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      ART TEACHERS HOLD UP...
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      PANTELIS SAITAS/ANA Art teachers hold up mock–ups of famous paintings in front of the Education Ministry in central Athens yesterday as they protest a cut in the teaching hours of art lessons. They joined their peers from technical schools who were calling for an upgrade of secondary technical education. Deputy E >>>


      BRAZILIAN SOCCER LEGEND PELE...
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AP Brazilian soccer legend Pele kisses a golden boot during a presentation in Athens yesterday. The three–time World Cup winner launched a scheme to award the top scorers of Greece’s three professional leagues a golden boot at the end of this season. The program is being organized by the union >>>


      DUTCH CALL ON TURKEY TO RESPECT EU TERMS
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      Turkey must open its harbors and airports to Cyprus if it wants to join the European Union, Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot said yesterday following talks with Dora Bakoyannis yesterday.

Ankara‘s EU orientation is «essential» for both Ankara and the bloc but is also dependent upon clear preconditions, inc >>>


      GREECE ‘AT RISK’ OF TSUNAMI HIT
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      The Mediterranean region – particularly around Greece – could be hit by a major tsunami before the end of the century, an Athens–based scientist claimed yesterday.

Booming tourism in the area would mean the consequences of such a tsunami would be «dramatic» unless authorities are >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      YEAR–ROUND ATHENS Capital to host second City Break Exhibition from June 11–13, 2007 The government is throwing its weight behind a campaign to promote Athens as a city break destination, Tourism Development Minister Fanni Palli–Petralia said yesterday at a press conference with Athens Mayor Theodoros >>>


      MAGISTRATE TO PROBE ALEX CASE
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      An investigating magistrate was yesterday assigned to the case of the disappearance of 11–year–old Alex Meshivili in Veria as judicial authorities step up their efforts to discover the fate of the boy who has been missing since February.

The plenary session of the Thessaloniki appeals court judges >>>


      MILOS MOVES TO CUT OFF MINING
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      In a bid to help protect Milos‘s vital tourism industry, authorities from the island have called on the government to freeze plans to issue new mining permits until the completion of a land planning project.

The decision comes in response to a draft bill, prepared by the Development Ministry, that gives >>>


      PHONE BUG CONNECTED TO CHEATING PARTNER
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      Police said yesterday that an OTE telecom technician uncovered a telephone bug that been placed to monitor and record phone calls from a home in Kifissia, northern Athens.

Police believe that the device, found in a phone exchange box near the home, had been placed by a private detective hired to follow a spous >>>


      PM SET FOR KEYNOTE ADDRESS
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2006
      Karamanlis gears up for TIF speech; ND upbeat despite planned protests Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis begins his three–day visit to Thessaloniki today ahead of his economic policy speech at the International Fair tomorrow, with sources saying the ruling conservatives are confident that the address will strength >>>


      A CONTRETEMPS. LE GÉNIE ET LA CLOCHE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      A contretemps. Thierry Jobin, Venise Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 La sc';ne est si belle qu‘on imagine mal la voir se produire dans la vie.

Souvenez–vous d‘«Ed Wood» (1''4), la biographie, signée Tim Burton, du plus mauvais réalisateur du monde. Dans une s&# >>>


      ANALYSE. CLIMAT: L‘ÉCONOMIE SUIVRA LA CALIFORNIE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Analyse. Pierre Veya Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Le Traité de Kyoto, qui vise ŕ réduire les émissions de gaz ŕ effet de serre, entré en vigueur en février 2005, semble déjŕ oublié par les médias qui n‘y consacrent pratiquement plus aucune ligne depuis des mois. >>>


      ART ET MODE, NOUVEAUX FLIRTS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      SIGNES. Saint–Gall est la patrie de la broderie et des tissus précieux. Cet automne, la ville met sur pied quatre expositions qui tricotent la longue histoire des rapports entre l‘art et la mode. Visite.

Anne Fournier, Saint–Gall Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 «Au commencement, il y a l >>>


      BRUXELLES EST SOMMÉ DE RÉTABLIR LES SUBVENTIONS AU SECTEUR DU COTON
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      JUSTICE. Le verdict met ŕ mal les réformes de la Politique agricole commune et embarrasse les diplomates européens qui pressent les Etats–Unis d‘abolir les aides ŕ leurs producteurs.

