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Morning Wrap: 10/6/11

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Occupy Wall Street coverage grows, the manhunt for Cupertino killer, Sarah Palin puts us out of her misery, a woman who cooked her husband and ate his body parts is denied parole, plus its Fleet Week, and more inside.

Top of the morning’s news
  • Witnesses describe how a routine safety meeting turned into a murderous nightmare at a Cupertino quarry early yesterday, even as police continue a manhunt for suspected gunman and killer-of-three Shareef Allman. Chronicle
  • Fleet Week roars into San Francisco today and for the next five days, with the Navy’s Blue Angels precision flight team kicking things off officially with a 1 p.m. air show, weather permitting. Chronicle 
  • Coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests has grown steadily since organizers accused mainstream media of ignoring them early on. Medic Decoder
  • New Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman took time out to honor a commitment to speak to the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco about how to grow the state’s economy. Chronicle Politics blog
  • Sarah Palin finally announced she isn’t running for President. LA Times
Notable Quote

“I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings.”
-- Fox News chief Roger Ailes, during a wide-ranging interview in advance of Friday’s 15th anniversary of the conservative cable news channel. 

Other news
  • The UC system struggles to close a $2.5 billion budget gap, but some professors and legislators express doubts about whether it will do anything meaningful about its bloated management. The Bay Citizen 
  • Nurses who conducted a one-day strike at Bay Area hospitals last month filed a complaint accusing Sutter Health of violating federal labor laws by locking them out for several days after the strike ended. Contra Costa Times
  • Hundreds of people marched through the streets of downtown San Francisco Wednesday in solidarity with the weeks-long Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. Chronicle
  • That sea lion rescued over the weekend after crossing eight lanes of traffic on Highway 101 in Burlingame, and which had been shot, had to be euthanized at the Marine Mammal Center. Chronicle
  • Newly-unsealed court documents show that a former San Ramon police officer caught up in a federal corruption probe in Contra Costa County bought two stolen guns with state funds and filled out fake paperwork to cover his tracks. Chronicle 
  • BART’s parking lot contractor will refund $202,000 to more than 16,000 train riders who were overcharged for long-term parking because of a flaw in the company’s software configuration. Contra Costa Times
  • A woman who robbed the Chase bank at 1201 Market Street Tuesday was arrested after deciding, for reasons unknown, to sit down in the bank’s lobby instead of fleeing. Bay City News Service
  • The ex-model from Southern California who cut up her husband’s body and ate some of the body parts in 1991 and was later convicted of murder, was turned down for parole. LA Times

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