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      ANGER OVER BAIL FOR MYCONOS ATTACK SUSPECTS
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     Tourist’s organs used in four transplants YIORGOS KARAHALIS/REUTERS Oliver Zammit, the father of 20–year–old Doujon, who died following an attack on Myconos, breaks into tears on Sunday after expressing his disappointment that three of the four suspects arrested for the beating of his son were released on ba >>>


      AUGUST HOLIDAYS BEGIN FOR THOUSANDS
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     VAIOS HASALIS/EUROKINISSI A woman waves goodbye to relatives who have boarded a passenger ferry leaving Piraeus yesterday. Winds of up to 8 Beaufort created difficult conditions for those traveling to Aegean islands. Thousands of Athenians also chose to fly to their holiday destinations. A total of 678 flights were sche >>>


      BISHOP BACKS RELIGION CLASSES
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     The outspoken Bishop of Thessaloniki yesterday called on the government to withdraw a recommendation it has proposed to schools that makes it easier for students to skip religion classes.

The Education Ministry issued a circular last week instructing teachers that schoolchildren at primary and secondary schools >>>


      FIRE BURNS IN MARKOPOULO
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     Authorities in Attica were struggling to deal with another serious wildfire last night as more than 50 firefighters assisted by at least four water–dropping aircraft tried to control a blaze at Markopoulo, northeast of Athens.

The fire began at around 5 p.m. near a quarry in the area. Although by last nig >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     MILOSOSKI HINT FYROM FM says compromise with Athens is possible The foreign minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Antonio Milososki, has indicated that his country can reach «a reasonable compromise» with Greece but that it would defend its right for a «Macedonian identity and >>>


      IN LAST APPEARANCE, ZORBAS BLASTS GOV’T
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     The head of the committee formed to combat money laundering, Giorgos Zorbas, bowed out at a news conference yesterday with parting shots aimed at Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and the country’s top prosecutor Giorgos Sanidas.

Zorbas, a former prosecutor, has been engaged in a verbal battle w >>>


      ISLAND WATER BILL KEEPS RISING
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     As thousands of visitors flock to the Dodecanese or Cycladic islands for their vacations, Kathimerini can reveal that cost of bringing water to these resorts has increased almost 10 times over the last 10 years and an internal Merchant Marine Ministry document suggests that some tanker owners are «blackmailing&raq >>>


      MAN BEHEADS GIRLFRIEND ON SANTORINI
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     A 31–year–old chef was in custody on Santorini last night after beheading his girlfriend and dog and injuring three other people in his bid to escape arrest for a crime that shocked the popular island.

Details of what exactly happened remained sketchy last night but the unnamed man is said to have a >>>


      MIGRANTS OUTNUMBER LOCALS ON FARMAKONISI
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     The population of the tiny island of Farmakonisi more than doubled on Saturday when '3 illegal immigrants arrived on its shores after sailing there in four small boats from Turkey.

The Dodecanese island, east of Patmos, has only 72 permanent residents, who took on the task of looking after the migrants unti >>>


      NEW COLLISION SUGGESTS SHIPS MAY BE ALL AT SEA
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     In the latest of a series of accidents involving passenger ferries, a cruise ship carrying '55 vacationers collided yesterday with a ferry in the port of Piraeus as people were embarking for Chios and Lesvos.

Nobody was injured and the vessels only suffered minor damage when the Crystal cruise ship rammed i >>>


      THANOU BEING ‘SHUT OUT’ OF GAMES
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     Almost four years after she was thrown out of the Athens Olympics, sprinter Katerina Thanou spoke out against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday and accused officials of trying to hound her out of the Beijing Games that start later this month.

Thanou has qualified for the Olympics, which start >>>


      TOURIST DEATH COULD SAVE LIVES
      Kathimerin, 04-08-2008
     Parents of 20–year–old Australian attacked on Myconos switch off life support and agree to donate his organs The family of a 20–year–old Australian savagely beaten on Myconos earlier this week decided yesterday to donate his organs after doctors declared Doujon Zammit dead three days after he was >>>


      AFFAIRE KADHAFI: L‘UE DÉFEND LA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     REGIONS Le Temps I Article Affaire Kadhafi: l‘UE défend la Suisse SUISSE. L‘Union a signifié ŕ Tripoli qu‘elle soutenait la Confédération.

Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Face au régime libyen, la Suisse reçoit l‘appui de l‘U >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. L‘INVITÉ SURPRISE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Les actions ŕ haut dividende tentent les investisseurs. Les bénéfices restent en hausse, sans garantir les rendements La question de la semaine. Le marché des «muni bonds», nouvelle épreuve pour UBS?

