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> #3.02 February 2003


A newsletter, published by the INDIANA HOME EDUCATORS' NETWORK


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> [1] LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

> [2] READERS... WRITE... LETTERS
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> [3] IHEN PRESIDENT'S LETTER
__ come in, the water's fine! "org!!"

> [4] INDIANAHOMESCHOOLERS E-LIST DIGEST by debbie harbeson
__ a monthly sampler from IHEN's "IndianaHomeschoolers" list
__ and one word ... "kudos"

> [5] HOOSIER HOMESCHOOLERS ON-LINE by jessica radtke
__ current events

> [6] IHEN IN-terview: LISA TOBIN
__ meet lisa tobin, your ihen boone county contact

> [7] OFF THE DEB END by debbie harbeson
__ finally hitting the bottom (was she pushed?)

>>> NEW FEATURE COLUMN ON FIELD TRIPPING AND TRAVEL!

> [8] MAIDWELL - TRAVELS by deanna maidwell-baatz
__ my learning adventures began by skipping school

> [9] POINTS OF INTEREST
__ rick beymer's science corner: the cloning quandry
__ nhen.org articles: just ten hours
__ don't blink! news in a nutshell
>> business conference | message boards | help wanted
>> sponsorships | membership | clipper ships?

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[1]
________________________________ LETTER FROM THE EDITOR __________
by debbie harbeson
> IHEN-News-Owner@yahoogroups.com


Welcome to the February issue of IHEN News. The most exciting news
this month is that we are starting a new feature column about field
trips. Deanna Baatz has volunteered to write a monthly column about
various places to visit in Indiana. This month we have her letter
introducing herself and next month the actual field trip reviews
begin. I have seen a preview and I think you're going to love this
new resource. Thanks Deanna.

IHEN President Jane Casey tells us how we can get more involved in
helping IHEN support homeschoolers. Jessica Radtke's Hoosier
Homeschooling Online and Rick Beymer's Science Corner intertwine well
this month because they both talk about current events and help to
keep us up-to-date on our ever-changing world. We have a nice article
from NHEN on how any homeschooler can help promote homeschooling and
this month you will see my final Off The Deb End column.

So while we are sending out something old, we have something new to
take its place. This newsletter is always on the lookout on how to
improve and grow as we try to meet the needs and interests of Indiana
homeschoolers.

Don't forget, we always welcome your suggestions, comments and ideas.

Debbie
~



[2]
______________________________ LETTERS FROM THE READERS __________
by indiana homeschoolers
> IHEN-News-Owner@yahoogroups.com


If you have something you would like to say about how we're doing,
then put fingers to keyboard and write to the address above. We can't
know what you're thinking... unless we get to read what you're
thinking. -ed.
~



[3]
_____________________________ LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT __________
by jane casey
> JaneCasey@ihen.org


Many of you are subscribers to the IndianaHomeschoolers list, the
flagship list of the Indiana Home Educators' Network. But we have a
couple of other lists, including our "working" list, IHEN-Org. If you
aren't part of the IHEN-Org list, then you are missing out on the
action. The organizing list for IHEN has gotten an infusion of energy
from some new members with ideas and enthusiasm. If you've ever
thought that you'd like to be a part of determining exactly *how*
IHEN Helps Hoosiers Homeschool, now would be a great time to join us.
The Org list isn't the place for general conversation, but if you want
to help make things happen, we'd love to have you.

We have added a couple of new county contacts this month and our
website is constantly improving. Check it out! And if there's no
county contact listed for your county, consider being a connection
point for homeschoolers in your county.

Have a great February! I'm off to play in the snow.

/s/ Jane Casey, President, IHEN
> http://www.onehomebiz.com/team/jcasey
~



>> ---- IndianaHomeschoolers: Helping Hoosiers Homeschool ---- <<

Who HASN'T heard of IHEN's IndianaHomeschoolers Networking and
Discussion List? Plenty! Tell a friend today, that IHEN's
IndianaHomeschoolers List is just about the best place to talk
about homeschooling in the state of Indiana!
Subscribe for FREE!:
> IndianaHomeschoolers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndiahaHomeschoolers/join

You can find e-lists and more on the IHEN web site:
> http://www.ihen.org/welcome/

Thanks for Helping Hoosiers Homeschool!

