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      ‘NO POWER AND SUPPLIES DWINDLING‘
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-09-2005
      Relief has been trickling through to some areas While efforts in New Orleans to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina continue, those still in the city are struggling to survive.

The BBC News website spoke to Donald Bennett, a retired state policeman in DeWitt, Michigan, whose son–in–law and daug >>>


      KERALA SMALL MEN FIGHT FOR RIGHTS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-09-2005
      The association‘s height limit is 135cm (54 inches) Dwarfs in the southern Indian state of Kerala have come together to fight for their rights.

The Kerala Small Men Association has 300 members across the state and is demanding what it calls "special recognition" from the government.

A >>>


      PROTESTERS STAGE PARIS FIRE MARCH
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-09-2005
      Protesters are angry at the fire tragedies and poor housing Thousands of protesters have marched through central Paris to demand better housing for African immigrants, after two deadly fires last month.

About 5,000 people marched from the site of the first fire in Paris‘ 13th district, in which 14 childr >>>


      S ASIA BUS CRASHES LEAVE 27 DEAD
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-09-2005
      A total of 27 people have been killed in two bus crashes, in north–west Pakistan and northern India.

Seventeen people died when an oil tanker and passenger bus collided on Saturday about 150km ('0 miles) south of Peshawar in Pakistan.

Ten people died and 15 were hurt when a bus fell into a g >>>


      SADDAM APPOINTS NEW LAWYERS
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-09-2005
      Saddam‘s trial is due to begin in October A new legal team has been appointed to defend Saddam Hussein at his trial due next month, the daughter of the former Iraqi leader has said.

Raghad Hussein told reporters that the 1500 legal experts originally hired had been sacked because they had offering confli >>>


      VILLAGES HIT BY BREACH IN GANGES
      радиовещательная корпорация "Би-Би-Си" (Великобритания, "BBC"), 04-09-2005
      By Subir Bhaumik BBC News, Calcutta The Ganges river has joined with a tributary in the Indian state of West Bengal, inundating a large area of land, officials say.

The Ganges breached an embankment on Saturday and has started flowing into the Pagla.

Local officials, who earlier denied the possibility >>>


      ‘STITCHED UP‘ HUMPHRYS FACES BBC PROBE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The BBC has launched an inquiry into allegations that its best–known radio presenter, the Today programme‘s John Humphrys, made scathing remarks about leading Labour figures.

Humphrys strongly denied the allegations last >>>


      BLAIR REFUSES TO SUPPORT MANDELSON IN BRA WARS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Premier angry that row could threaten trade deal with China Nick Mathiason Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Tony Blair is refusing to broker a deal to resolve the so–called bra wars between Europe and China.

The Prime Minister flies to Beijing today to chair the crucial EU–China summit. His de >>>


      CLARKE‘S CRUCIAL CRICKET SUMMIT
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Inspired by Flintoff and co, the Tories‘ ‘big beast‘ wrongfooted his rivals by entering the leadership race early last week. Ned Temko assesses his chances Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer It seemed an odd place for one of Britain‘s most seasoned politicians to sign off on the final plans f >>>


      IS MANDELSON UP TO THE JOB?
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Bra Wars are the latest setback for Our Man in Europe, who is still struggling to deliver tangible results. Nick Mathiason on what went wrong Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Are we watching Peter Mandelson‘s turbulent career crash and burn in slow motion?

Since last December, the man once dubbed th >>>


      NEW TORY MPS SPURN CLARKE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Kenneth Clarke‘s tilt at the Tory leadership has been dealt an early rebuff

– from the influential group of MPs who entered the Commons after this year‘s election.

