Apocalypse Canceled

THE SKY IS FALLING! Apocalypse watchers were on full alert last Friday, when the moon, sun and five planets were in close alignment. The day was supposed to bring devastating tidal waves and earthquakes, but the only ruination was caused by the ILOVEYOU computer virus. Hardly a surprise; doomsday milestones have a way of not living up to expectations.

DREADED DATE Jan. 1, 2000

DOOMSDAY PREDICTION Y2K, the millennium bug, would cause financial chaos or nuclear holocaust

WORST NEWS OF THE DAY In Japan a glitch shuts down a radiation alarm at a nuclear plant, causing concern but no leaks

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