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W e don't have a fact-checking department down here at Weekly Wire, and now I'm a little worried. Seems a writer by the name of Stephen Glass over at The New Republic has been completely making up his articless. The magazine's fact checkers failed to catch him despite repeatedly outlandish stories. I tried to go read Glass's New Republic works in question, but they've already taken them offline. If you're interested, though, you can still read this summary.

Funny, I even related Glass's hackers-for-hire story to my friends as if it were true. Always remember: You can't believe everything you read.

Still, I guarantee that 99.9 percent of everything in Weekly Wire is true -- or your money back. This fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a support group for women who try to leave polygamous Mormon marriages, for instance, couldn't possibly be made up. And this article about the teaching of evolution in the classroom certainly holds water -- although according to last week's creationism article, there are some who would like to say it's all bunk.

We've also got a barrel of news about Apple, a meditation on mediation, a few huzzahs for India's nuclear testing, and the latest words of opinion from the Captain. Oh, and for all of you following the brouhaha over Linda McCartney's place of death, we've even got some final notes on that. And yes, they're all true.

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Skeletons in the Closet [10]
Hank Aaron gets hate mail 25 years ago this week.
— Sue Schuurman, WEEKLY ALIBI
Odds & Ends [11]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
Mr. Smarty Pants [12]
Our resident know-it-all unearths the latest trivia.

Now What? [13]
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.

Volume I, Issue 51
May 26 - June 1, 1998  
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Faking It [2]
New Republic writer Stephen Glass got fired for making up his stories. But who is to blame for believing them?
Escape to Babylon [3]
In the past, Mormon women wishing to escape polygamy had nowhere to run but into the evil, outside world. Tapestry of Polygamy, a group of former polygamous wives and daughters, seeks to offer them haven.
— Andrea Moore Emmett, SALT LAKE CITY WEEKLY
Monkeying Around [4]
Decades after the Scopes trial, public schools are still nervous about teaching evolution.
— Debbie Gilbert, MEMPHIS FLYER
If the Suit Fits [5]
Those rotten Apples are now making tasty cider.
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE
Rock Ranch [6]
A look at how Paul and Linda McCartney paid their Tucson property taxes.
— Chris Limberis, TUCSON WEEKLY

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Mediation Works [7]
With a little help, divorcing parents can learn to agree.
— Sheree L. Hoffman, MEMPHIS FLYER
Armageddon Tired of All This Crap [8]
India is testing its nukes -- good, maybe we won't have to die by inches much longer.
Crying Wolf [9]
My, Cap'n, what big teeth you have...

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