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Live from GRIP News Studios in Eternity, I’m Frank Lee Stater with this news update for July 3rd.

IDU Nations are assembled in the Regional Capital of Democracity for the semiannual Delegate Conference where two candidate nations, Lauchenoiria and Trive 38 are vying to suceed The Allied Provinces of Laeral as Delegate whose term concludes later this month. The two candidate nations, Trive 38 and Lauchenoiria, released their platforms today with Trivian Prime Minister Ulianov promising more opportunities to bring IDU nations together through sporting events and the easing of certain restrictions on embassies, while Lauchenoirian Interim Prime Minister Keitha Noguera laid out a plans for improving oversight of World Assembly draft resolutions and voting on WA Resolutions, promoting interregional participation in IDU cultural events, and developing a participation guide for newer member nations. Voting for Delegate continues through Monday.

In a shocking blow to proponents of Democracy, the Congress of Azaffrán has passed controversial new legislation granting civil authorities sweeping new powers for dealing with political demonstrations, including hanging protesters against the government as a warning to others. Critics, speaking anonymously for obvious reasons, say Azaffrán, does not suffer from a particularly problematic crime rate, and the controversial law wasn’t needed, however, some point to a combination of political apathy and covert foreign influence as possible motive for the new law. As a a result, Azaffrán has been reclassified from a Left-Leaning College State to a Corrupt Dictatorship. For her part, Azaffranx President Ginger Wasabi attempted to distance her support for the new policy she just signed by claiming she hadn’t completely read the issue.
Audio Clip - Ginger Wasabi: “You know I certainly hope it never comes to these laws having to be used, but I never intended for such drastic measures like hanging. Honestly, these new issues come before my desk every five hours, and I can’t possibly be expected to read each of them all the way through, but what are you going to do, protest in the streets? We can’t have that in Azaffrán.”
President of Azafrán, Ginger Wasabi speaking at a news conference yesterday.


Gardavasque President Biff Snollygoster’s attempts to gather controversial citizenship data on the 2020 Census appears to have been permanently routed in a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Gardavasque yesterday. Reporting from our Octagon Bureau, Oliver Storrie-O’Tell has this analysis:
Audio Clip – Oliver Storrie-O’Tell “In a 5-4 ruling yesterday, the Supreme Court not only blocked the Snollygoster Administration from yet another potentially dangerous and divisive action against immigrants and minorities, it issued a rare rebuke of the government’s tactics of lying and cheating to achieve its policy goals. In this instance, Snollygoster had ordered his Secretary of Commerce, Mimi Imfurst, to add a question to the 2020 Census asking whether the respondent was ‘A citizen of Gardavasque.’ Now on the surface this may seem like a harmless question, but when coupled with the heavy-handed enforcement tactics the administration is using to sow fear and mistrust among immigrant and minority communities, it becomes clear that the true intent was to discourage participation of these groups in the 2020 Census, thereby undermining their representation in Congress. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice Robert Johns said, ‘Federal agencies must offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that can be scrutinized by courts and the interested public. The plaintiff successfully demonstrated the government had reasons, ulterior reasons, other than those they stated before Congress, for seeking the citizenship question.’ Printing deadlines require the Census forms to go to print this week, without the citizenship question in place. Live from the Octagon, I’m Oliver Storrie-O’Tell with GRIP News.”

And now this Public Service Announcement from Ecology Brothers.
Audio Clip – Ecology Brothers PSA. “Did you know that Organics still comprise a major share of our solid waste in landfills? When organics decompose, they produce methane, a harmful greenhouse gas that damages the environment and contributes to the Global Climate Crisis. Organics are a valuable material that if properly collected and recycled can help reduce pollution and improve overall quality of life. Remember: black for trash, blue for recyclables, and green for organics. When we all pitch in, everybody wins!”

Tonight on Gardavasque Radio and Information for the People, tune in for our Summer Pops Concert Series from the Sunset Amphitheatre we will present Requiem for Science by Descartes Oppenheimer. Tune in at 8pm.

This has been your NewsBrief for July 3rd. I'm Frank Lee Stater, GRIP News, Eternity.

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Live from GRIP News Studios in Eternity, I’m Dee Pendable-Mosely with this NewsBrief for August 29th.

