Flashpoints

The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays – March 3, 2004

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North Carolina Senator John edwards drops out of the Democratic Presidential race after John Kerry wins 9 of the 10 delegate contests on Super Tuesday including the big prize here in California

President Bush begins his counter-attack with a $10 million TV ad buy and a 2 day fundraising swing into California.. Demonstrators plan to greet him in Santa Clara tomorrow morning

California treasurer Phil Angelides promises to sell a record 15 billion dollar bond to plug the budget deficit.. Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposition 57 won more than 60 percent of the vote, its companion prop 58 even more.. a 12.3 billion dollar school construction bond squeaks by.. but prop 56 intended to break the budget deadlock in Sacramento is defeated nearly 2 to 1

Voters in Mendocino County pass a ban on genetically altered plants and animals – the first in the nation – and voters in Contra Costra County reject a ban on Wall-Mart superstores

3 of 4 tax measures in the East Bay are approved as is a dollar increase in the toll on 7 Bay Area bridges

In Haiti – after heavy pressure from the Bush Administration – rebel leader Guy Phillipe says his forces will lay down their arms

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