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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 11.21.06

Poll worker died with ballots in car
Dorothy Ridlespriger's body was found in her apartment the day after the election. The ballots were from the Koreatown area. LAT
UCLA officer had been in trouble before
Terrence Duren, an 18-year vet, has Tasered before and was recommended for dismissal in another incident. LAT
Meet the Dodgers' likely new center fielder
What Ned Colletti says: "This man gets on base an awful lot." What the record says: Juan Pierre gets on base less often than Jason Repko, Kenny Lofton, Ramon Martinez or even the released Jose Cruz. He ranked #42 among center fielders in that stat last season. He also led the majors in times caught stealing. SoCal Sports Observed
AFTER THE JUMP: Tennie Pierce, O.J., Pellicano, Nikki Finke's book, a new living wage locale and more.
Tennie Pierce case back to Council
After the mayor's veto, Weiss and Greuel say they're are glad the Council will reconsider paying $2.7 million to the firefighter. LAT, DN, Breeze
Grand Avenue Authority says go ahead
"Not only will our skyline be transformed, but our economy will be transformed too," Eli Broad said. The tax break question is still to be decided. LAT, DN
Living wage spreads at LAX
Airport commission wants contractors to give janitors a raise. Breeze
O.J. Simpson books already printed
ReganBooks promises they will be recalled and destroyed. NYT
Finke's Ovitz book cancelled
Nikki Finke's The Man Who Wanted Everything: Michael Ovitz and the Dark Dreams of Hollywood was to come out next July as the definitive book on Ovitz, described as "a combination of Michael Corleone, Sammy Glick and Icarus. FishbowlLA got word yesterday that the deal was off. Finke told the Mediabistro site Galleycat that she would have no comment right away.
LAT blog busts Pajamas Media
Tim Cavanaugh, the latest Reason magazine alum to populate the Los Angeles Times editorial pages, blogs sarcastically at Opinion L.A. about another conspiracy theory sweeping through the right-side of the blogosphere. The claim is that a Times' story on Rep. John Murtha and his brother Bob "mysteriously" disappeared from the LAT website. He calls BS on Pajamas Media.
Police beat
Pellicano trial delayed
He's now looking at August. LAT
Ground broken for school at Ambassador site
Project cost has risen past $300 million. LAT, DN
Henry Mancini Institute to shut down
It ran school programs and a summer music workshop for ten years. LAT

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