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Stories for July 7, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest

July 7, 2006
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

has long been one of Disneyland's most popular rides, and in 2003 the Disney studio hoped to turn its famous ride into a successful film franchise. The first film,

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July 7, 2006
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

But the Pollocks arrive hours late and Alice is in a foul mood. She's curt with her hosts and when Richard receives a cell phone call, she bluntly asks, 'Is that one of your whores?' That injects a high level of discomfort into an already uncomfortable evening. Then to finish it off, Alice throws a glass of wine in Richard's face. Not exactly behavior that Miss Manners would approve of. The evening sets the two couples in bold contrast: the young Gettys are still in the honeymoon phase of their marriage whereas the Pollocks are in serious self-destruct mode.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 7, 2006
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

USS Ronald Reagan returns to San Diego

July 7, 2006
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Crew members of the USS Ronald Reagan were reunited their families and friends yesterday. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier and its five-thousand sailors returned to San Diego's North Island after a six-month deployment. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis was there.

Report finds SD needs more money for police

July 7, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study from the state controller's office bolsters evidence that the city of San Diego needs to find more money for law enforcement. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

North Korea, immigration hearings, pension crisis

July 7, 2006
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on North Korea's missile tests, Congressional hearings on immigration, the San Diego pension crisis.

ACLU backs CA's medical marijuana law

July 7, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The American Civil Liberties Union is stepping in to defend California's medical marijuana law in the wake of Thursday's raids of medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego. The ACLU is asking the state court to force San Diego to comply with the state law. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Gas prices rise in San Diego

July 7, 2006
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Gas prices in San Diego took a big jump from last week. The Auto Club of Southern California says prices went up for the first time since May throughout Southern California. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.