Where's John Surfing Today?

John Gaughan Surfs The Web Every Weekday Morning On 'Daybreak'

<ibs_related><table width="190" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="left"> <tr><td><table width="179" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" align="center"> <tr><td bgcolor="#003366"><font face="Verdana" size="1" color="White"> <center><a xlink:href="http://www.geocities.com/victimfamilies/" target="new"><IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0926/974281.jpg" WIDTH="175" HEIGHT="219" ALT="'Remembering' Web page" ALIGN="top" HSPACE="2" VSPACE="2" BORDER="0" /></a><br />A Collection Of Web Sites Of Tribute, Memorial, Relief</center></font> </td></tr><tr><td valign="top" bgcolor="#d3d3d3"> <font size="1" face="verdana"><li><a xlink:href="http://www.geocities.com/victimfamilies/" target="new">Remembering</a> by Jessica Weather and Erin Dominguez from Staton College Preparatory School</li> <li><a xlink:href="http://wtc-memorial.s5.com" target="new">The World Says Goodbye</a> by Jonathan Howell, 16 of Macclenny</li> <li><a xlink:href="http://www.angelfire.com/fl4/spoonbillproductions/tragedy.html">Words of Comfort</a> by Heather A. Perry</li> <li><a xlink:href="http://www.wtcmemorialwall.com/">In Memory of All</a> by Mariane Porecca and Marilyn Thornton</li> <li><a xlink:href="http://www.jacksonville.net/~bird222/GodsHand.html">Forever In God's Hands</a> by AnnaMarie Chambers</li> <li><a xlink:href="http://www.doubtlessdesigns.net/">September 11, 2001</a> by Jessica White of Winter Park</li> <li><a xlink:href="http://thankyou.fast-networks.net/" target="new">A Heartfelt Thank You</a></li> <li><a xlink:href="http://www.apcnet.com/uh-60/america002.swf" target="new">They Wanted To Hurt Us...</a></li> <li><a xlink:href="http://webpages.charter.net/svitale/tribute.html" target="new">Cartoons Of Patriotism</a></li> <li><a xlink:href="http://www.geocities.com/oupie/freedom/">One Picture Says It All</a></li><p /><center>If you know of other online tributes -- especially if created around our area -- <a xlink:href="mailto:jaxnews@news4jax.com">please let us know</a>.</center></font></td></tr></table></td><td width="4">&nbsp;</td></tr></table></ibs_related>Health related story... <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011025/hl/alzheimers_1.html " target="new">could you body shape be a predictor for Alzheimer's</a>? <center><hr width="200"></center> Your computer will need some horsepower to make this work, but check out <a xlink:href="http://www.skylinesoft.com/" target="new">www.skylinesoft.com</a>. It's like flight simulator meets a Web mapping program for major cities ... including Jacksonville. <center><hr width="200"></center> Condoleezza Rice was <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A63728-2001Oct15.html" target="new">interviewed</a> by the same <a xlink:href="http://www.aljazeera.net/" target="new">Arab channel</a> that bin Laden has been on. Whatever ever happened to the media's recount of the Florida vote? Acording to Canada's <a xlink:href="http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/GIS.Servlets.HTMLTemplate?tf=tgam/search/tgam/SearchFullStory.html&cf=tgam/search/tgam/SearchFullStory.cfg&configFileLoc=tgam/config&encoded_keywords=vote&option=&start_row=14&current_row=14&start_row_offset1=0&num_rows=1&search_results_start=11" target="new"><i>Globe And Mail</i></a>, we may never know. And with Halloween just a couple weeks away, if you have a few ghosts you want to scare off, <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011015/od/ghosts_dc_1.html" target="new">try this site</a>. <center><hr width="200"></center> On the heavy side, after reading <a xlink:href=" http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/14/international/14INQU.html" target="new">this article</a>, John pondered whether the word "Hiroshima" was supposed to mean "Pearl Harbor" or did it mean "Hiroshima?" On the lighter side, you'll like this: <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011012/od/jedi_dc_1.html" target="new">"Jedi Knight" Fastest Growing Religion In Britan</a>. <center><hr width="200"></center> You've probably heard of Matt Drudge and his <a xlink:href="http://www.drudgereport.com">Drudge Report</a>. John found a <a xlink:href="http://www.debka.com/ ">similar site</a> which focuses on Middle Eastern issues. Here's a few other interesting stories John found and featured during the week of October 1: <UL><LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011003/od/mail_dc_1.html">Bundles of World Trade Center Mail Await Pickup</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011003/od/stamps_dc_1.html">High Tech Stamps Have Letters Licked</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011003/od/lakes_dc_1.html">Scientists Say Great Lakes Are Cleansing Themselves</a></LI></UL> <center><hr width="200"></center> John Gaughan received the following e-mail he wanted to share: "I am a 16-year-old male resident in Maccelnny, Florida, and in the mix of the news and heartache of all the unfolding events of the terror that was raining down on our country an government, I took my anger and sorrow and channeled