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      A BUS PASSENGER IN ATHENS...
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AP A bus passenger in Athens yesterday became sandwiched in between Marge and Homer Simpson as distributors step up advertising for the first ‘Simpsons Movie,’ which is due to open in Greek cinemas tomorrow. The highly successful US TV cartoon series, which has been running for 18 years, enjoyed simi >>>


      ASOPOS WATER IS DEEMED ‘DEADLY’
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     The latest tests on water from the Asopos River in central Greece have shown higher–than–expected levels of cancer–causing depleted chromium, prompting experts to issue urgent warnings about the danger to some 30,000 people in the area in drinking tap water.

Kathimerini has seen the results of >>>


      COST OF FLOODS COUNTED
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     3 mln euros worth of damage in northeast; more warnings from officials Damage caused by recent heavy rainfall that flooded parts of Alexandroupolis, northeast Greece, have exceeded the 3–million–euro mark as authorities warned of further heavy flooding this winter.

According to initial assessments o >>>


      GRANNY KEPT FAMILY DRUG BUSINESS RUNNING
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     A 75–year–old woman, whose son has been jailed for trading in narcotics, was arrested in Alimos, southern Athens, accused on continuing her son’s business of selling cannabis, police said yesterday.

After acting on a tip–off, police found in the unnamed woman’s home 750 grams of cannabis, elec >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     FYROM VISITS Greeks now free to enter neighboring country with just their ID card Greek citizens were able to travel to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with just a national identity card as of yesterday. The measure, which does not require Greek visitors to possess a passport, was introduced after pressure fro >>>


      MORE BUILDINGS TO GET FACELIFTS
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     A program that began before the 2004 Athens Olympics to renovate the facades of buildings that look onto public spaces was yesterday extended to other parts of Greece.

The scheme, known as «Prosopsi,» was part of the drive to tidy up Athens before the Games three years ago and has led to 3,800 build >>>


      PLAN TO GET GREEKS ON THEIR BIKES
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     Funds are going to be made available to build bicycle lanes in towns and cities throughout Greece, the government pledged yesterday, in a bid to encourage people to leave their cars at home.

Transport Minister Michalis Liapis met yesterday with various local authority representatives, including Grigoris Zaferio >>>


      SEA DEATH OFFICER IS CHARGED
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2007
     A coast guard officer was charged with manslaughter through negligence yesterday after a man whom he had shot died of a heart attack caused by loss of blood and severe shock, according to authorities.

The victim, aged 48, was one of three people traveling on a speedboat off the coast of Chios on Sunday night.>>>


      A UN AN DES JEUX, LE MONDE DOUTE QUE PÉKIN TIENNE SES PROMESSES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     COMPTE A REBOURS. La capitale chinoise suscite la méfiance générale. Le Temps Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Dans une année exactement – symboliquement le 08.08.08 – aura lieu la cérémonie d‘ouverture des Jeux olympiques d‘été, ŕ Pékin. A cette occ >>>


      AIME TON FILM
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     JACOB BERGER. Fils de l‘écrivain John Berger. Jusqu‘ŕ «Aime ton p';re», il faisait des films de fils. Avec «1 Journée», découvert sur la Piazza Grande de Locarno, il signe son premier film de p';re.

La lecture de ce texte (5052 caract&# >>>


      DES FUSÉES POUR DÉTOURNER LA PLUIE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Tristan de Bourbon Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Le mois d‘ao$';t est réputé ŕ Pékin pour ses pluies. Selon les statistiques officielles, il y a une chance (ou malchance) sur deux pour qu‘il pleuve le 8 ao$';t, jour de la cérémonie d‘ouverture. Pour tenter d& >>>


      DES HABITANTS HORS LA LOI?
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Au lieu de faire le jeu des Verts, de leurs jalousies et de leurs mensonges colportés jusque devant le Grand Conseil vaudois le jour de la votation, vous auriez d$'; souligner, dans votre article sur la Grande Cariçaie (LT du 21 juillet), que les premiers chalets sont apparus dans les années 1' >>>


      DES SOLDATS OBÉISSENT AUX RABBINS PLUTÔT QU‘Ŕ L‘ÉTAT–MAJOR
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Des membres d‘une unité d‘élite ont refusé de participer ŕ l‘évacuation de colons ŕ Hébron. Polémique.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 «Il faut trancher dans le vif. Si nous ne voulons pas que notre a >>>


