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Stories for March 28, 2006

Tis the Season

March 28
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When my kids were young, I told them there were five days that they needed to celebrate. And that these five days needed priority over everything else: Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday, their birthday, and Opening Day. I felt that in order to become balanced and informed, good natured yet stalwart, easy going with a sense of determination, the last one on the list - Opening Day of the Baseball Season - is the one that should be included into any excuse for a party.

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2,000 students skip classes to protest immigration legislation

March 28
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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About 2,000 students across San Diego County skipped classes for the second day Tuesday to protest legislation in Congress to crack down on illegal immigration. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

School Chief visits SD to discuss H.S. exit exam

March 28
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The state's schools chief was in San Diego Tuesday to announce the latest passing rates for the High School Exit Exam. High school seniors must pass both the English and Math portion of the test by the end of the school year in order to get their diplomas in June. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has details.

Local residents sound-off on immigration reform

March 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The immigration debate is heating up again as U.S. Senators consider a flurry of immigration reform bills. What do residents of San Diego County think about these reform bills? What should the nation do about immigration?

Retirement board seeks to roll back pension benefits

March 28
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego City Employees Retirement Board seeks to roll back underfunded pension benefits that have contributed to the city's pension deficit. KPBS Reporter. Ed Joyce has more.

Were San Diegans ever happy with Lindbergh Field?

March 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diegans are busy looking into the future and discussing a possible new site for the county's airport. But to really understand the future, one needs to look back. Tom Fudge speaks with KPBS reporter Pat Finn about the history of Lindbergh Field.

USD professor passionate about surf history course

March 28
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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For many San Diegans surfing is simply a great way to spend a sunny day. But for Jerome Lyn Hall, it's so much more. Hall is professor at the University of San Diego, and is teaching an undergraduate anthropology course on surf history and culture. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth recently sat it on a class, and brings us this story.

Senate Judiciary Committee agrees on immigration reform bill

March 28
By Jill Morrison and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Amid major pro-immigrant protests in cities like Los Angeles, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally reached agreement on an immigration reform bill. The legislation is expected to reach the full Senate this week where intense debate is expected. California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein voted for the bill. Our Capitol Hill Correspondent Jill Morrison reports.

San Diego County proclaims March 28 Diabetes Alert Day

March 28
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The County of San Diego has proclaimed March 28 as Diabetes Alert Day encouraging everyone to find out if they are at risk for the disease. Tom Fudge explores what it is like to live with diabetes today.