12/24/2K  Happy Holidays from the staff of @Action News!
Newswire Sources Local Ants Protest Construction
         Construction of the new Rose Garden to Rift extension of the SpinDizzy Freeway was halted this week by ants whose hill was destined to be destroyed by the construction.  Heavy equipment was halted in it's tracks by a large group of the hill's residents who refused to move and allow the construction to continue. 2385674847A, organizer of the protest, told reporters, "Hey, we pay the same taxes as everyone else here Why should our home be destroyed for this highway?  We don't even drive cars!"
         O'Mally, construction foreman was quoted as saying, "Well, they have a point, but I have my orders."  With that, he stepped on the anthill, crushing it and a number of it's residents.  He then waved the equipment forward while muttering, "Next it'll be the air molecules complaining." The project is due to be completed early next year.
Newswire Sources Kulan Announces the Official Opening of His 'editzombie' Program
         Kulan, local kangaroo, has recently announced the availability of his editzombie.muf program.  With the MUF program, a Spindizzy resident can quickly and easily make zombies, rename them, delete them, and see where they are all located.

        To access it, just type 'editzombie' anywhere in Spindizzy.  If you have any comments please feel free to page #mail them to Kulan.  Source code is available for porting to other mucks.

Argon SED Leader Finds Movie A Fine Moral Guide
         Morticon, local Wallaby and alleged leader of the SED (Society Of Evil Doers, which if correctly abbreviated should be SOED), has found the movie, Dr. Suess's "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" to be quite uplifting.  He was quoted as saying, "This is the 'feel good' movie of the new millennium. The Grinch is an absolute hero and a fine moral example to the youth. With young furs and their parents being exposed to the fine examples set by the Grinch, the level of evilness and crime can only increase which will result in the improvement of Spindizzy as a whole."
         When asked if the Grinch's remorse and change of attitude towards the people of Whoville at the end was the 'high moral standard' of which he was speaking, Morticon replied, "Huh?  I left after the Grinch stole all the presents.  You mean there was more to the movie after that?"    
The Doze Garden
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>> Procedure for submitting an article:
 *  The newspaper building is located at Role Play Central (rpc).  When you
enter the building you will see a bulletin board.
 *  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.
 *  An alternative to this is to page #mail newspaper with your story OR
email it to newspaper@spindizzy.org
 * 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 saying that it is ok.  Otherwise, suggest changes that should be made. If you trust the editors feel free to put something to the effect that you pre-approve the editing in your rough draft.
 * That's it!  It'll appear in the paper!
>> Guidelines for writing articles:
When writing articles for the paper...
 * Try and do some proofreading before submission.  That means spell check!
However, if you're no good at that sort of stuff, just send it as-is and the
editors will try their best.
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that ;)
 * Please strive for accuracy.  If they have time, the editors may check up on some of the quotes and perhaps the basic facts of the article.  Otherwise, it is assumed you did your best to write an accurate article.  If this is abused and inaccurate things are complained about, stricter rules may be put in place.
* Submitting your article anytime on Friday evening through the normal publishing date (Saturday night) will usually waive your right to review the edited version because of time constraints.  You will be contacted and informed but if you cannot get on before the publishing deadline to check your article it will be published regardless UNLESS you specify otherwise.
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 * Just about anything is published, so be creative!  It can be IC views on
RL topics, RPs that occurred 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! :)
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