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Stories for March 30, 2006

Slither

March 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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James Gunn is an alumnus of Troma Entertainment, the little B-movie horror company that keeps just keeps going... and going... and going. Troma, now in its fourth decade, produced such delightful schlock titles as

Ice Age: The Meltdown

March 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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The first

Thank You For Smoking

March 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Jason Reitman was introduced to the world of film at a tender age. At a mere eleven days old, his dad Ivan brought him to the set of the film'

Stoned

March 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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In

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 30
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 30
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Encinitas nurses settle contract, receive salary increases

March 30
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Nurses at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas have ratified their first union contract. The deal comes after two years of negotiations. The new contract makes nurses at the hospital among the highest paid in the county. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Hotel history draws both locals and visitors

March 30
By None and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Across the bay from San Diego, on the bucolic island of Coronado, sits one of America's most beautiful beach resorts - the Hotel Del Coronado. This 118-year-old hotel is a registered National Historic Landmark, which has hosted 10 U.S. Presidents, starting with Benjamin Harrison in 1891. With the foresight of two visionaries and lots of hard work, the elegant Victorian resort took only one year to construct. As Producer Milan Kovacevic shows us, a walk through the Del is a walk through time.

Violent protests close Oceanside Schools

March 30
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Middle schools and high schools are closed in Oceanside today and tomorrow. This follows outbreaks of violence during immigration-related protests this week. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

Man admits to trying to buy anti-aircraft missiles

March 30
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A man admitted in San Diego federal court today that he tried to buy anti-aircraft missiles for the Taliban by selling drugs. The man is the last remaining defendant in the case. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has more.

More students arrested on day-4 of protests

March 30
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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There were more student arrests today as protests over an immigration reform bill continued in San Diego for a fourth straight day. School district officials say they don't think there will be large-scale protests tomorrow during Caesar Chavez Day but are prepared nonetheless. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.

Aviation official speaks in support of larger airport

March 30
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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An international aviation official says Lindbergh Field can not support the region's air traffic demand forever. Airports Council International spokesman Steve Martin says all the analysis he's seen indicates there will be a need for a larger Lindbergh Field or a new airport by 2015.

How would San Diego pay for a new airport?

March 30
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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How much would a new airport in San Diego cost? And who would pay for it? Tom Fudge speaks with two airport industry executives who are here to explain just that.

It's tax time, what are the new laws?

March 30
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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These Days Host Tom Fudge speaks to Enrolled Agent Thomas Carter about new laws that apply to your 2005 Tax Return. Carter talks about changes to the filing process, tougher vehicle donation rules, and declaring charitable donations.

Unprecedented set of studies to examine CA schools

March 30
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new unprecedented set of studies will examine how California could better manage and fund its schools. Sacramento reporter, Marianne Russ has the story.

Weekend Preview: March 30, 2006

March 30
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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These Days host Tom Fudge speaks with David Coddon, editor of Night and Day Magazine, and AnnaMaria Stephens, nightlife editor for signonsandiego.com, about the best bets for weekend entertainment.

Who's looking at your tax return?

March 30
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Consumer rights groups are currently fighting an IRS proposal that would allow commercial tax preparers to sell confidential taxpayer information to third-party marketers and database brokers. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Jean Ann Fox with the CFA about how her organization plans to fight the proposal.

Healing your chronic pain

March 30
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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If you are one of the 8 out of 10 adults who suffer from back pain, it is time to listen up. We speak to Corrective Exercise Specialist Anthony Carey about what causes musculoskeletal pain, and how you can heal the pain instead of just giving the body temporary relief.

Cesar E. Chavez remembered

March 30
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The late Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers and devoted his life to improving the working conditions of agricultural laborers. Host Tom Fudge speaks with two local experts about Chavez's life and how his activism is relevant today.