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      CALL FOR DRIVING EXAM TO MOVE UP A GEAR
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2008
     Driving instructors pleaded yesterday with the government to change the way that new drivers are tested because the current system is open to corruption and does not ensure safety on Greek roads.

In a news conference, the union representing the instructors called for wholesale changes to the system. «The entire >>>


      DEAL SIGNED FOR HIGHWAY WORK
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2008
     Roadwork designed to improve one of the busiest stretches of highway in Greece, between Corinth and Patras, will not lead to extra lanes or tollbooths being built, it emerged yesterday.

Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias signed a deal with the Olympia Odos construction company for a project that will see so >>>


      HIGH SCHOOL CHANGE CHALKED UP
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2008
     Government mulling reforms, including extra year, to ensure students are better prepared for university Senior high school in Greece could get an extra year of studies under plans that the head of the National Education Council, Thanos Veremis, has recommended to the government.

Veremis unveiled his proposals y >>>


      ILLEGAL QUARRIES ARE STILL OPERATING
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2008
     Two quarries in Markopoulo, east of Athens, which were shut down last year for environmental reasons, are still operating, according to aerial footage obtained by Skai TV yesterday. Shots from Skai‘s helicopter showed people working at the quarries, mining machines operating and trucks transporting material.
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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2008
     TOURIST DEATH Charges against three nightclub staff upgraded Three nightclub employees were yesterday charged with being accessories to the murder of 20–year–old Australian tourist Doujon Zammit on Myconos last week. A magistrate on Syros upgraded the charges against the three after receiving the testimony o >>>


      MONASTIRAKI OVERHAUL NEARS COMPLETION
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2008
     Eurokinissi Construction work on Monastiraki Square, one of central Athens‘s busiest hubs and tourist hotspots, is proceeding apace as it races toward a September deadline. The long–awaited renovation of the square finally began last November after a four–year delay, and is expected to extend to an his >>>


      THANOU SUING IOC OVER 2000 GOLD
      Kathimerin, 07-08-2008
     A lawyer representing Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou said he planned to sue the International Olympic Committee for failing to hand her a 2000 Olympic gold medal won by disgraced US athlete Marion Jones.

Thanou‘s lawyer Gregory Ioannidis told The Associated Press yesterday that he had written to the IOC t >>>


      61E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LOCARNO. FILM D‘OUVERTURE, MAUVAIS AUGURE?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Ce que l‘industrie étrang';re apprécie Les 18 films en compétition CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Film d‘ouverture, mauvais augure?

Des membres du jury international, détendus ŕ l’ouverture du festival.De gauche ŕ droite: le réalisateur italien Paolo >>>


      ANALYSE. LA FED MISE SUR L‘ALÉATOIRE DÉTENTE DES PRIX DU PÉTROLE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     CRISE. Les taux américains pourraient retomber ŕ 1,5%, sans forcément restaurer la liquidité.

Myret Zaki Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 La Banque centrale européenne, qui se réunit aujourd‘hui, devrait laisser son taux directeur inchangé. Bien qu‘il se situe ŕ 4,2 >>>


      AVEC SON CONSULAT POUR LA SCIENCE, LA PETITE SUISSE PART Ŕ L‘ASSAUT DE LA CHINE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Avec son consulat pour la science, la petite Suisse part ŕ l‘assaut de la Chine Un jeune vétéran des Swissnex dirigera celui de Boston Malgré la crise financi';re, le budget flambe SUISSE Le Temps I Suisse I Article Avec son consulat pour la science, la petite Suisse part ŕ l&lsquo >>>


      BAISSE DU PÉTROLE, LE VÉRITABLE JOKER POUR SAUVER L‘ÉCONOMIE MONDIALE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Du port de Bassorah, sur le golfe Persique, part la plus grande partie du brut irakien. (photo: Keystone) ENERGIE. Flirtant avec les 117 dollars le baril, les cours du brut plongent de 20% depuis leur record du 11 juillet. Un seuil considéré comme le début d‘un marché baissier. Le recul de la d >>>


      BALADES AU BORD DE L‘EAU (4/6). UN FIL BLEU Ŕ TRAVERS BOIS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Un embl';me de la nature apprivoisée. Le cours des eaux de la Printze est canalisé ŕ la perfection. Bisse de Vex (VS), 25 juillet 2008. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) Entre Planchouet et Les Mayens–de–Sion, le Grand Bisse de Vex s‘est taillé un lit infiniment «propre en ord >>>


