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Stories for August 3, 2006

New play pays homage to Lincoln's presidency

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with playwright John Strand about his new play

Scouts seek soccer talent at the San Diego Surf Cup

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego is home to one of the nation's most prominent soccer tournaments, the San Diego Surf Cup XXVI. Recruiters come from across the country to find the best talent.

Student suspended over t-shirt may take case to Supreme Court

Aug. 3
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Poway high school student who was suspended two years ago for wearing a controversial T-shirt may take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Citizen's Academy 2006 launches in San Diego

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge finds out about a new program called the Citizen's Academy designed to help average citizens learn more about San Diego's criminal justice system.

CA's teen birth rate down 46 percent

Aug. 3
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's teen birth rate has dropped to a record low. State health officials say in 2004, the rate declined to 38 births for every thousand teenage girls. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

What does the future hold for Cuba?

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Why did Fidel Castro turn over power of Cuba to his brother Raul? What does the future hold for the island nation ruled by Castro for the past 47 years?

More than 100 sailors test positive for TB

Aug. 3
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Navy officials say more than 100 sailors have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis after their recent tour aboard the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan.

Six former pension trustees to stand trial

Aug. 3
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Six former pension trustees will have to stand trial for allegedly violating the state's conflict-of-interest law. A judge yesterday ruled that preliminary evidence in the case was sufficient.

Mission Bay, Imperial Beach receive dirty rating

Aug. 3
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's beaches were cleaner last year, but environmentalists say there were still too many pollution postings.

Six former pensions trustees to stand trial

Aug. 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A state Superior Court Judge has ruled there is sufficient evidence to take six former San Diego pension board members to trial on conflict of interest charges. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Sanders welcomes court's energy refund decision

Aug. 3
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is welcoming a court decision that brings energy consumers, including the city, closer to millions of dollars in refunds. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.

Street Scene 2006 boasts diverse musical line-up

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

These Days host Tom Fudge talks with AnnaMaria Stephens and Anders Wright about the bands coming to San Diego's premiere music festival, the 2006 Street Scene.

Oceanside movie theater pursues alcohol license

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks with a movie theatre representative and a concerned citizen who worries about the precedent this could set for theaters across the county.

4.4 magnitude earthquake rattles San Francisco

Aug. 3
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco Bay area last night. Authorities say it struck just after 8 p.m. about three miles west of Glen Ellen in Sonoma County.