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      L‘ADOPTION D‘UN RÉFÉRENDUM FINANCIER À L‘ÉCHELON DE LA CONFÉDÉRATION S‘AVÈRE UNE NÉCESSITÉ
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Hans–Rudolf Merz, chef du Département fédéral des finances, estime que, si les finances de la Confédération s‘améliorent au premier semestre, les risques d‘une forte détérioration sont nombreux. Pour les éviter, il se rallie à l&lsq >>>


      L‘APRÈS–GUERRE DANS LES ARCHIVES DU CICR (5)÷ TORTURE EN ALGÉRIE. LE RAPPORT QUI ALLAIT TOUT CHANGER
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Chronologie ECLAIRAGES Le Temps I Article Torture en Algérie. Le rapport qui allait tout changer Dès 1'55, les délégués du CICR ont eu accès aux détenus algériens et pu constater l‘existence de la torture. Ils sont contraints au silence, mais «Le M >>>


      L‘ENVOI DES LETTRES SERA LIBÉRALISÉ JUSQU‘À 100 GRAMMES DÈS 2006
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Une employée de la poste de la Sihl à Zürich. L‘ancienne régie n‘envisage aucune baisse de prix dans le secteur qui lui est réservé.

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      L‘IMMORTALITÉ LITTÉRAIRE AU PLUS OFFRANT
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      LETTRES. Des noms de héros vendus à l‘encan. Thomas Sotinel, Le Monde Vendredi 1' août 2005 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal Le Monde (http÷//www.lemonde.fr). Notre service abonnements ( >>>


      LA BOURSE SUISSE. LE SMI DE RETOUR AU–DESSOUS DE LA BARRIÈRE DES 6000 POINTS
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      ECONOMIE Le Temps I Economie I Article Le SMI de retour au–dessous de la barrière des 6000 points La journée boursière de jeudi a été à nouveau assez terne avec, à la clé, une sixième clôture en territoire négatif de suite pour l‘in >>>


      LA «LUMIÈRE DE PASOLINI» S‘ÉTEINT
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      CINEMA. Grand chef opérateur, Tonino Delli Colli disparaît à 81 ans. La lecture de ce texte (3147 caractères) est réservée à nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE COURAGE D‘UNE IRAKIENNE DEUX ANS APRÈS L‘ATTENTAT CONTRE L‘ONU
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      IRAK. Il y a deux ans, jour pour jour, l‘attaque la plus tragique de l‘histoire des Nations unies tuait 22 personnes, dont l‘émissaire spécial Sergio Vieira de Mello. Basma al–Khatib se souvient.

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      LE GRAND RETOUR DE LA FICTION À LA TÉLÉVISION
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Gilles Marchand, directeur de la Télévision suisse romande, montre que, après avoir été un temps malmenée par l‘engouement pour la téléréalité et ses déclinaisons, la fiction effectue un retour spectaculaire dans les grilles des té >>>


      LE OUI PRAGMATIQUE DES PME ET DES PAYSANS À LA LIBRE CIRCULATION
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      SCRUTIN. Le comité souligne les risques d‘une dénonciation des accords. La lecture de ce texte (30'8 caractères) est réservée à nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LE PARCOURS CHAOTIQUE DE LUMINITA, MEURTRIÈRE ILLUMINÉE DE FRÈRE ROGER
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      SUISSE/FRANCE VOISINE. L‘auteur des coups de couteau a multiplié les épisodes de dépression ces dernières années. Récit.

Pierre–Emmanuel Buss, avec Mirel Bran, Bucarest Vendredi 1' août 2005 Depuis sa Roumanie natale, Luminita Solcanu a souvent r& >>>


      LE PLAN DE CLAUDE HÊCHE POUR RESTER AU GOUVERNEMENT JURASSIEN
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      JURA. Les statuts du Parti socialiste jurassien limitent à trois le nombre de mandats des hauts magistrats. Avec une clause dérogatoire pour circonstances exceptionnelles.

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      LE PRÉSIDENT LULA SERAIT AU CŒUR DES SCANDALES TOUCHANT SON PARTI
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      BRESIL. Corruption, détournement de fonds publics, fraude électorale et fiscale÷ les chefs d‘accusation contre le Parti des travailleurs s‘accumulent.

