The crowning achievement of his life was his treatment of
gonorrhea and syphilis
By Massud Alemi
March 21, 2000
Every family has an anchor, a source of light, mantle of honor. Ours
came to Tehran at the turn of the last century, amid the rumors of the
Qajar demise and the sparks of the Constitutional Revolution. It was 1906
when my family began to be uprooted.
A week after his arrival, Taghi went to Hakim Akhtar's house, on Ark
Street, behind frisky elms and spirited plane trees. Directions in hand,
he found it, a modest house of learning in a prime neighborhood, with white
columns and elaborate windows that opened to the sun, something out of
a storybook. The front yard tiles were rinsed as they were every morning,
and the flowers' musky perfume sent its invitation to the farthest beehives.
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Wonders of Persia
First Iranian children's art show in the U.S.
By Maryam Ovissi
March 21, 2000
About two years ago, Nazli Irani Monahan had a vision to bring artwork
from children in Iran to the International Children's Art Museum (ICAM)
in San Francisco. As a volunteer at ICAM, Nazli noticed that artwork from
children all over the world was in ICAM's collection, but none from Iran.
She decided to spearhead a project to bring children's art from Iran and
During the process of obtaining the work, ICAM closed temporarily and
has yet to reopen. Nazli was still determined to realize the first exhibition
Iranian children's artwork in the U.S. Her dream is about to come true.
The exhibit, "Wonders of Persia", will open from tomorrow until
April 20 at The Presidio Alliance Building in San Francisco. >>>
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Conspiracy at Desert One
By Bernace Charles
Chapter Thirty-Nine >>>
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Changing images of the U.S. in the Iranian press
By Jahanshah Javid
There are strong indications that after 20 years, images of the U.S.
in Iranian media have softened. Many die-hard revolutionaries have stopped
accusing Washington of trying to dominate Iran or destroy Islam. Notably,
a number of hostage-takers-turned-journalists have all but repented and
are advocating the restoration of ties with America >>>
Aint he sweet
President Clinton's Noruz message
I extend my best wishes for the New Year to Americans of Iranian origin,
and to the people of Iran. I hope this season will bring the start of a
new era of better relations between our two countries >>>
Thanks to Reza
By Banafsheh Zand
The sad fact is that in 21 years neither Iranians nor Americans have
learned ANYTHING. The cavalier American still figures it can bamboozle
anyone and the Napoleon-complexed Iranian still begrudgingly placates.
If Americans don't stop hustling the world, and Iranians don't realize
that they shouldn't be selling themselves short, we'll be back at square
one in no time >>>
* Bunch of crap
Ali S. writes:
Excellent observations by Mr. Mirfendereski ["Not
so bright"]. Reading on, I recall an incident with the USS Vincennes
and an Iran Air carrier not more than a few years ago. You'll recall how
much press coverage that little SNAFU (situation normal all f**ked up)
got in the US.
Further, about five or six years ago there was a rather small incident
in China (Tiananmen Square protests)! You guys remember that, don't you?
It had all the human rights agencies screaming bloody murder. However,
China gets rewarded with the Most Favored Nation status which essentially
means (no tariffs) its goods will compete with local goods. >>>
* Why wear the hejab?
writes: Reading your feature on "Why
women don't learn Karate" brought back my experience with similar
questions as my daughter was growing up...
Nastaran is 13 now and her questioning of the world and its politics
has changed. Also she was born in Iran and lived there for nine years which
will make it all different from other Iranian children born outside of
Iran. When she was very young and was living in Iran it was a question
of wanting to wear the hejab as a sign of being an adult. >>>
Art: Children's art show in San Francisco
Wonders of Persia: Art Exhibition, Contest, Persian Dance. Opening:
Wednesday, March 22, 2000 6-9 p.m. Ends April 20. Place: The Presidio Alliance
Building #563, Presidio Park, San Francisco (end of Lombard Street to Presidio
Park's Lombard Gate, first left into Ruger), Contact: (925) 253-1776 >>>FEATURE
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Gunmen in Hajjarian shooting identified
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Intelligence Ministry on Tuesday identified
a university student as the gunman in the attack on a leading Iranian reformist.
