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      PROBE OPENED INTO BRITISH–IRAQI RAID
      Washington Post, 05-03-2007
     BAGHDAD, Iraq –– Iraq‘s government opened a probe Monday into a British–Iraqi raid on a police intelligence headquarters in southern Iraq that captured an alleged death squad leader and found 30 prisoners with signs of torture.

The raid took place Sunday at the National Iraqi Intelligenc >>>


      REPORT: CHINA AIMS FOR 2008 SPACE FLIGHT
      Washington Post, 05-03-2007
     BEIJING –– China is aiming for its third manned flight next year with two astronauts making space walks, a state–run newspaper reported Monday.

The Beijing Morning Post quoted Huang Chunping, chief consultant for China‘s manned launching vehicle system, as saying the Shenzhou 7 spacecraf >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS 26 IN BAGHDAD
      Washington Post, 05-03-2007
     BAGHDAD, Iraq –– A suicide car bomber struck a busy commercial district Monday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 50, police said.

The attack near the well–known Mutanabi book market in central Baghdad was the first major blast in the city in several days _ sending a huge pilla >>>


      TAIWAN LEADER TALKS PRO–INDEPENDENCE
      Washington Post, 05-03-2007
     TAIPEI, Taiwan –– President Chen Shui–bian made unusually strong pro–independence remarks Sunday in a message apparently aimed at provoking rival China and shoring up his base.

"Taiwan should be independent," Chen said to cheers at a banquet marking the 25th anniversary of the >>>


      U.N. NUKE INSPECTOR IS UNSURE ABOUT IRAN
      Washington Post, 05-03-2007
     VIENNA, Austria –– The chief U.N. nuclear inspector said Monday his agency cannot be sure if Iran‘s nuclear activities are peaceful or a cover for a weapons program until the country cooperates with his experts.

Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spoke as bo >>>


      WOUNDED AFGHANS SAY U.S. FORCES FIRED ON CIVILIANS AFTER SUICIDE BOMB; 10 KILLED
      Washington Post, 05-03-2007
     BARIKAW, Afghanistan (AP) –– An explosives–rigged minivan crashed into a convoy of Marines that U.S. officials said also came under fire from militant gunmen Sunday. As many as 10 people were killed and 34 wounded as the convoy made a frenzied escape, and injured Afghans said the Americans fired on civ >>>


      BEZEQ HOPES EUROCOM WILL FINALLY SAY YES!
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Eran Gabay It looks like the patience of communications mogul Shaul Elovitch in the acquisition of the Yes! satellite company will pay off. TheMarker has learned that in recent days Bezeq and Elovitch‘s Eurocom have been in talks exploring a deal to sell Yes! to Eurocom. Such a deal would be contingent on Bezeq >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
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Bookmark to del.icio.us Business in Brief Demand grew for workers last year Demand for workers grew a robust 42 percent in 2006, an Industry and Trade Ministry survey revealed yesterday. The number of available jobs on an average day was 40,200, in contrast to 28 >>>


      BYZANTINE BUREAUCRACY STRIKES GOVERNMENT AGAIN
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Sharon Kedmi The state is liable to pay NIS 30 million in damages because no one asked members of the Knesset Economics Committee whether or not they agreed to turning a highway lane by the entrance to Jerusalem into a toll lane.

The Shapir Netiv Mahir (Shapir Fast Lane) Group recently won a tender to build >>>


      DELEK BUYING BRITISH CHAIN ROADCHEF FOR NIS 3.1 BILLION
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Nathan Sheva Three months after announcing the negotiations, Delek Real Estate said yesterday it has closed the deal to buy RoadChef, Britain‘s third–biggest motorway services group, for 375 million pounds sterling including debt, or about NIS 3.1 billion.

The sellers are Nikko Principal Investme >>>


      OFFICIALS TRY TO SOLVE CENTRAL BANK WAGE WOES
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Moti Bassok Labor and government officials will meet today in an effort to reach a breakthrough in the Bank of Israel wages dispute. Should the last ditch effort fail, Finance Ministry Wages Director Eli Cohen plans to take a slew of unilateral steps on Wednesday to force central bank workers to repay funds they appa >>>


      SALES TO POLITICALLY UNSTABLE COUNTRIES RISE
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Ora Coren The scale of Israeli exports to countries with medium or high political risks grew at a rate faster than exports in general, a senior insurance official warned yesterday.