Chantal Rayes, São Paulo Vendredi 1' août 2005 Le président Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva est de plu >>>


      LES CANTONS DÉFENDENT LEUR VISION DE L‘HARMONISATION SCOLAIRE
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      SUISSE. Le consensus entre cantons et Confédération soumis à rude épreuve. La lecture de ce texte (3182 caractères) est réservée à nos abonnés en ligne.

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      LES ENFANTS, NOUVEAU PUBLIC DES FESTIVALS ROCK
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Marilyn Manson en grand prêtre méphistophélique. La star s‘est spécialisée dans une obscénité théâtrale grand–guignolesque qui a parfois choqué. Photo÷ Keystone CONCERTS. Les plus jeunes n‘étaient pas les moins enthousia >>>


      LES PETITES PLACES SURPERFORMENT
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      BOURSES. Reykjavik, Vienne et Oslo sont en tête depuis le début de l‘année. Romaric Godin, La Tribune Vendredi 1' août 2005 Cet article n‘est pas disponible sur notre site internet. Ses droits d‘auteur sont propriété du journal La Tribune (http÷//www. >>>


      NI BOURGEOIS NI BOHÈME
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      DJ Bobo. Il s‘appelle René Baumann. Ancien confiseur, il a vendu vingt millions de disques en dix ans. Sa dernière tournée, qui se prolonge ce soir et demain à Zurich, a accueilli plus de 160 000 spectateurs.

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      NOVASYS MET PIED EN INDE
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      GEOLOCALISATION. Partenariat pour la société lausannoise. La lecture de ce texte (1104 caractères) est réservée à nos abonnés en ligne.

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      PAUL KIRCHHOF, LA SURPRISE DE L‘ÉQUIPE MERKEL
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      ALLEMAGNE. La cheffe de la CDU choisit une équipe d‘experts pour l‘assister dans sa campagne.

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      PRENDRE SA RETRAITE EST DE PLUS EN PLUS RISQUÉ, AVERTIT MCKINSEY
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      FONDS. Le consultant estime que les incertitudes liées aux retraites s‘accroissent de façon inquiétante depuis la fin du XIXe siècle. Il engage les établissements financiers à adapter leur offre.

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      PROCÉDURES D‘ENGAGEMENT÷ PRÉCISIONS DE L‘ETAT DE GENÈVE
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Roland Godel, responsable de la communication, Département des finances, Genève Vendredi 1' août 2005 Suite à la parution, le 17 août, d‘un article consacré aux procédures d‘engagement à l‘Etat, le Département genevois des finances et l& >>>


      QUESTIONS À CHAUD. MARK MULLER
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      SOCIETE Le Temps I Article Mark Muller. Candidat libéral au Conseil d‘Etat genevois – Vous entrez dans le Larousse, rédigez votre notice.

– Candidat au Conseil d‘Etat. – Qui êtes–vous d‘autre? – Un mari et un père de famille. – Le moment chaud de votre é >>>


      REPÈRE. UNE AUTRE TRANCHE DE GOOGLE?
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Un an après presque jour pour jour de son entrée en Bourse, alors que la valeur de son action a plus que triplé, Google... en ressert une tranche de 14 millions aux investisseurs intéressés.

La nouvelle en a surpris plus d‘un jeudi. A quoi serviront les quelque 4 millia >>>


      ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PREND PIED EN CHINE
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      RACHAT. Trois investisseurs paient plus de trois milliards de dollars pour 10% de Bank of China.

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      RÉSULTATS TRIMESTRIELS RECORD POUR MEDTRONIC
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      IMPLANTS. Le groupe présent à Tolochenaz (VD) peut commercialiser son nouveau «stent».

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      SON IMAGE RESTAURÉE, ZURICH FS VEUT AUSSI UNIFIER SES MARQUES
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      James Schiro, CEO de Zurich Financial Service, veut réduire son portefeuille de marques de soixante à "une poignée".

