STCC Says Hall of Fame Induction Stands

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The STCC today voted overwhelmingly to leave pilot GrimGriz’s induction in-place — nullifying the executive order of Premier Demeter GarrethArbin Mallow, the Solrain Hall of FameSpeaker for Soria said, “We understand why Premier Garreth did what she did, but in this case GrimGriz was voted into the Hall of Fame by the people — and Premier Garreth, as an appointed official — does not have the power to circumvent the will of the people.”

“But this is a bitter pill to swallow,” added Mallow.  “The recent actions and political tendencies of pilot GrimGriz is certainly not consistent with our expectations of a hall-of-famer.”

 

Solrain Hall of Fame Inductee Chosen

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The voting for this year’s Solrain Hall of Fame ended up in a dead heat Solrain Hall of Famebetween GrimGriz and Jump (aka JumpDemon) — which was ionic since both parties profess loyalty to Hyperial.

The consulting firm of Lunkwill and Fook (L&F) was hired by the STCC to verify that there was no tampering by Hyperial.  Once that was ruled-out, L&F created a random selection algorithm — which chose GrimGriz as the inductee for 120 AT.

Because of GrimGriz‘s Hyperial allegiance, several members of the STCC called for the selection to be voided, but they were unable to garner enough votes to do so.

STCC Votes to Extend Terms

by Thane Carios

(Wake Station)  The STCC voted today to extend the terms of Speakers from 3 years to 6 years.  “For many years there was tremendous year-over-year stability in the Speakers’ Chairs,” said one STCC member. “But recenly, challengers have been scoring surprising victories.  We want the people to have a strong voice but three years is just not long enough to get political traction.”

The terms will increase gradually, with the next election for Soria coming in 122 (a 4-year term); the election for Hellion being in 124 (a 4-year term); and then completing the cycle with the next election for Amanra being in 126 — the full 6-year term.

“I think this is a win for Solrain,” said Premier-Emeritus Cristofore Parce.  “We need to give these fine Speakers enough time to get their agendas in place and their programs running.  The Premier may be the ‘face’ of our great Commonwealth.  But the Speakers …  they are the ones who can really get things done.  They are the heart and soul of our government.”

Duvazaco Scores Shocking Upset

UUNN Newswire

(Cornea Station) In the most shocking election in recent history, Vivian Duvazaco has ousted the single-term incumbent Lylian Whyte to become Speaker for Amanra garnering an amazing seventy-five percent of the vote.

Duvazaco is a Tens & Piney “lifer” most recently holding a senior  strategy position.  Whyte, on the other hand,  is a long-time STCC member and a close personal friend and ally of Premier Demeter Garreth. Her political views were extremely conservative and her fiscal positions were considered “traditional.”

Some feel that voters were making a statement that Amanra, long seen as a political “follower,” needs to take a more dynamic role in Solrain politics.

“Blue-Book Quiz” Questions for Reconstruction Days 120

UUNN Newswire

(UUNN HQ)  The Blue-Book Quiz is ON!  There are five questions to answer, and all of blue bookthe answers can be found here on UUNN; on TRI-Databank; in the Sarath V Memorial Library; or on the Timeline of The Reconstruction. Sometimes you need multiple sources.

Here are the questions:

  • Solrain Thrice-Seven member Cameron had a famous grandson. Which Solrain T7 member had a famous ancestor (hint: it was BT). Name the T7 member, the ancestor, and briefly describe what the ancestor did.
  • What squad had the same name as an historically-important Solrain exploration ship?
  • Before The Great Collapse there was a group of Solrain explorers who contracted a deadly virus and were placed into low grav orbital cryosleep in hopes that a cure would be discovered. After The Great Collapse they were thought lost. In what year were they later discovered adrift in space?
  • What Solrain Historian had a long career as a jump-pilot? Provide both name and pilot handle.
  • What was the name of the station that was built to help find the lost planet Solrain?

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STCC Releases Reconstruction Days 120 Event Lineup

UUNN Newswire

(Solrain Core)  The event lineup for this year’s Reconstruction Days holiday — which runs from from Friday 120.7.3. through Sunday 120.7.5– has been released by the STCC.

