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      A SUPER PUMA HELICOPTER...
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     YIOTA KORBAKI/EPA A Super Puma helicopter flies past the Rio–Antirio bridge while carrying a diver who had been pretending to be lost at sea as part of an exercise organized by the Greek Red Cross. The 770–million–euro bridge, which was completed just before the Athens 2004 Olympics, extends 2.25 kilom >>>


      ANARCHISTS CLASSIFIED AS TERRORISTS
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     The activities of anti–establishment protesters, such as those who hurled petrol bombs at the Culture Ministry‘s premises in central Athens on Tuesday, will henceforth be monitored by the national anti–terrorist unit, police sources confirmed yesterday.

A presidential decree reclassifying the >>>


      ARCHITECTS CLEARED IN QUAKE CASE
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     Two architects were yesterday cleared of being responsible for the deadly collapse of the Ricomex household goods factory during an earthquake in September 1''' in Attica.

Judges at the appeals court in Athens ruled, in a six–to–one majority decision, that Nikos Scholidis and Alexandros >>>


      ENRAGED FATHER KILLS DAUGHTER
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     A 33–year–old man allegedly stabbed to death his infant daughter in Tavros, southern Athens, yesterday after having barged into the home of his estranged wife.

Police said the unidentified suspect broke into the home in the early morning hours yesterday and stabbed his wife’s 44–year–old >>>


      FORESTS REQUIRE MORE RANGERS
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     The government needs to up the numbers of forest ranger staff and improve their online services if it is to protect the burnt forest area on Mount Parnitha from illegal building activity, the Ombudsman said yesterday.

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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     DOCTORS CONSULT German experts confer with Greek colleagues over archbishop’s illness Archbishop Christodoulos will have to remain in the hospital to receive further treatment, the doctors who are looking after him said yesterday.

Doctors at the Aretaio Hospital in Athens issued the statement after consulting w >>>


      ND PUTS SQUEEZE ON PASOK
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     PM’s claims about Socialists’ general manager being probed by prosecutor The pressure on PASOK over alleged abuse of authority by some of its members while in government is set to increase after a chief prosecutor took an interest yesterday in a probe into apparent misconduct by the Socialist party’s current general man >>>


      OFFICERS ‘TRIED TO SELL’ POLICE VIOLENCE VIDEOS
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     Internal affairs agents are seeking two police officers believed to have approached television channels to sell them amateur videos of police violence, it was revealed yesterday.

The two officers allegedly sought between 300 and 3,000 euros per video, according to the level of violence displayed.

Meanw >>>


      POPE BENEDICT XVI...
      Kathimerin, 05-07-2007
     Antonis Doukas/ANA Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis is pictured with Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican in Rome yesterday. Bakoyannis raised several issues with the pontiff, including a Turkish court decision disputing the status of Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios and Ankara’s EU bid.
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      ANDREAS SPILLMANN RESTE Ŕ LA TĘTE DU MUSÉE NATIONAL
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     NOMINATION. Pascal Couchepin confirme ŕ son poste le Bâlois qui a assuré un brillant intérim.

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      APRČS BLACKSTONE, KKR PRÉPARE SON INTRODUCTION EN BOURSE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     CAPITAL INVESTISSEMENT. La firme des cousins Roberts et Kravis veut récolter 1,25 milliard de dollars d‘ici ŕ la fin de l‘année. Son nom est associé aux rachats les plus mémorables.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 En dépit des débuts déc >>>


      ATTENTATS PLANIFIÉS HORS DE GRANDE–BRETAGNE?
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     TERRORISME. Selon le «Guardian», le lien entre les terroristes et Al–Qaida n‘a pas encore été établi.

Benoît Vitkine, Le Monde Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Les attaques manquées de Londres et Glasgow auraient été planifiées hors de Grande–Bretagne, c >>>


      CAP SUR LA PROCHAINE COUPE DE L‘AMERICA
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Le port de Valence a été enti';rement réaménagé pour les besoins de la Coupe de l´America Photo: Keystone VOILE. Le rideau de la 32e édition vient de tomber, mais les spéculations et les négociations concernant la 33e vont déjŕ bon train. Tour d‘horizo >>>


      CHEF DE LA MOSQUÉE ROUGE Ŕ ISLAMABAD ARRĘTÉ
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     PAKISTAN. Couvre–feu instauré autour de l‘édifice au lendemain de heurts qui ont fait 16 morts.

