Digest for 97-03-09


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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

01-09 March 97  Sender:  sofield@riolink.com
                Subject: from Alexander Krivenyshev

02-09 March 97  Sender:  rak@rak.erl.e-burg.su
                Subject: from Alexey.

03-09 March 97  Sender:  denisov@geocities.com
                Subject: from Alexander Y. Denisov

04-09 March 97  Sender:  SWENR@AOL.COM
                Subject: from Robert Swenson

05-09 March 97  Sender:  deann@zoomnet.net
                Subject: from Diane W. Phillips

06-09 March 97  Sender:  u3516010@au.ac.th
                Subject: from Cindy, Ms.Thassayan Susama.

07-09 March 97  Sender:  del777@bright.net
                Subject: from David E. Lyons

08-09 March 97  Sender:  rileymat@aol.com
                Subject: from R. S. Riley


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-09 March 97  Sender:  fab69@clu.assicomitalia.it (Fabio Rumazza)
                Subject: looking for friends

02-09 March 97  Sender:  atacama (atacama@global.co.za)
                Subject: Saratov & Volga region

03-09 March 97  Sender:  Ilya Shlyakhter (ilya_shl@MIT.EDU)
                Subject: Russian OCR?

04-09 March 97  Sender:  Jyothi Kanics (Jyothi@aiha.com)
                Subject: More Women's Health Info in Russian available
                         on-line !

05-09 March 97  Sender:  VMORRIS@uoft02.utoledo.edu
                Subject: looking for information

06-09 March 97  Sender:  "Zachary Sean Thompson (Zakharii)"
                         (thompzs@worldnet.att.net)
                Subject: Privet!

07-09 March 97  Sender:  WEARBOOTS@aol.com
                Subject: Questions for you

08-09 March 97  Sender:  mwright@Traveller.COM (Mike Wright)
                Subject: Friendly hello from U.S.A

09-09 March 97  Sender:  Funding Opportunity System
                         (funding@voyager.rtd.utk.edu)
                Subject: International Education Exchange Program


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures


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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

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Sender:  sofield@riolink.com
Subject: from Alexander Krivenyshev


Dear women, ladies, girls, mamas, sisters!
Happy March 8!
Wish you love, happiness, health, lots of flowers!
Check out the Web page, I made for all women:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/5082/march8.htm
All the best for creators of "Friends & Partners".
                Alexander.
                New Mexico, USA

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

Sender:  rak@rak.erl.e-burg.su
Subject: from Alexey.

I congratulate with female holiday!  I wish happiness!  Love!  Good luck
and reciprocity!

ALEXEY.


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

Sender: denisov@geocities.com
Subject: from Alexander Y. Denisov

Hi, I am from Tambov, Russia.
If you want to know some about Russia, my native
town Tambov and about me - welcome to my home page:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/7786
I am waiting for You.


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

Sender:  SWENR@AOL.COM
Subject: from Robert Swenson


Hello,

I am hoping someone may be able to help me with a search I've been working
on.  I have an uncle who was in Russia during world war2 in february 14
1943.  He was killed at the front lines and we are told he was buried
somewhere near St.  Petersburg in a place called Norwinka, or Klosterdorf.
We are hoping to find out more about his resting place if it still exists
and maybe a picture of the area.

I am not sure who I can contact about this information and the towns or
villages don't seem to exist!

I'm hoping someone in your organization can help.

Thanks, Robert Swenson
SWENR@AOL.COM

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

Sender:  deann@zoomnet.net
Subject: from Diane W. Phillips


Hi!
This looks great, I have been looking for a place to find chat friends from
U.S. or overseas would be great.  I am a retired schoolteacher, married,
with four children who have flown the nest. Would love to find some new
friends. Have many interests, home, play tennis, bowl, do artwork,having a
great time being retired. Please respond!
Thanks!

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

Sender:  u3516010@au.ac.th
Subject: from Cindy, Ms.Thassayan Susama.


Hello Dear..!

I am 22,Thai Engineer.  I am so glad to come visiting this great homepage.
I have never been to Russia nor U.S.  before, but I 've planned to go there
soon.  I am interested in History.That's the reason made me feel good to
your countries.  I think that every places on this earth has their own
sharmings and great history.Although my Thailand is a small country,I am
sure that you did not know all good things that we have.I'm now trying to
study Russian.  You are welcome to communicate with me :) I spent most of
my free-time on cooking.That's why I'm getting fatter now :0 I'll be right
here looking for your contact with very much interest.

Cindy

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

Sender:  del777@bright.net
Subject: from David E. Lyons

Thanks for the responses to my earlier post, however I am still looking for
e-mail pal in Minsk. Anyone interested, please e-mail me. Also, looking for
possible language lessons for me. I am willing to trade management lessons.
Willing to come to St. Petersburg or Minsk this summer.


