One possible way to do it would be have a JEditorPane embedded in your applet which you load with the yahoo query page.
Another would be to explore if yahoo exposes a search API which returns JSON or XML or any other format which your applet can consume. Then parse the data and display in whatever way you wish. Of course you will have to overcome the sandbox restriction, because "an applet can only dial home"
The JEditorPane solution sounds like the easiest way.
But, I'd like to be able to display 'clickable' links in the applet. I suppose I could also use openStream() and parse the data to retrieve 4 or 5 links. Thanks!