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      BLOGGERS GO TO BRUSSELS FOR TIPS
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     A group of 50 Greek bloggers is due in Brussels today for talks with European Commission officials on issues of freedom of expression on the Internet, personal data protection and the protection of online shoppers from fraud.

The bloggers are visiting the seat of the EC as part of an initiative organized by the >>>


      FOREIGN MINISTER...
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis speaks with her French counterpart Bernard Kouchner before the informal European Foreign Ministers’ summit in Avignon, southern France, yesterday. The details of a European Union observer mission that will be sent to Georgia was top of the agenda.
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      GRAFT THREATENS TO DOMINATE PM’S SPEECH
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     NAT chief resigns in minister scandal MOTION TEAM Premier Costas Karamanlis took a tour of the Thessaloniki metro worksite yesterday as he arrived in the city ahead of his speech at the international fair tonight. The annual speech is usually a chance for the PM to set out his policy goals but this year is likely to be >>>


      GREEK POSTMEN BOOK DELIVERS ODD TITLE PRIZE
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     A 72–page British book recording Greece’s postal routes – «Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers» – has received a literary award for having the oddest book title of the past 30 years.

The book – published by the Hellenic Philatelic Society of Great Britain – beat out many titles, >>>


      GREEKS SQUARELY BEHIND OBAMA
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     Following the Democratic and Republican conventions, there is little to separate US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain in opinion polls in America, but a new survey in Greece shows that Greek voters would overwhelmingly vote in favor of the Illinois senator.

Eight in 10 Greeks say they prefer Ob >>>


      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     HOOLIGAN TRIAL Hearing into murder of soccer fan begins; 27 face charges The trial of 27 people in connection with the murder of a soccer fan last year began in Athens yesterday and was adjourned until Wednesday. Michalis Filopoulos, a Panathinaikos fan, was stabbed and beaten to death during a mass brawl between his fe >>>


      MT PARNITHA SLATED FOR BUSINESS PARK
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     The capital’s first industrial park is to be built on the slopes of Mount Parnitha, a protected area, part of which was ravaged in a huge forest fire last year, according to court ruling revealed yesterday.

The decision by the plenary session of the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative court, >>>


      PARENTS HELD IN DAUGHTER DEATH
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     The parents of a 36–year–old woman found dead at her family’s country house on Evia were taken into custody over the weekend on suspicion of being involved in the murder of their daughter.

Authorities were alerted to the case when the 36–year–old’s husband reported her missing last week. >>>


      PM TRIES TO STEER STEADY COURSE
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     No reshuffle, early elections or new taxes, says Karamanlis as he defends ministers over ‘inappropriate behavior’ V. VERVERIDIS/MOTION TEAM GIORGOS FOTIADIS/ANA Unionists hold placards depicting Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis as Marie Antoinette ahead of his speech in Thessaloniki on Saturday. Some 10,000 people demon >>>


      TWO PENSIONERS DEAD IN SALAMINA LAND ROW
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     A dispute over land appears to have led an 85–year–old man to shoot dead his 80–year–old neighbor on the island of Salamina, near Piraeus, yesterday before he suffered a heart attack and died.

The neighbors had been in a dispute for some time about who owned a tiny piece of land between >>>


      VILLAGE UNITES TO FOIL ROBBERS
      Kathimerin, 08-09-2008
     Two bank robbers who raided a bank in central Greece yesterday soon found out that they had chosen the wrong village to mess with, as a group of locals, including a retired policeman, off–duty traffic officer and the mayor, hatched a plan to apprehend them.

The robbers pulled up at the branch of ATEbank i >>>


      ANALYSE. L‘ÉCONOMIE PUNIRA POUTINE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     L‘équipée géorgienne de la Russie et surtout ses suites ont déjŕ causé des dégâts ŕ la bourse de Moscou et au rouble. Mais les plus importants sont ŕ venir.

Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Jeudi dernier, les rédactions économ >>>


      ASIF ALI ZARDARI ÉLU Ŕ LA TĘTE DU PAKISTAN
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     ASIE. Le président dénonce les islamistes. Le Temps Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Les parlementaires pakistanais ont élu Asif Ali Zardari, veuf de Benazir Bhutto, ŕ la présidence de la république. Des défis énormes l‘attendent ŕ la tęte d‘un Etat en plein chaos poli >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. 200', ANNÉE OLYMPIQUE?
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Les produits dérivés frappent ŕ la porte des bourses. Emergence impressionnante de nouvelles bourses de dérivés La minute technique. VIX, Cassandre de l‘automne L‘avis de l‘expert. La loi sur les titres intermédiés s‘adapte ŕ la pratique Analyse. L‘&# >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. MINI–KRACH TOUS AZIMUTS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Le «tsunami financier» se confirme–t–il, comme l‘a prévu jeudi Bill Gross, gourou de la gestion obligataire? Et comment stopper cette Grande Liquidation tant redoutée? Actuellement, toutes les classes d‘actifs dégringol >>>


      BLOC–NOTES. LES AILES COUPÉES
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Bloc–notes. Ignace Jeannerat Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Le transport aérien est un univers complexe, oů il n‘est pas toujours aisé de percer le brouillard des réalités. Et il est parfois des chocs d‘informations étonnants: édition du Figaro du 4 septembre dernier. En page >>>


      CANDIDE. LE CHOC DES CIVILISATIONS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 8 septembre 2008 A ma gauche, une femme française. Ministre de la Justice dans un gouvernement de droite, elle est musulmane, célibataire et enceinte. Aux journalistes qui lui demandent qui est le p';re, elle répond qu‘elle a une vie privée «compliqu >>>


      DES SALAIRES QUI S‘ENVOLENT
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     REMUNERATION. Plus de 30% de hausse pour le revenu des patrons des groupes d‘électricité.

Philippe Gumy Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Il n‘y a pas que les tarifs de l‘électricité qui prennent l‘ascenseur en Suisse. Les salaires des patrons des grands fournisseurs de courant >>>


      DIALOGUE ET PRAGMATISME
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Les municipalités apprennent ŕ collaborer. Marco Danesi Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Pendant trente ans, les communes ont bâti leur destin sans vision d‘ensemble.

Dans le canton de Vaud comme ailleurs en Suisse. Maintenant elles sont contraintes de collaborer. Le Gros–de–Vaud, suivant >>>


      DMITRI ROGOZINE: «LES EUROPÉENS DOIVENT GARANTIR QUE MIKHAĎL SAAKACHVILI NE RECOMMENCERA PAS»
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     CAUCASE. Pour Dmitri Rogozine, ambassadeur de Russie aupr';s de l‘OTAN, Nicolas Sarkozy doit apporter, lors de sa visite ŕ Moscou, la preuve que l‘Union européenne et les Etats–Unis ne soutiennent pas les visées agressives du président géorgien.

Richard Werly, >>>


      DÉJEUNER AVEC CUCHE ET BARBEZAT. MAIS QU‘EST–CE QUE C‘EST QUE CE CIRQUE?
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Benjamin Cuche et Jean–Luc Barbezat font le bonheur du cirque Knie, le temps d‘une tournée et d‘un automne. Une premi';re pour les deux humoristes neuchâtelois, qui réalisent un ręve.

Elsa Duperray Lundi 8 septembre 2008 L‘un est en retard, l‘autre pas: >>>


      EQUIPE DE SUISSE, L‘AMERTUME DU SAMEDI SOIR
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Ottmar Hitzfeld: «C‘est tr';s énervant» Le retour triomphal de Julien Clément Roger Federer donne un signal fort ŕ ses rivaux SPORT Le Temps I Article Equipe de Suisse, l‘amertume du samedi soir FOOTBALL. La formation d‘Ottmar Hitzfeld, qui a concédé le matc >>>


      EXPLORER LES INCONNUS INCONNUS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Olivier Dessibourg Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Il y a le «connu connu», l‘«inconnu connu», et l‘«inconnu inconnu», avait résumé un secrétaire ŕ la Défense des Etats–Unis. Cet aphorisme s‘applique bien ŕ l‘';re fantastique >>>


      FRANK–WALTER STEINMEIER SE PRÉPARE Ŕ AFFRONTER ANGELA MERKEL
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     ALLEMAGNE. Coup d‘éclat, Kurt Beck abandonne la présidence du SPD alors que Franz Müntefering fait son retour. Une illustration du chaos qui r';gne au sein des sociaux–démocrates.

Yves Petignat, Berlin Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Une violente décharge électrique et u >>>


      FREDDIE MAC ET FANNIE MAE SOUS TUTELLE DE WASHINGTON
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     CRISE DU CREDIT. Le gouvernement vient en aide aux géants américains de l‘hypoth';que.

Luis Lema, New York Lundi 8 septembre 2008 C‘est fait. Apr';s pr';s de deux mois de spéculations, le Trésor américain a choisi un dimanche (apr';s les conve >>>


      GUERRE DES CHIFFRES POUR UN PAQUET FISCAL
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     VAUD. Ce mardi, le Grand Conseil se penche pour la troisi';me fois sur le paquet fiscal gouvernemental. Le PS évoque un référendum.

