July 14th 2001

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COVER: Singapore's economic lessons for Australia

Canberra Observed: Electoral map shows uphill battle for Coalition

Falling fertility debate reignited

Dissenters highlight dangers in UN report

Cloning: how far will states ban go?

Keep the single selling desk for wheat

The Media

Straws in the Wind

Letter: Export figures disputed

Minister resists competition push

Mass destruction in the future

Manufacturing and the sinew of war

Is corporate cost cutting becoming lethal?

French applaud 35-hour week

Books: Colonial Consorts, by Marguerite Hancock

Books: The China Threat - How the People's Republic Targets America, Bill Gertz

Letter: Barley story wrong

Letter: Trade, US-style

Letter: Riddle solved

Books promotion page

Letter: Riddle solved

by Sue Byrne

News Weekly, July 14, 2001


Tony O'Brien in his review of "Pearl Harbor" puzzled how "lovesick Rafe" travelled by train from New York City to London.

Had Rafe's train departed from Track 29 it would be the Chattanooga Choo Choo connecting service. It was possible Rafe did the Midnight Train to Georgia all change for London service.

However, the train in the movie departed via Track 57. This direct service was discontinued, in late 1941, due to U-boats and sinking patronage.

No doubt this clarifies the issue.

Sue Byrne,
Croydon, Vic

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