The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – February 12, 2004

  • San Francisco makes history by becoming the first city in the nation to issue marriage licenses for same sex couples – dozens of gays and lesbians flock to City Hall to be married – the act of civil disobedience is intended to pre-empt a conservative group’s legal challenge
  • A near miss by the Iraqi resistance as it attacks a military compound in Fallujah just as the commander of all U.S. forces in the Mideast arrives – General John Abizaid is not hurt
  • An alternative weekly in Memphis Tennessee says its interviewd two former members of the Alabama Air National Guard who say George W. bush never served with them during the time he had been assigned to their unit
  • A settlement in a lawsuit brought by disabled rights activists against Macy’s West department stores
  • SBC Communications opens crucial contract talks with the Cmmunication Workers of America for 100 thousand employees

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