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      WHO LET A KILLER INTO ERIKA SMITH‘S WORLD?
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      Two weeks ago I wrote about Erika Smith, who would have turned 13 in June had she not been shot to death four years earlier. The same column introduced you to Anthony Kelly, the repeat offender accused of shooting and killing Erika and her father, Gregory Russell, on the night of Aug. 6, 2002. Today let‘s take a >>>


      ANNAN SAYS SYRIA WILL AID ARMS EMBARGO
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 1 –– U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said Friday that Syrian President Bashar al–Assad had promised to enforce an arms embargo on Hezbollah under a U.N. resolution that halted Israel‘s war with the Lebanese Shiite militia.

"The president informed me that Sy >>>


      ANNAN TO PRESS IRAN OVER LEBANON TRUCE
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      TEHRAN (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary–General Kofi Annan is expected to press Iran on Saturday to help shore up the Hizbollah–Israel ceasefire, but diplomats say the talks will also cover Iran‘s nuclear standoff with the West.

Annan arrived in the Iranian capital two days after the U.N. nuc >>>


      BAJA CALIFORNIA RESORT CITY BRACES AS HURRICANE JOHN ROARS ASHORE
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      2, 2006; A24 MEXICO CITY, Sept. 1 –– Tourists who thought they would spend Labor Day weekend sunning themselves instead clustered in hotel ballrooms late Friday in the Mexican resort city of Cabo San Lucas as Hurricane John slapped the southern tip of Baja California.

The storm‘s swirling cen >>>


      BRITISH SOLDIER DIES IN AFGHANISTAN
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      By Matthew PenningtonAssociated PressSaturday, September 2, 2006; A26 KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 1 –– An insurgent attack killed one British soldier and seriously wounded another Friday in the latest fighting to rack southern Afghanistan, while suspected Taliban gunmen ambushed and shot dead a district chief >>>


      CANADIAN BORDER FORCE TO BE ARMED
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      By Doug StruckWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, September 2, 2006; A17 TORONTO, Sept. 1 –– When the radio crackled with news that two California murder suspects were racing toward the U.S. border in January, Canadian border guards quickly cleared passenger cars from their posts and then fled.

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      CASTRO SHOWS MARKED RECOVERY DURING MEETING WITH CH'3;VEZ
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      HAVANA, Sept. 1 –– Cuban leader Fidel Castro, looking notably better than he did when last seen almost three weeks ago, happily greeted Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez during a brief visit Friday aired on state television.

"Brother!" the 80–year–old Castro said from his >>>


      CONDITIONS FOR CIVIL WAR EXIST IN IRAQ: PENTAGON
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The core conflict in Iraq has changed from a battle against insurgents to an increasingly bloody fight between Shi‘ite and Sunni Muslims, creating conditions that could lead to civil war, the Pentagon said in a report on Friday.

The congressionally mandated report provided a >>>


      IRAN GIVEN TWO–WEEK DEADLINE BY EU
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      LAPPEENRANTA, Finland (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers agreed on Saturday to give Iran two more weeks to clarify its stance on halting sensitive nuclear work after Tehran ignored a U.N. deadline to suspend uranium enrichment.

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana will meet Iran‘s chief >>>


      IRAQIS TAKE OVER ABU GHRAIB PRISON
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Iraq‘s government has formally taken over Abu Ghraib, site of an abuse scandal by U.S. soldiers, and all inmates have been transferred to another facility, officials said Saturday.

Government spokesman Ali al–Dabbagh said the facility, which has become synonymous with a >>>


      IRISH PROPERTY OWNERS ARE ROLLING IN GREEN
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      September 2, 2006; A17 CLONBUR, Ireland –– Mary Holleran was dumbstruck in 2000 when developers paid her $50,000 for the cottage where she was born in 1'16. Her family considered the falling–down wreck of so little value they had been using it for decades as a cowshed. But now the cottage is the e >>>


      ISRAELIS BATTLE GAZA GUNMEN: WITNESS
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli forces raided a northern Gaza town on Saturday, while two Palestinians were killed inside their home from an exchange of gunfire between the troops and Palestinian militants, witnesses and residents said.

