Newspaper Roundup for Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

October 22, 2010 - 8:15 AM

Times:
Prominent Muslims fear Juan Williams' firing may boost hostility
Uproar shifts U.S. debate about Islam in the wrong direction, they say

Los Angeles Times:
California voters oppose pot legalization measure 51% to 39%
Prop. 19 trailing badly, poll shows

Fox News:
Homeland Security Dept. Blamed for Border Fence Project Delays, Budget Problems
Virtual fence along the 2,000-mile U.S. border is behind schedule and over budget

Washington Post:
U.S.-led Afghan reconstruction projects to end because of security dispute
Afghan government refuses to rescind ban on contractors using private security guards

Boston Globe:
Last wooden drawbridge granted historic status; Decision blocks plans to raze it

Post:
Despite Obama pledge, Democrats show little enthusiasm for CIFTA treaty on gun trafficking

Providence Journal:
Brown professor, scientists discover silver on the moon

Politico:
Harry Reid: Ritz-Carlton not home
Insists his real home is in Searchlight, Nev.

Providence Journal:
R.I. teachers’ English skills may be put to the test
Teachers with limited English proficiency a concern

Los Angeles Times:
Virginia Thomas' group backs off on calling healthcare law unconstitutional

New Hampshire Union-Leader:
Officials pushing to fill youth detention center

New Hampshire Union-Leader:
Moose rack sets record at 68.5 inches

Politico:
Christine O'Donnell is Dems' favorite target

Los Angeles Times:
Octomom doctor says implanting a dozen embryos was wrong

Los Angeles Times:
Highest teen birthrates are in the South

Los Angeles Times:
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly given comic-book treatment

Washington

Fox News/Wall Street Journal:
Public employees union is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees spending huge to save Democrats

USA Today:
Diabetes may affect as many as 1 in 3 Americans by 2050
CDC report says one in 10 U.S. adults have diabetes now

Houston Chronicle:
Charges of voter intimidation fly from both parties during early balloting

Fox News:
Fannie, Freddie Predicted to Cost Taxpayers Billions More
If economy follows worst-case scenario

Washington Post:
Some Congressional hopefuls avoid media, events at 11th hour of elections

USA Today:
ALL CAPS? Not OK on road signs, federal government says

Denver Post:
Tancredo ups pressure on Maes to quit Colorado governor's race

Denver Post:
U.S. Senate candidate Buck clarifies comments on global warming "hoax"
Buck's campaign clarified that he believes global warming exists, but is not caused by humans

USA Today:
Obama says he's a 'pretty good president'

Washington Times/AP:
Nation's largest chain of community mental health centers charged with Medicare fraud

Denver Post:
Deciduous trees have decidedly beneficial impact on air pollution
New research finds deciduous vegetation absorbs one-third more air pollution than previously believed

Houston Chronicle:
15-foot pot plants in North Texas blamed on Mexican cartels

Palm Beach Post:
Growing use of synthetic marijuana has officials seeking ban
Fake potleaves trail of emergency room visits and possibly even deaths

Palm Beach Post:
Will Florida fight to keep its ban on gay adoptions?
Critical deadline looms Friday

Fox News/AP:
Angle to Reid: Man Up, Man Up, Man Up

Fox News/AP:
UN Report: Chinese Bullets Used in Darfur

Fox News:
KARL ROVE: Calling Voters Stupid Is Not a Winning Strategy

Fox News/AP:
Asian IPO could help AIG repay bailout of billions

Fox News/AP:
Bodies, Mass Graves Found on Iwo Jima

New Jersey Star-Ledger:
Gov. Christie criticized for insisting N.J. can't afford tunnel to Manhattan
Federal estimate for tunnel cost overruns are lower than figures Christie cites

Philadelphia Inquirer:
Christie, New Jersey legislative leaders trade harsh words

Washington Post/AP:
Pentagon says it hosted radical cleric after 9/11