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NEWSGRIDS MARCH 2001
March 31, 2001 

Click. All Your Data Belongs to Microsoft

MILOSEVIC REMAINS DEFIANT. Click.

Hells Angels bikers are spying on Ontario police officers and feeding whatever information they can find into a sophisticated computer data bank.  Click.

Click. Chemical Cocktails on the Web

Click. Our desert planet The word most often used to describe Cappadocia, Turkey, is "otherworldly."

Click. San Jose airport denies Larry Ellison's exemption request

Click. An e-gold exchanger is visited by the Secret Service, in what could herald a campaign against pseudo-anonymous currencies online. Gold-Age officials say they want their computers and records back. 

Click. Solano County: Vallejo Man Accused Of Kidnapping Boys A 32-year-old Vallejo man has been charged with attempted murder, assault, conspiracy and kidnapping of two Vallejo teenage boys.


Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler
by Anthony C. Sutton Click.

The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Anthony C. Sutton Click.

Bay of Pigs 40 Years After Click.

The Next Ruling Class. Click.

Click. Frank's daughter doesn't ride any coattails There is a new path to power in Canada. Daughters are succeeding fathers in big businesses and, in some cases, they're beating out their brothers in the process.
HOW LOW THE LAW GOES....

BELIEVE IT OR NOT! JUDGE ADAMS SENTENCES a 49-year-old man who claimed he was Jesus Christ and the King of England as legally insane when he sexually propositioned two girls and offered them marijuana last fall in Fairfax. Click.

Click. LIE, CHEAT & STEAL DO IT WITH THE DAZZLE OF A ROBERT BYRD.

IF NOTHING ELSE IS WORKING OUT, How to retire rich in sunny Mexico

Click. Russia developed a 'poached egg' UFO

Click. Stem Cells Found To Revive Hearts. New hope for those hit by a coronary

Click. New studies reveal adult stem cells may be as effective in growing new blood vessels and heart muscle as those taken from an embryo or fetus. Ethical concerns could be eliminated, which would allow scientists to freely research the use of these tissues in treating damaged organs.

Click. Turning Sci-fi Into Fact
 

Click. Dispensing Hope Bill Gates wants to save millions of children by improving health care in the Third World. But can even his fabulous wealth overcome the serious obstacles standing in the way of his dream?


A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, 1884-86
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Click. Game for a Laugh  Stichomythia and word-hoarding, both to comic effect, in a new play by David Mamet.

Thanks to a recent film adaptation of "The House of Mirth," the novelist Edith Wharton is back in vogue. Click.

Click. Buddha, the biography of a world-historical figure about whom nothing is truly known.

March 30, 2001 

Click. Military men make a splash in Brussels Brussels dispatch: The EU's defense identity is starting to take shape.

Click. IBM escapes Holocaust suit Class action dropped.

Click. Graphic Evidence Documents released late Thursday in the fatal dog mauling case paint a disturbing picture. The papers reveal a history of violent behavior by the dogs and a sexual relationship between the owners and the dogs.

Click. Killer Dog Had Attacked Blind Woman. Unsealed evidence cites previous assaults

Click. Creating a market for Star Wars

Click The highly trained Arafat elite that officially doesn't even exist

Click. Remnants of Secret Society Pose a Mystery Across the U.S. Skeletons found in old lodges of Odd Fellows

Click. Big-bank ATMs called a 'rip-off' A consumer group complains that the cost of withdrawing money from a cash machine at a bank other than your own has nearly tripled since 1995.

Click. Boeing says it will once again push headlong into the frontiers of commercial aviation and build a revolutionary jetliner that will look and perform like none built before.

Click. Eight rules for starting a successful Internet company If only they had listened.

Click. Russia Committed To Iranian Arms Deal Bush administration threatens sanctions against Moscow if sale occurs.

Click. Missile Defense To Include Laser Weapons Bush Pentagon envisions 'space force' as new branch of military.

The Secret Empire.  The U.S. Military in the 21st Century. Click.

America Come Home (Part II). Click.

Click. "I'm Not Dot-Com; You're Dot-Com." Eighty percent of San Francisco dot-coms will die in the next year, a poll says. So how come nobody's worried? That's because they used to be dot-coms, but now they're solvent "enterprise solution" companies. It's the other guys who are in trouble.

HOW LOW THE LAW GOES....

Click. Hit list kept by anti-abortionists deemed protected speech A federal appeals panel found the online listing of doctors who perform abortions did not present a threat of violence and reversed a $107 million jury award.

Click. Workplace harassment of gays and lesbians because of their sexual orientation is "appalling" but does not violate federal law, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

Click. What patients at the "Hutch" weren't told about the experiments in which they died.

Click. The Illinois House has approved a sweeping legislative package designed to crack down on wrongful convictions and misconduct by prosecutors.

Click. First Chapter Of Earth's "Biological Record" Documented From Space

Click. The Masculinization Of The X Chromosome: Many Genes For Early Male Sperm Production Reside On The X Chromosome

Click. Mechanism For Generating Autoimmunity-Suppressing Cells Identified

Click. Two Spacecraft Watch A Towering Inferno On Jupiter's Moon Io

Click. NYU Neuroscientist Examines How Brain Responds To Fears That Are Imagined And Anticipated, But Never Experienced

Click. Protein Regulation Study At Yale Confirms Suspicions On How Hereditary Blindness Occurs

Click. New Technology Expands "Molecular Photography" Options


A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, 1884-86
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Click. Salvaging what lies beneath The oceans hold a vast trove of sunken treasure, and new technology has brought it within reach. But coming regulations could shackle commercial salvage.

David Powell has A Fascination for Fish in all their marvelous variety. Click.

Click. Altered Ego  There isn't a tinker or a soldier, but there is a tailor and a spy, played by Pierce Brosnan, in a film adaptation of John le Carré's novel "The Tailor of Panama."

March 29, 2001 

Click. Secret report: Vaccines don't stop spread of virus An emergency vaccination campaign against foot-and-mouth disease would make no difference to its spread, according to a secret government report.

Click. Galactic find The weird black hole exciting astronomers.

Zapatistas on the March. Many compared it to marching through a dream. Click

Click. Psycho factories Nonviolent criminals go in and sadistic thugs come out, but with military spending down, America is hooked on prisons.

Click. The business of law and order
The booming private-prison industry is due for a bust.

Click. Alliance With KLA Haunting US in Balkans

It's the new era of male grooming. Click.

A great sea dog of the age of Elizabeth, Martin Frobisher roamed the globe in pursuit of swag-sack booty and plundered gold. Click.

Click. Russia To Sell Missile System To Iran Klebanov did not specify which of Russia's most lethal air defense systems - the S-300 or the Tor-M1 - could eventually be sold to Iran.

Click. Black Gold Fuels Caspian Competition Western diplomats believe that Iran and Russia are gradually combining forces to limit U.S. influence in the race for the oil hidden underneath the Caspian Sea.

How the City of London Created the Great Depression by Webster Tarpley. Click

Click. Novel Compound Inhibits HIV Replication In Cell Cultures, Suggesting Possible New Type Of AIDS Drug

Sales of software for toddlers is exploding, but the debate over the wisdom of giving software to infants is just beginning. Click.

Who were the First Americans? The tale usually told is of hunters walking across an arctic land bridge from Asia. It may have been a little more complicated than that. Click.

Treasurer/tax collector Dick Larsen has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Santa Barbara County alleging a Salomon Smith Barney broker offered call girls to county officials to induce them to invest the county's billion-dollar fund with his company. Click.

Click. Mr. Kvamme goes to Washington The Kleiner Perkins partner and ardent Bush backer is named co-chairman of the president's council on science and technology. He'll be a conduit between the tech community and the White House.

Click. A Appeals court says threats against abortion doctors protected

Click. Critic appalled as board gives Edison 90 days to fix problems

Click. Ol' College Pry For the cost of a few T-shirts, many marketers find they can collect all the young-adult customer information they want.

Click. Judge blocks DOE from using report    A federal judge has blocked the U.S. Department of Energy from using a report favorable to the National Ignition Facility in budget talks or other presentations before Congress.

Click. Berkeley marijuana ordinance jeered. The Berkeley City Council voted this week to adopt a more conservative version of a medical marijuana ordinance, dashing the hopes of activists who say the new law doesn't allow users to grow enough plants to soothe chronic health conditions.

C lick. Charges fly at Sunol school board meeting The superintendent says President Mike Cerny violated the Brown Act by pushing through two votes without public input .

Click. Mouse Model Of Food Allergies Reveals Cause Of Inflammation

Click. Individual’s Genes May Dictate Better Heart Failure Treatment

Click. Enzyme Involved In Cocaine Addiction Identified By Scientists At Yale And Rockefeller Universities

Click. Sandia To Release Enhanced Shock Wave Physics Software; Provides Greater Detail For Simulating A Projectile Penetration

Click. Relapsed Smokers Can Be Successfully Re-Treated

Click. Cat's Purr May Really Mean 9 Lives

Click. Back to the Chad 
A reunion of judges and lawyers connected to last year's hotly contested Florida ballots.
Click. Spam Bill Moves Another Step
Spammers will be fined according to a House-proposed bill that passed unanimously on Wednesday.

Click. Viagra + Ecstasy = "Sexstasy"

Click. S.F. Diocese Fails to Block Suit By Priest Who Reported Abuse
San Francisco's Roman Catholic Archdiocese failed to persuade the state Supreme Court yesterday to block a suit by a priest who was placed on leave after reporting suspected child abuse by a fellow priest.

Click. Gayle Bishop's Jail Release Backed. County supports 'good time' credit

Click. Police Search for Man Who Grabbed Child Union City police are looking for a man they say grabbed a 13-year-old boy on his way home from school yesterday afternoon.

Click. Back to the Chad 
A reunion of judges and lawyers connected to last year's hotly contested Florida ballots.

NOEL AND KNOLLER Who are these people really? Click.

Click. In Dog Attack, Murder May Be Hard to Prove.  Knoller, Noel return to Bay Area as legal battle gets under way

Click. Oscar Goes to ... Duke Nukem?
High-powered gaming consoles have allowed designers to create intensive worlds that capture the imagination of players. Now, those games are moving off the PC and onto the big screen.

Click. Spam Bill Moves Another Step
Spammers will be fined according to a House-proposed bill that passed unanimously on Wednesday.

Click. Viagra + Ecstasy = "Sexstasy"

Click. S.F. Diocese Fails to Block Suit By Priest Who Reported Abuse San Francisco's Roman Catholic Archdiocese failed to persuade the state Supreme Court yesterday to block a suit by a priest who was placed on leave after reporting suspected child abuse by a fellow priest.

Click. Gayle Bishop's Jail Release Backed. County supports 'good time' credit

Click. Police Search for Man Who Grabbed Child Union City police are looking for a man they say grabbed a 13-year-old boy on his way home from school yesterday afternoon.

March 28, 2001  

Click. America come home. A foreign policy platform for conservatives.

Click. Outlaw role seen in Colombia effort

Is Bush Using a Phony 'Energy Crisis' for Cover on the Environment? Beyond Alaska and CO2, the administration continues to blame California for its slide to the environmental right. Why they'll probably get away with it. Click.

Click. U.S. To Develop New Anti-missile System For Israel
Sharon urges Rumsfeld to approve the launching of joint development of a post-launch intercept system.

THE REVENGE OF BILL GATES (aka Napoleon). AMERICAN GOES INTO THE HAILSTORM AND SEIZES 0 AND 1.

Click. Microsoft patents binary code Yep, 0's and 1's have now been patented.

Click. HailStorm, Savior of the Web HailStorm is the first significant step toward saving the Internet by providing it with a business model in the form of a payment infrastructure to charge users for services.

Click. HailStorm will put all your data in one convenient place -- and leave Microsoft with the keys. 

