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Good morning -- here's what's happening 3.03.08

More big winds today (gusts to 60 mph) could mean even bigger disruptions (23,000 without power so far). Weather experts weigh in.

Where's Antonio? On the campaign trail with Hillary Rodham Clinton, for 18 of the last 65 days, Duke Helfand reports.

They're reading tea leaves snow pack at Gin Flat, high in the Sierra Nevada, and so far, the news is pretty good. The snow pack is 118% of normal. Deborah Schoch explains what this means for thirsty, thirsty Los Angeles.

Travel 5 million miles on your favorite airline and what do you get? If your name is Mohamed Fikry, you get pulled off a flight to London and treated as a terrorist. Andrew Blankstein has the Pasadena businessman's story.

A radio tech from Pacoima has threatened George Bush. Anger issues or a real danger? The Secret Service is investigating. So is Scott Glover.

Surprise inspections uncover -- surprise! -- plenty of Medicare fraud in L.A. County. Molly Hennessy-Fiske has the not-so-surprising details.

--Veronique de Turenne

 
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