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Morning Buzz: Thursday 7.5.07

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Sam Zell deal for Times still faces obstacles
There's the question of those pesky TV stations and the rules that still forbid owning KTLA and the Times. LAT
Antonio can shake it off
Rudy Giuliani's front-runner status in the Republican race for president shows there can be political success even after divorce, infidelity and scandal, Tony Castro writes. DN
Firefighter wins big
Brenda Lee, the black lesbian who sued over discrimination within the LAFD, won $6.2 million from a jury earlier in the week. She goes back to court for possible punitive damages today. LAT, DN, LA Weekly
Monica Garcia takes reins of school board
The Villaraigosa ally was elected president of the newly transformed Board of Education. LAT, DN
Mary Nichols back at Air Resources Board
Thirty years after she chaired the board for Jerry Brown, May Nichols was appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger to do it again and give him some enviro cred. These days the former official under Gray Davis and Bill Clinton is director of UCLA's Institute of the Environment. LAT
Gore's son hits 100 in a Prius!
Albert Gore III was arrested in Laguna Niguel, charged with possession of marijuana and prescription drugs, and released. But man. he sure got that thing going. LAT
Heritage Book Shop closure in NYT
My biggest concern about selling is that Im not concerned about it, co-owner Lou Weinstein told Edward Wyatt. A steady stream of longtime customers are visiting the West Hollywood shop one final time. NYT
Chicken Corner in LAT
Jenny Burman was quoted and her Chicken Corner blog mentioned in yesterday's piece in the Times on the city's aborted plan to stop renting pedal boats at Echo Park lake. She has been covering the issue in detail — check out the very cool vintage postcard.
What became of Pat Nolan?
The former GOP wunderkind of the Valley who served 26 months in prison is now "a humble, Bible-quoting ex-con who travels the country denouncing the American penal system as a failure." He's on Schwarzenegger's strike team looking at the prison system. Column One in the Times.
Betty Pleasant on Rocky
The Wave's Soul Vine columnist writes today, "I cant get enough of what the L.A. Times is doing to City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. I wish I had a piece of that, but all I can do is stand on the sidelines and cheer the newspaper on."
Decemberists tickets
Subscriber Naomi Kresge is the winner of our latest ticket giveaway and will see the Decemberists at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night.
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