The Iranian Times

Wednesday, September 30, 1998 / Mehr 8, 1377, No. 573

Sehaty Foreign Exchange

Shahin & Sepehr




    Sing to me, once more
    My father, our home and my country have become part of my dreams

    By Pejman Asgarpour

    Thirteen years have gone by since that day. It was the last time I saw my father; I haven't even seen his picture. It scares me. What does he now look like? Is he really old and gray? Would I even recognize the man if I see him or would he be able to pick his son in a crowd? These questions run through my mind here and there.

    Since that summer day, the distance between me and him has grown further and further; a phone call this year, a letter the next. He has my pictures from graduations and things I have achieved over the years but I don't even know if he cares anymore. I truly miss him.

    I would love to sit on his lap like old times so he could sing me some song from Golpa. Or wait for him until he comes back from one of his business trips so I could get my lavashak. But I know those days would never be repeated and God knows what miracle it would take for us four, including my brother, to be in the same room again... GO TO FEATURE

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    From Manouchehr Rezavandi, Iran's "presidential candiate in 1997":

    I would appreciate it if you could visit my site, read the programme and possibly send me your comments. I would be more than happy to answer your questions related to building up a more advanced country. I will need your support and cooperation to be able to strengthen our achievements in all aspects of political, social, economical and educational life in our society. I have tried to define "freedom" so that once and forever we put an end to confusion and misunderstanding concerning individual and social freedom in our beloved country, IRAN. I am looking forward hearing from you. As a sign of support please make a link to your site and try to encourage others to do so.

    Xoda negahdar e shoma.


    Manouchehr Rezavandi


    Revolution: 1979-1999

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    More Letters

* I love aviation

Reza Bostani writes: I just visited your Iran Air info site. I love aviation and especially civil aviation, your update was just the info. I needed to know about the airline situation in Iran.

I have left home and have not been back since 1986, and my last Iran Air flight was with a B747-200 (Kurdestan) from Tehran to Istanbul!

* Shouldn't help Clinton

Amir Johnson writes: I don't think there should be any donations from Iranians to Clinton or any Americans. Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against them, but they see Iranians, and especially Muslims, as terrorists or as people who are up to no good, which is not true at all. My opinion!

* Lecture: Myconos trial, in Albany

"The Committee for Freedom of thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California)" presents:

"Mykonos Trial and Its Consequence" a talk by Hamid Nozari, a permanent observer in thr trial. Hamid Nozari is a German-based political activist who brought the details of the murder of Iranian Kurdish leaders by Iranian government to public attention.

He will share with us his experiences about the chronology of the "Mykonos Trial", the position of Iranian and German government in the proceedings of the trial, as well as the role of the media and opposition groups.

Date: Friday October 2, at 8:00
Place: Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave, Albany, California
Information: (510) 644-0403

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Iran stages mock attacks near Afghan border

TEHRAN, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Iranian forces staged mock attacks close to the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday in preparation for war games involving 200,000 troops. But there was no word on the start of the Zolfaqar-2 manoeuvres, which Iran said on Saturday would begin ``within seven days.'' ... FULL TEXT

"Servants" party disymayed

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - The "Servants of Development" Party has expressed its disappointment at the Council of Guardians for rejecting 250 candidates for the Assembly of Experts, most of them Khatami supporters... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Soccer fans damage/destroy 150 buses

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - Last week angry soccer fans in Tehran attacked public buses at Azadi Stadium damaging or destroying 150 0f them. A special report ... FULL TEXT

Afghan-Iran standoff hits border trade

QUETTA, Pakistan, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The military standoff between Iran and Afghanistan's Taleban Islamic militia has caused a suspension of border trade between the two countries for the last month and a half, trade sources said. Traders in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province, said the Taleban were losing thousands of dollars each day due to lost trade at the border with Iran where Tehran has massed more than 270,000 troops for military exercises... FULL TEXT

Malek-o-Shoaray Bahar

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - A feature celebrating the life and times of Malek-o-Shoaray Bahar... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

Still serarching for a head coach

TEHRAN (Hamshahri) - Three reports on foreign soccer coaches sought for the Iranian national team (good luck!)... IN PERSIAN
1st REPORT == 2nd REPORT == 3rd REPORT

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