      DES VOYAGEURS ANGLAIS BIEN MAL ÉLEVÉS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Le Monde Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Les stag and hen nights, ces virées arrosées d‘alcool organisées par les Britanniques lors de week–ends dans les capitales est–européennes, inqui';tent le Foreign Office. Ce dernier publie un rapport accablant sur «Le comportement >>>


      DORIS LEUTHARD: «LE JUGEMENT DE NOVARTIS EN INDE NE CONCERNE PAS LA CONFÉDÉRATION»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     SIGNATURE. Protocole d‘entente sur la propriété intellectuelle. Ram Etwareea, New Delhi Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 La conseill';re fédérale Doris Leuthard a fait profil bas mardi ŕ New Delhi lors de la signature d‘un protocole d‘entente sur la protection de la propri >>>


      DORMIR AU CH'4;TEAU (3/6). VERTIGE MÉDIÉVAL SUR LE LAC MAJEUR
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Le Moyen Age version «cosy» au château Ghiriglioni ŕ Ascona. L‘hôtel actuel est un patchwork: tours et bâtiments récents se côtoient sans probl';me et laissent place ŕ l‘imagination.

Marie–Christine Petit–Pierre, Ascona (TI) Mercredi >>>


      DÉBITS INTERNET, PAS DE QUOI PAVOISER
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     ETUDE. Les connexions sont plus généreuses, mais restent ch';res. Anouch Seydtaghia Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 A priori, les internautes suisses ne devraient pas se plaindre. Entre 2001 et 2006, ils ont économisé 3'% sur leur acc';s ŕ Internet, alors que les débits &# >>>


      EN SUISSE, LE MARCHÉ DU CRÉDIT Ŕ LA CONSOMMATION SE CONSOLIDE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     La bourse suisse du 7 ao$';t 2007 FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article En Suisse, le marché du crédit ŕ la consommation se consolide FINANCEMENT. Raiffeisen, la Banque Cantonale Vaudoise et Cashgate transf';rent leur activité petits crédits et leasing au groupe zurichois Aduno, qu >>>


      FIČVRE APHTEUSE: UNE ERREUR HUMAINE SERAIT Ŕ L‘ORIGINE DE LA CRISE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     GRANDE–BRETAGNE. Un deuxi';me cas de contamination a été confirmé. Eric Albert, Londres Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Le virus de la fi';vre aphteuse vient probablement d‘une erreur humaine commise dans les deux laboratoires proches de la zone contaminée en Angleterre.
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      HUIT ANS D‘UNE PROPAGANDE LASSANTE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Les autorités veulent «civiliser» les Pékinois en vue de l‘événement. Au risque de tuer leur enthousiasme initial.

Tristan de Bourbon Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 A la surprise générale, la soirée du 13 juillet 2001 s‘était transformée en gra >>>


      HÔPITAUX: LES ROMANDS INSATISFAITS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Le Temps Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Les patients romands sont moins satisfaits de leur séjour ŕ l‘hôpital que leurs homologues alémaniques et surtout tessinois. Les petits hôpitaux recueillent les meilleures notes, loin devant les centres universitaires, indique une enquęte publi&# >>>


      JOHANN VOGEL DOIT Ŕ NOUVEAU CHANGER DE CLUB
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     FOOTBALL. L‘ex–capitaine de l‘équipe nationale, en bisbille avec les dirigeants du Betis, est pręt ŕ aller devant la justice.

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      JUSTE AU CORPS: MARTINA CHYBA
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Productrice journaliste ŕ la TSR. La lecture de ce texte (2353 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      L‘INFLATION RESTE LE PREMIER SOUCI DE LA FED
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     La Réserve fédéral (Fed) ŕ Washington. Photo: Keystone TAUX. La banque centrale américaine admet que les dangers d‘un affaiblissement de la croissance ont augmenté.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Tourmentée par les perturbations de la m&# >>>


      LA 2E JOURNÉE DÉDIÉE AUX FILMS NATIONAUX DIVISE LOCARNO
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Mardi soir, les professionnels n‘ont pas fait la fęte tous ensemble. La lecture de ce texte (2666 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 7 AOŰT 2007
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 7 ao$';t 2007 Bancaires en nette reprise.

