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      PLAN TO COAX SHOPPERS BACK TO WEST END AFTER BOMBS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Robert Booth Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Ken Livingstone is to launch a multimillion–pound campaign to draw people back to West End shops after the London bombings.

Plans for the campaign emerged as retailers warned that public fears about shopping in central London could wipe millions off Christ >>>


      POLICE‘S SECRET WEAPON÷ THE TOFFEE GUN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Martin Wainwright Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Whacky weaponry worthy of James Bond‘s technical adviser, "Q", was considered but abandoned by the Home Office as a way of dealing with violent protests during the past 25 years.

Behind the grim lines of police officers confronting protester >>>


      START THE METER RUNNING
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      It‘s by far the best way to preserve water, our most precious resource Peter Preston Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian What would we have been talking about all summer if a few bombs and thunderstorms hadn‘t intervened? No question÷ the true trickle–down effect, the one that starts with small >>>


      THE STORM TROOPERS HAVE TO BE CURBED
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      The Heathrow strike highlights the plight of contract employees Roy Hattersley Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian There are two views about the propriety of the way in which the Gate Gourmet employees – at the heart of the Heathrow disruption – behaved. One is that, by "withdrawing their labour" >>>


      VIOLENT PORN SITES FACE GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Staff and agencies Monday August 15, 2005 Websites which glamorise sexual violence are to be targeted by the government, it was revealed today, following the murder of a teacher by a man addicted to violent internet porn.

Methods similar to those deployed against child pornography are being considered as part >>>


      WATCHDOG BACKS EXPULSION OF RADICALS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Duncan Campbell and Hugh Muir Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian The man responsible for reviewing Britain‘s anti–terrorism policies yesterday backed government plans to deport radical Islamists but warned against new proposals to restrict judges‘ powers.

The organisation Liberty also said t >>>


      2 SINAI PEACEKEEPERS HURT IN AIRPORT BLAST
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 10÷46 AM By ASHRAF SWEILLAM Associated Press Writer EL–ARISH, Egypt (AP) – An explosion at an airport wounded two Canadian members of a multinational force near the unit‘s base in northeast Sinai on Monday, Egyptian security officials said.

The explosion badly da >>>


      28 SUSPECTED REBELS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷01 PM KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – Fighting across southern Afghanistan has left at least 28 suspected Taliban rebels dead as violence rages on in the countdown to crucial legislative elections next month, officials said Monday.

Among the dead was a local Taliban commander >>>


      3–YEAR–OLD DROWNS IN ARIZONA FLOODWATERS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 2÷46 PM TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – A 3–year–old boy drowned in fast–moving floodwaters that swept away his family‘s vehicle. Two of his siblings were pulled to safety.

Sheriff‘s Deputy Dawn Barkman said the children and their parents were traveling ho >>>


      ABBAS SETS DATE FOR LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷46 PM AP Photo JRL106 By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday set a date for long–overdue legislative elections in what senior officials said was an attempt to give militants an incentive not to disru >>>


      ATLANTA BOY SCOUTS TRY TO OVERCOME SCANDAL
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 2÷01 AM By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Towering pines, shimmering lakes, bike trails, target shooting and cookouts. For Julian White, Boy Scout camp in the north Georgia mountains is a world away from his life on the streets of Atlanta.

&# >>>


      ATLANTA HAS BECOME MECCA FOR BLACKS GAYS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 8÷31 AM AP Photo GAWH102 By ERIN TEXEIRA AP National Writer ATLANTA (AP) – Once or twice a week, the women‘s drum circle gathers to practice. Drum Sista‘s members pound and caress the skins, bonding through the rhythm in an atmosphere of like–minded women – ac >>>


      BIDEN CRITICIZES ADMINISTRATION ON IRAQ
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 6÷16 PM AP Photo WX102 By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Bush administration officials are signaling a possible exit strategy by playing down expectations for a flourishing democracy in Iraq, a leading Democratic lawmaker says.

