The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 16, 2003

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  • A federal appeals court in San Francisco rules that the federal law outlawing marijuana may not apply to sick people with a doctor’s recommendation in California and other states that have approved medical marijuana laws
  • What’s believed to be the longest nurse’s strike in State history has ended at Doctor’s Medical Center in San Pablo and Pinole
  • Governor Schwarzenegger grants parole to a woman who spent 22 years in prison for the murder of a man who enslaved and raped her as an immigrant teenager
  • Iraq’s new foreign minister lashes out at the United Nations saying it failed to rescue his country from Saddam Hussein’s "murderous tyranny", Secretary General Kofi Annan says he needs greater clarity from Iraq and the U.S. before the return of U.N. staff to Iraq
  • International Answer, which organized many of the large anti-war demonstrations, has gone to court demanding the FBI disclose its surveillance activities against anti-war activists
  • Government advisors say that the morning-after pill should be available without a prescription, on pharmacy shelves next to the aspirin and cough medicine