Anker Bank Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 La Bourse suisse a fortement rebondi hier. Apr';s une petite faiblesse dans l‘apr';s–midi, le SMI a encore regagné du terrain, termi >>>


      LA COLČRE DE MGR KURT KOCH CONTRE LES PROTESTANTS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     RELIGION. Le président des évęques suisses interpelle les réformés dans un texte virulent.

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      LA GRANDE ET LA PETITE HISTOIRE DU CONSEIL FÉDÉRAL (22/24). DEUX MILLIARDS POUR LES AVIONS Ŕ CROIX BLANCHE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Fait rarissime, le grounding de Swissair fait l‘objet d‘une session spéciale du parlement fédéral.

Denis Masmejan Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Vendredi 16 et samedi 17 novembre 2001, le parlement se réunit en session spéciale. Pour le Conseil fédéral, qui a pé >>>


      LA GUERRE DES DIEUX (3/6). L‘OR DE BYZANCE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     13 AVRIL 1204, LE SAC DE CONSTANTINOPLE. La quatri';me croisade s‘est détournée vers la riche ville sainte des Grecs, pillée pendant trois jours par les croisés. Pour la premi';re fois, des chrétiens tuent des chrétiens, et la plaie n‘est toujours pas refermé >>>


      LA PROVOC DES BANCS PUBLICS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     SLOGANS. Qui colle des inscriptions sauvages sur les bancs de la ville de Zurich?

Anne Fournier, Zurich Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Des lettres toutes pareilles, et qu‘on dirait incrustées dans les lattes du banc public. L‘inscription a l‘allure d‘un avertissement officiel. Sauf q >>>


      LA PÉNURIE MONDIALE DE LAIT FAIT FLAMBER LES PRIX ET INQUIČTE LES PAYS EUROPÉENS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     POLITIQUE AGRICOLE. Apr';s l‘Allemagne, la France est le deuxi';me producteur de lait en Europe. Dans un marché laitier en pleine ébullition, l‘Hexagone s‘achemine vers une augmentation de ses quotas de production.

Jérôme Porier, Le Monde Mercredi 8 ao$&# >>>


      LAURE MANAUDOU, SIRČNE DE FRANCE EN EAUX TROUBLES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Laure Manaudou, championne olympique de natation. Photo: Keystone NATATION. Alors que la France enti';re craignait une retraite prématurée, la championne reprendra le collier avec son fr';re au mois de septembre.

Mais en a–t–elle encore envie? Simon Meier Mercredi 8 ao$& >>>


      LE CINÉMA SUISSE RETROUVE ENFIN SA MÉMOIRE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     La Compétition 2007 La 2e Journée dédiée aux films nationaux divise Locarno Aime ton film CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Le cinéma suisse retrouve enfin sa mémoire Hervé Dumont, directeur de la Cinémath';que suisse, présente les deux volumes de son «Histoire du >>>


      LE JUGEMENT DÉFAVORABLE Ŕ NOVARTIS CONFORTE L‘INDUSTRIE DES GÉNÉRIQUES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     PHARMACEUTIQUES. En Inde, la loi sur la propriété intellectuelle ne prot';ge pas les améliorations de molécules existantes. Cette exception freine les investissements étrangers.

Ram Etwareea, New Delhi Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 L‘Inde est la capitale mondiale du diab&# >>>


      LE MYSTČRE D‘UNE BOMBE TOMBÉE EN GÉORGIE RAVIVE LES TENSIONS ENTRE TBILISSI ET MOSCOU
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Un missile calciné au milieu d´un champ. Le président géorgien accuse la Russie de violer son espace aérien. Photo: Keystone CAUCASE. Le président géorgien Mikhaďl Saakachvili crie ŕ la provocation.

La Russie dément catégoriquement. Lorraine Millot, Moscou >>>


      LE RACHAT D‘UNILABS PAR CAPIO SUSCITE LA POLÉMIQUE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     ANALYSES. L‘offre valorise la société ŕ 700 millions de francs. Les emplois et le si';ge sont conservés.

Bastien Buss Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Edgard Zwirn, fondateur et président d‘Unilabs (ULB.S), était tout sourire mardi apr';s–midi ŕ >>>


      LEM HOLDING PROFITE DES ÉNERGIES VERTES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     ELECTRONIQUE. La société genevoise double son bénéfice net au premier trimestre 07/08.