The Israeli army had no immediate comment on the report. Witnesses said the >>>


      ITALIAN TROOPS ARRIVE IN LEBANON
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      TYRE, Lebanon –– Italian soldiers began arriving Saturday in Lebanon, part of the first large contingent of international troops dispatched to boost the U.N. force keeping the peace between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas.

Italian marines wearing blue berets arrived by helicopter in the Mediterrane >>>


      LULA LEAD NARROWS IN BRAZIL PRESIDENTIAL RACE: POLL
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) – President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva‘s commanding lead over his nearest rival in Brazil‘s presidential race narrowed by 4 percentage points in the past five days, a poll showed on Friday.

If the election were today, however, Lula would be expected to win in the fi >>>


      MEXICAN LAWMAKERS BLOCK FOX‘S SPEECH
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      2, 2006; A01 MEXICO CITY, Sept. 1 –– In a historic rebuke, opposition lawmakers seized control of Mexico‘s congressional chamber Friday and blocked President Vicente Fox from delivering his final State of the Nation address.

Fox, who was adorned in Mexico‘s green, red and white presiden >>>


      NEW VIDEO SHOWS RECOVERING CASTRO WITH HUGO CHAVEZ
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      HAVANA (Reuters) – A clearly recovering Cuban President Fidel Castro was shown on television Friday meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and brother Raul Castro, to whom he temporarily ceded power a month ago to have abdominal surgery.

Castro appeared much stronger than when he was last seen on >>>


      ORPHANS IN IRAQ‘S STORM
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      By Jonathan FinerWashington Post Foreign ServiceSaturday, September 2,
2006; A17 BAGHDAD –– Athier Hamed first came to the Baghdad orphanage two years ago when his mother died suddenly and his father, he said, "lost his mind." "He got angrier and angrier with me, and hurt me like it was n >>>


      POLICE ARREST 14 IN UK RAIDS
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      LONDON (Reuters) – Fourteen men were arrested in anti–terrorism raids in south and east London, police in the British capital said on Saturday.

"Officers from the Metropolitan Police anti–terrorist branch have arrested 14 men under the Terrorism Act ... in a pre–planned intelligenc >>>


      SERBS PROTEST STREET NAMED FOR MILOSEVIC
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      NOVI SAD, Serbia –– Thousands protested Friday against naming a boulevard in Serbia‘s second–largest city after late President Slobodan Milosevic.

Some 5,000 people, blowing whistles and carrying banners saying "this street should be called the boulevard of Milosevic‘s victim >>>


      SRI LANKA SAYS SINKS 12 TIGER BOATS IN NAVAL CLASH
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka‘s navy sank 12 Tamil Tiger craft overnight in a fierce naval battle off the island‘s northern tip, the military said on Saturday, adding that it believed it had killed dozens of rebel fighters.

"It was a major attack. There were 20 rebel boats. We were able >>>


      THE END OF EDEN
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      By Michael PowellWashington Post Staff WriterSaturday, September 2, 2006; C01 ST. GILES–ON–THE–HEATH, England Through a deep and tangled wood lies a glade so lovely and wet and lush as to call to mind a hobbit‘s sanctuary. A lichen–covered statue rises in a garden of native grasses, and a >>>


      TURKS CONFLICTED ABOUT U.N. IN LEBANON
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      AM ANKARA, Turkey –– Some Turks see participating in the Lebanon peacekeeping force as a chance to reassert Turkish influence in the region, decades after their Ottoman Empire ruled across southeastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

But others see a more dangerous outcome if they send tr >>>


      U.S. MAKES A PUSH FOR U.N. ACTION ON BURMA
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      A21 The United States moved yesterday to formally add Burma to the agenda of the U.N. Security Council, potentially exposing the Southeast Asian nation, which is ruled by a military junta, to international condemnation for human rights violations and other abuses.

