Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 10.3.06

King-Drew proposal
The ER would remain, employees would be sent to other county hospitals and Harbor-UCLA would take over under the recommendation sent to the Board of Supervisors.
U.S. Attorney questions LAT story
The San Francisco office says the weekend Times story naming Roger Clemens and other baseball players as the ones fingered by former pitcher Jason Grimsley contains "significant inaccuracies," but the statement provided no details. (Times)
FCC comes to town
The commission will listen to testimony on the subject of media ownership at 1 p.m. at USC's Davidson Conference Center and 6:30 p.m. at El Segundo High School. Activists are gearing up. (Times)
Prison recommended for Dowie & Stodder
The feds say that former Fleishman-Hillard executive Doug Dowie should do five years and his deputy John Stodder three years for their convictions in the over-billing case involving the Department of Water and Power. Sentencing is Nov. 13. In asking for probation and community service, Dowie offered a letter from the former head of DWP who said he would hire him again. (Daily News, Times)
AFTER THE JUMP:Living to report on a mid-air crash, a new look for LABlogs, an old idea at the San Gabriel Valley webcast and much more — including how to get 30% off at Gladstone's.
Story none of us hopes to tell
New York Times reporter Joe Sharkey was aboard a business jet at 37,000 feet over Brazil that clipped a Boeing 737. The airliner plunged into the jungle with 155 people aboard, his plane landed safely.
LABlogs redesigns
The site freshens up and adds some features. There's also a new L.A. blog feed aggregator around, from Jim Winstead of Trained Monkey: Blog-LA-Sphere.
Advance notice
The theme for Thursday's LA Weekly Best of L.A. issue is pirates, the paper's copy editor blog reveals.
SGVN Webcast
The 9 am news webcast for the San Gabriel Valley is billing an attractive young female, Nisha Gutierrez, as the anchor — just like they do on the real TV news.
Personal takes
Objectification Monday
Theresa Duncan at The Wit of the Staircase often focuses on one male for a day. Yesterday it was photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, in images by Judy Linn.
Run 100 miles then smile
What do runners look like after finishing the brutal Angeles Crest 100-Mile Endurance Run? Larry Kassan was there and made some portraits.
Take a bad table and save
If you walk into Gladstones on PCH and ask for the worst table in the house, you'll get 30% off the menu prices. (
Observatory press conference
The mayor and councilman Tom LaBonge are dragging the cameras out at 10 am just to announce the opening date for the new Griffith Observatory.
Around LA Observed
Earlier at News & Chatter

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