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      CAFE OWNER LASHES OUT OVER REFUSAL OF LICENSE
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      An enraged cafe owner injured two prefectural officials and damaged their car in a village near Hania, Crete, after attacking them with a piece of wood because his business had been refused an operating license, police said on Saturday.

Two health and hygiene inspectors had just conducted a routine check at an >>>


      COURT WARNING FOR RED ARROWS
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      An autistic boy in Cyprus has been awarded some 430,000 euros (250,000 Cypriot pounds) in damages after a court ruled that displays by the Red Arrows aerobatics team had caused the child great distress.

In a ruling made public on Saturday, the court in Limassol agreed with testimony from experts that the boy h >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      SUDDEN DEATH Deputy chief of Nea Smyrni police station dies after detainee escapes The deputy chief of the Nea Smyrni police station in southern Athens was found dead in his apartment yesterday just hours after being informed that a detainee had escaped from a holding cell at the station. Police said the unnamed office >>>


      ND SET FOR EARLY ELECTIONS
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      Tertiary education reform could send voters to polls by spring 2007 Top government officials are expected to start preparing later this month for national elections that could be held as early as next spring, sources told Sunday‘s Kathimerini.

The government‘s progress on tertiary education reforms >>>


      PRIVATE SECTOR BRIBES TARGETED
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      After years of government privatization programs that have transferred numerous state enterprises to private industry, the Justice Ministry is preparing a draft bill that will target corruption outside the public sector.

Ministry sources told Sunday’s Kathimerini that for the first time offenders found guilty >>>


      SOLVENTS INDUSTRY SLOW ON SAFETY
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      Less than two weeks after a fire at a solvents plant in Lavrion, southeast of Athens, raised serious issues about safety in the chemicals sector, experts have accused the government of failing to regulate the industry.

A Greek law passed in 2003 specifies that chemical plants are required to compose a document >>>


      SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN OIL SLICKS
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      The coast guard was trying to trace the source of an oil slick yesterday that reached the popular beaches of Vouliagmeni and Varkiza, southern Athens, on Saturday.

Beachgoers were swimming in crude oil at midday Saturday after an oil spill brought two slicks – one reaching 30 meters, the other 20 meters >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      Monday The «Agricultural August 2006» show begins in Hania, Crete. Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas and Agricultural Development and Food Minister Evangelos Bassiakos and former prime minister Constantine Mitsotakis are expected to attend the festival. Olive oil and other oils are the primary products >>>


      TOURISTS ATTEMPT...
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2006
      MARIA MAROYIANNI/ANA Tourists attempt to refresh themselves yesterday afternoon at the fountain in Syntagma Square, central Athens, as the temperature in the city reached 37 Celsius ('' Fahrenheit) with more than 50 percent humidity. There were no major problems reported in the capital as many Athenians had alr >>>


      ACTEURS. L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. QUITTER AVANT TERME LA VIE ACTIVE EST UNE DÉCISION COŰTEUSE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      PLANIFICATION. Une retraite anticipée requiert un budget précis et un plan d‘épargne personnel pour combler la forte diminution des revenus.

Roland Bron, Directeur VZ VermögensZentrum Suisse romande, roland.bron@vzch.com Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Un Suisse sur deux quitte le monde pr >>>


      ACTEURS. LA CHRONIQUE DES OBLIGATIONS CONVERTIBLES. LES CONVERTIBLES ONT MIEUX RÉSISTÉ QUE LES ACTIONS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      La chronique des obligations convertibles. Giuseppe Mirante, IFP Fund Management SA, Pully Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Apr';s la «lune de miel» qu‘ont connue les marchés boursiers depuis le début de l‘année, tout a basculé en mai. Ainsi, le SMI se repliait de pr >>>


      ANALYSE. L‘AVENIR DU TEMPS PARTIEL
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 «Préféreriez–vous travailler ŕ temps partiel?» Pr';s d‘un demi–million de Suisses et Suissesses travaillant ŕ plein–temps répondent «oui» ŕ cette question dans l‘ >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. OU BIEN – OU BIEN, OU...?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Ou bien – ou bien, ou...?

Au cśur des marchés. Michel Juvet, Bordier & Cie Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 «La balance des risques penchant plutôt du côté de...», «le comité a décidé de...» Ce rituel linguistiqu >>>


      BLOC–NOTES. LA PANNE AMÉRICAINE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Jour apr';s jour, les faits s‘empilent. L‘économie américaine ralentit.