Click. Berkeley council sets the pot limit for medicinal use at 2-1/2 pounds. 

Click. San Francisco District Attorney Hallinan defends marijuana crop at trial

Click. O'Neill Sells Low to Lift Himself Up Troublemaking treasury secretary relents, promises to sell vast Alcoa holdings.

Click. WWII Probe Eyes Abuse vs. Italian- Americans.

Click. Shut office signals shift on women President Bush has quietly closed the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach, shutting a small but symbolic office in one of many indications that his administration intends to reshape the government's approach to women's issues.

Scientists taking part in a pan-European experiment seeking to finally lay to rest the homeopathic "memory" effect appear instead to have found statistically robust evidence for the effect -- though they have no idea why Click.

SEARCH ENGINES CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THE SEARCH, YET WANT PAYMENT. Click.

 

BUSHISMS
 "I assured the prime minister, my administration will work
 hard to lay the foundation of peace in the Middle—to work with our nations in the Middle East, give peace a chance. Secondly, I told him that our nation will not try to force peace, that we'll facilitate peace and that we will work with those responsible for a peace." Photo opportunity with Ariel Sharon, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2001

"There are some monuments where the land is so widespread, they just encompass as much as possible. And the integral part of the—the precious part, so to speak—I guess all land is precious, but the part that the people uniformly would not want to spoil, will not be despoiled. But there are parts of the monument lands where we can explore without affecting the overall environment."  Media round table, Washington, D.C. March 13, 2001 

"A lot of times in the rhetoric, people forget the facts. And the facts are that thousands of small businesses—Hispanically owned or otherwise—pay taxes at the highest marginal rate."  To the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Washington, D.C., March 19, 2001 

IT'S BEEN "GODLESS COMMIES," "QUEERS," AND "RAG-HEADS." NOW IT'S "CHINKS." Click.

HOW LOW THE LAW GOES....

Click. Ninth Circuit: Employee late to work due to obsessive-compulsive disorder can sue under ADA

Click. Court weighs mental handicaps and death penalty

Whenever John Dugan needs a sip of water, he reaches for a bottle. The stuff out of his tap is loaded with cancer-causing arsenic. Click.

Click. Oakland schools to decide whether to turn campus policing over to city cops

Click. Dog Attack Indictments  Murder and manslaughter against owners come hours after Knoller suffers anxiety attack, Noel issued driving ticket.

Click. Medical Group: Regs Would Create National Database Of Patient Records
"This Administration should not be a party to the covert implementation of an essential piece of the Clinton Health Security Act that was rejected once Americans learned of its implications.”

Click. Visionics Sees All With Facial Biometrics The FaceIt system is so sophisticated that it can be used at points of entry into a country, such as airports, and allows immigration staff to instantly, and automatically, identify people passing through the immigration channel.

Click. Giving Smaller Doses Of Chemotherapy More Frequently May Attack Tumor Blood Supply

Click. Hormone The Trigger For Fat Metabolism; Scientists Closer To Tests In Humans

Click. Drug Resistance Found To Vary By Ethnicity

Click. Ancient Tick Found In New Jersey Leaves Experts Guessing

The days of feeding leftover food to pigs may be numbered. Click.

2001: The Year of the Worm. Fast-spreading code is the weapon of choice for Net vandals  Click.

here's a company in Oregon that is trying to eliminate the mouse as we know it. The company is called Naturalpoint. Basically, you place a reflective dot on your forehead or, for laptop users, a plastic ring on your finger. Then when you move your head or your finger, the mouse goes where you point. The demo on the news showed a gamer making the game look where he looked, allowing him to keep both hands on the keyboard". Click.

Solar power collected in space and beamed to Earth could be solution to our planet's growing energy problems Click.

Click. S andia planning new nuclear labs LIVERMORE -- Design plans are under way for a new facility at Sandia/California National Laboratories where scientists will work to develop information systems for the nation's nuclear weapons complex.


Jeremiah lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt 1630
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Slouching toward Hollywood. Click.

Click. The Lives of Wives  Some new books raise the question of why women would want to be married.

Click. Can Joan Cusack save the television sitcom, at least temporarily?

Click. God's own IPO -- killingthebuddha.com

Has the right finally won the culture wars? Michael Bérubé doesn't think so (Click.). Are the wars over? Yes. (Click), says Andrew Sullivan, No. (Click) answers Natasha Berger.

Graveyard chronicles. Click.

Click. In a Spin Over Heeler-Wheelers

March 27, 2001

Click. Some power bills rise 36% under a proposed plan State regulators today are poised to deliver consumers a jolt by boosting residential rates electric bills as much as 36 percent or $47 a month.

Click. San Francisco Investor Named Ambassador to France. Bush nominates GOP supporter to coveted post

Click.  Police smash international child porn ring - Blue Orchid.

Click. His brilliant Career: George Soros

Click. Not Easy Being Greenspan The chairman of the Fed, once a hero, now looks like a goat.

Click. PROMOTING PROPAGANDISTS. Otto Reich and John Negroponte deceived and manipulated Congress, the media, and the American public in the Iran-Contra era. Now President Bush is considering them for powerful diplomatic positions.

Click. OF SHRIMPS AND SPIES They want to cut Headstart, environmental and other social spending, but the budget hawks overlook the national security establishment as a source for savings, even though the spooks have racked up some monumental failures.

Click. Since its inception, supermarket tabloid, The National Enquirer, has had intimate ties with intelligence agencies like the CIA as well as the Meyer Lansky crime syndicate.

Will copyright protection be hardwired into new computers? Click. Or maybe placed at the operating system level? Click.

Click. McVeigh letters offer no explanation

Pharaoh Akhenaten lurked in obscurity until the 20th century, when he was reclaimed as a tortured genius and visionary artist. Click.

Click. George Washington: patriot, thinker, perfume aficionado.
HOW LOW THE LAW GOES....

FDA takes closer look at popular painkiller Evidence that many Americans may poison their livers by unwittingly taking toxic doses of acetaminophen has the government considering if consumers need stiffer warnings about the popular over-the-counter painkiller.

The idea that fantasy violence incites hostile acts in the real world is a grotesque lie. But it's a lie endlessly retold by TV panic-mongers. Click.

Click. SHOCKING REPORT: Smuggled meat blamed for foot and mouth disease

TAPE CONFIRMS CHEMTRAILS ARE A MILITARY OPERATION? Click.

WELCOME TO FUTURE FELONS OF AMERICA. Click.

Click. Purdue Researchers Develop New Delivery System For Gene Therapy

Click. Arctic Submarine Uncovers Evidence Of Giant, Ancient Ice Sheets

Click. Inherited Variants Of Three Genes Affect Breast Cancer Treatment Response And Outcome

Click. Natural Substances In Fruits And Vegetables May Be Potential Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Michigan researchers have created a vaccine that appeared to stabilize - and in one case, reverse - hard-to- treat cancers in children. Click.

Click. Magnetic appeal: New therapy that fights depression sparks current of optimism  

Madness and pain are linked with the great works of our culture. Take poetry, the art that most attracts moody, depressed souls. Click.

Click. Is this Jesus Christ? Reconstruction from skulls.


Jeremiah lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt 1630
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The matriarchal society of the Mosuo is being threatened by Chinese men.  Click.

Loutish poet, messiah, ascetic, and gay, Arthur Rimbaud seemed to live by his famous dictum, "I is somebody else." Click.

March 26, 2001   

While terrorists shoot they say we must talk. Click.

America's war on Christianity. Click.

Click. Energy brokers electrify market In Houston, it's simply known as "the power corner." Separated by just a few city blocks, four major power wholesalers run Byzantine trading systems that sway energy prices across the nation with minimal oversight from the government.

Click. Top energy regulator to propose rate increase

Click. The Net as Corruption Disruption Latin American countries are finding the Internet is one way to try to discourage corruption by government officials. Citizens in Mexico, Chile, the Dominican Republic and other countries get to see how much public officials have in the bank.

Click. Terrorists 'helped By CIA' To Stop Rise Of Left In Italy U.S. intelligence services instigated and abetted rightwing terrorism in Italy during the 1970s, a former Italian secret service general has claimed.

Click. Louima Case: Jury Heard Half a Story.

Click. Oakland business at center of Supreme Court pot case For the nation's budding medicinal marijuana movement, ground zero is now a small storefront operation in downtown Oakland that has managed to thumb its nose at the powers of the federal government for several years.

Click. Berkeley weighs marijuana limits   After more than two years of discussion, the City Council is expected to pass a medical marijuana ordinance Tuesday, but must first decide which of two versions to embrace.

Click. Will mad cows kill the Big Mac?

Watching insiders can aid outsiders. Click.

Bush can't ignore Iran's terror outpost. Click.

France against software patents. Click.

Click. Recording Industry Secret Spying

New study backs theory of "Grassy Knoll".  96% chance of second gunman in JFK assassination. Click.

Click. It isn't easy being a Silicon Valley hippie

Click. Moscow doesn't matter any more. And neither do we

Click. CIA Technologies Transform Mass of Information Into Useful, Searchable Text

Click. Hackers Attack Sandia Computers National-security secrets are being stolen from the Sandia National Nuclear Laboratory by foreign governments intent on waging information warfare with the U.S.

Inside the all-powerful Federal Reserve. Click.

Click. Commercial Alert Calls Web-Filter Company N2H2 a "Corporate Predator"  Web-filtering company N2H2 Inc. gathers data on children as they surf the Web in school and sells it to marketers and the Defense Department.

THE SLA OPERATION
Breaking...


VOICES OF GUNS. Click.

RUSSELL LITTLE AND JOE REMIRO. Click.

Click. Soliah in Context

Click. Soliah.com

Black Abductor: SLA Fiction before Fact. Click.

Click. INSIDE THE HEARST KIDNAPPING by Mae Brussell and Stephanie Caruana, published by The Berkeley Barb

Click. WHO KIDNAPPED PATTY HEARST by Mae Brussell

Click. Seventy-Year Quest For Galactic Dark Matter Ends With Discovery Of Population Of Cool White Dwarfs In The Halo Of Our Galaxy

Click. NASA Image Reveals Giant Chip Off The Antarctic Ice Block

Click. Human Trials Of New Vaccine Technique Prove Promising For Allergy Sufferers

Click. Transplants Of Sibling Stem Cells Show Promise For Immune Disorder

Click. Do Old Glaciers Cause New Earthquakes In New Madrid, Missouri?

Click. Testosterone gene linked to early puberty in girls

Click. More powerful MRI attractive for brain research
Doctors soon may peer inside a brain routinely to watch how it's working.

Click. Fermilab's new tunnel vision West suburban Fermilab has begun laying plans for the biggest and most expensive atom smasher in history.


Jeremiah lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt 1630
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Click. Homes where elders nurture Can parakeets, potted ferns, small children and even potbellied pigs help solve California's nursing home crisis?

Click. Death to the Minotaur How the geeks and Goths of Wizards of the Coast sacrificed their sex-for-all idealism for Pokémon-size profits and Magic moola.

Click. The Rotten Apple Oscar Awards

March 25, 2001   

THE SLA OPERATION
Breaking...

VOICES OF GUNS. Click.

RUSSELL LITTLE AND JOE REMIRO. Click.

Click. Soliah in Context

Click. Soliah.com

Black Abductor: SLA Fiction before Fact. Click.

Click. INSIDE THE HEARST KIDNAPPING by Mae Brussell and Stephanie Caruana, published by The Berkeley Barb)

Click. WHO KIDNAPPED PATTY HEARST by Mae Brussell

How European Union fraud spread foot and mouth disease. Click.

Click. Robot to Counsel Families

Click. Leaked list names the men who run the IRA

Click. Guerrilla hero vows to break Taliban's grip

Click. Timothy McVeigh's former attorney may testify against bombing co-conspirators

Click. Embryos raise hope of cure for deafness

Click. Bush team says economy 'under a dark cloud'

Click. How blacks helped to win the West

Click. Hillary hits at 'harm offensive' Looks like she just started her run for President.