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      CHINE: DORIS LEUTHARD VISE LE LIBRE–ÉCHANGE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Doris Leuthard Photo: Keystone MISSION ECONOMIQUE. La conseill';re fédérale veut convaincre Pékin d‘envisager un accord.

Le Temps Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 La cheffe du Département de l‘économie, Doris Leuthard, s‘envole cette fin de semaine pour une mission d&lsquo >>>


      CHRISTIAN LUTZ: «J‘AI CHERCHÉ LA FAILLE DERRIČRE LA FA'';ADE DU PROTOCOLE»
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Un cor des Alpes dans un palais ŕ Saint–Jacques–de–Compostelle: situation typique dans le théâtre de l´univers politique Photo: Christian Lutz IMAGES. Pendant trois ans, le photographe genevois Christian Lutz a observé les coulisses du pouvoir et son cérémonial. R >>>


      CRITIQUE. SEIJI OZAWA VIREVOLTANT
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
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      CÉCILIA RENONCE Ŕ SA CARTE DE CRÉDIT OFFICIELLE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
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      DE NOUVEAUX MOYENS SONT MIS EN ŚUVRE POUR VENIR EN AIDE AUX VICTIMES DU DARFOUR
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Le container Emergesat Photo: DR AFRIQUE. Le Haut–Commissariat de l‘ONU pour les réfugiés va renforcer, ŕ partir d‘octobre, ses capacités de communication et d‘analyse dans l‘ouest du Soudan grâce au déploiement d‘un nouvel outil mis au point par la Franc >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (2). GILGAMESH LE PRÉCURSEUR
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Une statue représentant Gilgamesh Photo: DR Des dieux et des hommes (2).

Isabelle Rüf Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Si on reconnaît un mythe au foisonnement d‘histoires qu‘il engendre, l‘épopée de Gilgamesh, élaborée vers 2600 av. J.–C., peut briguer ce statut. >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD FAIT LES YEUX DOUX AUX PAYSANS
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     ACCORD. Le Conseil fédéral veut rassurer les milieux agricoles avant de négocier avec Bruxelles.

Willy Boder, Berne Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Doris Leuthard montre une certaine impatience face ŕ la lente progression du dossier du cassis de Dijon (lire en page 18), mais elle est pręte ŕ >>>


      ET BJÖRN BORG CRÉA ROGER FEDERER
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Roger Federer et Björn Borg Photo: Keystone TENNIS. Dimanche, le Suédois devrait remettre le trophée aux mains de celui qui incarne le mieux ses valeurs: aplomb, travail, efficience.

Christian Despont Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Björn Borg est attendu aujourd‘hui ŕ Wimbledon, au chevet d >>>


      GUILLAUME PRÉBOIS: «PARTAGER L‘IDÉAL D‘UN CYCLISME PROPRE»
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Guillaume Prébois avant le défi du Tour de France en amateur Photo: Eddy Mottaz • Guillaume Prébois, cycliste amateur de 35 ans, rel';ve le défi: boucler les 3570 kilom';tres du Tour de France en trois semaines et, surtout, ŕ l‘eau claire.

Simon Meier Jeudi 5 juill >>>


      JOHNSTON LIBÉRÉ, LE COUP DE POKER DU HAMAS
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Alan Johnston (ŕ gauche) et l´ex–premier ministre palestinien Ismaďl Haniyeh Photo: Keystone PROCHE–ORIENT. En parvenant ŕ faire libérer le correspondant de la BBC, le mouvement islamiste montre qu‘il est le patron ŕ Gaza.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Jeudi 5 juil >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS. NADINE DE ROTHSCHILD
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
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      L‘ABROGATION DE LA LEX KOLLER: UN CHANGEMENT D‘ÉPOQUE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Denis Masmejan Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Sur le principe, laLex Koller n‘était plus défendable. Il était temps que le Conseil fédéral se résolve ŕ en proposer l‘abrogation. Son caract';re discriminatoire est manifeste, et son utilité de plus en plus réduite.
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      L‘AUTOMOBILE AMÉRICAINE EN PLEINE DÉROUTE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     VENTES. Catastrophique mois de juin. Le Temps Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Catastrophique mois de juin pour General Motors (GM). Le premier constructeur automobile américain a vu ses ventes de voitures neuves aux Etats–Unis chuter de 24% en juin. Ford et Chrysler ne sont pas au mieux de leur forme avec respectivement >>>


