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      2 BOATS CRASH ON OKLA. LAKE, KILLING 5
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WILLIS, Okla. –– Two jet boats participating in a competition collided on Lake Texoma on Saturday, killing five people and injuring another, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

One of the boats struck the other watercraft on the middle of its side, trooper Kera Philippi said.

Philippi identi >>>


      5 DEAD IN BOAT CRASH IN OKLAHOMA
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WILLIS, Okla. –– Two jet boats collided on Lake Texoma, killing five people and injuring another, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

One of the boats struck the other watercraft on the middle of its side, trooper Kera Philippi said. Four people were in one boat and two were in the other, she said.>>>


      5 PEOPLE, 2 PETS SHOT IN NEWARK, N.J.
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      NEWARK, N.J. –– Three people were shot to death and two others were wounded Saturday in what authorities say was a targeted attack at an apartment.

Police responding to reports of gunfire around 4:30 a.m. in the city‘s Vailsburg section discovered the three dead in the apartment, which was en >>>


      5 SHOT IN NEWARK, N.J.; 3 DEAD
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      NEWARK, N.J. –– Three people were shot to death and two others were wounded Saturday in what authorities say was a targeted attack at an apartment.

Police responding to reports of gunfire around 4:30 a.m. in the city‘s Vailsburg section discovered the three dead in the apartment, which was en >>>


      ARMY OFFICIAL RECOMMENDS COURT–MARTIAL FOR SOLDIERS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      By Ann Scott TysonWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, September 3, 2006; A06 An Army investigator has recommended a general court–martial, on charges that could carry the death penalty, for four U.S. soldiers who killed three Iraqi detainees during a May raid, according to a copy of his findings made available to >>>


      ATLANTIS CREW BACK ON SITE TO GET READY FOR LAUNCH ON WEDNESDAY
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 2 –– Four days after evacuating the Kennedy Space Center as Tropical Storm Ernesto approached, the six crew members of the space shuttle Atlantis flew back to Florida on Saturday to prepare for a launch Wednesday.

"I think all of us thought we were going to be spend >>>


      BUSH PROTESTERS MOVING OPERATION TO D.C.
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PM CRAWFORD, Texas –– About 100 war protesters ended a monthlong vigil near President Bush‘s ranch with a rally on their campsite Saturday, and planned to move the demonstration close to the White House.

"We wanted to try to build momentum and needed something to move the focus back to W >>>


      CHICAGO HOUSE FIRE KILLS 6 SIBLINGS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      CHICAGO –– Fire swept through a third–floor apartment on Chicago‘s North Side early Sunday, killing six children and injuring their mother and three siblings, authorities said.

Candles may have caused the fire, officials said. Fire Commissioner Raymond Orozco confirmed reports from neig >>>


      COUNTDOWN RESTARTS FOR SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA restarted its countdown clocks on Sunday at the Kennedy Space Center for the launch this week of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis after a week‘s postponement due to a lightning strike and a storm.

Liftoff of the shuttle and its six–member crew is target >>>


      D.C. ZOO SHOWS OFF 3 SUMATRAN TIGER CUBS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The National Zoo introduced three Sumatran tiger cubs to the public Saturday, more than three months after they were born.

The cubs, two female and one male, had been kept inside since their May 24 birth to bond with their mother. In the last few days, the cubs were introduced to the >>>


      DEMOCRATS LOATH TO PREDICT WIN THIS FALL
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Call it the campaign with no margin for Republican error, in a nation that is war–weary and eager for change, yet seems wary of the Democratic option.

Even Republicans tacitly concede they will lose seats in both the House and Senate in Nov. 7 elections midway through President >>>


      DEMOCRATS SEE SUPPORT FOR ANTI–RUMSFELD VOTE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There is substantial support among U.S. Senate Democrats for a resolution demanding the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a senior Democrat said on Sunday.

"I believe there is a lot of sentiment to push for such a resolution, indeed," New York Sen. Charles >>>


      ECOTOURISM MATURES ON MD. EASTERN SHORE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PM CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. –– It‘s a gravelly, trash–strewn path along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in Cecil County, but plans are in the works to spend $18 million turning this waterside road into a biking and hiking path to draw tourists looking to enjoy nature.

