Greek Monks Guard Faith and
February 9, 2003
OUNT ATHOS, Greece, Feb. 4 — The rebel forces occupying a rugged
cove on the Aegean here number more than 100, and they will not budge.
They have enough food to last them two years, given that
they favor rudimentary meals, sometimes just once a day. They have enough
faith to sustain them through utter isolation, which is actually their
They have munitions, of a sort.
"There are 300 bullets here," said Father Methodius, their
fearless leader, as he lifted his weapon in the air. It was a roped prayer
chain of precisely that many knots, and his battalion of black-robed,
bushy-bearded monks had plenty more.
This remote, mountainous peninsula in northern Greece, where
20 Orthodox monasteries lie beyond the reach of paved roads and most of
the intrusions of everyday life, has become the unlikely setting of a holy
war, or at least an extremely nasty spiritual spat over who says prayers,
and which ones.
in New York
February 11, 2003
February 3, 2003
Yanni is coming
to the New York area for two book signings this week for his new book
"Yanni In Words"..On Tuesday, February 11th, he will be in midtown
Manhattan at the Barnes and Noble at Rockefeller Center (212-765-0592)
starting at 12:30pm and then, that night, at 7:30pm he will be at the
Barnes and Noble at Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3 East, Clifton, New
An 18th b'day
THE world's richest girl, Athina Onassis
Roussel, is about to turn 18 and gain control of her
When the only daughter of Greek shipping heiress Christina
Onassis celebrates her birthday Wednesday, she will be legally entitled to
handle her own trust, estimated at anywhere between $2.8 billion and $14
No one knows what she plans to do with her holdings, which
has only fueled speculation. Athina's father, Thierry
Roussel, who raised her since her mother died when she was 3, has
spent the past 15 years fighting for control of her Onassis Foundation.
Roussel recently told the European press: "I don't know what
she will do with the money. She might give it away."
He's not the only one who thinks that is a possibility.
Veja, a Brazilian publication, has reported that Athina, an avid
equestrian, plans on living a simple life, raising horses and keeping only
$20 million. She is also expected to set up a charitable foundation.
"Unlike her mother who, fueled by amphetamines, loved to
party days on end," said one columnist, "Athina leads a much quieter life
. . . She is interested in green issues and supports the Save the Whales
Some believe that her money could go into the pockets of her
dashing 29-year-old Brazilian boyfriend, Alvaro de
Miranda Neto, a k a Doda. An avid equestrian who took a
bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics, Doda recently told Veja: "Athina is a
friend, a companion, and our life is simple. We train with our horses most
of the time, watch films at my flat, go to restaurants . . . Our life is
However, his estranged wife, Sibele, the mother of
his child, does not see it that way. She told the press that Doda is a
gold-digger. "He exchanged me for Athina's money," she said. "She can buy
him horses, and I can't. He always told me he found her fat and ugly."
Unfortunately for Athina, she may have inherited some of the
genes of her stocky grandfather, Aristotle Onassis, as well as his
fortune. But, sources say, Doda has helped Athina lose as much as 45
pounds recently by supervising her diet.
California Developer Tsakopulos
Takes Tie in Supreme Court
By: Nick Katsoris January
Sacramento, CA: Rarely does
the Supreme Court of the United States agree to hear a case, yet recently,
amidst their crowded dockets, they heard the case of California developer
Last month, The U.S. Supreme Court voted 4-4 to
affirm a lower-court decision that Tsakopoulos, who has 900 acres of
apples and wine grapes in California's Central Valley, violated the Clean
Water Act by "deep-ripping" federally protected wetlands on his Borden
Justice Kennedy, a California native, withdrew from the case
because he was an acquaintance of Tsakopoulos. Hence, after spirited
argument from both sides, with the Court evenly split, a one-line order
announced that by a tie vote the ruling of the Court of Appeals would be
Tsakopoulos, who was ordered to pay $500,000 and restore
four acres of wetlands, said he appealed the case to defend the rights of
farmers, not to avoid the financial penalty.
"There were so many people
arguing this case who knew nothing about farming,"Tsakopoulos said. "Many
of the people involved don't understand what a plow does. A plow loosens
the soil, it doesn't fill anything."
