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Stories for January 17, 2006

Golden Globes or Academy Awards?

Jan. 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS film critic Beth Accomando joins host Tom Fudge to demystify the many Hollywood awards and film critic societies, and also talk about the recent winners.

The commanding general of Abu Ghraib tells her story

Jan. 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former Brigadier General Janis Karpinski is one of the most senior officials to be punished for the abuses at Abu Gharib prison. She speaks with Tom Fudge about her memoir One Woman's Army.

New elementary schools go high tech

Jan. 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Students at Brooklyn Elementary in Golden Hill, Porter Elementary in Lincoln Park, and Edison Elementary in City Heights will be learning with high-tech teaching stations funded by a $1.51 billion measure passed by San Diego voters in 1998.

Tijuana businesses want tougher security, law enforcement

Jan. 17
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana business groups are imploring authorities to improve security in the city. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more on the requests they made this afternoon.

What's behind the rise in autism?

Jan. 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

With one in 166 children diagnosed with autism in the U.S., what is causing the increase? Host Tom Fudge asks about the latest research into autism and therapies to help kids overcome some of the most significant symptoms.

Tijuana business groups want stricter city security

Jan. 17
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana business groups are imploring authorities to improve security in the city. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more on the requests they made this afternoon.

Mexico Gets Own Version of 'Rock the Vote'

Jan. 17
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new movement in Mexico is attempting to get young people involved in politics. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

City Employee Arrested for Identity Theft

Jan. 17
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A multi agency task force has arrested a San Diego city employee for identity theft, using personal information she accessed from water department records. Mayor Jerry Sanders says he's taking steps to protect citizens in the future. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more from city hall.

Regulators OK Qualcomm-Flarion Merger

Jan. 17
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal anti-trust regulators will allow fortune 500 company Qualcomm to buy up a competing wireless communication firm called Flarion Technologies. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has more.

Theatre: The Exonerated

Jan. 17
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Exonerated was written from actual interviews with people who were exonerated from death row. Tom Fudge speaks with the artistic director of Lynx Performance Theatre about the production.

Proposed bill to require more hospital inspections

Jan. 17
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A California lawmaker says hospitals aren't inspected enough, and wants to see facilities put under greater scrutiny. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.