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Stories for June 19, 2006

Journalist chronicles condor conservation

June 19
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The extinction of the California condor seemed certain by the beginning of the 20th Century. But today the giant birds are nowhere near extinct. NPR environmental correspondent John Nielsen chronicles the challenges of bringing the condor back to life.

Cross legal battle may soon be over

June 19
By Joanne Faryon and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A 17-year legal battle over the Mount Soledad Cross may soon come to an end. The San Diego Mayor's office is conceding the city will move the cross rather than pay a $5,000 a day fine. KPBS reporter Joanne Faryon has this review on the cross' history . . .a history entrenched in religion and controversy.

Tri-City prop supporters refuse to concede

June 19
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Nearly two weeks after Election Day, supporters of a bond initiative for North County's Tri-City Medical Center have all but conceded defeat. The half-a-billion dollar bond measure known as Prop F appears to have lost by less than one percentage point. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

CA researchers discover anemia prevention for infants

June 19
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

At least half of the world's children under one-year-of-age suffer from anemia. Now researchers in California have discovered a simple step taken at birth could prevent the iron deficiency. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Surfrider Foundation kicks off summer with clean-up events

June 19
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Summer officially starts Wednesday. And the San Diego County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is celebrating with two beach parties and cleanup events in San Diego County. Local Surfrider spokesman Ken David tells KPBS reporter Ed Joyce more about the foundation efforts to clean county beaches and the Wednesday night parties.

SDSU Athletic Director talks football, basketball, Chargers stadium

June 19
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

How healthy is SDSU's Athletic Department? Guest Host Dwane Brown speaks to Jeff Schemmel about the new football coach, the basketball program, and how the Athletic Department will be affected if the Chargers move out of San Diego.

Life as a dog in San Diego

June 19
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

How dog friendly is San Diego? Guest host Dwane Brown discovers the best, and worst, places to be a dog in San Diego.

Can San Diego become America's most prepared community?

June 19
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Guest host Dwane Brown talks to the Red Cross about why they want to make San Diego America's most prepared community and what residents need to do to be ready in case of emergency.