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      ATHENS IN TALKS OVER PEACE DEAL
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis stepped up her diplomatic contacts in New York yesterday ahead of a possible United Nations Security Council vote later this week on a resolution to end the hostility between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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      BILL TACKLES FAMILY VIOLENCE
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      Smacking children to be made illegal; couples’ fights could lead to divorce A bill submitted to Parliament yesterday proposes the toughest set of measures ever seen in Greece against domestic violence and asks for the first time that smacking children be outlawed and that the use of violence by one partner against anot >>>


      CHECKS ROOTING OUT DODGY BEACH CANTEENS
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      Prefectural officials in Athens said yesterday that they had referred 25 cases to prosecutors after conducting health and hygiene checks on canteens, restaurants and cafes in seaside areas around Attica.

A snack bar in Alimos, southern Athens, was among those found to be breaking the law as inspectors found ex >>>


      DRIVER SHOOTS BOSS AND SELF
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      A trolley bus driver committed suicide in northeast Athens yesterday morning, moments after shooting and injuring his boss following an argument at work between the two men, police said.

The unnamed 32–year–old man allegedly shot the 5'–year–old ILPAP depot manager at around 5 a.m. >>>


      DUMP FIRE PRODUCES TOXIC MILK
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      The levels of cancer–causing dioxin in milk and chicken produced by farms located near the Tagarades landfill in Thessaloniki exceeded the maximum levels, scientists from the Democritus National Center for Scientific Research (EKEFE) said yesterday.

A fire recently broke out at the dump and burned for mo >>>


      GREEK LONG JUMPER...
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Greek long jumper Louis Tsatoumas lands in the sand pit yesterday at the European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tsatoumas only managed one valid jump out of six and finished eighth in the competition after having qualified for the final with the third–best performance. Greece&ls >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      HELIOS INQUIRY Chief investigator in air crash probe says final report ready next month The final report into the crash of the Helios Boeing 737–30 north of Athens last year will be ready by next month and will likely conclude that human error was the main factor that led to the accident, chief crash investigator >>>


      PASOK DISMISSES STALWART DEPUTY
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2006
      PASOK leader George Papandreou yesterday sacked MP Yiannos Papantoniou from the Socialists’ parliamentary group over comments the former economy and finance minister made criticizing his party’s opposition to the sale of Emporiki Bank to France’s Credit Agricole.

Papandreou issued a statement saying that Papan >>>


      5'E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LOCARNO. DIVORCE AVEC «MON FRČRE SE MARIE»
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      24 heures chrono, avec Nicolas Bideau La Roumanie se décrasse Elena Hazanov en v.o.

Madonna: sexe, icône et crucifix Bonté divine ŕ la danoise La princesse balkanique CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Divorce avec «Mon fr';re se marie» L´équipe du film «Mon >>>


      A NEUCH'4;TEL, UN HÔPITAL EN CRISE DE JEUNESSE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Le service des urgences du nouvel hôpital neuchâtelois Pourtal';s va ętre réaménagé prochainement: jusqu‘ŕ maintenant, grands blessés et petits bobos s‘y côtoient.

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      AVEC TSAHAL, AU CŚUR DES COMBATS
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Des soldats israéliens patrouillent au sud–Liban. Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. Déterminés, les soldats harc';lent des miliciens chiites exténués.

Serge Dumont, ŕ la fronti';re israélo–libanaise Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 «L&lsq >>>


      BISBILLE FISCALE: GENČVE CRAINT POUR SON EUROFOOT
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      GENEVE. Organisateur du tournoi, l‘UEFA refuse l‘imposition en Suisse du salaire des joueurs. Un argument de plus pour les adversaires d‘un financement cantonal.

Sandra Moro, Collaboration: Anne Fournier Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Gen';ve devra–t–il se contenter d&l >>>


      BONTÉ DIVINE Ŕ LA DANOISE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      CINEMA. Film original et frais, «Adam‘s Apples» donne de bonnes nouvelles du Danemark.

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      COUP DE FROID POUR ANGELA MERKEL
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      ALLEMAGNE. Le parti de la chanceli';re est victime d‘une crise d‘image. La lecture de ce texte (313' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DE LA CAROTTE AU B'4;TON, COMMENT LES CANTONS INCITENT LEURS COMMUNES Ŕ SE MARIER
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      SUISSE. Nécessaires ŕ bien des égards, les fusions communales connaissent des succ';s divers. La faute aux méthodes cantonales?

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      ELENA HAZANOV EN V.O.
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
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      H5N1: UNE ÉTUDE RASSURANTE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      GRIPPE AVIAIRE. Les risques d‘une pandémie sont revus ŕ la baisse par des chercheurs.

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      IMAGES MANIPULÉES: GUERRE DES PHOTOS AU PROCHE–ORIENT
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      POLEMIQUE. Les clichés diffusés par les médias disent–ils toute la vérité? Le débat fait rage. Le Temps Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Alors que les discussions au Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies sur une résolution demandant l‘arręt des combats prog >>>


      JOSEPH KABILA EN TĘTE APRČS DES RÉSULTATS PARTIELS
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      RDC. Le président sortant l‘emporterait avec 68,2% des voix. La lecture de ce texte (858 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne. S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 16 CHF par mois. Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, les éditions PD >>>


      KIOSQUE. LES MEILLEURS FILMS DU CINÉMA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      ZOOM Le Temps I Article Les meilleurs films du cinéma suisse La «SonntagsZeitung» a invité critiques et professionnels du cinéma ŕ faire leur classement.

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      L‘HISTOIRE. LE BUS B'4;LOIS PARLE ANGLAIS
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      L‘histoire. Chloé Dethurens Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 «Do you speak english?» Depuis deux mois, les chauffeurs des transports publics bâlois peuvent répondre oui. Dans la perspective de l‘Euro 2008, ils suivent désormais des cours d‘anglais. Durée: un seul >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. ATTENTISTE AVANT LA FED
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Attentiste avant la Fed La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Mardi, le marché suisse a campé sur ses positions dans l‘attente de la réunion de la Réserve fédérale, qui devrait opter pour un statu quo sur son taux >>>


      LA POLITIQUE ÉNERGÉTIQUE ET CLIMATIQUE SUR LE DEVANT DE LA SCČNE. LA CANICULE FERA TRANSPIRER LES PARTIS JUSQU‘EN 2007
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Isabelle Chevalley. Photo: Keystone STRATEGIE. La politique climatique et énergétique se dessine comme l‘un des grands th';mes de campagne pour les prochaines élections fédérales.

Męme la droite s‘en empare. Mais elle reste hésitante, et il lui sera diffic >>>


      LA PRINCESSE BALKANIQUE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      ANDREA STAKA. La jeune Zurichoise d‘origine yougoslave a mis quatre ans pour réaliser «Das Fräulein», seul film suisse en compétition ŕ Locarno.

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      LA ROUMANIE SE DÉCRASSE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Un retour sur la révolution de 1'8' surprend. Norbert Creutz Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 On se souvient d‘un temps oů un film roumain ŕ Locarno signifiait surtout une dominante vert moisi et pas grand–chose d‘autre de mémorable. Tout cela est bien fini: avec l‘a >>>


      LA RÉSERVE FÉDÉRALE AMÉRICAINE INTERROMPT LE CYCLE DES HAUSSES DE TAUX
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      POLITIQUE MONETAIRE. Comme attendu par les opérateurs financiers, la banque centrale a maintenu son principal taux directeur ŕ 5,25% apr';s deux ans de resserrements. Mais le risque inflationniste n‘est pas totalement dissipé.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mercredi ' ao$ >>>


      LA SUISSE INATTENDUE (3/6). PAS D‘ALLEMANDS PLUS SUISSES
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Comment y aller Saveurs du français. Longanis, sorcier précurseur Kiosque. Les meilleurs films du cinéma suisse ZOOM Le Temps I Article Pas d‘Allemands plus suisses Oubliés de l‘histoire, les habitants de Büsingen sont titulaires d‘un passeport de la Bundesrepublik mais largem >>>


      LE RÉVEIL SALUTAIRE DES PARTIS
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Editorial. Bernard Wuthrich Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 La politique d‘asile, les assurances sociales, l‘intégration européenne ont souvent occupé une place de choix dans les programmes électoraux des partis. La politique énergétique, jamais. Mais ça change.

