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      1ST BLACK LAWYER IN SELMA, J.L. CHESTNUT, DIES
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SELMA, Ala. –– J.L. Chestnut Jr., the first black lawyer in Selma and a prominent attorney in civil rights cases across a half century, has died at age 77.

Chestnut‘s law partner, state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma, said Chestnut died Tuesday morning at a Birmingham hospital. He said Chestnut&ls >>>


      AP SOURCE: BLOOMBERG WANTS 3RD TERM AS NYC MAYOR
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to try to reverse the term–limits law he had long supported so he can seek a third term next year and help the city emerge from financial turmoil, a person close to the mayor told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Bloomberg made the decision over >>>


      BID OF $1.75 ON EBAY GETS ABANDONED SAGINAW HOME
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SAGINAW, Mich. –– With a winning bid of just $1.75, a Chicago woman has won an auction for an abandoned home in Saginaw.

Joanne Smith, 30, recently was the top bidder for the home during an auction on eBay, The Saginaw News reported. Her bid was one of eight for the home.

"I am going t >>>


      CAMPAIGNS DIFFER ON HOW TO HELP WITH COLLEGE COSTS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     –– The price of college continues to surge, and financial aid isn‘t keeping up. The Wall Street meltdown has hammered the stock market and college savings. And a college degree is ever more essential for finding a good job.

No wonder polls show voters want to know what, if anything, the two pr >>>


      COLORADO TESTS WAY TO REDUCE ELK–CAR COLLISIONS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     DURANGO, Colo. –– Colorado highway planners are experimenting with the same technology used by some prisons for perimeter security to prevent drivers from colliding with deer and elk.

The Colorado Department of Transportation launched a new wildlife detection system Tuesday along a stretch of U.S. 1 >>>


      CONGRESS RESORTS TO TAX CUTS TO HELP PASS BAILOUT
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders in the U.S. Congress have deployed their best weapon for winning passage of a $700 billion financial industry bailout just weeks before the elections, attaching tax cuts to an otherwise bitter pill.

The Senate aims to vote at some stage on Wednesday evening, after 7:30 p.m., >>>


      FIGHT FOR US HOUSE SEAT TURNS TIGHT IN ILLINOIS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     AM CHICAGO –– Republican chances of retaining retiring Rep. Jerry Weller‘s seat in Congress didn‘t look good for a while.

Weller had decided not to seek an eighth term amid ethics questions, then the winner of the GOP primary bailed out _ leaving Democrats relishing the prospect of takin >>>


      GENERAL WANTS HELP IN AFGHANISTAN NOW
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– The top American military commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that he needs more troops and other aid "as quickly as possible" in a counterinsurgency battle that could get worse before it gets better.

Gen. David McKiernan said it‘s not just a question of troops _ >>>


      GRENADE FOUND IN DC PARK; HOMES EVACUATED
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Several homes have been evacuated in northwest Washington, D.C., after a grenade was found at a park.

U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Lachance (La–Chance) says a maintenance worker found the explosive Wednesday morning at Rock Creek Park. He says authorities determined it& >>>


      HERE, KITTY: POLICE EXPECT HOUSE CAT, GET COUGAR
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     CASPER, Wyo. –– A police officer didn‘t think much of a call to shoo off a bothersome "kitty cat" at a home in Casper, Wyo.

Then the officer arrived at the home of Beverly Hood. It was no ordinary domestic feline _ but a male mountain lion weighing 80 to '0 pounds.

Offic >>>


      HIGH COURT WILL NOT RECONSIDER DECISION ON CHILD RAPE
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     By Robert BarnesWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, October 1, 2008;
11:11 AM The Supreme Court today declined to revisit its June decision that it is unconstitutional to impose the death penalty on child rapists, although two justices said they would have reopened the case and two others sharply criticized the m >>>


      HOYER, BLUNT HOPEFUL OF PROGRESS ON RESCUE BILL
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Two House leaders said Wednesday headway is being made toward getting the $700 billion financial industry rescue bill through Congress, thanks partly to a provision increasing insurance for people‘s deposits.

"I think the Senate thinks it has the votes and I think it probabl >>>


      IOWA APPEALS COURT ORDERS CHICAGO OFFICER FREED
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     DES MOINES, Iowa –– An appeals court Wednesday ordered a Chicago police officer freed from prison in an Iowa assault case that has top brass back home defending one of their own.