Photo÷ Keystone ASSURANCE. Le groupe présente de si bons résultats qu‘une agence revoit sa note à la hausse. La sociét&eac >>>


      SYNTHES S‘OFFRE SON GRAND FOURNISSEUR VALAISAN
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      TECHNOLOGIES MEDICALES. Le groupe veut acquérir le savoir–faire de Techron dans les pièces d‘étampage. De nouveaux emplois devraient être créés.

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      TIRS OBLIGATOIRES INDISPENSABLES
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      Frank Leutenegger, Oron–le–Châtel (VD) Vendredi 1' août 2005 Dès la première ligne de l‘article effarant que vous avez consacré aux tirs obligatoires, on se rend compte que vous ne connaissez rien au sujet.

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      WOZ KALY, LA VOIX CHOC D‘UNE AFRIQUE CHIC
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      CONCERT. Il vient du Sénégal. A le timbre qui claque. Et chante ce soir à Genève.

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      «LE MARCHÉ DES EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS DEVRAIT DOUBLER EN DEUX ANS»
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      INVESTISSEMENTS. Les ETF sont l‘un des instruments qui s‘offrent à l‘investisseur pour acheter ou vendre un indice, qu‘il s‘agisse d‘actions ou d‘obligations.

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      «SERVEZ LE CHRIST, QUOI QU‘IL EN COÛTE»
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      JMJ. Benoît XVI a reçu un accueil chaleureux à Cologne. Il a invité les jeunes à faire le choix d‘une foi sans compromis.

Patricia Briel, Cologne Vendredi 1' août 2005 Il est arrivé vers 12 h à l‘aéroport de Cologne, avec un avion aff >>>


      «ZIZOU» BRILLE, LA FRANCE S‘EMBRASE
      Le Temps, 19-08-2005
      FOOTBALL. Le retour victorieux de Zinédine Zidane en sélection nationale a déclenché une impressionnante vague d‘enthousiasme et de confiance.

Simon Meier Vendredi 1' août 2005 Le stock de granit que possède l‘Hexagone suffira–t–il à s >>>


      DUBAI TO LAUNCH FUEL OIL CONTRACTS
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Ghaida Ghantous, Reuters DUBAI,18 August 2005 — Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) will launch its energy portfolio with a fuel oil contract next year to help position Dubai as the Gulf’s energy trading hub, an official said yesterday.

DGCX, a joint venture between free zone authority Dubai Metals and >>>


      HIGH OIL PRICES HELP UAE CUT FISCAL DEFICIT
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      P.V. Vivekanand, Arab News SHARJAH,18 August 2005 — High oil and gas prices helped the UAE government narrow its fiscal deficit by '4.1 percent to 855 million dirhams in 2004 from 14.4 billion dirhams in 2003, according to Central Bank figures quoting Ministry of Economy and Planning statistics.

Revenues i >>>


      MINISTRY OF HAJ GETS REQUESTS FROM AGENCIES
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Arab News MAKKAH,18 August 2005 — The Ministry of Haj began receiving requests to participate in Haj services from hundreds of tourist agencies and companies, Al–Watan newspaper reported. Deputy Haj minister, Hatim Ghadi, said that the ministry expects to receive requests from more than 1,300 tourist companies sa >>>


      OIL SCENE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Syed Rashid Husain As the global competition for oil reserves intensifies and pressure on Gulf Arab oil producers to open up their resources to international oil companies gains momentum, Chevron has succeeded in acquiring Unocal — apparently with political backing. The attractive bid by the CNOOC to take over Unocal h >>>


      PANEL TO STUDY SR1BN CEMENT FACTORY
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Arab News Al–JOUF,18 August 2005 — A special committee responsible for establishing a cement factory in Al–Jouf at a cost of SR1 billion will visit the location of the factory to study it, Al–Yaum newspaper reported. The project is expected to take 32 months and is considered one of the most important >>>


      RAIN DRAINAGE PROJECT CONTRACT SIGNED
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Arab News MAKKAH,18 August 2005 — Prince Muteb ibn Abdul Aziz, minister of municipal and rural affairs, signed a project contract for water drainage in Makkah in Al–Sharaie area. The total value of the contract is SR'6 million. A source from Makkah Municipality told Al–Eqtisadiah newspaper that the proj >>>


      STC GIVES DISCOUNT ON EASY–NET SERVICE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Arab News ABHA,18 August 2005 — Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) has introduced a new discount on its Easy–Net service and established a new category for free membership.