They have >>>


      BOX÷ ATLANTA BECOMING MECCA FOR BLACK GAYS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 8÷01 AM By The Associated Press GAY MECCA÷ Atlanta and its suburbs are home to the biggest concentration of black same–sex couples in the South.

SOUTHERN COMFORT÷ Many choose this booming city for its moderate cost of living and familiar culture.

OPPOS >>>


      BRITAIN CRACKDOWN RAISES RIGHTS CONCERNS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo NY701 By DANICA KIRKA Associated Press Writer LONDON – (AP) Secret trials. Curbing free speech. Three months in jail without charge. British authorities have hesitated to crack down in the past, largely because of human rights concerns and court actions that allowed >>>


      BTK VICTIMS‘ KIN PLAN TO ATTEND HEARING
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷01 PM WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – At least 10 relatives of the victims of BTK serial killer Dennis Rader are expected to come to Wichita for his three–day sentencing hearing, which begins Wednesday.

The family members are receiving help with their travel and lodging expense >>>


      BUSH APPROVAL A LOW FOR RECENT 2–TERMERS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo WX108 By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush‘s standing with an American public anxious about Iraq and the nation‘s direction is lower than that of the last two men who won re–election to the White House – Rona >>>


      CHAFEE READY FOR TOUGH BLUE STATE CAMPAIGN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷31 AM AP Photo WX102 By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer WARREN, R.I. (AP) – It‘s a steamy day on the Rhode Island riverfront, so Sen. Lincoln Chafee leaves his jacket in his Prius hybrid and ambles toward the drawings of the new bridge he has managed to fund in the r >>>


      CLUES SOUGHT IN CYPRIOT AIRLINER CRASH
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 6÷31 PM AP Photo XTS101 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Coroners testing the remains of passengers and crew of a Cypriot airliner that slammed into a mountainside near Athens will try to determine if the 121 people were already dead when they crashed, >>>


      COLLEGE OFFERS CLASS IN HOW TO CATCH FISH
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 '÷01 AM AP Photo AKAG801 By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer COOPER LANDING, Alaska (AP) – Curt Muse stood on the cobbled shore of a creek, casting a 3–weight fly rod upstream as a dozen students – all middle–aged or older – watched.

Muse was th >>>


      COLO. REOPENS HIGHWAY AFTER ROCK SLIDES
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷46 PM AP Photo COEA101 IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – Interstate 70 was reopened in both directions early Monday following a weekend of work to clear three massive rock slides that fell from mountainsides in less than 24 hours, state highway officials said.

The first rock sli >>>


      CREWS FIGHTING WASH. WILDFIRE HIT SNAG
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷31 AM AP Photo WATW102 By ANNE KIM Associated Press Writer POMEROY, Wash. (AP) – Darcy Brenner was out of town when the wildfire began.

She returned home two days later to find nothing left but a cement foundation and twisted metal.

It wasn‘t just >>>


      CYPRIOT PLANE‘S BLACK BOXES SENT TO FRANCE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 11÷16 AM AP Photo ATH105 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece (AP) – The flight data recorders from the Cypriot airliner that crashed outside Athens will be sent to France for examination to determine why it went down, possibly with all 121 people on board alread >>>


      CYPRIOT PLANE‘S RECORDERS SENT TO FRANCE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷31 PM AP Photo XTS103 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece (AP) – The flight recorders from the Cypriot airliner that crashed outside Athens will be sent to France for examination to determine why it went down, possibly with all 121 people on board already dead >>>


      DAD OF FALLEN MARINE ATTENDS HOMECOMING
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 10÷16 AM CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) – John Prazynski stood in the sea of welcome home signs and wondered why he was there.

