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      MET BACKS POLICE CHIEF BUT ADMITS DE MENEZES ISSUE WILL NOT GO AWAY
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Rosie Cowan and Vikram Dodd Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian On the morning of Friday July 22, word arrived at Scotland Yard‘s headquarters that a suspected suicide bomber had been shot at Stockwell tube station by officers using a new shoot to kill policy. For all involved it was uncharted territory, and >>>


      MO MOWLAM DIES
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Mark Oliver and agencies Friday August 1', 2005 Mo Mowlam with her portrait by artist John Keane. Photograph÷ Martin Argles

Mo Mowlam, the former Northern Ireland secretary and one of the most popular Labour politicians of recent times, died at 8.10am today, a family spokesman said.

The 55& >>>


      MOWLAM A POLITICAL ‘LIONESS‘
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      James Sturcke and agencies Friday August 1', 2005 Mo Mowlam, who died this morning aged 55, was "one of the most remarkable and colourful personalities" ever to enter British politics, Tony Blair said today.

The prime minister said she had "transformed" the politics of Northern Ireland >>>


      MOWLAM LIFE SUPPORT ENDED
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Sophie Kirkham Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian The condition of former Northern Ireland secretary Mo Mowlam was last night said to be seriously deteriorating after her life support was withdrawn three days ago.

Ms Mowlam, 55, is being treated in the Pilgrim Hospice in Canterbury, Kent, following a fall >>>


      PM‘S MYSTERY HOLIDAY CAUGHT IN WAX
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Stephen Ward Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian Tony Blair‘s holiday destination is still a mystery but Madame Tussauds took a stab at filling the gap left by the lack of the annual vacation photocall yesterday.

The London museum has decked out its waxwork of the prime minister, which usually in a s >>>


      PUB SMOKING BAN WILL WIDEN HEALTH GAP, REPORT WARNS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Sarah Boseley, health editor Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian As many as two–thirds of pubs in the most deprived parts of England could be exempt from a ban on smoking because they do not serve food, according to a study by doctors.

The measures in the white paper on public health, which are suppo >>>


      SHOOT TO KILL POLICY ADAPTED
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Vikram Dodd Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian After the al–Qaida attacks on the United States in 2001, British police began planning how to counter any terrorist attacks on the UK mainland.

A special group chaired by Barbara Wilding, the chief constable of South Wales police, started to develop new >>>


      STATE SCHOOLS CELEBRATE BUMPER PERFORMANCE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Comprehensive pupils show up grammar rivals in some areas Rebecca Smithers, education editor Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian State schools celebrated a bumper crop of A–level results yesterday, with some comprehensives boasting that they now outperformed their local grammar schools.

The Essex sta >>>


      STUDENTS TURNING TO POLITICS ON RISE IN WAKE OF IRAQ WAR
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Current affairs more popular as pupils shun language and science Matthew Taylor, education correspondent Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian Students have become more interested in international affairs in the aftermath of the Iraq war, headteachers‘ leaders said last night, as A–level results revealed >>>


      THE MYTHS OF MO
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Tony Blair, rather than Mo Mowlam, played the pivotal role in achieving and shaping the Good Friday agreement of 1''8, writes Henry McDonald Friday August 1', 2005 When Mo Mowlam entered the Maze prison on January 8 1''8, she did something that astonished not only her bodyguards but also some of the >>>


      THERE‘S NO SUCH THING AS TOTAL SECURITY
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      A third terrorist attack on London may be ‘inevitable‘ but draconian new laws will do little to solve the problem Richard Norton–Taylor Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian Charles Clarke, the home secretary, says it is absolutely foolish to assume there will not be a third terrorist attack in Lond >>>


      TORY LEADERSHIP CONTEST ‘WIDE OPEN‘
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Matthew Tempest Friday August 1', 2005 The shadow home secretary, David Davis÷ the favourite to succeed Michael Howard. Photograph÷ PA

A survey of Conservative MPs today found that more than a quarter have yet to make up their minds who they want as leader, leaving the race wide open.

