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Rundown for the Week of March 2, 2001

Mr. Beller's Neighborhood by Marianne McCune
Tourists love New York City for the neon lights of Times Square, its skyscrapers and art museums, but also for the stories unfolding on its streets. A new website called Mr. Beller's Neighborhood captures some of the stories visitors might miss. Thomas Beller is the New York-born author of the recent novel The Sleep-Over Artist. His site consists of an aerial map of New York City, so detailed you can pick out individual corners or rooftops. Superimposed on the map are small red dots. When you click on one, you can read a story about that address. Reporter Marianne McCune took a virtual tour of the city.

A Good Cat-Sitter is Hard to Find by Alice Furlaud.
One of the biggest problems animal lovers face when planning an extended trip or even a quickie weekend get-away is finding a cat or dog sitter. Someone once said "dogs have masters, cats have staff." Well, whether you're the boss or an employee, chances are you'll do anything for your pet. Alice Furlaud never likes to leave her cat, Miss Pudding alone for even a single day. But when it comes to finding a sitter for Miss Pudding, Alice is hard to please.

Interview: Deborah Copaken Kogan, "Shutterbabe"
Deborah Copaken Kogan, like many college grads, had the urge to get away for a while after finishing school. But she wasn't about to embark on an ordinary trip. Armed with a Nikon camera and the na´ve invincibility of youth, she set out on a four-year journey to see things most of us would choose to avoid. Her book, Shutterbabe: Adventures in Love and War, tells of her personal and professional experiences as a photojournalist, covering everything from skirmishes in Haiti to the fall of communism in Romania: a violent contrast to her relatively innocuous upbringing in suburban Maryland.

A Ski Family by Pippen Ross
Teaching a child to ski is an arduous process filled with crashes, runny noses and lost mittens. But still, parents spend lots of time and money coddling the next generation of skiers. Pippen Ross has invested years teaching her kids to ski. Now she faces an alpine version of the empty nest syndrome.

Steeped in Tea by Mike Jackman
Teaching a child to ski is an arduous process filled with crashes, runny noses and lost mittens. But still, parents spend lots of time and money coddling the next generation of skiers. Pippen Ross has invested years teaching her kids to ski. Now she faces an alpine version of the empty nest syndrome.

Rudy's View
Rudy's back, with information on possible airline strikes.

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Air Discounts Online!

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