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11/13/2006

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First Person

Previously, I was an insurance agent. I dreamt of learning to surf and opening my own club. The first dream has come true -- all that's left is to open a nightclub.

Appointments

UCMS Group EMEA has announced the appointment of Per-Olof Myr?n as a member of the company's board of directors.

Drug Cop Turns to Brewing

How a former narcotics policeman changed careers and rose to the top.

Restaurant News

The recently opened Mexican restaurant La Hacienda has introduced a special breakfast menu, available 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Blending Asia's Flavors

Nabi bills itself as an Asian fusion restaurant, which may sound passe given that fusion's popularity in Moscow peaked several years back. Still, it does offer something new.

Klitschko KO's Brock in the 7th

Wladimir Klitschko seemed intent on defending his title with one hand, the left. He jabbed and jabbed and occasionally hooked Calvin Brock.

Russia Beats Czechs to Claim Cup

Russia won the Karjala Cup after beating the Czech Republic 3-2 in a penalty shootout Sunday, snapping Finland's streak of eight straight titles in the Euro Hockey Tour event.

Not Missing Rumsfeld -- Yet

People are so happy U.S. Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld is leaving that they are overlooking the dark side of the man nominated to replace him, Robert Gates.

A Russia Without Icons

During Soviet times, three symbols served as indicators for me of the regime's stability: If Lenin was still in his tomb, if the red flag still flew over the Kremlin and if the statue of secret police founder Felix Dzerzhinsky still stood in front of KGB headquarters, then all was right with the Soviet world.

The Great Communicator

On Jan. 18, 1989 -- his next-to-last day in office -- U.S. President Ronald Reagan finally invited me to dine at the White House. Frankly, I had begun to wonder.

Two Referendums on the Way to Nowhere

As South Ossetians voted Sunday for independence from Georgia in a referendum no country in the world was likely to recognize, the sheer absurdity of the situation in the tiny breakaway republic was brought home again on a short drive from the capital, Tskhinvali, to the scruffy village of Eredvi.

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