Subject: 11.9 c/min long distance and international rates.


Dear Potential Customer,

Thank you for your inquiry about UNITEL, the lowest long distance rates in
the country today.  Here are some notes about our service(s).  Please feel
free to send me a fax number, so I can provide you with a customer
application.

11.9 cents per minute is Unitel's standard every day rate, 24 hours per
day, 7 days per week.  In addition we have:

1) Calling cards with unlimited # of PIN assigned .....     19.9 cents per
minute.
2) Inbound 1-800 #s with no setup fees and rates as low as 13.9 cents/min.
3) Int'l long-distance with very low rates.

I will send you detailed info on how to sign up.  In short, it takes approx
5 days to get set up and then it is like any other long distance carrier,
but you get billed separately, you can have any number of calling cards and
PIN numbers issued (calling card rates are $.19.9 per minute any time
anywhere in the USA.

To sign up, please indicate your interest and I will deliver a customer
application to you via e-mail or fax.

Best Regards!

Bev. and Alex.


** 11 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Funding Opportunity System" (funding@solar.rtd.utk.edu) 
Subject: Research and Training on Eastern Europe

 Research and Training on Eastern Europe

 SPONSOR:  Department of State

 SYNOPSIS:  The State Department is seeking applications for advanced
 research and training that will build expertise among Americans and
 improve knowledge about Eastern Europe and the independent states of
 the former Soviet Union.

 DEADLINES:  1996-01-19

 OBJECTIVES:  Projects should contribute to the development of a long-
 term program of advanced research and training through conducting
 competitions, funding and supervising research programs and an
 evaluation of those programs. Activities may include postdoctoral and
 teaching fellowships; language training; facilitating research
 collaboration with the federal government; facilitating research
 exchange programs in which American specialists can conduct reserch in
 Eastern Europe or the independent states; and disseminatin of research
 methods, data and findings.

 RESTRICTIONS: Domestic nonprofit institutions with experience in
 conducting programs in research and training. Individual researchers
 must be at the graduate or post-doctoral level and have a demonstrated
 commitment to the study of Eastern Europe or the independent states of
 the Soviet Union. Eligible nations for study are Albania, Azerbaijan,
 Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary,
 Kazakstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland,
 Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
 Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia,
 Montenegro, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. No funds
 may be spent in Serbia.

 MONETARY: $7.5 million, pending Congressional approval of 1996
 appropriations. Grants range from $100,000 to $2.5 million.

 CONTACT INFO: Kenneth Roberts; 2201 C Street, NW; Room 6841;
 Washington,  DC  20520

 _________________________

 Telephone:  202-736-4386

       FAX:  202-736-4851

 Miscellaneous Information

 Program Number:  200890

 Source of Information: Federal Register;  1995-11-27;

** 12 **********************************************************************

Sender:  palbank@eskimo.com
Subject: Pskov Region

Andrew Karkus wrote:
)
)
) I do have one question, which you or may not be able to answer. I have been
) trying to hook up with a server in the Pskov region of Russia, but have been
) unable to do so because they say you cannot connect to it from North America.

Pskov is on the border of Estonia. Closest large city is Novogorod.
A "server" in the sense of internet full access and WWW access doesn't
exist yet. E-mail service definitely exists and connects to and from
North America. Generally we mail WWW pages by e-mail.


) Do you know, when and if this server may become available to North
) America?


The email service is available now.

Here are some subscribers who are connected and with whom we have contact.
They can tell you the additional new syops in Pskov as they come on line.
You are welcoem to tell them you learne dof them through Palms & Company
and ask for their assistance. Also check our web pages for any new
"servers" coming on line.

name..... Marat
e-mail... post@upc.pskov.su
org...... ICC "Pskov"

name..... Mihail V. Boytsov
e-mail... maykl@npn-price.pskov.su
org...... N-P-N

name..... Marina
e-mail... Marina@mc.gds.pskov.su
org...... Companion Marketing Center

. . .

[other names/addresses available from Dr. Palms]

) Thanks again,
)
) Andrew Karkus

Anything Pskov has will be "available in North America" or anywhere else.

Dr. Pyotr Johannevich van de Waal-Plms
Palms & Company Inc., Investment Bankers
World Wide Web home pages - Palms Portal to Russia (500Mb = 7000 urls)
http://www.eskimo.com/~palbank or ftp.eskimo.com/~palbank


We provide Pskov firms with marketing services which develop export
markets for their products in 40 countries (especially fur pelts of sable
and mink). We also provide investment banking services to Pskov firms and
syndicate venture capital, provide turn-around management, distance
management education, compensatory investment, economic development
programs for city instrumentalities of government, international mergers,
acquisitions, factory modernization and production methods and product
quality revitalization. We supply Pskov industry with branch offices in 40
countries which act as their branch and buying offices for lowest prices
and best quality on their imports. If it suits you, tell us, what do you
do in Pskov?

