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"This landmark review (Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General) of the research on physical activity and health - the most comprehensive ever - has the potential to catalyze a new physical activity and fitness movement in the United States. It is a work of real significance, on par with the Surgeon General's historic first report on smoking and health published in 1964."
-Donna E. Shalala
Secretary of Health and Human Services, US Government

KEN'S NOTE: In this issue I want to follow-up on the "Quote of the Day" that you just read. Most people in our field have heard of the report "Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General" and some quotes from it are appearing here and there. I can guarentee that more quotes will be coming as this report is jam packed with goodies. If you are an American this may well be one of the most significant reports that will affect your professional career as a Kinesiologist.

If you have been hunting for support for your fitness and physical education programs here it is.

This report is a document that deserves your time. You can view the report summary as well as many other iterations of the report at the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Web Site at:

This site is very user friendly, well layed out and easy to find what you want.

FROM: Culture in Cyberspace, 10/28/96

Schools of all kinds are looking into the possibilities offered by
"distance learning" -- providing instruction to students via
computers and the Internet. New York Newsday takes a look at
some schools that are putting the idea into practice. New York
University, for example, offers a four-semester online program in
database management; the only time students and teachers meet
each other in RL (real life) is on graduation day.

But are virtual classes an adequate substitute for the real thing?
"The level of academic achievement online can equal or exceed
what happens on campus," says Stephen J. Anspacher, director of
the distance for the New School for Social Research. "And
because online learning is so intense, we are achieving more in a
shorter period of time than could ever be done on campus."
Anspacher's program offers 60 online classes in areas such as
history, literature, the social sciences, business topics and
computer instruction.

Others -- predictably Cliff Stoll and the other usual technophobic
suspects -- insist that students need direct interaction with teachers
to learn. Nevertheless, the trend toward online instruction is
growing fast, with nearly 400 accredited institutions using
interactive computing to teach. Most of these use a mix of RL and
virtual classes.

A number of considerations drive online instruction. It is flexible,
allowing working people to schedule classes around jobs. It
reduces the need for a school's physical plant -- buildings, grounds,
and parking lots. It allows schools to broaden their reach and
enroll students living anywhere in the world. And, according to
some, online classes compel better learning. "In the online world,
you can't just slink into a classroom and slouch into your chair --
the teacher can't see' you unless you actively join the online
conversation," said one student. "And so you end up participating
in every single class."
Newsday: http://www.newsday.com:80/plugin/plugmain.htm

FROM: The Scout Report -- October 25, 1996

17. Teaching Critical Evaluation Skills for World Wide Web Resources

This site, created by two librarians at the Wolfgram Memorial Library of
Widener University, provides a set of checklists to help users analyze the
quality of the information at various websites. Types of pages include
advocacy, business/marketing, informational, news, and personal web pages.
Criteria explained include authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and
coverage. As information proliferates on the web, users need to be aware of
information quality considerations. This site is a good place to start for
that awareness.

I would like to build a small network of physical educators
interested in doing some collaborative research. One possible study
or series of studies are some surveys of student knowledge and/or
attitudes across a variety of campuses. Such a network would seek to
identify additional topics for which data collection from a variety
of sites would enhance the value of the study. Persons wishing to
join the network need a strong (make that STRONG) desire to get
involved in genuine research and a reasonable background in research
methodology. Advanced knowledge of statistics or possession of a
doctorate are not required. Interested persons may Email me at
Charles.Cicciarella=AT=wtamu.edu or at
Charles F. Cicciarella, EMail: CCICCIAR=AT=WTAMU.EDU

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Subject: New Athletic Training Education Web Page
Dear Subscribers,
I'd like to introduce to you a new athletic training web site:

In addition to the general information about our undergraduate program,
I've also included the following information:

1. Other Athletic Training Programs (web links)
- 107 institutions' home web pages
- 53 athletic training programs' web pages

