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      FIRST STEP IN REFORM OF SOCIAL SECURITY
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      A panel of 11 experts was yesterday given the task over the next 12 months of devising ways to solve Greece’s burgeoning social security problem, even though workers’ representatives have refused to take part in the process.

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      FLARES BLAZE A TRAIL TO RIOTERS
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      Police are investigating if a company that is alleged to have illegally imported flare guns and cartridges had supplied the flares fired by rioters during recent protests in Athens, officers said yesterday.

After inspecting the firm’s premises in Menidi, northwestern Athens, police found 5'0 units used to >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      LEBANON AID Athens offers to ferry humanitarian supplies from EU to Beirut for free Greece yesterday offered to transport humanitarian aid from other European Union countries to Lebanon for free. With the help of authorities in Cyprus, the Foreign Ministry said that a Greek navy ship would be used to ferry the aid from >>>


      POLITICIANS ‘LINKED’ TO ANTIQUITIES
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      Greek politicians are involved in the illegal trade of ancient artifacts, a man claiming to be a former middleman in the international antiquity–smuggling network said in a radio program aired yesterday by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

The former looter, who became a police informer, did no >>>


      SHIPS GET NEW LIFELINE
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      Ferries allowed to sail for over 30 years if upkeep, safety are maintained The Merchant Marine Ministry has allowed aging ships to stay in business on the condition that the maintenance of a vessel is sufficient, helping it to meet maritime safety standards, according to a presidential decree made public yesterday.
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      SWIM WITH CARE, NOT FULL OF FOOD
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      The coast guard reminded swimmers yesterday to be careful when in the sea and especially to avoid swimming after eating a large meal, pointing out that more than 1,500 people have drowned in Greek waters over the last five years.

According to figures released by the Merchant Marine Ministry, 1,566 people (1,15 >>>


      THE RIO–ANTIRIO BRIDGE...
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      YIOTA KORBAKI/ANA The Rio–Antirio bridge in western Greece, as seen in the reflection of one of the bulldozers and other pieces of heavy machinery used to block motorists’ access to tolls yesterday. Workers were protesting the lack of a landfill in the area where they can dump construction waste. The 770–mi >>>


      TRADEMARK GLOVES LEAD POLICE TO THIEF
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2006
      A pair of surgeon‘s gloves was allegedly the trademark of a suspect arrested in Thessaloniki yesterday, accused of holding up a series of banks in the northern Greek city, police said.

The man, aged 33, is accused of robbing a branch of Piraeus Bank on Wednesday and another branch of the same bank in ear >>>


      23E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. «L‘HORREUR DE CANA MONTRE L‘IMPORTANCE DES RČGLES SUR LA CONDUITE DES HOSTILITÉS»
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      LIBAN. Pour le président du Comité international de la Croix–Rouge, Jakob Kellenberger, le nombre de civils blessés ou tués depuis le 12 juillet pose de graves questions sur la protection de la population et l‘utilisation disproportionnée de la force.

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      A LA PĘCHE AUX BLOGS POLITIQUES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      REGIONS Le Temps I Article A la pęche aux blogs politiques SUISSE ROMANDE. «Le Temps» et swissroll.info dressent une liste de blogueurs.

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      AFFAIRE SWISSFIRST: LES GÉRANTS DE CAISSES DE PENSION SOUS ENQUĘTE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      PREVOYANCE. Cinq instituts et deux assurances ont vendu leurs titres, sous la pression du chef de la banque zougoise. Les autorités de surveillance exigent des éclaircissements.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 L‘affaire défraie la chronique en Suisse alémanique. >>>


      ALLIANCE POPULISTE POUR LA COUR DES COMPTES DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      GENEVE. L‘UDC et le Mouvement citoyens genevois présentent une liste commune. La lecture de ce texte (2551 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ANALYSE. BANQUES: LE MARKETING S‘EMBALLE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Analyse. Myret Zaki Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 A l‘';re de la gestion d‘avoirs déclarés, le mod';le d‘affaires des banques de la place helvétique a d$'; s‘adapter en profondeur. L‘argent ne venant plus de lui–męme, les lois du commerce re >>>


