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      BID TO REIN IN TOURISTS ON CRETE
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2008
     A Dutch tourist fell 8 meters from his hotel room balcony on Crete and was being treated in the hospital in Iraklion for serious head injuries and broken bones yesterday in the latest incident involving injuries to tourists on the island.

The man had arrived at the hotel in Hersonissos on Wednesday and fell fro >>>


      EX–MINISTER’S AIDE CHARGED
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2008
     A prosecutor yesterday charged the man in charge of the political office of former minister for the Aegean Aristoteles Pavlidis with blackmail in connection with claims by a shipowner that he paid 1 million euros annually in bribes to secure state subsidies for routes to remote islands.

The owner of the SOAS fe >>>


      GOVERNMENT DANGLES CARROT FOR FARMERS
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2008
     The fear that the government may lose the support of the notoriously vociferous farmers prompted Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and Agriculture Minister Alexandros Kontos to meet yesterday and discuss ways of ensuring the support of the farming sector.

The rising cost of fuel, coupled with the government’s de >>>


      GREECE, FYROM PICK UP DISPUTE AT OLYMPICS
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2008
     Skopje makes opening ceremony claims SIMELA PANTZARTZI/ANA A Chinese volunteer carries a sign with the letters ‘GRE’ as Greece’s athletes officially entered the Olympic Village in Beijing during a ceremony yesterday.

In a written statement, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis said that hosting the Games in 2004 wa >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2008
     COKE HAUL Two men caught with more than 6 kilos of cocaine Police said yesterday that they have arrested two 28–year–olds in Athens after finding them in possession of 6.6 kilos of cocaine. Officers said that they also found a gun, 35 bullets and 11,000 euros in cash in the possession of the two suspects, a >>>


      PET RULES MAKE OWNERS HOT UNDER THE COLLAR
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2008
     Animal lovers have slammed a directive issued by Deputy Agricultural Development Minister Costas Kiltidis that prevents any citizen from having more than two cats or dogs and requires them to declare in writing that they will return with the animals whenever they travel abroad.

Kiltidis says he has issued the c >>>


      PROTESTERS...
      Kathimerin, 08-08-2008
     COSTAS KATOMERIS/EUROKINISSI A dockworker prepares to light a cigarette during a protest in Piraeus yesterday. Protesters gathered to demand that those put on trial for the explosion at the Perama dockyards last month, which killed eight people, should face criminal, not misdemeanor, charges.
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      61E FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE LOCARNO. AMOS GITAI, HAIE D‘HONNEUR POUR UN LÉOPARD
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Compromis, un nouveau mot cinéphile La compétition Gstaad, l‘intimité musicale La Cour du prince Piotr CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Amos Gitai, haie d‘honneur pour un léopard Le réalisateur israélien Amos Gitai. Un véritable fauve de festivals, auquel Locarno a remi >>>


      AIG EN TĘTE, LES GRANDS ASSUREURS ONT CONNU LEUR JEUDI NOIR
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     CRISE DU CREDIT. Avertissements et bénéfices sont en fort recul. Le Temps, avec les agences Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 AIG, premier assureur mondial, a pesé sur Wall Street en annonçant une lourde perte de 5,36 milliards de dollars, dépassant les plus noires attentes.

C‘est le >>>


      ANALYSE. CE N‘EST PAS PARCE QU‘ELLE DURE QUE LA CRISE AVEC TRIPOLI S‘AGGRAVE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     NEGOCIATIONS. La Suisse ne présentera pas d‘excuses, la Libye aura l‘impression d‘en recevoir, la mise au point du scénario, comprenant l‘abandon des poursuites, demande du temps.

D.S. Miéville, Berne Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Le conflit avec la Libye pourrait durer, c >>>


      AU VILLAGE OLYMPIQUE, DES ATHLČTES TOTALEMENT SÉDUITS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Le monde sportif ne tarit pas d‘éloges sur une cité résidentielle qui se veut un lieu d‘échange et de verdure. Visite et impressions.

Isabelle Musy, Pékin Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Ici, comme partout dans le giron olympique, les résidents sont précédé >>>


      BALADES AU BORD DE L‘EAU (5/6). DANS LES GORGES DE L‘AREUSE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Parfois abrupt mais jamais dangereux, le parcours joue avec le cours d’eau, qu’il traverse ŕ plusieurs reprises. Gorges de l’Areuse (NE), 23 juillet 2008. (photo: Daniel Winteregg) Entourées d‘un voile de myst';re, elles offrent un spectacle féerique et spectaculaire.