Interfaith Prayer Service to Heal Fractured Olympic Spirit
Olympic athletes are gathered with their families, and coaches, with multitudes of sports fans at this hour at Eckie Cola Stadium in Eternity for an Interfaith Prayer Service of peace, goodwill, and safety for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Shuell. The service is expected to draw an estimated crowd of 19,000. By tradition, the special liturgy has been a Catholic Mass hosted at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Eternity and presided over by the Archbishop, but this year organizers opted for a more inclusive event, aimed at bringing fans of all faiths together in support of the Gardavascan Olympic Team. Adam Gripon, Chair of the scandal-rocked Gardavascan Olympic Organizing Committee told reporters the decision was made in the spirit of healing a fractured Olympic spirit.

Cue: Adam Gripon: “Yeah. You know, the Olympics are about building a better, more peaceful world based on mutual understanding, friendship, solidarity, and fair play. We have seen corruption and greed get in the way of that here in Gardavasque. But today, we’ve brought together religious leaders from across the nation calling for unity in a time of political and cultural divisions. Today we want all our athletes to know we care about them, we honor them, and we are proud of them. We hope they will go to Shuell and make us proud by giving their best, playing fair, but most importantly by showing exemplary friendship towards their competitors. And hey, if our Olympians come back with a bunch of medals around their necks, well, we wouldn’t complain about that.”

Adam Gripon, Chair of the Gardavascan Olympic Organizing Committee speaking at Eckie Cola Stadium in Eternity.

Journalist Missing in the Emerald Forest
A freelance investigative reporter has gone missing in a remote part of Emerald Forest National Park less than 48 hours of a controversial live TV interview in which she made claims to be in possession of evidence documenting foreign oligarchs co-signing for personal loans taken out by President Biff Snollygoster as part of a secret arrangement to bail out his failing CasinoPlex and Club Moola hotel properties. The Journalist, Chloe Darns, was a guest on GNN’s Bombshell program August 27th when she disclosed a single source with close knowledge of the subject revealed to her the documentation in question. We have a clip from Tuesday’s program, courtesy of GNN.

Cue: Chloe Darns Courtesy of GNN “I took a photo of the contract with my PearPhone, so I have a copy of it. Basically, it’s a personal loan in the amount of $300 Million and change. It has both Snollygoster’s signature and the signatures of two bad actors from outside the region. So I haven’t yet been able to independently verify the authenticity of the document, however my source informed me these loan documents are evidence in the money-laundering suit against the Sing Se Market Guild in Shen. The truth is inevitably going to come out.”

The next day, Ms. Darns reportedly traveled to a remote cabin in Emerald Forest National Park with her parents telling them she felt in danger for her life. Early this morning, her parents woke to find Ms. Darns and her PearPhone disappeared without a trace, according to park rangers. No word yet on whether foul play is suspected, however the area is known for high risk of Banshee Eagle attacks. The Federal Investigative Bureau is looking into the matter. A spokesperson for Sing Se Market Guild denied any knowledge or involvement in illegal activity and declined further comment. GRIP News will bring you more on this story as it develops.

Bill to Regulate Gig Worker Jobs Advances in Parliament
Parliamentary Bill 5, a bill that would require companies that rely on so-called “gig-economy” workers to provide comparable benefits to regular employees, has cleared a procedural hurdle in Gardavascan Parliament and will advance to conference committee where it will be reconciled with a similar companion bill in the Senate. Critics of the bill, such as Terafiq Agha, CEO of the popular ridesharing company Fubar, complain providing extra dignity for workers would cut into corporate profit margins and restrict worker flexibility that Fubar is known for. Proponents of the bill, such as MP Morena Fletcher of Misericordia Province’s 80th District, claim the bill merely closes a loophole that currently allows wealthy corporations avoid responsibility for providing collective bargaining rights, employee benefits, and fair wages for gig workers who often work long hours and multiple jobs just to make ends meet.