Nazila Vali Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 LEM Holding, producteur de composantes électroniques, a livré mardi ses résultats au premier trimestre 07/08. Il a plus que doublé son bén >>>


      LES MILITAIRES AMÉRICAINS EN IRAK VEULENT PLUS DE TEMPS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     ETATS–UNIS. Deux chercheurs rentrés d‘un séjour ŕ Bagdad évoquent une amorce de «stabilité durable».

Luis Lema Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 «Une guerre que nous pourrions gagner.» Publiée fin juillet dans le New York Times – un quotidien a >>>


      LES VERTS ET L‘EUROPE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Le soir du 6 décembre 1''2, apr';s que le Conseil fédéral eut annoncé le rejet de l‘Espace économique européen, l‘UDC a pu accrocher ŕ son tableau de chasse l‘une de ses plus belles proies.

En réaction ŕ votre série sur «l >>>


      MA PORSCHE COMME BAGAGE, NOUVELLE VAGUE Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     De plus en plus des bolides immatriculés dans les pays du Golfe arpentent la cité de Calvin. Photo: Keystone GENEVE. Les voitures de luxe immatriculées dans les pays du Golfe se multiplient dans les rues genevoises, révélatrices d‘une nouvelle tendance: on emporte sa voiture avec soi. Pour >>>


      MČTRE APRČS MČTRE, LES BATTUES DE L‘ESPOIR POUR RETROUVER YLENIA
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     SAINT–GALL. Au huiti';me jour de la disparition de la fillette, les recherches effectuées par 120 personnes sur le terrain n‘ont pas permis la découverte d‘éléments nouveaux.

Catherine Cossy, Niederbüren Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 On n‘entend que le ga >>>


      NICOLAS SARKOZY, LA RUPTURE AUSSI PAR LES VACANCES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     COMMUNICATION. Premier président français ŕ passer son temps libre aux Etats–Unis, le chef de l‘Etat débarrasse la fonction de son décorum.

Stéphane Bussard Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Un président de la République ŕ torse nu, chaussant des Ray–Ba >>>


      PÉKIN 2008, LES JEUX IRRESPIRABLES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Des ouvriers jouent aux cartes devant le chantier du stade olympique. Une chape blanche, signe d´une intense pollution, r';gne dans le ciel de Pékin.

Photo: Keystone • A un an de l‘ouverture des JO de Pékin, la ville est loin de tenir son agenda écologique.

• Poussi >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ ELISABETH BAUME–SCHNEIDER. «L‘AJOIE SE PROFILERA COMME CENTRE DE COMPÉTENCES PALÉONTOLOGIQUE»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Questions ŕ Elisabeth Baume–Schneider, ministre jurassienne de la Culture. La lecture de ce texte (3630 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      QUOI DE NEUF. AU GRAND AIR (3). KITSCH CHIC
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Quoi de neuf. Au grand air (3). Julien Rapp Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Aďe! La fourchette trois fois centenaire de l‘arri';re–grand–m';re vient de verser dans un fourré! Oups! Le couteau favori de feu grand–oncle Archibald est en train de dévaler le talus! Mis >>>


      RENDEZ–VOUS EN 2008
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     Editorial. Frédéric Koller Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Ce sera dans un an, jour pour jour. Pékin accueillera les Jeux olympiques.

La capitale chinoise a promis qu‘ils seraient «verts», «populaires», «technologiques» et qu‘ils aideraient au passage >>>


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

Nicolas Dufour Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Voilŕ une curiosité: un terme érotique plus proche des Tontons flingueurs que d‘Emmanuelle ou ses succédan >>>


      SWISS RE NE SOUFFRE PAS DES «SUBPRIME»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     REASSURANCE. Le numéro un mondial est faiblement exposé aux crédits risqués aux Etats–Unis.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 Grâce ŕ une politique prudente de gestion des risques, Swiss Re (RUKN.VX) a été épargnée par les turbulences d >>>


      TIR D‘ESSAI D‘UN MISSILE BALISTIQUE RUSSE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     PACIFIQUE. Depuis un sous–marin nucléaire. La lecture de ce texte (1611 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      «LA MEILLEURE PRÉVENTION, C‘EST UN BON APPRENTISSAGE DE L‘AUTONOMIE»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     ENLEVEMENTS D‘ENFANTS. Les parents doivent s‘efforcer de ne pas déverser leur angoisse sur leurs rejetons, estime le professeur Philip Jaffé. Et ne pas livrer trop tôt les petits ŕ eux–męmes.

