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May 7, 1998
Volume CVII, No. 17
In the latest in a series of competitive forays into community media, Microsoft launched a
homeless e-zine yesterday. The new site, called sidewalk.home, is designed to steal
readers and advertising dollars from lucrative homeless print newspapers like
Bostons Spare Change.
had secret dialogue
Actor Charlie Sheen and Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan have brazenly used the
media to maintain a secret, five-year dialogue, the Weekly Week has discovered. This
remarkable conversation seems to have centered around the posh villas in Rome, Madrid and
Dangriga, Belize that the two were timesharing.
not so helpful
Law enforcement officials are still reeling from the failure of Hamburger Helper to defuse
a high-profile hostage situation last month. After a three-week inquiry, an FBI committee
examining the incident has concluded that the popular ground-beef seasoning was not
Barnes & Noble to
buy Lucy Parsons Center
Barnes & Noble yesterday announced the purchase of the Lucy Parsons Center, the
left-wing bookstore that has for years been a fixture of Central Square in Cambridge.
After record losses in the first quarter of 1998, Heaven has announced massive layoffs
effective immediately, sending over 10,000 seraphs, cherubs and fringe saints into the
ranks of the unemployed. But what has shocked industry observers most is that Christ
Himself is among the dismissed.
Rebirth of Dalai Lama
is bungled badly
The Tibetan monastic community was thrown into turmoil this week when the latest
reincarnation of the Dalai Lama went terribly wrong.
prey on unwary children
Comprising about 3% of the investment market, children spend close to nine hundred
million dollars a year on different kinds of investments. Unfortunately theres
a lot of charlatans out there who try and lure children into bad investments, said
Mrs. Jacobson, a fifth-grade teacher at Lexingtons Harrington Elementary School.
restaurant in Cambridge closes
Fritzs, the intimate cafe which for decades has sat nestled between the Tasty and
the Wursthaus, has thrown in the dish towel.
Book review: James