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NEWSGRIDS - FEBRUARY 2001

February 28, 2001

Accused spy Robert Hanssen's "superuser" computer clearance status gave him almost unlimited access to a broad range of national security secrets, and government officials worry they may have to revamp its counterintelligence system. Click.

Just days after the arrest of a top FBI agent accused of spying for Russia, a U.S. Fulbright scholar arrested in a Russian town on drug charges is fueling further spy claims. Click.

Click. Key Operation Feared Damaged by Spy Suspect Hanssen.

THIRTEEN DAYS: The real story of the Cuban missile crisis. Click.

SHIFTING ALLIANCES: Even NATO may become obsolete one day. Click.

TREACHEROUS SEVERANCE PAY AGREEMENTS. Bargaining away the right to sue. Click.

CHINA'S NEW PURIFYING SOFTWARE.  It keeps "cults, sex and violence" off the Internet in China, a police official said. Click.

CHEMTRAIL CRIMES & COVER UP DOCUMENTED by Clifford E Carnicom Click.

Retrieving 'deleted' data from suspects' computers made easier with forensic computer and software. Click. 

U.S. FEARS OF CHINA'S INFLUENCE EXTEND BEYOND IRAQ. Click.

Bellicose Israeli General Causes Identity Crisis Here. Click.

BUSHISM OF THE DAY
""EDUCATION IS NOT MY TOP PRIORITY" SAID DUBYA TO CONGRESS.  ERRORS IN BUSH'S SPEECH BEFORE CONGRESS.  The deeper meaning.?
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EXPORT-IMPORT BANK: Poster Boy for Corporate Welfare. Click.

When Good Things Happen to Very Bad Billionaires; Controversial Pardon Opens Up Tribal Skirmishes. Click.

Click. Court Faults Microsoft Case Judge. Appeals panel raises question of bias The federal judge who ordered Microsoft Corp. carved in two for antitrust violations -- and who stoked controversy for comparing the software giant to a murderous gang -- received a stunning rebuke.

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WILL DUBYA PARDON POPPY? Click.

Latino magazine probes Bushes' Mexican contacts. Click.

D.A.R.E. TO RETHINK DRUG PREVENTION. How to Blow $700 Million a Year on a Bad Habit. Click.

Click. A US-Russian-Chinese space race may now be inevitable.

Click. Iraqis Outsmarted the US-UK Smart Bombs.  The Iraqis may have used jamming and false signals to confuse the Raytheon joint standoff weapons' global positioning system.

Click. Cartilage from fat Researchers find limitless source of repair cells.

Click. New Analysis Of Meteorite Shows Key Ingredients For Life On Earth May Have Been Delivered By Comets

Click. Galaxy Formation Not Random, Says Astronomer

Click. Scientists Improve Techniques For Identifying Elusive And Highly Valuable Stem Cells At The Genetic Level

Click. Source Of "Ringing Of The Ears" Extends Beyond Hearing Systems

Click. Kids Can Play It Safe. Orthopedic surgeons hope efforts will curb playground injuries. 


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Click. MOM v. MASTER CARD. A coalition of credit card companies and banks are trying to ram a bankruptcy reform bill through Congress that would divert money from child support and alimony payments into their pockets.

February 27, 2001  

Coast Guard units head to Middle East Click.

Click. Inside the mind of a spy

GERMANY: Violence against foreigners increases 40%. Click.

Click. World trade rises in torture weapons

Click. Iraq accuses Bush of sponging off Kuwait

Click. US scientists take aim with fastest gun in West

Click. After investing $143 million over three years, the Army National Guard still has no anti-terrorism teams prepared to cope with nuclear, chemical or biological attacks.

Click. Space-based Laser Successfully Passes Test

Click. New Non-lethal Energy Weapon Heats Skin The Marine Corps has developed a non-lethal weapon that uses directed electromagnetic energy to heat but not permanently burn human skin.

NAVY: WIND CAUSED BOMBS TO GO ASTRAY. Click.

Click. E-Business The rush to move business-to-business transactions to the Net has often been bumpy and the results uneven at best. Take a closer look at where companies have succeeded -- and failed -- in taking their business online.

Click. TAXING STOCK OPTIONS Employees of some high-tech companies have found that they have large tax liabilities for near worthless shares of stock. Is this a problem of the tax code or the stock options model?

Click. KAMENA RECALL SUPPORTERS GATHER NEAR CIVIC CENTER. 

Click.  If the U.S. government prevails in breaking up Microsoft, "We're going to replace one monopoly with another?" That's a question from one of the appeals judges, who blistered attorneys for both sides on Monday. 

DAVID BOIES. Monopoly Game. Click.

SEARCH PROJECT PREPARES TO CHALLENGE GOOGLE. Click.

Click. Finnish Roots

BUSHISM OF THE DAY
"The budget caps were busted, mightily so. And we are reviewing with people like Judd Gregg from New Hampshire and others some budgetary reform measures that will reinstateyou know, possibly reinstate budgetary discipline. But the caps no longerthe caps, I guess they're there. But they didn't mean much. "Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2001

Click. CIA On Campus: New Web Site.

Click. Miami: Connecting Latin America's entrepreneurs The city known for its beaches and nightlife is becoming a Mecca for high tech.

A machine called Z: Under a ring of water in a sealed chamber in the middle of the New Mexico desert lies the heart of a machine that could change the world. Click.

Click. DENISE RICH AND BETH DOZORETZ VISIT WHITE HOUSE NIGHT BEFORE PARDONS

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PRESS BLOWS FLORIDA AGAIN by Robert Parry. In one more rush to judgment, the national news media exaggerates a partial tally by the Miami Herald into another premature call of the 2000 election. Click.

GOP OPENS BATTLE FOR W'S LEGITIMACY. Click.

WEBSITE PICK OF THE DAY: MEDIA WHORES ONLINE Click.

How they lie: journalism and the art of fiction. Those who get their news from headlines and 10-second TV sound bites will soon be taking as gospel the Miami Herald's sneaky headline and inaccurate pronouncement that George W. Bush really won Florida. Click.

Media Reporting Of Miami Herald's Recount Was Inaccurate. Click.

GENE FED TO MICE CONTROLS STOMACH CANCER. Click.

Click Of Worms and Humans.

Click. A company in Massachusetts believes its researchers will enter human trials with pig-to-human organ transplants in three years.

Click. Glowing Microbes Shed Light on Deadly Pathogens.  Bacteria work in groups.

Click. Pills for curing cancer hold painless promise
This is how people always dreamed cancer would be treated by the year 2001. Dennis Sutton got rid of leukemia in 10 weeks by taking some pills every evening after dinner.

Click. Freezing Eggs for Saving Fertility

Click. A team of Nessie hunters hopes to reveal the mystery of Loch Ness as they embark on Operation Cleansweep. But some fear their monster trap will catch everyday creatures. 


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Click. Men as virtual pets The online game that's liberating women.

Though he caught on with the sex and drugs generation of the sixties, Jorge Luis Borges, a Victorian to the core, was the least bohemian of men. Click.

Buddhism is big with baby boomers, who have adopted a version that is small and self-absorbed, a soothing therapy. Click.

February 26, 2001

KISSINGER: HOW HE GOT AWAY WITH IT by Christopher Hitchens Click.

AMERICA CLUSTER BOMBED IRAQ. Click.

Safire: George W. Bush's foreign policy so far has made three mistakes and missed one opportunity. Click.

Click. "Previous to this, I would go on my personal e-mail account at work. Now I never would." Computer forensics investigators stage 'raids' on firms downloading employee hard drives in search of electronic evidence.

Josephine Baker's dancing left little to the imagination, and her notorious horizontal jiggles propelled her to the top of the world. Click.
A LEGAL LANDMARK: RAPE AND SEXUAL ENSLAVEMENT ARE NOW RECOGNIZED AS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Although rape cases have been tried at The Hague in the past, they were then defined as instances of torture. Click.

Letters showed Field Marshall Montgomery as "repressed gay". Click.

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Click. The Clinton pardon hypocrisy and the Bush Teflon shield
Click. Poppy Bush's commutation of a Pakistani drug dealer's sentence raised nary an eyebrow

Holy Homophobia! Who's afraid of the gay Batman? DC Comics, that's who. And they're not about to let the caped crusader out of the closet. Click.

It's 2010, and an ordinary day on an assembly line. A bottle of root beer gets stamped with an innocuous little tag that immediately begins sending messages into cyberspace. The tag radios the soda company's Web site to report the bottle's whereabouts, allowing computers to track the bottle as it moves. Click.

AN END TO ALZHEIMERS. Click. 

Moving mountains is a long way off, but controlling your computer by the power of thought is on the horizon. Click.