«La décote des convertibles est ŕ un niveau historique&raqu >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. VICTIMES COLLATÉRALES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Au premier plan. Yves Genier Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 La semaine qui s‘ouvre sera celle des assurances. Swiss Re ouvre mardi les feux des publications de résultats trimestriels. Le réassureur suisse sera suivi mercredi par deux géants, Münchner Rück, numéro un mondial de la réa >>>


      BALADES AU BORD DE L‘EAU (1/6). DANS LES MARAIS DE ROTHENTHURM
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Quatorze kilom';tres de randonnée, des pavés de la place de l‘abbaye d‘Einsiedeln au cél';bre site protégé du grignotage de l‘armée, en empruntant le chemin de Saint–Jacques–de–Compostelle.

Yves Hulmann Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Yasmine Char. (photo: DR) Yasmine Char, écrivain, administratrice du Théâtre de l‘Octogone ŕ Pully.

Albertine Bourget Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– Depuis toujours: je suis née avec la mer, au Liban.

– Quelles v >>>


      CHEZ FERRARI, LA MACHINE Ŕ PERDRE EST RÉPARÉE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Le moteur de Felipe Massa explose ŕ trois tours de l’arrivée.Une nouvelle défaite cuisante cette saison pour la Scuderia Ferrari. (photo: DR) FORMULE 1. Bredouille depuis le GP de France, la Scuderia renoue avec ses vieux démons.

Jacques–Henri Gilbert, Mogyorod Lundi 4 ao$';t 20 >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (16/24). LOYERS ET LOGEMENTS, UNE BATAILLE SANS FIN
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Affiche contre l’initiative soumise au vote en mars 1'55.La population approuve d’un cheveu, mais les cantons refusent. (photo: Basler Plakatsammlung) La surveillance des prix par l‘Etat devait cesser en 1'52... Elle reste encore d‘actualité.

Ron Hochuli Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Le co >>>


      DES CONSEILLERS FÉDÉRAUX RÉVOCABLES?
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     EXECUTIF. Le PS évoque la possibilité d‘évincer un ministre. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Le parlement devrait avoir la possibilité de limoger les conseillers fédéraux qui négligent «grossi';rement» leur fonction, selon le PS. Son pr&# >>>


      GENČVE SE FĘTE Ŕ L‘HEURE DE MOSCOU ET ATTIRE LES RUSSES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Le Café russe au Jardin anglais. Il partage une dizaine de tentes avec une exposition sur l’urbanisme moscovite. Gen';ve, 3 ao$';t 2008. (photo: © Niels Ackermann / Rezo) GENEVE. Invitée d‘honneur des Fętes de Gen';ve, la capitale russe se met en vitrine au Jardin anglais. Tou >>>


      IRAN: RÉCIT D‘UNE RÉUNION HISTORIQUE Ŕ GENČVE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Saďd Jalili dans une rue de la vieille–ville de la Cité de Calvin apr';s son déjeuner avec Javier Solana.«En quelle qualité abordons–nous ces négociations: partenaires, amis, concurrents, ou parties hostiles?» (photo: Keystone) NUCLEAIRE. Extraits du compte rendu de la rencon >>>


      L‘ARBITRAGE COMME REMČDE CONTRE LA PARTIALITÉ DE LA JUSTICE CHINOISE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     COOPERATION. Faire respecter ses droits en Chine demeure difficile pour les entreprises étrang';res. Le recours ŕ la cour de Stockholm s‘est largement développé lors de désaccords.

Tristan de Bourbon, Pékin Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Avec l‘arrivée en masse >>>


      L‘HISTOIRE. UN MAROCAIN AU SECOURS DE LA LIGUE DU NORD
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     L‘histoire. Eric Jozsef, Rome Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Dans le sillage d‘autres maires du parti xénophobe de la Ligue du Nord, il avait exclu les immigrés de sa commune de certaines aides sociales.

Depuis plus de quinze ans premier citoyen de Brignano Gera d‘Adda, dans la province >>>


      LA CHUTE DES COURS OUVRE LA VOIE Ŕ LA PĘCHE AUX DIVIDENDES ÉLEVÉS
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     ACTIONS. Attention au pi';ge des rendements excessifs, notamment sur les financi';res.

