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      ‘SMOOT‘ MEASUREMENT REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AT MIT
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –– The father of a measurement known as the "Smoot" returned Saturday to be honored at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the school where he and his fraternity brothers invented it 50 years ago.

Oliver Smoot was the shortest pledge in the Lambda Chi Alpha fraterni >>>


      AIRLINES OUTSOURCE REPAIRS AT GREATER RATE
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     Nine major U.S. airlines are farming out aircraft maintenance at twice the rate of four years ago and hire outside contractors for more than 70 percent of major work, the Transportation Department‘s inspector general says. Contractors overseas handled one–quarter of the outsourced maintenance.

Inves >>>


      ANALYSIS: PALIN‘S WORDS MAY BACKFIRE ON MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn‘t see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign.

And though she may have scored a political hit each time, he >>>


      BRITISH COMMANDER CALLS DEFEAT OF TALIBAN UNLIKELY
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     LONDON, Oct. 4 –– The senior British commander in Afghanistan reportedly told a London newspaper that a "decisive military victory" over the Taliban is impossible and it is necessary to "lower our expectations." "We‘re not going to win this war," the Sunday Times newspaper >>>


      CAMPAIGNS GET PERSONAL, MCCAIN CALLED ‘ERRATIC‘
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Democrat Barack Obama‘s campaign called his Republican rival "erratic" in a television commercial released Sunday as both campaigns stepped up personal attacks.

"Our financial system in turmoil," an announcer says in the ad. "And John McCain? Erratic in a >>>


      CARP DIE–OFF IN CLEAR LAKE CREATES STENCH
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     LAKEPORT, Calif. –– Thousands of dead carp in Clear Lake in California have Lake County residents holding their noses.

Officials are testing the fish for disease to try to determine the cause of the die–off, which began about a week ago and has littered the lake‘s shores with carcasses.< >>>


      CONTEST PAIRS HORSE TRAINERS WITH WILD MUSTANGS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     DOUGLAS, Wyo. –– As a Johnny Cash tune played over the loudspeakers, horse trainer Gary Main Jr. coaxed Victory through a display of discipline and skill inside the Wyoming State Fair arena.

Hundreds of potential horse buyers looked on as Victory stopped on a dime, backed up on command and trotted a >>>


      COOL REUNION AS SEN. STEVENS‘ EX–FRIEND TESTIFIES
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Bill Allen affectionately referred to the outings as "boot camp." It was a time when he and Sen. Ted Stevens, R–Alaska, would retreat together to a desert location where they gave up hard liquor and heavy food for wine and light meals. The idea, Allen said, was to do lots of wal >>>


      DIOCESE TO BREAK FROM EPISCOPAL CHURCH
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     MONROEVILLE, Pa., Oct. 4 –– Clergy and lay members of the theologically conservative Pittsburgh diocese voted overwhelmingly Saturday to break from the liberal Episcopal Church.

The Pittsburgh diocese, on a 240 to 102 vote, voted to leave the U.S. church amid disagreement over biblical teachings on >>>


      FOSSETT PLANE RECOVERY MIGHT NOT RESUME THIS YEAR
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. –– California officials say recovery efforts around the site of adventurer Steve Fossett‘s downed plane might not resume until summer.

Snowfall ended the search in the Sierra Nevada on Friday. Madera County Sheriff‘s Department spokeswoman Erica Stuart says she does >>>


      GAY ELDERS‘ DISTINCTIVE CHALLENGES GET CLOSER LOOK
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– Frank Carter was once a globe–trotting professional dancer; his world is smaller now. He battles multiple health problems, walks with a cane and rarely leaves his compact Manhattan apartment.

As an 86–year–old gay man, with no family nearby and many acquaintances long s >>>


      HOLLYWOOD GOES POLITICAL AS ELECTION NEARS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood is coming out this fall with a slew of political movies that hit all the hot–button topics as the tight U.S. presidential campaign nears its climax.

