Thursday, June 02, 2005

One Win Away

Shaquille O'Neal
The Diesel supplied power moves, scoring 15 of his 20 in the first half.
Shaq led five double-figure scorers, and the Heat shot 52 percent from the field in an 88-76 victory over the Pistons and a 3-2 lead. The win came with a price: Flash left Game 5 with a rib injury. More

Indon Threat

Indonesian police on a armored vehicle guarding the US embassy in Jakarta. The United States said it would reopen its embassy and diplomatic offices in Indonesia, almost a week after they were closed due to an unspecified security threat.

Jap Straggler A Hoax?

An elderly man who said he was a former soldier of Japan's Imperial Army from the Second World War is escorted by a policeman to a safehouse in a farming Malungon town near General Santos city in southern Philippines. Japanese officials and media rushed to the southern Philippines late last week after a Japanese man promised to set up a meeting with two elderly men who would be the first Japanese cases in 30 years of war-time stragglers being found.

Free At Last

Freed Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails wave the Hamas flag as they arrive in a bus and to be welcomed by their relatives in Erez checkpoint north of the Gaza Strip. Israel freed 400 Palestinian prisoners on Thursday in what Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has called an attempt to boost moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of a Gaza withdrawal.

Inquirer Breaking Stories


Malaria-downed broadcaster passes away
Angara accused of blocking inquiry on pre-need firms


DepEd revises rules on class suspension
Navy rescues 17 off shoals near Malaysia


Self-confessed 'jueteng' operator gets free legal advice
General Garcia brought to hospital for chest pains
Oil firms slash LPG prices by P0.50 per kilogram
RP judicial system among the worst in Asia--survey
Palace downplays SWS survey on gov't corruption
Arroyo to call 2006 convention to change constitution


Meralco increases proposed rate hike
Credit ratings to remain unchanged for now -- S&P
Court approves Maynilad rehabilitation plan
Exporters to review trade targets
World Bank approves P1-B loan for land administration
Toyota wants Japan to limit used-car exports to Philippines


Jueteng distracts from other issues
Disappointed for Miss Philippines
Disrespect for American flag
Rude airport security personnel
Glimpses : In need of answers
The lack is of competent, idealistic teachers
The right to be called a Filipino
A root of corruption lies in personalized social ties
Not only nurses leave a damaged society
Where have educational TV shows gone?
Likely to be a short-lived campaign
Corruption in gov't rank and file
Tax Imelda first
High Ground : Know the duplicitous character of showbiz
No law for passenger safety
Addressing medical malpractice
BIR drive vs tax evaders should target gov't execs
Here and There : The scourge of pornography
Illegal logs near Manila
Communities still voiceless
Doctors abuse nurses in the Philippines
The good life for Filipino nurses in US
Cleaning up her own backyard
Afterthoughts : The limits of reform: the Wolfensohn era at the World Bank
Manila Moods : Was the bloody end to the Taguig siege a rubout?

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Mikan, 80

George Mikan, the NBA's first MVP, who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, has died, family members said today. He was 80.
Vitale: How Mikan dominated down low

Typhoon Dante Is Here

Typhoon "DANTE" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,080 kms east of Visayas (12.1°N 135.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph. Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Southwesterly surface windflow prevailing over Western Luzon.

Metro Cebu: Cloudy with rainshowers and thunderstorms, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the south and southwest, coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 24 to 30°C (75 to 86°F).
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Spurs Advance to NBA Finals

Spurs Eclipse Suns

Amare Stoudemire
Amare Stoudemire, left, averaged 37 points in the West finals.
Amare Stoudemire helped Phoenix avoid a sweep, but not the inevitable. He scored 42, but the Spurs won 101-95 in Game 5. They advance to their second Finals in three seasons. Daily Dime