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      CAREER FIREFIGHTER NAMED NEW FEMA DIRECTOR
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 12:31 PM AP Photo WX10' By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush has tapped a federal official with three decades of firefighting experience and a background in emergency management to be the new face of his administration‘s response to Hu >>>


      CBC WANTS ROBERTS PROBED ON CIVIL RIGHTS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 2:46 PM AP Photo WCAP13' By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts should be questioned closely about civil rights because of the Bush administration‘s refusal to release documents from his tenure in the solicitor general& >>>


      CHILDREN MADE TO SLEEP IN CAGES IN OHIO
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:31 PM By M.R. KROPKO Associated Press Writer WAKEMAN, Ohio (AP) – Sheriff‘s deputies removed 11 disabled children from a home where some of the youngsters were made to sleep in cages less than 3 feet high, authorities said.

The children‘s adoptive parents, Mike an >>>


      CHINA BANS FOREIGN NAMES FOR PROPERTIES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:46 PM By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer SHANGHAI, China (AP) – Farewell, Aladdin Gardens‘‘ and White House Mini District.‘‘ Hello, Good Living Business Estates.‘‘ The southwestern Chinese city of Kunming is >>>


      COLOMBIA QUESTIONS ITS AIRLINE SECURITY
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 10:01 AM AP Photo BOG108 By DAN MOLINSKI Associated Press Writer BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – Colombia questioned its own airline security measures and ordered an immediate review after a father in a wheelchair dodged a checkpoint and smuggled grenades onto a plane.

The father and h >>>


      CONGRESS LOOKS TOWARD GULF COAST‘S FUTURE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo LASW106 By DAVID PACE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Now that the $62 billion down payment is on its way, Gulf Coast lawmakers and their staffs are turning their attention to what comes next.

Is a financial bailout of New Orleans next on the federal >>>


      COURT MULLS RELEASE OF COLUMBINE VIDEOS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 ':01 AM AP Photo DX801 By JON SARCHE Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) – Reporters have already seen and written about the Columbine basement tapes‘‘ of killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold showing off their arsenal and eagerly talking about their plan to at >>>


      DEMOCRATS PROD ROBERTS ON ABORTION STANCE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:46 PM AP Photo WCAP101 By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts said Tuesday that the landmark 1'73 ruling legalizing abortion was settled as a precedent.‘‘ He declined to answer specific questions about >>>


      DOE OFFICIAL: IMPORTS MAY EASE GAS PRICES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 4:46 AM By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) – A partial recovery of refining capacity, more imports and reduced demand should ease the supply crunch that has caused gasoline prices to soar since Hurricane Katrina, a senior Energy Department official says.

De >>>


      DOZENS FOUND DEAD AT NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo LACS118 By ADAM NOSSITER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The bodies of more than 40 mostly elderly patients were found in a flooded–out hospital in the biggest known cluster of corpses to be discovered so far in hurricane–ravaged New Orleans.
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      EARLY RESULTS GIVE NORWAY OPPOSITION A WIN
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo OSL110 By DOUG MELLGREN Associated Press Writer OSLO, Norway (AP) – Norway was poised for a power shift after the left–leaning opposition won a majority of seats in Parliament with pledges to spend more of the nation‘s vast oil wealth on welfare, official el >>>


      ELEVEN CHILDREN FOUND CAGED IN OHIO HOME
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:31 AM WAKEMAN, Ohio (AP) – Sheriff‘s deputies found 11 children locked in cages less than 3 feet high inside a home, but a couple denied they had abused or neglected the children.

A judge on Monday put the children – who range in age from 1 to 14 and who have vari >>>


      EMBATTLED BROWN RESIGNS AS FEMA CHIEF
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo WX10' By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Mike Brown, the subject of blistering criticism after Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and overwhelmed the government‘s response, quit Monday as director of the Federal Emergency Ma >>>


      FBI INTEL ANALYST CHARGED WITH SPYING
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo NJMD103 By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – An FBI intelligence analyst with top secret clearance was charged Monday with passing classified information about Filipino leaders to current and former officials of that nation.

