The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 9, 2003

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  • Former Vice President Al Gore endoreses Howard Dean’s bid for teh Democratic presidential nomination, praising Dean’s fervent opposition to the Iraq war which Gore calls the US’s biggest foreign policy blunder in over 200 years – Gore says that to beat president Bush Democrats don’t have the luxury of fighting among themselves
  • SF voters are electing a new mayor and deciding whether to re-elect District Attorney Terence Hallinan in today’s run-off election – the rainy weather may repress voter turn-out, hurting the chances of Green Party mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez
  • California’s already battered credit rating – the worst in the nation – takes another hit form a Wall Street rating agency critical of governor Schwarzenegger’s decision to roll back the vehicle license fee without any plan to replace the lost revenues
  • Workers at the Real Food Market in SF are battling for teh right to form a union at the organic grocer
  • The Pentagon bars companies from countries that opposed the war on Iraq from bidding on any contracts to rebuild the country
  • A memorial and funeral service set for Berkeley activist Father Bill O’Donnell who passed away yesterday