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HOLIDAY? WHAT HOLIDAY?

A survey of management holidays in the Wall Street Journal last week claimed that there is a Catch-22 for senior workers: "The enhanced mobility of wireless communications is making it harder for people to disconnect." According to the report, numerous European high-flyers are spending the beach bar's Happy Hour talking to colleagues back home on their mobiles.

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Diplomacy that failed with cheese and biscuits

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`Clinton raped me in hotel,' claims Arkansas woman

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Words: Sexy, adj.

IS YOUR love-life dull? How about an open fire, candles, a big, big bottle of wine, tandoori chicken, dried-up samosas and lukewarm rice? The Grocer records that cluttered Alldays is ousting fast food. Colin Glass, a director, says, "I'm sure it will work in c-stores, but we have spent so much time, money and effort in it because it's sexy that it has led us to neglect the basics."

Monitor: All the News of the World American comment on the Pope's visit to the United States

SO THERE they were, the saint and the sinner, meeting in the hangar. When the new millennium and new century officially arrive, Pope John Paul II may have been the last pope to serve his full reign in the 20th century, and Clinton will be the first president to serve in the 21st century. In contemporary history, the Pope will represent what once was and Clinton will represent what will be. The Pope will be remembered for his tireless battle to stem the changing beliefs of his flock. The President will be remembered for his impeachment, and his tireless effort to adjust his own beliefs.

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