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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 15, 2004

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Oakland State Administrator
Randy Ward lays out plans this evening to remake 13 public schools — they
might be turned over to private corporations to run.. .hundreds of teachers
and parents turn out in protest…

Health care workers in northern and southern California vote by a 90
percent margin to merge their unions.. it will be the state’s largest…

President Bush convenes a two day economic summit.. .critics call it a pep
rally to privatize Social Security.

On the day campaigning officially begins in Iraq, a bomb explodes near the
office of a top Shiite cleric in the holy city of Kerbala… Iraq’s defense
minister announces that Chemical Ali will be the first of Saddam Hussein’s
deputies to stand trial.

Another failed missile test for the so called son of star wars program..
and a warning that the food supply is vulnerable to contamination by
pharmaceutical crops…