CULTURE

President and the flame

President Karolos Papoulias is the only official who really should be claiming overtime pay, but fortunately not any bonus for a job considered hazardous to the health. This evening he will be attending a ceremony at the Athens Concert Hall to mark the beginning of an international conference by the Athens Academy’s Center for Research into Greek Folk Art, to mark its 90th anniversary. The subject of the conference is «Traditional Music and Modern Creativity.» Tomorrow afternoon, the president will be at the Panathenaic Stadium for the handing over of the Olympic Flame to the organizers of the Beijing Olympics.