>> ---------------------- ihen@ihen.org ---------------------- <<



[4]
_______________________________ INDIANA'S E-LIST DIGEST __________
by debbie harbeson
> DebHarbeson@ihen.org


Ok, I'm tired. The information for Indiana homeschoolers flowed like
water from a busted frozen pipe this month. The list members gave us
lots of links as well as interesting and fun discussions. I'm going
to take a nap now after compiling this information. -dh
__
If you want to go to a specific post, go to our website
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/ and click on
messages in the left margin. Once there, type in the message number
in the "Msg #" search box. If you see an active link below, you
can use that too! :-) You must be a list subscriber to access the
archives and files. Subscription information is below.

Now for this month's sampler of posts to the list:

> LOCAL AREA RESOURCES:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8758
Madison County Swim Classes

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8796
Delaware County activities

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8806
Information on Evansville Christian Homeschool Convention

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8904
Programs offered by Ball State University

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8956
Central Indiana Science Fair information 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8798
Michiana Christian Home Educators 2003 Curriculum Fair


> STATE RESOURCES:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8680
Indiana State Museum Workshop Information

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8788
Information on Indianapolis Children's Museum

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8895
Enjoy Indiana travel guide link

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8896
Indiana Medical History Museum information


> ONLINE RESOURCES:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8677
Listing of Landmark Books

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8679
Links concerning socialization and homeschoolers

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8684
Link to a course of study document

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8687
Websites for younger children (under 5)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8688
Science lesson resource

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8769
Information on homeschooling gifted students

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8790
Link to a site about creation vs. evolution from a biblical
perspective

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8816
Link to article about computer literacy

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8819
Freshwater Fred's Online Lending Library resource

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/8868
New page on www.IHEN.org site about field trips

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/9022
Bridge contest

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IndianaHomeschoolers/message/9032
Another course of study link


> INTERESTING DISCUSSION THREADS:

*Thread on humor and homeschooling as a result of a facetious survey
and then flowed into a discussion about grammar and spelling which
then melded into a discussion on a single word: kudos.
* Thread about organizing field trips for list members
* Thread about a homeschooling article in local Indiana newspapers
* Thread on discounts for homeschoolers
* Threads about teaching writing, legally counting days, accredited
programs, naming your school, new teen group starting and much more
_____
Resources:
__ To subscribe to the IndianaHomeschoolers list, send an email to: 
> IndianaHomeschoolers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
~



[5]
_________________________ HOOSIER HOMESCHOOLERS ON-LINE __________
by jessica radtke
> jessradtke@yahoo.com


CURRENT EVENTS

As always, while researching this month's topic I found more online
resources than I could possibly list in this forum. And, as always,
many of them were mediocre at best, some were practically worthless
(in my opinion, of course), and a few were real gems that I felt
could be of benefit to other homeschoolers. Here are some of my top
picks for online current events resources. -jr
_____

"Time for Kids"
This is perhaps the favorite resource for current events at our
house. This publication, available both by subscription and online
free of charge, has a good combination of fun and seriousness that
keeps my son's interest. TFK has different versions for different
grade levels (K-6) as well as a Spanish version of the magazines for
grades 2-6. (A great resource for those of you who are also studying
Spanish.) As with many of the sites listed in this article, there are
online features such as polls and games, but TFK also has unique
features such as "Kid Scoops," in which real kid reporters cover
interesting stories, and a handy "Research Tools" section that
includes, among other things, a "Congress Connection" so kids can
speak their mind in a way that really counts. The "Teachers" section
has reproducibles, a downloadable teacher's guide, and a
comprehension quiz for each issue.
> http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/magazines/index.html


Newsweek's Pronunciation Guide
I found this page invaluable, not only for my son but for myself as
well! Surely most of us have wondered at some point over the last
couple of years which of the many pronunciations of "Al Qaeda" we've
heard is the correct one. You can find out right here.
> http://school.newsweek.com/pages/pronunciation.htm


"Newsweek ThisWeek"
This site is intended to be used in conjunction with "Newsweek"
magazine. The teacher's guide highlights some of the articles from
the magazine and offers
several classroom activities, many of which are suitable, or can be
altered, for use in a homeschooling environment. The site also
includes several useful features including a list of words that may
be unfamiliar to students, a downloadable version of the teacher's
guide and tips on how to use "Newsweek ThisWeek." There are also
links to online activities, a link to the pronunciation guide
mentioned above and more. I did not find the information on this site
to be suitable for young children. I highly recommend it for teen
homeschoolers only as the material and activities are intended for
older students.
> http://school.newsweek.com/


