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April 8, 1998
Babar is known as America's most charming and charismatic elephant. Before becoming king of "Celesteville," named after his wife, Celeste, Babar lived in the big city, where he learned to be elegant and dress with distinction. Babar currently resides in his peaceful magical kingdom with his wife and four children. He enjoys sipping cafe au laits, playing tennis, traveling and spending time with his family.Check out these Babar titles by Laurent de Brunhoff:* "Babar's Little Circus Star"* "Babar's Little Girl"* "Babar's Busy Week"* "Babar Saves the Day"* "Babar the King"Pub Date: 4/08/98
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 21, 2002
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - A British banker was killed yesterday when a bomb shattered the sport utility vehicle he was driving through the quiet residential neighborhood where he lived in Riyadh, the capital. The 35-year-old victim, identified by Saudi police as Simon John Veness, was alone in the Land Rover Discovery when it exploded early yesterday, soon after he pulled away from the house where he lived with his wife and young son. The police said the cause of the blast was under investigation.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | May 31, 2009
Once upon a time, in a kingdom known as Baltimore, lived the Princess Sheila, known not so much far and wide but among those near and dear for her generosity. Although the king, a lad named Martin, ruled the land, she watched out for her closest subjects - her sister Janice, personal exchequer Dale and the dashing Ronald of Doracon, who always came bearing gifts and liked to build big things hither and yon. The princess made sure they wanted for nothing: She took care of Mildred of Utech, who employed Janice; she found work in the castle for Dale; and she made Ronald her vassal, helping him to partake of the royal coffers to build on his fiefdoms.
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By Robert Ruby | December 16, 1990
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia By calling on foreign troops to defend it against Iraq, Saudi Arabia has inadvertently raised unwelcomed questions at home about how the country could spend billions of dollars buying arms but remain incapable of defending itself.The arrival of the foreign forces, including more than 260,000 Americans, has encouraged citizens to question the wisdom of the kingdom's enormous defense expenditures. It also has highlighted the government's insecurities about its own army, a force the regime has purposely kept small to ensure that it did not challenge the monarchy.
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By Kim Murphy and Kim Murphy,Los Angeles Times | March 2, 1992
CAIRO, Egypt -- Saudi Arabia's King Fahd announced major new steps toward democratic reform yesterday, creating a national consultative council to provide citizens a voice in government and spelling out guarantees for personal liberties for the first time in the history of the conservative desert kingdom.The king also may have opened the door to younger, more dynamic members of the ruling Saud dynasty to succeed to the throne in future years. But any new monarch would maintain the positions of prime minister and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
Thanks for the fascinating article about the Bradley Foundations financed by donations originating from the Koch and Scaife billions ("The right's $350 million idea train," Dec. 18). Too bad this wealth cannot be devoted to good works like alleviating poverty, ignorance and disease, as the Rockefeller and Carnegie fortunes did in the past and Gates, Buffet and Soros families are doing at present. Instead, the Bradley Foundation is acting as a "malefactor of great wealth," as Teddy Roosevelt famously put it, to peddle its extreme right-wing ideology.
FEATURES
By Michael Hill | December 24, 1991
Maryland Public Television is giving a double present to lovers of ballet -- the best version ever of an oft-seen classic and a new edition of a rarely seen gem.First up, tonight at 9 o'clock on MPT, channels 22 and 67, is another running of Mikhail Baryshnikov's version of "The Nutcracker," a perfect 90 minutes for Christmas Eve.If you've seen this one before -- it was originally made for CBS but has become a PBS staple -- you know you won't mind seeing...
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September 21, 2007
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE -- (Columbia) Beatles tunes are the backdrop for a musical romance between young lovers (Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess). Julie Taymor directs. DEEP WATER -- (IFC) Documentary examines a disastrous 1968 around-the-world yacht race. THE FEAST OF LOVE -- (MGM) Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear and Radha Mitchell lead the cast in director Robert Benton's ensemble romance. THE GAME PLAN -- (Disney) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a quarterback forced to take in a daughter he never knew he had. THE KINGDOM -- (Universal)
NEWS
By Robert Ruby | December 16, 1990
Jidda, Saudi ArabiaHe is a Saudi economist, educated in the United States, where he vacations each year, and he sits at a desk papered with charts and surrounded by computers, telephones and a fax. Judged by appearances, a thoroughly Westernized man in a luxuriously Westernized land.Appearances can deceive. The economist talked about the kingdom's priorities for national development (education first, military hardware a likely second), its revenues (they are steeply up, since a crisis that doubles the oil price doubles the kingdom's income)
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February 28, 2001
LAND OF THE PHARAOHS Take a trip to ancient Egypt, one of the mightiest civilizations that ever existed. Grab your excavation tools and head for www.kent. wednet.edu / curriculum / soc_studies / Egypt / egypt.html. The site is divided into four sections that correspond with the historical kingdoms of Egypt. Discover hieroglyphics and the Sakkarah pyramid in the Pre-Dynastic period. Then visit the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom. The New Kingdom section is filled with facts about tombs, temples, mummies and the valleys of the kings and queens.
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