[Pleasantdale Radio News Intro]

Randy: Good morning, Pleasantdale! This is Randall “Randy” Johnson.

Annie: And I’m Annabelle “Annie” Mitchell. We hope you’re having a Pleasant day!

Randy: The top story on everyone's lips – Communists have invaded and brainwashed our townspeople!

Annie: It's not just an episode of Captain Mystery being filmed- it's the real deal!

Randy: That's right, Annie. An unidentified Russian in military uniform carrying an assault rifle was seen to be giving orders to several Communist sympathizers who proceeded to engage the celebrants in savage combat, causing serious injuries. The attack, which began at the neighboring Burger Chef, caused eight townspeople to be hospitalized following the attacks, and three to be killed. Although brave action from several concerned citizens broke up the Communist attack, their leader and several followers retreated into the woods through Buford's Trail.
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Randy: Good morning, Pleasantdale! This is Randal “Randy” Johnson.

Annie: And I’m Annabelle “Annie” Mitchell. We hope you’re having a Pleasant day!

Randy: Today’s top news story is a transportation mishap. The on-road leading to the interstate north to New York City is temporarily closed due to a bridge collapse. Mayor Tuttleford has vowed to get the bridge back in working order as soon as possible. He is working closely with the New Jersey Department of Transportation to make this happen - but for now, those heading to the big city will need to take the detour along the southern interstate to get to their destination.

Annie: Due to traffic and route, this can add up to an hour to your commute time - so be sure to leave early to get to your destination on time. Now let’s talk about that mysterious bright flash that had a lot of people worried last week. Rumors were flying - everything from Communist invasion to alien attack.

(Both Laugh)

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The wife of Chester Wilson was spotted wearing Captain Mystery's trademark cape at the Silver Skies drive-in during a holiday show there. Could it be that while Chester cleans up in the Fuller Brush market, Kattherine has been swept off her feet as the Captain's latest conquest?

Local UFO enthusiasts have been keeping their eyes to the skies after a strange flash of light was spotted late one night by some teenagers out past curfew on Pleasantdale Ridge. Since no air sirens followed the flash, that meant it wasn't a commie invasion -- which can mean only one thing. Aliens!

Is rabies on the rise? The Pleasant Pastures Veterinary Clinic seems to think so. They're having an upcoming event to get your cats and dogs vaccinated and have been placing posters to that effect all over town.

The Annual Pleasantdale Founders Day Gala is nearly at hand! Expect speeches from Mayor Tuttleford, a skit from the Cub Scout troop, and raffles from several local clubs. There's also a band, and more free food than you can stake a stick at. It promises to be a fun time for all in attendance.

The following characters have been awarded 1 DP for their participation in the holiday post. Please mark it on your character's sheet accordingly.


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