An Observer survey of the 52 new Conserva >>>


      OFFICIAL STRESS–BUSTERS STRESSED OUT
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The government department responsible for setting national ‘stress management standards‘ is itself suffering an epidemic of stress–related absences costing tens of millions of pounds a year, it was revealed yesterday.
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      REVEALED÷ MI6 PLAN TO INFILTRATE EXTREMISTS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Read the letter from the head of the intelligence arm of the Foreign Office here (pdf) Read the memo from the FCO‘s Islamic issues adviser here (pdf) Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer British intelligence officers planned a ‘black propaganda‘ campaign against Isl >>>


      SEIZE THE DAY, MR CLARKE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      The Home Secretary could enhance his reputation still further with some genuine prison reforms Mary Riddell Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Charles Darwin once believed bears could turn into whales. In the first edition of On the Origin of Species, he saw ‘no difficulty‘ about a tribe of grizzlies get >>>


      THE POWER OF POISONED PENS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Politicians blame the web for inflaming weirdos. They should start reading more books Carol Sarler‘s week Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer In a blood–stained slaughterhouse, a brute of a man strips off. He is tall and strong, with a lot of erect–and–glistening going on. He grins as he rapes >>>


      A LOOK AT REFUGEE SITUATION AROUND U.S.
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 1÷16 AM By The Associated Press Snapshots of states taking in refugees from Hurricane Katrina÷ LOUISIANA÷ The Red Cross says more than 50,000 refugees were in its shelters.

The Superdome has been evacuated and tens of thousands of others have been bused to Texas.>>>


      ABOUT 15 DIE IN MEXICO FIREWORKS EXPLOSION
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 1÷01 AM ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) – Fireworks stored at a building that also illicitly sold gasoline exploded on Saturday, killing about 15 people and injuring as many as 20, a local official said.

The building also housed video game machines, and most of the dead and injured >>>


      GOVERNOR÷ TEXAS NEARING REFUGEE CAPACITY
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo TXDC107 By KRISTEN HAYS Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) – With more than 220,000 hurricane refugees camped out in Texas and more coming, Gov. Rick Perry warned Saturday that his enormous state was running out of room.

Texas is committed to >>>


      KATRINA‘S WRATH HITS HOLIDAY DRIVERS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo CADD10' By HARRY R. WEBER AP Business Writer Traffic was light on Atlanta highways Saturday and gas stations that were fortunate enough to have fuel were still charging more than $3 a gallon.

In West Virginia, 10 percent of stations ran out of at least one g >>>


      KATRINA TESTS BUSH‘S CRISIS SKILLS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo DCPM106 By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – After the Sept. 11 attacks, the newly elected President Bush needed to be seen as a strong leader. He gripped a bullhorn at Ground Zero in New York and bellowed to rescue workers÷ I >>>


      LA. REP.÷ U.S. MUST ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo LADM133 WASHINGTON (AP) – In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Americans must start asking tough questions‘‘ about their safety, a House member from Louisiana said in the Democrats‘ weekly radio address.

We are enga >>>


      LAST 300 REFUGEES LEAVE SUPERDOME
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo NY127 By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The last 300 refugees in the Superdome climbed aboard buses Saturday bound for new temporary shelter, leaving behind a darkened and stinking arena strewn with trash.

The sight of the last per >>>


      ROBERTS APPEARS HEADED FOR HIGH COURT
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo WX107 By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – John Roberts is on track for a seat on the Supreme Court barring a misstep at hearings beginning Tuesday, according to supporters and critics who say the coming confirmation debate will test Senate Demo >>>


      THREE SUSPECTS RELEASED IN ARUBA CASE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo XLM105 By MICHAEL NORTON Associated Press Writer SINT NICOLAAS, Aruba (AP) – All three suspects in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager were released from jail Saturday in a setback for the prosecution and the biggest blow yet to Natalee Holloway‘s family >>>


      WHITE DOVES, TEARS MARK BESLAN ANNIVERSARY
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo MOSB135 By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer BESLAN, Russia (AP) – Thousands of anguished residents of the small town of Beslan on Saturday marked the anniversary of one of Russia‘s deadliest terrorist attacks with white doves rising into the air, the tollin >>>


      ‘DEEP ENGLAND HAS BEEN FORCED TO SHED SOME OF ITS PAROCHIALISM‘
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Cristina Odone Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer In the Somerset village of Seavington St Mary, the farmers‘ wives file into the squat, sandstone village hall and greet each other, exchanging gossip about husbands, children and friends. Once inside, Liz and Gail and the rest swap jeans and T–shirts for >>>


      ‘SINCE WHEN DID SEB COE LEARN TO JIVE TALK?‘
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      He is one of our greatest Olympic champions, once the fastest man in the world, yet no one wanted him to be part of London‘s bid for the Games.

