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From: TSS ()
Subject: Japan Confirms 16th case MAD COW DISEASE, while the Three Amigos ride the range and talk BSe at Crawford
Date: March 27, 2005 at 10:09 am PST

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Subject: Japan Confirms 16th case MAD COW DISEASE, while the Three Amigos ride the range and talk BSe at Crawford
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 08:52:24 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Japan Confirms 16th Mad-Cow Case, 1 Day Before Beef-Ban Review

March 27 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's Health Ministry confirmed the
country's 16th case of mad-cow disease, one day before its Food
Safety Commission meets to discuss lifting a ban on U.S. beef
imports.

A nine-year-old Holstein cow raised in Hokkaido and slaughtered on
March 24 tested positive for mad cow, also known as bovine
spongiform encephalopathy or BSE, the Ministry of Health, Labor
and Welfare said in a statement on its Web site.

Japan has screened every cow slaughtered since September 2001 when
it found its first mad-cow case, and halted imports of U.S. beef
in December 2003 after a cow in Washington state was discovered to
be BSE-infected. Japan, the biggest buyer of U.S. beef products
before the ban, has refused to resume imports unless the U.S.
begins inspecting all slaughtered cattle for the disease.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called for an end to the
15-month import ban when she visited Japan, the world's
second-biggest economy, on March 19.

Scientists say humans who eat certain parts of animals infected
with mad-cow disease may contract variant Creutzfeldt- Jakob
disease, a similar brain-wasting ailment. The human illness has
been blamed for 149 deaths in the U.K. since 1995, according to
the National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit in
Edinburgh, Scotland.


To contact the reporter on this story:
Daisuke Takato in Tokyo at dtakato@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story:
Jim McDonald at jmcdonald8@bloomberg.net.

Last Updated: March 27, 2005 01:52 EST

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=aVL8rtjWTI0U&refer=asia

March 26, 2005, 7:32PM


WHITE HOUSE WATCH


Three amigos ride the range at Crawford

Bush downplays rifts with Canada and differences with Mexico

By JULIE MASON
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau

CRAWFORD - It was the return of the "Three Amigos" — President Bush and
his counterparts from Canada and Mexico bumping around the ranch in a
pickup and hobnobbing on trade policy at Baylor University.

But something was missing last week from Bush's semi-regular meeting
with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul
Martin. They didn't seem very simpatico.

Wonder why? Canada and Mexico opposed the war in Iraq; Canada annoyed
Bush by refusing to join his ballistic missile defense program; the
State Department irritated Mexico by warning to travelers about danger
on the border; the U.S. ticked off the Canadians by holding up their
beef exports because of mad cow concerns and by keeping high tariffs on
their lumber shipments.

Taken together, these cross-border slights would strain any friendships.
But Bush, asked about the threesome's apparent sharp differences, looked
perplexed and sounded flummoxed.

"It's interesting. 'Sharp differences.' I guess that's — 'sharp' means
kind of, if you think what that means, that means maybe differences so
that we can't have a positive relationship," he said. "I view them —
look, we've got differences."


Three best friends


snip...

FULL TEXT ;

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/3102935

TSS

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