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      DIP IN TOURISM AT OLYMPIA
      Kathimerin, 01-09-2007
     Following the fire that threatened to destroy the site of Ancient Olympia, tourism in the area has also taken a hit, as a number of operators told Kathimerini that they have canceled trips over the next two weeks.

The cancellations have come mostly as a result of tour operators not wanting to show visitors arou >>>


      EU PLEDGES MAJOR AID PACKAGE AS FIRES WREAK MORE DESTRUCTION
      Kathimerin, 01-09-2007
     First payment of 200 mln euros to be given now; another 400 mln euros to follow Aris Messinis/AFP European Commissioner for Regional Policy Danute Hubner pledged 200 million euros in immediate EU aid following talks with Economy Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis.

European Union Regional Policy Commissioner Danute H >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 01-09-2007
     EXAM MIX–UP More than 300 students find out where they will do their degrees Revised university entrance exam results were reissued yesterday after an Education Ministry mix–up. It means that 155 senior high school students will not be able to go the university or technical college (TEI) that was top of thei >>>


      MAN ARRESTED OVER MAFIA–STYLE EXECUTION
      Kathimerin, 01-09-2007
     Police in Thessaloniki yesterday arrested a 23–year old man, and are seeking two more suspects, in connection with the Mafia–style execution of a 42–year–old ethnic Greek from Russia on the outskirts of the northern town.

The three suspects, also ethnic Greeks from Russia, are alleged to >>>


      ND STAYS AHEAD IN LATEST POLL
      Kathimerin, 01-09-2007
     New Democracy and PASOK yesterday finalized their candidate lists ahead of the September 16 election as a new VPRC opinion poll indicated that the ruling conservatives are 4 percent ahead of the Socialists.

The survey on behalf of Skai TV and Radio indicated that 42 percent of voters intend to vote for ND and 3 >>>


      ZORBAS HAS SECOND TRY WITH PROBE
      Kathimerin, 01-09-2007
     The head of the committee formed to combat money laundering, Giorgos Zorbas, yesterday submitted for the second time his report on the bonds scandal without making any changes to the text that prosecutors rejected less than two weeks ago.

One of the reasons the report had initially been rejected is that it was >>>


      A GENČVE, DES PARENTS MARTYRISENT LEUR FILLE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     GENEVE. Une jeune fille de 16 ans a subi des violences pour avoir refusé l‘acc';s ŕ ses e–mails.

Sandra Moro Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Tabassée, tondue et menacée de mort par son p';re, alors que sa m';re observait la sc';ne en riant, c‘est ce >>>


      A VARSOVIE, «UN COUP D‘ETAT RAMPANT»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     L´ex–ministre de l´intérieur, Janusz Kaczmarek, escorté au bureau du procureur Photo: keystone POLOGNE. L‘arrestation de l‘ancien ministre de l‘Intérieur viserait ŕ étouffer ses accusations d‘abus de pouvoir envers les fr';res Kaczynski.

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      AILLEURS. A L‘OMBRE DES PALAIS DE CARTHAGČNE AVEC GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Le crépuscule sur la ville de Carthag';ne Photo: Keystone COLOMBIE. Le Prix Nobel de littérature s‘est servi de la ville coloniale des Caraďbes pour le décor de plusieurs de ses romans. Comment y retrouver les pas de l‘amoureux éperdu Florentino Ariza, entendre l‘é >>>


      APRČS LES SCANDALES, LE PARTI DE LULA TENTE DE RECONSTRUIRE SON IMAGE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     BRESIL. Le Parti des travailleurs tient congr';s alors que plusieurs dirigeants sont poursuivis par la justice. Le président garde ses distances tout en arbitrant les conflits entre les diverses tendances.