John R. Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United >>>


      UK POLICE ARREST 16 IN ANTI–TERRORISM RAIDS
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Saturday they had arrested 16 men in two separate anti–terrorism operations just three weeks after uncovering a suspected plot to bring down U.S.–bound airliners over the Atlantic.

Fourteen of the men were held in London in an operation that a police >>>


      UN ALLEGES OFFICIAL STEERED CONTRACTS TO INDIA
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A U.N. procurement official has been referred to U.S. prosecutors over allegations he steered U.N. contracts to an Indian government firm, the United Nations and diplomatic sources said on Friday.

The U.N. official, Sanjay Bahel, an Indian national, was first named by the Itali >>>


      WORLD IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 02-09-2006
      Israeli Cabinet Divided Over Probe of War JERUSALEM –– Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Friday that he would support a sweeping, independent inquiry into Israel‘s war in Lebanon, a new sign of division in a government facing harsh public criticism for its handling of the conflict.

Earlier th >>>


      BLAIR DELAY COULD PROVOKE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Mainstream MPs set to join ‘usual suspects‘ PM believes naming date would cause paralysis Will Woodward and David Hencke Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian Tony Blair‘s decision to rule out naming a departure date has quickened calls for him to go and could provoke a challenge to his leadership, >>>


      EU MIGRANTS SWELL HOMELESS NUMBERS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Home Office used wrong figures to predict ‘trickle‘ Leader: Casinos We can clamp down on antisocial children before birth, says Blair Westminster demonstrators put case for unlicensed protests Backbench mood darkens over Blair‘s departure Dome hotels will be axed if casino is refused, inquiry told Vio >>>


      FACING ONE‘S DEMONS MEANS BEING HONEST. AND BLAIR IS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      A period of terminal leadership offers a better space for Labour renewal than does a strong new Brown premiership Martin Kettle Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian It is always best to face up to your demons, but it is human nature to put off the moment of confrontation as long as possible. In this, politicians are >>>


      HITTING THE JACKPOT
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Leader Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian The bookies think it is a two–horse race, but punters betting on the location of Britain‘s first megacasino will find the seven shortlisted bids being considered by the Casino Advisory Panel make interesting reading. All seven believe that only a megacasino can >>>


      HOME OFFICE USED WRONG FIGURES TO PREDICT ‘TRICKLE‘
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Leader: Casinos We can clamp down on antisocial children before birth, says Blair Westminster demonstrators put case for unlicensed protests Backbench mood darkens over Blair‘s departure Dome hotels will be axed if casino is refused, inquiry told Violent porn ban ‘a memorial to my daughter‘ Permit sch >>>


      IT MAY BE LOVE, BUT IT WILL END IN TEARS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Simon Hoggart Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian You‘re in a job you love. You are surrounded and helped by highly intelligent, hard–working assistants, who owe their complete loyalty to you. All the business of your life is arranged without you having to bother, whether it‘s getting a cup of cof >>>


      LABOUR‘S &#163;2BN ARMY OF CONSULTANTS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
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      PM‘S HAIR MYSTERY
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Hadley Freeman, deputy fashion editor Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian So will he stay or will he go? Will he stay or – oh my Lord, what on earth has Tony Blair done to his hair?

Yesterday Downing Street was at the centre of a new guessing game after Mr Blair appeared sporting – although the >>>


      THE MAN AND THE MARABOU
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      The picture of the PM with his odd ‘Anthony‘ mug reveals a man clearly under stress Peter York Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian My first thought when I spotted the photograph of the prime minister clutching his pale blue "Anthony" mug, which accompanied his interview in the Times yesterday, >>>


      14 ARRESTED IN BRITISH TERROR RAIDS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 7:46 AM LONDON (AP) – Police have arrested 14 people in anti–terrorism raids, saying Saturday they suspected the men were involved in training and recruiting for terror.

