Real millennium starts next year

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 11:43 am PST

Refusing to take part in any of the “grandiose party-throwing” surrounding this New Year’s Eve, Rev. Smith defiantly spent a quiet night at home, explaining to interested onlookers that it is technically quite incorrect for people to consider January 1, 2001 to be the start of the new millennium, since “not only was there no Year Zero, there was also never any Year Negative Zero.” There actual start of the 21st century, according to Smith, is February 12, 2002.