Laurent Caspary Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Sur fond de santé financi';re retrouvée et de concurrence intercantonale, le débat fiscal fait >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. LA LOI SUR LES TITRES INTERMÉDIÉS S‘ADAPTE Ŕ LA PRATIQUE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     DROIT. Le projet de loi examiné par les Chambres modernise les textes mais ne supprime pas tous les archaďsmes.

Jean J.Ah Choon, Avocat, Schellenberg Wittmer, Gen';ve, Zurich, http://www.swlegal.ch Lundi 8 septembre 2008 La nouvelle loi fédérale sur les titres intermédiés ( >>>


      L‘EXPÉRIENCE LA PLUS FASCINANTE DE TOUS LES TEMPS DÉMARRE AU CERN
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     LHC. L‘accélérateur de particules doit ętre mis en marche mercredi. Le Temps Lundi 8 septembre 2008 «Nous sommes sur le point de pénétrer une terra incognita», s‘exalte, au CERN, le chef du pharaonique projet consistant ŕ tenter de décrypter les codes secrets de >>>


      L‘IMPOSSIBILITÉ D‘UNE ÎLE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Erik Truffaz rencontre Pierre Henry mardi:«C’est peut–ętre le concert qui m’a donné le plus de travail dans ma vie.» (photo: Keystone) MUSIQUE. Erik Truffaz donne mardi ŕ Paris un concert avec le compositeur Pierre Henry. Portrait d‘un trompettiste qui traque la rencontre.

Arnaud Robe >>>


      LA BANQUE BÉNÉDICT HENTSCH FONDUE DANS UN GÉRANT AMÉRICAIN
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Bénédict Hentsch: «Plutôt qu’une vente, c’est une association.» (photo: Keystone) INVESTISSEMENT. Le gérant alternatif Fairfield Greenwich int';gre les deux actionnaires de l‘établissement genevois parmi ses associés.

Yves Genier Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Un peu plus de >>>


      LA MINUTE TECHNIQUE. VIX, CASSANDRE DE L‘AUTOMNE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     La minute technique. Bruno Estier, bruno.estier@dplanet.ch, president SAMT Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Alors que les ouragans des Amériques s‘éloignent des scénarios catastrophes, que le prix du pétrole s‘approche de la barre des 100 dollars et que les indices des mati';res premi&# >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Les femmes qui battent le(ur)s hommes et qui font l‘objet de procédures sont de plus en plus nombreuses. De męme que les femmes accusées d‘avoir cogné d‘autres femmes, d‘ailleurs. D‘apr';s l‘hebdomadaire Sonntagsz >>>


      LE CASSE–TĘTE DE LA VILLE Ŕ LA CAMPAGNE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Les communes rurales, ŕ l’aff$';t de nouveaux contribuables, sont toujours plus attrayantes pour les citadins. (photo: Pierre–Antoine Grisoni / STRATES) • Le r';gne de la maison individuelle dure depuis trente ans dans les campagnes helvétiques.

• Le Gros–de–Vaud, au n >>>


      LE LASER POUR DÉTRUIRE LES TUMEURS AU CERVEAU
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     NEUROCHIRURGIE. Des chercheurs français réalisent une opération en premi';re mondiale.

Jean–Yves Nau, Le Monde Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Dirigée par Alexandre Carpentier (groupe hospitalier de la Pitié–Salpętri';re), une équipe parisienne de neurochiru >>>


      LE RETOUR TRIOMPHAL DE JULIEN CLÉMENT
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Julien Clément a écrit l’une des plus belles pages de l’histoire du golf helvétique ŕ Crans–Montana. Le Genevois a pris la troisi';me place de l’European Masters, remporté par le Français Jean–François Lucquin. (photo: Keystone) GOLF. En se classant troisi'; >>>


      LE VIEUX LION MICKEY ROURKE TRIOMPHE Ŕ VENISE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     CINEMA. «The Wrestler» de l‘Américain Darren Aronofsky a remporté le Lion d‘or samedi.

Thierry Jobin Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Il aura donc fallu donc attendre les toutes derni';res heures de la 65e Mostra de Venise pour trouver un film qui mette d‘accord les critiqu >>>


      LES DÉRIVÉS DE CRÉDIT FRAPPENT Ŕ LA PORTE DES MARCHÉS COTÉS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     SOS jargon. Clearing Au premier plan. Mini–krach tous azimuts Au cśur des marchés. 200', année olympique?

