SED Press Release WANTED:  Ghost batgirl creature
Here ye, here ye!
The SED is offering a REWARD
for the capture and return of
the batgirl ghost creature!

She must be returned in such 
a way that she may be kept 
restrained after you leave.  See 
Morticon for details.

Maxl Joey Ramone Not Dead For About An Hour Due To Crash
     Sometime around the first of the month of June, give or take a day, the world was brought to a grinding halt and thrust back into the era of pre-Joey Ramone death, also known as last November.  Despite the massive confusion over why the entire world had ceased to exist for a good chunk of the afternoon until well past tea-time, everything eventually returned back to normal.  If, by normal, you mean that pretty much everything over the last six months had gone missing.

   This brought forth a variety of amusing conjectures - local annoyance and centaur Argon suggested that we stockpile gas and sell off all our tech stocks, while confusion reigned supreme.  While I remained overjoyed that Joey Ramone was still alive and not some mindless flesh-eating zombie from the pits of hell, we were visited by a slew of people who were rather confused about having suddenly disappeared, not having existed before November, causing much joy amongst a few since the FurryMUCK refugees hadn't appeared yet.

   But alas, it was not meant to be.  About an hour or two later we were unwittingly thrust back into the future, and I wept for the poor soul of Joey Ramone who was dead again.

   Incidentally, all of this was caused by Findra's computer that hosts the MUCK to suddenly decide to stop working and annoy the hell out of everybody. The switch back from the past into the future (which is now the present) was achieved after her heroic efforts to get the hard drive working again, which sort of worked.

  But, sadly, it could not bring back Joey.

Kulan Kulan to Add Autocheck Feature to Vote.muf
     Kulan, local kangaroo, has decided to follow the will of the majority who voted on new features to implement in his voting program.  He is currently starting work on adding the autocheck feature, which will notify users who enable the option upon startup of new topics to vote on.  He hopes to have this finished in his spare time sometime before the end of the month.

   Additionally, he invites anyone who has any ideas for the program or who has a solid idea on how to improve the interface to contact him.

Suri Curious Facts of Science
     You've probably noticed that there's a limit to how fast you can run.  Why should this be?  If your legs are strong enough to accelerate you from a standing start to 15 mph, why can't they accelerate you from 15 to 30, and so on?  The answer is found in Einstein's theories, specifically in the concept of relativistic mass.  Your strength remains the same as you go faster, but your mass increases.  Much like the Red Queen, you eventually you reach a balance, where it takes all of your strength just to stay at the same speed.

   It's for this reason that rockets are favored over other means of propulsion for high speed travel.  Unlike wheels, legs or propellers, rockets work by pushing part of their mass backwards as exhaust.  The greater the mass of the exhaust, the greater the thrust, so that as the rocket's mass increases so does the mass of the exhaust, thus maintaining the rocket's efficiency. It is for this reason that spaceships (unlike racing cars, sloths, or the Titanic) are capable of faster than light travel.

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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

 *  If you wish to see the edited version before it is published, please note that somewhere before or after your article.

 * 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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