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      ‘GREEN‘ BURIALS GROWING IN POPULARITY
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      NEWFIELD, N.Y. –– It sits on the eastern fringe of New York‘s Finger Lakes region and is bounded on three sides by 8,000 acres of protected forests: the perfectly natural place to spend an eternity. The '3–acre Greensprings Natural Cemetery is the first of its kind in New York and one of jus >>>


      3 SEA LIONS DIE AT CALIFORNIA AQUARIUM
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      LONG BEACH, Calif. –– Three of the five sea lions at an aquarium died within 24 hours in two unrelated incidents, officials said.

Kona, a 4–year–old female, and her 4–week–old pup died of unknown causes Saturday at the Aquarium of the Pacific. They had appeared healthy early >>>


      AT THE NORTHERN BORDER, NO TALK OF FENCES
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By John PomfretWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 2, 2006; A03 BLAINE, Wash. –– Royal Canadian Mounted Police agents watched from a clifftop as a helicopter swooped down in a Canadian field, picked up more than 300 pounds of marijuana from a waiting truck and skimmed across the border into the United >>>


      BIKERS DEFY OFFICIALS, RALLY IN CALIF.
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      HOLLISTER, Calif. –– Thousands of bikers roared into the town made famous by Marlon Brando‘s 1'53 film "The Wild One" on Saturday, defying a city council decision to cancel one of the country‘s most celebrated motorcycle rallies.

The bikers cruised Hollister‘s street >>>


      CHENEY‘S HEART IS DEEMED STABLE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      Vice President Cheney‘s high–tech pacemaker is working properly and has not been activated by any irregular heartbeats, according to his annual physical yesterday, which showed that his overall heart condition was stable.

The 65–year–old Cheney has a long history of heart ailments. He w >>>


      EDITORS DEFEND REPORTING ON U.S. PROGRAM
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      NEW YORK, July 1 –– Top editors from the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times defended their decisions to publish government secrets in an op–ed piece that ran Saturday in both newspapers.

"We weigh the merits of publishing against the risks of publishing," wrote Dean Baquet, Lo >>>


      EILEEN COLLINS RIDES TV AIR WAVES INSTEAD OF SPACE SHUTTLE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) –– Last year, Eileen Collins sat on more than a million pounds of explosive fuel, strapped into a space shuttle.

Saturday she sat in a director‘s chair awaiting liftoff for seven of her former colleagues –– more anxious than she was as shuttle commander.< >>>


      EX–CONN. GOVERNOR MAKES POST–PRISON SPEECH
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. –– In his first major speech since leaving federal prison, former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland lectured teenagers on Saturday on the corrupting nature of power.

"It seems like just yesterday I was at the White House staying in the Lincoln bedroom and everything was wonde >>>


      FLA. JURY ADVISES DEATH IN GUARD KILLING
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      PUNTA GORDA, Fla. –– A jury recommended the death sentence Saturday for a second prison inmate convicted of killing a guard during a botched escape attempt three years ago.

Stephen V. Smith, 45, was convicted June 23 of first–degree murder for the fatal beating of Darla Lathrem. Jurors voted >>>


      GAITHERSBURG SOLDIER‘S DEATH UNDER INVESTIGATION
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      The death of a 1'–year–old Gaithersburg soldier in Afghanistan a week ago is being investigated by the U.S. military as "a possible friendly–fire incident." Pfc. Justin Davis died in Korengal Outpost, near Kunar Province, after coming "in contact with indirect fire while on patrol d >>>


      HARD WORK BEGINS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      TRENTON, N.J. –– Some residents of cities and towns flooded by the Delaware River struggled to clean up debris and waterlogged possessions Saturday but many others were still waiting to return to their homes.

Thousands of New Jersey residents were evacuated on Wednesday and Thursday, joining thousa >>>


      HIPPIE GROUP FOUNDER URGES SUIT VS. FEDS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. –– A founding member of a hippie movement called the Rainbow Family suggested Saturday that it launch a federal lawsuit against a growing crackdown on their annual gatherings.