No longer is touri >>>


      ERNESTO LEAVES AREA DAMAGED BUT GRATEFUL
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      3, 2006; C03 Remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto moved slowly northward yesterday after blasting the Washington region with wind and rain and knocking down power lines but causing less damage than some forecasters had feared.

The storm did hit hard in Ocean City on what is usually one of the resort community&ls >>>


      EXIT POLL PIONEER WARREN MITOFSKY DIES
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      NEW YORK –– Warren Mitofsky, a survey researcher who pioneered the use of exit polls to cover elections and helped develop the sampling method used in most modern telephone polling, has died.

Mitofsky, who was 71, died Friday in New York City of an aortic aneurysm. Joe Lenski, Mitofsky‘s part >>>


      HARDBALL TACTICS IN AN ERA OF THREATS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      out for prosecution and severe sentences in a post–'/11 world. By Mary Beth SheridanWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, September 3, 2006; A01 The crowd was so big it spilled out of the Alexandria courtroom: teachers, parents, the leader of a College Park mosque. Ali Asad Chandia, 2', a bearded man in a c >>>


      KHATAMI: U.S. POLICIES TRIGGER TERRORISM
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      AM ROSEMONT, Ill. –– Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Saturday that U.S. foreign policy triggers terrorism and violence in the world, but American Muslims can play a key role in promoting peace and security.

In his first public appearances during a nearly two–week visit to the U >>>


      KLAN HOLDS RALLY AT GETTYSBURG
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      GETTYSBURG, Pa. –– About 30 Ku Klux Klan members proclaimed hatred for blacks, Jews, gays and Latinos as they stood behind barricades at the Civil War battlefield where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

Gordon Young of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan also called Saturday for t >>>


      MYSTERY OF VA.‘S FIRST SLAVES IS UNLOCKED 400 YEARS LATER
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      JAMESTOWN –– They were known as the "20 and odd," the first African slaves to set foot in North America at the English colony settled in 1607.

For nearly 400 years, historians believed they were transported to Virginia from the West Indies on a Dutch warship. Little else was known of the >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Five Seek to Fill DeLay‘s Post HOUSTON –– Five people will run in the Nov. 7 special election to temporarily fill the seat vacated by former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R), the office of the Texas secretary of state said. The special election will be held the same day as the general election.
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      NELLIE CONNALLY DIES; WAS IN JFK LIMO
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PM AUSTIN, Texas –– Nellie Connally, the former Texas first lady who was riding in President Kennedy‘s limousine when he was assassinated, has died, a family friend said Saturday. The 87–year–old was the last living person who had been part of that fateful Dallas drive.

Connally, >>>


      NY TROOPER WOUNDED IN AMBUSH LOSES LEG
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      CASSADAGA, N.Y. –– One of the state troopers injured in a sniper–style shooting last week has lost a leg and remained in critical condition Sunday, while his colleague was upgraded to serious condition.

Meanwhile, a huge manhunt continued as hundreds of state police searched rural western New >>>


      RESCUERS TO CARRY OXYGEN MASKS FOR PETS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      APPLETON, Wis. –– Pets here will be breathing a little easier now that local rescuers will be carrying oxygen masks designed for animals.

Six Appleton fire trucks and 13 ambulances will be equipped with masks intended for use on dogs, cats and other small animals.

Alderman Richard Thompson >>>


      SHUTTLE CREW HOPES FOR WEDNESDAY LAUNCH
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PM CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– Four days after evacuating the Kennedy Space Center with Tropical Storm Ernesto approaching, the space shuttle Atlantis‘ six crew members flew back to Florida on Saturday to prepare for a launch on Wednesday.

As Atlantis‘ crew took off from Florida in training >>>


      SOLDIERS WHO LOST LIMBS LEARN TO SURF
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PISMO BEACH, Calif. –– As a child of 1'70s California, Derek McGinnis felt that riding waves was like a birthright, and losing his left leg to a suicide bomber in Iraq wasn‘t going to stop him from surfing again.