      BARAH MIKAĎL: «SI ELLE VEUT MONTRER L‘EXEMPLE Ŕ L‘OCCIDENT, LA SUISSE NE DOIT PAS PLIER FACE Ŕ LA LIBYE»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Incendie sur le toit de la maternité de Gen';ve REGIONS Le Temps I Article «Si elle veut montrer l‘exemple ŕ l‘Occident, la Suisse ne doit pas plier face ŕ la Libye» Barah Mikaďl:«Le bon sens veut que la Suisse ne s’excuse pas.» (photo: DR) SUISSE. Alors que le procure >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Yves Nidegger, avocat, conseiller national UDC (GE). Albertine Bourget Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– A 6 ans, l‘Adriatique. Depuis, aller chaque année mettre les pieds dans l‘eau, c‘est important.

– Quelles vacances, cet ét >>>


      DE PČRE EN FILS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Zurichois au teint frais , Philippe Jordan pourrait passer pour un chef d’orchestre dont le succ';s repose sur son seul physique. Il n’en est rien.

Son idéal, c’est l’honnęteté en musique. (photo: GMJO) PHILIPPE JORDAN. A 33 ans, le fils de feu Armin Jordan m';ne une carri' >>>


      EMMA ET NATHAN, PETITS SUISSES MODČLES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     La vie des autres De p';re en fils C‘est encore loin, la mer?

Quoi de neuf. Plus d‘une tour dans son sac SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Emma et Nathan, petits Suisses mod';les GOURMETTE. En 2007, ces prénoms restent les plus donnés aux filles et garçons romands.

A >>>


      HUGO CHAVEZ NATIONALISE UNE BANQUE ESPAGNOLE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     STRATEGIE. Le Venezuela franchit un pas de plus dans l‘étatisation de son économie et s‘attaque ŕ un secteur particuli';rement sensible.

Ram Etwareea Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Le spectre des nationalisations a gagné le secteur bancaire au Venezuela.

Il fait suit >>>


      INCENDIE SUR LE TOIT DE LA MATERNITÉ DE GENČVE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Devant la maternité des HUG. 80 personnes sont sorties spontanément des lieux. Gen';ve, 6 ao$';t 2008. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) GENEVE. Grosse frayeur, heureusement sans conséquences, hier apr';s–midi ŕ l‘Hôpital cantonal.

Le Temps Jeudi 7 ao$' >>>


      L‘EX–CHAUFFEUR DE BEN LADEN JUGÉ COUPABLE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     GUANTANAMO. Fin du premier proc';s. Caroline Stevan Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Le proc';s aura duré quinze jours. Apr';s plus de six années passées dans les geôles américaines, Salim Hamdan, ex–chauffeur d‘Oussama ben Laden, a été reconnu mercredi co >>>


      L‘IRAN, ENTRE PUISSANCE ET DÉSILLUSIONS (4). IRAN–ETATS–UNIS: FAUT–IL CROIRE AU RAPPROCHEMENT?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Sur les murs de l’ex–ambassade américaine. Le «Grand Satan» perd de son animosité.Téhéran, 24 juillet 2008. (photo: Stéphane Bussard) Agrandir l‘image IRAN. La présence de William Burns ŕ Gen';ve était peut–ętre un choix tactique.

Dans les r >>>


      L‘ÉTÉ DE RĘVE DU TOURISME SUISSE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Les promesses tenues du Lötschberg Les quatre classiques estivaux TEMPS FORT Le Temps I Article L‘été de ręve du tourisme suisse Zurich,la grande ville qui fascine toujours.

Le Cervin, le sommet le plus couru. Le Musée suisse des transports ŕ Lucerne, le classique qui monte.< >>>


      LA BAISSE DU PRIX DU PÉTROLE, SIMPLE RÉPIT OU ESPOIR DE REPRISE?
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     ECONOMIE. Les cours du brut ont baissé de 20% depuis le 11 juillet. Le Temps Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Si ça pouvait durer, tout pourrait s‘arranger: depuis pr';s d‘un mois, le prix du pétrole diminue. Le niveau atteint hier – 118 dollars le baril

– reste éle >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. A LA HAUSSE, SAUF POUR ROCHE ET NOVARTIS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article A la hausse, sauf pour Roche et Novartis La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Le SMI a ouvert en hausse de 0,77% ŕ 7246,08 points, dopé par la forte progression de Wall Street. Toutefois, le marché a fait face ŕ de fortes pris >>>


      LA CRISE POISSEUSE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Jean–Claude Péclet Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Le ' ao$';t 2007, les autorités monétaires américaines, européennes et suisses injectaient plus de 150 milliards de francs dans les marchés financiers pour donner de l‘air aux banques commerciales paralysées par la m& >>>


      LA FRANCE RÉCUSE LES ACCUSATIONS DE KIGALI
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     RWANDA. Paris met en cause l‘objectivité de la commission d‘enquęte sur le génocide.

