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The KPFA Evening News - December 26, 2003 at 6:00pm

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays, for December 26, 2003 - 6:00pm

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The KPFA Evening News, Weekdays - December 26, 2003

  • Thousands are dead following a devastating earthquake in Iran today, the death toll now is 5,000 but it could go much higher
  • Israeli troops shoot and injure 2 protestors at a demonstration against the West Bank separation wall - one of the wounded is an American, the other an Israeli; it's apparently the first time the Army has used live ammunition against Israeli protestors
  • Parliamentary elections are coming up in Serbia this weekend - it's possible that ultranationalist parties could regain a majority - but the leader of one of those parties won't be in Serbia - Vojislav Seselj is confined at the War Crimes Tribunal in the Netherlands
  • The State-appointed administrator of the Oakland School District wants to close 13 schools next year, most of them in Northwest and East Oakland - Randall Ward says the funds saved by closing those schools would be put to better use in the remaining schools

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