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      4 CHARGED IN PLOT TO BLOW UP NYC AIRPORT
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     NEW YORK –– Federal authorities said a plot by a suspected Muslim terrorist cell to blow up John F. Kennedy International Airport, its fuel tanks and a jet fuel artery could have caused "unthinkable" devastation.

But while pipeline and security experts agreed that such an attack would have >>>


      CANDIDATES COMPETE AT IOWA DINNER
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa –– Democratic presidential hopefuls warmed up for Sunday‘s big debate by trying to impress about 1,000 activists at the Iowa Democratic Party‘s Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday.

The lineup included New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former North Carolina Sen. John Ed >>>


      CAR PLOWS INTO D.C. FESTIVAL, 35 INJURED
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A woman plowed her car through a crowded street festival Saturday night, injuring about 35 people, including two police officers who drove their motor scooters into her path attempting to stop her, authorities said.

Police said seven of the victims, including two children under age 3, >>>


      CAR PLOWS INTO D.C. FESTIVAL; 35 INJURED
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A car plowed through several blocks at a crowded street festival, injuring about 35 people, seven severely, authorities said. The driver was arrested near the scene.

Witnesses said strollers were flung into the air and one person was trapped beneath the car‘s wheels during the ch >>>


      DEMOCRATS HIDE PET PROJECTS FROM VOTERS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     WASHINGTON –– After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress‘ pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year.

Democrats are sidestepping rules approved their first day in power in January to cle >>>


      GATES PRESSES TURKEY AGAINST MILITARY ACTION IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Turkey against using military force against Kurdish separatist forces in northern Iraq as tensions build up in the border region.

"We would prefer that we continue to work through this problem with them to try and safeguard Turkey, and h >>>


      GATES SAYS SOMALIA STRIKE POSSIBLY ONGOING
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates declined to comment on Sunday about Friday‘s U.S. naval strike on targets in Somalia, saying it was possibly an ongoing operation.

"I think that‘s possibly an ongoing operation and I‘m not going to talk about it," Gates >>>


      GATES WARNS TURKEY NOT TO INVADE IRAQ
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     SINGAPORE –– Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday cautioned Turkey against sending troops into northern Iraq, as it has threatened, to hunt down Kurdish rebels it accuses of carrying out terrorist raids inside Turkey.

"We hope there would not be a unilateral military action across the borde >>>


      LEGAL RESIDENTS DISMAYED OVER LATEST MEASURES
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     With the immigration debate focused on the estimated 12 million immigrants who have come to the United States illegally, hundreds of thousands of others who have obeyed the law are disappointed by the legislation now pending in Congress.

They had hoped that immigration law would be changed to eliminate the five >>>


      MAN EATS RECORD–BREAKING 5' 1–2 HOT DOGS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     PHOENIX –– A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 5' franks in 12 minutes.

Joey Chestnut, 22, of San Jose, shattered the record held by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan by downing 5' 1/2 "HBDs" _ hot dogs and buns _ during >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     Tropical Storm Barry Weakens at Tampa Bay HOMOSOSSA SPRINGS, Fla. –– Tropical Storm Barry weakened into a tropical depression as it moved through Tampa Bay on Saturday, bringing nearly seven inches of rain to parts of the drought–parched state.

Rain was falling throughout Florida and Georgia, >>>


      SHUTTLE WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     MELBOURNE, Fla. –– A union representing 570 space shuttle program workers at the Kennedy Space Center voted to strike Saturday, less than a week before the planned launch of the shuttle Atlantis.

The International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, which represents the United Space Alli >>>


      SPACE SHUTTLE UNION VOTES TO STRIKE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     MELBOURNE, Fla., June 2 –– A union representing 570 space shuttle program workers at the Kennedy Space Center voted Saturday to strike as early as June 10, two days after NASA officials plan to launch the space shuttle Atlantis.

The International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, which >>>


      TESTING WATERS, THOMPSON ASSAILS DEMS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     RICHMOND, Va. –– Republican Fred Thompson assailed Democrats and emphasized conservative stances Saturday, testing out a potential campaign pitch a day after taking a formal step toward a likely presidential candidacy.

