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      CONVICT FOUND DEAD 6 YEARS AFTER ESCAPE
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     The search for Peter Sedom, an American who escaped from Korydallos Prison six years ago after murdering his 20–year–old girlfriend in Glyfada, has ended after the Greek police discovered that the convict had been found dead in Venezuela.

Interpol informed Greek authorities that a body found at a ho >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     TRAM STOPPAGE No service for four hours today as staff walk off job again There will be no trams between noon and 4 p.m. due to a work stoppage by employees who are protesting the sacking of two colleagues earlier this year. It is the third such stoppage in recent months.

AMBASSADOR INTERVENES Greek diplomat in >>>


      MAVRORACHI AREA...
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     YIANNIS MOUSIADIS/MOTION TEAM Locals living close to the Tagarades dump in Thessaloniki protested at the landfill on Saturday and prevented rubbish from being emptied there.

Residents from the Mavrorachi area, where a new dump is located, also protested against the operation of the dump near their homes. Protes >>>


      MISSING BOYS ‘GIVEN AWAY’
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     Two brothers, aged 7 and 8, who had been missing from their home in Orestiada, northeastern Greece, since last month and became the subject of a nationwide appeal, were given up by their parents for illegal adoption, police said yesterday.

An Amber Alert campaign, which saw television announcements and the dist >>>


      QUAKE KILLS TWO, DESTROYS TENS OF HOMES
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     6.5 Richter tremor hits the Peloponnese NEKTARIOS GEORGIOU/EUROKINISSI A car was flattened in the village of Kato Achagia in the northwestern Peloponnese yesterday when an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit the area and caused a building to collapse. Nobody was injured in this incident.

At least >>>


      SARKOZY SECURES ARMS DEAL
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     During their meeting on Friday, Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and French President Nicolas Sarkozy signed a joint declaration on defense and security which will likely result in Athens purchasing military equipment from France, Sunday’s Kathimerini has learned.

Sources said that Sarkozy put on the tabl >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     Monday Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is due to stage an official visit to Vienna, Austria.

– The World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) meets at the King George Hotel in Athens. Deputy Foreign Minister Theodoros Kassimis will attend.

– Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis holds a pre >>>


      WITNESS POINTS TO SIEMENS MILLIONS
      Kathimerin, 09-06-2008
     A witness in the investigation into the Siemens bribery scandal has told Sunday’s Kathimerini that politicians from PASOK and New Democracy were paid bribes for the conclusion of a number of contracts with the German electronics and engineering giant.

The source, who wished to remain anonymous, has been giving >>>


      A NEUCH'4;TEL, LA RÉVOLUTION DES PATENTES DE CAFETIERS
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     NEUCHATEL. Bernard Soguel lance «l‘équilibre de la terreur» pour réduire les charges des restaurateurs, élargir les heures d‘ouverture des commerces, restreindre la vente d‘alcool et financer le tourisme.

Serge Jubin Lundi ' juin 2008 C‘est comme si les com >>>


      ANALYSE. LA FIXATION DU TAUX MINIMAL F'4;CHE TOUT LE MONDE (SUITE). LE DEUXIČME PILIER CONCERNE TOUT LE MONDE... SAUF LES POLITICIENS!
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     PREVOYANCE. Les représentants des grands partis politiques avouent leur méconnaissance quant au mode de calcul du taux minimal.

Clément Dubois Lundi ' juin 2008 Le calcul du taux minimal de rémunération des avoirs du deuxi';me pilier concerne chacun, puisqu‘il dét >>>


      ART BASEL Ŕ N‘IMPORTE QUEL PRIX
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     MARCHE. Riches récents ou amateurs passionnés, tous payent pour l‘art. Lorette Coen Lundi ' juin 2008 Le Voltashow, petite foire de l‘art sise dans la zone portuaire de Bâle, a trouvé la formule. Au moment de la fermeture, elle prie les galeries participantes de glisser leurs rés >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. LE TEMPS DES MENSONGES
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Analyse. La fixation du taux minimal fâche tout le monde (suite). Le deuxi';me pilier concerne tout le monde... sauf les politiciens!

La question de la semaine. Les placements en obligations d‘Etat sont–ils menacés?

La minute technique. Le S&P 500 sur le fil du rasoir >>>


      AU PAYS DES COW–BOYS
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     L‘affaire Birkenfeld–UBS montre qu‘il devient de plus en plus difficile de se mouvoir dans la zone grise séparant aide "active" et «passive» ŕ l‘évasion fiscale. Un mod';le d‘affaires basé sur une client';le captive se meurt.

