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      BANK OF GREECE EYES RATE IMPACT
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      With interest rates on an upward path, the Bank of Greece has warned banks to be more stringent in their lending policies as the higher cost of borrowing is squeezing household incomes and threatening to hurt property prices.

Sources from the Bank of Greece, the country’s central bank, said that banks are cont >>>


      CORRUPT JUDGE GETS 25 YEARS
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      A former judge was yesterday jailed for 25 years, while seven lawyers received prison sentences of four years each in the first trial linked to an alleged trial–fixing ring which was uncovered last year.

In addition to his lengthy jail term, former judge Leonidas Stathis was also fined 71,020 euros after >>>


      GREECE SEEKS LEBANON ROLE
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      Navy, soldiers could be part of international force; Cyprus is also keen Diplomatic efforts to push for an end to hostilities between Israel and Lebanon are set to intensify and it looks increasingly likely that Greece will be one of the countries supplying personnel and equipment for the international force set to mai >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      HOT WEATHER Officials on alert today due to high temperatures in the city Authorities will be on standby in Athens today for people experiencing health problems due to the hot weather as the temperature is expected to hit 37C (''F). The Athens City Council will open its doors to the public at 25 air–condi >>>


      MAN IN IMMOLATION THREAT AT UN OFFICE
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      An Iranian man yesterday threatened to set himself on fire in the headquarters of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Psychico, northern Athens, but gave in to police after lengthy negotiations.

The man, who has not been named, entered the building and doused himself in petrol at about 12.30 p.m., >>>


      MICHAIL TZIFAS...
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      ZSOLT SZIGETVARY/EPA Michail Tzifas competed yesterday in the qualifying round of the men’s 3–meter springboard event at the 28th European Swimming Championships in the Szechy Tamas Swimming Pool at the Hajos Alfred Swimming Complex in Budapest, Hungary. Tzifas ended in 20th place, out of a total of 23 participan >>>


      MONASTERY FINED FOR ILLICIT HOMES
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      Town–planning officials have fined the Pendeli Monastery in northern Athens some 1 million euros after ruling that six houses that have been built on one of its sites were constructed without permission, sources said yesterday.

Engineers from the town–planning office visited the monastery’s inter&n >>>


      MORE BUS LANES FOR CITY CENTER
      Kathimerin, 05-08-2006
      The Transport Ministry is expected to add 4 kilometers of new bus lanes in central Athens by the end of the year in a bid to help ease traffic problems, a source said yesterday.

Starting in September, lanes will be exclusively used for buses on Papadiamantopoulou (near the Hilton hotel) and Eratosthenous (Pang >>>


      5'E FESTIVAL DU FILM DE LOCARNO. BERNE PRUDENTE FACE AUX APPÉTITS DU FESTIVAL
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Pascal Couchepin (ŕ gauche) et Nicolas Bideau. Le conseiller fédéral et le responsable de la section cinéma de l’OFC se sont réjouis de la fin d’une période «acide». Photo: Keystone.

LOCARNO. Tandis que les autorités locales ręvent d‘un palais du cinéma, les o >>>


      A PROPOS DE LA COUR DES COMPTES GENEVOISE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Laurence Fehlmann Rielle, présidente du Parti socialiste genevois Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Suite ŕ l‘article du Temps du 2 ao$';t, une mise au point s‘impose. Le Parti socialiste genevois (PSG) a en effet renoncé ŕ poursuivre la démarche d‘une liste commune avec les >>>


      APPLE, QUI RECALCULERA SES RÉSULTATS, CHUTE EN BOURSE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      SCANDALE. La marque ŕ la pomme confrontée ŕ des irrégularités comptables. Carole Ulmer Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Apple Computer a annoncé jeudi soir qu‘il devrait probablement recalculer ses résultats passés et retarder le dépôt de ses comptes trimestriels suite >>>


      BALCON DE LA GUERRE, LA MONTAGNE LIBANAISE EST UN REFUGE PRÉCAIRE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      LIBAN. La vie a repris ŕ Beyrouth. Et, dans les villages de montagne qui cernent la capitale, la sécurité perdure. Mais qu‘adviendra–t–il si le conflit s‘éternise et que les réfugiés s‘enracinent? Reportage.