Derni';re pi';ce versée au dossier vendredi: moins de créations d‘emplois que prévu en juillet et une pouss >>>


      BRČVE. VISAS PROLONGÉS POUR LES LIBANAIS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Les ressortissants libanais voyageant en Suisse peuvent demander aux autorités cantonales une prolongation de leur visa jusqu‘au 30 septembre. En raison de la fermeture de l‘aéroport de Beyrouth et de l‘impossibilité d‘accéder au Liban par >>>


      BRČVES. JEUX GAYS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Les jeux gays alternatifs de Montréal, baptisés Outgames (LT du 04.08.2006), ont attiré 500000 personnes pour leurs manifestations sportives ou culturelles.

© Le Temps, 2006 . Droits de reproduction et de diffusion réservés. Acheter les droits de rep >>>


      CARLA DEL PONTE EN SON TRIBUNAL
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Le procureur du Tribunal pénal international (TPI) pour la Yougoslavie, Carla Del Ponte, fait l´objet d´un documentaire dévoilé samedi au festival de Locarno. Photo: Keystone DOCUMENTAIRE. Un film passionnant de Marcel Schüpbach suit la procureure du Tribunal international pour l‘ex& >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ. UN CH'4;TEAU EN AFRIQUE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Comment c‘été. Arnaud Robert Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Baladins et trouv';res, en la forteresse, s‘enhardissent. A Oron–Le–Châtel, l‘Oron World Festival, rendez–vous de cet été qui trébuche. Vendredi et samedi, dans ce castel aux cachots tourn&# >>>


      COMPRENDRE LES PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS POUR MIEUX EN PROFITER (4)
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      FORMATION. Les certificats indiciels permettent de répliquer un indice, par exemple sur les actions. Il en existe diverses catégories.

Alexandre Michellod, Economiste, gérant de fortune aupr';s de Wegelin & Co Banquiers Privés, Lausanne Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Dans une sé >>>


      FLOYD LANDIS ÉTAIT BEL ET BIEN «MAQUILLÉ» Ŕ LA TESTOSTÉRONE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      DOPAGE. Licencié par la formation Phonak, le coureur américain devrait perdre le bénéfice de sa victoire sur le Tour de France et ętre suspendu pour une durée de deux ans. Avec son entourage, il compte explorer toutes les pistes pour inverser le verdict.

Simon Meier Lundi 7 ao$ >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. BRČVES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Le Temps Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 • Stratégies alternatives en baisse en juillet D‘apr';s les statistiques de l‘industrie alternative, les hedge funds ont souffert au mois de juillet. L‘indice HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index s‘affiche, en données préliminaires, en baisse de >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. PLUSIEURS EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS DÉVIENT DE LEUR INDICE DE RÉFÉRENCE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      ANALYSE. Lipper a scruté le comportement de 21 fonds indiciels cotés. Ceux censés suivre plusieurs bourses le font approximativement.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Les Exchange traded funds (ETF) n‘honorent pas tous leurs promesses. Qui trop embrasse mal étreint: il fau >>>


      FONDS DE PLACEMENT. QUESTIONS Ŕ LUÍS CORREIA. «LE PROBLČME DE LA FIN DES BREVETS PERD DE SON ACUITÉ POUR PFIZER»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Luís Correia, gérant ŕ Zurich du Clariden Healthcare Equity Fund.

Olivier Schaerrer Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Luís Correia analysait pour Roche (ROG.VX), ŕ Bâle, les sociétés et les médicaments susceptibles d‘ętre repris. Il a aussi trav >>>


      KIOSQUE. JOSÉ BOVÉ FLINGUE TOUT LE MONDE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      L‘altermondialiste dénonce l‘écologie «de discours» de Hulot et Royal. La lecture de ce texte (2616 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘ASIE–PACIFIQUE, UN IMMENSE MARCHÉ POUR LA GESTION DE FORTUNE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      PRIVATE BANKING. Le potentiel de croissance annuelle des fortunes d‘Asie frôle les 10%, ce dont profite également la place financi';re helvétique, ŕ travers les filiales présentes sur place.

