Dhanny Dahlan displays classic eleganceBy Danielle Bray JAKARTA (JP): Guests were seated on comfy couches around small
coffee tables. A light afternoon tea was served, and idle chit-
chat and introductions filled the air. More ...
Boy's 'dream team' challenges GM Ruben JAKARTA (JP): A "dream team" from the Utut Adianto chess
school will challenge Grand Master (GM) Ruben Gunawan, a member
of the 2000 Chess Olympics Games team, on Sunday as a warm-up for
the Merdeka Cup chess tournament in Kuala Lumpur from Sept. 1 to
Sept. More ...
Los Numero Uno heats up JakartaBy Danielle Bray JAKARTA (JP): The sound of the trumpet blaring, the beat of
the bongos and the amazing vocals of the three female singers
catapults the audience into a truly Latin atmosphere. More ...
Now Showing Passion of Mind. (Drama/Thriller, 105 minutes). Starring Demi
Moore, Stellan Skarsgaard, William Fichtner, Sinead Cusack, Peter
Riegert, Joss Ackland. Directed by Alain Berliner.Marie (Moore) is a beautiful but lonely American widow living
with her two daughters in the south of France. More ...
Everything is relative in matters of cuteness JAKARTA (JP): I love animals, apart from reptiles, which
disgust and scare me. I am left so depressed if I accidentally
touch a picture of a snake in an encyclopedia; I guess I have a
sort of snake phobia. More ...
Children get into the spirit of adventure at campBy P.J. Leo CISARUA, West Java (JP): They were brimming with excitement at
the prospect of the coming adventure."Kembara, yeah," the elementary school students from Jakarta,
Tangerang, Serang and Cisarua shouted enthusiastically. More ...
Novelist Ayu finds writing a labor of loveBy Mehru Jaffer JAKARTA (JP): The women in Ayu Utami's first novel Saman may
seem preoccupied with sex, but the author does not consider them
to be out of the ordinary. More ...
Juniors to join badminton circuit SEMARANG (JP): National junior shuttlers training at the
Indonesian Badminton Center in Cipayung, East Jakarta, will
compete in the Sinar Mutiara national badminton circuit B zone in
Tegal, about 165 kilometers east of here, from Sept. 26 to Sept.
30. More ...
Portal features 'Bolympics' JAKARTA (JP): The games have yet to start, but one record has
already been set: Sydney has the largest media center in Olympics
history with its 40,000 square meter Main Press Center. More ...
Building your baby's brain with Beethoven, Bach, MozartBy Ida Indawati Khouw JAKARTA (JP): Young couple David and Endah were not fans of
classical music - they sometimes even teased others who had a
zeal for this kind of music as having an "old fashioned" way of
life. More ...
Art Agenda Graphic Arts Exhibition Tanah Air Kami (Our Motherland) by
Mansyur Mas'ud at Galeri Kafe Linggar, Jl. Kemang Timur No. 36,
South Jakarta; Phone: 718-0904; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Aug.
31. More ...
Letter writer Gandhi Sukardi wins award JAKARTA (JP): How does one feel on entering the record books
of the Indonesian Museum of Records (MURI), and having the well-
known Jaya Suprana ceremoniously hand an award plaque to you in
front of your proud family, close friends and a media ... More ...
'The Perfect Storm' blows up gale force thrillsBy Joko E.W. Anwar JAKARTA (JP): The Perfect Storm serves as a respectable
disaster film among those based on actual events, where the drama
about the making of heroes of some and victims of others can
match the vivid details of the catastrophe ... More ...
Police investigating death of French journalist JAKARTA (JP): City police spokesman Supt. Muhammad Nur Haji
Usman said on Saturday officers were investigating the death of
French journalist Marie Francoise Blain in a five-star hotel on
Jl. Garnizun Dalam in Semanggi, South Jakarta. More ...
Olympics best hopes Candra, Tony set for big battle JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's best hope in the Olympic's badminton
event, men's doubles Candra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan, have had
near-perfect preparations for the Games, according to the
training director of the Badminton Association of ... More ...
Money is not the only object of 'arisan' gatheringsBy Tuti Gintini JAKARTA (JP): It's that time of the month when the wallet is
alarmingly thin, but payday is still a long way away.More than a few families short on finances have been helped
out by their turn at the arisan. More ...
Hospitality and modern living Discover the ideal blend of traditional hospitality and modern
amenities at a strategically located residence in the exclusive
area of West Surabaya, with easy access to the central business
district, airport, seaport and famous entertainment spots. More ...
Home Movies After Hours (1985/97 minutes): Starring Griffin Dunne, Rosanna
Arquette, Verna Bloom, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard,
Cheech and Chong, Bronson Pinchot. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Rp 49,000 (Indonesian subtitles). More ...
"I have an obsession with 'Star Wars'" Adroit screen and television luminary Dian Nitami was born in
Jakarta in 1971. Having embarking on a career as a model at the
age of 15, she went on to star in 22 films and in 1991 was
nominated as best actress in the now defunct Indonesian Film
Festival. More ...