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      LES IMAGES DU LIBAN: UNE GUERRE DANS LA GUERRE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      • La polémique fait rage. Décortiquant les images du récent massacre de Cana, certains crient ŕ une mise en sc';ne du Hezbollah.

Luis Lema Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Une guerre dans la guerre. Alors que se poursuit le conflit entre Israël et le Hezbollah libanais, un aut >>>


      LES MILITAIRES CONTRÔLENT LE NOYAU DUR DE L‘ÉCONOMIE CUBAINE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      CUBA. Les spéculations se multiplient sur le pouvoir réel d‘une armée qui tient entre ses mains de larges secteurs de l‘économie de l‘île.

Jean–Michel Caroit, Saint–Domingue, Le Monde Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Cet article n‘est pas disponible >>>


      LES SEPT TRAVAUX D‘HERCULE SELON CAROLINA KLÜFT
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      ATHLETISME. La reine suédoise a décroché son deuxi';me titre européen en heptathlon hier ŕ Göteborg. Déjŕ championne olympique et double championne du monde, elle a confirmé son hégémonie, en l‘absence forcée d‘Eunice Barber.

Isabe >>>


      MADONNA: SEXE, ICÔNE ET CRUCIFIX
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      SPECTACLE. Apr';s Rome, l‘égérie prom';ne son «Confessions Tour» d';s ce soir ŕ Londres.

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      MAINTENIR L‘AUTOSUFFISANCE DU PAYS
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Jean–François Sauter, Versoix (GE) Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Je souhaite répondre ŕ la lettre de M. François Longchamp parue le 4 ao$';t dernier. «Ecologie Libérale», comme les autres mouvements écologistes avant elle d‘ailleurs, recommande de consomm >>>


      MAURICE LACROIX SE TAILLE UNE RENOMMÉE DANS LE HAUT DE GAMME
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      HORLOGERIE. La société de Saignelégier est parvenue ŕ imposer sa marque en prenant le virage de l‘horlogerie mécanique. Elle a réalisé l‘an dernier un chiffre d‘affaires de 100 millions.

Michel Jeannot Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Monsieur Maurice Lacro >>>


      MUSÉES EN SUISSE: DES CHIFFRES ET DES LETTRES...
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Maintenir l‘autosuffisance du pays COURRIER DES LECTEURS Le Temps I Article Musées en Suisse: des chiffres et des lettres...

Olivier Moeschler, sociologue, Lausanne Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Dans un article du Temps paru le 2' juillet au sujet d‘une étude sur les publics des m >>>


      NOKIA SE RENFORCE SUR LE MARCHÉ DE LA MUSIQUE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      MULTIMEDIA. La firme finlandaise rach';te l‘intermédiaire Loudeye pour 60 millions de dollars.

Anouch Seydtaghia Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Loudeye est une société quasi inconnue du grand public. Et pourtant, chaque fois qu‘un internaute suisse télécharge de >>>


      NOS FRČRES LES GRANDS SINGES (3/6). PORTRAIT DE GROUPE AVEC MACAQUES
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Malgré un cerveau de moindre taille, les «petits» singes, babouins ou macaques, font preuve, eux aussi, d‘une belle intelligence et de comportements sociaux élaborés, variables selon les esp';ces.

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      PANOPLIE 06. PHOTOS DE VACANCES (3/5). DES IMAGES SUSPENDUES AU PLAFOND
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Panoplie 06. Photos de vacances (3/5). Luc Debraine Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Grâce aux technologies numériques, nous prenons de plus en plus de photos, mais nous les tirons ou imprimons de moins en moins. La photo repose désormais sur un support intangible qui se regarde sur écran, s‘ >>>


      QU‘AVEZ–VOUS APPRIS Ŕ L‘ÉCOLE? PASCAL COUCHEPIN
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Pascal Couchepin, 64 ans, chef du Département fédéral de l‘intérieur. La lecture de ce texte (2772 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      SANS CATASTROPHE, LES RÉASSUREURS ENGRANGENT LES BÉNÉFICES
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      ASSURANCES. La saison des cyclones n‘a pas débuté. Le deuxi';me semestre s‘annonce plus co$';teux.

