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      BUSH AND PUTIN FAIL TO RESOLVE MISSILE DIFFERENCES
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     AM SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – President George W. Bush and Russia‘s Vladimir Putin ended their last face–to–face meeting as heads of state on Sunday with warm words for each other but no solution to their row over missile defense.

With Putin to step down next month and Bush in the twiligh >>>


      BUSH, PUTIN FAIL TO RESOLVE MISSILE DIFFERENCES
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     AM SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – President George W. Bush and Russia‘s Vladimir Putin ended their last face–to–face meeting as heads of state on Sunday with warm words for each other but no solution to their row over missile defense.

With Putin to step down next month and Bush in the twiligh >>>


      COP: ROBBER LEFT NAME ON JOB APPLICATION
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     ATHENS, Ga. –– Police say they got a major clue to the identity of a suspect in the armed robbery of a convenience store _ his job application.

Investigators in Athens, Ga., say Demetrius Robinson filled out the application to kill time while waiting for the Golden Pantry store to empty of customers >>>


      COPS PEACEFULLY ENTER POLYGAMIST TEMPLE
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     ELDORADO, Texas –– Law enforcement agents entered an enormous temple on the grounds of a polygamist compound, but by Sunday morning they still had not found a 16–year–old girl whose initial report of abuse led to the raid.

"There were some tense moments last night, but everything ha >>>


      DRIVER CLIMBS ON ROOF OF VAN, CRASHES
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     READING, Pa. –– A Reading man whose minivan crashed after he climbed on its roof while driving about 55 miles per hour is in fair condition this weekend.

Police in West Reading say the 38–year–old man later stripped naked and led them on a chase along the highway.

Authorities ar >>>


      FILM LEGEND CHARLTON HESTON DEAD AT 84
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– Charlton Heston, who won the 1'5' best actor Oscar as the chariot–racing "Ben–Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the ‘50s and ‘60s, has died. He was 84.

The actor died Saturday night at hi >>>


      KANSAS–MEMPHIS MEET FOR NCAA HOOP TITLE
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     SAN ANTONIO –– Memphis and its up–tempo offense will face Kansas and its shutdown defense when the two top–seeded teams meet for the NCAA championship Monday night.

"It‘s going to be a great matchup," Kansas guard Sherron Collins said Saturday night after an 84–66 w >>>


      LOUISIANANS VOTE IN CONGRESSIONAL RACES
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     NEW ORLEANS –– Voters in southeastern Louisiana chose party candidates Saturday for congressional races in two conservative–leaning districts, including a contest in which Democrats are mounting a strong challenge for a seat held by Republicans for 32 years.

Saturday‘s voting was in part >>>


      MAN CONVICTED, SENTENCED, THEN MARRIED
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     DURANT, Okla. –– A man who had just received a 10–year prison term exchanged marriage vows with a woman in the same courthouse before being led away in shackles.

Forrest Lynn Foreman, 4', was sentenced to 10 years Friday after pleading no contest to making methamphetamine, but he wanted to >>>


      MCCAIN CAMPAIGN RETURNS TO ITS STOPGAP MODEL
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     When Sen. John McCain (R–Ariz.) began running for president last year, he built a campaign staff modeled on the successful blueprint employed by President Bush in 2004: a strong and large centralized staff with a series of local and state operatives reporting up to the national advisers.

Then the bottom f >>>


      MCCAIN SAYS WILL SEEK VOTES REPUBLICAN OFTEN IGNORE
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidate John McCain plans a wide–ranging campaign that would go after voters often ignored by his Republican party, which in the past has focused on getting conservatives to the polls.

"We need to go all over America ... (and) compete hard in every sec >>>


      MCCAIN VOWS TO DEAL WITH SEVERE ECONOMIC CRISIS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     PRESCOTT, Arizona (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain said on Saturday he would not underestimate the severity of the ongoing U.S. economic crisis and would keep open all options to deal with it.

"When Alan Greenspan says this is the worst crisis since World War II, we have a ma >>>


      MOST OF CLINTONS‘ CHARITABLE DONATIONS WENT TO FAMILY FOUNDATION
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     Bill Clinton‘s book "Giving" devotes a great deal of space to the charitable habits of the world‘s wealthiest inhabitants, and it details some of his own efforts on behalf of AIDS patients and victims of natural calamities.