Economic Indicators in Flux Suggests Recession May Loom
Despite strong domestic labor and consumer confidence ratings, other leading international economic indicators suggest an economic slowdown, fuelled by an intense trade war among the nations of Trive, Xiomera, and Zamastan. The Maximusian stock market hit a quarterly low two weeks ago, weakening the Gardavascan Yesca and prompting the Gardavascan Federal Reserve to hint it might lower interest rates at their September meeting. Speculation about interest rates prompted another Twitcher outrage from President Snollygoster yesterday, suggesting the Federal Reserve Chair was personally trying to “make me lose the [2020] election.” A sparsely worded memo from the Federal Reserve stated, “Our work and our decisions are based on our analysis of the economy and the best decisions for the country without regard to political considerations or political influence.”

You’re listening to Gardavasque Radio and Information for the People; GRIP News. Live from Eternity, I’m Dee Pendable-Mosely.
This has been your NewsBrief for August 29th.

And now a Public Service Announcement from the National Labor Relations Board.

Cue: PSA Wage Theft. Wage theft covers a variety of infractions that occur when workers do not receive their legally or contractually promised wages. Common forms of wage theft are: non-payment of overtime, not giving workers their last paycheck after a worker leaves a job, not paying for all the hours worked, not paying minimum wage, not paying a worker at all. Most commonly wage theft is a violation of the Federal Labor Standards Act, which requires employers to pay time and a half for all hours worked above 40 hours per week. The Gardavascan Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for administering and enforcing some of the Democracy’s most important worker protection laws. WHD is committed to ensuring that workers in this country are paid properly and for all the hours they work, regardless of immigration status. For more information, or to file a complaint of suspected wage theft, log on to www. nlrb. whd. gov. gdv. Happy Labor Day Weekend! Brought to you by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Live from GRIP News Studios in Eternity, I’m Dee Pendable-Mosely with this news update for September 28, 2019.

Gardavascan Defense Forces Take Park in N-Day
Gardavascan Defense Forces have completed intensive military training exercises in simulated global thermonuclear warfare drills that placed the entire military on the highest state of alert for twenty-four hours yesterday. The drills, which included coordinated evacuations of civilians and military personnel from city-centers, airports, and military installations around the country, were part of an annual worldwide effort known as “N-Day.” Military correspondent Scarlett Leinandior filed this report from a fortified bunker at the Presidential Retreat at Esalen:

Cue: Scarlett Leinandior: “For the second year in a row, the International Democratic Union joined with Forest and other regions in a faction known as ‘Canopy’ whose primary objective was to prevent nuclear strikes from reaching their targets, leaving all nations in the faction free from radiation. This year the Canopy faction was the third largest in terms of number of nations participating with 1,774 and finished second overall in terms of score, stockpiled warheads, and available shield weapons. The most import thing to keep in mind, though, was that the primary objective was achieved, keeping all nations free from nuclear strikes and radiation. These N-Day exercises help keep us ready in the event of the ultimate failure of diplomacy, but they are perhaps the best reminder of a responsibility we all share across the world – the responsibility to learn to love again for the good of the planets.”

Scarlett Leinandior, GRIP Military Correspondent, reporting from an N-Day briefing from a fortified bunker at the Presidential Retreat at Esalen.


Impeachment Proceedings Underway in Gardavascan Parliament
The Speaker of the Gardavascan Parliament, Marcy Bellows of Misericordia Province, announced today that she would direct the Judiciary Committee to formally open an Impeachment Proceeding against President Biff Snollygoster on charges of abuse of power, mismanagement of foreign aid, illegal profiteering, and moral turpitude. Bellows, of the Gardavasque Democratic Party, has been resisting the move for several months despite intensifying pressure from her party’s progressive wing. Since the surfacing of whistleblower complaint in July and evidence of the Administration’s brazen attempts of thwart Congressional oversight were reported in the Eternity Times, however, she announced she had to follow the evidence wherever it led. In response, President Snollygoster told reporters at conservative news outlet NewsHound, Inc. he had be “treated very unfairly” by the people who wrote the Gardavasque Constitution and said “Literally everything I do is magically a violation of the so-called Constitution. And that’s very unfair and bad treatment, believe me.” President Snollygoster went on to hint darkly he would put writers of the Constitution “on notice” unless they changed their ways. The Constitution of Gardavasque was ratified into law in the year 1800 and is considered to be the Supreme Law of the Land; the original document remains on permanent display at the National Archives Museum everyday from 10am to 5pm.

