Schiavo denied Last Rites
Saying she was only following
court and doctor's orders, an attorney for Michael Schiavo
yesterday would not allow a revered Roman Catholic priest
to administer Holy Communion to brain-disabled Terri Schindler-Schiavo,
who is being slowly starved to death following the judge-ordered
removal of her life-sustaining feeding tube on Wednesday.
Session Called in State Legislature: Speaker of the House,
Johnnie Byrd to introduce "Terri's Bill"
Bill would put an immediate moratorium on all dehydration
and starvation deaths currently pending in Florida.
Greer's e-mail address
Documents: Bush's Grandfather Directed Bank Tied to Man Who
President Bush's grandfather was a director of a bank seized
by the federal government because of its ties to a German
industrialist who helped bankroll Adolf Hitler's rise to power,
government documents show.
Inmate overcrowding hits dangerous level
users, drunken drivers, probation violators and other non-violent
offenders are crowding into understaffed Arizona prisons in
record droves, fueling a dangerous and unprecedented crisis.
tech foundation cracking
may be in danger of losing its bragging rights as having one
of the most educated tech workforces in the nation.
Graffiti Tied To Black H.S. Student
graffiti read: "On October 15 or 17 the school will burn
and there will be no blacks in our schools." Swastikas
were drawn nearby.
interest rates 'to rise soon'
Mr Snow refrained from discussing monetary decisions, which
are left to the Federal Reserve Board, his comments implied
that the Bush Administration was preparing for much higher
rates in the election year ahead
consular ID increasingly accepted
Mexican Consulate has issued some kind of identification to
its nationals in the United States for more than a century.
As the number of Mexican immigrants increased, consular identification
became more widely used by police, state governments and banks
Firms Seek Voter Approval
the wake of concerns raised about security flaws in electronic
voting systems, a lobbying group is strategizing a public
relations and lobbying campaign to help voting companies "repair
short-term damage done by negative reports and media coverage."
shuns Vietnam war claims
US Defence Department says it will not reopen investigations
into alleged Vietnam War atrocities, despite new claims.
Schools Teach Kids 'Untrue Drivel,' Critic Charges
controversial curriculum focusing on "humane education,"
which advocates say includes compassion for animals, awareness
of environmental problems like so-called global warming and
overpopulation as well as non-violence, is expanding into
the U.S. public school system.
figure makers are toying with President Bush
don't know what else to make of the rash of President Bush
toys flooding the market -- everything from bobbleheads to
talking action figures.
Scientist Says FBI Tricked Him
Texas scientist accused of lying to the FBI about destroying
30 vials of bubonic plague bacteria said the agency tricked
him into making a confession so it could close the case.
fear is doing to our freedoms
willingly - and foolishly - are sacrificing their rights in
exchange for safety from terrorism
UN Gun Control for the US
3125 would prohibit U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used
support or promote any United Nations' actions that could
in any way infringe on the Second Amendment.
Done Dirt Cheap
people are appalled that their cell phone will always give
away where they are. That makes it possible to compile a "road
map" of a user's movements. So imagine the outcry when
privacy worriers learn that cell-phone systems can be used
to locate and track a car, boat, or plane -- even if no one
inside is carrying a wireless phone. But outcry or not, the
technology seems certain to be deployed, given its myriad
civilian and military applications.
technology and security concerns are nudging society into
a state of varied and constant surveillance, meaning people
are being watched more than they may realize. Cameras under
black plastic domes survey Publix frozen foods aisles, Wuesthoff
hospital lobbies, the marked-down jeans at Dillard's, the
PlayStation 2 games at Blockbuster, highways, airports, casinos
Irish Police Let Omagh Bomb Through
of victims of Northern Ireland's 1998 Omagh bombing made fresh
demands Sunday for an inquiry into the attack after senior
Irish police were accused of ignoring a warning about the
bomb to protect an informer.