The Iowa Court of Appeals said Officer Michael Mette‘s trial judge had no testimony on which to base her ruling tha >>>


      MAN BEATS GIRL OVER WHO WAS FIRST AT MCDONALD‘S
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– Los Angeles police are looking for a man who beat up a 16–year–old girl at a McDonald‘s counter after she complained about him cutting in line.

Police announced their investigation Tuesday night and posted surveillance video online.

Police say the girl, her >>>


      MCCAIN CALLS REVAMPED BAILOUT BILL AN IMPROVEMENT
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     INDEPENDENCE, Mo. –– Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the resurrected financial bailout bill isn‘t perfect but warned that the nation‘s financial crisis will become a full–fledged disaster if the plan fails.

In an economic speech Wednesday at the Truman >>>


      MCCAIN SEES DISASTER IF BAILOUT BILL FAILS AGAIN
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     INDEPENDENCE, Missouri (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain said an improved Wall Street bailout bill was a "decisive step in the right direction" and warned that if a Senate vote on Wednesday failed, the country‘s financial problems would get much worse.

"If the >>>


      MCCAIN, OBAMA CALL FOR GREATER BANK SECURITY
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain worked to cool the partisan heat of the financial crisis, with both calling for Congress to regroup and act quickly to prevent a feared financial collapse and foster confidence in the banking system.

The stock market embraced the >>>


      MD. POLICE: FROZEN REMAINS DATE BACK TO LAST YEAR
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Two children whose remains were found in a basement freezer in southern Maryland likely have been dead since at least last fall, and the bodies may have been moved several times, police said Wednesday.

Investigators are working on the premise that Renee Bowman‘s two adopted daugh >>>


      MO. WOMAN DIES IN INFLATABLE SLIDE ACCIDENT
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     FESTUS, Mo. –– A Missouri woman is dead after injuring herself while trying to do somersaults on an inflatable slide during her stepson‘s birthday party.

Ambulance district official Curt Steve says the family was celebrating the boy‘s 8th birthday Sunday. They were at a party outlet sout >>>


      NOTORIOUS EX–FUGITIVE APPEALS NY MURDER CONVICTION
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     ROCHESTER, N.Y. –– A former fugitive convicted of killing a state trooper and wounding two others in 2006 continues to make trouble as an inmate as his lawyers move forward with an appeal, officials said.

Ralph "Bucky" Phillips has been sanctioned five times since arriving at Clinton Corre >>>


      O.J. FRIEND TO TESTIFY FOR DEFENSE IN VEGAS TRIAL
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     LAS VEGAS –– The wedding of a close friend brought O.J. Simpson and other men together last year around a Las Vegas hotel–casino pool, where prosecutors allege plans were made for the armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers peddling the former football star‘s mementoes.

Defense l >>>


      OBAMA SAYS BAILOUT NEEDED TO AVERT CATASTROPHE
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Wednesday it was crucial for lawmakers to pass a $700 billion financial bailout package in order to avert an economic catastrophe.

"To the Democrats and Republicans who have opposed this plan, I say this: ‘Step up to t >>>


      OBAMA SAYS TIME FOR ACTION ON BAILOUT BILL
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     LA CROSSE, Wis. –– Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says it‘s time for Congress "to take some clear action" on a financial rescue for Wall Street.

Speaking to a crowd in downtown La Crosse, Obama has warned that the $700 billion financial industry bailout is not just fo >>>


      OBAMA TELLS VIBE READERS ‘I NEED YOU‘ IN LETTER
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– Barack Obama has a message for the readers of Vibe: "I need you." In a letter to be published in the November issue, the Democratic presidential candidate is given a page to address the readers of the urban music monthly magazine. In it, Obama urges them to register to vote, saying, &qu >>>


      OBAMA, MCCAIN URGE REVIVAL OF BAILOUT
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     RENO, Nevada (Reuters) – White House contenders Barack Obama and John McCain sought to persuade skeptical Americans on Tuesday to back a $700 billion Wall Street bailout package and planned to be in Washington on Wednesday to vote on the measure.

A day after the U.S. House of Representatives sent global m >>>


      PALIN SAYS SHE REPRESENTS ‘JOE SIX–PACK‘
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin portrayed herself Tuesday as a champion of everyday people while noting her family‘s stock portfolio took a $20,000 hit last week.

"It‘s time that normal Joe Six–pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidenc >>>


      POLLS: OBAMA LEADS IN CRITICAL TRIO OF STATES
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Recently trailing or tied, Democrat Barack Obama now leads Republican John McCain in a trio of the most critical, vote–rich states five weeks before the election, according to presidential poll results released Wednesday.