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. LONGANIS, SORCIER PRÉCURSEUR
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 Notre semaine francophone s‘aventure en île Maurice. Sans faire dans l‘exotisme de pacotille, on rel';ve que le vocabulaire des croyances et de la magie rec';le quelques perles. A Maurice, les pratiques plus ou m >>>


      STEFAN BL'6;TTLER, NOUVEAU CHEF D‘UNE POLICE BERNOISE VOUÉE Ŕ L‘UNION
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      NEUCHATEL. Succédant ŕ l‘aust';re Kurt Niederhauser parti en retraite, le Nidwaldien est un homme du sérail, qui a fait ses études ŕ Neuchâtel.

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      U2 TROUVE L‘ASILE FISCAL AUX PAYS–BAS
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      IMPOT. Le groupe de Bono voudrait échapper ŕ une nouvelle loi irlandaise. Serge Maillard Mercredi ' ao$';t 2006 U2 n‘est plus irlandais. Fiscalement. Selon le quotidien britannique The Daily Telegraph, U2 Limited, société gérant le tiers de la fortune du groupe de rock, a trans >>>


      UN PETIT OBSERVATOIRE VALAISAN JOUE DÉSORMAIS DANS LA COUR DES GRANDS
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      ASTRONOMIE. Pour la premi';re fois depuis sa création en 1''5, l‘Observatoire François–Xavier Bagnoud a été capable de détecter et de mesurer une exoplan';te connue. Un succ';s pour une installation populaire.

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      VOLKSWAGEN VA PROFITER DU SCANDALE FAURECIA POUR RENÉGOCIER LES PRIX
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      CORRUPTION. L‘affaire des pots–de–vin met l‘équipementier français en difficulté. Souffrant déjŕ de la hausse des mati';res premi';res, il devra faire face ŕ une pression accrue du constructeur.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Mercredi ' ao&# >>>


      VOTATIONS DU 24 SEPTEMBRE. JEUNES ET AÎNÉS DOUTENT DU REMČDE MIRACLE DE LA BNS POUR FINANCER LES RETRAITES
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Jeunes et aînés doutent du rem';de miracle de la BNS pour financer les retraites VOTATION. Les jeunesses de parti invitent majoritairement ŕ dire non le 24 septembre au projet qui veut affecter les bénéfices de la Banque nationale au fonds AVS. Les jeu >>>


      «EN CHINE, PERSONNE NE NIE LE BESOIN DE RÉFORMES POLITIQUES»
      Le Temps, 09-08-2006
      ASIE. Le débat sur les réformes chinoises a redoublé d‘intensité en début d‘année sur fond d‘explosion des inégalités sociales. Wang Hui, intellectuel de gauche, livre son analyse.

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      $400 MILLION FEMA CONTRACTS NOW TOTAL $3.4 BILLION
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A08 Four no–bid contracts awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house Hurricane Katrina evacuees have ballooned in value from $400 million to about $3.4 billion, prompting renewed scrutiny from Congress and federal auditors about the disaster agency‘s management of the aftermath of the storm >>>


      4 ARRESTED IN ONLINE PROSTITUTION STING
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– Police have arrested four women in an investigation into prostitution ads that were posted on a popular Internet classifieds site.

The women were arrested over the last three weeks at hotels near Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, police said. They >>>


      A FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM –– AND DISORGANIZATION
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A01 Early this summer, a new strategy for combating terrorism, described by its authors as "revolutionary" in concept, arrived on President Bush‘s desk. The highly classified National Implementation Plan for the first time set government–wide goals and assigned responsibility for achieving them to >>>


      A LOOK AT KEY RACES IN TUES. PRIMARIES
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      2:04 AM –– CONNECTICUT SENATE: Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman lost to anti–war challenger Ned Lamont but pledged to run as an independent in November. The three–term senator was criticized by some Democrats for supporting the Iraq war and defending President Bush.