      L‘EPFL SE MET Ŕ L‘INGÉNIERIE FINANCIČRE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     ENSEIGNEMENT. Le mariage de la finance et des sciences expérimentales aboutira au lancement d‘un master en 2008.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn, Collaboration: Frédéric Leli';vre Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Le Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) et l‘Ecole polytechnique fédéra >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. LE TRAIN QUI RAMČNE FRIBOURG Ŕ SES ANGOISSES
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
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      L‘HÔPITAL CANTONAL DE FRIBOURG ÉTAIT MINÉ PAR UN CONFLIT DE PERSONNES
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     L´ancien conseiller d‘Etat Mario Annoni Photo: Keystone FRIBOURG. L‘audit mené par Mario Annoni au sein de l‘établissement rév';le une situation de crise dans l‘unité de chirurgie. En revanche, la vie des patients n‘a jamais été en danger.

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      L‘'4;ME–SON. PASCAL AUBERSON
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Pascal Auberson Photo: Eddy Mottaz Omniprésent d‘ici ŕ fin 2007, l‘artiste touche–ŕ–tout op';re son grand retour ŕ la chanson. Via des morceaux suscités par «L‘Hebdo», un hommage ŕ Gilles, avant un nouveau disque et des concerts en automne.< >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LES CYCLIQUES AUX AVANT–POSTES
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Les cycliques aux avant–postes La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank Private Banking Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 En milieu de semaine, le marché suisse a poursuivi sa progression, aidé par la bonne tenue de Roche (ROG.VX), Nestlé (NESN.VX) et Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) Gro >>>


      LA LEX KOLLER NE SERA PAS ABROGÉE SANS CONTREPARTIE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Chalet en construction Photo: Keystone LIBRE–ECHANGE. Le Conseil fédéral veut remplacer une loi discriminatoire par des mesures contre les «lits froids».

Denis Masmejan, Berne Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 La Lex Kollerest d‘un autre âge, pense le Conseil fédéral, mais el >>>


      LA POLITIQUE S‘INVITE DANS LE MONDE DU FOOTBALL PANAMÉRICAIN
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     COPA AMERICA. L‘opposition vénézuélienne accuse le président Hugo Chavez de tenter de récupérer l‘événement ŕ des fins politiques.

Marie Delcas, Le Monde Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Sport et politique font souvent bon ménage. Et au Venezuela, qui accueille >>>


      LA SUISSE FINANCE UN PROJET AU CAMEROUN POUR FREINER LA MIGRATION CLANDESTINE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Sports Société Culture Eclairages Courrier lecteurs Météo Finance Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Edition RSS Edition PDF >>>


      LE CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL RETARDE SA DÉCISION SUR LE CASSIS DE DIJON
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     NIVEAU DES PRIX. Le gouvernement a buté sur la résolution de plusieurs probl';mes de simplification des échanges avec l‘Union européenne. Le projet est reporté ŕ l‘an prochain.

Willy Boder Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Qu‘il est difficile de renoncer aux spéci >>>


      LE DOUX SORCIER DE L‘HORREUR
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     CINEMA. Proche de Stephen King, Mick Garris s‘est imposé en créant la collection de téléfilms Masters of Horror.

Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 «Dans les festivals, je suis toujours surpris de voir qu‘on me connaî.» Sur une banquette du Beau–Rivage de >>>


      LE PRÉSIDENT LULA VIENT Ŕ BRUXELLES POUR PROMOUVOIR SON CARBURANT ÉCOLOGIQUE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Champs de canne ŕ sucre brésiliens Photo: Keystone ENERGIE. Premier exportateur d‘éthanol, le Brésil entend consolider le marché mondial encore naissant et volatil.

