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      AUTHORITIES BRACE FOR HEAT WAVE
      Kathimerin, 08-07-2008
     State services yesterday braced to cope with an increase in citizens suffering from heat–related ailments, putting hospitals on alert and setting up air–conditioned halls for public use.

Meanwhile, tinderbox–dry conditions thwarted efforts by firefighters to contain a blaze burning for a fourt >>>


      FRANCE’S AMBASSADOR TO GREECE...
      Kathimerin, 08-07-2008
     ANTONIS PASVANTIS/EUROKINISSI France’s ambassador to Greece, Christophe Farnaud, takes his seat yesterday for the latest Ambassadors’ Forum talk organized by the Foreign Ministry.

Farnaud said that France will be seeking ‘realism, collective efforts and answers to citizens’ questions’ during its EU presidency. >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 08-07-2008
     ASYLUM RAP Dutch court rules against the return of migrants to Greece A court in The Hague yesterday barred Dutch authorities from deporting asylum seekers who entered Europe via Greece, citing serious flaws in the Greek asylum procedure, Agence France–Presse reported yesterday. According to AFP, the district cour >>>


      MOVE FOR MORE OPENNESS IN PARTY FUNDING
      Kathimerin, 08-07-2008
     PM asks MPs to improve donations law YIANNIS PANAGOPOULOS/EUROKINISSI Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis speaks during an awards ceremony held by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) last night. Earlier in the day, the premier requested the formation of a parliamentary committee to examine ways of tightening >>>


      ND AND PASOK STILL FLAGGING IN POLLS
      Kathimerin, 08-07-2008
     Eight in 10 Greeks believe their country is headed in the wrong direction and continue to express only moderate support for the country’s two largest political parties, according to a new Public Issue poll.

Conducted July 1–3, the poll indicates that there is growing dissatisfaction with New Democracy and >>>


      PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL WOEFULLY LOW ON STAFF
      Kathimerin, 08-07-2008
     Nurses at the Dromokaiteio psychiatric hospital in western Athens yesterday went on strike to protest chronic staff shortages that are leaving hundreds of patients inadequately supervised.

Only 800 of the 1,400 hospital staff positions are filled, according to Michalis Giannakos, the head of the workers’ union. >>>


      WOMEN DENIED CANCER VACCINES
      Kathimerin, 08-07-2008
     Thousands of women are being obliged to pay for a vaccine against cervical cancer which authorities had pledged would be administered for free on the national health service, a cancer awareness–raising group has said.

According to the group Agaliazo, the Social Security Foundation (IKA) «is deprivin >>>


      A BELGRADE, UNE ALLIANCE ENTRE PRO–EUROPÉENS ET POST–MILOSEVIC
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     SERBIE. Le parlement réuni pour approuver le nouveau gouvernement. Jean–Arnault Dérens Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Deux mois apr';s les élections législatives anticipées, la Serbie a enfin un gouvernement. Le parlement devait donner, tard dans la nuit, son accord ŕ la formation de la >>>


      ANALYSE. TENAILLÉ PAR LA FAIM, LE MONDE S‘EFFRAIE DE VIEUX ÉPOUVANTAILS
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Analyse. Rinny Gremaud Mardi 8 juillet 2008 En 1'6', la mission spatiale américaine Apollo 11 déposait les premiers hommes sur la Lune. Les images qu‘ils ont ramenées, celles de la Terre vue de l‘espace, ont profondément bouleversé notre représentation de la plan' >>>


      AU PLUS BAS DEPUIS 2002, LE TAUX DE CHÔMAGE VA REPARTIR Ŕ LA HAUSSE CET ÉTÉ
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Le secteur de la construction est soutenu par l’effet saisonnier d’embauches, notamment en montagne. (photo: Keystone) EMPLOI. Le taux de personnes sans emploi a diminué de 0,1 point le mois dernier, ŕ 2,3%.

Willy Boder Mardi 8 juillet 2008 «Il faut s‘attendre ŕ une lég'; >>>


      AVIS DE TEMPĘTE AMÉRICAINE Ŕ PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     NATATION. Au vu des sélections olympiques qui viennent de s‘achever, l‘armada de nageurs «made in US», avec Michael Phelps en figure de proue, est pręte pour une razzia en Chine.