The analyst, >>>


      FEMA CONVOY GETS ICE TO CITIES NOT IN NEED
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 4:46 AM By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – About 200 tractor–trailer trucks with ice and water for victims of Hurricane Katrina took a convoluted, weeklong trip to a storage depot in Memphis, partly because of what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers called >>>


      GROUP CALLS FOR END TO N. IRELAND MAYHEM
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:31 PM AP Photo XBFT104 By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) – Northern Ireland‘s largest outlawed Protestant group appealed Tuesday for an end to three nights of mayhem on the streets of Belfast involving gun and grenade attacks on police, c >>>


      HAITIAN WOMEN SUE FORMER STRONGMAN
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 3:01 PM AP Photo NYR110 By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) – It‘s been more than a decade, but one woman can still hear the tiny voice that broke through the silence after she was brutally raped by paramilitary officers in Haiti. Mom, did you die?‘&l >>>


      HOW LOS ANGELES LOST POWER
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:16 AM LOS ANGELES (AP) – The power outage that affected more than 2 million people in and around Los Angeles on Monday was triggered by an unlikely source: A utility crew installing a system upgrade.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers cut several cables inc >>>


      INDONESIAN MILITANT SENTENCED TO DEATH
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 12:01 PM By IRWAN FIRDAUS Associated Press Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – An Indonesian militant was sentenced to death on Tuesday for helping plan and carry out last year‘s suicide bombing at the Australian Embassy – the harshest penalty yet for the attack that killed 10 >>>


      ITALY COURT UPHOLDS SUSPECT‘S EXTRADITION
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:16 PM AP Photo ROM110 By MARTA FALCONI Associated Press Writer ROME (AP) – Italy‘s highest court on Tuesday upheld the extradition to Britain of a suspect in the failed July 21 London bombings, a lawyer for the British government said.

The decision by the Court of Cassa >>>


      JUDGE THROWS OUT SHARON BUSH SLANDER SUIT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 4:46 AM By KRISTEN HAYS Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) – A judge has thrown out a slander suit accusing the former wife of Neil Bush of spreading rumors that the president‘s brother had fathered a child out of wedlock.

I don‘t know if this suit was f >>>


      N. KOREA INSISTS ON RIGHT TO NUKE PROGRAM
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 10:01 AM AP Photo SEL802 By BO–MI LIM Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) – North Korea on Tuesday insisted it has a right to a peaceful nuclear program, dimming prospects for progress at international talks on ending the communist nation‘s atomic weapons program.

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      NATURAL GAS SHORTAGES WORRY BUSH OFFICIALS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:31 PM AP Photo LAHG103 By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Senior Bush administration officials touring the Gulf Coast area devastated by Hurricane Katrina expressed concern Tuesday about possible shortages of natural gas, saying that the region‘s >>>


      NEWSVIEW: KATRINA MAY CHANGE VIEW OF GOV‘T
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo LACS108 By RON FOURNIER AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The fatally slow response to Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wave of anger that could transform people‘s expectations of government, the qualities they seek in political leaders and their views of America >>>


      NORWAY‘S LEFT–LEANING OPPOSITION TO MEET
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 10:01 AM AP Photo OSL111 By DOUG MELLGREN Associated Press Writer OSLO, Norway (AP) – The leader of Norway‘s left–leaning opposition said Tuesday he would meet with his coalition partners for talks on forming a new government after winning national elections in this oil&ndas >>>


      OBITUARIES IN THE NEWS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:01 AM By The Associated Press Patricia McQueeney SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Patricia McQueeney, the manager and behind–the–scenes force whom Harrison Ford credited with helping transform him from a struggling actor to a Hollywood superstar, died after a brief illness. She >>>


      OFFICIALS SAY MISS. DEATH TOLL SLOWING
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:31 AM AP Photo MSDP112 By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Even as military and civilian contractors stepped up excavation Monday in Biloxi‘s most devastated neighborhood, emergency officials predicted the pace of finding corpses along the Mississippi Gul >>>


      OVER 40 BODIES AT NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 12:16 PM AP Photo LACS120 By ADAM NOSSITER Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – On a day when President Bush declared there is recovery on the way‘‘ in New Orleans, officials made a ghastly discovery of more than 40 bodies inside an evacuated hospital.
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      PAKISTAN TROOPS DESTROY AL–QAIDA HIDE–OUT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:31 PM AP Photo PES103 By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan said Tuesday that an operation involving helicopter gunships and thousands of troops destroyed a major al–Qaida hide–out and led to the arrests of 21 suspected militants in a remo >>>


      PASSENGERS FREED ON HIJACKED COLOMBIAN JET
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo XRM106 By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press Writer BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) – A father in a wheelchair and his son used two grenades to hijack an airliner Monday, but peacefully surrendered five hours later after allowing the crew and passengers, including one American, to le >>>