Chantal Rayes, S';o Paulo Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Ici, on appelle cela la «diplomatie de l‘éth >>>


      LE RADICAL JOHN DUPRAZ SE SACRIFIE SUR L‘AUTEL DE L‘ENTENTE EN RENON'';ANT AUX ETATS
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     John Dupraz Photo: Keystone GENEVE. Les militants du Parti radical ont consenti hier, par 56 voix sur 87, ŕ soutenir un ticket composé de la libérale Martine Brunschwig Graf et du PDC Jean–Pierre Jobin pour l‘élection au Conseil des Etats de cet automne.

Cynthia Gani Jeudi 5 juil >>>


      LEONARDO CHIARIGLIONE: «NOUS PRÉCÉDONS LES BESOINS DU MARCHÉ DE L‘IMAGERIE»
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Leonardo Chiariglione Photo: DR VIDEO. Le «p';re» des normes MPEG explique les enjeux de cette industrie.

Marie–Laure Chapatte Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Qui ne s‘est jamais énervé devant un écran parce qu‘il n‘arrivait pas ŕ lire une vidéo? Depuis >>>


      LES INTEMPÉRIES FONT DE NOUVEAUX DÉG'4;TS
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     SUISSE ROMANDE. Les pluies ont causé crues et éboulements. Céline Garcin Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Deux semaines apr';s les violents orages qui ont secoué l‘ensemble de la Suisse, une nouvelle vague d‘intempéries a touché l‘ouest du pays. Les fortes précipitations >>>


      POLÉMIQUE AUTOUR DE BD–FIL
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     BANDE DESSINEE. Le festival lausannois accusé d‘ostracisme. Ariel Herbez Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Un faux pas du Festival de bande dessinée de Lausanne BD–FIL a provoqué une polémique virulente, relayée notamment par le site spécialisé actuabd.com.

Dessinatrice talentu >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. NEUF RAISONS D‘ARPENTER LE GOTHARD
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
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      RECYCLAGE THÉ'4;TRAL POUR JEAN–FRAN'';OIS ROTH
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     JURA. Au chapitre de ses nouvelles activités, l‘ex–ministre présidera la Fondation Cours de Miracles.

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      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. AULOFÉE, FÉE DES VAGUES
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Les navires de la Coupe de l‘America ont frappé les téléspectateurs par leurs amples manśuvres, barrant avec machiavélisme en visant la marque ou la ligne d‘arrivée. Ils procédaient souvent en empannant, en chang >>>


      SUR LES TRACES DU PREMIER SOLDAT TUÉ EN IRAK
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     José Antonio Gutierrez, de l´orphelin au soldat décoré Photo: Frenetic Films Agrandir l‘image CINEMA. Sacré meilleur documentaire suisse de 2006, «La Courte Vie de José Antonio Gutierrez» est un film–enquęte passionnant, qui retrace le parcours édifiant d&l >>>


      TRÉSORS DU MARCHÉ (4/6). AUX DÉLICES PĘCHÉES DU LAC
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Chaque samedi, Claude Delley se rend de Portalban (FR) au marché de Neuchâtel pour vendre le poisson qu‘il a attrapé durant la semaine. Le rituel est immuable depuis trois générations.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Impossible de le manquer. Chaque samedi matin, q >>>


      UN CHANT CONTRE LE SIDA
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     La collectionneuse genevoise Monique Barbier–Mueller raconte ici comment elle a apporté sa pierre ŕ l‘édifice de la lutte contre le VIH au Mali en organisant un concours de chansons.

Monique Barbier–Mueller Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Une certaine euphorie, qui vous accueille ŕ vo >>>


      UN «VÉRITABLE COBAYE» EN SELLE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Un suivi médical strict démontrera les effets de l‘effort sur l‘athl';te. Simon Meier Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Ce jour–lŕ en fin de déjeuner, Guillaume Prébois, de visite ŕ Gen';ve, s‘est lâché sur une cr';me br$';lée. « >>>


      UNE SEULE TÉLÉVISION RÉGIONALE POUR VAUD ET FRIBOURG
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     SUISSE. Le Conseil fédéral confirme le partage du pays en treize zones, qui se partageront 32 millions de francs.

