American blue jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. S., in San Antonio, Texas; the company's presence in the U. is now reduced to headquarters, design, sales, and distribution.
In Iran the Guardian Council disqualifies half the candidates for election to the Majlis (legislature), including about one-third of the sitting members of the assembly; elections are scheduled for February 20.
S.-led invasion, nor was it close to nuclear capability.
( China announces a decision to kill all palm civets being held in Guangdong province in an effort to head off another outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which has been diagnosed in one person in 2004.
At a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Atlanta, Ga., scientists report that the giant star LBV 1806-20, on the far side of the Milky Way Galaxy, is by far the biggest object ever seen—at least 150 times larger than the Sun and at least 5 million times brighter.
A design called “Reflecting Absence,” featuring a grove of trees and deep reflecting pools in the footprints of the Twin Towers, is chosen as the memorial to the victims of the Sept.
11, 2001, terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City. of Australia announces that in the future it will develop an oil field that was discovered off the coast of Mauritania in 2001, which will make Mauritania, one of Africa's poorest countries, also one of its few oil exporters.