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Stories for July 26, 2006

Genome scientist explains his faith in God

July 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Francis Collins is one of the nation's leaders in mapping the human genome. He is also an evangelical Christian. Host Tom Fudge speaks with him about science and faith.

Part II: KPBS reporter talks with Navy Broadway development rep.

July 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego developer Doug Manchester has ambitious plans for the Navy Broadway Complex, a magnificent waterfront location often called San Diego's front porch. But critics argue Manchester's profit motive will rob the citizens of San Diego of the civic waterfront space they deserve. In the second of two interviews on the Navy Broadway project, KPBS reporter Alison St John spoke with Manchester spokesman, Perry Dealy, about the project.

Seniors try for July graduation with help of 'exit exam bootcamp'

July 26
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego seniors who didn't graduate because they failed California's high school exit exam had another chance to pass the test this week. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Navy Broadway Complex approval postponed indefinitely

July 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's redevelopment agency has pushed back its time table indefinitely to approve the Navy Broadway project. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Community groups debate alcohol ban on PB beaches

July 26
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A local community group is voting on a proposal to ban alcohol on the beaches of Pacific Beach. Host Tom Fudge gets perspective from both sides of the issue.

Immigrant arrests down at border; cause remains contoversial

July 26
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. government says the number of arrests of illegal immigrants has fallen significantly in the past two months since President Bush ordered National Guard troops to help secure the U.S. Mexico border. Border Patrol officials say the military presence is helping them gain control of the border. But, critics say such claims are premature. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.