Pierre–E >>>


      BATAILLE SERRÉE POUR L‘INFORMATION SUR INTERNET
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     PRESSE. Tamedia lance un site d‘informations régionales. La concurrence suivra.

Daniel Eskenazi, Zurich Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Dans les médias suisses alémaniques, la Toile est le nouveau terrain de conquęte des lecteurs. Tamedia, plus grand groupe coté en Suisse, lance auj >>>


      BRAS DE FER AUTOUR DES MÉDICAMENTS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Les pilules de la discorde. A un mois de la fixation des primes d’assurance maladie 200', Santésuisse passe ŕ l’offensive. Le prix des médicaments reste trop élevé, affirment les assureurs. Le débat ne fait que commmencer.

(photo: Keystone) SANTE. Selon les caisses maladie, les >>>


      C‘EST ENCORE LOIN, LA MER?
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Pius Knüsel. (photo: Keystone) Pius Knüsel, directeur de Pro Helvetia.

Albertine Bourget Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 – La premi';re fois que vous avez vu la mer?

– Un choc. C‘était en Italie, vers mes 16 ans. Avant, je passais mes vacances en Suisse. Depuis, la mer me fas >>>


      COMBATS D‘AFFICHES (1'/24). LA FIČVRE ATOMIQUE FAIT FRISSONNER LA SUISSE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Bras de fer autour des médicaments Le droit militaire n‘est pas adapté au probl';me du mercenariat Plaidoyer pour économiser le carburant Analyse. Ce n‘est pas parce qu‘elle dure que la crise avec Tripoli s‘aggrave Combats d‘affiches (1'/24). La fi';vre at >>>


      CRISPATION OLYMPIQUE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Frédéric Koller Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 En organisant les JO, la Chine veut séduire. C‘est naturel et la cérémonie d‘ouverture promet d‘ętre grandiose. Le régime esp';re ainsi asseoir sa légitimité. Mais cette fęte peut aussi ętre l&l >>>


      DANS PÉKIN RIPOLINÉE, LES JEUX DE LA GRANDILOQUENCE ET DU MALAISE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     JO. La fęte va commencer. Les politiques évitent de contrarier la Chine. Le Temps Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Vidée de son désordre et d‘une partie de ses habitants, Pékin est clinquante, disciplinée, ripolinée. Tout est pręt pour des Jeux qui doivent célébrer le >>>


      DEPUIS PLAN–LES–OUATES, LEM POURSUIT SA CROISSANCE TRANQUILLE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Dans les trains, les éoliennes, les ascenseurs,et dans bien d’autres applications industrielles, les capteurs de LEM servent ŕ mesurer la tension électrique et permettent d’en moduler la consommation. (photo: DR) INDUSTRIE. Le fabricant genevois profite d‘une demande soutenue pour ses capteurs de te >>>


      DROITS DE L‘HOMME EN CHINE: LE MALAISE Ŕ COUPS DE PETITES PHRASES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     DIPLOMATIE. Washington se déclare «préoccupé» tandis que Paris joue la décrispation au prix d‘un revirement humiliant pour Nicolas Sarkozy. La Suisse prône le dialogue ŕ basses exigences.

François Modoux, Collaboration: Luis Lema, New York Vendredi 8 ao$&# >>>


      DÎNER AVEC CLOONEY
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     ELECTIONS. L‘acteur sera ŕ Gen';ve pour Obama. Jeremy Ergas Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 «Pour dîner le 2 septembre au soir ŕ Gen';ve avec George Clooney, tout le monde peut s‘inscrire. A certaines conditions, évidemment», assure Charles C. Adams. Ce dernier, >>>


      EN L‘HONNEUR DES JEUX TOUT–PUISSANTS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Devant le Stade olympique de Pékin, les plantons sont de marbre. La ville est ajustée, entraînée, pręte ŕ affronter les pires menaces. (photo: Keystone) Un ordre et un calme presque surréalistes enrobent Pékin ŕ l‘ouverture des Jeux olympiques parmi les plus controvers& >>>


      EVO MORALES REMET SON MANDAT EN JEU SUR FOND DE CRISE SOCIALE ET POLITIQUE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     BOLIVIE. Les électeurs sont appelés aux urnes dimanche pour un «référendum révocatoire» contesté. Deux mineurs ont été tués mardi.