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      VOUS ET NOUS. BARAGOUINAGE?
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Vous et nous. Vous écrivez Olivier Grometto, Gen';ve Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Permettez–moi de réagir ŕ votre article concernant les Tętes ŕ Claques et le Willi Waller (LT du 20 juin).

Depuis sept ans que je vais réguli';rement au Québec et que j‘y habi >>>


      VOUS ET NOUS. CHACUN EST LIBRE DE CHOISIR SA COMMUNE
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Vous et nous. Vous écrivez. Jean–Jacques de Luze, Syndic, Chigny (VD) Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 C‘est avec une certaine surprise que j‘ai lu vos propos concernant les communes vaudoises (LT du 1' juin). [...] Si les communes ont certaines difficultés, c‘est en grande partie d$'; & >>>


      «LES AFRIQUES»DANS LES KIOSQUES
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     Premier titre consacré ŕ la finance africaine Photo: DR PRESSE. Des financiers genevois investissent dans un journal consacré ŕ l‘économie africaine.

Laura Tolub Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Cet été, les Suisses semblent tr';s attirés par l‘Afrique. Apr >>>


      «MON TOUR DE FRANCE Ŕ L‘EAU CLAIRE, UN MANIFESTE CONTRE LE DOPAGE»
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     VELO. Un cycliste amateur devancera les pros d‘un jour. Un défi scientifique et éthique.

Le Temps Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Journaliste et amoureux de la petite reine, Guillaume Prébois se lance un défi exceptionnel: réaliser intégralement le Tour de France, avec un jour d‘a >>>


      «TOUT N‘EST PAS ROSE, MAIS LA PRISE DE CONSCIENCE DES ENTREPRISES EST SÉRIEUSE»
      Le Temps, 05-07-2007
     RESPONSABILITE SOCIALE. Un millier de chefs d‘entreprise et représentants d‘organisations publiques et privées se retrouvent ŕ Gen';ve pour le 2007 Global Compact Leaders Summit. Les critiques contre cette initiative onusienne persistent.

Ram Etwareea Jeudi 5 juillet 2007 Comp >>>


      14 WORKERS HURT IN COLO. ROOF COLLAPSE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. –– The roof of a 14–story building under construction collapsed Thursday morning, injuring 14 workers, four of them seriously, a fire department official said.

The roof collapsed onto the 13th and 12th floors as workers were pouring concrete, said West Metro Fire spoke >>>


      2 INJURED IN APARTMENT FIREWORKS BLAST
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. –– An explosion that could be felt blocks away injured two brothers who authorities believe were trying to make fireworks in a maintenance building at an apartment complex.

The men, in their 30s, were in critical condition following the Fourth of July blast in Oakland Co >>>


      ALASKA LEGION POST BUILDS VET CEMETERY
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     BETHEL, Alaska –– In the middle of a dirt field in this western Alaska hub lies a grave, a wooden cross at its head, a small American flag at the foot. This is the inaugural plot of the new Veterans Memorial Cemetery, which will serve the Kuskokwim River town of Bethel and 56 largely Yup‘ik Eskimo vill >>>


      ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM HEADS FOR PLAINS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     OKLAHOMA CITY –– The floodwater slowly subsided Thursday in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, but forecasters said an approaching storm system could hamper efforts to clean up after weeks of heavy rain damaged homes, businesses and roads.

The biggest concern was at Lake Texoma along the Oklahoma–T >>>


      BOAT SINKS IN TENN., KILLING 2 CHILDREN
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     MEMPHIS, Tenn. –– A small boat carrying eight people sank in a lake Wednesday, killing two children, authorities said.

Six children and two adults were aboard the boat on Robco Lake in south Memphis near the Mississippi state line, said Shane Walker, a watch commander for the Memphis Fire Department >>>


      CLINTON SLAMS BUSH OVER LIBBY MANEUVER
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     KEOKUK, Iowa –– Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton drew a distinction between President Bush‘s decision to commute the sentence of White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby _ which she has harshly criticized _ and her husband‘s 140 pardons in his closing hours in o >>>


      CONGRESS LOOKS AT DECLINING VISITS TO US
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The United States has lost billions of dollars and an immeasurable amount of good will since Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks nearly six years ago because of a decline in foreign tourists. Several senators are now trying to get the government involved in bringing those visitors back.

