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August 24, 1995


An Internet rating service has rated the electronic version of the Lawrence Journal-World among the top 5 percent of "pages" on the World Wide Web.

At last count, there are 127,000 web offerings throughout the globe.

"We're honored, especially this early in our development," said Dan Simons, manager of New Ventures for the World Company. "We hope that as we go along, we will only get better."

The Point Survey, a New York, N.Y.-based Internet guide, sent an electronic message Wednesday congratulating Lawrence Journal-World On-Line Services, the newest department at the World Company, for its selection to the Point's directory of top sites. The Journal-World went on-line Aug. 14.

"We provide surfers with a standard of excellence: a catalog of the most lively, useful and fun sites on the `Net," said Todd Whitney of Point Communications.

Reviews rate on-line newspapers and other services for content, presentation and overall experience on a 50-point scale. For content, the J-W rated a 36, or "Now we're talking: current and clever." For presentation, it scored a 43, or "Winner." For overall experience, it rated a 38, or "clean, comfortable rooms; free HBO."

You can find Lawrence Journal-World On-Line Services on the World Wide Web at

Anyone with questions about how to connect to the J-W page should call Alesa Rose, web master, at 832-7127.

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