Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Yours very truly ...

lance Cpl. Ryan Henderson, on peacekeeping duty in Kosovo, wanted to write home to assure his father that he was well. As a US serviceman, he had free mailing privileges but one slight problem: no paper. So he tore up a cardboard field rations box, wrote his message, and sent it on its way - a gesture whose ingenuity was especially appreciated by dad, Postmaster General William Henderson.


A new form of gender discrimination has been imposed on women in the workplace. In Kelantan, where the interpretation of Islam is strictest among the 13 states of Malaysia, government officers have been told they may interview female applicants for civil-service jobs only if they're not pretty. The policy does represent a bit of a retreat, however. Earlier this year, the state had planned to ban women from being employed outside the home at all.

Active stars eligible for the All-Century baseball team

Baseball's All-Century team is to be announced before Game 1 of this year's World Series. …

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