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VOL. 114 | NO. 1 | Monday, January 3, 2000

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New Horizons Computer Learning Center is offering new courses for their January-April, 2001 schedule including Windows 2000 te New Horizons Computer Learning Center is offering new courses for its January-April, 2001 schedule including Windows 2000 technical courses with Microsoft Official Curriculum. Web language and theory courses have been added to the curriculum for CIW certification and training for Ciscos CCNA certification is now available. New Horizons is located at 4775 American Way. To register for classes or for more information, call 375-1533 or visit www.newhorizons.com. The Memphis Shelby County Public Library Information Center is having a CD-ROM Celebration at 4 p.m. today at the East Shelby Branch, 7200 East Shelby Drive. Individuals from 12 years old to 17 years old can sample the librarys new CD-ROM products. Registration is required. Call 751-7360, for more information. The Germantown Branch library at 1925 Exeter Rd. is offering a seminar entitled "Controlling Your Finances with a PC" at 7 p.m. Thursday. To register, call 754-3702. The Memphis Shelby County Public Library Information Center is offering "Avoiding Phone Scams and Identity Theft" at 5 p.m. Monday at the Frayser Branch, 3712 Argonne. For more information, call 357-4115. America Online Inc. said Tuesday its members spent a record $4.6 billion online during the holidays, beating some expectations and suggesting its members spent more online than the general Web user. Although overall holiday sales were sluggish and some pure Web retailers did not have a very merry Christmas, overall online sales met most analysts' expectations amid strong growth seen by ``clicks-and-bricks'' retailers. Merrill Lynch said in a research report that the $4.6 billion during the holiday season spent by AOL members represented an 84 percent increase from the $2.5 billion spent last year. Early data from Jupiter Media Metrix suggest online holiday spending will come in near the $11.7 billion Jupiter had forecasted for November and December. AOL had about 43 percent of that chunk for mid-November through December, Jupiter analyst Ken Cassar said. The company is still awaiting clearance for its purchase of Time Warner Inc. by the Federal Communications Commission. Shares of AOL were off about 3 percent at $33.69 and shares of Time Warner were down 2.6 percent at $50.85, hovering near 52-week lows of $32.90 and $49.75, respectively.

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