>>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. WALL STREET POUR OBAMA
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi ' juin 2008 Républicaines par tradition, les banques d‘affaires de New York – y compris UBS (UBSN.VX) et Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) – avaient soutenu George W. Bush en novembre 2004. Wall Street lui avait donné ',2 millions de dollars, contre 4,8 million >>>


      AVEC DINO RISI, L‘ITALIE PERD SON RIRE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Dino Risi (au centre), avec Sophia Loren et Marcello Mastroianni sur le tournage de «la femme du prętre» en 1'71. (photo: Keystone) HOMMAGE. Grand maître de la comédie italienne, l‘auteur du «Fanfaron», des «Monstres» et de «Parfum de femme» s‘est é >>>


      BLOC–NOTES. LE TAUX QUI COMPTE...
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi ' juin 2008 Avec sagesse, la Commission fédérale LPP (page 17) ŕ qui incombe la responsabilité de formuler une recommandation sur le taux d‘intéręt sur l‘épargne des assurés a décidé de reporter son choix ŕ l& >>>


      CANDIDE. MODE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi ' juin 2008 Un bruit courait, en juillet 1'68 ŕ Paris: Yves Saint–Laurent, star montante de la haute couture, avait passé le mois de mai sur les barricades, un calepin ŕ la main, ŕ croquer les étudiants en révolte. Vint le jour de la présentatio >>>


      CRITIQUE: CULLY CLASSIQUE. HYMNE Ŕ RILKE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Critique: Cully Classique. Julian Sykes Lundi ' juin 2008 Das Marienleben de Paul Hindemith, Der Cornet de Frank Martin: deux śuvres fortes, rarement données, d‘apr';s des po';mes de Rilke. La soprano allemande Caroline Melzer et la mezzo valaisanne Brigitte Balleys ont donné des >>>


      DÉTERRER D‘AUTRES FORCES
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Christian Despont Lundi ' juin 2008 Mérité est un mot qui, en sport, a la valeur que chacun consent ŕ lui donner.

Si, au–delŕ de la performance, il int';gre la notion fondamentale d‘excellence, alors oui, Roger Federer mériterait de remporter Roland–Garros: >>>


      EN IRAK, AUTANT DE MILICIENS PRIVÉS QUE DE SOLDATS AMÉRICAINS ET ALLIÉS
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Un mercenaire sur le lieu d’une attaque ŕ la bombe contre un véhicule. Les sociétés militaires privées sont ŕ l’origine d’une multitude d’incidents peu médiatisés. (photo: Keystone) IRAK. Les sociétés militaires privées emploient quelque 180000 personnes.

L >>>


      ENSEIGNER LA SCIENCE ÉCONOMIQUE: LE DÉFI D‘UNE APPROCHE GLOBALE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Johan Rochel, Jeune radical, Groupe de Riencourt Lundi ' juin 2008 Sous ses traits avant tout pédagogiques, la question de l‘enseignement de l‘économie rel';ve d‘une problématique fondamentale. Car la façon dont nous formons aujourd‘hui ceux qui occuperont les post >>>


      FOOTOIR
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi ' juin 2008 Un week–end d‘Euro, Et déjŕ plein le dos.

Plus voir le rouge en peinture, Plus voir un supporter en biture.

Patience! Encore un match de perdu, et mercredi, on n‘en parlera plus. © Le Temps, 2008 . Droits de reproduction et de diffu >>>


      HEDGE FUNDS. CONSTRUCTION DE PORTEFEUILLE: UNE ÉTAPE CLÉ LORS DE L‘INVESTISSEMENT EN HEDGE FUNDS
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Hedge funds. Frank Juliano, Gérant alternatif, Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) SA Lundi ' juin 2008 «C‘est lorsque la mer se retire que l‘on voit ceux qui se baignent nus.» La fameuse citation de Warren Buffett a pris tout son sens ŕ la fin du premier trimestre 2008. Nous avons véc >>>


      HILLARY REPREND LE SLOGAN D‘OBAMA: «YES, WE CAN!»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. Suspendant sa campagne, la candidate démocrate soutient son rival.

Luis Lema, New York Lundi ' juin 2008 Yes, we can! Il y a sans doute longtemps que Hillary Clinton avait envie de reprendre ŕ son compte ce slogan, le meilleur de la campagne, devenu le cri de ralliement des parti >>>


      KAJ NOSCHIS: «CHACUN TRANSPORTE SA BIOGRAPHIE RÉSIDENTIELLE»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     LOGEMENT. Chaque couple a sa maison de ręve, ou de cauchemar. Un colloque lausannois propose une réflexion au croisement de la psychologie et de l‘architecture. Apéritif avec Kaj Noschis, psychanalyste et professeur de psychologie environnementale ŕ l‘EPFL.

