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      A LUMBERJACK HANDS...
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     YIORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS A lumberjack hands nails to a colleague during work taking place on Mount Parnitha, north of Athens, yesterday. Workers are chopping down burnt trees in order to construct barricades to prevent flooding which could hit Athens after a large part of the national park forest on Mount Parnitha was >>>


      CANCER WORRIES TURN OFF FAUCETS
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     The Municipality of Oinofyta, north of Athens, instructed local residents and industrial plants yesterday to stop using tap water after data published by Kathimerini showed it to contain carcinogenic substances.

The latest tests on water from the Asopos River in central Greece, which supplies Oinofyta’s local w >>>


      GOV’T TARGETS WEALTH GAP
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     ND aims to give cash subsidies to poor; PASOK slams pre–election handouts The Inner Cabinet yesterday approved plans to create a cohesion fund to help pull 500,000 Greeks above the poverty line, but PASOK accused the government of trying to entice voters with handouts ahead of the expected general election next mo >>>


      HEIST GANG RAIDED OVER 40 TARGETS
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     A gang of three Romanian men was responsible for more than 40 break–ins in Athens over the last three years, police said yesterday, as more details emerged about the robbers who were caught red–handed on Sunday.

A 4'–year–old man led the gang, while the other two alleged members are >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     CHIOS CHASE Investigation into medical assistance given to dying suspect Authorities are to investigate claims by coroners in Athens that the 48–year–old man who died after a chase with the coast guard off Chios on Sunday was not given adequate medical help before he died, it was revealed yesterday.

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      ISLANDS RATIONING SCARCE WATER
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     Just over a week after the government declared a state of emergency on the Cycladic Islands to solve the water crisis in the Aegean, officials have told Kathimerini that they are rationing the use of water by islanders.

The head of the local authority on the small island of Folegandros, Eleftherios Venios, said >>>


      OUT WITH OLD ID CARDS BUT NO RUSH FOR NEW
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     In an effort to avoid the rush caused when new passports were issued, the Public Order Ministry risked confusion yesterday by saying that anyone with old–style national identity cards would have to swap them for new ones but did not set a deadline for the changeover.

In its statement, the ministry also sa >>>


      TAXI DRIVERS HIT WITH FINES
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     The Prefecture of Piraeus has fined taxi drivers nearly 600,000 euros since 2004 for 845 offenses, including overcharging customers, with most victims being travelers from Athens International Airport, according to data released yesterday.

So far in 2007, the prefecture has imposed 155 fines totaling 78,466 eur >>>


      WORLD BREAST–FEEDING WEEK
      Kathimerin, 09-08-2007
     PETROS KARADJIAS/AP Mothers breast–feed their babies in Nicosia, Cyprus, yesterday during a synchronized worldwide breast–feeding event. Cypriot mothers joined women in other countries in a record attempt at breast–feeding at multiple sites to celebrate World Breast–Feeding Week.
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      A LA PLAGE AVEC PYTHAGORE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     VACANCES. Succ';s du premier «Cahier de vacances pour adultes». La lecture de ce texte (2087 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      ALERTE AUX ÉPIDÉMIES DANS LE SOUS–CONTINENT INDIEN
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     CATASTROPHE. Les inondations de ces derni';res semaines ont créé les conditions d‘une explosion de maladies.

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      APRČS OBWALD, LE TAUX D‘IMPOSITION UNIQUE SÉDUIT SCHAFFHOUSE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     SCHAFFHOUSE. Les petits cantons de Suisse orientale et de Suisse centrale maintiennent la pression fiscale.

Catherine Cossy Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 La «flat rate tax» d‘Obwald fait école. Tancé par le Tribunal fédéral, le demi–canton de montagne avait ripost >>>


      AU SUIVANT! ANDREĎ KASHECHKIN TOMBE Ŕ SON TOUR
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     DOPAGE. Le cycliste kazakh a été contrôlé positif pour transfusion homologue, deux semaines apr';s son ancien leader Alexandre Vinokourov. La formation Astana, qui tentait de se racheter une conduite, peut–elle s‘en remettre?