Isabelle Musy Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Le Qwest Center d‘Omaha, sis aux confins du Nebraska, doit >>>


      BEAUX–ARTS. L‘ART, ÉCRAN DES MAUVAIS SCÉNARIOS HUMAINS
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     «Complicated Pile» de l‘artiste Paul McCarthy. Sa sculpture gonflable en toile de bâche est ŕ prendre comme un commentaire ironique sur les accumulations et aberrations qui peuvent menacer une société. (photo: Keystone) EXPOSITIONS. Trois présentations imaginées par le Centre Paul Kle >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
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      CONSTRUIRE AUTREMENT (2/5). L‘ARCHITECTE ET LA BELLE DE MAI, Ŕ MARSEILLE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Patrick Bouchain fait d‘une friche de la cité phocéenne son laboratoire pour démontrer qu‘on peut transformer un bout de ville «en marchant».

Lorette Coen, Marseille Mardi 8 juillet 2008 On lui confie un morceau de ville ŕ transformer. Il commence par ouvrir un bistro >>>


      CREDIT SUISSE SE RÉORGANISE AU ROYAUME–UNI
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Rep';re. Retour ŕ la case départ pour la mondialisation Talonné par Swatch, Rolex s‘offre une manufacture sur mesure Les industriels font les frais de prix de l‘acier chauffés ŕ blanc L‘invité. L‘art de l‘investissement dans les pépites d‘eau >>>


      CYBER–ETHNIQUE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     SANTOGOLD. Dressée ŕ la croisée des genres musicaux, entre synthétique et organique, la chanteuse américaine détonne. Avec un penchant assumé pour les «eighties» et le fluo.

Olivier Horner Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Le «Roxanne» de Police culbute des guitares >>>


      DES DOUTES SUR SUNRISE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Les rumeurs sur la vente de l‘opérateur persistent. Anouch Seydtaghia Mardi 8 juillet 2008 TDC va–t–il lâcher Sunrise? La question planait depuis plusieurs mois, elle est réapparue avec acuité début juin lorsque Sunrise annonçait qu‘il allait perdre un quart de ses e >>>


      ELECTION MOTIVANTE Ŕ LA PRÉFECTURE DE LA SARINE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Jean Martin, Président de la LICRA–Vaud, Echandens (VD) Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Bravo aux citoyens du district de la Sarine! Quelle bonne nouvelle que l‘élection de Carl–Alex Ridoré comme préfet (LT du 23 juin). En toute modestie, je la salue en tant que citoyen attaché, au long d >>>


      FIBRE OPTIQUE: CONCERTATION NÉCESSAIRE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Anouch Seydtaghia Mardi 8 juillet 2008 C‘était il y a cinq ans presque jour pour jour, le 8 juillet 2003. Swisscom décidait d‘augmenter le débit des offres ADSL. Finie la vitesse de 256 kbit/s, place ŕ 300 kbit/s, et ce pour 4' francs par mois. Cinq ans plus tard, ces débits font >>>


      FLEURS DES PRAIRIES SČCHES (2/6). LA MARGUERITE, REINE DÉBONNAIRE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Les prairies s';ches rétrécissent d‘année en année sous la pression conjuguée de l‘agriculture intensive et de l‘avancée des foręts. Or, elles rec';lent une extraordinaire biodiversité. Balade.

Etienne Dubuis Mardi 8 juillet 2008 On l&lsq >>>


      G8 ET AFRIQUE: RESPONSABILITÉS «PARTAGÉES»
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Détente avant le déjeuner des dirigeants du G8 en compagnie de José Manuel Barroso (ŕ droite). (photo: Keystone) SOMMET. Les promesses non tenues en mati';re d‘aide au menu des dirigeants des pays riches.

Richard Werly, envoyé spécial ŕ Toyako Mardi 8 juillet 200 >>>


      HEDGE FUNDS: TROIS STRATÉGIES GAGNANTES
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     PERSPECTIVES. L‘Association suisse des fonds calibre ses attentes sur la hausse de la volatilité.

Le Temps Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Apr';s un premier semestre essentiellement défensif, les hedge funds devraient dégager ŕ nouveau des performances positives s‘ils savent miser s >>>


      JEUX DE DAMES Ŕ MONTREUX
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     FESTIVAL. La légendaire Joan Baez et la Zurichoise Sophie Hunger éclairent une nuit folk.