Richard Werly, de retour de Tyr Samedi 5 ao >>>


      CEROVSEK, VIOLON OPTION MATHS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      CLASSIQUE. Le musicien canadien brille au Verbier Festival avec son Stradivarius et délaisse pendant deux semaines ses projets de recherche dans les mathématiques appliquées. Portrait.

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      COMMENT TRAVAILLENT–ILS? (10/10). BERTRAND JUNGO, HOMME DE TERRAIN
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Comment travaillent–ils? (10/10). Marie–Laure Chapatte Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 «Je pense ętre quelqu‘un d‘accessible.» Cette phrase de Bertrand Jungo témoigne de sa volonté de se montrer ouvert et proche de ses collaborateurs.

A 40 ans, il a été >>>


      CRITIQUES. DU VERDI CLAIR–OBSCUR COMME UN REMBRANDT
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Critiques. Julian Sykes Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Un opéra sous une tente? L‘expérience a de quoi rendre perplexe. Mais Verbier ose le pas pour une deuxi';me fois. On garde un souvenir étincelant d‘Elektra il y a trois ans. Le Requiem de Verdi, servi l‘été dernier pa >>>


      CRITIQUES. LE SOUFFLE FÉLIN DE FRÖST
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Critiques. Julian Sykes Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Faire corps avec un piano, c‘est difficile – l‘instrument p';se un quintal, il ne se transporte qu‘avec des déménageurs. Faire corps avec une clarinette, c‘est tout ŕ fait possible. Jeudi matin ŕ l‘é >>>


      DANS LES ENTRAILLES DE BAHIA
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Daniel Kläy est gemmologue. Installé ŕ Salvador, la capitale du Nordeste brésilien, ce Bernois jovial vend des pierres précieuses au coeur chic de la ville. Mais sa passion le conduit aussi au fond des mines, en quęte d‘un joyau vert: l‘émeraude.

Florence Gaillard >>>


      DAVID ET SALOMON AU CRIBLE DE L‘ARCHÉOLOGIE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      RELIGION. Un livre basé sur de récentes découvertes archéologiques démonte le mythe des deux rois les plus cél';bres de la Bible. Ils ont existé, mais leur geste fastueuse est largement fictive Patricia Briel Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 L‘archéologue Israël Fin >>>


      DÉHORS, LA NUIT (5/5). LES BONHEURS DE LA BELLE ÉTOILE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Dormir dans la nature sans autre abri qu‘un sac de couchage. Une expérience esthétique aussi bien que spirituelle, que l‘on partage ici avec le rédacteur en chef de «La Salamandre».

Etienne Dubuis Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Il a suffi d‘ouvrir les yeux pour apercev >>>


      ET LE DROIT INTERNATIONAL?
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article Et le droit international?

Pierre A.Krenger, Pully (VD) Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 [...] L‘explication de la situation actuelle [au Liban] est simple, et le monde civilisé devrait enfin s‘en rendre compte. Depuis le début, Israël cherche " >>>


      ETHIQUES, JURIDIQUES, PRATIQUES, LES RAISONS DES OPPOSANTS BOURGEOIS Ŕ LA LOI SUR L‘ASILE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      VOTATIONS. Aux Chambres fédérales, le camp bourgeois a massivement approuvé la révision. Mais, aujourd‘hui, parmi les élus cantonaux et la base, des voix discordantes se font entendre. Tour d‘horizon d‘une dissidence anti–blochérienne.

Sylvie Arsever Samedi >>>


      EXCELLENT SEMESTRE POUR LES GROUPES FRAN'';AIS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      BOURSE. Outre Total, les grands gagnants se trouvent dans le secteur financier. François Bostnavaron, Le Monde Samedi 5 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). Notre service ab >>>


      GIVAUDAN CROÎT PLUS VITE QUE LE MARCHÉ
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      PARFUMS. Acquisition recherchée en Inde. Le Temps Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Givaudan continue sur sa lancée en progressant plus rapidement que le marché.

Le fabricant genevois de parfums et arômes a ainsi affiché des ventes en hausse de 3,7% ŕ taux de change constant au premier >>>


      KIOSQUE. ATTAQUE DU LIBAN: BLAIR ET BUSH SAVAIENT
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Les accusations du magazine britannique «New Statesman» renforcent les critiques contre Blair.

