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  • SED Causes Olympic Troubles - Newswire sources
  • @Action News First Issue a Slow One - Frogar
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  • Newswire sources SED Causes Olympic Troubles
    Next Story The year 2000 Olympic games have been rife with controversy. It has been learned from overheard conversations that the local Society Of Evil Doers, otherwise known as the SED, may have been involved.

    The opening ceremonies of the games involved a complex mechanical torch lighting ceremony in which the torch rose out of a pool of water and was supposed to travel up a waterfall to the top of it's support, burning throughout the games. On live TV, the ceremony went well until the flame stalled. It was later learned the problem was caused by a poor quality micro switch which had failed. Inspection revealed that the switch had been purchased from SED Electronics Supply.

    NBC paid $900 million for the right to tape-delay the TV broadcast of the games. Reports indicate that the network is taking a beating as only $500 million in advertising revenues are expected. Public interest in the Olympics and NBC's delayed coverage is at an all time low. It is reported that this apathy concerning watching and advertising on the Olympic coverage is due to SED M&Ms. These M&Ms have been filled with Apatheticon and dropped in local water supplies.

    Further chemical analysis of the M&Ms that Morticon, alleged SED leader, has been handing out at the Olympics indicate they seem to have more than a tasty chocolate filling. Spectral analysis has shown that the M&Ms are packed with enough hormones, steroids, amphetamines, and gin sing to make Pamela Lee Anderson look like Arnold Swarzenegger. It is reported that SED agents have infiltrated the drug testing team in Sydney. When an athlete completes their competition the SED agent meets them in the drug testing area with the statement, "Congratulations on winning the gold medal. Have an M&M, then fill this cup." The athlete enjoys the M&M and when the cup's contents are tested the gold medal winner comes up positive for drugs.

    The logic of these actions by the SED have not been explained.

    By Frogar @Action News First Issue a Slow One
    Next Story The staff of @Action News have been scrambling to get articles concerning the world of SpinDizzy but have turned up just a few items of interest.

    When asked about the newspaper, local reverse gryphon and self-proclaimed newbie Skanee replied, "Newspaper?" Royce, a member of Spindizzy's important raccoon population, was also asked about the newspaper and replied, "What newspaper?" Several other furs who were there at the time stated that they had articles on the way though none to be published this week.

    Newspaper officials Kulan, Liz, and Frogar have all expressed concern for the low number of articles posted in this week's issue and are strongly encouraging everyone to submit stories, artwork, or advertisements to the newspaper. Liz also notes that, "Unless it's a giant flame or the like, it'll most likely wind up getting published."

    Overall, the premiere of @Action News weekly has been a slow one and I hope that things will pick up shortly.

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  • Info Procedure for submitting an article
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  • The newspaper office is accessible by typing rpc and then newspaper.

  • Go ahead and 'write' your story. If you decide you don't want to write one, hit .abort and forget about it. Otherwise page 'newspaper' alerting us that you wrote one when you finish pasting it in.

  • It is highly recommended that you have everyone involved in the story page 'newspaper' confirming that they were involved and want it to be published, otherwise the appropiate editor will be paging them confirming, which only wastes time. No confirmation, no publish.

  • Next, once all that is done, we will edit it, and tell you where you can look at it to make sure it wasn't mangled. You can then p #mail the editor involved that it was ok, or otherwise suggest changes. If you trust the editors feel free to put something to the effect that you pre-approve the editing.

  • Thats it! It'll appear in the Daily or Weekly.

  • Info Guidelines for writing articles
    Next Story When writing articles for the paper...

  • Try and do some proofreading before submission. That means spell check!

  • No articles whose sole purpose is to flame someone. You can use SD BB for that ;)

  • All parties who's names were mentioned MUST confirm with the editors that they were really involved (or agree to be involved even if they weren't there). No confirmation, no publish. See submission instructions.

  • The editors' decisions are final. This is not a wiz-ran paper so do not complain to them. We can be reached by paging 'newspaper'.

  • Just about anything is published, so be creative! It can be IC views on RL topics, RPs that occured around the MUCK, or most other things you can think of. You have creative license when it comes to documenting RPs, so feel free to expound on the action, etc. If you aren't sure if a story is acceptable, page 'newspaper' and find out! :)

  • The AUP applies so keep language, etc. acceptable.