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  • The Official Website of Yasser Arafat: Pictures, His Human Side, and Daily Chores

    05/19/2004 8:33:05 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 11 replies · 642+ views
    MEMRI ^ | May 19, 2004
    The official website of President Yasser Arafat can be found at site's content includes Arafat's official biography, a list detailing the "Human Aspect of Mr. President," Arafat's "Daily Chores," awards won, as well as an extensive photo gallery. The following are highlights: General Information on Yasser Arafat According to the website, Yasser Arafat's real name is Mohamed Yasser Abdul Raouf El-Qudwa El-Huseini. He was born on August 4, 1929, in Jerusalem and is married to Suha El-Taweel. He has one daughter, Zahwa. He can be reached via telephone at 972 - 8 – 2822366 and via fax at 972...
  • High Lead Found in Boston Area Water

    04/27/2004 10:38:00 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 8 replies · 192+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 28, 2004 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Federal and state regulators ruled yesterday that the drinking water delivered to 2.5 million customers in the Boston region has lead levels above the acceptable national standard, a decision prompted in part by lead problems in the District's water supply. Yesterday's ruling came after months of scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts regulators who reviewed every water test conducted last year by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). All water utilities must perform annual lead analyses to comply with the national Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Nun Faces Jail for Drunk Tractor Driving

    03/12/2004 9:49:41 AM PST · by scarface367 · 14 replies · 348+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 12, 2004
    WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish Benedictine nun is facing jail for driving a tractor into a car while drunk outside her convent in southwestern Poland, police said on Friday. The 45-year-old nun will be charged with drunk-driving and causing an accident, which carries a prison sentence of up to two years, Dariusz Waluch, police spokesman in the southwestern Polish town of Dzierzoniow, told local news agency PAP. He said the nun was 17 times over the country's legal alcohol limit for driving.
  • Return of the Marines

    03/11/2004 7:58:39 AM PST · by scarface367 · 42 replies · 599+ views
    NRO ^ | March 11, 2004 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Beginning this month, leathernecks from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force will return to Iraq, replacing elements of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. The return of the Marines is surely bad news for those desperate to undermine the liberation of Iraq. Not to take anything away from the U.S. Army — its soldiers have performed magnificently, and will no doubt continue to do so — but America's enemies have a particular fear of U.S. Marines. During the first Gulf War in 1991, over 100,000 Iraqi soldiers were deployed along the Iraqi-Kuwaiti coastline in anticipation of a landing by some 17,000 U.S....
  • Gephardt Set to Endorse Kerry

    02/05/2004 4:20:32 PM PST · by scarface367 · 24 replies · 129+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2004
    <p>NEW YORK — Rep. Dick Gephardt, the former House minority leader whose presidential campaign collapsed in Iowa's caucuses, will endorse Democratic front-runner John Kerry, a Democratic official said.</p> <p>The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Missouri lawmaker will give Kerry his backing in Warren, Mich., a blue-collar suburb of Detroit, on Friday. The endorsement is a huge boost for Kerry who has been aggressively pursuing the backing of labor unions who had thrown their support to Gephardt.</p>
  • Revealed: the nationalities of Guantanamo

    02/04/2004 3:16:51 PM PST · by scarface367 · 12 replies · 106+ views
    UPI ^ | 2/4/2004 | John C. K. Daly
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- At least 160 of the 650 detainees acknowledged by the Pentagon being held at the United States military base at Guantanamo, Cuba -- almost a quarter of the total -- are from Saudi Arabia, a special UPI survey can reveal. In UPI's groundbreaking and detailed breakdown of the nationalities of the detainees, some arrested far from the 2001 battlefield of Afghanistan, the other top nationalities being held are Yemen with 85, Pakistan with 82, Jordan and Egypt, each with 30. Afghans are the fourth largest nationality with 80 detainees, according to the detailed UPI survey...
  • Gorbachev to Trademark His Forehead

    02/03/2004 3:11:16 PM PST · by scarface367 · 1 replies · 149+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Feb. 2, 2004
    The former Soviet leader who went head to head with Ronald Reagan is taking the concept of intellectual property to a new place. After a Russian vodka company started putting Mikhail Gorbachev's forehead birthmark on its bottle labels, the ex-premier moved to copyright the famous port wine stain himself. Ironically, a strict anti-drinking initiative was one of Gorbachev’s pet projects back in his heyday of promoting Perestroika. Political cartoonists who made the birthmark synonymous with the Communist president will be grateful he didn't think of trademarking it earlier. But imagine the reaction of conspiracists who dubbed the stain as 'the...
  • U.S. military blames lap dances for declining military discipline

