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      ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     VAOS HASIALIS/EUROKINISSI A guard watches over an entrance area yesterday at Athens International Airport, where an 8–megawatt photovoltaic system will be built to help power the airport. The 43–million–euro project is expected to be completed next summer and will supply the AIA with 30 percent of its >>>


      AUTHORITIES PONDER PRISON DRUG PROBLEM
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     Justice Minister Anastassis Papaligouras called an emergency summit with representatives of the country’s penitentiary system yesterday following the death of at least three prison inmates of drug overdoses within 10 days.

«We are not closing our eyes to a problem that exists both inside and outside priso >>>


      ELECTIONS IN SEPTEMBER
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     Sources suggest poll announcement due in about three weeks Parliament is unlikely to convene again after the summer holidays because the government is considering calling early elections, which will most probably be held on September 23, sources suggested yesterday.

Although ministers dodged questions about whe >>>


      FIRES ABATE AS WEATHER COOLS
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     Vaso Paschali/EPA A firefighting plane drops water on a blaze at the foot of Mount Olympus yesterday. The fire, which started on Wednesday night and is believed to have been the work of arsonists, was described by local authorities as ‘an environmental disaster.’ It was one of just a handful of fires still alight in Gre >>>


      GREECE TOP FOR BRITISH INJURIES
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     The British government yesterday warned its citizens to be more cautious when traveling abroad after figures showed that nearly 1,000 Britons were hospitalized in Greece last year and 48 British women reportedly raped.

A Foreign Office report indicated that '55 Britons were hospitalized in Greece, compared >>>


      HIGH HOPES FOR PARK AT HELLENIKON
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     Developers to help funding The government unveiled yesterday a final draft plan to turn the capital’s old airport in Hellenikon, southern Athens, into Europe’s largest city park in a project that involves selling off about 20 percent of the area to developers to finance the project.

The park is seen as helping >>>


      IN BRIEFS
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     FAMILY SHOOTING Man kills brother–in–law in Athens to avenge his son’s recent death A 63–year–old man turned himself in to police in Acharnes, northern Athens, yesterday after shooting dead one of his brothers–in–law and attempting to kill the other. The unnamed 63–year–ol >>>


      TEXTBOOK READY TO HIT SCHOOLS
      Kathimerin, 03-08-2007
     Education Minister Marietta Giannakou confirmed yesterday that the controversial history textbook for 11–year–olds has been overhauled but said that people would have to wait until the new school year to see the final version of the tome.

«The writers accepted that there were historical mistak >>>


      CREDIT SUISSE, DES RÉSULTATS IMPRESSIONNANTS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Commentaire. La banque a su maîtriser son exposition aux risques Patrons, avez–vous encore une vie privée? (8/'). «Il faut rééquilibrer la balance» Petroplus acquiert deux raffineries du groupe Shell La qualité du «made in China» remise en question aux Etats&nda >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (12). V'6;IN'6;MÖINEN, ÉMULE FINLANDAIS DE TOLKIEN
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Yves Genier Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Le Kalevala, c‘est la source littéraire de l‘âme finlandaise. De Helsinki aux villages perdus du Grand Nord, le héros Väinämöinen occupe la męme place dans la culture populaire qu‘Ulysse dans celle des héritiers de la Gr& >>>


      DROIT PÉNAL DES MINEURS: L‘UDC POUR UN TOUR DE VIS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     LOI. Le parti plaide pour l‘emprisonnement des jeunes délinquants d';s l‘âge de 14 ans.

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      EHOUD OLMERT RASSURE «CONDI» RICE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Fin de tournée ŕ Jérusalem et ŕ Ramallah. La lecture de ce texte (1724 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      EN ATTENDANT L‘ENVOL DU GYPAČTE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Le gypa';te barbu, exterminé il y a 120 ans, revit avec le premier spécimen en liberté né il y a quatre mois. Photo: Olivier Dessibourg VALAIS. Quatre mois apr';s son éclosion ŕ Derborence, «Arys» nourrit un engouement qui ne se dément pas. Reportage.
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      FRIBOURG TROUVE UNE TĘTE PROVISOIRE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     NOMINATION. Le critique français Edouard Waintrop a été choisi pour la programmation 2008 du Festival du film de Fribourg.