Eric Albert, Londres Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Tony Blair et George W. Bush savaient. New Statesman, un magazine britannique ŕ la réputation sérieuse, affirme que les deux leaders ont  >>>


      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. «SWISS RE DOIT FOURNIR DES RÉSULTATS TANGIBLES ET DURABLES»
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Jacques Aigrain, CEO du groupe Swiss Re. Emmanuel Garessus Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 A la tęte du leader mondial de la réassurance, Jacques Aigrain (52 ans) dirige Swiss Re (RUKN.VX) depuis le 1er janvier dernier. La réassurance est un métier mal connu. La notion dépasse de loin l‘assur >>>


      L‘ITALIE RÉFORME SON CODE DE LA NATIONALITÉ
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      IMMIGRATION. La politique du gouvernement Prodi rompt radicalement avec l‘';re Berlusconi.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse Le chômage américain dope le marché.

Anker Bank Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 La Bourse suisse a fini la semaine sur une note positive, progressant nettement apr';s la publication des données sur l‘emploi aux Etats–Unis >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. DÉZALEY LA GRUYRE 2005, HEGG ET FILS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      La bouteille de la semaine. Patricia Briel Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 En 2005, le vignoble du Dézaley a été dévasté par la gręle. Quelques producteurs ont eu plus de chance que d‘autres. Ainsi la cave Hegg et Fils, dont les vignes sont situées au début du vignoble, dans la >>>


      LA CRISE QUE TRAVERSE AOL CONSACRE L‘ÉCHEC D‘UNE MÉGAFUSION
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      INTERNET. Le fournisseur d‘acc';s, division de Time Warner, supprimera plus de 25% de ses effectifs d‘ici ŕ six mois. Le mariage entre la Nouvelle et la Vieille Economie n‘a pas pris.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 L‘empire AOL Time Warner (TWX), leader >>>


      LE DISCOUNTER ALDI SE BAT POUR S‘INSTALLER Ŕ YVERDON
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      VAUD. Le géant allemand compte s‘installer ŕ Yverdon malgré les réticences de la Ville.

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      LE MOMENT DE VÉRITÉ
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Richard Werly Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 La guerre est tout, sauf une science exacte. A Washington oů ils viennent de faire connaître au Congr';s leurs tr';s vives inquiétudes sur le risque d‘une guerre civile en Irak, les généraux américains les plus galonnés l >>>


      LE NAUFRAGE DU HOLLYWOOD CONDAMNE QUATRE PETITS CINÉMAS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      GENEVE. Procinémas annonce la fermeture du Ciné 17, d‘Art–Ciné, du Forum et du Camera Movie. Comme ŕ Lausanne, les cinémas indépendants se compteront bientôt sur les doigts d‘une main.

Xavier Pellegrini Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Les fauteuils ont tendance >>>


      LE «PAPY–BOOM» DONNE UN NOUVEL ÉLAN Ŕ LA NAVIGATION DE PLAISANCE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      LOISIRS. Malgré la pénurie des places de port, et une flambée des prix des anneaux, les constructeurs de bateaux tablent sur une expansion soutenue de leurs ventes.

Jean–Louis Richard Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Ces derni';res années, les places de port se sont révél >>>


      LES DÉTROITS OŮ S‘ÉCRIT L‘HISTOIRE (5/5). SUR LE BOSPHORE, L‘ASIE COURTISE L‘EUROPE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Avec les Dardanelles, ŕ l‘autre extrémité de la mer de Marmara, le Bosphore forme un verrou convoité et disputé depuis le Moyen Age. Mais, aujourd‘hui, la question des Détroits est devenue avant tout écologique.

Sylvie Arsever Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Le Kaptan >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (12). SCAR, LA FACE SOMBRE DU ROI LION
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Les méchants (12). Ignace Jeannerat Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Jaloux, conspirateur, laid. Mais surtout méchant. Dans la grande collection des dessins animés de Walt Disney, il y a un film au–dessus de tous les autres: Le Roi Lion. Et un méchant qui, entre tous les méchants, fascine et s >>>


      LES PROFITS DES SOCIÉTÉS AMÉRICAINES RESTENT AU PLUS HAUT
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Excellent semestre pour les groupes français La Bourse suisse FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les profits des sociétés américaines restent au plus haut S &AMP; P 500. Au deuxi';me trimestre, les bénéfices ont progressé de 16,1%, au–delŕ des attentes. Les va >>>


      LES VALAISANS ARABES? HISTOIRE D‘UN MYTHE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      VALAIS. D';s le XVIIIe si';cle, la légende attribue aux Valaisans une origine sarrasine. Patois, traditions, faune... tout semblait confirmer le mythe.

