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AirTalk for September 21, 2011

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Euro-zone leaders may be saying otherwise, but analysts in the know say a Greek default is a certainty. Greece is trying to head off default. They’re in crisis talks with creditors right now, they’re putting well over a billion dollars in treasury bills on sale and they’re planning to auction off more debt next month. But some analysts say even those measures won’t be enough to stave off default. And the Greek people say that might not be so bad.
Did you get your Sunday Los Angeles Times Magazine this past weekend? If you did, chances are you don’t live in Compton or Highland Park. According to Steven Gellman, the former publisher of the magazine, this doesn't fly. Gellman’s suing the Times and Tribune over his firing, accusing them of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and violations of business and professions codes. And he's looking for $13-million in damages.
The judge declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Brandon McInerney, the 17-year-old accused of shooting gay classmate Larry King in 2008, after the jury failed to reach a verdict. One of the witnesses who testified in court was former English teacher Dawn Boldrin, McInerney and King's teacher, who also gave King a green dress; she spoke with KPCC.

Charges in the Kelly Thomas case

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has announced charges against two of the six Fullerton police officers in conjunction with the death of homeless schizophrenic man Kelly Thomas in July.

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