Barry Adams, known in the Rainbow Family as Barry Plunker, told a council circle at the first day >>>


      KENNEDY REIGNS SUPREME ON COURT
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By Charles LaneWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 2, 2006; A06 It was the O‘Connor court. Now it may be the Kennedy court.

The Supreme Court‘s just–concluded 2005–2006 term was a historic one, in which two new justices, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A.

Alit >>>


      KENNEDY SERVES AS SOLE SWING VOTER
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      PM It was the O‘Connor court. Now it may be the Kennedy court.

The Supreme Court‘s just–concluded 2005–2006 term was a historic one, in which two new justices, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel A.

Alito Jr., changed the court‘s style and ideological balance. Bu >>>


      N.Y., L.A. PAPERS DEFEND TERROR STORIES
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      NEW YORK –– Top editors from the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, responding to criticism over publishing stories about a government program that tracked millions of financial records in search of terrorists, on Saturday defended their decisions to publish government secrets.

"We weig >>>


      NASA TRIES AGAIN TO LAUNCH SPACE SHUTTLE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Rain pelted the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday and threatened NASA‘s already–delayed launch of the space shuttle Discovery, an attempt at the second U.S. spaceflight since the Columbia disaster three years ago.

Only a day earlier, electrically charged clouds forc >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      Hippie Suggests Federal Lawsuit As Officers Target Yearly Meeting STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. –– Barry Adams, a founding member of a hippie movement called the Rainbow Family, suggested Saturday that it launch a federal lawsuit against a growing crackdown on their annual gatherings.

Dozens of Forest S >>>


      NEW JERSEY GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      TRENTON, N.J., July 1 –– Gov. Jon S. Corzine (D) shut down the state government Saturday after a deadline to adopt a new balanced budget expired, bringing road construction projects to a halt and furloughing tens of thousands of state employees indefinitely.

Atlantic City casinos could be forced to >>>


      NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR SHUTTING DOWN STATE GOVERNMENT
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      TRENTON, N.J. (AP) –– Gov. Jon S. Corzine closed the state government Saturday amid a bitter dispute with fellow Democrats in the Assembly over his plan to increase the sales tax, threatening to shutter beaches, parks and possibly casinos in the coming days.

After Saturday‘s constitutional de >>>


      OREGON GOVERNOR MOURNS GI KILLED IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      MADRAS, Ore. –– Oregon‘s governor on Saturday urged mourners at a memorial for a soldier who was captured and mutilated in Iraq to "learn more from the way he lived than from the horrific way he had to die." Gov. Ted Kulongoski called Pfc. Tom Tucker, 25, "the best Oregon had to give.&q >>>


      PENNIES MAY SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      PLYMOUTH, Mass. –– In this village settled by thrifty Pilgrims, you can still buy penny candy for a penny, but tourist Alan Ferguson doubts he‘ll be able to dig any 1–cent pieces out of his pockets.

He rarely carries pennies because "they take up a lot of room for how much value th >>>


      SHUTTLE LAUNCH POSTPONED, NASA TO TRY AGAIN TODAY
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      PM CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 1 –– Under murky a sky studded with lightning–bearing thunderheads, flight controllers on Saturday scrubbed the launch of space shuttle Discovery 11 minutes before liftoff, and scheduled a second try for Sunday.

"It is not a good day to launch," Shuttle >>>


      SHUTTLE LAUNCH POSTPONED; NASA TO TRY AGAIN TODAY
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 1 –– Under a murky sky studded with lightning–bearing thunderheads, flight controllers on Saturday scrubbed the launch of space shuttle Discovery 11 minutes before liftoff and scheduled a second try for Sunday.

"It is not a good day to launch," Shuttle Lau >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      –– Showers and thunderstorms were forecast for the Northeast, the Ohio and Mississippi valleys and the Central Plains on Sunday. Some of the storms could be severe.

Rain was also expected in the Northern Rockies, while showers and thunderstorms were likely in parts of Texas.

The Southeast >>>


      WEATHER THREATENS SHUTTLE DISCOVERY LAUNCH
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Thunderstorms threatened NASA‘s plan to launch space shuttle Discovery on Sunday on a mission critical to the future of the shuttle program and the half–built International Space Station.