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      UNION WARNS BA OF STRIKE ACTION IF WORKERS VICTIMISED
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Mark Milner Friday August 1', 2005 The Guardian The Transport and General Workers Union yesterday warned British Airways that it could face legal strike action if it victimised workers who took part in last week‘s unofficial stoppage which caused chaos at Heathrow.

The union‘s general secretary >>>


      ‘PEACE MOM‘÷ SPEARHEAD OF PEACE MOVEMENT?
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo TXLM102 By RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – What began as one mother‘s vigil on a country road in Texas two weeks ago has grown into a nationwide protest, putting a grieving human face to the miseries of war and the misgivings about Presid >>>


      ‘PEACE MOM,‘ HER MOTHER ILL, LEAVES CAMP
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo TXSW102 By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – The grieving woman who started an anti–war demonstration near President Bush‘s ranch nearly two weeks ago left the camp Thursday after learning her mother had had a stroke, but >>>


      ‘STRESSED‘ GATOR MAKES CALIF. LAKE HOME
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷16 PM AP Photo LA106 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alligator wrangler Jay Young took a break Thursday and headed back to his native Colorado after several unsuccessful attempts to catch the mysterious gator discovered in a local lake Aug. 12.

Los Angeles officials who contracted >>>


      3 HURT IN ANOTHER GUATEMALAN PRISON RIOT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 AM GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – Three jailed street gang members were injured Thursday, two of them by gunfire, during a prison riot that came three days after a series of gang–related uprisings in Guatemala prisons left 35 prisoners dead.

A police spokesman said at >>>


      3 U.S. SERVICEMEN, AFGHAN SOLDIER KILLED
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷31 PM AP Photo KAB106 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A U.S. Marine and an Afghan soldier were killed during battles with militants in eastern Afghanistan ahead of next month‘s landmark elections, U.S. military officials said Friday.

The deaths came on the same day tha >>>


      ABBAS÷ GAZA PULLOUT RESULT OF PATIENCE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 5÷01 PM AP Photo MM103 RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that Israel‘s Gaza pullout resulted from Palestinian sacrifices‘‘ and patience.‘‘ Abbas also promised to rebuild houses in Gaza destroyed >>>


      AMERICAN INDIANS LAUNCH SUICIDE HOT LINE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 10÷16 AM By EMILY JOHNS Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Monica Yellow Bird was 17 when her cousin hanged himself.

The boy, also 17, was ambitious and had plans for the future but drank alcohol, Yellow Bird said. One day, her family returned to her grandmother& >>>


      ANSWERS SOUGHT ON VENEZUELA PLANE CRASH
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 6÷01 PM AP Photo XFLL104 By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) – Scores of grieving relatives arrived in Venezuela from the French Caribbean island of Martinique on Friday, while experts used DNA samples and dental records to try to identify t >>>


      APOLOGY STATEMENT FROM OHIO GOV. BOB TAFT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷16 AM By The Associated Press A judge ordered Gov. Bob Taft to apologize to Ohio residents for four ethics law violations. The following is the text of Taft‘s statement÷ I am here today to publicly apologize to the people of the State of Ohio for my failure to >>>


      ARMED FORCES MEDICAL PLAN LIMITS ABORTIONS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷16 AM By DAVID KRAVETS AP Legal Affairs Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that U.S. armed forces medical benefits should cover abortion costs only when a mother‘s life is at risk, a decision that the judges acknowledged was callo >>>


      ATTACKERS FIRE MISSILES AT U.S. NAVY SHIP
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷46 PM AP Photo LON110 By JAMAL HALABY Associated Press Writer AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – Unknown attackers fired at least three missiles from Jordan early Friday, with one narrowly missing a U.S. Navy ship docked in a Jordanian port and killing a Jordanian soldier. Another fell close >>>


