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      ARIS GRIGORIADIS GLIDES...
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      JOE KLAMAR/AFP Greek swimmer Aris Grigoriadis glides across the pool in one of the heats for the 50–meter backstroke at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday. The 21–year–old went on to clinch a place in today‘s final with the fastest qualifying time. Grigoriadis ha >>>


      AUCTION REPRIEVE FOR LOAN HOLDERS
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      Thousands of overstretched loan holders will be given more time to repay their debts after an Athens court decision ruled yesterday that lenders cannot auction off a secured customer’s home without allowing for a seven–year period to resettle the debt.

According to the ruling, banks are obligated to allo >>>


      CONVICTED MURDERER GETS AWAY
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      A convict serving a life sentence for five murders and thought to be a friend of the notorious Palaiocostas brothers has escaped from custody, authorities said yesterday after confirming that Michalis Makriyiannis had not returned from a prison furlough.

Authorities said that Makriyiannis had been due to retur >>>


      FERRY PRICES ARE SET TO RISE
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      Cost of environmentally friendly fuel to be rolled over onto passengers Ferry ticket prices are likely to increase by at least 8 percent as of next Friday due to a European Union directive that requires companies to switch to a more environmentally friendly fuel, an industry source said yesterday.

The EU direc >>>


      HELP PLEDGED FOR REGIONAL TEIS
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      Many students at technical colleges (TEIs) will be sent to schools in Greece’s regions rather than big cities in the future, Education Minister Marietta Giannakou assured local officials in northern Greece yesterday.

TEI students are seen by many regional communities as a vital source of income and the governm >>>


      HONEY IS NEW SECRET WEAPON TO FIGHT CRIME
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      Honey is new secret weapon to fight crime Greek honey will become a diet staple for police cadets in training at academies as part of an effort by the government and the honey industry to boost the product’s sale.

Honey producers and the Agricultural Development and Food Ministry agreed during talks yesterday >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      LEBANON AID Another shipment sent to war zone; accounts opened for donations A military cargo plane left Elefsina, west of Athens, yesterday carrying 10 tons of humanitarian aid destined for Lebanon, the Foreign Ministry said. The aid was collected with the help of the Greek Red Cross and a non–governmental organ >>>


      THESEUS RING IS AUTHENTIC
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2006
      A gold ring dating from the 15th century BC which was allegedly found near the Acropolis during building work some 60 years ago is a genuine artifact, Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) said yesterday.

Experts spent six months studying the signet ring, which weighs some 20 grams, amid fears that it >>>


      AC MILAN, LE PASSE–DROIT HONTEUX
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      FOOTBALL. Condamné en Italie, le club lombard est «absous» par l‘UEFA. Fred Hirzel Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 AnalyseSilvio Berlusconi n‘est plus président du Conseil italien, mais son pouvoir sur le football de la Péninsule reste intact. Comment éviter de penser que le Caval >>>


      ARCELOR POURRAIT FAIRE LES FRAIS DE LA CONSOLIDATION DE L‘ACIER CHINOIS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      INDUSTRIE. Le rapprochement entre Jinan Iron &Steel Group et Laiwu devrait créer le numéro deux national et un géant mondial. La société luxembourgeoise préparait une alliance avec ce dernier.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 La Chine tenterait–e >>>


      AROSA MISE SUR LE GRATUIT ET EMPORTE LA MISE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      GRISONS. Remontées offertes durant l‘été. La lecture de ce texte (2368 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      AU SRI LANKA, LE CESSEZ–LE–FEU A VÉCU
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      SRI LANKA. D‘intenses combats entre rebelles tamouls et Colombo ont fait au moins 47 morts.

Le Temps Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Les rebelles tamouls ont attaqué mercredi trois bases militaires et une localité du nord–est du Sri Lanka, entraînant des combats qui ont fait officiellemen >>>


      BIG BANG Ŕ DÜBENDORF
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Les Rolling Stones. Photo: Keystone. CONCERT. Samedi prochain, l‘aérodrome militaire zurichois accueillera les Rolling Stones pour un show placé sous le signe de la démesure. Avec des places qui oscillent entre 150 et 318 francs.