      BIELLA ENTRE Ŕ LA BOURSE DE BERNE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      PAPETERIE. Le producteur des classeurs fédéraux vise l‘Europe de l‘Est. Thomas Thöni, Zurich Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 L‘ordre légendaire des Suisses n‘a pas suffi. Depuis 2001, Biella–Neher poursuit son expansion hors du pays. L‘entreprise biennoise, le plus >>>


      B'4;LE PEUT–ELLE S‘IMAGINER VIVRE DANS UNE RÉGION DONT ZURICH EST LE CENTRE?
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      BALE–VILLE/ZURICH. Le projet présenté la semaine passée par le gouvernement zurichois laisse le voisin bâlois sceptique.

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      COMMENT TRAVAILLENT–ILS? ('/10). GEORGES–HENRI MEYLAN CULTIVE LA SIMPLICITÉ
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Comment travaillent–ils? ('/10). Bastien Buss Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Il r';gnait une ambiance détendue mi–juillet chez Audemars Piguet au Brassus, ŕ la vallée de Joux, ŕ l‘aube des vacances horlog';res que la manufacture respecte encore scrupuleusement, e >>>


      DANYEL WARO, ROUX RÉUNIONNAIS
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      CHANT. Il aime le rock‘n‘roll et entonne des chants d‘esclave affranchi. Depuis son île natale, ce militant du maloya est en concert ce soir, dans le cadre des Fętes de Gen';ve.

Arnaud Robert Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Dans les biographies qui l‘ont consacré, i >>>


      DEHORS, LA NUIT (4/5). LES PHOTOS DE LA PÉNOMBRE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Lorsque la lumi';re se réduit ŕ quelques halos, de lampadaires ou d‘étoiles, Bruno Mesrine se plante devant son objectif tout de noir vętu une lampe ŕ la main.

Etienne Dubuis Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 «Lŕ!» Bruno Mesrine pointe du doigt le pont du fun >>>


      DÉCOUVERTE GENEVOISE MAJEURE DANS LE TRAITEMENT DU SIDA
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      TRITHERAPIE. Les traitements pourraient ętre allégés temporairement, sans risques.

Le Temps Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Depuis dix ans, les trithérapies antirétrovirales ont fait la preuve de leur efficacité en réduisant de 85% la mortalité liée au sida. Mais ces >>>


      EASYJET VERS LES 3 MILLIONS DE PASSAGERS Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      AVIATION. Progression de 1'% depuis le début de l‘année. Et deux nouvelles destinations.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 D';s cet automne, EasyJet Suisse va desservir deux nouvelles destinations au départ de Gen';ve. Grâce ŕ Prague et ŕ Hambour >>>


      GÉRALDINE SAVARY. QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE?
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Géraldine Savary. Conseill';re nationale (PS), 38 ans, Vaud. Propos recueillis par Albertine Bourget Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– Le français, l‘histoire, la philo. – Vos branches cauchemar? – La physique, les maths, la bio.

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      KIOSQUE. QUAND L‘AVENIR VAUT DE L‘OR
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Plus le monde est compliqué, plus nous cherchons ŕ savoir comment il va évoluer. '';a rapporte gros.

Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 «Les prévisions sont difficiles, surtout celles qui concernent l‘avenir.» Qu‘il soit de Mark Tw >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. LE BARBECUE QUI RETOURNE ZURICH
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      L‘histoire. Anne Fournier Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Cela pourrait s‘appeler la saga des grillades. Vendredi dernier, comme beaucoup d‘autres cantons avant lui, Zurich fait savoir qu‘il lance une interdiction de feux générale ŕ partir de samedi matin. Eu égard ŕ la ca >>>


      L‘INFLATION RECULE GR'4;CE AUX SOLDES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      PRIX. Forte baisse dans le textile en juillet. Carole Ulmer Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 L‘indice suisse des prix ŕ la consommation enregistre pour le mois de juillet sa plus forte baisse depuis deux ans. Un fléchissement de 0,7% par rapport au mois de juin a en effet été constaté par l& >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Clôture dans le rouge.

Anker Bank Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 La Bourse suisse a clôturé dans le rouge hier, apr';s la décision de la Banque centrale européenne (BCE) d‘augmenter son principal taux directeur.

