Tuesday, March 28, 2000 / Farvardin 9, 1379, No. 947
* Iran Air dreams
Captain Omid Nekouei writes: I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the article about the history of Iran Air and the players involved in building what became one of the best airlines this industry has ever seen ["The evolution of the Iranian airline industry"]. My father worked for Iran Air and most of the names that you mentioned in the article bring back pleasant memories of my father talking about work over dinner those days
Being part of the Iran Air family, inspired me since age four to become a pilot. Unfortunately, I could not achieve my childhood dream in the cockpit of one of those beautiful Homa birds. I currently fly for United Airlines as a captain and everytime I see an Iran Air picture, it sends chills up my spine and brings back tremendous memories.
My father passed away on February 19, 2000 in Iran at the young age of fifty and every time we talked on the phone somehow we ended up talking about airplanes and Iran Air. Though I'm sure he was proud of what I have achieved, I know he always dreamed of me flying for Iran Air.
Well, what would life be without those memories? Thank you so much for the great article and keep up the good work.
* Publisher/Editor: Jahanshah
Javid -- email@example.com
Paper breaks taboo by printing picture of U.S. flag
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian newspaper broke a taboo by printing a color picture of the U.S. flag on its front page today, underscoring growing calls within the country to end more than 20 years of estrangement between the former allies >>> FULL TEXT
OPEC has pact for more oil, without Iran-delegate
VIENNA, Austria OPEC ignored objections of its second-biggest member and agreed to increase oil production, but the amount of new oil flowing into the market might not be enough to bring down gasoline prices in the United States. Iran, the No. 2 OPEC oil producer, refused to endorse the action, saying the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries should not be a "rubber stamp." >>> FULL TEXT
Hajjarian could be flown to Germany for treatment
TEHRAN, March 28 (AFP) - Doctors treating the shot reformist politician Said Hajarian carried out a second successful operation, but their patient may be flown to Germany for further treatment, the press reported Tuesday >>> FULL TEXT
Relatives of missing Iranians seek Lebanon help
BEIRUT, March 28 (AFP) - Family members of four Iranians kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982 Tuesday asked Prime Minister Salim Hoss to obtain information on the fate of their lost relatives, a Lebanese official said >>> FULL TEXT
Fire ravages historic square in Isfahan
TEHRAN, March 28 (AFP) - Fire severely damaged or destroyed at least 28 shops in the royal square in the central Iranian city of Isfahan Tuesday, one of the country's most historic sites, the official news agency IRNA reported. Firefighters took two hours to bring the blaze under the control, said the agency. The royal square is a major tourist attraction and is listed by both Iran and the UN cultural organisation UNESCO as an important heritage site.
Iran fears effect of falling oil prices on its economy
TEHRAN, March 28 (AFP) - If Iran, the second largest oil producer within the OPEC cartel, is opposing any hike in production, it has its own pressing economic reasons, say analysts. Any decision by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries to increase production could cause a sharp fall in the price of a barrel of crude, with disastrous effects for the government, said anaylst Daryush Abdali >>> FULL TEXT
Chevron says hopes for role in Iran oil sector soon
MANAMA, March 28 (Reuters) - U.S. energy group Chevron Corp (NYSE:CHV - news) said on Tuesday it hoped for a role in Iran's oil sector in the near future if U.S.-Iranian ties continued to improve. ``(Iran) is an area we would hope to be involved with and obviously there are political issues for a U.S. company,'' Robert Rossetter, general manager of the Bahrain office, told Reuters in an interview >>> FULL TEXT
No. 1 pianist in Paris
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Patriarchy on stage
Tehran (Asr-e Azadegan) - Farhad Aeesh and Maedeh Tahmasebi will stage a play about patriarchy in Tehran >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Noruz programs on TV: Ah!
Tehran (Iran daily) - Zoroaster's birthday party in Isfahan (born 3,738 years ago in Orumiyeh) >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Daei invited to awards ceremony
Iran Sports Press - The Asian Football Confederation, based in Malaysia, has invited Ali Daei to the Asian Football Awards ceremony to be held on April 6 in Beirut, the site of the upcoming Asian Cup finals >>> FULL TEXT
Talebi: "Our opponents will not be easy"
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Interview with Khakpour
Iran Sports Press - We had the opportunity to interview one of Iran's defensive specialists. Khakpour currently plays in the United States with MLS (Major League Soccer) side the NY/NJ MetroStars >>> FULL TEXT
History of Iranian cinema
Magic Lantern is the first radio program about the fascinating story of cinema in Iran, produced and presented by Shahrokh Golestan. It is a collection of interviews with, music and sound tracks of the pioneers of the Iranian cinema>>> GO HERE
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