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Mixed News

Greetings all,
In the midst of the 200th Loop Of The Week Non-Contest, as you may have heard already, I received the news of Douglas Adams' passing.  To say simply that this is a great loss to us is nearly trivial.  In response I am doing several things:
1.  "Hitchhiker's Lament" is a long piece just completed and will be posted before Friday night (the 18th) on the http://www.earthlight.net/Studios page.  Loops of the Week are no longer dedicated on the passing of people, but focus instead on the future.  In any event I felt that a single loop was not sufficient.  An entire meditation piece on this was therefore necessary.
2.  While the Loop Of The Week Non-Contest was to have halted on Sunday night, it is now being extended to this Saturday night at 2359 GMT (1559 PDT).  The reasons beyond the above are mainly that people didn't have enough time to get to the Studios site, and were in part confused about both the sending of a hit counter graphic, as well as whether entering would result in Spam being sent to them.  Hopefully these issues have been resolved.
With Regards,
Stephen Goodman
* http://www.earthlight.net/Studios
* 200th Loop Of The Week Contest ends May 19!