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      ALERT AFTER PASSENGER BOARDS WRONG FLIGHT
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     An investigation has been launched into how a young Bulgarian man boarded the wrong flight at Athens International Airport and was eventually discovered by passengers rather than security or airline staff.

It was revealed yesterday that the unnamed man boarded a flight for Copenhagen although he had a ticket fo >>>


      DRAW PITS AEK AGAINST SEVILLA
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     AEK Athens was handed one of the toughest draws in the Champions League third qualifying round yesterday, as it will have to face Sevilla, the Spanish side that won the UEFA Cup for the last two years and finished third in last season’s Spanish league.

The draw will also pit AEK’s Spanish coach Lorenzo Serra Fe >>>


      ELECTION CARDS SHUFFLED
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     September 23 date favored as government leans on economic policies The government is getting ready to call national elections for next month, with September 23 being the most likely date, as the ruling conservatives move ahead with their pre–election preparations.

According to senior government sources, P >>>


      EXPERTS OBJECT TO ALTERED PLAN
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     Experts that helped put together the government’s national land zoning plan, made public last week, have accused the Environment Ministry of watering down the proposal ahead of the upcoming election period.

Architect Rania Kloutsiniotis, who represents the team of experts that put together the plan, told Kathim >>>


      FIRE COSTS SOAR TO 40 MLN EUROS
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     The thousands of forest fires that broke out across Greece this summer have pushed up the cost of leasing planes and helicopters used for firefighting to 40 million euros from some 24 million euros in previous years, according to a Public Order Ministry source.

This year the government hired a fleet of 16 helic >>>


      FIRES STIR GREEKS INTO EXTENDING A HELPING HAND
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     WWF says volunteers at record levels The recent string of destructive wildfires across Greece appear to have prompted a number of Greeks to take a more keen, and active, interest in the environment as the green organization WWF Greece indicated yesterday that there had been a '00 percent increase in people offering >>>


      GREECE HEMORRHAGING DOCTORS
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     At least 3,000 Greek doctors have relocated to the UK over the past three years, while a considerable number have also departed for countries such as Germany, Sweden and France.

Field experts attribute the trend to an overabundance of medical graduates from both Greek and foreign universities, as well as unfavo >>>


      HUNGRY BULGARIAN PIGS EAT UP CORN CROP
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     Farmers in Serres, northern Greece, are seeking damages from the government after a pack of wild pigs from Bulgaria entered the country and completely destroyed their crops, Athens News Agency (ANA) reported yesterday.

The pack of some 200 animals is believed to have entered Greece in order to escape from recen >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     SEVEN KILLED Heavy toll in two separate car accidents in northern Greece Seven people were killed in two separate car accidents in Kilkis and Kavala, northern Greece, yesterday, according to police. In Kilkis, a car transporting five people to work slammed head–on into another vehicle and burst into flames. The vi >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     ISLAND BLAZE Strong winds fan flames on Corfu; village evacuated as precaution A fire on the western island of Corfu prompted authorities yesterday to evacuate the village of Santa for precautionary reasons. Five water–dropping planes along with two helicopters were taking part in the fight against the blaze that >>>


      IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS...
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     EUROKINISI A scene from Euripides’ ‘Iphigenia in Tauris,’ performed by the Cyprus Theater Organization at Epidaurus on Saturday. ‘Euripides presents the need for the coexistence of opposites, the need for balance between old and new, «barbarian» and «civilized,» in a different way,’ noted the pro >>>


      NO CHARGES FOR DRIVING IN ATHENS
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     Athens Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis said that he wants the final say on whether charging for congestion will be introduced in the capital, while making it clear that he is against the idea of charging drivers to enter the city center during rush hour.

«No government can introduce such measures without first a >>>


      PARTLY FLOODED...
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     EUROKINISI A car splashes through a partly flooded road in Thessaloniki yesterday after bad weather hit the northern Greek city, prompting authorities to shut down the airport due to strong winds. Thessaloniki port authorities also instructed small boat operators to stay out of the bad weather and anchor their crafts sa >>>


      SCHINIAS PARK LACKS PROTECTION
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     Poor supervision of a national seaside park in Schinias, northeast of Athens, has put the natural environment at risk as the relevant authorities have turned a blind eye to businesses and campers taking over the area, according to the park’s management.

