Newspaper Roundup for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23, 2009 - 8:07 AM
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San Francisco Chronicle:
California to spend $1.1 billion over 30 years on safer sidewalks for disabled
 
Los Angeles Times:
Schwarzenegger to seek federal help for California budget
Warns of massive cuts in social services
 
Politico:
Congressional report: ACORN didn't break law
...But undercover filmmakers might have broken law...

Washington Post:
Obama lists financial rescue as 'most important thing' of his first year
Also challenges critics to identify "gap" between health care promises and potential law
 
USA Today:
Judges seek flexibility in child porn cases
Lighter sentences sought when no other crime is involved
 
Los Angeles Times:
Judge dismisses petition requiring the use of condoms in porn films
 
Politico:
Poll: Republican Rep. Bachmann "in a solid position politically"
 
Los Angeles Times:
L.A.-area air pollution could dip from new EPA rule on ships
 
USA Today:
Barry from D.C.: Obama surprises Va. Gov. Kaine on call-in radio show
 
Fox News/Times of London:
Bin Laden's Closest Family Found Hiding in Iran
 
Washington Post:
As attacks increase, U.S. struggles to recruit computer security experts
 
Politico:
GOP warns of harsh climate on energy bill
 
Washington Post:
AIG executives' promises to return bonuses have gone largely unfulfilled
 
USA Today:
Sales of personal breathalyzers spike
 
Washington Post:
Judge rules that political button vendor in Washington must have permit
 
Washington Post:
Taiwan moves toward free trade with China
 
Washington Post:
More H1N1 vaccine but fewer takers, surveys indicate
 
Politico:
Obama tries to distance himself from the public option
'Not the most important aspect of this bill,' he says
 
San Francisco Chronicle/AP:
Iran links 3 hikers, 11 Iranians held in U.S.
 
Washington Post/AP:
Vatican paper says 'The Simpsons' are okely dokely
 
Washington Post:
Falling enrollment, financial concerns force closure of D.C. public charter school
 
Washington Post/AP:
Man with 5-inch knife stuck in chest orders coffee
 
Washington Times:
Primary foe has yuletide jeer for Sen. Arlen Specter
Blamed for contributing to economic woes that are spoiling so many celebrations
 
Denver Post:
Denver cops give 911-only cellphones to refugees worried about recent attacks
 
Washington Times:
Experts debunk December suicide myth
 
Washington Times/AP:
TMZ report on actress's death angers coroner
Confidential info leaks out
 
Washington Times:
Lobbyist's kin unlikely campaign contributors
Giving seemingly beyond their means fuels 'straw donor' probe
 
USA Today:
After 3 years of drought, Southern California is going green by going brown
 
San Francisco Chronicle/AP:
Aerosmith's Tyler says he's checking into rehab
 
Houston Chronicle:
State to destroy 4 million newborn blood samples kept without parental consent
 
Politico:
Rudy Giuliani exits national stage
 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch/NY Times:
Vicious reprisal in Mexico stemming from killing of drug lord
 
Fox News/AP:
Woman Held in Hawaii for Threatening Michelle Obama
 
Fox News/AP:
Report: 225,000 Haitian Children Work as Slaves