Newswire Sources Silly Toon Squirrels Return 
  Spin and Dizzy, well known local Toon Squirrels arrived at the Rose Garden Monday night after a long absence. In spite of their usual disagreement and argument between themselves, it seems their hiatus was caused by exploratory digging in the depths of SpinDizzy.  In spite of the mystery of their odyssey, no information or hints were offered.

A chance remark from Maxl concerning murdering Terry in her sleep caused the Squirrels to wonder about death threats on them.  Argon made a joke about using a steamroller.  It was asked how a steamroller would fit in Spin and Dizzy's bedroom.  Argon adamantly remarked that he wasn't doing *anything* in their bedroom.  After being reminded that the Squirrels were Toons, and all a steamroller would do was make a funny plot device, Argon became lost in thought wondering what else could work while idly tossing an eraser.  A mention was made of using 'The Dip', made famous in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit', but Argon claimed only cowards used 'The Dip'.

None the less, the Toony Squirrels are back on the surface.  Their return is welcomed, and there are no plans to edit their scenes. 

@Action Survey What Do Folks Take Pride In?
  Argon did an informal survey in the Rose Garden asking, "I'm doing a survey for the paper. Tell me, what do you take pride in?"  here are the responses he got:

Lavender - Rabbit - Her ears. / Vassily - Sloth - His suit. / Skanee - Reverse Gryphon -  He takes pride in being unique, though it often feels like a curse, too. / Flutterz - Wanna be Dread Pirate, Flower Fae - Her aphid herd! / Lia - Elf - Her m4d skillz? If she had any. "Well, I'd say my art." / Whitesilk - Skiltaire - Takes pride in being who she is. / AlexRaccoon - Raccoon Blimp - Is proud to be a Balloon! / Gina_Doberman - Doberman Pincher - Takes pride in her home which is all decorated in an Apple motif! / Rown - Centaur - Takes pride in his enormous hooves. / PatchO'Black - Jellicle Cat - His ability to get along with and make friends among varied people.

Newswire Sources SpinDizzy Website Secure
  In spite of corporate infighting, spying, huge bribes, death threats, and refusal of service attacks, www.spindizzy.org the website of SpinDizzy, has been renewed for another two years.  Argon, local Centaur and SpinDizzy.org webmaster confirmed today that he had secured the rights to the domain name and it's associated web space for the use of SpinDizzy residents.  

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, announced that due to his company's inability to obtain SpinDizzy.org, the next OS produced by Microsoft would have to be reworked to conform to a different name.  "I thought SpinDizzy  would be a recognizable, but unknown name for our next Windows generation.  The fact that this Argon character, refuses to sell it to us has brought our plans for this new system to a crashing halt."  It is reported that Microsoft offered Argon $23,000,000 for the domain name but he steadfastly refused to sell.

"It has been my pleasure to contribute this small service to those of us who use and enjoy SpinDizzy," Argon said, " The website has attracted residents here, and allows those who cannot connect to keep up with what's going on, It also lets those who are not residents to get a feel for what SpinDizzy is like." 

In conclusion, Argon stated that no amount of money would cause him to sell the domain.  "The SpinDizzy site will remain as a shining beacon to RPers, Furries, Toons, and anyone looking for a refuge to enjoy fun and conversation on line as long as I have anything to say about it."

As a side note, Bill Gates is reported to be considering calling the operating system Linux.  He was quoted as saying, "That's a random collection of letters that no Windows user has ever heard of, and can't be owned by anyone!" He continued saying so as nice young men in their clean white coats were coming to take him away, ha ha.

Rown Should A Pond Be Built In The Rose Garden?
The idea of a pond in the Rose Garden has been proposed by a local otter for the water going residents to enjoy. According to Slipstream, the pond can be stocked with fish (to keep the otters well fed as well as the local seagull) and to make it worth while for the other residents, a swimming area can be added (otters don't worry about such things, they swim anywhere there's water available).

Other benefits would be a constant irrigation source for plants and according to Slipstream there can be bathing suit contests there for the ladies and gentlemen should they wish to wear a bikini. Although he doesn't know why gentlemen would wear a two piece bikini. His major motivations are for the benefit of the SpinDizzy residents, and to see a certain female Otter in a bikini! He couldn't help showing his enthusiasm (panting) when relating his motivations to this reporter.

Slipstream's motivations aside, I can see some uses for a pond in the Rose Garden. Outside of watering the local flora and fauna the pond can also double as a gathering place for aquatic residents without the discomfort of being out of the water such as the Cetans or frogs. Morticon can even harbor a spy submarine there should he desire. The vegetation that springs up around a pond would make great scenery.

Other ideas Slipstream had for rose garden activities were a national SpinDizzy otter's day. He thought it should be every day but decided that too much of a good thing might be harmful to other SpinDizzy residents. He also considered a fish and crab roast as well. Another is a "burning of that spider infested oak tree" as he put it. Any of these would be good as long as that certain Otter wore a bikini to these events,  he stated with a grin.

Newswire Sources Oh Ho!
  Oh ho! has become an often heard phrase on SpinDizzy due to it's introduction into the language by Boki, local Sea Gull.  Boki's style of communication, that of the third person, and his curiously interesting personality and self centered view on life has influenced many here in SpinDizzy.

As an example, when the local supermarket announced a sale on tuna, a number of Otters, upon hearing the news, shouted, "Oh ho!" and raced to the store.  The SpinDizzy's Government announcement concerning a food giveaway program read, "Oh ho!  Free Cheese Today At The Rose Garden!"  Many Mice were heard to proclaim that 'This Cheese belongs to (name)!"

Boki is having an effect on the language patterns of folks in SpinDizzy.  It is just like that.  You should listen to @Action News!  It is obvious!

Argon The Doze Garden
@Action News Info Guidelines and Procedure for Submitting Articles
  Submitting a story or artwork for @Action News is easy!  Just send it to newspaper@spindizzy.org, or qmail or page Argon about it.

Most any type of story or article will be excepted.  Generally, we'd prefer things that aren't out and out lies or flames about other folks, and have a basis in the reality of SpinDizzy.  The things reported don't have to have actually happened, (Any more than anything that happens here does.) but make sure you don't overstep the social boundaries and rules of interaction that we have.  These are pretty broad guidelines, but we expect good sense to apply.