Anne Fournier, Zurich Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 «A Bi >>>


      BON SEMESTRE POUR CREDIT SUISSE, SAUF DANS LA GESTION D‘ACTIFS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Des produits La Prairie bloqués ŕ la douane Rep';re. L‘Asie, champ de bataille des banques Une biotech suisse l';ve 50 millions Comment travaillent–ils? (8/10). Jean–Daniel Gerber, en musique Pression politique de La Poste?

Questions ŕ Felix Addor. «Une no >>>


      CLIMAT: CES IDÉES UN PEU FOLLES POUR REFROIDIR LA PLANČTE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      ENVIRONNEMENT. Pour contrer le réchauffement, des scientifiques ont des plans insolites.

Le Temps Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Pulvériser de l‘eau de mer dans l‘atmosph';re, recouvrir les océans, déployer des miroirs géants dans l‘espace, capturer le CO2 et le s >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ. EMOTION D‘UN PREMIER AOŰT
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Comment c‘été. Julian Sykes Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Max Raabe ou Joshua Bell? Le cśur tangue en ce premier ao$';t. Car c‘est un casse–tęte, certains soirs, lorsque le Verbier Festival affiche simultanément deux concerts alléchants. Tranchons dans le vif: Max Raa >>>


      COMMENT TRAVAILLENT–ILS? (8/10). JEAN–DANIEL GERBER, EN MUSIQUE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Comment travaillent–ils? (8/10). Bastien Buss Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Jean–Daniel Gerber, secrétaire d‘Etat ŕ l‘économie, se l';ve ŕ l‘aube, soit ŕ 5h30. La musique classique accompagne tous ses matins, source d‘inspiration pour des journées f >>>


      DEHORS, LA NUIT (3/5). SUR LE BALCON DU CIEL
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Tous les vendredis, les membres de la Société neuchâteloise d‘astronomie se donnent rendez–vous ŕ Malvilliers pour scruter le ciel. Et ses métamorphoses.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Chaque vendredi, le rituel se rép';te. A l‘heur >>>


      DES PRODUITS LA PRAIRIE BLOQUÉS Ŕ LA DOUANE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      COSMETIQUE. Le concurrent Trybol estime que la société utilise abusivement la désignation «Suisse».

Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 «Certains produits de La Prairie, marque qui se dit 100% suisse, sont fabriqués aux Etats–Unis!», s‘o >>>


      ET LES VOIX DES «NOCES»?
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Ettore Ricci, Puidoux–Gare (VD) Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Pourrions–nous [...] dénoncer le compte rendu dithyrambique des Noces de Figaro données ŕ Salzbourg? [...] Renaud Machart [Le Temps du 28 juillet, dans un article repris du journal Le Monde] a [...] vu l‘opéra mais n‘ >>>


      FC ZURICH: UNE DÉFAITE ET DES REGRETS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Le Temps Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Rafael puis Keita qui ratent la cible seuls face au gardien Timo Ochs.

Litanie sans fin, au vu des occasions galvaudées par le FC Zurich ŕ Salzbourg. Avec un brin de lucidité et moins de «tremblote» au moment de conclure, les poulains de Lucien Fav >>>


      FIDEL CASTRO, LEADER PRÉVOYANT
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      CARAIBES. L‘état de santé du président cubain, Fidel Castro, est stable. Avant ce grave accident de santé, le Lider maximo s‘était déjŕ attelé, ces derniers mois, ŕ préparer son remplacement pour «sauver» sa révolution face ŕ la pressio >>>


      KIOSQUE. SÉGOLČNE ROYAL DANS LE SENS DU VENT
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      La candidate socialiste fait de l‘environnement un de ses th';mes de campagne. Yves Petignat Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Canicule, alertes ŕ l‘ozone dans les villes, changements climatiques et gaz ŕ effet de serre, avec en perspective une raréfaction des énergies fossiles, les th& >>>


      L‘EX–ACCRO QUI BRISE LES CHAÎNES DE L‘ADDICTION
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      THERAPIE. Keith Bakker a 45 ans, dont vingt traversés en junkie et dealer de drogues dures. A Amsterdam, ses cliniques s‘ouvrent les unes apr';s les autres. On y soigne sans médicaments les dépendances aux stupéfiants ou aux jeux vidéo.

Sabine Cessou, Amsterdam Jeudi 3 ao >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Clariant et CSG sous pression.