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      ATTACHANT PORTRAIT D‘UNE RÉUSSITE Ŕ L‘AMÉRICAINE SUR SOL SUISSE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Des experts proposent une aide sociale active L‘interview de la semaine. Martin Lehmann: «Les gens changent de portable en moyenne tous les 20 mois. Ce chiffre continue de baisser» ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Attachant portrait d‘une réussite ŕ l‘américaine sur sol >>>


      BON APPÉTIT. UN FLAN DE CHAMPIGNONNEUR
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
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      CHRISTIAN GROBET: «L‘ETAT DE GENČVE DOIT RECOURIR Ŕ L‘EXPROPRIATION D‘APPARTEMENTS LAISSÉS ABUSIVEMENT VIDES»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
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      CHŚUR DE LAMENTATIONS POUR DÉFENDRE LE YODEL SUR LES ONDES ALÉMANIQUES
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Une réunion de joueurs de cors de Alpes au–dessus de Grindelwald Photo: Keystone SUISSE ALEMANIQUE. Le directeur de la SSR doit s‘expliquer devant des parlementaires fédéraux. Pourquoi la radio DRS a–t–elle chassé la musique folklorique suisse de son premier programme?

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      CONFESSION D‘UN DANSEUR VENTRILOQUE Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     PERFORMANCE. Le Québécois Martin Bélanger se raconte en musique ŕ La Bâtie. Alexandre Demidoff Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Un jour, ça lui a pris, il ne sait plus tr';s bien comment. Le Québécois Martin Bélanger, 38 ans, dansait. Il a eu envie de parler. De dire des chose >>>


      CRITIQUE. LA BEAUTÉ SOMBRE D‘UNE TSARINE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
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      DANS LE COCKPIT DES FOUS VOLANTS
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     VAUD. Des Romands font revivre de légendaires «vieux coucous». Ils se produisent ce week–end au meeting de Bex.

Olivier Dessibourg Samedi 1 septembre 2007 «Uniforme Papa Yankee, atterrissage ŕ votre discrétion.» La voie du speaker de l‘aérodrome de Bex, no >>>


      DES EXPERTS PROPOSENT UNE AIDE SOCIALE ACTIVE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     EMPLOI. Quitter l‘assistance pour trouver un emploi est parfois un mauvais calcul financier.

Willy Boder Samedi 1 septembre 2007 «Le travail ne paie pas.» Des milliers de «working poor» qui n‘obtiennent pas le minimum vital en disposant d‘un emploi ŕ plein–te >>>


      DEUX PRINCES SUR ORBITE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     William et Harry, fils du prince Charles et de Lady Di Photo: Keystone MONARCHIE. Les fils du prince Charles et de Lady Di ont ému toute l‘Angleterre vendredi en rendant hommage ŕ leur m';re. Dix ans apr';s sa mort, ils s‘imposent comme des réconciliateurs.

Etienne Dub >>>


      EXERCICE D‘ÉQUILIBRISME POUR LE CANTON DE BERNE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Comme les dix précédents, le budget cantonal 2008 est bénéficiaire, ŕ hauteur de 100 millions.

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      FEDERICO CASTELLUCCI: «LES VINS SUISSES NE SONT PAS STANDARDISÉS»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     SOCIETE Le Temps I Article «Les vins suisses ne sont pas standardisés» Federico Castellucci Photo: DR GOUT. Le directeur de l‘Organisation internationale de la vigne et du vin était de passage ŕ Vinea.

Patricia Briel Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Le salon des vins suisses Vinea dé >>>


      GEORGE BUSH VIENT EN AIDE AUX PROPRIÉTAIRES DE MAISON EN DIFFICULTÉ
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     George Bush, Henry Paulson et Alphonso Jackson ont rassuré les Américains Photo: Keystone CRISE IMMOBILIERE. Apr';s avoir été critiqué pour son inaction, le gouvernement américain garantira les hypoth';ques des ménages qui n‘arrivent plus ŕ payer leurs é >>>


      IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS. NAPOLÉON EN EGYPTE, AVANT GEORGE BUSH EN IRAK
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Il était une fois. Joëlle Kuntz Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Un historien américain, Juan Cole, auteur d‘un livre sur la campagne d‘Egypte de Napoléon en 17'8, compare l‘aventure française et celle de George Bush en Irak (TomDispatch.com). Il force le trait pour l‘efficaci >>>


      JEAN LACOUTURE: «LE RUGBY, C‘EST LA VIOLENCE CONTRÔLÉE PAR LA LOI»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Une rencontre mettant aux prises les All Blacks et le XV de France Photo: Keystone COUPE DU MONDE. Passionné de rugby, l‘historien et journaliste français Jean Lacouture partage son érudition ŕ la veille du Mondial. Rencontre.

