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The New York Times Cites SAIL1620

The New York Times bestowed the honor of featuring the Society's www.sail1620.org web site today in its "News Watch" listings within their "Circuits" section. "Circuits" regularly contains news about computer and internet related products and web sites.

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Aalmarkt Developments

Following discussions and decisions on the town’s plans to regulate prostitution (only four brothels), which the central government has decriminalized as of October 1st, Leiden’s Town Council debated the Aalmarkt demolition plans in its meeting last Tuesday, September 12, 2000. Despite eloquently expressed opposition to large-scale construction and to demolition of the historic sites in the Aalmarkt area, the coalition led by the Labor Party (PvdA), circumvented attempts by the opposition parties to require preservation of historic monuments as well as to require competitive bidding and plan proposals, thus retaining complete control of the development within the cabinet of the mayor and aldermen.

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