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      CANDIDAT ET INCULPÉ: LA POLITIQUE SUISSE FERME LES YEUX
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     «Je lutterai contre toute hausse des dépenses» Les tests de drogue aux CFF soumis ŕ l‘arbitrage de la Confédération Candidat et inculpé: la politique suisse ferme les yeux Quelques élus qui ont eu maille ŕ partir avec la justice Différend fiscal SUISSE Le Temps I >>>


      DES DIEUX ET DES HOMMES (14). YEMANJ'3;, L‘AFRO–BRÉSILIENNE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Des dieux et des hommes (14). La lecture de ce texte (2052 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      DES SOLDES IMPORTATEURS «TRČS MODESTES»?
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Christophe de Reyff, Pensier (FR) Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 On se demande comment M. Philippe Meister (LT du 1' juillet) a lu la «Statistique suisse de l‘électricité 2006», publiée récemment par l‘Office fédéral de l‘énergie ŕ Berne. Depuis d >>>


      DEUX FOSSILES BROUILLENT LES CARTES SUR L‘ÉVOLUTION DU GENRE «HOMO»
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     ANTHROPOLOGIE. Ayant mis au jour deux fragments de crâne au Kenya, des chercheurs prétendent que l‘«Homo erectus», notre ancętre, serait moins similaire ŕ l‘«Homo sapiens» qu‘attendu. Une conclusion controversée.

Olivier Dessibourg Jeudi ' a >>>


      DIFFÉREND FISCAL
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Br';ve. Le Temps Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 L‘Allemagne va «clarifier la situation» ŕ la suite du différend qui oppose Berne ŕ Berlin dans le cadre de deux proc';s fiscaux tenus outre–Rhin, concernant Max Strauss, fils de feu Franz Josef Strauss, et le marchand >>>


      DOPAGE, QUAND LA SUISSE S‘EN MĘLE...
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Le cannabis, produit dopant numéro 1! Au suivant! Andreď Kashechkin tombe ŕ son tour SPORT Le Temps I Article Dopage, quand la Suisse s‘en męle...

Une Agence nationale antidopage a été annoncée pour le 1er janvier prochain, en vue de l´Euro 2008. Photo: Keystone LUT >>>


      DORMIR AU CH'4;TEAU (4/6). WARTEGG, LE LUXE L‘AIR DE RIEN
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Tout pr';s de Rorschach (SG), le Schloss Wartegg surplombe le lac de Constance. L‘ancien repaire des «sang bleu» accueille les amateurs de nature et de silence au cśur d‘un parc de neuf hectares.

Florence Gaillard, Rorschacherberg (SG) Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Le premi >>>


      EASYJET MISE SUR MARRAKECH
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     TRANSPORTS. La compagnie proposera des vols depuis Gen';ve et Bâle. Le Temps Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 EasyJet propose pour la premi';re fois au départ de la Suisse un vol hors du continent européen. La compagnie aérienne ŕ bas co$';ts a annoncé mercredi ouvrir u >>>


      INTERNET, UN SERVICE PUBLIC?
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Editorial. Anouch Seydtaghia Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Apr';s les Etats–Unis, voilŕ que la vague du Wi–Fi parvient en Europe. Simultanément, Paris et Londres s‘équipent rapidement de centaines de petites antennes permettant de diffuser Internet sans fil. Touristes, mais surt >>>


      JULIUS B'6;R VA–T–ELLE VENDRE SES ACTIVITÉS Ŕ NEW YORK?
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     SPIN–OFF. Le succ';s fulgurant de la stratégie d‘actions internationales suscite les convoitises.

Myret Zaki Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Julius Bär préparerait l‘entrée en Bourse (IPO) de son activité de gestion new–yorkaise, Julius Bär Investment >>>


      JUSTE AU CORPS: JOSEPH GORGONI
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Artiste multi–talents. L‘homme qui joue Marie–Thér';se Porchet. Steve Hunziker Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Le Temps: Quand avez–vous fait du sport pour la derni';re fois?

Joseph Gorgoni: Hier. Comme j‘étais danseur, je m‘entretiens réguli >>>


      L‘AFFAIRE D‘UNE JEUNE MUSULMANE BATTUE SUSCITE L‘INDIGNATION EN ITALIE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     ITALIE. L‘acquittement des parents bourreaux de leur fille provoque un vif émoi. Pour la Cour de cassation, la famille d‘origine maghrébine cherchait ŕ corriger son comportement «incorrect».

