AR-News: FW: (ENS) World News March 19, 2004

jim robertson wolfcrest at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 20 04:56:47 EST 2004


>Subject: (ENS) World News March 19, 2004
>Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 10:03:31 -1000
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>       MAD COW PRECAUTION: BRITAIN BARS TRANSFUSION RECIPIENTS AS BLOOD
>DONORS
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>       LONDON, UK, March 19, 2004 (ENS) - People who received blood
>transfusions in the United Kingdom after 1979 will not be permitted to
>donate blood in the future as a precaution against the transmission of
>variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD), Health Secretary John Reid has
>announced. The fatal brain disease is the human form of mad cow disease
>contracted by consuming infected beef.
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>       http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2004/2004-03-19-02.asp
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>       CITES GETS TOUGH WITH IVORY TRADERS
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>       GENEVA, Switzerland, March 19, 2004 (ENS) - South Africa, Namibia 
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>Botswana have still not been given the green light to sell a total of 60
>tons of stockpiled elephant ivory. The three countries had hoped they would
>get permission to sell the ivory legally from the Convention on
>International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) that concluded a 
>week-long
>session today. But the sale was held up until a list of conditions is met,
>and meanwhile CITES took steps to end the domestic ivory markets within all
>African countries.
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>       http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2004/2004-03-19-03.asp
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>       JUSTICE SCALIA DISMISSES SIERRA CLUB RECUSAL REQUEST
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>       By J.R. Pegg
>       WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2004 (ENS) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin
>Scalia has refused to recuse himself from a pending case involving Vice
>President Dick Cheney because of a hunting trip the two took with several
>other friends. I do not believe my impartiality can be reasonably
>questioned," Scalia said in a memorandum explaining his decision.
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>       http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2004/2004-03-19-10.asp
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>       MADAGASCAR MOPS UP MESS LEFT BY CYCLONE'S DOUBLE BLOW
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>       ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, March 19, 2004 (ENS) - Madagascar is prone
>to natural disasters, but this year has been more devastating than most for
>the island nation off South Africa's east coast. This month Cyclone Gafilo
>smashed the country - not just once but twice - claiming 74 lives and
>displacing some 200,000 people from their homes. It was the worst cyclone 
>to
>hit the country in 20 years.
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>       http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2004/2004-03-19-01.asp
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>       ENVIRONMENT NEWS SERVICE AMERISCAN: MARCH 19, 2004
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>       Forest Service Drops Outside Environmental Reviews
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>       Faulty Valve Stalls Restart of Davis Besse Reactor
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>       Judge Boots Interior Department Off the Net
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>       Coal Emissions of 13 States Blow in North Carolina's Face
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>       George Bush Urged to Clean Up Brother Jeb's Polluted Waters
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>       Fishery Observer Programs Face Budget Chop
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>       Congress Urged to Set Individual Fishing Quota Standards
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>       Horseshoe Crab Harvest Restricted to Benefit Birds
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>       Congressional Democrats Score High on Animal Protection
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>       http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2004/2004-03-19-09.asp
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