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Stories for November 24, 2006

Saving the San Diego Historical Society

Nov. 24, 2006
By Pat Finn and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ever wondered who Horton Plaza was named after? Or Fletcher Hills? One place to find out is the San Diego Historical Society. But the institution is struggling to stay afloat. We’ll tell you why the society is in financial straits, and how they plan to keep their doors open to the public for decades to come.

Mexican Journalist, Who Survived 1997 Assassination Attempt, Dies of Natural Causes

Nov. 24, 2006
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

On Thanksgiving Day in 1997, gunmen linked to Tijuana’s Arellano Felix drug cartel tried to kill Jesus Blancornelas. During the attack, Blancornelas’s bodyguard died. Blancornelas was badly injured. However, the attack did not hinder his journalism.

Economists Watching How Housing Slowdown will Affect Shopping Season

Nov. 24, 2006
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For shoppers, the day after Thanksgiving is the opportunity to snap up some deals. But for some economists the coming holiday season will be more of a litmus test. That’s according to Ryan Ratcliffe with the UCLA Anderson Forecast who says he’s looking at how the state’s housing slowdown will play out in consumer behavior.

Attorneys Ready to Combat Groups Who Oppose Public Christmas Displays

Nov. 24, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Nearly 1,000 attorneys around the country are prepared to combat attempts to censor Christmas. For the fourth year, the legal group, the Alliance Defense Fund, has launched its Christmas Project.

Teens, Adults Advised to Get Booster Whooping Cough Shot

Nov. 24, 2006
By Ellen Ciurczak and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Infectious disease experts are advising teens and adults to get re-immunized this winter with a booster shot to ward off whooping cough. Sacramento Reporter Ellen Ciurczak has more.