- Making News: ACLU Won't Appeal October 7 Recall Decision
The challenge to holding California-s recall election October 7 is over. Early today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals- 11-judge panel unanimously rejected last week-s ruling by three of their colleagues, which would have delayed the voting. Ramona Ripston, executive director of the ACLU of Southern California, says the ACLU and other plaintiffs will not appeal the case to the US Supreme Court.
- Mark Fineman:
Los Angeles Times correspondent Mark Fineman died today in Baghdad of an apparent heart attack. He was in the offices of the Iraqi Governing Council when he collapsed, complaining of chest pains. Doctors were unable to revive him. Fifty-one year-old Fineman, who had been with the Times for 17 years, was based in Washington. He'd won a host of major journalism awards, and was a frequent contributor to both Which Way, L.A.? and to our national program, To the Point. He will be missed.