upon a time, a retail store in Colorado Springs, CO, advertised
a Santa hotline. The printer got the phone number wrong and the
calls went to Colonel Harry Shoup, Director of Operations for what
was then the Continental Air Defense Command. When the Colonel got
the first call, he didn't miss a beat. He had his staff check radar
to see where Santa was as he made his way south from the North Pole.
His staff gave updates on Santa's whereabouts to the children who
called. When the United States and Canada formed the North American
Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in 1957, they decided to continue
tracking this important annual airborne mission. A few years ago,
NORAD put the tracking system online. Fire up the computer this
Christmas Eve and let the children follow Santa's trip around the
your kids get tired of their holiday toys, give them an online treat.
On this one web page, you'll find a dazzling collection of government
kids pages. Your children will have fun and learn something, too.
Government Guide Top Picks
site features Access America Online Magazine as a "top pick." Site
visitors have also given 5-star ratings to Access
America for Students, the General
Service Administration's Consumer Information Center, and the
Social Security Administration's
Top 10 Services.
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