So, he rallied nearly a dozen other wounded–in–action amputees h >>>


      SOLDIERS WHO LOST LIMBS LEARN TO SURF
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PISMO BEACH, Calif. –– As a child of 1'70s California, Derek McGinnis felt that riding waves was like a birthright, and losing his left leg to a suicide bomber in Iraq wasn‘t going to stop him from surfing again.

So, he rallied nearly a dozen other wounded–in–action amputees h >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      AM –– The remnants of Ernesto were expected to bring more rain to the Northeast on Sunday. While most flood watches and warnings expired, wind advisories were still in effect.

Another low–pressure system could cause showers and thunderstorms in the Northern Plains and the Upper Midwest. The s >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D–N.Y.), Elizabeth Dole (R–N.C.) and Arlen Specter (R–Pa.); Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs .

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), ' a.m.: Sens. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D&n >>>


      WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SHUTTLE LAUNCH SET
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– The countdown clock on Sunday began ticking toward a Wednesday launch of the space shuttle after a week of weather delays kept Atlantis grounded. The launch time was set for 12:2' p.m. EDT Wednesday.

If the shuttle does not lift off then, NASA has launch opportunities on >>>


      A CHANGE IN TONE –– AND A STUMBLE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      By Jim HoaglandSunday, September 3, 2006; B07 President Bush made headlines recently by adopting a more somber, realistic tone on Iraq. Then Bush, his vice president and his defense secretary stepped all over that message with unduly harsh assaults on the war‘s critics last week. What gives?

Several thin >>>


      A WARRIOR‘S WARNING ON IRAQ
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Late in the 1'52 election campaign, he promised that he would "go to Korea." So, in late November, Dwight Eisenhower and aides "used light planes to fly along the front": "Except for sporadic artillery fire and sniping there was little action at the moment, but in view of the strength of th >>>


      ACCOMMODATING GENOCIDE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      In the face of ongoing genocide in Darfur, the international community‘s failure to accept the "responsibility to protect" (that‘s United Nations language, officially adopted) innocent civilian lives has taken its last, abject form. The National Islamic Front (NIF) regime in Khartoum, made up of t >>>


      AFL–CIO LOOKS FOR UNITED FRONT ON ELECTION DAY
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Determined to prove their continuing political clout despite divisions in the ranks, leaders of the AFL–CIO have launched what they hope will produce their biggest–ever mobilization of union members at the polls this fall.

Last week, labor leaders announced plans to spend $40 million on 80 targeted >>>


      BOB MATHIAS; ONGRESSMAN, TWICE OLYMPIC CHAMPION
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Bob Mathias, 75, who won the decathlon in the Olympic Games as a teenager and then went on to win it a second time and to represent a California district in Congress, died Sept. 2 at his home in Fresno. A family friend said he died of cancer.

Rep. Mathias served four terms in the House of Representatives as a >>>


      DEMOCRATS ON A ROLL IN BATTLE FOR U.S. CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      2006; ':50 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats enter the fall campaign with a clear edge in the high–stakes fight for control of the U.S. Congress, riding a wave of momentum that has them positioned to retake the U.S. House of Representatives and make significant gains in the Senate.

President >>>


      FIXING A BROKEN CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Congress returns for a final preelection push this week, with few of its members believing there is much hope of salvaging some real accomplishments from this dismal session.

In an interview last week, one of the Republican leaders of the House told me that in the 21 districts he visited during the August rece >>>


      FORMER OLYMPIC CHAMPION MATHIAS DIES
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      AM SAN FRANCISCO –– Bob Mathias, a two–time Olympic champion in the decathlon and former U.S. congressman, died Saturday. He was 75.

The U.S. Olympic Committee said in a statement that Mathias died in his home in Fresno, Calif. His brother said the cause was cancer.

Bob Mathias becam >>>


      GOP FOCUS ON SECURITY ISSUES TO SIDELINE OTHER MATTERS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      A03 Congress will return to Washington this week with the Republican majorities in both chambers at risk and GOP leaders planning to turn the floors of the House and Senate into battlegrounds over which political party can best protect the country from terrorists and other security threats.