The arrests in London late Friday and early Saturday were not linked to the alleged plot to bomb trans >>>


      7 SUSPECTED TALIBAN DIE IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 11:16 AM By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – Afghan police killed seven suspected Taliban, and three policemen died in a shootout with insurgents in volatile southern Afghanistan, police said Saturday.

Meanwhile, in the east of the country, a suici >>>


      AL–QAIDA‘S DEPUTY ISSUES NEW VIDEOTAPE
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:46 PM By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Al–Qaida‘s deputy leader Ayman al–Zawahri issued a new videotape Saturday along with a man identified as an American member of the terror network, inviting Americans to convert to Islam.

The 41& >>>


      ANNAN PUSHES IRAN TO COMPROMISE ON NUKES
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:46 PM AP Photo VAH108 By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – U.N. Secretary–General Kofi Annan began meeting with Iranian leaders Saturday to press them to help cut off weapons shipments to Iran‘s Lebanese ally Hezbollah and to compromise in its nucle >>>


      APPEALS COURT FREES JAILED VIDEOGRAPHER
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 2:01 AM By DAVID KRAVETS Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A freelance video journalist jailed for a month after he refused to turn over footage of a political protest to a grand jury was released Friday while a federal appeals court considers his case.

Josh Wolf, 24 >>>


      BUSH FACES STRUGGLE IN TRADE POLITICS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 10:46 AM AP Photo UTEV117 By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Bush administration‘s winning streak in getting Congress to go along with trade agreements may be in trouble, particularly if Democrats make the gains predicted for them in November‘s elect >>>


      BUSH: IRAQ HAS NOT FALLEN INTO CIVIL WAR
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:16 PM AP Photo UTDP103 By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A day after a Pentagon report described spreading sectarian violence and increasingly complex security problems in Iraq, President Bush painted a rosier picture. Our commanders and diplomats o >>>


      CHAVEZ SAYS HE UNCOVERED COUP PLOT
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 4:01 AM By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez claimed Friday he had uncovered a plot to topple his government, blaming his political opponents and calling them lackeys‘‘ of the United States.

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      COOLER TEMPS HELP MONT. FIREFIGHTERS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 7:31 AM AP Photo COEK102 By SUSAN GALLAGHER Associated Press Writer BIG TIMBER, Mont. (AP) – Lower temperatures and light rain on Friday helped slow an enormous wildfire that destroyed 26 homes and led to evacuation orders for hundreds of people.

The blaze in south–centra >>>


      ERNESTO REMNANTS DRENCH MID–ATLANTIC
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:31 PM AP Photo NCGB104 By KASEY JONES Associated Press Writer BALTIMORE (AP) – Disrupting the start of the Labor Day weekend, the remnants of Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched the Mid–Atlantic region, cut power to more than 400,000 customers and forced evacuations.

Flash >>>


      ERNESTO SOAKS VIRGINIA, CAROLINAS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 4:01 AM AP Photo VAHG104 By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Ernesto weakened to a tropical depression Friday, but the storm still packed enough punch to dump more than half a foot of rain, knock out power to more than 300,000 customers and force hundreds of peo >>>


      EXPERTS LOWER HURRICANE FORECAST TO 5
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:46 AM By ROBERT WELLER Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) – Hurricane forecaster William Gray‘s team downgraded its expectations for the 2006 Atlantic storm season Friday, calling for a slightly below–average year, with only five hurricanes instead of the seven previously >>>


      FBI PROBES OFFICE OF SEN. STEVENS‘ SON
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo AKAG110 By MATT VOLZ Associated Press Writer JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The offices of at least six Alaska legislators, including the son of Sen. Ted Stevens, were raided by federal agents searching for possible ties between the lawmakers and a large oil field services compa >>>


      FRIENDS PROTEST PLUTO‘S DEMOTION
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 11:31 AM LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – Size doesn‘t matter.

