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  • Canadian City Vies to Become 'Vansterdam'

    06/15/2004 10:32:44 PM PDT · by graycamel · 11 replies · 171+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday June 16, 2004 | unknown
    Wednesday, June 16, 2004 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Marijuana (search) is still illegal in Canada but there's a street in Vancouver that makes San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury (search) look X-rated. On Vancouver's Hastings Street, a gentlemen's agreement with police allows people in that area to smoke pot, so long as no other drug dealing or use takes place. One bar's motto is, "This is a respectable joint." Many bars even have a "munchies" menu for post pot-smoking eating binges. It's because of this atmosphere that Vancouver has been nicknamed "Vansterdam." Vancouver's mayor not only wants to legalize marijuana but wants the...
  • South-To-North Train Begins in Australia

    01/31/2004 9:04:11 PM PST · by graycamel · 8 replies · 95+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Jan 31, 2004 | MIKE CORDER
    Associated Press ADELAIDE, Australia - The first passenger train to cross Australia from south to north set off on its three-day journey Sunday, marking a new era of rail travel through the vast Outback The train was named "The Ghan" in honor of the 19th-century Afghans who built the first stretches of the line from the southern city of Adelaide to Alice Springs in the central Outback. An $988 million extension completed last year covers the 882 miles from Alice Springs to the northern port city of Darwin. The entire train line, billed as one of Australia's greatest civil engineering...
  • Reunification hopes tied to Cyprus vote

    12/14/2003 3:40:29 PM PST · by graycamel · 8 replies · 107+ views
    Springfield News Leader ^ | December 14, 2003 | Alex Efty
    <p>Nicosia, Cyprus — After 29 years of enforced separation, Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriot opposition share hopes that today's election will lead to the reunification of Cyprus and its entry into the European Union. The parliamentary vote in the Turkish-occupied half of the Mediterranean island has become something of a referendum on a reunification plan promoted by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.</p>

    11/25/2003 9:34:31 PM PST · by graycamel · 17 replies · 121+ views
    Politics One ^ | Nov 25, 2003 | Ron Gunzburger
    Louisiana State Senate President John Hainkel (R) enjoys his leadership job and wants to have a good working relationship with incoming Governor Kathleen Blanco (D). Blanco -- who is replacing a term-limited GOP incumbent -- let it be known she'd like the next House Speaker and Senate President to be Democrats, according to CQ Politics Today. Hainkel told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that the most important thing to him is retaining his leadership post: "Maybe I'll be [a] Democrat ... If that is the biggest freakin' thing ... to [Blanco], I'd change my party affiliation. It doesn't make any difference...
  • United to Launch Low-Cost Carrier Named Ted

    11/12/2003 9:20:00 AM PST · by graycamel · 59 replies · 328+ views
    Fox News ^ | Reuters
    <p>CHICAGO — United Airlines (search), the world's second-largest airline, Wednesday confirmed it has named its fledgling low-cost carrier venture "Ted," as it prepares to launch the service from Denver early next year.</p> <p>The formal unveiling ceremony will take place on Nov. 18 in Denver, the airline said in a statement. That is also when tickets go on sale.</p>
  • Bill Clint-dumb is 57 today

    08/19/2003 3:39:05 AM PDT · by graycamel · 33 replies · 122+ views
    White House Web site ^ | unknown | unknown
    William J. Clinton Forty-Second President 1993-2001 Born: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas Married to Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • D.C. Bucks DNC, Will Throw Non-Binding Jan. 13 Primary

    06/04/2003 5:40:04 PM PDT · by graycamel · 6 replies · 3+ views
    Wednesday, June 04, 2003 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — A warning from the Democratic National Committee (search) has forced Washington, D.C.'s Democratic Party to back away from the city's decision to buck tradition and hold its primary on Jan. 13, less than one week before the Iowa caucus and two weeks before New Hampshire's usually first-in-the-nation primary. The D.C. Democratic Party has agreed to set the ward caucuses in February and congressional primary in March, and leave the January date in place for a non-binding "beauty contest," to vet presidential candidates and grab media attention. "We’re still making this a meaningful primary," Sean Tenner, executive director of...

    03/03/2003 2:15:05 AM PST · by graycamel · 27 replies · 286+ views
    BELTSVILLE, Md. - A possibly cancer-causing substance appears not only in popular fast foods, but in everyday, nutritious staples, too, government scientists say. Acrylamide, a substance that at very high doses causes cancer in animals, made headlines last spring when Swedish scientists discovered it lurking in popular foods like french fries and chips. High-carbohydrate foods cooked at very high temperatures seem to contain far more acrylamide than other foods. But products with lower levels that are eaten more frequently than junk- food snacks - from vitamin-packed breakfast cereal to toast and coffee - increase the U.S. population's overall exposure, the...