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Avec un rendement du dividende de 5,'% pour la pétroli';re italienne ENI ou 6,6% pour l‘opérateur France Telecom, le marché >>>


      LA GLOIRE LES ATTEND Ŕ PÉKIN
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     • D';s samedi, 10500 athl';tes tenteront de décrocher l‘or olympique. • Voici les champions les plus attendus... et les paris les plus fous. Isabelle Musy et Christian Despont Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Les trois coups auront lieu vendredi, au terme d‘une cérémonie d‘ouve >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. LE MARCHÉ DES «MUNI BONDS», NOUVELLE ÉPREUVE POUR UBS?
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     La banque suisse est poursuivie en justice aux Etats–Unis pour son rôle sur le marché des crédits titrisés des collectivités locales.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Le Temps: La banque UBS est maintenant poursuivie en justice aux Etats–Unis pour av >>>


      LA SUISSE PHOTOGRAPHIÉE PAR SES VISITEURS (5/7). GRINDELWALD, SI PHOTOGÉNIQUE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Contacts Sommaire SOCIETE Les experts divisés sur les effets du portable La vie des autres La Suisse photographiée par ses visiteurs (5/7). Grindelwald, si photogénique C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Quoi de neuf. Des garçons plein le panier SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Grindelwald, si photo >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Les 23000 scouts suisses qui ont participé au grand rassemblement de Tuggen (LT du 23.07.08) ont chanté, joué, marché et... bien baisé. C‘est ce que laissent croire les réserves de préservatifs, épuisées plusieurs jours av >>>


      LE SCÉNARIO FOU DE L‘ENQUĘTE SUR L‘ANTHRAX
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     La police chez une des victimes de l’anthrax dans le Connecticut.La machine ŕ douter de la blogosph';re va s$';rement tabler sur les étrangetés de l’enquęte, mettre en doute le suicide, imaginer un complot.Oxford, 30 novembre 2001.

(photo: Keystone) ETATS–UNIS. Un suspec >>>


      LE TESSIN ET LA SUISSE: UNE INDIFFÉRENCE PASSIONNÉE (1/5). UNE GRČVE Ŕ BELLINZONE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Une gr';ve ŕ Bellinzone Les ateliers de CFF Cargo, ŕ Bellinzone, en gr';ve depuis une semaine. (photo: Keystone) En mars, les 450 grévistes des ateliers de CFF Cargo sont soutenus par le canton entier, évęque compris. Un pays proteste, pourquoi?
>>>


      LES ACTIONS Ŕ HAUT DIVIDENDE TENTENT LES INVESTISSEURS. LES BÉNÉFICES RESTENT EN HAUSSE, SANS GARANTIR LES RENDEMENTS
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     PREVISIONS. Les résultats ŕ venir des sociétés américaines progressent encore, soutenus par des bénéfices un peu supérieurs aux attentes.

Yves Genier Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 La publication de résultats trimestriels et semestriels sensiblement meilleurs que pré >>>


      LES ARS POURRAIENT COŰTER 6 MILLIARDS DE FRANCS Ŕ UBS
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     BANQUE. Nouveaux amortissements ŕ cause du gel du marché des «auction rate securities»?

Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 L‘effondrement du marché des «auction rate securities» (ARS) aux Etats–Unis pourrait co$';ter ŕ UBS 6 milli >>>


      LES CRITIQUES FUSENT CONTRE LA «DIPLOMATIE SILENCIEUSE» DU CIO
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     JO. Une stratégie de pression sur Pékin aurait été préférable, estiment plusieurs experts.

Le Temps Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 A cinq jours de l‘ouverture des Jeux olympiques de Pékin, le débat politique se poursuit. En avouant ce week–end avoir été >>>


      LES EXPERTS DIVISÉS SUR LES EFFETS DU PORTABLE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Les ondes téléphoniques sont–elles cancérog';nes? Les scientifiques chargés de la question peinent ŕ rendre des conclusions tant leurs avis diff';rent.

(photo: Keystone) SANTE. La plus grande étude sur la dangerosité du cellulaire est ŕ bout touchant >>>


      MANFRED MANSER: «LES RÉSERVES DES CAISSES NE DOIVENT PAS ĘTRE UN INSTRUMENT DE POLITIQUE DES PRIX»
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Manfred Manser.Le CEO d’Helsana plaide pour les réseaux. (photo: DR) SANTE. Helsana annonce une hausse de primes de 3,'% pour 200'. Nécessaire, explique le CEO Manfred Manser, pour tenir compte des co$';ts: ceux qui ne le font pas prennent des risques. Interview d‘un patron qui ne déd >>>


      MCCAIN LES MAINS DANS LE CAMBOUIS
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     John McCain change de tactique et muscle sa campagne. Le discours nuancé c';de la place ŕ des attaques personnelles.