Permanent Marriage Repealed
The National ban on divorce has been repealed as part of new tax legislation agreed to in a last–minute compromise that was quietly signed into law last week and only publicly announced overnight early Sunday morning. The measure had cleared Parliament last February with broad support from Gardavasque Democratic Party, Farm and Labor Party, and ECO Party, but it had been held up in the Senate using procedural hurdles by a small but vocal minority of National Orthodox and Coalition of Conservative Capitalists who had argued that maintaining the country’s Permanent Marriage policy was essential in preserving traditional family values and strong economy. Prominent Marriage Therapist and Radio Host Perel Hester sparked a national movement when she urged her listeners to take to the streets and walk off their jobs in support of a repeal of the unpopular ban on divorce.

Cue: Hester Perel: “Before the Ban, we had a fifty percent divorce rate for first marriages and a sixty-five percent divorce rate for second rate for second marriages. Now we have a zero percent divorce rate, but my clients are not any happier. They are not having any more sex, or any better sex. In fact, things are worse than ever for the state of affairs. If we expect couples to make their marriages work for them, they have to be given the freedom to say yes to one another. To say yes to love. And without that, there is no hope.”

Marriage Therapist, Perel Hester.

In the end, the repeal measure was allowed to be added to a controversial tax reform bill that drastically reduced corporate, inheritance, and luxury tax rates and eliminated tax incentives for those who donate to charity. Democrats vowed to begin working on a new tax reform bill before the end of the year.

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You’re listening to Gardavasque Radio and Information for the People. Live from GRIP News Studios in Eternity, I’m Evan Staunch with these Headlines for Saturday November 23rd, 2019.


Parliament Moves Forward with Impeachment Hearings Against Snollygoster
Chamberlain of Parliament Marcy Bellows announced she will be moving forward with a resolution to consider impeachment proceedings against President Biff Snollygoster for series of complaints including bribery, fraud, conflicts of interest, and moral turpitude. For months, Bellows, a Democrat from Progreso, has resisted the move, maintaining she would only consider using impeachment powers in the gravest of circumstances, disappointing left-leaning MPs in her own party who regard the president as unfit to lead, and his election illegitimate. However, as new complaints about the President’s illegal involvement in Gardavasque’s failed 2019 Olympic Host bid, and attempts to illegally profit from foreign business deals have come to light, Bellows has once again found herself unable to dissuade other Democrats from appearing on television news programs making the case for impeachment, despite her warnings about the potential political consequences.
Cue: Bellows: “We are in possession of evidence of that would lead a reasonable person to suspect the president’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections. I must stress at this time, we have only suspicions that warrant this formal investigation at this time., Because of the duty we hold to protect and defend the Constitution of Gardavasque, as Members of the Parliament of the People, we cannot allow these suspicions to remain obscured in the dark.Therefore, today, I am announcing an official impeachment inquiry will be launched. No one is above the law.”
That was Marcy Bellows, Democratic Member of Parliament from Progreso, speaking at a news conference earlier this morning. President Snollygoster immediately lashed out on Twitcher saying he “felt very attacked” and that Bellows was targeting him with her “abuse” before suggesting directing the Parliament to schedule a vote on impeachment was “mutiny.” Christian Conservative Capitalists in Parliament issued a joint statement that they would not cooperate with the impeachment process and use procedural delay tactics to avoid bringing any vote on impeachment to the Floor of Parliament.
Several hastily-organized political rallies, both in favor and against impeachment, have been organized at soapbox parks around the country and the hashtag #ImpeachSnollygoster is the leading trend on Twitcher.