No wonder Linford Christie is so angry. Exclusive interview by Tim Adams Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer On the day that London was awarded the 2012 Olympi >>>


      ‘STITCHED UP‘ HUMPHRYS FACES BBC PROBE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The BBC has launched an inquiry into allegations that its best–known radio presenter, the Today programme‘s John Humphrys, made scathing remarks about leading Labour figures.

Humphrys strongly denied the allegations last >>>


      ‘THEY‘RE NOT GIVING US WHAT WE NEED TO SURVIVE‘
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Jamie Doward reports on the fury of New Orleans residents who say they were ignored and mistreated by the authorities Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Only now, a week after Hurricane Katrina roared across the Deep South, leaving a trail of devastation across America‘s psyche, is the true story of the Battle >>>


      ‘WHAT I‘D REALLY LIKE IS A NICE SITCOM‘
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Vic Reeves, the original ‘comedy Dadaist‘, reflects on country life, complete with sunbathing wife in white bikini and perpetually hungry son, the perils of drink and why he‘d be more than happy to be Michael Palin Amy Raphael Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Everything is not as it seems. Vic Re >>>


      A THING OF BEAUTY
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Zadie Smith‘s homage to EM Forster, On Beauty, confirms her as a writer of remarkable wit and originality, says Stephanie Merritt Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer On Beauty by Zadie Smith Hamish Hamilton 16.'', pp445 Even if she had not made it explicit in her acknowledgments, Zadie Smith‘s hom >>>


      BETTER THAN ALL THE REST
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      What a summer of cricket. England‘s battle to regain the Ashes has been the most gripping Test series in living memory. With England so close to the prize that matters most to them, two former captains who know what it‘s like to beat Australia look back at some unforgettable matches and ahead to the decisiv >>>


      BLACK FURY AT BUSH OVER RESCUE DELAY
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Richard Luscombe in Miami Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Civil rights leaders, church officials and rap stars have united in ferocious criticism of President George Bush‘s attitude towards the tens of thousands of black people still trying to escape the hell of New Orleans.

An overwhelming majorit >>>


      BUSH AT BAY
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      From Baghdad to Biloxi, the President has never been so assailed by such vitriolic criticism Todd Gitlin Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Apres le dluge, quoi? The gales that blew across the Gulf of Mexico last week also engulfed President George W Bush as he strained to cope with catastrophe – the hurricane >>>


      BUSH SENDS MARINES AS FLOOD FURY GROWS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      20,000 still trapped in burning city We let citizens down, admits President Julian Borger and Jamie Doward in Baton Rouge Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer President George Bush ordered 7,000 elite airborne troops and marines into New Orleans and the devastated Gulf Coast yesterday to try to bolster the stumbling f >>>


      CLARKE‘S CRUCIAL CRICKET SUMMIT
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Inspired by Flintoff and co, the Tories‘ ‘big beast‘ wrongfooted his rivals by entering the leadership race early last week. Ned Temko assesses his chances Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer It seemed an odd place for one of Britain‘s most seasoned politicians to sign off on the final plans f >>>


      DECAY BITES EVER DEEPER INTO POOR CHILDREN‘S TEETH
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Survey shows growing north–south gap in dental health Anushka Asthana Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Remarkable new statistics have revealed a widening gap in the levels of decay in children‘s teeth in the poorest and richest parts of Britain.