First of all, there are now TWO active voting polls open:

The 120 Election of the Speaker for Amanra

Solrain Hall of Fame Nominations

All Citizens of the Commonwealth are strongly urged to vote in both polls!  The Vote for Speaker will end at midnight (UTC) on Sunday, 120.7.5.  The poll for the Hall of Fame will continue until midnight (UTC) on Saturday 120.7.11.

Holiday Mission
The STCC has declared a “Holiday Mission” to provide supplies for
Electronics production at Solrain Core. All loyal Solrains and friends of the Commonwealth are urged to participate!

Blue-Book Quiz Time!
On Friday, 120.7.3, a series of trivia questions will be release on UUNN (jgnewsnet.wordpress.com) by 16:00 UTC. Answers must be submitted to STCC@tri-subspace.net by 16:00 UTC on Saturday 120.7.4.

The awards will be as follows:

  • All five answers correct: Seeker of Knowledge medal and 1 million credits
  • 1 to 4 answers correct: Keval’s Thanks medal and 500k credits
  • 0-for-5: Captain’s Commendation

Rediscovering the Past
The STCC is sponsoring an Artifact Contest beginning Saturday 120.7.4 at 12:01 am (UTC) and running through midnight (UTC) on Sunday 120.7.5.  The pilots who fine the most artifacts based on the stats we retrieve from http://jumpgate-tri.org/.

  • First-place winner will get the Cesium Medal and an EB-3/2/1 stack
  • Second place, Platinum Medal and an EB-3;
  • Third place, Antimony Medal and an EB-2.

All others with 10 or more artifacts retrieved will receive a Captain’s Commendation.

* Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to take a screen shot of theiPilot Stats (which shows Missions Completed) as a “stats-backup” before they begin and after they are finished artifact hunting for the contest.

Times are subject to adjustment and additional events may be added, so stay tuned to UUNN for updates!  Pilots are also encouraged to run private races, contests and events.

Jammer Prices Crash

by Thane Carios

(Solrain Core Station)  In the wake of yesterdays accusations by STCC Speaker, Arbin Mallow, Jammer prices have crashed, falling over 80%, and and production was temporarily shut down.

Lexxor Intelligence released the following statement from its CEO, Dr. Danson Da’Mayo:

In the wake of yesterday’s allegations, Lexxor decided to immediately shut down production of the Jammer ECM.  We are in the business of marketing excellent Jammertechnology and would not want our reputation or our products reputations marred by criminal misuse.

While we have once again opened the production facilities, we are carefully evaluating the future of the Jammer — especially now that its prices has fallen to levels where we would lose money on each item produced.

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Mallow Calls Jammer Glut a “Racket”

UUNN Newswire

(Halicon, Soria)  Arbin Mallow, the Speaker for Soria has called for an investigation into the recent surge in Jammer production and distribution.  His his address to the STCC suggested possible illegal activity.

“Just four months ago, almost all Jammers were suddenly recalled by Lexxor.  There were almost none on the market. But now, Hyperial has been cranking them out continuously and market across space are absolutely full.

“No one uses these things anymore.  So why the production flurry?

“Well I think it’s a massive money-laundering scheme sponsored by Hyperial, and someone needs to take a hard look at what’s going on!  Some of my colleagues tell me it’s just free trade and that STCC should support all free trade.  But I think we need to shine a very bright light on this thing.  At the very least, it’s as massive waste of Electronics, Molybdenum and RF Transceivers.”

Hyperial officials did not respond to our requests for a comment, but Lexxor spokesperson Mnr Ojazar said, “We were as surprised at the sudden demand for Jammers as Mr. Mallow, but we’ve just been responding to that demand.  Nothing more or less.”

 

Quantar Tahirs Shut Down Nuke Production; STCC Follows Suit

UUNN Newswire

Early this morning, the Office of the Tahirs decided that it is temporarily discontinuing on-station production of nukes, while the issues of storage, security and maintenance are debated.

Just a few hours later, the STCC decided to adopt the same approach.

No “official” statements have been released as of yet.