Irises, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889, Saint-Remy
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Click. Pristine Lake at the Bottom of the World,  Quest to study enormous body of fresh water under Antarctic ice

Click. Researchers Find Big Risk of Defects in Cloning Animals. Problems include heart and lung flaws

Click. Technique to grow marble may save statues

Bush Mocks his Bushisms. Click.

March 24, 2001

Click. Cheney's Company Assisting US Balkan Troops

Click. Will Republicans be Bush's worst enemies?

Click. Afghan feminists fight the Taleban on the web.

Click. Texas cattle to be tested for mad cow disease.

Click. Security Chief Sees Cyberterrorist Threat

Click. U.S. Told To Make China Its No 1 Enemy A historic shift of emphasis in U.S. military deployment from Europe to Asia, with China supplanting Russia as America's principal foe.

Click. N. Korea Might Have Nuke Bomb Skills North Korea is believed to be capable of making one or two nuclear bombs and may have about 3,000 nuclear experts trained in Russia and China.

Click. Chinese Army Liaison Chief Defects To U.S. A senior Chinese military officer has defected to America, giving Washington an intelligence coup that could further damage Sino-US relations.

Vice Principal Target of Attack, Officials Say. Anger management courses once ordered for alleged gunman

Click. More schools turn to on-campus police EL CAJON -- Take a walk through Granite Hills High School, or neighboring Santana High: Amid the blackboards and the basketball hoops is the same incongruous sight: police officers with gun.

Click. Use a Spam, Go to Prison. A congressman wants to ban spam with concealed routing information.

Click. Indian government reeling after website exposes high-level arms procurement corruption

Click. Mold puts return of SR man's medical marijuana on hold A dangerous mold of mysterious origin is growing on marijuana and other items in a Sheriff's Department evidence room and it's expected to cost at least $64,000 to clean up, county officials said.

Click. Deep in Cheyenne Mountain, Son of Star Wars stirs

Click. West Point is realm of the elite

Bossi evokes Fascist past with torch-lit march. Click.

Online Pedophilia Part 2: why Feds, legislators and prudes love pedos. Click.

Bush Is Using False Alarmism to Plunder the Environment and Pay His Donors.  Click.

Bush proposes cuts in programs aimed at helping abused and sick children. Click.

Click. "IF JENNA BUSH IS A POTHEAD, IS IT NEWS?" 

Click. Democrats.com charges Judicial Watch with "Recount Malpractice"

VILLAGE IDIOT WANTS CITIZENS TO DRINK ARSENIC. It is a sad day when money trumps science in our government. It's sadder still when the health of millions of Americans rides in the balance. Click.

BAY OF PIGS: CIA BOASTED ABOUT MANIPULATING NEWS. Click.

Click. Farewell to Chads as Florida Updates Voting System. Punch card ballots to be replaced by an optical scanning system.

HOW LOW the LAW
GOES...

Click. US Supreme Court strips workers of right to sue for discrimination

Click. N avy group named in harassment suit   A husband and wife have sued the Tailhook Association, a naval aviators' organization, and a Sparks, Nev., hotel for alleged sexual harassment during the pilots' convention last August.

Click. Obssessive primper wins appeal
SAN FRANCISCO -- A hospital worker who was fired because her obsessive primping and dressing rituals made her repeatedly late has won another chance to make her case in court.

Click. Man sues city for releasing vicious dogs

Click. Alleged injury to reputation insufficient to seal documents A federal magistrate enforces the presumption of judicial openness by denying a motion from the New York Stock Exchange to seal a request for sanctions against it.

Click. Reporters not liable over newsgathering tactics A state appeals court found that the Seminole Tribe did not have a valid claim when members turned over confidential documents to reporters covering casino mismanagement.

Huge natural crystals found in cave. Click.

Click. A Lamp to Show the Way?  A new energy-efficient lamp has been developed at Lawrence Berkeley Labs. Will it light the way out of the California energy crisis?

Click. HDTV Gives Surgeons Better Vision

Linux kernel to have NSA inside? Click.

Click. L aser fights brain clots, cell damage LIVERMORE -- Lawrence Livermore Laboratory scientists are developing laser technology to eliminate blood clots from the brains of stroke victims and protect against brain cell loss.

Click. Private Labs Help Companies Fight Computer Crime in Secret

Click. Doctor Says the Environment May Heal

Click. Girls Adapt To The New World Of Work While Boys Still Lag Behind

Click. Intimate Partner Homicide And Pregnancy

Click. Unprecedented: Top Two at DOT From Same Company The appointment of Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and the nomination of Michael P. Jackson as his chief deputy represent the first time that the two top DOT officials would come from the same company.


Irises, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889, Saint-Remy
Click to read about "Irises"

RETIRE RICH IN MEXICO. Click.

SHAKESPEARE THE TAX DODGER. Click.

Click. The Jerk finds his inner adult Meeting Steve Martin today, it is difficult to remember him as the hyperkinetic comedian who won laughs by sporting a fake arrow through his head and coining the catch phrase, "Well, excuuuse me!" After much soul-searching, during which he took a three-year break from show business, the former self-styled wild and crazy guy has re-emerged as a quiet sophisticate who epitomizes style and elegance.

Preserving Cherokee culture. Click.

Click. Bush's Massive Tax Cut Discriminates Against Women, the Poor

Click. Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives Discriminate

 

March 23, 2001  

Click. Bin Laden allies 'seize control' in Taleban struggle

Click. Bush Ends CIA's Broker Role. Agency no longer security conduit for Mideast rivals

Click. Cold War is long over, but the Great Game must trundle on

Click. CIA's Role in Building KLA

Click. Warlords, Criminals Promote Balkan Unrest

Western powers reject NATO intervention against Albanian insurgency in Macedonia. Click.

Unmanned spy planes could be headed to Macedonia Click.

Unhappy Anniversary in Macedonia. Click.

Click. New Tax Protections For Battered Women

Click. Britain: Foot and mouth disease "an epidemic waiting to happen"

Click. PARDONGATE AND BUSHFRAUD by Sherman Skolnick

Click. MARC RICH---SWINDLING THE POPE'S SOYBEAN COMPANY by Sherman Skolnick

SATANISTS MAY ENDANGER RUSSIA'S SECURITY. Click.

Click. Fraud For Lunch at Redstone Arsenal by Al Martin

Bush's homemade energy crisis. Click.

Click. Don't be fooled: We will pay more for power

Click. Noel, Knoller vow to tell all about killer dogs: "There're things that people aren't going to be happy to hear about."

Click. Santa Clara College to Ban Greek Chapters. Fraternities, sororities ending

Click. Copycat crimes in schools often motivated by rage From Columbine to Santee, authorities say, teen-agers on the margins of school society were willing to gamble their lives for power and notoriety.

Click. SLA: Sara Jane Olson continues to profess her innocence

Click. Judge's decision will protect 11 million SoCal acres

Click. Mexican expatriates celebrated by Fox

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Click. Court calls digital archive of magazine a 'new work' Use of a photographer's photos in a CD-ROM version of back issues of the National Geographic magazine violated the photographer's copyright in his work, the 11th Circuit appellate court held.

Click. Companies crack down on loose lips.

Click. Lori Berenson Takes The Stand

Who's tracking who? Click.

Digital rights management may be the key to turning content into cash, but consumers should be wary. Click.

Self-Representation in Court on Rise. Click.

Convict faces long sentence for touching prison nurse. Click.

Click. California Meth fighters fear possible FBI cutbacks

Click. Astronomers find clues to elusive dust

Click. The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved a wristwatch-like device for adult diabetics that automatically -- and painlessly -- checks blood sugar levels every 20 minutes.

Click. With Its Key Role In Plant Maturation, A Newfound Gene Could Yield A Novel Class Of Genetically Modified Crops

Click. Deleting Gene Changes Sex Of Mice

Click. Hopkins Scientists Discover How Huntington's Kills Cells: Block Death In Cultures

Click. Overproduction Of Brain Chemical During Early Stages Of Alzheimer’s Contributes To Memory Loss In Patients

Click. Amoebas Use "Midwives" To Reproduce

Click. Rocket, Please "Phone Home"

Click. Experimental Drug Decreases Age-Related Blood Vessel Stiffening

Your e-mail is less secure than ever -- but with encryption so rarely used, taking steps to ensure your privacy can in itself arouse suspicion. Click.


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SO WHERE IS MY FLYING CAR? Click.

To reach those who have "crossed over," TV clairvoyant John Edward may have crossed one line too many. Click.

SITCHIN: ADAM’S ALIEN GENES

A TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON AND THE SIXTIES FROM HAVANA. Click.

Scientists are evaluating a 'New Mars,' thanks to the constant stream of data relayed from the Mars Global Surveyor. Click.

Click. In their never-ending quest to make games more real than reality, developers are working on products such as the game you can smell, the joystick that vibrates like whatever's on the screen, and game characters that look exactly like the players.

March 22, 2001   

Click. Russia hits back over 'spies' Russia indicates it is likely to make a tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of dozens of its diplomats from the US on suspicion of spying.

Click. Bush's Energy Policy Will Backfire, Feinstein Warns. She wants federal price controls now

Click. Rolling blackouts continue in US's largest state. What underlies the energy crisis in California?

Click. Berkeley rolls up its power sleeves   The city isn't waiting for the state to solve the power crisis.

Governor Davis's new science institutes could further undermine the University of California's mission – and be hazardous to your health. Click.

Click. Interview with a Net pedophile Online Pedophilia Part 1: the chat rooms.

Click. End Near For Ex-Devil Church. Former LeVay home now in disrepair

Click. The Day Reagan Was Shot Selections from previously undisclosed White House transcripts.

Click. The Genetic Archaeology of Race

Click. After techies, US wants Indian teachers

THOUSANDS OF BRITONS COULD DIE OF MAD COW DISEASE. Senior academic warns incubation period seems much longer than previously thought. Click.

U.S. Pacific commander calls North Korea No. 1 enemy. Click.

Grand Jury Says Supervisors Run 'Patronage' Operation. $625,000 a year dispensed to various groups. Marin County supervisors are being sharply criticized for operating a "discretionary fund" to aid local nonprofits, civic organizations and community projects.

Click. Lords back cannabis use

Click. Making up Cold War rivals meet to discuss the Bay of Pigs.

Click. Skull an Evolutionary Riddle. Leakeys' fossil find in Kenya brings more questions than answers

Click. China Detains Researcher of Women's Issues

Nambian President orders gay purge. Click.

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Click. Agencies have set up required electronic reading rooms, but have yet to fill them with the information they must provide electronically, the General Accounting Office reported.

Click. Louima to Get $9M

Click. High Court Limits Workers' Rights To File Lawsuits

Alien, who claimed that she and her family were abused by her father, stated a sufficient claim for persecution of particular social group under 8 USC 1101 to qualify for political asylum.   Click.

Click. Hawking: An Infinite Fascination

Click. Men With Chronic Schizophrenia Lose Brain Volume Faster

Click. New Definition Of "Myocardial Infarction" May Make Number Of Heart Attack Cases Soar

Click. Weeds In Disturbed Areas May Be Source Of More Medically Important Compounds Than Plants In Tropical Rainforests

Click. MGH Researchers Shed New Light On How Pain Killers Work

Click. Researchers Determine That MS And Diabetes Are Closely Linked Diseases

DARPA'S NEW SOLDIER'S RADIO. Click.


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Click. The Ergonomic Rocking Chair 

Click. Sigourney Weaver weaves a spell in Heartbreakers

For women who've lost that loving feeling the idea of a physical fix is very seductive. But is it the answer? Click.

International Day of the Rebel Woman. Click.