But it was only on Friday afternoon, when his wife‘s preside >>>


      NEW ENGLAND‘S BAD WINTER MEANS BAD ROADS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     PORTLAND, Maine –– With a bone–jarring jolt, Juanita and Leon Smith‘s Volkswagen Beetle bottomed out rounding a corner on a potholed two–lane road that seemed more appropriate for a horse–drawn wagon than their car.

Oil poured out of the punctured oil pan, the engine froze up >>>


      OBAMA TAILORS MESSAGE TO WESTERN VOTERS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     BUTTE, Mont. –– Hunting for votes out West, Democrat Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the idea that the region‘s sparsely populated states aren‘t important in the presidential race and renewed his promise to appoint a high–level adviser on Indian issues if elected.

Obama also cast >>>


      OFFICIALS FACE STANDOFF IN POLYGAMIST SECT RAID
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     ELDORADO, Tex., April 5 –– A law enforcement raid of a West Texas religious compound escalated Saturday when the leaders of the polygamist sect there refused to allow a search of their temple for a teenage girl, and authorities said they were preparing "for the worst." Members of the Fundamentalist >>>


      PITCHED CONTEST FOR PA. YOUTH VOTE
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     PHILADELPHIA –– Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are hustling for the youth vote in Pennsylvania as if they‘ve never heard this is a state where the old hold sway.

Campuses in the cities and mountainsides are alive with political activism, stirred most notably by Obama in student regist >>>


      POLICE TEAR GAS CROWD AT COLLEGE PARTY
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     EAST LANSING, Mich. –– Police early Sunday used tear gas to disperse a crowd at a large party near the campus of Michigan State University after fights broke out and officers were pelted with bottles and cans.

Police said in a statement that 3,000 to 4,000 people had gathered for the Cedar Fest part >>>


      PRESIDENTS AND THEIR GENERALS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     Modern U.S. presidents have largely managed wars through military staff in Washington, not through their field commanders. Here is a look at some of the key relationships between presidents and their generals: President Franklin D. Roosevelt –– Gen. George C. Marshall Roosevelt collaborated with Marshall, th >>>


      QUOTES FROM YOUNG PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     AM –– Quotes from young voters in Pennsylvania who plan to vote in the state‘s Democratic primary on April 22: "Some of them are voting based on the person, but a lot of us, we‘re actually looking at the issues and thinking about what‘s going to be better for us at the end." _ Ima >>>


      SLOW GOING FOR N.Y. TRAFFIC PLAN
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     By Keith B. RichburgWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 6, 2008; A02 NEW YORK –– Traversing Manhattan‘s narrow width at midday can be an excruciatingly slow experience.

There are the delivery trucks unloading their wares. There are the taxis discharging and picking up passengers. There a >>>


      SPRING BREAK BUS CRASH KILLS 1 IN MINN.
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     ALBERTVILLE, Minn. –– A bus carrying students and their chaperones home from a band trip to Chicago rolled over on a highway Saturday, killing one student and injuring the dozens of others on board, authorities said.

The bus was traveling west on Interstate '4 about 30 miles northwest of Minneap >>>


      THE TALK SHOWS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), ' a.m.: Sens. John McCain (R–Ariz.) and John F.

Kerry (D–Mass.). THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 10 a.m.: Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R–S.C.) and James Webb (D–Va.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman H >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – APRIL 6
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     AM –– Today is Sunday, April 6, the '7th day of 2008. There are 26' days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1'0', explorers Robert E. Peary, Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the first men to reach the North Pole. (The claim, disputed by skeptics >>>


      VIETNAM VETS ADMIRE MCCAIN, MAY NOT VOTE FOR HIM
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     DALLAS/PHOENIX (Reuters) – Bob Schultz is a self–described conservative Republican who saw combat when he served as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, but that doesn‘t mean he will vote for former Vietnam prisoner–of–war John McCain in November‘s U.S. presidential election.
>>>


      CLINTON RENEWS CALL TO COUNT FLA., MICH.
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     HILLSBORO, Ore. –– Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday strengthened her pitch to allow the results of disputed primaries in Michigan and Florida to be counted in the nominating contest, noting the vote totals had been officially recognized in each state.

