Cloud ID program begins
NASA has started it's highly
touted cloud tagging program in an effort to identify, count and track all clouds in the earth's atmosphere. Tagging will provide data needed to learn more about the breeding habits and migration patterns so as to help NOAA forecast weather better. MORE...
Awards Show Awards Date set
Las Vegas, NV:
The date has been set for the First Awards Show Awards Show. The owners of the MGM Grand in Las
Vegas have announced January 30th , 2000 for their one of a kind award show. It will be a grand extravaganza of stars and awardees.
The show will give out awards such as the best supporting cast member for a dance number preformed at an awards show and the best presenter at a music awards show. The show will last 4 hours with special musical guests such as Rush, Sheryl Crow and The Black Crows.
Co-hosts will be Woopie Goldburg and Tom
Hanks. Hanks is also nominated for " Best acceptance speech at a past awards show ".
Networks are scrambling the coverage of this event so watch your local listings for time and channel. –Staff
September 1, 1999 issue
sooner than you think!
The National Bureau of Standards will soon commence a media campaign to introduce the US to the international Metric time standard. Long touted as the solution to the problem of time shortages, Metric time has been slow to take hold in the US and parts of Europe. MORE...
VB Run 300
This years MS VBRun300 marathon is slated for September 25 worldwide. Originally planned to foster goodwill and sportsmanship amongst computer users, the Vbrun300 has grown into a major annual event providing enhanced PC
functions for participants. MORE...
Inmates Released for Y2K!
For 476 inmates of the Michigan State Correctional facility in Jackson MI the Y2K problem is no problem!
This past week, 90 day release notices were sent to all inmates of the maximum security prison as it was not certified Y2K compliant.
Judge Richard Miller ruled that the inmates be released and the prison closed because testing of the facility showed that
non-Y2K reinforcing rods were used in pouring the buildings concrete pillars back in 1956.
Michigan Attorney General S Corpe is livid but cites that under Michigan law, prisons cannot close without first discharging all their inmates. "State law is the law here" Corpe adds, "we must discharge them all".
With the forthcoming discharges, Jackson realtors are bracing for a booming winter housing market and retailers are stocking up on supplies in the otherwise sleepy community.