[an error occurred while processing this directive] ZEPHYR Magazine
                              T H E
                           Z E P H Y R
                  __     M A G A Z I N E
                 Issue #65                7-08-89
            A weekly electronic magazine for users of 
                        THE ZEPHYR II BBS 
                    (Mesa, AZ - 602-894-6526)
                owned and operated by T. H. Smith
                    Editor - Gene B. Williams 
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                            (c) 1989

     Thane has finally fixed the file section of the board, which 
means that back issues are once again available - 66 of them, 
including this one.
     To access the complete list of back issues, go to the 
upload/download section of the Magazine and type FILES.DAT, which 
is the complete listing. This file gets updated with each issue, 
so if you capture it to disk or hardcopy, don't forget that new 
issues will be added as the months pass.
     You might also consider capturing this particular issue, 
which is a more thorough description of each of the past ones, 
which should make it easier for you to determine which ones are 
of interest, and which are not. 
     Bear in mind, all material is copyrighted. You are welcome 
to share with friends, under the conditions that nothing gets 
changed, the file is complete including the header, due credit it 
given, and the material is not reproduced with my own express 
     We'd also appreciate it if you would limit yourself to just 
one download per session on the Zephyr. This will help to keep 
the line open for other users.
     One final note - you'll notice that the end of 1988 and 
beginning of 1989 are a bit sparse as far as the number of 
issues. The reason could be an issue in itself (and might be) but 
for now, the deadlines which came crashing down on me are now 
completed. Things should return to normal again - at least for a 

                     ZEPHYR MAGAZINE ISSUES

NOTE: Guest issues are noted with the author's name. If no 
  author name is given, the issue is written by Gene B. Williams.
  (Hey! I deserve credit, too!)

ISH.1     1-11-86   Taking Care of Your Computer (humor) - is 
     your printer becoming clogged with paper dust? Try setting 
     it in front of an open fire hydrant. This and other valuable 
     hints are given.
ISH.2     1-25-86   Beans, Bags and Smiler Jack (fiction) - This 
     rather bizarre story involves the first contact with an 
     alien species - and a problem with the food synthesizer.
ISH.3     2-01-86   Nuclear War - Nuclear Winter (article) - I 
     wrote a book titled, NUCLEAR WAR, NUCLEAR WINTER for 
     Franklin Watts. The book is obviously more detailed. This 
     article touches on the highlights about the effects of 
     nuclear war.
ISH.4     2-9-86    There's Always Tomorrow (fiction) - One of 
     the great failings of humankind is procrastination. Things 
     get put off. Things are left unsaid. And suddenly, it's too 
ISH.5     2-25-86   The Famous Baby Issue (birth) - Men have been 
     kept out of birthing, and anything to do with babies, for 
     many generations. Without just cause, and to great detriment 
     to society. This issue shows that fathers ARE directly 
     involved - or can be.
ISH.6     3-07-86   Evolution - There are still factions who 
     ignore the obvious and dismiss evolution as impossible. This 
     issue clears up some of the objections and shows that the 
     idea is NOT just a theory but established fact.
ISH.7     3-15-86   The $3.75 (plus tax) Man (fiction) - Do you 
     remember "The Six Million Dollar Man" from television? What 
     would happen if a tv-addict doctor got his hands on a 
     crashed crop duster?
ISH.8	  3-22-86   Satellite Television - Legal or Illegal? - 
     Cable channels still broadcast a disclaimer, saying that it 
     is illegal to intercept the signals without authorization. 
     That much is true. What they don't tell you is that you have 
     authorization, from the federal government.
ISH.9     3-29-86   Getting Started in Broadcasting (by Chris 
     Mitchell) - Chris was in broadcasting for a number of years. 
     He brings this expertise to provide valuable advice for 
     those of you who might have the same dream.
ISH.10    4-05-86   Writing as a Career - My own profession is 
     freelance writer/photographer. If you think that this might 
     be to your own liking, read the issue and find out if you 
     have what it takes.
ISH.11    4-12-86   Finding a Job - It's not just walking in the 
     door and filling out an application.
ISH.12    4-19-86   The Star Wars Scheme - Scheme is right! This 
     system promises to at least double the national debt - and 
     it won't work.
ISH.13    4-26-86   Miscellaneous Stuff - A collection of odd 
     bits and news items.
ISH.14    5-10-86   Toy From the Stars - A young boy meets an 
     alien and is given a toy from the stars. He rushes home, and 
     opens the box to find . . . .
ISH.15    5-18-86   The Chilton Book Series - I get a steady 
     string of people wanting to know just what I have written. 
     This issue was a partial answer to that.
ISH.16    5-24-86   Computer Repair - The first issue was 
     humorous. This one is much more practical.