Five–year–olds in some of the poores >>>


      ELEGY FOR MY CITY
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Who shall express the tragedy of New Orleans? One son of the city is the great American writer Richard Ford. In this passionate essay, he recalls personal experiences spanning a lifetime – and sees emerging from the catastrophe a whole new city Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer A friend, an editor, called me. >>>


      FLOOD TOOK DISASTER AGENCY‘S EXPERTS BY SURPRISE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Julian Borger in Baton Rouge Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast last Monday, Americans have had a new way to spell failure÷ Fema. It stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency, but the drowning of New Orleans and the devastation of the Mississippi shore is one >>>


      FOR THE RECORD
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer ‘Meet the cost of your class act‘ (Cash, 21 August) was wrong to state that the Prime Minister sent his children to fee–paying schools. The two schools attended by the Blair children, the London Oratory School and Sacred Heart High School, London, are both volunta >>>


      HAIR RESTORER
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      When Daniel Kramer contacted the original writers about a new version of the Sixties musical Hair, they were doubtful. Then they heard his ideas for making this classic contemporary Simon Garfield Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Hair is famous for many things and the most famous of all is that charming young peop >>>


      HOLE IN THE POCKET
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Students are hit hard by charges for using ‘hole in the wall‘ cash machines. Lisa Bachelor reports Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Students will have to do their homework about local cash machines or pay to get their money during their studies, with nearly half of the country‘s universities host >>>


      HOW LONG WILL LOUISIANA‘S HUDDLED MASSES HAVE TO WAIT FOR SHELTER?
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Richard Luscombe in Miami Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The famous line from the poem chiselled into the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty – ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free‘ – has never been more poignant. A refugee crisis unprecedented in Ame >>>


      HUBRIS AND POLITICS IS A FATAL COCKTAIL
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Will Hutton÷ Shopping and tut–tutting The Observer Profile÷ Mick Jagger Rosie Boycott÷ ‘Our penchant for muscling in on the tragedies of strangers grows inexorably‘ Quentin Letts÷ Scrap the Capri. The Tories need a Focus Martin Bright ÷ Let‘s shed more light on >>>


      INSURERS FACE $40BN CLAIMS AFTER KATRINA
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Huge premium hike for British firms Petrol price to hit 1 a litre this week Richard Wachman and Oliver Morgan Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer BRITISH and American insurance industries face claims topping $40 billion following the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The figure, leaked to The Obs >>>


      IS KEN OLD ENOUGH FOR THE JOB?
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      The former Chancellor will have to prove that his thinking has advanced in the eight years since the Tories first spurned him as leader Andrew Rawnsley Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The day that he launched his third bid for the Tory leadership, Ken Clarke declared that he would address the pensions crisis by a >>>


      JOE COLE STRIKE MOVES ENGLAND CLOSER BUT FAILS TO SETTLE NERVES
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Wales 0 –1 England Amy Lawrence Sunday September 4, 2005 The Guardian Let‘s be honest. A tactical tinker against Wales was never going to mask over the problems, the doubts, the inadequacies. England‘s ability to sneak past a team in terrible form with nothing to play for asks more questions than it a >>>


      LORD WINSTON IN TIRADE ON DRINK LAWS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Top doctors say relaxing the licensing laws will result in more alcohol–related deaths, particularly among females Martin Bentham and Ned Temko Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Leading figures of Britain‘s medical establishment increased the pressure on the government to rethink its controversial plans >>>


      MANDARINS IN A MESS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      The Foreign Office‘s policy on Muslim extremists is dangerous and misguided Nick Cohen Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer A few weeks ago, Emma Lewis, a PR for Ken Livingstone, demanded that the gay pressure group Outrage! correct a piece on its website. The offending article had nothing to do with the capital >>>


      MIA, MYSELF AND I
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      As a child, Sri Lankan singer MIA arrived in London minus her teeth, her dad (a Tamil tiger) and a secure future. All fuel for her first album, which has been met with universal acclaim and a Mercury nomination. Emma Forrest meets the new queen of hip–hop Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer MIA arrives, half an >>>