Paulo A. Paranagua, Le Monde Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Dans le département bolivien d‘Oruro, des affrontement >>>


      GEREMEK L‘EUROPÉEN
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Jacques–André Tschoumy, Maison de l‘Europe transjurassienne, Neuchâtel Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 La nouvelle du déc';s brutal de Bronislaw Geremek, sur la route de Poznan, en Pologne, le 13 juillet dernier, nous a rattrapés sur la route de nos vacances (LT du 14.07.08). C&lsqu >>>


      GSTAAD, L‘INTIMITÉ MUSICALE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     FESTIVAL. Le baryton Thomas Hampson était mercredi ŕ l‘affiche d‘une soirée nourrissante.

Jonas Pulver Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Avant l‘arrivée des ensembles plus conséquents, le London Symphony Orchestra en tęte, le Festival Menuhin de Gstaad investit des es >>>


      L‘IRAN, ENTRE PUISSANCE ET DÉSILLUSIONS (5). HYDROCARBURES: «LA CASPIENNE CONSTITUE UNE SOURCE DE DIVERSIFICATION ÉNERGÉTIQUE»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     ENERGIE. Le bassin ne représente que 3% des réserves de pétrole et 5% de gaz. Mais son emplacement géopolitique ne manque pas d‘aiguiser les appétits.

Stéphane Bussard, de retour de Téhéran Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 «Si l‘on ajoute les réserves >>>


      LA BANQUE D‘ANGLETERRE RESTE COINCÉE ENTRE INFLATION ET RÉCESSION
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     POLITIQUE MONETAIRE. Les taux d‘intéręt sont inchangés ŕ 5%. Gordon Brown n‘a aucune marge de manśuvre pour relancer l‘économie. Les analystes prévoient une stagnation.

Eric Albert, Londres Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Mais que peut faire Gordon Brown pour r >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. ROCHE PČSE SUR LA TENDANCE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article Roche p';se sur la tendance La bourse suisse.

BCGE Private Banking Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Jeudi, le marché suisse a cédé un peu de terrain, dans le sillage de la publication des demandes hebdomadaires d‘allocations chômage aux Etats&n >>>


      LA COUR DU PRINCE PIOTR
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Les concerts d‘été de la Ville de Gen';ve. Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Ce n‘est pas le plus spectaculaire des festivals et d‘ailleurs il ne prétend pas l‘ętre. Les «Musiques en été» organisées par la Ville de Gen';ve se dispersent s >>>


      LA CROISSANCE DES VENTES DE NESTLÉ RALENTIT MAIS SE MAINTIENT Ŕ UN NIVEAU CONFORTABLE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     ALIMENTATION. Les adaptations de prix soutiennent la hausse du chiffre d‘affaires. Les volumes progressent moins vite.

Yves Hulmann Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Ni la hausse des prix des mati';res premi';res, ni le ralentissement conjoncturel n‘ont su arręter la machine de croi >>>


      LA RÉDEMPTION PASSE PAR LA TOLÉRANCE ZÉRO
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     La Russe Tatyana Tomashova, qui devait courir le 1500m ŕ Pékin, a été confondue pour dopage moins d’un mois avant les Jeux.

(photo: keystone) DOPAGE. Les nombreux athl';tes contrôlés positifs avant le début des Jeux prouvent que les fédérations nationales se >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Les Japonais aimeraient avoir 11,5 jours de vacances en été – c‘est une moyenne établie par un sondage. Pourtant, ils ne prendront que 6 jours et demi de congé, week–end compris. Cet été, comme le moral économique est >>>


      LE 10 SEPTEMBRE, LUMIČRE AU LHC!
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     EVENEMENT. C‘est dans un mois, au CERN, que circuleront enfin les premiers paquets de particules dans l‘accélérateur LHC, l‘une des plus fantastiques machines ŕ découvertes de tous les temps.

Olivier Dessibourg Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 «Nous achevons un marathon >>>


      LE DROIT MILITAIRE N‘EST PAS ADAPTÉ AU PROBLČME DU MERCENARIAT
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     CONFLITS. Un ressortissant helvétique ayant travaillé pour la société américaine de sécurité Blackwater a bénéficié d‘un non–lieu. La justice militaire n‘a pas pu prouver que les missions avaient été effectuées au bénéfice de l& >>>


      LE GRAND CONSEIL OSERA–T–IL SE DEMANDER COMBIEN IL FAUT DE PROSTITUÉES AUX VAUDOIS?
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Dans le canton de Vaud, 250 ŕ 300 prostituées sur 600 sont clandestines. (photo: Keystone) VAUD. A la rentrée, le Grand Conseil se prononcera sur un projet d‘étude scientifique de la prostitution et sur l‘octroi d‘un permis de travail temporaire pour les prostituées, destin >>>


      LE PS VALAISAN, DE L‘OUVERTURE Ŕ LA BÉANCE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     VALAIS. Stéphane Rossini et les siens laissent une grosse porte ouverte ŕ l‘UDC pour les élections cantonales de 200'. Une mani';re de calmer les appétits démesurés du PDC majoritaire.

