The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – January 30, 2004

  • Governor Schwarzenneger denies clemency to convicted murderer Kevin Cooper – it removes the last obstacle to Cooper’s execution by lethal injection on February 10th at San Quentin
  • The State Attorney General will sue the 3 supermarket chains involved in a labor dispute with Southern California grocery workers – Bill Lockyer alleges the companies violated antitrust laws with their mutual aid pact
  • President Bush says he wants to know the facts about any intelligence failures concerning Iraq’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction but he declines to endorse calls for an independent investigation
  • In Britain another resignation at the BBC in that country’s Iraq weapons scandal
  • San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to take a voluntary 15% pay cut – he calls on other highly paid executives on the City’s payroll to do the same in order to plug the City’s budget deficit
  • The Bush Administration wants to waive safety requirements for contractors at nuclear power plants and to scale back clean-ups of nuclear contamination

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