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

Sender:  rileymat@aol.com
Subject: from R. S. Riley

Ya hochu pisats po-russki, no ya ne mogu picats b russki alfabit (font).
Izvinitye pozalista!  R.S. Riley--rileymat@aol.com


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

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

Sender:  fab69@clu.assicomitalia.it (Fabio Rumazza)
Subject: looking for friends

Hi, i'm a 28 year italian student. I study russian at university and i
should go to Russia next year (May be). I'd like to find someone to talk
with via internet. I can speak a little russian, but just a little.
Hoping to hear from somebody.

Fabio

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

Sender:  atacama (atacama@global.co.za)
Subject: Saratov & Volga region


I am looking to correspond with people from Saratov, Pokrovsk, Privolnje or
other former Volga German regions.

We can correspond in Russiam, German or English.

My interestes are very wide, including language, history, genealogy, arts,
nature, architecture.

I live in South Africa - Johannesburg
Poka & privet

Vera Beljakova - Miller iz Afriki
Vera Beljakova-Miller = mail to: atacama@global.co.za

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

Sender: Ilya Shlyakhter (ilya_shl@MIT.EDU)
Subject: Russian OCR?

Hello,

Where can I find information about Cyrillic OCR (Optical Character
Recognition) software, preferably free or cheap (with a student
discount, etc.)?  Or, would anyone who has such software be
willing to use it occasionally to help me scan in Russian poems,
songs and literature for a web site?  Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Ilya
ilya_shl@mit.edu


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Sender:  Jyothi Kanics (Jyothi@aiha.com)
Subject: More Women's Health Info in Russian available on-line !


Hello!

This is a new update for the American International Health Alliance's
on-line Women's Health Resources web page which can be found at :

http://www.aiha.com/women/whindex.htm

This week, we have two important RUSSIAN language additions to let
you know about, both originally produced by Magee Womens Hospital:

1) Planning Your Family, Birth Control Options

        http://www.aiha.com/women/famplan.htm

2) Genital Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

        http://www.aiha.com/women/stdrus.htm

Note: Russian documents on the AIHA web site are published in cyrillic
code page 1251 fonts. Please contact me if you have any difficulty
viewing these pages.

Please pass this email on to others who will find this information valuable
and feel free to contact me at: jkanics@igc.org with questions and
suggestions !

Best wishes,

Jyothi Kanics

jkanics@igc.org
AIHA-DC

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

Sender:  VMORRIS@uoft02.utoledo.edu
Subject: looking for information


I am a grad student in cultural geography seeking information about Russian
emigration to Kelleys Island, Ohio in the late 1850s. They were requested
by William Beatty to work wine orchards. Any information would be most
helpful. My grandfather emigrated from Pskov in 1870 to Illinois, and I
have a personal interest in following families to America. I also
have friends in Yaroslavl. Thank you so much.
Valerie Morris
University of Toledo
Department of Geography & Planning
Toledo, Ohio 43606  USA

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

Sender:  "Zachary Sean Thompson (Zakharii)" (thompzs@worldnet.att.net)
Subject: Privet!

Hi.  My name is Zach and I live in near Seattle, Washington on the
Northwest corner of the USA.  About 2 months ago I started learning russian
to help out with the Russian-speaking group of Jehovah's Witnesses here in
the Seattle area.

I would very much appreciate help with my Russian from anyone that
would like to help and also I'd like to get in contact with some
Russian-speaking Jehovah's Witnesses that can email me.  My email is
thompzs@worldnet.att.net
Poka vcem!

Zach


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Sender: WEARBOOTS@aol.com
Subject: Questions for you

Privyet!
     Greetings friends and partners.  I again ask help of you.  I am in the
process of writing a story (possibly a book).  Part of it takes place in the
city of Ekaterinburg in the Ural mountains, beginning in the year 1918.  As
you may or may not know, World War I ended during that year, the Russian
Civil War broke out, and Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered (in
Ekaterinburg).  The main character is a young man named Sergey, and I need to
know about daily life in Russia in 1918, specifically in Ekaterinburg if
possible.  I know many things were changing because of war and revolution at
the time, but what kind of jobs were common?  What kind of food did Russians
eat?  What did their houses look like?, etc.  Any information is appreciated.
     Also, I may be able to host a Russian friend here this summer.  He wants
to learn English through a university or formal class of some sort.  He
already knows some English, but would like to further his education.  He may
be here for 1-2 months, and he has visited the US before.  If anyone has any
suggestions of where a class like this may be held (preferably in the
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area), please let me know.
     Thank you, this is a great site!

Poka,
Emily Dinnen
wearboots@aol.com

PS-In David Stickney's (david@wvb.gomel.by) letter to F&P on February 26th,
1997, I glanced over the list of questions (FAQ) he wrote and saw that
someone had asked how to read my English and History projects.  PLEASE WRITE
TO ME DIRECTLY!  If you would like to view my projects, please just contact
me here at:

wearboots@aol.com

Thank you!