"Some say their votes should be >>>


      EX–CONGRESSMAN EXPLORES PRESIDENTIAL BID
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr said Saturday he has formed a presidential exploratory committee and may seek the Libertarian party nomination.

"America today faces a grave moral and leadership crisis, and those of us who care about our country‘s future can no longer sit on >>>


      MANY SUPERDELEGATES IN NO HURRY TO PICK A CANDIDATE
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     6, 2008; A08 Former Montana senator John Melcher said he hadn‘t felt any urgency to take sides in the race between Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama until late last month, when Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called on superdelegates to make up their minds by July 1.

"S >>>


      MCCAIN‘S HOUSING RESTRAINT
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     Hurling a compliment at Barack Obama in the hope of wounding him, Hillary Clinton‘s campaign has said that his proposals for responding to the economy‘s housing–related credit woes put him "to the right of the Bush administration." Her complaint is that the government spending and other marke >>>


      PERMISSIBLE ASSAULTS CITED IN GRAPHIC DETAIL
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     By Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 6, 2008; A03 Thirty pages into a memorandum discussing the legal boundaries of military interrogations in 2003, senior Justice Department lawyer John C. Yoo tackled a question not often asked by American policymakers: Could the president, if he desired, have a prison >>>


      REPAIRING AMERICA‘S SPY SHOP
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     Listening to members of Congress, you might think the biggest problem at the Central Intelligence Agency is that one of its officers destroyed videotapes that showed waterboarding of suspected al–Qaeda operatives. I wish the problems out at Langley were that simple and that easy to fix.

The CIA today is i >>>


      ROLES COLLIDE: ADVISER TO CLINTON CAMPAIGN LOSES JOB FOR HIS FIRM
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     EUGENE, Ore., April 5 –– The Colombian government fired the public relations firm run by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s chief strategist on Saturday after he tried to distance himself from a meeting he held with the country‘s ambassador to the United States.

Mark Penn has walked a tricky >>>


      THE LONELIEST CALL
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     By John DickersonSunday, April 6, 2008; B01 At some point in the next weeks or months,either Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama is going to face a lonely moment. Standing at the bathroom sink with a toothbrush, or huddling with aides at campaign headquarters or collapsed on a couch at home with his or her >>>


      WHAT KING WOULD SEE TODAY
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     April 4, 1'68, was a day when black people didn‘t feel much like singing "God Bless America." It was an ugly time made worse by a sense of despair too deep for words. Somebody had killed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"A riot is at bottom," King said, "the language of the unh >>>


      WHAT WOULD $10' MILLION BUY?
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     With $10' million in income over eight years, Bill and Hillary Clinton elevated their family into the ranks of the nation‘s super wealthy. Here are a few ways to think of their income: The Queen Elizabeth 2: The booming Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai last year spent $100 million to buy one of the world‘s >>>


      20 KILLED IN CLASHES IN SADR CITY, IRAQ
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     BAGHDAD –– Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces battled Shiite fighters in Baghdad‘s Sadr City neighborhood in clashes that killed 20 people and wounded more than 50 despite a cease–fire between the government and the militia, officials said Sunday.

To the north, police said gunmen seized >>>


      AFGHANS BATTLE DRUG ADDICTION
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     By Candace RondeauxWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, April 6, 2008; A1' KABUL –– The first days were so painful that Mina Gul could barely sit upright. Thin and lanky with wide brown eyes, she rubbed the back of her neck ceaselessly with fingers stained reddish black by an opium pipe. She couldn&lsq >>>


      AMERICAN FREED BY N. KOREA RELISHES CELEBRITY IN JAPAN
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     SADO ISLAND, Japan –– Charles Robert Jenkins was planning a trip to the United States this spring to do "Larry King Live" and promote his book, but the tourist season on Sado Island is heating up.

So Jenkins decided to stay home, sell cookies and sign autographs. At 68, the former U.S. Arm >>>


      ANALYSIS: IRAQI PM WINS RARE SUPPORT
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     BAGHDAD –– Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki‘s faltering crackdown on Shiite militants has won the backing of Sunni Arab and Kurdish parties that fear both the powerful sectarian militias and the effects of failure on Iraq‘s fragile government.