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SCHUMANN DID NOT DIE MAD. Click.

February 25, 2001  

Click. WAS THIS SADDAM'S BOMB? On a visit to northern Iraq, Gwynne Roberts stumbled on a trail of compelling evidence that the 'Butcher of Baghdad' has successfully tested a nuclear bomb. Could he really have hoodwinked the West?

ASHCROFT TO NAME INDEPENDENT COUNSEL RE: PARDONGATE. Click.

Click.  Those who thought they knew 56-year-old FBI agent Robert Hanssen well are shocked and mystified by the 15 years of betrayal and lies laid out in clinical detail in a 109-page federal affidavit last week.

REAGAN-BUSH SECURITY BREACHES by Robert Parry Click.

U.S. Charges Pose Paradox of Pious Spy for Godless Foe. Click.

Click. It's The Maxwell Curse

The Marine Corps is preparing to unveil perhaps the biggest breakthrough in weapons technology since the atomic bomb — a nonlethal weapon that fires directed energy at human targets.  Click.

Click. Blair and Bush Plan Internet ID.

HOW RUSSIA RECRUITS ITS SPIES. Click.

The GOP convention in Sacramento was abuzz with talk of two wealthy Republican outsiders who have started to explore a bid for governor next year -- actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles investor William E. Simon Jr. Click.

WHY IRAQ WAS RECENTLY BOMBED by Al Martin Click.

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FACIAL RECOGNITION NOTHING NEW IN CASINOS. Click

Click. A Top Hells Angel Charged With Running Drug Ring

THROWING $10 BILLION DOWN THE EDUCATION RATHOLE. Click.

FREE! 
CLASSIC BOOK TO READY THIS WEEK!  WALL STREET AND THE RISE OF HITLER by Antony C. Sutton. Click.

The U.S. Senate report on "Correspondent Banking and money laundering"(58 pages, pdf format, a good read, no case studies posted yet).  Click.

Click. Nurse Derails Genetic Testing

The one gene-one function picture now lies in tatters. Instead, there's a whole genetic community 'down there' working in different ways - forming various 'architectures' to produce proteins. Click.

TOP WOMEN ON THE WEB. Click.

KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS AREN'T JUST FOR HUMANS ANYMORE. Click.

The company which cloned Dolly the sheep has made a crucial breakthrough in cell technology which offers new hope for sufferers of diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinsonism. Click.


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Click. HEARST'S MEDIEVAL MONASTERY MAY HOUSE MODERN MONKS.  They were chipped from a quarry in Spain 800 years ago, prayed beside for centuries, appropriated by one of America's most voracious collectors and then left for decades in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

February 24, 2001

Click. FBI traitor suspect had mad C skillz A programmer, no less, who hacked the Bureau.

Click. Report That Thurmond's Estranged Wife Wants His Senate Seat

Click. Film will portray wartime Pope as traitor to Holocaust Jews.

RUSSIANS TO LAUNCH SATELLITES FROM PLANE. Click.

BEYOND THE HYDROGEN BOMB. The US and Russia are jointly working on building a pure fusion bomb hundred times more powerful than the hydrogen bombs. Click.

US TROOPS INVOLVED IN COLOMBIAN BATTLE. Click.

Click. National Review columnist calls for genetic cleansing, starting with Chelsea Clinton If the National Review, that icon of the right, ever had any respectability, it is gone with columnist and contributing editor John Derbyshire's veiled call for and justification of killing Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea. Click. "I hate Chelsea Clinton" (not a parody)

Click. Blair Vows to Hit Iraq Hard

Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions, 1 January Through 30 June 2000 Click.

Click. Feds Hunt More Russian Moles

Click. British police discover more child abuse horror on internet.

Click. Ruling Could Mean Billions for Indians: Appeals court says U.S. mishandled fund s for more than a century.

Click. Mormons Uncover Treasure: Bank records offer vital info of ex-slaves

Shocking FBI study: Blacks are more likely to be arrested for hate crimes .African-Americans who thought that hate crime laws would protect them against rampaging white racists are in for a shock: A new FBI study reveals that blacks are proportionally one-and-a-half more likely to be arrested. Click.

BUSHISM'S OF THE WEEK
"President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is reportedly both baffled and incensed that on his first call to the new American president, Mr. Bush addressed him not as Mr. President or Mr. Putin but Ostrich Legs." NY Times, 2/18/01

"I have said that the sanction regime is like Swiss cheesethat meant that they weren't very effective."White House press conference, Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 2001

"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.''—Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001 

WALL STREET JOURNAL 2/22/01: The Bush administration wants to slash government programs providing computers and Internet access to poor and underserved areas, even as the "digital divide" widens, with whites enjoying far greater access to such technology than blacks and Hispanics. The Commerce Department budget proposal for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 will suggest cutting the Technology Opportunities Program, a favorite of the Clinton administration and many leading technology executives, by about 65% to $15 million from the current year's $42.5 million . . . A federal retreat from efforts to encourage Internet use among minorities, the poor and people in rural areas  would be a significant shift of US policy from that of the Clinton administration.

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Click. The state attorney general thinks supporters of a move to oust Marin District Attorney Paula Kamena have legitimate criticisms, but he said the recall effort is an abuse of the system.

Click.  A judge upheld arrest warrant based on DNA; now there's a loophole in the statute of limitations. 

Click.   An Alameda County judge Friday handed a series of victories to prosecutors, allowing them to introduce evidence they say will show Fremont bombing defendant Rodney Blach planned to blow up a Walnut Creek office, and the homes of a San Jose lawyer and a former Fremont resident.

Click. Sara Jane Olson lashes out at prosecution SLA case Staunchly declaring her innocence, a shaken Sara Jane Olson said yesterday she was infuriated by a judge's decision to allow the criminal history of the Symbionese Liberation Army to be included. Click. Olson Outraged as Judge Admits SLA History Into Her Trial

SCIENTISTS MAKE MICE WHICH HAVE HUMAN BRAIN CELLS. Click.

Click. Skin change offers key to cancer

Click. E.T. Molecules Explain a Mass Extinction

Click. New Computer Test Detects Schizophrenia

Click. A team of Japanese physicists reported making a resistance-free electrical conductor from a cheap metallic compound yesterday, opening a new horizon.

Click. Web intelligence agencies allow businesses to keep track of posted rumors in real time and to issue immediate PR responses. Privacy advocates fear such practices will harm free speech.

Click. PPL Therapeutics turns a cow's skin cell into a heart cell. 

Click. Prostate Cancer Gene Found: Newly Identified Susceptibility Gene May Provide The Key To Earlier Diagnosis And Treatment Of Disease

Insulin-dependent diabetics may soon be able to (carefully!) throw away their syringes, in favor of a new aerosol inhaler.  Click.


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Click. How Bears Power-Nap

The betrayal of men. Click.

OLDEST SHIPWRECK FOUND.  Click.

Click. IBM-Nazi Book Author Speaks

Appeals court rejects injunction against artist in Barbie case. Click.

Click. Computers Learn To Talk

HANNIBAL'S HOME. Click.

THE RUSSIAN ELITE WANTS ITS SPIES IN THE U.S. MORE THAN EVER.  Click.

February 22, 2001  

Arafat prepared to flee to Baghdad. Click.

Click. US helicopter pilots are involved in a gunfight with left-wing rebels during anti-drug operations.

Click. UK: Wearing a T-shirt could make you a terrorist.  Anything with a slogan could put you outside the law now.

ONLY ONE-HALF OF HIGH TECH BOMBS HIT TARGETS. Click.

Click. Citing the increasingly lucrative investments that universities hold in outside companies, the dean of Harvard Medical School is calling for new policies and independent scrutiny to prevent bias during research on these same companies' products.

Sex, Drugs and a Career, Too. As Long As Techies Produce, Who Cares What Else They Do? Click.

Click. TO SWISS, MARC RICH IS A KEY TAX PAYER.

Click. HANSSEN'S HIGH TECH TRICKS.

FBI Affidavit on FBI Spy Hanssen. (HTML) Click.

Click. The Osama Bin Laden/Napster Connection

Click. HANSSEN UNMASKED BY RUSSIAN. 

ROBOTIC MUSCLE SUITS. The fish is the first robot to be powered by real muscles and American military chiefs believe that the same technology could be harnessed to enable soldiers to leap tall buildings. Click.

 

BENICIA SCHOOL DISTRICT CLEARED IN MOLESTATION CASE. Click.

SERIOUS GLITCH IN CALIFORNIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION PROGRAM. Click.

Click. It was a full house at San Francisco Superior Court, as the case of a fatal dog mauling took more twists and turns.