ISH.17    5-31-86   Some Short Stories - Actually, short short 

ISH.18    6-7-86    Nuclear Power (by Jim Lippard) - Can a 
     nuclear power plant blow up like a bomb? Just how safe are 

ISH.19    6-21-86   Rovin' - More miscellaneous odd bits and news 

ISH.20    6-28-86   Ghost of Highway 12 - A man appears in the 
     road ahead of you. You slam on the brakes, to no avail. But, 
     the man isn't run down - he glides through your vehicle as 
     if it wasn't there. He smiles and says, "I've come to 
     release you from this world."

ISH.21    7-11-86   Financial Planning (by Bob E.shtmlan) - The 
     social security system is a mess. Banks are failing. How can 
     you protect yourself?

ISH.22    7-22-86   You're In the Army Now . . . and now . . .  
     Although young men still have to register, there is no draft 
     at this time. Maybe there's a reason?

ISH.23    8-7-86    Home Study (by Bob E.shtmlan) - Bob returns 
     with another guest issue, this time on the ins and outs of 
     studying at home by correspondence.

ISH.24    8-16-86   Finding a Job - Issue 11 brought some 
     interesting questions. This continuation of the topic was 
     done to answer those.

ISH.25    8-30-86   More Rovin' - Still more miscellaneous odd 
     bits and news stories.

ISH.26    9-4-86    Bugs! - The ultimate real estate story!

ISH.27	  9-17-86   Writing For Zephyr Magazine - Since its 
     beginning, I've encouraged other users to contribute to the 
     magazine. This issue tells you how.

ISH.28    10-1-86   "Rich Man - Poor Man" (by John Arbon) - 
     Fiction, with a twist.

ISH.29    10-10-86  The Monsters of Terrance Peak - The nuclear 
     holocaust has happened. In the hundreds of years that 
     followed, radiation is said to have caused creatures in the 
     mountains to mutate into monsters. And now you're trapped up 
     there, with no way down. The bushes rustle.

ISH.30    11-3-86   Buying a Car - There are right ways, and 
     wrong ways, to get a vehicle.

ISH.31   11-22-86   The Geek (by Cathy Cosgrove) - Fiction 
     about a science fair.

ISH.32    12-1-86   The Wish (by John Arbon) - John returns with 
     another piece of fiction, this time a variation on the genii 
     in the bottle theme.

ISH.33    12-9-86   Chr.shtmlas Gifts - Broke? Don't despair. There 
     are ways to give presents without going into debt.

ISH.34    12-25-86  1986 In Review - More detailed than the 

ISH.35     1-10-87  Amateur Radio - What is it? How can you get 
     started? It's a fascinating hobby.

ISH.36     1-30-87  Home Video - Part 1  - I wrote two books on 
     home video. This issue and the next summarizes what's in 
     those books.

ISH.37     2-12-87  Home Video - Part 2 - continuation of Issue 

ISH.38     3-1-87   VTR Maintenance - Also a continuation, but 
     with a concentration of how to take care of the equipment.

ISH.39     4-10-87  How to Use Zephyr - Things have changed. This 
     issue is no longer appropriate and needs to be updated. 
     Still, it contains some valuable tips on working BBSes.

ISH.40     5-26-87  Out-of-Body Experiences (by Steve Jackson) - 
     Some will argue that there is no soul. Others say that the 
     soul is immortal, and is released upon death. This guest 
     article covers the popular idea that the soul can leave the 
     body, and come back again.

ISH.41     6-6-87   Odds 'n' Ends (by Chris Mitchell) - Short 
     fiction about a cat and a fire.

ISH.42     7-20-87  Mecham Recall - Can any of us forget? Or is 
     the problem that most of us have forgotten? This issue 
     discusses what it was all about.

ISH.43     7-29-87  Nicaragua and the Contras - At this writing, 
     Oliver North was just given a nonsentence for ripping off 
     the taxpayers, and undermining the Constitution.

ISH.44     8-16-87  Sound, Light, Antennas and Relativity - A 
     discussion was taking place on another board. With all due 
     respects, what it demonstrated was an incredible amount of 
     ignorance. This issue was written to answer that ignorance 
     and maybe help inform.

