The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – July 23, 2004

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An East Bay lawmaker with a novel plan to get more funds to the troubled
Oakland schools …State Senator Don Perata is joined by religious leaders
who demand that the state appointed trustee of the Oakland School District
meet with them

An Egyptian man the first diplomat taken hostage in Iraq. ….his captors
want to stop Egypt from providing security assistance to the interim Iraqi
government, but the Egytian government says it has no such plans

An Israeli peace group documents the fact that Israelis in the occupied
Gaza Strip and West Bank are expanding their settlements despite the U.S.
backed road map peace plan that calls for a freeze on growth

Congress passes a resolution declaring the killings in the Darfur region of
Sudan genocide and urging President Bush to seek a United Nations force to
protect villagers there from marauding Arab militias

Former Mexican President Luis Echeverria charged with ordering a 1971
massacre of student protestors