      MOTHERS SUFFER ‘DIVORCE STRESS‘ AS SCHOOL STARTS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      It‘s the new children who are supposed to be anxious but a survey shows their parents go through agonies Amelia Hill, education correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Many of us remember our first day of school with horror and excitement, but for the parent left behind in the school playground the ex >>>


      NEW TORY MPS SPURN CLARKE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Kenneth Clarke‘s tilt at the Tory leadership has been dealt an early rebuff

– from the influential group of MPs who entered the Commons after this year‘s election.

An Observer survey of the 52 new Conserva >>>


      PAPER PANTS AND ROSE PETALS? JUST DON‘T TELL THE LADS ...
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      He‘s more practised with hand grenades than bath bombs, but Andy McNab puts his macho image aside to face one of his biggest fears – getting tactile

– at one of the world‘s best spas Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer After 18 years in the British army, most of it in the SAS, I&lsquo >>>


      REVEALED÷ MI6 PLAN TO INFILTRATE EXTREMISTS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Read the letter from the head of the intelligence arm of the Foreign Office here (pdf) Read the memo from the FCO‘s Islamic issues adviser here (pdf) Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer British intelligence officers planned a ‘black propaganda‘ campaign against Isl >>>


      ROCK‘N‘ROLL SUICIDE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      The final days of Kurt Cobain are the inspiration for Gus van Sant‘s latest examination of death and the young Philip French Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Last Days ('7 mins, 15) Directed by Gus van Sant; starring Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Ricky Jay Anthems for doomed youth have been a r >>>


      SEIZE THE DAY, MR CLARKE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      The Home Secretary could enhance his reputation still further with some genuine prison reforms Mary Riddell Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Charles Darwin once believed bears could turn into whales. In the first edition of On the Origin of Species, he saw ‘no difficulty‘ about a tribe of grizzlies get >>>


      SHOPPING AND TUT–TUTTING
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Buying things does not make consumer slaves of us; it provides the opportunity to express our individuality Will Hutton Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer My two daughters have been addicted for years – for reasons that until recently had been largely inexplicable to me. For them the principle ‘I think, >>>


      TAKING A CHANCE WITH LAST ORDERS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Barbara Gunnell Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer As a nation, we have become so good at binge drinking that we apparently want to share our expertise with the rest of the world. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office÷ ‘Seventy per cent of young Brits now prefer to travel abroad for stag and >>>


      THE BIG LIFE
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      He cares little for the limelight, preferring to inhabit the world of the subjects of his grand biographies, notably Dickens and Blake. But his greatest project yet – a life of Shakespeare – secures his reputation Andrew Anthony Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Like Shakespeare, the subject of his late >>>


      THE POWER OF POISONED PENS
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Politicians blame the web for inflaming weirdos. They should start reading more books Carol Sarler‘s week Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer In a blood–stained slaughterhouse, a brute of a man strips off. He is tall and strong, with a lot of erect–and–glistening going on. He grins as he rapes >>>


      THEY SAID WHAT?
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      The Guardian Front page Story index Comment They said what?

Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer ‘Teaching her to act was like teaching Urdu to a marmoset.‘ A new biography discloses what Laurence Olivier thought about Marilyn Monroe ‘Ah, the Queen, I like her. God bless her. But the old man >>>


      UN HEAD‘S SON ‘TRADED ON HIS FATHER‘S NAME‘
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Report will clear the secretary–general of wrongdoing over the Iraq oil–for–food plan Mark Townsend and Ned Temko Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The son of Kofi Annan, the UN secretary–general, tried several times to trade on his father‘s reputation, a damaging report into the UN oi >>>


      VOULEZ–VOUS POULET AVEC MOI?
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      With nearly 150 films under his belt, his own vineyards in the Loire and a ravenous love of food, Gérard Depardieu enjoys a legendary appetite for life. Now, with the publication of his first cookbook, he tells Tim Atkin why he‘s turning his back on Hollywood for greener pastures Sunday September 4, 2005 T >>>


      WHAT WOULD YOU SAVE FIRST, THE KID OR THE SAXOPHONE?
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Euan Ferguson Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer How would you do it? Flee London? If you had to, I mean. If the surge came one wild rainy day, and the Thames Barrier – mad and ugly but helpful, like aunts or oysters – fumbled and shattered, and the mucky sea came roaring in?