NASA forecasters predicted a 70 percent chance that weather would del >>>


      WEB VIDEO SHOWS WORLD HOW TO MAKE GEYSERS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      PORTLAND, Maine –– Americans have a new way to celebrate the Fourth of July: Drop Mentos candies into 2–liter bottles of Diet Coke and watch as the soda shoots skyward. For the messy technique, thank Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz.

The two performers from Buckfield appeared in a three–mi >>>


      WHITE HOUSE SAYS BIN LADEN OFFERS ONLY WAR
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House shot back on Saturday at Osama bin Laden‘s warning of retaliation against Shi‘ites in Iraq by condemning the al Qaeda leader as a man of dark vision who offers only chaos, war and misery.

"Osama bin Laden again wants to sow division and chaos in Ira >>>


      BETWEEN POLAR OPPOSITES IS THIS EQUATOR: TEXT ME
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      Ring, buzz, vibrate: You‘ve got a political message on your cellphone. Sending text messages to cellphones is catching on this year as a method for reaching supporters.

On Thursday, the political action committee of former senator John Edwards (D–N.C.) went live with a messaging service. People who >>>


      BUSH ORDERS FEDERAL AID FOR STORM–HIT N.Y. STATE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush declared on Saturday a major disaster existed in New York state, ordering federal aid to help cope with storm–related flooding this week, White House spokesman Tony Snow said.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and ce >>>


      CANADA, US FINALIZE SOFTWOOD LUMBER DEAL
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      PM GENEVA/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada and the United States finalized a deal to end a long–standing trade dispute over softwood lumber on Saturday after ironing out final details on the sidelines of World Trade Organization talks in Geneva.

Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson and U.S. Trade Represe >>>


      DEMOCRATS LOOK BEYOND CITY LIMITS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By Chris CillizzaSpecial to The Washington PostSunday, July 2, 2006; A05 When Claire McCaskill ran for governor in 2004, she followed a tried–and–true blueprint for Missouri Democrats: She focused heavily on turning out voters in the urban strongholds of St. Louis and Kansas City while working to cut her lo >>>


      FARM PROGRAM PAYS $1.3 BILLION TO PEOPLE WHO DON‘T FARM
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      July 2, 2006; A01 EL CAMPO, Tex. –– Even though Donald R. Matthews put his sprawling new residence in the heart of rice country, he is no farmer. He is a 67–year–old asphalt contractor who wanted to build a dream house for his wife of 40 years.

Yet under a federal agriculture program ap >>>


      FOR MFUME, RACE CUTS BOTH WAYS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      The good news, as Kweisi Mfume sees it, is that if the new Washington Post poll results hold firm and he wins the Democratic nomination for a U.S.

Senate seat this fall, he and Republican Michael Steele would face off in a historic Maryland election between two black men.

And that, Mfume says, would b >>>


      HURDLE TO CLOSING GUANTANAMO: WHERE TO PUT INMATES
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      The Supreme Court decision striking down military commissions for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has renewed calls for the government to close the facility that has held terrorism suspects for four years. The problem facing U.S. officials is how to shut down Guantanamo and what to do with the 450 men who are still >>>


      NEW JERSEY PARTLY CLOSES, CASINOS MIGHT BE NEXT
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine said on Saturday he had shut all but the most vital parts of the state government and furloughed some 45,000 workers after failing to get the legislature to approve a sales tax increase before a budget deadline expired.

This is the first time New Jersey&ls >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: Sens. Jack Reed (D–R.I.) and Lindsey O.

Graham (R–S.C.); and NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin . THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), ' a.m.: Sens. John McCain (R–Ariz.) and Dianne Feinstein (D– >>>


      U.S.: OSAMA USING MEDIA TO PUSH INSURGENCY
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The White House countered a threatening message from Osama bin Laden on Saturday by accusing the al–Qaida leader of using the media to justify violence that is stalling the new Iraqi government‘s work to mend sectarian strife.

In an Internet posting Saturday, bin Laden end >>>


      22 SAILORS MARCH IN U.K. GAY PRIDE PARADE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      LONDON –– As usual, the Village People‘s "In the Navy" rang out during London‘s annual gay pride parade on Saturday. For 22 of the marchers, it was true.