That was the message as friends and colleagues of the late Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto, gathered on the New Mexico State University campus to protest the International Astronomical Union‘s >>>


      GUN, BOMB ATTACKS KILL 13 NEAR BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:46 PM AP Photo BAG103 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki met with Iraq‘s most influential Shiite cleric Saturday to discuss the country‘s deteriorating security situation, while attacks killed 13 Pakistani a >>>


      GUNMEN SLAY 13 PILGRIMS NEAR BAGHDAD
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 11:46 AM AP Photo BAG105 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Prime Minister Nouri al–Maliki met with Iraq‘s most influential Shiite cleric Saturday to discuss the country‘s deteriorating security situation, while attacks killed 13 Pakistani >>>


      HURRICANE JOHN LASHES MEXICAN COAST
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 7:31 AM AP Photo MXGB102 By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) – Hurricane John roared over the sparsely populated eastern tip of the Baja California peninsula late Friday but appeared to spare the glistening resorts of Los Cabos and impoverished local re >>>


      HURRICANE JOHN MAKES LANDFALL IN MEXICO
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 4:01 AM AP Photo MXGB108 By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) – Hurricane John roared over the lightly populated eastern tip of the Baja California peninsula late Friday, but the storm appeared to spare the glistening resorts of Los Cabos, authorities sa >>>


      HURRICANE LASHES MEXICO TOURIST SPOT
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 1:31 AM AP Photo MXGB108 By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) – Powerful winds from Hurricane John slammed into the southern tip of Baja California on Friday, forcing tourists to take shelter in luxury hotel ballrooms and local residents in vacant school >>>


      IRAQI AUTHORITIES TAKE OVER ABU GHRAIB
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 10:46 AM BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraq‘s government has formally taken over the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, site of an abuse scandal by U.S. soldiers, the U.S.

military said Saturday. Coalition forces transferred operations of the prison to the Iraqi Justice Ministry on Frid >>>


      IRAQIS EXPAND BAGHDAD SECURITY OPERATION
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:46 AM AP Photo BAG112 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi forces will expand their security operation into eastern Baghdad – including Shiite militia strongholds – the Defense Ministry said Friday, a day after a barrage of coordinated atta >>>


      ITALIAN TROOPS ARRIVE IN LEBANON
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:31 AM AP Photo XFM106 By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer TYRE, Lebanon (AP) – Italian soldiers began arriving Saturday in Lebanon, part of the first large contingent of international troops dispatched to boost the U.N. force keeping the peace between Israel and Hezbollah guerrilla >>>


      LONDON POLICE ARREST 16 IN TERROR PROBES
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:46 PM AP Photo LON801 By BETH GARDINER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – British police arrested 14 people in raids and said Saturday they suspected the men had been involved in training and recruiting for terror attacks. Two others were arrested in an unrelated terror investigati >>>


      MANHUNT WIDENS IN TROOPER SHOOTING CASE
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 11:46 AM By BEN DOBBIN and CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writers CASSADAGA, N.Y. (AP) – For months, authorities in western New York scoured hunting campsites, stopped traffic and questioned acquaintances in a search for an escaped inmate with the skills of a seasoned outdoorsman.
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      MANY ERRORS BUT WHICH LED TO CRASH
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:46 PM By JEFFREY McMURRAY Associated Press Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – What is known is that a string of mistakes preceded the deadly crash of Comair Flight 51'1, but what is less clear is which one was the crucial turning point.

Did the fatal error occur when the first >>>


      MEN WHO TOOK FOOD IN TRASH GET 6 MONTHS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 4:01 AM STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Two men who took fruit and vegetables out of a garbage can have been sentenced to six months in jail.

