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 November 7 , 2003 


Six people died in this "marshrutka", the fourth fatal crash on Heratsi street in recent months.



Deadly Commute: Overcrowded minibus results in six deaths


A major traffic accident in Yerevan this week has focused attention on the chronic problem of overloaded public minibuses, traffic congestion and a transportation system that encourages hazardous practice.



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


The world is a better place today. Sure 'tis, for, I am pleased to report, Guinness beer has come to Armenia. I am a simple man. This is a simple story.

At the corner of Nalbandian and Sayat Nova streets, the news was delivered by my new favorite bartenders, Aram and Sarkis in their new bar which I had approached with skepticism since the first day the sign lit up announcing "Irish Bar".


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The Naghdalyan Trial: Prosecution calls for 15 years for Sargsyan and Harutyunyan


Testimony has finished in the Tigran Naghdalyan murder trial and the prosecution is asking that Armen Sargsyan and John Harutyunyan each be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Naghdalyan, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Armenian Public Television, was shot to death last December 28. Harutyunyan has confessed to the murder, saying that he was paid to kill the journalist.


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Exit Interviews: Publication reveals cause and effect of emigration


A book released earlier this year confirms that poverty and a pessimistic view of the future are the leading reasons why citizens leave Armenia.

"There is an opinion that emigration is a temporary economic solution as the employment market is not developed in Armenia," says Hranush Kharatyan, president of "Hazarashen", the Armenian Center for Ethnological Researches.


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The Art of Noise?: Honored painter kicked out of studio


Two months after the Union of Painters honored his 80th birthday and nearly as many years as a respected artist, painter Tigran Tokmajyan has been banned by a local government from using his Komitas Avenue studio.


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Buyer Beware: Activists say few know their consumer rights and few laws protect them


When Anahit Soghomonyan returned to her Yerevan neighborhood food store with a box of soured milk and demanding a refund, the response she got was: "Is it worth making so much noise because of 300 drams, lady? You'd better buy a fresh one, we just got it".


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Sports: Six Armenians make FIDE list of world best



The World Chess Federation's list of top chess players for October 2003, include five Armenians among the Top 100 men and one woman in the Top 50.


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Water Worries: Portions of Yerevan still taking extreme measures resulting from broken pipes

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We, children of October: A reflection on an (almost) forgotten holiday

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Outbreak: Schools shut down to curb spread of mumps

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Holy Land

The blessing of the territory for a new church in Masis took place this week. It will be the first dominical temple in this town (for years it has been populated by Azerbaijanis) and the second biggest after the St. Grigor Lusavorich in Yerevan. The construction is estimated at $1 million and is sponsored by "Vardanyan Family" foundation.

 





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