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Subject:Game Update
Time:06:24 pm
Current Mood:blahblah
Ok boys and girls here's the current skinny on what's going on as far as the Werewolf game goes. The townhouse is finally in managable order. So we can start having game again. However there are a few little problems that I would like everyone to be aware of before we agree to start everything back up again.

1) My room mates will be sleeping for the start of game and will have to get ready and leave for work at around 9:30pm or so.
2) Kaitlyn's bed time is generally around 9:30pm.
3) It is becoming apparent that Tom won't be getting out of work until 9:30pm so I would have to leave the house to go and get him by 9pm.

Needless to say these things would greatly impeed our game play. However, if you guys would like to help me figure a way around all this stuff I'd appreciate it.

I would also like game to end somewhere in the vacinity of 11:30pm, possibly push to midnight, because most, if not all of us, have to get up and go to work on Thursdays.

You have your topics, please discuss.
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Subject:H5N1 - Bird flu
Time:04:42 pm
* 12:31 11 January 2007
* NewScientist.com news service
* Debora MacKenzie

The H5N1 bird flu virus shows no signs of going away in 2007, with outbreaks
in poultry and people flaring up across its heartland in east Asia and, most
worryingly, in Africa. Other countries the virus reached in winter 2006,
including Europe, are watching nervously for its return. And hitherto
unaffected areas are anxiously testing mysterious bird deaths to see if they
will be next.

The biggest flare-up so far has been in Vietnam, where an outbreak in
poultry that started in early December 2006 in the Mekong Delta had spread
to four provinces in that region by this week. No human cases have been
reported yet in the country.

The virus is apparently persisting in poultry throughout the country despite
widespread vaccination. The last major poultry outbreak was seemingly
controlled after reaching five provinces across Vietnam in January 2006. But
in August 2006 the virus was detected in healthy, unvaccinated ducks during
routine monitoring in the Mekong Delta, and caused an outbreak in ducks in
Hanoi.

Indonesia has the worst ongoing H5N1 problem, with 14 of 30 administrative
regions of the huge country affected, including the crowded capital,
Jakarta. Two people have been confirmed with the illness in January so far,
including a 14-year-old boy in Jakarta who died on Wednesday, and a
37-year-old woman who remains in critical condition in western Java.
Masked spread

China too reported a human case this week, of a 37-year-old man in Anhui
province who got sick but recovered in December 2006. Worryingly, there have
been no reports of sick poultry in the man¹s neighbourhood, and no reports
of H5N1 in poultry in Anhui since 2005.

It is feared that widespread poultry vaccination in China may be masking the
continued spread of the virus, which can spread without causing symptoms in
vaccinated birds unless stringent controls are in place.

The last few human cases in China have also occurred in the absence of
reported poultry outbreaks, most recently in the Xinjiang province, while
the last poultry outbreaks in China were far away in Inner Mongolia.
Impaired health

There are also reports of H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in Nigeria in four
states in November and Deember, and a further state in January. Scientists
fear the virus could pose a severe threat in the region due to the already
impaired health of both poultry and humans. Both Sudan and Egypt have
reported poultry outbreaks since last September, and three Egyptians died of
the virus in December.

So far there seems little evidence of widespread outbreaks in wild birds in
Asia. Hong Kong reported H5N1 in a dead scaly-breasted munia this week. The
species is normally wild, but bird experts in Hong Kong suspect it was one
of the thousands of captive birds, mostly caught in China, that are released
by people seeking spiritual merit in Buddhist temples.

Meanwhile massive wild bird die-offs in Sri Lanka and Western Australia are
being tested for the virus.

Bird Flu - Learn more about the flu pandemic that could kill millions in our
continually updated special report.
Related Articles

* Blame bird flu on wild birds ­ and poultry too
* http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn10755
* 04 December 2006
* Bid for whale sanctuary fails
* http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn1067
* 24 July 2001
* Governments' choice of bird flu vaccines questioned
* http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg19225793.700
* 25 November 2006

Weblinks

* Bird flu, WHO
* http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/en/
* Bird flu special report, New Scientist
* http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/bird-flu"
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Subject:Idaho gov calls for wolf kill
Time:12:30 pm
By JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN, Associated Press Writer Thu Jan 11, 10:46 PM ET

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter told The Associated Press that he wants hunters to kill about 550 gray wolves. That would leave about 100 wolves, or 10 packs, according to a population estimate by state wildlife officials.

The 100 surviving wolves would be the minimum before the animals could again be considered endangered.

"I'm prepared to bid for that first ticket to shoot a wolf myself," Otter said earlier Thursday during a rally of about 300 hunters.

Otter complained that wolves are rapidly killing elk and other animals essential to Idaho's multimillion-dollar hunting industry. The hunters, many wearing camouflage clothing and blaze-orange caps, applauded wildly during his comments.

Suzanne Stone, a spokeswoman for the advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife in Boise, said Otter's proposal would return wolves to the verge of eradication.

"Essentially he has confirmed our worst fears for the state of Idaho: That this would be a political rather than a biological management of the wolf population," Stone said. "There's no economic or ecological reason for maintaining such low numbers. It's simple persecution."

Wolves were reintroduced to the northern Rocky Mountains a decade ago after being hunted to near-extinction. More than 1,200 now live in the region.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to start removing federal protections from gray wolves in Montana and Idaho in the next few weeks.

A plan drafted by Idaho's wildlife agency calls for maintaining a minimum of 15 wolf packs — higher than Otter's proposal of 10 packs.

