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      A PLANE DROPS...
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      VASSILIS PSOMAS/ANA A plane drops water on one of three fires that broke out near the Aghios Athanassios monastery yesterday along the Corinth–Patras national road, causing long tailbacks as the highway was closed for more than an hour so firefighters could attempt to extinguish the flames. The fire service put o >>>


      CASH BEATS ELECTRONIC BANKING
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      An increasing number of electronic financial transactions are taking place in Greece but the vast majority of Greeks still prefer to conduct their business with cash, which accounts for some '5 percent of commercial exchanges, according to figures released yesterday.

This means that only 5 percent of trans >>>


      COURT FOCUS ON CCTV CAMERAS
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      The Council of State has approved the use of CCTV cameras by police but only for monitoring traffic in Athens, according to a ruling made public yesterday.

Greece’s highest administrative court ignored the protests of the non–governmental organization Democratic Rally for Popular Freedoms (DRPF) and the >>>


      GREECE URGES UN ACTION
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      FM flies to New York; Syria wants Athens to take on more active role Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis flew to an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York yesterday, saying that the group of countries had to intervene immediately to end the crisis in the Middle East.

Several foreign min >>>


      HUNT ON TO FIND SARONIC SLICK SHIP
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      The coast guard has taken samples of fuel from at least 24 ships that have sailed across the Saronic Gulf in recent days as part of its efforts to track down the vessel that caused large oil slicks to appear on Saturday at two beaches in southern Athens, officials said yesterday.

The samples have been sent to >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      MOONLIGHT SIGHTSEEING Ministry says ancient sites will be open late tomorrow for full moon The Culture Ministry said yesterday that it will observe its annual tradition of keeping Greece‘s main archeological sites open past midnight tomorrow so visitors can enjoy the full moon. The sites that will be open until 1 >>>


      LONG HUNTING SEASON PROMPTS WARNING SHOT
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      Greek birdwatchers yesterday labeled illegal a decision by the Agricultural Development Ministry to end the hunting season for birds at the end of February.

The ministry recently set August 20 as the start of the hunting season and February 27 next year as its end. However, the hunting of some birds, such as t >>>


      MAYOR SUES LAWYER IN ALEX CASE
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      The mayor of Veria, Christos Skoubopoulos, yesterday filed a lawsuit against a lawyer defending one of the schoolboys alleged to be involved in the disappearance of 11–year–old Alex Meshivili from the northern city.

Skoubopoulos accused Sotiris Papadopoulos of defamation and «spreading false >>>


      OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST FANI HALKIA GETS READY...
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2006
      JEFF HAYNES/AFP Olympic gold medalist Fani Halkia gets ready for a qualifying round of the women‘s 400–meter hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, yesterday. Halkia, who rose from virtual obscurity to win a gold in Athens two years ago, won her heat to claim a place in the e >>>


      27E JOUR DE L‘OFFENSIVE ISRAÉLIENNE CONTRE LE HEZBOLLAH. LA LIGUE ARABE SOUTIENT LE LIBAN DANS SON REFUS D‘ĘTRE UN JOUET DE L‘HISTOIRE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Le premier ministre libanais, Fouad Siniora, a obtenu le soutien des pays de la Ligue arabe. Il souhaite qu´un cessez–le–feu soit accompagné du retrait de Tsahal du sud–Liban et du déploiement de ses propres forces armées le long de la «Ligne bleue». Photo: Keystone PROCHE–OR >>>


      5'E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LOCARNO. LOCARNO REPLACE LA SUISSE DANS LE MONDE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Régions Economie Finance Sports Société Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Accueil Fonds placement Marchés Economie Emploi, formation Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Blogs Archives Dossiers Revue de presse Newsletters Forums Hors–séries Edition RS >>>


      A GENČVE, TREIZE CANDIDATS Ŕ LA COUR DES COMPTES SONT PRĘTS Ŕ TRAQUER LES SCANDALES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le 24 septembre, les citoyens choisiront la composition du nouvel organe de contrôle dont ils se sont dotés en novembre 2005. Les magistrats élus récolteront les plaintes des Genevois en mati';re de gaspillage des deniers publics.

