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Stories for November 2, 2005

Paradise Now

Nov. 2
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Paradise Now spans 27 hours in the lives of two young Palestinian men. Said and Khaled are friends employed at a small garage. After work, the two share tea on a hillside overlooking Nablus, their West Bank city, which is surrounded by Israeli checkpoints. Its at one of these checkpoints where we meet Suha, a well to do Palestinian born in France. Suha tolerates but doesnt like having her bags searched by Israeli soldiers.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Nov. 2
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mayoral candidates Sanders and Frye face off in biggest debate

Nov. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's two mayoral candidates will face off in a televised debate this evening, hosted by KPBS and KGTV and also heard live on KPBS radio starting at 6 p.m. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

City attorney hit with lawsuit

Nov. 2
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre testified in court today. But his testimony had nothing to do with city business. His ex-girlfriend is suing him for half ownership of his $1 million Bankers Hill home. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Prop 77: retired judges determine districts

Nov. 2
By Bob Hensley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition 77 is an initiative backed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger which would change the way congressional and state legislative boundaries are determined. Sacramento reporter Bob Hensley has more.

Plan to control border calls for more agents, technology

Nov. 2
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced a new strategy today to control the border and reduce illegal immigration. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

High-priced consultants under fire for media sessions

Nov. 2
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Taxpayers are footing the bill when San Diego's costly consultants meet with the Union-Tribune's editorial board and others to discuss their work for the city. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

More delays from Kroll, city's consulting firm

Nov. 2
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council failed last night to agree on how to make the consultants investigating the city more accountable. Kroll Incorporated and their attorneys have already charged the city more than $6 million, and there is no end in sight to their investigation. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

CSU students may pay more and get less

Nov. 2
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

College students in California have taken a couple of tough financial hits recently. CSU officials voted last week to raise tuition for the fifth straight year. And legislation now before congress would cut federal financial aid to raise money for hurricane relief. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Sempra's third quarter profits dip

Nov. 2
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego based Sempra Energy reported a drop in third quarter earnings today, but the company is optimistic about profits for the rest of the year. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.