From religion to patriotism, gay rights and the presidency of George W. Bush, directors are wearing their political c >>>


      ICE SLOW TO DEPORT DETAINED
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     By Nick Miroff and Josh WhiteWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, October 5, 2008; A01 Illegal immigrants detained as part of the stepped–up enforcement effort in Virginia stay in the country far longer than they should because of a detention and deportation system beset by waste and dysfunction, according to lawy >>>


      IN THE END, O.J. SIMPSON COMES UP A LOSER IN VEGAS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     LAS VEGAS –– In a city where luck means everything, O.J. Simpson came out the big loser _ and his unlucky number in a case full of bizarre twists was 13.

He was convicted of an armed robbery that happened on Sept. 13 and was found guilty on the 13th anniversary of his Los Angeles murder acquittal.>>>


      MCCAIN‘S BROTHER SAYS N. VA. ‘COMMUNIST COUNTRY‘
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     AM WASHINGTON –– Republican presidential candidate John McCain‘s brother made an apparent joke at a campaign rally this weekend that might not play well in parts of newly competitive Virginia.

Joe McCain, speaking at an event in support of his brother, called two Democratic–leaning areas >>>


      MCCAIN–OBAMA TIE POSSIBLE IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – What if it‘s a tie? A handful of battleground states are likely to determine the November 4 U.S. presidential election and it‘s possible that Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama could split them in a manner that leaves each just short of victory.

If that hap >>>


      MORTGAGE FORGIVEN FOR WOMAN, '0, WHO SHOT HERSELF
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     AKRON, Ohio –– Mortgage finance company Fannie Mae said it is forgiving the mortgage debt of a '0–year–old woman who shot herself in the chest as sheriff‘s deputies attempted to evict her.

Addie Polk‘s plight was cited by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D–Ohio, on Friday befo >>>


      NEWSPAPER POLL SHOWS OBAMA UP 7 POINTS IN OHIO
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     COLUMBUS, Ohio –– A new poll suggests Barack Obama has a seven–point lead over John McCain in Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch says Sunday that Obama leads 4' percent to 42 percent among likely voters in the important battleground state.

The newspaper‘s poll was conducted Sept. 2 >>>


      ONUS ON MCCAIN TO TURN PRESIDENTIAL RACE HIS WAY
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– One month before Election Day, Barack Obama sits atop battleground polls in a shrinking playing field, the economic crisis is breaking his way and he has made progress toward winning the White House.

The onus is on Republican John McCain to turn the race around under exceptionally chal >>>


      RI SCHOOLS REQUIRED TO TEACH ABOUT DATING VIOLENCE
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. –– Ann Burke saw signs of trouble with her daughter‘s boyfriend.

He‘d incessantly call her at night, keep her from her family, and, ultimately, physically abuse her during a tumultuous relationship that ended with her death three years ago.

Burke‘s 23 >>>


      SALMONELLA SICKENS PEOPLE IN 12 STATES
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The government is urging consumers to thoroughly cook frozen chicken dinners after 32 people in 12 states were sickened with salmonella poisoning.

The health warning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture cited frozen dishes in which the chicken is raw, but breaded or pre–browned, >>>


      SCANDAL–PLAGUED JEFFERSON HEADS TO NOVEMBER RUNOFF
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     NEW ORLEANS –– U.S. Rep. William Jefferson overcame the stigma of a federal bribery indictment in Louisiana‘s Democratic primary on Saturday, garnering enough votes in his New Orleans–based congressional district to secure a spot in a Nov. 4 runoff.

Jefferson, seeking his 10th term in Co >>>


      SCIENTISTS DELVE INTO LADYBUG MYSTERY
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     ITHACA, N.Y. –– The nine–spotted ladybug was considered so common, charismatic and crop–friendly that it was adopted in 1'8' as New York‘s official state insect.

As it turns out, the species may have disappeared from the state nearly two decades before that. Recent surveys >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     AM –– Most of the East was expected to remain dry Sunday, while showers and thunderstorms were forecast for the northern Rockies, the Great Basin, the Southwest and the central and southern Plains.

Snow and rain were forecast for the higher elevations of Utah and western Colorado. Showers were predi >>>


      VENUS FLYTRAPS CAUGHT IN SHRINKING NATURAL HABITAT
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     GREEN SWAMP PRESERVE, N.C. –– Laura Gadd pauses at the edge of a pristine savanna, delicately lifting her feet to avoid trampling any venus flytraps hidden underfoot.