March 21, 2001  

Click. California orders steps to safeguard state from livestock disease Gov. Gray Davis ordered two state agencies to look for weaknesses in the state's efforts to block the spread of two animal diseases that have hurt the agriculture industry in Europe.

Click. Sub's Skipper Admits Errors. Surprise testimony about 'honest' mistakes, despite lack of immunity

Click. Stiff Penalties for Ecstasy Dealers. Recommended terms for mood drug longer than for selling cocaine

Click. Priests Abused Nuns, Reports Say

MEXICO'S PRESIDENT FOX CALLS FOR GLOBAL DRUG LEGALIZATION. Click.

Click. US to Hand Out Cash to More Iraqi Groups

Click. Bush's Scientology Ties

WESLEY K. CLARK'S WAR IN THE BALKANS. Click.

Click. Two wars, Contras and a Ponzi scheme

Click. FBI agents seize Cahuilla Creek casino documents 

Click. Microsoft's ambitious Dot-Net strategy takes a few more steps. But its first products, code-named "Hailstorm," could very likely arouse the suspicions.

Click. CIA Director's Constructive Self-Criticism

Click. Senator Helms Attacks LUKoil

Click. Why did the US media black out the Civil Rights Commission report on the Florida vote?

Click. Choppers sold to U.S. end up in Colombian military

Click. American 'body-bag syndrome is holding back Nato'

Click. Taped secrets of day Reagan was shot

Click. Free masons: Secrets and ties  Meet the PR man brought in to improve the freemasons' image.

Click. T rade offices guide entrepreneurs OAKLAND -- When setting up shop in Mexico, only deal with rich people. Stay away from lawyers and don't negotiate at lunch. And never, ever bribe. Except with traffic cops.

Investigators confiscated 50 computers at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center as part of a widening investigation of child pornography, officials said Tuesday. Click.

Click. Sassy Back Talker Is Not a Terrorist, State Court Rules.  Appellate judges reverse conviction of teenage student

Click. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GIVING A KID A BREAK? Zero Tolerance Policies Teach Our Children About Power, Not Justice.

Click. Profit Goals Lowered at Mercury News as Publisher Quits in Protest

Click. A 12-year research study comparing gay and straight couples has found that . . . at the end of the study, which lasted from 1987 to 1999, 20 percent of the gay couples had broken up, while nearly 40 percent of the straight relationships dissolved.

Click. Chowchilla busnapper denied parole for 13th time  More: Click.

Click. Napa child care center first in U.S. Therapeutic facility to serve special needs children Calling it the first of its kind in the nation, Napa County's Health and Human Services Agency is opening a therapeutic child care center.

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Click. Police in Scotland are to carry out DNA tests on everyone they arrest, no matter how minor the charge, to see if they are linked with unsolved crimes.

Click. Out of $150 Billion Exported in 1992-2000, at Least $15 Billion were Removed Abroad with the Help of Illegal Schemes by Russia's Respectable Banks

Click. The Chemical Papers: Secrets of the Chemical Industry Exposed

Click. Grand Jury critical of Napa DA Lieberstein denies bias against females, citing inherited male staff
The Napa County grand jury issued a stinging critique of the internal operations of the district attorney's office Monday, alleging low staff morale, favoritism in awarding overtime pay and a possible bias against female attorneys.

Click. Appeals court delivers blow to director Francis Ford Coppola

Click. Season's Flu Shot Prices Skyrocket. Fewer manufacturers will make vaccine

Click. A Pacemaker for the Brain. Device offers relief from Parkinson's A little-heralded device that has achieved remarkable results controlling symptoms of Parkinson's disease is gaining new attention even as hopes for a cure seem to dim...

Click. Study Finds New Drawback for Estrogen. Long use linked to risk of death from ovarian cancer

Tai Chi, in an ancient Chinese exercise that combines slow movement with meditation, may help relieve the pain of arthritis. Click.

Click. It's the biggest energy hog in your house — the refrigerator.

Traditional slaughter and butchery practices used in the 1980s are likely to be the cause of the vCJD cluster in Leicestershire. Click.

The Ministry of Agriculture inquired about incinerating animals infected with foot-and-mouth two weeks before the outbreak became public knowledge. Click.

Click. Secret research funding. Commercial sponsors. Professorial payoffs. How corporate cash is corrupting the University of California.


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Upbraider of emperors and favorite of Popes, 12th century nun Hildegard of Bingen healed the sick and terrorized her detractors. Click.

Actor, playwright, and defiant scourge of US power, Harold Pinter writes works that are once lyrical, hard-nosed, implicitly brutal and rhythmically dead-on. Click.

Click. Climbing the Family Tree  The Ancestry Industry. 

LUCKY THE CAT SURVIVES L.A. FREEWAY HELL. Click.

Why do cats purr? Not just because they're happy, but to keep themselves healthy. Click.

March 20, 2001 

MACEDONIA EXPLODES. Click.

Click. The Macedonia Mess Shows NATO Folly As time goes by, Russia's vehement opposition to NATO's cynical war in Kosovo looks better and better.

Click. China: Huawei's Massive U.S. Connections China’s global power base is expanding through its multinationals.

Click. Sub's Sonarman Broke Safety Rules. Model sailor testifies he got 'lazy' before trawler fatally rammed

Click. Justice for Myrna Opsahl: Will the real Patricia Hearst please stand up?

Click. Behavioral Genetics Under Public Scrutiny

Click. Mercury News publisher quits rather than cut more

Clerk. With its ''HailStorm'' Web services, Microsoft wants us to essentially move our lives onto its computers.

A new online game blurs the line between fiction and reality. Click.

Click. The CIA's neo-Nazis Strange bedfellows boost extreme right in Germany. By Martin A. Lee

Click. The Life Of A Spy's Wife

Click. Arms dealer with CIA ties pleads guilty to bank fraud

Click. James Bamford: My Friend, The Spy

Click. Surveillance Sensors Harass Marine Mammals

Click. The Age of Robo Sapien?

Click. 'Super Aspirin' hailed as lifesaver  A "super Aspirin" already on the market could save up to 500,000 a year from death, heart attacks and strokes, Canadian university researchers have discovered.

Click. In the refugee camps of Colombia, children play act stories from their real-life experiences. These are plays of pursuit and sudden death.

Click. Nothing is free about free trade.

Al-Fayed v. Central Intelligence Agency Asking the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, to carefully consider the standard of review for denial of expedited processing of FOIA requests.

FREEMAN DYSON ENVISIONS BIOTECH SOLUTIONS TO RURAL POVERTY. Click.

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500,000 seized in RP drug bust goes to local, state agencies . Half a million dollars seized in a Rohnert Park drug bust will soon be divided among law enforcement and state agencies as part of the largest asset forfeiture case ever to go through Sonoma County courts. Click.

Using computers in a local library, a Brooklyn busboy pulled off the largest identity-theft in Internet history, victimizing more than 200 of the "Richest People in America" listed in Forbes magazine, authorities say. Click.

Click. New addition to the List of Big Lies: "We need bankruptcy reform"
Click. First schizophrenia gene identified Scientists say they have identified the first schizophrenia gene, which is partly responsible for a severe form of the condition.

Click. The Latest Rage: 'Tunable' Lasers

Click. 2001 Mars Odyssey Set To Find Out What Mars Is Made Of

Click. Researchers Find Novel Way To Kill Streptococci Bacteria; Use Of Microbe’s Natural Enemy May Offer Alternative To Antibiotics

Click. Breast Cancer Drug Improves Arteries In Men With Heart Disease

Click. Cornell Researcher Finds Evidence Of Fourth Spatial Dimension In Plant World

Click. How is bug blood different from our own?


Claude Monet Painting in a Garden
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ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S PALACE UNEARTHED. Click.

Click. Jaron Lanier, the father of virtual reality, explains tele-immersion, a new communications medium that allows people who are physically apart to feel as though they are in the same room. It could bring the world to your desk.

ART AS A FORM OF LIFE. Click.

March 19, 2001 

Click. Macedonia Close to All-Out War

Click. US soldiers in firing line for first time

Click. War criminals getting gifts from UN-paid lawyers: report

Click. Massive Spy-Satellite Program to Cost Billions Aerospace: Southland firms will get a major boost from top-secret, two-decade effort. Its scope could dwarf the Manhattan Project.

Click. Holy War Rages, Russia Profits Militant Islamists play into Moscow hands.

The WTO are busy negotiating a sinister agreement called GATS or General Agreement On Trades And Services which will involve the mandatory privatization of public services including water, electricity, roads. Click.

As Washington seems about to replay history as farce, a reflection on the lessons learned from David Stockman and Reaganomics is in order. Click.

401(k)s fall. Click.

Click. Portfolio Strategies for a Frightening Time Are you a Sunset Gazer, a Tweener, or a Whippersnapper?

Click. Bank of Japan returns in effect to zero rate policy

Click. Ministry Cost Russia Billions

Click. WILL SILICON VALLEY GO THE WAY OF JAPAN?

Click. Email is 'third revolutionary step in human communication' 

Click. Capitol Hill Weighed Down by E-Mail Load. Offices ill-equipped to deal with volume

Click. The finer points of President Bush's work schedule.

Click. Bush 'clearing the way for right-wing judges'

The Federalist Society. The Conservative Cabal That's Transforming American Law. Click.

Click. Despite sub probe, military quietly revives VIP tours

Click. FBI uncovers Osama's link in USS Cole bombing

Click. CIA Declassifies Records on Ex-Nazis.

Can we live forever? That is the question posed by Ray Kurzweil, inventor and high tech entrepreneur, in The Age of the Spiritual Machine. Click.

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Click. UNIQUE HEALTH IDENTIFIER NUMBERS  THE ULTIMATE INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY!

Click. Feds Gag Bio-Mapping Specialist.

Click. How new bankruptcy law hurts those deep in debt

Click. Hard time in 'supermax' jails

Click. Organized crime in Los Angeles is fast-growing phenomenon

Click. SLA. Investigators think '75 Carmichael heist can be successfully prosecuted

Click. Bypass surgery 'could be transformed'

Click. Hopkins Researchers Find Tourette Drug Has Unexpected Effect

Click. Hepatitis C Virus Clamps Onto Protein Synthesis Machinery

Click. Small Molecule Found To Mimic Key Nerve Growth Factors; May Eventually Be Used In Treatment Of Brain Disorders

Click. Genetic Twist May Hold Key To Why Some Arteries Narrow After Angioplasty

Click. Study Offers New Hope For Infants Awaiting Heart Transplantation

A new study may bring us closer to putting a chill on the common cold Click.


Claude Monet Painting in a Garden
Near Giverny, 
John Singer Sargent 1885

Click. For Monet, Giverny was a site for poor eyes.

Click. Lucid dreamers are able to recognize when they're asleep and then control how their dreams develop.

Click. Julia of the Spirits Our biggest movie star, and the road that has led her to Oscar's door. 

March 17, 2001  

Click. Germany puts tanks into Macedonia

Click. Youth Violence On Rise in Germany. Horrible incidents becoming routine

Click. Cracking Milosevic's hidden millions

Click. Be Prepared: Cyberwar is Coming - Or Maybe Not Interview with John Arquilla, the inventor of "the great cyberwar"

Click. US Senate passes bankruptcy "reform" - "The best bill money can buy"

Click. TICO TIMES: Mexico-Central America Integration Under Way.

Just Like Vietnam. The United States is Bogged Down in an Unwinnable War on Drugs. Click.

Click. Russia admits defected spy fled to U.S.

'Buzzy' Krongard gets CIA's No. 3-ranked job. Former chairman, CEO of Alex. Brown says he is giving back to U.S. Click.

Click. New Counter Intelligence Czar Szady.

Click. Teen's Family Apologizes to Victims. Santee student's father stunned by shootings

'Bugging' Someone's E-mail Is Quickly Catching On. Click.