Rocco Zacheo, Collaboration Olivier Horner Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Deux étages et deux salles pour les dames: le cśur du Montreux Jazz n‘a pulsé que pour elles dimanche soir. Pour des légen >>>


      L‘ACCUMULATION DE FACTEURS NÉGATIFS OBLIGE Ŕ LA PRUDENCE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     PREVISIONS. Les investisseurs devraient sous–pondérer les actions et les obligations d‘Etat, tandis que le pétrole est sans doute au plus haut, selon les experts de Clariden Leu.

Emmanuel Garessus, Zurich Mardi 8 juillet 2008 L‘investisseur doit avant tout préserver son capital >>>


      L‘ALBULA ET LA BERNINA INSCRITS Ŕ L‘UNESCO
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     PATRIMOINE. Les lignes de chemin de fer grisonnes désignées. Le Temps, avec ATS Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Le Chemin de fer rhétique de l‘Albula et de la Bernina (GR) figurera sur la liste du Patrimoine mondial de l‘Unesco. Sa candidature a été acceptée lundi ŕ Québec par le >>>


      L‘EX–SYNDIC DE NYON S‘ENTĘTE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     VAUD. Alain–Valéry Poitry recourt au Tribunal fédéral. Camille Châtelain, avec l‘ATS Mardi 8 juillet 2008 «Je suis toujours syndic tant que la décision n‘est pas définitive», insiste Alain–Valéry Poitry, l‘ex–syndic de Nyon démis pou >>>


      L‘INVITÉ. L‘ART DE L‘INVESTISSEMENT DANS LES PÉPITES D‘EAU
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     L‘invité. Laurent Roussel, Directeur adjoint de la Recherche d‘Exane Derivatives, en collaboration avec Yann Cornil et Damien Grulier, analystes, Exane Derivatives Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Réticents ŕ investir dans le pétrole apr';s son rally de 40% depuis le début de l‘ann >>>


      LA CHRONIQUE DES CHANGES. ATTENTISME PENDANT LA RÉUNION DU G8
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     La chronique des changes. Nicolas Longchamp, Realtime Forex, Gen';ve Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Les dirigeants du G8 entament ŕ Toyako (Japon) un sommet dominé par la crise économique et la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique. Nous nous attendons ŕ l‘issue du G8 ŕ des mesures p >>>


      LA COMMUNAUTÉ SAINT–JEAN VA ĘTRE RENOUVELÉE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     GENEVE. Une mesure exceptionnelle demandée. Patricia Briel Mardi 8 juillet 2008 A la demande de trois évęques, la Communauté des Fr';res de Saint–Jean ŕ Gen';ve, qui a la charge pastorale de la paroisse Saint–François–deSales, va ętre enti';rem >>>


      LA FONDATION SUISSE LUMA REVITALISE ARLES
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     «Le style Frank Gehry existe, je ne peux pas le nier» Jeux de dames ŕ Montreux CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article La fondation suisse Luma revitalise Arles PHOTOGRAPHIE. Maja Hoffmann, hériti';re de Hoffmann–La Roche, a présenté hier son projet de grand centre culturel d&# >>>


      LA PRIVATISATION EST AU CONGÉLATEUR
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
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      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Les agriculteurs du Rajasthan abandonnent peu ŕ peu leur tracteur pour le chameau, depuis que les vendeurs de bidons d‘essence ont encore augmenté leurs prix. Cependant qu‘ŕ Addis–Abeba, le prix d‘un âne est passé de 600 birrs  >>>


      LE CANTON DE BERNE EXIGE PLUS DE MOYENS POUR SE PROTÉGER DES CRUES
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     BERNE. La présidente du gouvernement bernois, Barbara Egger–Jenzer, reproche ŕ la Confédération de ne pas tenir compte des besoins réels.

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      LE POUVOIR DE NUISANCE DE L‘EXTRĘME DROITE HONGROISE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     HONGRIE. La Gay Pride de Budapest perturbée samedi par 2000 extrémistes. La lecture de ce texte (2064 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE SERVETTE FC NE SERA PAS VENDU Ŕ LA FAMILLE PISHYAR
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     FOOTBALL. L‘association a estimé que les garanties des Iraniens étaient insuffisantes.

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      LES EXIGENCES DE L‘ÉPREUVE CHRONOMÉTRÉE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     CYCLISME. Les coureurs affrontent aujourd‘hui le premier contre–la–montre individuel, ŕ Cholet, dans les Pays de la Loire. Derri';re l‘apparente facilité des spécialistes se cache un effort aussi complexe que légendaire. Analyse.