Thomas Schmidt, CEO adjoint et chef du Private Banking, Coutts Bank von Ernst SA >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE FOISONNANTE DE LA PRESE ROMANDE (5/6). LES GAZETTES VAUDOISES, UNE AFFAIRE DE PROXIMITÉ
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      VAUD. Chacune des micro–régions du canton a toujours voulu avoir un titre pour porter son étendard.

Samuel Russier Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Le 26 février 2005, la presse vaudoise a vécu un moment historique: l‘absorption par le quotidien 24 heures de deux autres journaux, les >>>


      LA CROISSANCE ÉCONOMIQUE REPOSE ENTRE LES MAINS DES FEMMES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      RESSOURCES. Selon de nombreuses études, l‘apport massif du travail des femmes serait la premi';re cause du développement mondial, loin devant la Chine et l‘Inde. Les mentalités doivent encore évoluer.

Carole Ulmer Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 «Femmes, c‘est vou >>>


      LA DISPARITION DE DANIEL SCHMID SUSCITE L‘ÉMOTION ET LES LARMES Ŕ LOCARNO
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Daniel Schmid, réalisateur et metteur en sc';ne d´opéra, est mort ŕ 64 ans, laissant tout Locarno en état de choc. Photo: Keystone HOMMAGE. De «Heute Nacht oder nie» en 1'72 ŕ «Beresina ou les derniers jours de la Suisse» en 1''', le réa >>>


      LA SUISSE INATTENDUE (1/6). EN HARMONIE AVEC LA MONTAGNE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Comment y aller Saveurs du français. Flagosser, fraîche fainéantise Kiosque. José Bové flingue tout le monde ZOOM Le Temps I Article En harmonie avec la montagne A 2126 m d‘altitude, dans les Grisons, trône le hameau de Juf. Il se distingue par une particularité: c‘est le >>>


      LE GOŰT DE LA DÉFAITE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Editorial. Alain Campiotti Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Israël était un allié parfait. Quand il le fallait, Tsahal utilisait ses armes américaines pour frapper avec une puissance prépondérante l‘un de ses voisins hostiles. Pour quelques années, un calme précaire était r& >>>


      LE KAZAKH DE PRAGUE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      IVAN PASSER. Coréalisateur de «Nomad», superproduction montrée sur la Piazza Grande de Locarno, revient de loin, dans tous les sens du terme.

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      LE RENDEZ–VOUS DES PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Chaque mois, «Le Temps» consacre une page aux produits structurés. L‘investisseur y trouvera les derni';res nouveautés en termes de produits et de th';mes d‘investissement, ainsi qu‘un article pédagogique basé sur les extraits d‘un livre publié >>>


      LE VERBIER FESTIVAL ACHČVE AVEC BRIO SA 13E ÉDITION
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      CLASSIQUE. La manifestation valaisanne poursuit son expansion avec un nouveau record de fréquentation.

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      LES BANQUES CENTRALES N‘AURAIENT PAS AUTANT D‘OR QU‘ELLES L‘AFFIRMENT
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      RESERVES. La BNS pręterait 135 tonnes du métal jaune ŕ des banques commerciales. S‘il a été vendu, il ne sera pas rapatrié. Emmanuel Garessus, Zurich Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Walter Hirt en est certain. Les banques centrales ont moins d‘or qu‘elles ne le disent. Confirm >>>


      LES HOMMES VERTS DU PALAIS FÉDÉRAL (6). «UNE CERTAINE COMPLICITÉ PEUT S‘INSTAURER»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      SERIE. Dario Oggier, 36 ans, est l‘un des deux huissiers de Micheline Calmy–Rey Valérie de Graffenried, Berne Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Mais qui sont donc les huissiers des conseillers fédéraux, qui trient les lettres des ministres, portent leurs dossiers et mallettes et les accompagnent lor >>>


      LES TIRS DE ROQUETTES DU HEZBOLLAH ÉCLIPSENT L‘ACTION DES DIPLOMATES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      ONU. Le Liban demande des amendements au projet de résolution. Le Temps Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Les hostilités au Liban n‘ont connu aucune accalmie dimanche. Une dizaine de personnes ont été tuées, reléguant au second plan le projet de résolution de l‘ONU. Le texte fran >>>


      LES «523»: ET LA MOBILISATION CITOYENNE?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Christophe Tafelmacher, SOS Asile Vaud, En 4 ans on prend racine, Coordination asile Vaud; Ir';ne Schmidlin, SOS Asile Vaud, Association des femmes kosovares isolées; Rosanna Mazzi, Association des femmes kosovares isolées, Coordination asile Vaud.

Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 L‘article L >>>


      LIBAN: LA DIPLOMATIE Ŕ L‘ÉPREUVE DU FEU
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Les attaques ŕ la roquette perpétrées dimanche par le Hezbollah ont tué douze soldats israéliens et causé d´importants dégâts dans des zones résidentielles de Haďfa. Photo: Keystone • La sortie de crise proposée par la France et les Etats–Unis est contes >>>


      MANAUDOU, COMME UN FRISSON DANS L‘EAU
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      NATATION. La Française entre dans l‘histoire avec quatre titres récoltés aux Championnats d‘Europe de Budapest. Elle est l‘une des rares ŕ pouvoir damer le pion ŕ l‘armada australo–américaine. Portrait d‘une surdouée au caract';re bien tremp >>>


      MARTINE BRUNSCHWIG GRAF, L‘INFATIGABLE «PARESSEUSE»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      GENEVE. L‘oisiveté n‘est pas au programme de l‘ancienne conseill';re d‘Etat. Elle profite de sa liberté accrue pour s‘engager différemment. La lecture de ce texte (41'8 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      MEXIQUE: PAS DE RECOMPTE DES BULLETINS DE VOTE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      ELECTIONS. Le tribunal fédéral rejette la demande de Lopez Obrador. Les blocages persistent.

Le Temps Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 La totalité des 41,7 millions de bulletins de vote de la présidentielle du 2 juillet ne seront pas recomptés: le Tribunal fédéral électoral du >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. PHOTOS DE VACANCES (1/5). CASSE–COU AMPHIBIE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Photos de vacances (1/5). Luc Debraine Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 C‘est un appareil photo compact numérique, ultraplat, élégant dans sa livrée métallique et doté d‘un grand écran LCD de 6,4 cm. Rien dans son aspect citadin ne trahit ses capacités amphibie >>>


      POUR LA PREMIČRE FOIS, L‘ARGENTINE FAIT FACE Ŕ SON PASSÉ DICTATORIAL
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      JUSTICE. Julio Simon, un ancien officier de police, a été condamné ŕ 25 ans de prison pour violation des droits de l‘homme sous la dictature militaire, entre 1'76 et 1'83.

Antoine Bigo, Buenos Aires Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 La condamnation vendredi 4 ao$';t ŕ 25  >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? CARLOS LEAL
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      36 ans, acteur, ŕ l‘affiche du prochain «James Bond», ancien leader du groupe lausannois Sens Unik.

Karin Kotsoglou Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 – Vos branches fortes?

– Le français et le dessin. – Vos branches cauchemar? – L‘allemand. Mais je me suis rattrapé. En >>>


      QUE RESTE–T–IL DU PROPRE DE L‘HOMME?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Paradoxe cruel: au moment oů les primates sont menacés comme jamais, nous prenons conscience de la troublante continuité mentale qui existe entre eux et nous. Une histoire qui remonte aux balbutiements de l‘humanité.

Catherine Vincent Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est >>>


      QUE SIGNIFIE ĘTRE NEUCH'4;TELOIS? NEUCH'4;TEL, QUAND LES RIVALITÉS FORGENT L‘IDENTITÉ
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Organisées jusqu‘ŕ fin octobre, les manifestations de NeuchŕToi s‘interrogent sur l‘identité des habitants du canton, marquée par l‘immigration et l‘antagonisme entre le Littoral et les Montagnes. Plongée introspective.

Pierre–Emmanue >>>


      ROAD MOVIE SUBTIL EN CATALOGNE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      CINEMA. Révélation de «Jours d‘ao$';t». Norbert Creutz, Locarno Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Jours d‘ao$';t (Dies d‘agost) du Catalan Marc Recha s‘affirme comme la premi';re proposition forte de la compétition. Car si le but d‘un festival est >>>


      ROLLING STONES, ROIS DE LA SUISSE POUR UN SOIR D‘ÉTÉ
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Le Kazakh de Prague Zappropos. Vous prendrez bien quelques soirées TV apr';s la canicule?

CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Rolling Stones, rois de la Suisse pour un soir d‘été MYTHE. 65000 spectateurs ŕ Dübendorf pour deux heures de plaisir.

