Apologies for Cross Postings:

More on the "Death Machine" mentioned below:

>From the Australian 13 October, p.3:
>"THE British Science Museum has bought the infamous legal death machine,
>designed and used by Australian doctor Philip Nitschke to euthanase
>chronically-ill Darwin man Bob Dent in 1996.
>"The machine will this week leave the University of Melbourne for
>"Dr Nitschke's controversial machine has been sitting in the Sydney
>Powerhouse Museum since federal parliament banned its use in 1997.
>Powerhouse Museum efforts to buy the machine from Dr Nitschke were
>thwarted after the state and federal governments found out about the
>deal and criticised the museum for wanting to display it."
>Full report: http://www.news.com.au/news_content/aus/4324949.htm
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In  your FREE International Museum EZINE this week:

** The World's  Best-Preserved Giant Squid **
It may have arrived in New York in a box  labeled ``seafood,'' but this
squid isn't your ordinary calamari.

**  Australian death machine set for British museum **
The designer of a ``death  machine'' used in the world's first legal mercy
killings said on Wednesday it  would be exhibited in London after political
pressure ended moves for a  permanent display in Australia.

** Dave fished out of 110 million-year  slumber **
A Barramundi fisherman has stumbled across the remains of a 110
million-year-old, long-necked sea monster in north Queensland

** Trial  over $2.7 billion trust opens in Bermuda **
Baron Hans Heinrich  Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kaszon, patriarch of one of
Europe's wealthiest families,  began on Monday a court battle with his
eldest son to regain control of the  family's $2.7 billion business empire.

** Mummy takes its curse to Paris  **
An Egyptian mummy, complete with a suspected curse, was on its way
yesterday from Tyneside to the Louvre Museum in Paris

** Building the  impossible **
The dome of Florence Cathedral is the result of an untried  architect's
refusal to accept the wisdom of his time

** Europeans Are  Sitting Ducks For Yankee Birds **
They're overfed, oversexed, and over here.  But this time it's not American
soldiers fanning out in Europe. It's American  ducks

** Art Buyer Nets Hockney Gem With Old Kitchen Blind **
The man  who owns James Bond's Aston Martin, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and
the Batmobile,  Wednesday bought an old kitchen blind covered in pictures
by David Hockney for  $18,200

** Millennium Discovery Centre loses 27m grant **
PLANS to  build a national museum of discovery collapsed yesterday when the
Millennium  Commission withdrew its offer of a 27 million grant, saying
that the scheme was  unviable

** WYLAND paints 84th Whaling wall **
The New Zealand  National Maritime Museum in Auckland is the site of the
latest WYLAND whale  mural. The artist and his team completed the project
within a week

**  Relics of Iraqi Queen On Display **
Some experts doubt the authenticity of  the house in the ancient ruined
city of Ur, sometimes called the birthplace of  the patriarch Abraham, that
Pope John Paul II wants to see next year on a  pilgrimage to Iraq.

** Benezra To Leave Hirshhorn **
The Hirshhorn  Museum and Sculpture Garden's Assistant Director Neal
Benezra surprised museum  trustees and staff yesterday by announcing he
will leave Washington at the end  of the year for the Art Institute of Chicago

** Discovery & Science  museum garners praise, $750,000 **
It began in 1977 as a small children's  museum that leased space in a
historic downtown hotel.

** Mother of all  dinosaurs discovered in Moroccan mountains **
A Dinosaur skeleton found in  Morocco has been identified as the previously
unknown ancestor of giants of the  Jurassic age

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