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      COUNTY REFUSES TO RELEASE GIBSON TAPES
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      LOS ANGELES –– Audio and video tapes of Mel Gibson‘s drunken driving arrest are exempt from the California Public Records Act and won‘t be released, authorities said, despite requests from a celebrity news Web site.

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      DEMOCRAT LAMONT IS DEEP–POCKETED NOVICE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      HARTFORD, Conn. –– Ned Lamont, the anti–war businessman who defeated three–term Sen. Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary, said Wednesday he wasn‘t worried about Lieberman‘s continuing campaign or his petition to get on the November ballot as an independent.

Lamont, who d >>>


      EX–OHIO STATE RB MAURICE CLARETT ARRESTED
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      COLUMBUS, Ohio –– Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett tussled with police during a traffic stop early Wednesday before officers discovered four loaded guns in his sport utility vehicle, a police spokesman said.

Officers used Mace to subdue Clarett after a stun gun was ineffective because >>>


      IN ARIZONA, OFFICIALS SHARE DATA THE OLD–FASHIONED WAY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      On a recent drug bust in Phoenix, law enforcement officials found a vial of white powder that made them suspicious. They called Arizona‘s joint federal, state and local counterterrorism center, which dispatched a team to investigate.

The powder turned out to be triacetone triperoxide (TATP), a highly sen >>>


      INFANT FOUND DEAD IN VEHICLE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      LINDALE, Texas –– An infant was found dead in a sweltering vehicle outside a small–town city hall Tuesday after being left there by one of the town‘s reserve police officers, authorities said.

Officer Kevin Petty parked his truck Tuesday morning and drove a police car to a law–enf >>>


      JUDGE OKS CAMPING BAN NEAR BUSH RANCH
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      AM CRAWFORD, Texas –– A federal judge on Tuesday blocked protesters from pitching tents or placing portable toilets near President Bush‘s ranch, ruling that roadside camping and parking bans are constitutional.

Protesters sought to make a smaller makeshift campsite than Cindy Sheehan had set >>>


      JURY: NO DAMAGES FOR FORMER PRISONER
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– A federal jury refused Tuesday to award damages to a man who was wrongly imprisoned for 27 years for murder and rape, rejecting his claim that homicide detectives framed him to close the high–profile case.

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      LENGTHY MANDATORY SENTENCE APPEALED
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      SALT LAKE CITY –– Attorneys for a man convicted of carrying a handgun during three marijuana deals have asked the Supreme Court to overturn his 55–year mandatory federal prison sentence.

A judge gave Weldon Angelos the minimum sentence under the law _ a harsher sentence than a child rapist or >>>


      LIEBERMAN VOWS TO RUN AS INDEPENDENT
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      –– Voters in Connecticut turned him down, rejecting three–term Sen. Joe Lieberman for a political newcomer in the nation‘s first major test of the depth of anger over the Iraq war.

But Lieberman, undaunted, vowed to run as an independent against fellow Democrat Ned Lamont. "For the >>>


      LIGHTNING INJURES 3 AT FORT BRAGG
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      FORT BRAGG, N.C. –– Three soldiers were injured by lightning that struck a nearby tree during a Special Forces training session.

The soldiers were supporting training Monday for the Special Forces Qualification Course, said Kathleen Devine, a spokeswoman for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Cent >>>


      MCKINNEY LOSES RUNOFF FOR GEORGIA SEAT
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      DECATUR, Ga. –– Cynthia McKinney, the fiery Georgia congresswoman known for her conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11 attacks and the scuffle she had earlier this year with a U.S. Capitol police officer, lost a runoff election Tuesday for her district‘s Democratic nomination.