Les produits dérivés frappent ŕ la porte des bourses. Emergence impressionnante de nouvelles bourses de dérivés La minute technique. VIX, Cassandre de l&lsq >>>


      LES PRODUITS DÉRIVÉS FRAPPENT Ŕ LA PORTE DES BOURSES. EMERGENCE IMPRESSIONNANTE DE NOUVELLES BOURSES DE DÉRIVÉS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     ECHANGES. De nouvelles plates–formes de négoce s‘ouvrent ŕ la chaîne dans des marchés soumis ŕ de tr';s lourdes contraintes réglementaires.

Emmanuel Garessus, Interlaken Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Il se crée quatre nouvelles bourses de produits dérivé >>>


      LES RENDEZ–VOUS DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Le Temps Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Lundi 8 Kofi Annan honoré ŕ Zurich

– L‘ancien secrétaire général de l‘Organisation des Nations unies (ONU) et lauréat du Prix Nobel de la paix reçoit ŕ Rüschlikon, dans le canton de Zurich, le Prix Gottlieb Duttweiler >>>


      LIMITER LES ZONES Ŕ B'4;TIR
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Une initiative populaire demande des mesures contraignantes. Marco Danesi Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Interdire ou inciter? L‘aménagement du territoire se trouve désormais au cśur de cette alternative, qui vise en réalité le męme objectif: maîtriser l‘urbanisation des sols.
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      MICHELINE CALMY–REY RÉPOND Ŕ SES DÉTRACTEURS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     GOUVERNEMENT. La socialiste défend une élection du Conseil fédéral par le peuple.

Philippe Miauton, avec les agences Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Attaquée mercredi par l‘UDC et le président du PDC, la ministre socialiste a répondu dimanche ŕ ses détracteurs. La mise >>>


      NOUVELLE AFFAIRE D‘INFILTRATION IMPLIQUANT SECURITAS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     VAUD. Selon la TSR, l‘entreprise de sécurité a également espionné, en męme temps qu‘Attac, le Groupe antirépression Lausanne.

Yelmarc Roulet Lundi 8 septembre 2008 L‘infiltration du mouvement Attac par Securitas n‘était pas la seule affaire de ce genre. >>>


      PČRES AU FOYER
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Un papa sur six prend au moins deux mois de congé pour s’occuper de son bébé. Selon les statistiques allemandes, l’introduction en 2006 du congé parental a grandement encouragé les nouveaux p';res ŕ assumer davantage de tâches éducatives. (photo: Keystone) COUPLE. En Allem >>>


      QUESTIONS Ŕ DANIEL KOLLER. «L‘INDICE NASDAQ BIOTECH A AUGMENTÉ DE 7% DEPUIS JANVIER»
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Questions ŕ Daniel Koller, Portfolio Manager, BB Biotech. Jean–Pascal Baechler Lundi 8 septembre 2008 La biotechnologie ne produira pas le rem';de contre la crise financi';re.

Mais dans l‘épisode actuel, les sociétés qui produisent des médicaments en utilisan >>>


      REPČRES. LHC, L‘ULTIME MACHINE Ŕ DÉCOUVERTES
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Le cśur de CMS. Ce détecteur, élaboré en couches comme une poupée russe, a nécessité pour sa construction plus de fer que n’en contient la tour Eiffel. (photo: Keystone) C‘est le 10 septembre que le LHC, l‘accélérateur de particules du CERN, doit ętre mis en >>>


      ROGER FEDERER DONNE UN SIGNAL FORT Ŕ SES RIVAUX
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     TENNIS. «Le maître» donne une leçon ŕ Novak Djokovic et attend la finale de l‘US Open avec impatience.

Christian Despont, New York Lundi 8 septembre 2008 A monter sur ses grands chevaux, Novak Djokovic en deviendrait cavalier, voire hautain, mais il n‘est pas bęte: il >>>


      ROLF–DIETER HEUER: «UNE PORTE S‘OUVRE SUR L‘INCONNU»
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Tout Rome se divise sur la colline du Pincio Le laser pour détruire les tumeurs au cerveau La vie des autres P';res au foyer Candide. Le choc des civilisations SOCIETE Le Temps I Article «Une porte s‘ouvre sur l‘inconnu» D';s le 1er janvier 200', le physicien allemand Rol >>>


      SAMUEL SCHMID, EMPĘTRÉ DANS SES CONTRADICTIONS, PERD SES ALLIÉS
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     Samuel Schmid (photo: Keystone) ARMEE. En juillet 2007, le ministre a confié ŕ Roland Nef qu‘il était au courant pour l‘enquęte.

