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 November 14 , 2003 


 



Capital Gains: Newer, expensive and more, more, more vehicles make Yerevan a moving parking lot of car fever


The number of vehicles registered in Yerevan in three-fourths of this year shows a dramatic increase over the number registered in an entire year only five years ago.



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The Naghdalyan Case: Sargsyan swears oath on son's life of his own innocence


Family of Tigran Naghdalyan and defendants in his murder trial have had their final say and it is now up to Judge Saro Aramyan to render a verdict within the next 10 days.

Naghdalyan, the chairman of the Board of Directors of Armenian Public Television, was shot to death last December 28.


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Families under Pressure: Assistance can be the difference between the street or school for children living on the edge


Arsen, 11, and his brother Andranik, 12, used to go to Yerevan from Parakar to beg for money to save their family from hunger. They had not been to school for two years because their single-mother Narineh could hardly provide food for her four sons and could not afford other expenses.


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


The good news just doesn't stop.

Last week in this space was proclaimed the good tidings of great joy that Guinness Beer has made it to Yerevan (canned, but nonetheless black and frothy and satisfying, if you can swallow the fact that it cost $5.35 a pop).

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School of Struggle: Karabakh village honors an advocate of independence


"A society existing within the limits of fear can't have hope for independence. But we must have hope. For the struggle, we have to make sacrifices and suffer."


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Sounds of Improvement: Havat steps in to help hearing-speaking impaired


Four-year old Nina is quietly sitting on a chair, looking blankly around her environment.

Teacher Erna Shagoyan, a specialist for the deaf and dumb, steps behind her and starts shaking a plastic box full of buttons and stones, and Nina's face comes alive.


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Living for Luck: Lotto fever grips Yerevan in anticipation of new regulations


The prospect of new legislation placing restrictions on Armenia's various lottery games has increased the popularity of the games throughout Yerevan, as lottery promoters try to capitalize on the gambling craze before facing tighter limits on their availability.


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History Unearthed: Archeologists find evidence of settlement twice as old as Yerevan


Excavations in the Yerevan district of Shengavit over the past two years have uncovered a city which local and some foreign archeologists believe to have been settled five thousand years before the birth of Christ. Scientists say the site has yielded some of the archeologically-richest finds in all the Caucasus, and if the dating proves accurate, it would mean that the area was settled nearly 4,000 years before the Urartus founded Yerevan.


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Sports: Armenian horsemen are Champions of the Caucausus



Norayr Stepanyan of Yerevan took the Grand Prize in horse riding-jumping competition in Tbilisi. About 70 horsemen from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia competed October 25-30 in the Caucasus Cup Competition.


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Suing Over Sewage: Dashnaks encourage residents to file legal complaints over water problems

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Armenia's Watergate: Politicians talk, experts explain, citizens wait

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Defense Spending: Relief organization announces initiative against HIV/AIDs

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Two Smoking Barrels?

Russia's Minister of Defense, Sergei Ivanov (smoking left) and Armenia's Minister of Defense Serzh Sargsyan (smoking right) blew smoke together this week during a visit to the Genocide Monument.

 





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