The acting manager for STC, Saud Al–Duwesh, said that the new discount applies to all customers. He said that the new service is for free >>>


      RIGHTS OF HUSBAND AND WIFE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. What are the rights of husband and wife? When can a husband exercise the right of divorce? Do a woman’s parents have the right to interfere in her marriage, preventing her from going to her husband’s home?

(Name and address withheld) A. It is very difficult to answer such a question. >>>


      WAITING FOR THE QUEEN
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Beneficent When (the queen’s envoy) came to Solomon, he said÷ «Is it gold that you would give me? What God has given me is much better than all that He has given you. Yet you rejoice with your own gift. Go back to them, for we shall certainly >>>


      WIDENING THE CIRCLE OF FAMILY TIES
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. When looking for a wife, is it true that one should first consider relatives, then neighbors, then friends, then the local area? It is only when all such endeavors bring no result that one can broaden one’s search and look elsewhere. If this is true, could you please let me have the supporting >>>


      AL–QAEDA CHIEF IN KINGDOM KILLED
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Roger Harrison & Javid Hassan RIYADH/MADINAH/JEDDAH, 1' August 2005 — Saleh Al–Oufi, the leader of Al–Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, was killed in a shoot–out with police and security forces in Madinah yesterday. In a coordinated strike, security forces raided premises in both Riyadh and Madinah after >>>


      CAR–TOWING COMPANIES UNDER FIRE FOR VIOLATIONS
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 1' August 2005 — Saudis and expatriates have complained about companies assigned to tow vehicles of traffic. They say the system must be tightened to prevent misuse and theft.

They contended that many of the workers hired by these companies are overstayers who have no >>>


      DOCTOR GIVES FINGER, NURSE BREAKS FINGER
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Arab News HAIL, 1' August 2005 — A foreign male nurse in Hail attacked and injured a foreign doctor who worked at the same hospital, Okaz newspaper reported.

It started when the doctor wanted to treat a friend of his for free. The nurse objected to this illegal action by the doctor and threatened to report >>>


      KINGDOM, FRENCH FIRM SIGN WATER PROJECT DEAL
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News RIYADH, 1' August 2005 — Kingdom signed an agreement with a leading French water management company to evaluate a water distribution project in Jeddah.

Abdullah ibn Abdul Rahman Al–Hussayen, minister of water and electricity and Jacques Bertrand, president of Safege Con >>>


      SON TAKES CAR FOR JOY RIDE, FATHER CALLS POLICE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Arab News DAMMAM, 1' August 2005 — A Saudi man was shocked when he did not find his car parked in front of the house, Okaz newspaper reported. The worried man called the police and gave a detailed description of the car. A local police unit managed to find the car within an hour with a group of teenagers inside it. >>>


      TOP SEEDS LIN AND ZHANG ADVANCE INTO 3RD ROUND
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Agence France Presse ANAHEIM, California, 1' August 2005 — World No. 1 Lin Dan and Zhang Ning both maintained their blistering form by opening with dominating second–round victories at the 2005 badminton world championships on Wednesday.

Top seed Lin, who is bidding for his first world championship t >>>


      VICTIM CATCHES THIEF SECOND TIME AROUND
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Arab News RIYADH, 1' August 2005 — A Saudi man could not believe his luck when he caught the same thief who had stolen his cell phone two weeks earlier.

The thief had asked to borrow the victims’ phone to call his sick mother. Instead of making the phone call, he disappeared into the crowd taking the SR1,6 >>>


      AZIZ LAWYER SAYS HE EXPECTS HIS RELEASE SOON
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Suleiman Al–Khalidi, Reuters AMMAN, 1' August 2005 — The lawyer of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said yesterday he expected his client to be released from jail without being put on trial.

«I expect he will be set free soon, but not within days,» attorney Badia Aref, who la >>>


      BAGHDAD WARNS BOMBERS SEEK CIVIL WAR
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 1' August 2005 — Iraq yesterday said the rush–hour bombings that rocked Baghdad sought to create a sectarian crisis in the war–torn country as fresh rebel violence killed 12, including four US soldiers. At the same time, Russian Vladimir Putin called for a timetable for the >>>


      BAIL DENIED TO PDP LEADER
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      P.K. Niaz, Arab News CALICUT, 1' August 2005 — The Supreme Court of India yesterday dismissed the bail petition of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Abdul Nazar Madani.

