The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 8, 2004

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  • Gavin Newsom is sworn into office as San Francisco Mayor, vowing to bring the City together – his Mayoral rival Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez says he’ll work with Newsom when they agree, but won’t hesitate to oppose him when necessary
  • Hundreds of Oakland parents turn out for a public hearing tonite on shutting down as many as 13 public schools for budget reasons
  • a day before he unveils his State budget, Governor Schwarzenegger cuts a deal with State educators on reducing the education budget by 2 billion dollars
  • A Blackhawk Medivac helicopter crashes near the Iraqi town of Fallujah, killing all 9 soldiers aboard – a witness says it was downed by a rocket
  • The Carnegie Endowment says that Bush Administration officials systematically misrepresented the danger of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction programs before last spring’s U.S. invasion
  • Banks and businesses shut down in the Haitian capital in response to opposition calls for a general strike