Angélique Mounier–Kuhn Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Paris a jugé mercredi «inacceptables» les accusations portées par le rapport de la «Commission indépendant >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Le médaillé des JO, quelle tęte aura–t–il? C‘est «un sportif provenant d‘un pays riche, fortement peuplé et politiquement volontariste», prétend une étude produite par plusieurs économistes du sport  >>>


      LAURE MANAUDOU: «JE ME SENS PLUS LIBRE»
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     La Française refuse de se mettre la pression ŕ Pékin: «Je n’ai pas envie de me dire que c’est la fin du monde si je ne vais pas en finale.» (photo: Keystone) NATATION. Laure Manaudou affirme avoir retrouvé ses sensations apr';s un passage ŕ vide.

Isabelle Musy, Pékin Jeudi >>>


      LE TESSIN ET LA SUISSE: UNE INDIFFÉRENCE PASSIONNÉE (4/5). LE TESSIN COMME MINE DE PROJETS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Le Tessin comme mine de projets Les travaux de percement du premier tunnel du Gothard ŕ la fin du XIXe si';cle sont devenus légendaires, identitaires. On les raconte encore aux enfants.

(photo: DR) Le percement du Gothard a toujours été et reste «l >>>


      LE TOUR, BOUC ÉMISSAIRE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Jerome Bonhomme, Zurich Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Dans les médias, les affaires de dopage ont éclipsé le Tour de France lui–męme.

Celui–ci est ainsi devenu une sorte de bouc émissaire: faut–il arręter le Tour de France? L‘acharnement dont les médias on >>>


      LE TRIBUNAL ARBITRAL DU SPORT DONNE RAISON AUX CLUBS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Les inconnus smicards des JO Ottmar Hitzfeld redistribue les cartes SPORT Le Temps I Article Le Tribunal arbitral du sport donne raison aux clubs FOOTBALL. C‘est la premi';re fois que des joueurs pourraient ętre privés d‘une participation aux Jeux.

Xavier Vuissoz Jeudi 7 ao$' >>>


      LE «SUICIDE» D‘UN INFORMATICIEN SUISSE MIS EN SCČNE SUR INTERNET
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Rep';re. La classe moyenne du Brésil grandit Xstrata lance une offre sur le No 3 du platine Les grandes affaires économiques (6/6). Werner K. Rey doit toujours 4 millions ŕ la justice bernoise Hugo Chavez nationalise une banque espagnole ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Le «suicide&raq >>>


      LES ERREMENTS Ŕ L‘ORIGINE DU DRAME DU K2
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     De loin, le K2 est une sublime pyramide dont la forme ressemble au Cervin. Pris au téléobjectif, écrasé par la perspective, le sommet apparaît souvent plus massif, moins élancé qu’il n’est, et la montagne ressemble alors plutôt ŕ l’Eiger, autre montagne meurtri';re. ( >>>


      LES GRANDES AFFAIRES ÉCONOMIQUES (6/6). WERNER K. REY DOIT TOUJOURS 4 MILLIONS Ŕ LA JUSTICE BERNOISE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     L’ancien directeur d’Omni, pieds et poings entravés, a été arręté aux Bahamas. Il sera extradé vers la Suisse en 1''8. Nassau, 23 juin 1''7. (photo: Keystone) ESCROQUERIE. Exilé en Angleterre, le financier a purgé quatre ans de prison.

Frédéric L >>>


      LES INCONNUS SMICARDS DES JO
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     PHENOMENE. La majorité des athl';tes envoyés ŕ Pékin sont au smic et se rappellent ŕ notre souvenir tous les quatre ans.

Christian Despont, Pékin Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Adrian Perez a posé au fond d‘une piscine, accoudé ŕ une machine, pour en vanter >>>


      LES INVESTISSEURS ONT REPRIS GOŰT AUX PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS EN JUILLET
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     STATISTIQUES. Le mois dernier, le chiffre d‘affaires des instruments basés sur des dérivés a bondi de 38% comparé ŕ juin. Les effets de levier amplifient toutefois les variations du marché.

