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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 2, 2004

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President Bush endorses the creation of a National Intelligence Director
As recommended by the September 11th Commission. . . . . . .he also proposes the
establishment of a national counter-terrorism center to prepare a daily
terrorism report for the President …Bush’s acceptance of the
recommendations comes as security is stepped up at financial institutions in
New York, Washington and New Jersey

Masked gunmen execute a Turkish hostage in Iraq and Turkish truckers
announce they will stop driving in the country to try to save the lives of
two other hostages.. .meanwhile U.S. marines go to battle once again with the
militia of Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr

Advocates for children in San Francisco press Mayor Newsom for a new Chief
Probation Officer

The nation’s level of job loss for longterm workers at the highest rate in
20 years

The leader of the State Senate predicts the legislature will reject the
recommendations of the Governor’s performance review commission — it
gets released tomorrow

The state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation to reduce the amount of
screening of new pesticides