Cynthia Gani Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Les >>>


      AU CORPS Ŕ CORPS, ENCORE, ENCORE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      RAPHAEL SIBILLA. Le cinéaste lausannois s‘est immergé dans les recherches de plaisir sexuel.

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      AVEC LE GLAS DE POLICE 2000, QUEL AVENIR POUR LA SÉCURITÉ VAUDOISE?
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      VAUD. La lente agonie du projet de réforme des polices vaudoises semble toucher ŕ sa fin. Restent deux motions parlementaires pour relancer un débat sur la sécurité vieux de treize ans.

Philippe Miauton Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 En l‘espace d‘une semaine, Police 2000, le g >>>


      BOGOTA EN ÉTAT DE SIČGE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      COLOMBIE. Pour l‘investiture d‘Alvaro Uribe, le pays craint la guérilla. La lecture de ce texte (1755 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      BRČVES. TENNIS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Le Temps Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Le comité directeur de Swiss Tennis a conclu un accord de principe avec Jacques Hermenjat concernant l‘achat des droits du tournoi ATP de Gstaad.

Un contrat a été signé sur la base d‘un prix de vente de 3,5 millions. © Le Temps, 2006 . Droits >>>


      CHRONIQUE DES CHANGES. L‘EURO PROGRESSE FACE AU DOLLAR AVANT LA FED
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Chronique des changes. Nicolas Longchamp, Responsable de trading, Realtime Forex Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Le dollar perdait du terrain face ŕ ses principaux rivaux lundi, avant une réunion décisive de la Réserve fédérale américaine aujourd‘hui, dont nous nous attendons ŕ >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ. MAI(T)RE DE LA PIAZZA
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
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      COMMENT LA BÉCASSE SURVIVRA PAR SON CRI
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Sauvetage d‘un oiseau rare. La lecture de ce texte (2867 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      CONGRČS MONDIAL DE TORONTO SUR LE SIDA. LE SIDA A 25 ANS. ET MAINTENANT?
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      CONGRES. 24000 spécialistes se réunissent au Canada du 13 au 18 ao$';t pour coordonner la lutte contre la pandémie. Peut–on compter sur un vaccin?

Quelles sont les étapes marquantes récentes? Le point avec l‘infectiologue genevois Bernard Hirschel.

Olivier D >>>


      CRASH D‘ÜBERLINGEN: HUIT AIGUILLEURS SERONT JUGÉS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      ZURICH. Les employés de Skyguide mis en cause risquent de six ŕ quinze mois de prison avec sursis.

Anne Fournier Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Huit collaborateurs de Skyguide passeront devant la justice pour homicide par négligence suite au drame d‘Überlingen en 2002. Le Tribunal de dist >>>


      GENČVE RÉCLAME DES RENFORTS POUR L‘EURO 2008
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      GENEVE. Le Conseil d‘Etat a déjŕ sollicité la mobilisation de contingents de police d‘autres cantons. Les autorités envisagent également de faire appel le cas échéant ŕ l‘armée et ŕ la protection civile.

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      ISRAËL ET L‘AUTODÉFENSE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Michel Nowak, président des Chrétiens amis d‘Israël, Echallens (VD) Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Il semble que la réaction israélienne au terrorisme libano–palestinien ait énervé pas mal de monde sous nos latitudes ces derniers temps. En témoignent les manifestations or >>>


      KIOSQUE. VOIX D‘ÉCRIVAINS DANS LA GUERRE DU LIBAN
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Dans la région déchirée, des écrivains des deux côtés de la fronti';re expriment leur désillusion.

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      L‘HOMME DÉSESPOIR ET ESPOIR D‘OTTO DIX
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      La journaliste Sylvia von Harden (détail), 1'26. Photo: Keystone BEAUX–ARTS. L‘artiste allemand fut de ceux, dans la premi';re moitié du si';cle dernier, qui en vécurent concr';tement les tourmentes. Une petite rétrospective, ŕ Schaffhouse, résume la >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. FAIBLE AVANT LA FED
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Faible avant la Fed La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 En début de semaine, le marché suisse a connu une séance difficile. A la veille de la réunion de la Réserve fédérale, les volumes ont été faibles, les in >>>


      LA DEUXIČME VIE POLITIQUE DE RUTH DREIFUSS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Ruth Dreifuss, en tęte de file d´une manifestation contre la loi sur l´asile, le 17 juin 2006. Photo: Keystone PARCOURS. L‘ancienne conseill';re fédérale n‘a jamais renoncé ŕ s‘engager.

