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Thais Face Jumbo Dilemma in Conserving Elephants
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Sasithorn Simaporn, Reuters

Elephants kicking soccer balls, painting flowers with their trunks, or twirling a hula-hoop are a common sight in Thailand, where the sacred warrior beasts perform in tourist shows or peddle fruits on the streets of Bangkok.

U.S. to Look into "Vanished" Iraqi Nuclear Gear
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Irwin Arieff, Reuters

The United States will investigate a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency that equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear arms have vanished from Iraq, a U.S. diplomat said Tuesday.

Soldiers Recover More Than 170 Bodies in Flooded Indian State
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press

Soldiers pulled bodies from mud and debris Tuesday after flash flood waters receded in northeastern India's Assam state, where flooding killed 171 people in six days.

Artic Cat Displays New Cleaner Snowmobiles During Interior Secretary's Tour
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Elisa L. Rineheart, Grand Forks Herald, N.D.

Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton visited Arctic Cat here Tuesday as part of a regional tour to check the progress of snowmobile manufacturers in complying with EPA's stricter environmental standards.

Scientists Say Food Poisoning Killed at Least 16,000 Pink Flamingoes in Tanzania
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Sukhdev Chhatbar, Associated Press

Unusually high levels of toxins in algae may have killed at least 16,000 pink flamingoes nesting near two northeastern Tanzanian lakes between July and August, scientists said in a report.

Asian Medicine Guide Used in Wildlife Crime War
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Italy has netted smugglers of illicit wildlife products by using a guide to help recognize traditional Asian medicine, a U.N. conference heard on Tuesday.

Budget Problems Threaten Parkland Buys in California, Says Report
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

California has stopped acquiring land for state parks for the foreseeable future because it cannot afford to staff and maintain new parkland, according to a newspaper report.

Ammonia from Rose Hill, N.C., Poultry Plant's Accident is a Health Hazard
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Gareth McGrath, Star-News, Wilmington, N.C.

A combination of nitrogen and hydrogen, ammonia is a common but potentially hazardous chemical that's a staple of many industries in North Carolina.

Chinese Experts Name Civet as Primary SARS Source
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

Chinese health experts have concluded that the civet cat, considered a delicacy in the south of the country, was the primary source of last year's SARS epidemic.

Drug Firm Outfits National Sales Staff with Gas-Saving, Hybrid Cars
October 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Dana Knight, The Indianapolis Star

Questions come full speed at Sandra Brown the minute she steps out of her car and into the medical office she is calling on as a pharmaceutical rep.

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