I am writing an app that takes in some basic data and then scours some 
known Internet locations for more data relevant to the input.

One of them relys on cookies to get the data in a form I can use. 
Net::HTTP appears not to use cookies, even if you're inside the same 
.start block.

Does open-uri offer cookies?  I was under the impression that it was 
more of a wrapper.

Is there a way to provide a cookie?  I could likely synthesize the 
information that the server was looking for.

Cheers,

Jim