Christine Salvadé, Locarno Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Edouard Waintrop, c‘est d‘abord une signature qui emm';ne le lecteur du quotidien Libér >>>


      JEU DE TĘTE, OU LE FOOTBALL SUR LE TERRAIN COGNITIF
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Gérard Castella, entraîneur de Neuchâtel Xamax: «il faut développer le mental et la réflexion du joueur». Photo: Keystone METHODE. Des spécialistes misent sur l‘entraînement cognitif, toujours plus en vogue. Qui travaille sur le processus mental et fait appel ŕ l‘intel >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: TIMEA BACSINSZKY
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Joueuse de tennis suisse, '4e au classement WTA. La lecture de ce texte (2487 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘ENGIN QUI A EXPLOSÉ SUR LE GRÜTLI ÉTAIT PLUS QU‘UN SIMPLE PÉTARD
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     L´ambiance bon enfant qui régnait sur la prairie mercredi 1er ao$';t aurait pu tourner au drame. Photo: Keystone 1ER AOUT. La déflagration aurait pu faire des blessés. Elle serait due ŕ un engin pyrotechnique ŕ usage industriel disponible dans le commerce.

La prévention >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE SANS FIN
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Editorial. Luis Lema Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 C‘est un exercice sans fin. Le 2 ao$';t 1''0, il y a dix–sept ans pratiquement jour pour jour, Saddam Hussein, cet ancien allié des Américains, envahissait son riche voisin koweďtien. En réunissant l‘une des plus impr >>>


      L‘ORANG–OUTAN S‘APPLIQUE Ŕ ĘTRE COMPRIS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     COMMUNICATION. Les orangs–outans modifient leur stratégie de communication en fonction du degré de compréhension de leur audience. L‘hypoth';se selon laquelle le langage serait né des gestes s‘en trouve renforcée.

Aline Dépraz Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 2 AOŰT 2007
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La Bourse suisse du 2 ao$';t 2007 Recul apr';s la pause du 1er Ao$';t.

Anker Bank Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Contrairement aux autres places européennes, la Bourse suisse a évolué dans le rouge hier apr';s un rebond significati >>>


      LA COMÉDIE DE L‘ART
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     DANIELE LUCCHETTI. Locarno a découvert jeudi soir «Mon Fr';re est fils unique», la comédie politique qui a déjŕ attiré plus d‘un million d‘Italiens, śuvre d‘un quadragénaire enfin mature.

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      LA CROISADE DE MILLIERS D‘ÉVANGÉLISTES SUD–CORÉENS EN TERRE D‘ISLAM
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     RELIGION. Les Eglises protestantes de Corée du Sud ont envoyé quelque 16000 humanitaires dans 170 pays.

Michel Temman Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 D‘aucuns parmi les Coréens évoquent déjŕ un véritable chemin de croix.

La tragédie des 23 otages sud–co >>>


      LA FRANCE TARDE Ŕ JUGER DEUX RWANDAIS ACCUSÉS DE GÉNOCIDE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     JUSTICE. Rose Rwanga, témoin ŕ charge dont la fille a été tuée sous ses yeux, souhaite que le prętre rwandais Wenceslas Munyeshyaka réponde enfin de ses actes devant un tribunal.

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      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (20/24). LES SEPT JOURS DE FOLIE QUI ONT PRÉCÉDÉ L‘ÉLECTION INATTENDUE DE RUTH DREIFUSS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Pour succéder ŕ René Felber, le parlement a désigné un autre Neuchâtelois, Francis Matthey. Le PS exigeait l‘élection d‘une femme. L‘opération a d$'; ętre suspendue pendant une semaine.

Bernard Wuthrich Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 «Je >>>


      LA LE'';ON HAUTE EN COULEUR DE QUASTHOFF
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     VERBIER FESTIVAL. Le baryton–basse anime depuis deux semaines l‘atelier de voix dans la station valaisanne. Les uns en sortent grandis, les autres se montrent plus critiques.

Julian Sykes Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 A Verbier, tout le monde en parle. Thomas Quasthoff est la coqueluche du festival. >>>


      LA QUALITÉ DU «MADE IN CHINA» REMISE EN QUESTION AUX ETATS–UNIS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     CONTROLE. Fisher–Price retire 1 million de jouets. Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Apr';s les aliments pour chiens, les dentifrices, les jouets «made in China»!