But in devoting the >>>


      MORE GOP DISTRICTS COUNTED AS VULNERABLE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      3, 2006; A01 Facing the most difficult political environment since they took control of Congress in 1''4, Republicans begin the final two months of the midterm campaign in growing danger of losing the House while fighting to preserve at best a slim majority in the Senate, according to strategists and officials >>>


      NATIONAL SCHOOL TESTING URGED
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      By Jay MathewsWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, September 3, 2006; A01 Many states, including Maryland and Virginia, are reporting student proficiency rates so much higher than what the most respected national measure has found that several influential education experts are calling for a move toward a national testin >>>


      REPORT: GOVERNMENT SECRECY DIPS SLIGHTLY
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Federal officials unsealed more classified documents in 2005 but shrouded data elsewhere by claiming more legal privileges in court, a coalition of watchdog groups reported Saturday.

The study by OpenTheGovernment.org shows modest improvement from record 2004 levels in which Americans >>>


      REPORT: MEDICARE CHIEF SET TO RESIGN
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– Medicare and Medicaid chief Dr. Mark McClellan intends to resign, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday. An announcement could come as early as Tuesday, the paper reported.

McClellan, a physician and economist, was one of President Bush‘s economic advisers and served as the Fo >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Democrats see support for anti–Rumsfeld vote WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There is substantial support among U.S. Senate Democrats for a resolution demanding the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a senior Democrat said on Sunday. "I believe there is a lot of sentiment to push for such a resol >>>


      U.S REBUTS '/11 HOMEGROWN CONSPIRACY THEORIES
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States government is attacking conspiracy theories about the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York as the fifth anniversary of September 11 approaches.

According to a Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll carried out in July, more than one–third of Americ >>>


      WRONG WAY TO REWARD TEACHERS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Before Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich goes any further with merit pay for teachers, which he announced last week, he should consider the third–graders of Tyler Heights Elementary School in Annapolis.

Teachers ought to be subject to some form of merit pay; it has always seemed silly to me that they are comp >>>


      7 TURKISH SOLDIERS KILLED BY GUERRILLAS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      AM ANKARA, Turkey –– Separatist Kurdish guerrillas killed seven Turkish soldiers and wounded two in stepped–up attacks against the military in southeastern Turkey, local authorities said Saturday.

The guerrillas detonated a remote controlled bomb near an outpost in the town of Guclukonak, kil >>>


      A DEMAND FOR HUSSEIN‘S RELEASE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      By Amit R. Paley and Saad SarhanWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, September 3, 2006; A18 BAGHDAD, Sept. 2 –– A coalition of 300 Iraqi tribal leaders on Saturday demanded the release of Saddam Hussein so he could reclaim the presidency and also called for armed resistance against U.S.–led forces.
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      AFGHAN OPIUM CULTIVATION SOARS, U.N. SAYS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 2 –– Opium cultivation in Afghanistan rose a "staggering" 5' percent this year, the U.N. anti–drug chief announced Saturday in urging the government to crack down on big traffickers and remove corrupt officials and police.

The record crop yielded 6,100 >>>


      AL–QAEDA LEADER ARRESTED IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      ':02 AM BAGHDAD, Sept. 3 –– Iraqi armed forces have arrested the No. 2 leader of al–Qaeda in Iraq, the country‘s national security leader said Sunday.

The leader, Hamed Jumaa Faris Juri al–Saaydi, was captured within the past few days near Baqubah, along with 20 other senior m >>>


      AMERICAN MAN APPEARS ON TAPE WITH ZAWAHIRI
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      CAIRO, Sept. 2 –– An American thought to be an al–Qaeda activist appeared in a videotape with the network‘s deputy leader Saturday and called on his countrymen to convert to Islam.

The 48–minute video, posted on an Islamic insurgent Web site, contained footage of al–Qaeda&ls >>>


      ANNAN QUESTIONS IRAN HOLOCAUST EXHIBIT
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      TEHRAN, Iran –– U.N. Secretary of State Kofi Annan, visiting Iran Saturday, raised concerns with officials over an exhibition of cartoons about the Holocaust that opened in response to Muslim outrage over the Prophet Muhammad caricatures.