Buried below wisps of wire grass, a few of the plants advertise their presence with a single white flower _ perched atop a long stem >>>


      BUSH VISITS BOYHOOD TEXAS HOME
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     MIDLAND, Tex., Oct. 4 –– Nearly eight years ago, 15,000 well–wishers crowded downtown Midland for a rousing send–off to favorite son George W. Bush, who was on his way to Washington to become the nation‘s 43rd president.

Bush returned to this windswept West Texas oil city Saturday >>>


      IN ORDEAL AS CAPTIVE, CHARACTER WAS SHAPED
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     HANOI The lake into which John McCain parachuted after his Navy plane was shot down is now surrounded by chic restaurants, cellphone stores and motorcycle dealerships. The prison camp where he confessed to being a "black criminal" has been turned into a multiplex cinema showing garish American movies.

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      OBAMA, MCCAIN SATURATING VA. WITH TV ADS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     RICHMOND –– Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are spending nearly $300,000 a day on local television advertising in Virginia, according to an independent analyst, with Obama far outspending McCain as they gear up for the final month of the presidential campaign.

With Democrats and Rep >>>


      PALIN SEIZES ON OBAMA‘S AYERS TIES
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     By Michael AbramowitzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, October 5, 2008; A10 SEDONA, Ariz., Oct. 4 –– GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin opened a new assault on Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing the Democratic presidential nominee of being "someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal ar >>>


      POOREST FEEL DOWNTURN AS DONATIONS FALL
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– For Citymeals–on–Wheels, a nonprofit group that delivers food to homebound New Yorkers, the Wall Street crisis already means 100,000 fewer meals will be delivered to people who need them.

One day this spring, the group lost about $500,000 it expected from employees of Bear St >>>


      STANDARD WARFARE MAY BE ECLIPSED BY NATION–BUILDING
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     A16 The Army on Monday will unveil an unprecedented doctrine that declares nation–building missions will probably become more important than conventional warfare and defines "fragile states" that breed crime, terrorism and religious and ethnic strife as the greatest threat to U.S. national security.
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      U.S. FISCAL CRISIS SEEMS TO HAVE ALTERED POLITICAL MAP
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     By Anne E. Kornblut and Dan BalzWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, October 5, 2008; A10 The faltering economy has left Sen. John McCain on the political defensive, altering the landscape in many of the most important battleground states and providing a series of avenues for Sen. Barack Obama to claim the 270 electoral >>>


      A DOZEN NEW FAMILIES AND CONSTRUCTION NOISE
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     NEW DELHI –– One morning, I awoke to find that we had 60 new neighbors. And most of them had brought their own sledgehammers. They were laborers hired to knock down a three–story house of reinforced cement and build a grander one in its place.

Our days and nights have been filled with noise: p >>>


      ALGERIAN OFFICIALS: BABY FOUND ALIVE AFTER FLOODS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     PM ALGIERS, Algeria –– A baby was found alive by rescuers after spending four days in a pool of mud following flash floods that killed at least 41 people in central Algeria this week, a local official said Sunday.

"It‘s a miracle, really a miracle to find it alive after all this time,&quo >>>


      AS THE NEW INDIA RISES, SO DO SLUMS OF LABORERS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     GURGAON, India –– Rubbing the cement dust from her eyes, Gudiya, a 10–year–old girl with braids and a torn frilly dress, weaved her way through a column of women in tattered cotton saris hauling bricks on their heads. She slipped into a labyrinth of ramshackle shelters in this New Delhi suburb, h >>>


      BRITISH COMMANDER: WAR IN AFGHANISTAN CANNOT BE WON
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     LONDON (Reuters) – Britain‘s commander in Afghanistan has said the war against the Taliban cannot be won, the Sunday Times reported.

It quoted Brigadier Mark Carleton–Smith as saying in an interview that if the Taliban were willing to talk, then that might be "precisely the sort of progre >>>


      CURFEW IMPOSED IN INDIAN KASHMIR AHEAD OF RALLY
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     SRINAGAR, India –– Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Indian Kashmir early Sunday ahead of a pro–independence rally called by separatists as thousands of government forces patrolled the Himalayan region‘s main city.