Son rôle dans la campagne sur l‘asile et dans la r >>>


      LA FED DEVRAIT RESTER L‘ARME AU PIED CE MARDI
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      POLITIQUE MONETAIRE. Les opérateurs n‘évaluent qu‘ŕ 18% les chances d‘une hausse des taux.

Le Temps Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Pour la premi';re fois depuis juin 2004, la Réserve fédérale américaine est sur le point de changer de cap. Sur le march >>>


      LA SUISSE INATTENDUE (2/6). GOLZERN, PERCHOIR INSOLITE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Comment y aller Saveurs du français. Gouttiner, torture lég';re Kiosque. Voix d‘écrivains dans la guerre du Liban ZOOM Le Temps I Article Golzern, perchoir insolite Situé dans le canton d‘Uri, au–dessus du val Maderan, le petit village reste inaccessible aux voitures. Pour >>>


      LA VIOLENCE S‘INTENSIFIE AU SRI LANKA
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      BOMBARDEMENTS. Une ONG française récup';re les corps de ses 16 employés. La lecture de ce texte (2824 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE MARCHÉ SUISSE DU BOIS EN PLEINE EFFERVESCENCE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Economie Emploi, formation Samedi culturel Disques Livres Sciences Multimédia Blogs Archives Dossiers Revue de presse Newsletters Forums Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Coin des abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebAdresses Publicité Voyages Rencontres Présentation Vi >>>


      LE PLUS GRAND CENTRE PÉTROLIER DE L‘ALASKA EST FERMÉ EN CATASTROPHE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      BRUT. BP coupe les vannes provisoirement ŕ cause de la corrosion dans ses tubes de transit et pour sauver sa réputation. Vive réaction des marchés, avec un baril qui s‘envole ŕ pr';s de 77 dollars.

Alain Campiotti, New York Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Vu d‘Alaska, c& >>>


      LE SALUT DES RADICAUX JURASSIENS PASSERA–T–IL PAR INTERNET?
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      JURA. Elections cantonales: un site anonyme s‘ins';re dans la campagne. La lecture de ce texte (3144 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES ANALYSTES SUISSES SE CONFORMENT Ŕ UN CODE D‘ÉTHIQUE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Les r';gles de conduite imposées par la SFAA Chronique des changes. L‘euro progresse face au dollar avant la Fed La Bourse suisse. Faible avant la Fed FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les analystes suisses se conforment ŕ un code d‘éthique AUTOREGULATION. Les membres de la SFAA, l >>>


      LES JEUNES TROUVENT PLUS FACILEMENT DU TRAVAIL
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      CONJONCTURE. Le taux de chômage en Suisse est resté stable en juillet, traditionnel mois de hausse.

Bastien Buss Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 «La situation sur le marché suisse du travail s‘améliore lentement mais s$';rement. Cela confirme le tableau d‘une conjoncture >>>


      LES MÉCHANTS (12). RAOUL ET PAUL VOLFONI, BRAS CASSÉS DU BRAQUAGE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Pierre Chambonnet Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Au pays des méchants, on trouve aussi des ratés, sympathiques qui plus est. Les fr';res Volfoni appartiennent ŕ cette catégorie: deux gangsters plutôt inoffensifs, une paire de bras cassés braqueurs. Dans Les Tontons flingueurs, les m >>>


      LES TPG POURRAIENT PERDRE LEURS LIGNES EN FRANCE VOISINE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      GENEVE. Les liaisons transfrontali';res feront l‘objet d‘un appel d‘offres en 2007.