In a speech to GOP loyalists, the former Tennessee senator and "Law & Or >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JUNE 3
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     AM –– Today is Sunday, June 3, the 154th day of 2007. There are 211 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1'65, astronaut Edward White became the first American to "walk" in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.

On this date: In 1621, the Dutch >>>


      WISCONSIN HOUSE EXPLODES, KILLING WOMAN
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     WAUWATOSA, Wis. –– An explosion that sent a plume of fire and debris 75 feet high flattened a suburban Milwaukee home Saturday, killing an elderly woman in the house and injuring three neighbors, authorities said.

Neighbors had reported smelling a strong odor just before the blast, and Fire Chief De >>>


      CLINTON MAKEOVER ACCENTS HER MIDWESTERN ROOTS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     June 3, 2007; A01 For years, when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton talked about her family, it was usually her famous husband or their well–known daughter. But Clinton has recently been discussing a more elusive figure in her life: her mother.

"She didn‘t have a very easy time of it as a young child >>>


      CLINTON, GIULIANI MAINTAIN LEADS, BUT GOP SHOWS SIGNS OF SHIFTING
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     A04 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York holds a solid lead over her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, while the contest for the Republican nomination appears even more unsettled than it did when it began five months ago, according to a new Washington Post–ABC News poll.

Clinton‘ >>>


      EMPLOYERS OPPOSE HIRING PROVISIONS IN IMMIGRATION BILL
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     As Congress reconvenes this week, businesses and their lobbyists are gearing up to fight a series of proposed changes to immigration law that they say will complicate hiring.

Their target is Senate legislation that would legalize an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants but also significantly change empl >>>


      PORTRAIT OF THE CANDIDATE AS A YOUNG CLIMBER
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     The most important man in Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s life during her years at Wellesley College was Don Jones, a Methodist youth minister whom she had known since 10th grade, when he rolled into her hometown of Park Ridge, Ill., driving a red Chevy Impala convertible and advocating justice and social reform.

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      RALLY DRAWS THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS TO CAPITOL
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Pamela ConstableWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 3, 2007; A06 Waving tiny American flags, a crowd of several thousand people –– almost all of Central American or Mexican origin –– rallied yesterday at the U.S.

Capitol on a humid afternoon to call for immigration reform and dem >>>


      SPANISH LESSON
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By David MontgomeryWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 3, 2007; D01 Newt Gingrich goes into one of his deep–think riffs on assimilation for immigrants, but he probably shouldn‘t have implied that anything but English is "the language of living in a ghetto." So he does penance on YouTube, apolo >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker, author Ayaan Hirsi Ali and former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R–Ga.).

THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 10 a.m.: Rep. John P. Murtha (D–Pa.) and Iraqi President Jalal Tal >>>


      THOMPSON GENERATES BUZZ IN RICHMOND
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Alec MacGillisWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 3, 2007; A05 RICHMOND, June 2 –– Actor and former senator Fred D. Thompson of Tennessee rallied a crowd of several hundred Republicans here last night, offering a bluntly conservative appeal in his first major appearance since taking a formal step las >>>


      A FRESH BATTLE IN SOUTH DAKOTA‘S PRAIRIE DOG WAR
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Peter SlevinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 3, 2007; A03 WALL, S.D. –– Here on the sun–parched prairie, where rain seems as rare as gold dust, the fight over federal grassland is unending, pitting the backers of the crowd–pleasing prairie dog against the supporters of the humble cow. >>>


      AFRICAN UNION REJECTS U.N.–LED FORCE IN DARFUR
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     UNITED NATIONS, June 2 –– The African Union has objected to a proposed joint A.U.–U.N. peacekeeping force in Sudan‘s troubled Darfur region because the United Nations would be in command, U.N. diplomats said.