Click. US embassy bombing case: conspiracy trial perverts judicial system

Puppy Love for a Robot Move over Rover, Aibo may be taking your place in the family portrait. Busy folks are adopting, and falling for, the lower- maintenance robotic dogs, which are now being studied as companions for the elderly.

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State employees may not sue in federal court to recover money. Click.

Department of Justice Lies. Click.

RICHARD FINLEY CASE. Click.

Click. Why won't Congress and the television news media investigate the relationship between the Bush family and Sun Myung Moon?

GENE DISCOVERY HERALDS ASTHMA CURE. Click.

MERCK TESTS HIV VACCINE. Click.

Click. Genetic Therapies For Aging Will Face Many Challenges

Click. Students Uncover Baffling Martian Boulders

The recipient of the world's first successful larynx transplant not only speaks clearly now -- he lifts his restored voice in a choir. Click.

Click. I nfant receives new liver in 'bloodless' surgery


"The Boyhood of Raleigh" 
John Mallais, 1869-70

History is full of women who were more manly than men. Want to raze a village? Boadicea, a can-do gal, would get the job done in a jiffy. Click.

Everyone wanted to know, how does he do it? H.G. Wells wrote a book a year and seduced a woman a week. Click.

FEBRUARY 21, 2001



RUSSIA'S FBI SPY INSPIRED BY KIM PHILBY. Click.

Click. PDF (Obtain ADOBE free for this) FBI Affidavit on FBI Spy Hanssen.

Click. FBI agent sold surveillance/nuke data to Russia. 

CLOAK AND DAGGER LIVES ON DESPITE DEMISE OF COLD WAR. Click.

Click. The US submarine that sank a Japanese fishing vessel off Hawaii plotted it on sonar more than an hour before hitting it.

Why Secret 1986 U.S.-Iran “Arms for Hostages” Negotiations Failed by George Cave Click.

Click. Interior Secretary Gale Norton said yesterday the Bush administration will not seek to overturn former President Bill Clinton's designations of millions of acres of federal land as national monuments.

REPORTS TIE MARC RICH TO RUSSIAN SPIES. Click.

US CLAIMS CHINESE DEFENSE ROLE AT IRAQ BOMB TARGET SITES. Click.

It's a two-edged sword-- on the one hand, court documents are already public documents and placing them online simply preserves that, but on the other hand, placing them online means that an online search for a person will also reveal their complete court history, possibly violating their privacy. Click.

Click. Triangle Boy is a tiny piece of software that allows web surfers to slip the nets of censors and go where they will. But it could also be a nasty CIA tool for stealth attacks on "hostile" sites.

Stanford and SGI announce new partnership in biomedical supercomputing.
Click.

Passport, please: a global strategy to curb invasive species Click.

Click. Scientist Outlines Unbreakable Code.

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Click. POLICE THERMAL IMAGING DEVICE OUTSIDE HOME, CONDUCTS SEARCH INSIDE HOME.

BUSH TURNS JUDICIARY OVER TO THE FAR RIGHT. Click.

High Court Says Suspects Can Be Barred From Home. Click.

Click. TOTALLY SYNTHETIC VIRUS NEARING REALITY. 

CANCER VACCINE SHOWS PROMISE. Click.

Click. Earth-like planets could be incredibly common, perhaps orbiting half of the 100 billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

PLANTS THAT GROW PLASTIC. Click.

Click. Apple Juice: It Does a Heart Good

Lopez Denies Her Body's Insured for $1 Billion. Click.


"The Boyhood of Raleigh" 
John Mallais, 1869-70

US scientists plan to use new digital imaging technology to "remaster" the lost wisdom of the ancients, including works by Aristotle, Archimedes and Seneca. Click.

Web Civil Weddings Offered in California.  Click.

February 20, 2001   

COMMAND ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE US MILITARY. Click.

MARC RICH: TREASON IS THE REASON.  Click.

BOMBING OF BAGHDAD STAVES OFF FINANCIAL UNCERTAINTY. Click.

Click. MISSILE DEFENSE AND THE MAGINOT LINE

RUSSIA'S SON OF STAR WARS. Click. 

SEC LOOKS CLOSER AT BUFFETT SECRECY. Click.

Click. Brain-Devouring Disease In Blood Supply

Click. New consumer law strips paralegals of title.

Click. A veteran FBI agent is to face charges of spying for Moscow.

RUSSIA PROPOSES EUROPEAN MISSILE SHIELD. Click.

Click. Even as violence by middle-class teenagers becomes a national concern, it is almost impossible to predict who will commit it.

CHARITIES RUN BY THE POLICE FACE TROUBLE IN ORANGE COUNTY.  Click.

In an information society there's a good living to be made as an information broker.  Click.

The Democrats eight years ago cooperated with Republicans in shutting down substantive inquiries that implicated President George H.W. Bush in a variety of geopolitical scandals. Clearing George H.W. Bush in 1993 ironically set the stage both for the Republican scandal-mongering against Clinton and for the restoration of the Bush family dynasty in 2000. Click.

Click. A FEDERAL JURY VERDICT SHOWING SOME SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF MOLESTATIONS IN SCHOOLS! 

Click. U.S. government agencies, including the NSA and the Pentagon, are quietly funding research into steganalysis: the study of detecting hidden messages inserted into MP3 or JPEG files.

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Gore WINS in Florida. Click.

FREE MARKET FOR TRANSPLANT ORGANS.   A Moral Solution to the Organ Shortage. Click. Free Market in Kidneys. Click.

PLEA BARGAINING.  Bring Back Justice. Click.
Victim's Rights and Restitution. Click.

A Washington legal firm has compiled a list of a further 100 American corporations as having traded with the Nazi regime in 1941, just as America entered the Second World War.  Click.

Whatever happened to the "genius babies"? 20 years after its inception, the full story of the Nobel Prize sperm bank has yet to be told -- but Slate is working on it Click.

Click. Rosemary Chang promised herself early on that she would never join one of those touchy-feely support groups for women in science.

Click. Space Probes Find Links to Life

Click. Learning by Infants Isn't Just Baby Talk. 

Click. 'Mad Cow' Risk in U.S. Tiny but Real, Experts Say


"The Boyhood of Raleigh" 
John Mallais, 1869-70

A major collection of art from the Ottoman Empire is beginning a U.S. tour.  Click.

Cyber-shaman draws thousands to his Web. Click.

TITANIC DIRECTOR  WANTS TO FILM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. Click.

February 19, 2001   

Click. George Bush promises a radically new American defense.

Click. OSWALD LeWINTER: Tinker, Tailor, Poet, Spy? He's Played the Part of an Ex-CIA Agent for Years. Now, It's a Convincing Act.

The federal and state prison populations rose more under former President Bill Clinton than under any other president. Click.

DOG MAULING VICTIM'S PARTNER TO TEST WRONGFUL DEATH LAW.  STATE DENIES GAY COUPLES THE RIGHT TO SUE.  Click.

THE KAMIKAZES RISE AGAIN. Click.

AT THE GOOGLE-PLEX.  Click.

NOT MUCH DIVERSITY AT THE FBI. Click.

Click. Friends and critics alike wonder if the BBC's reputation is not just a shadow, albeit an awfully big shadow, of former glories.

TENNIS COACH JAILED IN MOLESTATION CASE OF CALIFORNIA PENINSULA BOYS.  Click.

HAARP TRANSMITTER NOW RUNNING AT FULL POWER ! Can be Easily Heard Around the World on Shortwave Radio. Has Space War Begun? Click.

Click. THE BLACK CROSS. Fate of the Italian anarchists.

CIVILIAN ON SUB LINKED TO MARC RICH. Click.

Francis Collins, president of Celera Genomics, presents the "10 Most Surprising Things About the Human Genome". Click.

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Click. BUSH FOREIGN POLICY IS AGGRESSIVE, UNILATERAL, AND LUDICROUS

Click. JUST ANOTHER "ROUTINE" ILLEGAL ACT OF WAR .

Click. IS BUSH SHALLOW OR DOES HE JUST ACT THAT WAY? 

Click. BUSH SHOULD GIVE SOME TAX AUDIT BREAKS TO THE WORKING POOR 

SELF HEALING MATERIAL DEVELOPED. Click.

CELLS from unborn children that cross into a mother’s bloodstream and stay there for decades after she has given birth may work as an “enemy within”, causing crippling immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Click.

Click. Dante is not just revered as a bygone giant of literature. There has never been so much evidence of his continuing vitality.


"The Boyhood of Raleigh" 
John Mallais, 1869-70

Pooch named Flossie saved the lives of Drew Barrymore and her fiance, Tom Green, yesterday - waking the couple to an intense fire ripping through their $3 million estate. Click.

