Handpicked Headlines: Booze-Free Event, Weiner, Palin, Alcatraz Triathlon & More

by Accidental Bear

Agriculture Industry Fears Disaster If Illegal Immigration Enforcement Program E-Verify Is Implemented WASHINGTON — The agriculture industry fears a disaster is on the horizon if the one bit of new immigration policy that Congress seems to agree on becomes law.

Indiana Abortion Showdown Could Cost State $4.3 Billion NDIANAPOLIS — A looming showdown over Indiana’s new law that cuts funding for the Planned Parenthood organization may test how far Republican-led states are willing to go in pressing their tough new anti-abortion agendas. 

France’s First Gay Marriage “It’s a symbol for millions of gays and lesbians who would like to have the same rights,” Nicot said of her marriage. France’s constitutional court upheld the nation’s ban on same-sex marriage in January.

Anthony Weiner Twitter Scandal: New Photos Emerge (VIDEO)  The controversy surrounding the lewd photographsent from Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s (D-N.Y.) Twitter account took a new turn Monday. Andrew Breitbart‘s website BigGovernment.com claims that a new woman has come forward with photos, chats, and emails sent to her by the congressman that suggest the two were involved in “an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of intimate photographs.”

Sarah Palin On Paul Revere Ride: I Didn’t Get History Wrong (VIDEO) WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) –– Sarah Palin says she didn’t mess up her history on Paul Revere. The potential 2012 presidential candidate was in Boston on Thursday as part of her bus tour when she was asked about the Revolutionary War hero.  

LOCAL SAN FRANCISCO NEWS:

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon draws almost 2,000  Athletes swim past Alcatraz en route to the Marina during the first leg of the 31st annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. The 1 1/2-mile swim was followed by an 18-mile bike ride and an 8-mile run.

The Prettiest Recycling Bin in Town  SFist was walking along Larkin Street near Ellis the other day, amidst the myriad of delicious Vietnamese joints, and were stopped in our tracks by this rather festive-looking recycling bin.

Union Street Festival Side Party Taunts the Booze-Free Event UNION STREET FAIR has “no booze” and no “rock n roll” in the beer gardens this year? Big deal. The bars will be slammed and people will be having fun all over the place. Join us for our 4th Annual “after-party” soiree beginning at 5pm where it all started three years ago, The Republic (formerly JONES). We will be dancing it up in there like Kevin Bacon in “Foot Loose.”  

Apple unveils iCloud at WWDC Apple this morning is scheduled to unveil iCloud, its new suite of online services, at the kickoff of its Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is set to lead the keynote, which will also include previews of the next generation of Apple’s operating systems — iOS, which powers iPhones and iPads, and Mac OS X, which runs on laptops and desktops. We’re at Moscone Center this morning, and you can read our liveblog below. Posts will be sporadic until the scheduled kickoff at 10 a.m.

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