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Stern Tones, Direct Appeal. The long list of demands that President Bush laid out in a purposeful speech set a very tough standard for avoiding war. By Todd S. Purdum. [New York Times: Politics]

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Sharon Hails Successful Gaza Raid Israels Pr

Sharon hails ‘successful’ Gaza raid. Israel’s prime minister defends an army operation which killed 14 Palestinians¸ shrugging off international condemnation. [BBC News | WORLD]

Microsoft Polishing Net Serv

Microsoft polishing .Net Server software. The company is putting finishing touches on the second release candidate, or near-final testing version, of Windows .Net Server 2003, sources say. [CNET News.com]

Redfaced Apple Fights Mac Brownouts Were Very Sorry You C

Red-faced Apple fights .Mac brown-outs. ‘We’re very sorry you can’t read this email. $end more money’ [The Register]