The Iranian Times

Monday, November 30, 1998 / Azar 9, 1377, No. 615

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr

    Baba Taher

Cover story

Where on earth?
People looking for long-lost relatives & friends

About a year ago we stopped posting messages from people searching for lost fathers, friends or childhood pals. Maintaining the Lost & Found page was difficult and time-consuming. But the messages keep pouring in. We have listed some of the messages received in recent weeks.

There are a lot of people out there looking for that someone special in their lives. Are you that person? Do you know that person? If so, make someone happy -- really happy ... GO TO FEATURE


Forouhars fought valiantly for human rights

By Martin Regg Cohn
Toronto Star
Middle East Bureau
November 27, 1998

A month ago, [dissident Dariush Forouhar and his wife Parvaneh] were serving us tea and biscuits on fine china, attentive hosts even as they voiced outrage over Iran's human rights abuses.

She with her radiant beauty and earnest ideals, he with his handlebar moustache and dignified tone; they were among Iran's most enduring dissidents.

They smiled and joked as they walked us down the stairs of their Tehran home later that night, momentarily forgetting their deadly serious struggle. .. FULL TEXT


Scram Bled Eggs

From The Times of London: "Lost and floundering in the English language," November 13, 1998:

The menu for room service at the Laleh International Hotel, Tehran, offers "Fish Cheeps", "Scram Bled Eggs" and "Portass Steak". That is not globe-trotting gastronomy from the horse's mouth. The menu was sent to me by a Scottish friend. And it illustrates an English joke as old as Shakespeare and Chaucer: the funny way that foreigners have with the funny English language.

Forwarded by Payman Arabshahi

More Letters

* Iranians not racist (part 2)

Khodadad Rezakhani writes: We have a whole lot of problems, all of them deserving a book in their honor! But what we don't have is a racial problem toward fellow Iranians. None of us want a collection of small states instead of a greater Iran... FULL TEXT

* Forouhar meomrial: New York

Nation's Party of Iran (abroad) Organizations of National Front of Iran - New York

Wake for Daryoosh and Parvaneh Forouhar

Jebhe Melli Iran (New York) and the Nation's Party of Iran are having a program in New York on December 4th in Columbia University's Hamilton Hall, Room 602. The program will start at 6:30 P.M.

Place: Hamilton Hall, Room 602 Columbia University Manhattan, New York Broadway & 116th Streert

All are invited to attend

Book of the Week

Soon: Tales from Hospice

By A. G. Mojtabai

Zoland Books, 1998

The Boston Globe writes: Mojtabai had led an unconventional but cosmopolitan life in New York, Iran, and Cambridge, where she held an appointment at Harvard; in Amarillo she unexpectedly found home. For several years she has been a volunteer worker in the hospice at St. Anthony's Hospital in Amarillo, and the 17 miraculous stories in ''Soon'' come out of that experience... READ MORE

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More news

Newspaper calls execution by stoning un-Islamic

TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - Execution by stoning is a practice at odds with the tenets of Islam and should be suspended immediately, a moderate Iranian newspaper charged on Monday. "This practice does not conform to the tradition of the Prophet (Mohammad) and is not mentioned in the holy Koran," said the moderate women's newspaper Zan, run by Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani... FULL TEXT

Police prevent march to protest murder of opposition leader

TEHRAN, Nov 30 (AFP) - Iranian police on Monday prevented around 1,000 people seeking to march in Tehran Monday following a memorial service for slain nationalist opposition leader Dariush Foruhar and his wife. Witnesses said the mourners started to march in the streets after the service demanding an end to "repression and insecurity," but police immediately ordered the crowd to disperse... FULL TEXT

Must read: Recent events & Khatami's reactions

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - An analysis of President Khatami's reactions to the murder of the Forouhars and the attack on the American visitors ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Budget to triple petrol price for heavy users

TEHRAN, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The Iranian government, facing crippling costs for fuel subsidies, has proposed effective quotas for petrol consumption and a big jump in prices for heavy users, press reports said on Monday. The new budget for the next fiscal year, presented to parliament on Sunday, includes increases in petrol prices to 250 rials (eight U.S. cents) per litre from 200 rials for the first 45 litres purchased each month, Iranian newspapers said... FULL TEXT

"Khordad" New pro-Khatami paper

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Abdollah Nouri, a former interior minister and current vice president, will launch a new newspaper on Saturday. "Khordad" is named after the Iranian month Mohammad Khatami won his landslide election ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

"The Jerk": A serious comedy

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Mohammad Reza Honarmand gets high marks for a masterful direction of "Mard-e avazi" (The Jerk), a comedy that is on the same level as Mehrjuie's "Ejaareh-neshin-haa" (The Tenants) ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Athletes arrive in Bangkok

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Iranian teams gradually arrive in Bangkok for the Asian Games. A report from the Thai capital ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

$ Rate

The dollar now offered at up to 700-705 tomans

Source: Sehaty Exchange (U.S.) Tel: 602-595-0777

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The Web


Iran Industry

Official site for the promotion of trade and industry.

Beyond Iran

Tin Tin

The cartoon character who's adventures were so popular in Iran. This site is in French.

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Quote Unquote


On the18th of Bahman 1349 (February 1971) an infant girl, approximately 7-30 days old, was found near Shah Abdulazim mosque in Tehran. If anybody knows anything regarding this matter..., please contact me.

Owjan Pour Metrahi
"Where on earth?"
The Iranian
November 30, 1998

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