Kimon Hadzimbiros, head of the park’s administration, told >>>


      STRIKER NERY CASTILLO...
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     SIMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA Former Olympiakos striker Nery Castillo looks glum during a press briefing in Athens yesterday when he thanked the club and its fans but accused managing director Petros Kokkalis of knowing ‘nothing’ about soccer. The Mexican became Greece’s most expensive player this week after moving to Ukrainian >>>


      STUDENT NABBED FOR FRAUD
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     A 20–year–old student has been arrested at an Internet cafe in Thessaloniki after he allegedly sent messages to hundreds of thousands of e–mail addresses, telling them they had won money and needed to pay over $3.20 (2.36 euros) to collect their winnings, police said yesterday.

The unnamed sus >>>


      TENS OF THOUSANDS HEAD OFF FOR SUMMER VACATIONS
      Kathimerin, 06-08-2007
     MARGARITA KIAOU/ANA The port of Pireaus was busy yesterday as passengers headed to one, or more, of Greece’s popular islands. More than 70,000 people left Attica’s three main ports on Thursday as the summer season moves toward its peak on August 15, a public holiday to mark the Dormition of the Virgin.

As the h >>>


      ALERTE Ŕ LA FIČVRE APHTEUSE EN ANGLETERRE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     GRANDE–BRETAGNE. Un laboratoire de Merial est peut–ętre ŕ l‘origine de la contamination d‘une exploitation dont les bętes ont été abattues.

Eric Albert, Londres Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Quelques dizaines de tętes de bétail se dirigent lentement vers l >>>


      APRČS LE BAISER DU COLISÉE, LA QUESTION HOMOSEXUELLE DÉCHIRE L‘ITALIE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     MŚURS. La communauté gay se mobilise contre l‘interpellation d‘un couple qui s‘embrassait en public ŕ Rome. Dans les milieux politiques, la lutte contre les discriminations et l‘octroi de droits aux homosexuels font l‘objet de violentes polémiques.

Eric Jozsef, >>>


      ARMES Ŕ TRIPOLI: SARKOZY RÉPOND AUX CRITIQUES
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     LIBYE. Le président en vacances aux Etats–Unis. La lecture de ce texte (12'4 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 archives, les  >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LE DOUTE ESTIVAL
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Le Questionnaire malin du financier (6/8). «En fin de mois, il doit me rester assez d‘argent pour acheter des fonds» La chronique du private banking. Se baser sur les performances passées: danger!

L‘avis de l‘expert. Marchés émergents: protéger le capital FINANC >>>


      AU GRAND AIR (1). LE HAMAC PASSE–PARTOUT
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Au grand air (1). La lecture de ce texte (1257 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 archives, les éditions PDF et ePaper, de s‘inscrire >>>


      BRČVES
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Nobel Biocare • Débarquée il y a tout juste une semaine de la direction du numéro un mondial des implants dentaires, Heliane Canepa va recevoir 8 millions de francs, selon la SonntagsZeitung . Un porte–parole de Nobel Biocare indique ŕ l‘hebdomadaire qu >>>


      DES SUISSES Ŕ LA TRAQUE D‘UN TEMPLE D‘ARTÉMIS Ŕ ERÉTRIE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Juste au corps: Michael Ngoy Au grand air (1). Le hamac passe–partout SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Des Suisses ŕ la traque d‘un temple d‘Artémis ŕ Erétrie FOUILLES. Le professeur Pierre Ducrey et l‘Ecole suisse d‘archéologie en Gr';ce commencent leurs sondages >>>


      DORMIR AU CH'4;TEAU (1/6). LE CONFORT ABSOLU PRČS DE MORAT
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     A deux kilom';tres de la cité fortifiée, sur la berge du lac, se dresse une fascinante maison de style normand. A l‘origine de cette demeure: l‘histoire d‘amour d‘un homme pour une femme.

Steve Hunziker Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Au début du XXe si';cle, le >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: MICHAEL NGOY
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Hockeyeur au HC Fribourg Gottéron. La lecture de ce texte (266' 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 archives, les éditions PDF et e >>>


      L‘AGENDA DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Le Temps Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Lundi 6 ao$';t • Berne: Berne: CP Travail.Suisse sur les négociations salariales 2008 Mardi 7 ao$';t • Xstrata publie ses résultats au 1er semestre • Swiss Re (RUKN.VX) publie ses résultats au 1er semestre • Lem Holding publie ses résultats au 1er sem >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. MARCHÉS ÉMERGENTS: PROTÉGER LE CAPITAL
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Marchés émergents: protéger le capital L‘avis de l‘expert.

