The Wednesday Afternoon Cram, 8/1/12

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Everything you need to know from today’s front pages

200 Acres of Riverside County Go Up in Flames
Fire season comes early.
[LAT

Anaheim Police Have Been On a Bit of a Shooting Spree
The department has wounded or killed more people this year than in 2010 and 2011 combined.
[NBC

Amidst Controversy, Chic-fil-A Hosts Appreciation Day
The LGBT community does not appreciate it.
[KABC

Jan Perry Doesn’t Want City Employees Watching the Olympics Online At Work
They’ve been a little too patriotic.
[Daily News]

Gavin Polone Challenges Nikki Finke To Ruin His Career
Big mistake, or bluff calling at its most brilliant?
[NYmag

HBO Renews ‘Girls’ and ‘Enlightened’
Emotionally flawed female characters are having a moment.
[Variety

Gore Vidal Dies at 86
The novelist passed away in his Hollywood Hills home Tuesday.
[LAT]