Fisher–Price, une marque du groupe américain Mattel, a annoncé mercredi qu&lsquo >>>


      LA RUSSIE Ŕ LA CONQUĘTE DES ÉNORMES RÉSERVES D‘HYDROCARBURES SOUS LE PÔLE NORD
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Photo: Infographie Joel Sutter Agrandir l‘image ENERGIE. Des explorateurs ont planté un drapeau russe ŕ plus de 4000 m';tres au fond de l‘océan Arctique.

Lorraine Millot, Moscou Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 «Une premi';re mondiale», «sensationnel!&ra >>>


      LA TÉLÉ–RÉALITÉ DÉRAPE Ŕ NOUVEAU
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     BIG BROTHER. Sc';nes violentes ou ŕ caract';re sexuel, échanges d‘insultes et rumeurs de viol: au Pays–Bas, une émission fait scandale.

Jean–Pierre Stroobants, Le Monde Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Le Grand Show du donneur, une émission de la sociét >>>


      LE GOŰT DE LA PATRIE (FIN). OVOMALTINE, LES FLEURS DU MALT
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Le go$';t de la patrie (fin). La lecture de ce texte (1470 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE RETOUR DE LA NATURE (4/5). UNE GRAVIČRE AUX AIRS D‘ECOSSE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Outre le fait qu‘elle sert de pâturage ŕ une dizaine de vaches «Highland», la réserve de l‘Auried, dans le canton de Fribourg, est un important site de reproduction de batraciens.

François Mauron, Kleinbösingen (FR) Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Avec ses éta >>>


      LOCARNO DÉSAR'';ONNE DČS LE PREMIER JOUR
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Eug';ne Green, un des maîtres du cinéma expérimental, signe un court–métrage inclus dans «Memories», en compétition. Photo: Keystone CINEMA. Le festival bouscule les habitués avec des rétrospectives un peu en retrait mais une compétition brillante.

Thierry J >>>


      MA SUISSE. «UN PAYS QUI N‘EST PAS UNE CARTE FIGÉE»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article «Un pays qui n‘est pas une carte figée» Ma Suisse.

Valérie de Graffenried Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Le Temps: Quelle est la date de l‘histoire suisse la plus marquante ŕ vos yeux?

Junior Manizao: 12'1, le serment des trois Sui >>>


      MOSCOU POUSSE SON PION DANS LA COURSE AU TRÉSOR DE L‘ARCTIQUE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     RESSOURCES. Le sous–sol marin du pôle Nord est riche en hydrocarbures, or et minerais.

Le Temps Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Une expédition russe ŕ bord d‘un sous–marin de poche – Mir–1 – est descendue ŕ 4261m';tres sous le pôle Nord. Une pre >>>


      PATRONS, AVEZ–VOUS ENCORE UNE VIE PRIVÉE? (8/'). «IL FAUT RÉÉQUILIBRER LA BALANCE»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     ALBERT BAEHNY. Le Romand, patron de Geberit, s‘inspire pour la vie de tous les jours des propos d‘un moine rencontré au Népal. Ils lui servent ŕ dissocier vie professionnelle et vie privée.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 «Quand tu fais la vaisselle, n >>>


      PETROPLUS ACQUIERT DEUX RAFFINERIES DU GROUPE SHELL
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     PETROLE. Opération de 875 millions de dollars. Capacité portée ŕ 864000 barils par jour.

Bastien Buss Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Un mois de juillet désastreux pour l‘ensemble de la branche, avec des marges sous pression, n‘a pas tempéré les ardeurs expansionnist >>>


      PEUT–ON REGARDER UNE VACHE LES YEUX DANS LES YEUX?
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     COHABITATION. Cette semaine, une vache bernoise effrayée par un chien a chargé un couple de promeneurs et envoyé le mari ŕ l‘hôpital. Ce genre d‘accident reste tr';s rare. Conseils aux citadins qui ne veulent pas ętre pris en chasse par 700 kilos de viande.

