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Paris Officials Sleep Outdoors to Call Attention to Homeless

Braving a Siberian blast sweeping across Europe, around two dozen officials from the Paris region spent a night outdoors to call attention to the plight of the homeless.   On waking up early Thursday near the Austerlitz train station, the officials from an array of political parties were greeted by a city blanketed with snow.   Mama Sy, deputy mayor of Etampes, south of Paris, said the reason she and others braved the conditions was to declare: "Stop! This situation...

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