      BENEDICT PLANS VISIT TO GERMAN SYNAGOGUE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷46 AM AP Photo FKOE108 By DAVID McHUGH Associated Press Writer COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – German–born Pope Benedict XVI‘s planned visit to a synagogue is only the second by a pope and is fraught with significance in the land where Nazi terror produced the Holocaust.
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      BLACK BOXES MAY SOLVE CRASH MYSTERIES
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷46 AM By LESLIE MILLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Aviation experts say the sophisticated flight data recorder on the Helios Airways jetliner that crashed in Greece should answer at least some of the questions that have perplexed investigators.

Because s >>>


      BODIES OF FOUR PEOPLE FOUND IN UTAH CAVE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo UTGF101 By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer PROVO, Utah (AP) – Four friends who disappeared while exploring a cave near Provo were found dead Thursday in a narrow, underwater passageway between its chambers, officials said.

The bodies of the two w >>>


      BTK KILLER BEGINS SERVING LIFE SENTENCES
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 PM AP Photo WXS111 By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) – BTK killer Dennis Rader arrived at the maximum security prison here Friday to begin serving the rest of his life in prison for 10 killings that terrorized nearby Wichita.

Rader, who w >>>


      BTK SERIAL KILLER GETS 10 LIFE SENTENCES
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo WXS102 By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Evil incarnate. A demon. A depraved predator. BTK serial killer Dennis Rader was ordered to serve 10 consecutive life terms Thursday at a hearing that allowed family members to unleash decades >>>


      BUSH APPOINTS SPECIAL ENVOY FOR N. KOREA
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷46 PM CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – President Bush announced Friday that he‘s appointed one of his former White House advisers to be a special envoy on human rights in North Korea.

Jay Lefkowitz‘s appointment comes 10 days before six–nation talks aimed at pe >>>


      BUSH PLANS SEPT. 11 REMINDERS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷01 PM AP Photo TXLM110 By RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – What began as one mother‘s vigil on a country road in Texas two weeks ago has grown into a nationwide protest, putting a grieving human face to the miseries of war and the misgivings about Presid >>>


      COMBAT STRESS UNIT RETURNS TO IRAQ
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 '÷01 AM By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer BOSTON (AP) – Members of the 883rd Medical Company treat the kinds of wounds that can‘t be seen but are sometimes just as damaging as physical injuries.

The combat stress control‘‘ unit, whi >>>


      COMMUNITY–BASED HOMES SEEM TO HELP ADDICTS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 AM By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Self–supporting group homes have high success rates in helping individuals recover from alcoholism and drug addiction, researchers from DePaul University reported Thursday.

A pair of studies being pr >>>


      CORRECTION÷ BOUNDLESS–PLAY STORY
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 '÷01 AM SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – In an Aug. 16 story about playgrounds designed so that children with and without disabilities can play together, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of a playground that opened Wednesday.

It is in Battle Creek, n >>>


      DEAD MAN‘S KIN LASH OUT AT LONDON POLICE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 PM AP Photo LSD103 By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – The cousin of a Brazilian man fatally shot by police who mistook him for a terrorist said Friday that London‘s police chief lied about the killing and should resign.

Alessandro Pereira, >>>


      DEAD MAN‘S KIN LASHES OUT AT U.K. POLICE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 PM AP Photo LSD103 By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – The cousin of a Brazilian man fatally shot by police who mistook him for a terrorist said Friday that London‘s police chief lied about the killing and should resign.

