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June 6, 2012 Headlines: Beer to flow in Brazil’s World Cup, NFL teams on the move, ‘n’ “The ‘Say Hey Kid” endorses the Prez

NBA star Johnson reelected as Sacramento mayor

KUSI News San DiegoWed, 06 Jun 2012 09:45 AM PDT

Kevin Johnson wins the Mayoral race in Sacramento! dianamiller.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Former National Basketball Association star point guard Kevin Johnson has won a second term as mayor of Sacramento. With all the precincts reporting, Johnson was ahead with 58% of the vote as of Wednesday morning to 24% for his next closest opponent, Jonathan Rewers.

 Supervisors allow Niners to break Candlestick lease

The San Francisco Examiner Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:46 AM PDT

The 49ers were granted permission Tuesday to break their Candlestick Park lease to move into their new Santa Clara stadium in time for the 2014 football season, in a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors. While losing the team is a blow for The City, board President David Chiu introduced legislation with Mayor Ed Lee authorizing San Francisco to enter into negotiations with the Warriors …

Redskins moving training camp to Richmond in 2013

WGRZ-TV Buffalo Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:38 AM PDT

Richmond, VA (Sports Network) – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that the Washington Redskins will move their preseason training camp to Richmond beginning in the summer of 2013…”The Washington Redskins bringing their summer training camp to Richmond is beyond exciting,” said Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones. “This will have a great economic impact for Richmond and the region! I thank the owners and senior executives of the Redskins for their ongoing work with us to determine the right facilities to meet the team’s needs. I thank Governor McDonnell for his leadership. Hail to the Redskins!”

Brazilian president OKs 2014 World Cup guarantees

Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:20 PM PDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed into law a contentious bill giving FIFA the required guarantees to organize the 2014 World Cup on Wednesday, but one of her vetoes will force soccer’s governing body to negotiate the sale of discounted tickets with the states and cities.

Rousseff approved the sale of alcoholic beverages inside stadiums, the most contentious issue because such sales have been illegal in Brazil. It was a demand by FIFA because Budweiser is a major sponsor.

President Obama Fundraises With Willie Mays

ABC OTUS News via Yahoo! NewsWed, 06 Jun 2012 18:51 PM PDT

File-Barack Obama and Willie Mays in Air Force One 2009-07-14 commons.wikimedia.org

At a fundraising luncheon in San Francisco this afternoon, President Obama received an enthusiastic re-endorsement from baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, who likened the thrill of sharing a stage with the nation’s first African-American president to playing in the World Series. “We have a man that we want to get back into the White House. We need him,” said Mays

Yet further delay in the Communications Green Paper shows that Hunt is now a lame duck Secretary of State – Harman

The Labour Party Wed, 06 Jun 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Harriet Harman MP, Labour’s Deputy Leader and Shadow Culture Secretary, commenting on reports today that Jeremy Hunt has requested that the Communications Green Paper is not published until after the London Olympics, so that no new controversy erupts beforehand, said:  

”Yet further delay in the Communications Green Paper shows that Jeremy Hunt is now a lame duck Secretary of State.