The African Union wants joint control of the force, the final phase of a three& >>>


      ATTACKS ON U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ GROW IN LETHALITY, COMPLEXITY
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Ann Scott Tyson and John Ward AndersonWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, June 3, 2007; A01 As U.S. troops push more deeply into Baghdad and its volatile outskirts, Iraqi insurgents are using increasingly sophisticated and lethal means of attack, including bigger roadside bombs that are resulting in greater numbers >>>


      BANGLADESH‘S INTERIM GOVERNMENT CHIEF COLLAPSES: OFFICIALS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     DHAKA (Reuters) – Fakhruddin Ahmed, head of Bangladesh‘s army–backed interim government, fell sick and collapsed during a state function outside the capital on Sunday, officials said.

"Fakhruddin Ahmed was addressing a tree plantation program in Tangail when he lost consciousness and coll >>>


      BEFORE WAR, CIA WARNED OF NEGATIVE OUTCOMES
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Walter PincusWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 3, 2007; A08 On Aug. 13, 2002, the CIA completed a classified, six–page intelligence analysis that described the worst scenarios that could arise after a U.S.–led removal of Saddam Hussein: anarchy and territorial breakup in Iraq, a surge of global ter >>>


      CASTRO LOOKS HEALTHIER IN 1ST TV IMAGE IN MONTHS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     HAVANA (Reuters) – Fidel Castro appeared healthier and more vigorous on Sunday in the first images of the Cuban leader to be broadcast on Cuban state television in four months.

Castro appeared talking and standing in a track suit during a meeting on Saturday afternoon with Vietnamese Communist Party chief >>>


      EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHWEST CHINA KILLS 2
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     BEIJING –– A strong earthquake shook southwest China‘s Yunnan province early Sunday, killing at least two and injuring hundreds, state media reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and hit about 1,470 miles southwest of Beijing.

At least >>>


      FIGHTING CONTINUES IN LEBANON CAMP
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     TRIPOLI, Lebanon –– White smoke rose from a Palestinian refugee camp Sunday as the Lebanese army resumed its bombardment of Islamic militants holed up there, the third day of a military offensive aimed at crushing the al–Qaida–inspired fighters.

After an overnight lull, artillery shellin >>>


      INSURGENTS BLAST HOLE IN CRUCIAL IRAQI BRIDGE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Joshua PartlowWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, June 2, 2007;
5:58 PM BAGHDAD, June 2 –– Insurgents blasted a gaping hole in a major bridge on the main highway from Baghdad to northern Iraq on Saturday, part of a growing effort to target Iraq‘s infrastructure and immobilize its people.
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      INSURGENTS HIT BRIDGE NORTH OF BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Joshua PartlowWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, June 3, 2007; A14 BAGHDAD, June 2 –– Insurgents blasted a gaping hole in a major bridge on the main highway from Baghdad to northern Iraq on Saturday, part of a growing effort to target Iraq‘s infrastructure and immobilize its people.

Eve >>>


      IRAN BLASTS DEMAND ON DETAINEES
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     TEHRAN, Iran –– Iran on Sunday accused President Bush of intervening in the Islamic Republic‘s internal affairs days after the American leader demanded that Tehran release four Iranian–Americans detained for alleged espionage.

"Such expression is an obvious case of intervention in o >>>


      IRANIAN FLOW OF WEAPONS INCREASING, OFFICIALS SAY
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Robin WrightWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 3, 2007; A14 Iran has increased arms shipments to both Iraq‘s Shiite extremists and Afghanistan‘s Taliban in recent weeks in an apparent attempt to pressure American and other Western troops operating in its two strategic neighbors, according to senior >>>


      LEBANESE ARMY POUNDS FIGHTERS AT REFUGEE CAMP
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     TRIPOLI, Lebanon, June 2 –– The Lebanese army deployed a missile–firing helicopter and soldiers carried out door–to–door searches Saturday in a second day of fighting between the military and a radical Islamic faction based in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

In imag >>>


      LEBANESE ARMY SQUEEZES MILITANTS AT REFUGEE CAMP
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     NAHR AL–BARED, Lebanon (Reuters) – Lebanese troops, backed by artillery, tanks and gunships, tightened their grip on al Qaeda–inspired militants at a Palestinian refugee camp on Sunday, the third day of a military assault to crush the gunmen.

