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December 21, 1999
John K. gives us what we want

November 1, 1999
Thirty-five years after Bell's Theorem

October 22, 1999
Modern piracy on the high seas

December 22, 1999
And you thought Tiny Tim's nuptials were weird

October 12, 1999
MP3 groups trade new music for hacker status

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Let the deadsploitation begin
It seemed the last remnants of Dana Plato's celebrity had finally been picked clean by the scandal-hungry media when she died in May. According to People magazine, "[T]he lovable star of Diff'rent Stokes grew up to be a petty crook, an addict, an alcoholic and, with her death at age 34, a Hollywood casualty." The New York Daily News added that by the early '90s "she was spending most of her time playing the nickel slots in Las Vegas after she was turned down for a $6-an-hour job picking up garbage and cleaning bathrooms." But in the last month of her life, Dana struck an even more unlikely business relationship with Shane Bugbee, a 31-year-old Chicago-based promoter, which ensured her continued infamy after death.
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UCLA has fallen and it can't get up
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