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Things in Asia seem to be getting worse. I'm amazed that our "fearless leaders" said that Asia's problems would only be a "bump in the road." Seems like they're saying sort of the same thing about Y2K...hmmmm....

For anyone who is computer "illiterate" like I was, instead of typing all of the address, highlight it, go to your Edit key above and click on "copy". Then click on your "Address or URL box", go back to Edit and click on paste. Then hit enter. Sure saves a lot of time. This works for the Internet- don't know about AOL??

-- Gayla Dunbar (, September 16, 1998


Along this line, I had a conversation yesterday with a colleague who has spent quite a bit of time in Moscow over the last several years, and knows an American who runs an American-owned business in Moscow. The very recent word out of Moscow from my friend's friend is that there is no food in the regular stores, and no food in the import stores because the country has run out of foreign exchange to buy it with. He is getting worried and scared - thinks that things can implode real soon. <<<<<>>>

-- Dan Hunt (, September 16, 1998.

I just received an email from some missionary friends in Russia. Even if you are not a Christian, it shows how bad it is getting over there.

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The mission team in St. Petersburg, Russia requests that churches all over the world join us in prayer for all of Russia on Sunday, September 20. Russia's financial and political crises have been reported around the world. Its financial defaults are being felt everywhere. The collapse of the Russian ruble brought on a sharp decrease in wealth here (an estimated 70%) and caused a buying panic throughout Russia. Shelves are virtually empty of imported food products and medicines. Merchants do not have the U.S.dollars needed for re-stocking their shelves.

Let us join hearts in fervent prayer for:

- Wisdom among Russia's leaders that the political and economic crises will be resolved soon such that all may live peaceful and quiet lives; - Those needing food and medicines, that God will supply the needs; - The spiritual welfare of the people, that from the chaos will come a spiritual awakening; and - Strength and wisdom among Christians in Russia, for endurance to the glory of God.

With hope in Christ Jesus,

D'Anne Blume, Igor & Margarita Kravchenko, Joel & Yana Petty, Charles Whittle

-- James Chancellor (, September 16, 1998.

Gayla, for a struggling computer illiterate I need all the help I can get!! Thanks a lot for the tip.

-- Sylvia (in Miss'ippi) (, September 16, 1998.

I have seen the pictures of people in Russia standing outside of banks for hours, and being turned away without being able to get their money out. And the pictures of women selling their family's clothes on street corners to get money for food.

This is the stuff that scares me to pieces and convinces me that - even WITHOUT Y2K thrown into the mix - we are in for a really bumpy ride.

-- Melissa (financed@forbin.som), September 17, 1998.

To refine the tip:

Highlight the text you want, hit Control and C, then click on the browser line, hit the backspace key and hit Control and V, and then enter and away you go!!

-- Chuck a Night Driver (, September 17, 1998.

a person i have known for 25 years is working for a european bank in moscow - currency exchange. he is waiting for this bank to pull back from moscow to london (european banking capitol). he mentioned rumors on the street are swirling about the army taking over the duma.

-- ed condron (, September 22, 1998.

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