      PHILIPPINES EXPLOSIONS WOUND AT LEAST 107
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 12:46 PM AP Photo XAF104 By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press Writer MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Huge blasts at a suburban Manila police ammunition dump injured at least 107 people, damaged several buildings and homes and set off security jitters in a capital long wary of possible terror attack >>>


      PROTESTANTS, POLICE CLASH IN N. IRELAND
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 8:46 AM AP Photo XBFT113 By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) – Protestant mobs attacked police officers with Molotov cocktails and hijacked cars in rioting that ran into early Tuesday, but police and other emergency services said the past three nig >>>


      RED CROSS NATIONS SEEK EMBLEM RESOLUTION
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:31 AM By UTA HARNISCHFEGER Associated Press Writer GENEVA (AP) – Member countries of the international Red Cross movement met on Monday to investigate whether they can revive an effort to give Israel full status five years after the last attempt failed because of Arab–Israeli te >>>


      REFUGEES MIXED ON RETURNING TO NEW ORLEANS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo HT101 By SHARON COHEN AP National Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kenny Charbonnet saw a hurricane turn his beloved city into a bug–infested swamp with floating mounds of rotting trash and houses buried in sewage. He knew then he had to flee – just as he knows now >>>


      ROBERTS REPEATEDLY DODGES ROE V. WADE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:46 PM AP Photo WCAP104 By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – John Roberts kissed his wife and then, like clockwork, his Supreme Court confirmation hearing was gaveled to order at ':30 a.m.

sharp on Tuesday. By ':40, he already had dodged at least fo >>>


      ROBERTS SIDESTEPS LANDMARK ABORTION RULING
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 3:01 PM AP Photo WCAP13' By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts on Tuesday declined to discuss his views on the landmark 1'73 ruling on abortion but said the concept of legal precedent is a very important consid >>>


      ROBERTS VOWS TO BE A HUMBLE CHIEF JUSTICE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo WCAP126 By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court nominee John Roberts pledged Monday to judge with humility and without fear or favor‘‘ if approved as the nation‘s 17th chief justice and youngest in 200 years. &# >>>


      SENATE MAINTAINS MERCURY EMISSIONS RULES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:31 PM By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a challenge to the Bush administration‘s strategy on mercury pollution, leaving intact federal rules that give power plants flexibility in how they reduce emissions of the da >>>


      SENATE OKS FLOOD INSURANCE BORROWING BILL
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:31 AM WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress agreed Monday to increase the borrowing authority of the federal program overseeing flood insurance to cope with the huge expected costs of claims from Hurricane Katrina.

The Senate, by voice vote, approved a House–passed bill that would >>>


      SENATE VOTES ON EPA MERCURY EMISSION RULES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 ':46 AM By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Senators are challenging the Bush administration over its approach to reducing power plant emissions of mercury, a toxic metal that poses serious threats of neurological damage to newborn and young children.

Th >>>


      SOMALI MILITIA TAKES OVER UNICEF OFFICE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:16 AM By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A warlord in southern Somalia has taken over the offices of UNICEF in the town where Somalia‘s transitional government is based, a senior U.N. official said Monday.

The head of Somalia‘s southern Mi >>>


      STUDY: JOURNALISTS FACE LONG FOIA DELAYS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 4:46 AM By ELISABETH GOODRIDGE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – After badgering the Environmental Protection Agency for days to learn where dangerous chemicals were leaking after Hurricane Katrina, Mark Schleifstein still couldn‘t get a clear answer.

The top hurr >>>


      STUDY: U.S. LOSING GROUND IN EDUCATION
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 3:01 PM By BEN FELLER AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States is losing ground in education, as peers across the globe zoom by with bigger gains in student achievement and school graduations, a study shows.

Among adults age 25 to 34, the U.S. is ninth among indu >>>


      SUMMARY BOX: OUTAGE KNOCKS OUT L.A. POWER
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:16 AM By The Associated Press LIGHTS OUT: Monday‘s outage affected about 2 million people served by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Traffic was snarled, people were trapped in elevators, and businesses were closed.

WHOOPS: The outage was triggered by a utility >>>


      TEXT OF JOHN ROBERTS HEARING – 6
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 6:31 PM WASHINGTON (AP) – The text of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on John Roberts‘ nomination to the Supreme Court, part 6: And she said, That‘s a foul ball.