"The upshot is that Israeli exporters are exposed to significant political risks, which could cause great harm" in cas >>>


      TALES OF AN ISRAELI TRAPEZE ARTIST
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Eti Aflalo Ran Dagan, 31, just wanted to improve his English. In 1''' he packed a small suitcase and went to Bristol, England. On the way he enrolled in a three–month course in the local circus school. "It was love at first sight," says Dagan. "I decided to become a professional. I pi >>>


      UNFRIENDLY NATIONS SLATED TO SHARE TOURISM STAGE WITH ISRAEL
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Irit Rosenblum Iran, Syria, Libya, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority are sharing a pavilion with Israel at the ITB International Tourism Fair opening this Wednesday in Berlin, Germany. Outgoing tourism minister Isaac Herzog will not be attending, as he will be meeting with the incoming minister Yitzhak Aharonovitz >>>


      ENOUGH WITH DESPAIR
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Yair Sheleg It was a difficult experience: At a meeting of friends a few weeks back, similar probably to hundreds of other meetings in the past few months, many of those invited, some of them immigrants from the United States who had left comfortable homes for Zionist reasons, spoke of despair, of their joy that they >>>


      FOLLOWING THE PATH OF SHARON‘S SINS
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Akiva Eldar When Attorney General Menachem Mazuz‘s drawers are bursting with files investigating the prime minister, and a state comptroller report follows a committee of inquiry report, Ehud Olmert‘s pledge to "continue Sharon‘s path" becomes somewhat ironic. The most obvious similarity t >>>


      ISLAM OF A DIFFERENT KIND
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Michael Melchior The trip from Jerusalem to the heart of Hebron, a neighborhood that is considered the stronghold of Palestinian opposition movements, takes only half an hour by car, but it is light years away in Middle Eastern terms.

I went to Hebron to express condolences to the family of the Hebron sheik, >>>


      OLMERT‘S SUPREME RESPONSIBILITY
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Haaretz Editorial The quarrel between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss on matters of procedure, process and etiquette surrounding the comptroller‘s report on the state of the home front during last summer‘s war in the North, threatens to draw attention away from the mai >>>


      THEY FORGOT ABOUT EXPERTISE
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Amir Oren The state comptroller‘s report on the shortcomings of the handling of the home front, accumulated over recent years and popped like a blister during the war last summer, is only an example that represents a phenomenon: the pathetic level of expertise that in Israel is considered sufficient for running >>>


      WHO WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT FOREVER?
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Ze‘ev Segal The bill the justice minister ostensibly wants to promote, to limit the terms of all court presidents, including those of the Supreme Court, to one seven–year term, is a worthy proposal. Its acceptance will bring about a change in the present instruction in the Courts Law, which limits only th >>>


      $4.'M TAKEN FROM GAYDAMAK IN MONEY–LAUNDERING CASE
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Arnon Ben–Yair and Nir Hasson The Tel Aviv District Court yesterday ordered the temporary seizure of $4.' million from Arcadi Gaydamak as part of an investigation of the Russian–born billionaire for money–laundering.

Judge Uri Shoham said the police had moved toward completion of their >>>


      ABBAS ACCUSES EU OF PRO–ISRAEL BIAS
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Akiva Eldar Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas complained yesterday to the European Union of "a series of provocative and illegal Israeli actions." He went on to accuse the EU of discrimination against the Palestinians, and of fostering an unjust, pro–Israeli approach. In an unusually harsh >>>


      ACTOR DENIES SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Roni Singer–Heruti, Haaretz Correspondent and Staff In his first public response to the sexual harassment complaint filed against him, actor Rami Heuberger yesterday said the allegations were "fallacious and ugly." Heuberger‘s lawyer, Eithan Maoz, read a statement written by his client in which >>>


      BOYS, 4 AND 7, TOLD CAR ACCIDENT KILLED MOM AND DAD
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Roni Singer–Heruti Emmy Ohana waited a long while before she entered the hospital room where Idan, 7, and Oded, 4 were resting yesterday. In the nearby room, Ohana and her sister were prepared by the team of psychologists at the Schneider Children‘s Hospital and social services staff from the Tzur Yigal c >>>


