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Stories for March 3, 2006

Breaking News: Cunningham sentenced to 8 years & 4 months in prison

March 3
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ex-Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham has been sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.

Breaking News: Cunningham gets eight years

March 3
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison this afternoon in federal court in San Diego. He was also ordered to pay nearly $2 million in back taxes.

Computer glitch increases wait time at border

March 3
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Long waits in the pedestrian lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry continue in part due to a computer glitch that is increasing the time it takes to screen tavelers' documents. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Sanders first ninety days

March 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego city hall presented a united front today, as mayor Jerry Sanders offered an evaluation of his first 90 days in office. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cunningham to be sentenced today

March 3
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former Republican Congressman Randy Duke Cunningham heads to a San Diego federal court today. A judge is scheduled to sentence Cunningham who admitted taking $2.4 million in bribes from military contractors evading taxes. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Duke's Sentencing, Rebuilding New Orleans, CCDC's Community Plan

March 3
By Gloria Penner and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The editors gather at the roundtable for opinions on the week's news. How much time will Cunningham serve behind bars? Also, the media's eyes have been focused on New Orleans this week. The city hosted its first Mardi Gras since Hurricane Katrina. Plus, the CCDC's Downtown Community Plan was approved by the City Council.

Ex-Congressman Cunningham gets 8 years

March 3
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal judge today sentenced former San Diego congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham to eight years and four months in prison. The judge used the word "reprehensible" to describe Cunningham's crime of taking two and a half million dollars in bribes in exchange for arranging lucrative government contracts for defense firms. But it was NOT the maximum sentence allowed. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma was in the courtroom: