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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – September 29, 2004

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Hundreds of hotel workers walk off the job in a strike targeting four San Francisco hotels. Hotels not affected by the walkout aren’t saying whether they’ll lock out their workers
in response.

In a judicial blow to the Bush Administration, a federal judge rules against
some of the expanded surveillance powers granted to the FBI under the
Patriot Act

As Republicans push for a vote on a wide ranging intelligence bill, House
Democrats charge it’s loaded with unrelated issues ranging from increased
police powers to new anti immigration measures

President Bush and Democratic rival John Kerry wrap up debate preparations
and head for Florida where their first matchup will focus on foreign
policy

In Washington state, the Republican opponent of incumbent Senator Patty
Murray produces a campaign ad suggesting Murray is sympathetic to Osama
Bin Laden

In a new video, British hostage Kenneth Bigley calls Prime Minister Tony
Blair a liar who doesn’t care about him.. .Blair responds that he’s ready to
open contact with Bigley’s abductors…

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