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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-08-04

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  • [01] Horrific crime on Santorini
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Horrific crime on Santorini

    A 31-year-old man from Alexandroupolis was arrested on the holiday island of Santorini on Sunday night after he decapitated his female companion and injured three other people, including a policeman.

    According to police the man, who was working as a cook in a restaurant in the village of Imerovigli, stabbed to death his 25-year-old female companion, a teacher from Thessaloniki, after a fight, and was roaming around the village of Vourvoulo holding her head and the knife he killed her with in his hands.

    A police patrol car rushed to the area, and the officer and rookie manning the patrol car called to the man to surrender. The man, pretending he wanted to give himself up, approached the officer who had exited the patrol car with service revolver in hand, and suddenly rushed at the officer with the knife, wounding him in the mouth.

    The officer fired four shots as he was falling to the ground, three of which hit the perpetrator in the chest and one in the liver. Despite the gunshot wounds, the perpetrator took off with the patrol car in an effort to escape, but a short distance away he rammed into a moped with two young women doctors from the Thira medical center, wounding them seriously.

    As he was fleeing the site with the patrol car, several other patrol cars alerted by the injured officer surrounded the patrol car driven by the perpetrator and rammed it to immobilize it.

    The perpetrator was arrested, and the man, the injured police officer and the two women doctors, one of which was in very serious condition, were transported by C-130 military aircraft to the KAT hospital in Athens.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The horrendous killing on Santorini in which a man decapitated his female companion after stabbing her to death during an argument and injured three other people, the internal problems in the ruling New Democracy (ND) party, the Siemens scandal, and the draft Presidential Decree on private primary healthcare were the main front-page items in Monday's dailies.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The 20-year-old (Australian tourist who succumbed to injuries after being beaten by a nightclub bouncer on Mykonos island) gave life to four people (after his father donated the boy's organs for transplants) - May the Greeks never forget the Australian father".

    APOGEVMATINI: "He cut off his girlfriend's head and was walking around with it on Santorini - Unprecedented crime by psychopath who ran amok".

    AVRIANI: "Radovan Karadzic (the former Bosnian-Serb warlord facing genocide charges, who was recently arrested in Serbia after 12 years in hiding) had agreed with American officials to open up a clinic in Athens".

    CHORA: "River of 'black' money (kickbacks) under the (PASOK) governments of Costas Simitis - The Siemens case just the tip of the graft iceberg".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "ND (ruling New Democracy party) and PASOK (main opposition party) see that they cannot secure a self-sufficient parliamentary majority, and are seeking outlets from the chaos in LAOS (Popular Orthodox Rally) and SYRIZA (Coalition of the Radical Left)".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "ESY (National Health System) S.A. - The lack of funds leading to privatization of Primary Healthcare".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Summer high winds for Karamanlis - Rebellion from the beaches (where ND officials are on summer holiday)".

    ESTIA: "Political uncertainty - Much will be decided in the Fall".

    ETHNOS: "Heatwave with new rebellion in ND - Lambropoulos and Michaloliakos (MPs and former deputy ministers) also join the rebels' ranks".

    TA NEA: "Rebellion shakes Maximos Mansion (government headquarters) - Karamanlis hostage to the disgruntled MPs".

    VRADYNI: "Choice homes in holiday destinations - Opportunities for (inexpensive) holiday homes and land plots".

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