Annan brought up the exhibit in talks with Foreign Minister >>>


      ANNAN TELLS IRAN HOLOCAUST IS UNDENIABLE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      TEHRAN (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary–General Kofi Annan told Iranians the Holocaust was "an undeniable historical fact" on Sunday after meeting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who caused outrage in the West when he said it was a "myth." Annan also condemned an exhibition of Holocaust cartoons >>>


      ANNAN TO MEET IRAN PRESIDENT ON LEBANON, ATOMIC ISSUE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      TEHRAN (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan meets Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday after a U.N.

official said Tehran would cooperate on a truce between Israel and the Iranian–backed Lebanese group Hizbollah.

Annan has been touring the region seeking to shore up the >>>


      ANNAN: IRAN WANTS NUCLEAR PROGRAM TALKS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      TEHRAN, Iran –– President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants negotiations on Iran‘s nuclear program but won‘t halt uranium enrichment ahead of talks, U.N.

chief Kofi Annan said Sunday after meeting with the Iranian leader. Annan‘s two–day visit to Tehran comes after Iran ignored a Un >>>


      BOMB RUPTURES GAS PIPELINE IN PAKISTAN
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      QUETTA, Pakistan –– A bomb damaged a gas pipeline Sunday in southwestern Pakistan, cutting supplies to thousands of homes in a region tense after a rebel tribal leader died in a battle with government forces.

The blast damaged less than three feet of 18–inch–wide pipeline in the mountai >>>


      BRITISH SEIZE 16 IN ANTI–TERROR RAIDS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      By Kevin SullivanWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, September 3, 2006; A16 LONDON, Sept. 2 –– Authorities arrested 16 people early Saturday in two unrelated anti–terrorism operations in London and Manchester, reflecting growing concern over the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in Britain.
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      EGYPT CONFIRMS TALKS ON ISRAELI SOLDIER
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PM CAIRO, Egypt –– Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says negotiations are ongoing to secure the release of an Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants, according to an interview published by a semiofficial daily newspaper Saturday.

Israel is waiting for a Palestinian "initiative" >>>


      EUROPE‘S 1ST LUNAR MISSION REACHES MOON
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      DARMSTADT, Germany –– Europe‘s first spacecraft to the moon ended its three–year mission Sunday with a planned crash that scientists hoped would provide clues to the geological composition of a volcanic plain called the Lake of Excellence.

The SMART–1 spacecraft slammed into the v >>>


      EUROPE‘S FIRST MOON PROBE ENDS MISSION WITH A BANG
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe‘s first moon probe signed off its mission on schedule by crashing into the lunar surface on Sunday, completing a project scientists hope will tell them more about the moon‘s origin.

A small flash illuminated the lunar surface as the European Space Agency‘s (ESA >>>


      FOURTEEN DIE IN LATEST CHINESE MINE ACCIDENTS
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      BEIJING (Reuters) – Fourteen coal miners died at the weekend in two separate accidents, while the death toll at a third pit climbed to nine, underscoring China‘s reputation as the world‘s deadliest mining industry.

A gas explosion in a pit in the southwestern province of Guizhou killed eight >>>


      GUYANA PRESIDENT SWORN IN FOR 2ND TERM
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      GEORGETOWN, Guyana –– President Bharrat Jagdeo was sworn in to a second term Saturday, pledging to work with the opposition to bridge racial divides in Guyana.

More than 1,000 people _ including diplomats and opposition lawmakers _ attended the ceremony held on the lawns of Jagdeo‘s residence >>>


      IRAQ SAYS CAPTURES NO. 2 AL QAEDA LEADER
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. and Iraqi forces have arrested the second most senior figure in al Qaeda in Iraq, National Security Adviser Mowaffak al–Rubaie said on Sunday.

"I can say al Qaeda in Iraq is severely wounded," he told a news conference.