Security sources said Fatah al–Islam militant >>>


      LESSONS IN THE SHARED SCARS OF WAR
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     By Tara BahrampourWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, June 3, 2007; A01 One day last fall, Felix Herrera was teaching science at Wakefield High School when a helicopter rumbled overhead. The Army reservist‘s war instincts kicked in: His adrenaline surged, and his eyes shot to the window.

Nothing out there >>>


      MORTAR ATTACK WOUNDS 4 ISRAELI SOLDIERS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     JERUSALEM –– Palestinian militants attacked an Israeli army base in southern Israel with mortar fire early Sunday, wounding four soldiers, the army said. The Hamas militant group claimed responsibility.

The attack occurred at the Erez crossing on Israel‘s border with the Gaza Strip, the army s >>>


      NEW LEADER KEEPS CUBAN LIFE ON TRACK
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     HAVANA –– If Fidel Castro is larger than life, his brother seems almost smaller than it.

Dour, short and stiff in public, Raul Castro can‘t match the charisma of the far–more–famous Fidel _ but he hasn‘t had to.

Cuba has been little–changed since the mustached >>>


      OLMERT SAYS ISRAELI ATTACKS CURB GAZA ROCKETS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday that Israel‘s attacks against militants in the Gaza Strip had led to a drop in rocket strikes from the territory and they would continue.

Minutes after his remarks were broadcast on Israel Radio, the armed wing of the Islamist Hamas gro >>>


      PAKISTAN SCHOOL SHUT, BLASPHEMY ALLEGED
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– A nursing school was shut down and its Christian principal and four Christian students suspended after Muslim pupils accused unknown people of desecrating verses from the Quran, officials said Saturday.

The action by the management of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Science >>>


      PENTAGON CHIEF URGES TURKEY NOT TO HIT IRAQI KURDS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Turkey on Sunday against using military force against Kurdish separatist forces in northern Iraq amid rising tensions in the border region.

"We would prefer that we continue to work through this problem with them to try and safeguard Tur >>>


      RUSSIA‘S CHAMPION OF HOPELESS CASES IS TARGETED FOR DISBARMENT
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     MOSCOW –– Karina Moskalenko spent a sleepless night in Strasbourg, France, last month writing and rewriting a petition to the European Court of Human Rights for Garry Kasparov, the chess champion and anti–Kremlin activist who was briefly arrested in connection with a demonstration here in April that ri >>>


      SOUTH AND NORTH, IRAQI KURDS SQUEEZED
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     BAGHDAD –– From south and north, Iraq‘s Kurdish region felt pressure from two sides Saturday, as saboteurs bombed a vital bridge link to Baghdad, and Turkish troops across the border massed for a possible strike.

"We won‘t allow it to be turned into a battleground," Prime Minis >>>


      SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN, CHINA TRY TO BE BETTER NEIGHBORS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     SEOGWIPO, South Korea (Reuters) – The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China meet on Sunday to try to smooth often prickly ties and help resolve the impasse over the nuclear weapons plans of their neighbor, North Korea.

The three major Asian countries have been unable to forge the kind of allia >>>


      SUDANESE RALLY AGAINST U.S. SANCTIONS
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     PM KHARTOUM, Sudan –– Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Saturday in front of the American embassy here, shouting "God is great!" and "Down with the CIA!" to protest new U.S. economic sanctions on Sudan.

Police cordoned off the tightly guarded U.S. compound as protesters denounce >>>


      THOUSANDS MARCH IN SUPPORT OF CHAVEZ
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     PM CARACAS, Venezuela –– Thousands of red–clad supporters of President Hugo Chavez strode through the Venezuelan capital Saturday seeking to counter a national outcry over the government‘s removal of an opposition TV station from the air.

