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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 19, 2004

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  • Iowa voters are meeting in some 2000 caucuses this evening to support a Democratic presidential candidate
  • U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan says he’ll study a U.S. request to send a team to Iraq to examine the feasibility of the U.S. plan to transfer power to Iraq – a crowd estimated at up to 100 thousand Iraqis march in Baghdad against the U.S. plan
  • Thousands of people commemorate the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. – many use the occasion to recall King’s opposition to the Vietnam war and urge the Bush Administration to stop the occupation of Iraq
  • Striking and locked out Southern California grocery workers march in the annual King Day Parade in Los Angeles – it’s day 100 of their dispute with 3 major supermarket chains
  • Congress prepares to return to work with a budget to wrap up – Senate Democrats are angry over President Bush’s recess appointment to the Federal Appeals Court of Judge Pickering
  • Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader takes the stand in his treason trial – Morgan Tsvangirai is charged with plotting to kill President Mugabe