February 18, 2001  

FBI Files on Roger Clinton Allege He Sought to Peddle Influence With Former President's Administration. Click.

SADDAM AT HIS STRONGEST SINCE GULF WAR. Click.

Click. To make pediatric medicine safer, thousands of children are being used to test drugs originally designed for adults. Tragically, the side effects can sometimes prove deadly.

BID TO MAKE CLONED COPY OF DEAD BABY. Click.

INMATE STOCK INVESTOR MADE $8 MILLION FROM HIS PRISON CELL. Click.

Click.  A goat designed to produce lactose-free milk. UC Davis researchers are developing animals to produce everything from more milk to leaner meat.

AGE 85 IS PROBABLY THE LIMIT. Click.

ARAFAT'S ADMINISTRATION NEAR COLLAPSE. Click.

Click.
Blunn Report on Suicide of Australian Intel Officer.

Click. The mystery of why women are three times more likely to suffer autoimmune diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis may wind up as a tale with many villains.

WHEN STOCK OPTIONS GO BAD.  LOSSES AND A TAX BILL. Click.

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TEXAS OIL MEN AT THE CONTROLS OF THE USS GREENEVILLE. Click.

NAMES OF VISITORS ON BOARD DEATH SUB USS GREENEVILLE. Click.

NAVY ANNOUNCES COURT OF INQUIRY FOR GREENEVILLE COLLISION. Click.

Click. THE DANGER OF BOYS WITH TOYS. 

 

Click. SCIENTIST CALLS FOR UNIVERSAL DNA TESTING. 

GENOME PROBES CURES THAT KILL. Click.

HAND TRANSPLANT LIKELY TO SUCCEED. Click.

Click.  The bacteria that killed a Carmichael teenager last year and two Folsom High School students in the last two months move like an angry swarm through the bloodstream in just hours, laying a path of devastation that even medical experts don't fully understand. 


"The Beguiling of Merlin" 
Edward Burne-Jones, 1874

Click. Despite Jane Swift's political missteps, women are nervously rallying around her as she prepares to be the first US woman to bear twins while serving as governor.

February 16, 2001 

GERMAN CITIES IN FIRE LINE OF ROGUE STATES. Click.

BUSH'S RISKY MID-EAST FOREIGN POLICY. Click.

CHINESE ESPIONAGE WAS A REAGAN-BUSH SCANDAL. Click.

RUSSIAN GANGSTER SEIZED. Click.

MASKED IN BLACK. Click.

AMERICA'S FEUDAL FAMILIES. Click.

FAT CAT WAS ABOARD DEATH SUB. Click. WHO WAS ABOARD DEATH SUB? Click.

WINE MAKER MONDAVI'S NEWEST PARTNER IS MICKEY MOUSE. Click.

ATTORNEY GENERAL IS INVESTIGATING A CALIFORNIA D.A. Click.

KILLER DOG'S OWNER'S HAVE THEIR DOCUMENTS EXPOSED. Click.

ARREST IN ALLEGED FBI BOMB THREAT. Click.

NEW FABRIC TURNS TOUCH INTO TUNES. Click.

THE FIRST HUMAN CLONING ACTIVIST. Click.

EXERCISE AND PAIN CONTROL. Click.

RUSSIA REVIVES SOVIET-STYLE ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT SYSTEM. Click.

A decade ago, Native Americans won the right to recover religious artifacts from museums. Today, those artifacts are toxic, and untouchable. What went wrong?  Click.

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BUSH'S HIT MAN. Click.

IS AN OUNCE OF POT REALLY LEGAL IN 10 STATES? Click.

Click. Mrs. Aldrich Ames Denied Export Privileges.

RUSSIA REVIVES SOVIET-STYLE ANONYMOUS COMPLAINT SYSTEM. Click.

Click. Sleepyheads, Snorers Face Risk Of Stroke

Click. Cell Transplants Offer Hope Of Brain Repair Following Stroke

Click. Georgetown Researchers To Present Evidence Of Biological Cause Of Dyslexia

Click. Scientists Discover "Missing Link" Between Rare Disease And Inherited Forms Of Breast Cancer

Click. Study Ties Gene To Faster Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

COT DEATH GENE CLAIM. Click.


"The Beguiling of Merlin" 
Edward Burne-Jones, 1874

Click. MUSICALS ON THE WEB? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York University are collaborating on an online musical. Actors and musicians will perform together, yet be located in different places.

February 15, 2001     

Click. SADDAM ORGANIZES 6.5 MILLION VOLUNTEER ARMY TO LIBERATE PALESTINE FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN TO THE JORDAN RIVER. 

POSSIBLE EXPLOSION HEARD NEAR RUNWAY USED BY BUSH'S PLANE. Click.

HOW MARC RICH HELPED PLUNDER RUSSIA. Click.

US citizen helped Bin Laden buy a jet. Click.

BUSH WANTS HORSE BREEDER, FARISH, AS ENVOY TO LONDON. Click.

MAULING DOG ORDERED KEPT FOR EVIDENCE PER D.A. HALLINAN'S REQUEST. Click.

Click. Amazon Board Member, In a Fury, Tried to Suppress Lehman Report.

Click. HOW POWER SHAPES THE NEWS.

Click. Transgenic super-trout, genetically engineered in a Vancouver lab to grow 17 times faster than normal, have proved to be no match for the brutes created though hit-and-miss traditional breeding.

MAFIA BOSS OF BOSSES STILL ALIVE. Click.

The Real Thirteen Days. Click.

THE ECSTASY GENERATION. Click.

"Military secrecy is a fiction," said Venezuela's new defense minister,
José Vicente Rangel this week. 
Secrecy is valid "only for the deployment of military forces.  This is basic.  But the old conception of secrecy, which is absolutely anachronistic, has in fact been overcome."  As a result, the  declassification of documents is a done deal ("un asunto resuelto"). Click.

Click. As the Chinese government continues cracking down on the Falun Gong spiritual movement, its non-violent practitioners are fighting back with a dot-com era solution -- highly efficient Internet organizing.

THE BIG THREE RESIST CARS OF THE FUTURE.  Click.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

Click. "Zero tolerance" policies in schools can be unfair, some lawyers argue, because a student found with aspirin in his pocket can get suspended as quickly as one with cocaine or marijuana.

Click. Colorado's proposed "Candace's Law," which would outlaw the "rebirthing" therapy that killed 10-year-old Candace Newmaker, has taken its first step through the state legislature.

Click. How political correctness has corrupted medicine.

Click. Mimicking Biological Systems, Composite Material Heals Itself

Click. Jefferson And Burnham Institute Scientists Find Protein May Predict Long-Term Survival For Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Click. Second Form Of Heart Failure Common Among Elderly

Click. Personality Influences Psychological Adjustment And Recovery From Stroke

BALDNESS CURE? Click.

NETWORK SOLUTIONS SELLS OUT. Click.

TECH STUDS SAY JOBS COME FIRST; FINDING MATE IS NO POINT AND CLICK CINCH. Click.


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THE NEW YORKER IS NOW ONLINE Click as are their cartoons! 

California History Online. Click.

ARCHEOLOGISTS BAFFLED BY TOMBS FOUND IN PERU. GIANTS WERE BURIED ALONG WITH MINIATURES OF THEMSELVES. Click.

February 14, 2001   

The Washington Post reports that, according to the latest recounts in Florida, Bush lost the election. But they present the facts in a roundabout way, to avoid undermining Bush's claim to legitimacy. Click.

DIRTY OLD ARMITAGE IS BACK TO CARRY GENERAL POWELL'S SPEAR AND POPPY'S BLACK BAG INTO THE FUTURE. Click.

Click. Just when you thought the twisted tale of the Pacific Heights dog mauling couldn't get any more twisted, it does -- and this time the turn is decidedly X-rated.

Click. Anti-terrorist official at Livermore's Sandia laboratory monitors arsenals and developing technology to prevent attacks.

"CHILDREN OF GOD" TODAY!

ESCAPING THE FREE LOVE LEGACY. CHILDREN OF GOD HOPES TO OVERCOME SEX IMAGE. Click.

DAUGHTER OF COG'S FAMILY FATHER, BERG, RENOUNCES HIS TEACHING.  Click.

FORMER HIGH-RANKING SANTA CLARA COUNTY COP CONVICTED OF MOLESTING GIRLS. Click.

Once an employer becomes aware of an employee's need for  accommodation, it has a mandatory obligation under the ADA to engage  in a continuing interactive process with the employee to identify and implement appropriate reasonable accommodations. Click.

DE  BEERS CONTROLS THE WORLD. Click.