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      CONGRESS SEEKS TO BALANCE DRUG SAFETY, QUICK APPROVAL
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     Three drugs –– Vioxx, Ketek and Avandia –– are casting long shadows over the congressional debate on how to update and revise the 15–year–old system that has dramatically sped up the process of bringing prescription medicines to American consumers.

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      DUST STORM AFFECTING MARS ROVERS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     PASADENA, Calif. –– A powerful dust storm on Mars has worsened and is affecting the twin rovers‘ operations on the Red Planet, mission scientists say.

The storm, which has been brewing for a week, has partially blocked the sun. The rovers Spirit and Opportunity, which have solar panels, rely o >>>


      EVACUATION LIFTED IN UTAH WILDFIRE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     SALT LAKE CITY –– An evacuation order was lifted for a string of small northeastern Utah communities on Wednesday while firefighters made significant progress to tame a wildfire that has burned nearly 66 square miles.

"Mother Nature can be pretty cruel," said Lynn Robb, who found his house >>>


      GIRL, 4, CALLED '11 NEARLY 300 TIMES
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. –– Authorities tracked down a 4–year–old girl who called '11 nearly 300 times last month by offering to deliver McDonald‘s to her suburban Chicago apartment.

Unbeknownst to her mother, the girl used a deactivated cell phone to call dispatchers 287 times in >>>


      JAW DROPPER! AMERICAN WINS HOT DOG TITLE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– In a gut–busting showdown that combined drama, daring and indigestion, Joey Chestnut emerged Wednesday as the world‘s hot dog eating champion, knocking off six–time winner Takeru Kobayashi in a record–setting yet repulsive triumph.

Chestnut, the great red, white a >>>


      JAZZ VIOLINIST JOHNNY FRIGO DIES AT '0
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     CHICAGO –– Johnny Frigo, a versatile jazz violinist and bassist who toured with Jimmy Dorsey and wrote a jazz standard recorded by Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn, has died, according to his son. He was '0.

Frigo died early Wednesday at a Chicago hospital after battling cancer in recent years, s >>>


      JOBLESS CLAIMS UP BUT LABOR MARKET OK
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The number of newly laid off people signing up for jobless benefits went up last week but that didn‘t darken the big picture of a mostly healthy employment climate across the country.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that new applications filed for unemployment insurance ro >>>


      MAN GETS LIFE FOR DETROIT SHOOTING SPREE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     DETROIT –– A man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for killing two people and wounding three others in a shooting spree that began outside a day care that his daughter attended.

Contrelle Harbin, 26, was convicted last month of two counts of murder, three counts of assault and firearms charge >>>


      MAN WITH KNIFE ARRESTED BY OBAMA‘S HOTEL
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– A man with a large knife was arrested Wednesday outside presidential hopeful Barack Obama‘s hotel in southeast Iowa, police said.

Davit Zakaryan, 24, was searched and apprehended after Obama‘s security crew allegedly saw him loitering outside a Fairfield Inn in Ottumw >>>


      MONTANA TARGETS DRUNKS WITH DUI WAGON
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     HELENA, Mont. –– State police have a new weapon against drinking and driving in Montana _ a big, black DUI wagon.

The Montana Highway Patrol just took delivery of the so–called Mobile Impaired Driving Assessment Center late last month and hopes to start using it by the middle of summer.
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      N.J. MOM VANISHES, BABY FOUND IN DEL.
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     PM HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. –– Amy Giordano didn‘t act like a woman preparing to abandon her life.

Three days before she disappeared, the 27–year–old woman filled out and dated a voter registration card. On June 7, the day before she was last heard from, a surveillance videotape shows her >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     Oklahoma Flooding Subsides, But Lakes Are at Capacity OKLAHOMA CITY –– Flooding slowly subsided Wednesday in several northeastern Oklahoma communities, but meteorologists predicted more problems because lakes and reservoirs were already filled to capacity.

