P108 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:00:00       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   To most of us the chimes ringing out on December 31, 1999, will mean draining a glass or four and finding someone alluring to plant with a kiss. But some intellectual types l—x spare a thought for the remarkable history which has led to this moment in time. Not the sparkle in your father's eye on the night you were conceived, but the history of time itself - a gripping tale of obsession and bloodshed. ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— By Jonathan Donald CITY NEWS p500 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct16 21:00:00       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   The first evidence of human beings trying to make some sense of time dates back some 13,000 years. Archaeologists in Le Placard, Dordogne, France, have discovered an eagle bone, about the size of a butter knife, carved with a crude calendar. It is thought the Stone Age man responsible was trying to record the time between a full and half moon, and when the sky was completely dark. ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— Win a home cinema TV >>> FAST DIRECT LOANS SEE PAGE 615 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct16 21:00:01       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   Ancient civilisations, such as the Egyptians, developed complex means of calculating time using the stars. However, it was the Romans who had the greatest impact on shaping the calendar we use today to organise our lives. And the event which lead to these men in togas laying the foundation was a passionate affair between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra when he visited Egypt in 48BC to fight a civil war. ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— It's Your Life! index 410 HI-TECH GAMES IN DIGITISER p670 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:03:01       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   The foundations of today's calendar were laid while Julius Caesar romanced the empress of Egypt, Cleopatra. Both shared a passion for time as well as each other, and through long discussions, assisted by her court astronomers, made the Julian Calendar. Caesar returned to Rome to introduce in 46BC a 3-year cycle of 365-day years followed by a 366-day "leap" year. He also added 2 months of 33 and 34 days. ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— Total Entertainment Guide 400 THE LATEST MILLENNIUM NEWS p106 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct16 21:03:02       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   The evolution of today's calendar went through a major leap in 1582, when Pope Gregory HHH figured out it was running slow and ordered 10 days to be dropped. The Christian world went to bed on October 4 and woke up on October 15. Riots followed as some people felt they had been robbed of 10 days. Protestants were particularly resistant to the change and Britain was the last to accept the new calendar, in 1752. ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— Win a home cinema TV 108 'JN INSTANT CASH p622 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct16 21:02:05       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   "The story of time is not just a stuffy story about maths," says David Ewing Duncan, author of The Calendar. "It's about some far-from-stuffy personalities and bloodshed as conquerors have imposed their calendar. "The 6th century saw 1,200 Celtic monks massacred for celebrating Christmas. And, I believe, when Britain accepted the new calendar in 1752, people rioted in Bristol and hundreds were killed." ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— Win a home cinema TV >>> ANY PURPOSE LOANS - SEE PAGE 627 OR CALL WILMSLOW FREE ON 0800 269315 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct16 21:03:12       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   "I am amazed by the human obsession with time," says The Calendar author David Ewing Duncan. "We have created this whole structure and we treat it like a religion. Rest on Sunday, work on Monday. "I have realised it's a basic human compulsion to have this obsession with time. It's been a blessing and a curse, and you just have to sit back and smile at man's attempt to control time." ——————————————————————————————————7/9—— Win a home cinema TV >>> WHY GAZZA SHOULD DRINK TEA p109 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 108 Oct16 21:04:00       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   Author of new book The Calendar, David Ewing Duncan, confirms we are wrong to celebrate the dawning of the new Millennium on January 1, 2000. New Millennium Eve should really be on December 31, 2000 because there is no year zero between 1BC and 1AD. But David says: "Who cares? There's evidence Christ was born in 4BC, so the Millennium has come and gone. It's totally arbitrary, so let's party." ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— Win a home cinema TV >>> THE LATEST MILLENNIUM NEWS p106 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green
P108 Teletext 109 Oct16 21:05:11       —————————————————————————————————  THE AMAZING STORY OF TIME   The remarkable story of the calendar we use today is told in David Ewing Duncan's book The Calendar, published by Fourth Estate, £12.99. ———————————— COMPETITION —————————————— WIN A TOSHIBA HOME CINEMA TV For a chance to win a Toshiba 29" Dolby Pro-Logic home cinema TV, just answer this question: What is the name of the pub in Coronation Street? Is it a) The Woolpack b) Queen Vic c) Rovers Return To enter call 0901 470 1068 now ——————————————————————————————————9/9—— Calls cost 60p/min at all times Competition closes midnight Oct 22 One winner selected at random Oct 23 Tea party News 2000 Burt Kwouk Green