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A LETTER TO THE PALESTINIANS FROM NEW ZEALAND

by David White Auckland, New Zealand
May 26, 2002   This letter was part of Moshe's weekly posting called "Jerusalem Insights" which I received this morning. It is an outstanding piece of writing from a man in New Zealand who claims to be an agnostic. I could only hope that every Jew and every Christian throughout the world understood the issue as well as he does!
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Cancer Patients Can Sense Time They Have Left

Thu May 30, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with incurable cancer are better able to predict how long they will survive than doctors using other, commonly used indications of disease prognosis, researchers report.

This innate ability indicates that "patients have a tremendous ability to use external and internal information to assess their own health," according to Dr.

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Wyoming

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Wyoming's license plates feature a man on a bucking bronco.
     
  2. Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
     
  3. Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872)
     
  4. Devils Tower was designated as the first National Monument (1906)
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Wisconsin

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Wisconsin visitors and residents enjoy the state's 7,446 streams and rivers.
    End-to-end they'd stretch 26,767 miles. That is more than enough to circle the globe at the equator.
     
  2. Wisconsin's Door County has five state parks and 250 miles of shoreline along Lake Michigan. These figures represent more than any other county in the country.
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West Virginia

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. West Virginia is the only state in the Union to have acquired its sovereignty by proclamation of the President of the United States.
     
  2. West Virginia is considered the southern most northern state and the northern most southern state.
     
  3. Mother’s Day was first observed at Andrews Church in Grafton on May 10, 1908.
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Washington

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a United States president.
     
  2. Seattle is home to the first revolving restaurant, 1961.
     
  3. Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.
     
  4. Washington state has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined.
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Virginia

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Virginia was named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I.
     
  2. The major cash crop of Virginia is tobacco and many of the people who live there earn their living from the tobacco industry.
     
  3. Jamestown, the first of the original 13 Colonies was founded for the purpose of silk cultivation. Silk to be traded with the Court of King James. After blight fungus destroyed the mulberry trees (silkworm food), sericulturist planted tobacco as a cash crop.
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Vermont

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the thirteen original colonies.
     
  2. With a population of fewer than nine thousand people, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the U.S.
     
  3. Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.
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Utah

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Completion of the world's first transcontinental railroad was celebrated at Promontory where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869. It is now known as Golden Spike National Historic Site
     
  2. Levan, is "navel" spelled backwards. It is so named because it is in the middle of Utah.
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Texas

Fast Facts and Trivia

  1. Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State.
     
  2. The Alamo is located in San Antonio. It is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna and the phrase Remember the Alamo originated. The Alamo is considered the cradle of Texas liberty and the state's most popular historic site.
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