The Neosho River at Miami, Okla., crested a >>>


      RAISING MILLIONS FOR CHARITY, AND EVEN MORE FOR GOLFERS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     The AT&T National golf tournament beginning today at Congressional Country Club is the latest creation of a philanthropic conglomerate that Tiger Woods has built into one of the largest athlete‘s charities in the nation.

Like most PGA Tour events –– but unlike most other professional sport >>>


      SCHOLARS: DIVIDE IRAQ INTO 3 REGIONS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– With President Bush‘s war strategy clouded by limited results and mounting casualties, two scholars are proposing a partition plan that would divide Iraq into three main regions.

The authors, Edward P. Joseph of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Michael O >>>


      STORMS SHIFT, SOME RIVERS CREST IN OKLA.
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     OKLAHOMA CITY –– Flooding slowly subsided Wednesday in several northeastern Oklahoma communities but meteorologists predicted more problems because lakes and reservoirs were already filled to capacity.

Water also was ebbing in southeastern Kansas, but more rain fell Wednesday on hard–hit Texas >>>


      SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR BITE ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     NEW BEDFORD, Mass. –– Authorities have arrested a man accused of biting off the lip and ear of his girlfriend‘s 3–year–old daughter in attacks that left her so mutilated doctors could not fully repair the damage.

Bryan James, 34, put up a brief struggle Wednesday after police stopp >>>


      THREE ARRESTED ON SLAVERY CHARGES
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     Associated PressThursday, July 5, 2007; A04 LAS VEGAS, July 4 –– Three men enslaved more than 20 members of a Chinese acrobatic team, feeding them little, paying them next to nothing to perform, and confiscating their passports and visas, federal authorities said.

You Zhi Li, 38, Yang Shen, 21, and >>>


      TIME CAPSULE FOUND AFTER TORNADO OPENED
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     GREENSBURG, Kan. –– A time capsule found in the wreckage of tornado–ravaged Greensburg High School documented the town‘s past through 70–year–old newspapers and membership lists from a church, a band and the American Legion post.

Two 1'37 graduates of the school, Ruth Wes >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JULY 5
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     AM –– Today is Thursday, July 5, the 186th day of 2007. There are 17' days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1'47, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League.

On this date: In 1811, Vene >>>


      U.S. CONGRESSMAN SAYS PROGRESS IN INDONESIA‘S PAPUA
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     JAKARTA (Reuters) – A visiting U.S. congressman said on Thursday Indonesia had made progress in how it treats the people of Papua, as a rights group accused security forces of killing, torturing and raping civilians in the remote area.

Eni Faleomavaega, the Democrat congressman for American Samoa, has pre >>>


      U.S. SAYS DOHA RISKS BEING DELAYED SEVERAL YEARS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     CAIRNS, Australia (Reuters) – A deal to free up world trade could be delayed several years if no progress is made by the end of 2007, the United States said on Thursday, as it stepped up criticism of India and Brazil over failed talks.

Talks between the United States, the European Union, Brazil and India, >>>


      VAN ROLLS INTO CONN. POND, KILLING 3
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     BRIDGEPORT, Conn. –– A woman chased her minivan as it rolled down a steep hill and jumped in before it sank into a pond Wednesday, killing her and two children inside, authorities said. A third child was in critical condition.

The woman, who was the mother of at least one of the children, had gotten >>>


      VAN SINKS IN POND; WOMAN, 2 KIDS DIE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     Associated PressThursday, July 5, 2007; A04 BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 4 –– A woman who had chased her rolling minivan down a steep hill and jumped in before it sank into a pond died Wednesday along with two children, authorities said. A third child was in critical condition.

The woman, who was the mot >>>


      W.VA. MAN AMONG LAST OF WWI VETS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. –– Frank Buckles is 106 now and not as spry as he used to be. But try to help him from a chair to his feet, and he will bellow a loud, clear "No." Ninety years after the headstrong teenager lied his way into a uniform, then the European theater of World War I, the older version >>>


      WESTERN U.S. BAKES IN 100+ HEAT WAVE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     AM –– The heat wave in the West is showing no signs of letting up. It may hit 116 today in Las Vegas, which would tie a record set in 1'85. The all–time high in the Las Vegas area is 117. That was set in 1'42 and tied in 2005.