The notion of a Federally-funded "army" making war on social evils is not new. We've had the war against drugs and the war against poverty, programs which have consumed trillions of dollars in a failed attempt to eradicate poverty and drug use.
Click.

The Drug (Hemp) War Comes to the Reservation. Click.

Click. TOTAL ANONYMITY FOR YOU AND THE CIA.

MISSING NEW YORK MOB BOSS' KIN INFORMING AGAINST THE MOB. Click.

WEALTHY FIGHT ESTATE TAX REPEAL. Click.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

EPA CHIEF NORTON WANTS TO DRILL THE ROCKIES FOR OIL! Click.

ACLU Sues for Disclosure of Protest Zones. Click.

Spain's Pinochet Judge Is Probed. Click.

Click. RAILROAD ENDS GENETIC TESTING OF WORKERS.

SERRA SAYS HE COULDN'T HAVE SAVED KACZYNSKI. Click.

Toxic Utah: A land littered with poisons. Utah has paid high price for U.S. military might. Click.

Click. UCSD Study Reports Vital Brain Cell Connections Restored With Gene Therapy In Aged Monkeys

Click. On Valentine’s Day Don’t Take Someone’s Love, Or That Box Of Chocolates, For Granted

What do you get when you cross a goat with a spider? A lot of spider milk. Click.

Interactivity is the buzzword of the digital age, but who really wants to interact with a hunk of silicon? Affective computing promises technology with a human touch.  Click.

PHOTOS FROM EROS. Unprecedented images from the solar system's most desolate destination. Click.


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ROMEO AND JULIET TODAY. Life for real adolescents in love is no comedy. Click.

MAN OF THE YEAR! Akira Hareruya, Japan's famed "human punching bag."  Click.

CRICHTON MAKES A 40 MILLION DOLLAR MOVE. Click.

February 13, 2001  

Foreign Spies In High Tech Hard To Catch. The spies of Silicon Valley lurk on the end of bugged phone lines, pose as temps and full-time workers, download secret documents, open fake companies, steal laptops, raid networks. The high-tech world of foreign espionage, the way the FBI describes it, makes the Peninsula sound like Cold War Berlin. Click.

IRAQI AIR DEFENSES THREATEN U.S. BRITISH WARPLANES. Click.

MOSCOW TIMES: NEW COLD WAR WARMS UP. Click.

Alamo Alert plans how to thwart work of bioterrorist. Click.

San Jose bomb kills student, 18 Inside. Patrick Hsu's father says a package mailed recently containing a robotic dog is linked to the death of the Santa Barbara freshman. Click.

Feds seize Indianapolis church in unprecedented move. Click.

DIVISIONS START TO APPEAR IN THE BUSH TEAM. Click.

Click.  DRUG INDUSTRY STALKS US CORRIDORS OF POWER AND REACH THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT.

Click.  INHALE, LIE. EXHALE. LIE. Reporters find that in Hollywood, deception is a frustrating fact of everyday life, involving everything from negotiations and job changes to casting, financing and scores from test screenings.

NAPSTER.

Click. File-swapping alternatives to Napster remain

The Napster verdict aside, peer to peer promises to reshape the net.  Click.

X-Degrees wants to Napsterize everything. Click. Calling all lawyers!

26 other sharing protocols available.  Click.

GENOME

NO EASY LINK BETWEEN GENES AND BEHAVIOR. DNA STUDIES DASH QUEST TO PROVE GENE LINKS TO BEHAVIOR. Click.

Gene-sequencing pioneer intrigued by our `fossil record'. Click.

Click. U CSC grad student puts genome browser on the Web

Click. DNA JUNKYARD YIELDING GOLD. Scientists who have long dismissed the bulk of human DNA as useless are changing their tune, now that it looks like all that repetitive stuff may hold the key to human evolution.

PAIN RESEARCH

Research finds glucosamine offers relief to ailing athletes and arthritis sufferers Click.

Click. CIA'S TRICKS FOR KIDS. Web site tells children: don't take drugs. by Martin A. Lee

How's this for a curious 
pairing? Stephen Hsu and his partners at SafeWeb Inc. launch a Web site (www.safeweb.com) offering the utmost in Internet privacy -- and then hook up with the notoriously intrusive Central Intelligence Agency. Click.

Seven men have been jailed for their part in the Wonderland internet pedophile ring. Click. More: Click.

LIFE FOR SATANIC CHILD KILLER. Click.

GROWING UP IN THE HARE KRISHNAS.  Couple have mixed views about upbringing in sect and continuing to keep their faith. Click.

Click. Network of labs promises to shake up quake research

Controlling and shutting down vehicles by remote GPS.  Click.

HUGE NATURAL CRYSTALS FOUND IN CAVE. Click. 

MOBILE MEMORY BREAKTHROUGHS. Click.

MOBILE MEMORY BREAKTHROUGHS. Click.

STOPPING THE PULSE OF LIGHT. Click.

AMAZON.COM REVOLUTION - MICROPAYMENTS. Click.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

U.S. ``supermax'' prisons attract human rights furor. Click.

FBI Angst & the Redstone Arsenal Fraud Saga by Al Martin. Click.

NO NEW TRIAL FOR THE UNABOMBER. Click.

Click. Almost immediately after being rescued from homelessness by a mysterious benefactor, Xiana Fairchild's mother has found herself right back on the streets.

STAYNER TRIAL REPORTERS WON'T FACE BACKGROUND CHECKS. Click.

BUSH'S NEW TRUSTBUSTER WILL TAKE OVER  MICROSOFT CASE. Click.

Click. Research Network Brings Wireless Internet To Native American Reservations

Click. University Of Kentucky Researchers Find Critical Link For Estrogen's Neuroprotective Effects

Click. New Procedure Makes Kidney Transplant An Option For Thousands On Waiting List

Click. Unique Duke Study To Probe How Genetics And Environment Influence Responses To Stress

Click. University Of Illinois At Chicago Expert Tinkers With Evolution To Create Human "Built-To-Last"

Click. University Of Washington Physicists Find That Extra Dimensions Must Be Smaller Than 0.2 Millimeter

Click. New Class of HIV Drugs Spark Much-Needed Hope


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California was an equal opportunity Mecca for women artists in the early part of the last century. Click.

Ancient Egyptian Treasure in the Grand Canyon Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

Saltwater drinking camel might be new species. Click.

BULLYING BOSSES "CAUSE SICKNESS." Click.

February 12, 2001 
TODAY'S NEWSGRID:

Click. February 16, Dubya will be in Mexico with Vicente Fox on his ranch, and on the same day daddy dearest will be on a fishing trip in Venezuela with President Chavez. Click for more.

Click. NTSB OFFICIALS SAYS SUB MAY NOT HAVE USED ACTIVE SONAR.

SOUTH AFRICA TAKES ON DRUG GIANTS. Click.

Click. CIA to Mask Web Moves with SafeBoy.

GOOGLE SAVES DEJA.COM USENET SERVICES AND THE ARCHIVES. Click.

Click. A San Jose student opens a package containing a robotic toy dog; a blast occurs that takes his life.

SCIENTOLOGY DAY:

Click. Third-generation Scientologist grows disillusioned with faith

Click. When Scientology Is Passed Down - Second-generation disciple dedicates his life to the church

Click. Scientology Founder's Family Life Far From What He Preached

Click.
Sad farewell to Xiana Fairchild. More. The image of 7-year-old Xiana Fairchild smiled down at the more than 600 who came to mourn her death, 14 months after family members first reported her disappearance.

Click. Einstein In Need Of Update? Calculations Show The Speed Of Light Might Change

''I don't expect changes overnight,'' Donnelly said, adding that Condoleezza Rice, Bush's national security adviser, assured her last summer the president will enforce the law against gays in the military and oppose gender-integrated training in the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Click.

ARMITAGE. Powell's shady deputy was an Iran-Contra player. Click.

Click. MAD COW DISEASE: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PLAYS DIRTY.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

Click. LOS ANGELES -- The execution-style killing of a writer in tony Benedict Canyon would have been news even if she was not the daughter of a Las Vegas mob figure.

THE EXTORTION OF CALIFORNIA: The wrath of Bush and the Texas power cabal. Click.

Click. MAD COW DISEASE: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PLAYS DIRTY. 

 

WHY YOU CAN'T JUDGE A MAN BY HIS GENES. Click.

COLOR IRRELEVANT SAY GENOME RESEARCHERS. Click.

Click. The two teams of scientists leading research on the human genetic code have abandoned any hope of cooperation.

Click. WHY WAIT FOR EVOLUTION?  If we were built to last, our knees would bend backwards. We would have pointy ears that rotated like radar dishes. We would be short, stout dwarfs.