The Democrat‘s support jumped to 50 percent or above >>>


      POOR RATINGS CITED FOR 13 BOOSTER SEATS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Several car booster seats do a poor job of positioning children to fit in their seat belts, according to a review by the insurance industry and researchers.

The Virginia–based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute >>>


      ROOSEVELT TALK ON UNSTABLE ECONOMY ODDLY PRESCIENT
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     ATLANTA –– The "mirage" of American economic invulnerability has vanished, along with "much of the savings of thrifty and prudent men and women," the presidential hopeful told the crowd.

"We need to correct, by drastic means if necessary, the faults in our economic system fr >>>


      SOLDIERS HEADED TO IRAQ WORRY ABOUT ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     FORT RILEY, Kan. –– Soldiers and families who deal with enough stress during 12–month deployment to Iraq say they‘re now keeping a little closer eye on their finances.

Turmoil in the credit and financial markets has members of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Infantry watching their money clos >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     7:46 AM –– Most of the East was to see wet weather on Wednesday as showers stretched from New England to the Great Lakes and south to the Appalachians. Sun covered much of the Plains and West.

The worst of the East‘s showers and thunderstorms was forecast for New England, with a chance of hail >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – OCT. 1
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     12:00 AM –– Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2008. There are '1 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: One hundred years ago, on Oct. 1, 1'08, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.

On this date: In 1800, Spain ceded Louisiana to >>>


      WHY GO OVERSEAS?
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     Q: Who is conducting human drug experiments in the developing world? A: Major drug companies, small biotech firms, universities and the U.S. government. Why do drug companies go to developing countries to do experiments? Drug companies can find large numbers of sick people on whom to test unproven medicines. Experiments >>>


      SEN. BARACK OBAMA SPEAKS IN LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SPEAKER: SEN. BARACK OBAMA, D–ILL. [×] OBAMA: We meet here at a time of great uncertainty. Our economy is in crisis. The dreams of so many Americans are at risk. And the American people are waiting for leadership from Washington. On Monday, over the course of a few hours, the failure to pass the economic res >>>


      SEN. JOHN MCCAIN SPEAKS IN INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SPEAKER: SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R–ARIZ. [×] MCCAIN: Thank you all very much. I appreciate the hospitality of the Harry Truman Library Institute. I‘m honored to be here in the town that sent Harry Truman to Washington, and the town that welcomed him back when his work was done.

President Truman was >>>


      2 KOREAS AGREE TO HOLD MILITARY TALKS AMID TENSION
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SEOUL, South Korea –– The two Koreas will break an eight–month deadlock in diplomatic relations and hold military talks this week, their first since Seoul‘s new, conservative president took office in February, South Korean officials said Wednesday.

The talks Thursday inside the Demilitar >>>


      AL QAEDA SAYS IT WAS BEHIND ALGERIA BOMBING
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     DUBAI (Reuters) – Al Qaeda‘s north Africa wing said it was behind a deadly suicide bombing in Algeria on Sunday, according to a statement posted on the Internet on Wednesday.

A car bomb exploded in the Takdemt district near the coastal town of Dellys,
100 km (62 miles) east of Algiers, on Sunday >>>


      AUSTRALIAN PARENTS ON TRIAL FOR STARVING DAUGHTER
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian couple charged with starving their seven–year–old daughter to death were committed on Wednesday to stand trial for murder.

The girl weighed just nine kgs (20 pounds) when her body was found last November in a room littered with feces at the family‘s home, >>>


      CHINESE OLYMPIC GYMNASTS RULED OLD ENOUGH
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese female gymnasts who competed at this year‘s Beijing Olympics were not underage, the sport‘s governing body said on Wednesday after investigating claims the Games hosts fielded ineligible athletes.

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) had asked the Chinese f >>>


      COLOR, GLITTER ENLIVEN SAUDI WOMEN‘S BLACK ABAYAS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia –– For years, the only thing sold openly in Saudi stores selling women‘s cloaks were of the all–black, drab covering variety.

Now, streaks of vibrant color, bands of glittering crystal _ even sheaths of sexy leopard skin prints _ are showing up on the racks.

>>>


      DE VILLIERS TO SEND STRONGEST SPRINGBOK TEAM ON TOUR
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African Rugby‘s acting managing director quashed reports on Wednesday that Springbok coach Peter de Villiers might rest leading players for next month‘s tour of Britain.

"One of Peter‘s personal managers made some casual remarks to a reporter about Peter >>>


      EUROPEAN UNION MONITORS START PATROLS IN GEORGIA
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     GORI, Georgia –– European Union monitors began patrolling Georgian territory Wednesday under a French–brokered peace deal, facing a Russian military that seemed reluctant to retreat.

