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      ANXIOUS WAIT FOR VAUGHAN
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      Michael Vaughan winces with pain as his elbow is examined England will closely monitor Michael Vaughan‘s fitness session to determine whether his injured right elbow rules him out of this week‘s crunch second Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

The England captain suffered a major injury scare yesterday when >>>


      ARMY BULLYING CLAIM÷ INQUIRY URGED
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Army chiefs are facing pressure to mount a public inquiry into allegations of bullying within the service amid new claims of military abuse.

Video footage filmed by a soldier at the Army‘s School of Infantry, in Catterick, north Yorkshire, showed the apparent bullying of recruits who were ho >>>


      BECKHAM ACCEPTS DAMAGES OVER CLAIMS
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? David Beckham has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over a claim that he had mounted a telephone hate campaign against former nanny Abbie Gibson.

The England football captain had sued MGN Limited over a story in The People last month, which was also published on the newspaper‘s >>>


      BLOWOUT BRITAIN‘S JUNK DIET
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Despite diets, health crusades and lifestyle gurus, Britons are eating more junk food and drinking more alcohol than ever.

Consumption of fats and sugars is also soaring, according to the Government‘s latest family spending survey, covering 2003–2004.

At the same time, campaig >>>


      BOMB VICTIM FAMILIES TO GET &#163;11,000
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? The families of the 52 victims killed in the July 7 bomb attacks will be eligible for just 11,000 each under a Government–funded compensation scheme.

They will be entitled to that amount if they apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme which pays out to victims of crime.

T >>>


      BOMB VICTIMS FAMILIES TO GET ‘JUST &#163;11,000 COMPENSATION‘
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? The families of the 52 victims killed in the 7 July bomb attacks will be eligible for just 11,000 each under a Government–funded compensation scheme.

They will be entitled to that amount if they apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme which pays out to victims of crime.

T >>>


      BOYFRIEND HUNTED AFTER THAI KILLING
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Police in the southern Thai resort of Phuket said they were seeking a British man suspected of killing his girlfriend, who was also British.

The victim, a 31–year–old woman from Nottingham, was found dead in her rented room in Phuket‘s Kratoo district on Tuesday afternoon, said p >>>


      BRAZIL PRESIDENT TELLS OF PM CALL
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Tony Blair has reportedly telephoned the President of Brazil to express his regrets for the killing in London of a Brazilian man mistaken for a terrorist.

A statement issued by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva‘s office said Mr Blair had given an assurance that there would be an independen >>>


      BRITONS HELD IN DUBAI IN BOMB PROBE
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Three British men were arrested in Dubai and held for 10 days before being released without charge, the Foreign Office said.

The trio were reportedly detained in connection with the London bomb attacks on July 7. It is thought they arrived back in Britain on Monday.

A Foreign Office spoke >>>


      CHILDREN ‘FEAR PLAYING OUTDOORS‘
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Children are shunning sport and outdoor play because they believe that the world outside their homes is unsafe, a worrying new study has claimed.

Youngsters revealed they are reluctant to leave the comfort of their bedrooms because they fear for their safety and believe there are too few facilitie >>>


      CLEANING METHOD MAY STOP CJD SPREAD
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Scientists have developed a new hospital cleaning method that could stop the spread of the human form of "Mad Cow Disease", it has emerged.

The infectious particles that cause the condition – linked to Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease (CJD) – are known to be immune to most tra >>>


      DAMAGES FOR BECKS OVER ‘NANNY HATE CALLS‘ CLAIMS
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? David Beckham accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages David Beckham accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages today over a claim that he had mounted a telephone hate campaign against former nanny Abbie Gibson.

The England football captain had sued MGN Limited over a story in The People >>>


      EARLY EXIT FOR HENMAN
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? British number one Tim Henman put a brave face on his early exit from the Legg Mason Classic after being beaten in straight sets by Wesley Moodie in Washington.

Third seed Henman was competing in his first event since bowing out in the second round at Wimbledon.

And the 30–year&ndas >>>


      EXTRADITION ‘LIKELY TO TAKE WEEKS‘
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? The extradition of a suspect sought by British authorities for the botched July 21 bombings in London is likely to take weeks, an Italian prosecutor said.