Police drove through neighborhoods in the disputed region befor >>>


      CURFEW IN INDIAN KASHMIR AHEAD OF INDEPENDENCE RALLY
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – Indian authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in Kashmir Sunday ahead of a pro–independence rally by separatists, the latest in a string of anti–India protests in the disputed Himalayan region.

Police using loudspeakers mounted on vehicles told people to remain in >>>


      EGYPT‘S FOREIGN, ENERGY MINISTERS VISIT BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     BAGHDAD –– Egypt‘s foreign minister is making a one–day stop in Baghdad, the first such visit in nearly two decades.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit held talks with his Iraqi counterpart and Iraq‘s prime minister.

Egypt‘s Foreign Ministry said the visit S >>>


      FRANCE URGES ISRAEL NOT TO ATTACK IRAN
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has urged Israel not to launch a military strike against Iran‘s nuclear program, an Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday Kouchner, in the region for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, urged the Jewish state to continue to support Western >>>


      GUNMEN KILL MAYOR OF RESORT TOWN NEAR MEXICO CITY
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Hooded gunmen firing automatic weapons shot dead the mayor of a popular resort town near the Mexican capital on Saturday in an apparent drug gang attack, Mexican media said.

The killers opened fire on a car carrying Salvador Vergara, mayor of the town of Ixtapan de la Sal, and hit >>>


      HONG KONG FINDS MELAMINE IN CADBURY CANDIES
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     HONG KONG –– Hong Kong authorities says tests have showed the amount of melamine in Britain‘s Cadbury chocolate and cookies exceed a safe level for human consumption.

The two contaminated samples announced Sunday are among a list of 11 Chinese–made products being recalled in parts of Asi >>>


      IN BANGKOK, POLITICS WITH A PUNCH
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     By Tim JohnstonSpecial to The Washington PostSunday, October 5, 2008; A16 BANGKOK –– It is rare that a politician so completely lives up to his billing.

Across Bangkok, the face of Chuwit Kamolvisit –– former massage parlor king and self–confessed briber of police –– sc >>>


      ISRAEL‘S LIVNI SAYS COMMITTED TO PEACE TALKS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, in her first policy address since being nominated to form Israel‘s next government, voiced on Sunday her commitment to continue peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

"Annapolis will continue," Livni said, referring to a U.S.–spo >>>


      ISRAELIS SEE DELAY IN IRAN–RUSSIA MISSILE DEAL
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Iran has not received Russia‘s advanced S–300 anti–aircraft system yet though the countries are still discussing a purchase, Israeli defense sources said on Sunday, revising earlier statements that a deal was imminent.

The S–300 would help Tehran fend off any I >>>


      NO JOINT EUROPEAN STRATEGY ON BANKS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     PARIS, Oct. 4 –– The leaders of Europe‘s four largest economic powers vowed Saturday to protect their banks from the continuing reverberations of the increasingly global financial crisis but could not agree on a common Europe–wide strategy.

Unlike the United States, which last week commi >>>


      OFFICIALS SAY TALIBAN MAD OVER ALLEGED US STRIKE
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan –– The Taliban are unusually angry about the latest suspected U.S. missile strike in Pakistan, a sign a top militant may have died in the attack, officials and residents said Sunday amid reports the death toll rose by two to 24.

Elsewhere in Pakistan‘s northwest, an >>>


      OIL DELTA MILITANTS SAY NIGERIAN HOSTAGES FREED
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     LAGOS (Reuters) – The main militant group in Nigeria‘s oil–producing Niger Delta said on Sunday it had released around 1' Nigerian oil workers kidnapped last month but was still holding two Britons and a Ukrainian.

"The Nigerian hostages rescued from pirates by the Movement for the Em >>>


      PAKISTANIS EYE US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– A Pakistani wish list for the next U.S. president might read something like this: an end to cross–border strikes on militants, more aid for the country‘s battered economy and greater support for its elected government.

But few people here expect to be satisfied who >>>


      POLITICS AT THE FIVE–AND–DIME
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     By Anne HullWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, October 5, 2008; A01 FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. –– Pam Fleck has just finished vacuuming and scrubbing her mobile home into potpourri perfection when her phone rings and it‘s her sister, Sherry. Sherry lives over in Brighton. She drives a school bus, likes t >>>


      POPE DECRIES GODLESS NATURE OF MODERN SOCIETIES
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     ROME –– Pope Benedict XVI warned Sunday that modern culture is pushing God out of people‘s lives, causing nations once rich in religious faith to lose their identities.