Mathieu Aeschmann Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Historien, journa >>>


      JEREMY WARINER, SEUL AU MONDE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Jeremy Wariner Photo: Keystone ATHLETISME. Depuis son titre olympique en 2004, l‘Américain, poulain du grand Michael Johnson, trône au sommet du 400 m. Et n‘est pas pr';s d‘en ętre délogé. A Osaka, hier, il a conservé son titre mondial.

Isabelle Musy Samed >>>


      L‘ARGENT FACILE EN TROIS CLICS DE SOURIS
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Des paris sportifs pour tous les go$';ts. Mathieu Aeschmann Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Vous ętes un inconditionnel de la plan';te sport et possédez une connexion internet. Jamais vraiment tenté par les jeux de hasard, vous faites partie des gens qui consid';rent, au contraire, le r >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. RÉCOMPENSÉ POUR AVOIR SAUVÉ JFK
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
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      L‘INTERVIEW DE LA SEMAINE. MARTIN LEHMANN: «LES GENS CHANGENT DE PORTABLE EN MOYENNE TOUS LES 20 MOIS. CE CHIFFRE CONTINUE DE BAISSER»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Martin Lehmann, directeur de Mobilezone. Anouch Seydtaghia Samedi 1 septembre 2007 On aurait pu s‘attendre ŕ une immense halle fourmillant d‘employés manipulant des dizaines de téléphones. Et bien non. A Regensdorf, petit village tout tranquille ŕ quelques kilom';tres de Zuri >>>


      LA BONNE SANTÉ DES EMPRUNTS D‘ETAT MASQUE LEUR FRAGILITÉ
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     MARCHES. Certains analystes estiment que la situation actuelle pourrait favoriser un retour de l‘inflation et finalement entraîner une hausse significative des taux longs.

Sophie Rolland, La Tribune Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d&l >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. BELLE FIN DE SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     La bonne santé des emprunts d‘Etat masque leur fragilité Les placements des Eglises ne suivent pas des crit';res éthiques FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Belle fin de semaine La Bourse suisse.

Anker Bank, Private Banking Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Le SMI a commencé la journ&# >>>


      LA BOUTEILLE DE LA SEMAINE. AFINCADO MALBEC 2004, TERRAZAS DE LOS ANDES, MENDOZA
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     La bouteille de la semaine. Patricia Briel Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Les Argentins sont un peu comme les Suisses. Ils consomment l‘essentiel de leur production vinicole sur place, et n‘en exportent qu‘un petit pourcentage.

Heureusement, d‘excellents vins franchissent l‘océan. Il >>>


      LA PLANČTE TENNIS DÉCOUVRE L‘AMPLEUR DES PARIS TRUQUÉS
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     TRICHE. Via les paris en ligne, un syst';me d‘enrichissement mafieux a fait son apparition.

Le Temps Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Le monde du tennis ne veut pas tolérer de tels scandales. L‘ATP a sollicité la British Horseracing Authority, spécialisée dans les courses de cheva >>>


      LA RÉSERVE FÉDÉRALE PREND LA MESURE DE LA CRISE ET DE SES RISQUES
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Bern Bernanke et son épouse, arrivant au symposium de Jackson Hole Photo: Keystone TAUX. Ben Bernanke s‘est exprimé pour la premi';re fois depuis les secousses financi';res de l‘été. La Fed se dit pręte ŕ agir, mais les investisseurs doivent endosser leurs respon >>>


      LA SEMAINE. ELECTIONS: CONTRE LE CAMP DE LA PEUR
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     La semaine. Beat Kappeler Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Blocher, Blocher, Blocher – il semble que c‘est le seul enjeu des élections fédérales. Et le comble, le parti de Christophe Blocher tout comme la gauche se concentre sur la personne. Le camp de Blocher fait croire qu‘il craint son éc >>>


      LE NEZ DEHORS
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Sophie Murith Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Balade dans l‘Ouest vaudois

– Pour sa reprise, la balade se déroule sur le parcours de la «Balade des contrastes». Accompagnés par Françoise Hoffer, botaniste, les promeneurs partent ŕ la découverte des esp';ces rares >>>


      LE PARTI RADICAL CHUTE, AU POINT D‘ĘTRE MENACÉ PAR LA PROGRESSION DU PDC
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     SONDAGE. Les radicaux semblent avoir raté le virage précédant la derni';re ligne droite de la campagne. Leur principal probl';me porte manifestement un nom: celui du président du parti, Fulvio Pelli. Les rem';des seront difficiles ŕ trouver Ron Hochuli, Berne Samedi 1 sep >>>


