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RALEIGH — From learning sign language to picking out wine, there is a lot of helpful information on the Internet.

The criticism of the Web is accurate; there is a lot of junk out there. But there are also many useful Web sites. To find these sites, surfing and searching with something specific in mind is the key.

Planning summer or sports camps for the kids? Check out theRecreation Resource ServiceatNorth Carolina State University. Boys, girls and coed camps are listed in the Adobe Acrobat format. Users will also find contact names, dates and prices.

Want to learn signed speech? AMichigan State University sitehelps users learn signed speech by looking up a word or phrase, then watching it signed in quicktime video.

Users that hosts their own Web site might want to visitHotwired. A companion to the popular magazine, the Web site offers online courses about animation among other things. There is also a library of what others are doing with animation.

Wine Spectatoris another quality site that has a great searchable directory.

Select a variety, then the price range and up comes a range of brands with all the information needed to make a selection. The site also allows the user to search by country.

Users can find other interesting sites by visitingYahooand other Internet directories.

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Tom Lawrence, Reporter
Edward Wilson, Photographer
Jason Darwin, Web Editor

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