The march was in response to a week of large, som >>>


      THOUSANDS OF PAKISTANIS RALLY AROUND OUSTED JUDGE
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     HARIPUR, Pakistan, June 2 –– Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in one of the strongest displays of opposition yet to President Pervez Musharraf, even as the government cracked down on the media in an attempt to control a burgeoning crisis.

The figure at the center of the movem >>>


      U.S. WARSHIP FIRES MISSILES AT FIGHTERS IN SOMALIA
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     A18 ARUSHA, Tanzania, June 2 –– A U.S. Navy destroyer launched an attack on fighters in a remote corner of northeastern Somalia late Friday, according to a senior U.S. official, though details of the operation remained sketchy.

The bombardment was concentrated in and around the port town of Bargaal, >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-06-2007
     Nigerian Rebels Call One–Month Cease–Fire '4; LAGOS, Nigeria –– The main militant group responsible for attacks on foreign oil installations in Nigeria‘s lawless south announced a one–month cease–fire Saturday, giving the new president, Umaru Yar‘Adua, a chance to >>>


      ADELSON IS NOT ALONE: GEORGIAN BILLIONAIRE ALSO INTERESTED IN MAARIV
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Ronny Koren–Dinar Only a few days before Sheldon Adelson is expected to make an offer for Maariv, a surprise competitor has popped up: Badri Patarkatsishvili, a billionaire businessman from Georgia who now resides in England. Patarkatsishvili, the richest man from Georgia, is negotiating with Ofer Nimrodi, the >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
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      EL AL WORKERS VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOR OF CALLING OFFICIAL LABOR DISPUTE
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Zohar Blumenkrantz El Al employees overwhelmingly voted for a fight with management, as about 80 percent of all workers approved an official labor dispute at the airline.

The workers are protesting the management‘s attempt to cancel the collective bargaining agreement. The figures show that well over t >>>


      ELECTRICITY WORKERS DEMAND BILLIONS
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Avi Bar–Eli The negotiations between the workers at the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) and the joint ministry committee over the reform of the electricity sector are continuing with big demands by the employees.

At the end of last week, the union presented its demands for the salary agreements start >>>


      FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRICES JUMP DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Amiram Cohen Fresh agricultural produce is getting more expensive, in particular fruits and vegetables. This trend has been steadily increasing since April.

While the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5 percent in April, the index for fresh agricultural produce rose over twice that amount.

A >>>


      SAFRA FAMILY CONSIDERING BUYING BANK LEUMI
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Ram Dagan The Safra family has joined the list of candidates competing for the controlling interest of Bank Leumi.

Since the failure of the Cerberus–Gabriel fund to extend its option for the purchase of an additional 10 percent of the controlling interest became official, Joseph Safra and his son Jacob >>>


      THE BOTTOM LINE / GUNS INSTEAD OF BUTTER
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Nehemia Shtrasler The headlines announced a major revolution in the defense budget, a new wind sweeping through the defense establishment, as a result of the Brodet Committee recommendations. The committee recommended cuts, savings and efficiency measures in the Israel Defense Forces in the range of NIS 30 billion ov >>>


      EUROPE IS NOT NECESSARILY AGAINST US
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Alexander Yakobson After the boycott decision by Britain‘s University and College Union (UCU), it is a great temptation to say the whole world is against us – or at least that all of Europe is. We need to resist this temptation. The picture is much more complicated. Anyone who feared – or hoped &nda >>>


      IS IT BETTER TO REOCCUPY GAZA?
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Uzi Rubin In his article "Missiles Against Metal Pipes" (Haaretz, May 14), Reuven Pedatzur dismisses the development of an anti–Qassam defense system for technological and financial reasons, as well as on principle. He feels it is doubtful whether it is even possible to solve the technical problem of >>>


      THE BEAUTY OF THE BRITISH BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Bradley Burston Just for the sake of argument, let‘s suppose you‘re a British academic.