"What's In The News?"
Summaries of the weekly 15-minute current events television show for
children from Penn State. Try your hand at the on-line quiz designed
to test your knowledge of this week's current events or check out one
of the many activities available on this site. I would recommend this
site for upper elementary age students and teens.
> http://wpsx.ois.psu.edu/www/witn02/


"Scholastic News: America's News Source for Kids"
Geared toward children in grades 3-6, this site has not only the
news, but also games, quizzes, and a poll where kids can give their
opinion on ever changing topics.
> http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/


"Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events!"
This article lists ideas for teaching current events in a fun manner,
many of which are perfectly suitable for a homeschool environment and
for a wide age range. There are also links to related articles, some
cross-curricular ideas, and links to even more Internet resources.
> http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson072.shtml


Current Events from Other Countries
For differing points of view on current issues and a look at what
makes the headlines in other countries, check out this site. (I
personally found the links on this site fascinating!)
[broken link - cut and paste]
> http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Library/Reference_and_Periodicals/
News/Countries.html

Also check out the newspapers from specific cities around the world:
[broken link - cut and paste]
> http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Library/Reference_and_Periodicals/
News/Cities.html


"This Day in History"
This site isn't exactly a current events resource, unless you look at
it as "former current events," but I had to include it anyway. I found
this site to be a great resource for illustrating how today's current
events become tomorrow's history. I also believe that the simple act
of connecting events and people in history with our personal lives
seems to make them more "real" and more a part of the continuum which
includes current and future events. This site allows you to find out
what made the headlines on any given date during different time
periods in history. We had fun finding out what happened throughout
history on our birth dates, with which famous people we share
birthdays, and what songs were popular on our birthdays during
different years. The information on this site brought up many
questions that helped link history to today and the future. "How do
you think your life would be different if you had been alive during
the Civil War instead of today?" "How do you think people back then
felt about that?" "How do you think people today feel about this
issue?" "What do you think kids who are alive today will remember in
50 years?" These are just a few examples of the types of questions
this site will encourage. It really made the idea of "history" as an
ongoing process that includes what is happening today more real.
> http://www.historychannel.com/thisday/

--
Next month, more of course. If you have or know of an on-line
resource, or if you own or know of a Web site you would like to
spread the word about in the "Hoosier Homeschoolers On-line" portion
of the IHEN Journal, send the information to Jessica Radtke at:
> jessradtke@yahoo.com
~



[6] [New Feature for 2003!]
_______________________________________ IHEN IN-terview __________
by the ihen staff
> INterview@ihen.org


LISA TOBIN: YOUR IHEN BOONE COUNTY CONTACT

Welcome to second installment of a new feature for the "IHEN
Journal," called "IN-terview."

We thought it was high time the average subscriber to our journal,
got to meet some of the people who are working so hard at what we do
at IHEN: Helping Hoosiers Homeschool.

This month, we would like to introduce Lisa Tobin, IHEN's County
Contacts for Boone County. Let's take a moment and read Lisa's own
words:


>> Q: Tell us a bit about your family.

A: We are (so far) a family of 4. I am a stay-at-home mother who has
two part-time secretarial jobs and serves as president of RCHEI, a
statewide Catholic homeschooling organization. In addition, I'm on
the board of our Catholic support group and help as I can with IHEN.

My husband, Mark, is a hard-working union ironworker, history buff,
and sounding board without parallel. Our son, Marshall (11 in
February 2003), is a self-described LEGO-maniac who has an intuitive
grasp of science far above his mother's. My daughter, Laurel (7 in
February 2003), is a girly girl who loves dolls and dressing up, but
isn't afraid to get dirty. Our Catholic faith sustains and nurtures
us while we strive daily to grow in knowledge and understanding. All
four of us are voracious readers, which is demonstrated by our
sagging and overflowing bookshelves and the heavy bags of books we
cart home from the library each week. We live in the country where we
all love to be outdoors and enjoy nature, though some of us have
trouble finding time to head out each day. (Well, it's really me who
has this trouble -- the rest of them spend hours outside daily.)
While we truly enjoy our friends' company and various adventures, we
are also quite content to spend time at home engaged in pastimes of
our own choosing (most often, reading, but also playing games or
watching history/nature programs). If I had to label our educational
style, I guess I'd say it was relaxed Charlotte Masonish.