Eric Jozsef, Rome Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Les coups portés ŕ Fati >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. LES IMAMS TURCS EN COLČRE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
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      LA BOURSE SUISSE DU 8 AOŰT 2007
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article La bourse suisse du 8 ao$';t 2007 Nobel Biocare et Swisscom en vedettes.

Anker Bank Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 La bourse suisse a tr';s nettement progressé hier. Une hausse que les courtiers expliquent par des achats de couverture, de bons réulta >>>


      LA CONTROVERSE LIÉE AU RACHAT D‘UNILABS ENFLE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Une partie des actionnaires minoritaires s´estime lésée. Photo: Keystone ANALYSES. Au moins 8% des actionnaires jugent inacceptable l‘offre du suédois Capio.

Bastien Buss Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 «En tant qu‘investisseurs minoritaires, nous sommes totalement scandalis >>>


      LA FIN DES «HAPPY HOURS»?
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     ALCOOL. Berne veut sanctionner les ventes d‘alcool spéciales dans les cafés et les discos.

Le Temps Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Les établissements proposant des «happy hours» se trouvent dans le collimateur de la Régie fédérale des alcools. Celle–ci d >>>


      LA GUERRE DES DIEUX (4/6). AU NOM DE LA PURETÉ DU SANG
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     31 MARS 14'2, L‘EXPULSION DES JUIFS D‘ESPAGNE. L‘Espagne s‘enorgueillit en cette année 14'2, apr';s avoir chassé les Maures et les juifs, d‘ętre touchée par la grâce et récompensée par l‘or des Amériques. Les statuts sur la puret >>>


      LA VIE N‘EST PAS TOUJOURS DU G'4;TEAU
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     COMEDIE. Śuvre posthume de l‘actrice américaine Adrienne Shelly, «Waitress» séduit.

Norbert Creutz, Locarno Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 La comédie la plus sympathique du festival cette année est aussi sa plus grande tragédie. Waitress, d‘Adrienne Shelly, >>>


      LE CONTRÔLE DU WI–FI ÉCHAPPE TOUJOURS PLUS Ŕ SWISSCOM
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     INTERNET SANS FIL. Les pouvoirs publics favorisent la démocratisation. Le Temps Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Apr';s la téléphonie, le Wi–Fi. La concurrence se multiplie pour Swisscom, de mani';re désormais inéluctable, et sur tous les fronts. Mais l‘opérateur n >>>


      LE FORFAIT DE NETREBKO SCANDALISE SALZBOURG
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     FESTIVAL. Le faux bond de la soprano russe Anna Netrebko soul';ve l‘indignation des organisateurs, qui mettent en doute le bien–fondé de sa défection.

D‘autres désistements menacent l‘équilibre financier du prestigieux festival. Maurin Picard, Vienne Jeudi  >>>


      LE HAUT–VALAIS S‘OFFRE LE PLEIN–EMPLOI
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     VALAIS. Le taux de chômage baisse ŕ 2,4%. La lecture de ce texte (1883 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE MARCHÉ SALUE LES BONS RÉSULTATS DE STRAUMANN
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Le Russe Oleg Deripaska veut créer une holding transnationale de l‘automobile ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Le marché salue les bons résultats de Straumann IMPLANTS DENTAIRES. Grâce ŕ une forte hausse du bénéfice net, l‘action progresse de 3%.

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      LE RUSSE OLEG DERIPASKA VEUT CRÉER UNE HOLDING TRANSNATIONALE DE L‘AUTOMOBILE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     INVESTISSEMENT. L‘oligarque russe vient d‘acheter une part de pr';s de 5% dans le capital de General Motors. Un nouvel investissement stratégique pour cet audacieux milliardaire proche du Kremlin.

Benjamin Quénelle, Moscou Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Oleg Deripaska serait pris d >>>


      LE SITE DES SPIELBERG EN HERBE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Extrait d´une page du site http://www.moncinema.ch. Depuis quelques jours, le cinéma suisse a son portail, destiné aux pros comme aux amateurs. Photo: DR LOCARNO. La TSR a lancé mercredi au festival «moncinema.ch», qui permettra ŕ pros et amateurs de diffuser leurs courts métrag >>>


      LE VERTIGE DU JURA DEVANT LE TRÉSOR DES EMPREINTES DE DINOSAURES
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     JURA. L‘examen des causes de la faible fréquentation de l‘expo «Paléomania» ŕ Chevenez met le petit monde paléontologique jurassien en émoi.

