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      A CALL FOR PREPARATION, A NEED TO CONQUER FEAR
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      A Christian Science perspective on daily life Emergency preparedness is under way. This time it‘s not about getting ready for another hurricane, but for the threat of an influenza pandemic.

A broad range of voices are urging officials to take this threat seriously. "Time is running out to prepare,&q >>>


      A COMFY FIT FOR CHICK–LIT FANS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Film critic of The Christian Science Monitor Jennifer Weiner‘s novel "In Her Shoes," about two sisters who couldn‘t be more opposite, isn‘t in the same league as, say, "Bridget Jones‘s Diary," but it‘ll do. There‘s lots of laughing through tears. Not to mention t >>>


      ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE OF TIME
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      By James Michael Dorsey Because my wife and I have become masters of low–budget travel, our friends come to us for advice. So imagine my embarrassment the day I forgot about the international date line.

The date line is a fascinating concept that you can neither see nor touch. It is an imaginary line tha >>>


      BRAZIL FIGHTS OIL PRICES WITH ALCOHOL
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilians aren‘t waiting for high–priced hybrid cars.

Drivers are fighting rising gasoline prices by buying "flex" or "flexible fuel" cars that slurp more alcohol.

Reporters on the Job The Monitor gives the >>>


      BRITAIN ACCUSES IRAN OF SUPPLYING BOMBS TO MILITIAS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
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      BUSH FRAMES BATTLE OF 21ST CENTURY
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON President Bush went on the offensive Thursday with a spirited justification for the war on terror that sought to refocus Americans on what he sees as the central undertaking of this century: defeating the forces of Islamic radicalism.

In a speech that o >>>


      COMPANIES BUSY WITH HURRICANE ORDERS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor NEW YORK Jason Lippert sounds as if he hasn‘t slept in days. Indeed, sleep has been tough to come by: His factory in Goshen, Ind., is expanding shifts and hiring workers – and still it‘s just barely able to keep up with the orders.

"It&lsquo >>>


      EXPERIENCE NEEDED? THE LONG HISTORY OF NONJUDGE JUSTICES.
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON John Marshall is widely revered as "the great Chief Justice," but before joining the Supreme Court in 1801 he had never served a day in judicial robes and lost the only case he argued at the high court.

Earl Warren had worked for 18 years as a >>>


      IN COOPERSTOWN, IT‘S NOT ALL BASEBALL
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Writer April Austin spent four days in Cooperstown, N.Y. Where did you go? Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and stomping ground of 1'th–century author James Fenimore Cooper, of "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Deerslayer" fame.

MILO STEWART JR./AP In the Monitor >>>


      INDICTMENT CHOICES FOR THE CIA LEAK
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      By Daniel Schorr WASHINGTON This is, so help me, my last comment on the tangled web of the CIA leak until we get some hard news from Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, whose two years of investigation have now lasted longer than the Watergate inquiry.

In the MonitorFriday, 10/07/05 Bush frames battle of 21 >>>


      KNIT–WITS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor When a woman known as the "Yarn Harlot" arrived on a Friday evening, the excitement in the crowded knitting store was palpable. Needles furiously busy with colorful projects stopped, mid row. "Is that her?" The question swirled like steam over a mug of >>>


      LIBERIA‘S EX–FIGHTERS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, AND MONROVIA, LIBERIA In many ways, the future of this West African nation – and the fragile region around it, which supplies nearly 10 percent of US oil – depends on how young men like Moses Kanneh sort out their lives.

This compact 30–year–ol >>>


      LIBRARIES, PLEASE KEEP YOUR BOOKS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Indictment choices for the CIA leak Surveying in the land of ‘What If?‘ Letters to the Editor

What is this? Most–viewed stories: (for 10/05/05)
10/04/05 Want to check your e–mail in Italy? Bring your passport.
10/05/05 US drivers steering around high gas costs 10/05/05 The woma >>>


      LIKE PUTTY IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor On a good day, director Nick Park might capture three seconds of film footage.

With Job–like patience, Park and his Claymation team from Bristol, England, spent the past five years bringing inventor Wallace and his trusty dog Gromit to life in their first ful >>>


      MONITOR PICKS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      A ball for everyone BUENA VISTA HOME VIDEO Cinderella, the 1'50 classic, has been restored and rereleased on DVD.