2. Clinical Education
- Policies and procedures manual

3. Educational Resources (books, cd-roms, and videos)
- 13 publishers, 382 titles

4. Other web sites
- National organizations and other sites

FROM: Edupage, 10 November 1996

A panel of federal and state telecommunications regulators has made its
recommendations regarding expansion of the universal-service system,
suggesting that rural health-care providers, schools and libraries all have
access to new telecommunications services at discounted rates. The panel's
findings, which were submitted to the Federal Communications Commission,
recommended a tiered system for discounts to school systems, from 20% for
the country's wealthiest school districts, to 90% for low-income areas. The
subsidies could total as much as $2.25 billion a year. (Wall Street Journal
8 Nov 96 B17)


NBA 50th Anniversary Celebration
The 50 Greatest Players were chosen by a panel of experts (listed at the site).

NBA's Greatest Moments
Throughout the NBA's celebration of its 50th anniversary, NBA.com will be highlighting many of the league's greatest moments. From the early Celtics to the raging Bulls, these moments capture the thrills and excitement which have made the NBA what it is today.

FROM: NET-HAPPENINGS Digest - 12 Nov 1996 - Special issue

Subject: RUGBY
American football is for WIMPS. If you want to see what game REAL men play,
check out the following sites:

Rugby Information Center
Has links to rules of the game, Rugby FAQs, Coaching, Safety, and Training
tips, Schedules of International games, Rugby Songs and Jokes, Rugby
Merchandise, etc. A real good intro site to Rugby.

Rugby News Today
All the latest in Rugby News: National and International

Rugby News Today Magazine Rack
Links to Rugby Magazines/Ezines throughout the world. Includes Scotland,
United States of America, New Zealand, and Australia.

New Zealand Rugby Online
Full run down on New Zealand Rugby with links to the New Zealand Rugby News
(the premier rugby magazine) and the North Harbour Rugby Football Union

Australia Rugby Union
Everything you wanted to know about Rugby in Australia: Teams, History of
the Australia Rugby Union, News and results, etc.

USA (American) Rugby
Links to American Clubs, College Teams, and the USA National Team


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FROM: Edupage, 24 October 1996

A new study by researchers at CTDNews, a newsletter devoted to coverage of
repetitive stress injuries in the workplace, reports that there is no
evidence that ergonomic keyboards reduce injuries or increase performance.
A number of models were tested, including Microsoft's Natural Keyboard and
Apple's Extended Keyboard. In some cases, researchers found that the
ergonomic keyboards actually created problems, particularly among
hunt-and-peck typists who were confused by the altered configuration.
CTDNews suggests that instead of purchasing new keyboards, companies should
pay more attention to the proper arrangement of desks, chairs, monitors and
keyboards for a repetitive-stress-injury-free work environment. (Investor's
Business Daily 23 Oct 96 A6)

Edupage, 27 October 1996

Microsoft and allies Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Dell and other computer
makers are proposing their alternative to the widely touted network
computer. Microsoft's device, which is not yet named, will be a simpler,
less-expensive PC that uses a modified Windows operating system to access
applications programs and data stored on servers, much like the NC. The
strategy is to drive the price of a PC below the $1,000 mark, providing
stiff competition to backers of the NC concept. "The PC folks have so much
invested that they are going to do a lot to stave off any change that will
upset the applecart," says a Forrester Research analyst. "The idea is to
make the NC stillborn so it doesn't even get out." Microsoft Chairman Bill
Gates has said that the alliance will deliver the new machines in 1997.
"With the drop in component prices, it's becoming possible for a real PC to
cost what the promised NCs will," says one PC maker. (Wall Street Journal
25 Oct 96 A3)

Subject: AD/Feedback - Swim Stroke Monitor

Our firm is developing a swim stroke monitor/analyzer. We are finalizing
software design and seek feedback regarding the information it supplies (or
should supply). Any related thoughts, comments, and constructive criticisms
would be most welcome. If all goes as planned we will release this product
in the 3rd quarter of 1997.