Serge Jubin Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 AnalyseUn pavé déconcertant dans la mare estivale jurassienne: la R&# >>>


      LES BONS PLANS POUR PROFITER DU WI–FI
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Anouch Seydtaghia Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 D‘abord, un petit rappel. Le Wi–Fi, pour «Wireless Fidelity» (prononcez «ouifi»), est une technologie sans fil permettant de relier deux appareils, le plus souvent un ordinateur (fixe ou portable) et une antenne (appartenant ŕ un m >>>


      LES DEUX CORÉES VONT TENTER DE FAIRE LA PAIX
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Un soldat nord–coréen surveille la fronti';re. La derni';re rencontre entre les dirigeants des deux Corées remonte ŕ 2000. Photo: Keystone EXTREME–ORIENT. Le président Roh Moo–hyun et le leader Kim Jong–il se rencontreront fin ao$';t ŕ Pyongyang pou >>>


      LES TESTS DE DROGUE AUX CFF SOUMIS Ŕ L‘ARBITRAGE DE LA CONFÉDÉRATION
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     PROTECTION DES DONNEES. Le préposé demande l‘intervention de l‘Office fédéral des transports pour faire respecter certaines conditions.

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      LES TRADUCTEURS IRAKIENS ABANDONNÉS PAR LA GRANDE–BRETAGNE CRAIGNENT POUR LEUR VIE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     IRAK. Londres ne veut pas donner l‘asile politique ŕ '1 Irakiens bien qu‘ils soient menacés par les milices du sud du pays.

Eric Albert, Londres Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Les traducteurs irakiens travaillant pour l‘armée britannique ont peur.

Non seulement ils >>>


      LES VOLUMES ÉCHANGÉS EN BOURSE ONT EXPLOSÉ AU MOIS DE JUILLET
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     ACTIONS. Les turbulences financi';res ont dopé les échanges. La tendance de fond est celle d‘une augmentation rapide des transactions, tirée par les progr';s technologiques.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Les turbulences financi';res >>>


      MARCHÉ DE L‘ART
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     En bref. Le Temps Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Sotheby‘s a établi un nouveau record. La société de ventes aux ench';res déclare qu‘elle a vendu davantage durant les six derniers mois que durant n‘importe quelle année de son histoire. Le chiffre d‘affaires consol >>>


      MATÉRIAUX DU FUTUR Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     ELECTRONIQUE. Découverte de physiciens de l‘Université concernant la supraconductivité. La lecture de ce texte (873 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 art >>>


      MEXICO CÉLČBRE Ŕ GENOUX FRIDA KAHLO
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     CULTE. Une rétrospective sans précédent, cinq nouveaux mod';les de baskets et une ligne de vętements marquent le centenaire de la naissance de l‘artiste aux mille plaies.

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      MOISSON RECORD POUR BLACKSTONE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     FINANCE. Le fonds de capital investissement a récolté 21,7 milliards. Le Temps Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Blackstone Group se moque de la crise du crédit aux Etats–Unis. Le fonds de capital investissement a annoncé mercredi avoir récolté 21,7 milliards de dollars (25,' milliar >>>


      MORT VIOLENTE Ŕ L‘OMBRE DE LA CROIX–DE–ROZON
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Un avis de recherche placardé sur un mur, dans le hameau de Landecy. Photo: Thierry Parel GENEVE. Le corps d‘une femme a été découvert ŕ Landecy. Il pourrait s‘agir de Marie Bagayogo–Ador, disparue depuis le 27 juillet.

Sandra Moro Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Sous u >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. AU GRAND AIR (4). UN TROISIČME ŚIL
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Quoi de neuf. Au grand air (4). Julien Rapp Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Filmer au plus pr';s des yeux sa propre descente en parapente, son parcours du jour sur un vélo tout–terrain, son trajet ŕ moto, sa chute ŕ ski, ses exploits en surf, c‘est ce que propose ce nouveau masque qui s >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. CAJOLER, RÉSISTANCE DES CARESSES
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Chaque jour de l‘été, sans prétention, «Le Temps» déguste un mot de la langue française.