Eug& >>>


      PLUIES DILUVIENNES
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Cynthia Gani Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Les intempéries de jeudi ont provoqué une saturation des égouts dans le quartier genevois des Eaux–Vives. Le bac de rétention d‘huiles au bord du Léman a récolté plusieurs litres d‘hydrocarbures, qui ont provoqué « >>>


      PRÉCISION SUR KIEV–PLAGE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Yevhen Bersheda, ambassadeur, représentant permanent de l‘Ukraine aupr';s de l‘Office des Nations Unies ŕ Gen';ve Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Aux yeux de la Mission permanente de l‘Ukraine ŕ Gen';ve, il est particuli';rement important que Le Temps inform >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ MARK MULLER. «POUR UN MINISTRE LIBÉRAL, INSTAURER UNE TAXE SUR LA PLUS–VALUE FONCIČRE Ŕ GENČVE N‘A RIEN DE CHOQUANT»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Questions ŕ Mark Muller, conseiller d‘Etat genevois libéral chargé des constructions.

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      RADIOGRAPHIE D‘UNE POUDRIČRE
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     • Une frappe préventive contre l‘Iran fait craindre le pire dans un Moyen–Orient de plus en plus militarisé et sur fond de menace nucléaire.

Stéphane Bussard Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 En visite au Moyen–Orient jusqu‘ŕ jeudi, la secrétaire d‘Etat am >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. ANTÉPATHIE, C‘ÉTAIT MIEUX AVANT
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 C‘était mieux avant! Le Club Dorothée, les trains ŕ l‘heure, les Sugus plus durs: la nostalgie du bon vieux >>>


      TOUS PATRIOTES! (4/4). JUNIOR MANIZAO, AFRO–HELVČTE Ŕ LA «SUISSE ATTITUDE»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Ma Suisse. «Un pays qui n‘est pas une carte figée» ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Junior Manizao, Afro–Helv';te ŕ la «Suisse attitude» Mannequin, rappeur et enseignant, le jeune Gruérien, naturalisé en 1''', s‘est présenté au conc >>>


      WASHINGTON PRÉPARE LE RETRAIT D‘IRAK
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Analyse de la nouvelle stratégie américaine au Proche–Orient. Luis Lema Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 On prend les męmes et on recommence. Pour donner un poids symbolique majeur ŕ la démarche, le chef du Pentagone, Robert Gates, et la cheffe du Département d‘Etat Condoleezza Ric >>>


      YANNICK PELLETIER, ROI DES ÉCHECS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     TOURNOI. Le Suisse s‘est offert la 3e place du festival ŕ Bienne. La lecture de ce texte ('5' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne. S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jour, des archi >>>


      «ILS VEULENT ÉPUISER L‘IRAN»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     Directeur de l‘Observatoire des pays arabes, Antoine Basbous décrypte la stratégie de réarmement du Moyen–Orient.

Stéphane Bussard Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Le Temps: Les Etats–Unis entendent livrer ŕ Israël, aux Etats du Golfe et ŕ l‘Egypte des arm >>>


      «J‘AI FUI UN MARIAGE HUMILIANT»
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     GENEVE. L‘épouse du nouveau directeur de la Mosquée, se sentant menacée, a quitté le domicile conjugal apr';s une semaine d‘union.

Sandra Moro Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 Des pressions psychologiques, des violences verbales et un mariage conclu dans la précipitatio >>>


      «UNE AMBIANCE NERVEUSE, MAIS PAS DE PANIQUE» CHEZ LES COURTIERS
      Le Temps, 03-08-2007
     MARCHES. La chute des indices d‘actions depuis deux semaines a pris de court les salles de marchés en plein creux de l‘été. Elles ne sont toutefois pas inondées d‘ordres de vente.

Yves Genier Vendredi 3 ao$';t 2007 «On ne peut pas dire que c‘était la >>>


      32,000 QUARTERS LEAK ONTO WIS. ROADS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     MADISON, Wis. –– Imagine the ringing noise of 32,000 quarters hitting the pavement.

An armored car company reported losing $8,000 in quarters along highways in two Wisconsin counties last month. About half has been returned.

"I guess somebody found that and figured it was an early Chri >>>


      ANGRY MEN GET AHEAD; ANGRY WOMEN PENALIZED: STUDY
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     NEW YORK (Reuters) – A man who gets angry at work may well be admired for it but a woman who shows anger in the workplace is liable to be seen as "out of control" and incompetent, according to a new study presented on Friday.

