Morning Sixpack: A News Roundup

  • Cinco de Mayo to Flu: Bring It On! Several large Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled across America will not hold de Mayo, despite fears that swine flu could spread in crowds of densely packed people. Los Angeles'  festivities will take place on Olvera Street, although a Chicago celebration has been cancelled. Associated Press
  • Is There a Lawyer in the House? Both candidates for L.A. City Attorney, Jack Weiss and Carmen Trutanich, are calling for ethics investigations of their opponent's campaign. L.A. Daily News
  • She Must Go Down to the Sea Again Long Beach's Queen Mary may be headed to the open sea again as a renovated cruise ship, if a Vegas entertainment group has its way. L.A. Times
  • What Crisis? South Bay Congresswoman Jane Harman (D) has hired crisis-management lawyer/Pakistan lobbyist Lanny Davis to help her navigate questions concerning an alleged quid pro quo agreement she made to help two pro-Israel lobbyists. Daily Breeze
  • I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo A Michigan artist has created an effigy of OctoMom Nadya Suleman, complete with bloated belly, and hung it from a tree in Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo Gazette
  • Tennis Shoes, Anyone? Skechers, the Manhattan Beach-based makers

    of trendoid youth footwear, beat market expectations by posting a

    first-quarter profit. After-hours trading then boosted the company's share prices. L.A. Business Journal


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