Anna Lietti Lundi ' >>>


      KIOSQUE. LA MONDIALISATION, UN «JEU DE MASSACRE»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Kiosque. Frédéric Leli';vre Lundi ' juin 2008 Globalisation, le pire est ŕ venir. Patrick Artus et Marie–Paule Virard.

La Découverte, mai 2008. 165 pages «Loin d‘ętre le ciment qui rapproche les économies et les peuples, la globalisation est devenue un >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LE DROIT DE TIMBRE D‘ÉMISSION EST EN VOIE DE DISPARITION
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     FiscalitéLe Conseil fédéral reconnaît que le droit d‘émission n‘est pas optimal dans l‘optique d‘un syst';me fiscal moderne, mais il est aussi soucieux du fait que cette suppression provoquerait une diminution des recettes de la Confédération de l‘ >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. «JE N‘AURAIS PAS SIFFLÉ PENALTY!»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     L‘avis de l‘expert. Julien Caloz Lundi ' juin 2008 «Je n‘aurais pas sifflé penalty en faveur de l‘équipe de Suisse samedi apr';s–midi. Sur l‘action de la 80e minute, je ne vois pas ce qui permet de dire que Tomas Ujfalusi a volontairement touché le bal >>>


      L‘EURO 2008, VERSANT DIPLOMATIQUE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Le master pour tous les enseignants? SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article L‘Euro 2008, versant diplomatique (photo: Keystone) PROTOCOLE. Le Conseil fédéral a reçu plusieurs hôtes de marque.

Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi ' juin 2008 «La Suisse ne connaît pas la monarchie >>>


      L‘HOMME DU JOUR. LUKAS PODOLSKI, LE POISON QUI ANÉANTIT LA POLOGNE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     L‘homme du jour. François Modoux Lundi ' juin 2008 Lukas Podolski, bourreau de la Pologne! C‘était, hier soir, le cauchemar total pour les supporters polonais. Le match avait un relent politique certain. Le passé impr';gne toujours les duels entre les deux voisins que la Deuxi& >>>


      LA FIXATION DU TAUX MINIMAL DU 2E PILIER F'4;CHE TOUT LE MONDE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     PREVOYANCE. Berne n‘a aucun mod';le concret pour établir la rémunération des avoirs de retraite.

Philippe Gumy Lundi ' juin 2008 Alors que les marchés ont fortement reculé depuis janvier, la polémique annuelle sur le taux minimal de rémunération des capi >>>


      LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. LE S&P 500 SUR LE FIL DU RASOIR
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Bruno Estier, Président de la Swiss Association of Market Technicians (SAMT), bruno.estier@dplanet.ch Lundi ' juin 2008 Alors que l‘attention est focalisée sur le prix du pétrole et sur le retour ou non de l‘inflation, il y a des signes sur les marchés actions qui peuvent avoir une im >>>


      LA MISE EN GARDE DE SHAOUL MOFAZ CONTRE L‘IRAN
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     PROCHE–ORIENT. L‘ex–chef de l‘état–major de l‘armée peaufine son image de faucon au sein de Kadima.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Lundi ' juin 2008 «Si l‘Iran poursuit son programme nucléaire, nous l‘attaquerons [...] Ce sera inévitabl >>>


      LA POLICE DEVRA «SOIGNER SON DROIT»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     SUISSE ROMANDE. Une étude examine les modifications du cadre légal dans lequel évoluent les policiers. Entretien avec son auteur, Marc Rémy.

Fati Mansour Lundi ' juin 2008 Que peut ou ne peut pas faire la police? Marc Rémy, avocat, adjoint scientifique au sein de l‘Ecole roman >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LES PLACEMENTS EN OBLIGATIONS D‘ETAT SONT–ILS MENACÉS?
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Ces titres font les frais de l‘inflation et de la remontée des taux longs. Une fois ajustés ŕ cette nouvelle donne, ils offriront encore une protection. Fabrizio Quirighetti, Economiste et gérant de fonds obligataires au sein de la Banque Syz Lundi ' juin 2008 Le Temps: Au regard des ré >>>


      LA SEMAINE EUROPÉENNE DE TOUS LES DANGERS POUR DUBLIN
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     IRLANDE. Pris de court par la progression du non au référendum, le premier ministre, Brian Cowen, a promis de se battre jusqu‘au bout pour l‘adoption, jeudi, du Traité de Lisbonne.

