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Stories for December 8, 2005

UCSD and SDSU score low on tobacco report

Dec. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Tobacco Free Communities Coalition has released its annual report card on local college campuses and their attempts to control smoking. Both San Diego State and UCSD received poor grades. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Officials say drunk driving deaths are up

Dec. 8
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California law enforcement officials say the number of deaths and injuries tied to drunk driving has gone up for five straight years. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Investigators find Cunningham's 'incriminating note'

Dec. 8
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

When FBI agents searched former Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham's offices and home this year in a criminal bribery investigation they found an incriminating note. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.

U.S. Attorney Lam filed notice to appeal Zucchet's verdict

Dec. 8
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

U.S. Attorney Carol Lam intends to appeal a federal judge's decision to overturn convictions of former San Diego City Councilman Michael Zucchet. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Compensation hearing held for wrongly convicted man

Dec. 8
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The state attorney general's office says a San Diego man who spent 21 years in prison is innocent. A jury had convicted Kenneth Marsh for the murder of his girlfriend's young son. A hearing was held today to determine whether he should be compensated for the time he spent in prison. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.