The Iranian Times

Friday, March 24, 2000 / Farvardin 5, 1379, No. 945

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Delband o Delavar
Going back in time to pick a poetic name

March 24, 2000
The Iranian

Her voice shaking with joy, my friend shared her happiness with me. After eight long years waiting to become a grandma, she had just learned that her daughter was expecting ...

We talked for a while, sharing experiences about being a mom for the first time, enjoying our children, and things we wished we had done! She then asked if I could give her some ideas about names. Her daughter was looking for a bi-cultural name that was not too common, such as Sara, Layla or Mona. >>> GO TO FEATURE

Politics :-)

"Left" and "right" in Iranian politics

By Mohandes
March 24, 2000
The Iranian

Usually right-wingers are pro-American and left-wingers are against foreign investments. In Iran, it's the opposite (in Persian) >>> GO TO FEATURE


Conspiracy at Desert One
A novel

By Bernace Charles
The Iranian

Chapter Forty-Three >>> GO TO FEATURE


Net is a vital weapon for free speech
The Internet is the most important communications breakthrough of our time.

By Derek Moscato
The Vancouver Sun
March 23, 2000

Life is easy in the new world, as evidenced by how most folks here spend their time online. Ask your average Vancouverite what he or she is tuning into on the Web these days, and chances are the answer you'll get will revolve around the gratuitous: stocks, sex, sports and soap opera updates. Perhaps some online gaming or a software download.

Chances are you won't hear of a battle against government censorship, or a search for family and friends lost in one of the wars being waged around the globe. But don't be fooled >>> FULL TEXT



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Thanks to Ali Nikseresht

More Letters

* Satan incarnate

Nariman N. writes: Oh please. You are either blind or unwilling to accept reality here ["Can't just fake it"]. It t is true that we don't know Mr. Kasra's wife's side of this story, if there even is one, but it does not take a psychiatrist to realize that some of these Iranian women -- mainly those that just come over from Iran, are Satan incarnates running around.

It is an undeniable fact that many of these Iranian women change DRASTICALLY once they reach American soil, DRASTICALLY. All of a sudden they have all this freedom and they don't know what to do with it. This often times leads to very unacceptable behavior on their part, and eventually leads to the marriage falling apart.

I have seen it personally TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I don't doubt for a second that what Mr. Kasra says is true ["She changed overnight"]. Because his story is nothing new. There are thousands of Iranian women just like his ex-wife out there. In my opinion, they deserve nothing more than to be sent back to Iran where they belong.

* Tired of not getting along

L. Brown writes: I am tired of our countries -- the U.S. and Iran -- not getting along. I was very pleased to hear that maybe open trade of Iranian products in the U.S. can occur ["Ball in Iran's court"].

I do not know much about Iran and it's people. Only what I hear on the news on TV . It's time for the blocked doors of both counties to open. I am interested in learning and knowing the people, culture, art, living views of the people.

I would buy Iranian products if they are good products to have in my home. I hope we can start trading and talking. It will not hurt our countries' individuality.

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Books & Music from Iran

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Beirut hostage awarded millions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former hostage Terry Anderson was awarded $341 million from Iran on Friday by a federal judge who said his treatment during his nearly seven years of captivity in Beirut was ``savage and cruel by any civilized standards.'' U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered Iran to pay $24.5 million to Anderson, $10 million to his wife, Madeleine Bassil, and $6.7 million to their daughter, Sulome. The judge also ordered the Iranian Ministry of Information and Security to pay the three $300 million in punitive damages.>>> FULL TEXT

U.S.: Iraq helps Iran opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iraq has spent tens of millions of dollars building a military base for an Iranian opposition group linked by U.S. officials to terror activities around the world, the State Department said Friday. Spokesman James P. Rubin said the Iraqi activity demonstrates that President Saddam Hussein, whose country remains under international sanctions, is choosing not to use scarce resources to benefit Iraqis but rather to sponsor terrorism >>> FULL TEXT

Saddam 'winning propaganda war'

March 24, (BBC) -- The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that the international community is in danger of losing the propaganda war with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein over who is responsible for the suffering of the Iraqi people >>> FULL TEXT

NYMEX crude ends higher as uncertainties cloud OPEC meeting

NEW YORK, March 24 (Reuters) - Crude oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) settled sharply higher Friday amid uncertainties clouding a critical output-policy meeting of OPEC on Monday, traders said. Short-covering ahead of the Vienna meeting of the cartel's oil ministers kept the front month May crude just below $28 a barrel near the close before settling at $28.02, a gain of 71 cents on the day.>>> FULL TEXT

Noruz thoughts: 1

Tehran (Iran Javan) - Film director Pouran Derakhshandeh >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Noruz thoughts: 2

Tehran (Iran Javan) - Actor Azita Hajian >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Noruz thoughts: 3

Tehran (Iran Javan) - Actor/Director Reza Karam Rezaie >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Iran requests match with Egypt

Iran Sports Press - The Egyptian Football Federation said on Thursday that it had received a telegraph from the Iranian Football Federation requesting that dates be finalized for the meeting of the two countries in the Afro-Asian Cup finals >>> FULL TEXT

Minavand's assist puts Sturm Graz ahead

Iran Sports Press - Two goals by Austrian national team captain Ivica Vastic and one by Hannes Reinmayr, which was assisted by Mehrdad Minavand, brought Sturm Graz in second position of the Austrian Bundesliga, one place above Rapid Vienna, who will only need a draw against LASK tomorrow, to get back on the second position >>> FULL TEXT

Beach Volleyball? Baleh! Chee kheeyaal kardeen?

Iran Sports Press - The most significant beach volleyball tournament of the year 1378 was Fajr tournament. This Tournament was held in the island of Kish with cash prizes as incentive. Twenty four volleyball players from across Iran participated in this cup >>> FULL TEXT


US-Iran sanctions lifted

Richard Murphy, former State Department Deputy, discusses the speech made by Madeleine Albright regarding the lifting of US sanctions on caviar, pistachios and carpets and the reactions expected from Iran.

BBC Persian Service

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Farsi dictionary, that is. Catchy name, but...? Type in an English word and it will give you the Persian equivalent. Voila!

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Quote Unquote


The ... conduct with which both defendants (Iran and its ministry of intelligence) are charged, savage and cruel by any civilized standards, would surely merit'' an award of punitive damages intended to punish and deter misconduct.

-- Thomas Penfield Jackson, U.S. District Judge orderiing Iran to pay $341 million to former American hostage
Associated Press
March 24, 2000

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