Remo Weibel, Directeur, AWD Lausanne Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Les nations émergentes sont considérées comme des économies de marché recelant un énorme potent >>>


      L‘IRAN RENFORCE L‘OBLIGATION DU SERVICE MILITAIRE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     L´Iran rappelle dans la foulée ses réservistes et exemptés. Le pays dispose d´une armée réguli';re et d´une importante milice, les Gardiens de la Révolution.

Photo: Keystone IRAN. Alors que la pression américaine s‘accentue, les exemptions de servi >>>


      L‘'4;GE D‘OR DU CAPITAL–INVESTISSEMENT S‘ACHČVE AVEC LA FIN DE L‘ARGENT FACILE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     PRIVATE EQUITY. La crise de la dette hypothécaire américaine provoque un dur réveil pour les fonds de capitaux privés.

Myret Zaki Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Le tumulte qui agite les marchés de la dette américaine menace une industrie florissante: le capital–investissement (pr >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE DU PRIVATE BANKING. SE BASER SUR LES PERFORMANCES PASSÉES: DANGER!
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     La chronique du private banking. Thierry Cottet et Andreď Zenide, Family Wealth Solutions Group chez Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Les performances passées ne préjugent en rien des performances ŕ venir.

Cet avertissement frappé au coin du bon sens a pourtant ten >>>


      LA COMPÉTITION 2007
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Thierry Jobin Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 CONTRE TOUTE ESPÉRANCE Auteur: Né ŕ Montréal en 1'51, anthropologue de formation et ancien documentariste, Bernard Emond signe son 4e long métrage apr';s La Femme qui boit et 20h17 rue Darling (présentés ŕ la Semaine de la criti >>>


      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (21/24). LA DÉB'4;CLE DE LA FONDATION SUISSE SOLIDAIRE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Les jeunes politiciens en quęte d‘élection La grande et la petite histoire du Conseil fédéral (21/24). La débâcle de la Fondation Suisse solidaire SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article La débâcle de la Fondation Suisse solidaire Le président de la Confédération A >>>


      LA GUERRE DES DIEUX (1/6). LE BAPTĘME DE SANG DES CHIITES
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     10 OCTOBRE 680, LA BATAILLE DE KARBALA. Hussein, petit–fils du Proph';te, est massacré par les troupes du calife de Damas, et c‘est dans le sang que se fonde le schisme entre les sunnites et les chiites, clé des déchirements de l‘islam d‘aujourd‘hui.

Henri Ti >>>


      LE CARDINAL LUSTIGER EMPORTÉ PAR UN CANCER
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     FRANCE. L‘ancien archevęque de Paris est décédé samedi ŕ Paris ŕ l‘âge de 80 ans.

Le Monde Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Le cardinal Jean–Marie Lustiger, ancien archevęque de Paris, est mort d‘un cancer, samedi 4 ao$';t ŕ l‘âge >>>


      LE CONCOURS COMPLET FAIT UNE NOUVELLE VICTIME
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     HIPPISME. Une Allemande est décédée samedi. Il s‘agit d‘un troisi';me drame en quinze jours.

Julie Conti Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Samedi, Tina Richter–Vietor, 32 ans, s‘est tuée lors d‘un concours de niveau deux étoiles qui précédait les >>>


      LE FESTIVAL DE VERBIER SUR LA CRĘTE DU SUCCČS
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     MUSIQUE CLASSIQUE. La 14e édition se termine avec un taux de fréquentation comparable ŕ celui de l‘an dernier. D‘ici ŕ 200', la tente Médran devra ętre déplacée, voire remplacée.

