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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 06, 2001 U.S. Hands Over Rape Suspect to Japanese
QUOTE: The United States today handed over to Japanese authorities an American serviceman accused of raping a woman on June 29 in Okinawa....make good on a promise, made after the rape of a 12-year-old Japanese girl by three servicemen in 1995, that the United States would give "sympathetic consideration" to handing over military personnel suspected in serious crimes, like murder or rape, even before an indictment.
New York Times Jul 06, 2001 Court Case Seeks to Define a Catholic Priest's Family
QUOTE: While the Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco...was held by Islamic radicals for nearly 19 months in Lebanon in the 1980's, his relatives back home in Joliet, Ill., felt the anxieties shared by all the hostages' families.
New York Times Jul 06, 2001 Farmers Force Open Canal in Fight with U.S. Over Water
QUOTE: ...federal officials asked for help today from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States marshals after farmers, angry about being cut off from irrigation water...
New York Times Jul 06, 2001 Leading Colleges Adopt New Guidelines for Awarding Financial Aid
QUOTE: ...leading colleges and universities will announce today that they have agreed on new guidelines for determining who is eligible for financial aid.
New York Times Jul 06, 2001 U.S. Companies Profit From Surge in Internet Gambling
QUOTE: ...a growing number of American companies are profiting from a boom in online gambling and from business relationships with virtual casinos based overseas whose games can be played here.
New York Times Jul 06, 2001 In Florida, Fraud Doesn't Matter. Will Congress Object?
...Congress will crack down on struggling families that do not plan bankruptcies well. The question is whether it will close the loophole that allows some people to live in luxury while stiffing their creditors....
New York Times Jul 01, 2001 'Jihadistan'
QUOTE: Religious fanaticism.... when it merges with economic and cultural despair....the world's first "virtual nation," perhaps best called "Jihadistan." They recognize no borders save those of the Umma, the Islamic world...
Washington Law & Politics Jun 22, 2001 10 Things Your Headhunter Won't Tell You
QUOTE: In this job market, a good headhunter can be a godsend... But that doesn't mean you should send your resume off blindly. Some headhunters are obviously going to be better than others.
Smart Money Jun 11, 2001 Reporter's Notebook: Jury Access to Islamic Books Is Debated
QUOTE: Lawyers for a Saudi man who could face execution for the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, were trying to help the jury better understand their client's upbringing and his indoctrination into jihad teachings....when the lawyers entered the courtroom with an armful of paperback books -- copies of a "Teach Yourself" handbook on Islam for each of the 12 jurors -- the prosecutors objected.
New York Times Jun 01, 2001 10 Things Your Contractor Won't Tell You
QUOTE: Other popular ways that contractors can cut corners without your knowing it include skimping on insulation, but packing it in with care so that it looks filled in...using lower-quality wood, but laying it beautifully so that you don't notice.
Smart Money May 27, 2001 The Ghosts of Racism Past and Present Are Haunting a Pennsylvania Town
QUOTE: The National Alliance has been gravitating to places where racial tension has recently exploded, including street disturbances in Cincinnati and Seattle and the current reinvestigation of two deaths here in the 1969 rioting. National and local human rights specialists tracking the National Alliance emphasize that fast and firm community action is paramount in fighting the alliance message..."
New York Times May 25, 2001 Crude Detentions in China
QUOTE: As the diplomatic climate has decayed between Washington and Beijing in recent months, China has singled out one group of Americans for particularly harsh treatment. A lengthening list of Chinese-born Americans have been detained by China's State Security Ministry. One of them has recently been charged with spying for Taiwan...
New York Times May 21, 2001 Bork Wasn't Borked
QUOTE: We may wish for loftier talk when high federal judgeships are at stake, but when defenders of constitutional liberty see aggression they need not unilaterally disarm. The Bork fight showed the outer edges of permissible debate but also set a useful standard.
Washington Post May 20, 2001 Inmate Rehabilitation Returns As Prison Goal
QUOTE: In a sense, these new programs represent a major shift in thinking about how to run prisons — a return to the old notion of rehabilitating prisoners, the idea behind the very term "corrections" that lay at the creation of American prisons in the 19th century. Rehabilitation was discredited and largely abandoned decades ago in most state prison systems...
New York Times May 20, 2001 In a Land of Sun and Music, CD Pirates Play Robin Hood
QUOTE: As the Recording Industry Association of America and the Bush administration see it, the situation is easily defined: record companies face calamity in Brazil because Brazil's government isn't doing enough to protect copyrights. Ask Brazilians about the problem, though, and you will hear a very different view -- one that offers an insight into the twists that economic logic produces when a third world country confronts globalized pricing and distribution of a product that it consumes with a passion.
New York Times May 20, 2001 See Jane. See Jane Find Another Way. Go, Jane.
QUOTE: ...[Massachusetts Gov. Jane] Swift's pregnancy and new motherhood are provoking debate about how much accommodation gender differences merit.