Nicolas Dufour Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 C‘est notre journée: sauvons un mot en perdition. Certes, «cajoler» semble commun. Mais on ne le lit et on ne l >>>


      SOUS LE SOLAIRE, EXACTEMENT
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Portés par l‘intéręt croissant du public pour les énergies renouvelables, de nombreux objets quotidiens sont aujourd‘hui équipés de cellules photovoltaďques.

Petit tour d‘horizon sur cette nouvelle vague solaire. Muriel Jarp Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Ent >>>


      TOUTES DES FRANGES?
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     LES PUTAFRANGES. Un nom provocateur pour deux jeunes filles pleines d‘esprit: ces djettes parisiennes viendront mixer ŕ Gen';ve ce dimanche.

Valérie Fromont, Paris Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Elles sont encore vaguement pompettes, déjŕ tr';s en retard et, comme toujo >>>


      UN VIEUX–PAYS Ŕ 2000 WATTS, OU L‘ÉVANGILE DE CAMPAGNE DE NARCISSE CRETTENAND
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     VALAIS. Le président radical de la commune haut perchée d‘Isérables est candidat au Conseil national sur la liste Ecologie libérale, dont il est aussi un des proph';tes au niveau romand. Portrait.

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      WI–FI! L‘INTERNET GRATUIT FAIT TACHE D‘HUILE
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Le parc des bastions, coeur de l´internet gratuit genevois. D´autres municipalités vont plus loin, comme Leysin qui a couvert son territoire d´un acc';s Wi–Fi enti';rement gratuit. Photo: Daniel Winteregg • De plus en plus de villes offrent gratuitement l‘Internet sans fil >>>


      «IL NE MANQUE PLUS QUE DES TABLES POUR POSER SA SOURIS»
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Témoignages recueillis au parc des Bastions, au cśur d‘un réseau genevois de Wi–Fi.

Céline Garcin Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Le tout, c‘est de trouver la meilleure position pour éviter que les reflets du soleil ne viennent gâcher le moment. Quitte ŕ se to >>>


      «JE LUTTERAI CONTRE TOUTE HAUSSE DES DÉPENSES»
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Le ministre des Finances Hans–Rudolf Merz entend ne pas augmenter les dépenses. Photo: Eddy Mottaz FINANCES. Les comptes boucleront avec un excédent de 3,4 milliards au lieu de '00 millions en 2007. Hans–Rudolf Merz reste sur la réserve.

Bernard Wuthrich, Berne Jeudi ' ao$& >>>


      «LE NOUVEAU SOCLE INCOMPRESSIBLE DU CHÔMAGE SUISSE SE SITUE Ŕ 2%»
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     Le marché salue les bons résultats de Straumann Le Russe Oleg Deripaska veut créer une holding transnationale de l‘automobile ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article «Le nouveau socle incompressible du chômage suisse se situe ŕ 2%» EMPLOI. Le taux de chômage est resté >>>


      «LES ETATS–UNIS TRAVAILLENT Ŕ LA DÉSTABILISATION DU LIBAN»
      Le Temps, 09-08-2007
     PROCHE–ORIENT. Le général Aoun dénonce ceux qui combattent son entente avec le Hezbollah. Interview exclusive.

Alain Campiotti, Beyrouth Jeudi ' ao$';t 2007 Les Libanais, pour leur malheur, vivent dans des bulles. Le syst';me institutionnel que leur a légué le m >>>


      6TH VICTIM FROM BRIDGE COLLAPSE FOUND
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     MINNEAPOLIS –– Searchers found the body of a sixth victim Thursday in the wreckage of the city‘s collapsed interstate bridge, authorities said.

The Hennepin County Sheriff‘s Office said the body was found shortly after noon. At least five other people died in the Aug. 1 collapse and seve >>>


      AP NEWS ALERT
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     MIAMI –– Government forecasters slightly lower their outlook for Atlantic hurricane season, predicting 13 to 16 tropical storms, seven to nine of them hurricanes.
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      ARREST MADE IN DEATHS OF 3 N.J. STUDENTS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     NEWARK, N.J. –– Police arrested a juvenile male Thursday in the case of three college students shot and killed in a schoolyard Saturday night, according to a city official with knowledge of the investigation.