Ariane Pellaton Mardi 8 juille >>>


      LES FORMATIONS POLITIQUES SONT TOUJOURS PLUS DÉPENDANTES DE LEURS MÉCČNES
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Affiches électorales. La hausse du financement externe n’est pas sans danger pour l’indépendance des partis, selon les chercheurs. (photo: Keystone) FONDS. Une étude de l‘IDHEAP le montre: les partis perdent leur capacité d‘autofinancement. Ce ne sont plus les militants qui remplissent le >>>


      LES INDUSTRIELS FONT LES FRAIS DE PRIX DE L‘ACIER CHAUFFÉS Ŕ BLANC
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     METAUX. L‘acier a vu son prix doubler en l‘espace de six mois. De Renault ŕ Hyundai, en passant par Schindler ou Burckhardt, les industriels tentent de répercuter cette hausse sur leurs clients.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Mardi 8 juillet 2008

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      OASIS DE SOCIABILITÉ (1). A LONAY, DES HABITANTS UN BRIN IDÉALISTES S‘IMPROVISENT ÉPICIERS
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     VAUD. Une association d‘habitants de la commune aux portes de Morges a repris le commerce mis en vente par son propriétaire. Bénévolat et solidarité font bon ménage pour offrir produits frais et du terroir aux villageois.

Laurent Caspary Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Une épicerie, un >>>


      OBSESSION SÉCURITAIRE AVANT LES JO
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     CHINE. L‘anxiété gagne les autorités ŕ un mois de la cérémonie d‘ouverture. La lecture de ce texte (375' caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

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      OLIVIER GUILLARD: «TALIBANS, SEIGNEURS DE GUERRE ET FIDČLES D‘AL–QAIDA S‘ENHARDISSENT»
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     AFGHANISTAN. Un attentat–suicide a causé la mort de plus de 40 personnes devant l‘ambassade d‘Inde ŕ Kaboul. Un acte qui pourrait viser l‘alliance entre le gouvernement et New Delhi.

Caroline Stevan Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Quarante et un morts et 13' blessés. L‘atta >>>


      PÉRISCOPE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Emmanuel Garessus Mardi 8 juillet 2008 UBS, l‘avalanche qui peut emporter la Suisse • Sur UBS, la grande question est de savoir si elle parviendra ŕ rester intacte et indépendante, selon The Economist. Le magazine accompagne son opinion d‘une caricature oů la banque aux 3 clés prend la fo >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. TEMPLE DE GLACE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
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      REPČRE. RETOUR Ŕ LA CASE DÉPART POUR LA MONDIALISATION
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Rep';re. Frédéric Leli';vre Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Vendredi dernier, ce fut une affaire de nounours. Steiff, le fabricant allemand de peluches parfois habillées par Jean–Paul Gaultier, annonçait qu‘il abandonnait la production en Chine. Elle sera rapatriée au Portugal, >>>


      ROGER FEDERER: «C‘EST UN DÉSASTRE. JE SUIS CASSÉ»
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Roger Federer, un dimanche noir ŕ Wimbledon. Le numéro un mondial avait du mal ŕ digérer son échec dans un tournoi qui lui tenait tant ŕ cśur. (photo: Keystone) TENNIS. Apr';s sa défaite en finale de Wimbledon, la plus dure de sa carri';re, Roger Federer a exprim&# >>>


      ROLAND NEF RASSEMBLE SES GÉNÉRAUX
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Le Temps Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Le chef de l‘armée, Roland Nef, a réuni ses plus hauts cadres lors d‘un séminaire de deux jours ŕ Valbella (GR). L‘accent a été mis sur la sélection des cadres et la sécurité de l‘instruction militaire. Le commandant de co >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. WAGAGE, LIMON GÉNÉREUX
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Curieux mot, «wagage» (prononcer «ouagage»). Attesté en 1877, il vient d‘un terme dialectal du néerlandais «wak», qui signifie «humide». Le wagage est le limon déposé au bord des rivi&# >>>


      SWISSCOM RISQUE DE VERROUILLER LE MARCHÉ Ŕ COUPS DE MILLIARDS
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     TELECOMS. L‘opérateur veut investir dans la fibre optique en Suisse. Le Temps Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Swisscom est en train de reprendre des parts de marché ŕ la concurrence.

