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  1. Meditation and Prayer on New Year's Eve (Institute for World Peace)
      Provides a prayer for the new millenium. 7-02

  2. Clipart for New Year's Day (ClipsAhoy.com)
      Provides free clipart samples. 2-01

  3. Vietnam - 25 Years After the War in Vietnam (Asia Society)
      Provides news stories and essays about the war between the United States and Vietnam. 4-01

  4. Chinese New Year Worksheets (AbcTeach)
      Provides dozens of worksheets to help children have a better understanding of the holiday. 8-01

  5. Labor Day Origins (PBS.org - NewsHour)
      Provides a history of the celebration of Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday of September. "Conceived by America's labor unions as a testament to their cause, the legislation sanctioning the holiday was shepherded through Congress amid labor unrest and signed by President Grover Cleveland as a reluctant elction-year compromise." 2-02

  6. Bombs - A History of Bombing Attacks by Palestinians (BBC News)
      Provides a brief description of each bombing attack by Palestinians against Israeli civilians, since 1994. Each year there were from none to a maximum of four--until 2001. In 2001 there were 14 bombing attacks against Israelis and in 2002 there have been many more. 4-02

  7. UN Warns of a World Water Shortage (BBC News)
      "More than 2.7 billion people will face severe water shortages by the year 2025 if the world continues consuming water at the same rate, the United Nations has warned." 4-02

  8. Nuclear Arms Treaty to Reduce USA and Russian Stockpiles (BBC News)
      Russia and the USA will sign a treaty to reduce nuclear stockpiles. "The two leaders hope to cut the number of nuclear warheads on each side from their current levels of between 6,000 and 7,000 to between 1,700 and 2,200 over the next 10 years." 5-02

  9. Catholic Saints - Monk Padre Pio Sainted (CBS News)
      "Padre Pio, whose hands were said to have bled for years, was considered the first priest in centuries to show signs of the stigmata the hand, foot and side wounds Jesus suffered when crucified." 6-02

  10. Flight 93 Heroes (CNN News)
      "A year after their heroic deeds aboard Flight 93, the 40 passengers and crew were honored Wednesday as courageous 'citizen soldiers' who won the first battle in the war against terrorism." 09-08

  11. Pentagon Honors Workers (CNN News)
      "A Wednesday afternoon Pentagon ceremony -- the second at the site that day -- focused on renewal and determination as speakers honored the reconstruction crews who worked there after terrorists damaged the building a year ago." 9-02

  12. New Source for Hydrogen for Fuel Cells (Wired)
      "A microscopic green algae -- known to scientists as Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, and to regular folk as pond scum -- was discovered more than 60 years ago to split water into hydrogen and oxygen under controlled conditions. A recent breakthrough in controlling the algae's hydrogen yield has prompted a Berkeley, California, company to try to be first to commercialize production." 9-02

  13. Catholic - Pope to Add Five New Mysteries to Rosary (AmericanCatholic.org - Thavis)
      "While praising those who regularly pray the rosary in its traditional form, the pope also encouraged the addition of five 'mysteries of light' -- moments from Jesus' public ministry -- to further underline the rosary's focus on Christ."

      "Pope John Paul said the rosary has 'a peaceful effect on those who pray it,' it leads them to see the face of Christ in others, to recognize other's grief and suffering and to yearn to make the world 'more beautiful, more just, more closely conformed to God's plan.' " 11-02

  14. 02-17-03 Gas Masks Fail in Cities (CBS News - Andrews)
      "In a government test developed after Sept. 11, either mustard or sarin gas penetrated every major mask, except one used in only a handful of cities."

      "In the age of 'orange' terrorism alerts, the failure of the masks is shocking news." "It could be years before masks that can handle poison gas reach the teams that need them. But today rescue teams on high alert for the next attack could face the unheard of order to hold back." 2-03

  15. AIDS - Vaccine for AIDS Works (USA Today News - Sternberg) star
      "Nearly two decades after the discovery of the AIDS virus, researchers Monday report for the first time that an AIDS vaccine can prevent infection but with sharply different success rates depending on race."

      "The first full-scale human trial of the vaccine, AIDSVAX, indicates that although the vaccine failed to protect whites and Hispanics, it appears to be effective in Asians and blacks. Blacks account for half of all new infections in the USA, federal statistics show."

      "Jose Esparza, director of AIDS vaccine research for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), called the finding 'probably the most important accomplishment in vaccine research in 15 years. This is the first time anyone has shown protection (against HIV) in humans, not monkeys.' "

      "Although the vaccine failed to provide protection overall, it was 78.3% effective in blacks and 68% effective in Asians." 2-03

  16. Replacement Selected for Twin Towers (CBS News)
      "LMDC chairman John Whitehead praised the way Libeskind's plan aims to create a bustling, vibrant streetscape around the site, complete with a five-star hotel, a transportation hub, a memorial museum and cultural spots."

      "He also mentioned a space designed to capture a wedge of sunlight each year on Sept. 11, from the time that the first plane hit until the time the last tower fell."

      "The spire, which recalls the year of America's independence, would have a garden all the way to its top, not office space." 2-03

  17. Half of Clinton Aides Now Lobbyists (ABC News)
      "A study being released Monday by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan watchdog group, ranked the top 100 officials serving when President Clinton left office two years ago and found 51 now lobby the government or work for companies that do." 3-03

  18. Promoting an "Especially Bad War" (CBS News - Rooney)
      "The word makes it sound as though we're just a few countries short of having the whole world on our side, and that isn't true. Most of the world is against us. The Administration says 49 countries are part of the coalition. I see that Eritrea, Uganda and Iceland are on our side."

      "The fact is, though, we're in this thing with the British, who have 45,000 soldiers there, and the Australians, who have 2,000. That's it. The other 46 wish us well or let us fly bombers over their country. Big deal."

      "We've practically bribed some of them. We offered Turkey $15 billion to let our troops go through there but they refused. President Bush won't be sending the president of Turkey anything for his birthday this year." 4-03

  19. Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Fox News)
      "Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, long in Yasser Arafat's shadow as No. 2 in the PLO, is a veteran advocate of peace with Israel and an outspoken critic of the 2 -year-old armed Palestinian uprising."

      "His balancing act will include cracking down on militants without triggering civil war, easing powers away from Yasser Arafat without being accused of betraying a national symbol, and re-establishing trust with Israel after 31 months of fierce violence without abandoning the Palestinians' bedrock positions." 4-03

  20. Catholic Saints - Pope Canonizes Five Saints (CBS News)
      "A massive crowd in the shape of a cross gathered around Pope John Paul II on Sunday as he proclaimed five new saints and urged Spaniards to emulate them."

      "One of the canonized priests, Pedro Poveda, was killed in 1936 during the opening days of the Spanish Civil War."

      The other four new saints are Angela de la Cruz, who founded the Sisters of the Company of the Cross; Genoveva Torres, who founded the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and of the Holy Angels; Maravillas de Jesus, who founded convents for the Order of Barefoot Carmelites, and Jose Maria Rubio, a Jesuit priest."

      "Sunday's service raised to 469 the number of saints John Paul has proclaimed in his nearly 25-year papacy. He has proclaimed more saints than any other pontiff." 5-03

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