(No, Gloria Steinem isn‘t going to help wedge her foot into that glass slipper.) The terrific fairy tale has lovely animation and songs, cute mice, and an icily malevolent villain. And at >>>


      MYSTERY FICTION
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      The Colorado Kid, by Stephen King Stephen King keeps threatening to call it quits. There‘s just one hitch.

Like Christine, the deranged car from one of his best–known novels, King seems incapable of slowing down.

ALBERT FERREIRA–STARTRACKS/AP In the MonitorFriday, 10/07/05 Bush frame >>>


      ONCE AGAIN, IT‘S A BRAVES NEW WORLD
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor Jeff Francoeur. Ryan Langerhans. Wilson Betemit. Pete Orr.

Jeff Francoeur JOHN BAZEMORE/AP In the MonitorFriday, 10/07/05 Bush frames battle of 21st century Experience needed? The long history of nonjudge justices.

Senators aim to bar cruelty to detainees >>>


      OUR VISITS TO PARIS WERE HANDS–ON
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      By Miriam Hill As I finished watching "Fiddler on the Roof," I thought about Tevye, the Jewish milkman, who drives home one of the themes of the film when he says, "And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: tradition!" We don‘t hear much about tradition anymore. It may o >>>


      POLAND HESITATES AMID PUSH FOR ECONOMIC REFORM
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor KRAKOW, POLAND Packed nightly with students sketching out plans for the future, the cafes and bars in this historic university city are brimming with talk of chance and promise.

But when this weekend‘s presidential election comes up, it elicits a frown and >>>


      SENATORS AIM TO BAR CRUELTY TO DETAINEES
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON Nearly 18 months after images of abuse at Iraq‘s Abu Ghraib prison stunned the world, the US Senate voted Wednesday to clarify rules that govern the military‘s treatment of detainees.

The amendment‘s overwhelming passage, despite obje >>>


      SURVEYING IN THE LAND OF ‘WHAT IF?‘
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      By Jeffrey Shaffer PORTLAND, ORE.

President Bush made a quick visit this week to one of my favorite destinations: The land of "What If?" It‘s a place where I often spend time ruminating about potential events that could have a massive impact on American life.

But since many of the scen >>>


      THE COMING GI DRAWDOWN IN IRAQ
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      The Monitor‘s View If Iraq‘s voters approve a constitution on Oct. 15, their democratic future appears more assured. Americans then can have a full–throated debate about bringing troops home. While setting a timetable for a drawdown would be risky, laying out bench marks for such steps is not.

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      THE FIRST–EVER CASE ALLEGING A ‘MOLE‘ IN THE WHITE HOUSE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON On the morning of Aug. 5, 2005, according to court documents, FBI intelligence analyst Leandro Aragoncillo downloaded a secret US document about the Philippines onto his computer, copied it to a disk, and stuffed the disk into a bag lying on the floor of his cub >>>


      THE RED SCARE, IN BLACK AND WHITE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Film critic of The Christian Science Monitor ‘Good Night, and Good Luck‘ pays homage to CBS news legend Edward R. Murrow for going up against anticommunist crusader Sen. Joseph McCarthy, chairman of the House Un–American Activities Committee, when few in the ‘50s–era media would dare.
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      TRAVELING LIGHT
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      A call for preparation, a need to conquer fear What is this? Teachers Don‘t miss our Kidspace archive.

––> Coverage of poetry in the news and original work by publishing poets.

Most–viewed stories: (for 10/05/05)
10/04/05 Want to check your e–mail in Italy? Bring you >>>


      UGANDAN REBEL PUSH THREATENS NEIGHBORS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 07-10-2005
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor KAMPALA, UGANDA The Lord‘s Resistance Army (LRA), a cultish Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and enslaving teenagers, appears determined to expand its operations into a third country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than 350 rebels crossed into >>>


      BUSINESS IN BRIEF
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      Aa Aa Aa Business in Brief Reserves Reach $15'.6Bln Russia‘s foreign currency and gold reserves rose to a record $15'.6 billion, increasing for a sixth straight week, the longest consecutive gain since at least May.

The reserves climbed by $3.4 billion in the week to Sept. 30, the Central Bank sa >>>


      CPC PARTNERS REACH DEAL WITH RUSSIA
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Dmitry Zhdannikov Reuters ALMATY, Kazakhstan –– Six oil majors which are shareholders in a Chevron–led group pumping oil in a pipeline from Kazakhstan to Russia‘s Black Sea coast have agreed to a list of Russian demands in order to double its capacity.

