Subject: For the traveling Father on his Day..?
Hi Ziners,

This might be the answer to your gift-giving dilemma (also from the newsletter):

Star Trek and the world of travel gadgetry have finally met. The travel toy of the week is the UT 103 Universal English-French-German-Spanish phrase bank with speech recognition capability. Say a phrase in English and the device recognizes it, translates it into any of three languages and reads the translation aloud to make pronunciation easier. At only 110 grams with two AA batteries, the UT 103 offers roughly 3,000 phrases covering subjects from everyday conversation to driving to sightseeing to sports. The device retails for around $250 (U.S.) and also has a built in alarm clock. For more details, go to

Cheers! Linda Toronto