Updated: 5/16/2006; 2:28:12 PM.

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Post-9-11 events and analyses

daily link  Friday, May 21, 2004

Film deal for 'Baghdad blogger': "The Baghdad Blog, a book based on an online diary written by an Iraqi man about life during the conflict there, is to be made into a film.
Media group Intermedia is searching for a scriptwriter to adapt the book by the man, who calls himself Salam Pax.  "He's like a Nick Hornby in the middle of a war," Scott Kroopf, chairman of the company's film division, told film industry website ScreenDaily.com"

  9:53:07 PM  permalink  

Ace Sherpa guide becomes fastest Mt. Everest climber: "Ace Sherpa guide Pemba Dorjee scaled Mount Everest in a record 8 hours and 10 minutes Friday.. The climb from the 17,380-foot base camp to the 29,035-foot summit usually takes about four days.   Dorjee, 26, held the speed record of 12 hours and 45 minutes for three days last year until another Sherpa guide, Lakpa Gyelu, made the journey in 10 hours and 56 minutes. "

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