The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – May 13, 2005

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils a revised budget plan with nearly four billion dollars of unanticipated revenue that will be used to pay down debt, improve highways and restore some cuts from schools and other programs….educators protest that the governor does not restore the two billion dollars that he took from the schools last year

The Pentagon wants to close 33 major military bases in the U.S, about ten percent of the total…another 775 smaller ones are to be shut or realigned….

Democratic members of congress want an answer from president Bush about a leaked British government memo that shows he had made up his mind to invade Iraq eight months before doing so and would fix all facts and intelligence toward that goal

Venezuela asks the Bush Administration to extradite Luis Posada Carriles, an anti-Castro militant, to retry him for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban passenger plane that killed 73 people…Posada wants political asylum…the Bush administration says it doesn’t know where he is

New England’s first execution in 45 years as Connecticut puts serial killer Michael Ross to death…Ross had wanted to die

Thousands of Muslims around the world protest over reports that U.S. interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp had desecrated the Koran by flushing it down the toilet

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