The Iranian Times

Friday, January 7, 2000 /Dey 17, 1378, No. 881

Iran v USA

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Flower delivery in Iran

Iranian books


The Iranian of the century

36 other notables
Internet survey

January 7, 2000
The Iranian

From Abdbul-Baha to Googoosh to Khodadad Azizi to ... The following (in alphabetical order) are all other Iranians nominated by our readers as the Iranian of the century. All received less than one percent of the vote, but none can be ignored for their impact on Iran and Iranians in the 20th century -- even individuals we may never have heard of >>> GO TO FEATURE

* Also the top five

1 - Mohammad Mossadegh
2 - Ayatollah Khomeini
3 - Reza Shah
4 - Mohammad Khatami
5 - Mohammad Reza Shah


    Anoush Khazeni

    The Iranian
    January 7, 2000

    Anoush Khazeni is a fanatic Beatles fan and you can see that the Fab Four have definitely had an impact on his music. Anoush, who lives in San Francisco's Bay Area, has recorded some catchy tunes in his home studio and offered them on the MP3 site under the name "Chordaholic".

    "I've been a music fan all my life," Anoush says, "and ever since I picked up the guitar as a teenager, I've hardly been able to put it down. I literally became a 'chordaholic' .. : - )" >>> LISTEN HERE


The City of Berkeley and Oakland Declare
Welcome Proclamation for Iran's National Soccer Team

Press Releas
The Persian Center
Berkeley, California

Iran's National Soccer Team, visiting the United States for a series of friendship games will receive formal welcome proclamations from the City of Berkeley and the City of Oakland on Saturday, January 8th, 2000. Representatives from the offices of Berkeley Mayor, Shirley Dean and Oakland Mayor, Jerry Brown will attend a Saturday Brunch at Persian Center in Berkeley, California on Saturday, January 8 >>> FULL TEXT



Jennifer Diglaw writes to The Iranian:

Iranian father/American mother want to adopt child from Iran. Any suggestions?

More Letters

* Really really mad

NS writes: I just read that Iranians have chosen Khomeini for the second Iranian of the century. I cannot believe it... I am really really upset right now. I am mad at those Iranians who are living abroad and having the best fun and do everything they want to do and then they claim that they love Khomeini. Why do they live abroad if they love Khomeini? They have to go back to Iran and live in that country that he has made for Persia ...

People of Iran deserve what they get. They do not deserve a leader who does everything for his country. They do not deserve a leader who is proud of being an Iranian. They deserve poverty, high prices, boring lives, many mollas, no joy, tears, and graves. They deserve to sit there and whatch the development in the Arab countries. They deserve to move to other countries and be called primitive, fundamentalist and terrorist >>> FULL TEXT

* Meaningless

Peyman Milanfar writes: Regardng your survey of the iranian of the century, you note that the survey was mailed to 16,600 people, of which 363 replied. Please note that your response rate is so low (about 2 percent) that your results are quite likely statistically meaningless and hence of little interest.

Since your surveying technique as I understand it does not make a random sample anyway, you are better off simply making an editorial decision as to the "person of the ...." in your future issues, and then invite people to send in their reactions and their own choices. Major publications like Time magazine have obviously already tuned in to this idea.

* Not 2000 yet

Saeid Mahmoudi writes in response to the Iranian of the century >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

* Book: Partow Nooriala's book signing, Los Angeles

Partow Nooriala, Iranian poet and literary critic will sign her latest book entitled "Art & Awareness" (a Collection of Essays & Literary Critiques) on Sunday, January 9, 2000 at 3:00 p.m. at Kolbe Ketab Bookstore (1518 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024) Tel: (888) 220-0022


Books of the Week

* Saaniyeh-yeh aakhar (1999)
Y2K issues in Iran
By Dr. Ali Parandeh

* Barandeh-haa ham baazandeh-and (1999)
A memoir by a former mayor of Tehran, with photos
By Ahmad Nafisi

* Jazireh sargardaani (2nd edition, 1998)
By Simin Daneshvar

* Mumia va assal (1996)
By Shahriar Mandanipour

* Mehr-e giaah (1998)
ByAmir Hassan Cheheltan

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Through the olive trees

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Iran soccer team visits U.S.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sprinting and passing, dodging and diving, the Iranian soccer players scrimmaged on the field. Nearby, a huge red billboard extolled ``Bud, King of Beers'' - a potent symbol of the American lifestyle condemned by Iran's ayatollahs. Farshid Asad held a simpler sign, a handmade cardboard placard proclaiming ``Welcome to U.S.A.'' and featuring green and white Iranian flags. For Asad, the visit of his nation's team was a reason for optimism >>> FULL TEXT

Conservatives accuse reformers

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A powerful Iranian hard-line council has accused reformists of seeking to create tension ahead of key parliamentary polls next month, Iranian radio reported Thursday >>> FULL TEXT

Hardliners demand cancellation of minister's landmark London visit

TEHRAN, Jan 7 (AFP) - Several hundred hardline students demonstrated in central Tehran Friday to demand that Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi cancel a landmark visit to Britain next week because of an "insulting" article in the London Times >>> FULL TEXT

Ethnic Azeris say 17 injured in Iran demonstration

BAKU, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Azerbaijan-based group representing ethnic Azeris from Iran said 17 people were injured when police broke up demonstrations in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz on Friday >>> FULL TEXT

Iranian man in the US gets life for deadly fire that killed wife and six children

PASADENA, California, Jan 6 (AFP) - An Iranian immigrant who killed his wife and six children by setting fire to the family's apartment nearly four years ago was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole >>> FULL TEXT

Khamenei pardons more than 1,000 prisoners

TEHRAN Jan 7 (AFP) - Iran's supreme guide, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has decided to pardon 1,026 prisoners to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state radio said Friday >>> FULL TEXT

Russia close to three billion dollar aviation deal with Iran

MOSCOW, Jan 6 (AFP) - Russia is preparing to sign a three billion dollar deal with Iran to provide Tupolev 334 planes, Sergei Ivanov, secretary of Russia's Security Council, announced Thursday >>> FULL TEXT

Women in films

Tehran (Iran daily) - More detail: Women have not found their rightful place in Iranian cinam, says Fereshteh Taerpour, a member of the International Youth Films Organization >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

State TV

Tehran (Mosharekat) - Iranian state TV has a problem with showing ads for films that have popular appeal. A commentary >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


Tehran (Hamshahri) - "Dar faraagh-e Farhad" is a complicated play. A provincial woman, who is a college graduate, is getting ready to leave the country >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Mexico is tough

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) - Detailed analysis of the Mexican national team -- Iran's first opponent in the U.S. The match will be played in Oakland this Sunday (pdf file) >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) - Hadi Tabatabaie, Iran's starting goalie, feels the result of the friendly matches in the U.S. will largely depend on his performance >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

U.S. wrestlers

Tehran (Iran Varzeshi) - U.S. wrestling team will arrive in Tehran January 16 >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN


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People of the century

The Iranians of the century are those women and men who dedicated their mind, soul, and life to make a better Iran for all of us, and left no name behind for us to commemorate them.

-- Dariush Asfari
The Iranian
January 7, 2000

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