In Bullhead City, Ariz., it was 122 yesterday. Phoenix topp >>>


      WHITE HOUSE REACTS TO CLINTONS‘ COMMENTS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The White House on Thursday made fun of former President Clinton and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, for criticizing President Bush‘s decision to erase the prison sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

"I don‘t know what Arkansan is for chut >>>


      WILL 7–7–07 BE YOUR LUCKY DAY?
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –– With apologies to Clint Eastwood‘s Dirty Harry, this Saturday you‘ve got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Lots of people do, for one simple reason. Saturday will be July 7, 2007, or 7–7–07. In numerological terms, that‘s about as >>>


      A MOB–RULE MOMENT
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     Former senator Fred Thompson has begun his unannounced quest for the Republican presidential nomination by telling audiences in New Hampshire that Washington is badly out of touch with the country.

As a senior campaign adviser put it to The Post‘s Michael Shear, Thompson believes that "the politician >>>


      DICK GEPHARDT ENDORSES SEN. CLINTON
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has picked up the endorsement of Dick Gephardt, the former House Democratic leader who twice ran unsuccessfully for president.

Gephardt, the one–time Missouri congressman, planned to discuss his endorsement in a conference call with reporters Thursda >>>


      FROM OBAMA, CLINTON, DUELING IDEAS OF CHANGE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     A03 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 4 –– Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) took aim at his main Democratic presidential rival during his July 4 campaign swing through Iowa, saying that "change can‘t just be a slogan" –– days after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) introduced her new slogan, &quo >>>


      GORE GLAD SON‘S GETTING TREATMENT
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     NEW YORK –– Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday he‘s glad his son is safe and getting treatment a day after the 24–year–old was arrested in California on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs.

"We love him very much," Gore told NBC&lsq >>>


      ROMNEY‘S DATA CRUNCHER
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     By Chris Cillizzawashingtonpost.com Staff WriterThursday, July 5, 2007; A01 In late 2002, Alex Gage sold his share of a well–established polling firm and set about convincing Karl Rove that he had the answer to ensuring President Bush‘s reelection.

His pitch was simple: Take corporate America‘ >>>


      SPLITTING HAIRS, EDWARDS‘S STYLIST TELLS HIS SIDE OF STORY
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     By John SolomonWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, July 4, 2007; C01 For four decades, Joseph Torrenueva has cut the hair of Hollywood celebrities, from Marlon Brando to Bob Barker, so when a friend told him in 2003 that a presidential candidate needed grooming advice, he agreed to help.

The Beverly Hills ha >>>


      THE COURT RETURNS TO BROWN
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     For most of the 53 years since the Supreme Court‘s school desegregation decision, the court, in collaboration with people who fancy themselves "progressive," has been instructing Americans to unlearn the lesson of those decisions –– the lesson that race must not be a source of government&ndas >>>


      WHEN THE ‘BLEED–OUT‘ BEGINS
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     By David IgnatiusThursday, July 5, 2007; A17 How would America react to a future terrorist attack? Would the country come together to combat its adversaries or would it pull farther apart?

Perhaps we will never have to confront the question, you say. Perhaps our good luck will hold, or our intelligence will det >>>


      "WARNING" BLASTS AT PAKISTAN MOSQUE
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani security forces fired a series of "warning blasts" before dawn near Islamabad‘s radical Red Mosque on Thursday, stepping up pressure on hundreds of militant students inside to surrender, a security official said.

There were about eight explosions at interval >>>


      2 AMERICANS, 1 ON COPTER, KILLED IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     BAGHDAD, July 4 –– As U.S. troops in some bases marked the Fourth of July holiday, two Americans were reported killed in separate incidents, one when a helicopter went down in Nineveh province north of Baghdad and the second during combat operations in southern Baghdad.

A military statement said ano >>>


      8 HAMAS MILITANTS KILLED IN GAZA CLASHES
      Washington Post, 05-07-2007
     GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –– Israeli troops crossed into the Gaza Strip, killing eight Hamas militants in a fierce gunbattle Thursday that drew in Israeli aircraft, tanks and bulldozers.

Israel said its troops were on a routine foray against Palestinian rocket squads when they came under fire from the m >>>



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