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C reating a new board game is much more work than you might imagine. Just ask the four folks from Nashville who have come up with Inc., a game about running a business. They've learned a lot in the process of taking their original idea and turning it into reality.

Rats are not high on the cuddly-animal list, especially considering their history as disease carriers and their appetites for agricultural products. They also have some amazing traits that enable them to live in a variety of environments. But we've got advice on handling a rat problem.

Ask a group of high school students what they think about the new millennium, and you're liable to get more complex answers than you would expect. So what does the future hold? A lot of hope, it seems.

Also, AIDS remains a big problem in Memphis, more than you wanted to know about penis enlargement, a lament on the apathetic times, and more.

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Letters at 3AM [6]
High school students comment on the meaning of the new millennium.
— Michael Ventura, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Shallow and Apathetic Times [7]
The people of our time will not allow their souls to be tested or tried at all.
— Harry Willson, WEEKLY ALIBI
Brave Old World [8]
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
— Margaret Renkl, NASHVILLE SCENE
To A Thief [9]
You stole more than a bicycle and you robbed from all of us.
— Susan Hesson, MEMPHIS FLYER
The Potty Penalty [10]
Fed up with standing in line at The Delph? Here's what the city should do about it.
— Walter Jowers, NASHVILLE SCENE
Heart of Darkness [11]
Cadillac's 2000 DeVille.

Volume III, Issue 31
January 24 - January 31, 2000  

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Toy Story [2]
Two Nashville couples hit upon an idea that became a board game. But, the inventor's path to success in business is long and confusing. Their story mirrors their invention -- it's called Inc., The Game of Business.
— Liz Murray Garrigan, NASHVILLE SCENE
Real Life Rat Tales [3]
Consulting the experts to get to the root of Austin's rat problem.
The Forgotten Disease [4]
Memphis has more HIV cases per capita than St. Louis or Atlanta. Some AIDS activists say we're dropping the ball.
— Ashley Fantz, MEMPHIS FLYER
Grow Jobs [5]
With Americans becoming accustomed to high-profile peckers -- thanks to the Starr Report and Bob Dole's Viagra spots -- the taboo surrounding penis enlargement is shrinking.

Teeny Tidbits
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Odds and Ends [12]
Time-released news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Mr. Smarty Pants [13]
Confounding logic, punchlines, and baking tips.
— Mr. Smarty Pants, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Now What? [14]
Can't get enough news? You're in luck -- more news is created every day. Our Now What? page offers a plethora of recommended links to help keep you living in the present.

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