Sylvie Arsever Mercredi 8 ao$';t 2007 La disparition de la petite Ylen >>>


      «LE DROIT INTERNATIONAL N‘A JAMAIS CRÉÉ DE GROS PROBLČMES»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2007
     La grande et la petite histoire du Conseil fédéral (22/24). Deux milliards pour les avions ŕ croix blanche Hôpitaux: les Romands insatisfaits SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article «Le droit international n‘a jamais créé de gros probl';mes» Le juriste Walter Kälin >>>


      12TH–GRADERS STRONG IN ECONOMICS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– Efforts to save up for a first car or stretch an allowance might be helping high schoolers in at least one academic area.

Twelfth–graders did better on a recent national economics test than they did on similar math or reading tests, according to results released Wednesday.
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      AIRMAN WHO ALLEGED RAPE FACES COURT–MARTIAL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     Associated PressWednesday, August 8, 2007; A16 POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C., Aug. 7 –– A female airman says she faces a court–martial next month because she refused to testify against three male airmen she accused of rape.

The woman is charged with one count of committing indecent acts and one co >>>


      BARBOUR, EAVES WIN MISS. PRIMARIES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     12:55 AM JACKSON, Miss. –– Mississippi‘s Republican governor, Haley Barbour, easily won his party‘s nomination on Tuesday, and will face another wealthy attorney in November as he seeks a second term in a state still recovering from the widespread destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

Barbou >>>


      BILL DIRECTS ARMY TO DISCLOSE GRADUATES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– An Army school in Georgia that trains Latin American military officers would be required to disclose the names of its graduates under legislation newly passed by the House.

The Pentagon has concealed the records since 2005. A human rights group says the secrecy was prompted by revelati >>>


      BRIDGE DEAD HONORED WITH CHURCH BELLS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– Church bells tolled in downtown Minneapolis as residents observed a moment of silence for the victims of last week‘s bridge collapse.

At 6:05 p.m. Tuesday _ the exact time of the bridge collapse six days earlier _ crowds gathered at two parks near the broken span and along an up >>>


      BUSH‘S HEALTH SOUND, SAYS DOCTOR
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush‘s doctors pronounced him "fit for duty" Wednesday after his annual physical, the White House said.

The president usually gets his annual physical in August, visiting National Naval Medical Center in suburban Maryland. Apparently this year, the doctors&lsq >>>


      CLINTON, OBAMA FEND OFF RIVALS IN DEBATE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     AM CHICAGO –– This was supposed to be John Edwards‘ chance to shine, with 17,000 union members eager to be impressed, especially by a presidential candidate who has been actively courting labor support ever since his failed vice presidential run in 2004.

But Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Ob >>>


      CLINTON, OBAMA TAKE HEAT FROM RIVALS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     CHICAGO –– The two front–runners in the Democratic presidential race vigorously defended themselves Tuesday against criticisms of their stands on terrorism and corporate influence, as their rivals struck at themes dominating the race in recent days.

At an outdoor debate before 15,000 union act >>>


      CLINTON: BAD ROADS, BRIDGES HARM ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     CONCORD, N.H. –– Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is arguing that unsafe bridges, crowded seaports and clogged highways endanger the economy as well as putting the public at risk.

Last week‘s fatal bridge collapse in Minneapolis underscores the critical need for infrastru >>>


      DEATHS PUT CHICAGO POLICE UNDER PRESSURE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     CHICAGO –– Already tarnished by brutality and misconduct allegations, Chicago‘s police department is facing more tough questions in the wake of two officer–involved deaths in less than a week.

Leading the latest chorus of critics are the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who o >>>


      DEPORTED U.S. CITIZEN IS RETURNED TO FAMILY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 –– A wrongly deported U.S. citizen who was missing for nearly three months in Mexico ate out of garbage cans, bathed in rivers and was repeatedly turned away by U.S. border agents when he tried to return to California, his family said Tuesday.