The Russian peacekeeping forces said a day earlier they will not immediately allow any of the 300 EU monitors t >>>


      EUROPEAN, RUSSIAN POLICYMAKERS URGE U.S. TO PASS BAILOUT
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     FRANKFURT/MOSCOW (Reuters) – European and Russian policymakers urged U.S. politicians to pass a new version of a $700 billion bank rescue package on Wednesday as a new Senate vote on the bailout loomed.

The U.S. Senate agreed unanimously to vote on the revised package on Wednesday night, rekindling hopes >>>


      EX–LIBERIA PRESIDENT, SON FACE UN, US CHARGES
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     THE HAGUE, Netherlands –– In separate courts on different continents, former Liberian President Charles Taylor and his American son are standing trial on charges of committing atrocities in neighboring West African nations.

The unprecedented father and son trials _ one by a U.N.–backed war cri >>>


      FIRE KILLS 15 AT JAPANESE ADULT VIDEO THEATER
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     TOKYO –– A pre–dawn fire raged through an adult video theater in the western Japanese city Osaka, killing at least 15 people and injuring 10 others, officials said Wednesday.

Police arrested one of the customers on suspicion of arson and attempted murder, Osaka police spokesman Kengo Hirami sa >>>


      GROUP SAYS ETHIOPIA WON‘T RELEASE TERROR SUSPECTS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     NAIROBI, Kenya –– Suspects arrested in a clandestine anti–terrorism sweep in East Africa nearly two years ago have been abandoned by their governments, a human rights group said in a report released Wednesday that also detailed torture accusations from former prisoners.

One Canadian and nine K >>>


      IRAQI ANTI–QAEDA FIGHTERS WARY OF THEIR NEW MASTERS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Eyed with suspicion by the state but credited with dealing al Qaeda a heavy blow, Iraq‘s largely Sunni Arab neighborhood guards cautiously welcomed their transfer from U.S. to government control on Wednesday.

Baghdad has taken responsibility for paying the 54,000 guards stationed >>>


      JAPANESE CAR MAKERS STRUGGLE AS U.S. EXPORTS FALL
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     7:07 AM TOKYO, Oct. 1 –– Sales of Japanese cars in the United States have increased like clockwork, rising every month for more than two years.

That is until they sputtered in the spring and then fell off a cliff. Thanks to skittish American consumers and a U.S. credit–crunch that is drying up >>>


      MEDICAL BRAIN DRAIN PLAGUES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     AM BANGALORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) – When her baby turned blue, Nivetha Biju rushed the child to the emergency room of an Indian hospital and watched helplessly as the baby lost consciousness because the nurses on duty had no idea what to do.

Eventually a doctor saved the baby‘s life, but many patient >>>


      MORE THAN 200 KILLED IN INDIAN TEMPLE STAMPEDE
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     JODHPUR, India –– A Hindu temple official blamed an unruly group of pilgrims trying to get ahead in a line of worshippers for a stampede that killed more than 200 people and injured nearly 60 in western India.

Authorities were still working to determine the final death toll, but the number had alrea >>>


      NEW TESTS FIND MELAMINE IN 31 CHINESE MILK BATCHES
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     AM BEIJING –– China‘s government said an additional 31 batches of Chinese milk powder were found contaminated with the industrial chemical melamine, further broadening a scandal affecting products ranging from baby formula to chocolate.

The contamination has been blamed for the deaths of four >>>


      NEW TESTS FIND MELAMINE IN 31 CHINESE MILK BRANDS
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     BEIJING –– An official news organization is reporting that the industrial chemical melamine has been found in another 31 brands of Chinese milk powder.

The results indicate an expansion in the scandal that has sparked product recalls in China and a host of other countries that received Chinese food >>>


      RUSSIAN CZAR WAS VICTIM OF POLITICAL REPRESSION
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     MOSCOW –– News agencies say a Russian Supreme Court appeals panel has declared the murdered last czar and his family to be victims of political repression.

The decision ends years of efforts by Czar Nicholas II‘s descendants to get Russian authorities to reclassify their killings.

ITA >>>


      SPANISH REPORT LINKS PAKISTAN TO TALIBAN
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     MADRID, Spain –– A report marked confidential and bearing the official seal of Spain‘s Defense Ministry charges that Pakistan‘s spy service was helping arm Taliban insurgents in 2005 for assassination plots against the Afghan government.