Sandra Moro Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 La mainmise des Transports publics genevois (TPG) sur les quelques lignes transfrontali';res qui relient le canton ŕ la France voisine est remise en >>>


      NOS FRČRES LES GRANDS SINGES (2/6). DES AMOURS DE PRIMATES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Chez les chimpanzés, le baiser est une marque d‘amitié. Rien de sexuel lŕ–dedans. Mais quelle ne fut pas la surprise de ce gardien ŕ qui l‘on présenta un jour un bonobo, et qui, acceptant comme d‘habitude le baiser proposé, se retrouva avec la langue du singe dans l >>>


      OPÉRAS Ŕ AIX–EN–PROVENCE: PAS D‘ACCORD!
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Rémy Chappatte, Gen';ve Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Ayant lu les critiques de Julian Sykes (Le Temps des 5 et 8 juillet), c‘est avec appréhension que je me suis rendu ŕ Aix–en–Provence pour assister aux derni';res de La Fl$';te enchantée et de L‘Italienn >>>


      PANOPLIE 06. PHOTOS DE VACANCES (2/5). MOBILES ET MÉGAPIXELS EN RAFALES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Photos de vacances (2/5). Luc Debraine Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Les téléphones mobiles photo, ou photophones, passent ŕ la vitesse supérieure.

Des appareils comme le Nokia N73 ou le Sony Ericsson K800i affichent des résolutions de 3,2 mégapixels, ainsi que des objec >>>


      PHARMACIES: QUAND LA TEMPĘTE S‘ABAT
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Baisse générale des prix des médicaments. Pour résister aux marges restreintes et ŕ la concurrence féroce, les pharmacies indépendantes doivent s´allier pour survivre. Photo: Keystone • Le prix des médicaments baisse, la concurrence se durcit, Monsieur Prix se fâche: sa >>>


      PÉKIN S‘EN PREND AUX PROVINCES, RESPONSABLES DE SURCHAUFFE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      CHINE. Le gouvernement central explique l‘explosion des investissements par le comportement irrationnel et hors la loi des autorités provinciales.

Elles favoriseraient une croissance trop rapide. Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Comme beaucoup de gouvernements centralisé >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? JEAN–MARIE FOURNIER
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Jean–Marie Fournier, 47 ans, directeur de Téléveysonnaz SA, Valais. Chloé Dethurens Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 – Quelles étaient vos branches fortes?

– J‘aimais beaucoup le français et l‘histoire. J‘étais plutôt littéraire. – Vos branches cauchema >>>


      QUE SONT LES CADORS DU 100M DEVENUS?
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      ATHLETISME. Dopage oblige, une maigre poignée de favoris se partagera le gâteau ce soir aux Championnats d‘Europe de Göteborg.

Isabelle Musy Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 A l‘heure oů ses rois déchoient, l‘épreuve reine de l‘athlétisme frise elle–m& >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ IDA GLANZMANN. «LES FEMMES PDC VEULENT QU‘UNE DES LEURS SOIT ÉLUE VICE–PRÉSIDENTE»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Questions ŕ Ida Glanzmann, présidente des femmes PDC. La lecture de ce texte (277' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      REPČRE. LE RENDEMENT DES DIAMANTS EST ÉTERNEL
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Rep';re. Marie–Laure Chapatte Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Si, pour l‘inusable James Bond, «les diamants sont éternels», pour l‘investisseur, c‘est leur rendement qui l‘est.

La production de diamants va diminuer pour la premi';re fois depuis vingt&nd >>>


      RETRAITÉS F'4;CHÉS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Le Temps Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Le Conseil suisse des aînés (CSA) va protester aupr';s du parlement contre le nouveau mod';le d‘imposition des couples mariés. Il estime que les retraités sont discriminés par rapport aux actifs disposant de deux revenus. Contrairement a >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. GOUTTINER, TORTURE LÉGČRE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Quelle adéquation entre le mot et ce qu‘il désigne! En Belgique, «gouttiner» évoque un flux d‘eau qui se débite au goutte ŕ goutte. Par exemple, le robinet gouttine.