it to assembled a memorial photo for people to remember this mark in US history. <ibs_related> <table width="235" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" align="left"> <tr><td><table width="228" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" align="center"> <tr><td valign="top" bgcolor="ffffff"> <div align="center"><font size="1" face="verdana"> <a xlink:href="#" onclick="popUp('http://wtc-memorial.s5.com/water-flag.jpg', 'toolbar=no, status=no,location=no,menubar=no,height=300,width=555,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0919/965696.jpg" WIDTH="225" HEIGHT="115" ALT="Jonathan Howell's image" ALIGN="TOP" HSPACE="0" VSPACE="2" BORDER="0" /><br />Click To See Image Larger</A><br />Visit Jonathan Howell's <a xlink:href="http://wtc-memorial.s5.com" target="new">The World Says Goodbye</a> Web site</font></div></td></tr></table></td><td width="4">&nbsp;</td></tr></table></ibs_related>"The photo has images of the unfolding events on that doomed day, also to show America will go on I have added a American flag to wave in the river that bordered Lower Manhattan. "Also quoting shattering words from president George W. Bush to the terrorist attacks: 'They can destroy foundations of the tallest buildings, but they can not destroy the foundations of America' - George W. Bush. "May God Bless America." &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;- Jonathan Howell <center><hr width="200"></center> <ibs_related><TABLE width="120" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3" align="right"><TR><TD WIDTH="5"> </TD><td valign="top" bgcolor="#d3d3d3"><IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0802/901688.jpg" WIDTH="120" HEIGHT="108" ALT="John Gaughn (Gaughn Surfing)" BORDER="0" ALIGN="TOP" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="5" /><center><a xlink:href="mailto:weather4jax@yahoo.com"><font face="arial" size="-2">Send comments and<br />Web site suggestions<br />to John Gaughan</font></a></center></TD></TR></TABLE></ibs_related>The <a xlink:href="http://www.redcross.org" target="new">Red Cross<a/> has a very informative site, but there a very well-done interactive feature that you might not find: a <a xlink:href="http://www.redcross.org/services/youth/flash/hurricane.html" target="new">Hurricane Test</a>. The test is very, very tough and, as John showed, can make you realise how little we a prepared to hadle the effects of a major hurricane. Now that they're all back in school, here's a story about <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010824/hl/bullies_friends_1.html" target="new">playground bullies</a>. Seen enought shark stories? How about a <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010827/od/shark_dc_1.html" target="new">ban on feeding them</a>? An astrologer tells Sri Lankan government to <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010827/od/srilanka_astrologer_dc_1.html" target="new">change course or risk doom</a> due to impending planetary alignment. Last Thursday, John went surfing to a wonderful NASA site on weather satellites from around the globe, including the tropics: <a xlink:href="http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/">www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/</a>. <center><hr width="200" /></center> John returned from vacation Monday, Aug. 20 and promptly surfed over to one of his favorites: the <a xlink:href="http://starwars.com/" target="new">Star Wars site</a>. <ibs_related> <a xlink:href="#" onclick="popUp('http://www.news4jax.com/jax/hotlines/stories/z-hotlines-92522120010820-090810.html', 'toolbar=no, status=no,location=no,menubar=no,height=440,width=390,scrollbars=no'); return false;"><IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0820/925124_200X150.jpg" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="150" ALT="Funnel cloud photo by T.J. Atkins" BORDER="1" ALIGN="LEFT" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="5" /></a></ibs_related>But he also talked more about Saturday night's wild weather, and showed some incredible <A HREF="http://video.ibsys.com/video.cfm?ID=925301&owner=jax">home video of a funnel cloud</A>provided to Channel 4 by Robert Doty, and the still photography of T.J. Atkins e-mailed to News4Jax. Click on the photo to see it larger. <center><hr width="200"></center> <b>The Week of August 6:</b> John has been reviewing a number of recent stories regarding hurricanes, including the <a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/sh/weather/hurricanes/stories/hurricanes-90694420010807-060856.html">latest forecast</a> from noted Colorado State forecaster Dr. William Gray, who suggests that the rest of August should be rather quiet, but we may see a very busy September in the tropics. John has also been plugging the News4jax <a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricanes/">Eye on the Storm</a> section, which includes the input of Channel 4 Storm Team member Dr. Robert Sheets, former director of the National Hurricane Center. Sheets has written a book called Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth. John got an early release of the book and -- as you would expect -- loved all of it. You can buy the book at local bookstores or online from at sites like <a xlink:href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/037570390X/qid=996145798/sr=1-1/ref=sc_b_1/102-6619734-3160131">Amazon.com</a>. <center><hr width="200"></center> <b>The Week of July 23:</b> The shuttle may have landed late Tuesday night, but there's plenty of things orbiting the earth. Check out <a xlink:href="http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JTrack/3d/JTrack3d.html" target="new">NASA's J-Track</a>. Everyone loves Raymond and Survivor. Can you imaging <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010724/re/leisure_survivor_dc_1.html" target="new">combining the two</a>? U.S. Lawmakers were warned Monday about <a xlink:href="http://asia.dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/world/article.html?s=asia/headlines/010724/world/afp/US_lawmakers_warned_of__dark_winter__in_case_of_bioterrorist_attack.html" target="new">bio-terrorist acts</a>. Still want to smoke at the bar? Science is showing that <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010723/hl/smoking_3.html" target="new">smoking may slow the effects of alcohol</a>. Regarding those tax refund checks that most people will receive over the next few weeks ... did you know that the top one percent pays 35 percent of all taxes? Want to know more? Here are the <a xlink:href="http://www.taxfoundation.org/prtopincometable.html" target="new">tax tables</a>. For weeks John has been hearing of <a xlink:href="http://www.smh.com.au/news/0107/22/world/world7.html " target="new">Internet rumors of war in the Middle East</a>. Japan's stock market has reached a <a xlink:href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=^N225&d=c&k=c1&a=v&p=s&t=my&l=on&z=m&q=l" target="new">15-year low</a>. <center><hr width="200"></center> <b>Previously featured on Gaughan Surfing:</b> Two from Yahoo News: <UL><LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010619/od/chalupa_dc_1.html" target="new">Drop the Chalupa</a>. </LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/krkansascity/20010613/lo/average_cost_of_raising_a_child_is_about_165_630_1.html " target="new">The real cost of raising a child</a>.</LI></UL> A <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/Science/High_Energy_and_Particle_Physics/ " target="new">sub-atomic breakthrough</a> may make scientists rethink their theories of the universe. Seventy-eight prisoners <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010618/wl/guatemala_prison_escape.html" target="new">shot their way out of a Guatemala jail</a> during father's day visitations. Think crime is bad in the U.S.? A new <a xlink:href="http://english.hk.dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/world/afp/article.html?s=hke/headlines/010618/world/afp/More_crime_in_France_than_in_US_-_report.html" target="new">study of crime stats</a> shows that France has surpassed the new world. <center><hr width="200" /></center> Toward the end of a week of wild weather, some lucky Jacksonville residents were rewarded with some of spectacular views that mother nature can provide. A couple of Channel 4's alert viewers caught these dramatic images and forwarded them to us. <IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0615/822020.jpg" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="208" ALT="Rainbows" ALIGN="LEFT" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="5" BORDER="0" />The first picture we receive of the (almost) double rainbow seen around town Thursday evening was from Ron Harrison. While this shot was from the beach, this was visible from many places looking east as the sun was setting heading down in the west. <table align="right"><tr><td><center><a xlink:href="#" onclick="popUp('http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0615/822003.jpg', 'toolbar=no, status=no,location=no,menubar=no,height=395,width=525,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0615/822006.jpg" WIDTH="175" HEIGHT="131" ALT="stormclouds" ALIGN="TOP" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="5" BORDER="0" /><br /><font size="1">Click to see larger photo</font>.</A></center></td></tr></table>Graham Phillips also send in pictures of the rainbow, but we were more taken by his shot of back-lit storm clouds. Keep those images coming. If you have a digital weather picture to share, send it as an attachment to <a xlink:href="mailto:weather@news4jax.com">weather@news4jax.com</a>. We'll post some of them here on the Gaughan Surfing page, and use the best on the air. <center><hr width="200" /></center> Hurricane season began June 1. In addition to the considerable resources available within at the News4Jax.com <a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/weather/hurricanes/">hurricane section, one of John's favorite online resources is <a xlink:href="http://www.hurricanecity.com/" target="new">HurricaneCity.com</a></a>. Among the information available there is <a xlink:href="http://www.hurricanecity.com/cities.htm" target="new">statistical probabilities</a> for each venerable coastal community. Based on historical data, Jacksonville "should" be affected by tropical weather before the end of the 2004 season. But they show that Fernandina Beach is 11 years overdue for a storm; Brunswick is 12 years overdue; St. Augustine 28 years overdue. You may also want to check out the relative bad news of noted hurricane forecaster Dr. William Gray's <a xlink:href="http://typhoon.atmos.colostate.edu/forecasts/2001/june2001/" target="new">updated forecast.