Ram Etwareea Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 C‘est une véritable douche froide que vient d& >>>


      COMMENT C‘ÉTÉ. LES FILMS LES PLUS COURTS...
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Comment c‘été. Thierry Jobin, Venise Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Les arpenteurs de festivals de cinéma aiment les films courts. Question de fatigue, d‘enchaînement des séances. Or, parmi les curiosités de la Mostra de Venise 2006, un nombre inhabituel d‘śuvres nouvelle >>>


      CONFIANTS, LES MÉNAGES SUISSES SOUTIENNENT LA CROISSANCE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Commentaire. La presbytie des économistes Winterthur va supprimer 350 emplois Trois sociétés des Emirats arabes unis acqui';rent SR Technics Helvetia Patria veut acquérir ŕ l‘étranger Bruxelles est sommé de rétablir les subventions au secteur du coton L‘invit& >>>


      CRITIQUE. GRIMAUD, SANS SOUFFLE VISIONNAIRE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Critique. Julian Sykes Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Le teint basané, le regard bleu translucide, Hél';ne Grimaud arrive sur sc';ne avec la grâce d‘une sir';ne. C‘est pourtant une fille moderne: veste de cuir brun ceintrée, pantalons blancs, la pianiste dégage un >>>


      DE L‘ORDRE DANS LES SERPENTINS DE LA VIE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      SCIENCE. Le chercheur américain Timothy Richmond, de l‘EPFZ, est le lauréat 2006 du Prix Marcel Benoist, considéré comme le «Nobel suisse». Il est récompensé pour avoir percé les myst';res de la structure de l‘ADN au niveau atomique Olivier Dessibourg V >>>


      DENIS DE ROUGEMONT,OUVRIER INTELLECTUEL
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Il aurait eu 100 ans ce 8 septembre 2006. Il aurait «pensé avec les mains», c‘est–ŕ–dire réfléchi pour l‘action, jusqu‘ŕ aujourd‘hui. Qu‘aurait–il dit? Le professeur Gilles Petitpierre, qui l‘eut pour oncle, évoque son souve >>>


      ENTRE CONGRČS LUCRATIFS ET FOIRES POPULAIRES, L‘AVENIR DU PALAIS DE BEAULIEU BALANCE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      VAUD. Alors que le Comptoir suisse approche, le centre lausannois s‘accroche ŕ sa double vocation, malgré la concurrence.

Samuel Russier Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 A quoi ressemblera Beaulieu demain? Alors que le Centre de congr';s et d‘expositions de Lausanne se prépare ŕ >>>


      FRČRE ROGER N‘ÉTAIT PAS CATHOLIQUE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      RELIGION. Les démentis se multiplient: le fondateur de Taizé ne s‘est pas converti.

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      GOUVERNANCE L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LA «DIPLOMATIE INTELLECTUELLE», EXEMPLES Ŕ WASHINGTON, BRUXELLES ET GENČVE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Les idées gouvernent, mais comment se forment–elles, comment agissent–elles? De nouveaux laboratoires, collectifs, émanant de la société civile, jouent ŕ présent leur rôle dans le syst';me monde qui est devenu le nôtre.

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      GUERRE DES CHIFFRES, «CONTRE–VÉRITÉS»:LE DÉBAT AUTOUR DE L‘ASILE S‘EMBALLE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      VOTATIONS. Le Conseil fédéral maintient que sa brochure explicative ne comprend aucune imprécision. De son côté, Amnesty International accuse l‘Office fédéral des migrations de cacher certaines erreurs. L‘ODM rejette ces critiques.

Valérie de Graffenried Vend >>>


      HELVETIA PATRIA VEUT ACQUÉRIR Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      ASSURANCE. Le numéro six rendrait son titre plus liquide pour augmenter ses capitaux.

Thomas Thöni, Zurich Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 «Nous discutons actuellement avec notre principal actionnaire, la coopérative Patria (33,3% des parts), pour savoir si elle serait d‘accord de vendre d >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA FASCINATION POUR NATASCHA
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Kiosque: apr';s l‘incroyable interview télévisée de l‘Autrichienne séquestrée durant huit ans.