Wearing crisp navy blue jackets with gold striped cuffs, shining medals and ivory shirts, 22 Royal Navy personnel marched o >>>


      3 AMERICAN HIKERS MISSING IN PERU
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      LIMA, Peru –– Rescue workers have begun a search for three missing American hikers on Artesonraju peak in the high Peruvian Andes, an official said Saturday.

The three hikers went missing on the glacier–covered peak in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, rescue squad chief Hugo Trejo said.< >>>


      A LOOK AT U.S. MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      PM –– As of Saturday, July 1, 2006, at least 2,537 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians.

At least 2,000 died as a result of hostile action, according to the mili >>>


      BAGHDAD MARKET BOMBING KILLS 66
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      A01 BAGHDAD, July 1 –– A truck bomb killed at least 66 people and injured more than 100 on a market street in the Shiite Muslim heart of Baghdad on Saturday, the deadliest such attack since Iraq‘s national–unity government took office in May.

Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki‘s >>>


      BANGLADESH HIT BY TRANSPORT SHUTDOWN, 30 HURT
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      DHAKA (Reuters) – Millions of Bangladeshis were stranded on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown amid tight security and scattered violence, police and witnesses said.

They said buses, trains and ferries were mostly idle as hundreds of opposition leaders and activists bl >>>


      BANGLADESH SHUTDOWN TURNS VIOLENT
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      DHAKA (Reuters) – Two people were killed and nearly 200 injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown, police and witnesses said.

A policeman was killed after being pelted with stones and hit by stick–wielding activists in Sonargaon, 30 k >>>


      BIN LADEN ENDORSES AL–ZARQAWI‘S SUCCESSOR
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      CAIRO, Egypt –– Osama bin Laden endorsed the new leader of al–Qaida in Iraq in an Internet posting Saturday, and he warned Shiites there against collaborating with the United States in its fight against Sunni insurgents.

In his fifth audio message this year and his second in two days, bin Lad >>>


      BIN LADEN TAPE URGES INSURGENTS TO FORGO TALKS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By Karen DeYoungWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 2, 2006; A23 Osama bin Laden, in his second recorded message in 48 hours, warned Iraqi insurgents yesterday not to participate in negotiations with the elected government in Baghdad and urged Muslims in Somalia to violently oppose any challenge to Islamists who h >>>


      BOLIVIA‘S MORALES PUSHES RADICAL OVERHAUL
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      LA PAZ, Bolivia –– Bolivia‘s first Indian president, Evo Morales, is hoping for a big win by his socialist allies in elections Sunday to choose an assembly that will rewrite the constitution.

Morales is pushing for a radical overhaul of government and the economy. He has promised to "re& >>>


      BOMB BLAST KILLS TWO AT POPULAR BAGHDAD EATERY
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Adnan Imad and seven colleagues had just sat down for breakfast at a popular Baghdad restaurant on Sunday morning when a bomb blew in the windows and sent glass shards slicing through the packed restaurant.

Imad, 23, escaped with shrapnel wounds to his left elbow. His colleague Thualf >>>


      CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL DENIES MONITORING PROTESTERS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      SACRAMENTO, July 1 –– California‘s anti–terrorism office said Saturday that it has never monitored the activities of political groups in the state.

Matthew R. Bettenhausen, director of the state Office of Homeland Security, did not dispute a report in the Los Angeles Times on Saturday t >>>


      CH'3;VEZ, AHMADINEJAD SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH AFRICA
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BANJUL, Gambia, July 1 –– A summit of African leaders opened Saturday with a special welcome for the presidents of Iran and Venezuela, each visiting the poorest continent to win support in disputes with the United States.

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia hailed the presence of Venezuelan President >>>


      FEWER MARCHERS MARK HONG KONG ANNIVERSARY
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      HONG KONG, July 1 –– Thousands of people chanted slogans and marched through the streets of Hong Kong in a pro–democracy demonstration Saturday, while a pro–Beijing parade also drew a big crowd to mark the ninth anniversary of the former British colony‘s return to Chinese rule.