The official, who was not authorized to release information about the case, spoke on condit >>>


      BUSH PLANS NEWS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush, clearing the decks before his August vacation, called a news conference for Thursday.

The president was expected to face questions about the war in Iraq, now in its fifth year, political unrest in nuclear–armed Pakistan, an ally in the war on terrorism, and the de >>>


      BUSH TO MEET FRANCE‘S LEADER AT MAINE COAST
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     President Bush and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will meet this weekend at the coastal Maine home that belongs to Bush‘s parents, the White House said yesterday.

Sarkozy is vacationing at an estate on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., about 50 miles from Kennebunkport, Maine, where former presiden >>>


      CLINTON DISCUSSED USE OF NUKES LAST YEAR
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     NEW YORK –– Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, who chastised rival Barack Obama for ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the war on terror, did just that when asked about Iran a year ago.

"I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table," she said in April 2006.

Her views e >>>


      D.C. POLICE OFFICES‘ MOVE IS CALLED OFF
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     By Allison KleinWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August ', 2007; B01 The District is scrapping plans to move the city‘s police headquarters from its longtime home in downtown Washington to an industrial building in Southeast –– leaving itself on the hook for $6.5 million a year in rent for the >>>


      ENDEAVOUR CARRIES TEACHER INTO SPACE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     AM HOUSTON –– After Endeavour launched into the clear blue sky and reached orbit with teacher–astronaut Barbara Morgan aboard, Mission Control announced that class was in session.

Morgan, zooming with the other crew members toward the international space station, was finally fulfilling the spa >>>


      FIRED FOREST SERVICE WORKER SUES FOR JOB
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     PM ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –– A former U.S. Forest Service official has sued the federal government, saying it wrongfully fired him after he came forward with allegations of pesticide misuse in forests across the Southwest.

Doug Parker, who worked as the pesticide coordinator and assistant director of for >>>


      HAZE, HUMIDITY AND HISTORY: 102 DEGREES
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     ', 2007; A01 While a dangerous heat wave hanging over the East Coast generated severe storms that delayed flights, flooded New York City subways and spawned a rare tornado in Brooklyn, Washington area residents languished yesterday in oppressive heat and humidity.

At 12:05 p.m., the temperature hit 102 degr >>>


      IRAQ CRITICS CONCEDE MILITARY PROGRESS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Even some critics of President Bush‘s Iraq war policies are conceding there is evidence of recent improvements from a military standpoint.

But Bush supporters and critics alike agree that these have not been matched by any noticeable progress on the political front.

Desp >>>


      JOBLESS CLAIMS MOVE HIGHER
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     WASHINGTON –– The number of newly laid off people signing up for jobless benefits rose last week, suggesting that employment conditions while softening a tad still remain good.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that new applications filed for unemployment insurance increased by a seasonally adj >>>


      LAWYER: ACCUSED FIREFIGHTER SNAPPED
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     PM CLEVELAND –– A firefighter accused of killing three people at a neighbor‘s Fourth of July party apparently just snapped, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Terrance Hough Jr., 35, "didn‘t walk out there with the intent of killing anybody," said attorney John Hildebrand.

Hou >>>


      LIFTOFF FOR D.C. CHILD WITH A DREAM
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     B01 Anxiety was the furthest thing from Muriel Drew‘s mind as she and her family waited for the space shuttle Endeavour to launch yesterday evening.

The Fort Washington resident was too proud of her son, Benjamin Alvin Drew Jr., 44, who was finally realizing his dream of going into space.

"I >>>


      MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO HAZING CHARGE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     PM TRENTON, N.J. –– A Rider University student has pleaded not guilty to a hazing charge in connection with the binge–drinking death of a freshman at a fraternity house.

Adriano DiDonato, 22, the fraternity‘s house manager, did not speak during the arraignment Wednesday as his lawyer ent >>>


      MARINES‘ CHARGES DROPPED IN IRAQ DEATHS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– The Marine Corps has dropped all charges against a captain accused of failing to investigate the deaths of 24 civilians and another Marine accused in some of the killings, the Corps announced Thursday.