Luc Debraine, D&# >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. FLAGOSSER, FRAÎCHE FAINÉANTISE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 On peut perdre son temps avec un joli vocable. Pour désigner le fait de lambiner, flâner ou glander, les Québécois ont «flagosser». Flagosser, c‘est se dissiper en occupations futiles, en discussions oiseuses. Le m >>>


      SCHUMACHER GRAPPILLE UN POINT Ŕ ALONSO
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      FORMULE 1. L‘Allemand, piégé comme l‘Espagnol sous le déluge hongrois, bénéficie d‘un déclassement pour terminer 8e.

Jean Lelion, Budapest Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Tout ça pour ça! Fernando Alonso, champion du monde en titre, et Michael Schumacher, so >>>


      UN SECTEUR SOUS LA LOUPE. MÉDICALISATION DE LA VIE: GARE Ŕ L‘«EFFET RITALINE»!
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Un secteur sous la loupe. Pascale B. Barresi, analyste Pharma et Chimie (CFA), Bordier & Cie Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Il y a quelques mois, l‘Australie a été l‘hôte d‘une conférence médicale un peu particuli';re. Elle concernait le phénom';ne de &laq >>>


      UNE ÉPARGNE DÉFISCALISÉE POUR ACHETER SON LOGEMENT? UNE INITIATIVE VA ĘTRE LANCÉE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      IMPOTS. La Chambre économique de Bâle–Campagne ressuscite l‘un des projets qui avaient coulé avec le paquet fiscal. Avec son initiative populaire fédérale en préparation, elle demande des avantages fiscaux pour l‘argent mis de côté.

Bernard Wuthrich, Be >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. VOUS PRENDREZ BIEN QUELQUES SOIRÉES TV APRČS LA CANICULE?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Les gosses s‘ennuient en vacances? Planquez–les devant C‘est pas sorcier.

Instructif et drôle. Une recette infaillible. (France3, lundi 7, 17h50) ××× La purée Stocki. Voilŕ un truc bien suisse, plein d&lsquo >>>


      «ASEXUELS ET HEUREUX»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      IDENTITE. Les personnes n‘éprouvant pas de désir charnel s‘organisent en communauté. Interview de l‘Américain David Jay, leur porte–voix.

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      «IL NE FAUT ACCEPTER QUE LE VERDICT DES URNES»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2006
      CONGO–KINSHASA. L‘abbé Malu Malu, en charge des élections, analyse le scrutin présidentiel en cours.

Colette Braeckman, envoyée spéciale ŕ Kinshasa Lundi 7 ao$';t 2006 Alors que les bulletins de vote arrivent en vrac dans les centres de compilation, oů les >>>


      3 MISSING AFTER MONTANA LODGE FIRE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      FORT SMITH, Mont. –– Three people were missing Sunday after a fire destroyed a fishing lodge on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana.

The lodge was engulfed in flames when Big Horn County Deputy Sheriff Debbie Winburn arrived early Sunday, she said. Five of the lodge‘s seven ro >>>


      '/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES PERSIST, THRIVE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      –– Kevin Barrett believes the U.S government might have destroyed the World Trade Center. Steven Jones is researching what he calls evidence that the twin towers were brought down by explosives detonated inside them, not by hijacked airliners.

These men aren‘t uneducated junk scientists: Barr >>>


      ADMINISTRATION AIMS TO SET HEALTH–CARE STANDARDS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 6 –– The Bush administration will soon launch an ambitious effort to require that all providers of federally financed health care adopt quality–measurement tools and uniform standards for their information technology, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said Sunday. >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      CRAWFORD, Texas –– President Bush says the U.S. wants to make sure that any U.N. resolutions don‘t create a vacuum for Hezbollah to provoke more instability in the Middle East.
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      END OF A PARK FIT FOR THE KING
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      MEMPHIS –– During hot summer nights in the 1'70s, the Memphis fairground would close down to the strains of "Goodnight Sweetheart," but neighborhood residents sometimes heard the rumble of the roller coaster, the Pippin, long after the gates were locked.

The rides kept running and the >>>


      GOVS. CRITICIZE NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      CHARLESTON, S.C. –– Governors worried about damage to the economy and complained about years of neglecting energy policy after an Alaska oil field shutdown, but offered far different solutions on Monday.