ISH.45     8-24-87  A Country Born - Oh, beautiful, for spacious 
     skies, for amber waves of grain . . . . How DID America come 

AMERICA.ARC         The Constitution and Declaration of 

ISH.46     9-11-87  Unusual Seeds - Animals evolve. So do plants. 
     There are some groups around the country who exist to help 
     preserve some of those plants.

ISH.47     9-20-87  Vegetarianism (by Chris Mitchell) - It's 
     almost always misunderstood. Practitioners are sometimes 
     thought of as "kooks." But is it the vegetarian who is a 
     kook, or those of us who eat meat?
ISH.48    10-06-87  A New Force in Physics (by Alan Hamilton) - 
     The effect was extremely small, but was distinct. While not 
     important to most of us in our normal lives, any force of 
     nature deserves study.
ISH.49    11-10-87  Run For Freedom - A true story of danger 
     beginning with the Russian Revolution of 1917 and ending 
     after World War II.

ISH.50    11-27-87  Santa's Little Heroes - Ever hear a friend 
     complain about what he or she got (or didn't get) for 
     Chr.shtmlas? Ever feel like complaining yourself? Then think 
     about the 6-year-old boy who has never had a Chr.shtmlas, and 
     won't have ever again because in a few months, he'll be 

ISH.51    12-23-87  Past Issues Review - Like this, but with more 

ISH.52     1-09-88  Age Discrimination? - The Schirgs of 
     Dreamland Villa in Mesa were told that it was illegal to 
     have their daughter and granddaughter live with them. While 
     firmly and undeniable illegal to discriminate against 
     someone because they are "too old," it's common practice in 
     Arizona (and a few other places) to discriminate against 
     someone for being "too young."

SCHIRG.ZEP          Update on the Schirg case; condensed from 
                    KFYI radio interview

ISH.53    2-05-88   Monster?  - The usual solution when the 
     government needs money is to raise taxes, and then raise 
     them again - and even add a surtax on the amount of tax you 
     already paid. Some say that more than half of every dollar 
     is taken directly or indirectly by taxes.

ISH.54    2-17-88   Trade Protection (by Jay Turberville) - A 
     guest issue about foreign policies.

ISH.55    3-18-88   RUN FOR FREEDOM - Chapter Three - A complete 
     chapter from the book summarized in Issue 49.

ISH.56    5-22-88   Things You Never Needed to Know - Just plain 
     silly stuff.

ISH.57    6-05-88   More Morology - And more silly stuff. 

ISH.58    7-03-88   The Equal Rights Amendment (by Leigh) - The 
     ERA keeps getting defeated, but is still very much alive. 

ISH.59    9-25-88   Crime and Punishment? - Sometime the laws 
     that regulate how we live make sense. Sometimes, they don't.

ISH.60   10-16-88   Mysticism (by Sue Miller) - Mysticism is not 
     what many think it to be. 

ISH.61   12-05-88   From Waste to Profit - How do you take the 
     expense of getting rid of waste, such as cow ca-ca, and turn 
     it into profit? Arizona Dairy did just that.

ISH.62    1-15-89   ESP (Margaret Mitchell) - Chris's wife, 
     Marge, wrote a philosophical article on the topic for class, 
     and then agreed to share it with us here.

ISH.63    4-26-89   Laser Leveling (Lyle Knox) - Over and over 
     and over again, we hear about how farmers use so much water. 
     What we don't hear about are those things being done to 
     conserve water.

ISH.64    5-24-89   Beans, Bags and Smiler Jack - Due to deadline 
     pressures, I repeated an old issue (#2).

ISH.65   7-08-89   This one. You just read it.


     Equality has always been a major issue for me. When I stood 
up for racial equality in the early 1960s, I was sometimes called 
a "nigger lover." A few years later, the same stand sometimes got 
me called "racist" (for daring to say that whites also deserve 
equality). When I first stood up to say that women are real 
people and deserve equal treatment, I was called a feminist - and 
for saying the men are also people and deserve equal treatment, 
now I'm a chauvenist.
     As Chris is fond of saying, "the knife cuts both ways." 
     There are countless people who SAY they want equality - but 
only a very, very few really do. 
     IF I can get this topic written up properly, it will be the 
next issue. Of course, I'd be more than happy to put it off if 
one of you has a guest issue you'd like to do. 

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