Philippe Miauton Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Sans surprise, la presse dominicale a fait de nouvelles révélations sur l‘affaire Nef qui rev&# >>>


      SION LA NOIRE REPEINTE EN VERT PAR UN LIBÉRAL?
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     VALAIS. Les communales du 12 octobre pourraient voir le libéral de tendance verte Marcel Maurer revendiquer la succession du PDC François Mudry.

Xavier Filliez Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Il revient de Kigali, roule en voiture électrique, prône, sans véritable hérédité politiq >>>


      STOPPER L‘EXODE URBAIN
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     L‘avenir des villes passe par des espaces urbains de qualité. Marco Danesi Lundi 8 septembre 2008 Apr';s le constat de l‘étalement urbain comme une réalité et un danger, voici la solution: densifier partout, męme les petits centres, construire la ville en ville, offrir logeme >>>


      TOUT ROME SE DIVISE SUR LA COLLINE DU PINCIO
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     ARCHEOLOGIE. Un parking devait ętre construit dans un trou de verdure ŕ Rome. Mais les pelleteuses sont tombées sur les restes d‘une villa du Ier si';cle. Faut–il ou non continuer les travaux? La Ville éternelle se déchire.

Eric Jozsef, Rome Lundi 8 septembre 2008 El >>>


      UNE ONG BOUSCULE LES DICTATURES ARABES
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     DROITS DE L‘HOMME. A Gen';ve, d‘anciens prisonniers politiques irritent leurs pouvoirs.

Carole Vann et Juan Gasparini, Tribune des droits humains Lundi 8 septembre 2008 En quatre ans, Alkarama, une ONG créée ŕ Gen';ve par d‘anciens prisonniers politiques arabes, >>>


      «ON PRIE CHEZ SOI ET LORSQU‘IL Y A UN CYCLONE, ON SE RÉFUGIE DANS UNE MAISON EN DUR»
      Le Temps, 08-09-2008
     A Haďti,«les ouragans font de plus en plus de dégâts, car, avec la déforestation, il n’y a plus de barri';re naturelle. De 20% il y a 10 ans, les zones boisées ne représentent plus que 6% du territoire.» (photo: Keystone) HAITI . Alors que l‘île a été frappé >>>


      ABC NEWS GETS FIRST PALIN INTERVIEW
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – ABC News‘ Charles Gibson has snagged the first interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin since she was named the GOP‘s vice presidential pick on August 2'.

Palin has been one of the most sought–after interview subjects, but presidential nominee John McCai >>>


      CALIF. AIMS TO CONCENTRATE GROWTH TO CUT USE OF CARS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Ashley SurdinWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, September 7, 2008; A02 LOS ANGELES –– California is poised to pass the first law in the nation linking greenhouse gas emissions to urban planning, a departure from the growth approach that spawned the state‘s car culture and urban sprawl.

The >>>


      CHENEY SEES NOTHING STOPPING PALIN FROM DOING JOB
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     ROME –– There‘s nothing stopping Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin from being an effective vice president, says the man who now has the job.

Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters in Rome on Monday that he "loved" Palin‘s speech to the Republican National Convention. He laughed when h >>>


      COAST GUARD SUSPENDS SEARCH FOR MISSING PILOT
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     HONOLULU –– The U.S. Coast Guard is suspending its search for a Coast Guard pilot missing since his helicopter crashed during exercises near Hawaii last week.

Rear Adm. Manson K. Brown said Sunday he had a "heavy heart" as he announced the search was over for Cmdr. Thomas Nelson of Staten >>>


      COURT GIVES WHITE HOUSE MORE TIME
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Del Quentin WilberWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, September 6,
2008; A04 A federal appeals court granted the White House a temporary delay in turning over documents to a House committee investigating the firings of nine U.S.

attorneys. A three–judge panel ordered the stay on Thursday, the dea >>>


      DOUBT, DISTRUST, DELAY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Bob WoodwardWashington Post Staff WriterSunday, September 7, 2008; A01 During the summer of 2006, from her office adjacent to the White House, deputy national security adviser Meghan O‘Sullivan sent President Bush a daily top secret report cataloging the escalating bloodshed and chaos in Iraq. "Violence ha >>>


      EFFORT ON IMMIGRATION COURTS FAULTED
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Spencer S. Hsu and Carrie JohnsonWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, September 8, 2008; A06 A two–year–old Bush administration effort to improve the nation‘s backlogged immigration courts has not adequately increased oversight of immigration judges, tightened the appeals process or consistently sou >>>


      EVACUEES RETURN, BUT POWER IS AN ISSUE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     A02 NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 5 –– Utility companies continued to work feverishly on Friday to restore electricity to thousands of homes two days after many residents who had fled Hurricane Gustav returned to their homes.