      LE VALAIS SE PRÉDIT DES FINANCES SAINES
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebA >>>


      LE «RĘVE AMÉRICAIN» SOUS PERFUSION
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Jean–Claude Péclet Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Pour la premi';re fois, George W. Bush est intervenu dans la débâcle des hypoth';ques pourries au nom de la défense du «ręve américain». Plutôt sur la pointe des pieds, ŕ en juger par les mesures concr >>>


      LES COMBATS TRUQUÉS DU TENNIS
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Nikolay Davydenko, impliqué dans une affaire de pari truqué? Photo: Keystone Depuis une défaite suspecte de Nikolay Davydenko, «le sport blanc» découvre l‘ampleur d‘un fléau moderne: les paris illégaux sur le Net. L‘ATP enquęte et mandate un repenti de l >>>


      LES PLACEMENTS DES EGLISES NE SUIVENT PAS DES CRITČRES ÉTHIQUES
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     FONDS DE PENSION. Seul un quart des fonds des Eglises protestantes est placé selon des principes écologiques et sociaux.

Sophie Fischer, ProtestInfo Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Un sondage de la Fédération des Eglises protestantes de Suisse (FEPS) rév';le que seul un quart des fonds >>>


      LES RAISONS DE LA VOLTE–FACE DE L‘ARMÉE Ŕ PAYERNE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     VAUD. Le nombre de vols annuels sur l‘aérodrome passera ŕ 11000. La lecture de ce texte (3218 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES SYNDICATS VEULENT UNE HAUSSE DE 3 Ŕ 4%
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     SALAIRES. L‘Union syndicale suisse demande un report généralisé de la productivité. Willy Boder Samedi 1 septembre 2007 «Les salariés ont besoin de hausses de salaire, franchement méritées apr';s des années de dépression économique synonyme de mod >>>


      LUCERNE SE RĘVE DANS UNE SALLE FUTURISTE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     CLASSIQUE. Le prestigieux festival va se doter d‘un espace qui révolutionne les structures des salles de spectacle traditionnelles. Un ręve ambitieux se concrétise.

Rocco Zacheo Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Pierre Boulez et Patrice Chéreau en ont longtemps ręvé. Le directeur du Fe >>>


      MALTE, L‘AIMANT MORTEL DE L‘EUROPE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     IMMIGRATION ILLEGALE. L‘Union européenne lance une mission de surveillance en Méditerranée centrale pour empęcher une hécatombe: des centaines d‘immigrés clandestins venus d‘Afrique noyés chaque année.

Alain Campiotti, La Vallette Samedi 1 septembre 2007 >>>


      NOUVELLE POLÉMIQUE SUR UNE CARICATURE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     SUEDE. Mahomet a un corps de chien. Stéphane Bussard Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Le proph';te Mahomet doté d‘un corps de chien? Le quotidien suédois Nerikes Allehanda a osé publier, le 18 ao$';t, une caricature susceptible de déclencher une nouvelle vague de protestations au sei >>>


      PARI RÉUSSI Ŕ SALZBOURG
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     MUSIQUE. Le nouveau directeur du festival entre audace et controverse. Maurin Picard, Vienne Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Le rideau est tombé vendredi soir sur le Festival de Salzbourg. Pr';s de 250000 personnes ont assisté ŕ la 87e édition du plus cél';bre des rassemblements de musiq >>>


      PETROS MARKARIS: «LA GRČCE EST DEVENUE ARROGANTE ENVERS SES PROPRES CITOYENS»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Petros Markaris Photo: Keystone INCENDIES. Pour le tr';s populaire écrivain Petros Markaris, la débâcle des autorités refl';te bien une dérive généralisée.

Richard Werly, envoyé spécial ŕ Ath';nes Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Les rires vo >>>


      PRISON FERME POUR L‘UN DES AUTEURS DU VIOL COLLECTIF DE BULLE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     FRIBOURG. En ao$';t 2006, une femme au bénéfice d‘une rente AI avait été abusée par six jeunes. Deux d‘entre eux viennent d‘ętre condamnés par la Chambre pénale des mineurs.