      COMPTROLLER‘S REPORT / LINDENSTRAUSS‘ OWN GOAL?
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Amos Harel The voice of the man behind the severe state comptroller report regarding the handling of the home front during the second Lebanon war could not be heard yesterday. Major General (res.) Yaakov Or, head of the defense department at the state comptroller‘s office, underwent an operation yesterday to de >>>


      COURT: ROUND–THE–CLOCK CAREGIVERS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO OVERTIME PAY
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Ruth Sinai A court ruled yesterday that caregivers attending to patients 24 hours a day are not entitled to overtime pay. The ruling means that hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people in Israel will not have to increase the pay of their nurses and caregivers.

The National Labor Court‘s dec >>>


      EGYPT SUMMONS ISRAEL ENVOY OVER ALLEGED ‘67 KILLINGS
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Reuters CAIRO – Egypt summoned Israel‘s envoy to Cairo yesterday after Israeli media allegations that the Israel Defense Forces may have killed 250 captured Egyptian soldiers at the end of the 1'67 war. Two ruling party lawmakers demanded the ambassador‘s expulsion, calling him a dog and an apos >>>


      HADASSAH HOSPITAL RECEIVES HUGE $75 MILLION DONATION FOR NEW WING
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Amiram Barkat The Hadassah Women‘s Organization announced yesterday that Jewish American billionaire William (Bill) Davidson would donate $75 million for the construction of a new hospital tower at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein–Kerem, in Jerusalem.

The gift will be among the largest private d >>>


      JEWISH GRAVES IN BAVARIA DESECRATED
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Reuters BERLIN, Germany – Vandals have knocked over some 60 gravestones at an 18th–century Jewish cemetery in Bavaria, destroying more than half of them, police in the southern German state said. The vandals, who scaled a cemetery wall, also toppled 11 memorials to Jews who fought for Germany in World War >>>


      KREMLIN TIES PUSH NOUVEAU RICHE AHEAD OF ‘OLIGARCHS‘ ON LIST OF RUSSIA‘S WEALTHIEST
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Amiram Barkat Last month, aluminum and weapons tycoon Oleg Deripaska surpassed oil baron Roman Abramovich, who has a Jewish father, as Russia‘s wealthiest person.

According to the Russian magazine Finance, Deripaska‘s personal fortune, some $21.2 billion, is roughly $200 million greater than Abra >>>


      LABOR WHIP APOLOGIZES FOR BAR BRAWL, FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST SELF
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Gideon Alon, Roni Singer–Heruti and Mazal Mualem Head of the Labor Knesset faction, MK Yoram Marciano, asked yesterday for the House Ethics Committee to discuss his in volvement in a brawl with security guards at a Herzliya nightclub last week.

Marciano yesterday accepted full responsibility for his be >>>


      LEGAL ANALYSIS: THE RIGHT TO ASK FOR ANSWERS
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Ze‘ev Segal The summary of the state comptroller‘s report on the handling of the home front during the second Lebanon war, which the state comptroller, Judge (ret.) Micha Lindenstrauss, will present tomorrow to the Knesset State Control Committee, has sharpened the conflicts between Lindenstrauss and Prim >>>


      LINDENSTRAUSS AND OLMERT / HE‘S RIGHT, BUT MUST ALSO BE SMART
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Yossi Sarid Last July the home front was abandoned, and now it has been abandoned once again. In the sparring match between the prime minister and the state comptroller, who still remembers the hundreds and thousands of betrayed citizens? There are so many sparks flying between these sparring partners that the fire, >>>


      NEWS IN BRIEF
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     Police investigating Katzrin murder discover drug ring Police detectives investigating the murder of Taer Rada, a teen from the Golan Heights town of Katzrin, uncovered a drug–dealing ring among youth in a town near Tiberias. Some 300 teens were questioned during the investigation, which led to suspicions that a d >>>


      PM SLAMS COMPTROLLER, ALLEGING ‘FALSEHOODS‘ AND LEAKS
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Aluf Benn, Zvi Zrahiya and Amos Harel In a sharply worded letter, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert yesterday accused State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss of falsehoods, intentional leaks to the press and violating the law.

