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Stories for August 17, 2007

On Duets with Dad

Aug. 17
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

As many of you probably heard, yesterday was the

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 17
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema en tu Idioma: The Method and Family Law

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Based on a stage play by Jordi Galcern,

Actions Highlight Power of Pendleton General to Decide War-Crime Cases

Aug. 17
By Thomas Watkins and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In recent months, the senior Marine commander on the West Coast has dismissed charges against three troops implicated in the deaths of 24 Iraqis and reduced the sentences of three others in the kidnapping and murder of an Iraqi man.

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Robbing Day Laborers at Knifepoint

Aug. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to robbing day laborers at knifepoint after picking them up by posing as a prospective employer.

San Diego Hospitals Sue County Over Prisoners' Medical Bills

Aug. 17
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of San Diego area hospitals are suing the county again. The dispute centers on medical bills run up last year by prisoners of the sheriff's department. The hospitals say the sheriff's department has to pay the bills of detainees who get treatment before they're booked in jail.

Imperial County Unemployment Rate Surpasses 20 Percent Mark

Aug. 17
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's unemployment rate jumped two tenths of a percent last month. The State Labor Department says the leisure and hospitality industry showed the largest job gains in July. Government and education lost the most jobs.

Rocket Science

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Rocket Science

Scripps Research Breeds New Generation of Scientists

Aug. 17
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of science-minded teenagers around San Diego County got some real world lab experience this summer. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has this report.

Superbad

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

has opening credits that would seem more appropriate to a 70s blaxploitation film, and its title harkens back to a something like

The Ten

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The ten vignettes begin with modest humor. In the first story, a man jumps from a plane without a chute and ends up planted in the groundbut still alive. He can remain alive but only if he stays in the ground. This prompts people to worship him (don't ask me why, I didn't write it). From here it's pretty much downhill. There are men who want to hang out at home naked; a doctor who likes to "goof" with his patients and leaves a lethal pair of scissors in one woman; and at rock bottom there's Winona Ryder falling in love with a ventriloquist dummy. The sex scenes are painfully unfunny and never find the laughs the way the puppet sex in

Starting This Weekend, San Diego County Waiving Pet Adoption Fees

Aug. 17
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County is waiving adoption fees at animal shelters for the first time, starting Saturday. The county says it's overwhelmed by an influx of pets, especially cats. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Environmental Official Calls Tijuana Soil Cleanup Historic

Aug. 17
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The final cleanup of an abandoned lead smelter in Tijuana starts in October. A San Diego group led efforts to get the Mexican government to pay for removing toxic soil. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Invasion

Aug. 17
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

The latest

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 17
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

Aug. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Booker T and the Mg's, Lyn Collins, Aretha Franklin, Air, Boards of Canada, Friends of Dean Martinez, and Elvis Presley.

Chinese Imports, Waring's Resignation, Housing Market

Aug. 17
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, a large toy recall has raised fears about the safety of a variety of products that are being imported from China into the United States. Also, San Diego's chief of land use and economic development has resigned after he continued to lobby to allow the controversial Sunroad high-rise building to remain in violation of FAA safety standards. And, the number of homes sold in San Diego is on the decline as potential buyers hold out for a good deal.