Syn_Promo - Day
Thursday, December 18, 2003
11:39AM - Intriguing Obituaries
blog_of_death honors the recently deceased with links to obituaries of the famous, infamous and interesting unknowns. People may die, but on the Web, their legacy lives on.
12:59PM - PBS NewsHour syndication
As a taste, here's some recent example stories:
- 100 Years of Flight -- Today marked the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' historic first flight near Kitty Hawk, N.C. Kwame Holman reports on the ceremony President Bush attended there today, and Jeffrey Brown looks back on a century of aviation history.
- Canning Spam -- President Bush signed a bill today that seeks to stop spam from jamming people's e-mail accounts. Margaret Warner asks AOL Vice President Randall Boe and anti-spam activist John Mozena about the effectiveness of this new law
- Jobs on the Move -- Cost-conscious American companies are increasingly moving high-paying service-sector jobs overseas. Paul Solman reports that this practice, called "outsourcing," has moved many jobs to India
- Survival Battle -- The presence of salmon in the waterways of the Pacific Northwest have been increasing in recent years, but the Bush administration and some climatologists disagree over who can take the credit. Lee Hochberg reports that what the president says is a success, others call a fish story.
- Trying Saddam -- The questions of what kind of tribunal, what country and what punishment for Saddam Hussein face the United States and its coalition partners. Ray Suarez discusses the complexities of international justice with American University law professor Diane Orentlicher, Feisal Istrabadi of the Iraqi Forum for Democracy and Paul Van Zyl of the International Center for Transitional Justice.
3:02PM - DargonZine
New feed: dargonzine_feed
DargonZine is a free, strictly noncommercial electronic magazine that prints original medieval fantasy stories. The magazine is the product of our open community of aspiring amateur writers.
Founded in 1984 and currently beginning our 20th year, DargonZine is the both longest-running electronic magazine and the longest-running writers’ community on the Internet.
DargonZine’s primary purpose is to help aspiring amateur authors improve their craft by encouraging them to collaborate, having their works critiqued by their peers, and giving them feedback from typical readers across the Internet.
Many of our writers consider DargonZine to be their first exposure to an earnest writing community, and our readers get to reap the benefit in a regular stream of the best free, high quality fiction on the Internet.
We have over 375 original stories on our Web site—enough to fill two dozen novels—and new issues come out every 4-8 weeks. The dargonzine_feed syndication feed contains only short announcements when new issues are distributed and a link to the issue itself.
New readers and prospective writers are enthusiastically welcomed. For more info, visit our Web site at www.dargonzine.org.
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