François Mauron Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Un garçon au potentiel >>>


      RADICAUX ET LIBÉRAUX SE RÉUNISSENT POUR RÉFLÉCHIR
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     RENCONTRE. Invités de l‘université d‘été, Peter Brabeck et Patrick Aebischer plaident pour l‘ouverture, au sens large du terme.

D.S. Miéville Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Il est rare que les partis politiques prennent le temps de parler de principes, de philosophie, d&lsquo >>>


      VUE SUR LE MONDE. L‘OVNI DE L‘ELYSÉE
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     Vue sur le monde. Bernard Guetta Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Un ovni préside la France. Voilŕ un homme, Nicolas Sarkozy, qui s‘affiche avec les plus riches, va se faire ovationner par le patronat alors que les prix s‘envolent, fait siéger le parlement en été pour baisser l‘impô >>>


      «APPORTEZ–NOUS QUELQUE CHOSE DE JUIF!»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     MANIFESTATIONS. La Journée européenne de la culture juive sera fętée dimanche ŕ Gen';ve et ŕ Zurich.

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      «ET SI LA CRISE DE 2007 ÉTAIT PIRE QUE CELLE DE 1''8?»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     MARCHES. Selon le «Wall Street Journal», le risque est plus élevé, ŕ cause de l‘endettement.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Samedi 1 septembre 2007 Les grandes banques sont bien armées pour surmonter la crise des crédits.

C‘est en tout cas ce qu‘affirme l >>>


      «MOQTADA AL–SADR COURT LE RISQUE DE REDEVENIR UN ANONYME EN IRAK»
      Le Temps, 01-09-2007
     MOYEN–ORIENT. Pour continuer d‘exister politiquement, le leader radical chiite doit contrôler l‘Armée du Mehdi, selon l‘International Crisis Group.

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      BUSH CITES NEW TAX RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     AM WASHINGTON –– New tax relief and the ability to refinance adjustable rate mortgages could help many Americans who are in danger of losing their homes, President Bush said Saturday.

The president devoted his weekly radio address to a modest set of proposals he announced Friday to deal with an alar >>>


      CONN. HOME 20–TIMES LARGER THAN AVERAGE
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WEST HARTFORD, Conn. –– The enormity of the house Arnold Chase is building on Avon Mountain isn‘t fully apparent from the outside, where only 17,000 square feet of it lies in plain view.

It‘s the two–level, 33,500–square–foot basement complex, complete with a 103– >>>


      CRAIG EXPECTED TO RESIGN: REPUBLICAN SOURCES
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, embroiled in a sex scandal and yielding to pressure from his fellow Republicans, was expected to announce his resignation on Saturday, a senior party aide said.

"He has been forced out, essentially," the aide said on condition of anonymity, adding th >>>


      CRAIG TO RESIGN AMID SEX SCANDAL
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     BOISE, Idaho (Reuters) – Long–serving Republican Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho, embroiled in a sex scandal and lacking support from his party, said on Saturday he will resign from the U.S. Senate.

"To Idahoans I represent, to my staff, to my Senate colleagues, but most importantly to my wife and fa >>>


      GOP: CRAIG PLANS TO RESIGN FROM SENATE
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     1, 2007; ':53 AM BOISE, Idaho –– Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig‘s decision to quit spares his party the embarrassment of an indefinitely prolonged scandal following his arrest during a sex sting in a Minneapolis airport bathroom.

Craig will announce his resignation, effective Sept. 30, >>>


      GROUP TROUBLED BY RISE IN GOV‘T SECRECY
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Government secrecy by almost any measure is expanding and little is being done to stop it, according to a coalition of 67 organizations favoring greater openness.

From classified information to the president‘s use of the state secrets privilege, the lack of disclosure should be a >>>


      HAS A MYTHICAL BEAST TURNED UP IN TEXAS?
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     AM CUERO, Texas –– Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She‘s been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden >>>


      HEAT WAVE INCREASES CALIF. FIRE THREAT
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     LOS ANGELES –– Utilities urged customers to ease up on electricity use and officials opened cool shelters as California continued to swelter under a heat wave Friday. Meanwhile, cloudbursts laced with lightning unleashed downpours in the mountains and deserts, leading to flash flood watches and warnings. Fir >>>


      HIGH COST FOR NEW CALIF. CATHEDRAL
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     OAKLAND, Calif. –– A maze of wooden planks and glass panes is gradually taking shape among the austere office buildings of downtown Oakland, a structure alternately described as a bee hive, an inverted basket or a nuclear reactor.