What‘s more, the finding may have implications for Hillary Clint >>>


      AP KILLS ARMY–RAPE–SLAYING STORY
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     –– FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. _ Kill BC–Army–Rape Slaying. Story gives incorrect plea for Steven D. Green, who is pleading NOT guilty to charges that include murder and sexual assault.

The AP

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      AREA BRIDGES NEED PRICEY REPAIR WORK
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     August 3, 2007; B01 More than a dozen bridges in the District, hundreds more in Maryland, and nearly 1,200 in Virginia have deteriorated sharply since they were built and need increasingly expensive fixes to remain safe, according to federal and local statistics and interviews.

Like the span that collapsed in M >>>


      BIG INSURERS WIN RULING ON KATRINA LEVEE BREAK
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Becky BohrerAssociated PressFriday, August 3, 2007; D01 Hurricane Katrina victims whose homes and businesses were destroyed after floodwaters breached levees in the 2005 storm cannot recover money from their insurance companies for the damage, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

The case could affect th >>>


      CLINTON DEMURS ON OBAMA‘S NUCLEAR STANCE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Anne E. KornblutWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 3, 2007; A04 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton drew another distinction between herself and Sen. Barack Obama yesterday, refusing to rule out the use of nuclear weapons against Osama bin Laden or other terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Clinton‘ >>>


      DEMOCRATS‘ AD TO PRAISE CONGRESS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Democrats disclosed plans Thursday for nationwide television advertising that praises Congress for raising the minimum wage, seeking expanded health care for children and "taking on George Bush to end a war gone wrong." The commercial will air on cable television beginning on Monday, >>>


      FIRST ALARM ABOUT BRIDGE RAISED IN 1''0
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– It was 1''0 when the federal government first issued an ominous label for the state‘s busiest bridge: "structurally deficient." In the ensuing years, inspectors found cracks and corrosion on the Interstate–35W bridge. They stepped up inspections from once every tw >>>


      GOVERNORS ORDER NEW BRIDGE INSPECTIONS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     ST. LOUIS –– Governors around the nation scrambled Thursday to conduct bridge inspections, ordering engineers to review the safety of thousands of structures a day after a span over the Mississippi River collapsed in Minneapolis.

The Federal Highway Administration issued an advisory, backed by Trans >>>


      HELICOPTER CRASH SPARKS WASH. WILDFIRE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     EASTON, Wash. –– A helicopter carrying four people crashed Thursday, sparking a wildfire in dry forest that prevented attempts to rescue possible survivors, authorities said.

All four on board were believed to have died, Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers said, but authorities could not conf >>>


      HOUSE OKS PRESCRIPTION DRUG IMPORTS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The House passed legislation Thursday effectively permitting the importation of lower–cost prescription drugs from places such as Canada, Australia and Europe.

The move came as lawmakers passed a $'1 billion spending measure funding farm subsidies and nutrition programs for t >>>


      MINN. FAMILY RECOUNTS TRAGIC LOSS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– Wednesday had been a lousy day at work for Sherry Engebretsen and she was eager to get home for a going away party for her eldest daughter Anne, who was leaving for dance camp that night, her husband said.

The 60–year–old mother of two may have been trying to save time by >>>


      MORE THAN 70,000 BRIDGES RATED DEFICIENT
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     2, 2007; ':36 PM WASHINGTON –– More than 70,000 bridges across the country are rated structurally deficient like the span that collapsed in Minneapolis, and engineers estimate repairing them all would take at least a generation and cost more than $188 billion.

That works out to at least $'.4 >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     Military Jury Convicts Marine In Slaying of Iraqi Man CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. –– A Marine Corps squad leader was convicted of murdering an Iraqi man during a frustrated search for an insurgent.

Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins III, 23, was also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, making a false offici >>>


      NTSB CHAIRMAN: ACCIDENT AN ‘ANOMALY‘
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     3, 2007; 7:2' AM WASHINGTON –– The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday people shouldn‘t fret about general bridge safety across the country, notwithstanding figures showing more than 70,000 are rated structurally deficient.