The product resembles an LCD wristwatch in size and appearance. It's purpose
is to provide feedback designed for both competitive and fitness swimmers.
Additonally, it also functions as a standard digital watch. There are two
models: One for competitive swimmers, the other for fitness swimmers.

The competitive model provides swimmers with quantitative data regarding
overall stroke technique and efficiency. We currently provide the following
data (upon the completion of a specific swim distance):
- Elapsed time
- Number of stroke cycles detected
- Distance per stroke cycle (DPS)
- Cycle rate (avg cycles/minute)
- SEI (Stroke Efficiency Index - [DISTANCE /(Time in seconds + # Stroke
Cycles) x 100].

The fitness model provides generic feedback similar to that found on
treadmills. This model currently provides the following data:
- Elapsed time of swim
- Total distance swam
- Number of kilocalories consumed
- Number of stroke cycles detected
- Cycle rate (avg cycles/minute)
NOTE: The fitness model requires an up front calibration. The user
enters their body weight and swims a specific distance so to compute
their average DPS. We then use this data to calculate distance swam
(DPS x # stroke cycles) and kcalories (an algorithym factors total time,
speed/intensity (distance/minute), and body weight to compute this value).
Users may recalibrate multiple times.

Your feedback regarding features and functions that should be added or
deleted, or any comments in general would be greatly appreciated.

Bill Geiser............................bgeiser=AT=worldnet.att.net
Performance General Corporation...V: 972-392-4381 F: 972-392-2703
305 Spring Creek Village Suite 305, .............Dallas, TX 75248
FROM: Edupage, 7 November 1996

Tera Computer Co. has worked for the last nine years on developing a new
design for future generations of supercomputers based on a proprietary
microprocessor that the company claims could turn massively parallel
processing on its head. Tera's system design enables its computers to run
at their peak speed about 95% of the time, as opposed to the typical
supercomputer that cranks up to top speed only 10% to 15% of the time.
While conventional supercomputers rely on chips to handle no more than a
handful of instructions, or threads, at a time, Tera's chips can juggle 128
threads simultaneously: "Our machine doesn't sit and wait around for any
data," says a Tera VP. And Tera's systems do not suffer from the law of
diminishing returns that other massively parallel systems do -- while other
computer makers must add more chips to achieve faster speeds, the added
complexity of coordinating all those operations results in decreased
performance per chip. Tera claims that its chips are impervious to this
degradation -- if one of its chipsets can do one billion floating-point
operations per second, 256 can do 256 gigaflops. (Business Week 11 Nov 96 p73)

FROM: Edupage, 7 November 1996

Innovative Security Products has come out with a $50 Alarm Guard that works
in much the same way that parent-child beeper systems do -- if the paging
device in your pocket and the other one on your laptop get too far apart,
both pieces start shrieking bloody murder until you deactivate the system.
(Chronicle of Higher Education 8 Nov 96 A1)

FROM: Edupage, 5 November 1996

A new study by Inteco Corp. predicts that 13.5 million new households will
sign up for online services within the next year, with 42% of those
households still needing to buy their first computer. The poll of 2,660
households also yielded a surprise finding -- online usage among households
with income above $25,000 has declined, from 9.8 million earlier five
months ago, to 8.7 million now. The total number of online households in
the U.S. is pegged at 15.2 million. (Investor's Business Daily 4 Nov 96

FROM: Edupage, 10 November 1996

Exponential Technology recently debuted its X704 microprocessor, a 500-MHz
PowerPC chip slated for use in Apple Macintosh computers, as well as
machines made by DayStar Digital Inc., Power Computing Corp. and UMAX
Computer Corp. Apple has worked closely with Exponential engineers during
the development process and is rewriting the Mac ROMs to function at the
higher speeds. The X704 is based on BiCMOS technology -- a combination of
the CMOS technology typical in microprocessors and the bipolar architecture
more commonly found in mainframe processors. The X704 chips are scheduled
to ship in March 1997. (MacWeek 3 Nov 96)

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