Ian MacDonald, general director >>>


      GLOBAL EYE
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Chris Floyd Last week, President George W. Bush filled the final vacancy on the U.S.

Supreme Court –– and right on cue, all the knee–jerk Bush–bashers were up in arms, sputtering the usual objections: Unqualified crony! Right–wing apparatchik! Fawning, groveling Bush Family fac >>>


      KAZAKH IPO SEEN RAISING $1.1 BILLION
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      Bloomberg Kazakhmys, a Kazakh copper miner that mostly sells to China, may raise &pound612 million ($1.1 billion) or more by selling shares on Friday as the metal trades at record highs, said investors who may buy the stock.

The company is selling 122.4 million shares for between &pound4.60 and &po >>>


      TOTAL TAKES AIM AT 25% OF VAST ARCTIC GAS FIELD
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Tom Miles Reuters French oil major Total has offered gas monopoly Gazprom stakes in three projects in return for 25 percent of the huge Shtokman gas project, a company official said in an interview.

Total was one of five companies shortlisted last month by Gazprom as potential partners in the development of >>>


      FROM HAS–BEEN TO BUDDING ALLY
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Tomila Lankina To Our Readers Has something you‘ve read here startled you? Are you angry, excited, puzzled or pleased? Do you have ideas to improve our coverage?

Then please write to us. All we ask is that you include your full name, the name of the city from which you are writing and a contact teleph >>>


      KIEV TO REVISIT DUBIOUS DEALS
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Halia Pavliva and Douglas Lytle Bloomberg Sergei Chuzavkov / AP Like his predecessor, Yekhanurov seeks to review doubtful privatizations.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov, who was approved by parliament last month, said the government wants to recoup the full price for any state assets sold at a di >>>


      LAVROV SAYS RUSSIA NEED NOT JOIN IRAN–EU TALKS
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Vladimir Isachenkov The Associated Press Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday dismissed speculation that Moscow might join talks between Iran and European negotiators on Tehran‘s disputed nuclear program.

"As for relations between the European trio and Russia, we are not expecting any chang >>>


      NEW HOUSES SPROUTING ON LAKE BAIKAL‘S SHORE
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Stephen Boykewich Staff Writer Alex Osipovich / MT Khodorkovsky put in the foundation for a large house in Enkhaluk, but all construction work stopped after his arrest.

ENKHALUK, Buryatia –– This tiny town on the eastern shore of Lake Baikal is a picture of tranquility. Goats lope up the dusty m >>>


      OPEN RUSSIA DRAWN INTO RAIDS
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Maria Levitov Staff Writer Investigators raided more offices connected with Yukos on Thursday, widening their search to include Open Russia, a nonprofit group aimed at promoting philanthropic ties between Russia and the West.

Ten uniformed investigators entered Open Russia‘s office in central Moscow o >>>


      OVECHKIN MAKES MARK IN NHL
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      The Associated Press Joe Giza / Reuters Ovechkin after Wednesday‘s game.

WASHINGTON –– His first NHL check was so fierce it dislodged a support beam. He refused to let his team lose, twice answering with goals less than '0 seconds after the opponents took the lead. And when his face appea >>>


      RUSSIA FACES FIRST OF TWO CRUNCH GAMES
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      Combined Reports Russia trails UEFA Group 3 leader Portugal by five points with two matches remaining.

That means only a win will do when the Russians face Luxembourg on Saturday. "In my career and the careers of our players there were and there will be important matches, but these two are the most import >>>


      RUSSIANS FEEL POORER THAN STATISTICS SHOW
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Alex Fak Staff Writer When the Soviet state made millions of schoolchildren intone on the first day of class, "Thank you, the Party, for our bright future," it could hardly have imagined that the brainwashing scheme would turn against its successors.

But this is exactly what happened as the econom >>>


      SCHRODER TO ST. PETE FOR PUTIN‘S BIRTHDAY
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Carl Schreck Staff Writer With little of the hype that characterized the run–up to his 50th birthday, President Vladimir Putin was set to celebrate turning 53 on Friday with German Chancellor Gerhard Schrder in St. Petersburg.

