* For a little bit of holiday fun, check out "the holiday spot" at www.theholidayspot.com/thanksgiving. The site offers greeting cards, history, games, wallpapers, screensavers, jokes, craft ideas and more.
* Did someone say food? If your favorite part of Thanksgiving is pigging out, check out the Thanksgiving menus on Epicurious, the world's greatest recipe collection site at www.epicurious.com/e_eating/e04_thanks/menuintro.html. The site has gathered 20 full menus from "Bon Apptit" and "Gourmet" magazines. The recipes are arranged by themes.
* Kids Domain has a ton of fun Thanksgiving crafts at www.kidsdomain.com/craft/_Thanks.html. Some are edible, all are fun and fairly easy to construct.
"Half-quirk and half-snazz" - that is how one could describe Lizany, the newest feature on The Advocate-Messenger's Web site. Lizany is the spot where Advocate reporter Liz "Scoop" Maples records the unique observations and tales of her life and times in Danville. Maples regularly updates the blog with fresh and engaging content, some even accompanied by photos. Check out the Lizany blog at www.amnews.com/lizlog.
From the mailbag
Ray K. writes, "I have lost my address bar on my Internet connection on my home computer. The address bar is checked under the "tools" icon. I am still able to get sites by using my "favorites" sites. Can you help me?"
Well, Ray, it sounds like your toolbar has gotten squished. Normally I would ask which browser are you using, but from what I read in your e-mail, it seems obvious that it is Internet Explorer, so try the following:
1. Right-click on a blank space on your Internet Explorer toolbar.
2. Uncheck "Lock the Toolbar."
While the toolbar is unlocked, you can move or expand each part of the toolbar. To do so, click and drag the light gray dotted section dividers. Your cursor will turn into two arrows pointing in opposite directions. Click and hold down the left mouse key when the cursor looks like this. Look for a divider that is squished on the side of your screen and drag it out to see if it's your hidden address bar.
Live MSN chat events
Nov. 24: Season two "American Idol" winner Ruben "Velvet Teddy Bear" Studdard chats at 7 p.m. Go to http://chat.msn.com/msnlive_feature.msnw?id=artist/rubenstuddard; actor/ director Ron Howard chats at 8 p.m. Go to http://chat.msn.com/msnlive_feature.msnw?id=artist/ronhoward_nov2003.
Nov. 25: Singer Mandy Moore chats at 6 p.m. Go to http://chat.msn.com/msnlive_ feature.msnw?id=artist/mandymoore_nov2003.
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