Addressing the Knesset leadership in his letter, Olmert called on the Knesset State Control >>>


      POLITICIANS SLAM OLMERT AHEAD OF COMPTROLLER‘S REPORT
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Zvi Zrahiya and Mazal Mualem The dispute surrounding the publication of the state comptroller‘s report tomorrow has drawn stormy reactions among political leaders. Labor MK Ophir Pines–Paz called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign due to his verbal assault on State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss. Pi >>>


      POLL FOR HAARETZ: PERETZ DEFEATED, AYALON, BARAK LEAD IN LABOR PARTY POLL
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Yossi Verter Defense Minister Amir Peretz‘s days in office and as chairman of the Labor Party are numbered, according to a survey of party members released yesterday.

If the Labor primaries to be held three months from now were held today, Peretz would probably not make it to the second round, accordin >>>


      SECOND LEBANON WAR? CEMETERIES NEVER HEARD OF IT
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Amiram Barkat and Nir Hasson Parents of soldiers killed in last summer‘s war in Lebanon are demanding that the Defense Ministry allow them to inscribe on the tombstone that they were killed in "the second Lebanon war." The parents argue that the current inscription, which states that the soldiers were >>>


      SHORTEST MATERNITY LEAVE IN THE WEST? / NEW MOMS GET TWO MORE WEEKS LEAVE
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Yuval Yoaz Maternity leave in Israel is to be extended from 12 to 14 weeks, as per a decision by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation following a compromise with the Finance Ministry. According to a proposal by the committee chairman, Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann, the leave will be extended to 13 weeks immed >>>


      SIX MONTHS AFTER WAR, SHELTERS STILL NOT READY
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Ruth Sinai While Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss clash, the Prime Minister‘s Office published yesterday a document summarizing the lessons learned by ministries, the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command and local authorities in the six months following the war.

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      WHEN NINE LIVES ARE COMING TO AN END
      Haaretz, 05-03-2007
     By Fadi Eyadat At 21–years–old, the signs of aging are already evident on Barbara, a Bengal tiger at the Haifa Educational Zoo. She moves about indifferently and without any joie de vivre in her cage, her eyes are dull, her back is humped and her movements clumsy. In addition to hearing problems and worn tee >>>


      26 KILLED IN BAGHDAD SUICIDE BOMBING
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 12:16 PM AP Photo BAG10' By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide car bomber shattered a relative lull in Baghdad‘s violence Monday, killing at least 26 people in a blast that touched off raging fires and a blizzard of bloodstained paper from a popular >>>


      3 BODIES FOUND IN BURNING CAR IN MASS.
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:01 PM SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – The bodies of two children and an adult were found Monday in a car that was set on fire, authorities said.

The car was found ablaze in an industrial park area of Springfield shortly before 10 a.m., police Capt. Robert Cheetham said.

Dennis Le >>>


      ADMITTED KILLER STUDIED IN DISAPPEARANCE
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 2:46 PM BIG SANDY, Texas (AP) – Authorities are investigating whether an Ohio prison inmate who pleaded guilty to killing three young Dallas–area girls in the 1'80s could also be responsible for the disappearance of an East Texas girl.

David Elliott Penton, who is serving a >>>


      AFGHAN, U.S. REPORTS ON FIREFIGHT DIFFER
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:46 AM AP Photo RMX104, RMX102, RMX101 By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writer BARIKAW, Afghanistan (AP) – An explosives–rigged minivan crashed into a convoy of Marines that U.S. officials said also came under fire from militant gunmen Sunday. As many as 10 people were killed and 34 woun >>>


      ALPS AVALANCHES KILL AT LEAST 5 SKIERS
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 1:31 AM BERN, Switzerland (AP) – Avalanches killed at least five skiers in the Swiss and French Alps on Sunday following days of heavy snow, authorities said.