Maurin Picard, Vienne Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Ce qui frappe en premier, ce sont ses yeux. Un regard perçant, pétillant, qui scrute son interlocuteur, comme pou >>>


      L‘AVEU DE BUSH SUR LES PRISONS SECRČTES, UN MOYEN D‘OCCULTER L‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      ETATS–UNIS. L‘emprisonnement ŕ Guantanamo de quatorze cadres d‘Al–Qaida, jusque–lŕ aux mains de la CIA, fait partie de la campagne pour ramener l‘organisation terroriste au premier plan.

Alain Campiotti, New York Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Khaled Sheik Mohammed fut >>>


      L‘INVITÉ. LES BÉNÉFICES SONT Ŕ LEUR ZÉNITH MAIS NE DEVRAIENT PAS REDESCENDRE RAPIDEMENT
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      L‘invité. Martin Hüfner, Chief Economist de Aquila Investment SA Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Récemment, la Neue Zürcher Zeitung a publié un graphique qui n‘a pas manqué de préoccuper certains investisseurs. Ce graphique présente, selon les estimations de Credit Suisse ( >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse SGS chute de plus de 4%.

Anker Bank Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Jeudi, le marché suisse a poursuivi sa consolidation. L‘ouverture négative de Wall Street dans le sillage de la résurgence de craintes de hausse des taux outre–Atlantiq >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE. RÉFORMABLE LA SUISSE?
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Réformable la Suisse?

La chronique. Marie–Hél';ne Miauton Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 La Suisse serait difficile, voire impossible ŕ réformer, c‘est un leitmotiv.

Le syst';me est trop lent... le monde moderne va toujours plus >>>


      LA RESPONSABILITÉ DE BLAIR FACE AUX TRAVAILLISTES
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Stéphane Bussard Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 La politique est cruelle. Apr';s des jours de crise aiguë au sein du Parti travailliste britannique, Tony Blair a d$'; se résoudre ŕ confirmer, presque la mort dans l‘âme, qu‘il allait quitter le pouvoir d‘ici ŕ un >>>


      LE BLOCUS LEVÉ, L‘ARMEMENT DU HEZBOLLAH CONTINUE D‘INQUIÉTER
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Les soucis israéliens ont trait ŕ la porosité du port de Beyrouth.

Christophe Ayad, envoyé spécial ŕ Beyrouth Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Avant d‘atterrir ŕ 18h locales, le premier vol commercial régulier pour Beyrouth – en provenance de Pa >>>


      LE DEUXIČME ACTIONNAIRE DE SGS VEND SES PARTS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      SERVICES. L‘offre d‘échange du français Sequana valorise la firme genevoise en dessous de son cours de Bourse.

Jean–Louis Richard Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 La société française Sequana (ex–Worms) cherche ŕ transférer sa participation de 23,8% dans SGS >>>


      LE JURA BERNOIS IRRITÉ: BERNE A CHOISI UN HAUT FONCTIONNAIRE Ŕ SA PLACE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      JURA BERNOIS. Le président de la Conférence de coordination francophone scolaire est un relais entre la minorité et l‘administration cantonale.

L‘Etat n‘a pas retenu les candidats de Bienne et du Jura bernois. Serge Jubin Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 A peine portés sur les fo >>>


      LE PRIX DU JOUR. MARCEL BENOIST, L‘AVOCAT MÉCČNE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Le prix du jour. Le Temps Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Le biologiste moléculaire Timothy J. Richmond est le lauréat du Prix Marcel–Benoist 2006. Professeur ŕ l‘EPFZ depuis dix–neuf ans, l‘Américain est récompensé pour ses études sur la structure du nucléosome >>>


      LE VALAIS NE CČDE PAS Ŕ L‘EUPHORIE BUDGÉTAIRE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      VALAIS. Le projet de budget 2007 présente un excédent de recettes de 24 millions de francs.

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      LES ASSAILLANTS DU ROI FEDERER
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Roger Federer. Photo: Keystone TENNIS. L‘US Open a renforcé les contours d‘une concurrence accrue pour le numéro un mondial. Radiographie.

Christian Despont, New York Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 La finale rituelle entre Roger Federer et Rafael Nadal n‘aura pas lieu.

