Saturday

Independent Online Edition > Middle East : app3: "She was the Iraqi activist who became a symbol of the possibility of a brighter future for Iraq...'But look what has happened: we have lost all the gains we made over the past 30 years.'"
US Pentagon to hold Caspian Sea energy security confab in Germany - Irna: "Participants and observers are expected from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhastan, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, NATO, the US Departments of State, Defense and Energy, academia, private industry and consulting. "

But no war opponents, even host country Germany.
village voice > news > Mondo Washington by James Ridgeway, with Natalie Wittlin: "The Republican right wing is raising the Atta issue at a time when Bush is sinking in the polls, people are fed up with Iraq, and there are continuing questions about the administration's handling of 9-11 and the war on terror. One way to take some of the heat off is to shift the blame to Bill Clinton."
1010 WINS - ALL NEWS. ALL THE TIME.: Rangel Questions Dick Cheney's Health "A White House spokesman did not immediately comment."
Daily Egyptian Sp03 : American refugee Have you any idea why they're lying to you?

Friday

Local News - The Advocate - www.newarkadvocate.com: "Military recruiters can still talk to students at school, even if their parents filled out the opt-out form. According to Cameron Carr, recruiters are at his school, Licking Valley High School, every day.

Opting-out, as an increasing number of parents at Licking Valley have, creates a problem when students apply for colleges, said Dave Hile, principal at Licking Valley High School....'If (parents) tell us that we can't have that information for recruiters, then we cannot give out that information to colleges.' The reverse is true as well, also according to the No Child Left Behind Act. 'If one of our kids asks us to send their transcript to a university, as soon as we do that, recruiters must be treated in the same manner and we must give them access to that information,' Hile said."
- toledoblade.com -: "a kickback scheme that was institutionalized by this administration to reward their campaign contributors"
Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: August 21, 2005 - August 27, 2005 Archives Recess-appointed U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton is doing exactly what his critics expected of him. He is sticking it to the world. . .hard and nasty.

Wednesday

Profiling Report Leads to a Demotion - New York Times: "The Bush administration is replacing the director of a small but critical branch of the Justice Department, months after he complained that senior political officials at the department were seeking to play down newly compiled data on the aggressive police treatment of black and Hispanic drivers."
Troop graves bear operation names - The Boston Globe: "It seems like it might be connected to politics."

Tuesday

Craving the cookie - OrlandoSentinel.com: Health & Medicine: "Kraft scientists continued to take part in meetings with Philip Morris researchers, leading to a 1998 memo that suggested applying their combined expertise in brain science and flavor perception to develop products.

The 'possible business implications' of such work included ways to shape people's perception of hunger and fullness, known as satiety. The memo stated that applications could include 'food/drinks whose aroma/flavor are engineered to influence satiety, drinkability, perceived freshness, mood, behavior, purchase intent, etc.'"
Inside Bay Area - Local News: "So why is a ranking Democratic operative who was convinced Republicans ``stole'' the 2000 election working for Diebold and O'Dell, a battlestate fund-raiser for Bush-Cheney 2004?"

Monday

Toxic waste sparks violent protest at China factory - Yahoo! News:Trigger for the demonstration omitted from the more widely circulated AP story.

"'Some children died of lead pollution and the demonstration might have been initiated by the parents.'...Residents said children were falling ill from high levels of lead that had poisoned water and vegetables in several villages in the area."

Sunday

Three Texas surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had performed. One of them said, "I'm the best surgeon in Texas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in an accident. I reattached them, and 8 months later he perfomed a private concert for the Queen of England." One of the others said, "That's nothing. A young man lost both arms and legs in an accident. I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold medal in field events at the olympics."

The third surgeon said, "You guys are amateurs. Several years ago, a cowboy, who was high on cocaine and alcohol, rode a horse head-on into a train traveling 80 miles an hour. All I had left to work with was the horse's ass and a cowboy hat. Now, he's president of the United States."