Homework 2B Solution


40 pts., due Oct. 3

  1. From www.tornadoproject.com, click on the Recent Tornados link.

    Where did a tornado touch down at 7:30am on 20 April 1996?

    Five miles south of Carrollton, MS.

  2. Surf to www.bod.net/cjackson/featured.htm and answer

    On what date, and where, was William Blake born? On what date, and where, did he die?

    11/28/1757, London; 8/12/1827, London.

  3. Visit the Webcrawler search engine at www.webcrawler.com. Click the mouse pointer in the search box and enter the name ``Brooks and Dunn'' and then click the search button. (For this, be sure to enter the quotation characters.)

    How many matches are there for this subject?


    Follow the link to Tour Info. When will Brooks and Dunn be in Toledo this fall? Where will they be on 11 November 1996?

    In Toledo on 10/18; no concert on 11/11.

  4. Enter the Whale Watching Web at www.physics.helsinki.fi/whale/. Look in the Cetacean Encyclopedia, then check the Gray Whale Tutorial. Under Calving,

    What percentage of whale's milk is fat?


  5. One for sports fans. Visit sports.yahoo.com and click on National League Baseball.

    Under Current hitting streaks, who has the third longest current hitting streak in the National League this season, what team does he play for, and how long was the streak?


  6. Access the Pennsylvania State Senate's Member Directory at
    www.pasen.gov/members/senators.html and click on ``Who is your Senator (Large PA map).'' Click on the senatorial district that contains all of Clinton County.

    Who is the senator from this district, when is his birthday, and in what major is his college degree?

    J. Doyle Corman; 9/17/32; education.

  7. Visit www.wlc.com/oxus/centasia.htm and click on the Kazakhstan link under the flag for that country. Follow the link to the CIA factbook on Kazakhstan and answer these questions:

    What is the capital city? What is the infant mortality rate per 1,000 births? On what date was the constitution adopted?

    Access problems.

  8. Visit the web site of one of the two major US political parties (www.democrats.org or www.rnc.org). Research one of the planks in the party platform that you find interesting. (Educational funding, student loans?) Then, send e-mail to an appropriate politician expressing your view on the issue and asking for action. In the CC: field of GroupWise e-mail include my e-mail address (INTERNET:Send mail to kelliher AT DOMAIN abacus.westminster.edu); I will receive a carbon copy of your e-mail so that you receive credit for it.

    Please be polite in your e-mail. You wouldn't want to receive an unwanted visit from the FBI, would you?

Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Oct 10 07:54:28 EDT 1996
Tom Kelliher