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      LA CONFIANCE DES PATRONS AMÉRICAINS S‘AMENUISE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      INDICE. Premi';res craintes en trois ans. Le Temps Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Des marchés turbulents et un ralentissement de la croissance américaine commencent ŕ affecter la confiance des patrons outre–Atlantique. Celle–ci est descendue pour la premi';re fois depuis troisa >>>


      LA GRANDE ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF S‘EST ÉTEINTE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      OPERA. La soprano a été l‘incarnation du chant mozartien et de la beauté classique.

Florence Gaillard Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Si Maria Callas était une diva du sud, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf était celle du nord. La mythologie grecque contre la mythologie germanique, męme. >>>


      LA GUERRE RÉVEILLE LES BLESSURES DES LIBANAIS JUSQU‘Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      GENEVE. Coup de sonde dans une librairie arabe, chez un épicier libanais et au cśur d‘une manifestation antiguerre: des Libanais de Gen';ve disent leur effroi et leur sentiment d‘abandon.

Chloé Dethurens Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Mirna Feghaly s‘est fait une raison. >>>


      LA LOI SUR LA PRÉVOYANCE PROFESSIONNELLE A CHANGÉ
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      CAISSE DE PENSION. Un gérant ne peut réaliser une transaction si elle porte préjudice.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 La loi sur la prévoyance professionnelle (LPP) reprend entre autres des éléments du Codex, soit un code de conduite destiné aux institu >>>


      LA REVANCHE DE VIKTOR IANOUKOVITCH, FOSSOYEUR DE LA RÉVOLUTION ORANGE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Viktor Ianoukovitch. Le politicien déchu de la Révolution orange savoure sa revanche. Photo: Keystone.

UKRAINE. Le président Viktor Iouchtchenko a accepté la candidature au poste de premier ministre de son ancien rival, que le parlement doit adouber.

Hél';ne Despic&nda >>>


      LE CASSE–TĘTE DES PENDULAIRES LÉMANIQUES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      • L‘usage du train entre Gen';ve et Lausanne est croissant grâce au développement de Rail 2000.

• Probl';me: oů trouver une place de parking pour sa voiture avant de monter dans le wagon?

• Construire de nouveaux parkings ou développer des lignes de bus de rab >>>


      LE SIDA TRAITÉ PAR INTERMITTENCE? C‘EST POSSIBLE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Interrompre réguli';rement les trithérapies? Les résultats de l’étude publiée dans «The Lancet» pourraient alléger sérieusement les traitements, donc leurs effets secondaires et leur co$';t. Photo: Keystone.

VIH. Les thérapies antirétrovirales pourrai >>>


      LE «PALAIS DES LARMES» DE BERLIN ATTIRE UNE DERNIČRE FOIS LES NOSTALGIQUES DE LA RDA
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      ALLEMAGNE. Ancien poste fronti';re, l‘édifice a vendu jeudi son mobilier avant d‘ętre détruit.

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      LES CONTRADICTIONS DE LA «TAUPE» CLAUDE COVASSI
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      ENIGME. «L‘agent provocateur» change le récit de ses activités pour le renseignement suisse.

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      LES DEUX VIKTOR ET LA SUPERPUISSANCE RUSSE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Stéphane Bussard Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Il suffit de voir l‘enthousiasme de l‘ambassadeur de Russie en Ukraine pour mesurer la valeur du tournant. En acceptant la candidature de son grand rival pro–russe Viktor Ianoukovitch au poste de premier ministre, le président ukrainien, Viktor >>>


      LES DÉTROITS OŮ S‘ÉCRIT L‘HISTOIRE (4(5). MALACCA, VOIE ROYALE DE L‘ELDORADO ASIATIQUE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Entre la Malaisie et l‘Indonésie, cet entonnoir de '37 kilom';tres fut l‘épicentre du commerce des épices puis l‘art';re obligée de l‘expansion coloniale.