Ainsi, ce fichu robinet que >>>


      SOUS PRESSION, LES PHARMACIENS SE BATTENT POUR CAPTER LES CLIENTS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      MEDICAMENTS. La concurrence se durcit, et les prix baissent enfin. Le Temps Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Depuis des années, les associations de consommateurs dénonçaient les prix trop élevés des médicaments en Suisse, en vain. Le lobby de la pharma et celui des pharmaciens unissaient leurs e >>>


      UNE FIRME ISLAMIQUE GAGNE EN JUSTICE Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      La Cour de justice genevoise demande que soit rejugé le journaliste Antoine Menusier, auteur d‘un article publié dans L‘Hebdo en automne 2003, qui mettait en cause la société DMI, basée ŕ Gen';ve. Le rédacteur avait pourtant été acquitté par le Tribu >>>


      UNE MUE INACHEVÉE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      Editorial. Bastien Buss Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 On n‘osait plus y croire, mais c‘est devenu une réalité. Le prix des médicaments, qui p';sent pour 10% dans les co$';ts de la santé en Suisse, baisse. Cela fait plus de dix ans que les consommateurs attendaient légiti >>>


      «SPECTRE», LE NOUVEAU PARTI POLITIQUE CAUCHEMAR DE TONY BLAIR
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      GRANDE–BRETAGNE. Les familles des victimes britanniques de la guerre en Irak vont créer une formation politique qui entend présenter 70 candidats aux prochaines élections générales.

Eric Albert, Londres Mardi 8 ao$';t 2006 Pour Tony Blair, c‘est un cauchemar devenu r >>>


      «YOUTUBE.COM», Ŕ CHACUN SA CHAÎNE TV
      Le Temps, 08-08-2006
      PHENOMENE. Chaque jour, les internautes mettent en ligne gratuitement 60000 nouvelles vidéos sur le site «YouTube.com». Au total, 100 millions de vidéos sont vues chaque jour. Mais ce succ';s pourrait ne pas durer...

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      ' DIE IN ARIZ. CRASH AS SUV FLEES BORDER PATROL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      From News ServicesTuesday, August 8, 2006; A07 YUMA, Ariz., Aug. 7 –– Nine people were killed and at least 12 others were injured Monday after the sport–utility vehicle in which they were riding rolled over while the driver attempted to elude Border Patrol agents, officials said.

Five of the >>>


      ARMY SEEKS A NEW LIFE FOR AN OLD HOUSE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      By Todd DvorakAssociated PressTuesday, August 8, 2006; A1' ROCK ISLAND, Ill. –– On a wooded plot along a stretch of the Mississippi River sits Quarters One, a stately limestone mansion that seems out of place among rows of weapons foundries and administrative buildings that crowd this island arsenal.
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      DEMOCRATS FACE TOUGH PRIMARY CHALLENGE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, locked in a battle to keep his Senate seat against an anti–war challenger, said on the eve of Tuesday‘s primary that the voters who were upset with him were trying to "send me a message," and he assured them: "I got their message.& >>>


      DOCTORS ATTEMPT TO SEPARATE TWINS WHO SHARE KIDNEY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 7 –– Four–year–old twin sisters born fused at the midsection, with just one kidney and one set of legs, underwent surgery Monday to separate them and allow them to lead independent lives.

Doctors at Primary Children‘s Medical Center said it was the first known >>>


      EX–WIFE: ACCUSED KILLER THREATENED ME
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– The first wife of one of two men accused of terrorizing the city with a string of shootings said he once threatened to kill her and boasted that he knew how to get away with it.

Tracie Hazelett, 33, was married to Dale S. Hausner for a year and a half in the early 1''0s.

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      HURRICANE EVACUEE DEATHS RAISE QUESTIONS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– A small fire that killed 23 elderly hurricane evacuees last year started in the rear wheel well of a bus, then engulfed the vehicle and its passengers in minutes. The fire triggered a series of explosions as witnesses stood by helplessly.

Two of the witnesses told the National Transpo >>>


      ILL. GOVERNOR OFFICE TIGHTENS HIRE RULES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –– Under investigation by federal prosecutors, Gov. Rod Blagojevich‘s administration is tightening its rules for hiring interns _ positions that often have gone to people with political connections to the Democratic governor.

A memo obtained by The Associated Press also emph >>>


      INJECTION MAY TREAT DEPRESSION MUCH FASTER
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      A11 Government researchers announced yesterday that they have had striking success in treating depression in a matter of hours, using an experimental injectable drug that acts much more quickly than conventional antidepressants.

The study, based on a small sample, is part of a push by researchers to develop tr >>>


      KIDNAPPED SOLDIER‘S WIFE SEEKS HIS RELEASE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. –– The wife of an Israeli soldier whose kidnapping marked the beginning the latest convulsion of violence in the Middle East appealed for the release of her husband.

Ehud Goldwasser, a 31–year–old reservist in the Israeli army, was kidnapped with another solider by >>>


      KILLER MAY BE UNEARTHED FROM ARLINGTON CEMETERY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      B01 The remains of a Vietnam War veteran convicted of killing a Maryland couple would have to be removed from Arlington National Cemetery under a bill passed by the Senate last week after the couple‘s outraged son complained that murderers don‘t deserve such a revered military honor.

Russell W. Wag >>>


      KY. AIDES ACCUSED OF ABUSING PATIENTS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      SOMERSET, Ky. –– Before she worked at Kentucky‘s largest center for mentally retarded adults, Dee Sumpter carried out groceries at Kroger and sewed elastic onto women‘s underwear at a factory.

Jennifer Gregory was a cashier at McDonald‘s. William Crabtree drove a delivery truck. R >>>


      LAX MALFUNCTIONS RAISE SAFETY QUESTIONS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– A computerized system that guides arriving planes onto a runway at Los Angeles International Airport failed, marking the second serious problem to disable the world‘s fifth–busiest airport in the past three weeks, officials said.

The latest malfunction on Monday caused fl >>>


      LIEBERMAN RE–ELECTION BID TOPS PRIMARIES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– With a new poll showing the race tightening between Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman and his anti–war opponent, both sides made their final pitches to voters in the nation‘s most closely watched primary election.

Lieberman planned to vote in his hometown of New Haven Tue >>>


      MAN TRAPPED BY TOPPLED WALL IN PHOENIX
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– A worker on the demolition of a downtown parking garage was trapped early Tuesday when part of the concrete structure collapsed onto his tractor, and more than 100 firefighters struggled for hours to free him.

The worker was conscious and talking but was seriously injured, with tons of c >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      Contractor Loses Bid To Put Tenet on Stand RALEIGH, N.C. –– Federal prosecutors won their battle to keep former CIA director George J. Tenet and several other agency employees from having to testify at the trial of a former CIA contractor accused of beating an Afghan detainee.

But U.S. District Jud >>>


      NEY‘S OHIO REPLACEMENT MAY BE INELIGIBLE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio –– The leading Republican candidate to replace scandal–scarred Rep. Bob Ney on the November ballot may be ineligible, party officials said Tuesday, complicating GOP efforts to assure a smooth transition for the fall campaign.

"As far as I know, I have a green light >>>


      ONE SUSPECT IN PHOENIX SHOOTINGS BLAMES OTHER
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      PHOENIX, Aug. 7 –– One of the two men suspected in a string of deadly shootings denied any involvement on Monday but said the other suspect –– his roommate

–– may have carried out the attacks while he slept. Dale S. Hausner suggested that Samuel J. Dieteman may have used his >>>


      PHOTOGRAPHER ALTERED SHOTS OF CONFLICT IN LEBANON
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      The Reuters news service said yesterday that it has cut its ties with a Beirut–based freelance photographer after finding he had manipulated two photographs from the ongoing fighting in Lebanon. It also removed all '20 of his photographs from its database.

The agency said that it will now require tha >>>


      PIPELINE CLOSURE SENDS OIL HIGHER
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      By Steven MufsonWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 8, 2006; A01 After noticing an oil spill on a deserted stretch of frozen road in Alaska‘s North Slope in early March, workers needed three days to find the quarter–inch–wide hole in a pipeline, just where it dipped into a culvert to allow the >>>


      REPORT DETAILS CONGESTION IN ELECTRICAL GRID
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      The urban centers from Northern Virginia to New York "face unparalleled problems" meeting electricity demand, an Energy Department report warns, but such remote areas as Montana and the Dakotas may also need new transmission lines in the near future.

The grid–congestion report to be released to >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      AM –– Forecasters predicted scattered rain and thunderstorms in pockets from coast to coast on Tuesday.