Pietro Saviotti, one of the prosecutors working on the case of Ethiopian–born Hamdi Issac, said Italian magistrates were looking into pos >>>


      FAMILY UNHAPPY WITH REPORT INTO MRSA BABY DEATH
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? The family of a day–old baby who died in hospital after contracting the superbug MRSA say they are unhappy with a new report into the little boy‘s death.

Luke Day, who lived in Woodbridge, Suffolk, died in Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk, in February, 36 hours after being born.

Heal >>>


      GILES HITS OUT AT ‘BULLIES‘
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? England spinner Ashley Giles has hit out at media criticism of his first Ashes performance, which he felt was akin to "school bullying".

The Warwickshire man bore the brunt of the 23'–run defeat to Australia in the first Test at Lord‘s and could be left out for the second >>>


      HARRY PASSES ARMY FITNESS TEST
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Prince Harry passed his latest Army physical despite recent fitness doubts, it has been confirmed. A royal source said÷ "Harry passed the fitness test last week." The announcement comes a fortnight after the 20–year–old spent the night in the sick bay at the Royal Military Acad >>>


      HENMAN UPBEAT AFTER DEFEAT
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Henman was competing in his first event since bowing out in the second round at Wimbledon British number one Tim Henman put a brave face on his early exit from the Legg Mason Classic after being beaten in straight sets by Wesley Moodie in Washington.

Third seed Henman was competing in his first ev >>>


      ITALIAN POLICE WANT MORE TIME TO QUIZ OSMAN
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Held÷ Hussain Ahmed Osman Italian investigators piecing together the activities of alleged would–be train bomber Hussain Osman are insisting that they need to keep questioning him – despite what the British may think.

Scotland Yard is reported to be concerned over lack of access >>>


      JOL BACKS DAVIDS TO SHARPEN SPURS
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Edgar Davids Tottenham boss Martin Jol believes new signing Edgar Davids can move the club up "mentally and physically".

Davids, 32, has completed his free transfer to White Hart Lane after playing for Inter Milan last season.

The Holland international could play in a friendly a >>>


      LABOUR U–TURN OVER JACKETS THAT ‘SHAME CRIMINALS‘
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Uniforms÷ Slogan on jackets reads ‘community payback‘ Criminals will be forced to wear fluorescent uniforms so the public can see them carrying out community punishments.

They will take to the streets wearing brightly–coloured jackets emblazoned with the slogan ‘comm >>>


      MG ROVER OWNERS OUTLINE DESIGN DEAL
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? The new owners of MG Rover have announced a deal with a British team of designers to develop a new range of cars.

The Nanjing Automobile Group said it had reached an agreement with the GB Sports Car Company to collaborate on the next phase of its plans.

The British company is headed by Fr >>>


      MOTHER SEES GIRL KILLED IN JETSKI TRAGEDY
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Police are investigating the death of a British schoolgirl in Cyprus who was hit by a jetski driven by her boyfriend as her mother watched helplessly from the shore.

Hannah Sutton, 16, from Manchester, was struck when James Dudley, also 16, appeared to lose control of the machine and ploughed into >>>


      MOTHER÷ I FEEL SORRY FOR ANTHONY‘S KILLERS
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Murdered÷ Anthony Walker The mother of murdered teenager Anthony Walker said that her son‘s killers should "not be allowed to walk the streets" as the international hunt to trace two men was stepped up today.

Gee Walker courageously made the declaration in front of a crowd o >>>


      MY SHATTERED DREAM
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Out of work÷ Melissa Marlow She has dreamed of being a doctor since she was 11, running up student debts of more than 50,000 to pursue her ambition.

But, despite a good degree, then training at a leading teaching hospital and two years‘ experience, Melissa Marlow is out of a job.
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      NAOMI ‘HIT FRIEND IN CLOTHES BUST–UP‘
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Temper÷ Naomi Campbell Naomi Campbell punched a fellow model after a row about what she was wearing, it has been alleged.