    02/03/2004 1:04:30 PM PST · by scarface367 · 46 replies · 438+ views
    World Tribune ^ | February 3, 2004
    SEOUL – The U.S. military has asked South Korea to ban lap dancing and other lewd acts at local nightclubs near its bases, saying they negatively impact military discipline. The officials said the military was taking similar steps at other bases in the United States and overseas against lap dancing. The U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division, which has 15,000 troops near the border with North Korea, recently sent letters to the South Korean Special Tourist Association and local mayors urging a crack down on lap dancing clubs near barracks. Describing "client-focused exotic dancing" as the principal cause of worsening military...
  • The Colas of Iraq

    02/03/2004 10:00:27 AM PST · by scarface367 · 1 replies · 102+ views
    NRO ^ | February 03, 2004 | Jonathan E. Kaplan & Hans Nichols
    BAGHDAD — In a roadside soup and kebab house an hour past the Jordanian border, one of Douglas Feith's best and brightest from the Department of Defense's Office of Special Plans, a separate Pentagon intelligence agency with a focus on Iraq, squints at the Arabic script on his Pepsi can. The origin of a cola product, he explains, is a useful metric for judging which of Iraq's neighbors has the most influence in the country. He reasons that the stream of commerce brings in much more than Pepsi, but also ideas, attitudes, and, he archly notes, imams and ayatollahs. The...
  • Bishop's Castle under Assault

    02/02/2004 1:06:20 PM PST · by scarface367 · 17 replies · 113+ views
    Jerry Mosier
    WESTCLIFFE, COLORADO--Builder of Colorado's famed Bishop Castle now faces felony charges for evicting a drunken wedding party from the world's largest structure created by one person. Jim Bishop, architect and builder of the castle, and son Daniel are set for trial here Feb.11th, on a total of 42 counts of felony menacing. That's 15 counts against Jim Bishop, 27 counts against son Daniel. When the day-long wedding party got out of hand after 14 hours, the 60-year-old Bishop scuffled with revelers who had assumed command of a castle catwalk some 30 feet above the ground. Son Daniel fired three shots...
  • Car Tax Cut Challenged in Supreme Court (California)

    01/22/2004 7:34:21 AM PST · by scarface367 · 14 replies · 236+ views
    AM 760 KFMB ^ | 01-22-2004
    A group of college students and social activists want to overturn Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to cut the state's car tax. The coalition brought its challenge to the California Supreme Court Wednesday. The petition says Schwarzenegger had neither the constitutional authority to lower the car tax, nor the legislative approval needed to demand $150 million in immediate budget cuts. The cut saves motorists $4 billion a year in annual registration renewal fees, but puts the state in the hole by that much more.
  • Authorities Eye Whether Rush Limbaugh Laundered Money Used to Pay for Drugs

    11/18/2003 4:23:09 PM PST · by scarface367 · 394 replies · 413+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 18 | Brian Ross
    Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh may have violated state money-laundering laws in the way he handled the money he used to buy the prescription drugs to which he was addicted, law enforcement officials in Florida and New York told ABCNEWS. A conviction on such charges in Florida would be a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Limbaugh returned to the airwaves this week after five weeks of rehabilitation for his admitted addiction to prescription painkillers. His lawyer denied today there was any foundation for a money-laundering prosecution. "There's no basis for these charges. He has...
  • Limbaugh's new 12-step program

    11/17/2003 8:50:57 AM PST · by scarface367 · 17 replies · 121+ views
    WND ^ | November 17, 2003 | Doug Powers
    Rush Limbaugh is out of the treatment center and back on the air, and this may be the most critical phase of his recovery. I hope this tailor-made, 12-step program helps him get back into the swing of things in the world of politics and other issues. Step 1 Come to the understanding that, yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger is really the governor of California. That wasn't just the Oxy talkin'. Step 2 Realize that, in your absence, the legacy of Ronald Reagan was still in good hands. Those people you see holding ice packs on their financial groins are CBS executives....
  • Palestinian suicide bombers have better than average educations