La lecture de ce texte (43'' caract';res) est réser >>>


      LE PS ET LA JUSTICE FISCALE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Jean Christophe Schwaab, député socialiste au Grand Conseil vaudois, Riex (VD) Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Le Temps a semble–t–il décidé que les prochaines élections fédérales consacreraient la défaite du parti socialiste (LT du 23 juillet). Tout est propice ŕ renf >>>


      LE QUESTIONNAIRE MALIN DU FINANCIER (6/8). «EN FIN DE MOIS, IL DOIT ME RESTER ASSEZ D‘ARGENT POUR ACHETER DES FONDS»
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Econome, le directeur de State Street Global Advisors estime qu‘un bon revenu rend la vie plus aisée, mais ne fait s$';rement pas le bonheur.

Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Le Temps: Enfant, ręviez–vous d‘ętre «riche comme Crésus»?

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      LES JEUNES POLITICIENS EN QUĘTE D‘ÉLECTION
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     CAMPAGNE. Les partis de jeunes occupent le terrain médiatique en vue des élections d‘octobre. Cependant, leurs chances d‘obtenir un si';ge au parlement demeurent quasi nulles, et faire partie des listes principales de leur parti reste difficile.

Philippe Miauton, Berne Lundi 6 ao&# >>>


      LES RESCAPÉS DE LA SHOAH DÉNONCENT L‘«AFFRONT CYNIQUE» D‘EHOUD OLMERT
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     ISRAEL. D‘anciens déportés ont manifesté ŕ Jérusalem pour réclamer une hausse des aides aux plus indigents d‘entre eux. Le premier ministre leur propose une pension de... 18 euros par mois.

Serge Dumont, Jérusalem Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 «Lorsque les Alli& >>>


      MAMMA MIA SUR LA PIAZZA
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     ANNA MOUGLALIS. Egérie de Chanel dont la carri';re au cinéma a éclaté en 2003, l‘actrice a découvert la Piazza Grande avec sa fille de cinq mois et sa premi';re comédie, «J‘ai toujours ręvé d‘ętre gangster» de son compagnon Samuel >>>


      MCLAREN REMPORTE SON PIRE SUCCČS
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     L´Espagnol Fernando Alonso avant le départ du Grand Prix de Hongrie dimanche. Photo: Keystone FORMULE 1. Le torchon br$';le entre le Britannique Lewis Hamilton, vainqueur hier du Grand Prix de Hongrie, et son coéquipier espagnol Fernando Alonso.

L‘écurie anglaise doit se pré >>>


      MONDES VIRTUELS, ÉCONOMIES RÉELLES
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Editorial. Anouch Seydtaghia Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 «Entropia», «There», et bien s$';r «Second Life»... Ces noms ne vous disent peut–ętre encore rien. Et, pourtant, ils nous forcent déjŕ ŕ réviser nos connaissances de géographie. Chaque m >>>


      NE XAMAX, «UNE BELLE ÉQUIPE QUI NE GAGNE PAS»
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     FOOTBALL. Le président Sylvio Bernasconi ne se satisfait pas du point ramené de Sion (1–1).

La lecture de ce texte (2040 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de cons >>>


      NOURI AL–MALIKI S‘EFFORCE DE SAUVER SON GOUVERNEMENT
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     IRAK. Le premier ministre tente de faire revenir les six ministres sunnites démissionnaires.

La lecture de ce texte (207' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter >>>


      POLITIQUE ET COMÉDIES Ŕ LOCARNO
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Pascal Couchepin et la présidente de la Confédération Micheline Calmy–Rey ŕ Locarno. Photo: Keystone CINEMA. Pascal Couchepin et Micheline Calmy–Rey en visite au festival samedi.

Thierry Jobin, Locarno Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Place aux personnalités politiques, samedi soi >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. CONDYLE, DOUBLE ARTICULATION
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Le condyle est tout au bout, et nous commencerons par lui pour évoquer des mots liés au corps et ŕ la chair. «Condyle >>>


      SECOND LIFE: Ŕ LA CHASSE AUX DOLLARS
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Le marché du sexe virtuel est florissant dans Second Life, un monde qui compte 400´000 utilisateurs réguliers. Photo: DR • Escort girls, agents immobiliers et designers gagnent de l‘argent.

• Mais les entreprises peinent ŕ appréhender ce monde virtuel. Anouch Seydtaghia Lundi 6 ao >>>


      TRANSPARENCE EN MATIČRE D‘AIDE SOCIALE: L‘UDC N‘A RIEN INVENTÉ
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     SUISSE. Le débat lancé outre–Sarine sur la surveillance des abus a peu d‘écho en Suisse romande. Oů la tendance est ŕ l‘intensification de l‘échange d‘informations.

