In Brief: Jul. 17, 2000

THE TOYS OF SUMMER Going, going, gone...but just how far did it go? At this summer's Home Run Derby, held this week in Atlanta, baseball fans will finally know for sure. The event features new technology called True Track that instantly measures home runs to within a foot using a system of cameras and special 3-D modeling software. And get this--it'll even tell you how far a shot off the foul pole would have traveled.

BIG MOTHER IS WATCHING It's like James Bond meets Mommie Dearest. This summer families visiting Colorado's Hyland Hills Water World can rent watchlike gadgets ($3 a...

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