Xavier Filliez Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Apr';s la vaguelette, le t >>>


      LE TESSIN ET LA SUISSE: UNE INDIFFÉRENCE PASSIONNÉE (5/5). LES COULEURS TESSINOISES
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Avis ŕ nos lecteurs ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Les couleurs tessinoises Il a fallu un Nordique, Hermann Hesse, pour tressaillir aux bleus, aux verts, aux rouges, aux jaunes du pays des lacs, et laisser sur chaque chose un nom, une couleur.

Joëlle Kuntz Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Assis dans une b >>>


      LES MASCOTTES NE RIGOLENT PLUS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Les Fuwa, embl';mes des JO 2008. En V.F. officielle, les organisateurs les ont baptisés «les «ch’tits copains». De qui? (photo: Keystone) Agrandir l‘image IMAGES. Comme les expositions mondiales, les Jeux olympiques ont leurs fétiches. Destin assuré: l‘oubli collectif.

Nicolas >>>


      LUFTHANSA FRAPPE Ŕ LA PORTE DE SA VOISINE AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, EN DIFFICULTÉ
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     TRANSPORT AERIEN. Détenue ŕ 42,75% par le holding public ÖIAG, la compagnie nationale autrichienne a enregistré 48,7 millions d‘euros de pertes au premier trimestre 2008. Le déficit pourrait atteindre '0 millions d‘euros cette année.

Maurin Picard, Vienne Vendredi 8 >>>


      MUSHARRAF: PROCÉDURE DE DESTITUTION
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Le portrait de Pervez Musharraf devant le parlement retiré lors de la crise politique de l’automne dernier. Signe de ces tensions extręmes, le président a décidé de ne pas se rendre ŕ Pékin pour la cérémonie d’ouverture des Jeux. C’est le deuxi';me revirement en deux >>>


      PLAIDOYER POUR ÉCONOMISER LE CARBURANT
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     ETUDE. Une baisse de 2% par an est suggérée. Le Temps, avec l‘ATS Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 La Suisse doit se préparer sans tarder ŕ de possibles ruptures d‘approvisionnement de carburant. Telle est la conclusion de la nouvelle étude de l‘Académie suisse des sciences t >>>


      QUAND GENČVE A DÉCOUVERT LA PRAILLE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Le quartier de la Praille. Nagu';re occupé par des terres maraîch';res, aujourd’hui industrialisé, demain cśur de Gen';ve? (photo: DR) GENEVE. Dans les années 1'60, le canton voit loin et agit. Louis Ducor, alors responsable de l‘industrialisation du quartier, s >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. UN HÉRISSON DANS LA POCHE
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Laetitia Mahrer Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 A l‘extérieur, une barri';re de piquants agressifs. A l‘intérieur, une couronne de fins fils de fer entremęlés. Bague métallique dans une coque d‘oursin.

Capsule épineuse de marron? Gadget SM?? Vi >>>


      RENÉ FASEL AU «GOUVERNEMENT»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     POLITIQUE. Le Fribourgeois a été élu ŕ la commission exécutive du CIO, en męme temps que Nawal el–Moutawakel, premi';re musulmane.

LT/AFP Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 René Fasel a été élu comme successeur de l‘Italien Ottavio Cinquanta au se >>>


      REPČRE. UNIVERSITÉS SUISSES Ŕ L‘HONNEUR
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Depuis Plan–les–Ouates, LEM poursuit sa croissance tranquille Lufthansa frappe ŕ la porte de sa voisine Austrian Airlines, en difficulté ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Universités suisses ŕ l‘honneur Rep';re.

Jean–Claude Péclet Vendredi 8 ao$&# >>>


      ROGER FEDERER: «JE N‘AI RENONCÉ Ŕ AUCUN RĘVE»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Le Bâlois n’a pas apprécié les incidents qui ont émaillé le passage de la flamme olympique:«Il y a quelque chose de blessant ŕ agresser un symbole aussi fort.» (photo: Keystone) TENNIS. Pisté par une cohue frénétique, Roger Federer a livré sa premi';re confé >>>


      RĘVEUR DES PROFONDEURS
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Nicolas Guerry:«L’apnée statique est une sorte d’autohypnose. C’est pendant ces moments–lŕ, oů je suis ŕ 100% avec mes sensations, que j’arrive ŕ influencer mon corps.» (photo: Eddy Mottaz) APNEE. Le Genevois Nicolas Guerry est champion du monde d‘apnée statique.

