- CURRENT NEWS & INFORMATION
- Intrasite Search Utility Available (February 18)
- Cosmic Player Update: SHARON LOPATKA (February 15)
- Future Cosmic Player Camdessus Gets Caked (February 14)
- Board of Directors Winter Meetings (February 11)
- Personal Cosmic Game Report- WARHOLOCKS @ SEDWICCAS (February 2)
- Season 2000 Cosmic Player Fields (February 1)
- January 2000 News & Information (Archive)
|February 18, 2000|
Intrasite Search Utility Available|
|February 15, 2000|
Cosmic Player Update: SHARON LOPATKA|
On October 13, 1996 Lopatka traveled by train from her home in Maryland to meet Glass in North Carolina after exchanging a series of emails in which they expressed their sexual fantasies. Lopatka, according to these emails expressed a desire to die while having sex. Lopatka, a 35 year-old wife and mother living in suburban Baltimore had left a note for her family saying she was "not returning."
Glass told the prosecutors that Lopatka "accidentally" died on October 15 while the two were having sex. According to prosecutor Jennings, Glass later explained that Lopatka had looped a nylon cord around her neck. "I don't know how much I pulled on the rope...I never wanted to kill her, but she ended up dead," Jennings quoted Glass. According to the coroner Lopatka's death was the result of strangulation. Lopatka and Glass engaged in a form of sexual experimentation known as "breath control." Knowledgeable sources explain that "breath control" during sex deprives the brain of oxygen and this causes a heightened orgasm. After Lopatka's death Glass buried her in a shallow grave near his trailer in Lenoir, North Carolina. She was discovered by the police ten days later.
Glass' plea agreement was also connected to additional charges of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Apparently authorities had found images on Glass' computer that depicted children having sex.
While the family of Lopatka approved of the plea agreement a statement by her relatives declared that Glass "took advantage of [Lopatka's] situation. He could have walked away. He debased not only her but her body after she was dead."
Caldwell County (NC) Superior Court Judge Claude Sitton sentenced Glass to prison for 36-53 months for the manslaughter of Lopatka and 21-36 months for possession of the juvenile pornography.
Lopatka joined the Cosmic Baseball Association in 1997 as a catcher for the Vestal Virgins.
|February 14, 2000|
Future Cosmic Player Camdessus Gets Caked|
According to media reports Camdessus was talking to delegates in the main conference hall before his speech when Naiman snuck up beside him and threw a pie with a shout of ``Happy Birthday!'' It is not clear if it was the 66 year-old Mr. Camdessus' birthday or not. However the real reason for the cake throwing was political. Mr. Naiman believes the IMF is part of a global economic system that favors the rich over the poor.
Camdessus will likely become a member of the Heartland Capitalists next season (2001). He is currently enrolled in the CBA's Instructional Development League with the other selected rookies.
|February 11, 2000|
Board of Directors Winter Meetings|
In other actions the Board
The next meeting of the Board will occur on July 20 in Damriscotta, Maine.
|February 2, 2000|
Personal Cosmic Game Report- WARHOLOCKS @ SEDWICCAS|
|February 1, 2000|
Season 2000 Cosmic Player Fields|
There are currently 459 cosmic players enrolled on rosters for Season 2000. For the second year in a row the field of politics leads all fields in representation on the rosters with 71 players from that field. The field of literature retains its second place position with a modest increase from 58 players in 1999 to 62 players this season. The fields of art, music and the military have sustained modest decreases in player representations. The new fields of mathematics and transportation have made the most substantial gains.|
The battle between the fields of philosophy and science is just about over. Science seems to have won the contest gaining nine new players on the rosters while philosophy lost ten players. The struggle between science and philosophy has for some time been waged on the Alphatown Ionians roster which was originally a team of philosophers only. There are now nine scientists playing for the Ionians. Rumors are aloft that indicate at the end of the 2000 season the Ionians will release all the scientist players and restore the team to a more pure squad of philosophers.