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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-10-26
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather ForecastCloudy with local showers and storms in the west that will gradually affect the entire country. Snow will also fall in mountainous areas in northern Greece. Winds southerly moderate to strong and very strong locally in sea regions. Temperatures in Athens will range from 15-24 C; and in Thessaloniki from 10C to 18C
(26/10/2003 8:32:00 μμ)
 Celebrations kick-off in ThessalonikiA liturgy was held in Thessaloniki in the presence of the president of the Hellenic Republic, Kostis Stefanopoulos in honor of the city's patron Saint, Demetrios, the anniversary of the city's liberation and the October 28th holiday. The three-day celebrations will culminate on Tuesday with the annual military parade on Megalou Alexandrou Avenue.
(26/10/2003 8:34:00 μμ)
 Political uproar over hyperprefect's verbal attack on Pres. StefanopoulosThe country's political world has condemned the verbal attack by the hyper-prefect of Drama and Kozani, Kostas Tatsis against the President Stefanopoulos with respect to the stance held by Mr. Stefanopoulos regarding foreign students becoming flag bearers. The hyper-prefect criticized Mr. Stefanopoulos for his statement that 'A Greek is one who studies in the Greek educational system."
(26/10/2003 8:37:00 μμ)
 Major trash collection effort continuesTrash collection throughout the country is feverishly continuing following a 10-day strike that left tons of uncollected trash on the streets of the capital and other Greek cities, causing a public health
 scare. In Athens, garbage collection trucks worked through the night and day and thus far have collected over 4 thousand tons of trash. Priority is being given to streets near schools, hospitals, shopping districts and open-air markets. At least one week will be needed to complete the trash removal and disinfect the municipality of Athens.(26/10/2003 8:38:00 μμ)
 PM Simitis reiterates elections to take place in May 2004From the prefecture of Ileia, PM Simitis reiterated today elections would take place on May 2nd 2004. Mr. Simitis categorically ruled out early elections during a meeting today with the prefect of Ilia and Pasok party members.
(26/10/2003 8:40:00 μμ)
 ND leader calls for early elections, criticizes govt. from PolygonoIn a speech from Polygono, Halkidiki, ND leader, Konstantinos Karamnalis called for immediate elections and strongly criticized the government's economic policies.
(26/10/2003 8:43:00 μμ)
 Investigation over priceless archaeological finds in private collectionThe Minister of Culture, Evangelos Venizelos, requested an in-depth investigation, following revelations concerning 17 thousand priceless archaeological items found in a private collection in London. According to an article in Sunday's Eleftherotypia newspaper, the issue came to light following a court dispute, while the key players involved are a British art dealer and the family of his wealthy Greek partner.
(26/10/2003 8:48:00 μμ)
 Two explosions in central Baghdad one US soldier killedGuerrillas fired rockets today into a Baghdad hotel where U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying, killing a U.S. soldier and wounding 17 people in an attack on the heart of American power in Iraq. Wolfowitz escaped unhurt. Eight to 10 rockets crashed into the hotel at about 6 a.m., sending explosions echoing across the city and throwing several guests from their beds.
(26/10/2003 9:02:00 μμ)
 China quakes kill 9 injure 43Chinese workers, heading off a possible disaster in the northwestern city of Zhangye, opened reservoir gates today after earthquakes cracked the embankments. Two quakes measuring 6.1 and 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked the province of Gansu on Saturday, killing at least nine people and injuring 43, six seriously.
(26/10/2003 9:05:00 μμ)