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03/05/2005

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Press Review

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

Russia Starts Badly in Davis Tie

Athens Olympic bronze medalist Fernando Gonzalez defeated Russia's Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in the opening singles Friday to give Chile a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie.

Syria's Envoy Pledges Adherence

A top Syrian envoy who visited Moscow on Friday to discuss a UN resolution urging Syria to pull out of Lebanon pledged that Damascus would fulfill an earlier pledge to redeploy its troops but refused to give a timetable.

U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Exceeds 1,500

The conflict in Iraq can be told in numbers and milestones, from the more than 1,500 troops and many thousands of Iraqis who now have died to the number of weapons of mass destruction found -- zero.

Fossett's Flight Makes Aviation History

After covering 37,000 kilometers in 67 hours, Steve Fossett was ready for a bath, a good meal and a nap. First, though, he had some champagne to sip.

Ex-Stripper Auctions an Implant

A former topless dancer who was famously cleared of battering a Florida nightclub patron with her ""crazy big"" breasts has shed her oversized silicone implants and put one of them up for auction on eBay.

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