The PDP chief is an accused in the Coimbatore serial blasts case in which 5' people were killed. The blast occurred on Feb. 14 1 >>>


      GAZA SETTLERS THROW ACID AT POLICE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Menahem Kahana, Agence France Presse KFAR DAROM SETTLEMENT, Gaza Strip, 1' August 2005 — Jewish protesters blockaded in a Gaza Strip synagogue yesterday threw acid at police in the most violent confrontations since Israel began its historic pullout from the territory.

The incident in the isolated settlemen >>>


      LIBYA SAYS BULGARIAN BLOOD MONEY COULD SAVE NURSES
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Salah Sarrar, Reuters TRIPOLI, 1' August 2005 — Tripoli is urging Bulgaria to offer «blood money» to families of hundreds of Libyan children infected with HIV, to save five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death for causing the infections, a senior diplomat said.

But Bulgaria again refused a deal, >>>


      MOROCCO WELCOMES HOME POLISARIO’S LAST POWS
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Reuters RABAT, 1' August 2005 — Morocco welcomed home yesterday the last 404 prisoners of war, freed after being held by Western Sahara’s exiled Polisario Front independence movement, many of them for almost two decades.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the release in Tindouf, Alger >>>


      POLICE LIED IN MENEZES CASE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 1' August 2005 — Scotland Yard was yesterday accused of lying and a cover–up and trying to delay an independent police inquiry into the tragic fatal shooting by anti–terror police of 27–year–old Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes on a tube train a >>>


      ROMANIA FORGIVES $2 BILLION OF IRAQ DEBT
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Reuters AMMAN, 1' August 2005 — Romania forgave $2 billion of the $2.5 billion debt owed it by Iraq yesterday in the first such deal involving a country not a member of the Paris Club of rich creditor nations. Finance ministry officials from Romania and Iraq signed the agreement at a ceremony in Amman.

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      SEVEN KILLED, DOZENS HURT IN CIVIC POLL VIOLENCE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Huma Aamir Malik, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 1' August 2005 — Seven people died and 82 others were injured in clashes between supporters of rival candidates in the first phase of municipal elections in Pakistan yesterday.

Polling took place in 53 districts. Voters in large numbers went to the polls yesterday for >>>


      VIGILS CALLING FOR END TO IRAQ WAR BEGIN
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Angela K. Brown, Associated Press CRAWFORD, Texas, 1' August 2005 — As the sun dipped behind the pastures around the campsite near President Bush’s ranch, more than 200 people clutched candles and gathered silently around a flag–draped coffin.

The vigil calling for an end to the war in Iraq was among >>>


      YOUNG EGYPTIANS CONFIDENT MUBARAK WILL WIN VOTE
      Arab News, 19-08-2005
      Reuters CAIRO, 1' August 2005 — Young Egyptians yesterday had little doubt President Hosni Mubarak, the only leader they have even known, would keep power in their country’s first ever multi–candidate presidential elections.

But they disagreed over whether the country needed a change at the top after >>>


      ‘STRESSED‘ GATOR MAKES CALIF. LAKE HOME
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      LOS ANGELES –– Alligator wrangler Jay Young took a break Thursday and headed back to his native Colorado after several unsuccessful attempts to catch the mysterious gator discovered in a local lake Aug. 12.

Los Angeles officials who contracted Young said they were giving the animal a breather in ho >>>


      AMERICAN INDIANS LAUNCH SUICIDE HOT LINE
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      MINNEAPOLIS –– Monica Yellow Bird was 17 when her cousin hanged himself. The boy, also 17, was ambitious and had plans for the future but drank alcohol, Yellow Bird said. One day, her family returned to her grandmother‘s home where they found him hanging by a sheet.

