Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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"um, about that loan ..."

Despite the anticipation over the new International Space Station, NASA has quietly asked an Alabama museum to give back parts of its main attraction, a published report says. According to the Hunt- sville Times, the US Space and Rocket Center was requested to return the forward assemblies from the solid-fuel boosters on its full- size shuttle exhibit. NASA's budget has been cut for four straight years, President Clinton proposes to slash it further in 2000, and building new assemblies would cost up to $10 million each. The museum will substitute mockups, the report said.

BUT THE PHOTOS WERE SUPER "Five Thousand Years of China": Sounds like a highbrow, coffee table-type book, right? Apparently, that's what Wang Xinzhang thought, too, when he bought a copy. But Wang now is suing Red Star Publishing Co. for violation of his rights as a consumer, according to news reports from Shanghai. What could possibly have disillusioned him? …

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