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Musical Interlude - *[For politics, please scroll down]* Music for the end of autumn and the start of winter: [*about the pianist*] [*about Chopin's waltzes*]
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* It was not immediately clear if the substance could be any use to Iran's controversial nuclear program.An Iranian caught trying to smuggle a suitcase full of radioactive materials DISGUISED as pencils into Tehran, and we should assume it's purpose is innocuous and not worry about it? I believe Mr. Unterweger will immediately draw Obama's interest for the newly created position of Iranian Apologist Czar. What a doofus!
* The pieces contained Sodium-22, she said, a radioactive isotope of sodium that could be produced in a particle accelerator.
* Kelly Classic, a health physicist at the United States' renowned Mayo Clinic, said: "You can't make a nuclear bomb or dirty bomb with it."
* Another expert, Michael Unterweger, group leader for the radioactivity group at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, said it can be used as a calibration source for radiation instrumentation.
Unterweger said "it's really strange" that so much Sodium 22 was in the luggage, but if he were the Russian authorities "I wouldn't worry about it."