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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 3, 2004

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The Bush Administration admits the decision to issue the terrror alert in
New York and Washington was based largely on three and four year old
information …..but Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge insists the
threat is still real and denies any political motive in ordering the massive
new security

Members of Congress say President Bush’s proposal for a National
Intelligence Director doesn’t go far enough. . .. .testimony before two
Congressional committees calls for the position to be given more
power. …civil liberties advocates are concerned

Insurgents kill seven Iraqi security personnel and the U.S. military announces
the deaths of six more American soldiers

A massive effort to reorganize California’s government gets underway as
the Califronia Performance Review presents Governor Schwarzenegger with its
twenty five hundred page report

A walkout at Alameda County medical facilities as workers contest the
elimination of 300 jobs at the Alameda County Medical Center

Oakland officials hail the shut down of a liquor store under the
City’s new nuisance abatement law