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Stories for May 26, 2006

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Review: "X-Men: The Last Stand"

May 26, 2006
By Beth Accomando

Bryan Singer guided two "X-Men" films to worldwide grosses of $700 million. But the latest installment of the "X-Men" saga, "The Last Stand" (opening May 26 throughout San Diego) has a new director at the helm, Brett Ratner. Will fans stand with Singer or join up with the new leader, Ratner?

Sketches of Frank Gehry

May 26, 2006
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sydney Pollack begins his documentary

New law gets tough on underage drinking

May 26, 2006
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Today is the kick-off the Memorial Day weekend, and many San Diegans will surely use the holiday as an excuse to party. City officials want to remind parents that a law goes into effect today that cracks down on underage drinking parties. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

Battle over Mt. Soledad Cross heats up

May 26, 2006
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The battle over the cross on Mount Soledad has ratcheted up a notch , as statewide and national groups aiming to preserve it step into the fray. Rees Lloyd, a veteran and an attorney for the California Department of the American Legion, led a rally on the steps of the Korean War Memorial Thursday.

Mexico's President vows to improve nation's economy

May 26, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Mexican President Vicente Fox wraps up his U.S. visit with meetings in Los Angeles Friday. As KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson explains Fox's discussion of immigration has taken on a new tone during his visit and marks a shift in his position on the topic.

Affordable housing, airport decision, 50th District

May 26, 2006
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, a Superior Court judge throws out San Diego's affordable housing law, an airport authority committee choses Miramar as the best site for a new airport, and the race for the 50th Congressional District heads for the home stretch.