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omg its groundhog day. *slaps forehead*
The full AOL story about the Ebay Columbia Debris can be found here
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Feb. 2) - EBay deleted several items billed as debris from the space shuttle Columbia from the online auction site Saturday, warning that anyone attempting to sell fragments from the doomed shuttle could be prosecuted.

EBay spokesman Kevin Pursglove said customer service representatives received a handful of listings throughout the day from people purporting to have found debris in Texas.

The listings were immediately yanked from the site, and executives may report the sellers to federal authorities.

Taking a part of an aircraft involved in an accident is a federal offense, U.S. attorneys in Texas warned, and a conviction could result in up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Debris from the space shuttle was spread over a large swath Texas and Louisiana and residents reported finding chunks of it.

It's unclear what kind of debris was listed on eBay, but Pursglove said that many of the items were likely pranks.

The San Jose-based company has become a barometer of pop culture and current events, with listings such as World Series paraphernalia surging during the baseball championships. But eBay must also deal with morbid postings and attempts to capitalize on human tragedy, and it frequently pulls items.

''Over the years we have learned to keep an eye out for individuals who might want to list items once a tragic event has occurred, the best example being pieces of the World Trade Center and Pentagon,'' Pursglove said, referring to the targets of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

EBay recorded a small increase Saturday in the number of listings for Columbia memorabilia, including coins, mission patches and even one listing for the official vertical stabilizers used in earlier voyages. Collectibles related to NASA's space program are perennially popular, Pursglove said.

but i totally forgot, its groundhog day. so are we gonna have more winter or what? not like it matters here though =) *breaks out the tanning lotion*

Current Mood: thankful thankful
Current Music: Golden Brown - The Stranglers (Snatch Soundtrack)

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sfenris From: sfenris Date: February 3rd, 2003 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)

yup...

6 more weeks of winter... yeah...
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 3rd, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hello!!

No more snow! It's WAAAY too cold up here! I live far up north in BC and it's way too cold up here! Bring on the spring!

Sorry, you don't know me. I have been looking at your VCL art for the past 2 weeks and I took a chance on you having a LiveJournal. Looks like I got lucky. I really love your artwork! It's very clean and well done, and the characters are so cute! I really like your original style that you developed back in 2000. Very cute and cartoony. Your stuff of late looks a lot like something that Dark Natasha or GoldenWolf would draw. Murrr... GoldenWolf. Anyway, I'm not accusing you of copying or anything. Just the fur textures look very similar. Maybe you studied under GoldenWolf? She's a very good artist, very friendly too. But I like the way your art has developed over the past three years. I've always liked the "realism" style over the cartoon style myslf.

Also, I hope that once I get a LiveJournal of my own we could be friends and I could add you to my friends list? Nice to finally talk to you! I'm moving to a new apartment tomorrow and won't have Internet connected for another two weeks at least (the service here sucks) but I hope we can chat.

Sir BlackWolf
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: February 3rd, 2003 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hello!!

hello BlackWolf, its nice to meet you. Thank you for your wonderful compliments on my artwork. Sadly, it seems that anyone who draws a were is more than likely going to be compared to Goldenwolf, Dark Natasha or Kyoht. i hope that one day my style can be viewed as my own, but im still developing it so i feel thats a ways off. But thank you for noticing that i do in fact have a style, i wish someone could explain it to me sometime ;) haha!
good luck with your internet connection. as for Live Journals, you can go ahead and add me to your friends list if you wish to keep track of any public posts i make, but please keep in mind that im a very private person and do not let strangers view my "Friends only" posts unless i know them. i hope you do not take this to heart in any way.
nice to meet you once again and take care!
~Thorn
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