Would you gather? P >>>


      WHEN FEAR LEAVES US PARALYSED
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Apocalyptic visions keep us in a permanent state of anxiety. But we are not as powerless as we think Frank Furedi Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Since the turn of the century, we have been waiting for the big one. In the final years of the 20th century, the millennium bug was predicted to be the harbinger of a m >>>


      YOU‘RE ON YOUR OWN, BRITAIN‘S VICTIMS TOLD
      Guardian, 04-09-2005
      Mark Townsend Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer British families trapped in New Orleans last night claimed that US authorities had refused to evacuate them as Hurricane Katrina approached the city.

Although assistance was offered to US residents, British nationals were told they would have to fend for them >>>


      BRITISH COUPLE ‘FORCED TO LOOT‘
      The Daily Mail, 04-09-2005
      What is RSS? A British couple caught up in the devastation of Hurricane Katrina are safe and well.

Holidaymakers Teresa Cherrie, 42, a nurse, and her partner, John Drysdale,
41, a lorry driver, from Renfrew in Scotland, were forced to join in the looting to find food in New Orleans.

The couple wer >>>


      GROSSO DENIES SCOTLAND
      The Daily Mail, 04-09-2005
      What is RSS? Scotland came within 15 minutes of beating Italy for the first time in 40 years.

Kenny Miller‘s early goal had given a packed Hampden Park crowd hope of a result to cherish but substitute Fabio Grosso clawed back a point for the group leaders with a fortuitous equaliser.

The World C >>>


      HAMPSHIRE WIN HIGH–SCORING FINAL
      The Daily Mail, 04-09-2005
      What is RSS? Sean Ervine‘s second successive C&G century was just enough to carry Hampshire to their first Lord‘s final victory since 1''2 – thwarting Warwickshire captain Nick Knight‘s brave bid to pull off a famous run chase.

Knight (118) emulated his fellow left–han >>>


      ABBAS CALLS TO CONGRATULATE SHARON
      The Jerusalem Post, 04-09-2005
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      ABBAS CONDEMNS SUICIDE BOMBING
      The Jerusalem Post, 04-09-2005
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      ASK MARSHA, THE SEX THERAPIST
      The Jerusalem Post, 04-09-2005
      Marsha Ellentuck is a family, couple and sex therapist in Carmiel. Send us your questions. Please include your first and last names, your city and country Vol IV Q÷ How is it that the act which represents the highest and deepest connection between man and woman, and in our Torah is considered a holy act, is some >>>


      ESSAY÷ IDEAS FROM LA–LA LAND
      The Jerusalem Post, 04-09-2005
      By HILLEL HALKIN I suppose I asked for it. In my column two weeks ago, in which I ruefully concluded that a Gaza–style disengagement in the West Bank (which I had previously supported) will not work, I challenged those of my readers who are against territorial concessions to tell me how, without resorting to the >>>


      SAVING WATER PREFERABLE TO RAISING PRICES
      The Jerusalem Post, 04-09-2005
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      ‘THEY‘RE NOT GIVING US WHAT WE NEED TO SURVIVE‘
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Jamie Doward reports on the fury of New Orleans residents who say they were ignored and mistreated by the authorities Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Only now, a week after Hurricane Katrina roared across the Deep South, leaving a trail of devastation across America‘s psyche, is the true story of the Battle >>>


      AUSSIES RECOIL AT THE BITTER TASTE OF DEFEAT
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      A run of national humiliations at cricket and rugby is provoking sheer disbelief Bernard O‘Riordan Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer If captaining the Australian cricket team is considered second in importance only to the role of prime minister, then Ricky Ponting must be feeling the frustration and disbelief >>>


      BLACK FURY AT BUSH OVER RESCUE DELAY
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Richard Luscombe in Miami Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Civil rights leaders, church officials and rap stars have united in ferocious criticism of President George Bush‘s attitude towards the tens of thousands of black people still trying to escape the hell of New Orleans.