By afternoon, about 35 percent of residences and businesses in New Orleans were still >>>


      EX–FBI AGENT FACES TRIAL IN 1'82 MURDER
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Curt AndersonAssociated PressSunday, September 7, 2008; A04 MIAMI –– John J. Connolly was hundreds of miles away in 1'82 when gambling executive John Callahan‘s bullet–riddled body was discovered in the trunk of his Cadillac at Miami‘s airport. The admitted shooter said he never met >>>


      FATHER, SON RESCUED AFTER NIGHT IN OCEAN OFF FLA.
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –– A father and his 12–year–old son are safe after spending more than 12 hours overnight treading water in the Atlantic miles from the central Florida coast.

The Coast Guard said the two were swept away by the tide Saturday and found by rescuers the next morning. The >>>


      FDA TO LIST DRUGS BEING INVESTIGATED
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     A02 The Food and Drug Administration will begin posting every three months a list of drugs whose safety is under investigation because of complaints brought to the agency‘s attention by drug companies, physicians and patients.

The FDA will name the drug and the nature of the "adverse events" but >>>


      FLA. KEYS RESIDENTS WEIGH EVACUATION AHEAD OF IKE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     KEY WEST, Fla. –– As a ferocious Hurricane Ike ripped across Cuba, a tropical storm warning was issued for the Florida Keys early Monday.

Residents from Key West to the Gulf Coast watched Ike‘s unpredictable path, worrying it could hit anywhere in the U.S. from Texas to Florida.

Still >>>


      HOW ONE‘S ‘NUMBER SENSE‘ HELPS WITH MATHEMATICS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     Scientists have for the first time established a link between a primitive, intuitive sense of numbers and performance in math classes, a finding that could lead to new ways to help children struggling in school.

A study involving 64 14–year–olds found that the teenagers who did well on a test that m >>>


      MCCAIN AND OBAMA SAY FANNIE, FREDDIE TAKEOVER NEEDED
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Both presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain said on Sunday they see the federal takeover of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as necessary.

Republican McCain supports the federal takeover of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but wan >>>


      MCCAIN TAKES 4–POINT LEAD OVER OBAMA IN POLL
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) – Republican John McCain heads into the final stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign with a 4–point lead over Democrat Barack Obama, a USA Today/Gallup poll released on Sunday showed.

The lead was McCain‘s biggest since January and a turnaround from a USA T >>>


      MCCAIN TAKES 4–POINT LEAD OVER OBAMA IN POLL
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) – Republican John McCain heads into the final stretch of the U.S. presidential campaign with a 4–point lead over Democrat Barack Obama, a USA Today/Gallup poll released on Sunday showed.

The lead was McCain‘s biggest since January and a turnaround from a USA T >>>


      NATIONAL PARKS: SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR RUINS IN RUINS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. –– Inside the dark, cliffside cave last occupied by the people of Frijoles Canyon some 500 years ago is evidence of more recent human activity: graffiti proclaiming "2008" and "I love you" carved into a wall.

"Oh, man," art conservator >>>


      OBAMA TAKES DAUGHTERS TO FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     CHICAGO –– Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama held his daughters‘ hands when he escorted them to their first day of school.

The girls arrived at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Monday in a five–SUV motorcade after a short drive from their South Side home.

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      OWNER: RIDE‘S OVER AT CONEY ISLAND AMUSEMENT PARK
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     NEW YORK –– When reports circulated over the weekend of a last–minute deal to keep Coney Island‘s historic Astroland amusement park open for another year, owner Carol Hill Albert was not amused.

Indeed, her tone was bitter as she described plans to close the park Sunday night in lieu of >>>


      PALIN‘S EX–BROTHER–IN–LAW SAYS HE REGRETS BAD BLOOD
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     2008; A07 WASILLA, Alaska, Sept. 5 –– The state trooper at the center of Gov. Sarah Palin‘s "Troopergate" scandal denied Friday that he ever threatened to kill Palin‘s father and expressed regret that his case has exploded into the national media.