Et aujourd‘hui? C‘est la porte d‘entrée maritime de la région la >>>


      LES NÉGLIGENCES DE L‘ERMITAGE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      PATRIMOINE. Les disparitions d‘objets rév';lent un défaut de protection. Madeleine Vatel, Le Monde, Moscou Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal Le Monde (http://www.lemonde.fr). >>>


      LES VEVEYSANS DE LA VALSAINTE LUTTENT POUR LA SURVIE DE LEUR QUARTIER RIDÉ PAR LES SIČCLES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      VAUD. Le quartier de la Valsainte lutte contre la ruine. Une association a obtenu un droit de superficie, notamment pour créer une épicerie. Un festival jusqu‘ŕ fin ao$';t permet aux passants de découvrir le joyau du secteur: sa cour.

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      LES VRAIS–FAUX AMIS FIDČLES DE LA JUVENTUS
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Gianluigi Buffon, le meilleur gardien du monde. A priori non partant, mais en contact discret avec l’AC Milan… Photo: Keystone.

FOOTBALL. Relégué en Série B, le géant turinois est victime d‘une saignée de joueurs chaque jour plus importante. Pourtant, certaines stars tels >>>


      LIBÉRALISME ET PROTECTIONNISME
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      François Longchamp, Saint–Prex (VD) Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Libéralisme et protectionnisme ne font pas bon ménage. [...] Il est d';s lors plutôt surprenant qu‘un groupe politique [Economie libérale] qui se réclame de la famille libérale décr';te >>>


      LORSQUE LOCARNO COURT APRČS LA GR'4;CE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Le public de la Piazza Grande lors de la projection de «Miami Vice». Ce qui a fasciné tenait plus ŕ la forme qu’au fond. Photo: Keystone.

FESTIVAL DU FILM. Epargné par le ciel et le trac mercredi soir sur la Piazza Grande, Frédéric Maire a quand męme manqué son entrée en >>>


      PANOPLIE 06 EN TERRASSE 4/4. LE COUSSIN QUI REND SCHTROUMPF
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Panoplie 06 En terrasse 4/4. Benjamin Luis Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Il a un nom de catcheur, mais il est aussi doux qu‘une caresse. Voici donc le Fatboy.

Face cet objet, la premi';re impression est de se sentir nain. Les symptômes se traduisent par une perte des échelles de grandeu >>>


      PREMIERS «OUTGAMES» Ŕ MONTRÉAL
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      GENRE. Les infrastructures s‘adaptent ŕ la présence des transsexuels. Ludovic Hirtzmann, Montréal Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Jusqu‘au samedi 5 ao$';t, Montréal est l‘hôte des premiers Outgames, les Jeux olympiques gais. Il s‘agit d‘une manifestation alter >>>


      QUELQUE 550 VIEUX CHARS PARTIRONT Ŕ LA CASSE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      MATERIEL DE GUERRE. Cette fois, c‘est décidé: les vieux M113 ne seront pas vendus ŕ l‘étranger.

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      QUESTIONS Ŕ GÉRALD NICOD. «L‘UDC VAUDOISE NE PEUT PAS SE PERMETTRE D‘ĘTRE TROP GOURMANDE»
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Gérald Nicod. Nouveau président de l‘UDC vaudoise. La lecture de ce texte (2841 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      RENAULT POURRAIT METTRE UN SECOND PIED EN RUSSIE GR'4;CE AUX USINES LADA
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      AUTOMOBILE. Le projet alimente les rumeurs de la presse russe: le constructeur français entrerait dans le capital du groupe AvtoVAZ pour produire davantage de Logan.

Benjamin Quénelle, Moscou Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Son départ pourrait annoncer un coup de théâtre dans l‘ind >>>


      REPČRE. BATAILLE POUR L‘ORDINATEUR LE MOINS CHER
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Rep';re. Daniel Eskenazi Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 L‘initiative «un ordinateur portable par enfant» («One Laptop Per Child») progresse, malgré le refus du gouvernement indien. D‘apr';s le site d‘information Desktoplinux.com, la Thaďlande, le Br >>>


      ROCHE ET LES AUTORITÉS EUROPÉENNES EN DÉSACCORD
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      PHARMACIE. Le groupe bâlois s‘émeut qu‘un de ses produits n‘ait pas été autorisé ŕ ętre commercialisé.