Leak: Gardavasque Targeted by Kerlian Terrorist Plot
News leaked in Lauchenoirian news media has revealed extensive attempts by the Matriarchy of Kerlile to conduct covert spy operations in numerous other countries over several decades since the 1980s. Anonymous sources inside the governments of Kerlile and Lauchenoiria are confirming scores of sleeper cells have been sent from Kerlile into Lauchenoiria, Shuell, Laeral, Libertas Omnium Maximus, Eiria, Zamastan, Trive, Essena, Shen, Gardavasque and Anglia-Saxia. In some cases, sources allege, sleeper agents have been trained carry out violent terrorist activities, political assignations, or distributing pro-Kerlian propaganda. The Council of Kerlile released a terse statement on their website overnight vehemently denying any knowledge of the so-called “Aurora Programme” and claiming the news leak was a deliberate attempt by Lauchenoirian Prime Minister Alvarez to discredit the government of Kerlile at a time when reform efforts in the Matriarchy have raised hopes of warming relations between the two nations.
Acting Director of the Gardavasque Intelligence Agency, Captain Tashunka Witko, released a statement acknowledging the report and assuring the Gardavascan People of a special “Aurora-Hunter” task force that has been established with the nations of Laeral and Eiria since the original disclosure during the Haven Accords two years ago. Despite numerous conspiracy theories circulating on the Internet, Captain Witko said, there is no evidence to support a sleeper cell operating in Gardavasque, nor is there any merit to the claim that a Kerlian terrorist cell was responsible for the 2001 bombing of the Eternity Stock Exchange, as some have claimed.
Secretary of State Anita Grinnon-Barrett released a statement urging calm and assuring the Gardavascan People that “there is no such thing as Auroras.” She affirms the Department of State is doing everything it can to secure the identities of any Kerlians who may have entered the country with altered documents or altered identities.

Empress of Shen Dies
Wu Zhou, the God-empress of Shen, Khagan of Monogon, lord of the south dragon, Heaven's chosen arbiter, and mother of all her subjects, has died at the age of 83. Wu was the longest-reigning Empress in Shen history leading the nation since 1953. Under her tenure, the Empire has developed from a mostly agricultural country into a sophisticated orderly empire ranked 3rd most conservative in the IDU. Her youngest daughter Wu Zhoa becomes the new Sovereign. Funeral services will be held November 30th following an official 10-day mandatory nationwide mourning period. Prime Minister Yorick Spence will lead the Gardavascan delegation to pay respects on behalf of the People of Gardavasque.

Latest Olympic Results
Results of individual swimming events are in from the 2019 Olympic Games in Shuell. In the 200 meter Women’s Butterfly, Terri Nagard of Astoria took top honors with Sabrina Langdon of Libertas Omnium Maximus earning the silver, and Aurea Daniau taking the bronze for Kerlile. In women’s 200 meter freestyle, Allana Jankovic won the gold Kerlile, Mara Ribbeck took silver for Shuell, and the bronze went to Eliza Gerada of Eiria. In men’s individual swimming, 200 meter Butterfly, Jimmy Cochran earned a gold medal for Zamastan, Huang Xi of Great Shen got the silver medal, and Raymond Teel earned a bronze for Lauchenoiria. In the men’s 200 meter Freestyle, Lauchenoiria’s Chema Logan earned the gold, Adnris Neleda of Eira took silver, and Aprod Soma of Shuell earned the Bronze. Shuell leads the medal count with 6 gold, 5 silver, and 7 bronze, followed by Zamastan and Lauchenoiria. Gardavasque's teams remain competitive against powerhouses like Shuell, Lachenoiria, and Zamastan, and expect their medal count to rise later this week when more events are scheduled.

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You’re listening to Gardavasque Radio and Information for the People. Live from GRIP News Studios in Eternity, I’m Dee Pendable Mosely with these Headlines for Wednesday, January 1st, 2020.
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Snollygoster Announces Illegal Shutdown of Refugee Program
President Biff Snollygoster announced via Twitcher yesterday that Gardavasque would no longer accept refugees from two nations experiencing political and economic instability. Gardavasque has a longstanding policy of accepting refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants from across the International Democratic Union, and the mere suggestion of reversing course prompted a strongly-worded letter from World Assembly Commission on Migration warning Gardavasque not to violate WA Resolution #57 concerning Refugee Protections. The two named nations, Kerlile and Vulkaria, have been a focus of intense diplomatic tensions recently as hardliners in those two countries have struggled to contain dissent from within their nations. It was recently reported that Kerlile has sent an untold number of clandestine operatives, called Auroras, to over 10 IDU nations including Gardavasque, an act the Kerlian government denies. Vulkaria is in midst of an escalating civil conflict with the latest terrorist attack from the so-called Malvarian Liberation Front (MLF) occurring three days ago in Amstelveen, killing 48. Snollygoster’s announcement came just minutes after an inflammatory and inaccurate reporting linking the two nations as “innately violent” on the Reactionary News Network. Within 24 hours, over a dozen lawsuits were filed by Civil Liberties Union of Eternity (CLUE) which has vowed to prevent any such illegal executive orders from taking effect. Staffers at the Office of the Press Secretary were apparently caught off-guard by the sudden policy reversal; when asked to comment, the staffer gave this reply:
Cue: People’s House staffer via phone
“Uh… Whatever the President may or may not have said on Twitcher, he’s completely in his right mind, and, uh, knows what he’s doing, and it’s definitely for the good of the country, and not just his personal gain. Allegedly. I mean, Officially. But at this time we can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of any reports at this time or any other, due to national security concerns… at this time, I believe.”
That was an unnamed People’s House staffer reached by phone at the Office of the Press Secretary earlier today.