Anker Bank Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 La Bourse suisse a terminé la séance d‘hier avec une baisse du SMI de 0,46%, ŕ 7'05,1' points. L‘indice SPI a perdu 0,3'%, ŕ 6151,0' points. >>>


      LA COURSE POURSUITE DE LA LUTTE ANTIDOPAGE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      RECHERCHE. Les cas Landis et Gatlin mettent au jour les carences du syst';me. Analyse de la situation avec l‘Italien Dario D‘Ottavio, spécialiste de renommée mondiale.

Guillaume Prébois Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 La lutte antidopage a, involontairement, pris une facette mytho >>>


      LA NEUTRALITÉ VRAIMENT HORS CIRCUIT AU LIBAN?
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      GUERRE. Selon l‘éminent juriste Georges Abi–Saab, le conflit qui fait rage est bien de caract';re international. Le Conseil fédéral en doute.

Denis Masmejan Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 La guerre qui fait rage au Liban depuis plusieurs semaines ne serait pas un conflit internat >>>


      LE JAPON Ŕ L‘HEURE DES OFFRES PUBLIQUES D‘ACHAT HOSTILES
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      FUSIONS. Le groupe papetier Oji Paper souhaite fusionner avec son concurrent Hokuetsu Paper Mills. Son initiative bouleverse les habitudes feutrées du capitalisme nippon.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 La bataille ne fait que commencer. Mercredi, le groupe papetier nippon Hok >>>


      LE JURA BERNOIS VOUDRAIT MIEUX VENDRE SON IMAGE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      JURA BERNOIS. Des députés s‘intéressent ŕ la promotion économique au niveau romand.

Sandra Moro Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 A Berne, on entend continuer ŕ faire cavalier seul en mati';re de promotion économique. Le Conseil exécutif a récemment répo >>>


      LE SOUFFLE ILLUSIONNISTE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      MARTIN FROST. Le clarinettiste suédois, 34 ans, dissimule derri';re son verbe laconique une passion folle pour la musique. Rencontre au Verbier Festival.

Julian Sykes Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 «On recommence depuis le début?» Le magnétophone s‘est arręté, la >>>


      LES DÉTROITS OŮ S‘ÉCRIT L‘HISTOIRE (3/5). LES FANTÔMES DU ROCHER DE GIBRALTAR
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Centre de tous les courants et de toutes les batailles ŕ l‘ouest de la Méditerranée, il est devenu aujourd‘hui impossible pour la colonie britannique d‘envisager une indépendance qui ne recevrait pas l‘acceptation formelle de l‘Espagne.

Luis Lema Jeudi 3 ao$ >>>


      LES ISRAÉLIENS NE FONT QUE SE PROTÉGER
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Aurélie Simonet, Gen';ve Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Au cours de mon récent séjour d‘un an ŕ Jérusalem, j‘ai constaté que les Israéliens ne sont pas agressifs, guerriers et excessifs, comme on le dit souvent, mais qu‘ils ne font que protéger l‘exist >>>


      LES LIBÉRAUX VAUDOIS SE CHERCHENT UN CANDIDAT IDÉAL
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      VAUD. A huit mois des élections cantonales, les grandes manśuvres commencent au centre droit, qui redoute de perdre sa majorité au gouvernement. Premiers ŕ désigner leur poulain: les libéraux. A moins qu‘ils ne brisent la fragile alliance bourgeoise en lançant deux candidats.
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      LOCARNO FĘTE AKI KAURISM'6;KI L‘HUMANISTE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      FESTIVAL. Sujet de la grande rétrospective, le cinéaste finlandais a répondu présent.

Norbert Creutz, Locarno Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Pour sa premi';re rétrospective locarnaise, Frédéric Maire s‘est fait plaisir.

En pariant aussi sur celui des autres >>>


      MANIPULER LE CLIMAT POUR REFROIDIR LA TERRE?
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Outre le Protocole de Kyoto, d‘autres idées émergent pour contrer le réchauffement climatique. Du solide ou du vent? Enquęte.

Olivier Dessibourg Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 La Terre commence ŕ avoir de la fi';vre. Et le principal outil mis sur pied pour contrer ce réc >>>


      MICHELINE SPOERRI EN QUĘTE D‘EMPLOI, OU COMMENT GENČVE TRAITE SES RETRAITÉS POLITIQUES
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      SUISSE ROMANDE. En ne passant que quatre ans au gouvernement, les anciens conseillers d‘Etat genevois n‘ont droit ŕ aucune rente: c‘est le cas de l‘ex–magistrate libérale. Les retraités des autres cantons romands sont beaucoup mieux lotis.