The emergence of a common cause could he >>>


      ARRESTS MAR LONDON‘S OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     LONDON –– Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.

Demonstrators tried to board a relay bus after five–time Olympic gold medalist rower Steve Redgrave launched procession at Wembley >>>


      ASSYRIAN ORTHODOX PRIEST FATALLY SHOT IN BAGHDAD, ALARMING CHRISTIANS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     A20 BAGHDAD, April 5 –– An Assyrian Orthodox priest was fatally shot Saturday in an upscale neighborhood of the capital, the second such killing in Iraq in recent weeks.

Youssef Adel, 40, was gunned down as he was leaving his home in Karrada, considered one of Baghdad‘s safest neighborhoods, a >>>


      AUSTRALIA TO RESTRICT LASER POINTERS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     CANBERRA, Australia –– Australia plans to restrict sales of laser pointers after they were used to blind pilots preparing to land in several unresolved incidents, an official said Sunday.

The new regulations could treat sales of laser pointers _ typically used in classrooms and presentations _ like >>>


      BUSH LISTENS CLOSELY TO HIS MAN IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     By Michael AbramowitzWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, April 6, 2008; A01 For months, a debate raged at the top levels of the Bush administration over how quickly to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. But the discussion shut down soon after President Bush flew to Camp Arifjan, a dusty Army base near the Iraqi b >>>


      COLOMBIA ENDS CONTRACT AFTER FLAP WITH CLINTON AIDE
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An angry Colombia said on Saturday it had ended a contract with a lobbying firm headed by a top campaign aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after he apologized for meeting with Colombian officials to advocate a trade deal she opposes.

Mark Penn, who in additio >>>


      ECUADOR SAYS CIA CONTROLS PART OF ITS INTELLIGENCE
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador‘s president accused the CIA on Saturday of controlling many of his country‘s spy agencies, in comments that could fray ties with Washington and drag it into Ecuador‘s feud with neighboring Colombia.

President Rafael Correa has fired a top intelligence officer an >>>


      EXPLOSION IN SRI LANKA KILLS MINISTER
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     AM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– A suicide bomber struck the opening ceremony of a marathon outside Sri Lanka‘s capital Sunday, killing a government minister and nine other people, authorities said.

Officials blamed the bombing, the second this year resulting in the death of a government minister, on >>>


      FRENCH NAVY TRAILS YACHT SEIZED BY PIRATES
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     PARIS (Reuters) – The French navy continued to trail a luxury yacht off the Somali coast on Sunday, two days after pirates stormed the boat and took its 30 crew hostage, French Defense Minister Herve Morin said.

"We are still in this phase of the pirates carrying on sailing with us following them at >>>


      IN INDIA, DREAMS UNFOLD IN ENGLISH
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     BHOPAL, India –– Life has never been better for Pankaj Srivastava, a tall, soft–voiced insurance manager. He surpassed his business targets and has been promoted twice. His company sends him to conferences all over India and is rewarding him with a three–day vacation in Dubai.

But the fa >>>


      IN TIBETAN MONASTERIES, THE HEAVY HAND OF THE PARTY
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     BEIJING, April 5 –– Arjia Rinpoche was 47 years old and a senior Tibetan abbot when he first signed a document denouncing the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism‘s spiritual leader.

It was 1''7, and about 50 Communist Party workers had come to his monastery to conduct what is called a "p >>>


      IRAQ REPORT DETAILS POLITICAL HURDLES AND FUTURE OPTIONS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     A new assessment of U.S. policy in Iraq by the same experts who advised the original Iraq Study Group concludes that political progress is "so slow, halting and superficial" and political fragmentation "so pronounced" that the United States is no closer to being able to leave Iraq than it was a year >>>


      IRAQ STUDENTS FREED AFTER MASS KIDNAPPING
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A group of at least 40 students kidnapped by gunmen on Sunday near the northern city of Mosul have been freed by Iraqi security forces, police said.

"The kidnapped students have been freed by the Iraqi army and police," said Brigadier–General Khalid Abdul–Sattar, >>>


      IRAQI WIDOWS, ORPHANS LEFT STRANDED
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     12:33 PM BAGHDAD –– The car exploded near a popular ice cream parlor, sending flames and shrapnel through the busy square and killing 17 people.

