The News from

Volume 3 Number 10




The Year of Languages

Translators wanted. On June 23, 2003, in the 1st Session of the 108th Congress of the United States, Senate Resolution 170 designated the years 2004 and 2005 as 'Years of Foreign Language Study'. Now that we are beginning the school year encompassed by those years, we just thought you might be interested in reviewing the actual Resolution itself.

60" & 36" German windsocks

From one ethnic event to another: See how nicely our German windsocks flew at the Oktoberfest at Oaks Park held here in Portland?

We'll be telling you more about the poles they're hanging from in a future edition of The News. This one can telescope to 22' feet. Flyin' high!



Saõ Tomé & Prìncipe

Saõ Tomé & Prìncipe is a single sovereign state that comprises two main islands and four islets about 120 miles off the coast of Gabon in the Atlantic Ocean. It's the smallest country in Africa, with a population totaling about 180,000 people.

We learned some things about this tiny country reading Joseph Wilson's book, The Politics of Truth. Putting all politics aside, the first half of this book is a fascinating read about diplomat's life in Africa and the Middle East.

Much more statistical information on Saõ Tomé & Prìncipe is available at the CIA's World Factbook website.

The Personal Corner

Waiting for the parade.

We asked our friend if she would mind if we snapped her photo all dressed up with her Scottish umbrella, waiting for the parade at the Kelso Highlander Festival last month. Isn't she cute? And stylish too.

(A while ago, our Greek umbrellas were accidentally put into the Scottish bin. (Similar colors.) It only took one surprised Scottish customer to set that right!)

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