The report, which was obtained by Cadena Ser radio >>>


      SUSPECTED US MISSILE STRIKE KILLS 6 IN PAKISTAN
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– A missile strike by a suspected U.S. drone killed at least six people in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, two Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

American forces recently ramped up cross–border operations against Taliban and al–Qaida m >>>


      THAILAND: NO PLAN TO TREAT N. KOREANS AS REFUGEES
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     BANGKOK, Thailand –– Thailand has no plans to treat North Koreans fleeing their country as political refugees, the Thai Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, rejecting an idea reportedly suggested by South Korea‘s president.

A lawmaker from South Korea‘s ruling Grand National Party said Tuesd >>>


      TROPICAL STORM MARIE FORMS OVER THE PACIFIC
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     MEXICO CITY –– The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Marie has formed over the Pacific, hundreds of miles southwest of the Baja California Peninsula.

Hurricane specialist Richard Pasch says the storm is expected to move further out to sea and poses no threat to land.

Marie becam >>>


      U.S. ENVOY LOOKS TO SAVE NUCLEAR DEAL IN NORTH KOREA
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SEOUL (Reuters) – A senior U.S. envoy traveled to North Korea on Wednesday with a possible compromise to rescue a faltering nuclear disarmament deal and also prevent Pyongyang from rebuilding a plant that made weapons–grade plutonium.

Over the past several weeks, North Korea has begun to revive a So >>>


      US ENVOY TAKES NEW NUCLEAR PROPOSAL TO NKOREA
      Washington Post, 01-10-2008
     SEOUL, South Korea –– Washington‘s top nuclear negotiator took a new proposal to North Korea on Wednesday to try to salvage a derailed disarmament pact amid reported signs of activity around the communist country‘s nuclear test site.

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Christopher Hill dro >>>


      CARING FOR THE ELDERLY AT FAMILIES
      Nhan Dan, 01-10-2008
     Mrs Le Thi Ngot (middle) receives thoughtful care from her daughter–in–law.

Nhan Dan – Vietnam now has about 7.'4 million old people, accounting for '.45% of the population. Some 21% of them live alone or in couples alone and one third are living in poverty, so they need the community& >>>


      CONGRATULATIONS ON CHINA‘S NATIONAL DAY
      Nhan Dan, 01-10-2008
     Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, State President Nguyen Minh Triet, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong have extended congratulations to their Chinese counterparts on China‘s 5'th National Day (October 1).

In their messages sent to Chinese Party General >>>


      ECONOMY GROWS 6.52% AMID GLOBAL CRISIS
      Nhan Dan, 01-10-2008
     The two–day regular meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, heard Minister of Planning and Investment Vo Hong Phuc report that the gross domestic product grew 6.52% in the first nine months of the year. He said the rate was slower than the same period last year, but showed encouraging signs in the wake >>>


      STATE LEADER WELCOMES NEWLY–ACCREDITED AMBASSADORS
      Nhan Dan, 01-10-2008
     State President Nguyen Minh Triet received the newly–accredited Mongolian, Canadian and Australian ambassadors in Hanoi on September 30, after they presented credentials to him earlier the same day.

President Triet told the Mongolian Ambassador Palam Sundev that during his official visit to Mongolia next >>>


      STATE PRESIDENT PRAISES GARMENT BUSINESSES
      Nhan Dan, 01-10-2008
     President Triet and representatives of outstanding businesses.

President Nguyen Minh Triet has commended the textile and garment sector on its great development achievement and rising prestigious trademarks abroad.

President Triet was receiving 51 representatives of outstanding Vietnamese textile and g >>>


      STORM MEKKHALA HITS CENTRAL REGION
      Nhan Dan, 01-10-2008
     A ship with three sailors swept away by turbulent waves.

Storm Mekkhala attacked the central region including Ha Tinh and Quang Binh central province on September 30, leaving eight people dead, three people missing and 11 others injured, according to initial reports.

Con Co Island Quang Tri province, s >>>


      VIETNAM PRAISED FOR SOCIO–ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
      Nhan Dan, 01-10-2008
     Deputy PM Khiem meets US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Leaders from other countries and international organisations have again appreciated the socio–economic achievements made by Vietnam in recent years and expressed their belief in the country‘s economic prospect.

