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WELCOME TO

Thursday
December 29 2099



The Daily News URL is down, NOT Cybertown!!! ----Cybertown Virtual News ... CVN is here for our citizens!!!

Welcome to the future: The current year is 2099!

Next celebration December 31:


Thanks twohot, Chase, Purple_Iris, and GreatGodBal for keeping our celebrations page active !

APPLY NOW
TIME GETTING SHORT
HONOR TITLE APPS-Dec.31!

by LadySilverSplash, Cybertown Mayor

APPLICATION
Honor Title Application DEADLINE: December 31st

If your Virtday is on or before Dec. 31 & you qualify for this round of honor titles, be sure to APPLY NOW!

Keep watch on the MBs for the Honor Awards Gala date & time in January!

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Welcome to Cybertown and CVN!




Our grateful thanks to our Cybertown posters. Content can be hard to find.
We do offer you a Happy VirtDay or a Happy Birthday, if today is your day and you didn't tell us.

Any more posters? Our thanks, as always, go to our citizens for posting these celebrations.

If you posted your celebration and we missed it, we are truly sorry. Because of time zones and checking, we can miss anything posted for 12:00 AM or 12:00 PM. We recommend setting anniversaries, birthdays and events for 11:55 PM. Include any specific times in the entry. We most sincerely appreciate the posted birthdays and anniversaries provided for our use in informing all members!! We DO check daily! Curiously the links suddenly changed, but we think it is working now...Alert us to any non fuctioning links, please!

Click for the CVN celebrations listings Please post any December, January, or February birthdays .... and add those VirtDays too! Got a Special celebration or event? Post it. Our thanks DO go to those who do send or post them to us!!

Please DO post your special day or even your small or large activity to the Board! We DO wish a special "Happy Birthday" or "Happy VirtDay" to any Cytonian celebrating today who forgot to tell us!


Please note that all events and activities are posted in CyT (Cybertown Time).

Cybertown wishes to thank citizens for independently creating colony-related websites. As the sites are outside of Cybertown, Cybertown is not responsible for the content on those websites.

[CVN Daily News is provided for the people, and in many cases BY the people! So our mailbox is wide open, ready for -and interested in- reading all your submissions, whether a classified ad, activity announcement, or suggestion for content!]
CVNDaily AT cybertown.com


Heard and Seen Around Town

Thanks to all who have made suggestions and sent us stories that we are placing on our secondary pages below. Old news will usually be kept in the archives, special items on page two. New stories will be added on top, in most cases. We are looking at additional ways to expand our secondary pages. Please note that a harmless javascript is used to pull up these Cybertown pages into your browser.


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HOW TO CONTACT CVN
Tell us what you want to see on the pages of the Cybertown Virtual News,
or comment on our stories!

Our inbox and email are always open.
Post your thoughts or responses by inbox or email.
To post at the Editor's inbox:
http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator
To email him at jdb_educator@msn.com
Please use Daily News as your subject!


Cybertown Post Office

Everyone who is not banned, is invited!

Headline News


... CYBERTOWN IS FREE ! ----

Open Chat Tonight and Every Thursday in the Cybertown Plaza: 8:30 pm to 10 pm or later CyT!

Out of Space
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

CVN techs identified the problem with our Daily News. We were out of available space in the daily news folder! Our publisher Vialle is working on solutions. CVN and our readers will find out what that solution is soon. In the meantime we will continue using our alt Daily URL. For those of you who have clicked the regular Daily URL, you can see the daily news issue for May 29th 2090 (NINE years ago!) at http://www.cybertown.com/places/news/magazine/dailynews/index.html. Click quick, it could disappear at any time.

Our alternate site currently in use is http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/

End of Year CONTESTS
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

---Thursday December 29--- WE just posted the contest to the colonies and feedback boards this morning. Here are a couple of Early contests for our readers for the new year:

  • 1. What are you doing to celebrate the new year?
  • 2. Will you make any New Years resolutions?
  • 3. Are you watching any NCAA Bowl games?(college football)
Post your answers to the editor and get 10k for each answer!
Post the Editor's inbox:
http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator
or email him at jdb_educator@msn.com
Please use contest as your subject!

See even MORE Contests at http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/cvn11.html


Daily Location Not Working
CVN Moves Temprarily to Alternate

by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

---Tuesday December 27--- We are posting to our alternate site because there appears to be problems uploading to the Cybertown site. This new problem has been reported and isbeing explored. Our original Monday Edition will likely get posted, eventually. Until then, we are providing our faithful readers with an alternate location, that we will post throughout the Cybertown colony and feedback boards.