** 13 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Doug Eldred (Douglas.K.Eldred@cdc.com) 
Subject: Macintosh Cyrillic details


All,

Recently there has been a resurgence of discussion about Cyrillic fonts,
so I thought it might be good to post the details on how to use Apple's
Macintosh Russian TrueType fonts, and how to give them "English" names.

I also have a PICT file showing the keyboard layout.  If you'd like a
copy, drop me (not the list) an email.  For what it's worth, I think the
layout is pretty close to a real Russian keyboard, and also to some of
the Windows fonts, such as "cyrttf".

Note that Apple has announced a $99 Russian language kit, which
presumably provides similar capabilities, or better, or easier, or...

Doug


USING APPLE'S RUSSIAN FONTS
===========================

Note: in late 1995 Apple announced a $99 Russian kit for Macintosh, so
getting that may be a better alternative.  I haven't seen or used it
personally, so I don't know if it's better or easier or more
comprehensive than what online, or whether they'll eventually remove the
online files.

The Russian fonts from Apple are excellent.  They're high quality (what
else would you expect?), they give you bilingual fonts (you can mix
English and Russian with the same typeface, style, size, etc.), and it's
really easy to switch between languages (COMMAND-space or a pulldown
menu).  You do need to be able to do a little ResEdit fixing of the
names, unless you can live with incomprehensible names (since standard
Monaco and Geneva and Chicago don't understand the Cyrillic characters
that the fonts currently have for names).

I assume you're on System 7.0.1 or System 7.1.  If not the following
detailed instructions may not apply 100%.  But I've had no difficulty
using the fonts themselves through at least System 7.5.2.

First, you need to connect to Apple's FTP server, "ftp.apple.com", and
login as "anonymous" with a password of "name@domain" (your email
address).  Then do the following:

    Change to directory /dts/mac/sys.soft.intl/russian.7.0.1
    Change to binary mode
    Get file fonts-1.hqx
    Get file install-1.hqx
    Quit

You can retrieve all of the files if you want, but if you only want the
fonts you don't need anything else.

Then, using "BinHex" or "Stuffit Expander" or whatever, you need to
expand the files, if your FTP utility didn't already do that for you.

You'll also need a copy of "Disk Copy", since that is the format that
"fonts-1" and "install-1" are in.  If you don't have a copy, get it from
directory /dts/utils and get file "diskcopy-4-2.hqx", also from
ftp.apple.com.

Now double-click on "fonts-1" and then "install-1", and when it asks you
to, insert a 1.44 MB (high density) floppy.  It doesn't need to be
formatted; if it has Mac files the program will double check that you
want to completely overwrite the disks.  BE SURE YOU WANT TO DO THIS!!

Okay, now the ResEditing begins.  For each of the font files on disk
"fonts-1", open it with ResEdit.  If it shows an "sfnt" resource,
double-click on it and find out what the "real" font name is (APCCourier,
Bastion, or Latinskij).  Then close the SFNT window, DOUBLE-click on the
FOND resource, SINGLE-click (to select) the one item inside, and hit
COMMAND-I and change the name to APCCourier or Bastion or Latinskij
(it'll look like garbage characters when the window opens).  Now quit,
saving the change, and go on to the next font.  You should also rename
the suitcases as you go.

For the three fonts that DON'T have SFNT resources, you need to figure
out what system font they look like: the Chicago one is pretty easy to
spot, the Monaco one has only 9 and 12 point sizes and is monospace, and
the Geneva one has three sizes and is proportional.  (This is from recent
memory, but I don't think you'll have trouble figuring out which is
which.)  The easiest way of "seeing" this is to back out and double-click
on the font suitcase, then any of the font(s) that are inside, and you'll
see a font sample.  Get out of Font/DA Mover, get back into ResEdit, and
change the FOND name to anything you like, but I'd recommend
"ChicagoCyr", "GenevaCyr", and "MonacoCyr".  Again, after you save
changes and get out, change the suitcase's file name to match also.

At this point, you should have six English-named font suitcases, which
can now be dragged on top of your System Folder.  The Mac will tell you
that you need to put fonts in a special place (either the System file or
the Font folder, depending on what level Mac OS you're at).

Now you need to put in disk "install-1", open its System file, and see if
you see a document with a little globe inside it.  If you do, drag that
from the floppy disk's System file onto the System folder on your hard
drive, and again it will tell you that it needs to go into the System
file.  If you DON'T see the document, just some sounds, you need to find
or create a bootable floppy with System 7.0.x on it and use THAT system
to look at the System file from "install-1".  For some reason (I'm almost
SURE it's "a feature"!) you can't see the document from a System 7.1
system, at least sometimes you can't.  You may also have to copy the
System file temporarily to your hard drive (NOT into your system folder,
though!!), to avoid endless floppy shuffling.  Be sure to get rid of it
again before you reboot from the hard drive!