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

Sender: mwright@Traveller.COM (Mike Wright)
Subject: Friendly hello from U.S.A

        *I would like to get to know somebody in Russia(preferably someone I
could pen-pal with). It sounds like a neat idea.

        *I am maintaining a prayer list and I will pray that Russia will
find a way to get around the economic crisis they're having. They will.

        *Several months ago, I got to speak to some Russians over the
computer at my school. I could see them moving around on a screen on the
monitor. It was interesting to know we could talk to someone 1,000 miles away!

                                                Jon Wright

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

Sender:  Funding Opportunity System (funding@voyager.rtd.utk.edu)
Subject: International Education Exchange Program  (fwd)


International Education Exchange Program

SPONSOR:  Department of Education

SYNOPSIS: The purpose of this program is to support international education
exchange activities between the United States and eligible countries in
civics and government education and economic education.

DEADLINES:  1997-05-05

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor supports international education exchange activities
between the U.S. and eligible countries in civics and government education
and economics education. For this program, the term "eligible country"
means a Central European country, an Eastern European country, Lithuania,
Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and any
country that formerly was a republic of the Soviet Union and whose political
independence is recognized in the U.S. The sponsor gives an absolute preference
to applications that meet one of the following priorities: international
education programs in civics and government education or international
education programs in economics education. To meet one of these two priorities,
each applicant must propose to carry out the following activities, in either
civics and government education or economics education:

PROVIDE ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES WITH:

1) Seminars on the basic principles of the U.S. constitutional democracy
and economics, including seminars on the major governmental and economic
institutions and systems in the U.S., and visits to such institutions;

2) Visits to school systems, institutions of higher learning, and nonprofit
organizations conducting exemplary programs in civics and government education
and economics education in the U.S.;

3) Home stays in U.S. communities;

4) Translations and adaptations regarding the U.S. civics and government
education and economics education curricular programs for students and
teachers, and in the case of training programs for teachers, translations
and adaptations into forms useful in schools in eligible countries, and
joint research projects in such areas;

5) Translation of basic documents of U.S. constitutional government for
use in eligible countries, such as The Federalist Papers, selected writings
of Presidents Adams and Jefferson, and the Anti- Federalists, and more
recent works on political theory, constitutional law, and economics;

6) Research and evaluation assistance to determine the effects of educational
programs on students' development of the knowledge, skills, and traits
of character essential for the preservation and improvement of constitutional
democracy; and effective participation in and the preservation and improvement
of an efficient market economy.

PROVIDE U.S. PARTICIPANTS WITH:

1) Seminars on the histories, economies, and governments of eligible countries;

2) Visits to school systems, institutions of higher learning, and organizations
conducting exemplary programs in civics and government education and economics
education located in eligible countries;

3) Home stays in eligible countries;

4) Assistance from educators and scholars in eligible countries in the
development of curricular materials on the history, government, and economies
of such countries that are useful in U.S. classrooms;

5) Opportunities to provide on-site demonstrations of U.S. curricula and
pedagogy for educational leaders in eligible countries;

6) Research and evaluation assistance to determine the effects of educational
programs on students' development of the knowledge, skills, and traits
of character essential for the preservation and improvement of constitutional
democracy; and effective participation in and improvement of an efficient
market economy; and

7) Assist participants from eligible countries and the U.S. in participating
in international conferences on civics and government education and economics
education. The primary participants in these conferences shall be leading
educators in the areas of civics and government education and economics
education, including curriculum and teacher training specialists, scholars
in relevant disciplines, and educational policymakers, from the U.S. and
eligible countries. The recipient must also provide a means for the exchange
of ideas and experiences in civics and government education and economics
education among political, educational, and private sector leaders of
participating
eligible countries.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants are independent nonprofit educational
organizations that have expertise in international achievement comparisons,
and are experienced in the following: development and national implementation
of curricular programs in civics and government education and economics
education for students from grades kindergarten through twelve in local,
intermediate, and State educational agencies, in schools funded by the
Bureau of Indian Affairs, and in private schools throughout the U.S. with
the cooperation and assistance of national professional educational
organizations,
colleges, and universities and private sector organizations; development
and implementation of cooperative university and school-based inservice
training programs for teachers of grades kindergarten through twelve using
scholars from such relevant disciplines as political science, political
philosophy, history, law, and economics; development of model curricular
frameworks in civics and government education and economics education;
administration of international seminars on the goals and objectives of
civics and government education or economics education in constitutional
democracies for educational leaders, teacher trainers, scholars in related
disciplines, and educational policymakers; the evaluation of civics and
government education or economics education programs; and have the authority
to subcontract with other organizations to carry out these provisions.
Applicant institutions may be foreign, but must be based in the U.S.

MONETARY: $5 million for two awards of $2.5 million each.

COMMENTS: This updated program announcement is replacing program number
200157, which has been deleted.

CONTACT INFO: Rita Foy; 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW; Room 610; Washington,
DC 20208-5573

Telephone:  202-219-2079

Source of Information: Federal Register; 1997-02-26; 8690


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