It was another deadly explosion quickly forgotten by the outside world. But Aug. 1, 2007, changed the life of 28–year–old Maysa Sharif. It was >>>


      KENYA RIVALS SAY EXPECT CABINET DEAL ON MONDAY
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya‘s president and future prime minister said on Sunday they had made "substantial progress" at talks to end an impasse over a power–sharing cabinet and expected to clinch a deal on Monday.

"We have had a lengthy consultation throughout the day on the form >>>


      LAOS FEARS CHINA‘S FOOTPRINT
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     VIENTIANE, Laos –– A high–rise Chinatown that is to go up by Laos‘ laid–back capital has ignited fears that this nation‘s giant northern neighbor is moving to engulf this nation.

So alarmed are Laotians that the communist government, which rarely explains its actions to the p >>>


      MUGABE‘S PARTY DEMANDS ZIMBABWE RECOUNT
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     HARARE, Zimbabwe –– President Robert Mugabe‘s ruling party demanded a vote recount and a further delay in the release of presidential election results, the state Sunday Mail newspaper reported, prompting outrage from the opposition party.

Meanwhile, militant supporters of the ruling party inva >>>


      MUSLIM GRAVES DESECRATED IN FRENCH WW1 CEMETERY
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     LILLE, France (Reuters) – Vandals desecrated 148 graves in the Muslim section of a military cemetery in northern France, hanging a pig‘s head on one of the headstones, police said on Sunday.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called the attack "a hateful act" and around 100 police were sent >>>


      REPORT: US NO CLOSER TO IRAQ GOALS
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     BAGHDAD, Iraq –– The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.

The U.S. Institute of Peace report was written by experts w >>>


      RUSSIA‘S NEW BOSS NOT SAME AS OLD 1
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     SOCHI, Russia –– Russia‘s new boss is not quite the same as the old boss Russian President–elect Dmitry Medvedev, at 42 probably the youngest leader Russia has had since the days of the czars, looked slightly uncomfortable and uncertain as he sat down for his first formal talks with President Bus >>>


      SRI LANKA
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     SRI LANKA Highway Minister Killed In Bombing Near Capital A suicide bomber struck the opening ceremony of a marathon outside Sri Lanka‘s capital Sunday, killing a government minister and nine other people, authorities said.

Officials blamed the bombing, the second this year resulting in the death of a gov >>>


      SRI LANKA BOMBING KILLS 12; DOZENS HURT
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     AM COLOMBO, Sri Lanka –– A suicide bomber attacked the opening ceremony of a marathon outside Sri Lanka‘s capital Sunday, killing a government minister and 11 other people, authorities said. Dozens were wounded.

Officials blamed the bombing, the second this year resulting in the death of a sen >>>


      SRI LANKAN MINISTER KILLED IN BLAST
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka‘s highways minister and at least nine other people were killed on Sunday by a blast near Colombo that was blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels, a security official said.

"Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle is dead from the explosion," Laksman Hulugalla, director general o >>>


      US, RUSSIA STILL AT ODDS ON MISSILES
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     SOCHI, Russia –– President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed to resolve their differences over a U.S. missile defense system at a farewell meeting on Sunday, with Bush saying the system is not aimed at Russia but at regimes that "could try to hold us hostage." Bush also met Putin&lsq >>>


      ZIMBABWE‘S RULING PARTY ASKS FOR DELAY OF ELECTION RESULT
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe‘s ruling party has asked election officials to defer the release of results of the March 2' presidential election and conduct a recount and audit of all its materials related to the poll, the state–run Sunday Mail newspaper reported.

"ZANU–PF has requ >>>


      ZIMBABWE COURT DELAYS ELECTION RULING
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     HARARE (Reuters) – A Zimbabwe court delayed until Monday a ruling on whether it could order the release of presidential election results which President Robert Mugabe is trying to hold up.

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) opposition says Mugabe wants to delay the result to help him find a way out >>>


      ZIMBABWEANS PREPARE FOR MUGABE TO STAY
      Washington Post, 06-04-2008
     HARARE, Zimbabwe –– For a few brief moments, Zimbabweans suffering under the authoritarian rule of Robert Mugabe allowed themselves a rare burst of optimism after their longtime president suffered what appeared to be a devastating electoral loss.

