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April-June 2000 What's new?


{CafeNews.87.1}: Kai Hagen {kai} Tue, 04 Apr 2000 18:03:40 CDT (1 line)

What's happening...


{CafeNews.87.2}: Choo Norbury {choo} Tue, 04 Apr 2000 20:38:24 CDT (9 lines)

Watch your conference list for a new and exciting conference opening!

Okay.. so I'm a house geek so I think it's new and exciting.

Watch for conference:Home to up and running.   Frank and I are happy
to announce its opening.  The conference will be dedicated to the
discussion of all things Home and Garden.

We'll let you know here as soon as it's open to the public.


{CafeNews.87.3}: Roxanna Guilford {jordan} Tue, 04 Apr 2000 20:55:17 CDT (12 lines)

Does any of this mean anything to you:

PowerMac G4 with Final Cut Pro
pinacle reeltime
avid mc express
dps perception rt
matrox digi suite


If so, come to post:Media.83.1-  and discuss non-linear video editing.


{CafeNews.87.4}: {etworld} Thu, 06 Apr 2000 22:53:27 CDT (0 lines)
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{CafeNews.87.5}: Elena Tscherny {etworld} Thu, 06 Apr 2000 22:54:58 CDT (13 lines)

Are you coming to Washington, D.C. for the demonstrations this weekend
or the next one?

    April 9 and 10:
    National mobilization supporting debt cancellation
    for the world's poorest countries.

    April 16 and 17:
    Mobilization for Global Justice: Massive rally and non-violent
    protest at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Discuss your support and participation in these events in the topic
posting:Globe.103.625-, Radical Ideas that could shake the world!


{CafeNews.87.6}: Roxanna Guilford {jordan} Wed, 19 Apr 2000 11:22:25 CDT (11 lines)

Forget Cokie. And DEFINITELY forget about Walter.

It's a cyberbabe who delivers the news.

read "Virtual newsreader delivers bulletins without the tantrums"

and then discuss it here:



{CafeNews.87.7}: Angela {ag} Thu, 20 Apr 2000 18:31:20 CDT (6 lines)

i know i'll regret this, but...

are you peep-mad? don't know what peeps are? go visit to
see what all the fuss is about, then head over to motet:food.2.1829-
for our very own peepmadness!


{CafeNews.87.8}: Don Freidkin {donf} Fri, 21 Apr 2000 09:05:08 CDT (1 line)



{CafeNews.87.9}: Roxanna Guilford {jordan} Sat, 22 Apr 2000 11:31:40 CDT (8 lines)

Ok. so you don't like the color scheme.

Don't whine about it.
Don't pout. Don't sulk.

Tell us what you want and you might just get a conference to meet your


{CafeNews.87.10}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 24 Apr 2000 18:33:25 CDT (19 lines)

After a long absence from the Cafe scene, we have re-organized and re-
opened the UtneReader Conference.

Just a few topics to get us going - there will be more - but the
current offering includes the "Chair's Corner." Come and talk to Nina
Utne, chair of Lens Publishing.

The initial topic list:

UtneReader Conference Announcements and Updates
Welcomes and Introductions
Chair's Corner: talk to Nina Utne, chair of Lens Publishing
How did you find out about the Utne Reader magazine?
The Current Issue of the Utne Reader
Utne Web Watch Daily (read-only)
Utne Reader article-related discussions around the Cafe
Utne Buzz (read-only)



{CafeNews.87.11}: Scott Butki {scoop} Tue, 02 May 2000 22:00:15 CDT (4 lines)

How is sports reporting in your area? Does sports coverage belong in a
newspaper at all?
Come join us in some "sports talk" at


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{CafeNews.87.15}: What a klutz I am! {dianeh} Sun, 07 May 2000 19:56:52 CDT (10 lines)

Peter Desmond's poem "The Deity Expresses Remorse" won first place in
the InterBoard Poetry Contest (IBPC).  His poem was submitted as one
of 5 entries from the Cafe!  To read his poem, go to
motet:literature.425  His poem is on the bottom of the topic home

As soon as I find out where the other poems originated and who wrote
them, I will be posting all the winners.

Be sure to congratulate Peter, if you run into him ! ;-)


{CafeNews.87.16}: Choo Norbury {choo} Sun, 07 May 2000 20:37:03 CDT (2 lines)

What are your spring garden additions?  Join us in discussing all our
new roses, bulbs, perenials, etc. in conference:Home.


{CafeNews.87.17}: {scoop} Mon, 08 May 2000 13:17:17 CDT (0 lines)
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{CafeNews.87.18}: Scott Butki {scoop} Tue, 09 May 2000 16:01:54 CDT (7 lines)

How well do you think gays and minorities are treated in the media? Not
just in the news media but also advertising and regular programming as
well? Are they stereotyped? Is there tokenism?
And what about minority and gay rights issues? How well do you feel
they are portrayed and explored?

Come join the conversation at motet:media.206


{CafeNews.87.19}: Kai Hagen {kai} Fri, 12 May 2000 01:52:40 CDT (6 lines)

Cafe Utne wins a Webby - in the Community category!!

Reporting in from the post-ceremony party at the Webbys in
San Francicsco.

Very fun. Very exciting to win the gol'darn thing!!


{CafeNews.87.20}: {scoop} Mon, 15 May 2000 22:06:54 CDT (0 lines)
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{CafeNews.87.23}: Scott Butki {scoop} Mon, 15 May 2000 22:11:28 CDT (4 lines)

Which newspapers are doing the best job adapting to the Internet?
What do you think of the Washington Post's site?
Come sound off at


{CafeNews.87.24}: Elena Tscherny {etworld} Tue, 23 May 2000 21:20:34 CDT (15 lines)

Name Withheld (user:withheld), co-host of the MetaMatters Conference
would like to invite you to apply for an upcoming unHost position in
that conference:

   "Ever wondered what it's like to be a Host?  Well, we can't offer
    you that opportunity, but you can have a shot at something pretty
    close:  You can be an UnHost!

   "Drop by the patron-run conf:MetaMatters, topic:MetaMatters.10-5-
    and add your name to the list of UnHost candidates.

   "User:ov has served is three-month term as UnHost and preparations
    are underway for him to pick his successor.  It's time to give
    someone else a turn to behind the wheel of this jalopy we call


{CafeNews.87.25}: Kai Hagen {kai} Wed, 24 May 2000 13:56:09 CDT (18 lines)

In case you haven't noticed, or had the impression the conference was
just for people who attended the conference in San Francisco...

Check out the new PLANETWORK conference:


Subtitle: The Internet, technology and an ecologically sustainable

"Explore the ways that information technology can contribute to
creating a sustainable future.

This conference will explore how the creative application of digital
tools - scientific visualization, interactive databases, GIS based
systems and computational modeling, among others, as well as the
Internet itself - can open up new possibilities for environmental
activism and positive global change."


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