The visit, a private one, could well be Schrder‘s final foreign trip >>>


      TOURISM INDUSTRY DECRIES RED TAPE
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Anna Smolchenko Staff Writer Russia is losing tourists to destinations like China and Poland because tours are expensive, visas difficult to obtain and the country‘s cruise fleet a "floating museum," the Russian Tourism Union said Thursday.

The problem is exacerbated by a lack of a coherent >>>


      U.S. ATTORNEYS IN TALKS OVER ADAMOV
      The Moscow Times, 07-10-2005
      By Stephen Boykewich Staff Writer A delegation from the U.S. Attorney‘s Office was in Moscow on Thursday for confidential talks about the case of former Nuclear Power Minister Yevgeny Adamov, a U.S. Embassy spokeswoman said Thursday. A Swiss court ruled Monday to extradite Adamov to the United States, shunning a >>>


      DEPUTY PM RECEIVES EC DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR EXTERNAL RELATIONS
      Nhan Dan, 07-10-2005
      Deputy PM Khoan welcomed the European Commission (EC) delegation on its visit to Vietnam on the 15th anniversary of the Vietnam–EC diplomatic relations, and the 10th anniversary of the signing of Vietnam–EC framework agreement. He thanked the European Union (EU) for its support for Vietnams renovation proce >>>


      NEARLY VND 1.6 BILLION RAISED FOR STORM–HIT YEN BAI PROVINCE
      Nhan Dan, 07-10-2005
      Nearly VND 1.6 billion has been raised, and will be donated along with relief aid to victims in northern mountainous Yen Bai, the province hardest–hit by typhoon Damrey.

Localities, agencies and individuals are continuing to contribute money and goods to help flood victims in Yen Bai province through the >>>


      ONE MISSING AFTER FLASH FLOODS IN SOUTHERN BINH THUAN PROVINCE
      Nhan Dan, 07-10-2005
      Flash floods in southern Binh Thuan province on October 5 left one person missing and cost the local people an estimated loss of more than VND 5 billion.

The authorities in Duc Linh district had earlier evacuated 50 households living along the banks of the La Nga river to higher ground to ensure their safety, >>>


      ROLE–MODEL CONGRESS AIMS TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIALISATION AND MODERNISATION: PM
      Nhan Dan, 07-10-2005
      Prime Minister Phan Van Khai stressed that the success of the seventh National Role–model Congress will create a new impetus for national development, and that this is a congress to accelerate industrialisation and modernisation.

He said so at a press briefing after the three–day congress closed in >>>


      UN REFUGEE AGENCY CONFIRMS VIETNAM CARES FOR REPATRIATED HIGHLANDERS
      Nhan Dan, 07-10-2005
      UNHCR country representative Vu Anh Son has said the Vietnamese Government provided the best possible care for ethnic minority highlanders, who had repatriated from Cambodia, and helped them integrate properly into the community.

Mr Sons comment came following a field trip to the Central Highlands province of >>>


      WTO SECRETARIAT: VIETNAM MAKES IMPORTANT PROGRESS
      Nhan Dan, 07-10-2005
      Vietnam has made important progress in its talks for WTO admission, particularly after the Working Group on Vietnams WTO entry carefully studied the first revised draft of the groups report on September 15.

The assessment was made by Shishir Priyadarshi, representative of the WTO Secretariat, at a national sem >>>


      16 DEAD IN MYSTERIOUS FLU OUTBREAK IN CANADA
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Toronto—Health officials were still struggling Thursday to discover an unknown virus that claimed 16 lives at a Toronto retirement home in recent weeks, according to officials.

The mysterious respiratory ailment has infected 70 residents, 12 employees and two visitors to the Seven Oaks Home for the Aged since >>>


      23 KILLED IN IRAQ VIOLENCE
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Baghdad—A suicide bomber killed 10 people when he blew himself up on a minibus in Baghdad in one of a spate of attacks Thursday, adding to fears of spiralling violence in the run–up to next week’s vote on the new Iraqi constitution.

In the face of the relentless militants attacks ahead of the October 15 >>>


      AFGHANISTAN RELEASES FIRST ELECTION RESULTS
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Kabul—War–scarred Afghanistan took another step on Thursday towards forming its first parliament in more than three decades when the first provisional results from last month’s landmark vote were released.