Jean–Yves Nau, Le Monde Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur >>>


      RONALDINHO MET L‘ESPAGNE EN ÉBULLITION
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      TRANSFERT. L‘éventuel départ de l‘artiste ŕ l‘AC Milan provoque l‘indignation générale.

Le Temps Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 La presse sportive de Barcelone a réagi jeudi, avec vigueur et indignation, aux informations sur un possible transfert ŕ l&ls >>>


      SAGIO, UNE BOUTIQUE GENEVOISE QUI SE B'4;TIT UN NOM AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Analyse. Banques: le marketing s‘emballe La Bourse suisse FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Sagio, une boutique genevoise qui se bâtit un nom aux Etats–Unis HEDGE FUNDS. Frais émoulus de l‘université, Juan Sartori et Gualtiero Giori ont lancé leur fonds dans la Cité de Calv >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. BEDON, NOMBRIL ACCABLÉ
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 Eh oui, nous avons tous nos complexes. Cette fichue culotte de cheval qui enveloppe nos cuisses, ce nez qui nous dévie la figure, ou ce ventre un peu débordant que l‘on tente de camoufler dans des vętements amples. C‘est l >>>


      STOP Ŕ LA PAPERASSERIE INUTILE!
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      Employée de bureau au milieu de nombreux rapports administratifs. Photo: Keystone.

BUREAUCRATIE. Un projet prévoit de réduire de '0% la production de rapports au sein de la Confédération, dans le cadre de la réforme de l‘administration.

Levées de boucliers >>>


      UN CAMÉLÉON EN ÉQUILIBRE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2006
      WILLEM DAFOE. En accordant son «Excellence Award» ŕ l‘acteur américain, le Festival de Locarno s‘est assuré la venue d‘une star. A son image.

Norbert Creutz Vendredi 4 ao$';t 2006 A le voir débarquer tout sourire, cheveux blonds mi–longs, yeux bleu >>>


      ADVOCATES SAY U.S. BARS MANY ACADEMICS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Anushka AsthanaWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A07 When Waskar Ari traveled to Bolivia last year, after completing a doctorate at Georgetown University, he meant to stay there for 10 days. The historian was due back last fall to start a professorship at the University of Nebraska.

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      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– A law enforcement official says authorities have arrested two men in their investigation of a series of fatal shootings.
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      ARIZ. POLICE ARREST 2 IN SHOOTINGS CASE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      MESA, Ariz. –– Authorities arrested two men Friday in an investigation into a series of fatal shootings that have terrorized Phoenix area residents.

"We do have two suspects in custody," Sgt. Andy Hill told reporters Friday morning. "They‘re at Phoenix police headquarters in th >>>


      ATTACKS AGAINST IRAQI CIVILIANS CLIMB
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Up to 80 percent of the attacks in one of Iraq‘s most troubled provinces are against civilians rather than the U.S. military, a deliberate shift in tactics over the past eight months, a U.S. commander said Friday.

The description of kidnappings, assassinations and other attacks >>>


      BOB CORKER WINS GOP SENATE PRIMARY
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Thursday after a bitter primary campaign to decide the party‘s nominee to replace Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist.

With 82 percent of precincts reporting, Corker had 1'0,4'0, or 48 >>>


      CHALLENGER TO MOLLOHAN REVISES BIOGRAPHICAL DATA ON EDUCATION, WAR SERVICE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      Republicans are excited about several House races in which they say they have a chance to knock off an incumbent Democrat. One is in West Virginia, where Democratic representative Alan B. Mollohan faces Chris Wakim, a GOP state legislator who has promoted himself as a Persian Gulf War veteran with a master‘s degr >>>


      CORRECTIONS OFFICER IS MOURNED
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Eric RichWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; B01 ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 3 –– Nearly 2,000 people gathered in a cavernous hall here Thursday, streaming in from law enforcement agencies across several states, bound by a powerful sense of fraternity to honor a man many of them had never met.
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      DRIVING ACROSS MONTANA, FROM OLD WEST TO NEW
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      SWEET GRASS COUNTY, Mont. –– Speedometer nudging '0 on a freshly paved two–lane, my rental Ford swooped past swells of deep–green prairie grass.