Prazynski‘s son, Lance Cpl. Taylor Prazynski, wasn‘t going to be among the '00 Marines from the 3rd Battalion who arrived home Sunday. Tayl >>>


      DEADLINE FOR IRAQ CONSTITUTION ARRIVES
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 11÷01 AM AP Photo BAG116 By ANTONIO CASTANEDA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – With the deadline for the new constitution just hours away, Shiite and Kurdish leaders signaled they were prepared to submit the draft to parliament Monday – even over Sunni Arab objectio >>>


      EGYPT EXPLOSION INJURES TWO CANADIANS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷16 PM AP Photo XAN108 By ASHRAF SWEILLAM Associated Press Writer EL–ARISH, Egypt (AP) – A crude roadside bomb blasted a vehicle belonging to international peacekeepers in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, lightly wounding two Canadians in an already tense area near the Israeli w >>>


      EX–GOV. CHILES‘ SON ARRESTED ON DUI CHARGE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷16 PM TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – A son of the late Gov. Lawton Chiles was arrested on charges of drunken driving, authorities said.

Ed Chiles, 50, was stopped early Sunday in Tampa after a police officer noticed him driving between two lanes, according to jail records. Police said >>>


      FARRAKHAN÷ MEXICAN PRESIDENT WAS RIGHT
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷46 PM MILWAUKEE (AP) – Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Mexican President Vicente Fox was right to say that Mexican immigrants take jobs that not even blacks want.‘‘ Although Fox was sharply criticized for his remarks by some black leaders, Farrakha >>>


      FISHERMEN ON YACHT RESCUE SIX IN FLORIDA
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 5÷16 PM FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A yacht on a fishing trip went to the rescue for six people – including an 8–month–old baby – whose twin–engine plane ditched in the Atlantic Ocean, officials said.

Mike Sibley of Fort Lauderdale, one of two >>>


      FORECASTERS PREDICT DROP IN DEFICIT
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷01 PM By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal budget–deficit picture turned brighter Monday as congressional scorekeepers released new estimates showing the level of red ink for the current fiscal year would drop to $331 billion.

The ne >>>


      FOREIGN LANGUAGES NOT JUST FOR BIG KIDS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 2÷31 PM AP Photo WX102 By BEN FELLER AP Education Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Sandra Rosado is big on class participation.

So when her fourth–graders had a hard time keeping quiet until it was their turn to answer, she didn‘t mind. Until a few of them spok >>>


      GREECE PLANE CRASH KILLS 121, 48 CHILDREN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo ATH102 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer GRAMMATIKO, Greece (AP) – A Cypriot plane full of vacationers slammed into a mountainside north of Athens on Sunday after at least one pilot lost consciousness from lack of oxygen, killing all 121 people aboard, more >>>


      HISTORY OF ISRAELI SETTLEMENT IN GAZA
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo AXLP103 By The Associated Press History of Israeli settlement in Gaza÷ June 1'67 – Israel captures the Gaza Strip from Egypt and Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol declares that the coastal area will never be returned to Egypt.‘‘ Late >>>


      HOUSE LEADER TAKES ON SUPREME COURT
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 '÷46 AM AP Photo TNJR101 By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The No. 2 GOP leader in the House took the opportunity to remind his audience that law–making is the job of lawmakers, not judges

– no matter how high up or distinguished. >>>


      HURRICANE IRENE CONTINUES TOWARD ATLANTIC
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 10÷46 AM MIAMI (AP) – A slightly stronger Hurricane Irene continued spinning toward the northern Atlantic early Monday, forecasters said.

Irene, classified as a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 85 mph, was moving northeast at 12 mph, according to the National >>>


      HURRICANE IRENE HEADS OUT TO SEA
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷16 PM AP Photo MH101 MIAMI (AP) – A slightly stronger Hurricane Irene spun toward the northern Atlantic Monday but posed no threat to land, forecasters said.

Irene, classified as a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 85 mph, was moving northeast at 12 mph, acc >>>


      IMPORTANT DATES IN WORLD WAR II IN ASIA
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 8÷46 AM TOKYO (AP) – Important dates in World War II in Asia÷

–– Sept. 18–1', 1'31÷ Japanese troops attack Chinese garrison in Mukden in the so–called Manchurian Incident, leading to Tokyo‘s conquest of Manchuria.