"As Native people, we >>>


      ARMED FORCES MEDICAL PLAN LIMITS ABORTIONS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      SAN FRANCISCO –– A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that U.S. armed forces medical benefits should cover abortion costs only when a mother‘s life is at risk, a decision that the judges acknowledged was "callous and unfeeling." The ruling by a three–judge panel of the 'th U.S. C >>>


      BTK SERIAL KILLER GETS 10 LIFE SENTENCES
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      WICHITA, Kan. –– Evil incarnate. A demon. A depraved predator. BTK serial killer Dennis Rader was ordered to serve 10 consecutive life terms Thursday at a hearing that allowed family members to unleash decades of pent–up anger at the man who stabbed and strangled their loved ones while terrorizing the >>>


      CALIFORNIA PRISON RIOT LEAVES ONE DEAD
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      SACRAMENTO, Calif. –– Inmates at a maximum security prison in Southern California jumped guards in the prison yard, sparking a riot that left one inmate dead and at least 30 inmates and 20 guards wounded, officials said.

The riot at Calipatria State Prison near San Diego began Thursday afternoon wh >>>


      COMBAT STRESS UNIT RETURNS TO IRAQ
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      BOSTON –– Members of the 883rd Medical Company treat the kinds of wounds that can‘t be seen but are sometimes just as damaging as physical injuries.

The "combat stress control" unit, which heads to Iraq on Friday for a second deployment, offers counseling and advice to soldiers who >>>


      CORRECTION÷ BOUNDLESS–PLAY STORY
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. –– In an Aug. 16 story about playgrounds designed so that children with and without disabilities can play together, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of a playground that opened Wednesday.

It is in Battle Creek, not Kalamazoo.

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      DOCTOR÷ CORETTA SCOTT KING HAD BIG STROKE
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      ATLANTA –– Coretta Scott King suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke that impaired her ability to speak and affected her right side, but she is "completely aware," a doctor said Thursday.

King‘s daughter said the family expected a full recovery. Dr. Charles Wickliffe, a ca >>>


      DRUG SUSPECT FOUND ASLEEP IN WOMAN‘S BED
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      ARNOLD, Pa. –– Although the bed may have felt just right, police say the way a drug suspect got there was all wrong. Police in Arnold, 17 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, charged Ernest Demar Boyd, 32, of Wilkinsburg, with breaking into a woman‘s house and sleeping in her bed after she found him there j >>>


      EXPLOSION INJURES WOMAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      SAN FRANCISCO –– An explosion injured a woman and set a clothing store on fire Friday in the downtown shopping district.

Firefighters and police evacuated several blocks around the store in the Crocker Galleria area, said fire spokesman Peter Howes.

A witness told KCBS radio that a woman w >>>


      FAMILY EXPECTS KING TO RECOVER FROM STROKE
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      ATLANTA –– Coretta Scott King‘s family expects her to fully recover from a minor heart attack and a major stroke that impaired her ability to speak and affected her right side.

Yolanda King said Thursday she was having a conversation with her mother, the widow of slain civil rights leader Mar >>>


      GEORGIA PAUSES TO HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      ATLANTA –– A day after war protesters held candlelight vigils across the nation, Georgia mourned its fallen troops and paid homage to those still serving Thursday during a prayer service and moment of silence.

Flags atop public buildings flew at half staff, and a Capitol service was webcast so memb >>>


      GEORGIA TOWN HIRES GOATS TO GOBBLE KUDZU
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. –– City officials have pledged to spend up to $10,000 to bring in goats to eat kudzu, which threatens to kill trees.

Officials have identified three areas totaling about 2 acres where the goats will feast behind fencing, beginning next spring.

Council members got an upd >>>


      GROUP PUSHES FOR CHANGES IN VISA POLICY
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– The United States needs to loosen its visa rules, according to some immigration experts who say an emphasis on keeping out potential terrorists has made it difficult for foreign–born visitors to enjoy their U.S. stay.

"Visa policy has been reduced since Sept. 11 to simply k >>>


      HAWAIIAN RESIDENTS DEBATE PUBLIC ACCESS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      HONOLULU –– Low thickets spill onto the sand from a number of oceanfront yards along the beach where Nancy Taylor has been walking for 35 years.

