Look for Homefront Journal -- a collection of information, local events and Marylanders' efforts around the Persian Gulf war -- daily in the Today section.
*Tomorrow: The Glen Burnie Mall and WCAO Radio-60 will present a patriotic homage to U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf at 1 p.m. Small flags will be given away free and an original song -- "(An American Behind) A Line Carved in the Sand" -- will be performed. The Glen Burnie Mall is on Ritchie Highway, about a 1/4 -mile south of the Department of Motor Vehicles. For more information, call Paula at 766-6527.
*Tomorrow: The Cockeysville-Timonium Jaycees will be selling American flags at the White Marsh Mall from noon to 6 p.m. Profits from the sale will be used to start a fund to offer assistance to Maryland families of MIAs and POWs in the gulf war. For more information, contact Cockeysville-Timonium Jaycees Inc., MIA-POW Fund, P.O. Box 357, Cockeysville 21030.
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With the national eye turned on the Middle East, three recently published books about the region are near the top of Sunday's New York Times best-seller list.
*"The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" (Simon & Schuster) by Daniel Yergin, will be No. 2 on the hard-cover nonfiction list. This is an account of the politics of global oil by an expert on energy issues and international politics.
*"Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf" (Times Books) by The New York Times' Middle East correspondent, Judith Miller, and Laurie Mylroie, a scholar at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, will be the No. 3 paperback nonfiction book.
*"The Rape of Kuwait" by Jean P. Sasson, a first-time author who formerly lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will be the No. 5 paperback nonfiction title. This is a collection of eyewitness accounts of Iraqi atrocities against the Kuwaiti population.
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