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July 16, 1998
Volume CVI, No. 22
MINING MOVIE MANIA
Hollywood hopes mining films
will revive lagging summer at the box office
After poor performance by the summers most heavily hyped films, like
"Deep Impact," "Godzilla," and "Armageddon," the major
studios are betting that heavy industry, particularly mining, will provide an irresistible
draw for the movie-going public.
Charlton Heston to
An interview with George Lucas
rethinks its 'new look'
Encyclopedia Britannica today announced an end to their much hyped
"Encyclopedia 2000" reform program. Introduced four years ago amid considerable
fanfare, the program was designed to modernize the venerable encyclopedia while also
reducing costs. But todays announcement confirmed that the reforms had caused more
harm than good.
After an already arduous and frustrating day, Mr. Charles Silenzeti of Quincy,
31, ran nearly 300 yards through rush hour traffic only to miss the 5:41 inbound Red Line
train departing from Porter Square station.
apology to our readers