At least four other people died in unrelated mountain accidents. Two off–piste skiers died in France after being swept u >>>


      BACK HOME AFTER CRASH, AN AGONIZING WAIT
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:31 AM AP Photo GAATJ110, GAATJ110, GAATJ10' By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer BLUFFTON, Ohio (AP) – Players on Bluffton University‘s baseball team and their parents returned home Sunday, two days after a bus plunged off a roadway in Georgia and claimed the lives of four of the >>>


      BIDEN COURTS INDEPENDENT VOTERS IN S.C.
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 1:01 AM AP Photo SCMC102, SCMC103, SCMC104 By JIM DAVENPORT Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Sen. Joe Biden told South Carolina audiences on Sunday he expects to spend a lot of time campaigning in the state because the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination essentially >>>


      BOSNIAN PRESIDENCY MEMBER HELPS WOMAN
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 11:16 AM SARAJEVO, Bosnia–Herzegovina (AP) – One of Bosnia‘s three presidents helped a family rush to the hospital for the delivery of their baby and the grateful parents named the child after him, his office confirmed Monday.

Zeljko Komsic, a Croat member of the presidenc >>>


      BUSH OKS AID PROGRAMS FOR LATIN AMERICA
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 7:46 PM AP Photo DCPM101 By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush, facing criticism he has ignored Latin America, said Monday the region‘s grinding poverty is a scandal that has caused some to question the value of democracy. He said the United States >>>


      CAR BOMB KILLS 28 AT BAGHDAD MARKET
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:16 PM AP Photo BAG11' By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide car bomber shattered a relative lull in Baghdad‘s violence Monday, killing at least 28 people in a blast that touched off raging fires and a blizzard of bloodstained paper from a popular b >>>


      CHINA PREMIER VOWS TO SUPPORT EDUCATION
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 5:46 AM AP Photo BEJ115 By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday pledged greater support for education and health care over the next year and said the government would tackle sources of social unrest such as environmental problems, land >>>


      COLLEGE DORMS HOUSE MORE THAN STUDENTS
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 ':16 AM By BRIAN WESTLEY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – When John Richardson wanted to avoid a lengthy commute to American University‘s campus, renting a nearby apartment just wouldn‘t do.

Instead, the easygoing 68–year–old professor decided to s >>>


      COMPETENCY AT ISSUE FOR SEX OFFENDER
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 11:16 AM By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer PHOENIX (AP) – Attorneys for a 2'–year–old sex offender accused of tricking four charter schools into allowing him on campus as a student said they will try to prevent the release of his psychological evaluation.

A psychol >>>


      CREWS TEAR DOWN COPENHAGEN YOUTH CENTER
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 ':16 AM AP Photo COP803 By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press Writer COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Demolition crews on Monday started tearing down a disputed youth center that was at the heart of recent street riots in Copenhagen.

Workers wore face masks under their helmets to conceal the >>>


      DELIBERATIONS CONTINUE IN CIA LEAK TRIAL
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 7:16 PM AP Photo DCGH101 By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge asked jurors to clarify their question about reasonable doubt Monday as deliberations continued in the trial of former White House aide I. Lewis Scooter‘‘ Libby.

Lib >>>


      DOMENICI SAYS HE CALLED FIRED PROSECUTOR
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:16 AM AP Photo NYOL102 By JENNIFER TALHELM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers have new questions about the Bush administration‘s ouster of at least eight U.S. attorneys after New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici revealed Sunday that he contacted his state‘s prosecutor t >>>


      EDWARDS CAMP CAPITALIZES ON COULTER SLUR
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 5:46 PM AP Photo NY107 WASHINGTON (AP) – A video is worth a thousand words. And dollars, too.

Prominently featured on John Edwards‘ presidential campaign Web site is a video of conservative commentator Ann Coulter insulting him. And with just a mouse click you can hear the invec >>>


      ETHNIC VIOLENCE RATTLES VANUATU
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 1:46 AM PORT VILA, Vanuatu (AP) – The government of the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu declared a state of emergency Monday after ethnic clashes at a squatter settlement, reportedly over claims of witchcraft, left two men dead and eight others hospitalized, officials said.

Armed poli >>>


      EX–SENATOR, VP CANDIDATE EAGLETON DIES
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:16 AM AP Photo NY11' By JIM SALTER Associated,Press,Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Thomas Eagleton, who resigned as Sen.

