Contest -- The contest has ended. Thanks to all
who participated. Looking back through the 12 months of entries, I was
impressed by the variety and quality of submissions. Authors ranged from
first-timers to professional writers, and subjects were diverse as well. The winner of
the best article in Podium is Linda Fermoyle Rice, Esq. for her brilliant
article on Medical Malpractice which appeared in the March 2000 edition.
Winner of best short story goes to Cyanosis@Bga.Com for his Mary Asher
episode "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Being Conservative" which
appeared in the August 99 edition. Poetry, which is always a subjective
art, is being judged by a vote from you, our readers. To see the last few poetry
go to Muses.
Announcement -- After nearly 5 years of publishing
Messages, the staff is going to take a vacation. There will be no unique
August and September issues. Regular columns will change when submitted, but
not all at once. During this rest, we will be evaluating if and how we can
make Messages even more pertinent and useful to our readers. Please send any
suggestions to the managing editor.