Xavier Pellegrini et Phili >>>


      NICOLAS HULOT PERTURBE LE CLIMAT POLITIQUE FRAN'';AIS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      FRANCE. Une éventuelle candidature de l‘animateur de télévision s';me la confusion chez les Verts. Sa motivation: les partis politiques négligent les questions environnementales.

Sylvie Tanette, Paris Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 «Etre candidat ŕ la présidentiell >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 EN TERRASSE (3/4). UNE SI BELLE PAUVRESSE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Panoplie 06 En terrasse (3/4). Benjamin Luis Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Elle revient de loin, l‘espadrille. Autrefois chaussure du pauvre et aujourd‘hui encore embl';me folklorique du Pays basque, elle a bien failli ne pas survivre ŕ la fin de si';cle. Malgré une tentative de retou >>>


      PRESSION POLITIQUE DE LA POSTE?
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      LIBERALISATION. Elle ferait tout pour écarter son organe de contrôle. Thomas Thöni, Zurich Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 La prochaine révision de la loi sur le service postal et le changement de statut de La Poste devraient, si l‘on s‘en tient aux textes, ętre l‘affaire de PostRe >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Michel Pont. Entraîneur assistant de la Nati. Propos recueillis par Julien Caloz Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– Les langues, qui d‘ailleurs me servent toujours. – Vos branches cauchemar? Maths, physique. Elles m‘ont beaucoup embęté, je les laisse maintenant de c& >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ ALBERT RODRIK. «LES PARTIS GENEVOIS DOIVENT APPRENDRE L‘ART DE LA CONCERTATION»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Albert Rodrik. Membre de la direction du Parti socialiste genevois. La lecture de ce texte (3121 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ FELIX ADDOR. «UNE NOUVELLE LÉGISLATION SUR LES MARQUES NE RÉSOUDRAIT PAS TOUT»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Felix Addor. Directeur suppléant de l‘Institut fédéral de la propriété intellectuelle (IPI).

Propos recueillis par Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Le Temps: Le conflit entre les sociétés Trybol et La Prairie dans les cosmétiqu >>>


      RAUL AU POUVOIR PAR DÉFAUT
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      A 75 ans, le fr';re de Fidel n‘a pas son envergure. Marie–Laure Colson Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Les Cubains se sont longtemps demandé si Raul n‘allait pas mourir avant Fidel, comme on ferait un vśu. Le successeur officiel du président cubain n‘est pas extręmement po >>>


      REPČRE. L‘ASIE, CHAMP DE BATAILLE DES BANQUES
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Rep';re. Myret Zaki Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Les meilleurs banquiers sur l‘Asie s‘arrachent. Les grandes banques parlent de gagner au jeu de la «qualité et non de la quantité». Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) vient d‘embaucher pour l‘Asie–Pacifique Marcel Kreis, ex& >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. RAPPICOLANT, VIGUEUR VAUDOISE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Tranche de vie dans un bus des Transports publics lausannois, il y a quelques semaines, durant le Mondial. Heure de pointe, dans le bus, on est serrés presque comme des sardines. La chaleur devient étouffante. Cet apr';s–midi&nd >>>


      SURSIS POUR LE PARLEMENT UKRAINIEN
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      UKRAINE. D‘ultimes pourparlers ont eu lieu pour éviter la dissolution. La lecture de ce texte (2610 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      UNE BELLE LE'';ON DE NOMBRILISME
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      D. S. Miéville Jeudi 3 ao$';t 2006 Les événements du Proche–Orient vont sans aucun doute enrichir la réflexion sur la politique de la neutralité et étoffer la jurisprudence en la mati';re, ŕ défaut d‘en rénover le droit, qui repose sur des conventi >>>


      UNE BIOTECH SUISSE LČVE 50 MILLIONS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      Comment travaillent–ils? (8/10). Jean–Daniel Gerber, en musique Pression politique de La Poste?

