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    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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lchic - 06:20am Nov 1, 2002 EST (# 5428 of 5435)
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EU | Turkey | reforms [EU ]

"" With Iraq in mind, Washington is pressing its EU partners hard to recognise the strategic value of Turkey, a long-standing Nato ally, and overcome reservations about the Muslim country's political and human rights record.

Turkish legislation passed in August submitted to long-standing EU demands by abolishing the death penalty in peacetime, ending bans on Kurdish-language broadcasting and education and easing curbs on the press.

But groups such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch say much more needs to be done, especially to help the hundreds of thousands of displaced Kurds to return to their homes in the south-east.,7369,823673,00.html

lchic - 06:25am Nov 1, 2002 EST (# 5429 of 5435)
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EU Energy

lchic - 07:05am Nov 1, 2002 EST (# 5430 of 5435)
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ENRONdamNATION - he says he's innocent

H O U S T O N, Nov. 1 Andrew S. Fastow, the chief architect of complex financial schemes blamed for fueling Enron Corp.'s swift collapse last year, has been indicted on 78 counts of fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and other charges.

The indictment handed down Thursday by a grand jury in Houston alleges that Fastow was at the center of multiple schemes that produced phantom profits and let him skim off millions of dollars for himself, his family and friends. If convicted, he could be sentenced to hundreds of years in jail and millions of dollars in fines.

lchic - 07:13am Nov 1, 2002 EST (# 5431 of 5435)
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Brain - early memories - lost

"" Liston taught 9-, 17- and 24-month-old babies three to five different sequences so that each child could do the actions after prompting. He then waited four months and tested each child's ability to re-enact each sequence following the same prompts.
    The differences between the youngest group and the two older ones were striking. Both groups of older children were quickly able to repeat the sequences while the youngest group had a near-zero score.
    "We know that neurons are beginning to grow at the frontal lobe around 8, 9 months," says Jerome Kagan, a Harvard University professor of psychology, Liston's adviser and co-author of the study. "This bolsters the work of others that has shown most memories from at least the first nine months become lost."

lchic - 07:44am Nov 1, 2002 EST (# 5432 of 5435)
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Advanced Economy - Employment

Data, information, knowledge and learning are now seen as a key source of competitive advantage in the innovation process.

"Toward a New Economy: Merging Heritage with Vision in the Greater Washington Region,"

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