"I don‘t believe that they sho >>>


      ON A PACKED SCHOOL BUS, DISBELIEF FOLLOWED DISASTER
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     A01 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 2 –– The scores of kids and counselors on the Waite House community center‘s rented bus were tired and running late. The Wednesday afternoon outing to the suburban water park had been fun, but now traffic on the Interstate 35W bridge was jammed, and back in the city‘s Philli >>>


      OUTSPOKEN CALIF. EDITOR SHOT TO DEATH
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     OAKLAND, Calif. –– The outspoken new editor of the Oakland Post was shot to death Thursday near a downtown courthouse in what police suspect was a deliberate hit.

Chauncey Bailey, 57, was killed around 7:30 a.m., Oakland Police spokesman Roland Holmgren said. Witnesses told police a man wearing a ma >>>


      SENATE ROLL CALL: CHILDREN‘S INSURANCE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     AM –– The 68–31 vote Thursday by which the Senate added 3 million lower–income children to the State Children‘s Health Insurance Program.

On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to pass the measure. Voting "yes" were 48 Democrats and 18 Republicans and 2 independe >>>


      SENATOR, AIDE MAY HAVE RUN AFOUL OF LAW
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– A Senate aide who handled Sen. Ted Stevens‘ personal bills did not report any payments from his personal funds, raising questions about whether the two violated gift restrictions or federal law.

Barbara Flanders, a financial clerk at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportatio >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     AM –– Thunderstorms were forecast Friday throughout the Southwest and into the Rockies as southerly winds continue to pump abundant moisture into the region.

In the northern Plains, more rain was likely as a weak area of low pressure glides across the nation‘s corn belt.

On the Gulf C >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – AUG. 3
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     AM –– Today is Friday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2007. There are 150 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: Two hundred years ago, on Aug. 3, 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Va., charged with treason.

(He was acquit >>>


      WANTED: 1,000S TO KAZOO IN NY RECORD BID
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     NEW YORK –– Members of a 1'80s funk and disco group were preparing Thursday to lead an attempt to break the world record for the largest kazoo ensemble.

Organizers were hoping to sign up 3,000 impromptu players for the evening attempt in Harlem, which will be led by the female vocalists of Skyy. >>>


      WITH MINOR EXCEPTIONS, SYSTEM WORKED
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     3, 2007; A0' Minnesota officials said the emergency response to the deadly failure of a major bridge in Minneapolis went smoothly with the exception of some communications glitches, in an event that is being viewed as a good test of a large regional city‘s ability to respond to terrorist attack or natural disa >>>


      WITNESS BACKTRACKS IN IRAQ RAPE–SLAYING
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. –– Prosecutors rested after struggling to overcome a soldier‘s recanting of his story that a comrade accused of conspiring to rape and kill an Iraqi girl and her family took part in the attack.

A military jury was expected to begin deliberating Friday, a day after prosecutor >>>


      ‘NET ROOTS‘ EVENT BECOMES DEMOCRATS‘ OTHER NATIONAL CONVENTION
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     A04 Last month, in a straw poll on the popular liberal blog Daily Kos, Sen.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (D–N.Y.), the front–runner for her party‘s presidential nomination, won only ' percent of the vote, lagging far behind former senator John Edwards (N.C.) with 36 percent and Sen. Barack Obama >>>


      BORDER COMPUTERS VULNERABLE TO ATTACK
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     The U.S. government‘s main border control system is plagued by computer security weaknesses, increasing the risk of computer attacks, data thefts, and manipulation of millions of identity records including passport, visa and Social Security numbers and the world‘s largest fingerprint database, officials said >>>


      BUSH AIDE ADDRESSES MISSING RNC E–MAILS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Paul KaneWashingtonpost.com Staff WriterFriday, August 3, 2007; A02 A young White House political aide was grilled inconclusively by the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday about the firings of U.S. attorneys after Karl Rove, the president‘s senior political adviser, failed to show up at the committee‘s >>>


      EDWARDS URGES FELLOW DEMOCRATS TO REJECT MURDOCH‘S MONEY
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     POCKETBOOK ISSUES Edwards Urges Fellow Democrats To Reject Murdoch‘s Money Former senator John Edwards, who has been throwing punches at Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News Channel, demanded yesterday that the other Democratic presidential candidates return contributions from Murdoch‘s media conglomerate.
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      FORGET ABOUT IT!
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     Retirement has been hard on Donald Rumsfeld. The former secretary of defense, famous for his attention to detail, returned to testify yesterday about the "friendly fire" death of football star Pat Tillman and an alleged coverup. But Rumsfeld displayed an alarming decline in his mental faculties and couldn&lsqu >>>


