Rain Dampens Leisure Day Reply

August 2000-The threat of heavy rain kept all but Sunset Valley’s most faithful away from the festival grounds today.

Marley Williams didn’t let the rain scare him away. “This is my daughter Malika’s first Leisure Day. We wouldn’t have missed this for the world.”

Miraj Alvi and Lawrence Lum enjoyed a water balloon fight.

Down at the beach, Clark Sauer found he had the entire ocean to himself. “I can’t believe there aren’t more Sims here. It’s Leisure Day, for Will’s sake! Where’s the community pride? I mean, it’s just rain, right? Sims act like they’ve never seen rain before.”

Back at the Festival Grounds, the annual hot dog eating contest went off without a hitch. This year’s franks were provided by Hogan’s Deep Fried Diner, conveniently located at the corner of Mirabello and Main.

VJ Alvi grinned from ear to ear while chowing down on the hot dogs. “I hate hot dogs, but I know this is killing my old man. He thinks eating pork is a sin.”
Editor’s Note: Hogan would have you know that his franks are all-beef.
Despite VJ’s enthusiasm, Pauline Wan is this year’s hot dog champion.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature made good on her threat of rain, so the fireworks display was cancelled.

Iqbal Alvi tried to shoot off one bundle of fireworks, but the rain put them out.

Mr. Alvi said, “Even though there were no fireworks, I still had a good day. I got to spend time with my sons. They are growing up so fast, and I don’t know how many more Leisure Days I will get to spend with them. That’s what these holidays are all about anyway, spending time with the Sims you love.” Well said, Mr. Alvi. Wherever Sunset Valley’s residents spent their day today, hopefully they spent it with their loved ones.

July 2000 Letters to the Editor Reply

Resignation my foot! Vita Alto scurried away from City Hall like the rat she is because she knew she would be impeached otherwise. I’m not sad to see her go. It’s time for someone with fresh, relevant ideas to guide our town. I hope you will stand with me in supporting Tori Kimura for Local Representative!

Madison VanWatson
Sunset Valley

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I was shocked and saddened at the resignation of Vita Alto. Vita has been my mentor for many years. I would caution anyone who wants to hurl insults at Vita. Though her records may have been subpoenaed, no charges have been pressed against her. In this land, everyone is still presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jennifer Martinez
Sunset Valley

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I applaud Nick Alto for his relentless dedication to his wife. I hope the men of Sunset Valley will follow his shining example.

Molly French
Sunset Valley

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I was disappointed that this newspaper spent so much time covering the Alto scandal, that it failed to cover the Llamas’ upset of the Dire Chinchillas last week. The Dire Chinchillas had a perfect record until our team trounced them with a score of 20 – 3. Please remember that there are other newsworthy items besides politics.

Marty “The Mojo” Keaton
Sunset Valley

Vita Makes a Splash Reply

July 2000-The party at the Alto mansion last Sunday was supposed to be a political gala celebrating the successful relaunch of the Le Petit Shark Pool Center. Given Vita Alto’s recent scandal and resignation, she opted to have a pool party for her closest friends and loyal supporters instead.

The party wasn’t just for show. Vita personally greeted her guests and engaged them in conversation.

One guest in particular caught our attention.

Holly Alto’s beau from the festival was there, and it is clear these two have been enjoying more than just a friendly game of horse shoes!

Alto Ousted Over Allegations Reply

July 2000--It’s the scandal of the year! Local Representative Vita Alto has resigned over allegations that she stole money from the Community Improvement Fund. The Sunset Valley City Treasurer reported that 300,000 Simoleons of the Le Petit Shark Pool Center Fund went missing last month. Mrs. Alto’s bank records were subpoenaed last week, and someone close to the investigation revealed that Mrs. Alto received an anonymous donation last month in the same amount.

Yesterday morning, Mrs. Alto tendered her resignation at City Hall. Our reporters tried to get a statement from her, but she refused to comment. Her husband, Nick Alto, however, did agree to speak with us. “These allegations against my wife are outrageous. Vita Alto has faithfully served the Sunset Valley community for nearly two decades. Clearly, someone is jealous of her and fabricated this story.”

A confidant of the Alto family said that Mrs. Alto was devastated and could barely pull herself out of bed. Mr. Alto denied this claim. “That is utterly preposterous. Vita Alto fears no one. Vita Alto cowers to no one. She is simply resting and re-grouping.”

When asked if his recent resignation from Goth Industries had anything to do with the allegations against his wife, Mr. Alto responded, “Certainly not! I will always have fond memories of my tenure at Goth Industries, but it is time for me to move on to other endeavors.” Mr. Alto also made it clear that he is standing by his woman. “I have been and will continue to be by my wife’s side every step of the way. Vita Alto will return to the political arena, and she will be the leader of the free world one day. Mark my words.”