We had ony expected to use this for when Cybertown has an outtage, but plans change. You deserve the news and so here it is! Bookmark http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/

January Board Contest Next ...
December MB Challenge Captured

by jdb_educator

--- December 29 2099 ---- Adventure won in December. We have one more MB contest planned Be sure to inbox us, catch us in chat, or email us that your colony is a candidate for our 1,000,000 CC payout in December.

We now have image links for October and November. Any participating colonies MUST inbox us to tell us they are playing or we ain't gonna pay out our MONTHLY 1 million CC cash prize! To post the Editor's inbox:
http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator
We will take a look at all the colony boards, on January 15, looking to see and hopefully screenshooting.

Completion dates and themes:

  • on January 15 "New Year's theme" will be reviewed (completion date January 14).

End of Year Coming
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

---Thursday December 29--- Here in Cybertown it means not just the end of the year, but the end of the decade and the end of the century. We move from 2099 to 2100. We will be looking at the changes that have happened, and predicting some of the changes that are coming. Contests for you will be part of the fun. So bear with us as we continue on, despite the challenges of a temporary URL Change.

This Weeks Archives
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

Having no access to the Daily News server, part of the requirements we live with, our archives this week go to our own site:
Monday and Tuesday's Edition: http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/
Wednesday's Edition: http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/

Season Greetings
From A Cybertown Friend

by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

--- Friday December 23 --- Now it would be telling, if I told you who the friend was. We also send our most sincre warm greetings to this long time contributor and friend of Cybertown. Besides, our Cybertown friend has amessage and gifts for you, so, without too many more words, HERE it is: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/011/xmas11/astar.html

The New Year is Coming!
by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

--- Monday December 26 --- Here are our "just in case" alternate sites for the Christmas Edition. These will not be used unless the Cybertown server slips away to the bar again this week:

Daily Alternate: http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/
Weekly News: http://www.cvnweekly.50megs.com

Contests for NOW
And the New Year!

by jdb_educator, CVN Editor

--- Thursday December 29 Updated --- Where are these web page explanations??? Details on these contests are just a click away! Here ya go: http://cvnweekly.50megs.com/Cybertown/cvn11.html

In our Santa Quiz: ferretlady, deexx, PrettiePaws spiritblue, Magicquest and Pyxidis were all paid 10k for basically viewing the short video of NORAD Santa Tracking.

Ettu_klaatu submitted a 3d Christmas house with help from a friend to earn ONE MILLION CCs. Here's the picture (3 views):

HOUSE OF Ettu_klaatu

Something to Note Today
by GreatGodBal, Deputy Mayor

--- Wednesday December 28 --- Of course it is! I looked up the food holiday for December 28 and should have expected what I got: today is National Fruitcake Day.

It seems like the fruitcake has lost its zest for most people these days. But at one time the fruitcake was a novel way to use preserved fruit and even caused a controversey. Hard to believe when most people joke about using a fruitcake as a doorstop.

But yep. The controversey came about in 1490 when the Pope (Innocent VIII) banned the use of butter in recipes to aid people in fasting. You can't make a fruitcake without butter and German people especially were outraged. No butter equals no stollen! The Pope finally relented in the "Butter Letter" of 1490.

A few years later vast quantities of sugar were identified in America. And a sidebar discovery was a boatload of sugar was a good way to preserve fruit... and great for fruitcake makers!

To participate in National Fruitcake Day, all you have to do is dig out and use up the fruitcakes sent to you by your favourite Aunt Maude or Grandma... and eat them!

To me this is no big deal. I love fruitcakes and have even had them for birthday cakes a time or two. But if you can't stomach the idea of (another) fruitcake, you could always save them up and join in the festivities on the first Saturday of January. That's the scheduled date for the next Great Fruitcake Toss :)

Something to Note Today
by GreatGodBal, Deputy Mayor

--- Tuesday December 27 --- What a mish-mash! Ever wonder why we celebrate both a Winter Solstice AND a New Year? Technically both are new year celebrations. But it's ok if you never wondered. I just did it for you :D

The first thing you have to understand is that every culture, both before and after Christianity, has some form of celebration to greet the winter. In the pagan calendar, a winter solstice marks the end of the old year and the beginning of a new year, born in the light of the returning sun. But it is in the Roman calendar we find the most hints about how our current traditions came into being.

December 24 was the feast of Saturnalia in the Roman Calendar. According to tradition, Saturn is often pictured with a sickle like figures of death. He was the old god who ate his own children to stop them from surpassing him. The only way for light to flourish, for the new god to be born, was to vanquish the old god.

The battle between light and dark is a common feature in many cultures that celebrate winter and the new year around the time of the solstice. Having defeated the old god Saturn, until swept up in the Persian religion of Mithra, the Romans celebrated December 25 as Juvenalia, the celebration of new life, a holiday to honour children.