Po >>>


      GROUP TRIES NEW WAY TO HELP KENYA KIDS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      NAIROBI, Kenya –– On almost any day, at almost any time, children dressed in rags with bottles filled with glue pressed to their faces stake out the major intersections of Kenya‘s capital.

No one is sure how many children live on the streets of this city of 3 million people, but they certainl >>>


      HUSSEIN‘S KIN ADDED TO MOST–WANTED LIST
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Iraq released a most–wanted list of 41 names Sunday, including Saddam Hussein‘s wife and eldest daughter, as well as the new leader of al–Qaida in Iraq and one of the ousted president‘s closest allies.

The government also announced a bounty for several figur >>>


      IN MEXICO, RIVALS PERFECTED ART OF POLITICAL ROADSHOW
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By Manuel Roig–FranziaWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, July 2, 2006; A18 MEXICO CITY, July 1 –– They‘ve cavorted with transvestite television hosts, worn flouncy flower crowns, raffled off steers, commissioned skimpy skirts and shorts bearing their names –– and much, much more. >>>


      ISRAEL HITS PALESTINIAN PM‘S OFFICE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      GAZA (Reuters) – An Israeli helicopter fired a missile into the empty office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday in an apparent signal the Hamas leader could be targeted unless militants released an abducted soldier.

The air strike was part of a military offensive in the Gaza Strip tha >>>


      ISRAEL STRIKES AT HAMAS ANEW
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By Scott WilsonWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, July 2, 2006; A20 GAZA CITY, July 2 –– Israeli military aircraft destroyed the offices here of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, the highest–ranking official in the Hamas–led Palestinian government, before dawn Sunday in the latest phase of a bu >>>


      ISRAEL STRIKES PALESTINIAN PM‘S OFFICE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      GAZA (Reuters) – An Israeli helicopter fired a missile into the empty office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday in an attack that drove home threats to target the Hamas leadership unless an abducted soldier is freed.

The air strike was part of a military offensive in the Gaza Strip th >>>


      ISRAELI MILITARY TOLD TO ‘DO ALL IT CAN‘
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Israeli aircraft sent missiles tearing through the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday in an unmistakable message to his ruling Hamas group to free an Israeli soldier.

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told his Cabinet that the military had been ordered t >>>


      MAN MISSING SINCE WWII RETURNS TO JAPAN
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      TOKYO –– A 7'–year–old Japanese man who went missing at the end of World War II and resurfaced nearly six decades later in Russia went back to his homeland Sunday to be reunited with relatives.

Yoshiteru Nakagawa, who disappeared on Sakhalin island in 1'45 when the Soviets took >>>


      MARYLAND SENATE RACE MAY HINGE ON ETHNICITY
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By Matthew Mosk and Claudia DeaneWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, July 2, 2006; A01 Former NAACP president Kweisi Mfume leads U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin in what is shaping up to be a racially polarized Democratic Senate primary in Maryland, even as roughly a third of the electorate has not settled on a candidate, >>>


      MEXICANS VOTE AFTER MONTHS OF MUDSLINGING
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      MEXICO CITY –– After a presidential campaign that exposed Mexico‘s deep class divisions, voters chose Sunday between a free–spending leftist pledging to put the poor first or a conservative pushing private investment and free markets as the keys to prosperity.

The presidential election >>>


      MEXICANS VOTE FOR NEW PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexicans voted for a new president on Sunday, torn between joining a resurgent left–wing camp in Latin America or sticking to pro–business policies and a close alliance with the United States.

In a country crucial to U.S. interests in border security, trade and immigra >>>


      MISTAKEN ENTRY INTO CLAN DISPUTE LED TO U.S. BLACK EYE IN SOMALIA
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      MOGADISHU, Somalia –– The land was little more than a patch of scrub outside the city. But this being Somalia –– lawless, fractured and armed to the teeth –– it was a patch of scrub that two of the country‘s most powerful families were prepared to fight over.

The fight >>>


      OFFICIAL: AL–ZARQAWI BURIED IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Slain terror leader Abu Musab al–Zarqawi has been buried in a "secret location" in Baghdad, Iraq‘s national security adviser said.