Attorney Hank J >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      Surgically Separated Twins In Utah Moved to Own Beds SALT LAKE CITY –– Swathed in gauze, twin sisters Kendra and Maliyah Herrin were rolled from the operating room and moved to separate beds for the first time in their lives Tuesday, after 26 hours of surgery in which doctors separated the 4–year&ndas >>>


      NOAA CURTAILS HURRICANE FORECAST
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A08 MIAMI, Aug. 8 –– The 2006 hurricane season –– so far quiet –– has fallen far behind last year‘s record for tropical storm activity, but scientists on Tuesday issued a prediction that this year will nonetheless be above average, with seven to nine hurricanes forming in the A >>>


      PHYSICIST JAMES VAN ALLEN DIES AT '1
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      IOWA CITY, Iowa –– Physicist James A. Van Allen, a leader in space exploration who discovered the radiation belts surrounding the earth that now bear his name, died Wednesday. He was '1.

The University of Iowa, where he taught for years, announced the death in a statement on its Web site.
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      REP. SCHWARZ LOSES IN MICHIGAN PRIMARY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      DETROIT –– Republican Rep. Joe Schwarz lost his party‘s nomination Tuesday, falling to a staunchly conservative challenger in a primary race dominated by a struggle over GOP principles that attracted more than $1 million in spending by outside groups.

Schwarz, a moderate who supported abortio >>>


      SUSPECTED PHOENIX SERIAL KILLERS CHARGED
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      PHOENIX –– Two men accused in a string of shootings in the Phoenix metropolitan area have been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Prosecutors on Tuesday also added 16 counts of drive–by shooting in a 17–page complaint filed in Maricopa County Superior Court.

"These >>>


      WASHINGTON WILDFIRE BURNS ' HOMES
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      VALLEY, Wash. –– A wildfire north of Spokane burned nine houses and several outbuildings and forced the evacuation of the residents of as many as 50 other homes, authorities said.

The fire that had burned a half–square–mile area, said Steven M. Harris, a spokesman for the state Departme >>>


      ZOO FINED FOR ANIMAL DEATHS, ATTACK
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      CHICAGO –– The Lincoln Park Zoo has paid a $3,000 fine after federal authorities ruled it was to blame for a gorilla attack on a zookeeper and the deaths of several monkeys last year, officials said.

The matter is considered closed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and there are no further inve >>>


      ABORTION FOE ALLEN FAULTED FOR STOCK IN MORNING–AFTER PILL MAKER
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      RICHMOND, Aug. 8 –– A leading conservative antiabortion group has joined Democrat James Webb in criticizing Republican Sen. George Allen for opposing abortion while owning stock in the manufacturer of the morning–after pill.

Chris Freund, policy director for the Family Foundation in Richmond, >>>


      COOLING OFF ABOUT KEEPING UP
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A prominent journalist wrote in 1'47: "The basic power determinant of any country is its steel production, and what makes this a great nation above all is the fact that it can roll over '0 million tons of steel ingots a year, more than Great Britain, prewar Germany, Japan, France, and the Soviet Union comb >>>


      COURT REJECTS NEV. YUCCA MOUNTAIN APPEAL
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Nevada was dealt a blow in its effort to avoid a radioactive waste dump Tuesday as a federal appeals court turned aside arguments against transportation plans.

Nevada contended that the Energy Department overstepped its authority and violated environmental rules in deciding to rely mo >>>


      CYNTHIA MCKINNEY LOSES GEORGIA RUN–OFF RACE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      ATLANTA (Reuters) – Democrat Cynthia McKinney, who was Georgia‘s first African American congresswoman, lost her primary run–off race on Tuesday, paying a price for strident rhetoric and a failure to galvanize supporters.

With '0 percent of precincts counted in Georgia‘s 4th Congress >>>


      DOCTORS TO GET 5 PERCENT CUT IN MEDICARE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Doctors will see a 5.1 percent cut in their reimbursement rates for Medicare patients next year, according to proposed federal rules announced Tuesday.

Hospitals will gain a 3 percent increase in their reimbursement rates for outpatient care, but they will get the full increase only i >>>


      END THIS TRAGEDY NOW
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      BEIRUT Amilitary solution to Israel‘s savage war on Lebanon and the Lebanese people is both morally unacceptable and totally unrealistic. We in Lebanon call upon the international community and citizens everywhere to support my country‘s sovereignty and end this folly now. We also insist that Israel be made >>>


      HOLLYWOOD‘S COWARDICE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      The interesting thing about Mel Gibson‘s anti–Semitic tirade doesn‘t involve Mel Gibson. Definitive proof of Gibson‘s anti–Semitism isn‘t exactly Pope–bites–dog news.