Yves Hulmann, Zurich Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 En juillet, les produits structuré >>>


      LES MILITAIRES MAURITANIENS METTENT FIN Ŕ UNE COURTE EMBELLIE DÉMOCRATIQUE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Les forces de police patrouillent dans les rues de la capitale.Selon un chercheur français, «l’élite de l’armée n’a pas supporté que le président, qui a accédé au pouvoir avec son aval, échappe ŕ son contrôle». Nouakchott,
6 ao$';t 2008. (photo: Keystone) MAUR >>>


      LES PROMESSES DU 08.08.08
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     SYMBOLE. Demain vendredi, de nombreuses mairies accueilleront deux fois plus de mariages qu‘ŕ l‘ordinaire. Sans compter la Chine.

Laetitia Mahrer Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Qu‘esp';rent–ils, les nombreux Suisses qui se passeront la bague au doigt ce vendredi 08.08.08? Vivre >>>


      LES QUATRE CLASSIQUES ESTIVAUX
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Xavier Filliez Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 • Villes La grande Zurich est indétrônable Le trio de tęte des villes les plus courues l‘été en Suisse ne varie pas.

La grande Zurich a un pouvoir de séduction qui défie toute concurrence. Grâce ŕ sa forte capacité >>>


      LES SERVICES SECRETS PAKISTANAIS SONT ACCUSÉS DE SOUTENIR LES TALIBANS
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     AFGHANISTAN. Washington aurait la certitude que l‘ISI est impliquée dans l‘attentat contre l‘ambassade d‘Inde ŕ Kaboul et qu‘elle soutient les islamistes.

Rémy Ourdan, Le Monde Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Les services secrets du Pakistan, l‘Inter–Services >>>


      MALGRÉ LA CRISE FINANCIČRE, LE BUDGET FLAMBE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     FINANCES. L‘exercice 2008 affichera un excédent de 3 milliards, soit deux de plus que prévu.

Bernard Wuthrich Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Pour la cinqui';me année consécutive, le compte de la Confédération affichera en fin d‘année un résultat nettement >>>


      MANIFESTATION Ŕ LAUSANNE PENDANT LA CÉRÉMONIE D‘OUVERTURE DES JO
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     VAUD. Associations tibétaine et birmane réunies au Musée olympique pour dénoncer la Chine. Plusieurs actions de soutien prévues en Suisse.

Alexandra Ulmer Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Le chiffre symbolise parfaitement le paradoxe. En Chine, le 8 est un nombre porte–bonheur, et le pa >>>


      OTTMAR HITZFELD REDISTRIBUE LES CARTES
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     FOOTBALL. Le nouveau sélectionneur de l‘équipe de Suisse convoquera plusieurs néophytes pour le match amical du 20 ao$';t face ŕ Chypre. Son but? Secouer les cadres et ouvrir la porte aux audacieux.

Simon Meier, Bâle Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 C‘est dans un sombre rec >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. PLUS D‘UNE TOUR DANS SON SAC
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Laetitia Mahrer Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 «Non!!! Pas le cutter, touche pas au cutter, c‘est dangereux, mon lapin.

Mets de la colle juste lŕ. Juste lŕ, mon chat. Appuie pas comme un forcené, il va y en avoir partout! Pleure pas mon poussin, maman n‘est pas fâ >>>


      REPČRE. LA CLASSE MOYENNE DU BRÉSIL GRANDIT
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Rep';re. Ram Etwareea Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Lorsque Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva est élu président du Brésil en 2003, il met en place le plan «Faim zéro» et promet d‘assurer deux repas quotidiens ŕ ses concitoyens. Autant dire qu‘avec 7,5% de la population, 187 >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. TANINS, LES CUIRS DU VIN
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Voilŕ un mot que l‘on croit connaître, sans, en fait, savoir de quoi il retourne. «Tanin» apparaît souvent dans les critiques de vins, par exemple sous la plume de notre ścuménique experte Patricia Briel en f&# >>>


      UELI MAURER VEUT PRÉSIDER L‘UDC ZURICHOISE POUR DÉFENDRE L‘HÉRITAGE BLOCHÉRIEN
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     Ueli Maurer. Le conseiller national a quitté la présidence de l‘UDC suisse, il y a six mois seulement. (photo: Keystone) ZURICH. A la tęte de la section la plus influente de Suisse, le conseiller national devrait reprendre en main le parti suisse.

