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Stories for January 10, 2006

Tales of A Working Mother: Great Expectations

Jan. 10
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The most important lesson I've learned about traveling with children is that it doesn't really matter where you go that determines how good a time you'll have. The most critical ingredient to success and sanity when traveling with kids is having realistic expectations. I've had magical travel experiences with my children and trips that I still shudder about when I'm reminded of them. While there were unique circumstances with the bad trips (i.e., my husband spending two days climbing Half Dome while I chased a dirt-eating toddler through Yosemite), these awful experiences shared the problem of my Great Expectations.

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Jan. 10
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Support for lobbying reform grows on capitol hill

Jan. 10
By Laura Strickler and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In the wake of multiple congressional corruption scandals, the appetite for lobbying reform in Washington is growing. Capitol Hill reporter Laura Strickler has more on newly proposed reforms.

Voters from districts 2 and 8 go to the polls

Jan. 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Yet another election day in San Diego and voter turnout is expected to be low. We talk about what motivates people to get out and vote, and check on how busy the polls actually are this morning.

ER ratings deemed too high

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new report card on the state of emergency medicine gives California the nation's highest marks. But some ER doctors say California's grade from the American College of Emergency Physicians is inflated. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

How do military spouses make it work?

Jan. 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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We talk about what it's like to be a military spouse and how the armed services are working to make military life compatible with married life.

FBI Memo Warns Border Patrol of Hired Assassins

Jan. 10
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Border Patrol memo is warning that human smugglers may hire assassins to kill Border Patrol agents. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

No new stadium for Chargers on ballot

Jan. 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The February deadline looms for the Chargers to submit the wording of their ballot initiative for a new stadium development. But no development partner has come on board. Does this mean they will pull the plug on their initiative plans?

Controversy over sex-education curriculum continues

Jan. 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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According to a new study, both liberals and conservatives believe sex-education is an important part of school curriculum. Host Tom Fudge speaks with advocates of abstinence-only teaching as well as Planned Parenthood.

DA Bonnie Dumanis on her plans for 2006

Jan. 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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We speak to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis about her recent work in Drug Court, her thoughts on running for re-election, and why she supports adopting Jessica's Law in California.