      HILL, WHITE HOUSE DRAW BATTLE LINES
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Michael Abramowitz and Jonathan WeismanWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 3, 2007; A03 As lawmakers head for a month–long recess tomorrow, Congress and the White House are embroiled in confrontations on multiple fronts, signaling the potential for widespread gridlock when they return in September on th >>>


      RULING LIMITED SPYING EFFORTS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     August 3, 2007; A01 A federal intelligence court judge earlier this year secretly declared a key element of the Bush administration‘s wiretapping efforts illegal, according to a lawmaker and government sources, providing a previously unstated rationale for fevered efforts by congressional lawmakers this week to ex >>>


      SENATE SENDS ETHICS BILL TO BUSH
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– The Senate sent President Bush a bill Thursday to make lawmakers pay for private plane rides and disclose more about their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists.

Some advocates called it the biggest advance in congressional ethics in decades. But Bush received >>>


      THREE TOP DEMOCRATS SHARE LEAD IN IOWA POLL
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Jon Cohen and Dan BalzWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 3,
2007; A01 Less than six months before Iowa voters open the 2008 presidential nomination battles, the Democratic contest in the Hawkeye State is a deadlock, with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards in a virtual tie for first pla >>>


      WALL STREET‘S LUCRATIVE TAX BREAK IS UNDER FIRE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     August 3, 2007; A01 The most controversial tax break on Wall Street, known simply as the Carry, is not authorized by any law and was never approved by Congress.

Instead, it grew quietly over several decades, hinted at but never directly addressed in obscure court cases and arcane regulations issued by the Inter >>>


      83 CUBANS DETAINED OFF MEXICAN COAST
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico –– The Mexican navy detained 83 Cubans who were traveling in makeshift boats off the country‘s Caribbean coast and believed to be heading to the United States.

The navy said Thursday in a news release the migrants were traveling in four separate boats, one of which was >>>


      ACTRESS WILLIAMS‘ DAD LOSES APPEAL
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     SYDNEY, Australia –– Actress Michelle Williams‘ father, a prominent stock market trader, lost a court appeal Friday against a second U.S. attempt to extradite him on tax evasion charges.

Three federal court judges dismissed the attempt by 64–year–old Larry Williams to stop the U.S. >>>


      BOMBING JUSTICE DONE, INDIA AWAITS RIOTS RECKONING
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     MUMBAI (Reuters) – India ended an epic trial this week which saw nearly 100 people, mostly Muslims, convicted for bombing Mumbai, but the Muslim victims of the communal riots which triggered the attacks say they have yet to receive justice.

Fourteen years after the blasts which killed 257 people, the judg >>>


      BRITAIN TERROR SUSPECT DIES FROM BURNS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     LONDON –– A suspect who was critically burned in a botched car bomb attempt at Glasgow Airport has died after more than a month in the hospital, ending police hopes he might be questioned or charged.

Kafeel Ahmed, 27, died Thursday at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, police said. He was in the Jeep Cherokee >>>


      BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR MATTEL IN DUSTY SOUTH CHINA
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     GUANYAO, China (Reuters) – Thousands of young Chinese toymakers dressed in pink and blue Mattel T–shirts spill from the U.S. toy goliath‘s factories in Guanyao after an 11–hour overnight shift, as the dawn shift took their place.

Street hawkers on motorbikes sell warm soy milk, steaming >>>


      CHINA‘S MASSIVE NEW DAM PASSES ITS FIRST REAL TEST
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Edward CodyWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, August 3, 2007; A10 JIANLI, China, Aug. 2 The Yangtze River, flowing more than 3,'00 miles from the mountains of Tibet through fertile plains here in Hubei province and on to the East China Sea, was playing its traditional life–giving role Thursday, feeding >>>


      CHINA COURTS HIGH–TECH TALENT FOR MILITARY DRIVE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     BEIJING (Reuters) – China unveiled new measures to attract high–tech talent for military modernization on Friday, two days after President Hu Jintao promised more money for the defense drive.