Richard Werly, envoyé spécial ŕ Dublin Lundi ' juin 2008 Comment redresser la barre? >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Valérie Fromont Lundi ' juin 2008 Fr';re Nathaniel, surnommé «business moine» par ses fr';res trappistes, a eu la surprise de voir des représentants du groupe Suez lui rendre visite dans son abbaye de Tamié. Ils se sont montrés extręmement intéressé >>>


      LE GRAND SOIR DE L‘EURO
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     A la gare de Cornavin. Les Turcs esp';rent la victoire. (photo: Eddy Mottaz) Gen';ve ville hôte réussit son entrée dans le tournoi. Couleurs, joie, fair–play ont baigné la cité tout le samedi.

Cynthia Gani et Christian Lecomte Lundi ' juin 2008 Il y a bien s >>>


      LE MASTER POUR TOUS LES ENSEIGNANTS?
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     ECOLE. Les Alémaniques rejoignent les Romands. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi ' juin 2008 La principale mission du corps enseignant est l‘enseignement. L‘Association faîti';re des enseignants de Suisse alémanique (ECH) a ancré samedi ce principe dans sa nouvelle directive, s >>>


      LE TRAIN DE «HICKE» SUR LA VOIE DE GARAGE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Ivica Olic saute pour une tęte lors du premier match de la Croatie contre l’Autriche.Le jeu n’a pas atteint des hauteurs célestes dans le stade Ernst Happel de Vienne. (photo: Keystone) GROUPE B. Battue d‘entrée, comme son partenaire suisse, l‘Autriche de Josef Hickersberger doit sérieuse >>>


      LES PITRES DU STADE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Le professeur Blotter (Jean–Luc Bideau).Chef d’un centre de recherche oů officie Pierre Mifsud. (photo: TSR) TV. Avec «Futurofoot», la TSR offre un apéritif loufoque avant les matches de l‘Euro. Et tente la fiction courte sur tous les supports.

Nicolas Dufour Lundi ' juin 2 >>>


      LEUR EURO. LA PETITE RAMASSEUSE DE BALLES
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Leur Euro. Marco Danesi Lundi ' juin 2008 Justine a vu de pr';s les passements de jambes de Cristiano Ronaldo. En temps réel. Puis ses muscles, la transpiration et sa gouaille de surdoué.

Postée le long de la ligne de touche foulée par la star de Manchester United, la petite Vaud >>>


      MARCO VAN BASTEN ET ROBERTO DONADONI, COMME ON SE RETROUVE...
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     GROUPE C. Les sélectionneurs néerlandais et italien seront opposés ce soir au Stade de Suisse, vingt ans apr';s avoir rayonné ensemble sous le maillot de l‘AC Milan.

Simon Meier, Feusisberg Lundi ' juin 2008 Tiens, comme on se retrouve... Marco van Basten et Roberto Donadon >>>


      MICHELINE CALMY–REY VEUT UNE DDC «PLUS OUVERTE»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     SOLIDARITE. La ministre juge l‘aide au développement suisse trop solitaire. Le National évoque la coordination des services ce lundi. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi ' juin 2008 L‘aide suisse au développement s‘est installée sur une voie trop solitaire, estime Micheline Calmy&n >>>


      MONTREUX, VERTIGE IMMOBILIER SUR LA RIVIERA
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Un milliardaire de 88 ans se pose en sauveur de l‘hôtellerie montreusienne Les chiffres du boom Rejeté en Valais, Christophe Darbellay se recentre sur Berne La police devra «soigner son droit» A Neuchâtel, la révolution des patentes de cafetiers REGIONS Le Temps I Article Montreux, >>>


      NATI, COMMENT EXORCISER UNE SOIRÉE MAUDITE?
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Alexander Frei a été évacué sur une civi';re juste avant la premi';re mi–temps du premier match de l’équipe de Suisse.Souffrant d’une déchirure partielle du ligament interne du genou gauche, le meilleur attaquant de la Nati est forfait pour le reste du tournoi. Ses lar >>>


      OBAMA–MCCAIN LE MATCH DES PROGRAMMES ÉCONOMIQUES
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     ETATS–UNIS. Alors que l‘économie est le premier souci des électeurs, les deux candidats ŕ la présidence proposent des recettes radicalement différentes pour relever le pays.

