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Stories for July 25, 2006

Help Wanted: Wife

July 25
KPBS Commentaries

Lately I've been thinking that I need a wife. I'm talking about a wife in the traditional, June Cleaver-1950s era variety. Someone who makes sure the grocery shopping gets done and plans meals (home made, take out or in a restaurant, I'm not picky). Someone who manages the kids' schedules and gets them where they need to be. Someone who greets me at the door, hands me a drink and tells me to relax before dinner. Someone like my mother.

KPBS Commentaries

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Border Patrol puts 6.000 troops on Southwest border

July 25
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting

U.S. border officials announced today that the National Guard is set to reach its goal of stationing 6,000 troops in southwestern border states- including California. From Capitol Hill, Jill Morrison reports.

Opposition arises over Sunrise Powerlink in San Diego

July 25
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California's power-grid operator is endorsing a plan to build a major power line through San Diego County's backcountry. Residents sounded off last night about their environmental concerns for the Sunrise Powerlink, including the worry of so-called "dirty" energy coming from Mexico. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

New book features religious diversity in California's landscape

July 25
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with the authors of The Visionary State, A Journey through California's Spiritual Landscape. Erik Davis and Michael Rauner sign copies of their book tonight at Warwicks.

$870 million community college bond to be decided today

July 25
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's three community college presidents are backing a school bond that would cost taxpayers $870 million. Community college trustees are considering the measure this afternoon (Tuesday) at a special meeting. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Navy lobbies for new downtown headquarters

July 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Navy lobbied San Diego business leaders today for support to develop new navy headquarters downtown. The new Navy offices are part of the controversial "Manchester Pacific Gateway" redevelopment plan on the Navy Broadway Complex by San Diego Bay. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Would the proposed Sunrise Powerlink help or hurt San Diego?

July 25
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proponents say the Sunrise Powerlink will meet California's growing need for power, while opponents say there are better options with lower environmental and financial costs.

Part I: KPBS reporter talks with critic of Navy Broadway Complex

July 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In the first of two interviews on the issue, we hear from one vocal critic of the project, Peter Q. Davis. Davis is the former chairman of the Port District and of the Center City Development Corporation, or CCDC. KPBS reporter Alison St John asked Davis why the project is such a vital redevelopment site for San Diego.

How do private and public school academics compare?

July 25
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A recent study indicates students in public schools perform as well, academically, as those in private schools when adjustments are made for income and race.

San Diego Horse Fire continues to burn: Residents on standby

July 25
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Nearly 1,000 firefighters are attacking the San Diego Horse Fire that continues to burn near Alpine. Hundreds of residents in Pine Valley and Lake Morena remain on standby. KPBS reporter Dwane Brown has more.

Schwarzenegger tackles health care reform; Critics say it's an election year ploy

July 25
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced a number of health care proposals over the last few days. But his aides refute critics who say the governor is an election-year convert to health care reform. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.