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Digest

Some spiffy web sites to check out

By TIMES WIRES
Published November 20, 2006


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rferl.org

Follow the news of the world at this organization site, which has articles, analysis, polls and the quote of the day.

jigtime.com

Folk music fans can visit here for news, a gallery, related links, a newsletter and musician profiles.

sweetpotato.org

They were a favorite of folks like Empress Josephine. Read more about sweet potatoes at this site, which has history, nutrition info, links and recipes like sweet potato bread.

tiresafety.com

Before you plan that trip to Grandma's house, visit here for tire safety tips, terms, facts and driving hints.

healthyhearing.com

Hearing loss affects about 14 percent of people ages 45 to 64. Read more at this site, which offers stats, a caregiver guide, articles and related links.

artisanalcheese.com

Pack a grinder and drop in here for cheese serving and pairing tips, shopping and Rennet 101.

planetpals.com

Meet Earthman and other ecologically minded pals at this site, which has crafts, a dictionary, fun facts, a teachers page and shopping.

usapears.com

You'll find a peck of pear recipes at this site, which serves up fruit profiles, a kids page, nutrition news and clip art.

truelemon.com

Fresh out of lemons? Visit here for a look at juice substitutes, usage tips, nutrition info and a vendor guide.

awesomealmonds.com

They provide protein, calcium and vitamin E. See more about almonds at this product site, which features nutrition tips, almond lore and shopping.

Software titles for October

Here are the top 10 retail software titles by sales for last month, as ranked by the NPD Group:

1. Spy Sweeper, Webroot, $18

2. PC-Cillin AntiVirus 11.0, Trend Micro, $29

3. Norton Internet Security 2007, Symantec, $61

4. Norton Antivirus 2007, Symantec, $35

5. MS Office 2003 Student/Teacher Ed, Microsoft, $137

6. Norton Antivirus 2007 Upgrade, Symantec, $37

7. The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack, Electronic Arts, $27

8. Norton Internet Security 2007/System W, Symantec, $69

9. World Of Warcraft, Vivendi, $22

10. Battlefield 2142, Electronic Arts, $48

Video game rentals for October

Top video game rentals by revenue, with platform, as ranked by Rentrak Home Video Essentials/Video Business Online:

1. Scarface: The World Is Yours (Ps2)

2. Splinter Cell: Double Agent (X360)

3. Madden NFL 07 (Ps2)

4. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team (Nintendo)

5. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Ps2)

6. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo)

7. NBA Live 07 (PS2)

8. FIFA Soccer 07 (PS2)

9. Bully (Ps2)

10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PS2) Compiled from Times staff, wires

[Last modified November 19, 2006, 22:41:42]


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