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This was in the Washington Business Journal...go figure.

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Millennium bug doesn't bug D.C.

Most local officials are fearful that Y2K glitches might dump valuable government records when Jan. 1, 2000, rolls around.

Not D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams. The District, as it turns out, is largely immune to the millennium bug because many city offices have yet to computerize in the first place. Those that have are using brand-new computers, which already are Y2K-compliant.

A District government that has barely entered the 20th century, therefore, is surprisingly well-positioned for the 21st, Williams recently told the congressional subcommittee overseeing District affairs.

"Are you Y2K-OK?" asked Rep. Connie Morella, R-Md.

"I asked one of my department heads about that, and he assured me that the index cards in his shoebox will work just fine," Williams joked. "It's ironic, but we've benefited from the fact that our systems are so far behind."

-- Roland (, February 22, 1999


Hey, he gots ahold o dat big bottlo Dumbo No Worry Be Happy pills!

Whazzee gonna do when canno get dat script.shun filled cuz dem pukers ain't spittin out dem med reimbursements?
Can't let NUTTIN make us unhappy, dat's UnAmerican!~

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxxx

-- Leska (, February 22, 1999.


There DOES seem to be a precedent for Mayors of DC to have vacum cleaner like attributes.

-- Greybear (, February 22, 1999.

Now that I think on it, if I were convicted of some heinous crime and sentenced to be the Mayor of DC (the ONLY way you get me there) I'd probably develope some rather expensive habits too. --sniiif---

So let's have a little sympathy here.

-- Greybear, whos tobacco addiciton is bad enough for one

- Got a light?

-- Greybear (, February 22, 1999.

There could be no better example of how integrated and capable of working cohesively our governments are at all levels.

Seriously, is anyone afraid that these clowns could get a plan together (let alone a conspiracy of the requisite size) to "take over"?

The only way we're gonna lose our freedom is the way we've been doing it so far; letting evil men buy our apathy.

-- Hardliner (, February 22, 1999.

No, Hardliner, not these clowns. But others than the Mayor of DeeCee could be involved.

Come on guy, you know that none of the paranoid wackos here have ever asserted that the inept poloticos could organize a lemonaide stand withour a hand or hands guiding them. They mostly can't even keep deal with their own zippers without help.

I think you're digging a little to hard on this one, Hardliner. And you know I have a lot of respect for you Military views.

-- Greybear

-- Greybear (, February 22, 1999.

they're incompetent and they'll still be incompetent after the rollover.

Arlin who has to drive through DC regularly...

-- Arlin H. Adams (, February 22, 1999.

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