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SPOUSES FIND PARTNER'S STRESS IS CONTAGIOUS. Click.

HERE'S THE NEW, TECHIE WAY TO THROW YOUR MONEY AWAY. Click.

Click. Study Shows Reduced Fat Intake To Lower Cholesterol Is Safe And Beneficial For Children

February 11, 2001

IBM colluded in the Holocaust by supplying vital technology which allowed the Nazis to kill millions of Jews in the death camps, according to a new book. Click.

CHILDREN TEST NEW MEDICINES DESPITE DOUBTS.  Click.

Click. COURT CRACKS DOWN ON PRISON EMAIL.

Click. Amazon.com promised its workers a whole new work world, but things are beginning to look eerily familiar.

Click. Why Israel replaced a reckless dove with a reckless hawk.

MARC RICH'S RUN-IN WITH ORGANIZED LABOR. Click.

Click. Xiana's Family Members Scatter. Aunt vows to keep looking for killer

Click. Xiana's Mother Homeless No More. Kind stranger gives her a place to stay

Click. Shortly before a court appearance Friday, the man accused of kidnapping an 8-year-old Vallejo girl scuffled with jail guards, reportedly spitting blood in one's eye and prompting a judge to order him to take an HIV blood test.

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is now the main financial supporter and strategic ally of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat...the total value of the aid already amounts to $980 million in just over one-third of a year. Click.

Click. The Mitrokhin Inquiry Report.

Click. Good ideas still get funded but often good ideas came around, and there weren't enough good people to run them.

THE CIA GOVERNMENT IN PERU. Click.

Click. OPERATION CASABLANCA. Investigation of Money Launderers Stopped When It Reached To The Top. 

NEW YORK TIMES COVERING FOR COLOMBIAN DEATH SQUADS? Click.

Click. California's Panic Was Moneymaker for Energy Sellers.

SADDAM'S BOMB MAKER. Click.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

Click. CARMEL -- Members of a displaced American Indian tribe say their ancestors deserve recognition for building and maintaining California's first mission here 230 years ago, but the Roman Catholic Church says the tribe is simply grasping at a way to win federal tribal status.

Read a chapter from Bill Davy's excellent book on Garrison's case against Clay Shaw, Let Justice Be Done. Click.

LAWYER SAYS HE'S BARRED FROM SEEING SUSPECTS IN COLE BOMBING. Click.

VW SIZE SPACE CRAFT TO LAND ON ASTEROID. Click.

Gender Affects the Course of Disease, Researchers Acknowledge. Click.

CHURCH OFFERS SPECIAL HAVEN FOR KOREA'S GAY COMMUNITY.  Click.

THE EARLY DAYS OF THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY. FASCIST TEMPLARS OF THE CORPORATE STATE. Click.

Click. BOTOX. Combine migraine headaches with poisonous bacteria, and you'll get paralyzed muscles and lasting pain relief. It sounds like science fiction, but it's true.


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What was James Angleton's involvement with the Kennedy Assassination? Lisa Pease contends in her two-part article that James Angleton, the infamous spymaster who for twenty-five years headed the CIA's counterintelligence unit, was deeply involved with the Oswald/JFK saga both before and after the assassination of President Kennedy. Read Part I and Part II and decide for yourself whether or not Angleton could have been a high-level conspirator in the plot.

February 10, 2001  

Click. Feds Say Fidel Is Hacker Threat

Cuomo Leaves HUD in Shambles. Click.

FALUN GONG AND THE INTERNET. Click.

DOG OWNERS ACCUSE HALLINAN OF GESTAPO TACTICS AGAINST JEWS BECAUSE SEARCH WARRANT EXECUTED ON THEIR HOUSE. Click.

Click. Powell's Radical Plans for the FCC

PLAN COLUMBIA: GOLDEN RIP-OFF OF AMERICAS BY EUROPE. Click.

WHAT DOES THE CIA HAVE TO DO WITH AIDS? Click. 

Click. MORE SLA! New technology and the prospect of a cooperative Patricia Hearst Shaw are encouraging local and federal officials to take a fresh look at prosecuting a 1970s terrorist group in the death of a woman during a Carmichael bank robbery.

SKOLNICK: LONE NUTS AND HIGH LEVEL VIOLENCE. Click.

FBI GOES BONSAI KITTEN HUNTING. Click.

"NO PARDON FOR MICROSOFT, " SUN CHIEF URGES BUSH. Did he hear something we didn't? Click.  

BIGGEST HARD DRIVE, EVER, EVER, EVER. Click.

BUSHISM OF THE DAY
"It's good to see so many friends here in the Rose Garden. This is our first event in this beautiful spot, and it's appropriate we talk about policy that will affect people's lives in a positive way in such a beautiful, beautiful part of our national—really, our national park system, my guess is you would want to call it." Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 2001.  

Click. History has taught us that to seize political power in a country, one has only to control the army and the police. That was before television. Today everyone knows that a country belongs to those who control communications. However, 99 percent of Americans do not know that those who control our communications also control our vote.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

Efforts to shelve the issue of human rights in Chile have wildly backfired. Click.

Click.  A state panel investigating a Los Angeles County judge who ordered a defendant zapped with 50,000 volts of electricity from a stun belt said Friday it will take no public action against the judge.

COURT UPHOLDS SEIZURE OF FUNDS SENT TO INMATES BY SPOUSES. Click.

BONE GROWTH VIBRATION STIMULATOR. Hope for the elderly and space geeks. Click.

Carnivore now goes by the less beastly moniker of DCS1000. Click.

Click. Gene Map: Help or Hype? 

Click. All the World's a Stage of DNA

BUSH, INC. Click.

RACISM IS BIG BUSINESS. MORRIS DEES, THE HATE CRIME FIGHTER, MAKES MILLIONS. Click.

California races to open power plants. Click.


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Click. The Many Facets of Tourmaline, an exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, features an array of tourmaline gemstones, raw specimens, and jewelry.

WOODY GUTHRIE: FOREVER YOUNG. Click.

LIVERMORE VALLEY TO BECOME THE NEXT WINE COUNTRY?  Click.

February 9, 2001    

Click.  DEADLY VIRUSES MISHANDLED, REPORT FINDS. FEDERAL WEAPONS LABS MAY HAVE ENDANGERED WORKERS, PUBLIC.  Researchers working with lethal bacteria and viruses at several nuclear weapons laboratories lacked adequate controls and coordination, raising concerns about possible safety risks to the public.

SKIN SOLD FOR CHEMICAL RESEARCH. Click.

GO-AHEAD FOR GM INSECT RELEASE. Click.

Is Amazon.com really a cult, led by a founder so charismatic he inspires near-hero worship in employees who slave just to be a part of his historic vision? Click.

SURPRISE! The Junk Market Is Lending, but Banks Aren't. Click.

ROBOTS RULE. Click.

YOU CONTROL CONTESTANTS' REALITY. Click.

MICROSOFT'S WINDOW UNDRESSING. Click.

California's current energy and water shortages may be a sign of things to come. Within the next 50 years, California and other western states will face serious water problems because of an increase in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, say scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Click.

Click. A DISNEY VERSION OF NAPA. New theme park opens with own winery
Designed for the kid in all of us, the Disney organization opened the gates today to its latest innovative leisure time resort, California Adventure.

BUSHISMS OF THE DAY
"We're concerned about AIDS inside our White House—make no mistake about
it." —Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2001 

"I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state."—Question and answer session with the press, Jan. 29, 2001 

"I confirmed to the prime minister that we appreciate our friendship."—After meeting with Prime Minister Jean Chrétien of Canada, Feb. 5, 2001

Click. BACK TO THE SLA. FBI reopens probe in homicide case that's been dormant since 1975. Who'll they charge? No one knows.

Click. CIA on Worldwide Threat 2001.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

MICROSOFT PUTS JUDGE JACKSON ON TRIAL. Click.

Should your children be required to submit 'fingerprints for food' at school? Click.

Longtime Australian Policy: Kidnapping Children From Families. Click.

Click. FBI ends silence on '65 killing.  The FBI said said yesterday that local authorities had been given FBI documents that could have exonerated John Salvati for the 1965 murder of Edward Deegan.

Click. A Crack In The Theory Of Everything? Physicists Announce Possible Violation Of Standard Model Of Particle Physics

Click. Personality Influences The Brain's Responses To Emotional Situations More Than Thought; Extraverts Show More Brain Reactivity To Positive Images Than Introverts

Our genes are doomed. Unless we embrace genetic engineering, we will inevitably become a sickly and frail species. Click.

What makes us human? It may well be a billiard-ball sized area of our brains' frontal lobes. Click.

Bronze Age secrets are the backbone of the 'new' economy Click.