Son équipe a été modifiée. Objectif: transformer en faiblesses les points forts du démocrate, comparé ŕ Paris Hilton. (photo: Keystone) PRESID >>>


      NOS HÉROS ET LEURS MODČLES (12). LA FORNARINA ET LES PEINTRES
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Nos héros et leurs mod';les (12). Elisabeth Chardon Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 L‘héroďne. En 1'68, Picasso réalise une série de 25 eaux–fortes montrant Raphaël en plein désir, en pleine action, avec la Fornarina, sa maîtresse.

La créativit >>>


      QUAND LE CIO SE DIT «IDÉALISTE» ET «NAĎF»
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     OLYMPISME. Partiellement résolue, l‘affaire de la censure chinoise sur Internet laisse des traces. Jacques Rogge fait son mea culpa, tandis que sa «diplomatie silencieuse» est dénoncée tous azimuts, y compris par Adolf Ogi et Armin Walpen.

Fred Hirzel Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. DES GAR'';ONS PLEIN LE PANIER
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Caroline Stevan Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Il y a l‘employé de la semaine et le produit du mois. Entre les deux, des hommes en promo. Le site http://www.adopteunmec.com en propose toute une gamme, des musclés, des intellos, des fumeurs et des végétariens.

«Supermarc >>>


      SANS BAISSE DE PRIX, LES VOITURES HYBRIDES SERONT RÉSERVÉES Ŕ L‘ÉLITE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     I–Realou la mobilité urbaine du futur selon Toyota. Un véhicule individuel compact et propulsé par un moteur électrique. (photo: Keystone) AUTOMOBILE. Les constructeurs japonais disposent d‘une sérieuse avance technologique en mati';re de véhicules «verts». P >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. ZINFANDEL, CÉPAGE PAS ZINZIN
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Cette semaine, nous consacrerons nos petites saveurs aux mots du vin. Une enivrante digression qui nous plongera dans l‘art de la vigne et de la transformation du raisin. Toutefois, nous commençons par un sacril';ge aux yeux de nos vi >>>


      SOUTIEN TROP APPUYÉ Ŕ SAINT–MORITZ
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Hildebert Heinzmann, Crans–Montana (VS) Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Dans son allocution prononcée ŕ l‘ouverture de l‘assemblée des délégués de Swiss Ski 2008 ŕ Saas Fee, le directeur de l‘Office fédéral des sports, faisant fi de son devoir de neutralit& >>>


      UN CLAN DU FATAH TRAQUÉ PAR LE HAMAS Ŕ GAZA
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     PROCHE–ORIENT. 188 Palestiniens ont trouvé refuge en Israël. Certains ont été réexpulsés et arrętés.

Serge Dumont, Tel–Aviv Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 «Des traîtres qui seront punis pour leur collaboration avec les sionistes.» C‘est ains >>>


      UN NOUVEAU PACTE AVEC LA SUISSE ITALIENNE
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     EDITORIAUX Le Temps I Article Un nouveau pacte avec la Suisse italienne Joëlle Kuntz Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Le Tessin a vécu ce printemps, avec la restructuration de CFF Cargo et la gr';ve de refus qui s‘en est suivie, une crise de caract';re «patriotique»: un canton entie >>>


      UNE «NUIT D‘ÉTÉ» AVEC RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Rufus Wainwright. Sous la nonchalance, une écriture talentueuse. Le chanteur ŕ l’androgynie communicative a invité quelques (jeunes et plastiques) musiciens ŕ le rejoindre sur sc';ne.

(photo: Verbier Festival) FESTIVAL. Le crooner canadien inaugurait vendredi un week–end faste >>>


      «LA DÉCOTE DES CONVERTIBLES EST Ŕ UN NIVEAU HISTORIQUE»
      Le Temps, 04-08-2008
     Questions ŕ Emmanuel Martin, gérant du fonds Acropole Convertibles Monde. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 4 ao$';t 2008 Les obligations convertibles subissent la crise financi';re comme les autres actifs. «Notre fonds Convertible Monde a perdu 11% depuis janvier. Cela correspond ŕ la >>>


      A SCIENTIST‘S QUIET LIFE TOOK A DARKER TURN
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     Staff WritersSaturday, August 2, 2008; A01 For most of his career, he was a casting agent‘s vision of a bench scientist: shy, eccentric, nerdy, soft–spoken. But sometime this spring, with the FBI closing in on him, Bruce E. Ivins‘s life took a dark turn that frightened his closest friends.

