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If all goes according to plan, President Clinton is expected to speak shortly before Midnight on New Year's Eve at the Lincoln Memorial, and at the stroke of midnight, "something magical" will light up the sky.

The official theme for the official White House millennium celebration is "Honor the past, imagine the future," Ann Lewis, counselor to the president, told reporters on Tuesday.

Lewis, thrilled to finally be doing work that is unrelated to scandal damage control, is deep into the planning stages of New Year's Eve 1999.

The festivities include the world premiere of a short by director Steven Spielberg that will highlight historic moments of the 20th century [original score by composer John Williams]. The outdoor concerts will be produced by Quincy Jones.

Large corporate donors will cover the $10 million cost of the celebration, Lewis explained.


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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), July 06, 1999


The Prez got it, you can get it too!


It has been fixed, get over it!

-- No (Problem@all.com), July 06, 1999.

Ow ow ow we're gonna die laughing ;_D

if all goes according to plan [which one? Guard Raid? Rat Fest? DC Cull? Clueless Shoeless?] ... at the stroke of midnight, "something magical" will light up the sky [nuketoast vs. Nostradamus] ... imagine the future [heeheehee should we send them some of our Links and spare their dead braincells?] ... scandal damage control [biggest scandal, most damage, out of control!] ... a short [the grid, arc, kaboom! poof!] ... more ;^)

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-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), July 06, 1999.

I figure having the celebration at "ground zero" puts the prez and the ms. within easy reach of those underground shelters in case that "something magical" turns out to be a surprise from the bad Y2K witch instead of the good industrial light and magic witch.

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), July 06, 1999.

That fits, Linda. After all, they DO represent the Lullaby League. "At the stroke of midnight", hmmmmmm. Funny word that "stroke". In the case of Clinton, I could think of a few OTHER meanings besides a loss of blood to the brain.

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), July 07, 1999.

For several weeks, ever since the initial news on this Big Bash was broken by Tom Brokaw on the evening news, I have written to various forums asking people to call the White House at 202-456-1111 and then hit "0" to get a comment taker. Please express your concerns about the insane timing of this event, which begins on 12/31 and is to run for 3 days, drawing umpteen thousands to the DC area. I live in Northern Virginia, a 15-min. drive from DC (not in rush hour...that's 60-75 mins.) and many of us who live here and in the Maryland counties surrounding DC are VERY concerned for our area's safety if the very possible happens, and we have these masses fleeing Dc through our suburbs! You could also call your elected reps to ask them to push for this to be stopped. Thank you all.

Also, I conjecture that this bash is being held in order to relieve the Klintons of the necessity to lie about why they are not planning to attend their beloved Renaissance Week at New Years in Hilton Head, NC. They could hardly tell their old buddies who attend that they wished to be near the helicopters that could whisk them to Camp David, where I'll bet the food ordered in a 2-hour phone call by the White House to a firm in Utah is waiting for them. And all while they do not tell the American citizens to prepare...and while they try to take away our means of protection!

Don't you find it just WEIRD that the Washington Post 1st-page story recently about the fact they WILL NOT be ready, and are making heroic preparations for loss of power, i.e., hundreds of policemen posted at stations around the city with walkie-talkies, 22 "warming stations" beomg set up, and school crossing guards pressed into service to direct traffic if the signals don't work (which then did not make any of the network news that night!!!) did not deter Hill & Bill from altering their plans? What do you think?

-- Elaine Seavey (Gods1sheep@aol.com), July 07, 1999.

Why would you want to have a big party in a city that has admitted defeat to Y2K, is making massive contigency plans (see recent Washington Post Article) to have traffic control personnel manully run intersections because of failing traffic control systems, 250 (wow) extra police, 21 warming centers with food and water, heat, etc, etc.?

Spin, Spin, Spin, PR, PR, PR, PR,

Lets celebrate the new dictatorship!

"Honor the past" (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights)

"Imagine the Future" (King Slick Willy)

-- MArktheFart (quke@ix.netcom.com), July 07, 1999.

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