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A neurological condition that mixes up sounds with colours
Click. 'I can see the music'


Click. "Shakespeare v The net

Click. The word is out that John Lennon was an artist.

Jane Fonda: "I'm happier alone than with a man." Click.

February 8, 2001     


Sharon at the Western Wall

THE POLITICAL AND THEOLOGICAL POSITION THAT MOTIVATES SHARON BACKERS. THE GREATEST LIE EVER TOLD ABOUT JERUSALEM. Click.

Click. The Kent State campus police have ordered M-16 rifles. It's "an issue of preparedness." Hmm.

ISLAMIC TRIAL FOR BIN LADEN? Click.

COURT RULES FOR WHISTLEBLOWER. A public employee lacks qualified immunity from suit for allegedly retaliating against subordinates who accused him of illegally using federal money. Click.

WHO OWNS ECSTASY? Click. AGENTS SMASH ECSTASY RING. Click. FEDS TRYING TO SHUT DOWN "YOUTH CULTURE"? Click.

DESTINY LAB LIFTS OFF. Click.

SPACE SEEN AS BATTLEFIELD OF THE FUTURE.  Click.

CONTENT IS NOT KING. Click.

DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN! Click.  The Bush administration has assured Kuwait of U.S. support against threats from Iraq.  Officials said the President George Bush relayed such a message to Kuwaiti Emir Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah on Wednesday. In the message, Bush said his administration will ensure Kuwaiti security amid Iraqi efforts to shatter international sanctions.

Pinochet's defense ruined by leaked documents. Click.

HOW LOW the LAW GOES...

Click. Marin county District Attorney Paula Kamena yesterday came out swinging at the people who have forced her into a May 22 recall election, saying that they perhaps included drug dealers. MORE: Click.

Click. A California appeals court struck down a key portion of a tough new juvenile crime law, Prop 21, ruling that prosecutors should not be able to decide unilaterally whether teens are tried and sentenced as adults.

CALIFORNIA'S ELECTRICITY BROKER A WILY OLD PRO.  Click.

Click. Texas A&M Field School Discoveries May Rewrite History Of Early North American Man

Click. Fighting Breast Cancer At The Molecular Level

Click. Comet Collisions: Only The Strong Survived?

Click. Tiny Robot Parks on Coin 

Shuttle Closes In on Space Station
Indonesia Volcano Threatens to Blow

Click. Explore Mars on Earth at the Arctic Circle.

Click. Asteroid Scout Ready for Touchdown


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Click. Stephen King's half of a million dollars isn't likely to scare anyone, but it's a significant profit.

The gay, innocent Schubert of times past has morphed into a different man -- gay in a newer sense, he drinks too much with his Bohemian friends.  Click.

Nonfiction needs structure as much as fiction. A writer must form narrative or a story's but a jumble of tedious anecdotes. Click.

February 7, 2001    

Rev. Moon Staging Comeback. Click.

RU-486 Registry: Invitation to Terrorism. Click.

Tim LaHaye's "Left Behind" a box office hit. Click.

Report: Bin Laden Uses Web To Plan.  Click.

Halliburton Co., the U.S. oil-services giant until recently headed by Vice President Richard Cheney, has opened an office in Tehran and operated in Iran in possible violation of U.S. sanctions, Thursday's Wall Street Journal reported. Click.

SHARON VISITS WESTERN WALL. Click.

THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF FABRICATED EMBRYOS. Click.

Casino boom sparks tribal infighting. Click.

Sponge weapons will stun suspects
CORONA -- On a gray day last week, Corona police Sgt. Brent Coleman aimed a short-barreled weapon carefully at "Numb John," an oversize humanoid target.

ECONOMY IN DRAIN UNLESS BANKS SPREAD WEALTH. Click.

Click. Neofascist Freedom Party marks one year in power. By Martin A. Lee

ARMIES OF COMPASSION: BUSH'S COMPASSIONATE FASCISM. Click.

EUGENICS BASED STERILIZATIONS ADMITTED BY VIRGINIA. Click.

LOCKERBIE VERDICT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. Click.

LOCKERBIE VERDICT: WHAT THE JUDGES SAID. Click.

HOW LOW the HARD RAIN FALLS...

Click. Collaboration Between Penn Chemist And Secret Service Points The Way To Improved Gathering Of Fingerprints

Click. Lockyer Wants Library of Felon DNA
Expanded genetic fingerprinting could solve many crimes, he says

BIN LADEN: STEGANOGRAPHY MASTER? Click. 

Click. A post that contains a JavaScript could monitor everywhere it's been forwarded.

Click. Muslim extremists are encrypting information used to plan attacks against the U.S. on public websites. 

Click. HIV/AIDS Researcher Announces New Protease Inhibitor; Holds Promise As A Medication With Fewer Side Effects And Once-Daily Dosing

Click. Frozen Human Cells Restore Nerve Conduction In Animal Model; Method May Find Use In Humans

Click. Heat Kills Inoperable Liver Tumors Without Initiating Onslaught Of Harmful Hormones

Click. Grape Seed Extract And Chromium Show Promising Results For Improving Cardiovascular Health

Click. Legumes Found To Contain Starch Carrying A Fiber-Like Punch


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Click. A Christian theme park that re-creates the Holy Land during the biblical era opened Monday in Florida.  An actor in a white caftan welcomed the first guests to the $16 million Holy Land Experience with several blasts from a shofar, or ram's horn. Visitors were greeted by two actors dressed as Roman soldiers in armor, who talked about the history of Herod's Temple. Workers in robes hawked ritual prayer shawls, menorahs and cold drinks from kiosks.

THE LEADER OF CHINA'S FALUN GONG SECT. Click.

February 6, 2001   

STATE ARRANGES TO BUY POWER FOR UTILITIES. HOW PG&E MANAGED TO INSULATE ITS NATIONAL ASSETS. Click.

Click.  Rejuvenated secret service at heart of Russian administration, democrats warn.


U.S. BANKS FUNNEL DIRTY MONEY SAYS SENATE INVESTIGATION. Click.

Click. Superbowl, Biometrics and Privacy.

Click. Pakistan Intelligence Reveals Bhutto Trial Corruption.

Scientology and the Clearwater Police. Click.

CONS DO TANTALIZE. Why do people like Curtis Dean Anderson lead cops on wild goose chases? Guilt, attention, who knows. Click.

FOCUS IN XIANA SLAYING SHIFTS BACK TO SUSPECTS. Click.

"George W. doesn't seem to be getting his usual ample hours of sleep. Though not doing much of substance, he has to be awake much longer than he is used to, and his few unscripted remarks have been often testy." --Chicago Sun Times, 2/6/01. Here's Why Bush Needs to Sleep So Much.

SWISS BANKS PRINT LIST OF WWII ACCOUNTS. Click.

HOW LOW the HARD RAIN FALLS...

Swiss dog lovers protest Saint Bernard stew in China. Click.

Details on the newly discovered email wiretapping. Click.

Click. Site Unseen: Seeing, Mapping, Communicating.

Click. Scientists Suggest Novel Therapy To Limit Tissue Damage Following Stroke

Click. Lehigh Researchers Examine Link Between Abusive Child-Rearing, Overly Aggressive Behavior

Click. University Of California, San Diego Biologists Transform Leaves Into Petals

Click. How the hand affected evolution.


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PLAYWRIGHT KIA CORTHRON UNAFRAID TO ADMIT SHE'S POLITICAL. Click. 

February 5, 2001    

Click. The U-S military is providing specialized non-lethal training to members of the Iraqi opposition.

Click. An audit reveals that a California utility, PG&E,  has been stripped of its valuable assets by its parent company. 

LEGAL ECSTASY IN FIVE YEARS? Click. SCIENTISTS EXPLAIN ECSTASY. Click.

Click. History teacher Jim Rawls shared his extensive knowledge of California history with a team of Disney executives.

POLICE RAID KENT STATE DORM ROOM, CONFISCATE COMPUTER. Click

Click.  JET PROPULSION LAB'S ED STONE LEAVES LEGACY OF DISCOVERY.

Click. Family members of Xiana Fairchild and scores of people who never knew her united in grief Sunday and vowed to work together to solve her murder and protect other children.

HOW the HARD RAIN FALLS...

Click. The Palm Beach Post says that if all the "dimpled" votes had been counted, Al Gore would be 682 votes to the good - greater than President Bush's margin of victory in the state.

NEWSPAPER STUDIES CONFIRM GORE WON FLORIDA VOTE. Click.

BRAIN FINGERPRINTING. Click.

