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Morning Wrap: 8/23/11

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dozens arrested during BART protest, bankruptcy for Andronico’s, Bill Moyers’ return to public TV, Raiders pick up Terrelle Pryor, plus a priest shows up drunk at a church baptism, and more after the jump.

Top of the morning’s news
  • San Francisco’s Monday evening commute was a mess as authorities repeatedly closed and reopened the Powell Street and Civic Center stations during protests that resulted in at least 45 arrests. Chronicle
  • Bank of America’s already battered stock dropped 8 percent after an analyst said it may need to raise $50 billion amid litigation worries. SF Business Times

  • Former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric’s new ABC talk show will be called—what else?—“Katie.” TV Newser
  • Bill Moyers will return to public television in January, but won’t be part of the PBS lineup. Instead, his show will originate from WNET in New York and be distributed free to public stations by American Public Television. TV Newser
  • GOP presidential candidate and native Californian Jon Huntsman says he won’t rule out joining the ticket as a VP candidate, including with Michelle Bachman, although not with fellow Mormon Mitt Romney, quipping, “There would be too many jokes about that.” The Hill
Other news
  • Federal judge James Ware set aside last year’s money laundering conviction of San Jose attorney Jamie Harley, citing his own faulty jury instructions. Mercury News
  • The grape harvest officially got underway in Sonoma County. Press Democrat
  • Andronico’s Markets, the troubled San Francisco-based regional grocer which already closed stores in Walnut Creek and Danville, filed for bankruptcy and announced it was trying to sell itself to a private investor. Oakland Tribune
  • Former state drug task force leader Norman Wielsch, 50, facing a possible life sentence for an array of corruption charges, sobbed and wiped away tears during a hearing in an Oakland courtroom in which he pleaded not guilty. Contra Costa Times
  • Two teens were arrested at Bayfair Mall in San Leandro, including one in possession of cocaine and a handgun. Hayward Daily Review
  • The Raiders snatched up former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the NFL supplemental draft. BANG
  • Once prominent child psychologist and accused child molester William Ayers was found incompetent to stand trial and will likely be committed to Napa State Hospital. BANG
  • Veteran police captain Rikki Goede was named as San Jose Police Department’s second-in-command. Mercury News
  • A California National Guard recruiter who received probation for having sex with a Fresno teenager has continued with his military career for years with no disciplinary action. AP
  • A Roman Catholic priest was suspended from active ministry in Sacramento after parents complained that he appeared drunk during a church baptism over the weekend. Sac Bee

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