Mouwafak al–Rubaie would not say when the Jordanian–born militant, who was killed June 7 in a U.S. airstrike northeas >>>


      PORT CALLS TO VIETNAM BY U.S. HIGHLIGHT RENEWED TIES
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, July 1 –– U.S. Navy sailors stood at attention on deck in white uniforms Saturday in what looked like a postcard made for the Fourth of July.

A closer look revealed a snapshot of reconciliation: The American flag rippled in the breeze alongside Vietnam‘s banner atop >>>


      RUSSIA CLINGS TO ARCTIC COLD WAR OUTPOST
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BARENTSBURG, Norway (Reuters) – A Russian flag flutters over the concrete buildings hugging the side of a fjord on a remote Norwegian island deep inside the Arctic Circle.

A stone bust of Lenin dominates the town square and vodka bottles line the bar‘s shelves.

This is Barentsburg, a Russi >>>


      SADDAM‘S DAUGHTER AND WIFE ON WANTED LIST
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq on Sunday named Saddam Hussein‘s eldest daughter and first wife on its most–wanted list along with top Baathists and al Qaeda‘s new leader in Iraq, a day after the bloodiest bombing in three months killed over 60.

The remains of Abu Musab al–Zarqawi, who w >>>


      SERB: U.S. AGENTS SEARCHING FOR MLADIC
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BELGRADE, Serbia –– U.S. and British agents have joined the search for top U.N. war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, Serbia‘s defense minister said in comments published Saturday.

Serbian media reported earlier in the week that American and British intelligence agents were helping Serbian securit >>>


      SHIITE LAWMAKER SURVIVES BOMBING ATTACK
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– A Shiite legislator escaped an assassination attempt Sunday when a roadside bomb missed his convoy in downtown Baghdad _ a day after a female Sunni legislator was kidnapped by gunmen from her car.

Iyad Jamal al–Din, a cleric from the secular Allawi List bloc in parliament, sa >>>


      TAMIL TIGERS: CHILD FIGHTER CLAIMS HIGH
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– Claiming they have just trained 6,000 civilians in armed combat, the Tamil Tigers accused the United Nations on Sunday of exaggerating the number of child fighters in the rebels‘ ranks.

A 2002 cease–fire between the Sinhalese–dominated government and Tamil re >>>


      THOUSANDS IN INDONESIA PROTEST ISRAEL GAZA ACTIONS
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      JAKARTA (Reuters) – Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied in front of the heavily fortified U.S. embassy in Jakarta on Sunday, condemning Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip.

Members of Indonesia‘s Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), chanted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), as they >>>


      TRADE MINISTERS GIVE UP ON COMPROMISE
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      By Paul BlusteinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, July 2, 2006; A18 GENEVA, July 1–– A conference intended to achieve a last–ditch breakthrough in global trade negotiations collapsed Saturday, sharply diminishing prospects for an agreement that has been touted as a potential boon for the world econo >>>


      TWO BRITISH SOLDIERS KILLED IN AFGHAN ATTACK
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      KABUL (Reuters) – U.S.–led forces bombed Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Sunday after two British soldiers and their Afghan interpreter were killed in an attack on a base.

The U.S.–led force has in recent weeks launched a major offensive in the volatile south aimed at stemming the worst >>>


      US UNDERMINING NEPAL PEACE PROCESS: MAOIST CHIEF
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The United States is undermining Nepal‘s peace process by warning it could cut aid if Maoist guerrillas join an interim government without giving up their weapons first, the rebel‘s chief said.

"Even now, they are creating an atmosphere of suspicion and trying to st >>>


      VETERAN ADVISER TIPPED AS S.KOREAN FINANCE MINISTER
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      SEOUL (Reuters) – A veteran presidential aide with international experience is set to become South Korea‘s finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, according to local media reports, citing sources at the presidential office.

Kwon O–kyu, 54, has served as a policy secretary to three >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 02-07-2006
      Congo Militia Fighters Disarm Ahead of Vote KINSHASA, Congo –– Nearly 2,000 militia fighters have laid down their weapons in Congo‘s lawless Ituri district since disarmament centers reopened two weeks ago after being closed for a year, a disarmament official said Saturday.