Energy independence and alternative fuels had already been part of the weekend‘s summer m >>>


      HEAT WAVE CONTINUES FOR PARTS OF SOUTH
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      OKLAHOMA CITY –– The heat wave that snapped last week for much of the nation shows no signs of letting up soon in parts of the South and Southeast, with heat advisories in effect Monday for Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

The high temperature in Oklahoma City on Sunday was 105 degrees, the eig >>>


      IMMIGRANT TRAPPED IN TRAIN BEFORE RESCUE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      SAN ANTONIO –– A Honduran immigrant spent two days trapped in a train car in stifling heat before he was rescued when someone heard his cries for help.

The man, who was not identified, was rescued Saturday when the train came to a stop in the San Antonio area.

He told authorities he had le >>>


      IRANIAN JEWS IN U.S. GRAPPLE WITH CRISIS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      GREAT NECK, N.Y. –– Eighty–year–old old Manoochehr Omidvar _ a serene presence if there ever was one _ has witnessed many things, but these are especially strange and troubling times for him and other Iranian Jews living in America.

Israel is fighting in Lebanon against the Iranian&ndas >>>


      KEMPTHORNE, AMERICAN INDIAN LEADERS MEET
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      RAPID CITY, S.D. –– Tribal leaders from five of South Dakota‘s American Indian reservations met with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on Sunday to discuss problems on their reservations and ask for federal protection for their sacred Bear Butte.

The meeting came a day before Kempthorne was >>>


      KLIMT PAINTING LOOTED BY NAZIS TO BE SOLD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      NEW YORK –– Four of five oil paintings by Gustav Klimt that were the focus of a restitution battle between the Austrian government and the artworks‘ Jewish heirs will be heading to Christie‘s for sale this fall, according to the president of the auction house.

Christie‘s has not d >>>


      LIEBERMAN MAKES FINAL CASE TO CONN. DEMS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      EAST HAVEN, Conn. –– Two days before the Democratic primary, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman made what he called his closing argument on his record Sunday as he tries to gain ground on upstart challenger Ned Lamont, who is leading in the latest poll.

Lieberman, a three–term incumbent and his party&ls >>>


      MOVEON HOPES TO CLAIM 1ST ELECTION WINS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– Other than the candidates, no one has more riding on this week‘s Connecticut Democratic Senate primary than MoveOn.org, a liberal organization at the edgy intersection of politics and the Internet.

With victory for Ned Lamont, the group can claim a role in helping an anti&n >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      Redesign Is Urged For Shopping Carts CHICAGO –– More than 24,000 U.S. children were treated at hospitals last year for shopping–cart–related injuries, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics to call for carts to be redesigned.

Most injuries occur when children are not strapped in a >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      –– Arlene Raven NEW YORK (AP) _ Arlene Raven, an art historian, writer and co–founder of the Los Angeles Women‘s Building, died Tuesday of cancer, the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery said. She was 62.

Raven wrote or edited nine books, including the 1'88 anthology "Feminist Art Critic >>>


      PHOENIX SUSPECTS TOOK TURNS, POLICE SAY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– One of two men arrested in a string of serial shootings has denied any involvement but says his roommate may have used his car and weapons to carry out the attacks without his knowledge.

"I am not a monster," said Dale S. Hausner in a jailhouse interview Sunday with the St. Pau >>>


      PORTRAIT OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE AS A FAMILY MAN
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      John Roberts sounds like a fun dad. Every Saturday morning, he makes bacon and waffles shaped like Mickey Mouse for his wife, Jane, and two children, Jack and Josie. If the kids don‘t act up during Sunday Mass, he lets them play soccer afterward without changing out of their church clothes. One Thanksgiving, he h >>>


      REPORT: MOST VIOLENT FELONS HAVE PRIORS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      PM WASHINGTON –– More than half of those convicted of violent felonies in large urban areas between 1''0 and 2002 had previous convictions, the U.S.

Justice Department reported Sunday. Nearly four in 10, or 38 percent, had some type prior felony conviction, while an additional 18 percent ha >>>


      RESEARCH TEAM SEEKING CLUES TO A HURRICANE‘S BIRTH
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      Twenty–one days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall at New Orleans last summer, a relatively small "wave" of turbulent air emerged from western Africa and headed out to sea.

