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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – April 18, 2005

An assistant professor at U.C. Berkeley announces legal action after he’s denied tenure…Igancio Chapela claims U.C. ruled against him as a result of private influence on the public university.

Six international activists are awarded the prestigious Goldman prize for their environmental work

Illinois republican Henry Hyde, who authored the ban on federal funding for poor women’s abortions, announced his retirement

Israeli prime minister Sharon says he’s considering a three week delay in Israel’s planned pullout from Gaza — his government announces plans to build 50 more homes in a West Bank settlement…

A Humboldt county deputy sheriff testifies in the pepper spray trial that he was following orders when he had officers swab the caustic chemical in the eyes of anti logging activists…

A bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to 7.75 an hour is working its way through the legislature…governor Schwarzenegger vetoed a similar measure last year…

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