The vast, mineral&n >>>


      AS A TRUE PATRIOT, MR BROWN MUST ENTER THE DEVOLUTION DEBATE
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Leader Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer The attitude of the English to the Scottish can be summarised by adapting an old football chant: ‘They don‘t like us, we don‘t care.‘ Bigger and richer, England is naturally easy with the idea of union with its northern neighbour. Grievance has traditional >>>


      BROWN PROMISES TO BE TOUGHER ON TERROR
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Chancellor‘s pledge to raise 28–day detention limit on suspects enrages Labour left–wingers Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Gordon Brown will this week pledge more Draconian powers to detain terror suspects without trial if he becomes prime minister, thrusting civil li >>>


      CALL TO HALT EXPLOITATION OF ILLEGAL WORKERS
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Ruaridh Nicoll: Shetland‘s humanity shames Whitehall NHS turns away failed asylum seekers with cancer Immigration level unsustainable, warns former Labour minister Freed foreign prisoner committed murder British diplomat accused of granting bogus UK visas Boost for Scotland as new migrants flock to the glens Lion >>>


      CLIMATE CHANGE CAN WAIT. WORLD HEALTH CAN‘T
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      With $50bn, we could make the planet a better place but money spent on global warming would be wasted Bjorn Lomborg Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer A city council has a 10m surplus, which it wants to allocate to a good cause. Ten groups clamour for the cash. One wants to buy new computers for an inner–city schoo >>>


      EX–PRISONS CHIEF URGES PROBE INTO SICK BOY‘S CELL SUICIDE
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer The former Prison Service director Martin Narey will this week back a campaign to force his former employers at the Home Office to allow an official inquiry into the prison suicide of a mentally ill boy aged just 16 who had a long history of harm >>>


      NHS HOSPITAL ERRORS KEPT FROM PATIENTS
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Ned Temko Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Hundreds of thousands of NHS hospital patients are not being told about potentially serious mistakes made during their treatment, and the government‘s flagship ‘patient safety‘ scheme is making only halting progress in tackling the problem, an influential gro >>>


      NUCLEAR CUTBACK IN ENERGY PLANS
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Gaby Hinsliff, political editor Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Britain could be spared a mass building programme of nuclear power stations under plans to force power companies to reduce energy use and help the public cut their fuel bills.

Alistair Darling, the Trade and Industry Secretary, said tackling the >>>


      SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION CONDEMNED
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Parents and children let down by schooling, says damning Commons committee report Anushka Asthana and Gaby Hinsliff Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer A damning report will raise serious questions this week over the way children with special needs are educated, highlighting ‘significant cracks‘ in an underfun >>>


      TETRAPAK TYCOON GIVES &#163;100,000 TO LETWIN
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
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      THE MUESLI OFFENSIVE
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      was designed to squeeze the Lib Dems ruthlessly, yet they nearly took Bromley last Thursday as Tory voters failed to turn out.

Sources close to Cameron insist the strategy is ‘absolutely right‘ and will continue. ‘We are not reading anything into this in terms of the national strategy,‘ >>>


      WE SHAMEFULLY FAIL OUR CHILDREN BY LOCKING THEM UP
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      The Mubarek inquiry points up the desperate need to reform the way we treat young offenders Mary Riddell Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Tragedy is strewn with lost chances. If only an Asian boy had not been locked up with a racist psychopath. If only prison officers had heeded the warning signs, as clear as the RIP b >>>


      A PICTURE MADE HIM A HERO. THEN HIS LIFE FELL APART
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      A photographer‘s lens caught James Blake Miller smeared with blood and dirt during the battle for Falluja. In his eyes, America saw the steely determination that would bring victory in Iraq; now stress and divorce have made him a casualty of the war Paul Harris in New York Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Combat >>>


      BRITISH TELEVISION HAS A MORAL DUTY TO SHOW THIS SHOCKING FILM
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Nick Cohen Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Last Monday, Ms Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, the impressively titled High Representative to the UK of the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq, hosted a reception in Whitehall. To anyone who remembered Saddam Hussein‘s al–Anfal extermination campaign, her little party >>>