Grâce notamment ŕ la fidélité de ses clients suisses, mais surtout grâce au renforcement de sa >>>


      SWISSCOM VA–T–IL DÉVORER LE MARCHÉ?
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Swisscom demeure un opérateur historique extręmement solide. Et il se permet męme de reprendre des parts de marché ŕ ses concurrents. Rien qu‘en 2007, il a activé 24,4% de lignes ADSL en plus pour son propre compte. (photo: Keystone) • L‘opérateur historique renforce sa pos >>>


      TALONNÉ PAR SWATCH, ROLEX S‘OFFRE UNE MANUFACTURE SUR MESURE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     HORLOGERIE. Apr';s la refonte de ses sites genevois, le groupe lance la construction d‘une usine ultramoderne et robotisée ŕ Bienne. Le nombre d‘emplois n‘augmentera pas.

François Pilet Mardi 8 juillet 2008 Un an ŕ peine apr';s la rénovation compl&# >>>


      TEMPLE DE LA DISCORDE ENTRE PHNOM PENH ET BANGKOK
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     ASIE DU SUD–EST. Conflit autour de l‘inscription du site de Preah Vihear au Patrimoine mondial.

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      UN AN APRČS LE DRAME DE LA JUNGFRAU, UN PČRE CRIE SA RÉVOLTE
      Le Temps, 08-07-2008
     Ils étaient quatorze ce jeudi 12 juillet 2007 ŕ partir ŕ l‘assaut de la Jungfrau depuis la cabane du Mönschjoch. Vers 10h, un peu au–dessous de la selle du Rottal, six soldats sont brusquement emportés par une avalanche déclanchée par le groupe męme selon les experts. >>>


      ARMY MEDIC MADE FAMOUS IN IRAQ PHOTO DIES
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     PINEHURST, N.C. –– A former Army medic made famous by a photograph that showed him carrying an injured Iraqi boy during the first week of the war in March 2003 has died of an apparent overdose, police said.

The photograph of Joseph Patrick Dwyer running to a makeshift military hospital while cradlin >>>


      BORDER PATROL ASSAULT SUSPECT IN CANADIAN CUSTODY
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     DERBY LINE, Vt. –– A man suspected of assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Vermont–Quebec line has been arrested in Canada, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.

The suspect was taken into custody Monday night in Stanstead, Quebec, hours after a Border Patrol agent shot at four people af >>>


      CONVICTED HUSBAND LEADS CALIF. POLICE TO A BODY
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     OAKLAND, Calif. –– A prominent software programmer who had denied having anything to do with his estranged wife‘s disappearance even after he was convicted of her murder led police Monday to what is believed to be her body, defense attorneys said.

The abrupt about–face came just two days >>>


      CYCLIST STRUCK, KILLED BY GARBAGE TRUCK
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     AM A 22–year–old bicyclist was struck by a garbage truck and killed just north of Dupont Circle today, authorities said. Police and fire vehicles converged on the scene at 20th and R streets NW, snarling Connecticut Avenue traffic during the morning rush.

The victim was struck at 7:37 a.m., D.C. pol >>>


      DNC, OBAMA TO SEEK BROAD INPUT FOR PARTY PLATFORM
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Democratic National Committee and Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign will hold meetings in all 50 states to get voters more involved in developing the party platform.

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano will chair the Platform Drafting Committee, the DNC and the Obama campaign we >>>


      DODD‘S POPULARITY SLIPS IN CONNECTICUT
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– If veteran Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd‘s trademark jaunty smile seems a bit forced these days, it‘s no surprise.

The five–term Democrat‘s home–state popularity has slipped in the wake of his failed presidential bid and allegations he got cut–ra >>>


      DRY, HOT WEATHER THREATENS CALIFORNIA FIRE GAINS
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     LOS ANGELES –– Firefighters faced worsening weather conditions Tuesday that pushed flames across firebreaks in parts of California and chased residents out of one small community.

The change came from a high pressure system setting up over the entire West, said Mike Smith, a meteorologist with the N >>>


      ELIE WIESEL TESTIFIES OVER HOTEL CONFRONTATION
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     SAN FRANCISCO –– Holocaust scholar and survivor Elie Wiesel testified that he feared he was being kidnapped when a New Jersey man allegedly yanked him off a San Francisco hotel elevator.

