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Stories for February 17, 2006

Criminal screenings cause major delays at border crossings

Feb. 17
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Increased scrutiny of border crossers' documents is causing massive delays in the pedestrian and bus lanes at the San Yisdro Port of Entry. Port officials say the program will be rolled out in vehicle lanes soon. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

New budget proposal may get unfavorable response

Feb. 17
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders and members of the city council have laid out a time line for this year's budget process. It allows for the mayor and council to settle any disagreements and for the public to have input before the June deadline. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Aguirre's role, 50th District, Cheney shooting

Feb. 17
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on City Attorney Mike Aguirre's request to become chief legal adviser for the retirement system, the race to replace former Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, and Vice President Dick Cheney's accidental shooting of a hunting buddy.

City council lays out timeline for budget process

Feb. 17
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders and members of the city council have laid out a time line for this year's budget process. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Port and Airport Authority want secured assets

Feb. 17
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The city of San Diego's pension board met today to discuss a request from the Port District. The Port and the Airport Authority want to safeguard their assets in the city's troubled pension plan. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.