Eric Chalmet, New York, La Tribune Lundi ' juin 2008 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur n >>>


      PIERRE BOILLAT: «ON NE RÉFORMERA PAS LA SANTÉ EN DRESSANT LES ACTEURS LES UNS CONTRE LES AUTRES»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Pierre Boillat.Président de la caisse CSS. (photo: DR) ASSURANCES. Président de la CSS, l‘une des deux plus grandes caisses suisses, Pierre Boillat tire les conséquences du rejet massif de l‘article constitutionnel «Qualité et efficacité économique dans l‘assurance m >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF A L‘EAU (1/5). LES PIEDS SUR TERRE (ET SUR MER)
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Quoi de neuf A l‘eau (1/5). Anne Davier Lundi ' juin 2008 Comment marcher pieds nus sans risquer de blesser sa vo$';te plantaire? En chaussant ces «gants de pieds», justement baptisés FiveFingers par la société Vibram, une référence dans l‘entreprise de la seme >>>


      RAFAEL NADAL INFLIGE UNE DÉFAITE IMPITOYABLE Ŕ ROGER FEDERER
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     UNE Le Temps I Article Rafael Nadal inflige une défaite impitoyable ŕ Roger Federer ROLAND–GARROS. L‘Espagnol triomphe pour la quatri';me année consécutive.

Le Temps Lundi ' juin 2008 Sale week–end pour le sport suisse. Apr';s la défaite de l‘ >>>


      REJETÉ EN VALAIS, CHRISTOPHE DARBELLAY SE RECENTRE SUR BERNE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     VALAIS. Maurice Tornay et Jacques Melly sont les candidats officiels du PDC romand pour le Conseil d‘Etat.

Yelmarc Roulet Lundi ' juin 2008 Le grand retour en Valais, c‘est raté. Christophe Darbellay, président du Parti démocrate–chrétien suisse (PDC), a été & >>>


      ROLAND–GARROS, LA FINALE. ROGER FEDERER, L‘INSOUTENABLE HUMILIATION
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Roger Federer a subi ŕ Paris une mortifiante défaite.

C’était la premi';re fois qu’il perdait un set 6–0 depuis ses débuts en Grand Chelem.

(photo: Keystone) TENNIS. Rafael Nadal, impressionnant de maîtrise, n‘a laissé que quatre jeux ŕ son rival. >>>


      STČVE RAVUSSIN VICTORIEUX
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     VOILE. Le Vaudois remporte la Gen';ve–Rolle–Gen';ve. Isabelle Musy Lundi ' juin 2008 St';ve Ravussin et l‘équipage du voilier Zen Too se sont imposés dans la Gen';ve–Rolle–Gen';ve, classique lémanique, comptant pour le championnat d >>>


      VAGABONDAGES. BIENVENUE Ŕ FLAMATT, LŔ OŮ CAMPE LA FIČVRE ORANGE
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     A dix kilom';tres de Berne, le village fribourgeois abrite un vaste camping destiné aux supporters néerlandais. Rencontres avant le match contre l‘Italie de ce soir, entre deux canettes de bi';re.

François Mauron Lundi ' juin 2008 Orange. Les villages de Flamatt (FR) et >>>


      «SUR UN MARCHÉ AUSSI CONCENTRÉ, UN GÉRANT ACTIF PEUT SE DIFFÉRENCIER»
      Le Temps, 09-06-2008
     Questions ŕ Alexandre Stucki, gérant du AS Equities Absolute Return – Switzerland. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi ' juin 2008 Les principes de Benjamin Graham, le p';re du style d‘investissement valeur, s‘appliquent aussi ŕ la Suisse. Adepte de cette approche qui privil >>>


      ‘SHE TOUCHED A LOT OF PEOPLE‘
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     By Eli SaslowWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June ', 2008; A04 DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. –– Five family members gathered last Thursday afternoon in their living room, shades drawn, to remember. They sat in big, cushioned chairs and shared stories to fight their sadness. There was the time Hillary asked them >>>


      2 NORTHWEST PLANES CLIP WINGS IN MINNEAPOLIS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     MINNEAPOLIS –– Authorities at Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport say two planes clipped wings on the ground.

Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says no one was injured in the accident Sunday afternoon.

One Northwest Airlines Airbus A330 had just landed an >>>


      2008 ENROLLMENT IN U.S. EXPECTED TO SET RECORD
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Public school enrollment across the country will hit a record high this year with just under 50 million students, and the student population is becoming more diverse in large part because of growth in the Latino population, according to a new federal report.

