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by FFWD Staff
There may be more taking place in our summer skies than recent flashes of lightning and fireworks, and there's at least two Alberta groups keeping tabs on the situation and keeping you up to date through the 'Net.
The Alberta UFO Study Group became active in 1991 - coincidentally, the same year more crop circles appeared in Alberta than in any other province or state in North America. The group investigated reports of UFO sightings and related phenomenon in Alberta until 1994, when two other UFO agencies came onto the scene, at which point it became a silent research group. Now the organization, which maintains an "unbiased neutrality" on the various UFO theories, researches government documents and police-witnessed UFO events.
Another group, Alberta UFO Research Association, provides up-to-date news on space and UFOs, pictures, live space cams, information and discussion, links and more from around the world. The site reports that in the first independent of UFO phenomenon since 1970, a panel of scientists has concluded that some sightings are accompanied by physical evidence that deserves scientific study, although it's not convinced that the evidence points to an extraterrestrial influence.
The Book of Palmistry
Do you throw your hands up in the air when it comes to dealing with other people? Do you find it hard to get a handle on what they're thinking? Do you need a hand understanding them? Well, The Book of Palmistry (elan press) by Sasha Fenton and Malcolm Wright might help you get a grip on your fellow humans. Their book updates this ancient art and is chock full of handy tips on discovering success, love and happiness.
For instance, you can tell if your lover has a wandering eye by checking out their Mount of Venus, and you can learn how to look for the fingers that'll tickle your fancy. With easy to understand charts and diagrams, you'll be telling your friends in no time all about their via hepatica and healing striata, not to mention the stand-bys of whether or not they're destined for marriage, what kind of business they should get into and all those other goodies.
As far as palmistry books go, this has something in it for students of all levels. As far as palmistry itself goes, who knows if it works or not? But it sure is fun and with this book and a little practice, you'll be the most popular person at any party.
Small and sporty, Sharp has released its new portable MiniDisc player. The MD-MS702 is another attempt to play on the strengths of the MiniDisc, which both plays and records with CD quality. Although MD technology has been slow to catch on with consumers, this little unit - featuring a remote control, headphones and a variety of recording features - might just make consumers look twice.
Win a trip to see the Beastie Boys in Vancouver! Everyone at the upcoming Beastie Boys listening party will receive a ballot for a chance to win a trip to see the band live in concert. See the ad in this issue for details.
We have two tickets for Alberta Theatre Project's production of Mom's the Word - a comedy for anyone who has ever had children or been a child. Be the first person to drop by the Fast Forward office on Friday and tell us the name of one star of the play (hint: look in Nicky Sheppy's article in this issue). Mom's the Word plays at The Arts Centre from July 12 to August 9.
We have a few extra tickets to the Paralyzer Room at the Palliser Hotel, featuring the entertainment of Beautiful Joe, Billy Cowsill and Jake Mathews. Just drop by the Fast Forward office with a food bank donation.
Stay tuned for next week's Best of Calgary winners from our reader's poll. We will also announce the name of the reader who wins a trip to any Universal Concert in Canada.
We start giving away free stuff on Fridays unless otherwise noted. Only people who have not won (other than movie passes) within the last four issues are eligible to win. Office hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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