Son me >>>


      SAVEURS DU FRAN'';AIS. VRILLE DE LA VIGNE, ACCROCHE–CŚUR
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Saveurs du français. Nicolas Dufour Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Les étymologistes ne s‘expliquent toujours pas la présence du «r». Car vrille vient de la męme racine, vitis, qui a donné la vigne. La vrille désigne la partie foliaire des plantes grimpantes qui leur permet >>>


      WALL–E, PETIT ROBOT ÉCOLO
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     INTERNET. Alliance inédite entre Disney et des organismes pour promouvoir le recyclage.

Laetitia Mahrer Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 Wall–E, nouvelle icône d‘un monde propre? «Pas une icône, juste le moyen de donner au recyclage une image plus cool», dit Daniel Frischknec >>>


      ZHANG SHOW
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Zhang Yimou:«A partir de «Hero», j’ai commencé ŕ penser ŕ ce qu’il y ait encore plus de spectateurs et que le film gagne de plus en plus d’argent.» (photo: DR) ZHANG YIMOU. Le réalisateur r';gle la mise en sc';ne des cérémonies d‘ouverture et de clôture des Jeux o >>>


      «ON NOUS CONNAÎT PLUS QUE LE JURA»
      Le Temps, 08-08-2008
     Questions ŕ Daniel Jolidon, président du Marché–Concours de Saignelégier.
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Pierre–Emmanuel Buss Vendredi 8 ao$';t 2008 C‘est parti. Le 105e Marché–Concours de Saignelégier ouvre ses portes ce vendredi soir avec les courses nocturnes. D‘ici >>>


      AP NEWSALERT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     TBILISI, Georgia –– Russian military says 10 Russian peacekeepers killed and 30 wounded in South Ossetia.
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      APPEAL HEARING BEGINS IN DETROIT MAYOR‘S JAILING
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     DETROIT –– A hearing is under way in Detroit on Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick‘s request for freedom after he spent the night in one–man jail cell for an alleged bond violation.

Kilpatrick‘s lawyers want Wayne County Circuit Judge Thomas Jackson to reconsider a lower court order that lande >>>


      DETROIT MAYOR THROWN IN JAIL AFTER BOND VIOLATION
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     1:2' AM DETROIT –– Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was jailed Thursday for a bond violation in his perjury case, his pleas for leniency rejected by a judge who made it clear the mayor would get no special treatment.

Kilpatrick, charged with perjury and other felonies over his testimony in a civil trial, >>>


      EPA DENIES TEXAS TEMPORARY EASING OF ETHANOL RULES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     By Juliet EilperinWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 8, 2008; A03 The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday denied a request by Texas to temporarily cut federal ethanol requirements for the nation‘s fuel supply, saying the state had not proved that the recent rise in corn prices is severely hurting its >>>


      FAVRE JOINS JETS AFTER TRADE FROM PACKERS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     CLEVELAND –– Brett Favre held up his new green jersey, hoping he made the right decision. "To a certain degree, I don‘t know what I‘m getting into," he said.

Favre‘s summertime soap opera ended Wednesday night when the Green Bay Packers traded their iconic quarterback aft >>>


      HAVE A BALL AT AREA BATTING CAGES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     I can hit grounders and pop–ups hard enough to satisfy my 8–year–old aspiring A–Rod. I can squat to catch his fastball. But when my son, Isaac, asks me to pitch to him (fast pitches, like those he will face with his youth team this fall), I realize I am out of my league. Even if I could hit the s >>>


      ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT FROM HONDURAS EXECUTED IN TEXAS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     HUNTSVILLE, Texas –– Pleas from an illegal immigrant from Honduras who claimed he was unfairly denied legal help from his consulate when he was arrested for a robbery–murder near Dallas weren‘t enough to spare him from the death chamber.

The execution Thursday evening of Heliberto Chi, 2 >>>


      MAN HELD IN FLA. ON CHARGE OF THREATENING OBAMA
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     MIAMI –– A man who authorities said was keeping weapons and military–style gear in his hotel room and car appeared in court Thursday on charges he threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Raymond Hunter Geisel, 22, was arrested by the Secret Service on Saturday >>>


      OFFICIALS SAY BILL CLINTON TO ADDRESS DEMOCRATS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     2:40 AM CHICAGO –– Former President Clinton will have a role at the Democratic convention in Denver later this month. Democratic officials said Thursday that Clinton will give a speech on the third night of the convention, before an address by the as–yet–to–be–named running mate for B >>>


      PAKISTAN GENERALS MEET AS MUSHARRAF FACES THE BOOT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Eyes were on Pakistan‘s generals on Friday for any gesture of support for President Pervez Musharraf the day after a four–month–old civilian coalition declared plans to impeach the former army chief.