Nationwide, about 20 percent of students were Hispani >>>


      AMATEUR CAMPAIGN BLOGGER SCOOPS THE PROS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Mayhill Fowler says she never planned to ask Bill Clinton the question that unleashed a decidedly unpresidential tirade.

But in the crush of the crowd in South Dakota last Monday, when she raised the topic of "that hatchet job" on him in Vanity Fair, the former president called the article‘s aut >>>


      ARSON SUSPECTED IN TEXAS GOVERNOR‘S MANSION FIRE
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     AUSTIN, Texas –– Arson is suspected in a fire that swept through the historic Texas governor‘s mansion early Sunday, leaving much of the 152–year–old building charred and severely damaged, the state fire marshal said.

No one was believed to be inside when the fire started at the ho >>>


      BUSH HEADS TO EUROPE
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush is seeking to rally support from allies in Europe as the race to replace him dominates attention back home.

Bush leaves Monday for Slovenia for his final U.S.–European Union Summit. He is also traveling to Germany, Italy, France, England and Northern Ireland. The t >>>


      CHARTER SCHOOLS‘ BIG EXPERIMENT
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     By Jay MathewsWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June ', 2008; A01 NEW ORLEANS The storm that swamped this city three years ago also effectively swept away a public school system with a dismal record and faint prospects of getting better. Before Hurricane Katrina, educator John Alford said, he toured schools and fo >>>


      CLINTON‘S EXIT A PREOCCUPATION FOR REPORTERS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     NEW YORK –– Now that Hillary Clinton has ended her bid for the presidency, political journalists are suddenly deprived of one of their favorite stories: When is she going to drop out?

A study shows the only campaign topics that got more attention the past two months were Barack Obama‘s talkati >>>


      COURT WILL AGAIN REVIEW $7'.5M AWARD IN TOBACCO CASE
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Supreme Court will review a $7'.5 million punitive damages judgment against Marlboro–maker Philip Morris.

The justices without comment Monday granted the appeal of Altria Group Inc.‘s Philip Morris USA. The Oregon Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the judgment, mo >>>


      FATE OF D.C. VOUCHER PROGRAM DARKENS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     June ', 2008; B01 The groundbreaking federal voucher program that enables nearly 2,000 D.C.

children to attend private schools is facing an uncertain future in the Democrat–controlled Congress and may well be heading into its final year of operation, according to officials and supporters of the progra >>>


      GAS HITS NATIONAL AVERAGE OF $4 FOR THE FIRST TIME
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     NEW YORK –– The average price of regular gas crept up to $4 a gallon for the first time over the weekend, passing the once–unthinkable milestone just in time for the peak summer travel season.

Prices at the pump are expected to keep climbing, especially after last week‘s furious surge in >>>


      HEAVY RAIN, FLOODS POUND MIDWEST, WITH MORE ON TAP
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     DETROIT –– Large swaths of three Midwest states were declared disaster areas as days of vicious storms and flooding forced rescuers into boats and residents to flee flooded communities. The death toll stood at eight and more rain was forecast Monday.

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle sought emergency aid for >>>


      HIGH COURT RULES AGAINST MULTIPLE ROYALTIES
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Supreme Court has limited the ability of companies to collect multiple royalties on their patents.

The unanimous decision Monday was helpful to customers of Intel Corp. and is the latest step by the justices to scale back the power of patent–holders.

The case revolve >>>


      HUNDREDS ATTEND DOCUMENTARY SCREENING IN BUSH TOWN
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     CRAWFORD, Texas –– Instead of limousines and a red carpet, there were pickup trucks and a grassy football field for the local premiere of a documentary film about a tiny farming town that suddenly became the Western White House.

About 300 people turned out Sunday night for "Crawford," whic >>>


      HUNTINGTON MAYOR OPPOSES RAISE FOR HIMSELF
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –– A West Virginia city council is hoping to overcome opposition to giving the mayor a raise from the proposal‘s biggest foe: the mayor.

Huntington Mayor David Felinton has vowed to veto a proposal to raise his pay by nearly $28,000 to $'0,000. He currently earns about $6 >>>


      JUSTICES RULE AGAINST WORKER WHO LOST JOB
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Supreme Court on Monday made it more difficult for individual public employees to sue for workplace discrimination.

In a 6–3 decision, the justices ruled against a woman who said her job at the Oregon Department of Agriculture was eliminated because she complained about a col >>>


      NAVY HELICOPTER IN AID MISSION APPARENTLY SHOT AT
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– A U.S. helicopter on a humanitarian mission in the Philippines apparently was shot at, prompting the Navy to temporally halt the mission, a defense official said Monday.

