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Ruling Peronists are mired in infighting while poverty worsens

September 5, 2002

BUENOS AIRES (Washington Post) - Juan Peron liked to compare power struggles in his party to cats having sex. "It may seem like they are fighting,'' the late Argentine leader would say, "but they are really just reproducing. In the end, Peronism survives and expands.'' Today, the successors to Peron ...

Survey: Americans’ main concerns lie in terrorism, economy

September 5, 2002

As the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaches, a new poll, conducted with the help of a University professor, shows Americans are concerned, but not obsessed with terrorism. According to the poll, led by the Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs, 36 percent of those surveyed place terrorism...

Pentel withdraws support for McGaa citing party conflict

Andrew Pritchard

September 5, 2002

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Ken Pentel announced Tuesday he will no longer support his party's endorsed candidate, Ed McGaa, for U.S. Senate. "I like Ed and I had hoped that I could continue supporting him," Pentel said in a written statement. "But he's still taking some positions that are in ev...

Clinton’s housing secretary quits New York gubernatorial race

September 5, 2002

SBy Justin Young The Daily Orange YRACUSE, N.Y. (U-WIRE) - With primaries rapidly approaching, former U.S. housing secretary Andrew Cuomo withdrew Tuesday from the race for governor of New York, a position his father, Mario Cuomo, held for 12 years. Cuomo announced his withdrawal and endorsement for fellow...

Guilt by association: Russia close to Bush’s ‘axis of evil’ status

The Minnesota Daily

September 4, 2002

MOSCOW (L.A. Times) - The more U.S. officials press Russia to abandon deals with Iran, Iraq and North Korea, the closer Moscow's relations appear to become with the nations President George W. Bush calls the "axis of evil." Russia has plans for a $40-billion trade deal with Iraq and more nuclear rea...

U.S. fugitives hide in Cuba

September 4, 2002

;Nine and a half of his fingers are gone, blown to bits by a bomb he was making in New York in 1978, but he manages to open a packet of sugar and stir it into his coffee. On the lam for 23 years, he has cleverly learned how to live with what remains of his hands and his life. The convicted felon was...

‘Hardball’ coming to Northrop Auditorium in two weeks

Courtney Lewis

September 4, 2002

The cable talk show "Hardball with Chris Matthews" will kick off a year-long tour of college campuses later this month at Northrop Auditorium. The live question-and-answer discussion, scheduled for Sept. 18, will feature Gov. Jesse Ventura. Open to the public, the show's producers said they hope studen...

Seeking youth vote, ‘Buck’ Humphrey visits campus

Andrew Pritchard

September 4, 2002

Hubert "Buck" Humphrey IV, grandson of the late Vice President Hubert Humphrey, greeted members of the age group least likely to vote as they returned to classes Tuesday outside Willey Hall. The DFL-endorsed secretary of state candidate passed out literature telling students how to register for next ...

Yudof’s compensation hinges on private funding

September 3, 2002

AUSTIN, Texas (U-WIRE) — University of Texas System Chancellor Mark Yudof's compensation package, the highest of any university administrator in the country, depends on the generosity of private donors. More than 91 percent of Yudof's $787,319 compensation package, which includes housing, a car all...

Russia-Iraq Oil Ties Worry U.S.

September 3, 2002

MOSCOW (The Washington Post) — A convoy carrying Russian oil-drilling equipment arrived at the al-Waheed border crossing recently and passed from Syria into Iraq en route to the northern city of Kirkuk. About 50 Russian specialists will arrive soon to begin setting up to drill 45 wells. For the Russi...