The ex–commando, who seized power in a coup nine years ago, >>>


      REPORT: BUS CRASH NORTH OF DALLAS KILLS 12
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     DALLAS, Texas –– A charter bus ran off a highway overpass north of Dallas early Friday and crashed onto its side on a roadway below, authorities said. A newspaper reported 12 were killed.

"We have confirmed fatalities," said Sherman police Lt. Robert Fair. The Herald Democrat reported a do >>>


      SCIENTISTS CREATE STEM CELLS FOR 10 DISORDERS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     NEW YORK –– Harvard scientists say they have created stems cells for 10 genetic disorders, which will allow researchers to watch the diseases develop in a lab dish.

This early step, using a new technique, could help speed up efforts to find treatments for some of the most confounding ailments, the s >>>


      TEXAS EXECUTES 2ND PRISONER THIS WEEK
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     HUNTSVILLE, Tex., Aug. 7 –– An illegal immigrant from Honduras who maintained his treaty rights were violated when he was arrested for a robbery–murder near Dallas was executed Thursday evening. It was the second case of its kind this week in Texas.

"God forgive them, receive my spirit,&q >>>


      A DEAL AT HAND IN IRAQ
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     U.S. and Iraqi negotiators are days away from agreeing on an "aspirational" date for withdrawing American combat troops from Iraq. Barack Obama and John McCain will find language in the accord to allow each to take credit on the campaign trail for shaping that outcome.

But the big political winner fro >>>


      A MIST OPPORTUNITY AT THE OLYMPICS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     Quote of the Week: The winner, despite intense competition, is senior International Olympic Committee official Arne Ljungqvist, who said the deadly air pollution in Beijing is "mist," not a "major risk" and blamed the media for hyping the non–problem.

"The mist in the air that we >>>


      ANTHRAX CASE RAISES DOUBT ON SECURITY
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     By Nelson Hernandez and Philip RuckerWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 8, 2008; A01 Revelations about anthrax scientist Bruce E. Ivins‘s mental instability have exposed what congressional leaders and security experts call startling gaps in how the federal government safeguards its most dangerous biologic >>>


      BIN LADEN DRIVER GETS 51/2 YEARS; U.S. SOUGHT 30
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     8, 2008; A01 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 7 –– A former driver for Osama bin Laden was sentenced by a military jury Thursday to 5 1/2 years in prison for supporting terrorism, a far shorter term than demanded by government prosecutors.

The judge gave Salim Ahmed Hamdan credit for five years and one mo >>>


      BOLTEN, MIERS ASK JUDGE TO DELAY ORDER
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet E. Miers yesterday asked a federal judge to delay an order to cooperate with Congress while they appeal the ruling.

The court filings indicate that Bolten and Miers will continue to resist subpoenas from the House Judiciary Commi >>>


      CHURCH SUES TO UNDO LANDMARK STATUS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     B03 Attorneys for a downtown church filed a federal lawsuit yesterday, saying the city violated the Constitution when it protected the building from demolition by granting it landmark status.

The Third Church of Christ, Scientist, at 16th and I streets NW, was designated a historic landmark in December, which m >>>


      DEMOCRATIC AIDES WORKING ON PLAN TO KEEP THE PEACE AT THE CONVENTION
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     A01 With the clock running out on preparations for the Democratic convention, advisers to Sen. Barack Obama are scrambling to reach a compromise with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to appease her supporters and find roles for her and her husband.

The Obama and Clinton camps said this week that they agree on a cent >>>


      DETROIT MAYOR JAILED FOR VIOLATING BAIL CONDITIONS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, indicted in an obstruction–of–justice case, was jailed yesterday for violating his bail conditions by taking a business trip to Canada.

Kilpatrick, who faces eight felony counts including perjury and misconduct in office, was ordered to the Wayne County Jail by Distri >>>


      EPA DENIES TEXAS GOVERNOR‘S ETHANOL WAIVER REQUEST
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     LUBBOCK, Texas –– The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday denied a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry to cut the federal ethanol mandate in half for a year.

Perry spokeswoman Allison Castle said EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson spoke to Perry about his waiver request by phone shortly before >>>


      FBI TO REVIEW RAID THAT KILLED MAYOR‘S DOGS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     August 8, 2008; B01 The FBI has launched a review of the violent law enforcement raid of the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo in Prince George‘s County last week that resulted in the deaths of the family‘s two dogs.