The road to the nation's
highest court began in November 1999, when a U.S. District Court found
Tsakopoulos in violation of the Clean Water Act. Tsakopoulos then appealed
to the 9th Circuit U.S. District Court of Appeals, which upheld the lower
court's decision on the majority of the alleged violations. The appeals
court sent the case back to the district court to consider lowering the
penalties, which is when Tsakopoulos appealed the case to the Supreme
The history of the case dates back to 1993 when
Tsakopoulos bought a 8,348-acre ranch for $8.3 million, planning to
convert it into smaller parcels for vineyards and orchards. He used metal
shanks as long as seven feet to break up heavy clay, but the Environmental
Protection Agency said he needed a permit because deep ripping sends soil
into wetlands. An exemption, however, is made for plowing by
Tsakopoulos thought he fell within this loophope and began
deep-ripping without a permit in 1993. Tsakopoulos then filed suit in a
U.S. District Court challenging the uthority of the EPA to regulate
deep-ripping, and the U.S. government filed a counterclaim seeking
injunctive relief and civil penalties.
With the recent Tsakopoulos
decision, farmers across the West are afraid they are losing control of
"We are going to be overwhelmed with environmental
restrictions, which we already are," said Bill Stokes, president of the
Lodi District Grape Growers
Association. "I would think
environmentalists would want to see a vineyard instead of
Arizona Farm Bureau President Ken Evans said the case "is
an example of the government interfering with private property rights of
and that farmers must be allowed to make their
own planting decisions in a tight farm economy.
Rick Krause, an
American Farm Bureau attorney, said he expects a similar case to go to the
Supreme Court. "There's no clear direction," he said. "A court now could
conceivably address the issue whether normal plowing would also require a
permit. That is something we would certainly not like to see because it
would greatly restrict what farmers could have on their own
Perhaps with all nine justices hearing the case the next
time around, the result could be different.
Ed Rendell at Catsimatidis
Manhattan, Thursday December 12, 2002
Mike Karloutsos and Governor
(l,-r.): Margo and John Catsimatidis, Governor Ed
Pennsylvania Governor -elect Ed Rendell made his
first public appearance in New York Cit(l,-r.): Margo and John
Catsimatidis, Governor Ed Rendell.y since his near landslide victory this
past November. Appearing at the home of John and Margo Catsimatidis,
Governor Rendell wanted to specifically thank the Greek American community
for their loyal help during his campaign.
Political pundits agree, Governor Rendell will have a
particularly strong national profile due to his victory, while other
Democrats across the Country were defeated, and his history as first a
tough Philadelphia prosecutor and his following success as Philadelphia's
very popular Mayor.
Reassembling Sundered Antiquities
By LEE ROSENBAUM December 19,
t's the latest flare-up in the longstanding dispute over the
Parthenon marbles — removed from Greece to Britain in the early 19th
century under controversial circumstances. Greece is lobbying hard to have
the so-called Elgin marbles, Britain's portion of the Parthenon frieze,
returned to Athens in time for the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. The British
Museum's director says the marbles are "indispensable" and "cannot be lent
to any museum."
The contretemps reportedly prompted the
recent statement by 18 prominent museum directors defending the right of
museums to retain long-held foreign antiquities. Such works, the directors
said, have become "part of the heritage of the nations which house them,"
even if they were acquired by "partage" — a polite word for pillage and
other forms of expropriation.
C.I.A. Chief Prospers
From Bond With Bush
ASHINGTON, Dec. 16 — When George W. Bush was president-elect, he
got some fateful advice about his daily C.I.A. briefing from a man who
Mr. Bush's father, the only president to have served as
C.I.A. director, was in the unique position of having both given and
received the secret morning updates, and often told friends that his time
in the 1970's at the C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va., was one of the
best jobs he ever
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Christmas Party for 1000 Children
From Rainbow Room to
Catsimatidis' Host Police
Athletic League Annual Affair
New York City, Harlem: John and Margo
Catsimatidis host their annual Police Athletic League (PAL)
Christmas Party for over 1000 disadvantaged children from Harlem.
This is the Catsimatidis' 12th year of hosting this party which includes
Santa Claus, presents, Broadway acts and a wild Saturday
Above: John Catsimatidis, Mrs. Ray
Kelly, Margo Catsimatidis, New York Police Commissioner Ray
Kelly and Harlem U.S. Congressman Charles Rangle.
