Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Tuesday 9.16.08

  • The Legislature finally passed a state budget, throwing the political hot potato into the hands of Gov. Schwarzenegger, who is threatening veto. LAT, Dan Walters
  • Times columnist Sandy Banks rallies behind Denise Tyrrell, who resigned as Metrolink spokeswoman after telling the media that the agency's engineer was at fault in the Chatsworth crash: "I'm not prepared to call Tyrrell a hero. She struck a blow for decency." LAT
  • There was a fourth Metrolink crash survivor who also had lived through the 2005 Glendale crash. NYT
  • Schools in several cities found ways to cope with losses in the Metrolink train crash. LAT
  • Yeah, the husband of that woman killed in a Century City parking structure was charged with her murder. Authorities think he paid his ranch manager $25,000 to do the killing. LAT
  • Barbra Streisand blasts the choice of Sarah Palin on her website, in advance of performing at Obama's fundraiser in Beverly Hills tonight. It may be Obama's last visit to L.A. Variety, Out in Hollywood
  • A federal court jury rejected LAPD Lt. Jim. Gavin's claim that he suffered retaliation from superiors after questioning a decades-old murder investigation conducted by a colleague. LAT
  • Elmer Dills, for years a popular restaurant reviewer on Channel 7 and on radio, died at age 82. ABC-7

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