The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – August 23, 2004

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Another day of fierce fighting in Najaf Iraq as U.S. infantry battles
Shiite Cleric Muqtada Al-Sader’s Mehdi army…. .an aide to Al-Sader accuses
U.S. forces of damaging the revered Iham Ali Mosque

President Bush speaks out against a commercial that claimed John Kerry
exaggerated his Vietnam war record –more than a week after it stopped
running.. .Democrats have accused the Bush campaign of sanctioning the smear

Another court set-back for those planning protests at the Republican
National Convention as a federal judge rules two groups cannot hold a
rally at New York’s Central Park

Hundreds protest around the country as the Bush Administration’s new rules
on overtime pay go into effect

The Rx Express — a train full of seniors and other patients — rolls off to
Canada to purchase cheaper prescription drugs

And an Indian gambling casino may cost two members of the Rhonert Park
City Council their jobs — they face a recall vote tomorrow