June 16, 2008

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Karzai threatens
to fight in Pakistan

President Hamid Karzai threatened yesterday to send Afghan soldiers across the border into Pakistan to fight militant groups operating in the border areas to attack Afghanistan. His comments, made at a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, are likely to worsen tensions between the countries, just days after US forces in Afghanistan killed 11 Pakistani soldiers on the border while pursuing militants. (By Carlotta Gall, Boston Globe)
NBA Finals, Game 5 > Lakers 103, Celtics 98

No party on the coast for C's

The 62d NBA championship will be won in the New Boston Garden. The Los Angeles Lakers made this a certainty last night with a victory over the Celtics at the Staples Center. (By Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe)

Some call Georgian a good fit for Obama

When a newly elected Senator Barack Obama was staking out issues to champion in Congress, he sent word that he would like to meet with a former senator he had admired from afar: Sam Nunn of Georgia. (By Bryan Bender, Boston Globe)

Fiscal spiral has merchants
cutting back on imports

The fancy French goat cheeses, Italian olives, and imported chocolates are harder to find at Formaggio in the South End. Around the block, bankrupt Voila, a small boutique selling French home furnishings, shuttered its doors weeks ago, crippled by the soaring euro, sinking greenback, and hefty fuel surcharges. (By Jenn Abelson, Boston Globe)

State plan is dismissed as par for the course

The state is planning an elaborate, multimillion-dollar reconstruction of the famous - some would say infamous - Ponkapoag Golf Course, with changes that include installation of a new drainage system that will stop some chronically soggy fairways from flooding and importing truckloads of peat to raise holes that have sunken from years of neglect. (By Megan Woolhouse, Boston Globe)

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