A good film is one that touches many people: RiriBy Hera Diani JAKARTA (JP): What makes a good film? If you ask young
director Riri Riza, the answer would probably be a work which
touches many people. In short, a family movie."I really admire Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas. More ...
SpotlightPhoto H: BookJP/BertoBOOK LAUNCHING: PT Penerbit Djambatan's managing director
Syarifudin (right) gives a copy of Reformasi Dalam Penegakan
Hukum (Reform in Law Enforcement) to its author, Antonius Sujata. More ...
Insurers enjoy stiff rivalry, await free trade JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia has become a competitive field for
insurance companies. The degree of competition among the
country's insurers has increased. More ...
Asian athletes to excel in marathon and walking event JAKARTA (JP): Asian athletes can defeat athletes from Western
and African countries in the marathon and long-distance events at
the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, according to the secretary-
general of the Asian Amateur Athletics Association, ... More ...
Attorney general to name suspects in E. Timor case JAKARTA (JP): Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said on
Saturday that 30 people will be named as suspects in connection
with last year's East Timor mayhem.The Attorney General's Office will announce the suspects next
week. More ...
National Museum exhibits century's finds JAKARTA (JP): After months of delay, the National Museum
presented the special exhibition Temuan Satu Abad, A Century of
Findings, to welcome the new millennium.The exhibition, which was officially opened by Vice President
Megawati Soekarnoputri on Aug. More ...
ESC club tops women's event JAKARTA (JP): Bary Agustini and Desak Putu P. of the ESC club
finished first and second in the women's air pistol event on the
third day of the 22nd Anniversary Cup open shooting tournament at
the Senayan shooting range.Bary scored a total of 476. More ...
FateBy William Chen One afternoon it was raining hard. I was resting on the
terrace listening to the sounds of raindrops hitting the leaves
in our small backyard.Suddenly, I had an urge to clean up the congested storeroom
next to the garage. There was just too much junk in it. More ...
Guess What? Laksamana Sukardi Laksamana Sukardi looked proud, amused and relaxed all at the
same time on August 22 during a private function where his
father, Gandhi Sukardi, was receiving an Award from the
Indonesian Museum of Records for being the most published letter
writer in The Jakarta ... More ...
Writer's block? Have some chicken soupChicken Soup for the Writer's Soul, Stories to Open the Heart
and Rekindle the Spirit of Writers
Compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Bud Gardner
Health Communications Inc. More ...
Arranging insurance as a security, investment planBy I. Christianto JAKARTA (JP): More life insurance companies, particularly
those partly controlled by foreign enterprises, are operating in
Indonesia, proving that more people in the country are aware of
the importance of having insurance. More ...
Jakarta joining the ranks of the New AsiaBy Danielle Bray JAKARTA (JP): Green hair, men with earrings, baggy pants and
women in platforms are the among the growing trends that are
captivating the youth of Jakarta. More ...
Small screen a big influence in RI Since the state-run TVRI network made its debut broadcast on
Aug. 24, 1962, television has exerted a huge impact on society.
The advent of private stations has provided more variety for
viewers, although some argue the quality is still lacking. More ...
Chief economic minister upbeat on rupiah JAKARTA (JP): The newly-appointed Coordinating Minister for
Economic Affairs Rizal Ramli expects the rupiah to further
strengthen against the U.S. dollar this year. More ...
Luwu riots leave police bewildered MALANGKE, Central Sulawesi (JP): Police said on Saturday they
found it difficult to arrest perpetrators of unrest in Luwu,
while the burning of residents houses in two districts continued.Luwu Regency Police chief Supt. More ...
Women, sex and prejudice in JakartaBy Aida Greenbury JAKARTA (JP): There are two smash TV shows that -- according
to Marie Claire magazine -- have become more religion than
entertainment in the United States. More ...
Leather looking good for Yogyakarta designersBy R. Agus Bakti YOGYAKARTA (JP): Is Indonesia, especially Yogyakarta, primping
to take its place on the international fashion stage for its
leatherwear?It may well be getting there, with supporting facilities such
as vocational schools in fashion and ... More ...
Multitalented Suprana keeps recordsBy Dewi Anggraeni JAKARTA (JP): Jaya Suprana, a local multitalented personality,
is happy. He has just recorded another entry in Indonesian Museum
of Records (MURI), an organization he founded on Jan. 27, 1990,
in Semarang. More ...
A bit of ancient 'girl power' in 'Xena: Warrior Princess'By Sri Ramadani JAKARTA (JP): The popularity of Hercules: The Legendary
Journeys inspired the series' production team to create Xena:
Warrior Princess, which has proved to be a huge hit with viewers
around the world. More ...
Medical team 'guilty' in PON doping SEMARANG (JP): The Central Java medical team acknowledged it
was at fault for rower Djodi Winarso's failed drug test at the
15th National Games in Surabaya in June. More ...