You believe strongly that the occupation must end, that the Palestinians should have an independent state, that Israel‘s military and diplomatic policies are wrongheaded to the point of immorality.
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      WHAT IS PERMISSIBLE FOR AMERICA
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Zvi Bar‘el What would happen if American congressmen were to meet with Ismail Haniyeh or with Hamas members of parliament to discuss "Middle East affairs?" Would Israel boycott them? Would Israel activate its lobby in Washington to prevent their reelection?

Israel is not yet facing this diffi >>>


      WHO WILL STAY, WHO WILL GO
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Haaretz Editorial Brigadier General Erez Zuckerman, one of the four division commanders who participated in the Second Lebanon War, decided last week to resign and terminate his active service in the Israel Defense Forces.

In his previous posts, before he took command of an armored division, Zuckerman was on >>>


      ‘ANOTHER MURDER OVER NOTHING‘ CLAIMS LIFE OF REHOVOT TEEN, 17
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Roni Singer–Heruti The Rehovot teen stabbed to death early yesterday morning by one of his peers was "another murder over nothing," said Shefela region police chief Commander Yifrach Duchovny.

Police said Adameh Tarikan, 17, was killed by a 16–year–old member of a rival group of y >>>


      3 ARRESTED IN JFK FUEL LINE TERROR PLOT
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By The Associated Press NEW YORK – Three people were arrested and another was being sought yesterday for allegedly plotting to blow up a fuel line that feeds John F. Kennedy International Airport and runs through residential neighborhoods, authorities said.

The plot never got past the planning stages. It >>>


      ARE ISRAELIS AFRAID OF THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED?
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Ruth Sinai Two–thirds of new immigrants, half of the country‘s Arab citizens and one–third of the Jewish population believe that people with developmental disabilities are dangerous, according to a survey commissioned by the Social Affairs Ministry.

The survey, the first of its kind, was co >>>


      ARSON BEHIND GENEVA SYNAGOGUE FIRE, SWISS AUTHORITIES RULE
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Amiram Barkat The fire at Hekhal Haness Synagogue in Geneva was the work of arsonists and was not caused accidentally, according to an investigation by the Swiss authorities.

The blaze that broke out early in the morning 10 days ago badly damaged the building and is considered the worst blow in recent years >>>


      DUTCH TO GIVE EACH PALESTINIAN POLICE OFFICER 360 EUROS
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Cnaan Liphshiz The Dutch Foreign Ministry is planning to give the Palestinian Police a special grant of 6.3 million euros ($8.4 million) in the following months, the Hague‘s foreign minister announced last week. The special funding is "also in Israel‘s best interests," he said.

Foreign >>>


      EXPERTS: DON‘T RUSH READING, MATH
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Or Kashti "There is tremendous pressure by parents to begin formal education as early as possible," says Mirit Cohen, a kindergarten teacher from Tel Aviv. "They ask that the kids learn quickly to write, that we conduct a preparatory course for first grade and that everyone be ready for school. At ever >>>


      FILM FESTIVAL LEAVES SDEROT, BUT CAN‘T ESCAPE ROCKETS
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Mijal Grinberg "A person can‘t dream of reinforced concrete. The moment that happens, he no longer exists," says Yulia Michin Ginzburg, 36, as she smokes a cigarette outside her house on Kibbutz Nir Am.

With this statement – a reference to the problem of securing housing in communities >>>


      HAMAS REJECTS GAZA–ONLY CEASE–FIRE
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondents, and Agencies Hamas‘ delegation to Egypt has rejected the draft of an initiative for a cease–fire between the Islamist organization and Israel, saying it must apply to the West Bank as well as the Gaza Strip. Israel, meanwhile, killed five Palestinian >>>


      IDF DRILL SPARKS FIRE IN FUTURE NATURE RESERVE
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Zafrir Rinat A Lachish–region area designated to become a nature reserve sustained major damage after an army training exercise ignited a fire there last week.

A total of 25,000 dunams were damaged. This is twice the area damaged in the Shaar Hagay blaze a decade ago, and nearly equal to the total amou >>>


      ISRAELI STUDY MAY HELP PLANTS SURVIVE SCOUGE OF SALTY SOIL
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Zafrir Rinat A new study by Israeli scientists may help improve the ability of plants to survive in highly saline soil, one of the main threats to agriculture worldwide.

