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Corporate Elite Lose Son
Local corporation Microdeck today admitted that it has been searching for the missing son of a high ranking executive. Unable to silence persistent rumors, CEO Brian W. Gates III, confirmed that corporate security and Lone Star are cooperating closely to track down Paul Simmonds, son of VP Jack Simmonds.
The missing man is described as 25 years of age, of moderate build and height, with medium brown hair and blue eyes. He disappeared near the Renraku arcology on 25 April after an apparent argument with his father. Pictures are available on the Microdeck public database and through Lone Star. Anyone spotting the man is asked to contact Microdeck security or Lone Star missing persons.
Mitsuhama Announces Record Profits
Electronics giant Mitsuhama released first quarter profits for 2072, the highest on record for the company. Executives attributed the success to the release of the Charon XIII, MCT’s answer to the Fairlight Caliban.
Mitsuhama liaison, Douglas Banks, refused to comment on rumors that the corporation’s recent takeover of ComDex Technologies has artificially elevated the profit margin. Banks assured investors that today’s figures reflect the earnings of MCT’s mainstay computer technology division.
Greenies on Warpath Again
Greenwar is once more crying foul over military industrial expansion in the UCAS. Claiming that megacorps and “their government lackeys” are once again putting nuyen before nature, the eco-terrorists vowed to strike at the heart of the “UCAS exploiters” unless President Colleton vowed to scrap plans to expand UCASAF weapons training facilities in Everett.
Greenwar’s Seattle chapter leader, Valerie Briggs, claimed that the UCASAF does not need the additional training space and that hundreds of species would be put at risk by the expansion. When asked what the group would do if the expansion went ahead, Ms Briggs’ responded, “You can be sure we will do something that will force everyone in Seattle to take notice.”
Magical Breakthrough Hailed as Miracle Cure
This week’s Journal of Magical Investigation features an article by University of Toronto researcher Carrie McGrath, describing a magical technique that has the potential to provide a cure for HMHVV victims. Although the details of the technique were not made available for proprietary reasons, the University is hailing the paper as a major breakthrough in HMHVV research. The method, dubbed the McGrath Procedure, is currently being rushed into phase three clinical trials and university officials predict that a general cure may be available to the public by as early as 2074. Scientists and researchers from other research facilities remain skeptical but optimistic about the procedure.
HMHVV is a term used for several related viruses that infect humans and metahumans, resulting in system-wide transformation into what were previously thought to be mythical creatures, including ghouls, vampires, werewolves, goblins and many others. Although some claim that these creatures retain human sapience and can live within normal society, few jurisdictions have accepting calls to extend full metahuman rights to the Infected.
Governor Opens New Cancer Wing
Yesterday, Seattle Governor Kenneth Brackhaven cut the ribbon at a ceremony opening the new cancer treatment wing of the Cougar Mountain Hospital in Bellevue. The Governor refused to answer questions about Docwagon’s boycott of the ceremony, commenting only that, “They [Docwagon] need to realize that the marketplace for medical care is open, they do not, and can not, have an exclusive monopoly in our city.”
Docwagon officials were unavailable for comment, but CrashCart representative, Kyle Freeman, denied rumors that the corporation was a financial backer of the new cancer care wing.
Vashon Island Unveils New Summer Line
Fashion giant Vashon Island presented its new summer clothing lineup yesterday at the Princess Theater on King Street. In attendance at the show were all the big names of the fashion world, there to see the first clothes of the new season. The show was brisk paced and glitzy, this year’s fashions tending toward sharp angular lines and darker colors.
The show disrupted briefly when a man waving a stun baton surprised security. He managed to reach the lobby of the theater before being brought down by Vashon bouncers. The intruder was heard shouting that Enriqué Vashon had stolen his designs and that he demanded compensation for his work. Vashon Island spokespersons denied the man’s claims, and the intruder has not been available for comment.