"I would like to put this >>>


      PALIN TO GIVE INTERVIEW TO ABC THIS WEEK
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Anne E. KornblutWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, September 8, 2008; A02 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, has agreed to her first interview since last month, with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson later this week, the network and Sen. John McCain‘s campaign said yesterday.
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      RADICAL OPTIONS IN PLAY FOR NEW STRUCTURE OF FIRMS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     September 8, 2008; A01 Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr.‘s rescue plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac almost certainly means the two mortgage financiers will cease to exist in their current form, igniting the battle over the future of these giant institutions.

Among top Treasury officials, there is >>>


      REGIONAL CARRIER JET RUNS OFF SAN ANTONIO RUNWAY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     SAN ANTONIO –– A regional carrier jet ran off a runway at San Antonio International Airport after landing on a flight from Los Angeles.

Chicago–based United Airlines spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says none of the 52 passengers and four crew members on the United Express jet were injured.

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      SPYING ON IRAQI LEADER: WAS IT WORTH THE RISK?
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     Throughout much of the past two years, U.S. surveillance of Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki, his staff and others within the Iraqi government has given the Bush administration a transparent view of the prime minister‘s actions, according to officials knowledgeable about the intelligence gathering.

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      STATEMENT BY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR STEPHEN J. HADLEY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     The following statement was issued Sept. 5, 2008, by the White House Office of the Press Secretary: This morning‘s Washington Post reports on a new book by Bob Woodward. While the book itself is not yet public, the picture of Iraq policy that is presented in the Washington Post article is at least incomplete.
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      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     AM –– Showers in the Northern Plains were to begin moving into the Central Plains on Monday. Areas of stormy weather were expected in eastern Colorado and across the Central Plains. While most areas were to see showers, snow was possible in parts of Wyoming.

Monsoon moisture was to extend into the S >>>


      TODAY IN HISTORY – SEPT. 8
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     12:01 AM –– Today is Monday, Sept. 8, the 252nd day of 2008. There are 114 days left in the year.

Today‘s Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1'00, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.

On this date: In 1565, a Spanish expedition establis >>>


      TREASURY TO RESCUE FANNIE AND FREDDIE
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Zachary A. Goldfarb, David Cho and Binyamin AppelbaumWashington Post Staff WritersSunday, September 7, 2008; A01 The Bush administration yesterday prepared to take over the troubled housing finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, after concluding the companies don‘t have enough capital to continue to play >>>


      TROPICAL STORM HANNA DRENCHES WASHINGTON REGION
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Matt Zapotosky, Jonathan F. Mummolo and Brigid schulteWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, September 6, 2008; 7:1' PM Tropical Storm Hanna eased its way out of the Washington region early this evening, leaving behind closed roads, spot flooding and at least one fatality, but, despite rains that measured more th >>>


      U.S. SEIZES CONTROL OF MORTGAGE GIANTS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Neil Irwin and Zachary A. GoldfarbWashington Post Staff WritersMonday, September 8, 2008; A01 The government seized control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac yesterday in a dramatic bid to restore faith in the embattled mortgage giants and arrest a vicious cycle that has driven the nation‘s economy into a steep dow >>>


      BACK ON THE STUMP, CANDIDATES ATTACK EACH OTHER ON ECONOMY
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Michael D. Shear and Shailagh MurrayWashington Post Staff WritersSaturday, September 6, 2008; A01 MILWAUKEE, Sept. 5 –– Their political coronations behind them, John McCain and Barack Obama began a two–month sprint to Election Day by attacking each other over a report that showed unemployment surgin >>>


      BAN ON POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS BY PASTORS TARGETED
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     CHICAGO –– Declaring that clergy have a constitutional right to endorse political candidates from their pulpits, the socially conservative Alliance Defense Fund is recruiting several dozen pastors to do just that on Sept.
28, in defiance of Internal Revenue Service rules.

The effort by the Arizo >>>


      DECISION TO BE MADE IN APRIL ON SELF–DESTRUCTING LAND MINES
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     The United States will decide in April whether to proceed with full–scale production of the new "humanitarian" system of anti–personnel land mines called "Spider," according to a report by the Defense Department‘s deputy inspector general for auditing.

The Spider system, wh >>>


      FOR THE REPUBLICAN BASE, PALIN PICK IS ENERGIZING
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     A01 NORFOLK –– Bill and Sandra Goode were so worried that John McCain might pick a running mate who favored abortion rights that Bill called McCain‘s presidential campaign headquarters to warn against it. They prayed. And when the Republican senator picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whom they had barely >>>


      KENNEDY PLANS A JANUARY RETURN
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Paul KaneWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, September 8, 2008; A04 The office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D–Mass.) announced yesterday that he will not return to the Capitol this month and will remain in Massachusetts recuperating from brain surgery.

