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Stories for March 2, 2006

How should California handle sex offenders?

March 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

State Republicans and Democrats have two different ideas on how California should deal with sex offenders. Host Tom Fudge analyzes AB 50 and Jessica's Law. How does each initiative clamp down on sex offenders?

50th congressional district election heats up

March 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Eighteen candidates met the deadline for 50th Congressional District election. Tom Fudge finds out who's in the race.

Cunningham to be sentenced Friday

March 2
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham finds out tomorrow what his punishment will be for bribery and tax evasion. KPBS Legal Reporter Amita Sharma has the story.

Problems still plague Medicare

March 2
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Pharmacists say they're still feeling the pain from the new Medicare prescription drug program. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Anti-smoking group wants Hollywood to kick the habit

March 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group called Breathe California wants the film industry to place an R rating on any movie that includes cigarette smoking. Host Tom Fudge speaks with one of their spokespersons and gets a reaction from a San Diego film director.

It's time that screenwriters got the props!

March 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Host Tom Fudge talks with the author of The Schreiber Theory, a manifesto which argues that the screenwriter, not the director, is really the creative genius behind a good film.

Crime up at border; Sen. Feinstein takes notice

March 2
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Violent attacks on Border Patrol Agents increased by 100 percent last year. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein says it's time to examine the problem of violence along California's and other state's southern borders. Capital Hill Reporter Jill Morrison has more.

Weekend Preview: March 2, 2006

March 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tom Fudge speaks with Anders Wright, art and culture writer for San Diego City Beat and AnnaMaria Stephens, nightlife editor for signonsandiego.com, about the best bets for entertainment this weekend.

Nationwide survey studies high school dropouts

March 2
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A groundbreaking new report looks at why almost one-third of all high school students drop out before they graduate. 470 dropouts from across the country were surveyed for the Gates Foundation study. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Tijuana's police chief resigns

March 2
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana's Municipal police chief resigned today after a year and a half in service. The city's top law enforcement official says he's stepping down to persue a possible position within the Institutional Revolutionary Party political party. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

U.S. Chess Championship begins in San Diego

March 2
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The 2006 US Chess Championship kicks off today in San Diego. Tom Fudge speaks with a three-time US champion about his love of the game and his favorite moves.