Benedict celebrated a Mass in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls to open a worldwide meeting of bishops on the releva >>>


      RICE SAYS US NOT TRYING TO UNDERMINE RUSSIA
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     ASTANA, Kazakhstan –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday rejected any suggestion that U.S. efforts to build closer ties to this former Soviet republic are meant to undermine Russian influence in Central Asia.

"This is not a zero–sum game," she told reporters flying with he >>>


      RUSSIAN TROOPS BEGIN DISMANTLING GEORGIA POSTS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     AM NADARBAZEVI, Georgia –– Russian troops began dismantling positions Sunday in the so–called security zones inside Georgia they have occupied since August‘s brief but intense war, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said.

The moves came as Russia faced a Friday deadline for pulling ba >>>


      SOMALI PIRATES STARE DOWN GLOBAL SUPERPOWERS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     PM NAIROBI, Kenya –– With a Russian frigate closing in and a half–dozen U.S.

warships within shouting distance, the pirates holding a tanker off Somalia‘s coast might appear to have no other choice than to wave the white flag.

But that‘s not how it works in Somalia, a fail >>>


      STRONG EARTHQUAKE HITS CENTRAL ASIA
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     BISHKEK (Reuters) – A strong earthquake hit Central Asia on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of destruction or casualties, the U.S.

Geological Survey and the Kyrgyz emergencies ministry said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a 6.3–magnitude earthquake struck 35 miles east of Sary&n >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 10 IRAQIS DURING U.S. RAID
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest during a U.S. raid in northern Iraq on Sunday killing 10 Iraqis and the bomber, the U.S. military said.

Three women and three children were among those killed during the operation targeting a wanted man in Mosul, some 3'0 km (240 miles), >>>


      THAILAND SAYS CAMBODIA FIRED FIRST IN BORDER CLASH
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand accused Cambodia on Sunday of firing the first shots in a border incident in which three soldiers were wounded, saying it was "a brutal and aggressive act" that had violated friendly relations.

In a letter to the Cambodian government, Thailand‘s foreign ministr >>>


      TRADITION OF SWORN VIRGINS‘ DYING OUT IN ALBANIA
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     SHKODRA, Albania –– Drene Markgjoni spent 12 years in a hard–labor camp, punished for her fiance‘s attempt to flee Albania‘s regime, then one of the world‘s most repressive and isolationist. She swore she would never suffer like that for somebody else again.

She pledged to fo >>>


      TROPICAL STORM NORBERT FORMS OFF SOUTHERN MEXICO
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     MEXICO CITY –– The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Norbert is strengthening off Mexico‘s southern Pacific coast and could become a hurricane in the next 24 hours.

The center says Norbert is centered 215 miles (345 kilometers) south of the Zihuatanejo–Ixtapa resort area with >>>


      TURKISH WARPLANES BOMB KURD BASES IN NORTHERN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     ANKARA, Turkey –– The Turkish military says warplanes have bombed Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq.

The military says the bombs hit Iraq‘s Avasin Basyan region on Saturday after rebels had killed 15 Turkish soldiers in an attack the day before.

The planes have all safely returned >>>


      U.S. CONSIDERING DIPLOMATIC OUTPOST IN IRAN: RICE
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     ASTANA, Kazakhstan (Reuters) – The Bush administration is still considering setting up a diplomatic outpost in Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday.

Her comments appeared to contradict an Associated Press report that the administration, in its waning months in office, had shelved >>>


      UIGHUR DETAINEES MAY BE RELEASED TO U.S.
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     By Del Quentin WilberWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, October 5, 2008; A03 A federal judge is considering whether to order a group of detainees held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay released into the United States, in what would instantly become a landmark legal decision in the years–long battle ov >>>


      WORLD‘S HEAVIEST MAN HELPS ANOTHER OBESE MAN DIET
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     MONTERREY, Mexico –– When critically obese, bedridden Jose Luis Garza pleaded for help in shedding a few hundred pounds, he landed the world‘s biggest weight watcher.