The announcement marked a change in plans for Kenned >>>


      LAWSUIT TO ASK THAT CHENEY‘S PAPERS BE MADE PUBLIC
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     A04 Months before the Bush administration ends, historians and open–government advocates are concerned that Vice President Cheney, who has long bristled at requirements to disclose his records, will destroy or withhold key documents that illustrate his role in forming U.S. policy for the past 7 1/2 years.

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      MSNBC DROPS OLBERMANN, MATTHEWS AS NEWS ANCHORS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     MSNBC is removing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as the anchors of live political events, bowing to growing criticism that they are too opinionated to be seen as neutral in the heat of the presidential campaign.

David Gregory, the NBC newsman and White House correspondent who also hosts a program on MSNBC, >>>


      MY FRIENDS, THAT‘S A RECORD AUDIENCE FOR A CONVENTION SPEECH
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     It was a nail–biter of a finish, but Republican presidential candidate John McCain edged out Democratic candidate Barack Obama by 500,000 people to win the 2008 Presidential Political Convention Ratings Race.

An impressive 38.' million people watched McCain‘s acceptance speech from [Utility Comp >>>


      PALIN & PRESS: A TESTY START
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     ST. PAUL, Minn. –– From the moment Sarah Palin stepped onto the national stage, she was mauled, minimized and manhandled by an openly skeptical media establishment.

That lasted six days. By Thursday morning, after a speech in which she chided the journalistic elite, the previously obscure governor o >>>


      SECOND–GUESSING THE NO. 2 SPOT
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     C01 The great edifice that is the United States Constitution has always had eccentricities, wobbly parts, some joists held together with duct tape.

From one edge juts a curious protrusion, an architectural afterthought. It is called the vice presidency. The Framers didn‘t know what to do with the backup e >>>


      THE NEW TALKING HEADS, BY WAY OF THE WEST WING
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     Four years ago this past Thursday, Michael Gerson was holed up in a suite at the Waldorf–Astoria in New York City, where a teleprompter had been set up and President Bush was practicing his acceptance speech for the 2004 Republican National Convention in front of a handful of his closest aides.

On the las >>>


      AN IRAQI EXODUS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Ellen KnickmeyerWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, September 7,
2008; A17 CAIRO –– Iraqi refugee Jenan Adnan Abdel–Jabbar arrived for the Iraqi government‘s free airlift back home with eight suitcases, five children and a knotted skein of hope and fear in her heart.

At she ste >>>


      BEIJING WELCOMES THE DISABLED AS CHINA NEVER HAS
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     A10 BEIJING –– In recent weeks, Beijing‘s brand–new airport has been able to give a special welcome to thousands of Paralympic athletes from around the world because the government spent $1.7 million to lower washbasins and handrails, add Braille signs and transform 214 toilets into the accessibl >>>


      CARIBBEAN HURRICANE STRENGTHENS; PATH IN DOUBT
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     KEY WEST, Fla., Sept. 6 –– Hurricane Ike grew to fierce Category 4 strength Saturday as the National Hurricane Center described it as an "extremely dangerous" storm.

Ike‘s uncertain path forced millions from the Caribbean to Florida, and Louisiana to Mexico, to nervously wonder where >>>


      CHENEY SCOLDS RUSSIA OVER WAR IN GEORGIA
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     CERNOBBIO, Italy, Sept. 6 –– Vice President Cheney on Saturday called Russia‘s actions in the conflict with Georgia an "affront to civilized standards" and urged Western nations to stand united against any effort by Russia to use its dominance as an energy supplier to intimidate its neighbors >>>


      CHINA‘S OUTSOURCING APPEAL DIMMING
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     By Ariana Eunjung ChaWashington Post Foreign ServiceMonday, September 8,
2008; A13 SHANGHAI –– Harry Kazazian built his business on sleeping bags that are made in China and shipped across the ocean to the United States, but he realized recently that the math doesn‘t work anymore.

With fuel >>>


      CHINESE PROTESTER FREED AFTER OLYMPICS DETENTION
      Washington Post, 08-09-2008
     BEIJING –– A Chinese woman detained for a month after protesting about being evicted from her home ahead of the Olympics has been freed, the woman and her son said Monday.

Zhang Wei said she was released on Saturday on condition that she keep her cell phone on at all times so police can contact her >>>



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