Newspaper Roundup for Friday, April 9, 2010

April 9, 2010 - 7:00 AM
Los Angeles Times:
SoCalGas gets OK for $1-billion smart-meter project
PUC will allow company to bill customers to install radio-controlled devices in 6 million homes
 
Fox News:
With Haiti in Ruins, Some U.N. Relief Workers Live Large on 'Love Boat'
 
Politico:
CBO chief says debt 'unsustainable'
Adds voice to growing chorus
 
Washington Times:
EDITORIAL: Congress is derelict on Black Panther case
An unaccountable Justice Department is dangerous
 
Washington Times:
Obama yet to fulfill pledge on gun treaty with Mexico
Said he would push the Senate to ratify a small-arms treaty to combat drug violence
 
Washington Post:
National Democrats growing increasingly worried about Hawaii special election
 
Washington Times:
As agents clear out Mexican gangs, more brutal ones move in
Drug cartels warn: 'Shut up,' or heads will roll
 
Politico:
'Republicans convene in New Orleans, with no mention of Katrina'
 
Washington Times:
Rubio keeps gaining in Fla. Senate race
Crist aide denies plan to exit GOP
 
Politico:
Fewer than half of Americans would reelect their lawmaker
49 percent would re-elect incumbent, according to new Gallup Poll
 
Politico:
Poll: Media bias, not money, is the problem
 
Los Angeles Times:
Tea parties form a federation, but don't call them organized
 
Washington Post:
Lawmakers, advocates push administration for appointments to privacy board
 
USA Today:
Federal program used to hide flights from public
Aircraft ownersrequest secrecy from the National Business Aviation Association
 
Fox News:
Diplomat Who Touched Off Bomb Scare Was on His Way to Visit Jailed Terrorist
 
Washington Times:
Qatari to leave U.S. after airline scare
Envoy was to have met with jailed terrorist
 
USA Today:
Fliers are invited to take the 'Jetiquette Pledge'
 
USA Today:
On Plains, concern about another Dust Bowl
 
Washington Times:
Web chats point to al Qaeda's Indonesian links
Transcripts from seized computer 'wake-up call'
 
Los Angeles Times:
Joint U.S.-Afghan inquiry puts spotlight on U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan
Said to account for a disproportionate number of civilian deaths
 
USA Today:
Voice controls in the car keep eyes on the road
 
Politico:
DoD tries to counter IED surge
 
USA Today:
Judge awards families $2.6M over tainted Chinese drywall
 
Fox News:
Obama: Palin's No Expert on Nuclear Strategy
 
Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa backs off on proposed furloughs
 
Politico:
N.C. GOP chairman asks Steele to resign
 
Fox News:
Muslim Woman in Australia strangled by burqa in go-kart accident
 
Boston Globe:
Threats of revenge put Boston police on guard
Taking unusual safety precautions after gang threatens retaliation
 
Los Angeles Times:
Hemet City Council to consider emergency action to fortify buildings
Following attacks on police officers
 
Philadelphia Inquirer:
Gambling magnate shocks city by terminating casino project
 
USA Today:
Tiki Barber affair takes the heat off Jesse James, Tiger Woods
 
Boston Globe:
US climate bill weaker than New England pact, critics say
 
Boston Globe:
Insurers plead rate case; judge to rule by Monday
 
Chicago Sun-Times:
White Sox fan suing team after scuffle at ballpark
Scuffle with ballpark security hurt sheriff officer's career, he says 

The Hill:
Healthcare voice, spokesperson Linda Douglass, leaving White House
 
Washington Post:
Anger over health-care reform spurs rise in threats against Congress members
 St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Couples wrangle over frozen embryos' fate
 
New York Times:
Gov. Paterson Says He’ll Suspend Pay Raises for State Workers
 
New York Times:
MasterCard Set to Open an Online Shopping Mall
 
Palm Beach Post:
Florida lawmakers approve sweeping school changes, including teacher pay measure
 
New York Times:
Anatoly F. Dobrynin, Longtime Soviet Ambassador to the U.S., Dies at 90
 
Baltimore Sun:
Let the air out of food packaging, food police say
Half-empty food packages called wasteful
 
Politico:
Forbes: Glenn Beck made $32 million last year