An overwhelming majorit >>>


      BODY OF MISSING BRITON FOUND IN AFGHANISTAN
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Mitchell Prothero, Kabul Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The body of a man thought to be missing British lorry driver David Addison was found by coalition troops in western Afghanistan yesterday, three days after he was kidnapped.

Addison was working on a highway project when suspected Taliban insurgents >>>


      BROTHERHOOD FORGED IN THE CARNAGE OF THE TWIN TOWERS
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      On the anniversary of '/11 a hero and the man he saved talk about their bond. David Smith reports Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Brian Clark is an only child who gained a brother at the age of 54. He and Stanley Praimnath met and bonded in the face of death on the 81st floor of the World Trade Centre on 11 S >>>


      BUSH SENDS MARINES AS FLOOD FURY GROWS
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      20,000 still trapped in burning city We let citizens down, admits President Julian Borger and Jamie Doward in Baton Rouge Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer President George Bush ordered 7,000 elite airborne troops and marines into New Orleans and the devastated Gulf Coast yesterday to try to bolster the stumbling f >>>


      FLOOD TOOK DISASTER AGENCY‘S EXPERTS BY SURPRISE
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Julian Borger in Baton Rouge Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast last Monday, Americans have had a new way to spell failure÷ Fema. It stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency, but the drowning of New Orleans and the devastation of the Mississippi shore is one >>>


      GERMANS BUY MERKEL‘S MIRACLE
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      As voters yearn for the Cold War certainties and economic power, Jason Burke in eastern Germany finds Christian Democrat leader Angela Merkel rallying former communist territory with hardline Thatcherite policies Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The train from Berlin cuts swiftly across the forests and the flat, b >>>


      HOW FRANCE FINALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH BRITAIN‘S HUMBLE CRUMBLE
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Our neighbours pour scorn on Anglo–Saxon cuisine, yet a new book reveals the dish now gaining Gallic plaudits is a very British one Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer It is baking so elementary that for many British children it is the first pudding they will ever ma >>>


      HOW LONG WILL LOUISIANA‘S HUDDLED MASSES HAVE TO WAIT FOR SHELTER?
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Richard Luscombe in Miami Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The famous line from the poem chiselled into the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty – ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free‘ – has never been more poignant. A refugee crisis unprecedented in Ame >>>


      IN BRIEF
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Saddam chooses new legal team Saddam Hussein‘s family have chosen a new international legal counsel to defend him against war crimes charges, their lawyer announced yesterday.

The defence team now includes prominent American, European, Asian and Arab lawyers. More th >>>


      OLIGARCH TV GIVES LESSONS IN BLING
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Tom Parfitt in Moscow Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Planning a party in Courchevel? Need the lowdown on dyeing your poodle?

A new Russian chatshow is drawing millions of viewers with the inside track on how to live like an oligarch drowning in cash.

For You is hosted by Oksana Robski, author o >>>


      SICK CHIRAC IN HOSPITAL FOR A WEEK
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Amelia Hill Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer President Jacques Chirac has been admitted to hospital for at least a week with a blood vessel problem in his eye that could have been caused by a stroke, it was revealed last night.

