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Morning Wrap: 5/11/12

Friday, May 11, 2012

Top of the morning’s news:
  • Bay Area veterans are waiting nearly a year on average for their disability claims to be processed at the Oakland regional center, a new report says. Contra Costa Times
  • BART’s board voted unanimously to buy 410 new train cars for nearly $900 million from Canadian company Bombardier amid criticism over the contract excluding U. S. workers. Mercury News
  • Columnist Mark Purdy says now that the Minnesota Vikings are getting a new stadium Raiders fans should be worried that LA’s efforts to woo an NFL team may now focus on Oakland. Mercury News
  • UC Berkeley police sealed off the so-called Gill Tract in Albany were Occupy protesters broke in and have refused to leave. Contra Costa Times
  • Raiders wide receiver Darius Hayward-Bey was charged Thursday with drunken driving, more than a month after he was arrested in an early morning incident on the Bay Bridge. Chronicle

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