Deputy Prime Minis >>>


      "Adoro los tacones. Total, ¡no me voy a torcer el tobillo!"
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Imposible comenzar puntual una comida con Teresa Perales, al menos en Zaragoza. La cita es en la céntrica calle de Cádiz, donde la presencia de la nadadora paralímpica origina un alboroto que ya quisiera David Bisbal. Las cinco medallas en Pekín, sumadas a las 1 >>>


      "Hemos cambiado de referentes"
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Andrés Iniesta, de 24 años, ha madurado y el fútbol, Josep Guardiola y el Barcelona lo celebran. Casi de madrugada, en el aeropuerto del Prat, antes de viajar a Donetsk para enfrentarse hoy al Shakhtar (20.45, Canal +), pasea con cara dormida. Muy cerca, Guardiola firma autógrafos. De niño, dormía con una foto sobre su cama de quien ahora >>>


      "Igual que yo sufro jet lag, las bacterias tienen su reloj interno"
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     En el año 2000, Michael Elowitz hizo el primer oscilador genético sintético, un reloj biológico construido a partir del diseño de un nuevo circuito genético dentro de una célula. Demostró que, al igual que las personas tienen un reloj biológico que sufre por los cambios horarios, las células calculan el tiempo y pueden sincronizarse para >>>


      "Los años treinta serán el núcleo de la colección permanente"
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Cuando Manuel Borja-Villel anunció el pasado abril que había fichado como subdirectora de Conservación, Investigación y Difusión del Museo Reina Sofía a Lynne Cooke, directora artística de la Dia Art Foundation de Nueva York, una de las instituciones más prestigiosas en arte contemporáneo, aseguró que eso era una "señal de normalización" >>>


      "Siempre estará ahí Raulito"
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     el entrenador del Atlético, que recibe hoy (20.45, Canal+ 2) al Olympique de Marsella con las bajas de Maniche, Simão, Forlán y Seitaridis. "Al menos, nos queda Raúl García. Su presencia en el campo es incuestionable, máxime en encuentros tan complicados. ¿Sabe por qué? Porque, por encima de todo, es un jugador de equipo y siempre da el cal >>>


      147 hindúes mueren en una estampida
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Al menos 147 personas murieron ayer en la India aplastadas por una estampida que se desató cuando decenas de miles de peregrinos accedían a un templo hindú en el comienzo de una de las fiestas religiosas más importantes del año. Los hechos ocurrieron en el Estado de Rajastán, al noroeste del país, cuando la peregrinación ascendía al templo >>>


      Apostatar para nada
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Se acabó la apostasía, al menos de momento. El Tribunal Supremo ha anulado una sentencia que instó al Arzobispado de Valencia a anotar, junto a la inscripción del bautismo de Manuel B. G., su rechazo de la religión católica, en ejercicio del derecho de cancelación que le reconoce la Ley de Protección de Datos. Hasta ahora los tribunales y l >>>


      Baviera agrieta la gran coalición
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Las consecuencias de la debacle electoral de la Unión Social Cristiana (CSU) en las elecciones bávaras del domingo han llegado a Berlín. Tras la dimisión ayer de Erwin Huber como presidente del partido hermano de la Unión Demócrata Cristiana (CDU) de Angela Merkel, le sucederá el ministro de Agricultura, Horst Seehofer. El partido bávaro co >>>


      Clarinazo en Austria
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     La Unión Europea impuso un cordón sanitario a Austria hace ocho años, cuando la extrema derecha de Jörg Haider se incorporó al Gobierno. Tal posibilidad ha dejado de existir, entre otros motivos porque posiciones populistas e incluso neofascistas, consideradas inaceptables hace unos años, han tomado carta de naturaleza en el discurso políti >>>


      Condenados a soplar
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Un alcohólico reincidente no dejará de conducir por más que lo ordene una sentencia judicial o la autoridad administrativa. Por eso la intención de la Fiscalía de Seguridad Vial y del Ministerio del Interior es poner en marcha antes de fin de año una prueba piloto de instalación de sistemas de bloqueo (llamados alcolock) en los vehículos de >>>


      Contra la reincidencia
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     El Comité de Competición de la Federación Española de Fútbol aplazó ayer la toma de cualquier decisión sobre los incidentes del clásico Espanyol-Barça del pasado sábado, durante el que el lanzamiento de bengalas por parte de los Boixos Nois -cinco de ellos han ingresado en prisión preventiva provocó 12 heridos y la interrupción del partido. >>>


      Defensa reducirá las tropas españolas en el exterior
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     España remodelará, y seguramente reducirá, en los próximos meses su participación en operaciones militares en el exterior. Así se deduce de la comparecencia que ayer realizó en el Senado la ministra de Defensa, Carme Chacón. Ésta anunció que, en la reunión que hoy inician en Deauville (Francia) los ministros de Defensa de la UE, propondrá d >>>


