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Friday, October 31, 2014.
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Halloween


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Today's News

Join us for Our News links. See Bing's daily feature.

We've moved some links to the left column, and now to the right. We'll see if this allows our focus to move to new features. We continue to tinker. We will always tinker!

Happy Halloween

Here is our CVN Halloween 2014 Page. It was written, directed, and photographed by Lilly03. CVN translated her story (freely and wildly) from the original French. We also created and host the page.

Our Bing Daily Feature

http://www.bing.com/?form=MSNBNV

A Special Halloween BING takes us on a trip. I don't think we can reproduce this featurette. So WE will simply say: La Llorona, the Flying Dutchman, and Bloody Mary are all waiting for your visit. Wait patiently, it does not load quickly!

CVN Selects: Features

Now and then we will select features, topics, or searches for your viewing (and ours) and place them here, before or after our separate Bing feature.

Pablo Picasso
A great web display of Pablo Picasso's amazing art, brings so many pictures together. You can change the name of the painter and it may grab all the web pictures of that artist's work and set them in front of you. What a cool form. Try Jackson Pollock or Rembrandt

. The World Series started October 21 in Kansas City and ended with an amazing 3-2 San Francisco victory. San Francisco defeated Kansas City 4 games to 3 in the World Series on October 29. It was an exciting series filled with awesome and sometimes unbelievable plays. Our simple search for the wrap up the 2014 baseball season with the Baseball World Series will disappear on Sunday.

The Catalonia independence referendum "consultation" is back in the news. The Spanish government Council has declared the opinion poll illegal. This is definitely Political Football will be passed back and forth. If those things interest you. Keep watching! We are certain there will be lots more to come. The "unofficial vote" moves forward with the so-called "consultation" run by volunteers, rather than the Catalonian government.

From Hong Kong, the next steps are on the protestors minds. Will they take their "concerns" to mainland China? The latest news is found in the Hong Kong Protests search.

The US Election Center is active. We really like the election trivia section. Lots of information is available. There are predictions. The results will come. It will be fun to see how well they tie it all together. The voters will decide. Getting more voters to the polls makes the difference. Will this be the most expensive mid-term in history? Probably. Millions have been rolled into campaigns. The current total being stated is FOUR BILLION DOLLARS.

The Supreme Court Current Session

The October session continues with deliberations and announcements. The calendar will show their schedule. Fridays are conference days. There is a wealth of information on the website. Past decisions, in pdf files, can be read in adobe reader files downloaded from http://www.supremecourt.gov/.

Keep up with the latest news from John Roberts and the Supremes! The search reveals more news coming from the court, with other courts popping up in the list too. A new case is going to be filed. The court may decide Friday to deal with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) subsidies.Common Cause vs Biden could answer a few questions on the way the Senate handles votes. Here is our search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Supreme+Court+Latest+News

We still like this blog and site! we'll check it throughout this session:http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/

Weekend Anytime News

These weekend additions are now part of our daily list of links, and will expand. They are available whenever you have a weekend.
USA Weekend: http://www.usatoday.com/experience/weekend/

The Onion: We think of it as False News for a Faulty world! This is a perfect weekend link, although new editions are kicked out, squalling, from the publisher's womb every Wednesday.
http://www.theonion.com/

Music Page
I continue to spend a few stolen pleasurable hours celebrating music. Seeing one name still leads to another, then another. This page is a long way from done. What fun! Let the memories flow. October 14 debuts My fourth version of a music videos page. What a fabulous distraction. At least one more version is coming. Most likely several.

Here is a Bing search for music, just type in a name after the word videos to see what you can find.

The Comics
The Comics change Daily! Sadly the editorial cartoon site does not present as much initial content with the editorial cartoons, but there are a variety available.
http://news.yahoo.com/comics/

http://www.gocomics.com/

USA Today: Editorial Cartoons:
Their success at presenting multiple ad impressions is an editorial cartoon all by itself! One new cartoon is added daily.
http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/opinion/cartoons/2012/09/18/daily-editorial-cartoons/1411813/

Quick Looks

Yahoo GMA: See the video or pictures today and the list of story links. Click the pic upon arrival for that story. : http://gma.yahoo.com/
CNN Newday: Home page: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/2014/
USA Today Right Now: http://www.usatoday.com/rightnow/?q=home

Archives
USA Today Search: http://www.usatoday.com/search/top%205/
CNN "5 things" Archive: http://newday.blogs.cnn.com/category/headlines/5-things-to-know-for-your-new-day/
NBC Top (5-7) in "know it all", and it is easy to find:
Know it all Search (Great Archive): http://www.nbcnews.com/search/know%20it%20all

Neighbors
Canada 680 in Toronto: This one has ads with a clear schedule and lots of news: http://www.radioguide.fm/internet-radio-canada/680news
680 News site (fun to explore):http://www.680news.com/

Mexico
Mexico News search

Central America
Central America News search
Central America News search 2

News Aggregators

We spent a little time in search and discovered:
http://lifehacker.com/5845798/five-best-news-aggregators

Two sites we liked:
This new Polurls find interests us, It comes in three flavors, this first one is conservative.
Polurls-red:http://polurls.com/red/
Polurls-blue: "progressives" http://polurls.com/blue/
Polurls-purple: "moderates" http://polurls.com/purple/
Fark: is liberal, but funny http://www.fark.com/

Most Biased News

Looking for different viewpoints brings us to identify conservative and liberal media. Here are two examples representing the extremes. Many people say or suggest all media is biased. Here are examples we consider polar opposites.
Conservative: FOX News http://www.foxnews.com/
Liberal: The Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/#

The 35th America's Cup in 2017!