To the west a searing afternoon sun was laying into the Crazy Mountains, still pimpled with snow despite triple–digit temperatures d >>>


      EX–ATLANTA MAYOR TO BEGIN PRISON SENTENCE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      ATLANTA, Aug. 3 –– A federal judge on Thursday rejected former mayor Bill Campbell‘s request to remain free pending appeal of his tax evasion conviction and ordered him to begin serving his 2 1/2 –year prison sentence within three weeks.

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story said in his >>>


      FAMILY: DEATH WAS SUICIDE IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      LUBBOCK, Texas –– One of two brothers who died while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan committed suicide, family and military officials said Thursday.

Army Spc. Andrew Velez, 22, died last month in Afghanistan, a little more than a year after his older brother, Cpl. Jose "Freddy" Velez, 23, >>>


      FIREFIGHTERS SURVIVE HOUSE BLAST IN N.Y.
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      CONSTANTIA, N.Y. –– Thirteen volunteer firefighters battling a house fire survived a explosion that blew the sides off the two–story stone and wood–frame home.

Witnesses described one firefighter being blown out a door and another being trapped under building materials after a fireball >>>


      MORE FREQUENT HEAT WAVES LINKED TO GLOBAL WARMING
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A03 Heat waves like those that have scorched Europe and the United States in recent weeks are becoming more frequent because of global warming, say scientists who have studied decades of weather records and computer models of past, present and future >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      Fewer Hurricanes Expected This Year DENVER –– Hurricane researchers at Colorado State University said Thursday that this year‘s hurricane season will not be as bad as predicted, making a monster storm like Katrina unlikely.

The researchers reduced the number of likely hurricanes from nine to >>>


      OPENING STATEMENTS: U.S. SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HEARING ON IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      AUGUST 3, 2006 SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR JOHN W. WARNER (R–VA) CHAIRMAN U.S. SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN (R–AZ) U.S. SENATOR JAMES M. INHOFE (R–OK) U.S. SENATOR PAT ROBERTS (R–KS) U.S. SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS (R–AL) U.S. SENATOR SUSAN M. COLLINS (R–ME) U.S. SENATOR JOHN ENSIGN (R–NV) U.S. S >>>


      PENSION BILL BOOSTS TAXPAYERS, WALL ST.
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Young workers, Wall Street, a couple of airlines and U.S. taxpayers could come out as winners in the pension changes made by Congress. Some older employees, as well as truck drivers and construction workers hoping to retire early, might not fare as well.

The legislation passed by the >>>


      SENATE APPROVES PENSION OVERHAUL
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Amy GoldsteinWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A04 The Senate last night overwhelmingly approved the most significant changes to the private pension system since Congress created comprehensive rules covering employee retirement plans three decades ago.

The bill, which goes to President Bus >>>


      SIX MARINES CHARGED IN IRAQ ASSAULT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      SAN DIEGO –– An investigation into the death of an Iraqi civilian has led to assault charges against six Marines accused of injuring civilians in the village of Hamdania in April, officials said.

Three of the men are already being held on murder charges in the death of 52–year–old Hashi >>>


      TROPICAL STORM PUSHES ACROSS CARIBBEAN
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –– Tropical Storm Chris was headed for the Turks and Caicos on Friday as it pushed across the eastern Caribbean, scattering rain over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands but no longer posing a hurricane threat to the region.

"It‘s pretty much a skeleton at this >>>


      U.S. REP. MCKINNEY FACES BIGGER FIGHT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      ATLANTA –– Rep. Cynthia McKinney, whose run–in with a U.S. Capitol Police officer this year grabbed headlines, is in an even bigger fight back home: A challenger threatens to end her career in next week‘s Democratic Party runoff.

Advance voting has started in Georgia as the outspoken Mc >>>


      VIETNAM WALL VISITOR CENTER APPROVED
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Petula DvorakWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A01 The federal commission with final say over monuments and memorials in the nation‘s capital gave the green light yesterday for the newest addition to America‘s front yard: a sprawling underground Vietnam Veterans Memorial visitor center >>>


      WHITE SUPREMACIST FILES MALPRACTICE SUIT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– A white supremacist serving a 40–year prison sentence for seeking to have a federal judge murdered has filed a malpractice lawsuit against his former attorney.