      Detenidos en Pamplona cuatro jóvenes por kale borroka vinculados a SEGI
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Cuatro óvenes vinculados a la organización ilegalizada SEGI (organización juvenil de la izquierda abertzale) han sido detenidos esta noche en una operación llevada a cabo por la Policía Nacional en las localidades navarras de Pamplona y Barañaín, por su presunta participación en actividades de Kale borroka o violencia callejera. La not >>>


      Dos narcos a los que Garzón dejó libres piden volver a prisión
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Dos presuntos narcotraficantes turcos, Sahin Eren y Erden Vardar, a los que el juez Baltasar Garzón tuvo que dejar en libertad por un error en el cómputo de la prisión preventiva, según publicó El Mundo, solicitaron ayer el reingreso en prisión debido a la situación de indigencia que padecen. Baltasar Garzón Leal A FONDO Nacimiento: 26-1 >>>


      El campo argentino anuncia una nueva huelga
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Las principales entidades agropecuarias de Argentina han anunciado una nueva huelga comercial en protesta por la falta de respuestas del Gobierno a los problemas del sector. El paro comenzará a primera hora del viernes 3 de octubre y concluirá la medianoche del miércoles 8 de octubre. CRISTINA FERNÁNDEZ DE KIRCHNER A FONDO Nacimiento: 1& >>>


      El equipo de campaña de McCain llama a Obama "hipócrita" en un vídeo en Internet
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     La guerra por los votos de los candidatos presidenciales a la Casa Blanca también se libra en Internet. El equipo del candidato republicano a la Casa Blanca John McCain ha difundido un spot publicitario en el que llama a su rival en la lucha por la presidencia, Barack Obama, "hipócrita" y critica la actitud del senador por Illinois al ataca >>>


      El modelo privatizador
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     La corriente privatizadora de la sanidad pública, tan ponderada en la comunidad madrileña por la presidenta Aguirre, no sólo entraña riesgos en déficit de medios y personal que irán en detrimento del paciente. Yo lo interpreto como un saqueo a cara descubierta. Se mete la mano en la caja de todos para que unos pocos hagan el negocio redondo >>>


      El paro atenaza los Presupuestos
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Los nubarrones económicos han convertido el desempleo en la segunda prioridad presupuestaria para el año próximo. Si se excluyen las pensiones, no hay ninguna otra partida en los Presupuestos de 200' con tanto peso como las prestaciones de paro, que acaparan casi 20.000 millones de euros. Esta cantidad se aproxima a lo que gasta el Esta >>>


      El proyecto filantrópico de Paul Newman seguirá vivo
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     ); //--> Miércoles, 1/10/2008, 05:53 h Gente y TV Inicio Internacional España Deportes Economía Tecnología Cultura Gente y TV Sociedad Opinión Blogs Participa ELPAIS.com > Gente y TV REPORTAJE El proyecto filantrópico de Paul Newman seguirá vivo El actor ha repartido 175 millones en los últimos años DAVID ALANDETE - Washington - 01/10/ >>>


      El Senado someterá hoy a votación el plan de rescate financiero de Bush
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     El Senado de Estados Unidos someterá este martes a votación el plan de rescate financiero de 700.000 millones de dólares propuesto por el Gobierno del presidente George W. Bush. La decisión se ha tomado tras el acuerdo alcanzado este martes por el líder de la mayoría demócrata, Harry Reid, y el de la minoría republicana, Mitch McConnell, qu >>>


      Ferlosio contra la historia universal
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Un manojo de folios escritos a mano en los que el escritor, nacido en Roma hace 81 años, se limita, dice, a describir los dos rasgos principales de su escritura: "La frase larga y la superficialidad". Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio A FONDO Nacimiento: 1'27 Lugar: (Roma) Ver cobertura completa La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otro >>>


      Hallados dos nuevos cadáveres en Tijuana relacionados con el narcotráfico
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Los cuerpos de dos personas se han encontrado este martes en la ciudad mexicana de Tijuana, fronteriza con Estados Unidos. Además, se han hallado restos de al menos tres personas disueltos en barriles metálicos con ácido. El suceso se ha registrado un día después del hallazgo de 17 cadáveres en la misma zona, afectada por la ola de viole >>>


      La provocación no es lo que era
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     La nueva edición del Premio Turner vuelve a tener como objetivo confeso el suscitar un (muy recurrente) debate sobre los derroteros que tomará el arte contemporáneo, aunque la selección de sus cuatro finalistas ha sido recibida por el grueso de la crítica británica cuanto menos como insípida. Esto es arte FOTOS - EFE - 30-0'-2008 31. >>>


