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Paramount and CBS Set Phasers to 'Sue'

Paramount and CBS, which own the "Star Trek" brand, have sued the producers of the fan film "Axanar," who raised over $1.2 million. What does the case mean for the future of fan-based media—and the venerable sci-fi franchise?

Blood and Money

It may sound unreal, given the daily images of carnage and chaos. But for a certain plucky breed of businessmen, there's good money to be made in Iraq. Consider Iraqna, the leading mobile-phone company.

Periscope

In recent weeks, Washington has been trying to turn up the heat on Iran--by way of Moscow. With President Vladimir Putin eager to impress before hosting this July's G8 summit--one former Kremlin official recently claimed that by attending, Western leaders will "demonstrate their indifference to the fate of freedom and democracy in Russia"--but unwilling to cave, it's turned into something of a chess game.

BEIJING'S 43 BENTLEYS

The story, perhaps apocryphal, is that the adjective "posh" began as a British acronym. For travelers by sea to India and the Orient, the preferred shipboard accommodations, because of the tropical sun, were portside out, starboard side home.Bentley automobiles, manufactured in Britain, are among the world's poshest luxury goods, with models ranging from U.S. prices of $165,000 to $280,000.

2000 Years Of Jesus

Historians did not record his birth. Nor, for 30 years, did anyone pay him much heed. A Jew from the Galilean hill country with a reputation for teaching and healing, he showed up at the age of 33 in Jerusalem during Passover.

2000 Years Of Jesus

Historians did not record his birth. Nor, for 30 years, did anyone pay him much heed. A Jew from the Galilean hill country with a reputation for teaching and healing, he showed up at the age of 33 in Jerusalem during Passover.

Available: One Impossible Job

In his college days, John Akers loved hockey. The future boss of International Business Machines played hard, says Yale teammate James Goodale: "He was the street-smart, tough player in a group of gentleman jocks." The rough-and-tumble sport prepared him for his drive to the top of IBM, where he was considered something of a maverick in the blue-suited herd. "He played to win," Goodale says. "When he won he was happy.

Supreme Mystery

When George Bush nominated him to the U.S. Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas stood on the Kennebunkport lawn and, with tears in his eyes, thanked the nuns who had set him on the road to success.

Defying The Stereotypes

In most respects, the cocktail party in an elegant Capitol Hill apartment last week was a typical gathering of ambitious young Republicans. Lawyers, Senate staffers and bureaucrats munched hors d'oeuvres in honor of Reagan administration alumnus Armstrong Williams's new public-relations business.