The most interesting thing about Gibson‘s outburst was Hollywood‘s reaction to it &n >>>


      HOUSE INCUMBENTS MCKINNEY, SCHWARZ FALL IN PRIMARIES
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A05 In the shadow of the Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut, angry voters in three states showed their discontent last night by unseating two incumbents and choosing a candidate who campaigned against his primary opponent‘s bipartisan past.

The defeat of Georgia‘s outspoken Rep. Cynthia McKin >>>


      IN YOUR HEART, NOT QUITE RIGHT
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT CONSCIENCE John W. Dean Viking, 246 pp., $26 John W. Dean, the top lawyer in the Nixon White House, has turned his criticism of his former party into a cottage industry.

Take Dean‘s appearance in the spring before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was asked to testify about the leg >>>


      LAMONT RELIED ON NET ROOTS –– AND GRASS ROOTS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A05 MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 8 –– Almost no one saw it coming.

Six months ago, Ned Lamont‘s name recognition was, within the margin of error, zero. He made campaign fliers on a copy machine. In a race against a Democratic senator with a national reputation, the political novice had two main thing >>>


      LIEBERMAN LOSES BATTLE OVER WAR
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      2006; 7:36 AM HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) – Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman lost a Democratic Party showdown to a relative unknown on Tuesday, a casualty of voter anger over his support for the war in Iraq and President George W. Bush.

Six years after he was chosen the Democratic vice presidential >>>


      LIEBERMAN SETS SIGHTS ON INDEPENDENT CANDIDACY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      August ', 2006; 10:02 AM HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 –– In a stark repudiation, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D–Conn.) narrowly lost the Democratic Senate primary here Tuesday night, falling to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont in a campaign that became a referendum on the incumbent‘s support for the Ira >>>


      REPORT WARNS OF VULNERABLE MUNITIONS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      Federal investigators are concerned that terrorists could arm themselves with howitzers, recoilless rifles and explosives stashed on Forest Service land.

The weapons and munitions are stored in 335 sites nationwide, including in California and other Western states, where managers of ski resorts and federal lan >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      Lieberman loses battle over war HARTFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) – Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman lost a Democratic Party showdown to a relative unknown on Tuesday, a casualty of voter anger over his support for the war in Iraq and President George W. Bush. Six years after he was chosen the Democratic vice pres >>>


      SEOUL SAYS WARTIME COMMAND SHIFT WON‘T HARM US TIES
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea‘s planned takeover of wartime command of its troops from the United States will not weaken their alliance or lead to a pullout of the U.S. military from the country, a South Korean official said on Wednesday.

Seoul, facing some criticism at home for a possible loss of >>>


      SIXTY PERCENT OF AMERICANS OPPOSE IRAQ WAR: POLL
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sixty percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Iraq and a majority would support a partial withdrawal of troops by year‘s end, a CNN poll said on Wednesday.

It was the CNN poll‘s highest number opposing the war since fighting began in March 2003, a figure that has ri >>>


      SO WHAT‘S OUR ROLE IN IRAQ‘S CIVIL WAR?
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      Of all the signs that the American people are fed up with the war in Iraq, the one that the administration should fear most was put forth last week by a longtime supporter of both the president and the war, Virginia Republican John Warner.

While chairing a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Warner >>>


      US SEEKS TO SHIELD ITS WAR INTERROGATORS: REPORT
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel would not face prosecution for humiliating or degrading wartime prisoners under amendments to a war crimes law drafted by the Bush administration, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The amendments are part of >>>


      US URGES ISRAELI RESTRAINT IN NEW OFFENSIVE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States urged Israel to use the "utmost care" in avoiding civilian casualties after its government decided on Wednesday to expand its ground offensive in Lebanon.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack reiterated the U.S. stand that Israel had a right to defe >>>


      WAR CRIMES ACT CHANGES WOULD REDUCE THREAT OF PROSECUTION
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A01 The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners, according to U.S. officials and a copy of the amendments.