Doctorant ŕ l‘Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales de Gen';ve, le Haut–Valaisan Dominic E >>>


      LES VILLES SUISSES RIVALISENT D‘IDÉES POUR FAIRE AIMER LE VÉLO
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article Les villes suisses rivalisent d‘idées pour faire aimer le vélo DEUX–ROUES. Apr';s la Suisse alémanique, le vélo connaît un boom en Suisse romande.

Le Temps Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Le paradis urbain suisse du vélo? Winterthour, disent >>>


      POUR LE VÉLO, RIEN N‘EST TROP BEAU
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Un étudiant en HEI passe avec son velo sur la place Neuve, Gen';ve. Photo: Keystone.

• Installer des douches pour cyclistes. Développer des réseaux de vélos high–tech. Surveiller les parkings.

• De Sion ŕ Winterthour, les idées foisonnent pour que r' >>>


      PRÉSIDENCE DU PDC: UNE FEMME Ŕ TROUVER
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      ROCADE. L‘arrivée annoncée de Christophe Darbellay ŕ la tęte du parti provoque un déséquilibre au sein de l‘équipe présidentielle. Il n‘y reste que deux femmes, il en faudrait trois.

Stéphanie Germanier, Berne Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 La chasse >>>


      REPČRE. LE RAIL COŰTE TROP CHER
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Rep';re. Jean–Claude Péclet Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 De janvier ŕ juin 2006, l‘opérateur de transport combiné Hupac a réalisé pr';s de 300 000 envois par rail, 17,5% de plus qu‘il y a un an. Simultanément, le nombre de trajets alpins par camions co >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. ZOUINER, CRIS PLAISANTS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Le magazine Générations a récemment proposé un amusant questionnaire ou quiz, soyons tolérants – sur les parlers romands. On devait y traduire des phrases aux sonorités chantantes, aux expressions imagées ŕ >>>


      SIGNES DE RALENTISSEMENT AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      EMPLOI. Les créations de postes sont inférieures aux attentes, et le chômage se rapproche de 5%.

Le Temps Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Quatre jours avant la prochaine décision de la Réserve fédérale américaine (Fed) sur les taux directeurs, deux indicateurs sont venus con >>>


      SÉCURITÉ: LE FOOT SUISSE FAIT–IL FAUSSE ROUTE?
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      Une longue litanie de protestations Trevor Graham, le chasseur chassé SPORT Le Temps I Article Sécurité: le foot suisse fait–il fausse route?

DESACCORD. Les nouvelles mesures imposées par la Ligue cette saison provoquent un tollé dans le pays. Pour autant, il faudra bien trouver >>>


      TREVOR GRAHAM, LE CHASSEUR CHASSÉ
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      DOPAGE. Le monde de l‘athlétisme veut la peau du sulfureux entraîneur. Le Temps Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Passé les premiers commentaires navrés concernant le contrôle positif du champion olympique et du monde du 100 m, l‘Américain Justin Gatlin, la cible du monde de l‘ >>>


      UBS CONVOITE LA BRITANNIQUE THAMES WATER
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      EAU. La banque, via un fonds, s‘allie ŕ l‘Etat du Qatar pour proposer 16 milliards de francs.

Le Temps Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 La bataille pour le rachat de la compagnie des eaux britanniques Thames Water continue de faire rage. C‘est désormais au tour de UBS (UBSN.VX) d‘e >>>


      VARSOVIE RÉCLAME LE RETOUR DE LA PEINE DE MORT ET PROVOQUE L‘EUROPE
      Le Temps, 05-08-2006
      POLOGNE. Le gouvernement des jumeaux Kaczynski ręve d‘une quatri';me République plus autoritaire, conservatrice et menant «une politique nationale au sein de l‘UE».

Yves Petignat Samedi 5 ao$';t 2006 Le gouvernement polonais aurait l‘intention de faire mod >>>


      2 ARRESTED FOR NEW ORLEANS SHOOTING
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– Two brothers accused in a quadruple shooting were arrested as this city struggles to rein in crime after Hurricane Katrina, police said Friday.

