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Morning Eye-Opener


JM, In the satellite truck, 4.22.08

Hillary confounded all proposition bets by landing exactly on the point-spread. Less and she'd be out, more and she'd look possible. Kos thought it worthwhile to "prove" she got under 10%.

One thing is certain: she only picked up 10 delegates, with little opportunity to pick up more. Guam is May 3, then Indiana and North Carolina May 6.


A paperwork overload for City attorneys, threatening public safety, is but one possible consequence of the Villaraigosa budget cuts, the Daily News reports. Matt Szabo in the Mayor's office: ""It's become an annual rite of spring for the city attorney to cry wolf over the budget." That was from the same Mayor's office who said not passing Prop S would threaten public safety.

Home sellers are caving in the Valley, with home prices dropping at an annual rate of 19%. Prices are now what they were four years ago. The median price of a Valley condo is a scant $315,000.

The settlement against the Roman Catholic Church in the molestation cases was over three times the cost of the Cathedral downtown, so properties have to be borrowed against. The archdiocese is obliged to put up six high schools as collateral. The schools are concentrated in the South Bay; and one, Daniel Murphy, will be closed.