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Morning Wrap: 6/7/11

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Michelle Le’s disappearance now considered a homicide, KTVU 2 gets a new GM, Pelosi calls for Weiner ethics probe, Stanford loses its big patent lawsuit, sturgeon invade San Pablo Bay, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • A mother whose 3-month-old son was shot and killed as the family left a baby shower in East Palo Alto relives the horror at a news conference called by police to announce the arrest of a 17-year-old. The Bay Citizen
  • Cox Media Group named KTVU 2 sales manager Tom Raponi as the station’s new general manager and vice president to replace the outgoing Tim McVay. Cox news release
  • Scott Pelley’s inaugural anchor broadcast on the “CBS Evening News” featured a set adorned with a world map that’s a replica of one used during the Walter Cronkite era. TV Newser
  • ABC News reportedly paid the Texas woman who implicated Rep. Anthony Weiner between $10,000 and $15,000 to “license” photos used with its exclusive story about the congressman’s indiscretions. TV Newser
  • Blogger Andrew Breitbart claims he has an x-rated photo of Anthony Weiner and will make it public if the disgraced congressman makes reprisals against him. AP
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the House Ethics Committee to investigate Weiner. Roll Call
  • Steve Jobs looked frail but, as expected, didn’t mention his health during a product unveiling Monday at Moscone Center. AP
  • Police are now treating the disappearance of nursing student Michelle Le as a homicide. AP
  • In a 7 to 2 decision, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled against Stanford in its long quest to obtain patent rights to an AIDS test from pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding. Mercury News
  • Oakland officials say a new radio system for fire and police has eliminated about 50 “dead zones” but that about 50 remain. The Bay Citizen
  • An unusually large concentration of big sturgeon in San Pablo Bay has baffled scientists, although fishermen are thrilled. Marin IJ
  • Environmentalists launched an effort to impose a speed limit on ships off the California coast to protect whales from noise and deadly collisions. The Bay Citizen
  • The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a California law that would have prevented illegal immigrants who reside in the state from  paying instate tuition, a move that is tantamount to a $23,000 a year savings for undocumented students in the UC system. Chronicle
  • The former head of a Campbell culinary academy suspected of stealing employees’ identity to obtain credit cards was arrested in Massachusetts. Mercury News
  • USC was stripped of its 2004 BCS championship. NYT

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