Wiesel‘s testimony Monday came after opening statements in the trial of 24–year–old Eric Hunt, >>>


      FAKE ARK. BOUTS SHOWING MEN KISSING DRAW SUSPICION
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –– Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others‘ clothes off and kissing _ a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of "Borat" fame.

"We had a contract fo >>>


      FAMILY, ADMIRERS PREPARE TO LAY HELMS TO REST
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     RALEIGH, N.C. –– Jesse Helms‘ family prepared Tuesday to lay the five–term U.S. senator to rest, gathering with a group of mourners that was expected to include national figures and home–state admirers.

Helms, 86, died July 4 after years of declining health. The funeral will be hel >>>


      FARMERS IN SOUTHERN KANSAS EAGER TO HARVEST WHEAT
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WICHITA, Kan. –– Jerry McReynolds usually cuts his own wheat fields. But not this year. After a volatile spring of heavy rains, widespread hail and tornadoes, the Woodston farmer wanted to get his crop cut quickly.

"I got some custom cutters to help me finish," McReynolds said Monday. &quo >>>


      FBI TO INVESTIGATE CELTICS FAN‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     BOSTON –– The FBI will investigate whether Boston police used excessive force while arresting a man who later stopped breathing during Celtics championship celebrations.

David Woodman stopped breathing while in custody and died 11 days after police say they spotted him drinking from an open containe >>>


      FREED US HOSTAGE DENOUNCES COLOMBIAN REBELS
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –– Among the smiles and hugs shared by three American hostages freed last week from rebels in Colombia and their families, one of the men on Monday angrily denounced their captors as "terrorists with a capital ‘T.‘" Marc Gonsalves said the Revolutionary Armed For >>>


      GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE CRASH TEST PROGRAM
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The government is upgrading its crash test program for new cars and trucks to give consumers better information about vehicle safety.

The program will continue to grade new vehicles on a five–star scale but it will add an overall safety rating that combines scores from several cr >>>


      HISTORY–MAKING HELICOPTER LANDS AT OHIO MUSEUM
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     DAYTON, Ohio –– It flew on a daring but unsuccessful raid to free U.S. POWs in North Vietnam in 1'70. Thirty–eight years later, after subsequent tours in Bosnia and Iraq, helicopter No. 357 is being retired _ with honor.

The 88–foot–long special operations chopper has made its >>>


      HOMELAND SECRETARY CHIEF VISITS FLOODED MISSOURI
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WINFIELD, Mo. –– U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff got a firsthand look at damage from recent Missouri flooding and an update about how recovery is going.

Chertoff said he wanted to visit Winfield, 45 miles northwest of St. Louis, because he had been impressed by efforts to shore up >>>


      JACK KEVORKIAN‘S CONGRESSIONAL BID MOVES FORWARD
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     PONTIAC, Mich. –– Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian has collected enough signatures to be on the November ballot as a congressional candidate in Michigan.

Joe Rozell, director of elections for Oakland County, says Kevorkian had about 3,200 valid signatures. Kevorkian needed to collect 3,000.< >>>


      LAS VEGAS ATTRACTION INVESTIGATES DOLPHIN‘S DEATH
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     LAS VEGAS –– MGM Mirage officials are investigating the death of a dolphin at an aquatic habitat at The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip.

Company spokesman Gordon Absher said Monday that animal care officials are trying to determine why the 11–year–old dolphin, named Sage, died Saturday mor >>>


      MALIA OBAMA LOOKS FORWARD TO DECORATING WH ROOM
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Her father is famous but Malia Obama is like a lot of 10–year–olds: she sometimes finds him embarrassing.

She recalled one time when a friend came over to their house in Chicago and her father, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, ever in campaign mode, shook the >>>


      MASSIVE HAITI–BOUND CARGO SHIP SMOLDERS IN MIAMI
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     MIAMI –– A massive cargo ship that caught fire over the weekend is smoldering in Miami.

The 200–foot freighter caught fire on the Miami River as it was carrying cars, mattresses and bicycles to Haiti.

A Miami–Dade Fire Rescue spokesman said Tuesday that about 60 firefighters are >>>


      METHODOLOGY FOR PETS AND POLITICS POLL
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     AM –– The AP–Yahoo News Poll is a unique study that will track the moods and opinions of a group of people throughout the presidential election campaign.