Over the ocean, that trough of low atmospheric pressure began to shrink, and it was further diminished by a mass of dr >>>


      SEATTLE CRACKS DOWN ON DRUNK BOATING
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      SEATTLE –– A large–scale crackdown during the city‘s weekend Seafair summer festival led to nearly 100 arrests for BUI _ boating under the influence.

More than 50 city police officers, state troopers, Coast Guard personnel and U.S. Customs agents were on Lake Washington to check waterbo >>>


      STUDY: NYC STREET FAIRS ALL THE SAME
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      NEW YORK –– Seen one funnel cake, seen them all. That‘s the conclusion of the Center for an Urban Future, which on Sunday released a report charging that the 367 fairs that crowd New York City streets annually are bland and generic, with the same vendors selling the same gyros, arepas and tube socks.< >>>


      TEENS WHO WATCHED WRESTLING MORE VIOLENT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      RALEIGH, N.C. –– Teenagers who watched pro wrestling on TV were more likely to behave violently than other kids, researchers reported Monday, and girls seemed to be more influenced than boys.

Those findings were part of a study suggesting that teenagers who watched wrestling shows like "RAW&qu >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      AM –– Pockets of rain were forecast for much of the nation Monday. The heaviest rain was expected along Texas‘ Gulf coast and thunderstorms were likely.

Heavy rain was also forecast for the Northern Plains, especially Nebraska. A cold front was expected to make its way through New England and >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      A Battle for Connecticut Politics this week will revolve around what transpires tomorrow in a little Northeastern state called Connecticut. Voters will go to the polls in the Democratic Senate primary to decide whether to renominate Sen. Joseph I.

Lieberman, who is trailing antiwar businessman Ned Lamont in op >>>


      VOLUNTEERS CREDITED IN COLO. KILLER CASE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –– When Sheriff Terry Maketa announced a Colorado inmate was claiming responsibility for a string of bodies across half the country, he proudly credited three retirees with cracking the case.

They have been dubbed "The Apple Dumpling Gang" by admiring members of th >>>


      WHEN STAYING COOL SEEMS BETTER THAN BEING BAD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      A02 So the bad news is that it is hot and sticky and muggy. Your skin makes tearing sounds when you get up from a plastic chair. On the Metro, you start to tell people apart by how they smell.

The good news? You just might be safer than when it was nice and balmy. A curious aspect of high temperature is that w >>>


      A BAD STATUS QUO
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      BEIRUT –– Unfortunately, it is all connected: Hezbollah, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Iran and, indeed, Iraq. One cannot "solve" the Hezbollah problem without coming to terms with all the pieces. Anyone who has dealt with the successive Middle East crises over several decades knows there is a kind of >>>


      A NEW BRAND OF POWER
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      Motorola used to be a manufacturer of cellphones. Then it came up with its ultra–slim Razr handset and became a lifestyle company as well. Apple made the same transition years ago: It is not so much a computer maker as a style iCon. At certain select nightclubs, Coca–Cola is selling its black sugar in funky >>>


      BIOFUEL PROJECT RUNS OUT OF GAS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      There‘s continued excitement ‘mongst the automakers and farm state folks over E85, a fuel that blends 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline as an alternative technology. (Much cheaper than developing new engines, because this fuel requires little modification of existing cars.) Advocates say it‘s >>>


      BUSH WANTS QUICK UN RESOLUTION ON MIDEAST
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – President George W. Bush said on Monday he wanted a U.N. resolution as quickly as possible to deal with the Israeli–Lebanese crisis and end the violence.

"We will work with partners to get the resolution layed down as quickly as possible," Bush told reporters. >>>


      CHÁVEZ‘S WAR OF WORDS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      Last week Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a news conference at which he launched into a vitriolic denunciation of Israel, "the usurper Zionist regime," for its bombing of civilians in Lebanon. For a politician who has repeatedly denied the Holocaust and called for Israel‘s extinction, it was >>>


      DEEP THREATS ON THE HIGH SEAS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      For tens of thousands of years, hunter–gatherer societies relied on the natural world around them for food. Today some indigenous peoples still live this way and consume wildlife in a sustainable manner. It would be foolish for them to destroy the forests or plains that provide their food.