THANK GOD FOR THE PIGS OF THIS WORLD!
Lately, he's been grafting material from pig intestines into human wounds and letting an apparent miracle of healing take over. The method is replacing drastic measures like amputation and is also healing stubborn wounds like bed sores, hernias and shoulder-cuff injuries. It's even curing incontinence in women after pregnancy. Click.

BUSHISM OF THE DAY
"But the true threats to stability and peace are these nations that are not very transparent, that hide behind the—that don't let people in to take a look and see what they're up to. They're very kind of authoritarian regimes. The true threat is whether or not one of these people decide, peak of anger, try to hold us hostage, ourselves; the Israelis, for example, to whom we'll defend, offer our defenses; the South Koreans." Media roundtable, Washington, D.C., March 13, 2001

Click. Soft Skull Press to release updated second edition of Fortunate Son in April

BUSH WANTS LOGGING, ROAD BUILDING IN NATIONAL FORESTS. Click.

In `new' Middle East, Saddam isn't the enemy. Click.

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Click. O lson hearing in SLA case shrouded in secrecy

Click. To Scalia, the Constitution died with the Bill of Rights

Click. RAEL, Founder Of CLONAID, Says Human Cloning May Soon To Be In The Stock Market

Giuliani's Latest Efforts To Poison NYC With IG Farben Chemicals. Click.

Click. Migrating Bird Micro Satellites.

Click. Did Hackers See IRS Tax Returns?

Click. IBM's Final Solutions

Click. The Perils of Cloning People

AMERICA'S FIRST HAND TRANSPLANT PATIENT TELLS HIS STORY. Click.

CALIFORNIA MICRO-CHIPPED PET BILL. Click.

Click. Is Anyone Making Money?


Claude Monet Painting in a Garden
Near Giverny, John Singer Sargent 1885

Click. D.C.'s Pope Museum Teams Church Tradition, High Tech. John Paul II center set to open next week

March 16, 2001   

Click. Spy vs. Counter Spy Conversations With a Former KGB Chief

Click. Federal records on local police drug case not ‘private’ The public’s interest in the case of two policemen arrested and fined for smuggling steroids outweighs their privacy interest and justifies disclosure of the records in the case.

Click. Film depicts how Irish joined Mexico's fight

Click. The Mother Jones 400 The last election cycle broke all records for campaign fundraising. Who gives all the money? The Mother Jones 400 reveals the top contributors to both parties - and what they expect in return.

Wars make governments

Deconstructing the Election Click.

Democratic Underground Click.

'Bugging' Someone's E-mail Is Quickly Catching On. Click.

Click. Animation: That's Not All, Folks DreamWorks/PDI claims to have included the "Holy Grails" of animation in its latest film, Shrek. But industry insiders say PDI is far from uncovering the final frontiers in computer animation. The "synthespian," or the computer- generated actor, is the last barrier to break.

Click. Testers Hacked Into E-Filed Data

Click. Spammers Face Felony Charges

'Fat trappers' do not work, UC Davis researchers find Those dietary supplements that are supposed to gobble up fat before it shows up on your waistline -- so-called "fat trappers" -- do not work.

Vote Fraud in Tennessee: Worse than Florida? Click.

Harvard Makes a Case Study of Venture Law. Click.

Click. Keeper of the flame Film: Is Kevin Costner obsessed with singlehandedly trying to change the way cinema audiences regard the Kennedy presidency?

Turning base metal into gold was not only an obsession of the medieval world. Alchemy is alive and well today. Click.

He has been called one of the most creative forces in the intellectual life of our time. So just who is Yi-Fu Tuan? Click.

The latest worm making the rounds, 'NakedWife,' just goes to show that sex sells, even for viruses. Click.

The Internet's governing body is facing a grave challenge -- the emergence of a rival Web. Click.

Earth orbits in space -- everybody knows that. But how many of us really know it? Click.

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Click. Retired Sonoma County Judge John Gallagher, who was dropped from a part-time judge's program following a complaint from a judicial assistant, will be allowed to return to work, but not at the Sonoma County courthouse.

After Florida, the moral pretensions of modern American conservatism lie in tatters, like so many discarded chads on the floor. Click.

The Malaysian government plans to issue all newborn babies with micro-chipped identity cards. Click.

Click. Court orders resentencing of sex offender

Bandits in Black Robes Click.

Click. Brain's Recuperative Powers May Be Greater Than Previously Thought

Click. Researchers Pinpoint Event That Led To Mars' Heyday

Click. "Minimally Invasive" Breast Cancer Detection Technique Uses Fluorescent Molecules

Click. Two Asteroids Join Blarney Stone As Irish Rock Legends

Click. Dyslexia Study In Science Highlights The Impact Of English, French, And Italian Writing Systems

Click. Australian Researchers Identify Gene Important In Certain Cancers

Click. Depression May Increase Risk Of Death From Heart Disease

Click. New View Of Evolving Genes, Proteins To Aid Bioinformatics

Click. Seeing Clearly -- With Your Tongue


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Click. Science can benefit from feminine touch. A female approach can benefit scientists    Relationship skills and nurturing qualities women learn through socialization can help impersonal scientific institutions run more smoothly.

Click. Angry White Women

March 15, 2001 

Click. Ecuador Air Base Key to Drug Watch - Map

Click. American Airmen Welcomed in Ecuador

Click. The Net's in tatters For those of you in a funk about the collapse of the Internet economy, here's another cheery thought: The Internet itself is in lousy shape.

Click. How Iran Outplayed Russia All the U.S. pressure over arms sales to Iran seems to have come to nothing.

Click. West to Offer Putin Cash to Raise Kursk President Vladimir Putin has a chance to resolve a deadlock in plans to raise the Kursk submarine.

Click. US Pilots at Risk in Colombia

Click. Scientists warn us about a coming a wave of mega-storms that will likely hit the U.S. in coming years, but we are ill-prepared for them, and our policymakers seem oblivious.

Click. Scientists Unlock The Secrets Of Selective Amnesia Freud claimed that Amnesia was possible, for example after traumatic events such as child abuse.

Click. Marc Rich - Swindling The Pope's Soybean Company - by Sherman H. Skolnick

Click. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Status Report  on the Election 3/14

Click.  News reports about the lawyers whose dog killed Diane Whipple have stirred unpleasant memories among a few of their former clients.

The media magnate and prospective prime minister Silvio Berlusconi should not be treated as a purely Italian phenomenon. Click.

Click. The Final Cut  When should the dead be autopsied, and when should doctors leave death alone? Dissecting the postmortem examination.

Click. Dean Kamen Rocks and Rolls Dean Kamen's mysterious invention, "Ginger," catapulted the venerable and successful inventor from semi-obscurity to semi-celebrity. His wish: that all scientists are seen as pop stars and role models.

Click. Group of alleged terrorist fund-raisers indicted by federal grand jury

Click. L ab worker criticizes recruitment practices   Issac Trotts started working at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in October, thinking his research would contribute to monitoring the safety and reliability of nuclear weapons.

Click. Huntsville: Corruption City, USA by Al Martin The Friendly Colonel has recently reported that the Redstone Arsenal and its surrounding military complexes, the Missile Command Center and Test Center, etc. are in a complete state of turmoil.

Should Guns Possession or Use Be Part of a Patient's Profile? Click.

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Click. Teen Accused of Hacking Into NASA

Click. Corporations Should Share Your Private Data

Click. `Fraud Museum' Details Hacking Techniques

Click. Think Keystone Kops When You Think of Our Spies

Click. "Robo-Scorpion" Based On Biologically Derived Design Principles

Click. Fatty Plaque More Likely To Cause A Heart Attack Than Calcified Plaque

Click. Researchers Identify An Enzyme That Regulates The Action Of Chronic Cocaine

Click. Scientists Discover How Nerve Cells Move From Target To Target As They Wire Up The Developing Embryo

A topical lotion with DNA-repair enzymes can help prevent sun damage from developing into skin cancer. Click.

Click. New "Ring' Is Safer Than The Pill

Click. The Human Body Shop

Click. Orbital Surgery

Click. Your Genetic Destiny for Sale


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Gregory Chaitin turned the math world upside down with a single number called Omega, a number that is infinitely long and utterly incalculable. Click.

HAL PUTOFF AND ZERO BASED ENERGY.  WHAT IS IT? Click.

March 14, 2001  

Click. Bush's remarks on Korean leader bring speculation that North Korea was inspired by Bush to cancel round of negotiations with South Korea.

Click.  Trial re: SUPPLIERS OF POT TO CANNABIS CLUBS Begins
The state's first jury trial on suppliers to cannabis clubs got under way yesterday, pitting Sonoma County's vigorous prosecution of pot growers against the more tolerant views in San Francisco. More. Click.

The militant environmental group, which the FBI has called the nation's most dangerous domestic terror organization, on Tuesday issued a statement asking its followers to engage in actions against the federal government on April  5. Click.

Click. Former US Secretary of State Baker presses for deal on Western Sahara

Click. Mad cow fears bite into McDonald's sales

NEW VIRUS - "MAGISTR!' Click.

FORGET THE CHA CHA, JIG, HIP HOP AND WALTZ, THE NEW DANCE FOR KIDS IS A WAR DANCE.

HIV alert over Rio's raunchy 'funk balls'
Click.

IN THE FIGHT CLUBS OF RIO. Click.

In Murder Cases, Being Gay Can Seal a Defendant’s Fate on Death Row. Click.

What are spies for? Click.

Click. Virtual Supercomputers in Business

Click. Chinese economy set to `go global'

Click. Stopping the torture trade. Amnesty International report shines spotlight on companies

Click. Far right violence soars in Germany (part 1)
Government seeks ban on neo-Nazi party. by Martin A. Lee

Arafat Has $20M In Swiss Bank Account; Iraqi Escape Plan

BUSHISMS OF THE DAY

"I do think we need for a troop to be able to house his family. That's an important part of building morale in the military." Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, March 12, 2001 

MEDIAWHORES EXPLAINS THE BUSH RECESSION TO ALL THE VILLAGE IDIOTS OUT THERE. Click. 

TIME TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT (Part 1) by Barbara Hartwell.  Click. 

WEBSITE PICK OF THE DAY. KURT BILLINGS PSYOPS.COM Click.

WHY ARE WE IN KOSOVO? Click.

SUBCOMANDANTE MARCO'S SPEECH IN MEXICO CITY. Click.

Middle East Could Erupt In A "Gigantic Fireball", Warns Holbrooke

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Click. A Camera That's Down in the Dump

ARRESTED AGENT HANSSEN'S PARISH -- ST. CATHERINE'S -- A HAVEN FOR POWER. Click. 

KIDS MUST PAY MONEY FOR THEIR ABUSER'S IMPRISONMENT. Click. 

Click. Only in Berkeley! Man suspected of issuing fake parking citations then collecting the fines.

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN FLORIDA'S VOTERGATE. Click. "Let me just show you the contract if I could Mr. Roberts. It says here in the contract that the verification is supposed to be done by DBT. That you paid them $4 million. It could look to others don't you think that you paid $4 million to purchase this election for the Republican party. 95% wrong on the felon list. Mr. Roberts, could you answer the question regarding the contract... Instead, Mr. Roberts called out State troopers. It's interesting here?"

Click. Deepest X-Rays Ever Reveal Universe Teeming With Black Holes

Click. UCSD Researchers Discover Mechanism Of Natural Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

Click. Gene Therapy Success In The Laboratory Buoys Hope For Cancer Treatment And Prevention; Can Simply Swallowing A Gene Actually Treat And Prevent Cancer?

Click. Researchers Identify 170 Genes Involved In Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis

Click. Aspirin And Other Non-Specific Cox Inhibitors May Slow Atherosclerosis

Everyday "spy" devices include fitness monitors that track heart rates and pump out exercise-related advertising, digital music players that track listening habits, low-cost wristwatch and wireless surveillance cameras, as well as location-tracking mobile phones. Click.

