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Stories for August 8, 2006

UCAN reacts to Sunrise Powerlink and gas prices

Aug. 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Michael Shames, the executive director of the Utility Consumers' Action Network, speaks about energy issues and where to get the cheapest gas in San Diego.

The Kroll report finally released

Aug. 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge finds out about the City Council's reaction to the long-awaited report and about possible strategies for paying down the city's financial debt.

Kroll report finds pension board actions illegal

Aug. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The city of San Diego has accepted a long awaited report on the pension deficit and the sewer rate structure.The 400 page report concludes the city and the pension board acted "illegally and improperly" in creating a billion dollar pension deficit and hiding it from investors.

North County residents ordered to boil water after E. coli is found

Aug. 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The City of San Diego recently lifted a 24-hour boil-water order in the North County, the result of a positive residential coliform and E. coli water test from a water main break.

Pension report released; Aguirre outraged over $20 million price tag

Aug. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Today a $20 million report into the San Diego city's pension deficit will be presented to the mayor, the city council and the public. The long awaited report will look back at why the city failed to disclose a massive billion dollar pension deficit.

Kroll report discloses financial mismanagement

Aug. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A report on the San Diego city pension crisis concludes both the city and pension board failed to obey the law when they under funded the system in 1996. The city also broke the law in its sewer billing practices. However, the Kroll report blames a culture of financial and political expediency and does not hold the city council legally liable. KPBS Reporter Alison St John has more.

A veteran San Diego sports personality breaks down the Chargers and Padres seasons

Aug. 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton, a local sports radio talk show host and former Chargers play-by-play announcer, talks about the latest developments for the Padres and the Chargers.

How is the Internet changing the contemporary marketplace?

Aug. 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge talks with Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired Magazine and author of the new book

A local businessman buys $220,100 baseball

Aug. 8
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In May, Barry Bonds propelled himself into homerun history, hitting his 715th homerun. A La Jolla businessman won the online auction with his bid of $220,100.

City may prohibit smoking at Qualcomm Stadium

Aug. 8
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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It's possible that smokers will not be able to light up anywhere within the walls of Qualcomm Stadium in the near future. The San Diego City Council tentatively approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking inside the home of the Chargers.