A jury convicted Matthew Hale in April 2004 of soliciting his security chief, who was working as an FBI informant, to kill >>>


      A BETTER WAY ON DETAINEES
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      Everyone involved in the contentious negotiations between the White House and Congress over the proper form for military commissions seems to agree on at least one thing: that al–Qaeda and Taliban terrorists ought to be prosecuted. We think this assumption is wrong: Terrorist trials are both unnecessary and unwis >>>


      APPEALS PANEL KEEPS DELAY ON BALLOT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Sylvia MorenoWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A06 AUSTIN, Aug. 3 –– The court fight to take Tom DeLay, the indicted former House majority leader, off the November ballot in Texas will be taken to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republican officials said Thursday.

The announcement came >>>


      BARRY, CATANIA DROP SUPPORT FOR HOSPITAL
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      B01 Two key council members joined Mayor Anthony A. Williams in declaring their support yesterday for the recommendations of a D.C. health task force to abandon plans for a 250–bed hospital on the eastern side of the city.

Council members Marion Barry (D–Ward 8) and David A. Catania (I–At Lar >>>


      BUSH POINT MAN HAS NO LOVE FOR CASTRO
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Caleb Charles McCarry, the Bush administration‘s point man on Cuba, does little to hide his disdain for Cuba‘s ailing and longtime leader, Fidel Castro. The feeling seems to be mutual.

McCarry, whose job is to help instigate and oversee a transition to democracy in the com >>>


      BUSH STARTS 10–DAY TEXAS VACATION
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Michael A. FletcherWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A0' WACO, Tex., Aug. 3 –– President Bush arrived here Thursday evening to begin a 10–day stretch at his Prairie Chapel ranch, his longest planned period away from Washington during this summer vacation season.

Bush& >>>


      DEMOCRATS LOOK FOR EDGE AS RACE HEATS UP
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Steve VogelWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 3, 2006; B04 The race to elect Maryland‘s first new attorney general in nearly two decades heated up this week, as the first television ad of the campaign began airing yesterday and several major endorsements were announced.

Montgomery County Sta >>>


      FOR GUIDANCE, FENTY TURNS TO A NEIGHBOR
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      B05 BALTIMORE –– In a darkened room tucked under the eaves of Baltimore‘s Baroque City Hall, Mayor Martin O‘Malley preached the gospel of service delivery to an attentive student yesterday: D.C. mayoral candidate Adrian M. Fenty.

"You can‘t fake being mayor," the veteran >>>


      GOP BID ON WAGES, ESTATE TAX IS BLOCKED
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Charles BabingtonWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A01 Senate Democrats blocked a Republican bid to combine a tax cut for the wealthy with a wage increase for the working poor last night, adding a volatile economic issue to this fall‘s congressional campaigns.

GOP leaders fell three >>>


      HARD DAY‘S NIGHT IN HAVANA
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      HAVANA –– I get to use this sexy dateline, barely, because I began sketching out this column in the departure lounge of Havana‘s international airport, which is as far as I got into Cuba this week before being kicked out.

I shared that magic moment –– my first deportation! – >>>


      ISRAEL‘S LOST MOMENT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      Israel‘s war with Hezbollah is a war to secure its northern border, to defeat a terrorist militia bent on Israel‘s destruction, to restore Israeli deterrence in the age of the missile. But even more is at stake. Israel‘s leaders do not seem to understand how ruinous a military failure in Lebanon would >>>


      LAWLAH WITHDRAWS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION RACE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      State Sen. Gloria G. Lawlah, one of the biggest names among the many contenders for Prince George‘s County Board of Education, withdrew from the campaign yesterday, citing concern that her candidacy could become a divisive issue for a school system that needs unity.

Lawlah‘s announcement came one m >>>


      ON THE HOME FRONT, A BATTLE OVER CONFERENCE SPENDING
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      In times of war, something has to give. The Senate yesterday approved an amendment sponsored by Sen. Tom Coburn (R–Okla.), who scours the federal budget for waste and mismanagement, that would cap spending on conferences by the Defense Department at $70 million in fiscal 2007.