But with key warlords and members of the ousted Taleban regime dominating initial counting in some >>>


      AL–QAIDA MEMBER SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN SPAIN
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Madrid—Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced the so–called «Spanish Taliban» Hamed Abderrahman to six years in prison for belonging to a terrorist organization, the court said.

«We sentence Abderrahman, responsible for a crime of belonging to al–Qaida, a terrorist organisation ... t >>>


      BLAIR WARNS IRAN NOT TO INTERFERE IN IRAQ
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      London—Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Iran not to interfere in Iraq after underlining suspicion that explosives used to kill British troops there may have come from the Islamic republic.

In a joint news conference with visiting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Blair also warned Tehran that London woul >>>


      DEFENCE PROCUREMENT SYSTEM TO BE STREAMLINED
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Aroosa Alam Islamabad—Transparency of Defence Purchase System and Modernisation of the procurement system through Internet and E–Commerce were agreed between the Defence Suppliers and the Ministry of Defence Production in a seminar held at NUST Rawalpindi. The seminar was aimed to streamline future defence procur >>>


      ISLAMIC RADICALS SEEK TO INTIMIDATE WORLD: BUSH
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Says US working with Musharraf to isolate militants in Pakistan Washington—President Bush, trying to reverse a slide in public support for the war in Iraq, said Thursday that Islamic radicals are seeking to «enslave whole nations and intimidate the world,» and called that a prime reason not to cut and run i >>>


      KARZAI FOR STRATEGIC RELATIONS WITH NATO
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      KABUL—Afghanistan hopes for a continuous and strategic relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the future, Afghan president Hamid Karzai said Thursday after meeting with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

«We have talked about all aspects of NATO activities in Afghan >>>


      LOCAL BODIES 3RD PHASE ELECTION
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Ruling Alliance carries the day Government supported candidates win for Nazim slots in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Quetta Mahmood Hussain, Ikram Ullah, Kamran Rajput, Ghulam Tahir Islamabad— According to our correspontents, mainly government supported candidates won the Local Bodies Phase III elections. They included >>>


      PAKISTAN SEEKS PARITY IN STRATEGIC, DEFENCE FIELDS
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      United Nations—Stressing the need for ensuring strategic stability in South Asia, Pakistan has called for parity of treatment with India in the strategic and defence areas. «Discriminatory approaches in the nuclear or conventional fields will not advance stability in South Asia,» Ambassador Masood Khan, Pak >>>


      PEOPLE EXHIBIT POLITICAL MATURITY: PM
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Islamabad—Expressing satisfaction over the peaceful completion of local bodies elections, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Thursday said people have voted for their better future and to strengthen the democratic process in the country.

«The enthusiastic participation of people shows that they have complete tr >>>


      PPP COMPLAINS CEC ON RIGGING
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Rashid rejects opposition allegations Mahmood Hussain/Tahir Rashid Islamabad—Kamran Zafar, Member, Central Monitoring Cell, Awam Dost Group has informed the Chief Election Commissioner about the acts of rigging and the interference of the federal ministers including Sheikh Rashid Ahmed whose nephew Rashid Shafiq is con >>>


      PRESIDENT ASKS GOVT TO CHECK PRICE HIKE
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Rawalpindi—Taking note of the complaints about sudden rise in the prices of essential commodities with the onset of Ramazan, President General Pervez Musharraf has asked the federal and provincial governments to enforce a check on price hike so that common man may get these commodities at reasonable rates.

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      REFORMS STRENGTHENING ECONOMY: SHAUKAT
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Islamabad—Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has attributed the growing strength in Pakistan’s economy to the far–reaching reform process initiated over the last six years.

This, he said, has enabled it to earn the distinction of being one of the leading reformed economies in the developing world.

He w >>>


      US SENATE APPROVES DETAINEE TREATMENT RULES
      Pakistan Observer, 07-10-2005
      Washington—The Senate faces a confrontation with the House over a $440 billion military spending bill that, despite White House opposition, would impose restrictions on the treatment of terrorism suspects.

Delivering a rare wartime slap at Pentagon authority and President Bush, the GOP–controlled Senate >>>


      ‘HE FRIGHTENS ME, MUM. PLEASE CHECK HIM OUT‘
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Dominic Kennedy HEAVILY armed Serbian police visited Petar Sutovics flat four days before he died, his mother claims.