They can‘t do that. Let me quote her. She said, in response to Senator –– I was >>>


      TWO PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO TERRORISM CHARGES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:31 AM AP Photo LA107 By JEREMIAH MARQUEZ Associated Press Writer SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Two men pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges alleging they planned terrorist attacks against military facilities, the Israeli Consulate and other targets in the Los Angeles area.

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      U.S. FORCES STRIKE INSURGENTS IN IRAQ
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 2:46 PM AP Photo BAG106 By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – U.S. forces along the Euphrates River attacked the insurgent stronghold of Haditha early Tuesday, capturing a militant with ties to al–Qaida in Iraq and killing four others, the military said.>>>


      UTILITY ERROR BLAMED FOR L.A. BLACKOUT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 1:01 AM AP Photo LA101 By LAURA WIDES Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Utility workers connected the wrong wires and caused a blackout across major portions of Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, trapping people in elevators and snarling traffic at intersections, authorities said >>>


      VOLUNTEERS TRY TO REUNITE KIDS, RELATIVES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 8:46 AM AP Photo TXLM111 By PAM EASTON Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) – Sixteen–year–old Reshad Batiste was separated from his grandmother during the chaotic evacuation of the Louisiana Superdome. He ended up in Texas; she was taken to Kentucky.

For nearly a w >>>


      WEAKENED OPHELIA RESTS NEAR CAROLINA COAST
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:01 AM AP Photo NCGB602 By PAUL NOWELL Associated Press Writer WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – Ophelia kept up its teasing dance along the coast of the Carolinas on Monday, dropping slightly in strength from hurricane to tropical storm as it barely moved toward land.

Although Ophelia >>>


      WHITE HOUSE, SENATE CLASH OVER MERCURY
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 4:46 AM By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – The Bush administration clashed with senators Monday over new rules limiting mercury emissions from power plants, with the White House threatening a presidential veto of Senate legislation that would overturn those rules.>>>


      WORKER ERROR BLAMED FOR L.A. BLACKOUT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 3:01 PM AP Photo CAPM108 By LAURA WIDES Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Traffic lights, businesses and ATMs were plunged into lunchtime darkness when utility workers accidentally sliced several power lines, startling some in a city already jittery following a purported al&nda >>>


      WORKERS‘ ERROR BLAMED FOR L.A. BLACKOUT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 5:01 AM AP Photo CAPM104 By LAURA WIDES Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Major portions of the city lost power for more than an hour around lunchtime Monday after utility workers mistakenly cut several cables, causing a short that sizzled through the system.

Roughly 2 >>>


      WRANGLERS NAB L.A.‘S ELUSIVE URBAN ALLIGATOR
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 12:01 PM By IAN GREGOR Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Wranglers early Tuesday nabbed a 7–foot–long alligator named Reggie‘‘ from a city lake where he had been dumped several months ago by a former police officer and repeatedly avoided captur >>>


      ‘HE PRESSED ALL THE RIGHT BUTTONS‘
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Union leaders give their reactions to the chancellor‘s speech to TUC congress this morning Hlne Mulholland and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 Dave Prentis Unison general secretary It was a very good speech for a TUC. He pressed all the right buttons, especially around aid, something that concerns us greatly. >>>


      ‘HUNDREDS‘ MAY POSE TERROR THREAT, SAYS CLARKE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Rosalind Ryan and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 Charles Clarke said today that hundreds of terror suspects were being closely watched in Britain and there was "no doubt" that the London bombers had links with foreign terrorists.

The home secretary said that the extent of those connections &ndas >>>


      ‘I‘VE SOLD MORE THAN BOB MARLEY‘
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Shaggy tells Amina Taylor why he deserves to be ranked among reggae‘s best Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Once an underground sound, dancehall reggae has long since become a global music phenomenon. Based on sales alone – over 10m for 2001‘s Hot Shot, making him the only reggae artist to earn >>>


      A TWEAK OF GOD‘S KNOBS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      New research appears to put humankind back at the centre of the universe Johnjoe McFadden Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian In The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy the Deep Thought computer announced that the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything was 42. Contemporary physicists are f >>>


      AFTER 16 YEARS, TO ENGLAND, THE ASHES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Richie Benaud signs off in style Michael Vaughan – ‘We‘ve made a lot of English people really happy‘ The Ashes 2005 After 16 years, to England, the Ashes Richard Williams Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian A fellow sporting 50,000–worth of pink diamond ear studs and apparently wearing >>>