>> Q: How long have you been homeschooling?

A: Our children have never been enrolled in institutional schools.


>> Q: Why did you begin homeschooling?

A: There were so many reasons which led us to this decision that I
doubt I can give a very brief answer to this question!

Our educational backgrounds led us to believe that a school is not a
healthy place for a child to grow and this idea was only reinforced
by further reading (self-education on homeschooling ). Foremost
among the problems we feel are inherent in the institutional school
system is that it is set up on the ludicrous notion that there is one
body of knowledge that every child should have. The fact that the "one
body" changes from school to school should alone illustrate the
silliness of the idea. Secondly, our children -- and everyone's
children -- are individuals with different needs and abilities, but
individuality is little-appreciated in schools. Therefore, grades
are, at best, an artificial measure of progress and tests typically
only indicate what one doesn't know, rather than what one does know.

On the other hand, a family is an ideal place for a child to grow and
to learn. Who can best love and nurture a child but his/her own
parents and siblings? Certainly a roomful of age-mates and one
overworked adult cannot do this as well.

Strong families are the building blocks for society, but families can
best become strong if the members spend most of their time together
rather than being apart for hours each day. (This also relates to the
big "socialization" question. Who is better socialized -- a child who
spends 6-8 hours each day with 20+ other children of the same age and
one "expert" who spends most of his/her time telling the children not
to talk to each other OR the child who, often in the company of
family members, visits the elderly neighbor, helps out with a
neighborhood clean-up effort, spends an afternoon at the museum with
other families of all ages, volunteers at the church, discusses
topics of interest with the library staff, plays with the toddlers
next door while their mother gets a brief rest, etc.?)

With family-based education, children can learn what they need/want
to know with intriguing materials and experiences rather than with
dull and/or dumbed-down texts. There is absolutely no need for
time-wasting, whole-class bathroom breaks and attendance counts,
boredom while waiting for the slower students to "catch up" with the
teacher's explanations, confusion resulting from moving on before a
concept is grasped, mindless busywork, etc. A child can learn
anything at whatever level is appropriate without regard for
artificial divisions like grade levels. And even in families where a
somewhat "schoolish" model is followed, any structured lessons can be
finished in much less time than would be required for a child in
school and doing homework -- 2-4 hours v. 6-10 hours. This allows a
child much more time to devote to his/her own passions and interests,
including his/her relationships with other family members,
unstructured playtime, and plenty of time to simply BE (all things
that seem to be undervalued in our society today). Of course, a
homeschooling family's faith can easily permeate daily life rather
than being something that is fit in around school and homework (and
chores and meals and sleep.)

There are even more reasons, but this not-so-briefly hits some of the
high points!


>> Q: Why did you decide to become a county contact?

A: I was interested in IHEN's mission since the early days of its
formation, I wanted to try to do something tangible to help.


>> Q: Are you working with IHEN in other ways?

A: Yes, mainly by sharing my opinions, for better or worse, as the
organization has grown.


>> Q: What are some of your favorite resources for homeschoolers in
your area?

A: Our home is just outside of Marion (and Hamilton) counties and,
since most of our friends and family live in those counties, we tend
to spend more time doing things there than in our home county.
However, our experience with the Lebanon Public Library showed that
it is very friendly to parent educators. We also have truly enjoyed
lots of time at Starkey Park, a series of nature trails on the south
side of Zionsville. Zionsville's Lions Park, located on Little Eagle
Creek in downtown Zionsville, is a great place to visit for picnics
and playground activities. Zionsville also has the Nancy Burton
Trail, which is similar to the Monon Trail in Marion/Hamilton
Counties, and the new Zion Nature Center, which is currently open on
weekends.


>> Q: How many support groups do you know of in your area?

A: I know of several Christian groups within Boone County, a few
additional Protestant and Catholic groups nearby with Boone County
members, and a couple of secular groups in neighboring counties, also
with Boone County members. If there are other groups in Boone County,
I'd like to hear about them so that I could better help other
homeschoolers find local support.


>> Q: Is there anything else you would like Homeschoolers in Indiana
to know?