By law, every beach in Hawaii is public. However, Taylor and others say the beaches have narrowed drastically over the years and it is increasingly diffic >>>


      HER MOTHER ILL, ‘PEACE MOM‘ LEAVES CAMP
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      CRAWFORD, Texas –– The grieving woman who started an anti–war demonstration near President Bush‘s ranch nearly two weeks ago left the camp Thursday after learning her mother had had a stroke, but she told supporters the protest would go on.

Cindy Sheehan told reporters she had just rece >>>


      JUDGE ORDERS SNIPER MUHAMMAD MOVED TO MD.
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      SUSSEX, Va. –– A judge on Friday ordered John Allen Muhammad to be moved from Virginia‘s death row to Maryland for his second trial over the 2002 sniper shooting spree in the Washington area.

Muhammed, 44, had fought the extradition for a trial in the slayings of six people in Maryland. He is >>>


      KAN. UTILITY FINED FOR 2002 FEC VIOLATIONS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      WASHINGTON –– Westar Energy Inc., two former company executives and a lobbyist agreed to pay fines totaling $40,500 to settle accusations of violating federal election laws by using corporate resources to make political contributions to members of Congress, including House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

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      MIAMI AIRPORT CUSTOMS COMPUTERS SHUT DOWN
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      AM MIAMI –– A U.S. Customs computer system used to process passengers arriving on international flights shut down for more than five hours in some areas Thursday evening, leaving long lines of impatient travelers, officials said.

The worst delays appeared to be at Miami International Airport, where >>>


      N.C. TAILGATE SHOOTER CONVICTED OF MURDER
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      RALEIGH, N.C. –– One of two brothers charged with killing two men tailgating outside a North Carolina State University football game last year was convicted of murder Thursday.

After three days of deliberations, jurors found Timothy Johnson, 23, guilty of first–degree murder in the death of C >>>


      NASA PUSHES BACK NEXT LAUNCH DATE TO 2006
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– NASA said Thursday it is pushing the next shuttle flight into 2006 to give engineers time to understand dangerous fuel–tank foam loss and to avoid the string of unrealistic launch dates that preceded Discovery‘s just–completed mission.

In stinging comments >>>


      NASA PUTS OFF LAUNCH OF NEXT SHUTTLE TO MARCH
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 1', 2005; A03 The next space shuttle launch will probably be delayed at least until March to give NASA more time to make engineering changes aimed at reducing the craft‘s foam–shedding problem, agency officials said yesterday.

The delay wi >>>


      NATION IN BRIEF
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      Mother to Leave Protest Near President‘s Ranch CRAWFORD, Tex. –– The grieving mother who started an antiwar demonstration near President Bush‘s ranch nearly two weeks ago said Thursday she was leaving because her mother had had a stroke.

Cindy Sheehan told reporters she had just receive >>>


      NOAA CITES THREATS TO U.S., PACIFIC CORAL REEFS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      A11 Coral reefs in U.S. waters and the Pacific are under stress from both humans and nature, according to a national assessment released yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A combination of overfishing, pollution, disease and climate change is threatening the health of coral reefs >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      AM –– John Norris Bahcall NEW YORK (AP) _ John Norris Bahcall, an astrophysicist who proposed a new way to examine the properties of the sun, died Wednesday of a blood disorder, according to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. He was 70.

Bahcall had been a faculty member since 1' >>>


      OHIO GOVERNOR ISSUES APOLOGY, VOWS TO STAY
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      '÷50 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio –– Gov. Bob Taft issued a public apology Thursday after pleading no contest to state ethics violations, saying "I accept total responsibility for my mistake" but insisting he would not resign.

"I will continue to do the job to which I have been elect >>>


      OHIO GOVERNOR VOWS TO STAY IN OFFICE
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      AM COLUMBUS, Ohio –– Gov. Bob Taft, a lame duck leader and now a convicted criminal for state ethics violations, said there is still important work for him to do and he will not resign.

Taft said he can remain an effective governor despite his plea of no contest Thursday to charges that he failed t >>>


      RELIGION IN THE NEWS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      MALDEN, Mass. –– For most of the week, Congregation Beth Israel is nearly vacant.

The lights are shut off to save money and energy, shadows fill the basement where there was once an indoor pool; fitness machines in a workout room stand unused. The synagogue itself is quiet.

