a Palestinian monkey wrench
After months of gossip and speculation, it appears that Yasser Arafat's health has deteriorated dramatically, to the extent that it has been reported (not verified) that he has lapsed into unconsciousness and may be near death. One curious report claims he is suffering from a bad case of the flu. If that actually is the case, one can only wonder if he was also a Chiron customer. No matter what the health issue is, it will be interesting to see how this plays into our presidential election over this final week.