Alessandro Pereira, >>>


      DOCTOR÷ CORETTA SCOTT KING HAD BIG STROKE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo NY122 By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – Coretta Scott King suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke that impaired her ability to speak and affected her right side, but she is completely aware,‘‘ a doctor said Thurs >>>


      DOCUMENTS SHOW ROBERTS‘ CONSERVATIVE SIDE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷46 AM AP Photo WCAP101 By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts was a staunch defender of the conservative policies of the Reagan administration during his time as a young White House lawyer, and a surprising critic of the >>>


      ENVOY PREDICTS TOUGH TIMES IN AFGHANISTAN
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷16 AM AP Photo LMD103 By DANIEL COONEY Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A reinvigorated insurgency killed two U.S. soldiers Thursday when a roadside bomb hit a military convoy protecting road workers, and the new American ambassador warned that violence by Afgh >>>


      ENVOY URGED OSAMA‘S EXPULSION BEFORE '/11
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 AM By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A year before the Sept. 11 attacks, a U.S. diplomat assured a top official of Afghanistan‘s ruling Taliban regime that international sanctions on that country would be lifted if it expelled Osama bin Laden, newly >>>


      EPA÷ SUMMER SMOG PROBLEM EASING IN EAST
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 5÷01 PM By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Ozone levels are falling in 1' Eastern states where smog has been a recurring problem in summer, helping improve air quality for a third of the nation‘s population, the Environmental Protection Agency sa >>>


      EXPLOSION ROCKS JORDAN‘S PORT OF AQABA
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 '÷31 AM AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – An explosion was heard in Jordan‘s port of Aqaba early Friday and authorities were investigating its cause, said Jordanian Interior Minister Awani Yirfas.

Dubai–based Al–Arabiya TV said a U.S. naval ship was in the vicin >>>


      GAZA PULLOUT RESUMES AFTER VIOLENT CLASHES
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 8÷46 AM AP Photo JRL123 By KRISTEN STEVENS Associated Press Writer GADID, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli troops pushed through a barricade of flaming cars in this small settlement Friday, a day after youths holed up on a synagogue rooftop pelted soldiers with acid, oil and sand in the >>>


      GEORGIA PAUSES TO HONOR FALLEN SOLDIERS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷01 AM AP Photo GARF101 By DICK PETTYS Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – A day after war protesters held candlelight vigils across the nation, Georgia mourned its fallen troops and paid homage to those still serving Thursday during a prayer service and moment of silence.
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      GERMAN COURT CONVICTS SEPT. 11 SUSPECT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 8÷46 AM By CLAUS–PETER TIEMANN Associated Press Writer HAMBURG, Germany (AP) – A court on Friday convicted a Moroccan man suspected of helping the Sept. 11 hijackers of membership in a terrorist organization and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

Presiding Jud >>>


      GERMANY COURT CONVICTS TERROR SUSPECT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷46 PM AP Photo HPR104 By CLAUS–PETER TIEMANN Associated Press Writer HAMBURG, Germany (AP) – A Moroccan man accused of helping the Sept. 11 hijackers was convicted Friday of membership in a terrorist organization but was acquitted of direct involvement in the attacks on >>>


      GROUP PUSHES FOR CHANGES IN VISA POLICY
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 8÷31 AM By REBECCA CARROLL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States needs to loosen its visa rules, according to some immigration experts who say an emphasis on keeping out potential terrorists has made it difficult for foreign–born visitors to enjoy thei >>>


      GUNMEN SAID TO KILL THREE SUNNIS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷01 PM AP Photo BAG101 By HAMED AHMED Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Three members of Iraq‘s largest Sunni Arab party were lined up in front of a mosque and shot to death in northern Iraq, a day after gunmen opened fire on Sunni leaders debating Iraq‘s >>>


      HAWAIIAN RESIDENTS DEBATE PUBLIC ACCESS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 10÷31 AM AP Photo HILP801 By TARA GODVIN Associated Press Writer HONOLULU (AP) – Low thickets spill onto the sand from a number of oceanfront yards along the beach where Nancy Taylor has been walking for 35 years.

