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Same-sex couples in San Francisco mark third anniversary of marriage licenses

Same-sex marriage champion Mayor Gavin Newsom received adulatory
applause at San Francisco City Hall today, the 3rd anniversary
of same-sex marriage license issuance.
Photos by Pia Torelli

By Lara Moscrip, Bay City News Service

February 12, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Three same-sex couples who traveled to San Francisco City Hall three years ago today for marriage certificates returned to the site of their nuptials this morning to share their stories in a roundtable discussion with Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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Study finds marijuana effective
in treating AIDS patients

Illustration courtesy aids-write.org

By Caitilin McAdoo, Bay City News Service

February 12, 2007

A study conducted at San Francisco General Hospital's Clinical Research Center and published today in the journal Neurology found that smoking marijuana effectively relieved the symptoms of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy, an extremely painful peripheral nerve disorder.

An estimated 3 to 4 million people in the United States suffer from neuropathic pain and as many as 37 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS use marijuana to treat neuropathy and other symptoms associated with the disease, according to Americans for Safe Access, a medical marijuana advocacy group.

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Bicyclist shot in San Francisco's Ingleside dies

By Tamara Barak and Caitilin McAdoo, Bay City News Service

February 12, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A woman shot in the back of the head nearly two weeks ago in San Francisco's Ingleside Heights neighborhood has died, according to the medical examiner's office.

Jennifer Merritt, 31, was found next to her bicycle near the intersection of Randolph and Head streets around 6 a.m. on Jan. 31, according to police.

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Guiliani supports early California presidential primary

"California is a state that you could regard as a microcosm
of the United States"

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani

By Jason Bennert, Bay City News Service

February 12, 2007

SANTA CLARA (BCN) - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said today that he is "100 percent'' running for president and he thinks California is a great place to have an early presidential primary.

Giuliani told a lunchtime crowd of approximately 500 Silicon Valley business and technology leaders that he is in the race for the Republican nomination to succeed President George W. Bush even if he has not made a formal announcement yet. He joked that he would probably make his formal announcement in "100 different places,'' to get the maximum amount of media attention.

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$25,000 reward offered for return of Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon replica bestofsanfrancisco.net

By Brent Begin and Aimee Strain, Bay City News Service

February 12, 2007

The owner of a San Francisco landmark restaurant is offering $25,000 to any amateur Sam Spade who can track down a replica of the famed Maltese Falcon.

John's Grill, a century-old restaurant and home to a museum dedicated to detective novel author Dashiell Hammett, became a crime scene today after workers noticed over the weekend that the statuette and 15 rare books by and about Hammett.

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And in other news...

New report collects complaints about San Francisco parks

Off the Wall
- Predolac

The Privatization of San Francisco
(art, land, exotic animals, commissions and more)
- Brown


- Saint Francis and Buddism lecture with Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi

- Stop Funding the War

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- Letter from jailed journalist Josh Wolf

- Newsom's Ultimate Betrayal

Letters, click here.

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