Sylvie Arsever Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Demander l‘aide sociale implique une fo >>>


      TRAQUE AUX ABUS DE L‘AIDE SOCIALE: LES ROMANDS MONTRENT LA VOIE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     DEBAT. Politisée par l‘UDC outre–Sarine, la question est traitée ici avec pragmatisme.

Le Temps Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Contrôles systématiques. Acc';s direct des enquęteurs aux données de l‘administration fiscale, du bureau des autos et des caisses de >>>


      UNE SUISSE DE CARTES POSTALES (6). A CHAMPEX–LAC, LES MÉTAMORPHOSES AU TEMPO DES MONTAGNES
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     REGIONS Le Temps I Article A Champex–Lac, les métamorphoses au tempo des montagnes VALAIS. Face au prétentieux massif des Combins, la petite station des flancs du Catogne réaffirme son go$';t pour le tourisme doux.

Xavier Filliez Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Des cartes postales d&lsquo >>>


      YLENIA, LE MYSTČRE DEMEURE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Police et services de police ont poursuivi les recherches ce week–end. Photo: Keystone APPENZELL. L‘enquęte sur la disparition de la fillette et les recherches continuent. L‘affaire est–elle liée ŕ l‘enl';vement de la petite Maddie?

Anne Fournier, Zurich Lund >>>


      ZAPPROPOS. QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE: COMMENT MASTURBER UN ÉLÉPHANT?
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Zappropos. Olivier Perrin Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Dans une année exactement s‘ouvriront les déjŕ tr';s controversés Jeux olympiques d‘été de Pékin, qui entend bien célébrer officiellement, ŕ cette occasion, la fin de son isolement international. So >>>


      ZFS POURRAIT LANCER UNE OPA EN GRANDE–BRETAGNE
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     ASSURANCE. Zurich Financial Services s‘inviterait dans la course au contrôle de Friends Provident.

Frédéric Leli';vre Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Friends Provident suscite beaucoup de convoitises. L‘assureur britannique dont l‘action affiche la moins bonne performance dan >>>


      «DANS DIX ANS, UN DES TROIS PLUS GRANDS SITES INTERNET SERA CHINOIS»
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     Jack Ma, fondateur d´Alibaba, portail des marchands de Chine. Photo: Keystone PORTRAIT. Fondateur d‘Alibaba, le plus gros portail commercial de Chine, Jack Ma s‘est associé ŕ Yahoo!. Il prépare maintenant son entrée en bourse, imminente.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Lundi >>>


      «IL FAUDRAIT PEUT–ĘTRE CRÉER UNE BANQUE CENTRALE SPÉCIFIQUE»
      Le Temps, 06-08-2007
     SECOND LIFE. Olivier Levillain évoque le devenir économique de Second Life. Pierre Dorsaz Lundi 6 ao$';t 2007 Olivier Levillain, ingénieur en télécommunications, est le coauteur, avec Laure Duchaussoy, du Devenir économique des mondes virtuels, Mémoire pour le Corps des Tél >>>


      4.0 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES CENTRAL UTAH
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah –– A minor earthquake shook central Utah early Monday. The 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:48 a.m., 14 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A dispatcher with the Emery County Sheriff‘s Department said there were no immediate reports of da >>>


      ANOTHER REPORT ON IRAQ, ANOTHER ROUND OF HEADACHES FOR U.S.
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     Buried deep within the 20' pages of the latest report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), released last week, are a raft of problems illustrating how much remains to be done if the United States is to leave behind a functioning government in Iraq.

Consider the simple issue of h >>>


      BRIDGE COLLAPSE TESTS MINN. GOVERNOR
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– It took one of the worst tragedies in his state‘s history to make Gov. Tim Pawlenty abandon a principle that helped define his political career.

About 48 hours after the interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Pawlenty quietly revealed that he‘d be willing to support an >>>


      BUSH PLEDGES TO REBUILD ‘MAIN ARTERY OF LIFE‘
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Paul LewisWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, August 5, 2007; A11 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 –– President Bush used a tour of the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge Saturday to pledge responsibility for rebuilding the ruined structure, which he described as a "main artery of life" for residents of Minneso >>>


      BUSH, KARZAI TARGET SECURITY WOES
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     CAMP DAVID, Md. –– MDCD110 Beleaguered by a hostage crisis and insurgent violence, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is seeking fresh backing from a reliable ally: President Bush.