Washington Post May 19, 2001 Group's Role in Torricelli Campaign Under Scrutiny
QUOTE: the Bergen County group paid thousands of dollars in salaries and other expenses for Mr. Torricelli's successful Senate campaign -- an arrangement that may have violated federal election laws...
New York Times May 18, 2001 Role of U.S. Companies in Colombia Is Questioned
QUOTE: Under private contracts known to only a few members of the United States Congress, these specialists — all working for American companies — have flown spray planes and helicopters, trained and advised Colombian military personnel, repaired high-tech machinery and helped pave remote airfield runways. Supporters of private contractors say that, overall, the companies have completed important work while relieving key American military specialists who would otherwise have had to uproot from strategically significant regions.
New York Times May 18, 2001 The President's Lawyer, and the Court's
QUOTE: Whether he is approved as solicitor general by the full Senate or the Bush administration must choose someone else for the post, a deeper question endures: Is it now acceptable to define the job as that of an outright partisan? Or should the S. G. remain an advocate for the nation's long-term interests whose duty to the rule of law goes beyond allegiance to the political views of the administration?
New York Times May 17, 2001 People Smuggling Now Big Business in Mexico
QUOTE: Immigrant smuggling on the U.S.-Mexican border...has become a multibillion-dollar industry increasingly controlled by large, well-organized syndicates.
Washington Post May 16, 2001 San Antonio Revoked Arts Grant Illegally, Judge Rules
QUOTE: A federal judge in San Antonio ruled today that elected officials in that city acted unconstitutionally in 1997 when they cut off public financing of a controversial arts group that among other things had sponsored a gay and lesbian film festival.
New York Times May 16, 2001 New Bill on Patients' Rights Is Both Hailed and Criticized
QUOTE: President Bush warmly endorsed a new bill defining patients' rights today...Injured patients could recover damages to reimburse them for lost earnings, medical expenses and related costs. But the bill would prohibit punitive damages and would limit verdicts for pain and suffering to $500,000.
New York Times May 12, 2001 Ashcroft Delays Death of McVeigh Over F.B.I.'s Lapse
QUOTE: Attorney General John Ashcroft today postponed Wednesday's planned execution of Timothy J. McVeigh...the F.B.I.'s failure to turn over to defense lawyers more than 3,000 pages of interview reports challenged the integrity of the nation's system of justice.
New York Times May 11, 2001 F.B.I. Kept Reports From the Defense in McVeigh's Trial
QUOTE: The F.B.I. has discovered thousands of pages of interview reports and other materials about the Oklahoma City bombing that the government failed to turn over to a lawyer for Timothy J. McVeigh...
New York Times May 11, 2001 Second Review of Florida Presidential Vote Is Inconclusive
QUOTE: ...George W. Bush would have narrowly won a hand recount [of Florida's uncounted Election 2000 ballots] under the strictest standards for judging votes, while Al Gore would have won under the most liberal standards.
New York Times May 11, 2001 Myanmar's Incorrigible Leaders
QUOTE: A few months ago it looked as if the military junta in Myanmar might ease its repressive rule slightly. The regime was talking with the country's courageous pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and there even seemed to be a possibility that she would be liberated from the prolonged house arrest the government has enforced. But those hopes have all but vanished.
New York Times May 05, 2001 U.S. Charges Colorful Ohio Congressman With Taking Bribes
QUOTE: Representative James A. Traficant Jr., a colorful and blustery Ohio Democrat who was stripped of his committee assignments earlier this year after he voted for a Republican for House speaker, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland today on 10 charges of bribery, racketeering, obstruction of justice and income tax evasion.
New York Times May 01, 2001 10 Things Your Spa Won't Tell You
QUOTE: With so many new spas opening, finding enough trained masseurs, facialists and personal trainers has become a challenge...And they get away with it, because the rules are lax at best.
Smart Money Apr 27, 2001 Consult Tax Adviser Before Parents Lend a Hand
Your parents also should confirm that they have the right to use their IRA funds to assist you with a real estate purchase.
Washington Post Apr 06, 2001 Fraud: An Affiliate Epidemic
QUOTE: If you are running a pay-per-click or pay-per-lead affiliate program, there are people out there trying to rip you off.
Clickz.com Apr 01, 2001 10 Things Your Estate Planner Won't Tell You
QUOTE: The overwhelming majority of estates don't trigger the federal estate tax," says Don Roberts, national spokesman for the IRS, adding that you must be worth at least $1 million when you die to pay tax at all. If you fall below that-and don't have any complicated estate issues-you probably don't need a lawyer to draw up a will.
Smart Money Mar 23, 2001 Protecting Patient Data: Health-Care Bloc Attacks Privacy Rules
QUOTE: The Bush administration, already under pressure from the health-care industry, heard new calls...to weaken Clinton privacy regulations aimed at sharply restricting how hospitals, doctors and other providers use personal information in patients' medical files.