The 35–year–old supermodel, who is renowned for her temper tantrums, is said to have assaulted her friend Yvonne Scio at a five–star hotel suite they w >>>


      OWEN TALKING TO PREMIERSHIP CLUBS
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Michael Owen would be keen on a return to the Premiership – but only with the right club Michael Owen has confirmed he has held "brief dialogue with three or four Premiership clubs" about the possibility of returning to the Premiership.

The England striker joined Real Madrid last a >>>


      OXFAM WARNS OF MALI FOOD CRISIS
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? More than a million people in Mali are facing a major food crisis after rich countries failed to respond to a call for emergency funds, Oxfam has revealed.

Just 14% of the 7.4 million dollars (4.17 million) requested by the World Food Programme has been received since an appeal was launched last D >>>


      PAISLEY DEMANDS BAN FOR SINN FEIN
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Ian Paisley is to urge the Government to ban Sinn Fein from any future power–sharing administration in Northern Ireland.

Still seething over a major security scaledown in the province and sceptical about the IRA‘s pledge to end its armed struggle, the Democratic Unionist leader is to h >>>


      PASSENGERS ESCAPE BLAZING JET
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? An airliner carrying more than 300 people burst into flames after skidding off a runway while landing in a thunderstorm at Toronto‘s Pearson International Airport.

A government official said it appeared everyone survived but 14 people suffered minor injuries.

Steve Shaw, a vice pres >>>


      PLEA FOR MULTICULTURALISM RETHINK
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Shadow home secretary David Davis has urged the Government to re–think its policy of multiculturalism and said the Muslim community must do more to integrate into British society.

Mr Davis, who is the front–runner to succeed Michael Howard as Tory leader, said there was now an "ob >>>


      PROBE INTO NEW ARMY BULLYING CLAIMS
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? An inquiry has been launched into new claims of military abuse after video footage emerged showing the apparent bullying of young recruits.

The pictures, filmed by a soldier at the Army‘s School of Infantry, in Catterick, north Yorkshire, show recruits hooded and forced to assume humiliating >>>


      RELIGIOUS–HATE CRIME SOARS 600%
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Crimes motivated by religious hatred have rocketed by nearly 600% in London since the July 7 bombings, it has been revealed.

They include verbal and physical attacks and criminal damage to property including mosques.

Scotland Yard figures showed there were 26' such incidents reported >>>


      RELIGIOUS HATE CRIMES SOAR BY 600%
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Crimes motivated by religious hatred have jumped by nearly 600% in London since the July 7 bombings.

They include verbal and physical attacks and criminal damage to property, including mosques.

Scotland Yard figures showed there were 26' such incidents reported since the suicide bombi >>>


      STRACHAN‘S BRAVE HOOPS BOW OUT
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Gordon Strachan grabbed his first victory as Celtic manager but a valiant effort could not prevent them crashing out of the Champions League qualifiers.

The Glasgow giants knew they needed a miracle after last week‘s humiliating 5–0 first–leg thrashing at the hands of Slovakian c >>>


      STRACHAN SADDENED AS BRAVE CELTIC COME CLOSE
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Disappointed÷ New Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is saddened by their Champions League exit Celtic manager Gordon Strachan claimed he was more upset by the thought of no more special European nights at Parkhead for another year rather than the effect of the club‘s premature Champions League exit >>>


      THINK YOU‘RE CLEVER? FUNNY? PROVE IT
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      Heated debate÷ Rio Ferdinand and Ruud van Nistelrooy It‘s the second week of the Mail online caption competition with a heated discussion between Rio Ferdinand and Ruud van Nistelrooy providing the opportunity for your wordplay fun.

Take a look at our photo of the week, think of your best line and >>>


      TORY URGES ‘TREACHEROUS‘ MUSLIMS TO LEAVE BRITAIN
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Muslims opposed to the British way of life should leave the country, even if they are UK citizens, a senior Conservative said today.

Shadow defence minister Gerald Howarth said that extremists who saw the Iraq war as a conflict against Islam should be considered as treacherous as Soviet sympathise >>>


      UK HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING MORE ON BOOZE
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Alcoholic drinks–buying by UK households has risen by nearly 10% in a year, according to statistics about food purchases.