Only an inconspicuous sign on a fence offers a clue that it will soon >>>


      ILL. DEMOCRAT: BUSH IRAQ PLAN IS BROKEN
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush‘s strategy in Iraq isn‘t working, a Democratic congresswoman said Saturday as she repeated calls to start withdrawing U.S. troops.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D–Ill., who visited Iraq with a congressional delegation in August, delivered her party‘s weekl >>>


      IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS UP, BUSH URGES PATIENCE
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Civilian deaths from violence in Iraq rose in August, with 1,773 people killed, government data showed on Saturday, just days before the U.S. Congress gets a slew of reports on President George W.

Bush‘s war strategy. The civilian death toll was up 7 percent from 1,653 people kil >>>


      LOTTERY: 4 WIN MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     BALTIMORE –– The odds of winning the estimated $330 million Mega Millions jackpot were one in 176 million.

But lottery officials said early Saturday that four people _ one each in Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia _ did just that.

In addition to the grand prize winners from Friday ni >>>


      MAN CAUGHT IN MICHIGAN CAR WASH DIES
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WYOMING, Mich. –– A car wash employee got entangled in the giant, automatic brushes and died, authorities said.

Police were investigating the death of Ricardo Alberto Martinez, 18, but foul play wasn‘t suspected.

Martinez was closing the car wash Friday night when a customer returned >>>


      MEXICO TRUCKS TO ROLL ON U.S. HIGHWAYS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration can proceed with a plan to open the U.S. border to long haul Mexican trucks as early as next week after an appeals court rejected a bid by labor, consumer and environmental interests to block the initiative.

The 'th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francis >>>


      MISS. TOWN GETS AID FROM CHURCH GROUPS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     PM PEARLINGTON, Miss. –– The sweat and donations from religious groups are bringing hope and new homes to many residents in this tiny community, still struggling two years after Hurricane Katrina left much of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in ruins.

Adolph Harris, who watched his house get washed away w >>>


      OBAMA, EDWARDS SKIP ROGUE PRIMARY STATES
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WASHINGTON –– Democrats Barack Obama and John Edwards on Saturday joined three other Democrats in vowing to skip states that break party rules by holding early primaries, a move that leaves front–runner Hillary Rodham Clinton alone in planning to compete in Florida and Michigan.

The decision b >>>


      SEN. CRAIG RESIGNS OVER SEX STING
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     1, 2007; 1:08 PM BOISE, Idaho –– Idaho Sen. Larry Craig resigned Saturday over a men‘s room sex sting, bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans worried about a scandal dimming their election prospects.

"I apologize for what I have caused," Craig said. Craig‘s resignation comp >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     6:02 AM –– Strong thunderstorms and heavy rain will buffet coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast on Saturday.

A high pressure system to the north is expected to bring dry conditions from the Plains through the Northeast.

Meanwhile, a low pressure system and associated frontal sy >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – SEPT. 1
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     12:01 AM –– Today is Saturday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2007. There are 121 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On Sept. 1, 1'3', World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

On this date: In 1807, 200 years ago, former Vice President Aaron Burr was fou >>>


      TROPICAL STORM FELIX FORMS IN CARIBBEAN
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     ACAPULCO, Mexico –– Tropical Storm Henriette dumped heavy rains in this Pacific resort city, flooding streets and prompting officials to close more than 1,000 schools, while Tropical Storm Felix formed Saturday in the Caribbean.

Henriette was expected to become a hurricane by early Sunday, according >>>


      U.S., NORTH KOREA MEET FOR ONE–ON–ONE NUCLEAR TALKS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     GENEVA (Reuters) – Top negotiators from the United States and North Korea met on Saturday for two days of talks meant to advance an international drive to end Pyongyang‘s nuclear program.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Chris Hill and his North Korean counterpart Kim Kye–gwan did not speak t >>>


      GOP FACES DIMMING PROSPECTS IN ‘08
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     washingtonpost.com Staff WriterSaturday, September 1, 2007; 1:12 PM A Senate electoral playing field that was already wide open for 2008 has become considerably more perilous for Republicans with the retirement of Sen. John W. Warner (R–Va.) and the resignation of Sen. Larry E. Craig (R–Idaho).

