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Stories for December 13, 2007

Marine Reservist Found Guilty in Death of Iraqi Soldier

Dec. 13
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Marine reservist was found guilty today of killing an Iraqi soldier while they stood watch together at a guard post in Fallujah, Iraq. Los Angeles Times reporter Tony Perry was in the court room when the verdict came down.

Poll: 53 Percent of Latinos Worry They'll Be Deported

Dec. 13
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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According to a new poll by the Pew Hispanic Center, most Latinos say the immigration debate and Congress' failure to overhaul immigrations laws has hurt them.

Insurance Commissioner Accuses Blue Cross of Illegally Canceling Policies

Dec. 13
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Health insurance companies in California need to clean up their act. That's the word from State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. He's seeking a $12.6 million fine against Blue Shield for illegally canceling policies. And Poizner says other insurers had better watch out. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Baseball Steroids Report Lists 15 Former and Current Padres

Dec. 13
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Fifteen current and former baseball players with ties to San Diego County are listed in a report detailing the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Tijuana Aims to Incrase Medical Tourism

Dec. 13
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Economic development officials in Tijuana are trying to grow the city's medical tourism business. They'll meet with health care and tourism officials in Tijuana Friday to discuss how to boost revenue. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Local Water Supplies to Get a Boost in 2009

Dec. 13
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A San Diego water agency is tapping into more local groundwater supplies to reduce the county's reliance on imported water. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Weekend Preview: San Diego Theaters Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Dec. 13
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego theaters used to be dark during the holidays, but all of that has changed. A lot of theater companies have added holiday shows to their seasons. We'll talk about your holiday theater choices during this Weekend Preview.

Accused Marine Faces Life in Prison for Death of Iraqi Soldier

Dec. 13
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Marine reservist faces life in prison for his role in the death of an Iraqi soldier. Tony Perry, the San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, explains the arguments for and against Lance Corporal Delano Holmes as the case continues at Camp Pendleton.

Parents Concerned Over Preuss School's Reputation Following Grade Scandal

Dec. 13
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The grade tampering scandal at UC San Diego's Preuss Charter School is leaving school officials scrambling to control the damage. But some parents fear the school's reputation is already damaged for years to come. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

San Dieguito Lagoon Project is Half Way Complete

Dec. 13
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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If you've driven north or south on I-5 near Del Mar you can't miss it. A major construction project is underway on either side of I-5 near the Via de la Valle exit. It's not a new subdivision. It's not a new shopping mall. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce says it's a new lagoon.