A: Hoosiers are blessed to live in one of the most
homeschool-friendly states. Parents are given the freedom to educate
their children as they see fit, without intrusive oversight. We also
have easy access to a wide variety of activities, events and
attractions.
_____
Resources:
__ E-mail an IHEN County Contact near you.
> CountyContacts@ihen.org
__ Become an IHEN County Contact by first joining our IHEN
Organizational Committee list.
> IHEN-Org-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
__ IHEN County Contacts web page:
> http://www.ihen.org/IHEN_Contacts/IHEN_CCs/
__ IHEN's Internet Base Camp:
> http://www.ihen.org
~



>> -------------- IHEN: BECOME A CHARTER MEMBER -------------- <<

IHEN is an all volunteer, membership driven organization with
one main goal: We want to Help Hoosiers Homeschool.
If you believe as we do, that what we're doing is worthwhile,
please consider being a part of it by becoming a member of IHEN.

> http://www.ihen.org/forms/membership/member_mail.htm

>> ---------------------- ihen@ihen.org ---------------------- <<



[7]
_______________________________________ OFF THE DEB END __________
by debbie harbeson
> DebHarbeson@ihen.org


FINALLY HITTING THE BOTTOM

Hello everyone and welcome to my final "Off The Deb End" column. I
knew I was going to have to land at some point. There is only a
certain amount of time one can spend "Off the Deb End" before one
slams into something hard. I'm kind of bruised right now.

Seriously, I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this column and I hope I
have helped, inspired, or at least entertained my fellow Indiana
homeschoolers. I think I could have developed this column further,
however, I found it difficult to write as well as I wanted because of
time pressures. Deciding on monthly topics is a difficult and
time-consuming task for me. Once I had the idea, I did fine; but
deciding on the idea and angle took way too much of my time. Maybe I
said everything I wanted to say. I don't know. But I do have a new
found respect for column writers, that's for sure.

We all feel those constant pulls and tugs from people and interests
that want and need more of our time and periodically we need to
refocus. It's really not necessary to make this article any longer is
it? Let me close by saying I have learned a lot by writing this column
and I want to say thanks for the opportunity. I'll see you around. As
soon as my bruises heal.
~



____________________________________ MAIDWELL - TRAVELS __________
(a traveling journal)
by deanna maidwell-baatz
> dbaatz@comcast.net


LEARNING BY TRAVEL... BEGAN BY SKIPPING SCHOOL

Hello everyone! My name is Deanna Maidwell-Baatz and I'm going to
begin writing an information piece on places homeschoolers can visit
on field trips. This month, I simply want to give a little background
information about me. I'm a homeschooling mom of a very inquisitive
ten-year old. I want to let you know that I thought about writing a
lengthy summary on how "public" school did not give me everything
that I needed as a student. However, I thought it would suffice to
say that I want to teach my daughter to teach herself. I want to make
certain she doesn't lose the ability to motivate herself when it comes
to learning and I want to make certain she is prepared for college.

When I was in the eighth grade, I was in the "gifted" program in the
Indianapolis Public School System. The teachers repeatedly told us
that in a couple of years the work would get harder. They tried to
keep the students in my class entertained by letting us do different
things for the school. In the end, it all came down to the fact that
after a year of boredom, only ten percent of that "gifted" class
graduated from a typical high school setting four years later. I
suppose I was one of the lucky ones. I graduated from high school,
received a talent scholarship to college, and am now trying to give
my daughter the individual education she needs rather than stick her
with the social education she will get in a "public" school system.

To get back to that eighth grade class, everyone in the class tried
to find some sort of education. It didn't matter if we were in school
or not, we wanted to learn something. Some children wanted to learn
about making babies while others wanted to learn about art; whatever
was presented was what we learned. To the school system, we were just
numbers anyway and no one even noticed whether we were learning or
not. Sure, some teachers were extra special and they helped us
through some of the really tough times, but school became more of an
education on socialization, rather than an education on reading,
writing, arithmetic, history, and science.

Anyway, a few of my friends and I began cutting school to pursue our
own education. When I was in eighth grade, no one really kept track
of someone cutting school, especially if they were getting the work
done and getting the grades they needed to keep everyone happy. All
we had to do was write up a "sick" note and they would be happy with
it. I could get away with this because my handwriting was much better
than my dad's handwriting. As a result, I cut a lot of school that
year which I'm not very proud of now, but it has taught me it is my
responsibility to educate my daughter. The exploring we did on our
days off from school stimulated our minds and made us think. We
learned so much more than we could have ever learned in a typical
classroom. Every morning, we hid under the bridge until the bus
passed and walked to downtown Indianapolis to go exploring. We found
all sorts of places to go, museums to visit and activities that made
us use our brains.

Now, as an adult, I've been taking my daughter to these places and
showing her a lot more of what life has to offer besides a classroom.
This small part of the newsletter will be about some of the places
we've explored, some of the places we will explore, and some of the
places you have explored. If you learn of a place that we haven't
been to yet, let us know and we will go there and let you know if
it's a field trip worth attending. I'll also try to link you up with
websites to learn more about places/activities that are available.
I'll let you know about any discounts or freebies that different
places might have for us as homeschoolers or special deals for
children. I hope this will be an open forum where everyone can share
their experiences, good and bad, what to do, what not to do, etc. If
you have any questions or comments, please write me at
> dbaatz@comcast.net and I will return your e-mail as soon as I get
back to the computer.

NEXT MAIDWELL - TRAVELS: The James Whitcomb Riley Home
~



[9]
____________________________________ POINTS OF INTEREST __________


_____ SCIENCE CORNER __________
by rick beymer
> beymer@adamswells.com


CURRENT EVENTS: THE CLONING QUANDRY

It appears the Raelians are keeping their evidence a secret and the
cloned human may not exist. Scientific research requires the
disclosure of your data so scientists can verify the results of other
scientists.

Scientific research also leads to the discovery of other facts that
produce new truth to replace the old truth. For example, the BBC
reports on the relationship between imprinting and cloning at the
following website: > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2662079.stm

The Raelians announcement has resulted in even more activity
concerning the cloning of a human. Ethical and moral implications
plus additional information on the cloning procedure can be found
here: > http://www.msnbc.com/news/CLONING_front.asp.

Two of my pets recently died and both of my cats were 19 years old.
Could I clone these beloved pets and would they have the same
personality? The answer is yes to cloning and no to the personality.
Texas A&M University did clone a kitten
> http://www.msnbc.com/news/768368.asp?pne=msn and studies on the
personality of piglet clones
> http://archive.salon.com/tech/feature/2003/01/09/pig_clone/ have
yielded results confirming that the personality of clones will not
likely be the same as the original pets.

The issue of cloning will bring forth the need for knowledge of
genetics and how genes function in life forms present on planet
earth. Plenty of research has been done and continues to move forward
on the Human Genome Project (www.ornl.gov/hgmis). Our legislators will
be asked to make decisions on this topic and the general public will
need to be informed to assist our legislators in making wise
decisions.
 
--
Rick Beymer is the Director of the Online Science Academy
> http://www.onlinescienceacademy.com and can be reached at
> beymer@adamswells.com
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JUST TEN HOURS!
by christine webb

What if I told you that giving just ten hours each year could make a
huge difference, and that you could do it in ways that may not even
require you to leave your home? And if I told you that by giving just
those few hours you could help to secure and expand the rights of
homeschoolers across the nation?

Find out what Christine suggests by reading the article at:
> http://www.nhen.org/nhen/pov/editors/default.asp?id=451
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CLIPPER SHIPS?
Ben here: I just had an idea. Have you been after your child to,
"Just write SOMETHING!" and they just stare blankly at you and say,
"... I don't know what to write about." Well now's your chance to
give them an assignment, NOT from mom. Tell them this guy named Ben,
who publishes a newsletter for IHEN, wants to know about Clipper
Ships. (NO... He CAN'T just look it up himself! He wants to know what
the KIDS know about clipper ships!) He'll somehow convince Deb
Harbeson (Managing Editor) to include the best essay(s) (under 250
words) in an upcoming issue of the "IHEN Journal" and/or on the web
site.

If you like this idea, send in your subject or topic suggestions to
> BenBennett@ihen.org and we'll put them in the queue. The prize is
finding your work published in the newsletter or web site. Pictures
are welcome too! The files need to be no larger than 50k and the
image size not larger than, say, 3 inches at the longest point. Mail
everything to > BenBennett@ihen.org with the Subject: "Clipper Ships."

And remember my personal motto: Go Places... Talk to People... Take
Pictures... Write About It!
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