Repu >>>


      40 SUSPECTED TALIBAN FIGHTERS KILLED
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     KABUL, Afghanistan –– Afghan police and foreign forces killed around 40 suspected Taliban fighters, many in the region where the insurgents recently released a group of South Korean church workers they had been holding, authorities said Saturday.

Meanwhile, South Korea‘s foreign minister defen >>>


      8 MYANMAR DISSIDENTS GO INTO HIDING
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     YANGON, Myanmar –– Anti–government protesters scattered into hiding Friday to dodge arrest after a wave of protests over higher prices, as the military government wrapped up its work to draft guidelines for a new constitution.

The military government has detained scores of activists and is emp >>>


      BHUTTO SAYS NO DEAL YET WITH PAKISTAN‘S MUSHARRAF
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     LONDON (Reuters) – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said on Saturday she had not yet reached a power–sharing deal with President Pervez Musharraf but will return to Pakistan "very soon." "No understanding has been arrived at," she told a news conference in London of her nego >>>


      BHUTTO SAYS TALKS WITH PAKISTAN‘S MUSHARRAF STALLED
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     AM LONDON/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said talks on a power–sharing deal with President Pervez Musharraf had stalled but she planned to return to Pakistan very soon even without an agreement.

"No understanding has been arrived at," she told a news c >>>


      BHUTTO TO RETURN TO PAKISTAN ‘VERY SOON‘
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     AM LONDON –– Pakistan‘s exiled former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said Saturday that power–sharing talks with President Gen. Pervez Musharraf had stalled but she planned to return even without a deal.

The liberal opposition leader told a news conference in London that talks were at a & >>>


      CHINA‘S INFLUENCE SPREADS AROUND WORLD
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     PM KARRATHA, Australia –– For nearly three decades, Chinese peasants have left their villages for crowded dormitories and sweaty assembly lines, churning out goods for world markets. Now, China is turning the tables.

Here in the Australian Outback, Shane Padley toils in the scorching heat,
2,000 >>>


      CHINESE WOMAN, 103, WON‘T BE TORCHBEARER
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     BEIJING –– A 103–year–old woman‘s bid to carry the torch for next year‘s Summer Olympics has been rejected, a state newspaper reported Saturday.

Cao Zuozheng, said to have exercised for years to prepare for the role, had applied through her residential community to the local >>>


      CLOONEY: OBAMA‘S LIKE A ROCK STAR
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     VENICE, Italy –– Barack Obama has the aura of a rock star, says George Clooney, who also had some kind words for other Democratic presidential candidates.

"You‘ve been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away. I‘d love him to >>>


      DOZENS HURT IN POLLS CLASH IN SIERRA LEONE
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     FREETOWN (Reuters) – Dozens of people were wounded in street battles between supporters of rival political parties in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on Saturday ahead of next weekend‘s presidential runoff.

Police fired tear gas to end the clashes outside the headquarters of the ruling Sierra Le >>>


      EX–UK GENERAL: US IRAQ POLICY FLAWED
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     LONDON –– The head of the British army during the Iraq invasion described former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld‘s approach as "intellectually bankrupt," according to comments published Saturday.

Gen. Sir Mike Jackson, who retired in August 2006 as chief of the general staff, said >>>


      GREECE FIRES UNDER CONTROL; AID ARRIVES
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     AM ATHENS, Greece –– Promises of aid poured in from around Greece and overseas Friday as firefighters doused most of the huge wildfires that ravaged the Greek countryside for a week, killing 64 people.

The European Union said Greece would probably receive $237 million in emergency aid and could be e >>>


      HEALTH OF EX–HOSTAGES CONCERNS FAMILIES
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     PM SEOUL, South Korea –– Family members of 1' former hostages said Saturday they were worried that their loved ones would be further traumatized by public anger when they come home after six weeks of captivity in Afghanistan.

Public criticism of the hostages has been intense in South Korea, wher >>>


      IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS RISE SLIGHTLY IN AUGUST
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Civilian deaths from violence in Iraq rose slightly in August, with 1,773 people killed, government statistics showed on Saturday.

