Friday, April 18, 2003

Yesterday I went to the Mongolian Airlines main office and was stopped at the door by a guard because I was not wearing a face mask. Fortunately there were entrepreneurial types on the sidewalk outside selling face masks for 200 togrogs (a little less than 20 cents). A teacher at the Mongolian State University told me that now all teachers and students must wear masks while at lectures. And an informal study I did in front of the busy State Department Store revealed that about 75% of passersby were wearing face masks. Other than that, no new news about the Killer Virus on Mongolia front.
There are rumors on that web that erstwhile Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf has commtted suicide. Will this lessen or increase the value of Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf Memorabilia (tee-shirts, coffee mugs, baby bibs, etc.) for sale on the net?