Catherine Cossy Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 >>>


      XSTRATA LANCE UNE OFFRE SUR LE NO 3 DU PLATINE
      Le Temps, 07-08-2008
     MINES. La société zougoise profite d‘une baisse passag';re du cours. Le Temps, avec les agences Jeudi 7 ao$';t 2008 Le groupe minier Xstrata, basé ŕ Zoug et coté ŕ Londres, a lancé une offre non sollicitée ŕ 10,5 milliards de francs sur le britannique Lon >>>


      ‘JUNIOR‘ GOTTI HELD ON MURDER, DRUG CHARGES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Tom Hays and Christine ArmarioAssociated PressWednesday, August 6, 2008; A02 NEW YORK, Aug. 5 –– A federal judge on Tuesday ordered John A. "Junior" Gotti held without bail after the man who insisted he had retired from a life of crime was arrested on charges linking him to three killings and la >>>


      ' FIREFIGHTERS IN CALIFORNIA HELICOPTER CRASH ARE PRESUMED DEAD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 –– Nine firefighters were missing and presumed dead after a helicopter crashed this week while ferrying them to one of the blazes still raging in Northern California.

The nine were believed to have been consumed by the flames that erupted after the Sikorsky S–61 fell out of >>>


      ANALYSIS: CASE AGAINST IVINS NOT AIRTIGHT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Lacking hard proof, federal prosecutors relied on the process of elimination and circumstantial evidence to finger Bruce Ivins as the anthrax killer.

Their case might be compelling, but it is not airtight. Government investigators didn‘t place Ivins at the Princeton, N.J., mailbo >>>


      ANTHRAX TRAIL WENT FROM GLOBAL TO FBI BACK YARD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     7, 2008; 3:22 AM WASHINGTON –– The investigation spanned six continents, but in the end, federal investigators say they found the anthrax killer in their own back yard.

The government declared the 2001 attacks solved Wednesday, pointing the blame at former Army scientist Bruce Ivins, who committed s >>>


      CONVENTION SOLUTION UNDER DEBATE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     CLINTON ROLL CALL? Convention Solution Under Debate With rumors flying about whether Hillary Rodham Clinton will seek to include her name in a roll–call vote of delegates at the Democratic convention, the Clinton and Obama campaign teams issued a rare joint statement on Wednesday night confirming that they are &qu >>>


      D.C. MADAM‘S MOTHER: DON‘T RELEASE SUICIDE PHOTOS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. –– The mother of the so–called "D.C. Madam" wants to stop the release of police photos taken after her daughter‘s suicide in Florida.

In May, 52–year–old Deborah Palfrey hanged herself with a nylon rope in a shed outside her mother‘s mobil >>>


      IN OHIO, MCCAIN TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL JOB LOSSES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     MARION, Ohio –– Republican presidential candidate John McCain is taking up the issue of possible job losses due to the closure of a DHL shipping site in Ohio, the result of a corporate merger aided by his campaign manager during his work as a lobbyist.

In 2003, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis lob >>>


      KEY EVENTS IN THE ANTHRAX EPISODE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     AM –– Key dates leading up to the 2001 anthrax attacks and the investigation that followed: ___
2001: Mid–August: Microbiologist Bruce Ivins begins to spend more evenings in his lab at the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, at Fort Detrick, Md. His normal shift was 7:30 a.m. to >>>


      KILLER GETS LIFE SENTENCE PLUS PIZZA IN PLEA DEAL
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     PORTLAND, Ore. –– A New York man who pleaded guilty to murder in Oregon in exchange for buckets of fried chicken will get calzones and pizza to go with his life sentence.

Tremayne Durham, 33, of New York City, admitted last month that he fatally shot Adam Calbreath, 3', of Gresham, in June 2006. >>>


      NEW RULING SOUGHT IN '/11 SETTLEMENTS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     NEW YORK, Aug. 6 –– Lawyers for the families of four Sept. 11 victims are urging a judge to reconsider his decision to reject $28.5 million in settlements that he now says are excessive, compared with those other survivors received.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein had approved the pacts ran >>>


      PAKISTAN COALITION TO MOVE FOR MUSHARRAF IMPEACHMENT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan‘s ruling coalition said on Thursday it would move to impeach President Pervez Musharraf for plunging the country into political and economic crises and warned him against any attempt to dismiss the government.

The move is likely to deepen political uncertainty in the n >>>


      SWEEPING TOBACCO REGULATION BILL HAS LOOPHOLE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     6:25 AM WASHINGTON –– A loophole in a sweeping tobacco regulation bill would give the industry a 21–month window to introduce certain new products without first getting federal approval.

The House last month overwhelmingly passed the legislation, which for the first time would empower federal >>>


      TODAY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     AM –– IN THE HEADLINES McCain to discuss potential job losses in Ohio from corporate merger aided by campaign manager ... Hawaii and its multiracial society influenced Obama‘s view of the world and politics ___ In Ohio, McCain to discuss potential job losses MARION, Ohio (AP) _ Republican presidential >>>


      UP TO ' FEARED DEAD IN WILDFIRE HELICOPTER CRASH
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     7, 2008; 6:28 AM SAN FRANCISCO –– As many as eight firefighters and a pilot are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a blaze in a Northern California forest, officials said Wednesday.