But ruling party stalwarts and security chiefs _ worr >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File Business in Brief Thousands of high tech workers will be disappointed to discover that they lost out in the U.S. government‘s annual lottery for H1B work visas. These so–called high tech visas are in huge demand among technology companies all over the >>>


      CROOKS ARE PHISHING AGAIN FOR YOUR PERSONAL DATA
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Guy Griml Tags: Israel Beware: Online attempts to defraud you are getting more sophisticated.

A new round of attempts to get bank account information and personal details out of customers by setting up fake Internet sites resembling those of Bank Hapoalim and Bank Otsar HaHayal has been exposed in recent day >>>


      NO ECONOMIC INCENTIVE
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Hagai Amit Tags: Israel Last week the Knesset passed a law meant to improve conditions for reserve soldiers. It will limit the number of days reservists in the Israel Defense Forces are required to serve and provide them with a number of financial benefits.

The law is intended to seriously improve the condit >>>


      THE ECONOMIST: ISRAELI ECONOMY STABLE BUT HAS SHAKY FOUNDATION
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By TheMarker Staff Tags: Israel, money, Economist The Economist, arguably the most important economic magazine in the world, has devoted a special section in this week‘s edition to the Israeli economy in honor of Israel‘s upcoming 60th birthday – and what is has to say is not all good, to put it mildly >>>


      A PUBLIC RIGHT TO A BLOOMING FIELD
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Haaretz Editorial Tags: Israel Anyone who owns agricultural land anywhere in Israel and is waiting impatiently for the day when it is freed up for construction needs to read this verdict in depth. Supreme Court Justices Yosef Eilon, Ayala Procaccia and Edna Arbel ruled last week that the expectations of owners of agr >>>


      FROM CHAMETZ TO BARUCH GOLDSTEIN
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Yair Sheleg Tags: Israel Judge Tamar Bar–Asher Zaban‘s distinction between public and private space with regard to the sale of chametz during Passover may sound reasonable in a legal sense, but the main issue here is not the legal one but rather the public one: Is it appropriate for Israel‘s lawbook >>>


      READY FOR EVERYTHING BUT PEACE
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Zvi Bar‘el Tags: Israel Two important headlines appeared in the official Syrian press last Thursday.

A day after the big scare that engulfed the Israeli media, which reported on the possibility of war with Syria, the calling up of armored divisions and the movement of large military units that could no >>>


      STOMPING ON NATURE
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Zafrir Rinat Tags: Israel Those who are interested in calculating the extent to which they or the society in which they live affect the environment will have an opportunity this week to familiarize themselves with the ecological footprint index, which measures man‘s influence on the environment. The Environment >>>


      WHAT‘S BEHIND THE MASKS?
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Uzi Benziman Tags: Israel Matan Vilnai admitted once that there is a technologically advanced bomb shelter in his home, equipped and ready for any eventuality – which reflects a high level of security awareness. Five days ago it was reported that Vilnai is spreading his security awareness to the general public: >>>


      A SITTING DUCK SITUATION
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Amos Harel In October 2001, Palestinian terror scored its greatest success to date when militants belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine assassinated Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze‘evi at the Hyatt Hotel in Jerusalem.

In a surprising announcement, a few hours after the murder, the >>>


      AS DROUGHT NEARS, SOUTHERN LANDSCAPE BROWNS
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Mijal Grinberg Izhar Raz moved to Kibbutz Nahal Oz from Tel Aviv in 1'58. He has been a farmer ever since, and currently oversees field crops for the kibbutz.

"We grow potatoes, carrots, sunflowers, wheat, watermelon, cabbage and peppers," Raz says in his office shortly before heading out for a >>>


      BORDER POLICE LET SETTLERS RETAKE ILLEGAL W. BANK OUTPOST
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Meron Rapoport Tags: west bank, illegal outposts The Border Police last week allowed settlers to return to an illegal outpost on Palestinian land in the West Bank and force out leftist activists who had been authorized to guard the place.

Officials at the Yesh Din human rights group say they had warned autho >>>


      CONTINENTAL PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT BEN–GURION
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Zohar Blumenkrantz and Roni Singer–Heruti A Continental Airlines plane yesterday made a safe emergency landing at Ben–Gurion International Airport after an engine failure caused the pilot to change route and head back to the Israeli airport shortly after takeoff.