Click. Smile, You're On Scan Camera
Face scans are being used at casinos, ATMs, and at the welfare office? Do you know that such technologies aren't 100 percent accurate?


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Click. New Jersey's Teen Matt Drudge

Click. Tale Of The Teeth: Archaeologists Find Unusual Bone Collection In Chinese Cave

As a ruling class, parents have been brought down. They are cringing creatures who walk the streets like prisoners on parole. Click.

Werner Herzog - GREAT film director. Click.

March 13, 2001

Click. SADDAM’S LAST LAUGH The Dollar Could be Headed for Hard Times if OPEC Switches to the Euro.

Senator introduces plan to offer human organs over the net. Click.

IBM has joined Intel's Extreme Ultra Violet consortium to help develop next-generation lithography techniques capable of creating on-chip circuitry less than 0.1 micron in size. Click.

Click. Livermore lab taps first security fellow Officials at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have chosen Jay Davis to become the first National Security Fellow at the lab's Center for Global Security Research.

Click. Parkinson's trial 'worsens symptoms' Clinical trials of an experimental treatment for the degenerative brain condition Parkinson's disease have produced disastrous results.

Click. Gov. Davis Pressed for Answers. News groups demand release of details on $40 million power deals

Blach: Motive in Bombings Was Paranoia, D.A. Says. Suspect's video highlighted by prosecution
A former Fremont man's unsupported belief that police and a local family were corrupt fueled a three-day wave of explosions that rocked the city in 1998, a prosecutor told an Alameda County jury.

Click. New type of camera to allow the police to monitor from a laptop has been developed.

Click. Partner Files Suit in Dog Attack Death A national gay rights group filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of Sharon Smith in the savage dog attack that led to the death of Diane Whipple.

BUSHISMS OF THE DAY

"I suspect that had my dad not been president, he'd be asking the same questions: How'd your meeting go with so-and-so? … How did you feel when you stood up in front of the people for the State of the Union Address—state of the budget address, whatever you call it." Interview with the Washington Post, March 9, 2001.

"I think there is some methodology in my travels." Washington, D.C., March 5, 2001

Click. Some Envision Time When Oil Won't Be King Revolutionaries are at the gate. It may be already too late. The age of oil is coming to an end.

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O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Shapiro has launched a Web site to provide help to people looking to file wills, divorce papers and restraining orders without the aid of a lawyer. Legalzoom.com Click.

Although most of Bush’s Cabinet members are complying with the president’s order to rid themselves of any and all financial conflicts of interest, there may be some holdouts. Click.

Alcoa bought an aluminum refinery from fugitive billionaire Marc Rich while the company was headed by Paul O'Neill, now treasury secretary. Click.

Click. Proposed Addiction Treatment Blocks Environment-Triggered Craving

Click. Seeing Genes Express Themselves Using magnetic resonance imaging, a researcher at Caltech discovers a way to see genes as they're being expressed in animals.

Click. Mars' Volcanoes May Have Melted Ice, Producing Water Necessary For "Life" On Red Planet

Click. Studies Show Powerful Natural Anti-Cancer System Exists

Click. UCSD Research Shows Common Anticoagulant Drug Prevents Spread Of Cancer In Mice

Click. Sonic Hedgehog Shapes The Brain

Click. Genetic Mutation Causes Cardiac Conduction Disease

Click. Second Bacterium Confirmed As Cause Of Tooth Decay, Shows Different Pattern Of Virulence Than S. Mutans

Click. Study Finds Pawpaw A Tasty Fat Substitute In Baked Goods


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HARD LUCK CAT PROVES HE'S TOUGH AS NAILS. Click.

THE REAL ERIN BROCKOVICH. Click.

Click. Animated 3-D Boosts Deaf Education; "Andy" The Avatar Interprets By Signing

Can an anti-aging drug keep you young forever? Click.

March 12, 2001  

Click. Powell losing policy battle to hardliners

Click. With Poetry and Panache, Rebels Reach Mexico City. Tens of thousands greet masked band

Click. Visiting Khatami to Deal For Arms Moscow hopes to secure a number of new arms deals when Iranian President Mohammad Khatami arrives Monday.

Click. The double life of Ahmed Ressam Montreal grocer plotted to bomb Seattle's millennium bash.

Click. US-Sponsored Rebels Fire on US Troops

Click. `CIA'S Bastard Army Ran Riot in Balkans' , Backed Extremists. The CIA encouraged former KLA fighters to launch a rebellion in southern Serbia in an effort to undermine the then Yugoslav President Milosevic.

Click. Sub's Crew Acquiesced to Captain. Errors slipped by, allowing collision

Click. Investigators Trace the Path of Yugoslavia's Looted Gold

Click. U.S. Blunder Triggered Global Germ Bomb Race. America's spies are indirectly responsible for the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons around the world because of a 30-year-old disinformation campaign that backfired.

Click. Secret Human Clone Testing Revealed. In 1999, researchers implanted a cell containing human DNA in a pig. The cloned embryo lived for 32 days before it was terminated.

BUSH'S SPOOKY PICK FOR U.N. AMBASSADOR. Click.

Click. Man Accused of Bombings In Fremont Goes to Trial. Ex-police technician charged with blasts

SLA MYSTERY CASE. Son of Opsahl seeking answers in mother's death

THE OPAL FILE - THE AUSTRALIAN GEMSTONE. Click.

BUSH'S FOREIGN POLICY: THE UNFOLDING DISASTER
Three bad omens: the Balkans, Korea, and the Middle East Click.

UFO's and Nikola Tesla Click.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS DEAD by Robert B. Reich Click.

The gay moment is over. Gay people have moved into the larger world, not just as comic relief, but as power brokers and opinion makers. Click.

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Click. How the Mafiosi get their unjust desserts.

Click. Chilean court dismisses murder charges against Pinochet

Click. Sharing E-mail banned by law in Australia. Forwarding an e-mail without permission from the sender is illegal from today and could result maximum penalties of five years' jail or fines of $60,000.

Click. How Clean is Your Bottled Water?

The growing evidence that psychological impact of childhood abuse can physically alter the brain. Click.

Click. Xated X, for Xtra Insight The 'X Internet' will be a massive upheaval.

DISPOSABLE CREDIT CARD NUMBERS ADDRESS WEB FEARS.  Click.

Click. Tech visionaries look at the next five years

Click. Inside Russia's Hacking Culture The world's greatest hackers and crackers live in Russia.

Click. Turn Paper Into a Functional Phone

Click. Scientists Find Great-Granddaddy Of Enzyme Family

Click. "Promiscuous Prion" Yields Clues To Infection Across Species Barriers

Click. Record Of Ancient Climates Can Be A Map To Riches

Click. The Frozen Zoo: The University Of New Orleans And The New World Of Saving Endangered Species


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Click. SACRED SITES.

Click. Scientist tunes in to music of the plants
Music of the Plants Website: 
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Click. DNA the Way to San Jose? The strands are alive with the sound of the human genome. "The Music of the Human Genome."

Click. Dr. Rock 'n' Roll

March 10, 2001

Click. THE U.S. PREPARES CLOAK AND DAGGER TRADE DEAL The U.S. is preparing to negotiate an international trade deal in Quebec next month that will affect U.S. sovereignty and fundamental governmental protections. So why is it keeping the treaty a secret?

Marc Rich Inquiry Highlights Strange Bedfellows. On Apartheid South Africa, the Financier And His Inquisitors Were on the Same Side 

Click. B athysphere locates stock-option debris

Click. CIA: Many Countries Working Together To Build WMD Arsenals

Click. Ex-Biological Warfare Official: 'It Scares The Living Hell Out Of Me'

Click. Spanish judge aims at assets of Argentine generals

TICO TIMES: In part of the largest crackdown in the history of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), authorities from the U.S. and Costa Rica last Wednesday raided the Santa Ana headquarters of Anderson Ark and Associates — a group the U.S. Justice Department and IRS have identified as a suspected large-scale money laundering and tax-evasion operation based in Costa Rica. http://www.ticotimes.net/business.htm

Click. U.S. considers reducing size of no-fly zone over Iraq The Bush administration is considering a plan to scale back enforcement of the no-fly zones over Iraq, knowledgeable defense officials said. How to pull back, and how far, is under debate.

Click. CIA Studies of the Soviet Union 1951-1991

Click. Contra Aide What W.'s pick for U.N. ambassador did in Honduras.

Click. Napa man, wife face sex charges Each accused with 17 counts of felony lewd acts upon a child under 14.

Click. Uninsured Children About To Be Covered. Santa Clara County pioneers 'Healthy Kids'

Click. Judges OKs Use of DNA In Trial. Antioch man accused in slaying of girl, 5. A Contra Costa judge has ruled that DNA results can be used as evidence in the trial of an Antioch man charged with the 1983 murder of a 5-year-old girl...

Click. Oakland Record Producer Gets Life Term for Drugs
A record producer described by prosecutors as a drug kingpin was convicted yesterday by a federal jury of running a large cocaine operation.

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HIDDEN CLAUSE OF BANKRUPTCY BILL BAILS OUT MILLIONAIRE INVESTORS. Click.

Click. Laundering Probe Puts Banks on Spot. A probe into the whereabouts of Ј3 billion of public money General Abacha is said to have embezzled, has spread across the world's leading financial centers.

A Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Army officer initially charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of children has been indicted by a Cochise County Grand Jury on 20 counts. Click.

Click. Say no to broadband? Nine warning signs that it's not for you.

Click. The Science of the Silver Bullet

Click. SUPPRESSING DISSENT IN SCIENCE.

DISTURBING SEARCH REQUESTS. Click.

Click. Prenatal screening reduces need for amniocentesis Pioneering Canadian hospitals use test to successfully predict most fetal abnormalities.

Click, Russia Relying On Arms-Sales Diplomacy Moscow intent on renewing old alliances with military hardware.


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WINE HELPS PREVENT ULCERS. Click.

Click. The Loyal Opposition CLASS WARFARE It's Back in Fashion.

March 9, 2001

Click. Arafat Asks Iraq To Back Fight Against Israel

Click. Israel Accepts Germany As Its Friend And Ally Close Ties Said to Pain American Jews

Click. US troops 'cross border' to hunt Albanian rebels.

Click. Powell Expands List of Iraqi Targets

Click. Bush Halts Korean Peace Process

Click. Canada Considers Cell Jamming The Great White North is considering the Great Silence Experiment: the legalization of technology that can prevent the use of cell phones in public places.

Click. US Court puts Nazi slave deal in peril.

New evidence suggests that John and Robert Kennedy approved of a bizarre scheme to assassinate Fidel Castro at Ernest Hemingway's Cuban farm. Click

Click. Someone Might Sic Energy Cops on the State

Click. Smut Glut Has Porn Sites Hurting

Click. Freeh's Appeal to Hackers

Click. The case of Julie Hiatt Steele: the human cost of the Kenneth Starr witch-hunt

BUSHISMS OF THE DAY

"I'm also honored to be here with the speaker of the Housejust happens to be from the state of Illinois. I'd like to describe the speaker as a trustworthy man. He's the kind of fellow who says when he gives you his word he means it. Sometimes that doesn't happen all the time in the political process." Chicago, March 6, 2001 


"Ann and I will carry out this equivocal message to the world: Markets must be open." Swearing-in ceremony for Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, Washington, D.C., March 2, 2001

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Click. Mob victim files suit against FBI, mob John McIntyre's family filed a $50 million federal lawsuit today against fugitive crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, alleged mob associates and the FBI.

Click. Mom can't sue AOL over child porn.