Garza is getting diet advice from Manuel Uribe, a fellow Mexican who has been fighting to lose his title as the world‘s h >>>


      ZIMBABWE FACTIONS, FAR APART, RESUME CABINET TALKS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     HARARE, Zimbabwe –– Zimbabwe‘s political factions are back in talks but have yet to agree on a unity Cabinet.

President Robert Mugabe and his main rivals signed a power–sharing agreement last month brokered by former South African President Thabo Mbeki. Since then, though, they have made >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief Tags: Israel News "We are approaching a major economic crisis likely to affect workers and employers, unlike any in past decades," said Histadrut labor federation chairman Ofer Eini at the end of last week. In his first public comment >>>


      EXECUTIVE SALARY LIMITS MOVE AHEAD
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Sami Peretz Tags: Shelly Yachimovich The compensation paid by public companies to their top executives may be one of the first things to change in Israel as a result of the global financial crisis.

The bill proposed by MK Shelly Yachimovich (Labor) to limit executives‘ salaries is now gaining momentum >>>


      ISRAELI BANKS HAVE $50 BILLION FOREIGN EXPOSURE
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Sharon Shpurer Tags: banking, Financial crisis The five largest Israeli banks‘ exposure to overseas financial institutions is estimated at $50 billion. This sum makes up about 18% of their balance sheets, or about NIS '60 billion at the end of the second quarter, according to estimates from one bank. Betwee >>>


      THE BOTTOM LINE / THEY‘VE ALL GONE CRAZY
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Dafna Maor Tags: AIG, Israel News It is hard to understand why Congress did not immediately pass the U.S.

Treasury‘s emergency plan to save the financial sector. After wasting time dealing with specific problems like AIG, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fe >>>


      COMMENTATORS IN UNIFORM
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Haaretz Editorial Tags: Israel News, Terrorism In the wake of the terror attack on Professor Ze‘ev Sternhell, members of the government have engaged in an open competition – which one will more damningly condemn the extreme right and which will propose more stringent measures against the perpetrators who >>>


      THE BALKANS HAVE ARRIVED
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Akiva Eldar Tags: Palestinians, Tzipi Livni It is difficult to imagine that a veteran political hack and smart lawyer like Ehud Olmert did not understand that once Israel‘s prime minister loudly set the bar for an agreement with the Palestinians at the 1'67 borders, no Palestinian leader will settle for les >>>


      THE DEATH OF THE RIGHT
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Gideon Levy Tags: Israel News, Palestinians With neither sorrow nor grief it may be announced: The Israeli right is dead. After long and difficult death throes it has finally and laudably come to its end. The mercy killing was administered by one of its senior sons and princes, Ehud Olmert, but the prime minister&lsq >>>


      THE HOLLOW PYRAMID
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Ruth Sinai Tags: Israel News, elections Ricki Shay is competing against 12 men in Ashkelon‘s mayoral race. She is a teacher, the owner of a computer studies college with a doctorate in behavioral sciences, and mother of four children. She participates in workshops and meetings arranged by the Israel Women&lsquo >>>


      THE THIRD WORLD IN AMERICA
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Natasha Mozgovaya Tags: U.S. presidential elections A few days ago, the election campaign made a stop at a homeless shelter in Washington, a mere seven–minute walk from Capitol Hill. One of the rooms was decorated with red, white, and blue ribbons and atop the tables sat refreshments. A volunteer cracked that w >>>


      15 TURKISH SOLDIERS, 23 KURDS KILLED IN CROSS–BORDER CLASHES
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey – Fighting between Kurdish rebels and Turkey‘s army and air force in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq killed 15 soldiers and at least 23 insurgents, the military said yesterday, in the deadliest battle between the longtime enemies this year.

Prime Minister >>>


      ANALYSIS / IDF PLANS TO USE DISPROPORTIONATE FORCE IN NEXT WAR
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Amos Harel Tags: IAF, Second Lebanon War What will the next war look like? Recent statements from several senior Israeli military officials offer a surprising answer: Perhaps much like the last one.

Following on the Israel Defense Forces‘ failure in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the army is likely to re >>>


      ANALYSIS / WILL ISRAEL‘S NEXT WAR BE A REPEAT OF LEBANON 2006?
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Amos Harel Tags: IAF, Israel News, Hezbollah What will the next war look like? Recent statements from several senior Israeli military officials offer a surprising answer: Perhaps much like the last one.

