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Morning Wrap: 5/31/11

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jeff Adachi not appeased, Buster Posey’s long road ahead, 2-year-old shoots and kills his sister, weather chairs swivel at KPIX, plus other post-holiday stuff inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Alameda fire and police personnel watch from shore as a man drowns in the bay. It takes the Coast Guard 20 minutes to get there from San Francisco. Oakland Tribune
  • Better-than-expected tax revenue means cuts aren’t likely to be as draconian as once thought when Mayor Ed Lee rolls out his first San Francisco budget Wednesday. Chronicle
  • The Chronicle gets into the iPad game, introducing an app that costs new readers $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year for a subscription.
  • Gary Peterson writes his last sports column and heads to the other side of the room to be a general assignment reporter at the Contra Costa Times.
  • CBS 5/KPIX promoted longtime weekend weathercaster Lawrence Karnow to morning and noon weekdays and hired Erika Martin from KCRA Sacramento for weekends. SF Peninsula Press Club
  • PBS’ website gets hacked in retaliation for its Frontline piece on WikiLeaks. Damage includes a bogus post that rapper Tupac is alive. Boing Boing
  • Florida GOP governor Rick Scott vetoes the state’s $4.8 million appropriation for public broadcasting. Media Decoder
  • If the idea behind San Francisco’s much ballyhooed pension deal was to get Public Defender Jeff Adachi to back off from putting a tough-love pension measure on the November ballot, it apparently didn’t work. Chronicle
  • Sarah Palin’s bus tour starts on a motorcycle; reportedly a disorganized mess. Politico
  • President Obama plans to nominate Michael McFaul, his top Russia advisor who is on leave from Stanford’s Hoover Institution, as ambassador to Russia. NYT 
  • Sausalito’s J. R. Hildebrand came within a whisker of winning the Indianapolis 500, losing the lead to Dan Wheldon on the final turn. KTVU 2
  • Buster Posey’s surgery was a “technical success,” but he’s done until 2012. Chronicle
  • They dedicated that controversial Jonestown memorial with People’s Temple cult leader Jim Jones’ name on it in the Oakland hills. Chronicle
  • A 2-year-old Fresno boy accidentally shot and killed his sister. Fresno Bee
  • Two die and a third person was critically wounded after a shooting outside the East Bay Dragons motorcycle club in East Oakland. Chronicle
  • Some folks want cityhood status for a community in the heart of Humboldt County’s pot-growing region and they want to call the town Emerald City. Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Jim Tressel is out as Ohio State’s football coach. AP
Looking ahead
  • The state’s high speed rail authority gets a tutorial this week from Spanish rail officials, who run the world’s second largest bullet train network. Examiner

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