Newspaper Roundup for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 24, 2010 - 8:43 AM
Los Angeles Times:
Obama zeros in on UC-Berkeley law professor for 9th Circuit Court
Goodwin Liu will be nominated to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
 
Washington Post:
Wall Street shifting political contributions to Republicans
 
Providence Journal:
Central Falls, R.I., fires every teacher at the high school
Labor unions, teachers fuming; Obama's education secretary applauds the move
 
Sacramento Bee:
Virtual schooling gains traction in budget-strapped California school districts
Schools looking for ways to increase revenue and decrease spending

Philadelphia Inquirer:
Phila. firm will design 'green' U.S. Embassy in London
Glass cube will be 'more welcoming'
 
The Hill:
Key Dems say the public option is dead
 
Politico:
White House privately plots 2012 Obama campaign
Likely to be run out of Chicago and managed by WH deputy chief of staff Jim Messina
 
Washington Times:
U.S. will use banks to thwart Iran nukes
Treasury Department may designate Iran's central bank as a terrorist-supporting entity
 
Washington Post:
U.S. to embed agents in Mexican law enforcement units battling cartels in Juarez
American intelligence agents would help pursue cartel leaders and their hit men
 
Houston Chronicle/AP:
Rumors of violence close Mexican schools on Tuesday
 
New York Times:
Fearing Obama Agenda, States Push to Loosen Gun Laws

Washington Post:
Death toll in Afghan war nears 1,000
 
The Hill:
Senate Dems look to one-year extension of key provisions in the Patriot Act
 
Houston Chronicle/AP:
Ariz. lawmakers want presidential candidates to verify citizenship
All 40 co-sponsors are Republicans
 
Politico:
Capitol Hill lags in hiring Hispanics
 
Politico:
Jeb Bush: Crist 'unforgivable' on stimulus support
 
Los Angeles Times:
China imposes new rules for personal websites
 
Washington Post:
Reid: GOP should 'stop crying' over reconciliation
 
Washington Times:
Dems: Obamacare may pass in pieces
 
Los Angeles Times:
Anthem Blue Cross plans to go ahead with rate hikes in California
 
Washington Times:
Stimulus created jobs, but no real optimism
CBO report shows concern
 
Los Angeles Times:
Corporate executives can't win in testifying on Capitol Hill
 
Denver Post:
Gunfire hits 2 kids at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton
One student critical; teacher's quick action stops attacker
 
Houston Chronicle:
ATF probes loss of guns from Cleveland police unit
 
USA Today:
NTSB asks to monitor pilots' talk in cockpits
Feds want to make sure cockpit crews are focusing on their jobs
 
Philadelphia Inquirer:
A death after abortion at suspended medic's clinic
 
Washington Post:
Republicans will stress private-sector alternatives to the president's health care plan
 
Washington Post:
FCC broadband study suggests users don't know about broadband choices
 
Fox News:
NAACP to Honor Van Jones as 'American Treasure'
 
Washington Post:
'God gap' impedes U.S. foreign policy, task force says
Report recommends that Obama make religion 'an integral part our foreign policy'
 
Washington Post:
Homeland Security employs more private contractors than government workers
 
Denver Post:
More rehab, less jail in drug-reform measure
 
Los Angeles Times:
Actor Charlie Sheen goes into rehab
 
Washington Post:
Colleges developing parent notification policies for underage drinking
 
USA Today:
Restaurants add Happy Hours to boost bottom line
 
Washington Post:
Even wealthy counties mulling tax increase, cut in school funding
 
Washington Post:
ESPN suspends Tony Kornheiser for on-air comments about Hannah Storm's clothes
 
Boston Globe:
Out-of-state donations buoyed Scott Brown campaign
 
Washington Post/AP:
Activists: Cuba dissident dies after hunger strike
 
Washington Times:
Wyoming Legislature want to instill "cowboy ethics" in state law
Remind lawmakers and citizens forget the state's western roots
 
Los Angeles Times:
UC San Diego temporarily closes campus TV station after racial slur
 
Fox News:
Congressman Derided for Laughing at Suggestion to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance
 
USA Today:
Snow hit businesses, governments hard
Lost revenue and extra costs
 
Boston Globe:
Security high as Yemeni LNG tanker arrives in Boston Harbor
But officials wonder if scrutiny will continue
 
The Hill:
Questions arise about half-million Murtha left in his campaign coffer

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Walgreens bringing back beer, wine
Move prompted by heightened competition with drugstore rival CVS
 
St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Kansas City Royals sued over tossed hot dog

Baltimore Sun:
Stricter laws asked for sex crimes; Governor wants to list juvenile offenders
 
Deseret News:
Utah Legislature: Trio of bills challenges feds over Utah land