In >>>


      AIDS INFECTION RATE IN U.S. HIGHER THAN PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     PM Updated federal estimates of the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States, released today, reveal that while the AIDS epidemic here is worse than previously thought, prevention efforts appear to be having some effect.

Even though the number of Americans living with HIV has risen by more than >>>


      BUSH HEADS TO ASIA FOR DIPLOMACY AND SPORTS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– President Bush‘s agenda in Asia this week is front–loaded with trouble on the continent: nuclear worries, political repression, recovery from natural disaster.

Then comes plenty of sports. Bush embarks Monday on his last venture as president to the Far East, a trip built ar >>>


      CLINTON: ‘I NEVER MADE A RACIST COMMENT‘
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Former President Clinton acknowledges there are some things "I wish I hadn‘t said" during the Democratic presidential nomination fight, but denies he made racist statements about Barack Obama.

Clinton, who is in Rwanda attending to work he does with a private foundation >>>


      DESPITE ADDITIVE BAN, SOME PARENTS VOICE WORRY
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     A05 Samantha Rosenberg eyed the toy plastic cellphone that her '–month–old daughter has chewed so much, the color is fading. She wondered if the shiny plaything, and others that fill her home, are endangering Addison‘s health.

Congress this week approved a ban on a family of chemicals wide >>>


      FCC TRIES TO AVERT THREATENED SATELLITE CUTOFF
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued a last–minute appeal to a satellite telecommunications company yesterday, urging it to continue providing Internet and other satellite–based services to a subscriber despite a contract dispute.

SES Americom had threatened to shut off satel >>>


      FED UP BY COSTS, MANY GROW IT ALONE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– Just beneath an L train subway platform in Brooklyn, Tanika Gentry fingers the deep green leaves of a collard plant in the black soil of a community garden.

This is dinner. Gentry, fed up with the spiking cost of food, recently decided to grow her own. Now she is reaping a harvest of col >>>


      FED UP BY FOOD PRICES, MANY GROW IT ALONE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– Just beneath an L train subway platform in Brooklyn, Tanika Gentry fingers the deep green leaves of a collard plant in the black soil of a community garden.

This is dinner. Gentry, fed up with the spiking cost of food, recently decided to grow her own. Now she is reaping a harvest of col >>>


      HAMDAN SEEN AS ‘NOT FIT‘ FOR TERROR
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Jerry MarkonWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, August 2, 2008; A07 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 1 –– Osama bin Laden‘s former driver was a "primitive" chauffeur and mechanic who "was not fit to plan or execute" terrorist attacks, the self–described mastermind of the Sept. >>>


      HIGHLIGHTS OF BUSH‘S TRIP TO ASIA
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     AM –– A day–by–day look at President Bush‘s trip to Asia: Monday, Aug. 4 Departs for South Korea, Thailand and China, through Aug. 11. En route to Seoul, South Korea, stops at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to speak to troops.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 Arrives in Seoul, South Korea.

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      IN OKLAHOMA, DISPUTE AGITATES PEACEFUL ENCLAVE OF VETERANS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Justin JuozapaviciusAssociated PressSunday, August 3, 2008; A0' WILBURTON, Okla. –– Nestled among the lush forests and mountain foothills of southeastern Oklahoma is a soldier‘s utopia, a sleepy enclave where U.S. military veterans can claim their share of the American dream for pennies on the d >>>


      IN US, GAS PRICES MEAN MORE RIDERS, FEWER BUSES
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     DENVER –– High gas prices almost killed the lifeline to the city for a group of mountain commuters.

Park County bus riders recently had to plead with city officials to keep their route running, arguing that a daily 80–mile car trip would hurt riders financially.

"For many of our >>>


      MILITARY‘S SOCIAL SCIENCE GRANTS RAISE ALARM
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is calling on "eggheads" to help the military unravel questions about the recruitment of terrorists, the resurgence of the Taliban and messages delivered in militant Muslim religious schools.

