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Stories for October 16, 2006

Tijuana Mayor Touts Tijuana as a Safe Tourist Destination

Oct. 16
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon was in San Diego Monday to say Tijuana is safe for visitors. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

No Decision in Pendleton Marine Article 32 Hearing

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

U.S. Marine Corps squad leader accused of kidnapping and killing an Iraqi civilian was in military court today for an Article 32 hearing. Military officials have not yet decided whether they’ll file charges in the case against Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins the third. He led the group accused of killing 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad near Hamdania in April. Six Marines and a Navy corpsman are accused in the slaying.

Former Councilman George Stevens Dies

Oct. 16
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Former San Diego City Councilman George Stevens is being remembered as a bold and passionate public servant. The three-term councilman and Baptist preacher passed away this morning at the age of 74. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Conservation Groups Want More Public Discussions on Sunrise Powerlink

Oct. 16
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Conservation groups want more public meetings to talk about the proposed Sunrise Powerlink transmission line project. The Powerlink is a 150-mile transmission line. San Diego Gas and Electric says the line is needed to feed the region’s electricity needs in the next decade. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Author Explains San Diego Place Names

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The unique names assigned to San Diego neighborhoods and landmarks can be picturesque, descriptive, hard to pronounce and sometimes mystifying. Host Gloria Penner talks to a local historian about the origins of area place names.

E. Coli Outbreak Raises Concerns About Food Safety

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

After the recent outbreak of E. coli in spinach and a recall of lettuce, people are concerned about the safety of their food. Guest host Elsa Sevilla finds out what’s being done to keep the food we eat from harming us.

Daily Habits Contribute to Chronic Pain

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Did you know that the factors that lead to back pain vary from person to person? A corrective exercise specialist talks about what causes musculoskeletal pain, and how to heal the pain instead of just giving the body temporary relief.

Selective Service Registration Low in San Diego

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

American males between ages 18 and 26 are supposed to register for the draft. But not everyone bothers to do it. Director of the Selective Service System talks about why it is important for men to register when they turn 18, what the consequences are if they don't, and if a military draft could happen in the U.S.

After-School Care Makes a Comeback

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The financial problems at the City of San Diego forced the city to withdraw support of the school district's six-to-six after-school care program. Now, money from Proposition 49 will soon be available, and the region is expected to see some major expansion in after school programs.

U.S. Population Passes 300 Million Mark

Oct. 16
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Every eleven seconds, a new member to the U.S. population is born. Soon the country will exceed 300 million Americans. How will this growing population impact the nation's resources and change the face of America?

Abortion Notification Measure Back on Ballot

Oct. 16
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Prop 85 on the November ballot would require doctors to notify parents at least 48 hours before performing an abortion on a minor. Some in the medical and legal community have serious reservations about the measure. But supporters maintain it makes sense for parents to be involved in their children’s medical decisions. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

At Miramar, High-Flying Power and Old-Time Charm

Oct. 16
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An estimated one-million people flocked to the Miramar Air Show this weekend -- that’s record attendance. It also marked the 60th year the Navy’s Blue Angels have somersaulted and barrel-rolled through the skies over San Diego. But the world’s largest military air show also featured more modest air technology. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps filed this report.