The Boeing 777 was headed for the >>>


      DAVID GROSSMAN: I HAD A WISH MY BOOK WOULD PROTECT MY SON URI
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Shiri Lev–Ari Tags: Israel, Second Lebanon War "My son Uri spent most of his army service in the occupied territories, on patrols, lookouts, stakeouts, and at checkpoints, and every once in a while he would share with me the things he experienced there," author David Grossman writes in the afterward t >>>


      GOV‘T STUDY: WATER USAGE FROM NATURAL SOURCES DOWN SINCE 1'67
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Zafrir Rinat Contrary to established opinion, water consumption from natural sources in Israel has actually decreased since the Six–Day War, even though the population more than doubled, a recent study found.

The state Water Authority conducted the study, among other reasons, to refute a claim made by >>>


      HAMAS: SNIPER AIMED FOR MK DICHTER
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Haaretz correspondent and Staff , By Amos Harel A Palestinian sniper shot at Public Security Minister Avi Dichter during a tour near the Gaza Strip border. Dichter was unharmed in the attack but his chief of staff, Mati Gil, was hit. He was taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon in good to fair condition. Hospital of >>>


      ISRAEL, U.S. PLAN TO RELEASE DETAILS ON SYRIA ATTACK
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Barak Ravid and Amos Harel Tags: U.S., North Korea, Israel Israel and the United States are coordinating the release of details on the air force strike in Syria last September, which foreign reports claim targeted a nuclear installation Syria was constructing withe North Korean assistance. American officials may reve >>>


      ISRAELI KILLED IN ANGOLA, PROBABLY DURING A ROBBERY
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Barak Ravid An Israeli citizen was killed on Friday in the Angolan capital city of Luanda, apparently during a robbery.

The Israeli, who also holds a Russian passport, was in Angola working for a Russian diamond company that operates in that region.

Advertisement The man‘s family was initially >>>


      MAZUZ MOVES TO LIMIT RACIAL PROFILING AT BEN–GURION AIRPORT
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Zohar Blumenkrantz Tags: Israeli Arabs, Menachem Mazuz Attorney General Menachem Mazuz recently instructed the Israel Airports Authority "to implement visible equality" between Arabs and Jews in security checks at Ben–Gurion Airport.

In a petition to the High Court of Justice, the Association >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     A Qassam rocket was fired at Ashkelon yesterday from the Gaza Strip, and landed in an open field south of the city‘s industrial zone. No damage was reported. Ashkelon went into a state of alert as sirens sounded for the first time since the last escalation between Israel and Hamas. A spokesperson for the Ashkelon >>>


      OBAMA, CLINTON AND MCCAIN SIGN ON TO ISRAEL 60TH PANEL
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Shlomo Shamir U.S. presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain are scheduled to serve as vice chairmen of the National Committee for Israel 60th, according to a statement issued by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

The National Committee for Israel&l >>>


      U.S. SUPERVISING TRAINING OF ELITE PA UNIT IN JORDAN
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     By Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondent Tags: israel, united states About three weeks ago, the Palestinian interior minister, General Abdel Razak al–Yahya, arrived in the Jordanian village of Giftlik to visit the training camp of the "special second battalion" of the Palestinian National Security force >>>


      WHITE HOUSE DROPS TALK OF MISSILE DEFENSE AS BUSH AND PUTIN OPEN FAREWELL TALKS IN RUSSIA
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     Jewish World Opinion National Print Edition Advertising Books Arts & Leisure Business Real Estate Easy Start Travel Week‘s End Anglo File White House drops talk of missile defense as Bush and Putin open farewell talks in Russia By The Associated Press SOCHI, Russia – U.S. President George W. Bush and Rus >>>


      WORLD BRIEFS
      Haaretz, 06-04-2008
     Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai called on President Robert Mugabe yesterday to step down and accused the country‘s longtime ruler of plotting a campaign of violence to bolster his chances of winning an expected runoff. Amid increasing signs of a government crackdown, armed police barred opposition o >>>