Rain was expected in the region from the Mid–Atlantic states to the Tennessee Valley, Mississippi Valley and the Plains. Severe thunderstorms were expected to develop in the Missouri Valley >>>


      VA. OFFICIALS OPPOSE MILITARY THEME PARK
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      FORT BELVOIR, Va. –– The Army is considering a proposal to allow a private developer to build a military theme park that would include "4D" rides and bars including a "1st Division Lounge," local officials said.

The massive entertainment and hotel complex next to a national Army >>>


      VEHICLES HIT BY GUNFIRE IN INDIANA
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      CROWN POINT, Ind. –– The FBI has joined state and local law enforcement investigating reports that at least nine vehicles were hit by gunfire in the days following a deadly series of highway shootings in southern Indiana.

In the earlier shootings, a teenager was quickly arrested and has pleaded not >>>


      WOMAN SOUGHT IN HUSBAND‘S HOT OIL DEATH
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. –– A woman accused of dumping hot cooking oil on her sleeping husband has been charged with murder, and the FBI has joined the search for her.

Sherman Sanders died Friday after a week in the burn center at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He had suffered third–d >>>


      A PREVIEW FOR NOVEMBER
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      Some events are so important that the battle to interpret their meaning begins even before they happen. So it is with today‘s Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Joe Lieberman in Connecticut.

Most of the commentary is premised on the idea that antiwar businessman Ned Lamont will defeat Lieberman, one of >>>


      BUSH CAUTIONS ON LEBANON CEASE–FIRE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      CRAWFORD, Texas –– President Bush said Monday any Mideast cease–fire must prevent Hezbollah from strengthening its grip in southern Lebanon, asserting "it‘s time to address root causes of problems." Bush urged the United Nations to work quickly to approve a resolution to stop hostiliti >>>


      CIA MAN SAID HE KICKED AFGHAN DETAINEE: WITNESS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – A CIA contractor accused of beating an Afghan prisoner so badly that he later died told a colleague afterward that he had kicked the detainee in the groin, a prosecution witness told a federal court on Tuesday.

David Passaro, a former Special Forces medic who worked un >>>


      CIVIL WAR? WHAT CIVIL WAR?
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      Among the various awards to government officials –– presidential medal, etc. –– let me offer one of my own: the Oveta Culp Hobby Award for a truly dumb statement. I have twice before cited the late Mrs. Hobby, the nation‘s chief health official back in the Eisenhower administration, becaus >>>


      CONTEMPT FOR CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      CHARLESTON, S.C. –– The nature of their jobs keeps governors in close touch with the moods of their states‘ voters. There‘s little insulation for them; constituents unload their gripes and grievances with few inhibitions.

That‘s why I was so struck by the tone of the conversations >>>


      EHRLICH OPERATIVE MOVES TO REPEL PROBE SUBPOENA
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      The political operative whose work for Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. earned him the nickname "Prince of Darkness" is fighting efforts by state lawmakers to force him to testify in Annapolis tomorrow morning, according to court papers made public yesterday.

An attorney for Joseph Steffen has pre >>>


      EX–CLINTON OFFICIAL MAY GO TO NORTH KOREA: REPORT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      SEOUL (Reuters) – A former U.S. cabinet member who has held discussions with North Korean officials in the past over the North‘s nuclear ambitions may be planning a fresh trip to Pyongyang, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.

North Korea defied international warnings and test–fired seven >>>


      GOP LOSES BID TO DROP DELAY FROM TEXAS BALLOT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      A06 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia refused yesterday to block an appeals court ruling to keep former congressman Tom DeLay as the Republican candidate on the ballot, all but ensuring that the former House majority leader will stand for election in November for his suburban Houston district.

DeLay was und >>>


      GRAY BIRDS COVER 40,000 MILES ANNUALLY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Sooty shearwaters may not look like much, but when it comes to travel they put marathoners, cyclists and pretty much everyone else to shame.

