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Stories for June 9, 2006

Take My Eyes

June 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

opens with a woman frantically gathering her things and her young son and fleeing from some real or imagined terror. We soon find out that the woman, Pilar (Laia Marull), is fleeing from an all-too-real abusive relationship with her husband Antonio (Luis Tosar). She takes refuge with her sister Ana (Candela Pena) who's about to marry a Scotsman. Ana helps her find a job at a museum and offers her emotional support. But Pilar's mother urges her daughter to return to her husband. Antonio also pleads his case, insisting he can change. He leaves her gifts at her work and points out that he's begun therapy.

A Prairie Home Companion

June 9
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

To bring

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 9
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Al-Zarqawi and Haditha, Election, De la Fuente Case

June 9
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, the U.S. military is celebrating the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Also, what kind of impact did the illegal immigration debate have on the race for the 50th Congressional District? And, the City of San Diego has won a tentative ruling in a $95 million dispute with developer Roque de la Fuente.