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  • Hungry Millions Denied Food By Mugabe's Ban

    01/03/2003 5:39:22 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 234+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-4-2003 | Peta Thorncroft
    Hungry millions denied food by Mugabe's ban By Peta Thornycroft in Murambinda (Filed: 04/01/2003) Robert Mugabe is refusing to let Zimbabweans import food, a decision which is condemning millions of people to shortages, United Nations officials said yesterday. More than 5,000 people gathered at Viriri School, Murambinda, 140 miles south of Harare, to collect hand-outs of corn, beans and oil from the World Food Programme. Patience Mukondomi, 31, was not given any. As a teacher she has a job and therefore does not qualify for aid. "There is nothing in the shops. We have money, but there is no food...
  • Mugabe's Men Drown Cattle As Thousands Go Hungry

    12/16/2002 4:42:07 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 308+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-17-2002 | Peta Thornycroft
    Mugabe's men drown cattle as thousands go hungry By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 17/12/2002) Zimbabwe's commercial farmers have fallen victim to a renewed campaign of mindless violence with the killing of hundreds of cattle by workers egged on by supporters of President Robert Mugabe. On one farm several hundred head of cattle were recently driven into a dam to drown while others were penned into paddocks, in searing heat, to starve to death. Cattle were sent to their excruciating end by a group of about hysterical 20 farm workers, encouraged by government supporters, at Forrester Estates, in the Mvurwi...
  • No more Grand Slams for FReeper Registered

    12/10/2002 7:49:27 PM PST · by Registered · 109 replies · 493+ views
    Muskegon Chronicle-hard copy ^ | 12-10-02 | Lynn Moore
    No more Grand Slams for FReeper Registered After 22 years, restaurant closes its doorsDenny's Restaurant, a virtual institution among late-night diners, abruptly closed its doors for good Monday afternoon, citing lagging business.The Norton shores restaurant, which opened in 1980, closed at 3 pm Monday. The restaurant was hurt financially by safety and security concerns that forced the corporation to stop making it a 24-hour eatery-a "trademark" of Denny's restaurants, a corporate spokeswoman said.Customers (Like Me) and workers were not given advance warning the restaurant would be closing, said Melanie Mathews of Muskegon, a (darn good) server at the restaurant. Employees,...
  • No bonuses for jobless, hungry (BARF Alert)

    12/08/2002 1:35:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 259+ views
    Yahoo News Op/Ed ^ | 12/8/02 | Jill Nelson - USA Today
    Imagine a place where in two short years a budget surplus has been magically transformed into a deficit. A place where millions of people are jobless, many of them laid off in the past 24 months. Homelessness is steadily increasing, millions of children go to bed hungry and terrorists have recently attacked, killing thousands. Then imagine that this country's king decides to deny government workers scheduled raises and new government workers civil service protection, but confers upon the appointed members of his court bonuses of up to $25,000. This is the America we all live in. The Bush administration has...