      ZIMBABWE: THE HISTORIC MOMENT BRITAIN MUST SEIZE
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Britain‘s record over Zimbabwe is a disgrace. Robert Mugabe has been allowed to destroy his country while London – paralysed by post–colonial guilt

– has looked on. Mugabe‘s corrupt, brutal rule has left his people on their knees. Life expectancy is just 37; two decades ago it was >>>


      ‘BAN‘ ON KATE SEEING RAF PILOT WILLIAM WIN HIS WINGS AS HE TRIES TO KEEP HER OUT OF LIMELIGHT
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Distraction: Kate Middleton doesn‘t want to draw attention to herself on her boyfriend‘s big day When Prince William receives his pilot‘s wings at his graduation ceremony on Friday, Kate Middleton will not be there to watch him.

The move, which will strike many observers as unusual, is part of >>>


      A BIRTHDAY SHOOT FOR MADONNA... WITH GUY IN THE FIRING LINE
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     A birthday shoot for Madonna... with Guy in the firing line Guy Ritchie has been putting a great deal of effort into planning a surprise 50th birthday for his wife Madonna – but it seems he may have shot himself in the foot.

Guy has arranged a country–themed weekend at Ashcombe, the couple‘s 'mi >>>


      ABANDONED BOY, ', IS OURS, CLAIM PUNJABI FAMILY
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Gurinder Singh: A Punjabi family are claiming that he is theirs A nine–year–old Sikh boy abandoned in London could have been dumped there by relatives to give him a chance for a better life.

The child was found in a health centre in London last month. He was unable to speak English but told police h >>>


      BOYFRIEND‘S MARRIAGE HOPES ON HOLD AS SCARLETT‘S WEDDED TO HER CAREER
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Scarlett Johansson‘s career may be going from strength to strength but the same, sadly, cannot be said of her love life.

Rumours of an impending wedding to actor boyfriend Ryan Reynolds are apparently wide of the mark.

"Scarlett and Ryan have hit a rough patch after he dared to broach the su >>>


      BRITANNIA MAY RULE AGAIN...ON &#163;2 COINS
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Britannia could return to the nation‘s coins, a senior adviser to the Royal Mint has said.

The ancient symbol was missing when the first new set of British coins for nearly 40 years was unveiled last week.

However, John Porteous, of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee on Coin Design, said she could >>>


      CARRYING THE OLYMPIC TORCH AND GUILTY OVER TIBET? HERE‘S YOUR PR SPIN
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Organisers of the Olympic torch relay through London have tried to advise celebrities taking part what to say if they are questioned about China‘s human rights record.

Torch carriers including Denise Van Outen, Sir Steve Redgrave, Tessa Sanderson and Tim Henman have been given an official "line" >>>


      CILLA’S PSYCHIC HELP – FOR &#163;1.50 A MINUTE YOU CAN COMMUNICATE WITH CLAIRVOYANTS AND GHOSTBUSTERS
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Cilla Black was once said to be the highest–paid woman on British television as the nation‘s favourite matchmaker on Blind Date.

Yet she is now set to rake in profits from a website and phone line that offers premium–rate "psychic" advice to gullible callers.

The spiritualis >>>


      COLEEN AND WAYNE: A WEDDING OF TWO HALVES
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     In fine form: A beaming Coleen McLoughlin, wearing a Balenciaga Grecian–style dress at Aintree Football is famously a game of two halves. So when Wayne Rooney faced a dilemma over his wedding to Coleen McLoughlin, the answer must have been simple.

The player and his fiancee plan to split their celebration >>>


      COMPLY OR DIE WINS THE GRAND NATIONAL
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Joint favourite Comply or Die today romped to victory in the Grand National. The nine–year–old horse ran a superb race under the whip of jockey Timmy Murphy, roared on by the Aintree crowd.

Murphy waited with his mount until after the last fence and got a great response from the nine–year&ndas >>>


      CRAZY IN LOVE: BEYONCÉ WEDS RAPPER JAY–Z IN STAR–STUDDED NEW YORK CEREMONY
      The Daily Mail, 06-04-2008
     Beyoncé Knowles has married rapper Jay–Z in a private ceremony in New York. The couple‘s parents joined a group of close celebrity pals, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, as well as Beyoncé‘s bandmates in Destiny‘s Child Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and her sister Sola >>>



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