He named the man as Hamed Juma Fari >>>


      IRAQ SAYS DETAINS NO. 2 IN IRAQI AL QAEDA
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      BAGHDAD (Reuters) – U.S. and Iraqi forces have arrested the second most senior figure in al Qaeda in Iraq a few days ago, National Security Adviser Mowaffak al–Rubaie said on Sunday, adding the group was "severely wounded." He named the man as Hamed Juma Faris al–Suaidi, also known as Abu Hu >>>


      ITALIAN TROOPS LAND IN SOUTHERN LEBANON
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      A15 TYRE, Lebanon, Sept. 2 –– Led by commandos who splashed ashore in black dinghies, a contingent of Italian soldiers landed in southern Lebanon on Saturday in the first substantial strengthening of the U.N. force assigned to guarantee a fragile truce along the border between Israel and Lebanon.

T >>>


      MEXICO LEFTIST THREATENS TO BLOCK RIVAL
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      MEXICO CITY –– Mexico‘s leftist presidential candidate threatened to disrupt the swearing in of his ruling party rival Saturday, a day after lawmakers blocked the outgoing president from delivering his state–of–the–nation speech to Congress in an escalating crisis over the July 2 ele >>>


      MUTOMBO‘S AID FOR HOSPITAL LIFTS CONGO
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PM KINSHASA, Congo –– Two hospitals, named for two mothers. One is mired in the past; the other represents beaten–down Congo‘s hopes for a better future.

The 2,000–bed Mama Yemo, named after the mother of Mobutu Sese Seko, the late strongman, was once the pride of Central Africa. >>>


      MYANMAR TO RESUME CONSTITUTION DRAFTING
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      YANGON, Myanmar –– Myanmar‘s military government said Saturday it would resume a convention to draft the country‘s new constitution next month, according to state–run media.

Lt. Gen. Thein Sein, a top member of the ruling junta, said the National Convention will resume the second >>>


      N.KOREA MAY HOLD ANOTHER MISSILE TEST: MEDIA
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea‘s Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, but a government official in Seoul discounted the report.

Yonhap also reported China is likely to invite North Korean leader Kim Jong–il to visit this week in an effor >>>


      NATO–AFGHAN OFFENSIVE INFLICTS HEAVY LOSSES ON TALIBAN
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      KABUL (Reuters) – A major air and ground offensive by NATO and Afghan forces has inflicted heavy losses on the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, NATO said on Sunday, a day after 14 British military personnel were killed when their plane crashed.

Hundreds of NATO and Afghan troops, backed by combat aircraf >>>


      NATO: DOZENS OF AFGHAN INSURGENTS KILLED
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      KANDAHAR, Afghanistan –– Dozens of insurgents have been killed in an operation by Afghan and NATO forces to clear out Taliban fighters from a volatile district near the main southern city of Kandahar, NATO said Sunday.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi, citing intelligence reports, >>>


      NO. 2 AL–QAIDA LEADER IN IRAQ ARRESTED
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      AM BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Iraqi authorities have arrested the second most senior operative in al–Qaida in Iraq, the national security adviser said Sunday.

Hamed Jumaa Farid al–Saeedi, known as Abu Humam or Abu Rana, was arrested a few days ago, Mouwaffak al–Rubaie said.

"W >>>


      OBAMA VISITS SUDANESE REFUGEES IN CHAD
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      PM MILE REFUGEE CAMP, Chad –– Thousands of Sudanese refugees crowded around U.S. Sen. Barack Obama Saturday as he visited their camp in eastern Chad and delivered a single message: Bring in the United Nations.

The refugees told Obama an international peacekeeping force is the only hope they have of >>>


      REPORT: MISSILE ACTIVITY SEEN IN N.KOREA
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      SEOUL, South Korea –– South Korean and U.S. intelligence authorities have detected suspicious vehicle movements in and out of North Korea‘s major missile test site, a news report said Sunday.

"Military intelligence officials have spotted movements by several large vehicles in the North&l >>>


      RUSSIAN HOMELAND NO HAVEN FOR EX–DETAINEES, ACTIVISTS SAY
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      By Peter FinnWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, September 3, 2006; A14 KAZAN, Russia –– Timur Ishmuratov is back in prison, his fourth stretch in three countries since he crossed into Afghanistan in early 2001 looking, his family says, for the perfect Islamic society.

Now 31, Ishmuratov grew up >>>


      S.OSSETIAN REBELS FORCE DOWN GEORGIA HELICOPTER
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      TBILISI (Reuters) – Rebel forces from Georgia‘s breakaway region of South Ossetia shot at a Georgian military helicopter and forced it to make an emergency landing on Sunday, a Georgian military commander said.

