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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 5, 2005

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Governor Schwarzenegger calls for a special session of the state legislature to require across the board spending cuts when spending increases above revenues …he vows to seek no new taxes.. .Schwarzenegger also calls for teacher pay based on merit and not
tenure…

Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales is expected to promise senators at
his confirmation hearing tomorrow that he will abide by treaties prohibiting
the torture of prisoners, despite deriding the restraints as quaint in 2002.

Michigan representative John Conyers protests president Bush’s re-election
with a new report claiming serious election irregularities and significant
disenfranchisement of voters in Ohio.

Two separate suicide bombings kill 21 people in attacks on an Iraqi police
academy and a checkpoint in the increasingly bloody run up to the scheduled
January 30th elections

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is placed under house arrest after
Chile’s top court rules that murder and kidnapping charges against him can
go forward . . .

California prepares to carry out its first execution in three
years …attorneys for Donald Beardslee says the jury that sentenced him was
unaware of Beardslee’s severe brain damage…

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