Sunday, May 22, 2005

Edited by Victor A. Cuvo

“Everybody likes to get as much power as circumstances allow, and nobody will vote for a self-denying ordinance.” — Lord Acton





Stores Full Of Death Candy

Karzai takes hard line on U.S. troops

Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
(AP)















President George W. Bush prays during the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast yesterday in Washington DC.
Mary F. Calvert (THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

President Bush, who has never issued a veto, yesterday threatened to veto a bill that would increase public funding for stem-cell research, which requires the destruction of human embryos.


BIGGEST OPEN IN HISTORY

Iran Said to Be Smuggling Nuclear Matter...

(AP) Mexico's President Vicente Fox
Mexico's Fox Defends Comments About Blacks...


An American nightmare: Immigrant's hope for a new life
By Michele McPhee/Special Report Boston Herald
Ana Elizabeth Mendoza traveled home to East Boston every night, safe among friends who followed the same parting ritual: a quick hug and the words ``goodbye until tomorrow.''


Ana Elizabeth Mendoza was found stabbed to death in the foyer of her apartment building on Cottage Street in East Boston. (Herald file)



Judge's past belies present criticisms





Bush Speaks at College Graduation











NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY:

READING, Pa. (AP) - The historic South Reading Market House, destroyed by a weekend fire, wasn't insured, one of the owners said.

Officials are still investigating what caused the fire that gutted the 135-year-old brick structure Saturday night, City Fire Marshal Todd M. Iaeger said.

"It's a huge loss," said John H. Miller Jr., of Reading, who co-owns the property with Lawrence L. Kuzniar Jr., also of Reading. "We certainly wanted to see the building go on and flourish for another 100 years."

Miller and Kuzniar had planned a May 26 auction of the building and contents.

Miller said the ornate brick building, with walls that were six bricks deep and 60-feet high in places, was assessed at $185,000, but in reality, "It's irreplaceable."

"I don't know if $5 million would cover the rebuilding of a structure of that magnitude," he said.

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GREENVILLE, NC
Business, civic leaders look into crystal ball to examine environmental issues on horizon The conclusion is as clear as the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse beacon on a fine winter's night: Business leaders and environmentalists must work together to save North Carolina's environmental future. Daily Reflector

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BRUNSWICK, GA
District Attorney gets assistance After vacationing on Jekyll Island for the past 10 years, David Peterson and his wife Sonja thought it was time to leave the snowy winters of Minnesota. Brunswick News

ROWLETT, TX
Rowlett family wins Mega Millions jackpot A Rowlett man picked up a lump sum payment of $68.2 million on Friday for winning last week's Mega Millions jackpot.

VALDOSTA, GA
Valdosta State probes unauthorized computer access
Valdosta Bank Gets Robbed

COLUMBUS, GA
3 arrested in kidnapping Columbus police arrested three men Thursday evening after police, assisted by five other law enforcement agencies, set up a drop spot for a kidnapped child and arrested the men as they tried to collect an ... Columbus Ledger-Enquire