The annual Family Food report sets out a mass of figures about the nation‘s food and drink buying choices and what it means for nutrition.

Whereas purchase >>>


      BRAIN DEAD WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BABY GIRL
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? A brain–dead woman kept alive in the United States for three months to allow her foetus time to develop, has given birth to a baby girl.

Susan Torres, 26, was four months pregnant when she lost consciousness from a stroke on May 7 after cancer spread to her brain.

Doctors told her h >>>


      BRITISH WOMAN MURDERED ON HOLIDAY ISLE
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? A murder inquiry was under way today after a 31–year–old British woman was stabbed to death in Thailand.

The victim – named in reports as Deborah O‘Hallon – was found at a flat on the holiday isle of Phuket, after it was understood she had flown out three days ago to >>>


      ITALIAN POLICE WANT MORE TIME TO QUIZ OSMAN
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Held÷ Hussain Ahmed Osman Italian investigators piecing together the activities of alleged would–be train bomber Hussain Osman are insisting that they need to keep questioning him – despite what the British may think.

Scotland Yard is reported to be concerned over lack of access >>>


      KING FAHD LAID TO REST IN RIYADH
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Funeral÷ King Fahd is laid to rest Saudi Arabia‘s King Fahd has been buried in a simple unmarked grave after a brief funeral to mourn the monarch who ruled the oil superpower for more than two turbulent decades.

In keeping with the kingdom‘s austere Islamic tradition Fahd, who i >>>


      MIRACLE OF TORONTO
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Amazing÷ Survivors told of darkness and panic as the plane skidded down a ravine More than 300 passengers and crew have miraculously escaped death after their airliner skidded off a runway, plunged into a ravine and burst into flames just yards from a busy motorway during a storm.

Remarkabl >>>


      ROADSIDE BOMB KILLS 14 MARINES
      The Daily Mail, 03-08-2005
      What is RSS? Fourteen Marines were killed in a roadside bomb blast in western Iraq today, the US military said, in one of the single deadliest attacks against US forces since the beginning of the war.

The bomb exploded near a Marine amphibious assault vehicle as it was travelling south of Haditha, a town on th >>>


      ‘J‘LEM BARRIER ONLY READY IN 2006‘
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      The security barrier going up around Jerusalem will not be ready until next year, Interior Minister Ophir Paz–Pines said Tuesday.

His comments come just three weeks after the government set a September 1 target date for the completion of the project in the Jerusalem area.

"It will not be po >>>


      ‘MARATHON MAN‘ RUNS FOR HIS LIFE
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Jerry Goodman is a firm believer that it‘s never too late to turn things around. Seven years ago, at the age of 51, he was smoking two packs of cigarettes a day and was some 20 kilograms overweight.

You wouldn‘t expect a man like that to be running marathons. But Goodman, a Jerusalem resident who m >>>


      500 GAZA SETTLERS TO LIVE IN TENTS
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Yoel Shipman plans to live in a tent not a hotel with his four children when the army evacuates him from his Netzer Hazani home later this month as part of the Gaza pull–out.

While the army plans to bring evacuees to hotel rooms the government has rented, some 500 people, at a cost of NIS 2,100, have >>>


      ALL 30' SURVIVE FIERY CRASH OF JETLINER IN TORONTO
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      TORONTO A jetliner carrying 30' people skidded off a runway while landing in a thunderstorm, sliding into a ravine and breaking into pieces, but remarkably everyone aboard survived by jumping to safety in the moments before the plane burst into flames.

Some 43 passengers suffered minor injuries in the 4&di >>>


      AMERICAN JOURNALIST SHOT DEAD IN IRAQ
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      BAGHDAD, Iraq American freelance journalist Steven Vincent was found dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, the US Embassy said Wednesday. Police said he had been shot multiple times after he and his Iraqi translator were abducted at gunpoint hours earlier.

"I can confirm to you that officials in Basra >>>


      ASTRONAUT TO BEGIN DARING SPACEWALK
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      SPACE CENTER, Houston Armed with forceps and a makeshift hacksaw, a Discovery astronaut prepared Wednesday to slip under the shuttle‘s fragile belly for the unprecedented task of eliminating a potential source of dangerous overheating during re–entry.