Au contra >>>


      LES BOURSES DES PAYS ÉMERGENTS BOULEVERSENT LES HIÉRARCHIES
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      DERIVES. Le 27e forum du Bürgenstock laisse entrevoir de nouvelles tendances technologiques et l‘ascension des marchés ŕ terme asiatiques. Quatre figurent dans le Top 10.

Emmanuel Garessus Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Le 27e Forum international des marchés de produits dérivés e >>>


      LIVRE POLITIQUE. JEAN–FRAN'';OIS KAHN CONTRE LES «BULLOCRATES» DE L‘ESTABLISHMENT
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Le patron de l‘hebdomadaire «Marianne»fustige la paresse mentale des figures de l‘élite française qui, enfermées dans leur bulle, parlent de décadence et ne voient pas l‘inépuisable vitalité de leurs compatriotes.

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      MAO, L‘EMPEREUR DONT IL EST IMPOSSIBLE DE SE DÉBARRASSER
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Il y a trente ans mourait le fondateur de la République populaire de Chine. Li Rui, qui fut son secrétaire particulier ŕ la fin des années 1'50 avant d‘ętre limogé et longuement emprisonné, explique pourquoi les Chinois continuent de respecter son héritage malgré l >>>


      MINUIT–PUBLIC. PLAISIR SOLITAIRE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Minuit–public. Celia Chauvy Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 «Je me souviens d‘une soirée en 1''1 oů Iggy Pop est monté sur une toute petite sc';ne, un moment magique.» Cette image d‘intimité restera gravée dans la mémoire de Damien Pattaroni, Genevoi >>>


      NEUCH'4;TEL CENTRALISE SES CAISSES DE PENSION
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      NEUCHATEL. La caisse de l‘Etat absorbera celles des villes de NEUCHATEL. et de La Chaux–de–Fonds. La lecture de ce texte (30'3 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      PRO HELVETIA PRÔNE LA CULTURE POPULAIRE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      «Qu‘on me juge sur ce que j‘aurai accompli» Pro Helvetia prône la culture populaire Comment c‘été. Les films les plus courts...

Minuit–public. Plaisir solitaire Critique. Grimaud, sans souffle visionnaire CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Pro Helvetia pr >>>


      PÉRISCOPE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Thomas Thöni Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Les Suisses aiment leurs patrons – Les deux tiers des employés suisses trouvent que leurs chefs sont ŕ la fois compétents et agréables, écrit l‘hebdomadaire Cash sur la base d‘une étude de l‘institut de recherche IHA&ndash >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ MARC DOBIAS. «ICI, LES GOLFEURS JOUENT POUR GAGNER LEUR VIE»
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Questions ŕ Marc Dobias, 18 ans, amateur participant ŕ l‘European Masters de Crans–Montana.

Fred Hirzel Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Un gymnasien de 18 ans parmi l‘élite du golf européen... Ni gag ni fiction.

Le Lausannois Marc Dobias, étudiant ŕ Auguste&nd >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. LES POMPIERS DE NYON
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
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      RETOUCHES. INVASION ÉTRANGČRE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
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      RÉCOMPENSER LA BONNE HYGIČNE DE VIE, L‘IDÉE FAIT SON CHEMIN
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      ASSURANCE MALADIE. Selon un sondage de Santésuisse, 65% des Suisses sont favorables ŕ un syst';me de bonus favorisant les assurés qui ne fument pas, mangent peu et font du sport.

Sylvie Arsever Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 L‘idée d‘offrir un bonus aux assurés qui m >>>


      SYRIE, LA FIN DU PÉTROLE MENACE LE RÉGIME
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      PROCHE–ORIENT. Le pouvoir de Damas utilise son or noir pour résister ŕ la communauté internationale.

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      TONY BLAIR VA QUITTER LE POUVOIR D‘ICI Ŕ L‘ANNÉE PROCHAINE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      ROYAUME–UNI. Acculé par une révolte interne au Parti travailliste, le premier ministre britannique refuse de donner une date précise de départ.

Eric Albert, Londres Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 C‘est désormais officiel: Tony Blair ne sera plus premier ministre dans un an. Accu >>>


      TROIS SOCIÉTÉS DES EMIRATS ARABES UNIS ACQUIČRENT SR TECHNICS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      Helvetia Patria veut acquérir ŕ l‘étranger Bruxelles est sommé de rétablir les subventions au secteur du coton L‘invité. Les bénéfices sont ŕ leur zénith mais ne devraient pas redescendre rapidement Analyse. Climat: l‘économie suivra la Californie >>>


      UNE PRIME MALADIE ALLÉGÉE POUR CEUX QUI ONT UNE VIE SAINE?
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      UNE Le Temps I Article Une prime maladie allégée pour ceux qui ont une vie saine?