The study, recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Sciences, describes a method of genetic engineering that may allow >>>


      LEBANESE AIR FORCE JOINS BATTLE AGAINST ISLAMIC MILITANTS AS FIGHTING INTENSIFIES
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By The Associated Press TRIPOLI – The Lebanese air force yesterday joined tanks and artillery in pounding Islamic militant hideouts on the second day of an intensifying offensive to uproot al–Qaida–inspired gunmen barricaded in a Palestinian refugee camp.

A French–made Gazelle helicopter >>>


      MINISTERS TO BE TOLD OF SYRIAN ARMING
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Aluf Benn The security cabinet will hear intelligence updates on the arming of Syrian forces in a briefing this week. Intelligence sources said they did not believe Syria was preparing for war, despite the fact it is rearming.

Israel‘s main concern is the possibility that Syria might try to take contro >>>


      MORTAR BARRAGES KILL AT LEAST 8 IN BAGHDAD
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By The Associated Press BAGHDAD – A series of mortar barrages killed eight civilians and wounded 25 others early yesterday in a Sunni neighborhood in central Baghdad, police said, while a strategic bridge was damaged by a bomb in northern Iraq.

The mortars began slamming into the Fadhil area in Baghdad at >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     The UN Human Rights commissioner says she supports "public debate" on the British University and College Union‘s (UCU) call for an academic boycott of Israel. "From a human rights perspective, the debate is a good thing," Louise Arbour told the U.S. media over the weekend. Foreign Minister Tzip >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF II
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     Patients, politicians and the press reacted with shock, praise and considerable criticism after a Dutch television program in which three patients competed to win the kidney of a terminally ill woman turned out to be a hoax. Journalists

– who came from as far away as Japan – received a text message >>>


      PERETZ TO ANNOUNCE SUPPORT FOR AYALON TODAY
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Mazal Mualem Sources in Labor said last night that Party Chair and Defense Minister Amir Peretz intended to announce his support for MK Ami Ayalon in the second round of the primaries.

Peretz and Ayalon met last night for a third time, in an attempt to cement a final agreement between them. Ayalon is interes >>>


      PROTESTS AGAINST UPCOMING GERMAN G–8 SUMMIT TURN VIOLENT
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By The Associated Press ROSTOCK, Germany – Masked demonstrators among tens of thousands protesting the upcoming G–8 summit meeting hurled stones and flagpoles at police yesterday, in chaotic scenes in the harbor of this northern port city.

Officers in helmets and body armor at one point briefly retr >>>


      SHAS HOPING TO BE DECISIVE FACTOR IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE
      Haaretz, 03-06-2007
     By Mazal Mualem Industry, Trade and Employment Minister Eli Yishai (Shas) is to check the lists of Shas supporters for presidential candidates Shimon Peres and Reuven Rivlin. The lists were submitted by Peres (Kadima) and Rivlin (Likud).

Shas will decide which candidate to vote for based on the lists, which as >>>


      AUSTRALIAN PM PROMISES GREENHOUSE TARGET
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 7:01 AM AP Photo XMB101 By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Prime Minister John Howard ditched his long–standing opposition to a greenhouse gas reduction target for Australia with a pledge Sunday to set a national pollution limit next year.

But criti >>>


      AUTHORITIES CHARGE 4 IN NYC TERROR PLOT
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 1:01 AM AP Photo NYPM201, NYPM101 By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Federal authorities announced Saturday they had broken up a suspected Muslim terrorist cell planning a chilling‘‘ attack to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport, kill thousan >>>


      BARRY WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 1:16 AM AP Photo FLJC101, FLDAY101, FLTAM101 By JIM ELLIS Associated Press Writer HOMOSOSSA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) – Tropical Storm Barry weakened into a tropical depression as it moved through Tampa Bay on Saturday, bringing nearly 7 inches of rain to parts of the drought–parched region.
>>>


      BLANCO: LA. FINDS MONEY FOR ROAD HOME‘
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 6:46 AM BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Gov. Kathleen Blanco said her administration has found up to $700 million in state money to put into Louisiana‘s grant program for rebuilding hurricane–damaged homes, which faces a deficit of as much as $5 billion.