An MH–60 helicopter operating from USNS Mercy hospital ship had gone to pick up 11 passengers about 50 miles i >>>


      OBAMA BACKS OIL PROFITS TAX, ATTACKS MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     1:51 PM RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sought to tap into Americans‘ anxiety over high gasoline prices on Monday by saying he would impose a windfall profits tax on U.S. oil companies if elected.

Launching a two–week focus on the ailing U.S. >>>


      OHIO PLANE CRASH KILLS 6, INCLUDING EX–LEGISLATOR
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     FREMONT, Ohio –– A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in a residential area and killed all six people aboard, including the pilot, a former state lawmaker who had offered joyrides to airport visitors after a charity breakfast.

Gene Damschroder Sr., 86, was flying the fixed–wing, single&ndash >>>


      PLAYING ‘CHICKEN‘ WITH RISK
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Duke University marketing professor Debu Purohit studies "moral hazard" –– the idea that when people are protected against risk, they take chances they might avoid if they had to face the music. Purohit understands moral hazard not only as someone who has studied the effects of anti–lock brak >>>


      POLLS SUGGEST MIXED EFFECTS OF CLINTON ON TICKET
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Lots of Democrats love Hillary Rodham Clinton. Yet plenty of Republicans, conservatives and all–important independents can‘t stand her, suggesting possible pitfalls for Barack Obama should he make her his vice presidential running mate.

The intense dislike for Clinton sugge >>>


      R. KELLY LAWYERS TRY TO REVIVE TATTERED DEFENSES
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     CHICAGO –– R. Kelly‘s attorney guided his electric scooter down a hallway outside the courtroom where his client is on trial for child pornography, exclaiming as he sped past several reporters, "In the morning, we attack!" That battle cry last week from Ed Genson, who suffers from a neurologi >>>


      SAILOR CALLED ‘HERO‘ FOR HELPING SAVE 5 OTHERS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     GALVESTON, Texas –– A sailor is being praised as a hero for helping get five others to safety at the cost of his own life when a sailboat capsized during a regatta on the Gulf of Mexico.

Divers pulled safety officer Roger Stone‘s body from the boat Sunday afternoon, more than 12 hours after re >>>


      SENATE VOTES TO PRIVATIZE ITS FAILING RESTAURANTS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Year after year, decade upon decade, the U.S. Senate‘s network of restaurants has lost staggering amounts of money –– more than $18 million since 1''3, according to one report, and an estimated $2 million this year alone, according to another.

The financial condition of the world&lsquo >>>


      SENSE OF FAIRNESS AFFECTS OUTLOOK, DECISIONS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     American workers are hurting. The country is in an economic slump, thousands of people are being laid off, and hundreds of companies are retrenching.

With house values falling in many parts of the country and with gas prices soaring, many people are struggling from paycheck to paycheck.

The unfolding s >>>


      TAKING MORE RISKS BECAUSE YOU FEEL SAFE
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     The housing market is in free fall: Quick –– let‘s protect homeowners against foreclosure.

The country is in recession: Quick –– let‘s give Americans money to spend to restart the economy.

Big Wall Street firms are failing: Quick –– let‘s bail out b >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JUNE '
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     AM –– Today is Monday, June ', the 161st day of 2008. There are 205 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On June ', A.D. 68, the Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide.

On this date: In 1870, author Charles Dickens died in Gad‘s Hill Place, England.

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      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES McCain, Obama reject Bloomberg, ABC News offer to host first proposed presidential town hall ... First lady Laura Bush says she admires Hillary Clinton‘s ‘grit and strength‘ ... Racial attitudes, spoken or not, pose challenge for Obama in Pennsylvania ___ McCain, Obam >>>


      TOUGH WORDS FROM THIS CHENEY ON U.S. MIDEAST POLICY
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Looks as though another former Bush administration official is off the reservation. But don‘t expect the kind of fierce counterattack the White House and its friends waged recently against former press secretary Scott McClellan after the release of his tell–all book.

On a panel at last week‘s >>>


      US MILITARY DEATHS IN IRAQ WAR AT 4,0'4
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     –– As of Sunday, June 8, 2008, at least 4,0'4 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,332 died as a result of hostile action, according t >>>


      VIOLENT AND PROPERTY CRIME DECLINED IN 2007
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Both violent and property crimes declined in 2007 from the previous year, the FBI reported Monday.