Nation Mourns loss of 30+ Rare Dinosaurs In Fire at National Zoo.
Zoologists at the world famous National Zoo of Gardavasque in Eternity Central Park are in shock and grief today as they mourn the loss of 30 rare dinosaurs following an early-morning fire that broke out in the Sauropod Enclosures just after midnight on New Year’s Eve. Among the dead were three of the oldest dinosaurs in captivity: an 89-year old female brachiosaur named Marge, known for her gentle nature and loud nighttime snores, as well as Hollister, a 71-year old male apatosaur known for his love of puzzle grass, and Cokie, a 75-year-old camarasaur who was one of the very first dinosaurs at the Eternity Zoo, introduced in 1974. Despite arriving on the scene with minutes, it took firefighters nearly half an hour to extinguish the blaze due to the extensive security barriers at the enclosure. The damage was contained to the sauropod enclosures and adjoining structures. At least two velociraptors were rescued and are currently being treated for smoke inhalation. No official reports on what started the blaze have been made, however several witnesses saw cylindrical paper lanterns with little fires inside flying in the night sky shortly after midnight Wednesday. The National Zoo will remain closed for the remainder of the week to allow for reconstruction of the affected areas, and rehabilitation of the injured species. No other animals at the zoo were harmed.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Controversial Voter ID Law in Modesto
In yet another blow to Conservative C3 Party’s attempt to discourage voter participation, Federal District Court Judge Luka McGown formally struck down a controversial law in Modesto Province that would have required voters to show a valid government-issued photo ID before being allowed to vote in the 2020 elections, claiming the law unnecessarily interfered with the Free and Fair Elections Act of 2009 because it placed an undue burden on poor and minority voters in the province. A key witness in the case was Gordon Slothmore, the Director of the Modesto Department of Motor Vehicles, who testified the Provincial Legislature slashed budgets for processing of applications for photo IDs at the same time the controversial bill was passed. According to the injunction, the defendants cannot implement the new voter-ID requirements and must stop any communications to the public that say a photo ID will be required for all 2020 elections. The far-right group Fervid Union of Conservative Knights vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Gardavasque.

New Years Crowds Undeterred By Threats From Vulkarian Separatists
Despite wide circulation of a video threatening a “New Years ‘gift,’” from violent terrorist organization Malvarian Liberation Front, New Years festivities went off without incident last night. Security had been increased at major events such as last night’s Fireworks By the Bay and today’s Battle of Flowers Parade down Broadway. Despite the chilly temperatures and wet weather in many areas, crowds of revelers gathered across the country for various local celebrations such as fireworks displays, outdoor music concerts, and political speeches. Airport security will remain on high alert as holiday travelers begin returning home this weekend; advisories are recommending arriving an extra thirty minutes early for departing flights to account for longer lines due to stepped up inspections and closer scrutiny of passports and other travel documents.

Latest Olympic Results
Following a poor showing in Gardavascan Men’s and Women’s Cycling earlier in the week, Sports fans in Central, Shuell, were delighted with major wins in Men’s and Women’s Basketball. In men’s hoops, Team Gardavasque claimed a sweet victory over The Lavender Country 79-51, while Great Tequila Island took some amazing shots to beat High Fells 68-61, and Ecclesian Doves from Ecclesiastical Dominions had their wings clipped by the Christos Captains 63-76. In ladies’ court action, the Tequilans sacrificed the Ecclesian Doves 90-74, while The Lavender Country told Comhar where to go beating them 82-70. The teams will have the rest of the week off to rest and enjoy New Year’s Holiday Shuell style. Look for more results this weekend.

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