</a> Conditions he sees in Africa and the east Atlantic makes him and the Colorado State meteorological team believe we'll see more and more severe tropical activity this year. <center><hr width="200"></center> There are <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/ap/20010513/us/atlantic_cycle_2.html" target="new">more pattern shifts</a> in our weather ... and this time you can't blame it on El Nino. While not quite from the movie "The Mummy," <a xlink:href="http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_291272.html?menu=news.latestheadlines" target="new">sandstorms hit Eygpt</a>. The British newpaper <i>The Guardian</i> says that <a xlink:href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,490302,00.html" target="new">nuclear materiels on the black market</a> pose a great threat than first thought. Another British paper -- <i>The Telegraph</i> -- we may soon be addressing our ex-president as <a xlink:href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=002476755425357&rtmo=fsow0Nvs&atmo=FFFFFFFX&pg=/et/01/5/11/nclin11.html " target="new">Sir Clinton</A></a>. And the new captain in the Star Trek fleet is <a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/sh/entertainment/stories/entertainment-76907520010511-080529.html"> a familiar face. <center><hr width="200"></center> The American and Chinese diplomats are still talking about getting that EP-3 plane back, but -- according the the BBC -- <a xlink:href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1301000/1301327.stm">warfare has broken out</a> between hackers of the two nations. You might recall the FBI agent that spied for the Soviet Union and then Russia? The <i>Washington Post</i> has uncovered <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17603-2001Apr28.html">an interesting twist</a> to his story. And -- not quite on the same level -- but a high school baseball team <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010427/od/strippers_dc_1.html">got into trouble for some espionage</a>. <center><hr width="200"></center> John Gaughan discovered <i>Japan Today</i>, a leading source of Japanese news and information. Here are some of their stories over the past week: <UL><LI><a xlink:href="http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=8&id=15850">Gaddafi wants all whites out of Africa</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=9&id=23699">Shoot from the lip Tanaka signals US troops review</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=16171">New leader reveals his love of perms and pizza</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=23644">Man survives suicide leap from 55th floor</a></LI></UL> Questions of Senator Bob Kerrey <a xlink:href="http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8853-2001Apr26.html ">tour of duty in Vietnam</a> were known by a <i>Newsweek</i> writer back in 1998. Jenifer Lopez and Tommy Hilfinger are <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010426/re/people_jlo_dc_2.html">collaborating on a line of clothing</a>. <center><hr width="200"></center> The UFO bureau in England is <a xlink:href="http://english.hk.dailynews.yahoo.com/headlines/technology/afp/article.html?s=hke/headlines/010423/technology/afp/British_UFO_bureau_shuts_down_due_to_lack_of_flying_saucers.html ">closing due to the lack of sightings</a>. Meanwhile, back in the states, the <a xlink:href="http://www.ufocenter.com">National UFO Reporting Center</a> is still taking reports. <center><hr width="200"></center> Did you miss John on the noon show Monday, April 16. No he wasn't off doing his taxes, he was taking preparing his notes (or taking a nap) so he could stay out late and be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the <a xlink:href="http://www.pcug-jax.org">Jacksonille's PC User's Club</a>. <center><hr width="200"></center> John took a look at the China stand-off from some different perspectives. The <a xlink:href="http://www.scmp.com/">South China Morning Post</a> (registration required) reported in their Monday editions that the surviving Chinese pilot <a xlink:href="http://china.scmp.com/today/ZZZZXLMY4LC.html">apparently wanted to shoot down the EP-3</a>, was denied permission, then forced the American plane to land. <center><hr width="200"></center> <img src="http://sec.noaa.gov/ImageGallery/stamp/8906201504hhsr.gif" hspace="6" vspace="6" width="150" height="140" alt="Sun spots image" align="left">That gigantic sunspot on the face of the sun has blown, massive solar storms have produced an array of electromagnetically charged particles, and a great deal of information on the Web: <UL><LI>Yahoo News: <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/ap/20010402/us/brf_solar_flare_1.html " target="new">Solar Flare Goes Off the Charts</a></LI> <LI>Monitor the <a xlink:href="http://www.sec.noaa.gov/rt_plots/xray_5mBL.html">x-ray emissions from the sun</a> in real-time</LI> <LI>John especially recommends a site that shows <a xlink:href="http://sec.noaa.gov/SWN/" target="new">what's happening on the sun and its effects on Earth</a></LI> <LI>NASA's <a xlink:href="http://sec.noaa.gov/advisories/bulletins.html " target="new">Space Weather Forecast</a></LI></UL> <center><hr width="200"></center> The history folder off of John's PC from week of March 26 : <UL><LI>Mixed up "<a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010329/od/kidney_dc_1.html">in the mail</a>."</LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1249000/1249403.stm">Solar storm</a>, or sunspots, are the largest seen in decades.</LI> <li>Was there a second gunman? <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010326/sc/britain_kennedy_dc.html">JFK revisted</a>.</li> <li>Who says that <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010327/aponline220811_000.htm">police aren't around when you need them</a>?</li> <LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010327/od/australia_dc_1.html">No "joy" ride</a> for Survivor winner.</LI></UL> <center><hr width="200"></center> Alan Greenspan and the Fed dropped interest rates in March, but not nearly as much as they have in Japan. The <i>New York Times</i> reports that <a xlink:href="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/20/business/20YEN.html ">the Bank of Japan dropped key interest rates to "zero"</a>. <p> A couple "oddly enough" stories from <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/">Yahoo News</a>: <UL><LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010319/od/statues_dc_1.html">Taliban Atone for Delay in Destroying Statues</LI><LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010319/od/insects_dc_1.html">Chocolate-Coated Bugs Are A Treat</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/010319/0892.html">Free Tacos If Mir Hits Floating Taco Bell Ocean Target</a></LI></UL> <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> The week of March 12, John discussed the decline in the stock market quite a bit, including <a xlink:href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=^N225&d=my">Japan's troubles as their stock market hit a 16-year low</a> on Tuesday. (BTW, if the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to a 16-year low the DJIA would be at 1500!) <p> Japan's economic troubles are so bad they may <a xlink:href="http://my.aol.com/news/news_story.psp?type=3&cat=0500&id=0103150040201948">cut their key interest rate to "zero"</a> in an attempt to turn around their economy. <p> Want to watch the volitile stockmarket minute by minute? Try <a xlink:href="http://www.quote.com/quotecom/livecharts/ ">quote.com</a>. <p> John didn't have time to get to this on the air, but <a xlink:href="http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/010319/amtrak.htm">Amtrak says that they lost nearly $500 per passenger</a> last year!<p> On a lighter note, what is the most popular form of music today? The <a xlink:href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/newsid_1220000/1220271.stm">BBC thinks they know</a>. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> Remember the Kursk, the Russian sub that went down, trapping and killing all of its sailors? At least one crewmember was able to <a xlink:href="">write one final letter</a> detailing their peril. <p> The Clinton pardons continue to make the news. Now some of the <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59099-2001Feb26.html">key players</a> are finding themselves at two places at the same time. <P> John's washing machine has broken down. Will he be able to fix it? Maybe with the help of this <a xlink:href="http://www.repairclinic.com/">RepairClinic.com</a>. <p> Her name is <a xlink:href="http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_222093.html?menu=news.latestheadlines">Ananove</a>, cyber news anchor. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> <i>The Miami Hearld</i> has finished its recount of the "undervote," and <a xlink:href="http://www.miami.com/herald/special/news/flacount/">it wasn't enough</a> for to change the results. <p> Survivor's <a xlink:href="http://more.abcnews.go.com/sections/entertainment/DailyNews/survivor010223.html">wild boar dinner</a> has authorities looking into it. <p> An ABC soap star is <a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/sh/entertainment/stories/entertainment-50041820010225-170231.html">busted for buying cocaine</a>. You might remember him from the 1980's hit series, Dynasty, in which he played Dex. <p> Getting tired of traffic jams? Check out a story in the British press about <a xlink:href="http://www.observer.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,442773,00.html">a flying car</a>. <p> And the check is in the mail, <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010224/od/britain_postcard_dc_1.html">112 years later</a>. <p> Don't push that button: <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010223/od/jet_dc_1.html ">a Jet fighter lets loose</a>. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> On Friday morning John spent most of his time predicting the outcome of <a xlink:href="#" onClick="window.open('/sh/entertainment/shows/survivorII/frames.inc','survivor','toolbar=no,status=no,location=no,menubar=no,height=430,width=600,scrollbars=no'); return false;">Survivor</a>, but he did discuss <a xlink:href="http://uk.news.yahoo.com/010222/80/b5mxs.html">how asteriods/comets and other cosmic matter</a> may have destroyed life on Earth, twice. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> Wednesday morning's <i>Washington Post</i> has <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A30956-2001Feb20.html">lots more detail</a> on the suspected FBI spy. <p> Also in the <i>Post</i>, former President Jimmy Carter is calling the "Rich" pardon, "<a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010221/aponline012827_000.htm">disgraceful</a>." <p> <a xlink:href="http://www.inside.com/jcs/Story?article_id=24036&pod_id=11">Lawsuits are flying</a> over the first "Survivor" show. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p><table width="210" align="right"><TR><TD WIDTH="5"> </TD><TD><IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2000/0824/54027.jpg" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="150" ALT="John Gaughan at the computer." ALIGN="TOP" BORDER="0"><center><a xlink:href="mailto:stockadv@yahoo.com"><font size="-1">Send comments and suggestions to John Gaughan</font></a></TD></TR></TABLE>More Daytona 500 fallout: the <i>Washington Post</i> reports that <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010219/aponline113534_000.htm">the tradegy this past weekend happens just as NASCAR was enjoying record popularity<a>. <p> The <i>Washington Post</i> also reports that <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010219/aponline122724_000.htm">India and Pakistan are at it again</a>. <p> Global Warming proponents have released a major study/report that suggests that global warming is directly related to man-made greenhouse gases. The <a xlink:href="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/news/story.html?in_review_id=362219&in_review_text_id=307383">effects will be world-wide</a> and includes increased hurricane activity along the S.E. coast of the United States (that would be us). <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> John surfed some entertainment sites on Monday, Febr. 19, and found some interesting tidbits about: <UL><LI><a xlink:href="http://www.sacbee.com/news/calreport/calrep_story.cgi?story=N2001-02-18-1300-1.html ">Drew Barrymore</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010217/re/leisure_crowe_dc_2.html">Russell Crow</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010218/re/film_boxoffice_dc_5.html">Hannibal</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/Entertainment/William_Shatner/">William Shatner</a></LI> <LI><a xlink:href="http://mrshowbiz.go.com/news/Todays_Stories/215/cruisekidmandivorce021501.html">Tom Criuse/Niccole Kidman</a></LI></UL> <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> Valentine's Day was Wednesday, so you may want to take your Valentine to a movie. Then again, <a xlink:href="http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hv&cf=info&id=1800420769">Hannibal</a> may not be the one. <p> You probably heard about the NASA's spacewalk at the International Space Station Monday, but there was another, more historic event in the space program finally <a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/sh/news/stories/nat-news-45676420010212-110224.html ">crash lands something successfully</a>! <p> The BBC reports that an actor playing a President <a xlink:href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/newsid_1166000/1166696.stm">calls the real president a "moron."</a> But was he acting when he said it? <p> Many teenagers watching Gaughan Surfing want something for them. Here's a place they can <a xlink:href="http://www.wavcentral.com/ ">download sounds</a> to their computers. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> Recounting continue, and the media consortium <a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/sh/news/stories/nat-news-45536820010210-120228.html">finds more votes for Al Gore</a>. <p> These days camera's watch your every move. In Australia, a computer programmer's home Webcam <a xlink:href="http://www.smh.com.au/news/0102/09/pageone/pageone1.html">caught a robber in the act</a>. <p> As if getting into a bull ring with a red cape and being chased by an angry bull was dangerous enough, the <i>New York Times</i> reports that <a xlink:href="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/11/world/11SPAI.html"now bull fighters are now fearful of mad cow disease</a>. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> First there was Viagra for men, now scientists have <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/nm/20010207/sc/health_orgasm_dc_2.html">developed something for women</a>. <p> According the <i>The Times of London</i>, <a xlink:href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-80569,00.html ">future wars may be fought by machines</a>. <p> Speaking of machines making war, John found a cool <a xlink:href="http://www.starwars.com/episode-i/news/trailer/trailer_qt/480.html">Star Wars Episode I video clip</a> showing the Army robots. (Requires Quicktime viewer.) <P> At what point should a reporter step into the story? The <i>Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i> reports that <a xlink:href="http://www.accessatlanta.com/partners/ajc/reports/cnn20/china0208.html ">China may prosecute two CNN employees</a> for not stopping a suicide. <p> <IMG SRC="http://images.ibsys.com/2001/0208/451983.jpg" WIDTH="200" HEIGHT="243" ALT="Launch over the river" ALIGN="LEFT" HSPACE="10" VSPACE="5" BORDER="0"><center><hr width=200></center> <p> After Wednesday night's spectacular launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, John showed some pictures he was <a xlink:href="mailto:stockadv@yahoo.com">e-mailed</a> (like the one at left taken over the river by retired 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Bezore). <p> News4Jax posted other viewer photos and a chance for area residents to tells what they thought of the launch in our <a xlink:href="http://forums.ibsys.com/viewmessages.cfm?sitekey=jax&Forum=118&Topic=2581">discussion area</a>. <p> And since Atlantis is headed for the International Space Station, John visited one his favorite sites, <a xlink:href="http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JTrack/3D/JTrack3D.html">NASA's J-Track</a>, which pinpoints where the station is at any time. You can also find out when it will be visible in our night sky. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> In the wake of the election results, the <i>Washington Post</i> is reporting that <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35807-2001Feb6.html">Bill and Al had it out</a>. <p> The <i>Daily News</i> reports that <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010205/od/gorilla_dc_1.html">a Gorrilla escapes from his pen</a> and goes straight for the snack bar and junk food. <p> The <i>New York Times</i> is reporting an international Ebola scare: <a xlink:href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Canada-Mystery-Illness.html">a woman returning from central Africa to North America apparently may have the disease</a>. She flew to Canada before the symptoms appeared. <p> Mt. Fuji, one of the most photographed volcanic mountains in the world, <a xlink:href="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/07/science/07reuters-volcano.html">is showing signs of increased earthquakes</a>, according to the <i>New York Times</i>. <p> Here's <a xlink:href="http://www.sunplus.com/fuji/livee.htm">a live Webcam of Mt. Fuji</a>. Keep in mind they are 14 hours ahead of us... it was totally dark when John called up the camera at 6:15 a.m. eastern time. <p> Here is <a xlink:href="http://www.nypostonline.com/news/nationalnews/21886.htm">more Cruise/Kidman gossip</a> from one of the better sources of the stuff, the <i>New York Post</i>. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> Art Bell is back! Late Night talk show of the weird and unusual is <a xlink:href="http://www.artbell.com">back on the air</a> after dealing with some very difficult family matters. <p> You may have already heard about Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. <i><a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010205/aponline143558_001.htm">The Washington Post</a></i> has some of the details. <p> Some say it was bound to happen, but one of the contestants from the first Survivor is <a xlink:href="http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/02/06/survivor.DTL">suing the producers of the show</a> for having other contestant sick her off so that Rudy would remain. <p> During the great bull market in internet stocks, <a xlink:href="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/06/nyregion/06CON.html?pagewanted=all">one inmate made nearly a million bucks</a> by "flipping" nearly $8 million in trades. <p> It's official: no longer just the prune, <a xlink:href="http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/living/DailyNews/prune_plums020101.html">it's a dried plum</a>. <p> Leonardo gets in trouble with the press. Read about his <a xlink:href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,15-77994,00.html">manure throwing incident</a>. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> John found <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/default-20012123526.htm">a story in the Washington Times</a> about the missing "W"'s and other leftovers of the Clinton administration. <p> <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/ap/20010131/us/chicken_finger_gun_1.html">Breaded chicken finger used as a pretend gun suspeneds a child</a>. It ocurred in the same town that a number of students were killed by another student just a few years ago. <p> Punxsutawney Phil is now CyberPhil. On Feb. 2, John <a xlink:href="http://www.pagroundhog.com/">showed him being pulled from his den "live" on the Internet</a>. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> In late January, John seemed to return from a couple weeks off with a cyber-British accent with this batch of Web sites for Daybreak viewers: <p> There is a new administration in the White House, but on Friday, John visited the <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/default-20012123526.htm" target="new"><i>Washington Times</i></a> for information about missing W's and other leftovers of the Clinton administration. <p> John took us to <a xlink:href="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/ap/20010131/us/chicken_finger_gun_1.html" target="new">Yahoo! News</a> for a story about a breaded chicken finger that was used as a pretend gun, which led to a child being suspended from school. It occurred in the same town where a number of students were killed by another student just a few years ago. <p> And finally, on Friday, Punxsutawney Phil is now <a xlink:href="http://www.pagroundhog.com/" target="new">CyberPhil</a>. John showed him being pulled from his den "Live" on the Internet this morning. <p> On Thursday, John showed two stories on animals, one <a xlink:href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000118613908976&rtmo=fsMaVDDs&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/2/1/wdolp01.html" target="new">interesting</a> and one <a xlink:href="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/01/national/01DOG.html" target="new">tragic</a>. <p> On Wednesday, John pointed to another part of the world experienceing record-breaking cold. This time in northern China, where nearly 6,000,000 cattle may die from this winter's freezing temps. More on the story can be found in the <a xlink:href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-76505,00.html" target="new"><i>The London Times</i></a>. <p> Also on Wednesday, John said that <a xlink:href="http://news.ft.com/ft/gx.cgi/ftc?pagename=View&c=Article&cid=FT3T0ELSLIC&live=true&tagid=IXLYK5HZ8CC" target="new"><i>The Financial Times</i></a> is a great source for economic informtion. He pointed out an article that discusses the real possibility that the U.S. is in a recession. <p> Finally, on a lighter note, an old standby, the "waazzuuupp!" gang has some admirers, the "how are you doing!" gang ... at <a xlink:href="http://www.adcritic.com" target="new">AdCritic.com</a>. <p> Underreported is the tragedy from that devastating earthquake in India. The <a xlink:href="http://uk.news.yahoo.com/010130/80/aynst.html">British version of Yahoo News</a> is reporting that death total could reach 100,000. <p> The British media (specifically <i><a xlink:href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000118613908976&rtmo=Qw9Q9pzR&atmo=Qw9Q9pzR&pg=/et/01/1/28/wiraq28.html">The Times of London</a></i>) is reporting that Sadam may have "the bomb" after all. <p> John mentioned a long time ago that Napster and the record companies would ultimately strike a deal. Well they have. In the future, <a xlink:href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1142000/1142663.stm">you'll have pay to play</a> on Napster. <p> "Bond, James Bond." How about "Bond, Jane Bond." <a xlink:href="http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/4144170">It could happen</a>. <p> Seen any U.F.O.s? Apparently <a xlink:href="http://www.vny.com/cf/news/upidetail.cfm?QID=155883">they have in Russia</a>, and the alien air traffic closed one airport for a couple of hours. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> Earlier in January, John discussed <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59893-2001Jan14.html">a rare outbreak of Scarlet Fever</a> occurring in the D.C. area, as reported by the <i>Washington Post</i>. <p> The ballot counting continues, <i>The Palm Beach Post</i> has completed a count of the undervotes in Miami-Dade County and found that <a xlink:href="http://www.gopbi.com/partners/pbpost/epaper/editions/sunday/news_2.html">"W" Bush had picked up 6 votes in the county</a>. <p> <center><hr width=200></center> <p> If you watch John much, you know he's never been much for the global warming theorists, and this winter's weather seems to drives home his point.<p>Temperatures in Siberia are as cold as they have been in decades, Chicago has had snow on the ground for more than a month and the United States has just experienced its coldest November and December ever. <p> John cited three references: <ul><li><a xlink:href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,26-63711,00.html"><i>The Times</i></a> (London) <li><a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010105/aponline133428_000.htm"><i>Washington Post</i></a> <li>And another from <a xlink:href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010104/aponline162040_000.htm"><i>Washington Post</i></a></ul> <p> And John doesn't debunk all scientific inquiry. There <a xlink:href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1102000/1102190.stm">this from the BBC</a>: Scientists now suggest that humans, birds and whales have a common ground: singing. <p> <ul><li><a xlink:href="http://www.news4jax.com/jax/news/gaughansurfing/stories/gaughansurfing-20000822-071705.html">Look back at where John surfed in Y2K</a></ul>

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