By law, every beach in Hawaii is public. However, Taylor >>>


      HER MOTHER ILL, ‘PEACE MOM‘ LEAVES CAMP
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 8÷31 AM AP Photo TXSW102 By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) – The grieving woman who started an anti–war demonstration near President Bush‘s ranch nearly two weeks ago left the camp Thursday after learning her mother had had a stroke, but >>>


      IOWA SEX OFFENDERS NEAR SCHOOLS MUST MOVE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 AM By TODD DVORAK Associated Press Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Registered sex offenders who live within 2,000 feet of a school or day–care center must move within two weeks to comply with state law.

U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt set the Sept. 1 deadline t >>>


      IRAQ LAWMAKERS WORK ON DRAFT CONSTITUTION
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 6÷31 AM AP Photo BAG125 By QASSIM ABDUL–ZAHRA Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A spokesman for the biggest Shiite party Thursday predicted a breakthrough on the constitution within the next two days, as negotiators scrambled to finish the draft by next week&lsqu >>>


      IRAQ MESS TENT ATTACK DETAILS REVEALED
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 5÷16 PM By JOHN J. LUMPKIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – A member of the Iraqi insurgent group Ansar al–Sunnah was wearing an Iraqi security forces uniform when he snuck into a mess tent at a U.S. base near Mosul and blew himself up last December, leaving at lea >>>


      ISRAEL BEGINS CLEARING OUT GAZA SYNAGOGUE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 '÷31 AM AP Photo XEM102 GADID, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli forces on Friday began clearing out a synagogue filled with dozens of opponents to the Gaza pullout, carrying people out by their arms and legs.

Unlike a larger standoff the previous day, the protesters in Gadi >>>


      ISRAEL SETTLEMENTS AT A GLANCE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷31 PM By The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) – Residents of 17 of the 21 Gaza settlements have left or been removed by force, the army said. A few hundred of Gaza‘s 8,500 settlers were left in their homes Friday. The military did not have an exact figure.

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      ISRAELI RIOT POLICE STORM GAZA SYNAGOGUES
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo JRL123 By RAMIT PLUSHNICK–MASTI Associated Press Writer KFAR DAROM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Riot troops stormed synagogues in two hardline Jewish settlements Thursday to evict hundreds of militant holdouts who locked arms in a human chain and pelted soldiers with >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS CLEAR OUT GAZA SYNAGOGUE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷31 PM AP Photo JRL810 By KRISTEN STEVENS Associated Press Writer GADID, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli troops quickly cleared out a synagogue full of dozens of opponents to the Gaza pullout on Friday, avoiding a repeat of previous day‘s violence in which youths holed up on a >>>


      ISRAELI TROOPS CLEARS OUT GAZA SYNAGOGUE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷31 PM AP Photo JRL810 By KRISTEN STEVENS Associated Press Writer GADID, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli troops quickly cleared out a synagogue full of dozens of opponents to the Gaza pullout on Friday, avoiding a repeat of previous day‘s violence in which youths holed up on a >>>


      JUDGE ORDERS SNIPER MUHAMMAD MOVED TO MD.
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 5÷46 PM By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer SUSSEX, Va. (AP) – A judge on Friday ordered John Allen Muhammad to be moved from Virginia‘s death row to Maryland for his second trial over the 2002 sniper shooting spree in the Washington area.

Muhammed, 44, had >>>


      KAN. UTILITY FINED FOR 2002 FEC VIOLATIONS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷16 AM By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Westar Energy Inc., two former company executives and a lobbyist agreed to pay fines totaling $40,500 to settle accusations of violating federal election laws by using corporate resources to make political contri >>>


      LBJ‘S 1'64 LINCOLN SELLS FOR $'4,000
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷46 AM HOUSTON (AP) – A Lincoln Continental convertible once owned by former President Lyndon B. Johnson sold for $'4,000 at auction Thursday night in California.

