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Thursday, April 24, 2014.
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National Poetry Month

Today's News

Join us for a look at Bing's picture of the day, A Famous Refuge, Explore Art, our news sources, Poetry and Poets, Top 50 Living Actors, and always so much more.

You'll also find lots more with our usual searches and ongoing stories along with comics.

BING: Picture of the Day

Take a look at the latest picture from Bing

A Famous Refuge

Explore the Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Then, take a look at some Arctic National Wildlife Refuge videos.
Read about these early environmentalists who promoted the refuge.
Now it is cuteness time. Let's look at pictures of Polar bear cubs

Explore Art

Do you know what abstract expressionism is? Take a look at the art of Willem de Kooning

News Compared

Access a few of the most popular news sources from around the world.

BBC Today: usually plays smoothly. It runs about 1:30 with the ad: We wonder what changes are coming. For a week we've been getting a notice that the video contains flash photography. Sometimes the audio starts before the video.

Breaking News:
MSN today's whole site is set up for quick scanning.
MSN Top Ten: We keep tracking, these URL changes intrigue us.
Yahoo GMA: See the video or pictures today and the list of story links. Click the pic upon arrival for that story. :
CNN Newday: We've been watching with interest as CNN revised it's site travel, filing the morning under a second click. We are enjoying the video minute on the home page.
Home page:
CNN "5 things" Archive:
USA Today:
USA Today Right Now:
USA Today Home:
NBC News:
NBC Top 6 in "know it all", and it is easy to find:
NBC's 6 stories today:
Know it all Search:
CBS Video: Eye Opener: The world in 90 seconds.
Links to other videos are usually available.
Canada 680 in Toronto: This one has ads with a clear schedule and lots of news:
680 News site (fun to explore):

Poetry and Poets

Shakespeare's Sonnets
The Rag Doll by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
An Easter Poem: Love
J.H.Blackman jr., poet

Famous Poets
Pablo Neruda
Natasha Trethewey 2013-14
Maya Angelou
Robert Frost
William Wordsworth
It's National Poetry Month! Go ye and read Poetry!

Here are the details on National Poetry Month 2014

Top 50 Living Actors of 2014

While we seriously doubted we would look at this every week, we are! The articles are well written and offer a wealth of information! The countdown has reached #38. Great job Yahoo! We went also went searching for a 2013 list. We found several lists but didn't like their focus. Most had to do with money.
We did find: which seems to be an ongoing list vote. This site has lots of ads, but is interesting.

Other Sports

Playoffs have arrived in two more sports. It is time to catch up on the other sports activity going on, so here are several searches for the latest news on:
  • NBA Playoffs
  • Hockey Playoffs
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Tour de France
  • Horse Racing
  • Track and Field
  • Football draft
  • Soccer
  • jai alai
  • Frisbee or Disc Golf
  • Shakespeare's Birthday

    William Shakespeare turned 450 on April 23. See if you know why, since his birthday is uncertain!
    Learn about The Globe theater
    See a few quick tours on how Talk like Shakespeare with these videos.
    Be glad you don't have to dress in the Shakespeare fashion of the day.
    The Globe has been re-created. Look at these wonderful Shakespeare Globe videos

    Earth Day

    Earth Day was on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
    How well do you know your Earth facts?
    Take a gander at some Living roofs videos
    Come and visit one lovely Fog City time lapse video.
    Need a map? We wonder how soon it might be until they'll all be on flashdrives.

    Bing Boston

    Monday was the Boston marathon. See videos of Boston marathon history
    Look at the news, pictures, and history of Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston.
    Explore lights on bridges around the world in pictures.
    Lots of great pix for your pinterest page!

    Patriots Day

    Monday, April 21, 2014 was Patriots' Day.
    "Patriots' Day (officially Patriots' Day in Massachusetts and Wisconsin and Patriot's Day in Maine)"
    Patriots Day

    Free Pictures Forever?

    The Comics

    The Comics change Daily! Sadly the second site does not present as much initial content with the editorial cartoons.

    USA Today: Editorial Cartoons:
    Their success at presenting multiple ad impressions is an editorial cartoon all by itself! One new cartoon is added daily.

    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 hope they may interest you.

    Human Rights:
    Civil Rights:



    Catch up on the Ancient World

    Play with it! NBC has a cool search:

    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 a constant news attack point until January's budget talks take front stage, center again:

    The Supreme Court Current Session Here is a search to keep up with news from John Roberts and the Supremes!

    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: Edited:

    Hurricanes: Edited:


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    CVN'S History
    by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

    The Weekly News has changed. We will honor the history as we move forward. It is now one of 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

    The number of our publications and sites will continue to expand as new writers, bloggers, and commentators join us. 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.

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