George McGovern‘s vice presidential nominee in 1'72 after it was revealed he had been hospitalized for depression, died Sunday. He was 77. >>>


      FEMA SHUTS DOWN LA. TRAILER PARK
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:01 AM AP Photo LAAB101, LAAB103, LAAB10' By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer HAMMOND, La. (AP) – FEMA abruptly closed down a site housing Hurricane Katrina victims Sunday because of health and safety concerns, and its weary residents said they were being left in the lurch once again >>>


      FIRED WORKER WOUNDS 3 AT PRINTING PLANT
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 7:16 PM SIGNAL HILL, Calif. (AP) – A fired employee shot and seriously wounded three people at a menu printing plant Monday before killing himself as a SWAT team entered the building, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at Kenyon Press about ' a.m., said Los Angeles County Fir >>>


      FORMER SEN. THOMAS EAGLETON DIES
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:16 AM By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Thomas Eagleton, who resigned as Sen.

George McGovern‘s vice presidential nominee in 1'72 after it was revealed he had been hospitalized for depression, died Sunday. He was 77.

The cause >>>


      FORMER TRANSIT WORKER CHARGED WITH THEFT
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 7:16 PM BOSTON (AP) – A retired transit authority electrician allegedly stole more than $40,000 in coins and tokens and stashed them in plastic containers in his basement, authorities said Monday.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said its security cameras caught Robert G >>>


      FORMER U.S. SEN. THOMAS EAGLETON MOURNED
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 ':01 AM AP Photo NY120, NY118, NY11' By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – He was a leading advocate of environmental reforms and a vocal opponent of the war in Vietnam. Still, former three–term Sen. Thomas Eagleton had no illusions about how he would be best&nda >>>


      GUARD KILLED IN NEW ORLEANS FEMA PARK
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:01 PM NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A security guard at a FEMA trailer park was shot and killed Monday in the latest violence to wrack the city, still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Police said.

The shooting, around 5:15 a.m., was at a trailer park in Gentilly, a sec >>>


      GUNMEN KILL 5 PEOPLE IN RIO DE JANEIRO
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 1:46 AM RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) – Gunmen killed five people in Rio de Janeiro‘s poor outskirts in an attack blamed on rival drug gangs, police said Sunday.

Authorities said a group of eight hooded men shot the victims – mostly young men – Saturday night at a scho >>>


      HEARINGS CONTINUE IN PRINCESS DI INQUEST
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 12:16 PM AP Photo LKW103 By JENNIFER QUINN Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – Lawyers representing the father of Princess Diana‘s boyfriend on Monday asked for a six–month delay in starting an inquest into the couple‘s death – a request that drew little sympathy from >>>


      JAPAN PM: NO MORE WWII BROTHEL APOLOGIES
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 2:01 AM By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japan will not apologize again for its World War II military brothels, even if the U.S. Congress passes a resolution demanding it, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told parliament Monday.

Abe, elaborating on his denial last wee >>>


      JUBILANT CROWD RECREATES SELMA MARCH
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 2:01 AM AP Photo ALRC121, ALRC11', ALRC120 By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Writer SELMA, Ala. (AP) – More than a thousand people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 1'65 Bloody Sunday‘‘ voting rights march – and remarked how the original protest paved the way >>>


      KANSAS CITY SERIAL KILLINGS GO TO TRIAL
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:01 PM AP Photo NY120 By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Lorenzo Gilyard, a former trash company supervisor described by neighbors as mild–mannered and friendly, went on trial Monday in the serial killings of women and girls in the Kansas City area, >>>


      KUWAIT CABINET RESIGNS TO PRE–EMPT VOTE
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 1:01 AM By DIANA ELIAS Associated Press Writer KUWAIT CITY (AP) – Kuwait‘s Cabinet has resigned in a widely expected move that pre–empts a vote of no–confidence in the health minister, who is a member of the ruling family, officials said Sunday.

