Jan 1998

Well, for the first 48 hours of the month Geoff was ahead with seven messages to Chad's zero, but as soon as Chad weighed in with 31 messages on the 3rd, that was pretty much it. Nobody got anywhere near Chad for the rest of the month. He wins once again.

Second place was held by Ron at first, then Geoff once Chad took number one, then on the 6th Dawn took second and held it until the 16th, when Rebecca took second and stayed there. She ended up with as much lead over #3 as Chad had over her for #2. Chad has 2.3 times as many messages as Rebecca. Rebecca had 2.3 times as many messages as Ron.

There was a bit of a jumble for third, with Ron, Geoff, Al, Ivan and Dawn all being within range of that goal at one time or another. But there really wasn't much excitement this month, just the usual churn.

I do repeat the call though. Will anyone ever beat Chad again? Right now he has one the last five months straight. That ties Rebecca's record for consecutive wins. Will he break that record in February? If he does he will take another record as well. Right now Chad and Rebecca are tied at 9 monthly wins. Will Chad take a tenth win in February? Chad has already won nine out of the last eleven months. That is a lot! Not even Rebecca in her prime dominated the list like this. Will nobody challenge this man?

In other news, welcome back to Shannon Nixon, who makes the top ten for the fist time since December 1996! Nice to have you back!

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1600Chad Hunter cnh2r@virginia.edu
2266Rebecca Livingston Rebaroni@aol.com
3114Ron Adams bat13@westol.com
4104Geoff Washburn washburn+@cmu.edu
593Al Michael micheli@vnet.net
673Iván Bou ivanbou@compuserve.com
768Dawn Glazier dglazier@ihcmail.ih.lucent.com
836Jay Duff maelstrom@cyberdude.com
923Scott Naness asimov@stealth.net
1021Shannon Nixon NixonSL@msx.upmc.edu