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November 20th, 2003
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Driftnets Said Decimating Mediterranean Dolphins

Reuters - 2 hours, 53 minutes ago

Driftnets are killing tens of thousands of dolphins in the Mediterranean despite bans on the fishing method by the European Union and United Nations, a major environmental group said on Thursday.

 

SBC Offers Voice-Over-Internet Services Across U.S.

Reuters - 2 hours, 38 minutes ago

SBC Communications Inc. (SBC.N)on Thursday said it will offer voice-calling over the Internet, in a move that marks a major technological shift beyond the local phone company's traditional circuit-based networks.

 

Bad Radar Prompts White House Evacuation

AP - 9 minutes ago

Air Force fighter jets were scrambled and the White House was briefly evacuated on Thursday after birds or possibly disturbances in the atmosphere tripped radar that keeps watch on restricted air space around the complex.

 

Hey, It's Me! Send Money!

Reuters - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago

Fraudsters have tricked large sums of money out of trusting Japanese this year by phoning and pretending to be relatives in trouble, police said on Thursday.

 

Toyota Prius Named Best Car for 2004

AP - Thu Nov 20, 2:03 AM ET

The world's first commercially mass-produced hybrid car has claimed the honor of 2004 Car of the Year from Motor Trend magazine. The newest version of the Toyota Prius, introduced in 1997, beat out 26 new or significantly reengineered models.

 

U.S. Bars Mexican Onions Due to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Reuters - Wed Nov 19,10:30 PM ET

The United States has halted imports of Mexican green onions suspected of causing an outbreak of hepatitis A that has sickened more than 500 people in Pennsylvania, a Food and Drug Administration official told Reuters on Wednesday.

 

Parking Lot Designed for Absent-Minded Drivers

Reuters - Thu Nov 20, 8:16 AM ET

A Singapore company has a high-tech solution for absent-minded drivers who lose their cars in parking lots.

 

AT&T Wireless to Offer Traffic Maps, Dating

Reuters - Thu Nov 20,12:09 AM ET

AT&T Wireless Services Inc. (AWE.N) said on Thursday it has revamped its mobile Internet phone service with up-to-date traffic maps that warn drivers of congested routes and other features aimed at retaining customers.

 

Sun Confirms December Ship Date For Java Desktop System

TechWeb - Wed Nov 19, 8:00 PM ET

Sun Microsystems has set Friday, Dec. 12, as the target ship date for Java Desktop System--a Linux-based operating system that includes the Mozilla browser, StarOffice office productivity suite, GNOME interface and Evolution mail client.

 

Fishermen deliver pups from giant great white shark

AFP - Wed Nov 19, 3:05 PM ET

Two fishermen have delivered shark pups after their net caught and killed a 5.5-metre (18-foot) long great white shark, it was reported.

 

GM Pitches Hydrogen Cars in Oil-Thirsty China

Reuters - Tue Nov 18, 6:06 AM ET

China, guzzling petrol at a furious pace amid breakneck economic growth and car buying, should wean itself off oil by promoting vehicles powered by hydrogen, General Motors executives said on Tuesday.

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