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With all the talk of impeachment floating around Capitol Hill, one would think it was

National Peach Month

(which is actually the month of August). I mean everyone knows that September is

National Courtesy Month


Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month


If the Congressmen know what's good for their 401(k) plans, they'd stop muttering the "I" word.

Ken Starr

can be blamed for yesterday's sagging

Dow Jones Industrial Average

, says the

Washington Post



Boston Globe's

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Hiawatha Bray loves his


but loathes the dearth of good Web-based research software that's available for the


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This is one case that seems to be closed: The

Milwaukee Journal Online

reports that



will cut 1,000 jobs worldwide as 1998 profits have been hit heavily by the economic problems in Russia.

According to the

Minneapolis Star Tribune


Northwest Airlines


and its striking pilots continue to talk while the

Justice Department

has filed suit charging that NWA and



, Northwest's Minnesota-based Airlink partner, have "failed to serve 13 cities during the strike." Well, duh!

It didn't work for one Bill, but it might work for another: The

San Jose Mercury News

reports that


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has "subpoenaed a raft of new documents from five rival companies, saying it needs the evidence to defend itself against what it says are the government's expanded antitrust charges."

They shoot, they score! Twelve commercial communications satellites were destroyed today as a Ukrainian-made Zenit rocket crashed shortly after launch. According to the

Financial Express

, the satellites were owned by

Globalstar Telecommunications


, an international consortium led by

Loral Space and Communications

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Having had its share of sexual harassment settlements,


decided to try something new -- settling a disability discrimination case. In the

Chicago Tribune


Boris Yeltsin

may be asking Parliament to approve Acting Foreign Minister

Yevgeny Primakov

as the new prime minister, but the

St. Petersburg Times

reports that the real power in Russia are the leaders of Russia's 89 regions and republics.

Great bales of fire? The

South China Morning Post

brings us more proof that the French do everything, even protesting, with class.