Astronaut Stephen Robinson described his spacew >>>


      BEAUTY AND THE BUG
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Beneath the surface of the societal debate about whether the theory of evolution should be the only approach to biology in the American public school lies the real issue of contention÷ whether human beings are essentially different from the other occupants of the biosphere.

There are certainly enough un >>>


      BLOG÷ JERUSALEM DIARIES
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      The Jerusalem Post is hosting Judy Lash Balint‘s blog, "Jerusalem Diaries" When the wounds are licked Posted÷ Wednesday, August 3, 2005 So here we are again almost two weeks after the last orange mass gathering to protest the Gaza retreat and it‘s time to decide whether to head down sou >>>


      CRACKDOWN ON RISKY SURGERY CLINICS
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Health Ministry officials have called directors of the Merom Basel surgical clinics in Tel Aviv to come in for a hearing after finding that 10 long cosmetic operations were performed there even though the law allows them to do only short surgeries.

The ministry, which did spot checks in 14 cosmetic surgery cli >>>


      DANCE REVIEW÷ KAMEA
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Kamea Limelight Suzanne Dellal Center July 27 The young Negev Contemporary Dance Group Kamea has matured considerably, and hopefully will be able to go even further after acquiring more stage experience. This enthusiastic group‘s great potential came through in many energetic sections of Limelight, but wasn&lsquo >>>


      ENVOY WOLFENSOHN VISITS EREZ
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip Surrounded by heavily armed guards, international Mideast envoy James Wolfensohn toured the Erez border crossing slated to be privatized after disengagement

– Wednesday to witness the process that some 10,000 Palestinians experience daily as they enter Israel to work.

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      ESSAY÷ A MOVING EXPERIENCE
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      At the beginning of July, I had business that took me down to visit a family in Elei Sinai, one of three settlements at the northern tip of the Gaza Strip slated for evacuation as part of next month‘s disengagement plan.

These communities are distinct in several ways from the much larger bloc of settleme >>>


      EUROPEANS TOUGHEN TONE WITH IRAN, WARN SANCTIONS
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      PARIS France, Britain and Germany hardened their tone toward Iran, warning that Tehran risked triggering an international crisis and could face UN sanctions if it follows through with a threat to resume its nuclear program.

The toughened stance on Tuesday came a day after Iran said it would resume nuclear proc >>>


      EYE OF THE STORM÷ A KINGDOM‘S CRUMBLING PILLARS
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Although expected since 1''5, King Fahd‘s death on Monday came as a shock to most Saudis. For the 82–year–old ruler had been part of the kingdom‘s political landscape for six decades.

He entered the cabinet at the tender age of 1' and rose to such key posts as minister of ed >>>


      EZRA ASSAULTED AT SDEROT DEMONSTRATION
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Dozens of anti–disengagement activists, screaming "criminal" and "evil," assaulted Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra Tuesday night when he arrived at the mass demonstration in Sderot.

Ezra‘s security detail struggled to hold back the encroaching crowd, which hurled insults >>>


      FIGHTING FOR THE PULLOUT‘S FURRIEST VICTIMS
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Late next week, Keren Ashgary will move out of Kadim with her family and her dog to an apartment in Ashkelon, but the 10 cats in her yard cannot come with her.

Instead, the female cats Pinui (evacuation) and Pitzui (government compensation) and their eight kittens will remain in Kadim. They will have to find t >>>


      HAIFA HOPES TO KEEP SCORE LOW
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Although Maccabi Haifa will be playing just its second game of the season, it could also be the turning point.

The greens host FC Malmo of Sweden on Wednesday at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League second–qualifying–round tie with plenty on the line. Haif >>>


      HARVARD STUDENT TAKES BREAK TO JOIN IDF
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Twenty–year–old Harvard student Asher Fredman, would, under normal circumstances, begin his junior year of college this coming fall. Instead, he‘s chosen to enlist in the Israeli army.