Many eggheads are wary. The Pentagon‘s $50 million Minerva Research In >>>


      MINNEAPOLIS REMEMBERS BRIDGE COLLAPSE VICTIMS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 –– With the sound of rushing Mississippi River water and mournful bagpipes in the background, several hundred people snaked onto a stone bridge Friday evening to commemorate the first anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

Minneapolis Police Inspector Mike Martin read >>>


      MODEST GAINS AGAINST EVER–PRESENT BIOTERRORISM THREAT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Spencer S. HsuWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, August 3, 2008; A10 In the past seven years, the federal government has spent more than $57 billion to shore up the nation‘s bioterrorism defenses, stockpiling drugs, ringing more than 30 American cities in a network of detectors and boosting preparedness at hos >>>


      NEW YORK‘S VIDEO VIGILANTE, SCOURGE OF PARKING ENFORCERS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Keith B. RichburgWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, August 3, 2008; A04 NEW YORK –– He calls himself "Jimmy Justice," a self–styled "cop–arazzi," armed only with a video camera as he prowls the streets of New York looking for law enforcement officers who are breaking the l >>>


      NY TROOPER, TRUCK DRIVER ELECTROCUTED
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     OGDENSBURG, N.Y. –– New York State Police say a trooper and another man were electrocuted when a ladder touched a high–voltage power line as they tried to fix a flat tire on an antique fire truck.

Investigators say Trooper Shawn W. Snow, 47, and a 51–year–old Canadian man raised th >>>


      PAULSON: CHINA MUST RECOGNIZE GLOBAL TRADE ROLE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Monday China should accept greater responsibilities for its growing economic influence and he chided Beijing for what he called a protectionist stance in global trade talks.

In an opinion article written for Foreign Affairs magazine, Pau >>>


      SCIENTIST SET TO DISCUSS PLEA BARGAIN IN DEADLY ATTACKS COMMITS SUICIDE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Carrie Johnson, Carol D. Leonnig and Del Quentin WilberWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, August 2, 2008; A01 Authorities investigating the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings used previously unavailable techniques to trace the lethal powder to the office where scientist Bruce E. Ivins worked at the sprawling Army biode >>>


      SCIENTISTS QUESTION FBI PROBE ON ANTHRAX
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Joby Warrick, Marilyn W. Thompson and Aaron C. DavisWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, August 3, 2008; A01 For nearly seven years, scientist Bruce E. Ivins and a small circle of fellow anthrax specialists at Fort Detrick‘s Army medical lab lived in a curious limbo: They served as occasional consultants for th >>>


      SENATE PASSES BILL THAT WOULD PROTECT GREAT LAKES
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Kari LydersenWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, August 3, 2008; A07 CHICAGO –– Efforts to protect the Great Lakes from those who may covet their vast quantities of water for an increasingly thirsty world took a major step forward Friday as the Senate passed legislation endorsing the Great Lakes Basin Com >>>


      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES McCain‘s attack strategy paying dividends as he pulls even with Obama in key poll ... With nomination assured, Obama says give Fla. and Mich. delegates full vote at convention ... Democratic platform drafters embrace Obama‘s change theme and Clinton health care pitch ...
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      TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD GAINING SPEED OVER GULF
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     NEW ORLEANS –– Emergency teams were activated as residents along the Gulf of Mexico prepared to get hit with another round of tropical weather for the second time in less than a month.

Tropical Storm Edouard gained speed as it moved west Monday and was expected to strengthen to a near–hurrican >>>


      UNRELENTING GRIEF MAY BE SIGN OF DISTINCT SYNDROME
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     After Janice Van Wagner‘s mother died of breast cancer two years ago, her sense of loss was overwhelming.

"I was devastated," said Van Wagner, 34, of Los Angeles. "I felt like a piece of me had gone missing. It was like I was split in two." While most people grieve when someone close t >>>


      ANSWERING MCCAIN‘S ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     As a week of name–calling and rapid responses faded into history, political practitioners seemed to agree that John McCain had diminished himself and his straight–talk brand with negative ads and petty misrepresentations.

Yet, surprisingly, a consensus also seemed to be forming that Barack Obama, at >>>


      BUSH PLAYS HOST AT CAMP DAVID TO RULER OF DUBAI
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     CAMP DAVID, Md. –– President Bush welcomed Dubai‘s ruler to his presidential retreat on Sunday, returning the favor for the opulent hospitality he received in the United Arab Emirates this year.

At Camp David in rustic Maryland, Bush met with Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al–Maktoum, the UAE >>>


      FEAR MONGERS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     IN VIRGINIA, as in other states, loads of first–time voters are registering to cast ballots in the fall elections. Through the first six months of this year, 147,000 people, almost half under the age of 25, registered in the commonwealth, a figure that election officials say is unprecedented.