MODE DE VIE. La prime au mérite séduit les Suisses, selon un sondage des assureurs.

Le Temps Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Pourquoi ma prime d‘assurance maladie ne serait–elle pas réduite >>>


      WINTERTHUR VA SUPPRIMER 350 EMPLOIS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      ASSURANCES. Les opérations du géant se fondront dans celles de son nouveau propriétaire Axa.

Yves Genier Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 La reprise de l‘assureur Winterthur par le géant français Axa (CS.PA) ne sera pas indolore sur le plan de l‘emploi. Les deux sociétés >>>


      «QU‘ON ME JUGE SUR CE QUE J‘AURAI ACCOMPLI»
      Le Temps, 08-09-2006
      RENTREE. L‘avenir du musée vaudois des beaux–arts et la révision des lois culturelles sont les dossiers qui attendent la conseill';re d‘Etat, Anne–Catherine Lyon.

Lorette Coen et Christine Salvadé Vendredi 8 septembre 2006 Une lionne, immense, les oreilles point&# >>>


      ‘VEGETATIVE‘ WOMAN‘S BRAIN SHOWS SURPRISING ACTIVITY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      By Rob SteinWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, September 8, 2006; A01 According to all the tests, the young woman was deep in a "vegetative state"

–– completely unresponsive and unaware of her surroundings. But then a team of scientists decided to do an unprecedented experiment, employin >>>


      ABC TO ALTER SHOW ON PRE–'/11 RUN–UP
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      ABC plans to make minor changes to its docudrama on the run–up to the Sept.
11, 2001, attacks in response to heated complaints from former Clinton administration officials that a number of scenes are fabricated, a network executive said yesterday.

Thomas H. Kean, the Republican who chaired the '/ >>>


      ABC: '/11 PROGRAM CRITICISM ‘PREMATURE‘
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      NEW YORK –– ABC defended a miniseries on the events leading up to the Sept.
11 attacks after Clinton administration officials said it distorts history so drastically that it should be corrected or shelved.

"No one has seen the final version of the film, because the editing process is not y >>>


      ARIZ. MAN HELD IN ‘BASELINE‘ SEX ASSAULTS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      8, 2006; A06 PHOENIX, Sept. 7 –– Police have arrested a construction worker in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of two women in 2005, a crime authorities have long attributed to a serial killer known as the "Baseline Killer." Police charged Mark Goudeau, 42, with two counts each o >>>


      ARMITAGE SAYS HE WAS SOURCE OF CIA LEAK
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      A03 Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage said yesterday that he believes he was the initial source for a 2003 newspaper column by Robert D. Novak that disclosed the CIA‘s previously secret employment of Valerie Plame, the wife of a prominent critic of the U.S. war in Iraq.

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      AT CATHEDRAL, IRAN‘S KHATAMI URGES DIALOGUE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      Amid noisy protests and tight security, former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami issued a call at the Washington National Cathedral yesterday for leaders in both the West and the Islamic world to launch a historic dialogue to "rescue life from the claws of the warmongers and violence–seekers and ostentatiou >>>


      ATLANTIS CLEARED FOR LAUNCH FRIDAY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – NASA will try to launch the space shuttle Atlantis on Friday after clearing a technical problem with a power generator that forced a two–day delay, officials said on Thursday.

The U.S. space agency had planned to launch Atlantis on Wednesday on the first construc >>>


      BUSH‘S DETAINEE PLAN IS CRITICIZED
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      By Charles Babington and R. Jeffrey SmithWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, September 8, 2006; A0' President Bush‘s campaign to sharply limit the courtroom rights of suspected terrorists ran into opposition yesterday from key Republican senators and even top uniformed military lawyers, who said it would vio >>>


      BUSH CALLS FOR GREATER WIRETAP AUTHORITY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      By Anushka Asthana and Karen DeYoungWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, September 8, 2006; A01 ATLANTA, Sept. 7 –– President Bush urged Congress Thursday to give him "additional authority" to continue his administration‘s warrantless eavesdropping program. The speech was his latest effort i >>>


      CHICAGO WORKERS PRACTICE EMERGENCY DRILL
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      CHICAGO –– Thousands of people working in downtown high–rise buildings left their jobs early Thursday to test the city‘s response to a terrorist attack or other emergency.