'bin Laden' tape vows suicide attacks
In a new
audiotape, a voice purported to be Osama bin Laden's vowed
there would be suicide attacks "inside and outside"
the United States and threatened countries that were helping
the American occupation of Iraq, including Islamic countries.
Moussaoui not involved
US Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded that Zacarias
Moussaoui, the only person charged in America in connection
with the September 11 attacks, was not involved in the strikes
Mutiny: Corruption Is U.S. Ally's Biggest Enemy
particularly in the military, is turning the Philippines into
a weak link in the U.S.-led alliance against terrorism. At
the heart of the mutineers' grievances are charges that military
officials are selling weapons to their enemies and launching
clandestine bombings to court more U.S. military aid. Current
U.S. military assistance is estimated at $100 million.
ill' bomb expert missing in Thailand
authorities confirmed today that a mentally ill Canadian explosives
expert was missing in Thailand but said they did not believe
he posed a threat to the upcoming APEC summit.
Subs Have Nukes Aimed at Iranian Sites
Harpoon missiles, armed with nuclear warheads, are now aimed
by Israels fleet of Dolphin-class submarines against
Irans nuclear facilities
military ordered to stand alert to repel any Israeli attack
of staff General Hassan Turkmani called again Saturday on
the Syrian military, especially the air force, to stand "ready
to repel" any Israeli attack, the official news agency
Beatifies Mother Teresa Before Huge Crowd
ailing Pope John Paul beatified Mother Teresa before a crowd
of 300,000 on Sunday, calling her an "icon" of charity
and placing her on the fast track to sainthood
'feared car accident plot'
Diana feared the brakes of her car were going to be tampered
with, 10 months before she died in a crash in Paris, her former
butler has claimed. The princess allegedly wrote in a letter
to Paul Burrell: "This phase in my life is the most dangerous".
Diana wrote letter warning "they" were going to
try and kill her in a car crash
Diana claimed there was a plot to kill her in a car crash
in a handwritten letter only 10 months before she died. She
gave it to her butler Paul Burrell with orders that he should
keep it as "insurance" for the future.
Blair eases off after heart scare
prime minister is under doctor's orders to rest for 24 hours
after hospital treatment for an irregular heartbeat.
Torture now routine for Putin's police
the policeman's gas mask was sealed tight around his face,
Denis, 18, lasted 90 seconds before passing out. After a heavy
beating by police fists and batons, Denis had still not confessed
to stealing a car radio from a garage near his home. So two
officers handcuffed his hands behind his back and clamped
the 'elephant mask', as it is called, to his bruised head.
They shut its valves and then waited.
Like NAFTA and GATT? Here's some more of it: Trade representatives
discuss free trading zone
trade representatives from five South American countries met
Friday with business leaders in Atlanta, which wants to be
the headquarters for a Western Hemisphere free trade zone.
workers mount opposition to free trade as jobs move overseas
new anti-free-trade movement is emerging in the United States,
comprising highly skilled workers who once figured they would
be big winners in the globalized economy but now see their
white-collar jobs moving overseas in growing numbers.
of the jungle guides U.S. says Annan
house of man will never be secure while billions live in the
basement, or while a few in the penthouse act as they please,
he said in his remarks over lunch.
Wounded U.S. Troops Held in Squalor
National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers' living conditions
are so substandard, and the medical care so poor, that many
of them believe the Army is trying push them out with reduced
benefits for their ailments.
TO INVESTIGATE TREATMENT OF SICK, WOUNDED TROOPS
will dispatch a team to investigate claims that hundreds of
sick and wounded soldiers, including many who served in the
Iraq war, are languishing -- sometimes for months -- to see
detained in Iraq
AFP photographer and a Reuters cameraman were held in Fallujah
by police who said they were acting on orders from the US
Burger King a GI haven
inside Baghdad International Airport, past a vehicle search,
a body search and four checkpoints, soldiers are lined up
for burgers and fries.
Microchip 'could do away with pills'
new microchip, which is just over a centimetre in length,
could provide a way of delivering exactly the right dose at
exactly the right time, therefore making the drug work as
well as possible.
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