RI cyclists compete for Olympic berths JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian Cycling Association (ISSI) plans
to send five mountain cyclists to compete in the Asian cycling
championship in Malaka, Malaysia, on Sept. 25 and Sept. More ...
What does a tie mean to you?By Agni Amorita JAKARTA (JP): Murdjadi Ichsan, 44, public relations
coordinator at RCTI, is obsessed with neckties. For Ichsan, owner
of 1,480 ties, a tie is more than just an accessory for his daily
outfit. More ...
It is too late, SirBy Sori Siregar When the tension in East Timor escalated, the News Director
summoned us to a meeting."See, what did I tell you? The tension is growing intolerably
in East Timor. Many innocent people have died and the lives of
many journalists threatened. More ...
Sheila on 7 enjoying the newfound fruits of pop successBy Helly Minarti JAKARTA (JP): The scene is now a typical one for Sheila on 7,
a new pop group of five lads in their early 20s. Riding a big bus
from town to town, they are running through a hectic schedule --
fully booked to next Christmas. More ...
Wiranto to recommend early UN force in East TimorBy Imanuddin DILI, East Timor (JP): Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander
Gen. Wiranto said on Saturday that he was ready to recommend that
President B.J. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Runaway Bride 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Lake Placid 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Entrapment 14:55 17:35 19:45 ... More ...
Drug addicts get second chanceBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): He is only 21 years old but the story of his
life is enough to fill up a book of a thousand and one pages.Till the age of 15 he was a happy-go-lucky teenager of a
middle-class family in Jakarta. More ...
Senior broadcaster involves listeners in current issues JAKARTA (JP): You may know their voices well, but you don't
really know who they are. Most radio broadcasters are indeed a
mystery to their fans because, unlike TV presenters, their faces
are hidden from listeners. More ...
Kubu culture under threat from outsideText and photos by Pandaya SOROLANGUN, Jambi (JP): There are few people the Kubu
tribespeople of Jambi trust like Robert Aritonang, a Batak
anthropologist who has spent two years doing a study in the
jungle on the "primitive" community. More ...
We are in danger now.
The captain has run away in the lifeboat
with all the treasure we collected from
the bottom of the sea for so many years.
We have run out of food.
We have run out of fuel.
The crew are fighting
and we are floating
with no direction. More ...
'Click Art': A new method of collecting artworksBy Nuraini Juliastuti YOGYAKARTA (JP): Bintang Hanggono sat before his computer. Two
big white screens were put up some distance before his computer
desk. He was going to begin his performance, called Under Public
License. More ...
Great painter Miro meets Nashar at a Bali galleryBy Chandra Johan SANUR, Bali (JP): Joan Miro, the great world-renowned painter,
meets Nashar, Indonesia's maestro painter. Not the people, but
the art. More ...
A magical 'pawang hujan' will keep the rain awayBy Jules Bell and Irene Sugiharto JAKARTA (JP): How do you ensure that your wedding does not
become a pool party, where your guests run for cover as you marry
under thundering skies? To stop the bridesmaids from turning into
mermaids, you can hire a ... More ...
Message to Robin Cook A reminder to Britain that while playing host to Jose
Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao it should first seriously consider
putting its own house in order by returning places still under
British administration to their own respective people such as the
Malvinas, Gibraltar. More ...
Horsing around with 'andongs' in YogyakartaBy Ahmad Solikhan YOGYAKARTA (JP): Clip-clap-clip-clap. The sound of hoofs from
a horse cart on the pavement. The four-wheel carriage, called an
andong here, is a traditional means of transport still found in
Yogyakarta. More ...
Body Language helps fight flab, build self-confidenceBy Sadie Mah JAKARTA (JP): Susan had been trying to lose weight for years.
Dieting and exercising did nothing to alter her body shape. Four
months ago, she started taking Body Language classes. More ...
The 'Pretty Woman' is back in 'Runaway Bride'By Rayya Makarim JAKARTA (JP): Can giving someone a pair of smelly running
shoes be a sign of true love? In the romantic comedy Runaway
Bride, it certainly is. More ...
Kites fly high with fans young and oldBy I. Christianto JAKARTA (JP): The wind blew hard and people cheered, watching
their kites fly high in the air on that afternoon in Kemayoran,
Central Jakarta. More ...
What can our leaders learn from Jimmy Carter? JAKARTA (JP): "They should have asked Al Gore instead," I
mulled to myself as I headed toward the New Orleans' Convention
Center, where former U.S. president Jimmy Carter was about to
deliver his keynote speech to convention-goers at CA-World
recently. More ...
Children of Timor veterans protest at Australian and U.S. embassies JAKARTA (JP): Some 200 youths, offspring of veterans and
soldiers who died in the East Timor campaign, protested at the
Australian and United States embassies on Saturday, calling on
the countries to stay out of Indonesia's ... More ...
Talk radio tunes in to listeners' concerns People turn on the radio not only to listen to music, but also
to follow the latest news and current issues discussed in talk
shows. The Jakarta Post reporter T. Sima Gunawan observes the
trend in conjunction with the country's 54th Radio Day on
Saturday. More ...
British woman narrates account of prison torture Bertahan Hidup di Gulag Indonesia (Surviving Indonesia's Gulag);
Author: Carmel Budiardjo; Translator: Lina; Publisher: Masyarakat
Indonesia untuk Kemanusiaan (Indonesian Society For Humanity),
Jakarta, March 1999; 298 pages; Rp 20,000. More ...
Cavalry complex offers an equine adventure A group of reporters was recently invited by the Boca Pirento
travel agency to inspect a new tourist site in Lembang, West
Java: a cavalry complex. The Jakarta Post reporter A'an Suryana
went on the two-day tour. More ...