      La vocal del PNV en el Poder Judicial será la llave de la comisión disciplinaria
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     La vocal nacionalista del PNV Margarita Uría tendrá la llave en la comisión disciplinaria del nuevo Consejo del Poder Judicial (la que estudia en primera instancia las sanciones a los jueces). Dos vocales propuestos por el PSOE (Miguel Carmona y José Manuel Gómez Benítez) y otros dos por el PP (Gemma Gallego y Pío Aguirre; éste, como presid >>>


      Las fortalezas de la banca española
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     ¿Voy a tener que sacar mi dinero del banco o de mi caja? ¿Puede quebrar o ser intervenida alguna entidad española como está ocurriendo en Estados Unidos, Inglaterra, Francia y Bélgica? Estas son dos preguntas habituales cuando alguien se cruza con un empleado de banca o cuando un oyente llama a la radio en un programa especializado. Cr >>>


      Los mercados aún confían en el rescate
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Los mercados y los responsables políticos parecieron recuperar ayer cierta serenidad para salir del pozo de incertidumbre en el que todo el mundo quedó tras el rechazo por la Cámara de Representantes de EE UU del plan de rescate financiero presentado por el Gobierno de George Bush. El Senado someterá hoy a votación el plan de rescate fin >>>


      Los municipios se alzan contra las cuentas
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Un baño de realismo. Eso encontraron ayer los responsables de comunidades autónomas y ayuntamientos cuando se pusieron a estudiar el proyecto de Presupuestos 200' entregado por el ministro Pedro Solbes en el Congreso. El mensaje es claro: no es momento para pedir más dinero. Las comunidades, que llevan meses exigiendo más financiació >>>


      Los visados para construcción de viviendas caen un 58,1% hasta julio
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     El número de visados solicitados para construir nuevas viviendas cayó un 58,1% en los siete primeros meses del año en comparación con el mismo periodo de 2007, hasta situarse en 188.046 unidades, según datos del Ministerio de Fomento. El mercado inmobiliario A FONDO Ver cobertura completa La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otr >>>


      Montilla reclama a CiU que no boicotee el pacto de financiación
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Se acabaron los órdagos, los ultimatos y las declaraciones de trazo grueso. El presidente de la Generalitat de Cataluña, José Montilla, preparó ayer el escenario para el acuerdo en materia de financiación autonómica al asegurar que su Gabinete defenderá con firmeza pero "sin maximalismos" lo que establece el Estatuto catalán. Montilla quiso >>>


      Muere apuñalada la dueña de una tienda de artículos eróticos en Alicante
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     La propietaria de una tienda de artículos eróticos del centro de Alicante ha fallecido apuñalada en el interior de su establecimiento en circunstancias que se investigan, aunque los primeros indicios parecen descartar un episodio de violencia machista, han informado fuentes policiales. La noticia en otros webs webs en español en otros >>>


      Ni frenos ni contrapesos
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Las Cortes Constituyentes reforzaron en 1'78 el sistema de frenos y contrapesos propio de la democracia representativa con dos instituciones de naturaleza contramayoritaria: el Consejo General del Poder Judicial (CGPJ), órgano de gobierno de la magistratura, y -sobre todo- el Tribunal Constitucional (TC), intérprete supremo de la norma >>>


      No es suficiente
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     El vicepresidente Pedro Solbes presentó ayer unos Presupuestos Generales del Estado para 200' elaborados para reactivar la maltrecha situación de la economía española. Como prueba del carácter anticíclico de las cuentas públicas, Solbes esgrimió el déficit del 1,'% del PIB, el crecimiento en dos puntos de la deuda pública, hasta sit >>>


      Resurrección editorial
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Andy Warhol no sólo creó el culto a su propia celebridad. El neoyorquino también inventó un instrumento para que los famosos como él tuvieran un lugar en el que ser venerados: la revista Interview. Aquel magazine que en 1'6' marcó el principio de una era editorial, resucitó poderoso el mes pasado tras varias crisis existenciales -fr >>>


      Tijeretazo al gasto militar
      El Pais, 01-10-2008
     Las vacas flacas por la crisis se han cebado fundamentalmente en los programas de gasto de Defensa y la investigación militar además de las subvenciones al transporte. Frente a las fuertes caídas en esas políticas, el Gobierno propone, por razones obvias, un aumento de gasto muy importante para atender a la creciente masa de desempleados. A >>>



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