IUBio archive has back issues of all bionet news back to Dec 1991.
This news is perhaps easiest read/search using gopher to
ftp.bio.indiana.edu:/Network-News/Bionet News at IUBio archive <?>
Or use wais to that site, and search database named "netnews", e.g.
waissearch -h ftp.bio.indiana.edu -d netnews dalton
1: Score: 1000, lines: 43 'dalton at pal Re: UBC environmental video series on PERMACULTURE Mar. 4--5'
2: Score: 1000, lines: 43 'dalton at man Re: sunspots, electrical storms and human behaviour?'
3: Score: 474, lines: 773 'ajb at s-crim Re: Re: Molecular Weight search software wanted'
I'll let Kenton or others answer for their bionet news archive --
I suspect they do have wais & gopher searches of their news.
In article <CI4wDw.8pK at news2.cis.umn.edu> nrd at insitu.med.umn.edu (Neal Dalton) writes:
>I have always wondered why these aren't wais indexed. It recognized
>mail format and can pull out individual articles I'm interested in.
-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu