The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – December 31, 2003

  • Agriculture secretary Ann Veneman says there’s no need to test all U.S. cattle for Mad Cow Disease, as some other nations do, Veneman says it’s sufficient to test only the highest-risk animals
  • Israel announces plans to build new settlements on the occupied Golan sights, territory it captured from Syria in the 1967 Mideast War. Syria says that blocks any hope of an Israeli-Syrian peace
  • A car bomb attack at a Baghdad restaurant kills 5 Iraqis; 2 other bomb blasts take the life of an Iraqi child, and wound 8 U.S. soldiers
  • Opponents of a Southern California freeway claim victory when the federal government suspends funding for the project

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