>>>


      INDONESIA, ACEH REBELS SIGN PEACE PACT
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 10÷46 AM AP Photo XAI106 By MATTI HUUHTANEN Associated Press Writer HELSINKI, Finland (AP) – The Indonesian government and Aceh rebels on Monday signed a peace treaty to end nearly 30 years of fighting in the oil– and gas–rich province that killed 15,000 people.

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      INDONESIA, ACEH REBELS SIGN PEACE TREATY
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷16 PM AP Photo XAI108 By MATTI HUUHTANEN Associated Press Writer HELSINKI, Finland (AP) – Indonesia and Aceh rebels on Monday signed a peace treaty to end nearly 30 years of fighting that killed 15,000 people, but rebel leaders voiced concern about government troops remaining in t >>>


      IRAN SAYS U.S., BRITAIN ENCOURAGING UNREST
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷46 AM By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP)– Iran accused the United States and Britain on Sunday of stoking the unrest that has broken out among its Kurdish and Arab minorities.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi offered little evidence for h >>>


      IRAQ CONSTITUTION SAID PRESENTED ON TIME
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 2÷31 PM AP Photo BAG110 BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraq‘s national security adviser said Monday that the draft constitution will be presented to parliament on time later in the day.

Mouwaffak al–Rubaie made the comment on CNN a little over an hour before the National A >>>


      IRAQ CONSTITUTION SAID TO MEET DEADLINE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 2÷31 PM AP Photo BAG110 By ANTONIO CASTANEDA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi leaders insisted that a draft constitution will be presented to parliament by Monday‘s deadline, despite Sunni objections to a federated state and other key provisions in the charter >>>


      IRAQ LEADERS AGREE ON DRAFT CONSTITUTION
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷01 PM AP Photo BAG121 By ANTONIO CASTANEDA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Iraqi leaders have agreed on a draft constitution to be submitted to parliament by Monday‘s deadline except for two issues that the legislative body must decide, two Shiite officials said. >>>


      IRAQ LEADERS CONSIDER EXTENDING DEADLINE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷46 PM AP Photo BAG110 By ANTONIO CASTANEDA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Leaders of Iraq‘s factions considered extending Monday‘s deadline for a new constitution as last–minute talks produced no agreement on a federated state and other divisive issu >>>


      IRAQ LEADERS DELAY CONSTITUTION SESSION
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷16 PM AP Photo BAG110 By ANTONIO CASTANEDA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The Iraqi parliament session on whether to approve the new constitution was postponed Monday for two hours, a Shiite lawmaker said.

The delay came after some leaders of Iraq‘s fac >>>


      IRAQ OFFICIALS DELAY CONSTITUTION SESSION
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷01 PM AP Photo BAG110 By ANTONIO CASTANEDA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The Iraqi parliament delayed a session Monday on whether to approve a new constitution hours before a deadline as faction leaders failed in last–minute talks to agree on a federated state >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS HISTORIC GAZA WITHDRAWAL
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷46 AM AP Photo XEM105 By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer KISSUFIM CROSSING, Israel (AP) – Israel lowered a road barrier sealing the Gaza Strip to Israeli civilians at midnight Sunday – signaling the start of a historic withdrawal that will end its 38–year occup >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS WITHDRAWAL FROM GAZA STRIP
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 2÷46 PM AP Photo JRL152 By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Defiant and tearful Jewish settlers locked the gates to their communities, formed human chains and burned tires to block troops from delivering eviction notices Monday, as Israel began its h >>>


      ISRAEL SEALS GAZA STRIP TO BEGIN PULLOUT
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo XEM103 By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer KISSUFIM CROSSING, Israel (AP) – Israel lowered a road barrier sealing the Gaza Strip to Israeli civilians at midnight Sunday – signaling the start of a historic withdrawal that will end its 38–year occu >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS HAND OUT EVICTION NOTICES
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷46 AM AP Photo XEM105 NISSANIT, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli troops on Monday began handing out eviction notices to settlers of the Gaza Strip at the start of a historic withdrawal that will end its 38–year occupation.