Fredman will officially become a "lone soldier" following the enlistment ceremony on Wednesday.
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      ISRACARD TAKES CREDIT CARDS INTO NEW MARKETS
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Isracard, Bank Hapoalim‘s credit card company, is targeting new market segments to expand its reach of credit card holders from 2.2 million to 2.5m. by 2008.

Isracard CEO Haim Krupsky said÷ "Over the next few years, we are introducing new financial instruments such as a loan facility as well >>>


      JPOST SPECIAL÷ UNRESOLVED PULLOUT ISSUES
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres is to meet Wednesday with Quartet disengagement envoy James Wolfensohn to discuss some of the key outstanding issues that need to be resolved prior to disengagement.

Monday‘s Israeli–Egyptian agreement enabling the deployment of 750 Egyptian soldiers along the Phila >>>


      KING OF HEEB HOP LEAVES THE FOLD
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Less than 24 hours after my interview with 50 Shekel at a Hollywood studio, I receive a call from a guy named Avi. I scan my memory, but draw a blank.

"Aviad," he insists. "Aviad Cohen. 50 Shekel?" "Oh, right, why didn‘t you say so?" "Well our conversation was so intens >>>


      NETZER HAZANI SETTLERS TO RELINQUISH THEIR WEAPONS
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      To prove that theirs is a non–violent battle to preserve their homes, residents of Netzer Hazani in the Gaza Strip will voluntarily give up their private and army–issued weapons at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Yitzhak Cohen is among those who will relinquish his army–issued weapon after having it for >>>


      PELEPHONE Q2 PROFIT FALLS DESPITE RISE IN REVENUE
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Second–quarter profitability at mobile telephone operator Pelephone fell but revenue rose 1.5 percent despite the government cutting the charges for calls made between rival networks.

The Bezeq unit said on Tuesday that net profit in the three months ending June 30 fell to NIS 71 million from NIS 75m. in >>>


      PERES, WOLFENSOHN TO DISCUSS PULLOUT
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres is to meet Wednesday with Quartet disengagement envoy James Wolfensohn to discuss some of the key outstanding issues that need to be resolved prior to disengagement.

Monday‘s Israeli–Egyptian agreement enabling the deployment of 750 Egyptian soldiers along the Phila >>>


      RACIAL PROFILING IN NY TERROR CHECKS?
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      NEW YORK Arabs should be targeted for searches on city subways, two New York elected officials said, contending that the police department has been wasting time with random checks in its effort to prevent a terrorist attack in the transit system.

The city began random searches of passengers‘ bags on subw >>>


      RELIGIOUS LOBBY THREATENS EL AL
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      The Knesset‘s religious lobby decided on Tuesday to request an urgent meeting with El Al chairman Izzy Borowitz and director–general Haim Romano to protest two recent flights that took off on Shabbat.

The most recent Shabbat flight, which left Ben–Gurion Airport for Bombay on Saturday, was a >>>


      RIGHTS WATCH DODGES TERROR
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      When New York–based Human Rights Watch decided to expand its work on rights violations linked to terrorism and counterterrorism efforts, they received plenty of donor funds to look at American abuses but none to examine terror itself.

"People want us to do more work around the US abuses in the cam >>>


      SHAHAR PE‘ER STORMS BACK
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Shahar Pe‘er started the week on the right foot with an impressive come–from–behind win over Madagascar‘s Dally Randriantefy on Monday in the opening round at the Acura Classic in San Diego, California.

The Israeli teenager, ranked 62 in the world, dropped the first set to Randriantefy >>>


      SHINUI‘S NEW TARGET÷ NRP ‘ZEALOTRY‘
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      In an abrupt change of political strategy, Shinui started a new campaign on Tuesday against what it calls "religious zealotry" in the national religious camp.

A mass demonstration of haredim against the Supreme Court in 1''' served as the catalyst for the rebirth of Shinui, ahead of the 1 >>>


      TA–25 BREAKS 700 FOR 1ST TIME
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Israel‘s key stock index rose 3.1 percent, the biggest move among equity markets included in global benchmarks, amid optimism about the nation‘s pullout from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria as well as speculation its debt ratings may be boosted.

