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February 2001

Happy Anniversary to us!
Happy Anniversary to us!
Happy First Anniversary to HOTP.....
Happy Anniversary to us!

Whew! And what a year it's been. This February 2001 edition of HOTP marks our first anniversary. YAY!

First I'd like to thank the Academy for this great honor. Oh wait, that's my Oscar acceptance speech. Hang on, I have my Anniversary speech here somewhere ... One loaf of bread, a six-pack of Pepsi ... Ok no, that's my grocery list. Ah here it is...

Thank you to everyone who has contributed their spare time to make this little newsletter so special. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and your creativity is enjoyed by many. Keep up the good work.

In this issue, please welcome Twinsfan to
The Sports Page. Twins joins us with a monthly sports wrap up related to all sports. Please stop by the locker room, push him fully clothed into the shower, and then shove him in a locker. No wait, I mean stop by and wish him well. Who keeps switching my speeches??

Mary Xmas
Editor In Chief

This month in HOTP:

Meet Ms. February and enter this month's contest. Check out last month's winner in
The Soapbox


Useful and whacko
sites on the net:

Gem's Gems
D*Thrill Lady
Jibbles 'N' Bits

* Any Given Sunday
* Instruments Of Night
* Billboard's Top 10 CDs
* Supersized, television
* Celebrity Death pool
* HOT SuperBowl Ads?



Party at
Mardi Gras!

New Feature!

Men can drop by too!


* Bulletproof Police K-9s
* Slim Up For Summer
* Aquarius Birthdays

The Sports Page presents
Twins Talks Sports Surprises



Last month's quizlet results are in! The question was:

Gabby's back in school, but is one class short of a full schedule. Which class should she add?

The tribe has spoken. 32% of you think she needs to enroll in Stevie Wonder's Driving In Rush Hour course. I'm guessing 32% of you have been subjected to Gabby's driving.
25% GOP Stopper's Poly Sci for Democrats
18% Doc Servo's Typing 101
14% Prof. Funky's Prodigal Psychology
11% Cheermom's P.E.

Thanks to everyone who voted! Don't forget to vote in this month's quizlet immediately below.

Habit For Humanity

The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to create home ownership opportunities by building decent, affordable houses and by enhancing neighborhoods through partnerships with homeowners and the community.

Habitat for Humanity uses a combination of volunteer labor (from all sorts of people) and mandatory "Partner Family" contribution hours to build the homes. Their trained construction staff leads groups of enthusiastic people just like you who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

The "Partner Family" is required to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity by working at the construction site, in the office, or on one of the committees. These hours are to be in lieu of a down payment. And once the Partner Family has completed their hours, the home is sold to them at cost. Homeowners normally pay a 25-30 year interest free mortgage.

When the Partner Family begins to start paying back the mortgage, Habitat can then recycle that money back into future housing projects. In a sense, each Habitat homeowner helps to build another home for a future Habitat family.

Volunteering with Habitat can transform you in many ways. A volunteer can gain a skill, form friendships, learn about a new neighborhood, or simply feel the satisfaction of making a difference. But more importantly, each person who actively supports Habitat's mission realizes first-hand the importance of a simple, decent place to live. They, in turn, can carry the message to others and help make the idea of affordable housing a matter of consciousness for everyone.

Eastbay Habitat for Humanity
2619 Broadway #206
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 251-6304
Fax: (510) 251-6309

Scheduled Chat

Who: Everyone

What: General Chat

When: Friday Feb 16th
11:00pm Eastern time

Where: The Chat Center at

Why: Just for fun! So be there!

Pawksatawny Phil saw his big fat shadow. He couldn't miss it -- he's huge! It looks like it's 6 more weeks of Winter for all the overweight gophers in PA.

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