Kulan Apology to Those Offended
         To those who are not aware, a recently featured comic accidentally offended a member of Spindizzy and caused that fur to leave the MUCK, possibly for good.  While I have gotten conflicting information from the two that got it into my paws, it sounds like possibly it was meant as a joke and wasn't meant to be published, as it had no signature.
         The comic was meant to be fun,  and not intended to cause offense.  Regrettably, someone DID take offense, and I have no one but myself to blame for that.  I probably shouldn't have published something that had no signature. 
         Simply put, to the fur who was offended: I am sorry.
         It's really a shame, as the newspaper is slowly starting to take off with more frequent contributions by Spindizzy residents now that they could just submit something and not have to worry about everyone okaying it.  I do not want to have others needlessly offended during this progress, however.  This means that I will follow through with what I said when I reduced the restrictions:  I will reconsider putting the name verification restrictions back into effect.
         I will be thinking over what rules need to be changed back over the course of the week.  Feel free to page #mail me your thoughts or arrange a meeting.
Argon Fursnake's Prediction True
         Late last year, Mouser, local fursnake, noted that his fur was turning white earlier than usual this year in a previous article:

 "Hard winter for Spindizzy expected! 

Mouser, resident fursnake and member of the local wildlife, reports that his fur is turning white about two weeks earlier than usual. Citizens are therefore urged to prepare for a hard winter this year. When pressed for details, Mouser declined, saying he was busy looking around for a nice rat-infested barn to hole up in for the season."

         As evidenced by news reports of colder temperatures and heavier snows then experienced in previous years, it is apparent that when it comes to weather, Mouser knows what's going to happen.
Newswire Sources Secret Exploration Of Squirrel City Ruins Rumored
         Stories of an expedition into the ruins of Squirrel City have been circulating throughout SpinDizzy.  Although little more than passing interest has been displayed, it has been whispered that no information about this exploration has been shared due to 'something' that was found deep within Squirrel City.  A few folks, who have admitted to being in the group, replied to requests for information with, "Huh?", "I was idling through most of it," and "Who's the real Slim Sadie?"
         Pressing further for information, this reporter was told to "...ask someone else, I was lost in another tunnel." No one asked seemed to have more than a passing knowledge that this latest exploration even took place, though it has been determined the bottom level had been reached.
         The lack of disclosure and the apparent refusal of participants to divulge information can only lead one to assume that the discoveries in the ruins must be kept secret.  What this discovery is can only be guessed at.  It may be either piles of shinies or some sort of dangerous material, equipment, or presence that must remain undisclosed so that it isn't used for evil.
Kulan Rose Garden Sign Found in Physics Book!
     Kulan's player, having recently purchased a physics book for class, found it contained the picture shown here.  After asking around on Spindizzy, Kulan found that this sign is most likely found near the actual rose garden Spindizzy's rose garden is based off of, which you can see at http://www.rgnpa.org  and  http://www.rgnpa.org/images/photos/  .  If anyone finds information to the contrary about the sign, feel free to contact Kulan.

         Whether or not this means Spindizzy is actually a town in California is not known. Perhaps Morticon will enlighten the MUCK if he manages to get the Orion off the ground.

(Picture from "Physics For Scientists and Engineers", by Wolfson and Pasachoff.  Published by Addison Wesley, page 46)


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@Action News Info Guidelines and Procedure for Submitting Articles
>> 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.
 * No articles whose sole purpose is to flame someone.  You can use the SpinDizzy BB for
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.
 * 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 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! :)
 * The AUP applies, so keep language and content acceptable.
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