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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-09-02

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Events to mark 2,500th anniversary from Battle of Marathon
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Events to mark 2,500th anniversary from Battle of Marathon

    The municipality of Marathon in Attica on Tuesday announced a programme of events to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary since the historic Battle of Marathon on September 12. On this crucial battlefield, the ancient Athenians managed to thwart invasion by a numerically superior Persian force, inaugurating an era in which Greece flourished and laid the foundations of western culture.

    With money donated by the Leventis Foundation, the municipality will mark out historic routes for cyclists and pedestrians that will link monuments such as the Marathon Tomb, the Trophy, the ancient quarries and others.

    On September 12 itself the events will reach a peak and will feature a walk to the Tomb followed by the reading of descriptions of the battle from Herodotus by well known Greek actors, accompanied by ancient Greek instruments such as the lute, pan-pipes, horn and others.

    Among those attending will be Greece's female marathon runner Maria Polyzou, who recently became the first woman to repeat the legendary 520-kilometre run from Athens to Sparta and back again in six days. The distance was originally run by the ancient messenger Pheidippides when he was sent to ask for Sparta's aid in the battle.

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    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The increase in heating oil rates following government's decision to freeze the VAT rate at 11 percent, the decline in shops' turnover during summer sales, the merger of two major dairy companies, DELTA and MEVGAL, following MEVGAL's acquisition by VIVARTIA, the collective labour agreements issue as well as the unions' reactions and the prevailing rumours of a government reshuffle, mostly dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Smokers congregate on the sidewalks - First day of restriction of smoking in indoor public places".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Ruling PASOK fears defeat in the local administration elections".

    AVGHI: "Oligopoly in milk, too - DELTA, MEVGAL merge - They will control 30 percent of the dairy market".

    AVRIANI: "Burning 60 percent rise in heating oil in order for the state to collect one billion euros to close the State Budget's black hole".

    CHORA: "Papandreou awarded by the Germans for his contribution to....German banks".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Wild war between prime Minister George Papandreou and ministers who refuse to resign and be candidates for prefects".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Finance Ministry to impose new tax measure - They will stop cheap heating oil".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Chaos in the Armed Forces - Radical changes in supplies, promotions, and upgrading of the volunteers".

    ESTIA: "Drastic reduction in taxation the only way for the economy to breathe".

    ETHNOS: "Cold shower with the heating oil".

    IMERISSIA: "Express procedures adopted to 'unfreeze' major investments".

    KATHIMERINI: "Government's plan to increase VAT from 11 percent to 23 percent cancelled".

    LOGOS: "Unions' front to protect the collective labor agreements".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Government retreats on VAT increase".

    NIKI: "Banks run dry of money - Another 10 billion euros in withdrawals in the last months leading to a crash".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "A popular action committee established to protect the working class households from the crisis".

    TA NEA: " Over 200,000 bogus pensions".

    TO VIMA: "VAT rate in heating oil frozen".

    VRADYNI: "The market a 'desert' - Over 25 percent decline in summer sales' turnover".

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