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Stories for August 24, 2006

Mayor Sanders commits to costly remediations

Aug. 24
By Alsion St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city of San Diego will have to pay at least $45 million to make the changes recommended in the Kroll report. But mayor Jerry Sanders says he's committed to acting on all of them, in order to restore the city's credibility on Wall street. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

The Race to Space: Part three

Aug. 24
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In the final part of our series on the Race to Space, we take a look at the future economic impact of commercial space flight on California and the world. Next week, NASA will award a $500 million contract to build a new space craft to shuttle crew and cargo to the International Space station in 2010. KPBS Morning Anchor Dwane Brown spoke with Eric Daniels with the California Space Authority -- a trade group that represents aerospace companies.

New students flood SDSU

Aug. 24
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego State University is gearing up to welcome its largest ever incoming class this fall semester. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Planned Parenthood unsatisfied with emergency constraceptive plan

Aug. 24
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Many women's groups are pleased with the decision to make the emergency contraceptive called Plan B available without a prescription. But officials with the San Diego chapter of Planned Parenthood say the move doesn't go far enough. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Weekend Preview: Talib Kweli and more

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

AnnaMaria Stephens, freelance journalist covering local entertainment, shares some of the musical options for weekend entertainment in San Diego.

Today's leading female photojournalists exhibit work from the Middle East

Aug. 24
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guest host Alison St. John talks with two award-winning female photojournalists about their coverage of the Middle East. The photography of Andrea Bruce and Stephanie Sinclair is currently on view at the Museum of Photographic Arts in an exhibit called "Today's Pioneers: Women Photojournalists in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Bed bugs make a comeback in the U.S.

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Bed bugs were almost non-existent in the U.S. for the past forty years, but are making a comeback. As a local bug expert explains, their ability to survive makes these critters a nuisance that isn't going away anytime soon.

Does snoring and cover stealing make your bed a war zone?

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guest host Maureen Cavanaugh talks with the author of a new book

Mayor to respond to Kroll report recommendations

Aug. 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Alison St. John, reporter for KPBS News, discusses the mayor's plan to respond to Kroll's recommendations. Will this get San Diego back on track to financial stability?