Hu signed the measures to "attract and retain high–level specialist technical talent," the o >>>


      EU: JULY FIRES AMONG WORST ON RECORD
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     BRUSSELS, Belgium –– The forest fires that ravaged southern Europe last month, fed by dry conditions that turned woods into tinder, were some of the worst on record, the European Commission said Thursday.

Some 2,100 square miles of forest have burned already this year, close to the 2,230 square mile >>>


      FORGET THE FACELIFT, THINK OVERHAUL
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Marcela SanchezSpecial to washingtonpost.comFriday, August 3, 2007;
12:00 AM WASHINGTON –– When Mikheil Saakashvili took office as president of Georgia in 2004, the country‘s traffic police was so corrupt that he fired the entire force. Four years earlier, Saakashvili, then minister of justice, >>>


      FORMER SOLDIERS PROTEST IN YEMEN
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     ADEN, Yemen –– Security forces fired tear gas and water cannons at former soldiers protesting Thursday in this port city demanding to be allowed back in the military and one person was reported killed, eyewitnesses and reporters at the scene said.

The street demonstrations underlined increasing tens >>>


      FOUR U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Four U.S. soldiers were killed in Baghdad on Thursday, three of them when their patrol was struck by a roadside bomb, the U.S. military said on Friday.

The roadside bomb attack took place as U.S. troops were conducting operations to disrupt insurgent and militia activities in eastern B >>>


      GATES EXPRESSES OPTIMISIM OVER IRAQ SECURITY
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     PM ABU DHABI, Aug. 2 –– Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today that he is optimistic about the security situation in Iraq but said that a lack of political progress there is "somewhat discouraging" and taking far longer than expected.

Gates also expressed growing concerns about Iran& >>>


      GLASGOW TERROR SUSPECT DIES FROM BURNS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     LONDON –– A man critically burned after allegedly crashing an explosive–laden Jeep into Glasgow Airport died of his injuries Thursday, Strathclyde Police said.

Kafeel Ahmed, 27, had been in the hospital for a month with burns from the alleged attack on June 30, which followed a day after two f >>>


      HOMECOMING FOR IRAQI SOCCER TEAM
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     BAGHDAD –– Iraq anxiously awaited the arrival of its Asian Cup soccer champs Friday, but most Baghdad residents would be barred from the homecoming celebration because of security.

The team, which hasn‘t played a home game in 17 years, was due to land at Baghdad‘s international airport F >>>


      I DON‘T CARE IF I‘M RICHEST IN WORLD: MEXICO‘S SLIM
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim, who is estimated by some calculations to be wealthier than Microsoft founder Bill Gates, said on Thursday he did not care if he was the world‘s richest person.

"It‘s water off a duck‘s back to me," the cigar–smok >>>


      IDI AMIN‘S SON JAILED IN BRITAIN
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     LONDON –– A son of former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin has been jailed for five years after being involved in a gang attack that left a man dead, British prosecutors said Friday.

Faisal Wangita, 25, was part of a 40–strong gang that attacked Somali teenager Mahir Osman, 18, in a busy street in no >>>


      KIDNAPPERS FREE ELDERLY NIGERIAN WOMAN
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     YENAGOA, Nigeria –– Kidnappers released the elderly mother of a Nigerian state official Friday after holding the woman for nearly two weeks, an official said.

Bayelsa State government spokesman Ebimo Anungo did not say if a ransom had been paid for the release of the woman, whose son is the speaker >>>


      LIBYA SIGNS ARMS DEAL WITH FRENCH FIRMS: SOURCE
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya signed contracts with French firms worth a total of 2'6 million euros ($402 million) on Thursday for the supply of military equipment, a Libyan source said.

One deal for 168 million euros was for Milan anti–tank missiles and the other for 128 million euros was for commu >>>


      MALIKI‘S IMPACT BLUNTED BY OWN PARTY‘S FEARS
      Washington Post, 03-08-2007
     By Sudarsan RaghavanWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, August 3, 2007; A01 BAGHDAD –– As the U.S. military attempts to pacify Iraq so its leaders can pursue political reconciliation, Iraqi and Western observers say Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki and his inner circle appear increasingly unable to pu >>>



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