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Day: December 16, 2004

Kitchen-Fire Damages Reykjavik Landmark

A fire which started in the Kebabhusid in downtown Reykjavík did significant damage to the historic building at Laekjargata 2. The building is one of two major historic timber houses in the downtown area, the other being the famed Hressingarskálinn.

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Birgitta Tops the Charts

Teen and pre-teen idol Birgitta Haukdal has captured the top spot on the national charts with sales of her album Perlur (Pearls), a children’s album.

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Plan to Build Emotion Square

After a successful run at this summer’s Culture Night, author and playwright Elisabet Jökulsdóttir is coordinating an effort to build a permanent “Emotion Square” in Reykjavík.

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Parliamentarians Claim Ásgrímsson Lied

Members of the opposition parties attacked Prime Minister Halldór Ásgrímsson for comments he made on a national talk show Monday night. On the talk show, Ásgrímsson claimed that Parliament had been consulted before Iceland endorsed US action in Iraq.

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Teachers Accept Contract

Yesterday, members of the teachers union accepted the contract proposed by the municipalities with a slim 51% majority. There are scattered reports of resignations by those teachers who feel the new contract is still far too low.

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