Giles Charle, 24, of Sumersworth, N.H., and David Siller, 27, of Wayne, Pa., said the punishment was harsh and the only choice they had >>>


      MEXICAN LAWMAKERS BLOCK FOX‘S SPEECH
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 2:01 AM AP Photo MOEV106 By JULIE WATSON Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – President Vicente Fox refused to deliver his state–of–the nation report to Congress Friday, after leftist lawmakers seized control of the stage. It was the first time a Mexican leader hasn&ls >>>


      MEXICAN LAWMAKERS TAKE STAGE AT CONGRESS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo MOEV106 By JULIE WATSON Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) – Dozens of opposition lawmakers took control of Congress Friday night – minutes before President Vicente Fox was deliver a major address – and refused to leave until heavy security surrounding >>>


      MILITANTS VOW TO TARGET NON–MUSLIMS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 11:46 AM AP Photo JRL10' By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Palestinian militants who held two Fox News journalists hostage for nearly two weeks threatened in a statement posted online Saturday to abduct non–Muslims visiting the Palestinian territori >>>


      MONT. FIRE THAT DESTROYED 26 HOMES SLOWS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 7:31 AM By SUSAN GALLAGHER Associated Press Writer BIG TIMBER, Mont. (AP) – Lower temperatures and light rain on Friday helped slow an enormous wildfire that destroyed 26 homes and led to evacuation orders for hundreds of people.

The blaze in south–central Montana was est >>>


      MUSLIM GROUP: BUSH DISTORTS ‘ISLAMIC‘
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 1:46 AM AP Photo ILMG123 By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – The newly elected head of the largest Muslim group in North America called President Bush‘s recasting of the war on terror as a war against Islamic fascism‘‘ inaccurate >>>


      NATO AIRCRAFT CRASHES IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:31 PM By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – A NATO plane crashed Saturday in southern Afghanistan, but there was no immediate word about casualties, a spokesman said. The aircraft was supporting a NATO mission. It went off the radar and crashed in >>>


      PA. CITY DELAYS IMMIGRANT CRACKDOWN LAW
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 2:01 AM By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The city of Hazleton agreed Friday to delay enforcing one of the toughest crackdowns of illegal immigrants by a U.S. city.

The law fines landlords $1,000 for renting to illegal immigrants, denies business >>>


      PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 2:01 PM DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) – Martin Sheen, star of TV‘s The West Wing‘‘ and numerous Hollywood films, has started his new career – as a college student.

Sheen, who played President Josiah Bartlet on NBC‘s The West Wing,‘ >>>


      PITTSBURGH MAYOR DIES AT 61
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:31 AM By MICHAEL COWDEN Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mayor Bob O‘Connor, who learned he had a rare form of brain cancer only seven months into his term, died Friday night, his spokesman said. He was 61.

O‘Conner, hospitalized since July when he was di >>>


      POLYGAMIST SECT SURVIVES IN ISOLATION
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:46 PM By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer HILDALE, Utah (AP) – Driving toward this tiny town feels like nearing the edge of the earth, a place of jagged red–rock peaks surrounding dry valleys covered in pinyon trees.

It seems like the perfect place to hide. For a >>>


      POPE‘S BROTHER DOESN‘T OFFER ADVICE
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 1:31 AM By IRENE PREISINGER Associated Press Writer REGENSBURG, Germany (AP) – He may be the pope‘s big brother, but the Rev.

Georg Ratzinger says he does not offer Benedict XVI advice. I can‘t give him much advice because I don‘t know the accompanyi >>>


      REPORT: U.N.‘S ANNAN ARRIVES IN TEHRAN
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 10:46 AM TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan arrived in Tehran Saturday for talks with Iranian leaders on the country‘s disputed nuclear program, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The visit comes two days after Iran failed to meet a U.N. deadline f >>>


      RHODE ISLAND AG CRITICIZED FOR DONATIONS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:46 AM By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island‘s attorney general accepted campaign donations from a lobbyist and a lawyer for DuPont Co. shortly before the three men sat down to discuss a settlement in the state‘s lawsuit against t >>>


      SERBS PROTEST STREET NAMED FOR MILOSEVIC
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:31 AM NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP) – Thousands protested Friday against naming a boulevard in Serbia‘s second–largest city after late President Slobodan Milosevic.

Some 5,000 people, blowing whistles and carrying banners saying this street should be called the >>>


      SHIELDS: CRUISE APOLOGY WAS ‘HEARTFELT‘
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 7:16 AM BURBANK, Calif. (AP) – Brooke Shields says Tom Cruise has apologized for publicly criticizing her use of antidepressants after the birth of her first daughter.