In preliminary figures for crimes reported to police, the bureau said the number of violent crimes declined by 1.4 percent from 2006, reversing two years of rising violent crime numbers. >>>


      VIOLENT CRIME DROPS AFTER RISING FOR TWO YEARS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. violent crimes like murders and rapes decreased by 1.4 percent in 2007 after two years of increases that caused concern among criminal justice experts, the FBI reported on Monday.

All four violent crime categories declined nationwide in 2007 from prior–year levels, the FB >>>


      ‘BUSH LIED‘? IF ONLY IT WERE THAT SIMPLE.
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Search the Internet for "Bush Lied" products, and you will find sites that offer more than a thousand designs. The basic "Bush Lied, People Died" bumper sticker is only the beginning.

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D–W.Va.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, set out to pr >>>


      BUSH ORDERS CONTRACTORS TO CHECK LEGAL STATUS OF EMPLOYEES
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush has signed an executive order requiring contractors and others who do business with the federal government to make sure their employees can legally work in the U.S.

Bush signed the order Friday and the White House announced the order Monday. Homeland Security Secretary M >>>


      DOWN PA. AVENUE, A FAREWELL TOAST
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Hillary Clinton expected to end up on Pennsylvania Avenue –– and she did, though nine blocks from the White House. After her concession speech Saturday at the National Building Museum, Clinton concluded her campaign at 701 restaurant, the same place she celebrated after being sworn in as senator in 2001.
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      GATES RECOMMENDS SCHWARTZ AS NEXT AIR FORCE CHIEF
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended Monday that Gen. Norton Schwartz, a 35–year veteran with a background in Air Force special operations, be the next Air Force chief.

In a sweeping shake up of the Air Force, Gates also formally sent former Air Force official Michael Donle >>>


      HOUSE BILL WOULD EXTEND PROTECTIONS TO EX–VICE PRESIDENTS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Vice President Dick Cheney would continue to be shielded by the Secret Service for at least six months after he leaves office under legislation the House is taking up Monday.

The measure, endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee last month, writes int >>>


      MCCAIN‘S EVANGELICAL PROBLEM
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Shortcomings by John McCain‘s campaign in the art of politics are alienating two organizations of Christian conservatives. James Dobson‘s Focus on the Family is estranged following the failure of Dobson and McCain to talk out their differences. Evangelicals who follow the Rev. John Hagee resent McCain‘ >>>


      NO TIME FOR ‘NOBODY HOME‘
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     The early months of 200' may well be the most precarious period in recent American history. As the next president takes office, some 350,000 U.S.

military personnel deployed overseas will await orders from their new commander in chief, the first wartime transition since Johnson–Nixon 40 years ago.
>>>


      RECORDS COULD SHED LIGHT ON IRAQ GROUP
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     There is an important line in last week‘s Senate intelligence committee report on the Bush administration‘s prewar exaggerations of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein. It says that the panel did not review "less formal communications between intelligence agencies and other parts of the Executive Branch. >>>


      RETURN OF THE PURPLE FINGERS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     By Scott Carpenter and Michael RubinMonday, June ', 2008; A17 Within the next few months, Iraqis will once again wave purple fingers in the air as they cast ballots for provincial governments. As Iraq‘s parliament debates a law to govern the elections, U.S. diplomats and international experts have an opportuni >>>


      RISING EXPECTATIONS ENSNARE ADVOCATE
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     By Anita HuslinWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, June ', 2008; D01 Ron Adolph learned the ropes of contracting at environmental services giant Waste Management, rising to the post of president of a $100 million division in the $10 billion company.

Even then, he planned for that achievement to be just a st >>>


      THE PENTAGON‘S LATEST RECRUITS: PROFESSORS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     Military power requires brainpower, and the Defense Department is moving to engage a new generation of scientists and engineers to conduct research that may pay off in technological breakthroughs for the nation‘s military.

The department last week announced the selection of six university professors who w >>>


      7 DEAD IN STABBING SPREE IN DOWNTOWN TOKYO
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     TOKYO –– A man plowed into shoppers with a truck Sunday and then stabbed 17 people within minutes, killing at least seven of them in a grisly attack that shocked a country known for its low crime rate.

The lunchtime violence in the Akihabara district, a popular electronics and video game area, sent >>>


      A COLD, HARD SHELTER, BUT A SHELTER NONETHELESS
      Washington Post, 09-06-2008
     By Andrea Bruce Washington Post Staff Photographer Shehad has left the mosque only twice since her family sought refuge here two years ago. Her skin is pale and young, long hidden from Iraq‘s sun–stained streets.

The Hassan family thought Fallujah, a traditionally Sunni city, would welcome Sunni ref >>>



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