February 16, 2003
Nia Has a Date With Oscar
Nia Vardalos has a date with
Oscar. Yes, everyone's favorite bride was nominated for a Best
Original Screenplay Academy Award for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and
according to Hollywood oddmakers, she has a strong chance of taking the
statue home with her on March 23 to become the first Greek Oscar winner
since Olympia Dukakis won a Best Supporting Actress Award in 1988 for
"The first thing I am
going to do is call the Academy and remind them that I have a big family
and will need a lot of Oscar tickets," Vardalos said.
did she hear the news? Well, the Winnipeg, Ontario Canada native says she
was so tired from working on the upcoming TV spinoff series, "My Big Fat
Greek Life," that she slept through her alarm when the nominations were
announced at 5:35 AM Los Angeles time. As a result she learned about her
nomination in a phone call from her best friend in Toronto, who was
screaming and crying into the phone and Nia, half asleep, responded 'What,
who died?' "
Vardalos spent the rest of the day with her screen
family watching the second episode of the upcoming CBS TV series, which
debuts on Monday February 24 at 9:30 PM before it settles into its
permanent timeslot on Sundays at 8:00.
Vardalos told Daily Variety
she has not yet been able to really bask in the film's success. "Just as I
begin to absorb one fantastic milestone on the film, we hit another, so I
am always a day behind. I think I would need to take a year off, sit on an
island and soak it all up like a sponge."
lives in Los Angeles, says she promised her big family that she would
bring them all to Hollywood for the Oscars even though she won't have
enough tickets for every relative to attend the ceremony.
it's a stamp of legitimacy," Vardalos says of her nomination. "I never
really needed that. I just wanted to be a working actor, so to actually
have this laurel is icing on an already big fat wedding
Greek Wedding, which was released on video and DVD this
week, has grossed over $240 million domestically during its miraculous 10
month theatrical run. It was also nominated for two Golden Globes and won
a People's Choice Award last month as favorite comedy motion
February 6, 2003
BIG FAT FOX BOX
For Twentieth Century Fox, 2002 was "the biggest
year in the history of the studio, both in grosses and in profits," said
Jim Gianopulos, chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment. The company's total
box office take for the year exceeded $931 million domestically and $2.3
billion internationally. The film visionary noted that 12 of 14 Fox films
were profitable in 2002 including blockbuster hits like "Star Wars: Attack
of the Clones," the surprise animated hit "Ice Age" featuring the vocals
of Ray Romano and Tom Cruise's "Minority Report."
Is Julia Roberts Greek?
Early Frontrunner Kerry
Stops by Catsimatidis
Monday January 27, 2003
York City: It is early in the process, but Massachusetts, U.S.
Senator John Kerry has already been labeled the frontrunner in the
Democratic Presidential primary process.
Photos above as the Senator
dropped in on John and Margo Catsimatidis Monday evening
January 15, 2003
FAT GREEK LAWSUIT
Nia Vardalos' blockbuster hit "My Big Fat Greek
Wedding" has become the highest grossing independent film of all-time with
over $230 million at the box office, it won the People's Choice Award for
Favorite Comedy, it is rumored to be an Oscar contender and the CBS sitcom
titled "My Big Fat Greek Life" will debut on February 24, yet all this
phenomenal success has lead to one big fat Greek lawsuit.
January 3, 2003
MILLION ANISTON & FRIENDS RETURN FOR 10TH SEASON
what was expected to be its last season on the air, 2002 was a banner year
for Jennifer Aniston and her NBC sitcom "Friends." The show garnered
Emmy Awards for Best Comedy and Best Actress for
ratings in years finishing as
the number one comedy on television. So why give up a good
thing? That's exactly what the six cast members jointly decided
right before Christmas giving Aniston and company
$1 million per episode in their stocking each week.
NBC will pay
$10 million per episode for the show, a record price for a half-hour
series license fee. Warner Bros./NBC's "ER" still holds the record
at $13 million per episode it fetched for three seasons from 1998-2001,
but that is a hour-long drama.
Snow Bound Birthday Bash
Margo Catsimatidis Celebrates at Rainbow
December 5, 2002
Clinton was but one of New York's dignitaries who persevered a blizzard to
join Margo Catsimatidis celebrating her birthday at Manhattan's
magnificent Rainbow room atop Rockefeller Center.
Over 300 guest
braved the cold to dance to the music of the "Drifters" and sing Happy
Birthday (several times) to the girl of the hour, Margo Catsimatidis.
December 1, 2002
BIG FAT GREEK SATURDAY
Live from New York It's Nia
Vardalos! The star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding recently hosted
SNL and her opening monologue was nothing short of hilarious. In the
opening segment, Vardalos invited SNL head writer and fellow Greek Tina
Fey on stage calling her "my sister," and before you knew it, Vardalos
was mobbed by over a dozen of Fey's Greek relatives, loading her up with
everything from spanakopita to kourambiedes.
