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 August 22, 2003 

If merchandise has to do with funerals, it must be kept out of public sight, according to a new regulation.

Death of Salesmen?: New prohibition threatens life on "Coffin" Street

If you see a shop with no sign on the entrance, the showcase covered with blinds or jalousie and confused salesmen outside, you're probably on Nar-Dos Street in Yerevan, in front of a store that sells coffins.

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On Trial: Accused speaks in case of murdered journalist

The third session of the Tigran Naghdalyan murder trial finished this week, with testimony from the man who previously admitted committing the murder.

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home

I don't miss living near Hollywood. Not during weeks like this.

Three stories on this week's site will give you the details of why being a journalist in Armenia is as often a dream as a nightmare.

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Face Forward: Increase in nose jobs shows Armenians eager to undo nature's gift

Considering the Armenian face, let's face facts: We have big noses. Sometimes the distance from eyebrow to lipline is so great a hump is required to get there.

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I Want My NMC!: Music channel to host awards for Armenian talent

This year the National Music Channel, which has been broadcasting for one year on Armenian Public Television, will revive a short-lived but popular competition from pre-independence.

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Marketing of Biblical Proportions: Use of "Ararat" challenges court to prove what's in a name

Turkey might own Noah's mountain, but Armenia seems to own the name. In fact several companies own "Ararat". Or at least are fighting over the name.

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Sports: Armenia's connections to ATP and WTA

Sargis Sargsyan was ousted in the second round of the International Series TD Waterhouse Cup in Long Island, New York Thursday by Paradorn Srichapan of Thailand (3-6, 4-6).

Sargsyan started the tournament successfully with a 7-5, 6-2 victory in the first round over Alex Corretja from Spain.


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 WTA: Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria scored a first-round victory in New Haven, Connecticutt over Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand (5-7, 6-4, 6-4).

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Wary of Water: Recent village epidemic is a reminder of Armenia's "Ordinary Phenomenon"

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Embattled Belief: Jehovah's Witnesses threaten to sue government if it is refused legalization

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The Week in seven days


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Watch the birdie

Plenty of eyes have been focused this week on the Pan Armenian Games. Amateur athletes from 75 cities have been in Armenia for a series of team and individual sports.


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