The pair had been involved in a long–standing dispute with the men who were gunned down last month in a neighborhood not far from the >>>


      2 ARRESTED NEAR PHOENIX IN SERIAL SHOOTINGS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      5, 2006; A03 PHOENIX, Aug. 4 –– Phoenix police said Friday that they have arrested two men in connection with a string of 36 random shootings of people and animals that has terrorized this city and its suburbs for more than a year and has been likened to the Washington area sniper case.

Samuel J. D >>>


      '/11 DEMOLITION WORK SUSPENDED FOR 1 DAY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      NEW YORK –– Demolition work on a skyscraper severely damaged during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was suspended for one day after high levels of toxic dust were detected on the roof.

Demolition was suspended Thursday at the ruined Deutsche Bank building after testing revealed unacceptable le >>>


      ATF DIRECTOR RESIGNS AMID SPENDING PROBE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced his resignation yesterday, six months after the launch of an internal investigation into questionable spending on a new headquarters and other items during his tenure.

Carl J. Truscott, a 22–year veteran of the Secret Servi >>>


      EX–AIDE TO BUSH PLEADS GUILTY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      B01 Former White House adviser Claude A. Allen took responsibility yesterday for shoplifting from stores in Montgomery County last year, saying that the months leading up to the thefts were marked by huge stress and sleep deprivation.

Allen, 45, who came from humble roots, put himself through law school and he >>>


      EX–OFFICER SUES L.A. POLICE CHIEF
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– A former police officer who was videotaped beating a suspected car thief with a flashlight has sued the police chief, claiming his rights were violated when he was fired.

The lawsuit, filed by John Hatfield on Friday, claims Chief William Bratton unfairly influenced a police departme >>>


      JUDGE ORDERS KILLER RELEASED FROM PRISON
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– A convicted killer is set to be released from prison after a judge ruled his rights had been violated because he was continuously denied parole.

On Thursday, the state Supreme Court declined to review an appeal by the California attorney general‘s office, paving the way for Rob >>>


      L.A. MAN ARRESTED IN SLAYING OF FAMILY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– A man was arrested Friday for investigation of murder in the deaths of his parents and 16–year–old sister, whose bodies were found at their San Fernando Valley home, police said.

Police said the three were stabbed. They offered no immediate motive. The bodies of David Men >>>


      LA. POLICE WHO TURNED AWAY KATRINA VICTIMS FACE INQUIRY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– A grand jury will investigate last year‘s blockade of a Mississippi River bridge by armed police officers who turned back Hurricane Katrina evacuees trying to flee New Orleans.

Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan declined to reveal any details of the investigation on >>>


      LIGHTNING STRIKE CAUSES FIRE AT VA. DORM
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –– A lightning strike sparked a fire at a Christopher Newport University dormitory Friday, destroying at least two levels of the building, officials said.

No injuries were reported, although one firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion, Newport News >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      GAO Report Critical Of Schools on Tutoring Failing U.S. schools that are required by federal law to provide students with extra tutoring are not making sure the teaching is effective or in line with existing programs, congressional auditors reported.

Companies providing tutoring "did not have any contact >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      –– Elden Auker NEW YORK (AP) _ Elden Auker, a submarine–style pitcher who struck out Babe Ruth, faced Dizzy Dean and helped the Detroit Tigers win their first World Series championship, has died. He was '5.

Auker, who died Friday in Vero Beach, Fla., used his unique delivery to go 130&nda >>>


      PARK BRINGS KIDS, DISABLED GIS TOGETHER
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. –– The injuries that Staff Sgt. Todd Shaw suffered in Iraq make it difficult for him to play with his three children. His broken spine is reinforced with several rods and pins, he wears a back brace and he finds it hard to walk, particularly stepping up and down.

"Before I l >>>


      PENSION BILL ALSO CURBS HUNTERS‘ TAX BREAK
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      2006; A04 A provision included in the pension overhaul legislation approved Thursday night by the Senate and sent to the president will make it much more difficult for big–game hunters to donate their trophy mounts and claim substantial charitable tax deductions.