Washington Post Mar 06, 2001 New Files Tie U.S. to Deaths of Latin Leftists in 1970's
QUOTE: [A recently declassified State Department] cable appeared to open new avenues of inquiry about the American role in Condor, a shadowy operation to stamp out the Latin American left that, among other things, dispatched death squads to kill critics at home and overseas.
New York Times Feb 22, 2001 ChexSystems: 'Big Brother' of banking is watching
QUOTE: why is everybody yelling at ChexSystems? Two reasons: it seems egregious that a few overdrafts theoretically could land you on a blacklist for five years, and once on that list, it can be nearly impossible to get off it.
Bankrate.com Feb 16, 2001 Outrageous Fortune
QUOTE: Whiting and just two other CommerceNet executives became millionaires via an increasingly common practice in which nonprofits invest in for-profit ventures. The gains from those investments generally go into the nonprofit's coffers; sometimes, though, they also go to a select few executives who oversee the investments. Whiting and his friends used the tactic to make their nonprofit very profitable indeed.
Industry Standard Feb 13, 2001 10 Things Your Auto Dealer Won't Tell You
QUOTE: ...'Dealers say, 'We'll get you the best deal we can' — and pretend that they're providing you a free service. And sometimes they're making most of their profit on it.'
Smart Money Feb 12, 2001 "PC, M.D.": A doctor argues that affirmative action and ignoramus patients organizations are ruining American healthcare.
QUOTE: ...a growing number of studies suggest that perceptions, race and gender do have an effect on the care provided to patients.
Salon Feb 09, 2001 The Napster Parasites: Online Marketers Are Snooping Around in Your Hard Drive, Taking Notes On Every MP3 File You Download.
QUOTE: Hard-drive snooping is the latest in online grass-roots marketing, and Napster is helping...
Salon Feb 08, 2001 The Magic's Gone: Massive Layoffs Redefine Amazon As Plain Old Economy Company
QUOTE: ...Bezos spent the last five years charming employees and Wall Street alike with grand illusions of tomorrow's New Economy.
Thestranger.com Feb 06, 2001 Beatings and Other Abuses Cited at Samoan Apparel Plant that Supplied U.S. Retailers
QUOTE: Workers at a factory in American Samoa that made apparel for the J. C. Penney Company and other retailers were often beaten and were provided food so inadequate that some were "walking skeletons," a Labor Department investigation has found.
New York Times Feb 06, 2001 Amazon Debuts Honor System
QUOTE: ...the new payment method will allow Web sites to solicit small donations from visitors or charge for content on a pay-per-view basis.
CNET Jan 31, 2001 Was There Anyone Arthur Levitt Didn't Blast in His Last Official Town Meeting?
QUOTE: Outgoing Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Arthur Levitt had harsh words for corporations that practice deception in their accounting practices, as well as words of warning and encouragement to small investors...
Knowledge@wharton Jan 24, 2001 Let Leaders Lead
QUOTE: Why can't we accept the fact that great men conduct lives of indiscretion and excess?
Salon Jan 22, 2001 How MS Could Make a Liar Out of Me -- and You, Too!
QUOTE: Microsoft's new copy-protection scheme...does more than just end casual copying of Microsoft products...turn millions of Microsoft's customers into liars.
ZDnet Jan 19, 2001 Aphrodisiac of Power
QUOTE: Jesse Jackson joins the club of powerful men whose private transgressions are inevitably exposed...handles it with a little class.
Salon Jan 18, 2001 Dear Steve: Don't Stop Me From Copying My MS Office!
QUOTE: Having earned your market dominance atop illegal copies, and then having used that position to quash competitors, it strikes me as a tad disingenuous for Microsoft to bring on copy protection at such a late date.
ZDnet Jan 07, 2001 Attacks Without Facts, Who's Responsible?
QUOTE: ...the academy has been under attack as the bastion of so-called "political correctness " for nearly two decades. Stories about victimization seem to spread like wildfire...
Online Journalism Review (OJR) Jan 01, 2001 Questions to Ask Before Collaborating
QUOTE: While many collaborations proceed without a hitch, others fail disastrously. Good intentions alone can't sustain a partnership through the lengthy process of completing a book, and when those intentions fail, you may lose not only the work you've invested in a project, but the friendship that began it
Writing-World.com Dec 22, 2000 Student Failure Causes States to Retool Testing Programs
QUOTE: Rocked by two straight years of widespread failure (88 percent of the sophomores failed the math test the previous spring, in a pilot run), state education officials have concluded that the test is too hard and have absolved any class graduating before 2004, at the earliest, of having to pass it. In retrenching on that test, and on a writing exam where scores were only marginally better, Arizona, too, has company...
New York Times Nov 17, 2000 Online Retailers Warned On Shipping Promises: Federal Trade Commission Wants to Avoid a Repeat of Last Year's E-tailer Shipping Snafus.
QUOTE: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning more than 100 online retailers that they'd better not make holiday shipping promises they can't keep.
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