In Nissanit, soldiers first delivered the document >>>


      JAPAN SEARCHES FOR MISSING WWII SOLDIERS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 8÷01 AM AP Photo NY1'4 By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Kokichi Morimoto knows his father only as a kimono–clad man in a black–and–white photograph dated Dec. 25, 1'42 – the day he joined Japan‘s imperialist war in Asia as a >>>


      JAPANESE LEADER SORRY FOR WWII INVASIONS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷01 PM AP Photo TOK106 By HANS GREIMEL Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Asia commemorated the 60th anniversary of Japan‘s World War II surrender on Monday by honoring the dead and searching for reconciliation.

Japan‘s leader tried to salve wounds by apologiz >>>


      JAPANESE PM APOLOGIZES FOR PAST INVASIONS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 5÷01 AM AP Photo TOK107 By HANS GREIMEL Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japan‘s leader apologized for Tokyo‘s wartime colonization and invasions on the 60th anniversary of the country‘s surrender on Monday, after other Asian nations marked event by honoring the >>>


      JAPANESE PM APOLOGIZES FOR WWII INVASIONS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 '÷46 AM AP Photo TOK107 By HANS GREIMEL Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Asia commemorated the 60th anniversary of Japan‘s World War II surrender on Monday by honoring the dead and searching for reconciliation.

Japan‘s leader tried to salve wounds by apol >>>


      JEWS GATHER AT U.N. FOR GAZA PRAYERS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo XEM806 By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – American Jews gathered in front of the United Nations on Sunday to pray for friends abandoning their homes in the Gaza Strip as part of an historic withdrawal ending Israel‘s 38–year occupat >>>


      KOIZUMI APOLOGIZES FOR PAST COLONIZATION
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷16 AM AP Photo TOK106 By HANS GREIMEL Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) – Japan‘s leader apologized for Tokyo‘s wartime colonization and invasions on the 60th anniversary of the country‘s surrender on Monday, after other Asian nations marked event by honoring the >>>


      KYRGYZ PRESIDENT APPOINTS PRIME MINISTER
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 '÷16 AM BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) – New Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Monday appointed a former opposition politician who was jailed under the country‘s ousted Soviet–era leader as acting prime minister, the president‘s office said.

Felix Kulov i >>>


      LAWMAKERS WARN AGAINST TROOP DECREASES
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷16 AM AP Photo BAG115 By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON – As U.S. officials pressed Iraqis to finish work on a new constitution, a leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday the Bush administration is downgrading expectations for a flourishing Middle East democrac >>>


      MAN KILLS WIFE, HIMSELF AT GA. HOSPITAL
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷16 PM ATLANTA (AP) – A man fatally shot his wife in her hospital room and then killed himself Monday morning, authorities said.

The incident took place about 6÷15 a.m. at St. Joseph‘s Hospital, said Victor Azar, operations manager for Fulton County Emergency >>>


      MAN KILLS WIFE, SELF AT ATLANTA HOSPITAL
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷01 PM By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – A man fatally shot his wife in her intensive care hospital room and then killed himself Monday morning, authorities said.

The shooting took place around 6÷15 a.m. at St. Joseph‘s Hospital, said Victo >>>


      MARINE ACCUSED OF FIRING ON CROWD IN MASS.
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷46 AM LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) – A veteran recently named Marine of the Year‘‘ for his service in Iraq was charged with attempted murder after firing a shotgun from his apartment window as a group of noisy revelers stood outside a nightclub, police said.