Capt. Randy W. Stone, 35, a battalion lawyer from Dunkirk, Md., was one of four off >>>


      MAYOR MAKES CHOICE TO RUN AIDS AGENCY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is expected to announce today that he is appointing a public health physician who has worked with HIV–infected people in several countries to lead the District‘s HIV/AIDS Administration.

Fenty‘s choice, Shannon Lee Hader, is an epidemiologist and public health physici >>>


      N.Y. COMPANY INDICTED IN BIG DIG DEATH
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     BOSTON –– The company that provided the epoxy blamed in the fatal Big Dig tunnel collapse was indicted Wednesday in the death of a motorist crushed by ceiling panels.

Powers Fasteners Inc. was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Martha Coakley said. The Brewster, N.Y >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     Tornado, Rains Lash New York; One Dead NEW YORK –– Torrential rains and a tornado packing 135–mph winds tore through the city Wednesday morning, ripping apart homes, crippling the subway system and forcing stranded commuters to walk for hours in stifling heat.

Just as the morning rush began, t >>>


      NEWARK SLAYINGS SHAKE HARDENED CITY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     ':30 AM NEWARK –– Amid the anger, tears and heartache over the recent execution–style killings of three college–bound young people here in Newark, there is also a sense of resignation that the slayings are an all–too–familiar part of everyday life.

"Murder is the nor >>>


      OFFICIALS MAINTAIN HOPE FOR UTAH MINERS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     AM HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Rescue crews clinging to a mountainside struggled Wednesday to drill two narrow holes _ one just 2 1/2 inches across, the other less than ' inches _ in a painfully slow effort to get air and food to six miners trapped in a cave–in.

Officials held out hope that the me >>>


      PAROLE FOR MAN JAILED AFTER RAPE APOLOGY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     PM RICHMOND, Va. –– A man who confessed to raping a woman as he apologized two decades later as part of the Alcoholics Anonymous program is scheduled to be released from jail after serving six months of an 18–month sentence, officials said Wednesday.

William Beebe, 42, pleaded guilty in Novemb >>>


      PENTAGON CALLS SUSPECTS ENEMY COMBATANTS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     PM WASHINGTON –– The 14 so–called "high–value" detainees who were transferred from secret CIA prisons to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, last year have all been declared enemy combatants and are subject to trial.

The Pentagon announced the declarations Thursday. The detainees, including >>>


      RESCUERS CLOSE IN ON TRAPPED UTAH MINERS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Drill rigs perched on a steep mountain cut through sandstone Thursday to within a few hundred feet of where six coal miners caught in a collapse 1,500 feet underground are believed to be, one of the mine‘s co–owners said.

The 2 1/2–inch–diameter hole reach >>>


      RESCUERS WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED FEET OF MINERS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     AM HUNTINGTON, Utah –– Drill rigs perched on a steep mountain chewed through sandstone to within a few hundred feet early Thursday of six coal miners caught in a collapse 1,500 feet underground, one of the mine‘s co–owners said.

The machines were meant to open a slender lifeline if the m >>>


      SLAYINGS STIR MIX OF RESIGNATION AND ANGER IN NEWARK
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     By Robin ShulmanWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August ', 2007; A03 NEWARK –– Amid the anger, tears and heartache over the recent execution–style killings of three college–bound young people here in Newark, there is also a sense of resignation that the slayings are an all–too&ndas >>>


      SOUTH CAROLINA PUSHES UP PRIMARY
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     CONCORD, N.H. –– South Carolina Republicans on Thursday moved their 2008 presidential primary to Jan. 1', triggering a chain reaction among Iowa, New Hampshire and other early voting states that could push the first balloting into December 2007.

South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson made the >>>


      STAFFERS SAY RENOVATION MADE THEM ILL
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     From the sidewalk, nothing looks awry at 184' C St. NW, the Interior Department‘s headquarters on the Mall.

But behind the 70–year–old walls, the officials charged with taking care of the great outdoors are finding problems with their own indoors. Many say they have been sickened by dust, >>>


      STEEL PLATES EXAMINED IN BRIDGE COLLAPSE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     AM MINNEAPOLIS –– The head of the nation‘s transportation system is cautioning states after the deadly bridge collapse here to consider the additional stress placed on bridges during construction projects.