Questions ŕ Felix Addor. «Une nouvelle législation sur les marques ne résoudrait pas tout» Arcelor pourrait faire les frais de la consolidation de l‘acier chinois ECONOMI >>>


      «EN ISRAËL, L‘ARMÉE COMBLE LE VIDE CRÉÉ PAR UNE CLASSE POLITIQUE FAIBLE»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Professeur de sociologie politique ŕ l‘Université de Tel–Aviv et ancien conseiller politique d‘Itzhak Rabin, Yoram Peri décrypte pour «Le Temps» l‘emprise de Tsahal sur les politiciens israéliens.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Jeudi 3 >>>


      CALIFORNIA FIGHTS FILTH OF ITS PORTS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      LONG BEACH, Calif. –– In the first effort of its kind in the nation, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are about to launch a $2 billion campaign to clean up the ships, trucks, cranes and locomotives that ply and pollute the waterfronts in country‘s busiest ports.

The two ports are among >>>


      CONTRACTOR CLAIMS BIG DIG WARNING A FAKE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      BOSTON –– A memo written by a Big Dig safety officer warning superiors at his construction company that parts of a tunnel ceiling could collapse appears to be a fake, the company said Wednesday.

The memo is dated May 17, 1''', and bears the signature of John J. Keaveney. It raised sever >>>


      EMPTY, AND FULFILLED
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      By Ken RingleSpecial to The Washington PostThursday, August 3, 2006; C01 NEW ORLEANS The way you attack one of the thousands of flood–wracked New Orleans houses still untouched since Hurricane Katrina is to open all the doors and windows. Then you rip out the screens and wrench out the interior doors hanging craz >>>


      FAST RULING SOUGHT IN REDISTRICTING CASE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      AUSTIN, Texas –– With an election just around the corner, a three–judge federal panel was set Thursday to hear arguments about how to redraw southwest Texas congressional districts to restore minority voting power.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that a huge southwest district violates t >>>


      HEAVY PEOPLE MAY COLLAPSE MORE IN HEAT
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      ATLANTA –– Obese people face a higher risk of passing out _ or worse _ during heat waves, some health experts say.

Layers of fat make it extra difficult for a body to dissipate heat, or to move to a cool location. Add in diabetic dehydration and other conditions common in the obese, and it‘s >>>


      HOUSE EXPLODES IN ILLINOIS, KILLING 2
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      CARLINVILLE, Ill. –– A powerful explosion destroyed a house early Wednesday, killing a woman and her young grandson and seriously burning two of her sons, officials said.

More than a dozen other homes were damaged, and an 88–year–old neighbor was treated for cuts.

Utility worke >>>


      JUDGE AGREES TO DELAY TRIAL OF JOSE PADILLA
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      MIAMI, Aug. 2 –– A federal judge reluctantly agreed Wednesday to delay the trial of al–Qaeda suspect Jose Padilla and two alleged confederates on terrorism charges until early next year after defense lawyers insisted they cannot be ready any earlier.

Padilla, 35, a U.S. citizen and former Chi >>>


      LAS VEGAS SUED OVER HOMELESS FEEDING LAW
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      PM LAS VEGAS –– Activists sued Wednesday to strike down a new city law that makes it illegal to feed homeless people in parks.

The law violates free speech, free assembly and other rights, says the federal suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada.

The suit was filed on be >>>


      MAN SAYS SEX WITH KIDS A SACRED RITUAL
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      CLEVELAND –– A man accused of sexually assaulting nine boys with physical or mental disabilities told a judge that having sex with children is a sacred ritual protected by civil rights laws.

Phillip Distasio, who said he is the leader of a church called Arcadian Fields Ministries, represented himse >>>


      MEDIA PULL OUT OF ONE COMBAT ZONE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 3, 2006; A25 As on the closing night of a long–running play, a lot of the old stars came out for the White House briefing room‘s finale. There were press secretaries for five of the last six presidents, and reporters who have haunted the building si >>>


      MONT. RESIDENTS RETURN AFTER FIRE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      ST. MARY, Mont. –– Residents and visitors were allowed to return to this gateway community Wednesday night after authorities said a fire along the eastern edge of Glacier National Park no longer posed an immediate threat.