Mr Sutovic had also texted Susan Sutovic with concerns about a new man in the neighbourhood who seemed to know all about her work as a human rights lawyer.

Yugoslav–born Mrs S >>>


      ‘I‘D BACK ANYTHING TO STOP THIS DISEASE‘
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      ALISON NIGHTINGALE, 32, a medical researcher from Headley Down in Hampshire, had surgery after having cervical cancer diagnosed last year. She is married with a son, 3, and a daughter, 17 months.

She said yesterday: After the birth of my daughter in May last year I had a smear test which identified a growth on >>>


      11 DAYS TO GO AND LOTS OF WORK TO DO
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Political Briefing by Peter Riddell THE five leadership contenders now have 11 days before the first ballot of MPs. The conference has made the contest more open, but has not necessarily changed the outcome. The conference was about mood, chatter and media headlines.

The key for each campaign is either to neut >>>


      BRITAIN ‘SLOW TO ADOPT NEW DRUGS‘
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor BRITAIN is one of the slowest countries in Europe to adopt new cancer drugs, according to a report published yesterday.

This is even though the UK spends more per head on cancer research than any other of the 1' countries surveyed.

A team at the Karolinska Institute >>>


      DAVIS‘S GRANDFATHER AND THE JARROW CRUSADE THAT WASN‘T
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Andrew Norfolk DAVID DAVIS may have unintentionally misled the conference when he proudly stated that his grandfather took part in the Jarrow Crusade.

An academic who spent five years researching the 1'36 march against poverty and mass unemployment says that it is almost certainly untrue.

Howev >>>


      HOW THE PIPPILL LAUGHED AS THEIR LEADER SLIPPED OUT INTO THE NIGHT
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Conference Sketch by Ann Treneman SO FAREWELL, then, Michael Howard. Accountability, that was your catchphrase.

By the time you read this, Mr Howard will have made himself accountable and officially resigned as Tory leader. Yesterday in Blackpool he gave his last speech and one of his best to his people or, as >>>


      HOWARD GIVES NOD TO CAMERON AS SUCCESSOR TO TORIES‘ THRONE
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Philip Webster and Rosemary Bennett The front–runner David Davis has to regain his momentum after losing way to Cameron, Fox and Clarke DAVID DAVIS was last night fighting to prevent his support from waning after David Cameron won coded backing from the outgoing leader Michael Howard.

Mr Howard used h >>>


      JUDGE BACKS MOTHER‘S MISSION TO FIND TRUTH OF SON‘S ‘DRUGS DEATH‘
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Dominic Kennedy Calls for an independent inquiry are being made after police pictures of a Londoners squalid demise in a Belgrade flat contradict the official explanation for his death Picture gallery: Petar Sutovic SHORTLY before his death, Petar Sutovic, a former law student, sent a studio portrait of himself to h >>>


      NEW CANCER VACCINE WILL END ROUTINE SMEAR TESTS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor CERVICAL cancer, which kills 300,000 women a year around the world, could be largely prevented by a vaccine, researchers have found.

The first big study of a cervical cancer vaccine has proved 100 per cent successful a stunning result, according to one specialist. The results off >>>


      THE TIMES JURY
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Helen Rumbelow CAMERON–FOX WIN THE DAY The ideal slate for the election is David Cameron versus Liam Fox, according to The Times jury. At the start of the week most assumed that David Davis and Kenneth Clarke would make the final two.

I came here sympathetic to Clarke but Ive switched to Cameron, he j >>>


      WOULD–BE TORY FIRST LADIES GET READY TO STAND BY THEIR MEN
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Andrew Pierce THE battle for the leadership has thrust into the media spotlight the five women who will inherit the mantle of the Tories‘ First Lady one of the most thankless tasks in politics.

They all know that they will be on constant public show with endless commentary on their sartorial style or >>>


      A GUIDE TO THE FIVE AGES OF FRIENDSHIP
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Jane Shilling There is this sociologist from Essex University, Ray Pahl, he is called, who has been going around asking people to count up how many friends theyve got. Then he has added them all up and divided by the number he first thought of and discovered that the average Briton has 18 friends. This is, when you com >>>


      BESIDE THE SEASIDE
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Conference should not abandon Englands premier holiday resort So farewell then, Blackpool. The candidates and the correspondents depart.