Once the religion of Mithra was adopted by a majority of Romans, the December 25 celebration was altered. It became the day to celebrate the birth of the god inconquerable, Sol Invictus. The birth of Christ, on the other hand, was originally celebrated in January, usually on the 6th.

The key feature to these celebrations was a celebration of light. Advent and Hanukkah were festivals of light. The twelve days of Christmas, celebrated in song, began originally on December 25th and ended January 6, officially launching the new year.

One tradition of Christianity that has fallen by the wayside was the traditional lighting of the Christmas Candle, at one time a popular custom throughout Great Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia. The eldest female head of household would light a large candle Christmas eve, before the feasting began. It was then lighted each of the 12 days of Christmas. Tradition said the weather on each of the 12 days represented the weather for the upcoming 12 months.

The candle could only be extinguished by tongs. Otherwise, should someone blow out the light of the Christmas Candle, they would blow away all of the luck.

All of these celebrations ended in early January and this seems to be why we celebrate both a solstice and a new year in this time....

But once again, this isn't official. It is only surmise :)

HONOR TITLE APPS-Dec.31!
by LadySilverSplash, Cybertown Mayor

APPLICATION
Honor Title Application DEADLINE: December 31st

If your Virtday is on or before Dec. 31 & you qualify for this round of honor titles, be sure to APPLY NOW!

Keep watch on the MBs for the Honor Awards Gala date & time in January!



Real World News
by jdb_educator
---Updated Daily 2099--- News links for today and everyday.

CYBERTOWN IS FREE!
CNN (US):http://www.cnn.com/
MSN (US): http://www.msn.com/
BBC (Great Britain): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
CBC(Canada:)http://www.cbc.ca/news/
Canada: http://www.canada.com/
Guardian (Great Britain)http://www.guardian.co.uk

CVN Movies Feature
by jdb_educator

---Updated Daily 2099---Send us a review, if you go to the movies!

Check the sites below for trailers, stories, and box office results.

You can see what the current cash cow results look like at the box office by clicking: http://boxofficemojo.com/ Reviews are also available!

Anyone want to write reviews? One or two lines are enough to present an opinion. What do you go see? Tell us at CVN! To post at the Editor's inbox:
http://www.cybertown.com/home/jdb_educator . To email him at jdb_educator@msn.com What are the coming movies that you are waiting for their release? Please use Movies as your subject!


http://www.movies.com/
http://www.comingsoon.net/
http://movies.yahoo.com/
http://movies.msn.com/?ocid=ENTSP-Movies
http://www.hulu.com/recent/film_trailers?h=6&has_captions=0&has_free=0

Bowl Month
American College Football

by jdb_educator
For those of us who are college football fans, here is one easy link to keep you up to date on all of the 35 college bowls. In our last look they added a sub-division championship game.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/ncaa/schedules/weekly/?eref=sinav

This Day In History?
by jdb_educator
---Updated Daily 2099--- Take a look and find out what happened today, in history, at http://www.history.com/

Virtual Worlds Greeting
by skye-hook

Happy Holidays to all


Something to Note Today
by GreatGodBal, Deputy Mayor

--- Sunday December 25 --- I am not a Christian. But I object to the attempt to hijack this season and turn it into something non-denominational. Call it what you will, Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Yule, this is a time of celebration, a welcoming of the light of the sun in preparation for spring.

If you tell me Merry Christmas, I will recognize in you a good spirit hoping I enjoy the delights of the season. And I will thank you. I will even return the greeting, as I was raised in a culture that has partaken in Christmas for as long as I can remember.

If you wish me seasonal or holiday greetings, I may reply with a hearty Merry Christmas. This isn't an attempt to abuse your sensibilities. I am only recognizing in your greeting a sincere good wish. And I expect you to see mine as the exact same thing.

So, no matter your faith, colour or creed, I wish you all a Merry Christmas. You don't have to reply in kind. But please wish me well as that is all I mean for you on this day :)

IVN/CT POLICY


Did you know? Any Cybertown citizen can purchase space in the top frame for things like events & special announcements (b'days, anniversaries, etc.) The current rate is $20 per week, $60 per month.

These are special rates for, NON-commercial ads and as always, all banners must be Founder approved before they can be uploaded. Advertisements for businesses are handled differently at different rates.

IVN/Cybertown thanks Holodoc, ND of Star Trek Hood in Sci-fi, who not only helped in the planning stage is also the creator of the first banner to take advantage of this new option!

This will not affect the cotm (Colony of the Month) banners or any that are already up there.

Interested parties should contact me at billing@integratedvirtualnetworks.com


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