"We‘re confident the town is safe," said fire information off >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      Medic Charged in Killing Faces a Court–Martial FORT BENNING, Ga. –– An Army medic charged with killing a fellow soldier during a night of heavy drinking in Iraq has been arraigned and will face a court–martial on a variety of charges, including premeditated murder, officials said Wednesday.
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      PHOENIX POLICE SEEKING TIPS ON KILLERS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– Police and city officials are turning to the city‘s Spanish–speaking community for help gathering information on two serial predators believed responsible for a combined 13 killings.

During a meeting Wednesday, they urged about 1,000 people who only speak Spanish or limited E >>>


      SMALL PLANE CRASHES IN GA., KILLING ONE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. –– An experimental, homemade plane crashed into a golf course just after takeoff Thursday morning, killing one person, a federal official said.

Les Dorr of the Federal Aviation Administration office in Washington said the single–engine plane departed from Falcon Field and >>>


      TEEN CRASHES INTO TREE FULL OF BEES
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      OSSIAN, Ind. –– A teenage driver crashed into a hollow tree and stirred up tens of thousands of angry honey bees, creating a swarm that sent her and nine others to the hospital.

"Those bees were mad," said Volunteer Fire Chief Kent Gilbert, who was stung at least 50 times while trying to >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      AM –– Steamy, sticky weather should continue across much of the eastern U.S. Thursday before breaking in the evening. A hot and humid air mass was likely to send temperatures climbing into the '0s for eastern New England, the Mid–Atlantic, the Southeast and Southern plains by morning. Triple&ndash >>>


      15,000 AMERICANS EVACUATED FROM LEBANON
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– After 18 days, 15,000 Americans stranded in Lebanon have been evacuated by way of Turkey and Cyprus, and major efforts to move Americans out have ended, the State Department said Wednesday night.

"Assistance to those Americans who remain in Lebanon will now be provided as circums >>>


      A REFORM THAT WORKED
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      President Bill Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1''6, better known as "welfare reform," on Aug. 22 of that year. A decade later it stands as a rarity: a Washington success story. It did not succeed in the utopian sense of eliminating all poverty or >>>


      AN APPEAL FOR LEADERSHIP
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      By Abdullah GulThursday, August 3, 2006; A27 ANKARA, Turkey –– The grave tragedy that has been unfolding before our eyes in Lebanon, and the inability of the international community to bring it to an end after three weeks of suffering, unfortunately raise questions about the United States and its proud lega >>>


      AN ESTATE TAX TWIST REVERSES PARTY ROLES ON MINIMUM WAGE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      A01 For years, organized labor has worked hard to raise the minimum wage, while business groups have campaigned to block such a change. This week in the Senate, however, the AFL–CIO is pushing to kill the wage increase while practically the entire business lobby is demanding that it pass.

The reversal is >>>


      ANTI–WAR CANDIDATE EXTENDS LEAD ON LIEBERMAN: POLL
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      BOSTON (Reuters) – A novice anti–war candidate seeking the Connecticut Democratic Party‘s nomination to run for the U.S.

Senate has extended his lead against three–term incumbent and 2000 vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman, a poll showed on Thursday.

Ned Lamont, a mil >>>


      BLAIR SIGNALS NO OBJECTION TO ISRAEL ARMS FLIGHTS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair signaled on Thursday that he did not object to the United States using British airports to dispatch weapons to Israel, provided procedures were obeyed.

Britain complained last week about the United States failing to follow proper procedures after newsp >>>


      BUSH NOMINATES INDIAN AFFAIRS LEADER
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush has nominated Carl J. Artman to oversee the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Interior Department agency that manages the 55.7 million acres of land held in trust for American Indians.

Artman, a member of the Oneida tribe of Wisconsin, serves as the Interior Department&lsqu >>>


      BUSH SAYS FAREWELL TO OLD WHITE HOUSE PRESS ROOM
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush, spokesmen for four ex–presidents and throngs of reporters said farewell on Wednesday to the scruffy White House briefing room, scheduled for demolition after 35 years of spin and jousting.

"Looks a little crowded here, and so, you want to double >>>


      BUSH TO TAKE SHORTEST SUMMER VACATION YET
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Heading for his Texas ranch, President Bush will take his shortest summer vacation yet with turmoil in the Middle East and an uncertain future for his Republican Party in fall elections.