And the city sophisticates and snobs among them shake the sand off their Gucci bootees, and mutter that the noblest prospect that a delegate ever sees is the railway line tha >>>


      BEYOND INNOCENT PLAYGROUND CHATTER LURKS THE WHISPER OF PROPAGANDA
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Notebook by Mick Hume WHAT DO YOU think about child abuse? Personally I am against it, but everybody is entitled to their opinion.

It is a stupid, insensitive question, of course. That has not prevented the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) asking it. As part of Full Stop Week, >>>


      FORWARD, NOT BACK
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Howards powerful speech ends an extraordinary conference This cannot have been an easy week for Michael Howard. The party leader is normally the centrepiece of the Conservative conference, but, for obvious reasons, attention has been elsewhere. When the leadership candidates call for change and modernisation, implicit >>>


      HELP, LASAGNE‘S OUT TO GET ME
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Ben Macintyre The viral spread of conspiracy theories can have dangerous – or literally lethal – consequences CLOSE THE DOOR while you read this, and block the keyhole to make sure we are not being watched. This is just between you and me, but I think there is something fishy going on: the conspiracy theori >>>


      NATIONAL FEELING SICK DAY
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Tim Luckhurst YESTERDAY I nearly burnt a book. Fear not, I wimped out. Ingrained reverence for the printed word prevented me destroying my favourite anthology of poetry. But my conscience is troubled. I suspect a public burning would have been decent and useful. Faced with the masterstroke of unimaginative stupidity >>>


      PARADOX OF THE RIGHT: GLOOMY VICTORS IN THE US, OPTIMISTIC LOSERS IN THE UK
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Gerard Baker CONSERVATIVES everywhere like to think of themselves as practical people, rooted in reality, resolutely dealing with the world as it is, not as some ideology would like it to be.

So it is slightly odd to discover the current mood of conservatives in the worlds two greatest English–speaking d >>>


      REALITY CHECK
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      by urban fox, times online correspondent You don‘t have to travel to war zones on the other side of the world to appreciate how lucky you are, just pay a visit to your elderly relatives To Amnesty Internationals annual media awards ceremony at the ritzy Banqueting House, Whitehall. Prizes were given for covering >>>


      WEEKLY RATIONS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      by pink mum There‘s a Media Diet for Kids, but what about one for busy working mums?

Thursday Some testing questions at breakfast. Do cockerels lay eggs? Where does water come from? I know I should be pleased we have a child with an enquiring mind, but not when Im trying to read the paper, swallow my cof >>>


      WHATEVER WORKS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Step by costly step, science is defeating cancer Margaret Stanley, Professor of Epithelial Biology at Cambridge University, is described by her peers as cautious and reserved. Yesterday she was euphoric.

The reason: clinical trials of a new human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine have shown 100 per cent protection >>>


      WHO ‘GETS IT‘? A) DAVIS B) CAMERON
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Mary Ann Sieghart Correct the inexperienced, modern pretender, not the patronising, out–of–date mumbler THIS WEEK Goliath strode into battle, eyes narrowed, fists clenched. Convinced he had seen off his opponents, he directed his gaze meaningfully to the far distance when ping! a pebble from a slingshot hit >>>


      A CLASS DIVIDED: ISRAELI WALL RUNS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE PLAYGROUND
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      From Ian MacKinnon in Anata PALESTINIAN children returned to their school after the weekend to find that a 24ft concrete wall had been built through the playground, leaving the classrooms on one side and the football pitch and volleyball court on the other.

The Anata boys high school play area now lies on the >>>


      BUSH AIDE FACES QUESTIONS ON CIA LEAK
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Tim Reid Disclosure of agent‘s identity to lead to a criminal scandal that goes to the heart of the White House KARL ROVE, President Bushs chief political adviser, is to give 11th–hour testimony to a grand jury investigating the leak of a CIA officials identity, and faces possible indictment in the case, >>>


      BUSH BEGS FOR SUPPORT TO FIGHT ‘EVIL RADICALS‘ WAGING WAR ON HUMANITY
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      From Tim Reid in Washington IN AN impassioned plea to America to hold its nerve, President Bush said yesterday that Islamic radicals were trying to take control of Iraq as part of a plan to enslave whole nations and intimidate the world.