Coburn said the Pentagon se >>>


      PENSION OVERHAUL BILL SENT TO PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Congress passed major pension legislation designed to assure American workers, including millions of baby boomers nearing the end of their working careers, that the pensions they have been promised will be there when they retire.

The Senate, in its last vote before adjourning for a fo >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      US slaps sanctions on N.Korea, Russian firms WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has imposed sanctions against seven companies from North Korea, Russia, India and Cuba for their alleged arms dealings with Iran, a State Department official said on Friday. The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, >>>


      RICE SIGNALS POSSIBLE LEBANON COMPROMISE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed support Thursday for an immediate cease–fire in Lebanon as the first phase in ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. It was the most concrete signal yet that the U.S. may be willing to compromise on the stalemate over how to end th >>>


      SCHAEFER TO UNVEIL PUBLIC SERVICE ADS STARRING OTHER PARTY
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      Comptroller William Donald Schaefer (D) has begrudgingly, it seems, offered to support the Democratic nominee for governor this year –– which is just one reason he is likely to raise eyebrows this morning when he unveils new public service ads featuring the wife and son of the Republican incumbent.

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      SEN. CLINTON SAYS RUMSFELD SHOULD RESIGN
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday called on Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign, hours after excoriating him at a public hearing over what she called "failed policy" in Iraq.

"I just don‘t understand why we can‘t get new leadership that woul >>>


      SENATE OKS SWEEPING PENSION LEGISLATION
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The Senate approved and sent to the White House pension legislation to give millions of Americans a better chance of getting the retirement benefits they‘ve earned while sparing taxpayers from possibly paying for failed pension plans.

The legislation, passed '3–5 late >>>


      SENATE REJECTS ESTATE, MINIMUM WAGE BILL
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– A Republican election–year effort to fuse a cut in inheritance taxes on multimillion–dollar estates with the first minimum wage increase in nearly a decade was rejected by the Senate late Thursday.

Republicans needed 60 votes to advance their bill, which links a $2.10 incr >>>


      SPECTER‘S NSA PLAN HITS SNAG
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A15 A White House–endorsed plan to formally legalize the National Security Agency‘s warrantless surveillance program ran into more political problems yesterday in the Senate, as Democrats successfully maneuvered to block a committee vote on the >>>


      THE END OF THE RIGHT?
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      Is conservatism finished? What might have seemed an absurd question less than two years ago is now one of the most important issues in American politics. The question is being asked –– mostly quietly but occasionally publicly –– by conservatives themselves as they survey the wreckage of their ho >>>


      U.S. TARGETS 7 COMPANIES OVER IRAN
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration has imposed sanctions against seven foreign companies, including two from India and two from Russia, for business dealings with Iran involving sensitive technology, according to an announcement Friday.

Also subject to sanctions were two companies from North Kor >>>


      US SLAPS SANCTIONS ON N.KOREA, RUSSIAN FIRMS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has imposed sanctions against seven companies from North Korea, Russia, India and Cuba for their alleged arms dealings with Iran, a State Department official said on Friday.

The official, who spoke on condition he not be named, said the sanctions were imposed afte >>>


      WE CAN‘T LET THE KHMER ROUGE ESCAPE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      Ta Mok, the notorious former Khmer Rouge military commander and central committee member nicknamed "The Butcher," died two weeks ago today. His death, like that of Pol Pot in 1''8, deprives Cambodians of yet another chance to see a key architect of the Cambodian genocide held accountable for the campa >>>


      BRIDGE BOMBING PARALYSES LEBANON AID PIPELINE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      BEIRUT (Reuters) – Israel‘s bombing of key highway bridges in northern Lebanon and strikes at a Hizbollah stronghold in south Beirut paralyzed United Nations aid convoys on Friday, but other aid continued to arrive by air and sea.

Air strikes against four bridges on the main coastal highway linking >>>


      CHALLENGE LIVES UP TO ITS NAME
      Washington Post, 04-08-2006
      By Michael A. FletcherWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 4, 2006; A15 The Millennium Challenge Corp., launched by President Bush with the promise that it would bring an unprecedented level of efficiency to foreign development aid, is struggling to create the management structure needed to reach its goal, accord >>>



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