      AMERICA? ‘IT WAS LIKE A SCENE FROM AFRICA‘
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian I was at home watching television when I learned that Afghanistan was giving $100,000 to help the hurricane victims in America. I think President Karzai has done us proud by doing this. The images of Americans carrying their luggage and leaving their homes behind reminded me of t >>>


      BANKS FACE INQUIRY OVER CREDIT INSURANCE ‘RACKET‘
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Charity files complaint about policies Only 4% can claim and a quarter are turned down Phillip Inman Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Britain‘s banks face a government inquiry into the sale of 20m payment protection insurance policies (PPI) after Citizens Advice issued a "super–complaint" a >>>


      BLUNKETT TELLS EU TO LEARN FROM UK‘S JOB CREATION PLANS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Patrick Wintour, chief political correspondent Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian David Blunkett yesterday challenged the EU to learn from the government‘s success in helping people back into work and promised to look at new ways of cutting unemployment.

"With almost one in three people in Euro >>>


      BRITAIN FACES LONG–TERM NUCLEAR THREAT AND MUST PLAN FOR IT, SAYS REID
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Defence secretary seeks debate on ageing Trident Decision on replacement likely in next two years Patrick Wintour and Martin Kettle Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Defence secretary John Reid today opens a national debate about replacing Britain‘s independent nuclear deterrent, saying he believes Britain >>>


      BRITISH SOLDIERS ‘BEAT IRAQI TAXI DRIVER‘
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      The anti–war movement Iraq and the media International aid and development Politics and Iraq The issue explained 23.08.2005: Iraq constitution 27.01.2005: Iraq‘s elections 27.01.2005: The key parties Chronology January 1 2005 – present Feb 1 2004 – 31 Dec 2004 July 16 1'7' – Jan 31 >>>


      BROWN: WE‘LL HONOUR DEAL ON WORKERS‘ RIGHTS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Matthew Tempest, political correspondent, in Brighton Tuesday September 13, 2005 Gordon Brown speaking at the TUC congress. The chancellor promised unions the government would promote legislation on employment law. Photograph: Gareth Fuller / PA

Gordon Brown today reassured the TUC that the government would im >>>


      BUSH ACCEPTS ‘FULL RESPONSIBILITY‘ FOR KATRINA FAILURES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 George Bush today said he took "full responsibility" for government failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina.

The US president said the disaster had raised broader questions about the government‘s ability to respond to natural disasters as well as >>>


      CHANNEL 4 ENJOYS CRICKET BONANZA
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Jason Deans, broadcasting editor Tuesday September 13, 2005 Batting average: half of all TV viewers were glued to Channel 4 between 3.30pm and 5pm

Channel 4 was watched by 7.4 million viewers at 6.15pm yesterday as England regained the Ashes, on a day when the broadcaster recorded its best ever audience share. >>>


      CITY SAYS HOMEOWNERS SHOULD BE BRACED FOR PERIOD OF FALLING PRICES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      House prices edged up in July House prices rise at fastest rate for a year Posh property purchase picks up What you can buy for 2.3m Halifax reports August property boost Rate cut fails to lift property prices House price growth still slowing, says Nationwide 14th month of house price falls Rampant inflation hits beach >>>


      COMBUSTIBLE ATTITUDES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Haben Habteslasie Tuesday September 13, 2005 As queues lengthen at Britain‘s petrol stations ahead of the fuel protest, the chancellor told the TUC today that he would be calling on Opec to increase production because world demand was far outstripping supply. There was however, no mention of cutting tax, the key >>>


      COURT UPHOLDS EXTRADITION OF BOMBING SUSPECT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 Italy‘s highest court today upheld the extradition to Britain of a suspect in the failed July 21 London bombings.