    11/14/2003 8:51:02 AM PST · by scarface367 · 12 replies · 72+ views
    World Tribune ^ | November 13, 2003
    TEL AVIV — The Palestinian suicide bomber has been profiled as a young, male member of Hamas, resident of the West Bank and better educated than his peers. An Israeli study of 250 Palestinian suicide attackers since 1993 has attempted to draw a profile of the average candidate, Middle East Newsline reported. The study, by researchers Shaul Kimhi and Shmuel Even, said more than half of the bombers, or 135 people, were members of Hamas and 189 were from the Gaza Strip. The report, entitled "Who Are Palestinian Suicide Terrorists?" said 33 percent of the suicide terrorists were university students...
  • Prayer Request

    10/23/2003 5:04:44 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 117 replies · 452+ views
    Last night, our squadron had a mishap involving a UH-1N Huey. I can't say much at this point, but one of the pilots is currently in critical condition. The co-pilot and two crew chiefs thankfully only suffered minor injuries and have been released from the hospital. Any prayers for the injured Marine would be greatly appreciated at this time. Thanks
  • Will Chief Justice Retire . . . or Won't He?

    01/06/2003 4:24:44 PM PST · by scarface367 · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 6, 2003 | Charles Lane
    There is intense speculation that one or more of the Supreme Court's members will retire at the end of the current term. In the past, retiring justices have often given the president a discreet heads-up about their plans, to facilitate the nomination of a successor. Ergo, when Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, 78, paid an unpublicized visit to President Bush on Dec. 20 -- his first drop-by to the Bush White House -- the two must have discussed Rehnquist's desire to leave the court.
  • Japan Crime Rate Rises

    11/19/2002 2:34:53 PM PST · by scarface367 · 9 replies · 770+ views
    Asia Daily ^ | Tue 19 Nov 2002
    TOKYO (AP) — Crime in Japan rose to a post-World War II high last year and the arrest rate fell to a record low, the Justice Ministry said Tuesday. The figures, released in a ministry report, highlight how Japan's economic woes have undercut its reputation as one of the industrialized world's safest societies. The number of crimes rose to a record high of more than 3.5 million in 2001, a 10 percent increase over the previous year, the ministry said. Excluding traffic violations, the number of crimes rose 12 percent to 2.7 million incidents, also a postwar high. Meanwhile, the...
  • U.S. Troops Find Arms at Afghan Base

    10/24/2002 8:50:07 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS | October 24, 2002
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. special forces found a cache of buried weapons while installing a chin-up bar at one of their bases in eastern Afghanistan, the military said Thursday. The troops were digging a hole about 30 feet from their front door at Deh Raud, a town in south-central Afghanistan, when they found the cache on Tuesday, said Col. Roger King, a spokesman at the U.S. military headquarters at Bagram Air Base. They found five AK-47 assault rifles and 11 more advanced AKM assault rifles, 7,500 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition for the rifles, one rocket-propelled grenade launcher and...
  • Arafat: Sharon wants to kill me

    09/22/2002 3:38:44 AM PDT · by scarface367 · 20 replies · 84+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 22, 2002 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND LAMIA LAHOUD
    Sep. 22, 2002 Arafat: Sharon wants to kill me By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND LAMIA LAHOUD Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat spent the past 48 hours phoning numerous world leaders, urging them to stop the IDF operation in Ramallah. He also authorized three senior PA officials to contact the government to try to find a solution to the standoff. Arafat's deputy, Mahmoud Abbas, phoned Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer yesterday morning, urging him to end the military operation. Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Ahmed Qurei asked to see Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, but was turned down. PA negotiator Saeb Erekat was also...
  • Two Americans shot dead in Indonesia and several wounded

    09/01/2002 3:12:48 PM PDT · by scarface367 · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Aug 31 | Dean Yates and Telly Nathalia
    Two Americans shot dead in Indonesia and several wounded Sat Aug 31,11:23 AM ET By Dean Yates and Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen shot dead three people, including two Americans, and wounded up to 14 others on Saturday in an attack on a vehicle convoy near a giant gold mine in Indonesia's Papua province, officials said. A spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Jakarta confirmed two Americans had been killed and said six or seven had been wounded, four seriously. A child was part of the group, but was not believed to have been wounded, the spokesperson said....