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Stories for July 31, 2006

Azumi: Interview with Ryuhei Kitamura

July 31
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The film

The Descent: Interview with Neil Marshall

July 31
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Neil Marshall loves horror movies. So when he was crafting his second film, he drew on a trio of movies that had scared him. From

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 31
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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New doping allegation fuels steroids controversy

July 31
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new steroid accusation has rocked the sports world, but some say that the Floyd Landis steroid test results are not as cut-and-dried as it may appear.

Horse Fire puts Reverse 911 System to the test

July 31
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County's Reverse 911 system can notify large groups of residents about an emergency. Host Tom Fudge talks to San Diego County officials about its use during the Horse Fire.

UCSD professor returns from Beirut

July 31
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge speaks to UCSD Professor Michael Provence who recently returned to San Diego from Lebanon. He witnessed first-hand the destruction that happened in the initial days of the conflict.

San Diego doctors dreading possible medicare rate cuts

July 31
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Congress must decide soon on whether it will allow a five percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors to take effect in October. In the meantime, San Diego County doctors complain their Medicare rate is already too low. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

SD mayor, police chief speak out against hate crimes

July 31
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders and the city's police chief delivered a strong message against hate crimes. Five gay men were viciously assaulted over the Gay Pride Parade weekend. The most seriously injured victim ended up in the hospital with a fractured skull. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Attorney will keep fighting to have Mt. Soledad cross removed

July 31
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The attorney who has fought for 17 years to have the cross removed from Mount Soledad says, even if Congress votes to take over the property, he has more legal strategies up his sleeve. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Environmentalists to rally against offshore oil drilling

July 31
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Environmentalists will rally in Solana Beach tonight to oppose offshore oil drilling. They are worried about a U.S. Senate bill that would open some of the Gulf of Mexico to drilling. KPBS Radio's Andrew Phelps has more.

Research consortium studies local shark population

July 31
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Host Tom Fudge speaks to researchers about how a new consortium will help local scientist learn more about the local shark population.

Scripps scientists develop anti-obesity vaccine

July 31
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla may have developed the first-ever vaccine to curb weight gain. Researchers released their findings today. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.