The decision, by the court of cassation cannot be appealed. It means Hussein Osman – who was arrested in Rome – is expected to be tra >>>


      DEAF TO REASON
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      The Thai government needs to listen to people‘s concerns if it is to solve the problems facing the country‘s south, says John Aglionby Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Thai prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, regularly insists his government is steadily defeating the insurgency in the country‘s three pr >>>


      DEATH IN BOBUR SQUARE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      In a remarkable dispatch, Ed Vulliamy pieces together for the first time the full story of the Uzbek massacre that the world forgot Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Enough bricks had finally arrived to build a bread oven, and they finished it within hours: a splendid creation with a dome of clay, wood smoke risi >>>


      DIARY
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
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      DOUBTS OVER VALUE OF &#163;3BN SURE START
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
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      FACE DOWN THE PROTESTS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Caving in to fuel blockades would be an act of real folly. It‘s time for the smack of firm government Larry Elliott Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Two decades ago Margaret Thatcher was basking in glory after her government had faced down the miners following a year–long dispute. When the strikers p >>>


      FLASH, BRASH BOY SPINS ROULETTE WHEEL AND WALKS AWAY WITH JACKPOT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      England (373 and 335) drew with Australia (367 and 4–0) – England win the series 2–1 David Hopps at The Oval Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Adulation is not a problem for Kevin Pietersen: he just wants lots of it.

Today, English cricket dances to his tune. The boy from Pietermaritzbu >>>


      FREDDIE AND WARNEY – HOW LOCAL BOYS BECAME NATIONAL HEROES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Patrick Barkham and Andrew Clark in Black Rock, Victoria Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian The view from St Annes There are four trophies on display in the clubhouse bar at St Annes. A small silver cup won by the second team, a larger piece of silverware for the second division championship and a grand cup for th >>>


      FULL TEXT: GORDON BROWN AT THE TUC
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      The chancellor‘s speech to the annual gathering of the trade unions Tuesday September 13, 2005 Let us today, on this day of celebration for a great English national sporting success, congratulate the England cricket team. And let us congratulate London on winning for Britain the Olympics for 2012.

And le >>>


      GLITTERING SEA IS THE MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE FOR MANY IN REGAINED LAND
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Armed Palestinians raise flags over ruined towns Attempts to destroy synagogues ‘barbaric‘ Chris McGreal in Neve Dekalim Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Some came to burn. Many more came to marvel and then plunder. But for young Mohammed Hijezi it was enough just to touch the sea for the first time. >>>


      HAVANA SAYS DEFECTOR TRIED TO LURE ATTACHE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      MI5 was tailing expelled Cuban Richard Norton–Taylor, Gareth Parry and Lynn Geldof Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Officers from MI5, believed to be accompanied by a Cuban defector, were in the car fired upon by a Cuban envoy expelled with his ambassador from Britain last night.

One of the MI5 of >>>


      HEAVY DRINKING ON HOLIDAY MAY INCREASE RISK OF A STROKE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Sarah Boseley, health editor Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Holidays could be bad for your health. A team of researchers in the United States has found that those who think heavy drinking is an integral part of a relaxing break may be increasing their chances of having a stroke.

Writing in the medical >>>


      HEWLETT–PACKARD TO CUT 1,000 UK JOBS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Tuesday September 13, 2005 The US computer giant Hewlett–Packard today said it would cut '68 jobs in Britain over the next 12 months as part of a programme to close 5,'00 posts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The UK cuts have been expected since the company revealed plans to cull 10% of it >>>


      HOW MUBARAK WON THE ELECTION
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Did the Egyptian president win a large majority of the votes in last week‘s poll. Maybe so, reports Brian Whitaker Tuesday September 13, 2005 Egyptians tell a joke about a man who dares to vote against the government in a parliamentary election.

On his way home from voting, the man starts to imagine all >>>


      I‘M A HOPEAHOLIC. THERE‘S NOTHING GEORGE BUSH CAN DO ABOUT IT
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      We have imposed our disastrous president on the world – but America‘s finest quality is already turning the tide at home Gloria Steinem Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian It‘s hard to travel or send words out of the US now. How can any American expect to be welcomed in the rest of the world when >>>


      IN PRAISE OF ... RICHIE BENAUD
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Leader Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Warne or Flintoff? McGrath or Vaughan? Ultimately, these arguments are unresolvable. Two things, though, can be said about this Ashes series with which no one will disagree. First, that it has been the best thing that has happened to cricket in a generation. And, second, t >>>


      INFLATION HITS EIGHT–YEAR HIGH
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      James Sturcke and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 Britain‘s inflation rate has risen to its highest level in eight years, official figures showed today.

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 2.4% in August from 2.3% in July, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The underlying rat >>>


      INSURER DOUBLES FORECAST OF KATRINA CLAIMS
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Jill Treanor Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Estimates of the insurance bill to clean up after Hurricane Katrina rose yesterday when Swiss Re doubled its predictions for the size of its claims but admitted it was difficult to be certain about the final cost.