And speaking of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the film
that debuted seven months ago just crossed the $200 million mark at the
box office, making it one of the most successful comedies of
all-time. On the heels of its big screen success, production is set
to begin in January for the new CBS sitcom "My Big Fat Greek Family,"
starring Vardalos and her silver screen relatives Louis Mandylor,
Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine. In fact, the
early buzz is that this mid-season replacement could end up in the
post-"Everybody Loves Raymond" spot on Mondays at 9:30, which would
James Doundoulakis and Maro Athans
Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul
November 22, 2002
"Each One Reach One" Grand
November 19, 2002
Tribecca, Lower Manhattan,
Thalassa Restaurant. (l-r) Michael Karloutsos Philadelphia, PA with
Dean Metropoulos, Greenwich, CT.
Leadership 100: The out
reach program for Leadership 100 was another smashing success last night
at Manhattan's newest, Greek restaurant in Tribecca, Thalassa. This
new hot spot is owned by George & Julia Macros.
Nearly 100 members of the
elite group brought along nearly 30 new recruits to the prestigious club
of generous givers to the Church.
Leadership 100, Dallas Conference
November 8, 2002
Marks, Chicago, George Safiol, Massachusetts, John Catsimatidis, New York
City and Basil Yanakalis, Miami.
(Leadership 100 photo page)
Rallies Greek troops for final
New York Lt. Governor candidate
puts faith in voter turnout
October 17, 2002
Dennis and Karen
Mehiel brought his campaign for New York Lt. Governor to midtown
Manhattan last night.
At the home
of John and Margo Catsimatidis, Mr. Mehiel told a packed room of
Greek Americans that victory is within reach. He told his supporters
that a heavy turnout in predominantly Democratic New York City will push
he and his running mate, Carl McCall, over the top.
Governor reception photo page)
Braves blizzard, again, to visit
Friday February 7, 2003
Manhattan: For the second time in as many
months, Senator Hillary Clinton braved a blinding snow storm
to visit her friends John and Margo Catsimatidis.
It was late Friday evening, but Senator Clinton kept one
more appointment on her hectic, weather beaten, schedule. The
Senator dropped by her old friends the Catsimatidis to update a few
friends on the state of the state.
Just as the Country was placed on a high state of
alert, Senator Clinton said she was deeply concerned about the course of
the United States' foreign policy and Country's preparedness to defend
itself from acts of terror.
Manhattan to celebrate Foundation.
John and Margo Catsimatidis hosted a dinner for Archbishop Spyridon,
former Archbishop of America, to celebrate the opening of the His
Eminence's "Spyridon Foundation" which is dedicated to furthering Greek
education and cultural studies in America.
The private dinner for for about 70 guests
was like a home coming for the retired prelate.
The Black Sea Yields
From Greece in Glory Days
By WILLIAM J.
Thursday January 16, 2003
cientists said yesterday that they had discovered the remains of
a 2,400-year-old ship at the bottom of the Black Sea — the oldest
shipwreck ever found in the sea and a testament to its role as a vibrant
crossroads of ancient commerce.
The ship, laden with amphoras,
Petrov, Impact Press Group
Coleman, chief scientist of an expedition to the Black Sea, on the
research ship Akademik with a jar recovered from an ancient
the clay storage jars of antiquity,
apparently sank in about the fourth century B.C., the golden age of the
Greek city-states. One amphora held the bones of a six- to seven-foot-long
freshwater catfish that had been dried and cut into steaks, a popular food
Minority Leader Gephardt Joins
White House Hunt
Congressman Richard Gephardt lays out plan to Hellenic Times Editor
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt of Missouri traveled
to New York City this day to discuss his Presidential candidacy in 2004
with key players in the national political scene,
He dropped by the offices of John Catsimatidis and told the
Hellenic Times Editor that he plans to run on a platform of healthcare and
(l-r): Gephardt aide, Catsimatidis and Congressman Gephardt
review latest Hellenic Times issue.
Airplanes are always an interest to a candidate for national
New Jersey Governor Jim
December 11, 2002
New elected New Jersey Governor
host Manhattan reception. First since election last year.
