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Stories for January 9, 2006

Where do bargain hunters find the best deals in San Diego?

Jan. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In her new book, The Best Steals and Deals in San Diego, Sally Gary reveals what to expect and where to look at antique stores, rummage sales, swap meets and estate sales. She joins host Tom Fudge in studio.

Voters in Council Districts 2 and 8 head to polls Tuesday

Jan. 9
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tomorrow morning, bright and early, polling booths will open yet again in the city of San Diego. Two city council seats are up for grabs - in District's Two and Eight. After a busy year last year --with elections in January, July and November --local voters may be tired. But turnout will key. Interest groups across the region know the winners will help decide how San Diego gets out of its current fiscal crisis. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Capitol hill update from Washington

Jan. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Capitol Hill reporter Laura Strickler joins host Tom Fudge for the latest on Samuel Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Jack Abramoff's guilty plea, the Patriot Act, federal budget, immigration and more.

Grant Given to Help North County Farmworkers

Jan. 9
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A local coalition called Farmworker CARE has received a $600,000 grant to help improve migrants' health and living conditions in North County. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

How will Ariel Sharon's declining health affect Israel?

Jan. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge interviews the Consul General of Israel, Ehud Danoch, to get an update on Ariel Sharon's health, and discusses the impact his health crisis will have on the Israeli government.

Dogs may detect cancer, researchers say

Jan. 9
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Researchers in California have discovered dogs may be able to sniff out the presence of cancer in humans. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story

Poll Finds Many San Diegans Wary of Housing Market

Jan. 9
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new KPBS - Competitive Edge Research poll finds most San Diegans are nervous about the direction the housing market will take in 2006. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

Users Complain of Medicare Problems

Jan. 9
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Pharmacists and seniors complain the new Medicare prescription drug program is fraught with problems. Federal health officials say they're trying to rectify the situation, and are urging people to be patient. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Candidates for District 2 debate the issues

Jan. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Lorena Gonzalez and Kevin Faulconer join Tom Fudge in studio to discuss the issues related to District 2. What are their plans for fiscal responsibility, parking, homelessness, the environment and the future of the PB block party?

San Diegans polled on economic outlook for 2006

Jan. 9
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The KPBS / Competitive Edge Research Poll was released today, revealing local expectations for 2006. Host Tom Fudge speaks with economists for an in-depth analysis of the results.