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There have been quite a number of incidents lately and they have been growing in number over the years as native conservationists try to save native wildlife from native hunters. From what I have seen reported, the hunter's attitude is 'take all you can get' and 'by any means' which seems to be somewhat shortsighted in crowded Europe.

French Lit. Actual

A selection from the latest editions can be found on this Web site which is divided into categories such as literature, history, essays and documents. Besides extracts from the works themselves, there are reviews of them and interviews with their authors. History is big in France so the current trends are analyzed along with the magazines - there are several popular ones - that treat the subject. History is almost as popular as astrology.

Never Too Early for Valentine

As a confirmed crochet I feel silly writing this but realize that many readers may not share my views of the expansion plans of the greeting card industry. Therefore, since email Valentines destroy no trees, I logically feel I have to support this annual silliness. Here then, is the URL for sending someone a "Jevousaime." As my source says, "Non romantiques s'abstenir!"

Crypto from Ireland

A 16 year-old student, Sarah Flannery, has been chosen by the Cork-based Esat Telecom competition to be awarded 'Young Scientist of the Year' for dreaming up a new algorithm for cryptographyphoto: avenue hoche that is simpler and faster than the 20 year-old 'RSA.' She also collects 1,000 punt and a chance to represent Ireland at the European Union Science Contest in Greece later this year.

Avenue Hoche scene shows no outdoor cocktail parties in progress.

The French source for this story says Ms. Flannery doesn't intend to patent her code, which will amount to more free crypto for the authorities to worry about. See more information at a site I did not check.

Paris' 'LiveCam' Shows Winter Dreariness

Hitting this site will give you some views of an overcast Paris right now from TF1-TV's 'LiveCam' if you want to see what typical winter looks like - unless it happens to be nighttime here, which it usually is between about 15:45 and 07:45 GMT. If you are in our modest combo 'Euro'-and-'continental' CET zone, nighttime is between about 16:45 and 08:45.

This Was Metropole One Year Ago:

count down Eiffel TowerIssue 3.04 - 26. January 1998 - This issue featured the columns - Café Metropole - 'Out of Paris, In the Ile-de-France' and 'Au Bistro' had - 'Papon Trial Goes Into Reverse.' The issue had one feature, entitled 'Getting Ready for New Year in Chinatown.' There was an 'Email from Gordon Greb: 'It's for Old Lovers Too!' There were four 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week was captioned, 'Phone In Your Order' which I shouldn't have run last year.

The Tour Eiffel Countdown to 31. December 1999:

Only 341 gray and drizzly days left to go.

Regards, Ric
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