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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 24, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A6 JUNE 2002 THATS LIFE Infatuation Guiding Light soap turns 50 relationship with Internet matures BY GREG BONNELL Canadian Press TORONTO She uses it just for Hes on it all the When Leslie Fleischers boyfriend dumped his dialup Internet connection for highspeed access it opened up a whole new cyber Increased speed meant faster downloads of bigger ranging from movies to missed TV shows to says her boyfriend spends at least three hours a night But is he happier now that hes gone broadband Well he spends a lot of time on so it seems to work A recent study from NFO CFgroup suggests that Fleischer is far from alone in her preferred use of the Sending and receiving email was the most popular online activity in Canada in with 97 per cent of Internet users doing just Downloading music came in at 40 per and videos at 20 per And almost half of all Canadian household Internet connections 46 per cent are high speed So is there any truth to the persis tent rumour of the Internets demise A recent Statistics Canada study found that households that had used the Internet regularly stopped doing so in Thirty per cent of dropout households said they simply had no need for the tech But study coauthor Susan Crompton says those statistics need to be understood within a larger con The dropout rate is holding but the number of Canadians going online is on the There were more than six million house holds online in up from million in according to Statistics If you add the its about four per cent that had stopped using the Internet said The two years that followed brought more Canadians into cyber according to Comscore Media Tracking the cyber move ments of a panel for a 23month the Internet audi ence measuring service found that people were spending more time online and digging deeper into their Web destinations instead of just skimming Comscore says there are now million individual Canadians with a home Internet Thats up 30 per cent from May And as Canadas digital media universe continues to the Water enjoy the tranquilty and beauty of water plants and 1329 Horaw East 7275884 Stan Houn Monday to 9 to 6 April 29 to June 29 li 9 lu 9 signs Jor Moment by moment from Denmark has arrived We want to fill your fashion needs W9th Brandon Phone 7260196 Fox S7JM21 Mondgy to to Custom framing t More on Canadas Net me behaviour of its citizens continues to There is definitely a shift in the way Canadians view the says Colin Siren of ComQuest Using search vis iting specific sites of and conducting research are now the core online for both dial up and highspeed or browsing the is on the People are less likely to be cruis ing around looking for stuff thats and more likely to drop into habitual visit sites they already know said Theyre turning to the Internet for specific Like Jonathan When he first logged on over five years he was spending long hours in chat seeking out Web addresses mentioned in newspaper articles or on or just Now I use it but I get the same amount of information because I can speed up the Davis Im not window shop ping He recently booked a summer vacation online and has ordered auto parts in the A computer with an Internet connection has gone from being a novelty to a household appli ance of sorts for Its a fixture Canadas future seems to be a wellwired but even the most generous projections million Internet users by 2004 suggest mil lions of Canadians are content to remain The average age of the according to the Statistics Canada study is a gen eration ahead of those using the Theyre less likely to be techno logically up to said That includes rejecting and in some automatic bank But for the generation that has embraced the the relationship with the Internet seems to be matur going from fascination to And its that generation that will define Canadas digital media land BY FRAZIER MOORE Associated Press NEW YORK In the rehearsal room at Guiding several actors are practising a musical To be aired July its a fantasy sequence visualized by ailing Rick who will jump to his feet from his wheel chair he desperately awaits a heart trans plant and do a little accompa nied by pompom to the tune of The Yankee Doodle girls its my fantasy chuckles actor Michael OLeary teasing his who are in street clothes and some in hair rollers as they cram this practice session into a day already crowded with blocking and taping the July 3 Its just another workday at Guiding Light check local listings for as another episode joins an unbroken strand reaching back 65 years to its radio pre miere in January Thats episodes The longestrunning drama in broad casting the CBS soap came to television on June 1952 which means it will mark its golden Its says Jerry who has played attorney Ross Marler since This isnt going to happen again Nothing in radio or TV is going to start today and go another 50 The Guiding Light its title had a the then was created by Irna mother of the soapopera just seven years after her Painted the worlds Its original premise A kindhearted priest furnished guidance to his flock in a tiny Chicago By the time the series came to it focused on the a firstgeneration German American family whose kindly Papa was himself a guiding light to those around On a 15minute telecast a couple of weeks into its Papa Bauer and his son Bill play chess as he volunteers advice on chess strategy by the on Bills troubled Figuring something out that aint COMPUTERS Tiki idnuligi ol our Sumratr Special lod gri your Mri Compgtir System lor 12 loppy Drii Hart Oriw72M Win 2002 TTXirSVCAMMitx ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry as Ross comforts Elizabeth who portrays Marlers wife In a 1998 episode of the CBS daytime soap Guiding The broadcastings longest running began on televi sion June and on radio 15 years counsels Papa Bauer in his Old World Its figuring the RIGHT way thats the important The electric organ Leisurely Then a commercial for Ivory Procter the company that put the soap in soap still produces Guiding Light as well as the 46 yearold As The World What goes on in Studio A Theres smiles and we poke fun at the then get says summing up the daily Then we go Theres plenty to poke fun as any soap star is first to point Like any daytime drama and currently there are Guiding Light is rife with love and not to mention amazing personality shifts no matter how anyone is redeemable when it serves the An openended story told in real time thats what sets apart a daytime soap from any other And after decades of evolving narrative and a steadily replenished community of a soap like Guiding Light has become what it always pretended to be an alternate ver sion of experienced by the actors and die audience in tandem with their Ive met as many as four generations of Guiding Light says Kim who has played oftwed Reva Shayne since Ive gotten mail say ing My mother loved your show and shes passed but I have such fond memo ries of watching it This isnt the best of times for the soap genre which has lost audience in recent years or for Guiding Light which ranks eighth in the ratings among the 10 con But Guiding Light shines and even insiders like Zimmer cant put their finger on exacdy Most theories rely on cir cular reasoning The show endures because of its fans whose support can be explained by its growing Just what is the essence of Guiding Light Besides a few enduring what is the or even that ties it to its past Can anybody say Tune in tomorrow for the Adam Sandier glad brother gave him push to comedy NEW YORK Adam Sandier says onscreen romances are hard on reallife but his fiance Jacqueline Titone was fine when she saw him smooch Emily Watson in Punch Drunk It was the first time Ive kissed a girl in a movie where I was sitting next to my girlfriend and she actually wasnt mad at Sandier told the New York Sandlers costars have included Drew Joey Lauren Adams and Bridgette Winona Ryder appears in his film which opens He makes million a picture arid his comedy albums sell based on a persona Sandier considers part Jerry Lewis and Dean with a touch of Three says it was his older brother Scott who gave him the courage to try If he hadnt said to do I wouldnt have thought it was the thing to Sandier My brothers and sisters were all dentists and I was like the geek of the Press Kildonan Hearinu Centre hlh Mh in PrairiLOasis FREK Consultation Home Visils 45 Trisil Specializing in Digital Tfchnolojy fross 1888 9254580 Open July 2 Claro The first digital hearing aid that PHONAK Dpi Moo HID 10J a MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS BUSINESS MEETINGS NOW ADDED SHILO RUN NOW 2O47293332 18888845533 Flaming a this summer Nexen Chemicals Canada Limited Partnership nexen Nexen Chemicals invites you to attend their Expansion Ceremony Open House on June 2002 Official ceremonies begin at featuring the Honourable Gary Premier of Mayor Reg Atkinson and Manitoba Hydro Bob Following the ceremonies will be a free beef on a bun Tours of the facility will be available until We are 4 miles 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