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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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By New York Times News Service | January 6, 1991
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan plans to double gradually the number of tourists granted entry -- to 4,000 a year -- and this year will reduce the rates it charges tour operators by an average of about 13 percent.There will be bigger cuts in some tour categories like trekking, which will fall by about 27 percent in low season (December through February and in June), Bhutan has announced.The government of the tiny country bordered by India and China wants to privatize some sectors of the state-run tourist industry, starting with trekking, which is to be organized by three local companies.
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By Jeff Griffith | May 26, 1991
It was a dark and stormy night; thunder rolled ominously over the lip of the horizon. The Editor, his enormous bulk shrouded in a vast black cloak, hunched over a tiny table in the dimmest corner of the inn.From the opposite side of the thin walls, muffled thumps of savage music vibrated.The Editor's beady red eyes glared under his dark hood.Where was the Dead Pol? Why was he late? Had something gone wrong?Suddenly, a bulky figure emerged from the gloom and slid stiffly into the empty chair.
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June 11, 2013
The talk about city projects always goes round and round. The mayor's glowing study for the magic kingdom of Harbor Point shows that there will be 9,200 permanent jobs and 7,200 construction jobs ("Mayor, builder push for Harbor Point tax deal," June 7). Another study shows 6,611 new jobs, of which 4,320 employees will live outside of the city. The developers state the obvious - that without public infrastructure, no development can take place. The cost of infrastructure is the city's responsibility so if it costs nothing, why not go ahead with it?
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By David Lamb and Doyle McManus and David Lamb and Doyle McManus,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 2, 2005
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who led his desert kingdom into a controversial military alliance with the United States that produced a violent backlash by Islamic fundamentalists, died yesterday at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. He was believed to be 84. Crown Prince Abdullah, the king's half-brother and the effective leader of the kingdom since the mid-1990s when a stroke incapacitated the king, was chosen by the royal family to succeed him. King Fahd's funeral is scheduled today in Riyadh.
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By Paul Richter and Paul Richter,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 21, 2005
WASHINGTON - Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who as Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States has been a power player here for 22 years, has resigned his post for "personal reasons," the Saudi government announced yesterday. The flamboyant former fighter pilot will be succeeded by Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and the current ambassador to the United Kingdom, the government said. Prince Bandar's resignation, which has been rumored for weeks, comes at a time when broader changes are soon expected in the government of the world's largest oil-producing nation.
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March 21, 2014
Susan Reimer 's raging is in vain. ( "Is the death of Westboro Baptist leader Fred Phelps cause for celebration?" March 21.) Pastor Fred Phelps preached a faithful gospel to this generation, and he was the soul that The Lord our God used to teach the servants of God at Westboro Baptist Church how to be faithful and so forth. Pastor Phelps has not picketed a soldier funeral since 2007. That work was done by others, and The Lord willing, we will continue to be faithful to warn you, as the hour is short.
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By William Safire | May 30, 1991
THE AMERICANS have proven themselves to be loyal friends of my family and my kingdom, but I fear they will never understand us.They act as if the problem of the Palestinians is high on our list of concerns. Why? Of course I must show public respect to my Arab brethren, and side with them against the Jews, but we have seen that the interests of the PLO are not my interests.An example. On Feb. 4, halfway between the beginning of the air war and the start of the ground war, terrorists attacked a minibus in the streets of Jidda.
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By Glenn Gamboa and Glenn Gamboa,NEWSDAY | November 23, 2006
Jay-Z got it right the first time. When he "retired" in 2003, he strutted off the stage in near-perfection, with the stunning, powerful legacy-builder The Black Album and his equally on-point farewell concert at New York's Madison Square Garden memorialized in the movie Fade to Black. How could you top all that? Why would you even want to try? In his years of "retirement," Jay became President Carter, head of Def Jam Records. He made some high-profile appearances on singles from Beyonce, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy, as well as that hot "Dear Summer" freestyle he did on New York radio station Hot 97 last year.
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By Kim Murphy and Kim Murphy,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 17, 2003
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - This kingdom's riches, fueled by the largest oil reserves in the world, are almost beyond dreaming. Dozens of palaces are under construction here. Even the average businessman is likely to have a huge home with silk draperies, secluded fountains and crystal chandeliers. Malls are stocked with imported designer fashions. When ailing King Fahd vacationed in Spain last year, he took 50 black Mercedes, 350 attendants and a 234-foot yacht, and had $2,000 worth of flowers and 50 cakes delivered each day. But for an increasing number of citizens, that Saudi Arabia is a land of fable and memory.
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