Click. UCSF-Led Study Points To Pivotal, Early Event In Cancer Development

Click. Novel Larynx Organ Preservation Surgery

Click. Researchers Show That The Human Genome Is Helpless In The Face Of Chocolate

DAVOS TOP DOGS' DATA STOLEN. Click.


"Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers"1888 Paul Gauguin

Click. EL MIRAGE DRY LAKE--This is where people from Los Angeles come to do what they can't in front of the neighbors.

February 3, 2001  

Click. As the Texas-based Harken Energy Corporation presses forward with its plans to initiate oil drilling along the Caribbean coast, Costa Rica environmental officials have introduced another regulatory hurdle by questioning a string of legal and technical aspects of the company's environmental impact study.

One of two Libyan agents is convicted of the downing of Pan Am 103, but the question of who ordered the attack remains unanswered  Click.

WHAT A GUY! Muammar Al Gaddafi Click.

ROBERT NOEL, AGENT PROVOCATEUR OR DOG LOVER AND GOOD DAD?

Click.  Standing outside Pelican Bay Prison walls, Robert E. Noel railed at D.A. Hallinan's "witch hunt".  Mom and Pop then visited their baby son, age 38 to discuss the Lassie problem. 

READ ROBERT E. NOEL'S LETTER TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY TERENCE HALLINAN. Click.

Click. TODAY'S PROFILE IN COURAGE.  A Contra Costa judge, Richard Arnason, ruled Friday that a law making it easier to try juveniles as adults violates the state constitution.

TODAY'S PROFILE IN COURAGE. Click. GINSBURG DAMNS HER COURT WITH FAINT PRAISE.

Genetically engineered super-smart mice have turned out to be super-sensitive to pain. So maybe it's not such a good idea to start 'enhancing' humans just yet. Click.

HOW the HARD RAIN FALLS...

The lesson drawn by inside-the-Beltway pundits is always the same: Operate from the center. Click.

No Olive Branch. Now is the time to be passionate, clever, original and urgent. Click.

The Great Florida Recount .  With better machines, better poll workers and more careful voters--Gore would have won. Click.

If we've seen one thing proven in tech in the last five years, it is that no one--especially no one in a position of authority--has yet been able to accurately predict where the Internet is going. Those who saw it as a flash in the pan looked like fools when it took over the wired world, while those who saw it as a techno-utopia that would enlighten (and enrich) the world now hold stock options that are under water. Click.

THE CYBORG: Despite the 'creepy' factor, being kept alive by a machine sure beats being dead. Click.


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THE MUSTARD'S IN BLOOM. Click.

Click. Grandmothers Just Aren't the Same. Can you imagine your grandmother climbing the Himalayas or snorkeling her way through shark-infested coral reefs in Australia? It's hard to imagine, right?

February 2, 2001  

U.S. FUNDS OPPOSITION INSIDE IRAQ.  BUSH MOVES BEYOND CLINTON IN BACKING ANTI-HUSSEIN GROUPS. Click.

Click. Gov. Gray Davis signed a $10 billion power-buying plan Thursday aimed at keeping California's lights on while lawmakers try to fix its deregulation-induced energy crisis.

Click. The phony US energy crisis has deep ties to the Bush Family.

DRUG LORD CLAIMS MONTESINOS LINK. Click.

Read John Ashcroft's Public Financial Disclosure Report [PDF]: Click.

Read the Lockerbie verdict. Click.

IN THE YEAR 2003, A CLONED HUMAN: Click.

Studying why humans get Alzheimer's but chimps don't.  Click.

PREGNANT WOMEN WARNED OFF PAINKILLERS. Click.

WE'RE NOT TALKING LASSIE HERE!  WHAT KIND OF CONNECTIONS DOES ROBERT NOEL HAVE THAT HE CAN TORTURE PEOPLE WITH DOGS TO THE POINT WHERE ONE IS KILLED?  

THE BIOS OF THE ATTORNEYS WHOSE PREFERENCES WERE KILLER DOGS AND AN CONVICT NICKNAMED "CORNFED." Click.

Click. The St. Mary's College coach who was killed by a dog last week told her roommate she had been bitten by the same dog two weeks earlier and showed her the bite mark on her hand.

SOUTH BAY MAULING CASE COULD BE D.A.'S BLUEPRINT. Click.

EARLIER ATTACKS BY DOGS REPORTED AFTER KILLING. Click.

Click. During a memorial Mass that was by turns somber and cheerful, Diane Alexis Whipple was remembered last night as a woman whose "spirit was too large for this world."

LACROSSE COACH WAS "A ROLE MODEL" AND FRIEND. Click.

 
BUSHISMS OF THE SOUL!

"There's no such thing as legacies. At least, there is a legacy, but I'll never see it."—To Catholic leaders at the White House, Jan. 31, 2001.

Click. The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. 

Click. A judge yesterday declared a mistrial in a $5 million defamation case against G. Gordon Liddy, who was sued over his version of what precipitated Watergate.

CALIFORNIAN PATENTS THOUGHT PROCESS.  Guess what? He calls his company "The Brain." Click.

ILLEGAL DRUG ECSTASY SEEN AS A POTENTIAL PROZAC ALTERNATIVE. Click.

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Click.

HOW LOW the PLUNDER
GOES . .
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AS JOHN ''STONEWALL'' Ashcroft marched past the crisped bodies of the Democratic slaughter in the Senate to plant his flag as attorney general, I swear I heard him hum, ''I am now in Dee Cee, hooray! Hooray! In Dee Cee Land, no laws will stand, when I am done in Dee Cee.'' Click.

Click. Clinton Lied and Was Impeached; Ashcroft Committed Perjury and is Attorney General

Click. Will Bush Have to Testify In Texas "Funeralgate" Scandal. Watch for the Supreme Court to Reverse.

Click. Insect-Like Space Structure Previews Our Sun's Death

Click. Biologists Propose New Grouping For Mammals: Key Deletion Offers Evidence For "Afrotheria"

Click. Study Pinpoints Region In Frontal Lobes As "Essence" Of What Makes Us Human

Click. Growing concern about "Mad Cow Disease" in the US

Click. Inhalers for diabetics


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Click. Archaeologist Finds Arizona's Ancient Hohokam Was Complex, Advanced Culture That May Have Reached The West Coast

PENGUINS WOBBLE BUT THEY DON'T FALL DOWN. Click.

Apocalypse now changing the rules. Click.

February 1, 2001

Click.  IS MULLINS NEXT ON THE RECALL HOT SEAT? Medical marijuana advocates seeking to recall the district attorney in Marin County said they will target Sonoma County's top prosecutor if he also keeps pursuing those cases.

Click.  A nationally known Oakland health expert is recovering at ValleyCare Medical Center from a severe arm injury suffered when a neighbor's dog attacked her Saturday in an incident eerily similar to the lethal Friday mauling of a San Francisco woman.

April 30, 2001: US millionaire, Dennis Tito, will be the first tourist in space. Click.

Click. US politician seeks pardon for Billy the Kid.

INVITATION TO TERRORISM: AN NEW ANTI-CHOICE SITE TARGETS RU-486 PROVIDERS. Click.

In war games, it seems that it doesn't matter how well-defended your satellites are if  an enemy buys them all. Click.

Click. SECRET CAMERAS SCANNED CROWD AT SUPER BOWL FOR CRIMINALS.

Click. MARTINEZ, CA - The former coach of a traveling boys' basketball team was indicted this week on charges he molested five of his players over a 2 1/2-year period, and authorities say they suspect there may be more victims.

 
BUSHISMS MARCH ON!

"I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well."—Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2001  

"My pro-life position is I believe there's life. It's not necessarily based in religion. I think there's a life there, therefore the notion of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness."—Quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 23, 2001

"Then I went for a run with the other dog and just walked. And I started thinking about a lot of things. I was able to—I can't remember what it was. Oh, the inaugural speech, started thinking through that."—Pre-inaugural interview with U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 22, 2001 issue.

 

HOW LOW the PLUNDER
GOES . .
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Click. BUSH'S FUNDING OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS IS BAD FOR WOMEN

THE FLORIDA VOTE RECOUNT IS HAPPENING, BUT WILL IT BE TELEVISED? Click.

MONEY FOR RELIGIOUS GROUPS WILL CREATE A GOP POLITICAL MACHINE. Click.

Click. Vegetable M.D. Online.

Click. Scientists Shake Up "Family Tree" Of Green Plants

Click. Study Indicates Special Vaccines Could Prevent Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Click. For The First Time, Scientists Uncover How Breast Cancer Metastasizes


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What's in a name? The question has puzzled thinkers for centuries. Now scientists have an answer: our names reveal the nature of our genes and our biological past. Click.

RACING DOWN SANTA MONICA'S OCEAN AVENUE, WAY BACK WHEN. Click.