Morning Buzz: Wednesday 12.17.08

  • Our natural disasters are less deadly than the extreme heat and cold, flooding and tornadoes that hit elsewhere, a study finds. LAT
  • Revolving door leadership at Los Angeles World Airports has stymied meaningful progress. LAT, Daily Breeze
  • Now it's the sheriff that has more than 4,000 backlogged untested rape kits. LAT
  • The City Council is moving again to limit when it waives fees for community events, but why does it impose such fees anyway? Daily News
  • MOCA trustees are "proving that they're the worst art museum board in America." Tyler Green
  • Former SAG president Melissa Gilbert opines that the guild should not strike. LAT Op-Ed
  • Angeleno magazine's cultural influencers issue has a group portrait of museum directors Michael Govan, Michael Brand, Ann Philbin and Jeremy Strick and focuses on Benedikt Taschen, Shepard Fairey and others. Angeleno
  • Jennifer Aniston is doing so much self-promotion right now that Ken Levine blogs "I bet I can get her to come on Dodger Talk with me on KABC." Huffington Post
  • Newly named LAUSD superintendent Ramon Cortines is scheduled to guest on KPCC's "Airtalk" at 11 a.m.
  • David Lieber, president emeritus of American Jewish University, died at age 83. LAT
  • Beatriz Valdez, a stenographer who rose to become the first woman Registrar-recorder of Los Angeles County, died at age 69. LAT

Plus: Morning headlines at LA Biz Observed, and yesterday's posts on LA Observed.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
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