The helicopter had lifted off from a clearing in a remote, rugged reg >>>


      US: SCIENTIST IN ANTHRAX CASE SORORITY–OBSESSED
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. –– Among the many details that have emerged about Bruce Ivins, a deeply troubled Army scientist suspected in the anthrax attacks in 2001, few are as strange as his apparent obsession with the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

His dealings with the sorority were laid out Wednesday by the >>>


      A WAY BACK TO THE HIGH ROAD?
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     The first question I asked John McCain and then Barack Obama was: How do you feel about the tone and direction of the campaign so far?

No surprise. Both men pronounced themselves thoroughly frustrated by the personal bitterness and negativism they have seen in the two months since they learned they would be run >>>


      ACQUAINTANCES AND COUNSELOR RECALL THE SCIENTIST‘S DARK SIDE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     August 7, 2008; A01 More than a year before the anthrax attacks that killed five people in 2001, Bruce E. Ivins told a counselor that he was interested in a young woman who lived out of town and that he had "mixed poison" that he took with him when he went to watch her play in a soccer match.

"If >>>


      BOEHNER AND THE BUNKER MENTALITY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     As his troops forsake their August recess this week to raise Cain over gas prices, their No. 1 campaign issue, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R–Ohio) has been home tending to his golf game and his fundraising.

Every day this week, rank–and–file Republicans have staged "shadow sess >>>


      CANDIDATES PAINT EACH OTHER AS ‘CELEBRITY‘ OBAMA AND ‘MORE OF THE SAME‘ MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     Videos of these ads can be found at www.washingtonpost.com/politics. Narrator: He‘s the original maverick. (Graphic: Really?) John McCain: The president and I agree on most issues. There was a recent study that showed I voted with the president over '0 percent of the time.

Narrator: John McCain suppor >>>


      CRUDE CAMPAIGNING
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     You could write the formula with mathematical precision. The higher the price of oil and the lower the number of days until the election, the shriller the rhetoric, the grander the promises and the dumber the policy.

Exhibit A, campaign 2008, is John McCain. Just a few months ago, McCain had an energy policy th >>>


      FREDDIE MAC REPORTS MORE LOSSES FROM BAD LOANS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     D01 Freddie Mac, a troubled giant of the mortgage market, yesterday reported that its losses from foreclosures and other failed home loans nearly doubled during the second quarter, and it predicted that home prices would fall more than it previously projected, compounding its woes.

Days after the government put >>>


      GATES‘S NEXT MISSION
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     Defense Secretary Bob Gates has been talking recently about how to rebuild America‘s national security architecture so that it fits the 21st century.

The next president should think about assigning Gates to fix what he rightly says is broken.

Gates is an anomaly in this lame–duck administra >>>


      GOVERNMENT ASSERTS IVINS ACTED ALONE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Carrie Johnson, Del Quentin Wilber and Dan EggenWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, August 7, 2008; A01 Government officials asserted yesterday that a troubled bioweapons scientist acted alone to perpetrate a terrorism scheme that killed five people, a case that centered on a near–perfect match of anthrax sp >>>


      JUDGE REJECTS 4 SEPT. 11 SETTLEMENTS AS EXCESSIVE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     PM NEW YORK –– Lawyers for the families of four '/11 victims are urging a judge to reconsider his decision to reject $28.5 million in settlements that he now says are excessive compared with those other survivors received.

U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein had approved four settlements rangi >>>


      LAWMAKER EXPLORES MORTGAGE GIANTS‘ FALLING SHARE PRICES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     D01 Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D–Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has asked the mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac whether they know of any White House involvement in the recent decline in their share prices.

In a letter dated Aug. 1, Waxman told Freddie >>>


      MAYORS WANT FEDERAL FOCUS ON CITIES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 –– Dozens of mayors and police chiefs Wednesday called on the federal government to focus on fighting crime in cities, saying that the efforts that had driven down urban crime had dissipated since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and that they were seeing a consequent rise in crime levels.
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      MCCAIN SAYS HE‘D PUSH CONGRESS TO VOTE ON ENERGY
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     JACKSON, Ohio –– Republican candidate John McCain on Wednesday called on Congress to return from its summer recess to address immediately the U.S.

energy crisis, though he missed numerous energy–related votes in the Senate last year.