Above (l-r): Harlem
Congressman Charles Rangle, Hellenic Times owners John
Catsimatidis, Margo Catsimatidis and Governor James
The Priests in Black
Yearn for Unorthodox Attire
THENS, Nov. 28 — When the Rev. Ioannis
Melissaris puts on his long black robe, and then another black robe over
it, and then a tall black hat to top it all off, he knows that he is
honoring tradition and has no problem with that.
But he also knows that he is going to
swelter, and maybe stumble, and possibly snag a sleeve in a car or bus
door. It has happened to Father Melissaris, a Greek Orthodox priest here,
too many times already, and, he said, "I can't deal with it
U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes
nine Senators to hold firm on Homeland Security
November 20, 2003
Washington DC: In the face of relentless White House
pressure, Greek American's ranking elected official, Maryland U.S.
Senator Paul Sarbanes stood his ground.
When contacted this afternoon, the Senator gave the
Hellenic Web site the following statement:
STATEMENT OF SENATOR
PAUL S. SARBANES
OF HOMELAND SECURITY
“Legislation creating the new
Department of Homeland Security should protect the
rights of those hard-working federal employees, who in many instances are
putting their lives on the line every day, to engage in collective
bargaining and to protect their rights under the current civil service
system. This legislation failed to do that.
“In addition, the legislation could also
create more problems than is solved. At this critical time, when we should
be devoting our energies to protecting the homeland, it will divert the
energy and attention of a lot of people who are responsible for homeland
security away from the immediate substance of the problem and to moving
desks and chairs around.
“And finally, the legislation fails to
include our domestic and international intelligence gatheting operations
the FBI and the CIA. They should have been
included ía this endeavor for they are the initial eyes and ears
in protecting our domestic homeland.”
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: GREEK TENOR
LANDS ON THE INTERNATIONAL
By: Nick Katsoris
November 11, 2002
Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis
started singing at the age of four. He would often take his dream to
the rooftops of homes in his neighborhood where he would exhibit his
talent. He would also sing on the bus on the way to school, entertaining
dream is a reality as Greece's hottest export has released "Sometimes I
Dream," an album of international proportions, which is being praised
not only for its comparison to Andrea Bocelli, but also for its
(Mario Frangoulis cont.)
Foundation for Life
to host fundraiser
2003 Astoria, Queens
February 6, 2003
Foundation for Life honors
the lives of two young brothers, John and Michael Katsimatides, whose
passion for life was immeasurable. The sorrow of having lost Michael in
May1999 made the shock of losing John on September 11th even more
One way to eternalize the memory of
these two incredibly vibrant individuals was to establish a foundation in
their name whose purpose is to inspire and enrich
the lives of others
in need. The vision for the foundation comes from the desire to share and
perpetuate John and Michael’s legacy of altruism and zest for life. It is
our hope that the J&M Foundation will help provide a better quality of
life to those less fortunate.
1st Annual Fundraiser - Monday, Feb.24, 2003 -
(20-30 Steinway Street, between 20th & 21st Avenue)
7pm - 11pm.
Contribution $20 (wine & appetizers served between 7
Raffle drawing at 10:30pm
* This event will benefit The Greek
Children's Fund *
For more information, please call
Greece Arrests 3 Suspects
Drive Against Terror
Monday February 3,
By THE ASSOCIATED
Feb. 2 (AP) — The Greek police arrested three suspected members of a
radical far-left group in raids over the weekend, including the mayor of
an Aegean island, the authorities said today.
The raids were part of a major police antiterror effort
ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
The suspects, arrested on Saturday and today, were
identified as Angeletos Kanas, 52, the mayor of the island of Kimolos;
Constantine Agapiou, 56, a civil engineer; and Irene Athanasaki, 49.
Kimolos is 95 miles southwest of Athens.
A police spokesman, Lefteris Economou, said the three
were accused of taking part in a terrorist group, the Revolutionary
Popular Struggle, which had eluded the authorities since it first appeared
The suspects were being questioned at police headquarters
here and were to appear before a public prosecutor. The police also
questioned more than a dozen other people, none of whom were held.
Revolutionary Popular Struggle claimed responsibility for
the killing of two police officers and more than 100 bomb attacks —
including those on many American commercial enterprises — before it
officially disbanded in 1995.
The police say the group was closely tied to a deadlier
Greek guerrilla group, November 17, which was broken up last year.
Nineteen people arrested as suspected members of November 17 are to go on
trial next month. The group is blamed for 23 killings, including those of
four American officials, and scores of bomb and rocket attacks.