Bank Leumi Le–Israel Ltd. gained as the the >>>


      THE ANATOMY OF HATE
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Hatred÷ The Psychological Descent into Violence By Willard Gaylin Perseus 272pp., $14 Hating America÷ A History By Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin Oxford University Press 307pp., $2'.'5 Hatred of America has become a global pastime. A brief look at virtually any European or (non–Israeli) M >>>


      THEATER REVIEW÷ BEIT LESSIN THEATER
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Beit Lessin Theater Honor ZOA House, Tel Aviv.

This work by Joanna Murray Smith, a young Australian writer, has been translated into 20 languages and played with great acclaim around the world, despite its commonplace content. It deals with the old–hat theme of the wrecked marriage of a hitherto happily >>>


      THIS WEEK AT CAMP KOBY
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Twenty–eight high school students from throughout North America are currently participating in Camp Koby, a 10–day camp for children and teens who have lost a parent or sibling in a terror attack.

To read more about Camp Koby and its Humanitarian Israel Advocacy Training mission click here.

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      THREE KASSAMS FIRED, PALESTINIAN KILLED
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Three Kassam rockets fired at Sderot during Tuesday night‘s rally killed a three year–old Palestinian boy and wounded nine other Palestinian children.

Two of the rockets landed in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya, while the third fell short of it‘s intended target of Sderot, landing in a >>>


      WELCOME TO WISCONSIN
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Israel‘s "poverty lobby" is plainly alarmed by the just–launched Wisconsin Plan to get the hard–core unemployed back to work. It‘s being portrayed as a draconian plot to further oppress the have–nots.

Those aiming to speak for the country‘s poor, however, should lo >>>


      WORDS FROM THE WISE÷ OK FOR IRAN TO PLAY USA, BUT NOT ISRAEL
      The Jerusalem Post, 03-08-2005
      Israel has its work cut out for it at the Under–21 World Basketball Championships for Men, which begin in Argentina on Friday.

Neither of the two pools is easy. While Israel has been placed alongside host Argentina, Australia, Greece, Canada and Iran, the other group consists of Lithuania, Nigeria, China >>>


      AFRICANS GET WAYLAID IN TURKEY
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor ISTANBUL When Nigerians and Guineans faced off in a championship soccer match Sunday, neither side could claim home–field advantage. In fact, neither team even had home continent advantage.

Despite stands filled with cheering African fans and the sound of p >>>


      AMERICANS DREAM OF EVER–GRANDER HOMES
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor I have built a Dream House Cozy little dream house Happiness is there, hiding ev‘rywhere.

By one historian‘s account, those cheery lyrics from a popular 1'26 fox trot mark the first reference to what had already become a golden goal in America&divi >>>


      BOMBAY ASKS÷ WHEN WILL THE RAIN STOP?
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor BOMBAY When will the rain stop? That‘s the question everyone is asking in Bombay (Mumbai), the financial capital of India, since the monsoon began hammering the city eight days ago. Last Tuesday, a record 37 inches of water dropped on the city in one day.

Alt >>>


      CAN ATHLETES USE STEROIDS UNWITTINGLY?
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON There is an element of the Rafael Palmeiro steroid saga that is a bit surreal.

After all, the star ballplayer was right when he said Monday that he would have to be "crazy" to take steroids in a year when he denied doing so in front of Congres >>>


      CAN THE NEW SUBTLE APPROACH TO NORTH KOREA WORK?
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      By John Hughes SALT LAKE CITY We are seeing an intriguing paradox in President Bush‘s second–term foreign policy.

In his first term, Mr. Bush selected as his secretary of State, Colin Powell, who was depicted – correctly or not – as the administration‘s man of moderation, even som >>>


      CONGRESS FLIPS A BIG SWITCH
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Scrutiny needed as electric firms can now easily merge The Monitor‘s View Get ready to start reading the fine print on your electric bill. And especially keep track of who owns the utility. Starting this week, the nation‘s roughly 220 investor–owned electric utilities can be more easily bought and sol >>>


      GAZA SETTLERS FACE DEFEAT, DISILLUSION
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor TEL AVIV In a last–ditch effort to stop the Israeli government from withdrawing from Gaza and portions of the West Bank later this month, tens of thousands of Jewish settlers gathered Tuesday, vowing to march toward the Gush Katif settlement enclave, and setting up >>>


