Originally created 08/08/99

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It's a collision of two of the biggest pop culture phenomena of the 1090s: stock market mania and wrestlemania. On Tuesday, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. announced it will have a public offering of stock.

The new WWF shares, which will be offered under the ticker symbol WWFE on the NASDAQ stock exchange, will be available in several weeks.

Expect to see shareholding fans at ringside screaming, "I OWN you, man!"

If you could invest in a particular bonecrusher, would you want a piece of The Rock or Stone Cold?

The Augusta Chronicle will conduct a poll today to see which of the two WWF superstars would be more popular with potential investors.

We'll run the results in Tuesday's Your Life section.


What do these numbers have in common? They form the date for Dress to the Nines -- a black-tie event on Sept. 9 to benefit St. Joseph Hospice. This "countdown to the end of the century" event at Sacred Heart Cultural Center will include music by Sophisticated Swing, an open bar, a cocktail buffet, and a chance to win one of three treasure chests containing items such as Dom Perignon, a diamond ring, Waterford crystal and weekend getaways. Tickets are $99.99 per person or $199 per couple, with $70 per ticket tax deductible. Call 481-7402 for information or reservations.


The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancing Association is forming a chapter in Augusta that will sponsor dances for members and the public as well as provide lessons and demonstrations. Membership is open to singles and couples. Membership fees range from $9 for students to $50 for associate members. For more information, call Linda Parlanti at 667-6377.


Back for its second season, Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics features renowned performers at the top of their game appearing on the longest-running variety show of all time. Today's '60s marathon serves up clips of the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. It starts at 5 p.m. on VH1.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 sprang to life on a small UHF station in Minneapolis. A decade later, this wisecracking cult favorite finally reaches The End on the Sci-Fi Channel at 9 p.m. Mike Nelson, appearing in silhouette one last time with robotic buds Crow and Tom Servo, skewers "Danger Diabolik," a tongue-in-cheek caper about a criminal mastermind.


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