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 August 29, 2003 

Laws on Adoption could be crucial to children such as these at Zatig Orphanage.

Family Matters: Changes proposed for Law on Adoption and fake pregnancy

A paragraph in Armenia's Law on Adoption allows an adopting mother to "imitate" pregnancy.

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Beautiful Night: Miss Armenia 2003

In Yerevan's Sport and Concert Complex Tuesday night the lights went down and anticipation went up and nearly six hours later Miss Lusineh Tovmasyan was crowned Miss Armenia 2003.

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Sevan Surprise: Hotel on the lake offers contemporary comfort in the heart of a village

You reach the village of Tsapatagh over a bumpy road far from the crowded peninsula that is the stopping point for most tourists to Lake Sevan.

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Centuries of Sacredness: Anniversary of Echmiadzin to be commemorated with "Chronicles"

For 1700 years Cathedral bells have chimed a message that all sainted roads of the Christian Faith lead to Echmiadzin.

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A Life of Laughs: The blazing career of Vardan Petrosyan

In a repeat of August evenings past, again this year crowds gathered and jumped queues for tickets to see Vardan Petrosyan at the Paronyan Theater.

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Business Exchange: Exhibit highlights Indian-Armenian commercial possibilities

India, already active in Armenia with a $100 million gold-mining enterprise, is looking to expand its business associations here and held a one-day exhibit this week to encourage trade between the nations.

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Sports: Out of the running for UEFA; still alive in US Open

Armenia's participants in UEFA Cup competition have been eliminated.

On August 28 Shirak fell 0-2 to Nordsjaelland, Denmark and Banants lost 1-2 to Hapoel of Tel Aviv.


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 Tennis: The last of this year's Grand Slams, US Open, started on August 25 in Flushing Meadows, NY, and will last until September 7. Three players of Armenian heritage have advanced beyond the first round.

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Free Speech Debate: Government official defends jail term for libel

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Death over Life: Inmates Prefer execution over terminal sentence

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The Week in seven days


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There She Is . . .

Lusineh Tovmasyan was crowned Miss Armenia 2003 at the annual beauty pageant in Yerevan on Tuesday.


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