The two had a public beef last year after the Mission: Impossible III‘‘ star, echoing th >>>


      SPECIAL ELECTION DRAWS 5 FOR DELAY SEAT
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:16 AM HOUSTON (AP) – Five people will run in the special election to temporarily fill the seat vacated by former House Majority leader Tom DeLay, the secretary of state‘s office said Friday.

The special election will be held Nov. 7, the same day as the general election. >>>


      TEACHERS LAUNCH STRIKE IN WEST BANK
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 7:01 AM RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – In a major test of the Hamas government, unpaid teachers shut down hundreds of schools across the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Saturday, the first day of the school year.

The teachers‘ strike was more fully observed in the West Bank than >>>


      TEEN MAILS PAPER TAPED MURDER CONFESSION
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:16 PM By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A man obsessed with the 1''' Columbine school attack made a videotape showing his father‘s bloody corpse and describing plans to attack his former high school, then mailed it to a newspaper which >>>


      TRUCKER HELD IN MIXED–UP VICTIMS CRASH
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:16 PM AP Photo MICO101 By ASHLEY M. HEHER Associated Press Writer MARION, Ind. (AP) – The sun had just set on a cool April day, when truck driver Robert F. Spencer phoned his sister in Michigan. He was in Indiana, and, as authorities would later discover, had been driving his rig for >>>


      U.S. INTERCEPTOR MISSILE HITS TARGET
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:46 AM By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – An interceptor missile destroyed a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean on Friday in a key test of the nation‘s missile defense system, U.S. military officials said.

It was the most realistic test of the s >>>


      U.S. MISSILE HITS TARGET IN TEST
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 1:46 AM By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – An interceptor missile destroyed a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean on Friday in a key test of the nation‘s missile defense system, U.S. military officials said.

It was the most realistic test of the s >>>


      U.S. OFFICIAL WARNS ON AFGHANISTAN OPIUM
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 3:01 PM AP Photo KAB104 By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Opium cultivation in Afghanistan is spiraling out of control, rising 5' percent this year to produce a record 6,100 tons

– nearly a third more than the world‘s drug u >>>


      UPGRADED TRAM REOPENS IN NEW YORK CITY
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 1:31 AM By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – A cable car system that stalled and left dozens of people stranded above the East River for hours in April reopened Friday morning with upgrades including new motors, emergency provisions and even toilets.

The syst >>>


      WEAKENED ERNESTO DRENCHES MID–ATLANTIC
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 10:31 AM By KASEY JONES Associated Press Writer BALTIMORE (AP) – Disrupting the start of the Labor Day weekend, Ernesto drenched the Mid–Atlantic region, cut power to more than 400,000 customers and forced evacuations as it weakened to a tropical depression.

Flash flood w >>>


      WEATHER HELPS SLOW BIG MONTANA WILDFIRE
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:16 PM AP Photo COEK102 By SUSAN GALLAGHER Associated Press Writer BIG TIMBER, Mont. (AP) – Lower temperatures and light rain on Friday helped slow an enormous wildfire that destroyed 26 homes and led to evacuation orders for hundreds of people.

The blaze in south–centra >>>


      WILDFIRE EVACUATIONS EASED IN MONTANA
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Saturday September 2, 2006 6:31 PM AP Photo COEK102 By SUSAN GALLAGHER Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Mont. (AP) – Some evacuation requests were lifted Saturday near a wildfire that has burned 26 homes and 20 other structures after the blaze didn‘t grow significantly overnight.

The fir >>>


      EDITOR‘S WEEK
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Nurture your own geeks, or you‘ll have to buy up your rivals‘ Emily Bell Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian Overheard in a rural grocers, two elderly upper–class women were talking of an acquaintance in mildly disparaging tones: "Well, he does live in a bought house," murmured one, as i >>>


      EU MIGRANTS SWELL HOMELESS NUMBERS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Home Office used wrong figures to predict ‘trickle‘ Move to Britain? They‘re all drunks and psychos Permit scheme to cut flow of east Europeans Taking control of the ghosts So far, migrant workers have been just the job Mary Riddell: If we send them home, then who‘ll do the dirty work?