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      MINORITY TAMILS FEAR BEING TARGETED
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 8÷01 AM AP Photo XSD105 By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – With Sri Lanka‘s foreign minister dead and the country under emergency rule, there is growing fear among the island‘s minority Tamils that they may once again be targeted by the s >>>


      MOM‘S PROTEST RILES GUN–TOTING NEIGHBOR
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷31 AM AP Photo TXLM102 By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – Undaunted by counter rallies and even a neighbor‘s gunshot blasts into the air, a woman whose son died in Iraq said Sunday that she will continue her anti–war demonstration near Pre >>>


      NAVY PROPOSING HIGH–TECH DESTROYER
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷31 AM By JOHN J. LUMPKIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Navy, seeking a greater role as the United States wages wars far inland, is pushing an expensive, experimental destroyer it says will be able to bomb targets well away from shore.

The Navy is trying to >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷46 AM By The Associated Press J. Roberts Dailey MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) – J. Roberts Dailey, a former speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives who used his power to block state–supported gambling, died Saturday. He was 86.

Dailey died at a retirement home in Muncie >>>


      PACKAGE FOUND IN D.C. HOTEL NOT A BOMB
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷31 AM AP Photo DCPM101 WASHINGTON (AP) – A major downtown hotel was evacuated for more than an hour Sunday after a suspicious package was discovered in the basement, but police bomb technicians found nothing dangerous inside it.

The discovery prompted bomb technicians and >>>


      PROPOSED PANHANDLING BAN DRAWS GA. PROTEST
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷16 AM By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – Dozens of opponents of a proposed ban on panhandling near downtown hotels and tourists sites gathered on the steps of City Hall late Sunday for an all–night protest ahead of Monday‘s expected vote.

Th >>>


      RAIN FLOODS STREETS, HOMES IN WEST TEXAS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷46 AM MIDLAND, Texas (AP) – Two days of heavy rain flooded streets and sent creeks out of their banks in parts of West Texas on Sunday, forcing several high–water rescues in Midland, where some streets were under three feet of water.

City Emergency Management crews u >>>


      SECURITY CAMERAS PROLIFERATE IN MANHATTAN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷31 AM AP Photo NYLL101 By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Six could be seen peering out from a chain drug store on Broadway. One protruded awkwardly from the awning of a fast–food restaurant.

A supersized, domed version hovered like a flying saucer >>>


      SEN. BIDEN WARNS AGAINST TROOP DECREASES
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷46 AM AP Photo BAG115 By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Bush administration officials are signaling a possible exit strategy by playing down expectations for a flourishing democracy in Iraq, a leading Democratic lawmaker says.

They hav >>>


      SRI LANKA URGES CRACKDOWN ON TAMIL BACKERS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 6÷16 PM AP Photo XSD114 By SHIMALI SENANAYAKE Associated Press Writer COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lankans cremated their assassinated foreign minister Monday as the government urged the international community to clamp down on overseas supporters of Tamil rebels amid fears the kill >>>


      SRI LANKA URGES CRACKDOWN ON TAMIL REBELS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷01 PM AP Photo XGA10' By SHIMALI SENANAYAKE Associated Press Writer COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lankans cremated their assassinated foreign minister Monday as the government urged the international community to clamp down on overseas supporters of Tamil rebels amid fears the >>>


      SUMMARY BOX÷ NAVY PUSHING FOR NEW SHIP
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷31 AM By The Associated Press NEW SHIP÷ The Navy is pushing for construction of a new type of destroyer, the DD(X), equipped with long–range guns that will be able to bombard targets far inland.