      BROWN TO FACE FRESH ASSAULT ON SCOTS ROOTS
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Tories to bar votes on English issues Move to curb Chancellor‘s authority Ned Temko and Gaby Hinsliff Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Gordon Brown sits next to a union flag. Photograph: Shaun Curry/Getty

The Tories are planning a major assault on Gordon Brown‘s prime ministerial credentials by dem >>>


      CLIMATE CHANGE CAN WAIT. WORLD HEALTH CAN‘T
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      With $50bn, we could make the planet a better place but money spent on global warming would be wasted Bjorn Lomborg Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer A city council has a 10m surplus, which it wants to allocate to a good cause. Ten groups clamour for the cash. One wants to buy new computers for an inner–city schoo >>>


      DYLAN SEARCHES FOR A NEW SOUL MATE
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      The enigmatic singer is back on form and keeping his fans guessing with a walk–on role for diva Alicia Keys on his new album Caspar Llewellyn Smith Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer It has been five years since the release of Bob Dylan‘s last album, but any notion that the 65–year–old singer migh >>>


      ENGLAND PAY PENALTY FOR ROONEY‘S RED
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      England 0 – 0 Portugal aet; Portugal win 3–1 on penalties Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer At the end, the tortured, cursed end, those who‘d hounded the manager and the captain all the way up to the final chapter of a story that was never a fairytale got what many of them had predicted: a cruel yet pr >>>


      HEIGHT OF LUXURY IN SHANGRI–LA
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      The opening of two five–star resorts on the Chinese border with Tibet has put the spotlight on this beautiful but troubled region. Mark Townsend reports Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer How I miss air. Life seems so much more straightforward with a sufficient supply of oxygen. Gasping with the exertion of floppin >>>


      HENRY SWOOPS AND BRAZIL STUMBLE OUT
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Brazil 0 – 1 France; Henry 57 Conrad Leach Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Brazil remain unique in World Cup history, but as of last night they no longer remain in the competition, knocked out by a French side that refused to concede they were ever less than their equals and that proved in the end to be too good >>>


      HOW LONDON DEFEATED THE BOMBERS
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      A year on, Euan Ferguson retraces the journey he took after the 7 July attacks and witnesses the capital‘s ability to return to the business of life Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer In the glitter of heat outside one of the filthiest and busiest of London‘s stations at lunchtime on Friday, the sun was being >>>


      HOW TO MIND THE GAP YEAR PITFALLS
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Whether you‘re going to bungee–jump in Bangkok or scuba–dive in Singapore, Lisa Bachelor offers tips on keeping your financial feet on the ground Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer For most school–leavers heading off on a gap year before university, the concept of financial planning is probably al >>>


      INTERNET USERS FACE CONGESTION CHARGE
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Britain ‘could be next‘ as US businesses seek pay–for–speed scheme David Smith, technology correspondent Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer Millions of people will be forced to pay a ‘congestion charge‘ for sending email under plans being developed by American telephone companies to cr >>>


      ISRAEL‘S ACT OF WAR IS INEXCUSABLE
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      The brutal reaction to Corporal Shalit‘s kidnap has implications far beyond the Middle East Will Hutton Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer In a conflict as long–standing and bloody as the one in the Middle East, both sides know the rules and the impact of their actions on their enemies.

The Palestini >>>


      MIND POWER ALLOWS DISABLED TO TAKE A VIRTUAL STROLL
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      Jo Revill, health editor Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer A new ‘virtual helmet‘ which harnesses the power of brain waves is allowing severely disabled people to feel as if they can walk and move again, opening up the prospect of using the mind to help them control wheelchairs, computers and even false limb >>>


      MR CAMERON MUST RESIST THE SIREN CALL OF THE REACTIONARIES
      Guardian, 02-07-2006
      In the wake of the disappointing byelection result, the Tories must go further and faster to make themselves electable Andrew Rawnsley Sunday July 2, 2006 The Observer When David Cameron is among friends, he will sometimes contemplate the possibility that he might end up taking his party to a fourth disastrous general >>>



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