As registrat >>>


      HOUSING COLLAPSE AHEAD?
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     August 4, 2008; A11 Turmoil in the housing market has led to fears that home prices will drop precipitously, particularly if foreclosures force large numbers of homes onto the market in the coming year. Recently, these fears have driven financial stocks down and led to the government rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac >>>


      HOW FOREIGN POLICY FUNCTIONS SHIFTED TO THE PENTAGON
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D–Del.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, opened a hearing last Thursday on the creeping militarization of U.S. foreign policy by saying: "There has been a migration of functions and authorities from U.S. civilian agencies to the Department of Defense." He not >>>


      LAX OVERSIGHT RISKS MILLIONS OF MEDICARE DOLLARS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– The government is putting millions of Medicare dollars at risk by authorizing fictitious sellers of wheelchairs, prosthetics and other medical supplies to submit reimbursement claims with only limited review, congressional investigators say.

The study by the Government Accountability O >>>


      OBAMA LEADS, PESSIMISM REIGNS AMONG KEY GROUP
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     4, 2008; A01 Democratic Sen. Barack Obama holds a 2 to 1 edge over Republican Sen. John McCain among the nation‘s low–wage workers, but many are unconvinced that either presidential candidate would be better than the other at fixing the ailing economy or improving the health–care system, according to a >>>


      OLYMPICS NOTWITHSTANDING, TRIP WON‘T BE ALL FUN AND GAMES
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     Continuing the global barnstorming that has marked his final year in office, President Bush leaves today for a seven–day trip to Asia that has the potential for fireworks at every stop.

The prospect for controversy at the Olympics in Beijing, where Bush is to arrive Thursday, has already been well documen >>>


      POLL: MCCAIN‘S ATTACK STRATEGY PAYING DIVIDENDS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Intensified attacks by Republican John McCain on the character of his Democratic opponent have coincided with Barack Obama losing a nine percentage point advantage in a national poll, which showed the candidates running dead even over the weekend.

McCain, who had vowed to avoid the kin >>>


      PRESCRIPTION DATA USED TO ASSESS CONSUMERS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Ellen NakashimaWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, August 4, 2008; A01 Health and life insurance companies have access to a powerful new tool for evaluating whether to cover individual consumers: a health "credit report" drawn from databases containing prescription drug records on more than 200 million Amer >>>


      RELIABLY GOP STATE IS UP FOR GRABS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Alec MacGillis and Tim CraigWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, August 4, 2008; A01 This year‘s Fredericksburg Fair had the usual attractions: Hercula the Giant Horse and Black Jack the Giant Steer, the carnival rides and the four–wheeler races. But added to the mix was something Virginians had not seen >>>


      REROUTING MCCAIN‘S BUS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     KANSAS CITY While the traveling press corps was shipped off to a barbecue restaurant here, John McCain charmed his way through an interview with a local TV reporter. Surae Chinn of KCTV posed such less–than–penetrating questions as "How important is Missouri?" and "Have you chosen a running ma >>>


      RESEARCHER KEPT SECURITY CLEARANCE AS FBI CLOSED IN
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     Staff WritersMonday, August 4, 2008; A03 As an FBI investigation increasingly focused on him as a suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks, Fort Detrick scientist Bruce E. Ivins enjoyed a security clearance that allowed him to work in the facility‘s most dangerous laboratories, to handle deadly biological agents, and t >>>


      11 FEARED DEAD ON K–2; 2 DUTCH CLIMBERS RESCUED
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD, Pakistan –– A helicopter plucked two frostbitten Dutch climbers from K–2 on Monday after an avalanche and exposure left at least 11 people missing and believed dead on the world‘s second–highest mountain.

One of the rescued men, Wilco Van Rooijen, blamed mistakes in prep >>>


      A SUBVERSIVE SOAP ROILS SAUDI ARABIA
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     A17 JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia –– A Turkish soap opera featuring an independent fashion designer and her amazingly supportive and attractive husband is emptying the streets whenever it‘s on and has more than doubled the number of Saudis visiting Turkey this summer.

Millions of people –– >>>


      AN IRANIAN JEWEL‘S ROUGH NEW FACET
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Thomas ErdbrinkWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, August 3, 2008; A1' JAVAHERDEH, Iran –– Three cows roamed the asphalt road as the rising sun heralded the arrival of yet another batch of tourists at this Iranian mountain village near the Caspian Sea.

The animals strolled past one of the >>>


      ATTACKERS KILL 16 POLICE AT CHINESE BORDER POST
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     BEIJING –– Two men rammed a dump truck into a group of jogging policemen and then tossed explosives into their barracks Monday, killing 16 officers in a restive Chinese province bordering Central Asia, the state–run Xinhua News Agency reported.