Following on the Israel Defense Forces‘ failure in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the army is likely t >>>


      AS SON PREPARES TO ENLIST IN IDF, PALESTINIAN FATHER REFUSED ENTRY TO ISRAEL
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Ofra Edelman A., a resident of central Israel, was married for 25 years to M., a Palestinian man. All those years the couple lived in Israel, where they raised their five children. In 2000, as the Al–Aqsa Intifada broke out, M. was granted temporary residency under family reunification regulations.

But >>>


      DEPECHE MODE TO KICK OFF NEXT WORLD TOUR IN ISRAEL
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Noya Kohavi Advertisement Likewise, keyboardist Andrew Fletcher said during his solo D.J. performance at Tel Aviv‘s "Theater Club" last year that the band and its managers were interested in compensating fans for the 2006 cancellation.

Sources in the entertainment industry say that Israeli im >>>


      EU LEADERS SHORT ON SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS TO CRISIS
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By The Associated Press PARIS – Europe‘s four major powers called for the EU to give them a freer hand to tackle the global financial crisis, and they vowed yesterday to support their countries‘ banks.

But they stopped short of coming up with a U.S.–style bailout – reflecting divis >>>


      FRENCH FM TO HAARETZ: ISRAEL WILL ACT BEFORE IRAN GETS BOMB
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Aluf Benn and Barak Ravid Tags: Iran, Bernard Kouchner French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner dismisses the idea that even one nuclear bomb makes the Iranians immune to attack, he told Haaretz in an interview Friday.

"I honestly don‘t believe that it will give any immunity to Iran. First, becaus >>>


      HAIFA TO HOST 2010 EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN BIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Fadi Eyadat Haifa, which presently has virtually no designated bicycle paths, has been chosen to host the 2010 European Mountain Bike Championship.

During the city‘s film festival held during the Sukkot holiday last year, a local couple approached Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav at the city‘s Cinemateque >>>


      IAEA CALLS TO DISARM MIDEAST NUKES
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Reuters VIENNA – The U.N. nuclear assembly yesterday passed a resolution urging all Middle East nations to renounce atom bombs, in a vote most Arabs boycotted over amendments they felt took pressure off Israel.

The rare vote was 82–0 with 13 abstentions after days of wrangling between Israel and >>>


      ISRAEL: N. KOREA HELPED ARM 6 MIDEAST NATIONS
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Reuters VIENNA – Israel accused North Korea yesterday of providing weapons of mass destruction to six countries in the Middle East that ignored arms–control commitments.

This came as the 145–nation assembly of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, adop >>>


      LIVNI TO GIVE FIRST FOREIGN–POLICY SPEECH SINCE KADIMA WIN
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Barak Ravid Tags: Israel News, Foreign Policy Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will on Sunday give her first foreign–policy speech since winning the Kadima party primary last month.

She will address a Foreign Ministry conference on policy and strategy in Jerusalem, convening for the first of what is to be >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     The U.S. may waive its visa requirement for Israelis, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff told Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit during their meeting in Washington Thursday. Sheetrit sounded upbeat: "I received a positive signal from Secretary Chertoff and from Assistant Secretary of State William Bu >>>


      O.J. SIMPSON FOUND GUILTY OF ARMED ROBBERY, KIDNAPPING
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Thirteen years to the day after being acquitted of killing his wife and her friend in Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports–memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The 61–year–old former football star was c >>>


      OLMERT TO HEAD TO RUSSIA FOR TALKS ON MISSILES SALE TO IRAN
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent, and News Agencies Tags: Israel News, Iran, Russia The Israeli military establishment is becoming increasingly concerned over talks between Russia and Iran about the sale of S–300 antiaircraft missiles to Tehran. The deployment of these missiles would pose a major obstacle to >>>


      PM TO ASK RUSSIA TO HALT IRAN MISSILE SALE
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Haaretz Correspondent and Agencies , By Barak Ravid The military establishment is becoming increasingly concerned over talks between Russia and Iran about the sale of S–300 antiaircraft missiles to Tehran. The deployment of these missiles would pose a major obstacle to any Israel Air Force operation against Ira >>>


