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BRIEFLY URBAN SCHOOLS GIVEN FUND PRIORITY.

Acting on a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles school officials, a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles ordered the state Thursday to stop doling out $2.9 billion in school construction funds on a ``first come, first served basis'' and give overcrowded urban schools priority.

Judge David Yaffe gave the State Allocation Board 30 days to come up with a new distribution formula, according to LAUSD officials.

LAUSD advocates argue that overcrowded districts should have priority in funding, given the difficulty in finding suitable land and reducing pollution problems.

Since the 1998 approval of Proposition 1A, the state's largest district has received $30 million or 1 percent of the amount authorized by voters.

- City News Service

Driver hurt by falling tree limb

WOODLAND HILLS - An 18-year-old woman driving through the parking lot of the Warner Center Apartments was injured, when part of a tree fell on her silver sedan, crushing the roof down to the rear seats and heavily damaging the passenger side, officials said.

The woman received a blow to her chin and was taken to Kaiser Hospital in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles City Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey said, adding that her injuries did not appear to be serious.

The airbags in the vehicle deployed and tree trimmers in the area managed to pull her out, Humphrey said.

- Daily News

Traffic slowed by Newhall brush fire

NEWHALL - A six-acre brush fire that erupted along the Golden State Freeway Thursday afternoon delayed the evening commute on the southbound side, officials said.

About 127 firefighters battled the fire, reported at about 6 p.m. Thursday near the freeway at Calgrove.

The fire was contained at 7:35 pm., officials said.

- Daily News

Law targets credit companies

SACRAMENTO - Credit card companies would have to warn consumers that it could take them years to pay off their credit card debt if they pay only the minimum, under a bill passed by the state Senate Thursday.

The bill's author, Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, says debtors are lulled into a false sense of security by thinking they are paying off their balance by paying the minimum payment.

The bill would require credit card companies to disclose the total cost they will incur and the amount of time it will take to pay off the debt if they make only minimum payment.

- Associated Press

Garland's Oscar center of lawsuit

The motion picture Academy sued the owner of a movie memorabilia business Friday, claiming she must give the organization first dibson Judy Garland's 1939 honorary Oscar.

The Academy claims Marcia Tysseling, owner of Star Wares, is going against a 1958 agreement that Garland signed. Tysseling could not be reached for comment.

The Academy claims that in 1958, when Garland said her Oscar was missing and wanted a new one, it made her sign an agreement that the Academy should get first dibs at a price of $10 if it were sold, according to the lawsuit.

- City News Service

Jail settlement gains approval

The Los Angeles County Claims Board gave preliminary approval Thursday to a settlement that would give the County $8.4 million from the Twin Towers jail architect for alleged design flaws.

The firm of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, or HOK, also is to provide $500,000 in professional services at no charge to county-designated projects over the next two years.

- City News Service
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