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Issue 1
In The News That's Not, read how Al Gore invented the fax machine. Learn about the temporary employment agency specializing in the placement of Russian prime ministers. This issue profiles the crucial Australian poet Rupert Hogwalloper and highlights his poem "To Tina on the Occasion of Her New Breasts."  The short story is "Y2K," an unusual tale of one man's disastrous preparations for the new millennium.

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Issue 2
In The News That's Not, read about the South Carolina flag controversy and Russia's invasion of Rhode Island. A special report highlights Al Gore's plans for an all-gay military. Brigadier General Sir Crispin Maddingley Snorrt, K. B. (retired) reviews "Stuart Little." The short story is "The Head and the Heart," a moving tale set in 18th century France.

Short Stories

Issue 3 The special "Face of God" issue.
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Business news brings you "Hallmark in Useful Product Shock."  Brigadier General Sir Crispin Maddingley Snorrt, K. B. (retired) reports from the Oscars. The short story is "The Blessing," a tale of revenge and redemption in a war-torn West African country

Issue 4 
In The News that's Not: Bush's campaign finance reform plan; gunmen in North Carolina hold 300 million hostage; "Hillary Strangled my Dog."
A special insider report on the making of the movie "The Patriot."

Issue 5  The special "Outrage" issue.
In The News that's Not: Outrage at racial profiling as a black man is struck by lightning. Concern as Senator Strom Thurman is found conscious.
Some important new works from acclaimed poet Augustus Gump.
Brigadier General Sir Crispin Maddingley Snorrt, K. B. (retired) reviews the recently re-released movie "The Exorcist."

Issue 6
In The News that's Not: Clinton pardons Hitler, Tiger Woods loses (at Monopoly) and the great Bagdhad rock concert.
Movie critic Brigadier General Sir Crispin Maddingley Snorrt, K. B. (retired) takes part in TV's "The Weakest Link."

Issue 7
Tthe final issue features in-depth coverage of the Iraqui election results, and a new story and poems.