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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Your mail answered

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) As we start the new year, let's wrap up some loose ends from the old. Recent reader e-mails and feedback have concerned maps, H.G. Wells and being nice to one another.

'You are here'

Hey, Web Search: We have been trying to find the coordinates for the four corners of our property in a township in Otter Tail County, Minn. Using Yahoo! Maps (maps.yahoo.com), we found the latitude and longitude for our driveway. This was probably available because the county used GPS to locate points for the 911 system. However, Otter Tail County will not or cannot give us the points for the four corners of our property. Do you know how we can find out the latitude and longitude for our four corner points? Then we can enter them in our GPS and find them.

BETTY AND GARY DAGEN, NORWEGIAN GROVE TOWNSHIP, MINN.

Randy says: If it's a question about mapping, one of your first stops should be Google Maps Mania (googlemapsmania.blogspot.com), a highly useful site that tracks custom applications that use Google Maps as a source.

I asked Mike Pegg, proprietor of Google Maps Mania, about your question. He suggested using ACME Mapper 2.0 (mapper.acme.com), one of the "power" viewing tools linked from his site.

"To get the coordinates for the four corners, just center the map on that location, double-click on the first corner, then click the "Mark" button at the bottom right of the viewer," he explained. "Then proceed to do the same for each of the corners of the property. When you're done, click the map pins to get the coordinates."

H.G. Wells

Hey, Web Search: Nobody mentions H.G. Wells' last book (1946), "Mind at the End of Its Tether" [in a recent column about the author's presence on the Web]. It seems that Hiroshima made Wells finally lose faith in the benefits of secular scientific progress. It is pathetic and poor reasoning by a broken man. I doubt that an editor would have OK'd publication if Wells' name did not assure sales.

DAVID ALTSCHULER

VIA JEWISH WORLD REVIEW

Randy says: I didn't mention "Mind at the End of Its Tether" because it's not one of Wells' best-known works, unlike the handful (among the dozens he wrote) that I did cite. But most of all, I didn't mention it for the simple fact that, unlike many of his other works, "Mind at the End of Its Tether" is not available to read on the Web, nor does it have a strong online presence. The article was about Wells on the Web, not just Wells.

Being nice

Hey, Web Search: Regarding Cheerpass [Starbucks' holiday campaign that fosters kindness toward one another], can't you just do something nice for a person without simultaneously promoting coffee? This is no different than "Permit Random Acts of Kindness" bumper stickers of a few years ago or touching e-mails that get forwarded to you that turn sour when you read, "Send to 10 of your friends," at the bottom. Can't we just be nice because it's the human thing to do, not because it's the holidays?

JTPT35 VIA THE WEB SEARCH BLOG

Randy says: Now there's a good New Year's resolution.

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Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.



Previously:

Chatting: Central characters
Wonders never cease
Secret messages
For your consideration
Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
Missed marketing
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
It's free!
Websites that help you find books that are right for you
Coping with illness
Some serious face time
Some serious face time
In reply to your e-mail ...
Turn your handwriting into a computer-based font that will allow you to churn out homespun greetings
Music for everyone
'Elusive planet' can be viewed clearly from Earth with the naked eye
Central characters
E-mail @ 35
Idle chatter
Funny money
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
Remain anonymous

© 2006, Star Tribune Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

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