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Stories for April 7, 2006

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

April 7
By Beth Accomandoand Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

opens with a 1985 home video of a man stating that he's the ghost of Daniel Johnston, and that he's going to tell us about his "condition" and the "other world." Then the film cuts to a concert announcer in 2001 introducing Daniel Johnston, an overweight, gray haired man, as the "best singer songwriter alive today."

Friends with Money

April 7
By Beth Accomandoand Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

In the 2002

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 7
By Baccomandoand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Navy Broadway Pier redevelopment workshops begin

April 7
By Alison St Johnand KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's Center City Development Corporation held the first in a series of five workshops on redevelopment plans for the Navy Broadway Pier downtown. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Superior court judge rules on free health care

April 7
By Kenny Goldbergand KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Superior Court judge has issued a tentative ruling supporting San Diego County's income limit for people to qualify for free medical services. Advocates for the poor argue the threshold is unfair. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

50th District, immigration, Torrey Pines, Fire Chief Bowman

April 7
By Tom Fudgeand KPBS Public Broadcasting

The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on the week's news. This week, the race for the 50th Congressional District is heating up, Senators on Capitol Hill have reached a compromise on illegal immigration legislation, Mayor Jerry Sanders released his plan for the Torrey Pines Golf Course, and Fire Chief Jeff Bowman has announced his resignation.

Immigration bill gets set back

April 7
By Jill Morrisonand KPBS Public Broadcasting

Efforts to pass immigration reform collapsed in the Senate today (FRIDAY). California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein says the setback is tragic. Jill Morrison reports from Capitol Hill.

Despite financial mess, city libraries continue restorations

April 7
By Alison St Johnand KPBS Public Broadcasting

The latest new library in San Diego, the Otay Mesa/Nestor library, opened its doors Friday. It's the forth in an ambitious program to rebuild or refurbish more than 20 branch libraries city wide. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.