The fifth wave of this study included re–interviews of 1,75' people between June 13–23 who were originally interviewed in No >>>


      MILITARY PROGRAM HELPS SEX ASSAULT VICTIMS
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WICHITA FALLS, Texas –– In a women‘s restroom at Sheppard Air Force Base, a pink poster features two wine glasses and a sobering message.

"You may not be the only one looking to have a good time. Watch your glass; you never know what someone might put in it." The poster gives informa >>>


      NASA SETS DATE FOR FINAL SHUTTLE MISSION IN 2010
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     HOUSTON –– NASA has tentatively set the final space shuttle mission for May 31, 2010, four months before the shuttle fleet retires.

NASA has 10 missions remaining for the shuttle fleet, which President Bush ordered to retire by Sept. 30, 2010. The schedule announced Monday and reported in the Housto >>>


      NASA SETS DATE FOR FINAL SHUTTLE MISSION IN 2010
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     HOUSTON –– NASA has tentatively set the final space shuttle mission for May 31, 2010, four months before the shuttle fleet retires.

NASA has 10 missions remaining for the shuttle fleet, which President Bush ordered to retire by Sept. 30, 2010. The schedule announced Monday includes five flights this >>>


      NEW POST EDITOR PREPARES FOR CHANGE, CHALLENGE
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     By William BraniginWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 8, 2008;
12:43 PM Marcus Brauchli, named yesterday as the new executive editor of The Washington Post, was introduced to the paper‘s newsroom today and expressed confidence that The Post can meet the formidable challenges that are transforming the ne >>>


      OBAMA DENIES SHIFTING TO REACH POLITICAL CENTER
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. –– Asked by a voter about accusations of flip–flopping, Democrat Barack Obama dismissed the notion Tuesday that he has been shifting stances on Iraq, guns and the death penalty to break with his party‘s liberal wing and court a wider swath of voters.

"The people >>>


      OBAMA PROPOSES BANKRUPTCY CHANGES
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. –– Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed changing bankruptcy laws to fast–track the process for military families, help seniors keep their homes, and protect people recovering from natural disasters.

The Democratic presidential hopeful also accused Republican rival John McCain o >>>


      OBAMA TO SKIP PEPSI CENTER FOR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     NEW YORK –– In a break with tradition, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic presidential nomination in Denver at Invesco Field at Mile High, a 76,000–seat stadium, instead of the Pepsi Center, site of the party‘s national convention.

"For us to be able to do it in Invesco Field i >>>


      OFFICIAL: FEDS SHOULD CONSIDER RAINBOW FAMILY BAN
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     CHEYENNE, Wyo. –– The U.S. Forest Service should consider banning the Rainbow Family from Forest Service land after a confrontation last week led to the arrest of at least eight people, a top agency official said Monday.

John Twiss, director of Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations in Wa >>>


      PANEL CALLS FOR NEW WAR POWERS LEGISLATION
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Former secretaries of state James Baker III and Warren Christopher say the next time the president goes to war, Congress should be required to say whether it agrees.

The co–chairmen of a bipartisan study group have proposed legislation that would require the president to consult >>>


      PANEL URGES NEW LAW ON GOVERNMENT WAR POWERS
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The president should be forced by law to consult Congress before going to war, a bipartisan panel including several prominent former U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

The commission led by former Secretaries of State James Baker, a Republican, and Warren Christopher, a Democrat, aimed >>>


      PENTAGON AIMS FOR LESS DEADLY CLUSTER BOMBS
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Faced with growing international pressure, the Pentagon is changing its policy on cluster bombs and plans to reduce the danger of unexploded munitions in the deadly explosives.

The policy shift, which is outlined in a three–page memo signed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, woul >>>


      REGULATOR SEES NO NEED FOR FREDDIE, FANNIE TO RAISE NEW CAPITAL
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     By David S. Hilzenrath and Howard SchneiderWashington Post Staff WritersTuesday, July 8, 2008; 10:52 AM The chief regulator for mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said today he did not think a proposed change in accounting rules should force the companies to raise large amounts of new capital.

The comme >>>


      SAFETY BOARD: SIGNS FACTOR IN ATLANTA BUS CRASH
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board say confusing highway signs, driver error and a lack of passenger safety features contributed to the deaths of five college baseball players in an Atlanta bus crash last year.

The findings on the crash, which also killed the bu >>>


      STATE ETHICS COMMISSION PROBES WVU DEGREE SCANDAL
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –– The West Virginia Ethics Commission is looking into a degree scandal involving the governor‘s daughter and West Virginia University.