Click. UC AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROTEST. Rowdy Rally in Berkeley

Click. Grand Jury to Get Dog Case. Indictments in mauling possible

Italian surgeon prepares for cloning. Click.

Click. E exotic superconducting plastic may lead to superfast computers

Click. The human genome: It slices and dices in ways scientists are only beginning to understand; it makes use of 35,000 genes in ways corn can only dream about. Meanwhile, researchers at an Israeli company say they hold the key to figuring out how genes do their stuff.

Click. Ultra Long Duration Balloon Is "Go" For Second Launch To The Edge Of Space

Click. Physicists Hope To Strike Scientific Gold In The Black Hills Of South Dakota


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Musical genius is genetic, twins study shows. Click.

Prodigies are born not made. Click.

March 8, 2001  

Click. Sharon's Surprise: A Deal With Iraq?

Click. If Cheney Goes: Connie Mack for VP?  

Click. Why the rush to get US Vice President Cheney back on the job?

Click. Condoleezza Rice’s Chevron Service Could Pose Conflicts

Click. Gov. Davis' Right To Stay Mum On Power Contracts Doubted. Attorneys say law favors disclosure

Click. The CIA worked with Pakistan to create Taliban. "I warned them that we were creating a monster," says a leading U.S. expert on South Asia.

Click. Kosovo a Haven for Drug Smugglers. Nearly 40 percent of the heroin that is sold in Europe and N. America comes through Kosovo.

Click. Mitnick: Stomp the Identity Thieves

DENISE RICH, THE HIT SONG WRITER.
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Nippon-loving patriots of Japan's far right. Click.

Click. Brockovich, builders back mold legislation Erin Brockovich says she, her husband and her three children suffered from rashes, coughing and respiratory problems that were eventually diagnosed as severe allergies to mold growing in her home.

OSHA ERGONOMICS REPEAL VOTED IN.  WHAT TO DO IF YOU FACE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AT WORK? Click.

Click. Scorpion is Model for New Military Robot. The Navy is creating tiny solar-powered robots for military reconnaissance.

AMERICAN anti-narcotics agents have discovered an intricate network of tunnels providing traffickers with a cocaine supply route into the United States. Click.

Click. Europe's foot and mouth disease outbreak was foreseeable and preventable

A technological revolution is gathering momentum in La Poste, the French postal service: It's going online, providing internet access to everyone, everywhere, all the time.  Click.

Click. Kosovo a Haven for Drug Smugglers. Nearly 40 percent of the heroin that is sold in Europe and N. America comes through Kosovo.

Click. Euro-Court Outlaws Criticism of EU. The European Union can lawfully suppress political criticism of its institutions and of leading figures.

MARC RICH AND THE ANTI-GOLD MOB by Skolnick. Click.

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Click. Child asylum seekers sold for sex

Click. The Right-Wing Map to Outlawing Abortion 

Guilty Plea in Smuggling of Girls Laikreddy Bali Reddy Landlord gets 5 years in prison Berkeley landlord Lakireddy Bali Reddy pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to smuggling teenage girls from India for sex -- including one as young as 13.

Click. Women and children for sale The globalization of sexual slavery by Martin A. Lee

Click. Good Cop? Bad Cop? Foes call him a killer. Colleagues say he's a hero. Would the real officer please stand up?

HOW NEW YORK COPS CATCH PEDOPHILES ON THE NET. Click.

Click. Smaller, faster computers possible

Click. Roundworms can now live longer because U.S. scientists have managed to manipulate some triggers in its genetic makeup. Maybe someday, those scientists and related species will live longer, too.

Click. Robot Injection Tested on TV

Click. Hubble Spies Huge Clusters Of Stars Formed By Ancient Encounter

Click. Study Confirms Gender Differences In Progression From HIV To AIDS

Click. Mouse Gene Trap Helps Decipher Brain's Wiring Diagram

Click. Weizmann Institute Scientists Block Loss Of Eyesight In Animals With A Glaucoma-Like Disease

Click. Key Enzyme Responsible For Fat Development Discovered

Click. Elimination Of Household Allergens And Pollutants Could Reduce Asthma Nearly 40 Percent


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Click. Machu Picchu 'in danger of collapse' Japanese geologists warn that Peru's historic Inca fortress may be brought down by a landslide.

Click. Astronomy and its discontents A scientist speaks out on the politics of his work.

Los Angeles D.A. says prosecutors were "asleep at the switch" and could have identified the rogue cops earlier. Click.

ITEMS GIVE GLIMPSE INTO HANSSEN'S PRIVATE LIFE. Click.

Narch 7, 2001

Experts say conflict in Colombia threatens all of northern Latin America. Click.

Click. What sort of court would put Henry Kissinger on trial?

Click. Canada won't outlaw terror groups

Click. Senate votes to undo ergonomics rules.

Click. Greedy out-of-state profiteers make easy targets, but the real villains of California's energy debacle are the dim bulbs under the state capitol dome.

OSPREY SCANDAL WIDENS - COMPUTER FILES OF TWO MARINE GENERALS SEIZED. Click.

Navy's lead investigator outlines mistakes leading to sub collision. Click.

Missing Chemical Weapons at Redstone & The Strange Case of the Infamous Hanssen Affair. Click.

Hanssen prosecutor risks spilling secrets. Click.

Click. Response to CIA Data Mining.

The Bush administration has floated the name of Otto Juan Reich for possible nomination as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs. Mr. Reich’s tenure at the Office of Public Diplomacy generated major controversy during the exposure of the Iran-contra scandal and left an extensive document trail. Click.

CABLE SUGGESTS US ROLE IN OPERATION CONDOR. Click.

Click. Argentine Court Voids Immunity For Soldiers. 'Dirty war' officers vulnerable 

Click. FREE ONLINE - A CLASSIC BOOK: The Secret Team by L. Fletcher Prouty.

MICHAEL JACKSON OPENS HIS HEART AT OXFORD LECTURE. Click.

BOY HELD FOR SANTEE SHOOTINGS WAS BULLIED (MENTALLY TORTURED) AT SCHOOL. Click.

"We've seen these kids come from very good homes where they have two loving parents," the FBI's spokesman Caldwell said. "There really is no menu for this." Click.

Click. Money Laundering Double Standard.

Internet millionaire buys Aryan Nations compound. Click.

Click. Ex-CIA chief R. James Woolsey calls Clinton Iraq policy 'feckless' 

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Prosecutor may not require a defendant to waive her rights to see favorable evidence, under Brady v. Maryland, in order to obtain favorable  plea agreement. Click.

Supreme Court turns down challenge to ban on supporting groups considered terrorist. Click.

House bill 1938 establishes felony penalties for any damage, however slight, done by terrorist activities against timber and mining companies, fur farms, recreational, residential, commercial, and industrial development, university research facilities, and animal and biotechnology research laboratories.  Click.

Click. Children could be spared dentists' drill

Click. The last obstacle to make microchips even smaller was the inability to make light out of silicon. Thanks to British scientists, that obstacle is no more.

Click. Duke Researchers Reverse Damage Of Heart Failure With Gene Therapy

Click. A Paradox Helps Explain How Aspirin Works

Yahoo cancels appearance, raising speculation that something's up. Click.

Cannibals to Cows: The Path of a Deadly Disease

WHAT THE RUSSIANS REALLY WANT. Click.


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TRIBES TRY TO TAKE THE "SQUAW" OUT OF AMERICA.
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A Review of PBS television's Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided. Click.

Often judged too prim for detective fiction, P.D. James has dragged the genre kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Click.

March 6, 2001  

Click. Germany Dumping OPEC For Russia The European Union's plans to make Russia its major energy supplier are gradually becoming realty.

Click. China warns Bush over Taiwan Beijing gives the new Bush administration a blunt message as it announces its biggest increase in military spending for more than a decade.

Click. CIA patching ECHELON shortcomings Relax, it's for your own good, and the sake of your children

The Western media is preparing us for yet another terrorist war which NATO will be helpless to prevent although it is training the terrorists. Click.

Bush Nominates Ferguson for Fed, Dam for Treasury.  Click.

Click. FBI roots own systems to find spy's backdoor 

Click. Guilty Pleas by Berkeley Landlord's Relatives. They admit to aiding illegal immigration 

Click. Carole and Francis Carrington got their first look Monday at Cary Anthony Stayner, the confessed murderer accused of killing their daughter, granddaughter and a family friend near Yosemite in 1999.

Europol persecutes anarchists and radicals as "terrorists". Click.

Click. US Weapons Supply Iran, Iraq, China

Click. "I'll Be in Parade", Hillary Tells Gays

Click. Peyser: We're Numb To School-Shooting Madness

Chemically Induced Compliance: The Drugging of Kids and Garbage Science in America.  Over 1,000,000 American school children are given daily doses of amphetamines and amphetamine- like drugs to regulate their behavior. Click

CIA'S ANTI-DRUG MESSAGE FOR KIDS by Marin A. Lee Click.

Click. New Links Tie Pardons To Secret Israeli Deals Rich Seen as Key In a Failed Offer To North Korea.

Click. Mexico's Trucks On Horizon Long-distance haulers are headed into U.S. once Bush opens borders.

COVERING UP THE MARC RICH SCANDAL. Click.

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Tobacco Companies Linked To Criminal Organizations In Lucrative Cigarette Smuggling. Click.

Click. Not All the Grass Is Blue In Kentucky's Hollows. Seized pot worth more than area's legal cash crops

Click. New Quest: Mapping Gene Patents Experts decry the practice of stealth genetic patents -- those which are filed on genes that researchers have located but haven't discovered their function.

Click. Australia Outlaws E-mail forwarding

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that if you track the physical movements of handheld owners you are creating a privacy issue. Click.

JURY NULLIFICATION. Click.

Click. Pacemaker users get digital radio warning Breathtaking technology.

Click. The Genome Gladiators The fight is over. But get ready for another round as the Human Genome Project team tries to stop rival Celera from selling the Book of Life.

Click. Zebrafish Could Become Genetics "Lab Rat" Of Choice

Click. Protein Found Linked To Secret Of Certain Cancer Cell's Immortality

Click. Jefferson Scientists Detail Key Molecular Pathway And Potential Drug Targets Against Cancer, Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Diseases

Click. Mutant Bacteria Next Threat From Russia's Mir

Click. Do vitamins in pills differ from those in food?

Click. More on Pentagon's New "Pain Beam"


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Click. Study finds psychics can commune with the dead  A series of experiments at the University of Arizona has produced evidence that researchers say could indicate that some "mediums" might indeed be able to communicate with the dead.

Click. China to Stop Calling Gayness Mental Disease. Activists hail psychiatrists' reversal In a major reversal of previous policy, psychiatrists in this country of 1.3 billion people have decided to stop classifying homosexuality as a mental illness.

March 5, 2001  

U.S. civilians taking risks in Colombian drug war. companies paid for missions military not allowed to perform. Click. More: Search this site at bottom of this page re: DynCorp. Click. Search this site

SENATOR BYRD APOLOGIZES FOR RACIST REMARKS. Click.

SENATOR BYRD'S BAG OF TRICKS (From Inslaw to Mind control). Click.

Click.  MI5 has uncovered plans by supporters of Osama bin Laden to make London a base for bombing various Western targets.

Holocaust story 'that needs to be told'.  Documentary chronicles transport of 10,000 children to England, escaping Nazi harm. Click. 

Click. Space Command Source Code Stolen? 

A British official at the European Commission was at the center of a bizarre cyber-spying row yesterday after he appeared to suggest that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had unfettered access to the EU's system for dispatching encoded confidential messages all over the world. Click.

Click. CIA using data mining to keep smart  The CIA is using "data mining" technology to find useful nuggets within thousands of documents and broadcasts in different languages. 

The 'Subversion In Contemporary Music' Files Click.  

Click. Girls Get Inside George W.'s Secret Crypt.