McCain, campaigning on energy and economic issues i >>>


      OBAMA‘S PITCH TO HIT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     For the past two weeks, John McCain‘s Trash Talk Express has rolled over Barack Obama, flattening the Illinois senator‘s lead in many national polls and directing public attention away from the fundamental political choices the nation has to make and toward Obama‘s allegedly elitist character.

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      OBAMA HITS BACK, TOO SOFTLY FOR SOME
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     August 7, 2008; A01 Barack Obama released a television advertisement yesterday that questions John McCain‘s claims to be a "maverick," and he charged in a campaign appearance that the Republican displays independence only when it suits him politically.

Obama aides said Democratic hand–wrin >>>


      OUTSPOKEN PAWLENTY AUDITIONS FOR ROLE OF MR. DISCRETION
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     Tim Pawlenty is an uncommonly forthright man. The Minnesota governor, who aspires to be John McCain‘s vice president, said during a radio interview in the spring that his wife enjoys fishing, football and hockey. "Now," Pawlenty quipped, "if I could only get her to have sex with me." Three mont >>>


      PARIS HILTON ISSUES TART REBUTTAL TO MCCAIN AD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     WASHINGTON –– Attention, America: Paris has spoken. Paris Hilton, the blonde, doe–eyed celebrity thrust into the presidential campaign in an ad by Republican candidate John McCain, issued a tart rebuttal Tuesday, albeit in a scantily clad, tongue–in–cheek kind of way.

Last week, Mc >>>


      PIVOTING TO POPULISM
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     ELKHART, Ind. –– Barack Obama is cranking up the populist rhetoric. He‘ll sock oil companies with a windfall profits tax to give American families a $1,000 "energy rebate," he tells voters at a town hall meeting in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Obama says, John McCain woul >>>


      POLITICAL PERILS OF A ‘BIG SORT‘?
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     People prefer to be with people like themselves. For all the celebration of "diversity," it‘s sameness that dominates. Most people favor friendships with those who have similar backgrounds, interests and values. It makes for more shared experiences, easier conversations and more comfortable silences. Des >>>


      THE ANTHRAX CASE: SOLVED(?) BUT UNRESOLVED
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     With the presumed suicide last week of Bruce Ivins, the Ft. Detrick biodefense expert and target of the FBI‘s anthrax investigation, the Justice Department effectively pronounced the seven–year–old case solved and the national nightmare behind us. Sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. Ivins&l >>>


      THE BATTLE FOR HAMPTON ROADS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Anita KumarWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 7, 2008; B01 On her first campaign visit to Virginia, Michelle Obama made a case for her husband yesterday in Hampton Roads, a region that in previous years would have been considered safe territory for a Republican with a strong military background.

Bu >>>


      THE CASE AGAINST BRUCE IVINS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     Thursday, August 7, 2008; A20 THE CIRCUMSTANTIAL evidence against Bruce E. Ivins appears overwhelming.

Yesterday, the government identified the microbiologist, who took his own life last week, as the government‘s lone suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and seriously sickened 17 ot >>>


      WIN POINTS FOR MCCAIN!
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     Spread John McCain‘s official talking points around the Web –– and you could win valuable prizes!

That, in essence, is the McCain campaign‘s pitch to supporters to join its new online effort, one that combines the features of "AstroTurf" campaigning with the sort of customer&nd >>>


      BREAKING NORMS IN INDIA
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Emily WaxWashington Post Foreign ServiceThursday, August 7, 2008; A12 BANGALORE, India –– When Anand Mahesh was a boy, his parents dreamed that he would become a worker bee in India‘s mammoth civil service. Like many working–class people, they saw job security for him pushing papers or stampin >>>


      BUSH SPOTLIGHTS MYANMAR REPRESSION
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     BANGKOK, Thailand –– President Bush praised the spread of freedom in Asia while training a harsh spotlight Thursday on the region‘s democratic laggards, sharply criticizing oppression and human rights abuses in China, Myanmar and North Korea.

Bush‘s speech, outlining America‘s achi >>>


      CO–WORKERS PRAISE IVINS AS TOP RESEARCHER, MENTOR TO YOUNG SCIENTISTS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     Bruce E. Ivins was the type of colleague who would leave a package of M&Ms on the desk of his frazzled boss. He was a "Survivor" junkie who loved deconstructing the latest episode at work. He was known for his groundbreaking development of new–generation vaccines for anthrax but he also kept a flatul >>>


      DOCUMENTS LIST ESSENTIAL CLUES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     The key clues that led the FBI to Army scientist Bruce E. Ivins ranged from the infinitesimally small –– tiny bits of genetic coding on a single anthrax spore –– to items as ordinary as a time stamp on a building security pass.

