The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 5, 2003

  • 3 days before SF voters are to elect a new mayor – signs of desperation from the Gavin Newsome camp as it appeals to former president Bill Clinton for help – and outgoing mayor Willie Brown has reportedly swung a weekend endorsement for Newsome from Jesse Jackson – meanwhile a poll by a labor union that’s neutral in the race says Newsome is ahead but neither he nore foe Matt Gonzales has fifty percent
  • 6 hours to go in Sacramento and State lawmakers and the Governor’s office are still talking about a bond measure and a spending cap measure for the March ballot – meanwhile in a reversal Gov. Schwarzenegger backs former Gov. Davis’ $10.7 billion bond that’s to be issued without voter approval
  • The Nation’s official unemployment rate dips a tenth of a percentage point but the rate of new job creation slows considerably – US companies add 57 thousand new jobs in November but that’s almost a hundred thousand less then expected
  • The Bush administration implementing its controversial clear skies initiative through new regulations on power-plant emissions from the environmental protection agency – the clear skies legislation has been bottled up in Congress for 2 years
  • Environmental groups sue the EPA over new rules allowing the Agency to pump toxic chemicals into the air while its cleaning up soil and water contamination
  • A 20 year prison term for a Bosnian Serb military commander for the siege of Sarajevo

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