This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
Karen, It is still there as of J2EE 1.4. Historically, Sun deprecates them and leaves them there for a long time (if not forever, to date.) Having said that, you should still change over to the non-deprecated code as you touch it. Especially for something like this where the is a one to one correspondence between the old method and the new method.