The warning from U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters came after the National Trans >>>


      U.S. CONDEMNS "ROCKET ATTACK" ON GEORGIA
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday condemned what it termed "a rocket attack" against Georgia this week, and called on Moscow and Tbilisi to seek a peaceful resolution in Georgia‘s separatist South Ossetia region.

A missile, weighing about a metric ton, landed in a farme >>>


      U.S. POLITICAL CLIMATE RIPE FOR GRASSROOTS GROUPS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas (Reuters) – Jennifer Roe considers herself a typical American mom –– juggling a part–time writing job with the needs of two young daughters, volunteer work at a children‘s museum and her church.

Indeed, the "Proud to be a Liberal" button on the vis >>>


      AFL–CIO DEBATE: WINNERS AND LOSERS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     Post a Comment Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who v >>>


      AN ANTIWAR FRESHMAN LEADER FACES HIS CONSTITUENTS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     T im Walz–– the newly installed president of the freshman Democratic congressional class –– was among the 30 members swept into office in November as reformers, vowing to change what they called a culture of corruption and to end the war in Iraq.

But after seven months in office and espe >>>


      BUSH APPARENTLY HAD LYME DISEASE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     President Bush was treated a year ago for what appears to have been Lyme disease, the White House said yesterday in disclosing the results of his annual physical exam.

A report of the president‘s recent medical examination said his case had "complete resolution" and was "without recurrence& >>>


      BUSH MAY TRY TO CUT CORPORATE TAX RATES
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     By Peter BakerWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August ', 2007; A01 President Bush said yesterday that he is considering a fresh plan to cut tax rates for U.S. corporations to make them more competitive around the world, an initiative that could further inflame a battle with the Democratic Congress over spending >>>


      DEMOCRATS‘ VICTORIES MIXED WITH HARD LESSONS ON THE LIMITS OF THEIR POWER
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     AM When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and the Democrats took control on Jan. 4, they pledged to point Congress in a "new direction" of open and honest government, helping the middle class and ending the war in Iraq.

Seven months later, in a frantic, final 100–hour push before the August re >>>


      HUCKABEE: DEMS WOULD LABEL ROMNEY A ‘FLIP–FLOPPER‘
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     By Chris Cillizza and Dan Balzwashingtonpost.com Staff Reporter and Washington Post Staff WriterThursday, August ', 2007; 12:03 PM Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee warned Thursday that nominating Mitt Romney would leave the party vulnerable to Democratic charges of flip–flopping that could endanger GOP c >>>


      LEADERSHIP REPORT AT HURRICANE CENTER UNLEASHES ITS OWN SQUALL
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     The clouds hanging over the National Hurricane Center may be there for a long time.

The center was hit with bureaucratic thunderstorms in July, when Bill Proenza, the center‘s director for only six months, was sent home on leave. He had talked openly about budget priorities and a possible satellite gap in >>>


      PRESIDENT BUSH HOLDS A NEWS CONFERENCE
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     AUGUST ', 2007 SPEAKER: PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH [×] BUSH: Good morning. Thank you.

When I came into office in 2001, our nation was headed into a recession. So we cut the taxes across the board. And hardworking Americans have used this tax relief to produce strong and lasting economic growth.

>>>


      PRIMARY SEASON GETTING EARLIER
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     By Michael D. ShearWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August ', 2007; A01 South Carolina‘s Republican Party will move its 2008 presidential primary forward to Jan. 1', sources said yesterday, a decision almost certain to spark a cascade of calendar changes that could push the start of voting to New Year >>>


      RUTHIAN OR FAUSTIAN?
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     The home–run king was on a steady regimen of performance–altering illegal substances. No, not Barry Bonds, who whacked No. 756 Tuesday night in San Francisco. I‘m talking here about Babe Ruth, whose years of home–run production coincided almost precisely with the years that Prohibition was in eff >>>


      ANALYST URGES PATIENCE ON IRAQ, SEEING CHANCE FOR SOME GAINS
      Washington Post, 09-08-2007
     Anthony H. Cordesman, a military expert and consistent critic of the Bush administration‘s strategy in Iraq, released a report yesterday calling for "strategic patience" in the nation‘s approach to the war, describing the U.S. military‘s modest security gains amid dire assessments of the lack >>>



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