Once the center >>>


      SEIZURE OF LAWMAKER‘S HOME SOUGHT BY U.S. ATTORNEY
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      A02 The U.S. attorney in San Diego is trying to seize Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham‘s California home, asserting in a sealed civil suit that it was purchased with proceeds from a violation of the bribery statute.

The reference to the federal bribery law in a forfeiture claim filed in court and w >>>


      SHUTTLE DISCOVERY PIGGYBACKS BACK TO FLORIDA
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California (Reuters) – The space shuttle Discovery began the return journey to its Florida home port from its landing site in California on Friday, riding piggyback on top of a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

Discovery on August ' completed NASA‘s first shuttle mission si >>>


      SOME SUMMER AIR IS CLEANER, EPA SAYS
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      A11 New federal pollution controls have improved the summer air breathed by 100 million Americans, according to a study released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Under rules that took effect last year, 21 eastern states and the District of Columbia must reduce regional nitrogen oxide emissions >>>


      SPACEWALKERS RETRIEVE RADIATION MONITOR
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– The two residents of the international space station floated outside Thursday and collected a close–to–lifesize radiation–measuring doll and other science experiments from the exterior of their orbiting home.

The spacewalk by cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and a >>>


      STATE FARM WINS REVERSAL OF $1 BILLION SUIT
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      By Amy JoyceWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, August 1', 2005; D02 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the largest U.S. auto and home insurer, won the reversal of a $1 billion class action in an Illinois Supreme Court judgment yesterday. The reversal is a major victory for pro–business groups hoping >>>


      STORMS, TORNADO HIT WISCONSIN, KILL 1
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      STOUGHTON, Wis. –– A tornado killed one person and damaged dozens of homes as it roared through this southern Wisconsin city late Thursday.

At least eight other people were hospitalized as the severe storms blasted their way across the central and southern parts of the state, authorities said.
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      TEEN KILLED BY TIGER DURING PHOTO SHOOT
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      AM MOUND VALLEY, Kansas –– A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a teenage girl who was posing for a picture at an animal sanctuary Thursday morning, authorities said.

The Labette County Sheriff‘s office identified the victim as Haley R. Hilderbrand,
17, of Altamont. A release said Hilderb >>>


      TERM ‘MINORITY‘ CRITICIZED AS OUTDATED
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      –– What do you call a minority that is becoming the majority? News that Texas is the fourth state in which non–Hispanic whites make up less than 50 percent of residents has renewed discussion about whether the term "minority" has outlived its usefulness; critics include both liberals and con >>>


      THE NATION‘S WEATHER
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      AM –– Thunderstorms were brewing over parts of the Northeast, Appalachians and Midwest on Friday, while conditions in the southern Plains were expected to be dry and hot.

Scattered showers also were expected through the Mississippi Valley and parts of the northern and central Plains.

The s >>>


      TUSKEGEE AIRMEN RECALL SEGREGATED MILITARY
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      ORLANDO, Fla. –– Even though they were treated like second–class citizens as black pilots in a segregated military during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen proved their mettle in the skies. The airmen never lost a plane under escort to enemy fighters, developing such a reputation that some German pilo >>>


      TWISTER IN WISCONSIN LEAVES ONE DEAD
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      STOUGHTON, Wis. –– The sky "just exploded" as a tornado damaged or destroyed dozens of homes, killing one person, a witness said.

Authorities did not immediately say how the victim died when the twister touched down Thursday evening. At least five other people were hospitalized, state eme >>>


      U.S. JEWISH DONORS SAVE GAZA GREENHOUSE
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      NEW YORK –– It was a tough decision for the Jewish–American philanthropists who routinely write megabuck checks for charity. The cause this time was Palestinian jobs in Gaza, where Jewish settlers were being evicted by their own government.

Despite that, billionaire publisher and real estate >>>


      VICTIMS‘ RELATIVES CONFRONT SERIAL KILLER
      Washington Post, 19-08-2005
      WICHITA, Kan. –– As the BTK serial killer, Dennis Rader thrived on having the last word during a 17–year slaying spree that claimed 10 lives. But as family members of the victims took their turn at the microphone Thursday to confront the killer during his sentencing hearing, Rader could do nothing but >>>



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