Karzai, Afghanistan‘s first democratically elected president, is awash in crises at home _ civilian killings, a boomin >>>


      CHINA‘S OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS DOWNPLAY POLITICAL AGENDAS
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     AM BEIJING, Aug. 6 –– China‘s Olympic organizers said Monday they will not allow the 2008 Beijing games to be turned into a sounding board for foreigners with a political agenda, despite pressure from human rights advocates,
.

At a news conference launching a one–year countdown to th >>>


      CONDEMNED MAN‘S APPEAL ACCEPTED
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 4, 2007; A06 MIAMI, Aug. 3 –– The Georgia Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the appeal of a condemned police killer now that most of the key witnesses against him have recanted and, in some cases, said they lied under pressure from police.
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      COURSE HELPS CHURCHES HANDLE OFFENDERS
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     HOLYOKE, Mass. –– It was a shocking moment for members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, N.H.: One of their congregants was accused of sexually abusing an underage relative.

Church leaders gave the man one chance to remain. He had to sign an agreement to stay away from any church s >>>


      DEATH POINTS TO RISKS IN RESEARCH
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, August 6, 2007; A01 Robb Mohr sat by his wife‘s hospital bed two weeks ago, trying to take it all in. His wife, Jolee Mohr, was breathing with the help of a ventilator in a Chicago intensive care unit –– her body bloated from internal bleeding, her liver >>>


      DIFFICULT CONDITIONS HAMPER RIVER SEARCH
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Philip Rucker and William BraniginWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, August 4, 2007; A01 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3 –– Feeling their way forward in murky water with barely six inches of visibility, teams of divers Friday located more vehicles that plunged into the Mississippi River in Wednesday evening&lsquo >>>


      GENERAL SUSPECTED CAUSE OF TILLMAN DEATH
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     2007; A02 SAN FRANCISCO –– A high–ranking general told Pentagon investigators that, when he approved a Silver Star citation for Pat Tillman, he suspected that the former NFL player had been killed by "friendly fire," according to testimony obtained by the Associated Press.

Lt. Gen. S >>>


      IN ANAHEIM, THE MOUSE FINALLY ROARS
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Sonya GeisWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, August 6, 2007; A03 ANAHEIM, Calif. –– It‘s a tale worthy of a Disney classic: wicked plotters, oppressed workers, an uphill battle that leads, one hopes, to a happy ending.

But this time the bad guy is in the mouse suit. At least that‘s h >>>


      JAPAN OPPOSITION RISKS U.S. IRE OVER AFGHAN MISSION
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan‘s main opposition party will find it hard to agree to extend support for U.S.–led operations in Afghanistan, its policy chief warned on Monday, a stance that could sour U.S. ties and deepen divisions among its own members.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to extend a law >>>


      LA. TOWN FELLS ‘WHITE TREE,‘ BUT TENSION RUNS DEEP
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Darryl FearsWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 4, 2007; A03 JENA, La. –– Here in the woodsy heart of Louisiana, town leaders were looking for a fresh start, a way to erase the recent memory of Jim Crow–like hangman‘s nooses dangling from a shade tree at the local high school. So they >>>


      MINNEAPOLIS TO FACE COMMUTING TEST
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     6, 2007; 3:23 AM MINNEAPOLIS –– After a day of public grieving, the people of Minneapolis face the test of trying to commute without a major bridge and freeway.

Across the region, Sunday was a day of prayer for the five known dead and the missing. But Monday was the day of trying to return to someth >>>


      MINNESOTA CITIES UNITE IN PRAYER
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Vicki SmithAssociated PressMonday, August 6, 2007; A03 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 5 –– Across the Twin Cities the prayers rose up Sunday

–– in Spanish, Greek and English. Prayers of peace for grieving families. Prayers of strength for those still searching the Mississippi River. And prayers of >>>


      MONTANA GOV. DECLARES FIRE EMERGENCY
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     HELENA, Mont. –– A state of emergency was declared in Montana on Sunday because of several large wildfires, including one that has crept to within a mile of several homes and destroyed at least one.

