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Stories for July 10, 2006

The Road to Guantanamo/Interview with Michael Winterbottom

July 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has called the recent suicides acts of 'asymmetric warfare.' Co-director Mat Whitecross, says such comments confirmed why he and Michael Winterbottom wanted to make

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Italy wins World Cup, Zidane silent about ejection

July 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge speaks with Union Tribune reporter Mark Zeigler about the ups and downs of the final match of the World Cup of Soccer. They also discuss the infamous headbutt that led to French team captain Zinedine Zidane's ejection yesterday.

DA Dumanis talks about pot bust and Vista shootings

July 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Medical marijuana dispensaries are busted for selling pot to patients lacking any serious illness. San Diego County's District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis, talks about the crack-down and shares her thoughts on Vista's three deputy involved shootings that were declared legally justified.

Summer lunch program offered to low-income families

July 10
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hundreds of low-income students in the San Diego Unified School District are heading to neighborhood recreation centers this summer for free lunches and snacks. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

City Council to vote on needle exchange program

July 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego city council votes tomorrow on whether to resume the city's clean needle exchange program. The vote forces city council members to take a stand on the controversial issue. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Controversy gains momentum over Navy's Broadway Complex

July 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The controversy over the Manchester Groups's redevelopment proposals for the Navy Broadway Complex is gathering momentum. San Diego city Councilman Kevin Faulconer, who represents downtown, is expected to step into the fray this week. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

State courts in NY and GA issue new decisions on gay marriage

July 10
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Vic Amar, professor at Hasting College of Law in San Francisco, talks about the decisions of New York and Georgia state supreme courts that shored up the ability of those states to ban gay marriage. Meanwhile, a case on gay marriage is moving through California courts.

Recycled cell phones benefiting third world countries

July 10
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Thanks to a new law in California you're old cell phone and battery could end up being used by someone in a third world country who otherwise couldn't afford the luxury. Mark Murray with Californians Against Waste spoke with KPBS Morning Anchor Dwane Brown.

Blood supply emergency in San Diego

July 10
By Willie Tate and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Health officials say San Diego is experiencing its worst blood shortage in six years. American Red Cross spokesman Stephen Whitburn says donations are low and demand is up.

Judge denies Aguirre's pension roll-back request

July 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Superior Court Judge has denied San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre's request to roll back hundreds of millions of dollars in pension benefit increases, without a trial. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Nurses nationwide fear losing unions

July 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County nurses and their counterparts nationwide are up in arms over an upcoming ruling they fear could decimate nurses unions. At issue is a pending decision by the National Labor Relations Board. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.