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      Dear Subscriber,
      It has been a busy month, what with the discovery of an alien predatory walking fish in Maryland, an asteroid on a collision course with earth and a UFO chased by F-16s near the U.S. capital. Fortunately, some things never change -- like the plots of Austin Powers movies, for whatever small comfort that may provide. In any case, I give you all of the above and plenty more in this week's edition of the Urban Legends and Vaguely Related Stuff Newsletter. Please enjoy...
       
       
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