Health Minister Sheik >>>


      LA. TRAILER PARK SHUT BY FEMA
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:16 AM AP Photo LAAB101, LAAB103, LAAB10' By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer HAMMOND, La. (AP) – FEMA abruptly closed down a site housing Hurricane Katrina victims Sunday because of health and safety concerns, and its weary residents said they were being left in the lurch once again >>>


      LAWMAKER LOOKS BEYOND WALTER REED FIX
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:01 PM AP Photo NYOL'26 By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Substandard living conditions found at the Army‘s flagship veterans hospital likely exist throughout the military health care system, the head of a House panel investigating Walter Reed Army Medical C >>>


      LAWMAKERS TO HOLD WALTER REED HEARINGS
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:01 AM AP Photo WX106 By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – As several House committees prepared to delve into the scandal at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, outraged lawmakers vowed quick action and called for an independent commission to examine poor conditions for sol >>>


      LIBBY JUDGE WANTS JURY TO CLARIFY NOTE
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:01 PM AP Photo DCGH103 By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge said he‘d ask jurors to clarify their question about reasonable doubt Monday as deliberations continued in the trial of former White House aide I. Lewis Scooter‘‘ Libby >>>


      MALAYSIA PROPOSES NEW FAST FOOD RULES
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 12:16 PM By SEAN YOONG Associated Press Writer PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysian authorities may ban fast food advertisements on children‘s television shows to help curb obesity and diet–linked diseases, the health minister said Monday.

The move can be regarde >>>


      MENTAL EVALUATION ORDERED IN UNC ATTACK
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 7:16 PM HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) – A man accused of driving an SUV into a crowded plaza at the University of North Carolina, injuring nine people, was sent for a mental evaluation Monday after an outburst in court.

During a hearing about some letters he had written to a judge, Mohammed >>>


      MICH. POLICE FIND SLAY SUSPECT IN FOREST
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 ':16 AM AP Photo DT201, MICO108, MIDTF152 By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – Recovering from hypothermia after his capture in a snow–covered forest, Stephen Grant awaited a return to suburban Detroit, where authorities planned to charge him in his wife&lsq >>>


      NAACP HEAD RESIGNS AFTER 1' MONTHS
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 5:46 AM AP Photo NY110 By ERIN TEXEIRA AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) – NAACP President Bruce S. Gordon said Sunday he is leaving the civil rights organization after just 1' months at the helm, citing clashes with board members over management style and the organization‘s mission a >>>


      NAACP SEEKS NEW HEAD AFTER RESIGNATION
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 8:46 AM AP Photo NY110 By ERIN TEXEIRA AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) – When Bruce S. Gordon was appointed president of the NAACP 1' months ago, some observers said it wasn‘t a good fit. Now the civil rights organization must look for someone new to lead it in the wake of Gordon&ls >>>


      NATO AIRSTRIKE HITS AFGHAN HOUSE
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:16 PM AP Photo RMX102 By AMIR SHAH and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press Writers JABAR, Afghanistan (AP) – A NATO airstrike destroyed a mud–brick home, killing nine people from four generations of an Afghan family during a clash between Western troops and militants, Afghan officials and rel >>>


      NATO AIRSTRIKE IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS '
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 ':01 AM AP Photo RMX103 By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A NATO airstrike hit a house during a firefight between Western troops and militants, killing nine Afghans who lived there, Afghan officials said Monday.

Militants overnight fired on a NATO base >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:31 AM By The Associated Press William Robert Anderson LEESBURG, Va. (AP) – William Robert Anderson, a former U.S. congressman and captain of the Nautilus on its historic under–the–ice trips to the North Pole, died Feb. 25. He was 85.

Anderson died in Leesburg, Va., follo >>>


      OHIO BASEBALL TEAM BACK HOME AFTER CRASH
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:46 AM AP Photo OHJP103, OHJP111, OHJP102 By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer BLUFFTON, Ohio (AP) – Players on Bluffton University‘s baseball team and their parents returned home Sunday, two days after a bus plunged off a roadway in Georgia and claimed the lives of four of their team >>>


      PALESTINANS PULL FOLK TALES FROM SCHOOLS
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:01 PM By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writers RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – The Hamas–run Education Ministry has ordered an anthology of Palestinian folk tales pulled from school libraries, reportedly over mild sexual innuendo, the most direct attempt by the Islam >>>


      PREMIER SAYS CHINA TO FOCUS ON THE POOR
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:01 AM AP Photo BEJ113 By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – China‘s government announced hefty spending increases Monday to boost incomes and improve social services for the urban poor and the lagging, restive countryside this year while guiding the booming economy >>>


      PRINCE CHARLES‘ WIFE HAS HYSTERECTOMY
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 2:46 PM LONDON (AP)– Prince Charles‘ wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, underwent a hysterectomy at a London hospital Monday, officials said.

