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Morning Wrap: 10/17/11

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jim Harbaugh’s handshake, growing anti-Wall Street sentiment, Amazon cuts out publishers, sportswriter calls for Al Davis statue in Oakland, plus murder at a Hell’s Angels funeral, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • The anti-Wall Street protests have extended to dozens of cities. AP; Activist Cindy Sheehan was among those arrested in Sacramento over the weekend. AP
  • Fox Business News anchor Liz Claman moves into Silicon Valley starting today for interviews with tech leaders being billed as “Three Days in the Valley.” TV Newser
  • Radio columnist Ben Fong-Torres says plenty of KFOG listeners are miffed after the station abandoned the ‘60s and ’70s rock it long blended with blues, reggae and newer artists. Chronicle
  • Amazon has started cutting deals directly with authors, cutting publishers out. NYT
  • Meet Ricky Gill, the 24-year-old UC Berkeley law student from Stockton who has already raised $725,000 to run for Congress—although he won’t be old enough to do so until next year. Chronicle
  • The California Medical Association over the weekend called for the legalization of marijuana, even while pronouncing cannabis to be of questionable medical value. LA Times
Notable Quote

“That was on me a little, too hard a handshake there.”
-- 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, on his post-game handshake with Lions coach Jim Schwartz that angered Schwartz and led to an ugly shoving match after the 49ers’ victory.
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Other news
  • Signed, sealed and delivered: the Metropolitan Transportation Commission plunked down $93 million in bridge toll money and closed out its deal to move from Oakland to a building in San Francisco within 24 hours. Chronicle
  • The LA Times discovers the Mommy PI-Contra Costa County police corruption scandal. 
  • A man was shot and killed at the funeral of a slain Hell’s Angel member in San Jose Saturday and police said someone tampered with the crime scene. Chronicle
  • The Grand National Rodeo opened at the Cow Palace over the weekend and runs through Oct. 22. Chronicle
  • Prison officials say that a statewide hunger strike among inmates over gang-security measures and treatment in isolation cells has all but ended. Chronicle
  • BANG sports columnist Monte Poole says the time has come to build a statue to Al Davis in Oakland. BANG
  • After Jason Campbell broke his collar bone in the Raiders win over Cleveland, it’s now apparently Kyle Boller’s show at quarterback. Mercury News; Meanwhile, Scott Ostler looks at what’s out there as a Raider option. Chronicle
  • Gay men and women in the military no longer need to conceal their identities but their partners are still denied benefits. LA Times

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