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Morning Wrap: 6/6/11

Monday, June 6, 2011

Joint funeral Friday for two SFPD firemen, senseless killing of a 3-month-old in East Palo Alto, missing nursing student’s family wants FBI involved, A’s losing streak at six, plus more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • San Francisco firefighter Anthony “Tony” Valerio, 53, died Saturday, the second firefighter, after Vincent Perez, 48, to succumb from that Diamond Heights house fire explosion. (Chronicle) A joint funeral for the two men is scheduled for Friday. Chronicle
  • Why state lawmakers won’t let you see their appointment calendars. Mercury News
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee says it’s adding Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) to a list of a dozen Democrats it’s targeting for defeat in 2012. Contra Costa Times
  • Chances appear to be fading for a sweeping deal on spending cuts, with Medicare and new taxes likely to be punted until after the 2012 election. LAT
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi repeated on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that she would never support cutting Medicare as part of a budget compromise. The Hill
  • Christopher Nixon Cox, the grandson of Richard M. Nixon, married a 21-year-old heiress over the weekend. Politico
  • Katie Couric is expected to announce today a deal with ABC for an afternoon talk show with appearances on ABC news programming. NYT
  • Blooper of the day: Fox News in a news piece Sunday about Sarah Palin runs a graphic of . . . Tina Fey. The Right Scoop
  • The young woman to whom Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York) allegedly tweeted a picture of his crotch accused a New York Post reporter of pretending to be a “photographer’s assistant” and presenting her casual remarks as an interview. Politico
  • Buster Posey offers conciliatory words in the wake of the Brian Sabean rant saying he doesn’t “condone threats of any kind” against the Marlins’ Scott Cousins. The Bay Ctiizen
  • California has a big doctor shortage and it’s likely to get worse. The Bay Citizen
  • San Francisco suspended the non-profit Kid Serve program providing art lessons to children after its founder and director was arrested for possession of child porn. Examiner
  • Lawyers for Bryan Stow beating suspect Giovanni Ramirez say a hotel video from the day after the attack could exonerate him—because it shows him with a full head of hair. LAT
  • A 3-month-old infant was shot in the head and killed as a family was fired upon while leaving a baby shower in East Palo Alto. Examiner
  • The family of missing nursing student Michelle Le wants the FBI to take a lead role. AP
  • The next big Bay Area environmental battle? The plan to build 12,000 homes in Redwood City along undeveloped shoreline. The Bay Citizen
  • A’s lose in Boston, extending their losing streak to six. Oakland Tribune; the Giants, meanwhile, beat the Rockies 4-2. Chronicle
  • Karen D’Souza says there’s plenty of blood but not enough passion in California Shakespeare Theater’s “Titus Andronicus.” Mercury News

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