Bush leaves Washington on Thursday, but will return nine days later to tend to the problems abroad >>>


      DEFENSE DEPARTMENT NEWS BRIEFING
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      AUGUST 2, 2006 SPEAKERS: DONALD H. RUMSFELD, U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE GENERAL PETER PACE (USMC), CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF [×] RUMSFELD: Good afternoon, folks.

Over the past few weeks we‘ve seen U.S. military personnel conduct a wide range of missions with skill and professionalism.

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      DOUBLING TWO BAD BETS?
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      If you think there is an echo in the air when officials discuss the twin crises in Iraq and Lebanon, you‘re not hearing things. In both cases the argument for carrying on the destructive current policy comes down to a claim that "we can‘t afford to let the other guy win." President Bush says over >>>


      EX–BUSH AIDE MAKES PLEA DEAL IN THEFTS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      By Ernesto LondoñoWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 3, 2006; A04 Former White House adviser Claude A. Allen is expected to plead guilty tomorrow to a misdemeanor theft charge after reaching a deal with Montgomery County prosecutors that probably will spare him from jail, according to court documents f >>>


      FIGHT FOR FRIST‘S SEAT CRUCIAL IN LARGER BATTLE FOR SENATE CONTROL
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      NASHVILLE, Aug. 2 –– The state Republican primary Thursday for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist‘s seat is a bitter three–way battle and a race to watch ahead of the showdown over Senate power come November.

The seat is one of six in the Senate that Democrats would have to win if they h >>>


      GENERALS RAISE FEARS OF IRAQ CIVIL WAR
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      10:55 AM WASHINGTON –– The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East told Congress on Thursday that "Iraq could move toward civil war" if the raging sectarian violence in Baghdad is not stopped.

"I believe that the sectarian violence is probably as bad as I have seen it," G >>>


      GENERALS: HADITHA PROBE BOOSTS INTEGRITY
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. –– As the leadership of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force changed hands, the departing and incoming commanders said they believe an investigation into accusations that U.S. Marines deliberately shot civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will ultimately strengthen the corps.

Lt. Gen. Keith >>>


      HADITHA KILLING REPORTS UNDER REVIEW : SENATOR
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Marine Corps officials are reviewing findings of investigations into the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, and those results should be delivered to Congress in September, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said on Thursday.

Without mentioning the word >>>


      LAMONT HAS MOMENTUM OVER LIEBERMAN, POLL SHOWS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      AM HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 3 –– Democratic challenger Ned Lamont, riding strong opposition to the war in Iraq, has surged into the lead over Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D–Conn.) in Tuesday‘s Senate primary, according to a newly released Quinnipiac University poll.

Lamont leads Lieberman 54 >>>


      LIEBERMAN ASSAILS LAMONT OVER SUPPORTER‘S BLOG POST
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 2 –– The bitter Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut erupted in fresh controversy Wednesday over a doctored photo of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D–Conn.) in blackface that was posted by a blogger who has been an influential promoter of challenger Ned Lamont.

Lieberma >>>


      ON WAL–MART, LIEBERMAN AND CHALLENGER CAN AGREE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 2 –– Their handshake was perfunctory, and their eyes never met after it was over.

Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D–Conn.) and his rival in Tuesday‘s riveting Senate primary, antiwar Democrat Ned Lamont, crossed paths briefly here Wednesday on the sweltering plaza of t >>>


      PENTAGON TO FACE TOUGH QUESTIONS ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      2:50 AM WASHINGTON –– The Pentagon will try to convince lawmakers that the war in Iraq is not breaking the Army and that extending the tours of some troops just before election season is necessary to quell increasing violence in the region.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and top military offi >>>


      PROBE BACKS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MARINES
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– An initial U.S. military probe supports allegations that American Marines deliberately shot 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last November, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

The Marine Corps and Navy prosecutors are now reviewing the evidence to determine whether to recommend criminal >>>


      PROBE BACKS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MARINES
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– An initial U.S. military probe supports allegations that American Marines deliberately shot 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last November, a Pentagon official said Wednesday.

The Marine Corps and Navy prosecutors are now reviewing the evidence to determine whether to recommend criminal >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      Rumsfeld, in reversal, to attend public hearing WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a reversal, the Pentagon on Wednesday said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will testify publicly on the Iraq war to a key Senate committee after Democrats blasted him for planning to bypass it because of a busy schedule. Earlier in the da >>>


      RUMSFELD DECIDES TO TESTIFY ON IRAQ WAR
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld late Wednesday reversed a decision to skip a public hearing on Capitol Hill and said he will testify at a session on the Iraq war.