The agency has begun "reviewing the events that occurred at Mr. Calvo&l >>>


      FORD TOLD FBI OF SKEPTICS ON WARREN COMMISSION
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     Confidential FBI files released this week to The Washington Post detail the inner workings of a secret back channel that Gerald R. Ford opened in 1'63 between J. Edgar Hoover‘s FBI and the Warren Commission‘s independent investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The exis >>>


      FORECLOSURE CRISIS CATCHING RENTERS OFF GUARD
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     James Austin was stunned when a real estate agent showed up to snap photos of the house he was renting last year and casually informed him the place was in foreclosure.

Austin hastily found another house to rent in Bowie. But soon after he and his three teenage children settled in, that house went into foreclos >>>


      JUDGE RULES INDIANS OWED $455 MILLION
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     A02 A federal judge ruled yesterday that Native Americans suing the U.S. government over mismanaged royalties collected from gas and oil companies that drilled on their lands are entitled to $455 million –– far less than the $47 billion they were seeking.

The ruling is the latest –– and >>>


      MCCAIN CAMPAIGN RETURNING $50,000 FROM FLA. BUNDLER
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     Sen. John McCain‘s campaign is returning about $50,000 raised by a Florida oil executive because some of the funds were collected by a foreign national and came from donors who may not support the candidate, aides said yesterday.

"We thought it was an issue that there were people giving to the campai >>>


      MCCAIN PLEDGES TO HELP OHIOANS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     By Michael D. Shear and Robert BarnesWashington Post Staff WritersFriday, August 8, 2008; A04 WILMINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 7 –– Sen. John McCain promised Thursday to call for a congressional hearing and Justice Department review into the potential loss of some 8,000 jobs in this Ohio town as his presidential campa >>>


      NO WILL TO DRILL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     Let‘s see: housing meltdown, credit crunch, oil shock not seen since the 1'70s. The economy is slowing, unemployment growing and inflation increasing.

It‘s the sixth year of a highly unpopular war, and the president‘s approval rating is at 30 percent.

The Italian Communist Party c >>>


      OBAMA‘S TACTICAL GIFT TO MCCAIN
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     There is now one question in American politics: With the Republican Party in such bad shape –– measured by polls, voter registration and general enthusiasm –– why isn‘t Barack Obama in better shape? (Most national polls show him slightly ahead.) For some, the answer –– or at lea >>>


      OHIO SUES OVER TROUBLE WITH VOTING MACHINES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     The voting–machine wars in Ohio continue. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is assuring voters in the battleground state that November‘s tally will be accurate even as she asserts –– in court filings yesterday –– that there is a problem with the touch–screen machines to be use >>>


      STUDY CAUTIONS AGAINST STRIKE ON IRAN‘S NUCLEAR FACILITIES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     A military strike against Iran‘s nuclear facilities would probably only delay the country‘s progress toward nuclear–weapons capability, according to a study that concludes that such an attack could backfire by strengthening Tehran‘s resolve to acquire the bomb.

The analysis by the Washin >>>


      10–YEAR–OLD BULLFIGHTER SPARKS DEBATE IN FRANCE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     PARIS –– He‘s a tiny torero, a bullfighter with a baby face. But 10–year–old Michelito has become the symbol of a debate much bigger than himself.

French anti–bullfighting campaigners say the boy, who came from Mexico to perform, is risking his life in the ring. Local authori >>>


      A WALK IN THE ECUADORAN RAIN FOREST
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     10:0' PM ALONG THE SAN MIGUEL RIVER, Ecuador –– My Spanish is rusty and I wasn‘t sure I had heard the pilot correctly. You want me to rappel? From the helicopter?

"It‘s only about 40 meters," he said. "You will have a beautiful experience." This was unexpected. So >>>


      BAGHDAD ZOO WELCOMES PAIR OF US–DONATED TIGER CUBS
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     BAGHDAD –– The Baghdad Zoo on Friday welcomed a pair of rare Bengal tiger cubs that were donated by a North Carolina animal sanctuary despite protests by animal rights activists.

The tigers _ a male and a female named Riley and Hope _ frolicked with red and blue balls in a wading pool and playfully >>>


      BUSH PRODS CHINA TO LESSEN REPRESSION
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     BEIJING –– President Bush took another swipe at China‘s human rights record Friday, the latest tit–for–tat salvo with Beijing before he put politics on hold and switched to fan mode for the Olympics‘ gala opening ceremonies.