But, ironicall >>>


      ENERGY DEPT. READY TO TAP EMERGENCY OIL
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The Energy Department is prepared to provide oil from the government‘s emergency supplies if a refinery requests it because of the disruption of supplies from Alaska, a department spokesman said Monday.

"We‘re taking a very serious look at this," said spokesman C >>>


      FRANCE, US CONSIDER CHANGES TO UN MIDEAST MEASURE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Facing sharp Arab criticism, France and the United States considered changes on Monday to their draft U.N. resolution to end the Israeli–Hizbollah conflict, but diplomats said a vote in the Security Council was unlikely before Wednesday.

France‘s U.N. Ambassador Jea >>>


      IRAQ PROTESTER SHEEHAN RETURNS TO CRAWFORD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – Cindy Sheehan, who gained international attention a year ago for protesting the Iraq war, returned to the town near President George W. Bush‘s ranch on Sunday to resume her protest.

Talking to reporters, Sheehan defended the purchase of a 5–acre (2 hectare) plot of >>>


      LIEBERMAN CONFRONTS CRITICISM OF HIS WAR STANCE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      7, 2006; 8:26 AM FARMINGTON, Conn., Aug. 7 –– In a dramatic bid to stave off a potential defeat in Tuesday‘s Democratic primary, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.) on Sunday rejected charges from rival Ned Lamont that he has been one of the chief cheerleaders for President Bush‘s Iraq policy, but >>>


      MD. DEMOCRATS LOOK TO SEIZE SENATE RACE‘S NEW SPOTLIGHT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      7, 2006; A01 The Maryland Democrats running for the U.S. Senate this week begin a five–week sprint to primary day, with Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin launching his first television advertising campaign and Kweisi Mfume concentrating his limited resources on building a network to get his supporters to the polls.

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      NO GAS SHORTAGES SEEN FROM LOST ALASKAN OIL
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. motorists will not face shortages of gasoline because of BP‘s shutdown of its giant Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska, even though pump prices may rise, the government‘s energy forecasting agency said Monday.

BP announced over the weekend it was shutting down its 400 >>>


      NUMBER OF BLACK LOBBYISTS REMAINS SHOCKINGLY LOW
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      Robert G. Drummer has been a lobbyist for a long time. He represents the American Moving and Storage Association and the City of Atlanta. But one thing has not changed since he first left Capitol Hill as an aide in 1''5: the number of African American lobbyists like himself has remained remarkably small.
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      POLL SHOWS LIEBERMAN CUTS OPPONENT‘S LEAD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      BOSTON (Reuters) – Joseph Lieberman, a three term Democratic senator and former vice presidential candidate, has cut his opponent‘s lead to 6 points in Tuesday‘s Connecticut primary race, a poll released on Monday showed.

The latest Quinnipiac University poll, conducted between July 31 and Au >>>


      REP. BOB NEY WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      AM Rep. Robert W. Ney, the six–term Republican congressman from central Ohio implicated in the Jack Abramoff influence–peddling scandal, announced this morning that that he will not seek re–election.

"After much consideration and thought I have decided today to no longer seek re–el >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      Lebanon‘s objections delay UN Council Mideast vote UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Opposition from Lebanon caused the United States and France to delay a vote on a U.N.

resolution aimed at ending more than three weeks of fighting and setting terms to settle the Israel–Hizbollah conflict. The 15&nd >>>


      SUMMARY: PENSION BILL AIDS CERTAIN COS.
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      PM –– SPECIAL INTERESTS: Defense contractors, airlines and a food company are among those singled out for special treatment under a massive pension overhaul bill.

A LIFE RAFT: The legislation has the lofty goal of reinforcing the employer–based pension system that is the retirement lifeblood >>>


      SUMMARY: RICE: U.N. DRAFT IS 1ST STEP
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      PM –– ENDING BLOODSHED: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described a draft U.N. cease–fire resolution as a first step to stop violence in the Middle East.

NOT ENOUGH: But she said it cannot solve the problems in Lebanon and she expects more violence.

REGAINING SOVEREIGNTY: Rice sa >>>


      U.S. FIGHTS N. KOREA OVER FAKE CURRENCY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– For those who have handled them, North Korean "supernotes" are virtually indistinguishable from the $100 bills they mimic _ near–perfect forgeries of the most widely circulated American bank note outside the United States.

But the fakes are more than just beautiful exa >>>



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