Under a tax loophole, hunters have been a >>>


      POLICE: TEACHER MAY HAVE MOLESTED DOZENS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      ONTARIO, Calif. –– A substitute elementary school teacher was charged Friday with lewd and lascivious acts involving a 10–year–old girl, and police said he claimed to have molested more than 100 students.

Eric Norman Olsen, 28, of Ontario, told detectives that he molested between 100 an >>>


      SCATTERED BY KATRINA, LINKED BY A CHURCH
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      By Wil HaygoodWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 5, 2006; A01 HAMMOND, La. –– They can see every stained–wood pew. They can hear every soaring, sweet gospel number. They can see every face in their flocks.

"Had 250 members. ‘Course, they all didn‘t show up every Sun >>>


      SOCCER COACH ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED RAPE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      SAN RAFAEL, Calif. –– A youth soccer coach who allegedly posed online as a modeling agent was arrested on suspicion he raped a 14–year–old girl he met through a social networking Web site, police said.

Ivan Chavez, 22, of Richmond, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of rape and sodomy an >>>


      SUFFRAGIST‘S BIRTHPLACE UP FOR SALE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      ADAMS, Mass. –– The birthplace of suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony was scheduled to go on the auction block Saturday, despite the effort of local residents to buy it.

The 2005 assessed value of the house was about $105,000, the land was worth about $46,000, according to the auctioneers, J. J. Man >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      AM –– A cold front was expected to bring relief to the Mid–Atlantic and the Appalachians on Saturday after a week of stifling heat and humidity.

Showers and thunderstorms were forecast for the Southeast, where temperatures were expected to continue reaching the '0s.

A high– >>>


      U.S. ANTI–CASTRO CUBANS HAVE NEW ALLIES ON ISLAND
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      A02 MIAMI, Aug. 4 –– Many have envisioned the fall of Fidel Castro, but few have done it with as much passion as Rodolfo Frometa.

The head of the paramilitary anti–Castro group Comandos F–4, Frometa produced a training video earlier this year in which his camouflaged men surround the co >>>


      VT. COURT ASSERTS JURISDICTION IN DISPUTE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      MONTPELIER, Vt., Aug. 4 –– The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that Vermont courts, and not those in Virginia, have exclusive jurisdiction over a case involving two women battling for custody of a child they had while they were in a lesbian relationship.

The unanimous ruling conflicts with a serie >>>


      AUSTRALIAN GUANTANAMO INMATE‘S FATHER UP FOR AWARD
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      CANBERRA (Reuters) – The father of Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks has been nominated for the country‘s "Father of the Year" award, angering the Australian government which said it was being used to score political points.

Hicks was detained by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in l >>>


      AWAITING THE OTHER APOLOGIES
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      Mel Gibson has apologized for his reported anti–Semitic remarks. Will Christian leaders, including some prominent Catholic bishops, apologize for applauding and recommending his earlier, more–far–reaching expression of anti–Semitism, the movie "The Passion of the Christ"?

The >>>


      BOOK: SEPT. 11 PANEL DOUBTED OFFICIALS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The Sept. 11 commission was so frustrated with repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and FAA about their response to the 2001 terror attacks that it considered an investigation into possible deception, the panel‘s chairmen say in a new book.

Republican Thomas Kean and Democrat >>>


      DEFICIT ESTIMATED LOWEST IN 4 YEARS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The federal deficit will register $260 billion this year, the lowest in four years, reflecting a strong economy and resulting growth in tax revenue, congressional analysts said Friday.

The estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is well below its earlier predictions an >>>


      ECHOES OF A BROKEN STRIKE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      This week marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most devastating strikes in modern U.S. labor history. On Aug. 3, 1'81, more than 12,000 members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) walked off their jobs. It was not the first illegal strike by public–sector workers, but conventi >>>


      GOP CANDIDATES CLAIM DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM PRESIDENT
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      A01 On Capitol Hill, Rep. Mark Kennedy (Minn.) and Sen. James M. Talent (Mo.) are known as loyal Republican soldiers, reliable votes for President Bush on tax cuts and the Iraq war. In elections past, they have aired advertisements featuring the president and have stumped with him at public rallies.