Participants, many with tennis shoes on their feet and water bottles in hand, left their offices and, under the dir >>>


      CLINTON OFFICIALS PROTEST ABC '/11 FILM
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      PM NEW YORK –– A miniseries about the events leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks is "terribly wrong" and ABC should correct it or not air it, a group of former Clinton administration officials and Senate Democrats said in letters to the head of the network‘s parent company.

But in a >>>


      COMPANY SETTLES KATRINA WORKERS‘ SUIT
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      NEW ORLEANS –– A construction company specializing in disaster recovery settled a lawsuit with migrant workers who were denied overtime even though they often worked long hours cleaning up wreckage left by Hurricane Katrina.

Belfor USA Group Inc. agreed to pay $223,000 to 163 workers who were hired >>>


      D.A. SPENT NEARLY $24K IN KARR PROBE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      BOULDER, Colo. –– The Boulder District Attorney‘s office on Thursday said it spent $23,656 investigating John Mark Karr, including nearly $6,000 for business class tickets to fly the former suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case and an investigator back from Bangkok, Thailand.

An outline of expe >>>


      D.C. AREA TRAFFIC CRAWLS TO NEW LOW
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      September 8, 2006; A01 Even by Washington standards, in a region all too familiar with ugly traffic backups and hair–pulling commutes, yesterday‘s mess won‘t soon be forgotten.

First came morning backups on the Capital Beltway –– up to 12 miles in all directions –– whi >>>


      DECISION TO MOVE DETAINEES RESOLVED TWO–YEAR DEBATE AMONG BUSH ADVISERS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      8, 2006; A01 Shackled and hooded, 14 men in secret CIA custody were gathered one by one from locations across the world last weekend and flown to a rallying point to await one more flight. For some of the prisoners, it was their third or fourth journey to yet another unknown destination since President Bush approved a >>>


      F–35 FIGHTER PRICE COULD SOAR IF DELAYED: GENERAL
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s F–35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, funded by the United States and eight other countries, could cost as much as an extra $12 million to $16 million apiece at first if production plans are curtailed in early years, the general running the project said Fri >>>


      GUANTANAMO MORE STRICT, DETAINEES SAY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      By Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, September 8, 2006; A0' Defense attorneys for detainees who have spent years at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said the 14 high–value terrorism suspects transferred there Monday are entering a prison that appears to be increasingly restrict >>>


      IMMIGRATION RALLY TURNOUT DISAPPOINTS ADVOCATES
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      By Darryl Fears and N.C. AizenmanWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, September 8, 2006; A06 A pro–immigration rally that promised to bring tens of thousands of marchers from across the nation to Washington yesterday managed to draw only a paltry number of demonstrators, raising questions about the movement&lsquo >>>


      KIDNAPPING SUSPECT ESCAPES ALA. PRISON
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –– A man charged in the videotaped kidnapping of a lawyer last spring has escaped from prison, possibly with help, authorities said Friday.

Authorities were using tracking dogs and search teams to hunt for Dedrick Griham but said they did not know where he was headed.

Grih >>>


      KY. AIR CONTROLLER REMAINS ANONYMOUS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      PM LEXINGTON, Ky. –– Nearly two weeks since the Comair jet crash that killed 4' people, the air traffic controller on duty at the time has not returned to work, and those who know him are revealing next to nothing _ not even his name.

People who know him personally say that he is a 17–yea >>>


      MD. DEMOCRATS FIGHT TO HOLD SENATE SEAT
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      SALISBURY, Md. –– Often when the dust settles on a Democratic Senate primary in Maryland, the hard work is done and the winner can expect to roll over the Republican in the fall. Not this time.

The two main candidates in Tuesday‘s primary, bookish congressman Ben Cardin and flamboyant civil r >>>


      NASA ATTEMPTS FIX BEFORE ATLANTIS LAUNCH
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– A fuel sensor that has given NASA headaches in the past acted up Friday morning as space shuttle Atlantis‘ crew prepared for liftoff.

