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Morning Buzz: Tuesday 4.10.07

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Joe Francis arrested at Florida airport
He was on the way to turn himself in in Panama City. TMZ
Here's how LAPD treats your complaints
For five months the toll-free LAPD hotline for making complaints against officers "didn't record any of the calls that came in - and nobody noticed." DN
Spector's defense
His lawyers will suggest that Clarkson was suicidal before she got to Phil's house. LAT, AP
Today in Sam Zell
LAT columnist Tim Rutten guested on NPR's On The Media (transcript), the NYT's Sorkin asks if the Tribune auction was rigged in Zell's favor, and Slate's Jack Shafer predicts more exits from the LAT newsroom.
That was fast
Remember last month when Claudia McMahon joined the staff of Councilman Dennis Zine as communications deputy, "with a wealth of media experience including several years as a senior producer at Fox News Channel and Good Morning America?" Well, first they spelled her name wrong in the email announcing the hire. Then she quit after three days, apparently going out for a personal appointment one afternoon and never returning.
El Cucuy acquitted
Spanish-language radio host Renan Almendarez Coello was found not guilty of making a criminal threat at his home on New Year's Day. LAT, Breeze
John Wooden hospitalized
The 96-year-old UCLA legend was hemorrhaging, perhaps in reaction to arthritis medication. LAT
'Kitchen Conversations' join 'Life & Times'
David Lehrer and Joe Hicks' chats with guests around a table become a regular Wednesday feature of KCET's "Life & Times" this week. The subject this Wednesday is the turmoil at the L.A. Times and the chatters are USC Annenberg professor Jay Harris and Times reporter Henry Weinstein.
Two complaints added against News-Mess
The National Labor Relations Board tacks more onto its list of unfair labor practices by Wendy McCaw's Santa Barbara News-Press. Santa Barbara Independent
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Larchmont's La Luna loses lease
Gets a story in the Times.

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