The energy man
"I felt something like a magnetic field around me"
Written and photographed by Siamak Namazi
May 7, 1999
He proceeded to move his arms around my face and head, his hands flying
by fast and close, but never touching. I am not sure how to report the
feeling. What I can say is that I felt something! As his hands passed me,
I felt something like a magnetic field around me. Nothing so strong as
to be vivid, but definitely unmistakable. After all, if the man could bend
a spoon with his mental powers he could surely make me feel something on
my skin. No, I don't think I was imagining it ... GO
Bahai Iranian appointed by Clinton to religious freedom
May 6, 1999, (White House) -- The President announced today his intent
to appoint Laila Al-Marayati, Firuz Kazemzadeh and Charles Z. Smith as
members of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Dr. Firuz Kazemzadeh, of Alta Loma, California, is Secretary for External
Affairs of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United
States ... FULL
My name is Capt. Sourna A. Daneshvar. I am an Iranian American and an
infantry officer in the US Marine Corps. Do you know of other Iranian-Americans
in the US military? Just curious?
* This is who we are
Pedram Aleshi writes:
In response to your
letter (Babak Banaei)... Many people would agree that Islamic views
are not all that you should see in Iranian culture. As much influence that
Islam had in Iranian culture, I am surprised that you expect not too see
any influence exerted on our culture by living in the U.S. This is who
we are and the way we live here in the U.S. and this is reality. "Iran"
and being "Irani" are not some small static definitions in a
box. Culture is what we make of it. Culture is not a predetermined entity
* Daylight robbery
Abbas Atrvash writes: Mr. Tehranian's
story was really amazing ["Turkish
coffee is good. But not that good"]. I have also been cheated,
on a few occasions and in different cities including Istanbul ... This
is what we call daylight robbery. If Visa did not have such a vast and
obvious monopoly in the credit card business, many people, including myself,
would have returned the cards over this incident ... FULL
* Seeking mother
Arghavan Sadeghpour writes:
I commend Mr. Cyrus Rafaat's courage for his article on relationships ["Real
Iranian girls?"]. Most people are probably not willing to openly
show what asses they are ... It sounds to me like Mr. Rafaat is seeking
not a wife, but a mother, and therefore cannot accept an Iranian-American
woman who would be so different than his mother ... FULL
* Rights: In defense of Abbas Amir-Entezam,
"In Defense of Abbas Amir-Entezam and in Protest to the Violations
of Human Rights in Iran" ... Sponsored by: "The Committee for
Freedom of Thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California)".
University of California, Berkeley, May 8th ... DETAILS
Book of the Week
The Greco-Persian Wars
By Peter Xerxes at Salamis Green
The long and bitter struggle between the great Persian empire and the
fledgling Greek states reached its high point with the extraordinary Greek
victory at Salamis in 480 B.C. The astonishing sea battle banished forever
the specter of Persian invasion and occupation. In this account, Green
brilliantly retells this historic moment, evoking the whole dramatic sweep
of events that the Persian offensive set into motion. 15 illustrations.
12 maps ... GO TO BOOK
Copyright © Abadan Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved.
May not be duplicated or distributed in any form
Quake kills 26 in Iran, destroys 800 homes
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit southern Iran
Friday, killing at least 26 people and destroying 800 houses in dozens of
villages, Iranian state media reported. The quake measuring 6.5 on the Richter
scale also injured at least 100 people when it struck a mountainous area
30 miles southwest of Shiraz, the main city in Fars province, in the early
hours of the morning, state television said ... FULL TEXT
Judiciary chief calls for stricter controls
on the press
May 7 (AFP) - Iran's judiciary chief Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi called Friday
for stricter controls on the press and literary works in the Islamic republic,
saying they must abide by "moral values." ... FULL TEXT
OPEC basket price down by 14 cents
may 6, irna -- the price of the opec basket of seven crudes increased by
12 cents and stood at dlrs 16.57 a barrel wednsday. this was down from dlrs
16.71 tuesday according to opec secretariat calculations released here on
thursday ... FULL TEXT
What's the problem with reading?
(Hamshahri) -- Books in Iran rarely have a circulation of more than 5000.
That's unacceptale for a country of more than 60 million ... FULL IMAGE
TEXT IN PERSIAN
"Omid": Getting serious
(Hamshahri) -- The national under-21 soccer team, "Omid", has
to take things more seriously. The 2000 Olympics is just a year away ...
FULL IMAGE TEXT IN PERSIAN
Updated May 7
dollar now offered at 800-814 tomans in the U.S. and 816 tomans in Iran
Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777
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* Rahm kon * Khaakestari * Borj * Gozashteh