Facing dwindling support for the Iraq war and growing calls for a troop w >>>


      FERGUSON RULED TOO FAMOUS TO BAN HIS NAME ON POSTERS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Jack Malvern SIR ALEX FERGUSON has claimed that his human rights are being abused after he was denied the right to stop people from selling posters bearing his name.

The Manchester United manager had sought to gain exclusive rights to the use of his own name on posters and stickers depicting his image, but >>>


      FOR SALE: ONE HOT PROPERTY WITH SUN, SEA AND ERUPTIONS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      From Richard Owen in Rome IF YOU want to buy an active volcano, now is your chance: an Italian hotelier and businessman is offering one for sale or at least the cone on the appropriately named island of Vulcano off the coast of Sicily.

Gustavo Contis family bought the 550m–wide crater, along with much of >>>


      HOME OFFICE IN CLIMBDOWN ON TERRORISM LAWS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Richard Ford, Home Correspondent MOSQUE committees could be fined or jailed under powers proposed yesterday to allow police temporarily to close places of worship used by extremists.

The proposal came as the Home Office signficantly watered down plans to make it a criminal offence to praise terrorist attack >>>


      LIEUTENANT JACK BALFRY–BOWKER
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      June 28, 1'21 – August 31, 2005 Naval airman who played a courageous role in the devastating raid on Italian warships in Taranto in 1'40 JACK BALFRY–BOWKER was one of three remaining naval aircrew who took part in the devastating attack by Swordfish biplanes the celebrated Stringbag on Italian battl >>>


      MOPED MAN KILLED AS DETECTIVES CHASE JEWEL SHOP RAIDERS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Stewart Tendler, Crime Correspondent A MAN died and a second was seriously injured in a police chase yesterday after detectives foiled a ram raid on a branch of Tiffanys.

The gang mounted the raid unaware that they were being followed in an undercover surveillance operation after a series of smash–and >>>


      PASTOR TO REPAY &#163;200,000 AFTER BUYING FLORIDA TIMESHARE ON CHURCH VISA CARD
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      Pastor to repay 200,000 after buying Florida timeshare on church Visa card By Ruth Gledhill Charity watchdog criticises church for lack of control over millions of pounds THE pastor of an Afro–Caribbean church will have to repay 200,000 after an investigation by the Charity Commission found serious misconduct and >>>


      PLOT THICKENS AS HONDA REVEAL BACKING FOR NEW MYSTERY TEAM
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      From Kevin Eason in Suzuka THE world championship might be decided but the intrigue never ends in Formula One. The ten teams lined up wearily in the paddock here last night to prepare for the Japanese Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the longest season in the sports history and only Fernando Alonso, the new drivers >>>


      POLICE RAIDS HUNT PROPERTY ASSETS OF ‘IRA LAUNDERING‘
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By David Sharrock and Sean ONeill THE Provisional IRAs chief of staff is suspected of using the proceeds of organised crime to invest in a portfolio of 250 properties in Manchester and the North West of England, according to financial investigators.

The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA), assisted by police, carried >>>


      PRINCE BACKS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS ON THE NHS
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By David Rose COMPLEMENTARY therapies such as acupuncture and osteopathy should play a greater role in the NHS, a report commissioned by the Prince of Wales said.

The study ordered by the Prince, a longstanding advocate of complementary and alternative medicines, claims that if they were more widely available >>>


      PRISONERS GRANTED THE RIGHT TO VOTE
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Richard Ford, Home Correspondent A EUROPEAN court ruling yesterday that the blanket ban on convicted prisoners voting in British elections breached their human rights has prompted the Government to look again at the law.

Ministers plan to deal with the ruling by introducing a system under which prisoners wo >>>


      RAILWAYS TO BE TURNED INTO CONCRETE BUS LANES
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Ben Webster, Transport Correspondent TRACKS on branch railway lines are to be torn up and replaced with concrete channels, under plans to attract people out of cars by replacing trains with buses.

Guided busways will be installed on several sections of 150–year–old railway that ministers believe >>>


      RUTHLESS ERIKSSON TURNS HIS BACK ON FERDINAND AT LAST
      The Times, 07-10-2005
      By Matt Dickinson, Chief Football Correspondent THE call for bold leadership, aired on these pages, was only a few hours old when Sven–Gran Eriksson responded by dropping Rio Ferdinand yesterday.

Although the Manchester United defenders poor form demanded discussion, few had expected that Eriksson would >>>



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