Originally created 07/25/99

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UNWINDING:

But when it comes to relaxing, most of us prefer the great indoors. When the makers of ReaLemonade asked people which activity they most frequently choose for relaxation, television (53 percent) topped the list. For those who relax by listening to music, country music (25 percent) was rated the most soothing, beating out all the "lite" and "soft" genres.

NEW BREED OF DAUGHTERS:

This is not your grandmother's DAR. Once viewed as exclusive and stodgy, the Daughters of the American Revolution is attracting Internet-savvy working moms and professional women. The national DAR has its own Web site at http://www.dar.org/, and many state and local chapters have or plan to have their own Internet links. "Genealogy itself has almost taken on a hobby atmosphere," says Merry Ann Wright, the DAR's director of development. "People are wanting to know more and more what their ancestors did. The Internet allows them easier access to that information."

TV TONIGHT:

Tim Daly narrates Intimate Portrait, a profile of his sister, five-time Emmy winner Tyne Daly. Her life story is augmented with anecdotes from former co-stars Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey) and Kellie Martin (Christy). Ms. Gless says: "We were the highest-paid women in television in our day. Of course, our joke is we never thought to ask what the highest-paid man was making!" (11 p.m. Lifetime).

Set in the early 1900s, Passion's Way is a romantic drama based on Edith Wharton's novel The Reef. Timothy Dalton and Sela Ward portray a diplomat and widow whose mutual attraction is complicated by a past affair and the social mores of the conservative era. Alicia Witt co-stars in the TV movie, which was produced in 1996 (9 p.m. CBS, WRDW-TV, Channel 12).

Charlie Sheen heads the cast of The Arrival, a 1996 sci-fi flick. Mr. Sheen plays as a radio astronomer who picks up signs of intelligent life in space, only to discover that the aliens have landed and are up to no good (9 p.m. NBC, WAGT-TV Channel 26).

From Staff and Wire Reports