At this point, you should have the six Apple Cyrillic fonts installed,
and the WorldScript file (the thing with a globe in the middle of it)
installed also. Reboot your Macintosh and you should see a tiny US flag
between Balloon help and the application icon (upper right corner of the
screen).

If you're in Word, you can use one of the TrueType Cyrillic fonts
(APCCourier, Bastion, or Latinskij) and then pull the "flag" menu down
and switch to the Russian keyboard, or you can do COMMAND-space to switch
from the keyboard.  You can of course use the Cyrillic versions of
Chicago, Geneva, and Monaco, but they're NOT TrueType and thus don't
scale very well, so I'd stick to the three TT fonts for most purposes.

You can use Key Caps to find out what the keyboard layout is; most of the
characters are available "live" but you can get a few additional ones
with the Option key (like the (( and )) style of quote marks).  What I
did was to create a PICT template that shows the English and Cyrillic
characters on each key.  I believe that the keyboard arrangement is
fairly "standard" but never having seen a REAL Russian keyboard I can't
be sure.




+-------------------------------------+----------------------------------+
| Douglas K. Eldred                   | Mail:   Douglas.K.Eldred@cdc.com |
| Control Data Systems, Inc. (ARH282) | Web:    http://www.cdc.com       |
| 4201 Lexington Avenue North         | Fax:    (612) 482-4417           |
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Sender:  sysop@bbs.tcfn.org 
Subject: Re: Friends and Partners

        K-12 Student Exchange Program via Internet e-mail


What?   The Tri-Cities Free-Net(R) is a Community Computing Network
located in Southeast Washington State, USA.  We are an affiliate member
of the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN).  The TCFN is
sponsoring a classroom-to- classroom e-mail exchange between public and
private schools, grades K-12, here in the Tri-Cities area with  schools
around the world.  Exchanges will be posted on the TCFN to share the
student's experiences with the general public.

Who?    Teachers, educators, parents and others are asked to facilitate
e-mail exchanges between groups of students.  The groups should be in
similar ages groups (for instance, ages 10 - 12) and the e-mail sent
between two or more facilitators.

Why?            To promote communications between children and young adults of
the world.  World peace starts with understanding and appreciation of
other cultures.  This program facilitates inter-cultural exchange
through communications.  The communications media will be the Internet
and World-Wide-Web (WWW).

Contact:

        Bruce McComb                    Executive Director
        RECA Foundation                605 South Olympia, #74
        Phone: (509) 586-6481         Kennewick, Wa 99336
        e-mail: sysop@tcfn.org         Modem:  (509) 543-2900
                                 Telnet:  tcfn.org

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Sender:  BobManasan@aol.com 
Subject: Inquiry


A long long time ago I read a Dostoevsky Xmas short story. It was about a
poor mother and child walking the streets at night peering into the living
rooms of the rich. I would love to read it again. Cna you tell me what the
title is and if it is available in the internet libraries?

Thank you,
Bob Manasan

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Sender:  "Jean GOMM, SGE/CCET" (Jean.GOMM@oecd.org) 
Subject: OECD Centre Co-operation Economies in Transition

        SUBJECT :  Information on Central and Eastern Europe and the New
                   Independent States from the OECD.

        The Centre for Co-operation with the Economies in Transition is
pleased to inform you that it now has information available on Internet on the OECD
site at http://www.oecd.org/ccet.

        The Centre has activities in the region over a very wide range of
subjects which include economics, statistics, environment, public management,
trade, financial affairs, fiscal affairs, enterprise affairs including
competition policy, privatisation, and accounting, science, technology,
telecommunications, industry, education, employment, labour markets, social
policy, entrepreneurship, regional development, territorial development, urban
affairs, energy, nuclear energy, and  transport. The CCET also has a
publication series with an extensive range of titles including some in
electronic format.

        The CCET deals with the following countries in Central and Eastern
Europe - Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia, and all twelve of
the republics of the NIS - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan,
Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, the Russian Federation,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Ukraine and Uzbekistan and with Mongolia and Vietnam.

        This information will be expanded improved and updated in the coming
months.  I would very much appreciate any advice or suggestions you may have on
this site - including on the sort of information that you think officials,
business representatives and researchers would like to find here.

        Many thanks in advance for your feedback.

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Sender:  focalpt@best.com (Tripp Mikich) 
Subject: The Russian Chronicles

Are you aware of The Russian Chronicles project at "http://www.f8.com", now
in its 10th week?  It's the Web's most extensive experiment in
location-based, online, totally digital photo/journalism, with now over 300
pages of stories, text and audio files.  Our correspondents are headed your
way, presently having been in Novisibirsk (see latest "Chronicles" entry),
and perhaps you'd like to meet them.  Anyway, please take a look, I've
included our press release as well.  Sincerely

Tripp Mikich
Project Director
FocalPOint f/8 and The Russian Chronicles
http://www.f8.com
trippdm@f8.com


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