Swiss Re, the world‘s second–lar >>>


      INVESTIGATION URGED AFTER ISRAELI OFFICER AVOIDS ARREST
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Vikram Dodd and Conal Urquhart in Nes Ziona Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Scotland Yard was urged yesterday to launch a criminal investigation into officials at the Israeli embassy in London who helped a retired Israeli general wanted in Britain for war crimes to escape arrest. Doron Almog arrived on Sunday a >>>


      IS IT OK... TO USE A MICROWAVE OVEN?
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Leo Hickman‘s guide to a good life Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Ping. Next to the car horn and the Nokia default ringtone, it‘s one of those everyday sounds that have come to litter – and yet succinctly sum up – our everyday lives. The call of the microwave has been with us for decade >>>


      ITV AND SKY STRIKE NEW CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DEAL
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Jason Deans, broadcasting editor Tuesday September 13, 2005 ITV and BSkyB have finally concluded a new three–year deal to continue sharing UK TV rights to the Uefa Champions League football competition.

The new contract with Champions League rights holder Uefa, which was expected to be sewn up as long ag >>>


      LONDON HONOURS ASHES HEROES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Streets packed ten deep Sean Ingle Tuesday September 13, 2005 Freddie, not looking too bad for the best part of 17 hours celebrating.

Photograph: Gareth Copley/AP. Tens of thousands of people today squeezed into Trafalgar Square to hail England‘s victorious Ashes cricketers at a special presentation cere >>>


      LOYALIST RIOTS SPREAD BEYOND BELFAST
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 A third night of loyalist violence left one police officer unconscious and dozens of others under attack early today as rioting spread across Belfast and beyond.

Mobs used petrol and paint bombs, and Molotov cocktails to attack officers as cars were hijacked and se >>>


      MET CHIEF FACES DE MENEZES‘ RELATIVE
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan police commissioner, this afternoon came face to face with a member of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes‘ family for the first time at a special meeting of the home affairs select committee of cross–party MPs.

Mr De Menez >>>


      MORE YOUNG PEOPLE SEEK BANKRUPTCY
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Hilary Osborne Tuesday September 13, 2005 An increasing number of under–25s are being advised to declare themselves bankrupt as they struggle to keep up with repayments on loans and credit cards, a leading debt advice charity has said.

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) yesterday said it had >>>


      MUCH RESPECT, NO COMPLAINTS AND ROLL ON 2007
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      England (373 and 335) drew with Australia (367 and 4–0) – England win the series 2–1 Gideon Haigh at The Oval Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian When, in the Australian vernacular, an event is classified "good for cricket", it usually means that the national team has lost, and is almost >>>


      MY WIFE HAD PREMONITIONS WHILE I WAS HAVING PALPITATIONS, BUT WE MADE IT OVER THE LINE IN THE END
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      England (373 and 335) drew with Australia (367 and 4–0) – England win the series 2–1 Ashley Giles Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Last week, my wife Stine had a dream. She told me that we would all be going on an open–top bus ride through the streets of London. Stine clearly has a way wi >>>


      NORWEGIAN PM ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Staff and agencies Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Norwegian prime minister today announced he would resign and his government would step down after defeat in yesterday‘s national elections.

Kjell Magne Bondevik‘s centre–right coalition government, which campaigned on promises of tax cuts, was >>>


      PANIC BUYING BEGINS AS MOTORISTS FEAR PETROL BLOCKADES
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      Hour–long queues to fill up despite supplies pledge Protesters predict fierce battle with government Sandra Laville and Ashley Seager Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian Customers began panic–buying petrol in some parts of the country yesterday, with long queues and anger on the forecourts as fears grew >>>


      Q&A: THE ‘WARWICK AGREEMENT‘
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      What the 2004 Warwick deal means for relations between the Labour government and the unions Ian J Griffiths Tuesday September 13, 2005 What is the Warwick agreement?

It is a deal struck in July 2004 at Warwick University between the government and the unions over Labour policy and trade union law.

Wha >>>


      RACE NOT AN ISSUE IN KATRINA DISASTER, SAYS BUSH
      Guardian, 13-09-2005
      President uses city tour to defend federal recovery Beleaguered emergency services chief finally quits steps down Jamie Wilson in New Orleans, Julian Borger in Washington and Dan Glaister in Los Angeles Tuesday September 13, 2005 The Guardian The director of the much–criticised federal emergency management agency >>>



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