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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Let's be clear about what brought it all to a halt:
-COLIN L. POWELL, secretary of state, on Mideast talks.
Record Colorado Ski Deaths Prompt Calls for Helmets
Ski industry officials in Colorado are puzzling over why
more people have died in skiing accidents this winter than
Historian's Fight for Her Reputation May Be Damaging It
The historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who is accused of
plagiarism, is trying to repair her damaged reputation, but
her efforts may be backfiring.
Parish Embraces a Time of Hope, Not Scandal
In Madison, Wis., where sex scandals involving Catholic
priests have not reached, clergy must still deal with the
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Dozens Injured as Suicide Bomber Hits Tel Aviv
A suicide bomber struck a Tel Aviv cafe this evening at the
close of the Jewish Sabbath, the third such attack since
Troops Keep Arafat Confined; U.N. Urges Israeli Withdrawal
Israel tightened its grip around Yasir Arafat today,
Palestinian officials said, even as the U.N. Security
Council with U.S. backing called on Israel to withdraw.
Palestinian Goal of Statehood vs. Israeli Aim for Cease-Fire
The Bush administration seems unable to resolve Israel's
interest in a cease-fire with the Palestinians' interest in
starting talks on statehood.
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Andersen Dealt Another Setback as Talks Over Civil Case
Settlement talks between Enron shareholders and the
company's auditors, Arthur Andersen, broke down as the firm
struggled to find new leadership.
Audit Group's Chief to Donate Disputed Stock to a Charity
The head of the premier trade group for accountants has
decided to give away stock in the group's commercial
subsidiary that cost him about $100,000 but is now worth
more than $5 million.
Leaderless at Arthur Andersen When Direction Is Needed
As Arthur Andersen struggles to survive, it seems to be
spinning in all directions, wanting to look forward but
unable to effectively deal with its past.
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February Computer Chip Sales Off 35%
Worldwide sales of computer chips fell 35 percent in
February as chip makers outside Japan got more orders from
makers of mobile phones and digital cameras.
Network Associates Renews Contested Bid
The computer security provider Network Associates moved
ahead with its contested plan to buy the rest of the
antivirus software provider McAfee.com Corporation.
Icahn Competes With Forstmann for XO
XO Communications said it was considering a $500 million
offer for 50 percent of the unprofitable phone and Internet
company by the financier Carl C. Icahn.
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Bush Insists Responsibility for the Bombings Is Arafat's
President Bush said on Friday that he held Yasir Arafat
personally responsible for the waves of suicide bombings in
In a First, Medicare Coverage Is Authorized for Alzheimer's
The Bush administration, in a major change, has authorized
Medicare coverage for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease,
which afflicts nearly four million Americans.
Bush Strikes Religious Note in an Address for Holidays
President Bush reached out to Christians and Jews
celebrating Easter and Passover with some of the most
religious language he has ever used publicly.
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Hoosiers Stun Oklahoma
Indiana used its characteristic resolve and a late surge to
startle Oklahoma, 73-64, and advance to the national
Baseball's Most Hauting Moment
It is something any team, any reliever, detests. It is the
blown save, two of the ugliest words in baseball.
UConn Women Leave Trail of Vanquished Admirers
Even those defeated by the Huskies say the team has forged
its own distinct grandeur with desire and Swiss-watch
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Listening for the Voices of Women
Carol Gilligan finds herself in the same position as other
scholars who have been inducted into popular culture: her
academic reputation has not followed the same skyward
trajectory as her public prestige.
Beverly Sills and Questions of Loyalty
The divergence between Beverly Sills and City Opera is
striking, prompting confusion among company proponents and
no small degree of private speculation about her
Heart of a Romantic, Head of a Skeptic
Billy Wilder was less the cynic his critics liked to dub him
than what his longtime collaborator I.A.L. Diamond called a
disappointed romantic "whipped cream that's gotten
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Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?
In Albany, Trenton, New York City, and Nassau County, state
and local governments are trying to figure out how to plug
big budget deficits.
Suit to Seek Food Stamps for Thousands Wrongly Denied Them
Advocates for the disabled poor are filing suit to restore
distribution of food stamps for those who have been
erroneously cut off from them.
In New York, Arabs and Jews Share Many Concerns
The storming of Yasir Arafat's compound on Friday has left
many interviewed around New York Arabs and Jews alike
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The Wimps of War
By FRANK RICH
If the Democrats stand for anything in a time of rapidly
expanding war, it's not clear what it is.
A Loss to Medical Privacy
By DONNA E. SHALALA
The Bush administration must be careful not to accept
changes to regulations that could lead to the misuse of
patients' personal health information.
More War Is Not the Route to Israeli Security
By YOSSI BEILIN
The job of the Israeli government is to ensure the safety of
its citizens. A war with the Palestinian Authority would
ensure exactly the opposite outcome.
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