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Stories for November 29, 2005

The Politics of Lawn Care

Nov. 29, 2005
KPBS Commentaries

"Some people hoist a flag to show they love their country. Well, my lawn is my flag!"

KPBS Commentaries

Nov. 29, 2005
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Shipionne takes witness stand in pension board hearing

Nov. 29, 2005
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Whistleblower Diann Shipionne took the witness stand Monday in the first day of hearings into alleged felony conflict of interest on the San Diego city pension board. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Sanders to hire eight new leaders

Nov. 29, 2005
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city council appointed Ronne Froman as the interim city manager this afternoon to replace Lamont Ewell who resigned as of yesterday. Froman will be mayor elect Jerry Sanders' chief operating officer in January under the new strong mayor form of government . Sanders also announced the first appointments to his leadership team this afternoon. KPBS Reporter Alison St John has more.

San Diegans react to Cunningham's resignation

Nov. 29, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Embattled San Diego Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham has resigned. The eight-term Republican stepped down yesterday, after pleading guilty in federal court of conspiracy to commit bribery and tax evasion. Cunningham had been under investigation for months, for allegedly using his position in Congress to help a defense contractor get federal jobs. Cunningham was a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

SDSU Christian groups to sue CSU system for discrimination

Nov. 29, 2005
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Three Christian student groups from San Diego State University are suing the 23 campus Cal State System. They say they're being discriminated against because of their beliefs. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

More suits to follow in Cunningham corruption case

Nov. 29, 2005
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The corruption probe that brought down San Diego Congressman Randy Cunningham is far from over. Federal attorneys say they expect more charges to be filed. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Local Republicans step up to fill Cunningham's position

Nov. 29, 2005
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There won't be a shortage of candidates vying to fill the congressional seat left vacant by Duke Cunningham. A number of prominent Republicans have already declared their interest, and more could enter the race. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.