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 October 10, 2003 

The challenger...

Election in Azerbaijan: Aliev Rival Fights to be Heard

When Isa Gambar, Azerbaijan's leading opposition candidate, came to the town of Beilagan recently, he saw walls adorned with dozens of posters of President Heidar Aliev and his son Ilham. There were only three Gambar posters to be seen, all of them torn.

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Destructive Decoration: Nature preserves become personal plucking grounds for the powerful

The Minister of Nature Protection dug up 10 environmentally sensitive trees from an Armenian nature preserve and used them to decorate his wife's cafe near Yerevan State University.

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

Sometimes it is the seemingly insignificant events that say the most about the living condition: Putting a new coat of polish on worn-out shoes; sweeping trash from a sidewalk that is hardly more than dirt itself; carrying yourself with dignity on your way to borrow money . . . Such things.

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Cut Off: Sixty refugee families enter second month of no electricity

When it is getting dark Margarita Garibyan lights candles and the oil lamp and calls her neighbors to play the card game "preference". They play until midnight or even longer though neither Garibyan nor her neighbours are gamblers.

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Conscription or Options: Parliament debates bill on alternative military service

The Armenian parliament opened on Wednesday debates on a bill offering male citizens an alternative to compulsory military service. Alternative service is a condition of membership in the Council of Europe.

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Unsound Renovation?: Chamber orchestra in danger of being muffled by new hall

The $190,000 Lincy Foundation renovation of the Chamber Music Theater in Yerevan has struck a sour chord with the artistic director of the National Chamber Orchestra.

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Sports: Sargsyan one victory short in Moscow; no medals for Armenian team in France

Tennis (Kremlin Cup)
Sargis Sargsyan was runner-up in the Kemlin Cup International Series Tournament which concluded October 5.


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 Greco-Roman Wrestling (48th World Championships)

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Commentary: The Autumn of an Apsheron patriarch

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Progress for Poverty: IMF official praises Armenian poverty reduction plan

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The Arts in seven days


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Winning looks

Unconfirmed reports say that an unusually high number of girls and women spectators were on hand Friday night at Vazgen Sargsyan Stadium for Spain vs. Armenia. Seems that the Spanish national football team, led in looks by Raul, give the female fans something to cheer about. Even when the home team loses 0-4.


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