The past week has seen blunt language from both sid >>>


      BUSH, CHINESE LEADER EXCHANGE WARM GREETING
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     BEIJING –– Speaking on China‘s turf the very day it hosted the opening of the Olympic Games, President Bush on Friday prodded the communist country to lessen repression and "let people say what they think." The president‘s challenge, issued as he dedicated a massive new U.S. embassy in >>>


      CHINA REBUFFS CRITICISMS AS BUSH ARRIVES IN BEIJING
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     A10 BEIJING, Aug. 8 –– President Bush arrived here Thursday night to a fresh blast from the Chinese authorities over his rebuke of their human rights practices, as he prepared to join other world leaders at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry reacted sharply to >>>


      CONCERNS, QUESTIONS HANG IN THE AIR
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     BEIJING, Aug. 8 –– Chinese organizers hope to unveil one of the most spectacular Olympic parks in history during Friday night‘s Opening Ceremonies, with its red–glowing National Stadium, shimmering swimming venue, rainbow–lit pavements and blushing light poles. But athletes, organizers and >>>


      EXTRAVAGANT CEREMONY OPENS 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     ':1' AM BEIJING, Aug. 8––A triumphant China kicked off the 2008 Olympic Games Friday evening with extravagant performances that chronicled its 5,000–year history and temporarily drew attention away from the months of controversy leading up to the event.

A day that began ominously with >>>


      FIGHTING RAGES IN GEORGIAN SEPARATIST CAPITAL
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     MEGVREKISI, Georgia (Reuters) – Fighting raged in and around the capital of Georgia‘s breakaway South Ossetia region on Friday as Georgian troops, backed by tanks and warplanes, pounded separatist forces in a bid to re–take the territory.

A Reuters correspondent said the roar of warplanes and >>>


      FOCUS ON PAKISTAN ARMY AS MUSHARRAF FACES THE BOOT
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Eyes were on Pakistan‘s generals on Friday for any gesture of support for President Pervez Musharraf a day after a four–month–old civilian coalition declared plans to impeach the former army chief.

The ex–commando, who seized power in a coup nine years ago, ha >>>


      FOR CHINA, IT‘S SHOWTIME
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     BEIJING, Aug. 7 –– In the lobby of a provincial Chinese hotel stood a 25–foot–high inflatable character, a beaming Olympic mascot cheerfully inviting one and all to enjoy the 2008 Beijing Games. But in small Mandarin characters stenciled neatly across its polyurethane rump was a discreet reminder >>>


      FORMER BIN LADEN DRIVER GETS LIGHT SENTENCE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba –– A prisonerconvicted at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial will be eligible for release in less than five months after receiving a surprisingly light sentence repudiating Pentagon prosecutors.

The victory for Salim Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden, was >>>


      GAMES THREAT FORCES AIR CHINA FLIGHT BACK TO JAPAN
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     TOKYO (Reuters) – An Air China flight from central Japan turned back on Friday after the airline received a bomb threat in an email that also said the Beijing Olympic Games site would be attacked, Japanese police and media said.

Japanese media said the e–mail, written in Japanese, included a threat >>>


      GEORGIAN ARMY MOVES TO RETAKE SOUTH OSSETIA
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     TSKHINVALI, Georgia –– A Cabinet minister says Georgian troops control the capital of the breakaway province of South Ossetia.

Georgian troops launched a major military offensive earlier Friday to regain control of South Ossetia, prompting a furious response from Russia.

Russia has sent tan >>>


      GEORGIAN TROOPS MOVE TO RETAKE SOUTH OSSETIA
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     By Peter FinnWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, August 8, 2008; ':1' AM MOSCOW, Aug. 8 –– Georgian troops pushed into the separatist province of South Ossetia Friday, attacking with aircraft, tanks and artillery. The conflict threatens a wider war with Russia, which has peacekeeping troops in the >>>


      IN A CONFLICT THAT CROSSES BORDERS, ECUADORANS TRACK AN ELUSIVE FOE
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     A01 ALONG THE SAN MIGUEL RIVER, Ecuador –– The captain held a finger to his lips, and his soldiers crouched on either the side of the jungle path.

He saw the pair of footprints pressed into the mud behind a tree, which he recognized as marks from the rubber boots preferred by the Colombian guerrilla >>>


      IN IRAQ, REGIONAL POLITICS HEATS UP
      Washington Post, 08-08-2008
     By Sudarsan Raghavan and Ernesto LondoñoWashington Post Foreign ServiceFriday, August 8, 2008; A08 BAGHDAD –– A growing number of Iraqi groups are choosing to pursue their agendas through politics instead of bloodshed, a trend that has helped bring down levels of violence. But as Iraqis leave behind t >>>



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