Camilla, 5', arrived for the procedure at the King Edward VII hospital on Sunday, having recently returned to Britain following a >>>


      RELATIONSHIP GONE BAD LEAVES 3 DEAD
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:16 PM VINELAND, N.J. (AP) – Police on Monday were investigating the shooting deaths of two men and a woman in what they believe was a double homicide–suicide stemming from a failed romantic relationship.

Police found a man and a woman dead inside the upstairs bedroom of a two& >>>


      REPORT: AIR TAXIWAY DELAYS STILL RARE
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 7:31 PM By LESLIE MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Your chances of being stuck on a stuffy airliner for hours on a taxiway – like passengers on recent JetBlue flights – are slim, the government reported Monday.

To be precise, statistics show that passengers >>>


      REPORT: ALGERIA GUN, MINE ATTACKS KILL '
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 1:31 AM ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Suspected Islamic militants attacked a police checkpoint in Algeria with rocket–propelled grenades and machine guns Sunday, killing five officers and wounding three others, according to a newspaper report.

Separately, a bus hit two land mines west >>>


      SHARPTON TRACES S.C. FAMILY ROOTS
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:16 PM By KATRINA A. GOGGINS Associated Press Writer EDGEFIELD, S.C. (AP) – The Rev. Al Sharpton traveled Monday to Strom Thurmond‘s birthplace to visit the grave of a Thurmond relative who held one of Sharpton‘s ancestors as a slave.

Sharpton‘s trip to this rural t >>>


      SHERIFF: KIDS HOME WHEN MOM WAS KILLED
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:16 PM AP Photo DT201, MICO108, MIDTF152 By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – A man authorities tracked down in the snow of a wilderness area confessed to killing and dismembering his wife, and described the horrific‘‘ details surrounding her de >>>


      SHERIFF: MICH. SLAYING SUSPECT TALKING
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 3:16 PM AP Photo DT201, MICO108, MIDTF152 By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – A man authorities tracked down in the snow of a wilderness area confessed to killing and dismembering his wife, and described the horrific‘‘ details surrounding her de >>>


      SMALL PLANE HITS INDIANA HOME; 1 DEAD
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:16 PM BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) – A small plane crashed into a home near a southern Indiana airport Monday, killing both people aboard, authorities said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground, though the impact left much of the plane lodged inside the house.

El >>>


      SMALL PLANE HITS INDIANA HOME; 2 DEAD
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:16 PM BEDFORD, Ind. (AP) – A small plane crashed into a home near a southern Indiana airport Monday, killing both people aboard, authorities said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries on the ground, though the impact left much of the plane lodged inside the house.

El >>>


      STATIONS AGREE TO PAY PAYOLA SETTLEMENT
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:01 PM By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Exasperated listeners weary of hearing the same songs over and over on the radio may have something to cheer about: a pair of innovative deals that could shake up the music playlists of some of the nation‘s largest radio&nd >>>


      SUSPECTED MAOIST REBELS KILL LAWMAKER
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 5:01 AM NEW DELHI (AP) – Suspected communist rebels shot and killed an Indian lawmaker, two of his bodyguards and a civilian while he was attending a soccer match in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, officials said.

The lawmaker, Sunil Mahato, 38, was shot while attending the gam >>>


      TALL SHIP LAUNCHED IN S.C.
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 6:31 AM CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – After years of planning and building, the Spirit of South Carolina hit the water Sunday to cheers and horns from a flotilla of rocking boats in Charleston Harbor waiting to welcome her.

My God bless her and stand with her and all who stay with >>>


      TAMIL REBELS WARN OF SRI LANKA BLOODBATH
      Guardian, 05-03-2007
     Monday March 5, 2007 11:16 AM By DILIP GANGULY Associated Press Writer COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – The Tamil Tiger rebels on Monday warned of a bloodbath‘‘ if the international community fails to stop the Sri Lankan military‘s offensive into rebel–held areas.

The warning wa >>>



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