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09/27/2004

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Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Florida Sees Record 4th Storm of Season

Hurricane Jeanne barreled up Florida's Atlantic Coast early Sunday with 190-kilometer-per-hour winds and drenching rains, unceremoniously putting the weather-weary state in the record books.

Kerry Unveils Anti-Terror Plan

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee John Kerry detailed his plan for combating terrorism Friday and insisted that the nation is no safer after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks because President George W. Bush took his ""eye off the ball.""

U.S. Strikes Militant Targets in Fallujah

U.S. aircraft struck at the rebel Iraqi stronghold of Fallujah for a third time in 24 hours, targeting a meeting of suspected militants loyal to Jordanian mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Hamas Leader Killed in Syria Car Bombing

A car bomb killed a leader of the militant group Hamas in Damascus on Sunday.

UN: Rape Prevalent in Sudan Refugee Camps

Sudan is in denial about the extent of rape in refugee camps in its traumatized Darfur region, where fear and distrust of the government is pervasive, the United Nations' top human rights official said Saturday.

Crude Soars Despite Bush Intervention

The price of crude oil rose to a record high Friday even as the George W. Bush administration agreed to tap the nation's emergency oil stockpile because of supply problems caused by Hurricane Ivan.

U.S. Air Seeks 23% in Pay Cuts

U.S. Airways on Friday asked a federal bankruptcy court to approve emergency pay cuts plus other moves, aimed at raising $38 million in cash per month.

Forbes Lists 313 Billionaires

It looks like the U.S. billionaire's club isn't quite as exclusive as it once was. There are now 313 billionaires in the country, the largest number ever and a huge jump over the 262 counted last year, according to Forbes magazine, which on Thursday released its annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans.

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