Pedro Guzman, 2', was picked up >>>


      ENDEAVOUR GETS BACK TO WORK
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – The space shuttle Endeavour was due to blast off from Florida on Wednesday on its first mission in nearly five years, carrying a former teacher who trained with the ill–fated Challenger crew and gear for the International Space Station.

The mission will be the sec >>>


      EX–MGM CHIEF ROSENFELT DIES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Frank Rosenfelt, who as chairman and CEO of MGM Studios helped green–light such classic movies as "Network" and "Doctor Zhivago," has died. He was 85.

Rosenfelt died Thursday at his Los Angeles home, his granddaughter, Stacey Lubliner, told The Associated Pre >>>


      GIULIANI KEEPS COMBATIVE STYLE IN CHECK
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– As mayor, Rudy Giuliani imposed civility on New York, not on himself.

"Get off the phone, you crazy nut," Giuliani barked at a caller on his weekly radio show.

"Take some Valium," he retorted to another. Created by Giuliani after he took office in 1' >>>


      HOSPITALS ARE SHUTTING DOWN BURN CENTERS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     –– U.S. hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties from a fiery terrorist attack or other major disaster.

Associated Press interviews and an examination of official figures found that the shrin >>>


      INDIA CONFIDENT OF BRAVING U.S. NUCLEAR DEAL CRITICS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India‘s ruling Congress party is confident that it can convince its communist allies to support a landmark nuclear deal with the United States they have rejected, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

The comments by Jayanti Natarajan came a day after the left parties, whose support >>>


      MONT. TOURIST TOWN WARILY EYES WILDFIRE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     SEELEY LAKE, Mont. –– Firefighters did what little they could in warm, breezy weather Tuesday to keep a large wildfire threatening about 1,500 homes away from this northwestern Montana tourist town.

More than 15,000 acres, or 23 square miles, have burned since the blaze started Friday about 50 miles >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     Padilla‘s Attorneys Rest in Terrorism Case MIAMI –– Throughout 53 days of trial, Jose Padilla‘s attorneys contended that prosecutors had not proved that their client was part of a conspiracy to support terrorist groups.

On Tuesday, they rested their case, without calling a witness or put >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     Ga. Suspends Effort To Execute Convict ATLANTA –– The Georgia parole board said Monday that it will suspend any consideration of the death sentence of Troy Davis, convicted of killing a police officer, until the state Supreme Court has finished studying the case.

The high court granted an appeal by >>>


      NAVY DIVERS JOIN MINN. BRIDGE SEARCH
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– An elite team of Navy divers joined the search for victims of the interstate bridge collapse Tuesday, bringing to the job lessons learned from such disasters as TWA Flight 800 and the loss of the space shuttle Columbia.

The team of 16 divers and a five–member command crew arrive >>>


      OFFICIAL: SUSPECT ID NEAR IN NJ SLAYINGS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     NEWARK, N.J. –– Police were close Wednesday to identifying at least one suspect in the execution–style slayings of three college students last weekend, a spokeswoman for Mayor Cory A. Booker said.

The spokeswoman, Lupe Todd, would not say when an announcement might come or how the possible bre >>>


      P STREET BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT PUTS SOME RESTAURANTS ON A TOUGH DIET
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     B03 Chef Luigi Diotaiuti was his usual exuberant self on a recent evening at his Dupont Circle restaurant. He greeted diners with a booming "Buona sera" and kissed ladies‘ hands. He even planted a big smooch on a fresh rombo to show customers how much he loves this Mediterranean species of turbot, on the >>>


      POLICE: MAN USED NAIL GUN TO KILL WIFE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. –– A 77–year–old man killed his wife and then himself with a commercial–grade nail gun, police said Tuesday.

Police said they don‘t yet know why James B. Tompkinson, a retired teacher, would have killed his 76–year–old wife, Susan.

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      PURPLE HEART HALL MARKS ANNIVERSARY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. –– Gen. George Washington created a heart–shaped award made from purple fabric as his battle–weary troops camped here 225 years ago.