Revolutionary Popular Struggle and November 17 were the
deadliest of several Greek urban guerrilla groups, which opposed the
American military presence in Greece but also took aim at Greece's
A government spokesman, Christos Protopapas, said today
that the investigation into domestic terrorism had entered a crucial
stage. "I would advise everyone to be patient," he said.
Mr. Kanas was detained in Athens on Saturday. "He denies
all charges," said Yiannis Tzovaras, his lawyer. "He has nothing to do
with this organization."
Greeks Win 4 Golden GlobesFriday January 25,
Aniston, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Payne struck gold at the 60th
Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills this week. The Golden Globes,
broadcast to 125 countries, are presented in film and television
categories and are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a
group of 90 foreign journalists based in the U.S.
Leading off the
night was Jennifer Aniston who snagged the Lead Actress in a Comedy Globe
to complete the triple crown of television achievement. Aniston won the
Emmy Award last September and earlier this month garnered her third
consecutive People's Choice Award for her role as Rachel Green on the
hugely successful NBC comedy "Friends."
John and Margo Catsimatidis met former Soviet Union
President Mikhail Gorbachev several years ago and they have stayed in
touch. Here the friends caught up at a seasonal gathering just
Tuesday January 7, 2003
Ending the Conflict in Cyprus
Plan welcomed by Greek side.
he divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus,
long contorted by tensions between Turkey and Greece, can look forward to
a more promising future if the Turkish Cypriot leadership accepts a United
Nations peace plan. Under the plan, already welcomed by the Greek side, a
united Cyprus could join the European Union next year. That would benefit
Cypriots from both communities and open the way for early Turkish
admission to the union. If the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash,
succeeds in blocking the agreement, the pain and unfairness of Cyprus's
armed partition could be locked in for years to come.
this very special time of year, on behalf of myself and my family, my only
regret is not having more time to spend with so many of my friends.
I want to wish all of my
friends and readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My dream for
2003 is peace in the world, a strong economic recovery and good health to
Crazed Gunman Fires at Athen's
Athens gunman had mental
problems, police source
ATHENS, Dec 13 (reuters) - A man
who shot at newly elected Athens mayor Dora Bakoyanni on Friday had a
history of mental problems and had been hospitalised in the past, a police
source said on Friday.
Bakoyanni, who will be mayor during the 2004 Athens Olympics,
escaped with no serious injuries but her driver was being treated in
hospital for gunshot wounds to the neck.
Security has been a main
concern for the Athens Olympics.
"The man, George Sandalis...has
been in and out of clinics in the past years," a police source told
Reuters. Sandalis, 35, was arrested immediately after the shooting and was
being held by police.
A government spokesman said the incident
seemed unrelated to the leftist November 17 urban guerrilla group, which
murdered Bakoyanni's husband in 1989.
"It does not seem to be a
terrorist attack. It may just be a completely unrelated incident,"
Telemachos Hytiris said.
Sandalis' father told Greek television the
man was mentally unstable.
"The boy has serious problems, that's
why he has been staying with me for the past three years," Argiris
Sandalis said, speaking over the phone from his hometown of Liviadia, some
100 km (60 miles) north of Athens.
"He told me yesterday he was
going to Athens for some errands. I didn't know what he was going to do
and I want to apologise," he said.
Analysis of Alexander the
Great's diplomatic and military tactics as they would apply in the
business world of the 21st Century.
His Eminence Dimitrios
The Good Scout
His Eminence Dimitrios receives the "Good
Scout" Award of the Boy Scouts of America. John Catsimatidis,
Phil Christopher and Tom O'Brien of Atlantic Bank were
Co-chairs of the evening.
Governor, Howard Dean
November 20, 2002
Dennis Mehiel, John Catsimatidis visit with 2004 Presidential
hopeful, Democratic Vermont, Governor Howard Dean (top, far rt.)
when the Governor dropped by Hellenic Times offices Wednesday November 20,
October 21, 2002
It is no
secret that Friends star Jennifer Aniston has become the runaway
friend. Not only is she married to Brad Pitt, People Magazine's
"Sexiest Man Alive," but she is the only cast member to have won an Emmy
vintage Dior gown from the Emmy telecast was auctioned off
for $50,000), and her movie career is shaping up nicely. She
received Actress of the Year honors last week at the Hollywood Film
Awards, and the buzz for her film "The Good Girl," is calling out Oscar
nomination as well.
October 21, 2002 cont.)