Russian news agencies earlier quoted South Ossetian officials and a spokesman for Georgi >>>


      TROPICAL STORM JOHN WEAKENS OVER MEXICO
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico –– Tropical Storm John threatened to cause flash floods and mudslides Sunday as it passed over Mexico‘s Baja California peninsula, drenching local fishing villages and American vacationers after throwing a scare at the luxury resorts of Los Cabos.

President Vicente Fox >>>


      U.S. TROOPS COULD FACE DEATH PENALTY IN IRAQ CASE
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Army officer has recommended that four U.S. troops face the death penalty if convicted of killing three detainees during a raid in Iraq in May, one of the soldier‘s lawyers said on Sunday.

The investigating officer, Lt. Col. James Daniel, made his recommendation after >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-09-2006
      Scores of Rebels Killed In Battle, Sri Lanka Says COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– Sri Lanka‘s navy said Saturday it sank 12 Tamil rebel boats, including five suicide craft, and killed as many as 100 rebel fighters during a six–hour sea battle off the country‘s northern coast.

The fighting b >>>


      AFTER SPLIT, SHERIDAN CALLS HIS NEW PARTY SOLIDARITY
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      The libel case victor says Scotland can accommodate two socialist parties by Thomas Quinn Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer Tommy Sheridan – left–wing firebrand, sun worshipper and winner of the most remarkable court case in recent Scottish legal history – launches a new political party this after >>>


      BLAIR MUST STAY TO GIVE THE COUNTRY A REAL CHOICE
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Leader Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer Labour MPs are clamouring for the Prime Minister to set a ‘detailed timetable‘ for leaving Downing Street. Mr Blair could easily acquiesce. He could, for example, say he intends to stand down in January 200'. A general election isn‘t due until 2010, so >>>


      BRITAIN WOULD BENEFIT FROM CLINTON‘S TOUGH LOVE
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Forcing people to finding a job, which has worked in America, is a policy New Labour should adopt Will Hutton Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer Bill Clinton is not the most obvious politician to become the darling of the conservatives, but recently, he has been luxuriating in praise from some improbable quarters. T >>>


      CAMERON FACES QUESTIONS ABOUT ‘MYSTERY DONORS‘
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Pressure grows for Tories to name industrialists who donated almost 1m Antony Barnett Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer David Cameron is under pressure to end the secrecy surrounding his financial backers after it emerged this weekend that he received a donation from a mysterious group of businessmen but never decl >>>


      CRITICS OF ISRAEL ‘FUELLING HATRED OF BRITISH JEWS‘
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      MPs demand action against rising abuse, harassment and even violence Ned Temko, chief political correspondent Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer A group of prominent MPs, alarmed at the rise of anti–semitism in Britain, will accuse some left–wing activists and Muslim extremists this week of using critici >>>


      NEVER MIND THE TIMETABLE, WATCH OUT FOR THE TRAIN
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Precisely when Tony Blair leaves Downing Street is a lot less important to Labour‘s future than what follows him Andrew Rawnsley Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer The great historian AJP Taylor argued that it was the deadlines imposed by railway timetables which propelled the Great Powers into the carnage of >>>


      NEW SETBACK FOR NHS COMPUTER
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Jamie Doward, home affairs editor Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer The troubled multi–billion–pound NHS computer system suffered a fresh blow last night when it emerged that two–thirds of the hospital trusts due to have installed an electronic patient administration system for booking appointment >>>


      ONE ‘PROBLEM FAMILY‘ COSTS &#163;250,000 A YEAR
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
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      PLEASE GET INTERFERING GOVERNMENT MINISTERS OUT OF OUR BEDROOMS
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      The proposal to legislate against violent pornography is not only unworkable, but fundamentally intrusive, putting government where we least want it

– in our bedrooms – writes Carol Sarler Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer Think: have you ever met a ‘necrobabe‘? A ‘hanging bit >>>