      HOW THE BATTLE OF THE MIDWAY WAS WON
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Mom lined up her troops for the state fair with military precision. By Beth L. Voigt My mother, nurturer of a large family, planned trips to the Minnesota State Fair as a general plans a military campaign. Despite her small, unimposing frame and ruby–lipstick smile, she lined up her troops, barked out orders
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      I LEARNED WHEN TO CHEER AND WHEN TO PUT ON SOCKS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      By Sarah Earle My daughter is stuck in a tunnel, and I am helpless to free her. OK, she‘s not exactly stuck, at least not in the physical sense, but she is very reluctant to move either forward or backward. And I am not exactly helpless, but I‘m not wearing any socks. And at 5 feet, 8 inches tall, I may, in >>>


      IN LAND OF BICYCLE, CAR BOOM BRINGS FREEDOM OF OPEN ROAD
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor BEIJING Most days Leng Feng is a mild–mannered marketing consultant. But by Friday he‘s ready to rev up his trusty Citron and answer the call of the open road.

BEIJING, THEN AND NOW÷ From bikes to cars in two decades.

TOP÷ TIM GR >>>


      LETTERS
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Congress flips a big switch What is this? Most–viewed stories÷ (for 08/01/05)
08/01/05 Attention shoppers÷ no tax today 08/01/05 Pentagon stirs tensions in foreign base shuffle 08/01/05 Afghans see forests, tree by tree 07/26/05 An asteroid, headed our way 08/01/05 As planet warms, storms grow >>>


      LOVE ON THE TRACK
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Bringing a spiritual perspective to daily life In athletics, results are important. A runner‘s time on the clock or a team‘s score at the end of a game measures success. The most outstanding athletes appear to have a perfect marriage of talent and determination.

But what about those who feel they a >>>


      RUNGIS÷ THE BIGGEST FRESH–FOOD ‘BUFFET‘ IN THE WORLD
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor PARIS Being a "foodie" is a delightful infatuation that can lead to all sorts of unexpected situations. And so it was that I found myself at 4÷30 on a dark and drizzly summer morning in Paris, waiting for a bus to take me to a market.

Most rational >>>


      SECURITY CAMERAS BACK IN DEMAND
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor It‘s a scenario out of a sci–fi movie÷ a surveillance camera that records your face, transmits the image to a database, and raises an alarm if you‘re a suspected terrorist, a sex offender, or a missing person.

But what if you‘re an Al >>>


      SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM CAN
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      By Tim Penny WASECA, MINN.

As Democrats in Congress continue to reject President Bush‘s overtures to work together to strengthen Social Security, it‘s worth remembering that a bipartisan consensus for reform existed long before the president put this issue on his agenda.

In fact, Aug. 1 wa >>>


      SPECIAL BRIEFING÷ JIHAD÷ WHO‘S JOINING, AND WHY?
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor In Tuesday‘s edition, a report in this space looked at the origins and goals of Islamist militancy, and of Al Qaeda in particular. This briefing explores how the movement is evolving at a time of concern about terror cells in Western cities such as London.

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      SPENDTHRIFT NATION
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Staff writers of The Christian Science Monitor NEW YORK Americans have stopped saving for a rainy day.

Instead, they are living paycheck to paycheck, depending on credit cards to get them through emergencies, and hoping that the rising value of their homes will give them a retirement nest egg.

In the >>>


      TODAY‘S MARRIAGES÷ MORE FULFILLING, AND YET MORE FRAGILE
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor NEW YORK Researchers haven‘t figured out the formula for the perfect marriage, but they do know more about what makes unions today different from those in the past÷ love.

Common sense suggests that love might always have been part of the equation. But >>>


      WHEN BIG IS TOO BIG, EVEN IN L.A.
      The Christian Science Monitor, 03-08-2005
      Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor SUNLAND, CALIF.

Leaning on the wrought–iron fence that defines the front lawn of his cottage–size home, Marty Greer says he doesn‘t like what is happening to this California foothill community.

"They‘re tearing down homes like >>>



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