This year, >>>


      GOV‘T ADDING FRUITS, VEGGIES TO WIC LIST
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The grocery shopping list for the far–reaching Women, Infants and Children program is getting its first significant update since the 1'70s. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are being added to the program, which helps feed more than half the babies born in the U.S. To cover the cos >>>


      ON THE HILL, PARTIES STAKE OUT ELECTION STANDS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      A06 With only four legislative weeks left, congressional Republicans and Democrats have defined their positions on most key issues in the Nov. 7 elections, staking their political fortunes on sharply different views about Iraq, immigration, taxes and stem cell research.

Both parties are still honing their mess >>>


      REPUBLICANS FACE WORKING VACATION TO SURVIVE
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers will spend their month–long vacation trying to dispel criticism of a "do–nothing" U.S. Congress, ease concerns about the Iraq war and persuade unhappy voters to re–elect them in November.

"For this summer vacation, re–elec >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      Republicans face working vacation to survive WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers will spend their month–long vacation trying to dispel criticism of a "do–nothing" U.S. Congress, ease concerns about the Iraq war and persuade unhappy voters to re–elect them in November. "For >>>


      RNC CHIEF FAULTS DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ON TERRORISM
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Aug. 4 –– Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee, denounced Democratic Party leaders Friday, saying they would "surrender important tools" in the fight against terrorism.

Amid low approval ratings for President Bush and diminishing support for the I >>>


      THE ‘CRIME EMERGENCY‘ THAT NEVER GOES AWAY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      The District‘s leaders tell us we are now in the midst of a crime emergency. Pray tell, when in the past 20 years –– well, 17 to be exact –– have we been without one?

Let‘s repair to the archives: "Partly in response to the record pace of homicides, the police departmen >>>


      25 TALIBAN FIGHTERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTA
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –– U.S.–led soldiers and Afghan forces killed 25 Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan‘s volatile south and NATO–led Canadian troops narrowly escaped a suicide bombing Friday near the site of a battle that killed four fellow soldiers a day earlier.

About a thousa >>>


      BOMBER KILLS 10 AT SOCCER FIELD IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Two dozen people died in a surge of violence in northern Iraq, including 10 at a soccer game hit by a suicide car bombing, police said Friday, while the country‘s spiraling sectarian and political bloodshed killed at least 17 others elsewhere.

Two American soldiers were kille >>>


      CHINA TIGHTENING CONTROL OVER TIBET
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      By Maureen FanWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, August 5, 2006; A16 BEIJING, Aug. 4 –– China‘s Communist Party has been tightening its grip on Tibet in recent months, resorting to language and measures not seen since the repression of the late 1''0s, according to sources with knowledge >>>


      CUBA DISMISSES US CALL FOR DEMOCRACY
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba quickly dismissed another U.S. call for Cuban democracy as Fidel Castro‘s government began to break the silence that followed his surgery and provisional hand–over of power to brother Raul.

Neither Castro brother has been seen in public since Fidel‘s operation on >>>


      ETHIOPIAN DELEGATION ARRIVES IN SOMALIA
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      BAIDOA (Reuters) – An Ethiopian delegation arrived in Somalia on Saturday to meet with top officials and help resolve a political crisis threatening the fragile interim administration, a government spokesman said.

"An Ethiopian delegation led by Foreign Affairs Minister Seyoum Mesfin arrived this mo >>>


      FAMILIES FIND REFUGE IN SHADE OF A BEIRUT PARK
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      By Nora BoustanyWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, August 5, 2006; A14 BEIRUT, Aug. 4 –– At a relief center in Beirut, teenagers in flip–flops and cropped cargo pants rushed supplies up and down stairs. Volunteers standing in a line passed bags down the building‘s steep steps, loading a tr >>>


      FLOOD–HIT NORTH KOREA SAYS FOREIGN AID COMING: YONHAP
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea told its citizens on Saturday that foreign aid was pouring in to help it cope with flooding, just days after the government rejected offers of help.

Pyongyang‘s state TV said Yangdok, north of Pyongyang, and other cities have received aid from different parts of the wo >>>


      IN BAGHDAD, SHIITES RALLY FOR HEZBOLLAH
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      A15 BAGHDAD, Aug. 4 –– Thousands of Shiite Muslims marched though the Iraqi capital on Friday in support of Hezbollah guerrillas battling Israeli forces in Lebanon, answering a call by radical cleric Moqtada al–Sadr to rally to the cause of their fellow Shiites.

