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HARD NEWS 18/03/03 - The Empire Strikes

The Empire Strikes |Mar 18, 2003 11:18

Russell Brown's Hard News

When United Nations inspectors left Iraq in 1998 , they did so because Saddam's regime was not co-operating on access to certain sites, including presidential palaces, and because of the fear of consequent US and British airstrikes.

This week, the inspectors will leave, even though they have unfettered working access to the palaces and other sites, because Iraq will soon be subject to an unprecedented military assault from US and British forces...,


Tzaruch shemirah! Hasof bah! |Mar 17, 2003 13:58

Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

A few weeks ago I covered the strange goings-on at Coogee. The apparition of Mary in the form of a wooden fence, the faithful flocking and swooning... Since then, you may have heard, the fence was vandalised and the council is now trying to rebuild it in a way that maintains the miracle appearance of Mary in the mid-afternoon sun...,


There aren't enough hours in the day |Mar 15, 2003 11:52

Debra Daley's astral plane

This is how it has been: get up at 5.20 am to practise ashtanga. A teacher called Dena Kingsberg came from Byron Bay to take the Mysore class over the last week. Periodically, with ashtanga, as you work deeper into your body, old negative emotions surface. It can be a distressing experience while you are going through it, even though you know that you will feel better later because this stuff has been dislodged. I ...,


Keep on riding |Mar 14, 2003 21:23

Now playing in the Muse Lounge

Prime TV's Monster Garage (Friday nights) is pretty good. It's promoted like an overdone American version of Scrapheap Challenge but it's a whole new beast. The show's mainstay is California custom bike builder Jesse James who despite being a bit of a prick, definitely knows his stuff. James is hugely respected in the US and doesn't waste time with people he dislikes: he refuses to customise a bike for Fred Durst ...,


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