Rik Pike, a spokesman for Christie‘s, said the sale price doubled the pre–sale expectations >>>


      LONDON POLICE SAID TO RESIST DEATH PROBE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷16 AM AP Photo LON80' By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) – City police opposed an independent investigation into their fatal shooting of a Brazilian man they mistook for a suicide bomber, a British official said Thursday, as allegations grew of a cover&nda >>>


      MASKED GUNMEN KILL 3 SUNNI ARABS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷46 PM AP Photo BAG101 By HAMED AHMED Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Masked gunmen seized three members of Iraq‘s largest Sunni Arab party and shot them to death in front of a mosque in northern Iraq, a day after gunmen elsewhere opened fire on Sunni leaders >>>


      MD÷ CORETTA SCOTT KING HAD BIG STROKE‘
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo NY122 By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) – Coretta Scott King suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke that impaired her ability to speak and affected her right side, but she is completely aware,‘‘ a doctor said Thurs >>>


      MIAMI AIRPORT CUSTOMS COMPUTERS SHUT DOWN
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 AM By LISA ORKIN EMMANUEL Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) – A U.S. Customs computer system used to process incoming passengers on international flights shut down Thursday, leaving long lines of impatient arrivals at Miami International Airport, officials said.

Za >>>


      MISSILE FIRED AT U.S. NAVY SHIP IN JORDAN
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 10÷16 AM By JAMAL HALABY Associated Press Writer AMMAN, Jordan (AP) – Two missiles were fired from Jordan early Friday, at a U.S. Navy ship docked in a Jordanian port and at a nearby airport in neighboring Israel, officials said. No casualties were reported in either attack.
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      MOST NEW YORK VOTERS BACK SUBWAY SEARCHES
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 5÷16 PM NEW YORK (AP) – A large majority of the city‘s registered voters support random bag searches of bus and subway passengers, according to a poll released Friday.

In a Quinnipiac University survey of 1,601 voters, 72 percent favored the searches while 25 perce >>>


      NICARAGUA INDIANS SEEK PROBE OF KILLINGS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 AM By FILADELFO ALEMAN Associated Press Writer MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) – Miskito Indian leaders on Thursday asked government and human rights investigators to probe allegations that at least 150 of their people were killed under Nicaragua‘s Sandinistas during the 1' >>>


      NO LIMIT TO CASH TO FIGHT CALIF. GOV. PLAN
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷16 AM By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Election Commission voted Thursday to let members of Congress raise unlimited soft money‘‘ to fight Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s redistricting plan in California.

Th >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 11÷16 AM By The Associated Press John Norris Bahcall NEW YORK (AP) – John Norris Bahcall, an astrophysicist who proposed a new way to examine the properties of the sun, died Wednesday of a blood disorder, according to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. He was 70. >>>


      OHIO GOVERNOR ENTERS NO CONTEST PLEA
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo NY111 By ANDREW WELSH–HUGGINS Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Bob Taft became the first Ohio governor found guilty of a crime Thursday as he pleaded no contest to charges that he broke state ethics law by failing to report golf outings a >>>


      OHIO GOVERNOR ISSUES APOLOGY, VOWS TO STAY
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷01 AM AP Photo OHTD110 By ANDREW WELSH–HUGGINS Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Bob Taft issued a public apology Thursday after pleading no contest to state ethics violations, saying I accept total responsibility for my mistake‘‘ bu >>>


      OHIO GOVERNOR VOWS TO STAY IN OFFICE
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷46 PM AP Photo OHTD110 By ANDREW WELSH–HUGGINS Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Bob Taft, a lame duck leader and now a convicted criminal for state ethics violations, said there is still important work for him to do and he will not resign.

Taft >>>


      PA. GOP FILES FEC COMPLAINT OVER NEWS ADS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷31 AM By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania said Thursday it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission questioning the legality of an ad campaign by The Scranton Times–Tribune that names s >>>


      PILGRIMS REWARDED AFTER WAITING FOR HOURS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 AM AP Photo XTK120 By MELISSA EDDY Associated Press Writer COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – After years of planning, extensive travel and more than 11 hours waiting crushed in a crowd, thousands of young pilgrims got their reward – seeing the pope.

