May 14, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

What to Surf – Useful Websites

Useful Best of Breed APB G-Files: Hot Documents From the Government’s Vaults
Crime site APB Online has devoted a juicy section to stars’ brushes with the law. Axl Rose, Tim Allen, even Bill Gates face front in the Celebrity Mug Shot Gallery, and you can read the rumors of a DEA file on Sonny Bono or the FBI dossier on John Wayne’s alleged financial contributions to a Panamanian coup. Deliciously salacious. A

All-in-One Search Page
Seek, as the man said, and ye shall find — especially if you begin at William Cross’ encyclopedic collection of 400-plus search engines, all organized by category. Some of the most interesting fact finders are grouped under “Other” — from beer recipes to genealogy tips to an archive of David Letterman’s Top Ten Lists. A

Ultimate Drinking Game Home Page
Belly up to Michael Grabois’ collection of links to 562 drinking games, spanning the alphabet from Ally McBeal (“Drink twice if she’s in her pajamas”) to Xena (“Chug every time Xena defies large amounts of gravity”). Enjoy this site responsibly — remember, too much TV can be bad for you. B+

Stathead’s Baseball Engineering
Any bleacher creature can second-guess baseball managers — but the sabermetric savvy can even cite stats thanks to this info-laden Web page from MIT grad Keith Woolner. Fortunately, there are also cheerful, math-free articles on such topics as the dangers of hiring too many former Chicago Cubs on one team. It’s an authoritative way to stay on the ball. B

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