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Happy Holidays!

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Happy holidays to everyone who is celebrating the myriad holidays in this season: Channukah, Christmas, Yule, Kwanza, and if you're Roman, Saturnalia.

Getting the Yellow Gazette out this time has been a study in frustration due to fractured technology: email crashes, Internet slowdowns, graphics program crashes and server changes by AW and other ISPs as well. However, the staff has a few hairs left and we are pleased to present the final Yellow Gazette for 2013.

In preparing this issue, we noted that there are some links that AW promotes when you first log on. We tested all these, and found that the following two links are listed for archival purposes only, and have not been updated for some years: http://www.awportals.com/ and http://awcommunity.org/. The sites are active, but not updated, thus, some information on them may be inaccurate.

We offer a new page this issue: Around AW. This page will feature information about various events and projects being organised by AW citizens. In this issue, Kenny McC from the AWSchool has provided an in-depth interview on the school's objectives and programs. Lensman has kindly provided some details on the Peacekeepers.

The Build Tips page offers some tips on using zones. Joe's Page provides more delicious recipes: some traditional and some new. Fuzzy continues his esapades and is working hard with his new apprentice in bringing the news back to the YG. Nellie's Garden offers more plants and textures for your use, and finally, we repeat some details on how to move around AW in the Newbies page.

For this issue, the Academy of Magick page is not featuring as the writers have responsed to their ursine proclivities and have decided to hibernate. We hope to have them back for the next issue with some spectacular stuff. Other staff members are also going into hibernation, and as they are unpaid volunteers (as are we all!) they will be back with the spring thaw.

Read the Letter from the Editor for our end of year wishes and thanks.


Fuzzy Tales

Fun Stuff

Build of the Month
Building tips
Fuzzy's Page
Joe's Page
Garden Page
For Newbies
Around AW
Yellow Gazette Archives

AW Newsletter
AW Help

Aunt Trudy

Greetings sweeties:

Well, there's lots been going in in AW since our last column. A number of good citizens have given us some great info which we are happy to share with you here.

There are three radio stations that you can use in AW.

PKToons. http://www.pktoons.com/

Nurse Mom Radio.

AW Radio. http://www.awradio.info(Note: A work in progress. Not fully functional yet.)

All three stations play contemporary mixes of music. If anyone has other stations that play other kinds of music available in AW, please let us know. Currently these are: Oh, and there's also the world AWMix07 which Veger runs and has music all day. Coordinates are AWMix07 24.35N 21.94W 0.01a 89.

The Explorer's club is very active and offers suprise trips every couple of weeks. They have scheduled the next surprise outing for Saturday, 7 December at 4pm VRT time, at AWReunion ground zero. Check out their website at http://anadept.com/, where Sidris has listed some of the events they have had in the past. Every trip is a surprise... If you have a place that would be intersting for the Explorers Club to visit, just email the club at explorers@tzaz3d.com. Thanks to Keshi, Cablecar Gal, Genevieve, Cianna and Starheart for these tips.

Kuma Bear has set up a Yellow Texture Yard in Alpha: aw 27505.500s 12792.000e 0.8a 180. She has put over 11,500 textures there for public use. Be sure to check the syntax on the pictures if you want to use them.

Aunt Trudy provides news and, well, gossip from Yellow citizens. If you have something you want in the Gazette, just contact yellowgazette@cox.net

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Hello all, Fuzzy here with more tales around AW.

Now, read on.


New Year's Eve party in America. Coordinates 265.5s 163.7e -0.4a 90. Starts at 8:00pm VRT and goes until??

Happy Birthday Builds. Courtesy of Vera and NurseMom.
Lobo: Dec 6. AW 8793.48N 15641.00E 1.46a 180
Furruccio: Dec 12. AW 8793.49N 15618.10E 1.46a 180
Lanstan: Dec 16. AW 16th 8793.54N 15595.08E 1.46a 180
Old KuNneL: Dec 17. AW 8793.42N 15571.93E 1.46a 180
Mace: Dec 18. AW 8793.50N 15548.84E 1.46a 180
KJNap: Dec 19. AW 8758.43N 15559.01E 1.46a 180
Class 3: Dec 28. AW 8758.38N 15581.93E 1.46a 180
Lara: Dec 28. AW 8758.40N 15605.12E 1.46a 180

Helping out

The YG is standing in for the AW News while it is in recess. If you have any worlds, builds, games, or events you would like to share please let us know. Just email The Yellow Gazette, or telegram Ozman or Apooka. We are happy to help.


Graphics by Apooka, except where otherwise noted
Web Design by Ozman with input from Apooka
Head Writer Apooka
Building Tips & Newbies Ozman
Snippets and gossip Ms Trudy Tangleclaw
Reporting staff Theo. Fuzzybottom, Benny Whitepaw
Gardening and landscaping reporter Ms Nellie Poogawoo
Food reporter Joe the Caterer
Office Manager Ms Lucy Larksong
Groundskeeper Mr Crabtree
Financial: Fleesum & Runn
Legal: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe
Staff Health Advisor: Ezmerelda Snowclaw
From the Academy: Prof. Thaddeus Daysong


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Humor from Famous Folks

Some favorite quotes

  • Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself,'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.' - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
  • I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.' - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. - Mark Twain
  • The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. - George Burns
  • Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - Victor Borge
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain
  • By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates
  • I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - Groucho Marx
  • My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante
  • I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. - Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. - Alex Levine
  • My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. - Rodney Dangerfield
  • Money can't buy you happiness .... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. - Spike Milligan
  • Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP! - Joe Namath
  • I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. - Bob Hope
  • I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - W. C. Fields
  • We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers
  • Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. - Winston Churchill
  • Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. - Phyllis Diller
  • By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere. - Billy Crystal
  • And the cardiologist's diet: - If it tastes good spit it out.

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Letter from the Editor

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Seasons greetings to one and all.

As another year approaches, the holiday season is upon us. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this year's issues possible. It has been an eventful and productive year in ActiveWorlds and at the Gazette. It's time for us to thank everyone who helped keep the whole show going. First off, to Chris the chief programmer of ActiveWorlds, whose continued work in upgrading and patching the very powerful ActiveWorlds programs. Without that commitment, AW would be seriously diminished. To Rick Noll, the CEO and the rest of the AW staff who have quietly and behind the scenes maintained the whole structure, the graphics, the websites, the forums and more recently the Facebook page. Not to mention the unprecedentedly bold move by ActiveWorlds to make citizenship free. Well done folks!

It's been wonderful to see so many new faces come into AW, as well as the return of many former citizens who have rejoined. It is truly great to greet old friends and new in this wondrous virtual environment we have all have enjoyed over the years and hope to for many, many more.

Thanks also has to go out to the many citizens who have contributed to the Yellow Gazette, and to keeping AW a creative and dynamic place to work and play. Without this community effort, nothing would be happening, and that would be a sore loss to all. So as one year closes, a new one approaches, keep building, keep dreaming, keep creating, and above all keep enjoying this unique place called ActiveWorlds.

From the Entire Staff of the Yellow Gazette we sincerely Thank you one and all.

Hope to see everyone in the New Year.

Happy Holidays to all.

We are looking forward to many more adventures and events in AW for 2014.

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