The attack in Xinjiang province came just four da >>>


      CHEF: SORRY FOR SUGGESTING POISON PLANT IN SALAD
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     LONDON –– A British celebrity chef says he‘s sorry for mistakenly recommending a deadly plant as a tasty salad ingredient.

Anthony Worrall Thompson says he meant to suggest using the weed fat hen, a member of the spinach family whose leaves are edible. He instead told Healthy and Organic Livin >>>


      CLINTON EMBRACES RETURN TO AMBASSADOR ROLE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Anne E. KornblutWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, August 3, 2008; A01 KIGALI, Rwanda, Aug. 2 –– There will be no Clinton restoration –– not this year, at least. But the rehabilitation of Bill Clinton has begun.

The former president in many ways ended the Democratic primary campaign >>>


      EGYPTIAN DISSIDENT SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     4:58 PM CAIRO, Aug. 2 –– A prominent dissident who has urged the United States to tie financial aid to Egypt to democratic reform was sentenced to two years in prison Saturday.

The dissident, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, had harmed Egypt‘s reputation through his writings in the "foreign press,&quo >>>


      EGYPTIAN JUDGE SENTENCES EXILED DISSIDENT TO PRISON FOR WRITINGS IN ‘FOREIGN PRESS‘
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     A18 CAIRO, Aug. 2 –– A prominent dissident who has urged the United States to tie financial aid to Egypt to democratic reform was sentenced to two years in prison Saturday.

The dissident, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, had harmed Egypt‘s reputation through his writings in the "foreign press," J >>>


      ELECTIONS BILL IN IRAQ STALLS ON KIRKUK
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Sudarsan Raghavan and Qais MizherWashington Post Foreign ServiceMonday, August 4, 2008; A07 BAGHDAD, Aug. 3 –– Iraqi lawmakers on Sunday failed to settle a dispute over the oil–rich city of Kirkuk and pass a provincial elections bill viewed as vital for national reconciliation, despite intense press >>>


      FATAH ACTIVISTS FROM GAZA TO BE SENT TO WEST BANK
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     JERUSALEM –– A group of around 150 Fatah fighters who fled to Israel from the Gaza Strip will be allowed to relocate to the West Bank because they face "immediate danger" from Gaza‘s Hamas rulers, Israel‘s defense minister said Monday.

The men are part of a group of over 180 Fa >>>


      GAY BISHOP DISPUTE DOMINATES CONFERENCE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     By Karla AdamSpecial to The Washington PostMonday, August 4, 2008; A08 LONDON, Aug. 3 –– In the end, the 2008 Lambeth Conference will probably be remembered most for the bishop who was not in attendance but who nonetheless threatened to break apart the world‘s third–largest church.

The o >>>


      HEAVY RAINS HIT NORTH KOREA
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     SEOUL, South Korea –– Heavy rains that battered North Korea in recent weeks have heavily damaged crops, state media said Monday, dealing a further blow to the impoverished country as it struggles to avert a food crisis.

Strong downpours pounded many parts of North Korea between Friday and Sunday, in >>>


      IN KHARTOUM, A SURREALLY MUNDANE EXPERIENCE
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     2008; 8:35 PM KHARTOUM, Sudan –– Sometimes, the things reporters do here in Africa can seem harrowing from afar. But up close, the experiences tend to be more Seinfeld than 24, more surreally mundane than high adventure. My recent eight–hour non–detention detention by Sudanese intelligence agents >>>


      INDIAN AND AFGHAN LEADERS DECRY TERRORISM
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     NEW DELHI –– The leaders of India and Afghanistan on Monday decried last month‘s bombing of New Delhi‘s mission in the Afghan capital _ but made no mention of the country both hold responsible for the attack: Pakistan.

India and Afghanistan _ and, reportedly, the United States _ believe >>>


      IRAQ: ' KILLED IN ROADSIDE BOMB ATTACKS
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     BAGHDAD –– Two separate roadside bomb attacks targeting Iraqi security forces killed nine people on Monday, including four civilians, the police said.

The first roadside bomb struck a police patrol vehicle in Mahaweel, about 35 miles south of Baghdad, killing four policemen and three civilian bystan >>>


      ISRAELI PARENTS FORGET DAUGHTER AT AIRPORT
      Washington Post, 04-08-2008
     JERUSALEM –– An Israeli couple going on a European vacation remembered to take their duty–free shopping and their 18 suitcases, but forgot their 3–year–old daughter at the airport, police said Monday.

The couple and their five children were late for a charter flight to Paris Sunday >>>



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