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newspaper cover For the Week of
November 18-24, 1999

Cover: Y 2 Care?
Lots of reasons. First off, you can find yourself. What's your personality type for the new millennium?

The Deniers: Is Y2K the biggest nonevent you've never imagined?.
The Moderates: Not afraid to fly on New Year's Day? Pretty certain the traffic lights in small towns and Third World countries will malfunction? You could be a member of the Y2KOKBYME club.
The Utopians: To a happy breed of wide-eyed, hyper-idealistic utopians, Y2K will be the brave new world we've all been dreaming of.
The Scorekeepers: To the media, Y2K is a piece of meat.
The Profiteers: The Big Bang is worth big bucks.
The Alarmists: If it all really does come crashing down, who ya' gonna call?

Y2K OK!: The merits of a mini-millennial meltdown.

Barbie Goes Ballistic: The new millennium calls for creative play. How about: 'Barbie Bags Her First Wildebeest'?

Party Like It's 1999: A pre-holiday listing of places to celebrate the big bang.


News: World Wide Y2K
While we can afford to be fairly sanguine about Y2K stability in the U.S., things appear less rosy at the international level.

Metropolis News Extras

  • Los Gatos: Headmaster of Hillbrook surrenders to local police.
  • Willow Glen: Neighbors apprehensive over plans for Longs.
Apocalypse Wow: Artist Winston Smith celebrates the last gasp of the 20th century with a Year 2000 calendar.

Public Eye: Will Junior compete against future stepmom? Gaming lobbyist leaves Pyle behind. Power-plant poll zaps candidate.


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High Strung: Instrument maker Scott Cao of Campbell creates pitch-perfect replicas of history's great violins.

Aural Fixation: The world meets a musical finish with new 'End of Days' soundtrack.

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Maiden Voyage: Serial-killer-meets-maiden evokes Hitchcock in Atom Egoyan's 'Felicia's Journey.'

Birth of The Blahs: Tornatore's 'The Legend of 1900' induces seasickness.

Running on Empty: 'Sleepy Hollow' missing more than its head.

Trapped: Gender-bending 'Boys Don't Cry' tells of a true-life tragedy.

'World' Weary: The 19th 007 film lacks the sense of theater seen in the best of Bond.

Sprocket Days: De Anza College celebrates 20 years of student filmmaking.

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True Nerd Tales: Or, why Annalee Newitz occasionally gets nostalgic for 1985.

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Dark Dreams: Opera San José's 'Nutcracker' offers more than sugarplum visions.

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Haute Crimes: Farewell to the tired tastes of the late 20th century, Christina Waters writes, a month too early and not a moment too soon.


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