Wednesday, September 30, 1998 / Mehr 8, 1377, No. 573
Sing to me, once more
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.
* Persian Dance Music, Volume 1
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
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
Still serarching for a head coach
Down seven tomans;
Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
Second issue of a mighty fine historical magazine in Iran.
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Translated by James Tatum
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