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Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Mail: "We've added Wasabi to our product mix for this catalog. We needed it for the Irish sushi on page 20." Bill Penzey, Spring 2004 Penzys Spices catalog.
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Topix.net will give local news for any zipcode in the US. For Accord, NY it gives the following best-seller list:
1. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
2. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
3. Living to Tell the Tale by Edith Grossman
4. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
5. Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore
Source: Amazon.com

Probably not the most accurate list possible; small sample, only one bookseller reporting. Still, it's interesting that two of the five books are left-liberal polemics. That area was fairly conservative when I was growing up there in the 1950s.
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From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 9-Mar-2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Doctor's statement in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveals dark side of low-carb diets
In its current issue, the Mayo Clinic Proceedings has published a letter explaining that the reason low-carb dieters often lose weight and sometimes show improvements in their cholesterol, blood sugars, and blood pressures is because they are, in essence, sickened by the diet.
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From Google News:
CIA director disputes Cheney assertions on Iraq
Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau - 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON - CIA Director George Tenet on Tuesday rejected recent assertions by Vice President Dick Cheney that Iraq cooperated with the al-Qaida terrorist network and that the administration had proof of an illicit Iraqi biological ...
Some Iraqi analysis 'wildly inconsistent,' Tenet admits International Herald Tribune
CIA Director Sees 'Low' Chance for Iraq Civil War Reuters
Washington Post - FOX News - Voice of America - Independent - and 97 related
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