The move came after hours of criticism and pressure from Senate Democrats who urged him to come before the Senate Arm >>>


      RUMSFELD, IN REVERSAL, TO ATTEND PUBLIC HEARING
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a reversal, the Pentagon on Wednesday said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will testify publicly on the Iraq war to a key Senate committee after Democrats blasted him for planning to bypass it because of a busy schedule.

Earlier in the day, Rumsfeld told reporters he would not >>>


      THE RULES OF WAR
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      The conflict in the Middle East is about much more than Israel and Hezbollah, or even Hezbollah‘s Syrian and Iranian sponsors. What is at stake are the very rules of war that underpin the entire international order.

Sadly, judging from how most of the world has responded to Israel‘s military action >>>


      TOP MILITARY LAWYERS OPPOSE PLAN FOR SPECIAL COURTS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      A11 The military‘s top uniformed lawyers, appearing at a Senate hearing yesterday, criticized key provisions of a proposed new U.S. plan for special military courts, affirming that they did not see eye to eye with the senior Bush administration political appointees who developed the plan and presented it to them >>>


      ‘LOW INTENSITY CIVIL WAR‘ LIKELY IN IRAQ, AMBASSADOR SAYS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      3, 2006; 7:10 AM LONDON, Aug. 3 –– Britain‘s outgoing ambassador to Iraq has advised his government that the country is more likely headed to "low intensity civil war" and sectarian partition than to a stable democracy, the BBC reported Wednesday.

The network said it obtained a dipl >>>


      AFGHAN BOMBING KILLS 21; ANADIAN DIES
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –– A suicide car bomb in a crowded market killed 21 civilians in southern Afghanistan Thursday and two roadside bombs in the same province killed a Canadian soldier and wounded four others.

The soldier‘s death was NATO‘s fourth fatality since taking command of sout >>>


      AMONG MILITIA‘S PATIENT LOYALISTS, CONFIDENCE AND BELIEF IN VICTORY
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      A01 JWAYYA, Lebanon, Aug. 2 –– There were no cars in the winding streets of this southern Lebanese village. Not many people, either. The signs of life were the buzz of Israeli surveillance drones overhead and, below, a gaggle of Hezbollah loyalists, sitting in a small storefront along an abandoned street. T >>>


      BLAST KILLS 6 IN COLOMBIAN NATIONAL PARK
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 2 –– A land mine planted by leftist rebels killed six coca eradicators and injured seven others in southern Colombia on Wednesday, the government said.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, was responsible for the blast in Sierra Macarena National Park, a rebel >>>


      CASTRO SEEMS TO BE RUNNING SHOW IN CUBA
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      HAVANA –– Fidel Castro still appeared to be running the show in Cuba on Wednesday after undergoing abdominal surgery and naming his brother acting president, while police and civilian groups patrolled neighborhoods that have seen civil disturbances in the past.

Raul Castro remained out of public vi >>>


      FOUR MORE OFFICIALS QUIT SOMALIA‘S GOVERNMENT
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      BAIDOA, Somalia, Aug. 2 –– Four top officials resigned from Somalia‘s interim government Wednesday, citing the prime minister‘s reluctance to reach out to a rival Islamic militia that controls the capital and a southern swath of the country.

The resignations of the four junior ministers >>>


      FUTURE OF ORTHODOX JEWISH VOTE HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR GOP
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      By Jim VandeHeiWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 3, 2006; A06 Republicans are hoping a strong defense of Israel translates into greater support among Jewish voters this fall, but the biggest political benefits are likely to come long after the 2006 campaign concludes, according to political and demographic e >>>


      GUARD DOG TAKES THE STUFFING OUT OF PRIZED BEAR COLLECTION
      Washington Post, 03-08-2006
      LONDON, Aug. 2 –– A guard dog has ripped apart a collection of rare teddy bears, including one once owned by Elvis Presley, during a rampage at a children‘s museum.

"He just went berserk," said Daniel Medley, general manager of Wookey Hole Caves near Wells, England, where hundreds o >>>



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