Although the problem did not seem serious, it is likely to be seen as another >>>


      SNUBBED CRITICS SNIGGER AT WRITER‘S PSYCHEDELIC RAP
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Alex Duval Smith in Paris Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer When the celebrated French author Michel Houellebecq launched his latest novel in circumstances of extraordinary secrecy last week, he enraged some of France‘s most eminent literary critics by witholding copies from them to stave off bad reviews.
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      THE OSBOURNE FORMULA FOR LOSING WEIGHT÷ GET HIGH
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Ozzy‘s tubby son has joined the ranks of celebrity adrenaline junkies, addicted to extreme sports. And he has shed 60lb in the process. Ed Douglas reports Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer He is known for sleeping late, getting drunk and being, well, on the large side. Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy and a former >>>


      UN HEAD‘S SON ‘TRADED ON HIS FATHER‘S NAME‘
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Report will clear the secretary–general of wrongdoing over the Iraq oil–for–food plan Mark Townsend and Ned Temko Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The son of Kofi Annan, the UN secretary–general, tried several times to trade on his father‘s reputation, a damaging report into the UN oi >>>


      PARENTS NEED HELP
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Good childcare requires proper funding Leader Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Bad parents are a problem. They are inclined to have unruly children. Thus far, we are with the Prime Minister. His remedy is more controversial.

In his first post–holiday speech, Tony Blair proposed radically extending p >>>


      THE WEEK BUSH FAILED AMERICA
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      New Orleans deserved better Leader Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer When the city of New Orleans was inundated following Katrina, the first response was shock. It was immediately followed by the overwhelming desire to help the victims.

But as the urgency of people‘s compassion has seemed not to be m >>>


      ‘STITCHED UP‘ HUMPHRYS FACES BBC PROBE
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The BBC has launched an inquiry into allegations that its best–known radio presenter, the Today programme‘s John Humphrys, made scathing remarks about leading Labour figures.

Humphrys strongly denied the allegations last >>>


      BLAIR REFUSES TO SUPPORT MANDELSON IN BRA WARS
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Premier angry that row could threaten trade deal with China Nick Mathiason Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Tony Blair is refusing to broker a deal to resolve the so–called bra wars between Europe and China.

The Prime Minister flies to Beijing today to chair the crucial EU–China summit. His de >>>


      CLARKE‘S CRUCIAL CRICKET SUMMIT
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Inspired by Flintoff and co, the Tories‘ ‘big beast‘ wrongfooted his rivals by entering the leadership race early last week. Ned Temko assesses his chances Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer It seemed an odd place for one of Britain‘s most seasoned politicians to sign off on the final plans f >>>


      IS KEN OLD ENOUGH FOR THE JOB?
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      The former Chancellor will have to prove that his thinking has advanced in the eight years since the Tories first spurned him as leader Andrew Rawnsley Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer The day that he launched his third bid for the Tory leadership, Ken Clarke declared that he would address the pensions crisis by a >>>


      IS MANDELSON UP TO THE JOB?
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Bra Wars are the latest setback for Our Man in Europe, who is still struggling to deliver tangible results. Nick Mathiason on what went wrong Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Are we watching Peter Mandelson‘s turbulent career crash and burn in slow motion?

Since last December, the man once dubbed th >>>


      KEN ASKS MAIL TO DELIVER HIM
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Peter Preston Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Does it matter, at the fourth time of asking in eight barren years, who leads the Conservative Party? Answer÷ yes, quite a bit. The title of top Tory press oracle is suddenly up for grabs. Last Wednesday, with New Orleans under water, the Mail still managed to >>>


      NEW TORY MPS SPURN CLARKE
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer Kenneth Clarke‘s tilt at the Tory leadership has been dealt an early rebuff

– from the influential group of MPs who entered the Commons after this year‘s election.

An Observer survey of the 52 new Conserva >>>


      REVEALED÷ MI6 PLAN TO INFILTRATE EXTREMISTS
      The Observer, 04-09-2005
      Read the letter from the head of the intelligence arm of the Foreign Office here (pdf) Read the memo from the FCO‘s Islamic issues adviser here (pdf) Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday September 4, 2005 The Observer British intelligence officers planned a ‘black propaganda‘ campaign against Isl >>>



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