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October 2007
Multifaceted Dr. Nikos Linardakis:
doctor, author, entrepreneur,
movie maker

by Dimitri C. Michalakis

Nikos Linardakis is a medical doctor who runs his own company (Tharos Laboratories, which markets a leading sleep aid and products from natural ingredients). He’s also an author with scores of titles to his credit (from standard texts on microbiology, pharmacology and pathology to cookbooks and novellas and a Michael Creighton-style thriller called Cigar). He’s also a musician who played with his brothers in a band for years (The Linardakis Brothers) and still has his house plugged in like a studio.

And now Nikos Linardakis is becoming a moviemaker and combining many of his loves to produce a film based on the dark and stormy Harry Mark Petrakis novel, In The Land of Morning. ...(view entire article)

Katerina Papakosta:
Greek Parliament’s Shining Star

By Demetrios Rhompotis

Katerina Papakosta, member of the unicameral Hellenic Parliament, or Voule, representing the Second Athens Electoral District for the governing New Democracy Party, has never set foot in the US, and yet she is, in the words of a Greek expert well seasoned in local politics, “perhaps the most ‘American’ politician Greece presently has to offer.” Outspoken, dynamic, stubborn, visionary but down-to-earth, when the situation calls for it, passionate and yet cool-minded and practical, impeccably dressed but not vain, “this gifted woman is Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Carolyn Maloney together!”An elected member of the New Democracy Party Central Committee since 1997, the only woman from the Greater Athens area to hold that office, she was elected to parliament in 2000 (re-elected in 2004 and most recently last September), and she has become a spokesperson for women’s rights, especially married women, who, in spite of the legal system’s adjustment to the most updated of European standards, still encounter problems in the workplace.
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Babis Vekris: electrifying the world of art

Few artists have been as successful in navigating the digital landscape as Electros (Babis Vekris) and fewer have been able to harness the energy of the electronic age as this remarkable talent. Electros employs and manipulates digital material in the same manner that Rauschenberg juggles paper and cardboard. He imagines possibilities and pushes at the boundaries of tradition.
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Greek Activists Step Up Congressional Outreach Efforts

There’s a Greek proverb that says “The iron rod bends when it is hot” and nowhere is this more true than in our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. In the fast paced and rigid confines of Congress, hundreds of groups descend upon our nation’s elected leaders to capture their attention and push their issues forward.
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The 2007 Queens Real Estate Expo a great success

The annual Queens Real Estate Expo held this year at York College in Queens, New York was again this year an “overwhelming success,” says director of the Expo Anthony Kazazis.
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