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Stories for October 2, 2006

Percentage of Black Students at UCSD at All Time Low

Oct. 2
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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More than 4,500 freshman are attending UC San Diego this fall. That's an all-time high for the university. But something that's at an all-time low is the percentage of black students on campus. In fact UCSD has the lowest percentage of black students in the entire University of California system. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Padres Make the Playoffs

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Sports anchor Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton shares the inside scoop on the Padres chances against St. Louis Cardinals, who they play on Tuesday in their first playoff game. "Hacksaw" also talks about the Chargers' loss yesterday to the Baltimore Ravens.

San Diego Transit System Receives $1 Million Homeland Security Grant

Oct. 2
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A $1 million federal grant will help beef up security for San Diego’s transit system. MTS spokesman Luis Gonzalez says the homeland security money will be used to protect against terrorist attack or disaster against the system’s bus and trolley operations.

New Study Says Married People Live Longer

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new health study says that people who never married tend to die earlier than those divorced, separated, or widowed. Reporter Amita Sharma asks the report’s author why.

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Global Warming Legislation

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Global Warming Solutions Act aims to curb greenhouse emissions by industrial polluters. One of the Democratic backers of the bill is San Diego Assemblywoman Laurie Soldana. She talks about her hopes for the new law.

Escondido Landlord Ordinance Draws Heat

Oct. 2
By Rebecca Tolin and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Escondido City councilmembers will vote this week on an ordinance that would target landlords who rent to illegal immigrants. Reporter Rebecca Tolin has more.

Proposition 85 Seeks Parental Notification for Abortions

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new parental notification proposition is on the November ballot, and it is not short on controversy. Host Tom Fudge talks to a concerned mother who feels that childrens' privacy should take a back seat to parental notification, and the communications director for Planned Parenthood says that this proposition will try to eventually overturn Roe v. Wade.

U.S. Torture Policy Explained

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The most recent legislation on torture gives considerable latitude to government interrogators. Three San Diego State professors shed light on the history behind U.S. policy and the moral and political implications of the president's Detainee Treatment Bill.

Capitol Hill Update: Election Season, War in Iraq, Terrorism

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Congress wrapped up a lot of business very quickly last week, some of it very controversial. Lawmakers were in a rush to prepare for the upcoming election. Capitol News Connection gives its monthly update on what's been happening in Washington.

Trailer-Dwelling Fire Victims Face Eviction

Oct. 2
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County officials are starting to enforce eviction notices for Cedar and Paradise fire victims still living in temporary dwellings three years to the month after they lost their homes. KPBS Radio’s Andrew Phelps reports.

Web Site Shows Minutemen Taunting Day Laborers

Oct. 2
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new Web site features videos of Minutemen at day labor sites around San Diego County. The video shows the anti-illegal immigrant activists swearing at workers and threatening prospective employers and legal observers. The site was created by advocates for migrant workers. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Local Profiles Series: Carl Clewlow

Oct. 2
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Now, a story about an ordinary man who has lived an extraordinary life. San Diego resident Carl Clewlow grew up in Indiana, went to Business College and fought in World War II. Accomplishments by any standard, but Carl Clewlow has done so much more in his 90 years. In fact - like the fictional Forrest Gump - he's been hovering close to some of America's most historic figures. In this first-in-a-series of local profiles, reporter Joanne Faryon introduces us to Carl Clewlow.