Officials say the amendm >>>


      WASHINGTON ABUZZ WITH ARRIVAL OF SNOW LEOPARD CUB
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington diplomatic circles were abuzz on Tuesday with the imminent arrival of a new foreign dignitary –– an orphaned snow leopard from Pakistan.

One of only a few thousand of the endangered species left in the wild, the 13–month–old cub was rescued by a s >>>


      WITH DELAY OUT, GOP SEARCHES FOR WRITE–IN CANDIDATE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A04 Former House majority leader Tom DeLay announced yesterday that he will make whatever moves are necessary to remove his name from the ballot in November, leaving the Texas Republican Party with no name on the ticket in his district but allowing GOP leaders to back a write–in candidate.

DeLay‘s >>>


      4 ARRESTED IN KIDNAPPING OF JOURNALIST CARROLL
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      August ', 2006; ':5' AM BAGHDAD, Aug. ' –– U.S. military forces have arrested four Iraqi men in connection with the kidnapping of Jill Carroll, an American journalist who was abducted in January and held captive for 82 days before being set free, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

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      ACROSS NORTHERN ISRAEL, A 24–HOUR DASH TO EVACUATE 15,000 PEOPLE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A10 KIRYAT SHEMONA, Israel, Aug. 8 –– Yehiel Ben Shtrit could carry only his crutches, which he rested across his lap as he waited for the bus to safety.

Esther Vakhni packed a garbage bag with clean clothes, a bottle of water and a toothbrush. Karin and Shlomi Saranga brought their four kids, incl >>>


      AIRPLANE DOOR DETACHES IN AIR OVER BRAZIL
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      SAO PAULO, Brazil –– The door of a TAM airlines plane fell off minutes after takeoff Tuesday and plunged into a supermarket‘s concrete awning, the airline said.

The Fokker–100 plane, carrying 7' Rio de Janeiro–bound passengers, returned to Sao Paulo‘s Congonhas Airport l >>>


      AT RAPE HEARING, U.S. SOLDIERS DESCRIBE STRESS OF WAR
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      A13 BAGHDAD, Aug. 8 –– The constant fear of death and the trauma of several devastating incidents took a heavy toll on morale in the U.S. Army unit whose members included five soldiers accused of involvement in the rape and killing of an Iraqi teenager, witnesses testified Tuesday in a military court.
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      AUSTRALIAN JAILED FOR LIFE OVER MYSTERY MURDER
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian man was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the mystery murder of a rich Sydney woman whose body has never been found, a case that has gripped the country‘s largest city for almost 10 years.

New South Wales state Supreme Court Judge Graham Barr jailed Bruce >>>


      BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY SNOOPING PROBE WIDENS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      LONDON (Reuters) – What began as a case of a reporter suspected of eavesdropping on the British royal household has broadened into a probe of possible snooping on a wide array of politicians and celebrities, police said on Wednesday.

British police were questioning two men, one of them a reporter who cov >>>


      CUBA SAYS FIDEL CASTRO IS RECOVERING
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      AM HAVANA –– Hundreds of flag–waving people rallied in Cuba‘s capital on Tuesday to publicly declare their support for ailing leader Fidel Castro, as assurances he was recovering began to ease Cubans‘ worries about their long–ruling leader.

Cubans gathered in a working&ndash >>>


      CUBAN DISSIDENT GUSTAVO ARCOS DIES AT 7'
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      HAVANA –– Gustavo Arcos Bergnes, who fought alongside Fidel Castro in the Cuban revolution but was later imprisoned as a dissident, died Tuesday, a close family friend said. He was 7'.

Clara Villar, a friend and neighbor of the Arcos family, and the Calzada and K mortuary nearby said Arcos died >>>


      ELECTION PROTESTERS RALLY IN MEXICO CITY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2006
      MEXICO CITY –– Supporters of leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador briefly took over highway toll booths Tuesday, giving thousands of motorists free passage to the capital as they escalated their demands for a full recount in July‘s close election.

A day before electoral >>>



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