The figures from various ministries showed 87 police and army personnel reported killed in August, a big drop from the previous month when 224 were killed. >>>


      JAPAN HOLDS ANNUAL QUAKE DRILLS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     TOKYO –– Hundreds of thousands of people across Japan joined an annual earthquake drill Saturday marking the anniversary of a devastating temblor that wiped out the capital 84 years ago.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a mock state of emergency at his office, where defense, police and fire offici >>>


      MEXICO‘S CALDERON APPROVAL STAYS AT 65 PCT
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Felipe Calderon‘s approval rating held at a comfortable 65 percent in a newspaper poll on Saturday, although he lost support for his war against violent drug cartels.

Approval of Calderon, who only narrowly won last year‘s presidential vote, was the sa >>>


      MORE THAN 1,800 IRAQIS KILLED IN AUGUST
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     BAGHDAD –– A huge suicide attack in northern Iraq caused civilian deaths to rise slightly in August despite security gains elsewhere, making it the second deadliest month for Iraqis since the U.S. troop buildup began, figures compiled by The Associated Press showed Saturday.

At least 1,80' civil >>>


      NEGOTIATIONS ON PAKISTAN POWER–SHARING DEAL STALLED
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     By Griff WitteWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, September 1, 2007;
11:54 AM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 1 –– Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto said Saturday that negotiations on a power–sharing agreement with Pakistan‘s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, were at a standstill but that >>>


      PAKISTAN‘S MUSHARRAF CONSIDERS HIS OPTIONS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan‘s President Pervez Musharraf was considering options on Saturday to shore up his position before trying to secure another term, as a deal with former prime minister Benazir Bhutto hung in the balance.

With his term coming to an end, his popularity plummeting and challe >>>


      PLANES COLLIDE AT AIR SHOW, PILOTS DIE
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     WARSAW, Poland –– Two small planes collided during an acrobatic display at an air show in Poland on Saturday, killing both pilots, authorities said.

Footage broadcast on TVN24 television showed the two small red planes slamming into each other and bursting into fragments at the Radom Air Show.
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      POLICE ARREST FOUR ETA MEMBERS IN FRANCE
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     MADRID (Reuters) – Police arrested four suspected members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA in south–west France on Saturday, believed to be linked to the deadly Madrid airport bomb in December, Spain‘s Interior Ministry said.

Amongst the three men and one woman detained in the French t >>>


      REPORT: TAINTED LIQUOR KILLS 15 IN NEPAL
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     KATMANDU, Nepal –– Tainted liquor has killed at least 15 people and sickened several others in a town in southern Nepal, state–run Radio Nepal said Saturday.

The deaths occurred Thursday and Friday on the outskirts of Janakpur, a town about 180 miles south of the capital, Katmandu, it said.
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      RICKSHAW RALLY: A RIOTOUS RIDE INTO INDIA‘S SOUL
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     MUMBAI –– The auto–rickshaw driver had never laughed so hard. Or been so confused. Or so worried, he confessed, as his eyes widened at what he saw.

"No!" gasped Dilip Kumar, a 30–year veteran driver. "It can‘t be." Roaring and rattling up the hill, there they we >>>


      WINDS FUEL GREEK FIRES, SET TO BURN FOR DAYS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     11:13 AM ATHENS (Reuters) – Strong winds reinvigorated fires that have cut a trail of destruction across Greece over the past eight days, killing 63 people, and authorities said they would burn for at least four more days.

A helicopter rescued five firefighters and 17 civilians who had been fighting a bla >>>


      ZIMBABWE GOV‘T EASES PRICE CONTROLS
      Washington Post, 01-09-2007
     HARARE, Zimbabwe –– Zimbabwe‘s government will allow hotels, restaurants and bars to raise their rates by up to 50 percent, state media reported Saturday, in a relaxation of a price–cutting policy aimed at taming soaring inflation rates in the economically beleaguered country.

Prices of >>>


      3 DEMOCRATS TO SKIP ROGUE PRIMARY STATES
      Guardian, 01-09-2007
     Saturday September 1, 2007 1:31 AM By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats Bill Richardson, Chris Dodd and Joe Biden on Friday pledged not to campaign in states that hold early nominating contests in violation of party rules, drawing a sharp rebuke from Florida officials who are challe >>>



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