      POLICE THREATEN ACTION OVER PAY
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      We won‘t carry our guns, warn armed officers Jamie Doward, home affairs editor Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer Britain‘s 170,000 police officers could soon begin a work–to–rule that would severely effect the force‘s ability to combat crime. The threat, by the Police Federation, the b >>>


      PUPILS GET RIGHT TO HAVE COOKERY CLASSES
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Denis Campbell Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer Pupils will be able to have cookery lessons at school until they are 16 in an initiative to encourage young people‘s interest in food. From 2008, all 11– to 16–year–olds in England and Wales will gain the right to learn practical cooking skill >>>


      REVEALED: BONUSES PAID TO HOME OFFICE BOSSES
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      EU migrants swell homeless numbers Home Office used wrong figures to predict ‘trickle‘ Leader: Casinos We can clamp down on antisocial children before birth, says Blair Westminster demonstrators put case for unlicensed protests Revealed: bonuses paid to Home Office bosses Antony Barnett and Jamie Doward Sun >>>


      TORIES FOLLOW BLAIR‘S ROUTE TO POWER – VIA JAPAN
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Winning the business vote will be crucial for shadow Chancellor George Osborne. Heather Stewart witnessed his latest charm offensive in Tokyo Sunday September 3, 2006 The Observer George Osborne, the Tory shadow Chancellor, hurtled backwards at 500km an hour, in his most determined attempt yet to prove his party‘ >>>


      2 BOATS CRASH ON OKLA. LAKE, KILLING 5
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 8:46 AM AP Photo WXS10' By JUDI BOLAND Associated Press Writer WILLIS, Okla. (AP) – Two jet boats participating in a competition collided on Lake Texoma on Saturday, killing five people and injuring another, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

One of the boats struck the other >>>


      2 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN BAGHDAD BLAST
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 12:31 PM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Two U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Baghdad Sunday morning when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the U.S. military command said.

The names of the soldiers and of their units was being withheld while military officials contact their families.>>>


      3 DIE IN MURDER–SUICIDE AT W.VA. COLLEGE
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 1:46 AM SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A father and his two sons died Saturday in an apparent murder–suicide at a university, authorities said.

Douglas W. Pennington, 4', shot sons Logan, 26, and Benjamin, 24, before shooting himself with a .38 caliber revolver on the Shep >>>


      5 DEAD IN BOAT CRASH IN OKLAHOMA
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 6:16 AM AP Photo WXS10' By JUDI BOLAND Associated Press Writer WILLIS, Okla. (AP) – Two jet boats collided on Lake Texoma, killing five people and injuring another, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

One of the boats struck the other watercraft on the middle of its side, troop >>>


      5 DEAD IN BOAT CRASH ON LAKE TEXOMA
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 3:01 AM OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Two jet boats collided on Lake Texoma, killing five people and injuring one, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.

One of the boats struck the other watercraft on the middle of its side, trooper Kera Philippi said. Four people were in one boat and two wer >>>


      5 PEOPLE, 2 PETS SHOT IN NEWARK, N.J.
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 6:16 AM AP Photo NJGO102 By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Three people were shot to death and two others were wounded Saturday in what authorities say was a targeted attack at an apartment.

Authorities responding to reports of gunfire around 4:30 a.m. i >>>


      5 SHOT IN NEWARK, N.J.; 3 DEAD
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 6:01 AM By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Three people were shot to death and two others were wounded Saturday in what authorities say was a targeted attack at an apartment.

Authorities responding to reports of gunfire around 4:30 a.m. in the city‘ >>>


      674 MIGRANTS CAUGHT BY SPANISH POLICE
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 10:01 AM MADRID, Spain (AP) – Spanish police caught more than 670 Africans trying to reach the Canary Islands in overcrowded boats that set out from Mauritania, a record for a single day, officials said Sunday.

At least eight boats carrying 674 people reached the islands in the s >>>


      7 TURKISH SOLDIERS KILLED BY GUERRILLAS
      Guardian, 03-09-2006
      Sunday September 3, 2006 5:16 AM By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Separatist Kurdish guerrillas killed seven Turkish soldiers and wounded two in stepped–up attacks against the military in southeastern Turkey, local authorities said Saturday.

The guerrillas detonated >>>



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