PRICE TAG÷ The Navy places the cost of the first ship in the cla >>>


      SUNNIS WANT FEDERALISM SHELVED FOR NOW
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo BAG123 By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – With one day left to finish Iraq‘s new constitution, Sunni Arabs asked Sunday that the divisive issue of federalism be put off until next year so the draft can be completed on time >>>


      SURVEY÷ IRAQIS SUPPORT WOMEN‘S RIGHTS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷46 AM AP Photo BAG126 By HAMED AHMED Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A survey conducted by Iraq‘s constitutional drafting committee showed that the majority of those responding supported full rights for women – as long as the freedoms are in accordance with >>>


      TECHNICAL FAILURE BLAMED IN DEADLY CRASH
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷31 AM AP Photo ATH105 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer GRAMMATIKO, Greece (AP) – A Cypriot plane full of vacationers slammed into a mountainside north of Athens on Sunday after at least one pilot lost consciousness from lack of oxygen, killing all 121 people aboard, more >>>


      TEEN PLEADS TO TURKEY–TOSS THAT HURT WOMAN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 6÷31 PM RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) – A teenager who threw a 20–pound turkey out the rear window of a car pleaded guilty Monday to assault and tearfully embraced the driver he critically injured, authorities said.

Ryan Cushing, 18, will serve six months in jail and five years >>>


      THAI LEADER VISITS VOLATILE SOUTH
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷31 AM BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – Thailand‘s prime minister urged community leaders in the country‘s violence–plagued south to stand together against Islamic separatists.

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra finishing a two–day visit to the region on Sund >>>


      THOUSANDS BLACKED OUT ACROSS NORTHEAST
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 3÷16 PM BOSTON (AP) – Thousands of people across the Northeast had no electricity for alarm clocks and air conditioners Monday following waves of violent thunderstorms.

Wind gusting to 80 mph knocked trees onto power lines, lightning started fires and torrential rain flooded >>>


      THOUSANDS FILL CHURCH FOR ‘JUSTICE SUNDAY‘
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷01 AM By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Thousands of people filled a church Sunday night for Justice Sunday II,‘‘ an event organizers said wasn‘t necessarily about pushing for the confirmation of John Roberts for the U.S. Sup >>>


      THOUSANDS FILL CHURCH FOR JUDICIAL EVENT
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 1÷01 AM By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Thousands of people filled a church Sunday night for Justice Sunday II,‘‘ an event organizers said wasn‘t necessarily about pushing for the confirmation of John Roberts for the U.S. Sup >>>


      TROOPS HAND OUT EVICTION NOTICES IN GAZA
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 8÷01 AM AP Photo XEM105 By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli troops on Monday began handing out eviction notices to settlers of the Gaza Strip at the start of a historic withdrawal that will end its 38–year occupation of the coastal terr >>>


      TROPICAL STORM MOVES AWAY FROM EAST COAST
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 4÷46 AM MIAMI (AP) – Tropical Storm Irene strengthened into a hurricane Sunday, but turned away from the East Coast and posed no threat to land, forecasters said.

Hurricane Irene had top sustained winds of 80 mph, just above the 74 mph threshold to become a hurricane.
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      U.S. JEWS PRAY FOR FRIENDS IN ISRAEL
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo XEM806 By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – American Jews gathered in front of the United Nations on Sunday to pray for friends abandoning their homes in the Gaza Strip as part of an historic withdrawal ending Israel‘s 38–year occupat >>>


      U.S. PROFESSOR KILLED ON BRAZIL TRIP
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo NY120 SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) – An American anthropology professor on a research trip to Brazil was killed Saturday while he was being robbed in a small rain forest town near the Amazon River, an U.S. Embassy spokesman said Sunday.

James Petersen, 51, a profe >>>


      WASH. FIREFIGHTERS GAIN GROUND ON BLAZE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 11÷01 AM AP Photo WATW102 By ANNE KIM Associated Press Writer POMEROY, Wash. (AP) – A forecast for more warm weather Monday had firefighters strengthening their lines around a 4',000–acre wildfire, the largest in the lower 48 states.

The fire in southeastern Washin >>>


      WICCAN WANTS TOWN TO PAY HER LEGAL BILLS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 5÷01 AM GREAT FALLS, S.C. (AP) – A small South Carolina town is facing a hefty legal bill after losing a battle over whether it should stop using Jesus Christ‘s name in prayers before council meetings.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused in June to hear the town‘s app >>>


      WOMAN TO HEAD WHITE HOUSE KITCHEN
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 7÷31 AM AP Photo WX111 By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer WACO, Texas (AP) – The search for a new White House chef took six months and then ended right where it began÷ in the executive kitchen.