I‘m >>>


      PITTSBURGH CREWS TRY TO FIX WATER MAINS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷01 AM PITTSBURGH (AP) – Some office buildings had little or no air conditioning and water pressure, and downtown streets were closed Thursday as work crews tried to repair two broken water mains that flooded part of downtown.

Hundreds of workers in the affected buildin >>>


      POISONING RULED OUT IN GREECE PLANE CRASH
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷46 PM AP Photo ATH101 By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Carbon monoxide did not knock out some of the passengers and crew of a Cypriot airliner before it crashed in the Greek mountains, coroners said Friday, deepening the mystery as to what caused >>>


      POLICE÷ MAN NOT LINKED TO AL–QAIDA
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 11÷01 AM JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Police said Friday that a man detained earlier this month was not an al–Qaida operative who allegedly brought European Islamic militants to Indonesia for military training. The man has been released.

National Police spokesman Maj. >>>


      POPE WARNS OF INCREASE IN ANTI–SEMITISM
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷31 PM AP Photo OFRA106 By DAVID McHUGH Associated Press Writer COLOGNE, Germany (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI warned Friday of rising anti–Semitism and hostility to foreigners, winning a standing ovation from members of Germany‘s oldest Jewish community during a visit to >>>


      QUOTES FROM THE SENTENCING OF BTK KILLER
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷01 AM By The Associated Press Quotes from the sentencing hearing of BTK serial killer Dennis Rader÷ I‘ve tried to realize my faults. Honesty? I think I have cooperated with police. ... People will say I‘m not a Christian, but I believe I am.‘‘ >>>


      REPORT÷ WELD PLANS TO RUN FOR NY GOVERNOR
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 6÷31 AM NEW YORK (AP) – Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld said he plans to seek the Republican nomination for governor of his native New York next year, according to a published report.

My juices are really flowing for this race, and I want to return to pu >>>


      ROBERTS DISPARAGED STATES‘ SEX–BIAS FIGHT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷16 AM AP Photo NY120 By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts disparaged state efforts to combat discrimination against women in Reagan–era documents made public Thursday – and wondered whether encouraging >>>


      ROBERTS WARY OF RANKLING THE PRESS IN 1'83
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷31 AM AP Photo NY120 WASHINGTON (AP) – As a lawyer in the Reagan White House, John Roberts cautioned against picking a fight with reporters by charging fees for White House press passes.

The idea was raised in 1'83 by presidential spokesman Larry Speakes, who compl >>>


      SCHWARZENEGGER URGED TO DECLARE EMERGENCY
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 6÷01 PM SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Assembly leader called on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to make California the third state to declare an emergency along its border with Mexico.

New Mexico drew national attention last week when its governor declared a state of em >>>


      SHOOTING SUSPECTS TO RETURN TO TENN.
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 PM By JOE DANBORN Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An escaped inmate and his wife will return to Tennessee to face charges in the shooting of a corrections officer during a violent getaway from a courthouse, a judge ordered Friday.

George and Jennifer H >>>


      STATE DEPARTMENT CONDEMNS GAZA ATTACKS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo AXLP103 By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Declaring that Israel‘s withdrawal from Gaza will increase trust with the Palestinians, the Bush administration called Thursday for revival of an accord that provides for Israeli withdrawal fr >>>


      STATE LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR MEDICAID CONTROL
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷31 AM By CURT WOODWARD Associated Press Writer SEATTLE (AP) – Lawmakers from across the nation are pushing for more freedom in running the massive Medicaid health care program, saying the current setup is unwieldy and destined to collapse if costs aren‘t controlled.
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      STORMS, TORNADO HIT WISCONSIN, KILL 1
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷46 AM By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) – A tornado killed one person and damaged dozens of homes as it roared through this southern Wisconsin city late Thursday.