The agency continued with launch preparations as engineers tried to figure out if the shuttle could fly with the glitch. Atlantis&lsquo >>>


      NASA TO TRY SHUTTLE LAUNCH DESPITE FUEL CELL PROBLEM
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      NASA officials will try again today to send off the space shuttle Atlantis on a long–delayed mission to resume construction of the international space station.

Space shuttle program manager N. Wayne Hale Jr. said late yesterday that a glitch in the shuttle‘s internal fuel cell system appeared to be >>>


      SHERIFF SAYS MARINE DISAPPEARANCE STAGED
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      DENVER –– Authorities who spent five days searching for a Marine after a friend reported him lost in a hiking accident have arrested the friend and said Thursday they believe the disappearance was staged, so the serviceman could avoid returning to duty.

Steve Powers, 20, of Boulder, was arrested la >>>


      U.N. UNVEILS COUNTERTERRORISM STRATEGY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      UNITED NATIONS –– The president of the U.N. General Assembly unveiled a long–awaited strategy to combat terrorism, the result of a year of often bitter work to meet world leaders‘ demands that the United Nations help its 1'2 members fight the scourge.

Much of the strategy, distribut >>>


      VA. DEMOCRAT USES REAGAN IN CAMPAIGN AD
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      RICHMOND, Va. –– Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb will air his first television ad next week _ a spot that features praise from none other than Ronald Reagan.

Webb, who was Reagan‘s Navy secretary before Webb switched to the Democratic Party, uses the ultimate GOP icon to send a sentiment >>>


      YOUTH GANG RAPE REPORTED IN MILWAUKEE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      AM MILWAUKEE –– It began with a crush, police said, and turned into one of the most shocking crimes in Milwaukee‘s long, violent summer: an 11–year–old girl was sexually assaulted by as many as 20 boys while a 16–year–old girl she was romantically interested in watched and coac >>>


      ‘VALUES‘ WE HAVE TO HIDE ABROAD
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      If the secret prisons where U.S. agents interrogated "high–value" terrorism suspects with "alternative" techniques are so legitimate and legal, if they‘re so fully consistent with American values and traditions, then why are they overseas?

That‘s one thing the Decider didn >>>


      ANALYSIS: WAR FOCUS HOLDS POLITICAL RISK
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush is casting the war on global terrorism as the central issue of the midterm elections. But it‘s a risky political strategy.

The approach carries reminders of failures in Iraq, prisoner treatment at Guantanamo Bay, warrantless wiretapping at home and Osama bin Laden >>>


      ARMITAGE SAYS HE WAS SOURCE IN CIA LEAK
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The former No. 2 State Department official said Thursday he inadvertently disclosed the identity of CIA employee Valerie Plame in conversations with two reporters in 2003.

Confirming that he was the source of a leak that triggered a federal investigation, former Deputy Secretary of St >>>


      BERNANKE WANTS MORE DEMOCRATIC FED: WSJ
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      NEW YORK (Reuters) – New U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is trying to depersonalize the Fed by making its decision–making more democratic and easier to understand, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The Journal quoted Mark Gertler, a New York University economist and friend of B >>>


      BUSH PLANS PRIME TIME SEPT. 11 ADDRESS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– President Bush will make a prime–time address from the Oval Office on Monday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

White House press secretary Tony Snow said the administration had requested network time for the address at ':01 p.m. EDT. The address is expec >>>


      BUSH TO GIVE ADDRESS MONDAY ON '/11 ANNIVERSARY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush will deliver a prime–time televised speech on Monday night to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the White House announced on Friday.

Spokesman Tony Snow said the speech will reflect "what September 11 has meant for our count >>>


      COME TRAIN IRAQIS FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      Know something about public works and don‘t mind a bit of internecine strife in your workplace? This one may be for you.

The joint military command in Iraq is seeking a team to train 100 senior and mid–level employees of the Iraq Ministry of Construction and Housing how to exercise oversight over t >>>


      COURT RULING BLOCKS ALASKA OIL LEASE SALE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – A federal judge issued a preliminary ruling on Thursday that temporarily blocks the U.S.

administration‘s plan to allow oil development in the sensitive wetlands near vast Teshekpuk Lake in Arctic Alaska.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to prop >>>


      DOWN THE HOMESTRETCH, THE HOUSE WANDERS OFF COURSE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      Let us stipulate, as the lawyers like to say, that horses should not be slaughtered for human consumption.

