Here is a simple view that is useful to pull basic data dictionary information out of your DB user tables. The description field is an extended property that I like to use for built in documentation of fields. This only works with 2000, 7 had a slightly different layout for the system tables.
Like the one posted before, the use of the SP is like this: proc_alerts 1,18. This will show the first 18 alerts on the system. OR proc_alerts 20,35 will show from 20 to 35. This lets you manage the list without letting go out of the screen.