At least eight other people were hospitalized as the severe storms blasted the >>>


      SUPPORT SAID GROWING FOR IRAQ EXIT PLAN
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷46 AM AP Photo NCJE103 By STEVE HARTSOE Associated Press Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Congressman Walter Jones said Thursday he has about 50 co–sponsors on a joint resolution that calls on President Bush to announce by year‘s end a plan for withdrawal from Iraq.
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      SURVEY FINDS FEWER DRUG–FREE SCHOOLS
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 2÷16 AM By REBECCA CARROLL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – More teens are saying there are drugs in their schools, and those who have access to them are more likely to try them, said a Columbia University survey released Thursday.

Twenty–eight percent of >>>


      SURVIVORS TELL OF HORROR ON SUNKEN BOAT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷16 AM AP Photo MTA104 By EDISON LOPEZ Associated Press Writer MANTA, Ecuador (AP) – Last week, 113 men, women and children boarded a tiny fishing boat with dreams of a new life in the United States. On Thursday, only nine were believed alive after clinging for days to debris in >>>


      SUSPECTED AL–QAIDA OPERATIVE IN INDONESIA
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 7÷46 AM By IRWAN FIRDAUS Associated Press Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – An al–Qaida operative who allegedly brought hundreds of European Islamic militants to Indonesia for military training is in the country, an intelligence official said Friday.

Parlindungan Si >>>


      TENN. SHOOTING SUSPECTS FACE EXTRADITION
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷16 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An escaped inmate and his wife, accused of killing a corrections officer during a violent getaway from a Tennessee courthouse, could soon leave Ohio to face charges including murder.

An extradition hearing for George and Jennifer Hyatte was >>>


      TERM ‘MINORITY‘ CRITICIZED AS OUTDATED
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 12÷46 AM By ERIN TEXEIRA AP National Writer What do you call a minority that is becoming the majority?

News that Texas is the fourth state in which non–Hispanic whites make up less than 50 percent of residents has renewed discussion about whether the term minor >>>


      THREAT PROMPTS COLOSSEUM SECURITY BOOST
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 4÷01 PM AP Photo CG101 ROME (AP) – Tourists visiting Rome‘s ancient Colosseum will first make their way through metal detectors, X–ray machines, closed–circuit cameras and barriers because of a heightened threat of terrorism, officials said Friday.

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      THREE INJURED IN PLANE CRASH AT GUAM AIRPORT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 10÷46 AM HAGATNA, Guam (AP) – The nose landing gear of a passenger jet collapsed on a runway while taxiing Friday, injuring three people and forcing the shutdown of Guam‘s main airport, officials said.

Northwest Airlines Flight 74 from Narita, Japan, with 318 passe >>>


      TRASH, EMPTY HOMES REMAIN IN GAZA TOWN
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 10÷01 AM AP Photo GFX34' By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (AP) – Bikes were parked outside houses in Gaza‘s largest settlement Friday, but no one will ride them again through its streets. Homes were locked, but their owners won‘t ever >>>


      TUSKEGEE AIRMEN RECALL SEGREGATED MILITARY
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 '÷46 AM By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Even though they were treated like second–class citizens as black pilots in a segregated military during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen proved their mettle in the skies. The airmen never lost a plane >>>


      TWISTER IN WISCONSIN LEAVES ONE DEAD
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 1÷46 PM By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) – The sky just exploded‘‘ as a tornado damaged or destroyed dozens of homes, killing one person, a witness said.

Authorities did not immediately say how the victim died when the t >>>


      TWISTERS IN WIS. KILL ONE, INJURE EIGHT
      Guardian, 19-08-2005
      Friday August 1', 2005 3÷46 PM AP Photo WIAM103 By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer STOUGHTON, Wis. (AP) – The sky just exploded‘‘ as a tornado damaged or destroyed dozens of homes, killing one man, a witness said.

Fifteen homes were leveled Thursday and 30 others ha >>>



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