These gray, 16–inch birds cover 40,000 miles annually in search of food, the longest migration ever recorded electronically, according to >>>


      HOUSE INCUMBENTS AT RISK, POLL FINDS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      By Peter Baker and Claudia DeaneWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, August 8, 2006; A03 Most Americans describe themselves as being in an anti–incumbent mood heading into this fall‘s midterm congressional elections, and the percentage of people who approve of their own representative‘s performance i >>>


      HOW WILL THE POOR TRADE UP?
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      As members of Congress fan out across the country for the August recess, most of them in full campaign mode, there is one issue you can be sure won‘t merit a mention to their constituents: the collapse of the Doha trade round last month. But while Doha‘s demise will have no electoral consequences in Novembe >>>


      IN MEXICO, A CHALLENGER STAYS PUT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      MEXICO CITY –– This huge, cosmopolitan city takes almost everything in stride, but nerves are beginning to fray. For the past week, the Paseo De La Reforma and the Zocalo –– Mexico City‘s grandest boulevard and its most historical plaza –– have been occupied by a tent–cit >>>


      JOHNS TAKES TO SOAPBOX FOR A BETTER UPHILL VIEW
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      B01 Marie C. Johns is kicking off a week of high–profile events to boost her underdog candidacy for mayor, starting today with street–corner stops in all eight wards, where she will be armed with a microphone and a wooden soapbox.

Johns plans to respond to District residents who say they would vote >>>


      KREMLIN WARNS US ARMS SANCTIONS COULD HURT TIES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Tuesday branded U.S. sanctions against two leading Russian arms exporters "an unfriendly act" and warned they could rebound on U.S.–Russia relations.

The United States announced sanctions on Friday on seven firms from Russia, India, North Korea and Cuba f >>>


      LAMONT‘S LEAD SLIPS ON EVE OF PRIMARY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      By Shailagh MurrayWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, August 8, 2006; A03 HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 7 –– Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman and his antiwar challenger, Ned Lamont, battled for votes the day before Tuesday‘s Democratic primary, racing from shipyards to Little League games as the gap between them app >>>


      LIEBERMAN FIGHTS FOR SURVIVAL IN CONNECTICUT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) – Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman fought for survival against challenger Ned Lamont on Tuesday in a Democratic Senate primary focused on Lieberman‘s support for the Iraq war and his relationship with President George W. Bush.

Lieberman, a three–term senator a >>>


      NTSB TO EXAMINE RITA EVACUATION BUS FIRE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– A bus fire that killed 23 nursing home residents is prompting federal officials to examine whether buses are safe for people with special needs.

The National Transportation Safety Board is seeking answers to the question during a two–day hearing examining the bus fire that took >>>


      PENTAGON SAYS HALF IRAQ‘S ARMY DIVISIONS TAKE LEAD
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fifth Iraqi Army division took control of a section of the country from U.S. forces on Tuesday, pushing to 50 percent the number of Iraqi divisions that have picked up primary responsibility for operations, according to the Pentagon.

U.S. Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitma >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      Lieberman fights for survival in Connecticut HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) – Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman fought for survival against challenger Ned Lamont on Tuesday in a Democratic Senate primary focused on Lieberman‘s support for the Iraq war and his relationship with President George W. Bush. Lie >>>


      SAUDIS, MEXICO PLEDGE HELP ON US OIL: WHITE HOUSE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Mexico have pledged to help fill shortages in the U.S. oil supply due to the Alaska pipeline shutdown, the White House said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Tony Snow said there did not seem to be a significant supply interruption at this stage, but that talks have been >>>


      THOMPSON‘S MEDICAID REFORMS COULD BENEFIT HIS EMPLOYERS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      Last week, Tommy G. Thompson, the former secretary of health and human services, proposed overhauling Medicaid in ways that he says would be good for the country. Critics contend that some of Thompson‘s recommendations also could be good for companies that he works for.

Thompson, in an interview with The >>>


      VOTERS GO TO POLLS IN CONN. PRIMARY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      1:30 PM Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, his political future on the line in Connecticut‘s Democratic primary, stumped for votes today in last–minute campaigning to turn back the challenge of a political novice in a race that has become a referendum on the war in Iraq.

Lieberman, 64, a three–term se >>>


      VOTERS READY TO DUMP INCUMBENTS IN CONGRESS: POLL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American voters are as ready to dump incumbent lawmakers as they were just before they handed control of Congress to Republicans in 1''4, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday.

Republicans, who control both houses of Congress, stand to lose the mo >>>



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