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For Solar Power, Foggy City

For Solar Power, Foggy City Maps Its Bright Spots. An unusual effort is taking place to transform San Francisco into the country’s largest municipal generator of solar power. By Dean E. Murphy. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]

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Repaired Endeavour Takes Off With

Repaired Endeavour Takes Off With New Crew for Space Station. Space shuttle Endeavour streaked into orbit Saturday night carrying a new crew and a 14-ton frame for the International Space Station. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]

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War: What (Stocks) Is It

War: What (Stocks) Is It Good For?. Many market strategists say there is a good chance that the stock market will rally if hostilities with Iraq begin and if the United States prevails quickly. By Donna Rosato. [New York Times: Business]


SHOULD I REPEAT THIS HEADLINE?

“Many market strategists say there is a good chance that the stock market will rally if hostilities with Iraq begin and if the United States prevails quickly.”

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Canada to U.S.: Mind your

Canada to U.S.: Mind your business. Don’t tell us how to run our military, defence minister admonishes U.S. president. Second Canadian official calls Bush’a moron’ for pushing Iraq onto NATO agenda

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Quick, what two countries have

Quick, what two countries have had a longstanding conflict over the region of Kashmir? Thirty-six percent of the young Americans who answered that question in National Geographic?s recent geography survey got it right. How would you do?


National Geographic commissioned the Roper survey to test the geographic knowledge of 18- to 24-year-olds in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Great Britain, and the United States.


So who is fighting over Kashmir? To find out, and to see how you stack up against young Americans …

http://geosurvey.nationalgeographic.com/geosurvey/index.html

*** This is a really fascinating survey!

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Mercury News | 11/20/2002 |

Mercury News | 11/20/2002 | Massive database dragnet explored

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NRDC Press Archive: Bush Weakening

NRDC Press Archive: Bush Weakening of Clean Air Act Threatens Public Health, Says NRDC

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In the Name of Security,

In the Name of Security, Privacy for Me, Not Thee. Public opposition to greater government surveillance has been muted, even as many continue to voice concerns about the commercial use of personal data. By Adam Liptak. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]

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Stability of Africa Is Threatened

Stability of Africa Is Threatened as AIDS Infects Armies. AIDS is spreading rapidly in an institution that is central to the stability of many African nations: the military. By Henri E. Cauvin. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]

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BBC NEWS | Health |

BBC NEWS | Health | Satellite guidance helps the blind It could also be really useful to keep tabs on people. BIG BROTHER is watching.