Iranian television quoted the official in charge of the investigation as
saying chemistry student Saeed Asgar shot Saeed Hajjarian, a city councilman
and confidant of President Mohammad Khatami, on March 12 >>> FULL
Hajjarian's paper blasts murderous "shadow
March 21 (AFP) - Most Iranians believe there is a murderous "shadow
government" that holds the true power in the nation, said a pro-reform
newspaper Tuesday whose chief is fighting for his life after an assassination
attempt. The claim in the Sobh-e-Emruz daily comes as its director Said
Hajarian, a close ally of President Mohammad Khatami and a leader in the
reform movement, is still in hospital after being gunned down in broad daylight
last week >>> FULL TEXT
Khatami to visit Germany
March 21 (AFP) - Iranian President Mohammed Khatami is to pay an official
visit to Germany by July at the latest, a senior German foreign ministry
official who requested anonymity said Tuesday. Khatami is expected "in
July, perhaps before," the official said >>> FULL TEXT
Iran accuses US of "lack of honesty"
in latest overture
March 21 (AFP) - Iran accused the United States of a "lack of honesty"
Tuesday after Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dismissed a lukewarm
reaction from Tehran to the latest overture from Washington. "The contradictory
comments from US officials, spoken in an inappropriate tone, show not only
their ignorance of the geography of the region, but also their lack of honesty
in their relations with the Islamic Republic," said a statement from
foreign ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi carried by state radio >>>
Iran-U.S. ties unnerve Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq views warming ties between Iran and
the United States with fear and suspicion perhaps enough of both to
make it consider improving its own relations with its regional rival and
with the world's remaining superpower >>> FULL TEXT
Oil steadies after drop from historic high
March 21 (Reuters) - World oil prices steadied on Tuesday having plunged
from historic highs in the last two weeks on signals that major exporters
will ease supply curbs next month. International benchmark Brent Blend crude
oil futures for May delivery recovered to end 51 cents higher at $25.72
per barrel, having slumped $1.35 per barrel on Monday. >>> FULL
U.S. bill would cut OPEC aid for fixing
March 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives, looking to halt
the rise in oil prices, is set to vote Wednesday on legislation to cut off
U.S. aid and arms sales to oil producing countries that try to fix crude
oil prices. Lawmakers are hoping the legislation, which is opposed by the
Clinton Administration, will pressure OPEC (Organization of Oil Exporting
Countries) to raise its oil production levels as the cartel gathers in Vienna
next Monday to decide its new output policy.>>> FULL TEXT
(Mosharekat) - Review of Iranian theater in the past year (PDF file) >>>
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
War movie, with a twist
(Cinema) - Davoud Tohid-parast talks about his latest film, "Massoum":
A basiji and a secular man fall in love with the same girl >>>
FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
(Cinema) - The new Majlis should draft new laws that would give better protection
to filmmakers, says Morteza Shayesteh >>> FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN
Disappointment continues for Hertha Berlin
Iran Sports Press - Hertha Berlin continued their losing streak
on Tuesday night as they were defeated by Porto infront of over 30,000 fans
at the Olympic stadium in Berlin. Hertha came into this game without a single
win in the second round of Group A of the Champions League. Iranian national
Ali Daei played the entire match >>> FULL TEXT
Talebi: "Mousavi, Mahdavikia and Dinmohammadi
Iran Sports Press - In a media conference in Cyprus on Tuesday,
Jalal Talebi, the head coach of the Iranian National Team, said the Iranian
team is currently in a 'good condition' as there are no injuries on the
team >>> FULL TEXT
Azizi: First training photos
Iran Sports Press - Pictures from Khodadad Azizi's first day at
the San Jose Earthquakes training session >>> FULL TEXT
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aspects of everyday lives, the minutia and fleeting moments that we typically
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Every time I call home, my mother tells me how the Iranian population
is totally peeved about not being able to send carpets, nuts and frigging
fish eggs to the US.
-- Ali S.
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