Let us further stipulate that there is nothing inherently offensive about minting coins to commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln‘s birth.

Still, the question arises: What are Hous >>>


      FOR LIEBERMAN, THE ‘I‘ STANDS FOR ‘IGNORED‘
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      You could feel the temperature drop as Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut entered the Senate chamber yesterday for the first time since he lost his Democratic primary last month and became an independent candidate.

Democratic leaders Richard Durbin (Ill.) and Charles Schumer (N.Y.) kept a safe distance. Chri >>>


      FORMER IRANIAN LEADER SUGGESTS DIALOGUE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– The most senior Iranian to visit Washington in 25 years said Thursday the two nations‘ long estrangement should be repaired through dialogue instead of threats, as world powers moved closer to imposing punishments on Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

Mohammed Khatami, a tw >>>


      FORMER STATE DEPT. OFFICIAL ACKNOWLEDGES CIA LEAK
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage on Thursday acknowledged being the original source in the leak of a CIA official‘s identity and expressed regrets and apologies in media interviews.

"It was a terrible error on my part," Armitage told The New York Ti >>>


      FROM A LAND FAR AWAY, HELP FOR KATRINA VICTIMS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      By Anushka AsthanaWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, September 8, 2006; A15 Sue Reed, the executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast, was sitting in her temporary office in Biloxi, Miss., in April when the phone rang. She could not believe what she heard.

"My name is Jocelyn White, >>>


      IRAQ: A CIVIL WAR WE CAN STILL WIN
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      As the Democrats turn themselves into the antiwar party, as popular support for the war continues to sink, as some who initially signed on to the war now heap scorn on the entire Iraqi project, the question of immediate withdrawal must be confronted.

There are two rationales for withdrawing from –– >>>


      PAULSON SUPPORTS STRONG DOLLAR
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      HANOI (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday he supports a strong dollar and believes the value of the U.S. currency should be set in open markets.

"I am very much in favor of a strong dollar because that‘s in our nation‘s interest," Paulson said in respons >>>


      POCKETBOOK PAIN MAY SPUR U.S. VOTER BACKLASH
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      CINCINNATI (Reuters) – David and Donna Pfirman have had plenty of political debates, but the Republican husband and Democratic wife agree on one thing: the U.S. economy keeps getting worse, and neither will vote Republican in November.

"Under this current administration, my income has dropped every >>>


      REUTERS POLITICS SUMMARY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      CIA prisoner debate in White House resolved WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The transfer of 14 foreign terrorism suspects from CIA prisons abroad to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, resolved a two–year debate in the Bush administration over its detention policy, The Washington Post reported on Thurs >>>


      SENATE: NO PREWAR SADDAM–AL–QAIDA TIES
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      WASHINGTON –– There‘s no evidence Saddam Hussein had a relationship with Abu Musab al–Zarqawi and his Al–Qaida associates, according to a Senate report on prewar intelligence on Iraq. Democrats said the report undercuts President Bush‘s justification for going to war.

The de >>>


      TEHRAN‘S TWO WORLDS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      TEHRAN –– At the end of a 10–day visit here, I am struggling with a question: Is the Iranian revolution of 27 years ago following the normal arc of history and moving toward a rational and stable society? Or is this country still exploding with radical energy and a desire to export its revolution to o >>>


      TELEVISION AD SHOWS REAGAN PRAISING WEBB IN 1'85 SPEECH
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      B08 RICHMOND, Aug. 7 –– Democratic Senate candidate James Webb will launch his first television ad Monday, a 30–second tribute by former President Ronald Reagan, for whom Webb once served as Navy secretary.

The commercial shows Reagan, a Republican, giving a speech to graduates at the Naval A >>>


      U.S. AND CHINA AGREE ON FX FLEXIBILITY: PAULSON
      Washington Post, 08-09-2006
      HANOI (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Friday that the United States and China agree currency flexibility is "very important." He said exchange rate flexibility was one of many aspects in realigning worldwide imbalances of trade and investment flows.

"Currency flex >>>



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