Jeff Allen, a policy adviser for the state Office of Species Conservation, said 15 wolf packs would allow "a cushion" between the surviving wolf population and the minimum number that federal biologists would allow before the animals are again considered endangered.

Allen said Otter and state wildlife officials agree on wolf strategy and will be able to reach a consensus on specific numbers.

"You don't want to be too close to 10 because all of a sudden when one (wolf) is hit by a car or taken in defense of property, you're back on the list," Allen said.
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Subject:Upcoming Game!
Time:07:30 pm
Current Mood:bouncybouncy
Ok guys, as you should all know, Tom & I have finally moved out of our respective parents houses and are now living in a townhouse with Kris and Kate. Now this is a very good thing in regards to game because that means for the first time ever, we won't have to worry about having a place to actually hold game! Yay! Now we just moved in so it's going to take a little while for everything to get situated before we can hold game. But hopefully we'll be able to start up everything again in about 2 weeks. I will post again as soon as I am able to and let everyone know for certain.

I think Tom will also be starting up his Exalted game again but I don't know for certain. I will keep you posted as much as possible.

:)

-The Management
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Subject:Ebola killed gorillas too
Time:10:02 pm
WASHINGTON - Recent outbreaks of ebola among people in Africa also killed thousands of gorillas, animals already threatened by hunting, a new study reports.

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The research was funded by Energy Africa Oil Company, the European Union and the University of Barcelona. I smell Pentex.
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Subject:In the eye of the beholder
Time:01:05 am
http://www.designobserver.com/archives/shiv1.html
((Interesting photos I came across. Perhaps an art exhibit a certain bone gnawer would find fascinating ;) ))
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Subject:Interesting Art these days
Time:04:42 pm
Current Mood:accomplishedaccomplished


The wolves were produced in Quanzhou, China, from January to June of 2006. The commissioned local workshop in Cai’s hometown specializes in manufacturing remarkable, life-sized replicas of animals. First, small clay models were created as movement studies, out of which Cai subsequently developed Head On’s artist editions of cast resin wolves. However, the realistic and lifelike 99 wolves that grew out of these models and drawings possess no literal remnants of wolves: they are fabricated from painted sheepskins and stuffed with hay and metal wires, with plastic lending contour to their faces and marbles for eyes.

http://www.deutsche-bank-kunst.com/guggenheim/e/ausstellungen-cai01.php
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Subject:Come to think of it...
Time:11:51 pm
I realize that some of y'all have to head to pennsic, so no wolf or exalt next week, but it popped into my head that well, if some of yas still have that or another night free that week, I've been curious to run a one-shot for those of ya that are still gonna be here :) It may not seem like it, but I have ST'd many times in the past ^^;

Tell me what ya think ^_^ and if any of y'all are interested
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Subject:Plans For Game
Time:06:32 pm
Current Mood:depresseddepressed
OK guys here's a heads up. For a little while we are going to try out Tuesday night's as opposed to Wednesday nights and see how they work out. Tonight will be our first Tuesday night game. Also it is going to be held at Mange's house. If you need directions, just give one of us a call and we should be able to get you there no problem. Secondly, we are going to be alternating weeks. Meaning, one week we are going to be playing Werewolf, the following week we are going to be playing Exalted (run by Marcus(Kithkain on MySpace (tm)). It's a really fun game and so far those who have started playing are having a good time.

Alright. You guys have had your first altercation with the Red Talons. You've determined that Ghost Claw should not be allowed to go out by himself in High Risk Situations. ANd that the contingent of Red Talons you are coming up on have "wards" for lack of a better term set up in the Umbra and more sentries then you can shake a stick at. Not barring any other magical defenses they have set up on this plane. You have managed to somewhat convice Nimh to accompany you on your foolhardy and suicidal mission, and she has unwittingly dragged along another Garou who doesn't really know what she's doing in Germany anyway.

You guys are taking off towards the Red Talons that have Shadow, and are still being tailed by the Red Talons you had your first little altercation with. As you guys are walking/loping, you notice Marcus's tattoo's on his forelegs start to glow a faint blue. As soon as he notices this he plops down and starts to meditate.

That's where you guys left off. I may or maynot be there this evening. I've had a really rough day and I honestly don't know if I'm up to dealing with people. However I have asked Tim to go ahead and ST tonight although he has informed me that he will be running a little bit late. I will make sure to drop off all of the werewolf stuff over at Mange's house so that you guys will still be able to play. On that note, if for whatever reason, you guys end up with NO ST for this evening, I still encourage you guys to play. However, for those of you who know and understand the concept, consider tonight a Social Game, if there is no ST present. Meaning if neither Me or Timotep show up. No electing an ST just so you can roll dice. If I find out that there was anything like that happening, your character is GNCed no if's no and's no buts. Or butts for that matter.

Hopefully I will see you guys later, if not... until I see you again.

-The Management
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Subject:Game Off Reminder
Time:03:09 pm
Current Mood:bouncybouncy
Just a little reminder to everyone that we will NOT be having game tomorrow night. For those of you who don't already know, it's a certain someone's birthday and those of us who are over the age of 21 are going to be going down to the club in Philly to celebrate. If anyone else is interested in going, please send me an email or give me a call.

Once again we will NOT be having Werewolf this week. We should be able to resume game, provided that Mange's parents are still ok with us gaming out of their house, next week on July 12th.

Thank You!

-The Management :)
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