      POLICE TO APPEAL RELEASE OF SUSPECTS IN PHYSICIAN‘S MURDER
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Roni Singer–Heruti The state will appeal to the Supreme Court this morning against a lower court‘s decision on Friday to release the four suspects in the 2007 murder of Prof. David Niv. Judge Sarah Dotan of the Tel Aviv District Court on Friday morning turned down the police appeal against Thursday‘ >>>


      THEMARKER PROBE: MAJOR FLAWS FOUND IN MAINTENANCE OF IAF ATTACK AIRCRAFT
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Guy Leshem Tags: IAF, Israel News An investigation by TheMarker found serious flaws in the maintenance of the Israel Air Force‘s Skyhawk attack aircraft: The civilian contractor responsible for their upkeep failed to carry out essential checks and failed to report serious safety hazards.

The aircraft a >>>


      THREE KILLED IN WEEKEND ACCIDENTS
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     By Eli Ashkenazi, Yigal Hai and Fadi Eyadat Three people were killed in road accidents around the nation this weekend.

Two people were killed Friday night and two were injured in a head–on collision on Road 65, near Dovrat junction, east of Afula.

Advertisement Mohammad Hafez Zoabi and Qassem Zoa >>>


      WORLD BRIEFS
      Haaretz, 05-10-2008
     North Korea‘s official news agency says leader Kim Jong Il attended a football game in the capital in his first public appearance in more than a month.

The Korean Central News Agency reported yesterday that Kim watched a game held to mark the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the university named after >>>


      PM APPROVES US$1 BILLION PLAN TO BOOST LANGUAGE LEARNING
      Nhan Dan, 05-10-2008
     Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has just approved a VND 16 trillion (US$1 billion) project to promote second–and third–language skills among college and university students through 2020.

Created to enhance the job skills of graduates entering a competitive international market, the new scheme calls f >>>


      CONSEIL INTERMINISTÉRIEL Ŕ GHARDAĎA
      APS, 05-10-2008
      GHARDAIA– Le chef du Gouvernement, Ahmed Ouyahia, a entamé dimanche une visite dans la wilaya de Ghardaďa, durant laquelle il présidera un Conseil interministériel sur les inondations qui ont affecté récemment la région.

M. Ouyahia, accompagné de membres du gouvern >>>


      THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE AFGHAN MOTHERS
      Афганская пресса онлайн, 05-10-2008
     When the heavily pregnant woman had complications during labour, the villagers of Shattak faced a problem. The nearest hospital was 60km (37miles) away and they had no car.

"We got a ladder," says Abdul–Majid, the head of the village‘s health shura (council) recalling the incident over fou >>>


      CLINTON CALLS MCCAIN MIMIC‘ OF BUSH
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday called Republican presidential candidate John McCain not a maverick but a "mimic" of President Bush.

Clinton made the remarks at a Human Rights Campaign dinner, where she was filling in for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama >>>


      COLOMBIAN SINGER SHAKIRA LENDS SUPPORT TO OBAMA
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     CHICAGO –– Colombian superstar Shakira says Democrat Barack Obama is the best candidate for president, citing his leadership skills.

In a statement Saturday, the Grammy–winning pop artist said Obama can restore peace and the world‘s confidence in the United States. Obama faces Republican >>>


      EDWARDS: PASSION FOR HEALTH REFORM KEEPS ME GOING
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     NEW YORK –– Elizabeth Edwards said Saturday that her passion for reforming the nation‘s health care system has been "a great refuge" for her during the recent turmoil over her husband‘s extramarital affair.

Edwards, who has incurable breast cancer, also said medical tests this >>>


      LAWSUIT SEEKS TO PRESERVE PALIN E–MAILS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     ANCHORAGE, Alaska –– A critic of Gov. Sarah Palin is suing to try to force preservation of any government–related e–mails that Palin sent from private accounts.

Andree McLeod, a former state worker, filed the lawsuit against Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, in Anchorage >>>


      PALIN SAYS OBAMA ‘PALLING AROUND‘ WITH TERRORISTS
      Washington Post, 05-10-2008
     CARSON, Calif., –– Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Saturday accused Democrat Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists" because of an association with a former ‘60s radical, stepping up an effort to portray Obama as unacceptable to American voters.

Palin&l >>>



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