The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on March 29, 1998 · Page 54
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 54

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, March 29, 1998
Page 54
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News& Views RESOURCES New book: State-by-state guide to nature's treasures O ut this month, Uncle Sam's Guide to the Great Outdoors (RANDOM HOUSE, $20) is a link to the nation's natural treasures. Raphael Sagalyn, an expert on government and Internet resources, points the way to free government-produced maps, guides and brochures to thousands of outdoor sites for camping, hiking, boating, hunting, snowmobiling, swimming and rafting. Posters, teaching aids, color- ing books and even ranger pins are available. It's presented in state-by-state reference format. The book also highlights battlefields, monuments, parks and forests — with phone numbers, addresses and Web site contact information. Offbeat facts from the outdoors guide • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management boasts 4.1 million acres of lakes, 198,000 acres of reservoirs, 174,000 miles of fishing streams and 5.2 million acres of designated wilderness. • If you're hunting dinosaur bones, try Big Bend National Park in Texas, 325 miles southeast of El Paso ( bibe). Remains of meat-eating and other types of dinosaurs have been found there, including significant portions of a pterosaur. (That's the kind that flew.) • Ever wonder how "Teddy Bears" got that name? In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a surrounded bear in Mississippi when a guide invited him to do so. Inspired by the tenderhearted gesture, a businessman got permission to sell "Teddy's Bears" toys in his store in Brooklyn, N.Y. ¥ A cm >1 MULTIMEDIA CD-ROM FOR YOUR PC Bring Kristi Yamaguchi and the wonderful world of ice skating home to your PC. Become Kristi Vamaguchi's choreographer, creating her elegant skating routines, including every move and musical accompaniment. ___ Then watch her perform your custom routine in breath-taking 3D motion You can even design ' hundreds of different skating outfits for Kristi, > printing them out for < •; .; .'!';* your own fashion show. Become part of a gold- « > medal winning skating ^^ performance today! $24.95 WINDOWS 95 CD-ROM CaH 1-800-770-3008 '01897.1998 Monunfl Star Multimedia, Inc. All righto rwoivtf. 01997 IPO Books WarkM*, Inc. Photo by Heinz Kiuaiitwfr SPORTS March Madness: Anyone can play HPickets for the NCAA men's basketball tournament 1 Final Four this Saturday and Monday were as hard to get as ever — with more than 144,000 applications for just 10,000 seats at San Antonio's Alamodome. But when it comes to March Madness, anyone can play. Bracket pool sheets produced via office copier are as much a part of corporate America as voice mail. And online pools are popping up on employees' computer screens. Last year, about 177,000 took part in ESPN's popular pool at, up from 100,000 the year before. C3 By D«nnl$ McCiHirty Send comments to: "News & Views,* USA WEEKEND, 1000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22229-0012. Visit our Web site to take part in polls, quiz yourself and have some fun. For instance, this week: Stare 'em down The end of March signals your last chance to score big In Mascot Madness. We provide the pictures of the mascots; you name the school, Ifs that easy. Score high enough and you can register to win a prize. Hint to get started: The gruff-looking guy at left is a "Red Raider." Support your shows Click on CELEBS to vote for your favorite shows in our Classic TV Showdown. This week, The DM Van Oyfce Show (right) takes on Bewttchrt in our first battle of '60s series. In recent weeks, your votes sent these '80s shows on to Round 2: Dallas, Cheers, Miami Vice and Family Ties. Stay tuned I 16 USA WEEKEND • March 27-26,1888

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