Cristeta Comerford was chosen from hundreds of applicants to head th >>>


      ‘I BELIEVE GOD WANTS US HERE‘
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Haim Gross, 30, has lived in Morag, a religious–ideological settlement of about 40 families in the far south of the Gaza Strip, for five years.

Morag is expected to be one of the first colonies to be evacuated. A security officer for the settlement, with four children >>>


      ‘IT‘S PORN, INNIT?‘
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      What does this Playboy logo mean to you? To WHSmith, it means one of the most popular range of stationery ever sold. And it‘s aimed at children.

What‘s going on, asks Rachel Bell Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Last month, seven smartly uniformed schoolgirls could be seen picketing outside the >>>


      ‘SEVERE SHORTAGE‘ OF SPERM DONORS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Ian Sample, science correspondent Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Government plans to make fertility treatment more accessible to single women and lesbian couples are likely to be ineffective because of a severe shortage of sperm donors, a leading fertility expert has told the Guardian.

Proposals to urge f >>>


      AIR CRASH FOCUS ON OXYGEN LOSS
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Passengers sent text messages about freezing temperature Mark Milner Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Air accident investigators are examining the black box flight recorders recovered from the airliner that crashed near Athens yesterday, killing all 121 people aboard.

Speculation was growing that the Boeing >>>


      AUSTRALIA HOPE FOR A MIRACLE AS ENGLAND TURN THE SCREW
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Mike Selvey at Old Trafford Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian England, with fast bowling and slow, were predatory in the final half an hour as the gloom enveloped Manchester yesterday evening. From the Statham End, a giant fast bowler of the modern era stormed in at the Australian openers and achieved such velocity a >>>


      BA FLIGHTS RETURN TO NORMAL AFTER STRIKE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Mark Tran Monday August 15, 2005 British Airways today said normal service had resumed on most scheduled flights and fewer than 200 passengers were still stranded after last week‘s walkout by Heathrow ground staff.

The airline said it was operating 100% of its British and European flights and '5% of >>>


      BEATING THE BIG BOYS AT THEIR OWN GAME
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Britain‘s most colourful magazine publisher is celebrating. It‘s 10 years since Felix Dennis launched Maxim and The Week – two highly successful yet totally different publications. Here he reveals to Owen Gibson his love of thrashing his corporate rivals, how he managed to conquer America

&nd >>>


      BLAIR ‘CONCERNED‘ ABOUT CITY ACADEMIES
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Polly Curtis, education correspondent Monday August 15, 2005 The prime minister, Tony Blair, is today reported to be having doubts about controversial plans to set up 200 privately sponsored academy schools by 2010.

Mr Blair has so far been a personal champion of the scheme with some prominent Labour MPs descr >>>


      BOOST TO ECONOMY HIDDEN IN THE CUPBOARD
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Neil Hume Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Internet auction sites such as eBay are having a growing impact on the economy and could provide a welcome boost to consumer confidence, a report published today says.

The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) believes the power to sell unwanted or unuse >>>


      CAGES AT THE READY TO REMOVE SETTLERS WHO FLOUT DEADLINE
      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      Hard core of Jewish families will be prised out if softly, softly tactics fail Chris McGreal in Neve Dekalim, Gaza settlements Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian For the most diehard Jewish settlers, the last view of their doomed homes on the Gaza coast is likely to be from a cage as it swings high over the uniform re >>>


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      Guardian, 15-08-2005
      How Bush would gain from war with Iran Labour‘s new divide Start the meter running Comment Email Sophie Arie @ Naples Monday August 15, 2005 The Guardian Mozzarella does not immediately appear threatening. It is a white, round, bland, soggy cheese that you buy bobbing in a bag of water. And yet locals in the Napl >>>



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