There will be lots of races leading up to the America's Cup in 2017. Here is the story: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/sailing/29568613. We'll check the news about once a week. You can explore Bing's search for America's Cup sailing. We did enjoy the video history presented at the Sailing World site, and the written history on the America's Cup site.

Our Sports Searches

It is time to catch up on the other sports activity going on, so here are several searches for the latest news on:
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • NASCAR
  • Horse Racing
  • NFL News
  • College Football News
  • Our Searches

    With so much going on in the world we thought we'd try a few new searches over hot button issues and international locations that stay in the news from day to day that interest us. WE have been surprised that our sources bring us so little international news from Central and South America. We will look for additional sources in our searches.

    Issues
    Human Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Human+Rights%2C+latest+news
    Civil Rights: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Civil+Rights%2C+latest+news

    Places
    Syria: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Syria%2C+latest+news
    Ukraine: http://www.bing.com/search?q=Ukraine%2C+latest+news
    Spain: http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Headline+News+In+Spain
    Venezuela: http://www.bing.com/search?q=venezuela+latest+news
    Bolivia: Bolivia, latest news
    Brazil: Brazil, latest news
    Argentina: Argentina, latest news
    Peru: Peru, latest news
    Chile: Chile, latest news
    New Mexico: New Mexico images
    New Mexico: New Mexico, latest news
    New Mexico News Search: http://www.bing.com/search?q=New+Mexico+News

    A FEW ONGOING SEARCHES AND STORIES

    Catch up on the Ancient World http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/archives/ancient-world/

    Obamacare We like our one stop news source. They keep it updated. We think it works better than just grabbing stories and we will keep it! This will likely remain an off and on again news attack point until post election budget talks (again!) take front stage, center again:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/feature/obamacare/

    Storms and Earthquakes
    We created a few weather searches so we - and our readers - could keep up on the latest devastation news happening too often these days around the world. We may play with our search parameters. It doesn't seem to be sorting the stories very well.

    Typhoons:
    http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=weather%2C+storms%2C+typhoons%2C+latest+news+2014

    Hurricanes:
    http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=storms%2C+hurricanes%2C+latest+news

    Earthquakes:
    http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=earthquake%2C+latest+news

    Publications Information

    US customers can get our ebook at Eyes on the World. It is free on Smashwords. Eyes on the World is now approved for the premium catalog. You only have to click the link! Read the blog for daily updates.

    The book, Eyes on the World is available at It was first published in final form on June 18th around 10 AM MDT. This Sci-fi/adventure series is just beginning and several more episodes are planned.

    In July he expected to publish his first story for children, but it wasn't ready, neither was the new book aimed at readers to children. It's back to the writing board. Selective critiques are being sought. Follow his journey on the Pondering and Piddling blog.

    Older Projects

    We do have two older, ongoing projects that need work and they are listed below. Each will be changed over the next year. We will alert you when each is ready. Anyone want to help?

    http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Heroes/ --- http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Memorials/ ---

    News Whenever

    The Majors
    CNN: http://cnn.com/
    NBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/
    CBS:http://www.cbsnews.com/
    ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/
    USA:http://www.usatoday.com/

    News Wherever:SA

    We start with news in English from South America.

    http://colombiareports.co/
    http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/tag/brazil-news/

    You Can Contact Us

    WAYS TO CONTACT: Leave a Facebook message for John D. Boyden or email him at jdb_educator@msn.com( jdb_educator@msn.com )
    Please include any nickname (or your real name) you want to use and please state CVN as your subject! Thank you in advance.

    CVN'S History
    by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

    We will honor our CVN history as we move forward. See the Cybertown Daily News Archives.

    Recruiting Writers, Graphic Artists, Tech specialists and Collaborators!

    Over the years, we have discovered a lot of talented people who never thought they could write, edit, or have the fun of producing web stories people would read. We offer free training and publishing opportunities.

    We have always recruited, we always will. Unpaid jobs are ALWAYS available.

    There is the possibility that we will come up with a project idea that will pay, and participants in such a project would also get paid. So bring your dreams and let's chat!

    See our "You Can Contact us" section for ways to get in touch. The section is located at the very top in the left column. Once you contact us, we also have Skype and a phone # for possible follow up.

    CVN's Voyage
    by jdb_educator, Editor

    Each project we create or in which we are involved will have its own page linked to the indexes of our publications.

    We DO need your help to spread the word to anyone interested or your friends and acquaintances who might be interested.

    Please Help!
    Send them to our new home at
    http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/00