Click. Beth Dozoretz, who repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment in the probe of the pardon of financier Marc Rich, had close ties with Ehud and Nava Barak.

MOSCOW TIMES: Where Are the Moles Coming From? Why is it that FBI agent Robert Hanssen and other unveiled spies were able to stay active for so long?

Click. Ciralsky v. CIA et al Complaint alleges discrimination against Jewish employee.

Click. How just is US military justice? The death sub trial will put the military justice system on trial. 

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Click. Applause erupted in a Placer County courtroom Friday when a judge reduced to misdemeanors the felony drug convictions of medical marijuana activist Steve Kubby and dismissed all the remaining marijuana counts against him.

Click. AUSA Threatens 60 Minutes Reporter in Bell Case

Click. P olice defend locals against drug agents UKIAH -- Here in the Emerald Triangle, where marijuana sprouts like mushrooms from the forest floor, Mendocino County's two top cops see themselves as a buffer between drug agents and an often-freewheeling citizenry.

Voice-Over-DSL: The Next Big Thing Old-fashioned phone networks and equipment makers could get a boost from latest developments.

Click. Russia`s New Space Age With the Soviet-era Mir space station to be de-orbited in February, Russia's space program is betting its future on the new International Space Station.

Fat Removal Combined With Laser Treatment Eliminates Undereye Bags And Wrinkles

Two books on the nature of near-death incidents, alien-abduction reports and other 'anomalous events' seek to throw a scientific light on mystical experiences. Click.

Click. IBM software bill frustrates Holocaust payout Big Blue in more Nazi-era controversy.


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ARNIE THE IRON MAN: WE HARDLY KNOW HIM. Click.

Click. Earnings From The Crypt 13 dead celebrities who see the most upside from the far side. 

Click. Salmon threatened by California power crunch The Pacific Northwest's once-mighty salmon, already constricted from their wild, free-flowing habitat by a series of dams, are facing a new threat: California's energy crisis.

March 3, 2001  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? THE FBI AND FEDS WON'T TELL CITIZENS HOW TO PREPARE FOR BIOLOGICAL TERROR ATTACKS! For ‘safety’ reasons, the federal government has decided not to bring the general public into the loop about how to prepare for a likely biological- or chemical-weapon attack. Click.

Three corporate executives will be nominated by the Bush administration to be the secretaries of the Air Force, Army and Navy, The Washington Times reported Saturday. Click.

Click. First pictures of Civil War subs interior released...

Click. GOP Moves to Nullify Ergonomics Regulations

Taliban uses drug money to fund military operations. Click.

Click. The unknown icon The appeal of the Zapatistas, their 'voice' subcomandante Marcos, and their new style of revolution.

Click. Navy probes hacker attack, theft Naval officials are investigating how hackers broke into a computer at a Navy research facility in Washington and stole the source codes to a missile guidance program.

Click. National Security Presidential Directive 1.

Guatemala Coup Rumors Denied.  President Alfonso Portillo Tuesday dismissed rumors of cabinet resignations and an imminent military coup that have been circulating the country since late last week. Click.

RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY ALWAYS ON THE ATTACK. Click.

Click. Jewish view of soul.

JUDGE DENIES BIAS AGAINST "GUILTY MICROSOFT BASTARDS" Click.

Click. Australian convicted of in-flight assaults released to psychiatrist

Click. Germany Offers "Exit' Plan To Steer Neo-Nazis Straight. Programs provide jobs, new identities and protection

Click. The George Pal/Willey Ley/'Von Braun Connection: More "Coded" Foreshadowing of the "Secret" Space Program?

HOPE FOR US DISSIDENTS. Costa Rica during the last 20 years has also become identified as a leading host country for refugees and immigrants fleeing their native countries due to war, natural disasters or lack of economic opportunity. Click.

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READY FOR MINI-NUKES? Click.

Non-Lethal Defense IV Click.

Non-Lethal Weapons: Terms and References Click.

Non-Lethal Weapons Research Project Research Report Click.

Click. Death sub skipper seeks immunity, sub maneuvers surface

Click. Private US Firm Training Both Sides in Balkans

Click. European Union Army May Debut in Presevo

Click. "One puff could cause heart attack"  

NASA researchers are studying insects and birds, and using "smart" materials with uncanny properties to develop new and mind boggling aircraft designs. Click.

WEAR YOUR INTERNET! Click.

UCI: New device may help with vision restoration Click.

Click. If they live online, are they addicts?  I am a 33-year-old housewife and I am an Internet addict. It started harmlessly enough -- a few online games, chat rooms, nothing major. Two years later, I realized I was hooked.

Students Locked Up After Refusing to Watch Channel One. Click.


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Click. Jane Fonda and Harvard University officials announced today she's giving $12.5 million for the creation of the Harvard Center on Gender and Education

Click. Char Davies' 3-D landscapes don't replicate real landscapes. Instead of the hard-edged realism found in most computer graphics, her works draw from nature and could be best described as biological hallucinations. 

March 2, 2001   

Click. COLUMBIA WAR. Companies paid for missions military not allowed to perform.

Bush opts out of Colombia peace talks. President Bush’s refusal to participate in upcoming peace talks with leftist rebels is stirring criticism in Colombia and prompting an examination of the U.S. role in the war-torn country. Click.

House restricts debtors' relief. The bill is viewed as a sweeping overhaul of U.S. bankruptcy. Click.

FBI HUNTS FOR 2ND SPY IN ITS RANKS. Click.

Click. International Cloning Ban Signed. The first international agreement to ban human cloning took effect as five European nations ratified a protocol designed to prevent abuses of the technology.

Click. Slicing the sub Sailor faces 300 years in prison on charges of sabotaging a nuclear submarine. 

IT'S THE REALLY BIG DEBT, STUPID! Click.

Click. SEC in Internet fraud crackdown Investors' money used for lap dancing, gambling and flash cars.

Click. A.M. Rosenthal: Colin Powell's 2nd Iraq Blunder

Click. State Fears Funding Cut Over Census Bureau Ruling. White House expected to OK decision to use raw figures in 2000 count

Click. Soros Moves to Save Telecoms Investment George Soros is moving to salvage what he can from his disastrous $1.875 billion stake in Svyazinvest.

Click. Israel Set To Establish Nuclear Base Arab report says Jewish state to put new subs in Red Sea.

Click. Consequences of a New U.S. Defense Strategy An internal Pentagon review of American defense strategy is likely to call for a dramatic reduction in U.S. troops deployed overseas while increasing the use of technologies that can monitor and strike adversaries from long distances.

Click. Animal Experts Test Dog in Mauling for Signs of Attack Training. Animal Experts Assess Hera For Attack-Training Signs

SONOMA COUNTY: Sex Offenders' Locations Are Posted on Net
The Santa Rosa Police Department posted on the Internet the the general location where sexual offenders live.

Click. Flu epidemics coincide with solar eruptions  Influenza epidemics are more likely to sweep the globe when the sun develops spots and sends its excess energy barrelling toward Earth, according to Canadian researchers.

Click. Is Lead In Your Over-The-Counter Medicine? An environmental group in the East Bay is warning that a popular over-the-counter medication contains high levels of lead, and is dangerous for children.

Click. Clinton pardoned an accused tax cheat, but Poppy Bush set a serial terrorist free

HITCHENS TO KISSINGER: "SUE ME!" Click.

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Click. Canadian Federal officials opening private mail Immigration Canada is inspecting the contents of private mail and storing the information on a computer database. 

Click. University officials ordered to release disciplinary records The Arkansas attorney general ruled that  the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act does not protect students' disciplinary records.

Click. Profiler: Killer is not who he seems The killer of 12-year-old Courtney Sconce is an attractive, well-mannered and sociable young man whom family and friends might never consider capable of such a crime. Read the full text of the profile

Click. Rat genome is next 

Click. Rat Gene: New Sexual Savior? A gene in rats not only appears to produce a defense against STDs, but it may also prove to be a contraceptive. The discovery by Chinese scientists is announced in Science.

Click. Plastic Skin Could Power Airships, Planes.

Click. Fatty Fish Cuts Risk Of Death From Heart Attack In Elderly

Click. Penn Researchers Identify New Cost-Effective Antibiotic Treatment Which Shortens Patient Stays

Click. New Study By Scripps Scientists Sheds Light On Key Step For Origin Of Life

Click. Plant Genome Offers Clues To Longevity -- Arabidopsis Can Survive The Loss Of An Enzyme That Prevents Aging


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FEAR AND FAVOR 2000: HOW POWER SHAPES THE NEWS. Click.

The Confession He confessed his crimes at church, thinking the information could never be used against him in court -- but he didn't know about an exception to the law.
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When the dinosaurs walked the Earth, they would probably have seen amazing colored lights in the night sky. Click.

March 1, 2001

Click. Bin Laden Says USS Cole Sailed Slowly to Its Doom - His Poem

Click. Israel Factor May Bedevil Colin Powell's Iraq Operation

Click. Cabal that targets the U.S.

Click. FBI arrests alleged cell of terror group fund-raisers in LA

Click. D.A.'s office to confiscate Hells Angels' clubhouse  

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AS A TOOL OF WAR. Click.

ISRAEL'S MOFAZ TO U.S.: STOPPING IRAN MUST BE PRIORITY. Click.

When Moscow reformers distanced themselves from him, Fidel Castro plotted with hard-liners to overthrow Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991. Vladimir Putin is returning the favor.
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Click. San Francisco  Priest Cuts Plea Deal in Molestation Case. Charge reduced to misdemeanor, prison avoided

Click. A CASE OF COSMIC DESIRE.

8-YEAR-OLD STRIP SEARCHED AT SCHOOL TO LOOK FOR SIGNS OF CHILD ABUSE. Click.

PROFILING STAGED CRIME SCENES. Click.

Hiding Out By Maer Roshan The closet has finally outlived its usefulness. So why do gay celebrities insist on staying in? And why do journalists guard the door? Click.

WHY WAS THE INVESTIGATION OF CALIFORNIA'S ENERGY SQUEEZE STOPPED?  Click.

SILICON VALLEY OF THE DAMNED. Click.

DAN BURTON'S GLASS HOUSE. Click.

BUSH BACKS COLOMBIA DRUG OFFENSIVE. Click.

SPANISH JUDGE SPEAKS ON NEED FOR INT'L CRIMINAL COURT. Click.

HOW LOW the SPY
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FEDS TO OFFER FBI MOLE SING OR DIE DEAL. The feds are ready to dangle a life-preserver in front of accused FBI mole Robert Hanssen: They won't seek the death penalty if he tells all about his spying. Click.

Hanssen Carried Secrets Between FBI, State Dept. Spy Suspect Had Access for 5 Years. Click.

Click. Guilty until proven innocent

MOSCOW TIMES: WHY CALL IT INTELLIGENCE? Click.

Click. Nailing the Company Spies Defense contractor Raytheon has a military-strength security program called SilentRunner for sale on the commercial market.

Click. Cancer drugs tracked around body

Click. Antibody shows promise on Alzheimer's For the first time, Boston researchers say they saw real improvement after a powerful antibody was applied to brains afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists in Philadelphia have combined pieces of two of the world's deadliest microbes, the Ebola virus and the virus that causes AIDS, to make a hybrid virus they hope will someday cure cystic fibrosis when sprayed into patients' lungs. Click.

Click. Researchers at the company that cloned Dolly the sheep have now turned cow skin cells into heart cells, something researchers once thought only stem cells could do. Could this end the stem cell debate?

Click. Can Superman Get Off The Ventilator And Breathe Normally?


St. Francis in the Desert 
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Click. Silicon V alley residents network but don't connect Survey shows low civic, social involvement

Patty Hearst ordered to spend $100,000. Click.

Click. Computer 'can talk like a baby'

Click. The causes of dyslexia Nature or nurture? Take your pick.

FISH FARMING. Click.