Higher humidity and clouds were helping firefighters contain that nearly 28–square–mile b >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     Fires Prompt Montana To Declare Emergency HELENA, Mont. –– A state of emergency was declared in Montana on Sunday because of several large wildfires, including one northeast of Missoula that crept to within a mile of several homes and destroyed one.

The wildfire started Friday and exploded to 8,000 >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     Security Rules Set for Calif. Voting Machines SACRAMENTO –– California‘s secretary of state placed rigorous security conditions on voting equipment used in dozens of counties and limited the use of two of the most widely used machines statewide.

Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the mea >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     California Man Ordered To Stay Away From Kids LOS ANGELES –– A self–described pedophile who says he is attracted to young girls but doesn‘t actually molest them was ordered Friday to stay at least 30 feet away from every person under age 18 in California.

The temporary restraining order >>>


      OFFICERS‘ ROLES IN CHRISTIAN VIDEO ARE CALLED ETHICS BREACH
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     The Defense Department‘s inspector general has found that four generals and three other military officers improperly participated in a fundraising video for an evangelical Christian group, inappropriately offering support for the religious organization while appearing to operate within the scope of their official >>>


      REP. JEFFERSON WINS RULING AGAINST FBI
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Allan LengelWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 4, 2007; A01 A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that FBI agents violated the Constitution during their search of Rep. William J. Jefferson‘s Capitol Hill office last year, and ordered the agency to return all privileged materials.

In a 3 to >>>


      REPORT: HARSH METHODS USED ON '/11 SUSPECT
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Josh White, Julie Tate and Joby WarrickWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, August 5, 2007; A16 Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was subjected to the CIA‘s harshest interrogation methods while he was held in secret prisons around the world for more than t >>>


      REPORT: HOME SEARCHED IN PROBE OF WIRETAP LEAK
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     FBI agents searched the home of a former Justice Department lawyer last week in an effort to determine who leaked details of the warrantless eavesdropping program to the news media, Newsweek magazine reported yesterday, citing two anonymous legal sources.

The agents, who had obtained a classified search warrant >>>


      SECRET SERVICE ARRESTS MAN ON WHITE HOUSE LAWN
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     PM The Secret Service arrested a "not fully clothed" man who climbed over the White House fence today.

Justin Manuel Arrieta, 22, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., hopped the fence on the north side of the White House at about 10:30 a.m. and was quickly apprehended by the Secret Service Uniformed Division, said s >>>


      THOSE WHO PERISHED, SURVIVED REPRESENT A SLICE OF AMERICA
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     August 5, 2007; A12 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 –– Sherry Engebretsen was in the black, two–door Mercedes convertible she had worked for years to get. Artemio Trinidad–Mena was in the white Ford pickup he had bought last month. Patrick Holmes was in an old Saturn, hurrying to catch the Minnesota Twins ba >>>


      UNCONFIRMED AFTER 11 MONTHS, EEOC NOMINEE SAYS NO THANKS
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     D avid Palmer, whose nomination to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had languished for nearly a year, withdrew his name over the weekend, bitterly complaining that partisanship in the confirmation process has gotten out of control.

President Bush nominated the 1'–year Justice Departme >>>


      VA. LAWYER WAS AT FORE OF ATTACK ON SEGREGATION
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     Oliver W. Hill, 100, a Virginia lawyer who helped overturn legal segregation in his native state and was one of the country‘s foremost civil rights defenders during a six–decade career, died yesterday at his home in Richmond.

He had a heart ailment. Hill was an instrumental member of an NAACP– >>>


      A DIVERSITY OF OPINION, IF NOT OPINIONATORS
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Jose Antonio VargasWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, August 6, 2007; C01 CHICAGO, Aug. 5 –– It‘s Sunday, day 4 of Yearly Kos, the major conference for progressive bloggers, and Gina Cooper, the confab‘s organizer–in–chief, surveys the ballroom of the massive McCormick Place Conve >>>


      A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF THE BUZZ FROM THE SUNDAY TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said it is a "possibility" that the United States could begin to reduce troop levels in Iraq by the end of the year.

