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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-10-27
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastA partly cloudy and cool day is forecast, with strong north winds.
Temperatures in Athens will range from 10 to 17 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 5 to 12 degrees.
(27/10/2003 8:57:00 μμ)
 October 28th parade in Thessaloniki tomorrowEvents celebrating the October 28th national day will culminate tomorrow in a large military parade in Thessaloniki, attended by the President of the Republic, Costis Stephanopoulos. Today, Stephanopoulos unveiled a monument honouring the Jewish Greeks, who died in the Second World War.
(27/10/2003 9:02:00 μμ)
 Controversy over Greek-flag bearer continues.Warning against racist attitudes,Parliamentary speaker Apostolos Kaklamanis joined the row today over whether an 18-year-old Albanian teenager should carry the Greek flag in a school parade for the October 28th national day tomorrow. Odysseas Qena has also been offered a great deal of moral support from prominent Greeks, including encouragement from the President of the Republic, Costis Stephanopoulos, Education Minister Petros Efthymiou, as well as numerous state officials, clerics, intellectuals and artists.
(27/10/2003 9:11:00 μμ)
 Professors, doctors continue strikingUniversity professors are entering the seventh week of their walkout for higher pay, with a final decision on their next move scheduled for Friday's meeting of their confederation. Meanwhile, in the health sector, state hospital doctors in Athens and Piraeus are refusing to work in outpatients' clinics until Wednesday, while hospital doctors nationwide plan to strike on Thursday and Friday.
(27/10/2003 9:15:00 μμ)
 Efforts continue to resolve church disputeTensions between the Church of Greece and the Orthodox Patriarchate appear to be gradually easing, after yesterday's sermon in Thessaloniki by Archbishop Christodoulos, who referred to Patriarch Vatholomeos as the archbishop of disputed dioceses in northern Greece. In another development, the Holy Synod will meet in an emergency session on Monday, November 3, to discuss the issue and endeavour to resolve the crisis.
(27/10/2003 9:19:00 μμ)
 Minister urges criminal penalties for football hooligansViolent incidents before a soccer match yesterday prompted Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos today to call on the police to arrest hooligans, public prosecutors to press criminal charges against them and courts to impose the appropriate penalties. His comments came after a young soccer fan was stabbed by supporters of a rival team, just prior to a match in Athens between AEK and Olympiakos.
(27/10/2003 9:22:00 μμ)
 Foreigners suspected in Baghdad bombingsA US general today pointed an early finger of suspicion at foreign fighters for four suicide bombings that killed 35 people and wounded 230, in Baghdad's bloodiest day since Saddam Hussein was overthrown. However, American President George W. Bush vowed not to retreat
(27/10/2003 9:25:00 μμ)
 Sharon says Israel does not plan to kill ArafatIsraeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said for the first time in public today that his country had no intention of killing Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, despite the government's pledge to remove him from power. Sharon also reconfirmed Israel's determination to press ahead with construction of its vast barrier in the West Bank, despite an international outcry.
(27/10/2003 9:27:00 μμ)