Morning newspapers – 14 August 2007

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The American flag decorated the front page of nrc.next, accompanying front-page coverage on Karl Rove, President George Bush's adviser who resigned on Monday. Nrc.next reports that his departure has changed the US forever, as he leaves a legacy of increasing polarisation. "Left and right are directly opposed." The other papers also reported on Rove, whom Trouw says had become "political deadweight" for Bush. The Volkskrant calls Rove an "architect of the modern Republican party," which has been surrounded

The American flag decorated the front page of nrc.next, accompanying front-page coverage on Karl Rove, President George Bush's adviser who resigned on Monday. Nrc.next reports that his departure has changed the US forever, as he leaves a legacy of increasing polarisation. "Left and right are directly opposed." The other papers also reported on Rove, whom Trouw says had become "political deadweight" for Bush. The Volkskrant calls Rove an "architect of the modern Republican party," which has been surrounded recently by scandal.

A solution for the teacher shortage may be to call in instructors who have gone on early retirement. The Volkskrant says the ministry of social affairs is looking into this possibility. Peter IJsenbrant of consultancy bureau Cinop expects that among those who chose for early retirement there will be some who are willing to come back. "Once they've gotten their big plans out of the way – they've taken the big trip they planned, painted the house, etc. – they are often faced with a feeling of, what now? Some of these people would definitely be willing to come back."

Structures similar to shipping containers may have to be set up near primary schools to accommodate all the children needing after-school care. The schools that do not have room for this facility in their buildings may resort to these container-like structures that can be erected on the school playground. A report in the Volkskrant says the containers will be given a "homey atmosphere."

A laughing princess Ariane graced the front page of the Telegraaf this morning, along with smaller pictures of princesses Alexia and Amalia. The photos were taken by Prince Willem-Alexander during the royal family's holiday in Italy.

Eye patients suffering from macular degeneration (MD) are being offered colon cancer medication Avastin. The more suitable medicine Lucentis is too expensive. The AD reports that the patients are taking the matter to the Medical Disciplinary Tribunal to demand treatment with the more expensive medicine. The side effects of Avastin are unknown. Every year 7,000 to 10,000 people are treated for MD. Socialist SP MP Agnes Kant thinks the public health minister should ensure there is enough money for the treatment.

The most widely read periodical among men is not Panorama, Aktueel or Playboy, but the Donald Duck comic, according to the Financieele Dagblad. A third of subscribers to the "playful weekly" – which is aimed at readers aged 7 to 12 – are 18 or older. Now that the publisher realises that not only children are reading the magazine it sometimes publishes ads geared to older readers, ads for employment and recruitment agencies for instance. "Is Dad looking for a new job?"

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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