But when pressed, Gates refused to go so far as to call it a "good" possibility. "I‘d just leave it at that," he said on NBC& >>>


      BLOGGERS GIVE CLINTON A MIXED RECEPTION
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Dan Balz and Jose Antonio VargasWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, August 5, 2007; A05 CHICAGO, Aug. 4 –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York walked into the lion‘s den here Saturday, drawing applause as well as boos and hisses from an audience of progressive bloggers during a presidential can >>>


      BUSH SIGNS LAW TO EXPAND EAVESDROPPING
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     President Bush signed into law yesterday an expansion of the government‘s power to eavesdrop on foreign terrorism suspects without warrants.

The law, which updates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was deemed a priority by Bush and his chief intelligence officials.

"We must remember >>>


      HOUSE APPROVES PENTAGON BUDGET MINUS THE PRESIDENT‘S WAR FUNDING
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     The House early yesterday approved modest changes to President Bush‘s record Pentagon budget proposal, but Democrats signaled plans to resume a more contentious debate over the Iraq war after the August recess.

The House‘s $45'.6 billion version of the defense budget, approved on a 3'5 to 13 >>>


      HOUSE APPROVES WIRETAP MEASURE
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     August 5, 2007; A01 The Democratic–controlled House last night approved legislation President Bush‘s intelligence advisers wrote to enhance their ability to intercept the electronic communications of foreigners without a court order.

The 227 to 183 House vote capped a high–pressure campaign by >>>


      IOWA REPUBLICANS ARE NOT THRILLED WITH PRESIDENTIAL FIELD
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     2007; A03 As the Republican presidential candidates gather this morning in Des Moines for their fourth debate, Iowa GOP voters are expressing limited enthusiasm for the field of current and potential aspirants, according to a new Washington Post–ABC News poll. Their views appear to be a microcosm of GOP sentiment >>>


      THE RISE OF JERI THOMPSON
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Alec MacGillis and John SolomonWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, August 5, 2007; A01 On a hot Saturday in June 2002, Fred D. Thompson married his second wife, Jeri Kehn, in an unventilated Congregational church in her home town of Naperville, Ill. Kehn, in a Valentino gown, was a 35–year–old media cons >>>


      BAD THAI COPS TO ENDURE KITTY SHAME
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     BANGKOK, Thailand –– Thai police officers who break rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring "Hello Kitty," the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer said Monday.

Police officers caught littering, parking in a prohibited area, or arriving late _ among >>>


      BESIEGED KARZAI TO MEET WITH BUSH
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     A01 KABUL –– As Afghan President Hamid Karzai prepares for a two–day meeting with President Bush at Camp David starting Sunday, his government is confronting contradictory pressures at home and abroad over how to secure the release of 21 surviving South Korean hostages, combat the aggressive Taliban in >>>


      BUSH AND KARZAI DISCUSS AFGHAN SECURITY
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Talks on Monday between U.S. President George W. Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will focus on worsening violence in Afghanistan and the threat from militant hideouts across the border in Pakistan.

Bush‘s two–day meeting with Karzai at the Camp David retreat in th >>>


      BUSH LOOKS TO ASSURE, YET PROD, KARZAI
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived at Camp David yesterday, beginning a two–day visit in which he and President Bush were to discuss the deteriorating security and sporadic rule of law in Afghanistan.

Bush is looking to bolster Karzai but also to prod his government to exert and extend its authority. K >>>


      BUSH SETS EMISSIONS SUMMIT
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     By Michael A. FletcherWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 4, 2007; A07 President Bush yesterday formally invited top officials from the world‘s leading economic powers to take part in a climate change summit aimed at establishing voluntary goals for lowering greenhouse gas emissions while sustaining growt >>>


      CHINA SEIZES 27 SNOW LEOPARD PELTS
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     BEIJING –– Chinese police have seized a record cache of 27 snow leopard furs in far western China, state media said Monday.

Acting on a tip, police raided the apartment of a suspected illegal fur trader in Gansu province‘s Linxia city on July 28 and discovered the furs of 104 bears, snow leopa >>>


      DEMOCRATS TARGETED IN GOP DEBATE
      Washington Post, 06-08-2007
     A01 DES MOINES, Aug. 5 –– The Republican candidates for president used a nationally televised morning debate to mock Democrats on foreign policy, taxes and health care while sparring with each other over abortion and the administration‘s anti–terrorism efforts.

From a stage in Iowa, the >>>



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