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Stories for June 30, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada

June 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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arrives on the screen with a built in buzz factor. It's based on Lauren Weisberger's bestselling book that offered a thinly veiled account of her hellish year as an assistant to

Wordplay

June 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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arrives after audiences have embraced a trio of spelling bee films

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 30
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Bush v. NY Times, GOP Agenda, Kroll Delays

June 30
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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This week, President Bush called a New York Times report about a secret program that monitored international banking transactions "disgraceful". Also, a proposed Constitutional amendment to ban the desecration of the American flag failed in the Senate by one vote. And, City Attorney Mike Aguirre called on the consulting firm Kroll, Inc. to release its delayed report on possible illegal acts by city employees, or face a lawsuit.

Bill in House worries some environmentalists

June 30
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California environmentalists says the state would face a series of hurdles to protect its coastline if a bill passed this week by the House of Representatives becomes law. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Day laborer ordinance sparks controversy in Vista

June 30
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Vista has passed what it believes is the first ordinance of its kind in the country. The new law requires people who hire short-term workers to register with the city, display the registration in their vehicle and write out terms of employment for day laborers. Reporter Rebecca Tolin has details on the controversy surrounding the law.

County launches program for holiday safety

June 30
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County law enforcement officials say July 4th is the most dangerous holiday when it comes to alcohol-related deaths, injuries and crimes. That's why police and public safety agencies launched Operation Safeguard Friday. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.