The announcement Saturday m >>>


      BUSH BRINGS PRE–EMPTIVE AGENDA TO EUROPE
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 1:46 AM AP Photo WHCD113 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – New penalties against Sudan – check. More dollars to fight AIDS in Africa – check. A respected internationalist to lead the World Bank – check. Friendly words about tackling global warming &nd >>>


      CANDIDATES COMPETE AT IOWA DINNER
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 1:46 AM AP Photo IACN106 By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Democratic presidential hopefuls warmed up for Sunday‘s big debate by trying to impress about 1,000 activists at the Iowa Democratic Party‘s Hall of Fame dinner on Saturday.

The line >>>


      CAR BOMB KILLS 10 IN MARKET NEAR BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 10:46 AM By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD (AP) – A parked car bomb struck an open–air market northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than two dozen, police said.

The explosion occurred just after noon as the commercial area was p >>>


      CAR BOMB KILLS AT LEAST 10 IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 10:46 AM By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD (AP) – A parked car bomb struck an open–air market northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than two dozen, police said.

The explosion occurred just after noon as the commercial area was p >>>


      CAR PLOWS INTO D.C. FESTIVAL, 35 INJURED
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 6:01 AM AP Photo WXS102 By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A woman plowed her car through a crowded street festival Saturday night, injuring about 35 people, including two police officers who drove their motor scooters into her path attempting to stop her, authorities >>>


      CAR PLOWS INTO D.C. FESTIVAL; 35 INJURED
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 6:01 AM AP Photo WXS102 By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A woman plowed her car through a crowded street festival Saturday night, injuring about 35 people, including two police officers who drove their motor scooters into her path attempting to stop her, authorities >>>


      CASTRO MEETS VIETNAMESE OFFICIAL
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 7:01 AM AP Photo HAV101, HAV102 By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer HAVANA (AP) – Convalescing leader Fidel Castro received visiting Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nong Duc Manh, Cuban television reported Saturday.

It was a meeting that ratified the warm ties that unite o >>>


      CONN. LAWMAKERS LIMIT EMINENT DOMAIN USE
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 6:01 AM By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The state at the center of a national property rights battle moved to limit the use of eminent domain, two years after the U.S.

Supreme Court ruled that governments may seize property for private development projects >>>


      DEMOCRATS HIDE PET PROJECTS FROM VOTERS
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 10:16 AM By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress‘ pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year.

Democrats are si >>>


      DEMS HIDE PET PROJECTS FROM VOTERS
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 10:16 AM By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress‘ pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year.

Democrats are si >>>


      EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHWEST CHINA KILLS 2
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 5:16 AM By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – A strong earthquake shook southwest China‘s Yunnan province early Sunday, killing at least two and injuring hundreds, state media reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 a >>>


      EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHWEST CHINA KILLS 3
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 ':46 AM By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – A strong earthquake shook southwest China‘s Yunnan province early Sunday, killing at least three and injuring hundreds and forcing the evacuation of 120,000 people, state media reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey >>>


      EGYPT FREES MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD BLOGGER
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 7:46 AM By NADIA ABOU EL–MAGD Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – A Muslim Brotherhood blogger was released Saturday after a 45–day detention, but the crackdown against the group continued, with 51 Brotherhood members arrested in recent days, police said.

Abdel Mone >>>


      FEDS FOIL JFK PLOT; 4TH SUSPECT SOUGHT
      Guardian, 03-06-2007
     Sunday June 3, 2007 2:31 AM AP Photo NYFF102, NYJM104, SJU103, NYSW102 By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Federal authorities announced Saturday they had broken up a suspected Muslim terrorist cell planning a chilling‘‘ attack to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airp >>>



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