Since then, Purple Hearts have been awarded to roughly 1.5 million U.S. service men and women wounded or killed in combat in such far&nda >>>


      RAINSTORM CRIPPLES COMMUTE IN NYC AREA
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     AM NEW YORK –– Torrential rain flooded subways and rail lines and delayed flights early Wednesday at New York‘s three major airports and thousands of commuters were stranded for two hours or more.

The thunderstorms prompted brief tornado warnings and flash flood warnings before giving way to a >>>


      RECALLS: TOOTHPASTE, TUNA AND EGG SALAD
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     PM –– The following recalls have been announced: _Donnamax Inc. of Brooklyn, N.Y., is recalling DentaPro brand Cavity Fighting Fluoride Toothpaste Fresh Spearmint Flavor and Bright Max Toothpaste because the products, which were made in China, may contain diethylene glycol.

The chemical is found in >>>


      RICHARDSON: MONEY FOR SCHOOLS, NOT WAR
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     CONCORD, N.H. –– Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson says schools should be a higher budget priority than the war in Iraq.

"We need to get out of Iraq, where precious lives and needed dollars have been wasted," New Mexico‘s governor said in remarks prepared for delivery W >>>


      SCIENTISTS, EXECUTIVE CLASH OVER QUAKE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Did an earthquake cause a Utah coal mine to cave in, or did the mine collapse trigger the tremors?

A fierce dispute erupted over that question Tuesday, with a top mine executive declaring on national television that he has the science to prove a quake caused the collapse. But seismolo >>>


      SEISMIC ACTIVITY STOPS MINE RESCUE TRY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Seismic activity has "totally shut down" efforts to reach six miners trapped below ground and wiped out all the work done in the past day, a mine executive said Tuesday.

"We are back to square one underground," said Robert E. Murray, chairman of Murray Energy >>>


      SEISMIC ACTIVITY STOPS MINE RESCUE TRY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Seismic activity "totally shut down" efforts to reach six miners trapped below ground, causing a cave–in that wiped out all the work done in the past day, a mine executive said Tuesday.

"We are back to square one underground," said Robert E. Murray, chai >>>


      SMITHSONIAN OFFICIAL QUITS AFTER RECORDS DESTROYED
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     By James V. GrimaldiWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 8, 2007; C01 A top Smithsonian official has resigned after he destroyed records from a key Smithsonian Board of Regents meeting.

James M. Hobbins, 64, executive assistant to the secretary of the Smithsonian, has acknowledged destroying transcript >>>


      SUSPECTS IN CONNECTICUT SLAYINGS FACE THE JUDGE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     Associated PressWednesday, August 8, 2007; A07 NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 7 –– Two suspects in a burglary and arson that left a woman and her two daughters dead last month faced a slew of charges Tuesday in a heavily secured courthouse.

Family members of the victims filled two rows in the packed courtro >>>


      TEACHER–ASTRONAUT SET TO MAKE HISTORY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– More than half of the teachers who competed with Christa McAuliffe to fly in the doomed space shuttle Challenger two decades ago were to watch Wednesday as Endeavour lifted off with NASA‘s first educator–astronaut aboard.

Former schoolteacher Barbara Morgan, who w >>>


      U.S. WEIGHING ANTI–DRUG AID FOR MEXICO
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush will propose tens of millions of dollars in assistance to Mexico to fight drug trafficking and violence that has ravaged the country and threatens to spill over into the U.S., a Texas congressman said Wednesday.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D–Texas, said Congress will come >>>


      ATTACK ADS YOU‘LL BE SEEING
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     Here‘s an emerging line of attack you can expect to hear more of in the 2008 congressional campaigns –– especially if you live near a vulnerable Democratic incumbent: Democrats vote to give welfare benefits to illegal aliens.

Or, even better: Democrats vote to take benefits away from deserving >>>


      EVANGELICALS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS FIND COMMON GROUND
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 8, 2007; A01 LONGWOOD, Fla. –– At 8 on a Saturday morning, just as the heat was permeating this sprawling Orlando suburb, Denise Kirsop donned a white plastic moon suit and began sorting through the trash produced by Northland Church.

S >>>


      OBAMA, CLINTON SPAR, JOIN RIVALS IN COMPETING FOR UNION SUPPORT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     CHICAGO, Aug. 7 –– Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton came under sharp attack from their Democratic presidential rivals in a highly spirited debate here Tuesday night, with Obama rebuked as irresponsible on foreign policy and Clinton accused of being too cozy with corporate America and Washington >>>


      STATES FEEL LEFT OUT OF DISASTER PLANNING
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     A01 A decision by the Bush administration to rewrite in secret the nation‘s emergency response blueprint has angered state and local emergency officials, who worry that Washington is repeating a series of mistakes that contributed to its bungled response to Hurricane Katrina nearly two years ago.

State an >>>


      STUDY SAYS STORMS DISPLACED MORE PEOPLE THAN ESTIMATED
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     By Peter WhoriskeyWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 8, 2007; A02 NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 7 –– Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused far more dislocation to Louisiana‘s population than previously estimated, with tens of thousands more people being forced to relocate than previous population counts ha >>>


      THAT‘S SIIC –– OR IS IT?
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     The administration is engaged in a never–ending struggle over acronyms. Loop Fans may recall that senior officials a couple of years ago wanted to stop talking about a Global War on Terrorism, the GWOT or the WOT, and come up with something that would comport with the realities of the fight against international t >>>


      VACANCIES WHITTLE AWAY RIGHT‘S HOLD ON KEY COURT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     Four years ago, Judge Diana Gribbon Motz challenged the conservatives who dominated the federal appeals court in Richmond, urging her colleagues to reverse a decision backing the Bush administration‘s detention of a U.S. citizen as an "enemy combatant." She called the ruling unprecedented and "chill >>>


      WHEN A POLL IS NOT REALLY A POLL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     High on the list of superpowers a campaign might wish for would be the ability to manipulate opinion surveys, and on Saturday in Ames, Iowa, Republican presidential contenders will get to live that dream through the Iowa straw poll.

The event, a tradition in election cycles in which there is no GOP incumbent, i >>>


      2 TAJIK EX–GITMO DETAINEES GO ON TRIAL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     DUSHANBE, Tajikistan –– Two former Tajik detainees of the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo went on trial in their home country Tuesday on charges of mercenary activity in neighboring Afghanistan, the presiding judge said.

Mukit Vokhidov and Rukhiddin Sharopov are suspected of links to the Islamic >>>


      4 MILITANTS KILLED BY AFGHAN POLICE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     GHAZNI, Afghanistan –– Taliban militants clashed with police in the same district where 23 South Koreans were abducted by Afghan insurgents, police said Wednesday. Four militants were killed and six wounded.

The militants withdrew after exchanging fire for about an hour with police at a checkpoint i >>>


      ACROSS GLOBE, EXTREMES OF HEAT AND RAIN
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     By Marc KaufmanWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, August 8, 2007; A12 A monsoon dropped 14 inches of rain in one day across many parts of South Asia this month. Germany had its wettest May on record, and April was the driest there in a century. Temperatures in Bulgaria reached 113 degrees last month and '0 degre >>>


      ACTIVISTS URGE SUDAN TO RELEASE KEY REBEL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     By Nora BoustanyWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, August 8, 2007; A12 U.S. legislators and activists intensified their appeals for the release of a key west Sudan rebel leader and humanitarian coordinator who was once a vital link between relief organizations and insurgents. Meanwhile, Sudanese officials indicat >>>


      AFGHAN–PAKISTANI PARLEY SEEKS UNITY AGAINST EXTREMISM
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     By Pamela Constable and Imtiaz AliWashington Post Foreign ServiceWednesday, August 8, 2007; A0' KABUL, Aug. 7 –– Banners have been strung up showing two hands in a firm, brotherly grip. A giant air–conditioned meeting tent is being readied, hundreds of guest rooms are being prepared on a college ca >>>


      BEIJING‘S YEARLONG OLYMPIC PARTY BEGINS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     BEIJING –– Sprawling Tiananmen Square was the center of celebrations Wednesday as the countdown to the Beijing Games reached the one–year mark, an event China‘s communist government hopes will showcase the country‘s rising clout on the world stage.

But political and environmental c >>>


      BELGIAN TEST FOR MISSING BRITISH GIRL INCONCLUSIVE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2007
     BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A DNA test to confirm whether a girl seen in Belgium over a week ago was missing British four–year–old Madeleine McCann has proved inconclusive, Belgian justice officials said on Wednesday.

Traces left on a bottle and a straw from which the girl was believed to have drunk >>>



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