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      FACE TO FAITH
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      American evangelicals are far more diverse than we think. And their politics are equally unpredictable Mark Pinsky Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian When not amused, Europeans are mostly baffled by the political ascendancy of American evangelical Christians. It must appear a misplaced, spasmodic peasant rebellion >>>


      FACING ONE‘S DEMONS MEANS BEING HONEST. AND BLAIR IS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      A period of terminal leadership offers a better space for Labour renewal than does a strong new Brown premiership Martin Kettle Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian It is always best to face up to your demons, but it is human nature to put off the moment of confrontation as long as possible. In this, politicians are >>>


      GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND ... OR JUST A BIG CRASH?
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Europe‘s 80m space probe to collide with moon Plume of dust may be visible from UK Ian Sample, science correspondent Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian Scientists are making final preparations to steer a washing machine–sized probe into the nearside of the moon, an act of silent violence that will help >>>


      GIVING IT ALL AWAY
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      The launch of a legal free music site is just the latest sign of our insatiable appetite for freebies. So do we know the true value of anything any more?

Richard Adams Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian Next week London will enjoy an old–fashioned newspaper war, a throwback to the golden age of prin >>>


      HIRST PASSES JUDGMENT ON TOP ARTISTS OF TOMORROW
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Loud sigh of relief as Scream is recovered Sound and vision at Tate Modern Judge clears way for Beatles royalties battle Race to save Churchill‘s funeral train carriage Beatles cleared to sue record companies Stolen Munch paintings recovered King‘s treasures on show in Dresden Public inquiry to examine plan >>>


      HOME OFFICE USED WRONG FIGURES TO PREDICT ‘TRICKLE‘
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Move to Britain? They‘re all drunks and psychos Permit scheme to cut flow of east Europeans Taking control of the ghosts So far, migrant workers have been just the job Mary Riddell: If we send them home, then who‘ll do the dirty work?

Rising birth rate, longevity and migrants push population to mor >>>


      HOW CLICK–HAPPY BRITAIN FELL IN LOVE WITH ONLINE SHOPPING
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Weather, broadband and credit cards have created a phenomenon Richard Wray and Joel Raku Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian Rather than battle their way through the hordes on the high street at the weekend, British shoppers are embracing the internet, spending more than their European counterparts booking holidays >>>


      I LEFT OF MY OWN FREE WILL, SAYS GIRL AT CENTRE OF PAKISTAN ‘ABDUCTION‘ CASE
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Girl, 12, tells how she left her mother and stepfather for a new life in Lahore Audrey Gillan in Lahore Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian It was a story of a clash of two cultures, of the abduction of a 12–year–old mixed–race Muslim girl taken by her father to Pakistan amid claims that she would >>>


      IMAGINE MY SURPRISE
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      power from the Labour party, we‘re seeing so little of either patience or humility – unless you count riding a bike. The man is straddling so many bandwagons that if he‘s not very careful he‘ll get the reins mixed up and crash. Let‘s hope he‘s careful. Oh what the hell. Let‘s h >>>


      JANE‘S LEGACY
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      The Home Office has agreed to back a campaign to ban the violent net porn that obsessed her daughter‘s killer. For Liz Longhurst, the victory is ‘part of the therapy‘ Interview by Esther Addley Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian Thirty–six days after her partner returned home to their share >>>


      LOOSE ENDS
      Guardian, 02-09-2006
      Whatever happened to ... Dr Martens? Iain Hollingshead Saturday September 2, 2006 The Guardian Last summer it was "bra wars" as the EU accused China of flooding European markets with cheap textiles. This week, the European commission is considering imposing punitive import tariffs on leather shoes from China >>>



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