Throngs of Shiite men, most cl >>>


      IN ISRAEL, QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONFLICT
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      By Molly Moore and Jonathan FinerWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, August 5, 2006; A12 JERUSALEM, Aug. 4 –– With much of Israel‘s northern population huddling in underground shelters and Hezbollah proving more resilient than Israeli leaders had publicly predicted, Israel‘s news media, int >>>


      IN SOUTH LEBANON, A FIERCE FIGHT FOR EVERY YARD
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      A01 QALAOUAY, Lebanon, Aug. 4 –– The vineyards burned Friday, a white mist wafting over the terraced hillside along this front line. Behind them were the plumes of darker smoke curling into the air, enveloped by the din of war: the insect–like drone of unmanned Israeli aircraft, the whisper of jets, t >>>


      ISRAEL KILLS 5 PALESTINIANS IN GAZA: MEDICS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes killed five Palestinians, including two militants, in southern Gaza on Saturday, as troops moved closer to a refugee camp as part of an offensive against militants, medics and witnesses said.

A militant from the leading Hamas group was killed in the latest strike, med >>>


      ISRAELI COMMANDO RAID KILLS 5
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      TYRE, Lebanon (Reuters) – Helicopter–borne Israeli commandos landed near the southern Lebanese city of Tyre and clashed with Hizbollah guerrillas on Saturday, Lebanese security sources said.

At least five people were killed in the night raid, which occurred as world powers edged slowly toward a dea >>>


      JAPANESE COURT SUPPORTS A–BOMB SURVIVORS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      TOKYO –– A Japanese court ruled Friday that the government had wrongfully denied 41 Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors recognition as sufferers of radiation sickness, but rejected the plaintiffs‘ demands for damages, the court said.

The decision, which came just days before the 61st anniversary >>>


      LEBANESE FAMILIES TORN APART BY WAR
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      TYRE, Lebanon (Reuters) – Hussein Ali Ayoub was washing his face one morning in his border village of Maroun al–Ras in southern Lebanon when the ceiling suddenly collapsed.

He had refused to follow his parents to a nearby shelter before Israeli bombardment of the village. His last memories are hear >>>


      LIVING IN JORDAN, LONGING FOR IRAQ
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      By Omar Fekeiki and Yasmine MousaSpecial to The Washington PostSaturday, August 5, 2006; A15 AMMAN, Jordan –– For Edmond Arssen Eskendrian, life was hard in Baghdad.

But it‘s harder in Amman. Eskendrian said he left Iraq a year ago, locking up his house and driving with his family to Amman. H >>>


      NEGROPONTE ORDERS AN UPDATE ON TERRORISM‘S INFLUENCE IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      The office of Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte announced yesterday that it will soon begin drafting an updated National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, a declaration that came amid indications this week that the threat to that country from foreign terrorist groups such as al–Qaeda is receding.< >>>


      NEPAL EYES KING‘S ROLLING ACRES FOR ITS LANDLESS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Land owned by Nepal‘s King Gyanendra may be confiscated and handed to poor farmers, a minister said on Saturday, in the latest move to remove the monarch‘s privileges after street protest forced him from power.

Having already lost control of the army, being unceremonious >>>


      PAKISTANI REACTOR NOT AS SIGNIFICANT AS WAS REPORTED, ADMINISTRATION SAYS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      Days after it confirmed the existence of a partially completed heavy–water reactor in central Pakistan, the administration took steps this week to play down the significance of the project, saying the new facility will produce far less plutonium than initial reports indicated.

That stance puts the admini >>>


      SRI LANKA MILITARY KILLS 35 TAMIL REBELS
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka –– Government troops repulsed a Tamil rebel attack in northeastern Sri Lanka and killed 35 insurgents, the military said Saturday.

The fighting Friday over a strategic jetty near the town of Mutter came as a Norwegian peace envoy traveled to a rebel stronghold in efforts to p >>>


      SRI LANKAN TROOPS RETAKE NORTHERN TOWN
      Washington Post, 05-08-2006
      MUTTUR, Sri Lanka –– Sri Lankan soldiers retook control of a key northeastern town Saturday after six days of fighting Tamil rebels there, and the military urged thousands of displaced civilians to return.

The few civilians who remained in Muttur searched for friends and relatives amid shattered ho >>>



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