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Stories for October 13, 2006

Attorney General Denies Request for Union Election Observers

Oct. 13, 2006
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Attorney General Bill Lockyer says he will not send state monitors to San Diego for the election of the city’s largest labor union, which began Friday. The city attorney requested observers to mediate disputes of corruption within the Municipal Employees Association. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps reports.

School Board Holds Off Vote on Logo Ban

Oct. 13, 2006
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Grossmont Union school board members decided to hold-off on voting for a measure that would ban students from wearing T-shirts with large logos. The panel heard from concerned teens and parents Thursday at its board meeting. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Reporters Discuss Possible New Charger Stadium

Oct. 13, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS’ Erik Anderson talks with reporters about National City’s attempt to lure the Chargers to the South Bay. Plus, a look at Propositions B & C and an update on the troubled San Diego Food Bank.

Federal Regulators Look into Hunter’s Home Purchase

Oct. 13, 2006
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Federal regulators are looking into to a Congressman’s home purchase more than a decade ago. The FDIC is reviewing its archives to find out what role it may have played in selling a home to Republican Representative Duncan Hunter for a price below market value. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps reports.

North Korea, Slush Funds, Hamdania Murder Case

Oct. 13, 2006
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week the editors gather at the roundtable to discuss the North Korean nuclear threat and the international response. Also, the editors explore the county supervisor’s use of “slush funds” and a Navy corpsman's plea bargain in the Hamdania murder case.