The evidence trail also included small imperfections on a pr >>>


      EARLY LESSONS FORGOTTEN, AIDS CONFERENCE TOLD
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     MEXICO CITY, Aug. 6 –– Twenty–five years after AIDS was branded the "gay plague," the virus is again exacting a disproportionate toll on men who have sex with men, not only in the United States but also in countries where the epidemic is just emerging.

Globally, men who engage in hom >>>


      ELECTED LEADERS OUSTED IN MAURITANIA
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Ahmed Mohamed and Todd PitmanAssociated PressThursday, August 7, 2008; A12 NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Aug. 7 –– Army commanders ousted Mauritania‘s first freely elected president in two decades Wednesday after a bitter political fight over his overtures to Islamist radicals and ties to allies of a revi >>>


      FOREIGN ACTIVISTS MANAGE TO PIERCE CHINA‘S BROAD SECURITY APPARATUS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     A01 BEIJING, Aug. 6 –– China‘s intense efforts to block any protest that would mar the Olympic Games were challenged Wednesday by foreign activists equally bent on diverting attention to issues as varied as Tibetan independence, the crisis in Darfur and religious freedom.

Two American and two >>>


      GOLD AND LEADEN
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Philip KennicottWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 7, 2008; C01 BEIJING An Adidas advertising campaign in China, this May, showed a man named Hu Jia, dressed in a red swimsuit, standing on a platform made of twisting hands and arms emerging from an endless sea of people, sketched in gray.

This is t >>>


      HAMDAN GUILTY OF TERROR SUPPORT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Jerry MarkonWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 7, 2008; A01 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 6 –– A military jury on Wednesday found a former driver for Osama bin Laden guilty of supporting terrorism but not of conspiring in terrorist attacks, handing the Bush administration a partial victory in the f >>>


      HONG KONG BARS CHINESE DISSIDENT
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Nora BoustanyWashington Post Foreign ServiceThursday, August 7, 2008; A14 A prominent exiled Chinese activist, Yang Jianli, was barred from entering Hong Kong after he arrived from Japan yesterday, according to his wife and American contacts he reached later by cellphone. Yang, a U.S. permanent resident, had planned >>>


      IN CLEANUP EFFORT, BEIJING MOVED FACTORIES TO CLOG AIR ELSEWHERE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     2008; A18 TANGSHAN, China –– Seven years ago, when Beijing won the privilege of hosting the 2008 Olympic Games, the Chinese capital promised to fix its environmental problems. Among the toughest measures it took was to eliminate hundreds of highly polluting factories.

But most of these companies did >>>


      IN THAILAND, FIRST LADY MEETS WITH BURMESE REFUGEES
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     ':01 AM MAE SOT, Thailand, Aug 7 –– With a steady downpour outside, first lady Laura Bush sat down inside a small hut near the Thai border with Burma and invited a group of refugees from one of the world‘s most repressive regimes to tell her what they "would like the people of the world to kno >>>


      IRAQI OFFICIAL DEFENDS SPENDING, SURPLUS
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     BAGHDAD –– An Iraqi lawmaker close to Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki defended the government‘s record on reconstruction spending, saying Thursday that U.S. critics of its multibillion dollar surplus were overlooking Baghdad‘s progress over the past three years.

But a senior Iraqi o >>>


      LOMONG IS CHOSEN TO CARRY U.S. FLAG
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     By Amy Shipley and Liz ClarkeWashington Post Staff WritersThursday, August 7, 2008; E01 BEIJING, Aug. 6 –– Sudanese refugee Lopez Lomong was chosen by his U.S.

Olympic teammates Wednesday to be the American delegation‘s flag–bearer at Friday‘s Opening Ceremonies, a move that will c >>>


      MALAYSIA‘S ANWAR CHARGED WITH SODOMY, GRANTED BAIL
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     AM KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia‘s leading opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sodomy and granted bail by a court on Thursday, letting him campaign in a by–election on which he is staking his political future after a 10–year absence.

Anwar, 60, denied the charge that he >>>


      MEXICAN WOMAN FIGHTS OFF LION WITH MACHETE
      Washington Post, 07-08-2008
     ACAPULCO, Mexico –– A Mexican woman says she fought a 500–pound lion with a machete near the resort city of Acapulco and scared him away.

Celsa Aleman said she and her 7–year–old niece were riding a donkey Monday along a road when the lion went after the animal‘s legs.
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