The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – October 3, 2005

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President Bush nominates White House counsel Harriet Miers to the supreme court, turning to an insider and a lawyer who has never been a judge to replace Sandra Day O’conner…. If confirmed, Miers would be the second woman on the high court,…the third to serve there….little is known about her views…democrats are vowing intense scrutiny

A Texas grand jury indicts congressman Tom Delay on a new charge of money laundering, less than a week after another grand jury charged him with conspiracy forcing him to step down as house majority leader

Indonesia, Thailand, the Philipines and Australia on high alert after weekend suicide bombings on the resort island of Bali kill at least 22 and wound more than a hundred

The Department of Justice investigating the business practices of Sutter Health…..800 healthcare workers at Sutter’s California Pacific Medical Center are in the third week of a strike there

Federal health authorities worried about asbestos exposure for workers and neighbors at a defunct insulation factory in Newark…they’re urging people who’ve been exposed to go to the doctor…

And San Francisco supervisors considering a mercury-in-seafood warning sign ordinance