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Stories for June 2, 2006

District B13

June 2
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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All right, I will confess that I'm an action junkie and

The Break-Up

June 2
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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opens with a Hollywood meet cute. Gary (Vince Vaughn) catches a glimpse of the lovely Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) at a Cubs game and immediately tries to pick her up using hot dogs and personal charm. She firmly rejects him as they leave the stadium. Then the credit sequence rolls and a montage of photos reveals that the two did indeed become a couple. (But we knew that had to happen or else there wouldn't be a movie.) As soon as the credits end and the film begins, their relationship falls apart. On the night of a dinner party, Gary brings home three lemons instead of the twelve Brooke requested for her centerpiece. This proves to be the last straw for her, and she calls it quits. But in the language of Hollywood romance this translates, as she just wants Gary to appreciate her more. But Gary's a stubborn guy (or maybe just an oblivious one, take your pick), and he refuses to give in. In fact, he decides to up the ante by calling her bluff and agreeing to a break up. This escalates the battle'not quite to

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 2
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Airport, Primary Election, Broadway Complex

June 2
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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This week, the deadline for the Airport Authority to craft its ballot language for a new airport site is right around the corner. Also, what are some of the lesser-known election races that could have a big impact on the future? And, the opposition to the controversial Navy Broadway Complex continues to grow.