WVU spokeswoman Becky Lofstead said Tuesday that the commission has made preliminary inquiries into last fall‘s decision to grant Heat >>>


      STUDY: MILITARY GAYS DON‘T UNDERMINE UNIT COHESION
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Congress should repeal the "don‘t ask, don‘t tell" law because the presence of gays in the military is unlikely to undermine the ability to fight and win, according to a new study released by a California–based research center.

The study was conducted by fou >>>


      STUDY: MILITARY GAYS DON‘T UNDERMINE UNIT COHESION
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Congress should repeal the "don‘t ask, don‘t tell" law because the presence of gays in the military is unlikely to undermine the ability to fight and win, according to a new study released by a California–based research center.

The study was conducted by fou >>>


      THE POST‘S NEW EXECUTIVE EDITOR ONCE HEADED WALL STREET JOURNAL
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     Marcus Brauchli was named executive editor of The Washington Post yesterday, returning him to the top ranks of American journalism less than three months after Rupert Murdoch forced him out as the Wall Street Journal‘s editor.

Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth announced that Brauchli will succeed Leonard >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – JULY 8
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     AM –– Today is Tuesday, July 8, the 1'0th day of 2008. There are 176 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: One hundred years ago, on July 8, 1'08, businessman and philanthropist Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, a liberal Republican who served as governor of New York and then >>>


      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES Obama proposes changing bankruptcy laws to help military, others ... Democrats seek voter input in 50 states for party platform ... Poll: John McCain looks like best in show among pet owners ... Minnesota gambling authority asks if Obama campaign‘s Web solicitation is legal ... C >>>


      TORNADO DAMAGES HOMES IN NORTHERN NORTH DAKOTA
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     ROLLA, N.D. –– A tornado tore through several towns in northern North Dakota on Monday, destroying at least one building, damaging others and injuring at least two people, authorities said.

The National Weather Service said the tornado was reported in Rolla at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Rolette Coun >>>


      US MOVES AGAINST IRANIAN OFFICIALS, COMPANIES
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The Bush administration moved Tuesday to impose financial sanctions on Iranian officials and companies accused of helping the country develop nuclear weapons.

The action by the departments of State and Treasury marks the latest effort to tighten the financial noose on Iran, which the U >>>


      WASHINGTON POST NAMES MARCUS BRAUCHLI EXECUTIVE EDITOR
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     Marcus Brauchli has been named executive editor of The Washington Post, returning him to the top ranks of American journalism less than three months after Rupert Murdoch forced him out as the Wall Street Journal‘s top editor.

Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth announced this afternoon that Brauchli will su >>>


      WOMAN‘S DEATH BRINGS ARK. TORNADO FATALITIES TO 14
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –– Arkansas emergency management officials say a woman‘s death from injuries suffered during the Feb. 5 tornado outbreak brings the state‘s death toll from the storms to 14.

Seventy–eight–year–old Dorothy Vieira died Saturday at a hospital in Little Ro >>>


      ADVOCATES SPEAK UP FOR ILLEGAL DAY LABORERS CHEATED OF WAGES
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     It was a relatively small amount, $720, that José was owed for 72 hours of construction work in the District. Most immigrant day laborers, fleeced by a casual employer and unaware they had any legal recourse, would have swallowed their anger and let the matter drop.

José, 45, who has family to fee >>>


      ANOTHER OBSTACLE CONQUERED
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     By Carol D. LeonnigWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 8, 2008; A13 When Jim Langevin first rolled his wheelchair onto Capitol Hill in 1'84 as a young Senate intern, barriers to the disabled in this city were even more common than the bollards that now circle its monuments.

Langevin, a quadriplegic si >>>


      CANDIDATES DIVERGE ON HOW TO SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are both proposing dramatic changes to Social Security, taking on the financially fragile "third rail of American politics" that Congress and recent presidents have been unable to repair.

McCain‘s aides said he favors a bipartisan approach and is open to workin >>>


      CENSUS SWITCH WORRIES SOME
      Washington Post, 08-07-2008
     By N.C. AizenmanWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, July 8, 2008; A02 With the 2010 Census less than two years away, independent demographers and congressional overseers are worried that the Census Bureau will not be prepared to accurately record the nation‘s racial and ethnic minorities, illegal immigrants and t >>>



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