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Stories for December 19, 2007

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Dec. 19
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Fire Chiefs Say Improvements Seen Since Cedar Fire

Dec. 19
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of rural San Diego fire chiefs say they've made a lot of progress fighting major wildfires like the one that stuck the county in October.

San Diego Unified to Miss Deadline to Hire New Superintendent

Dec. 19
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Unified school board will not meet its self-imposed deadline to hire new superintendent. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Committee Drops Probe of Congressman Filner's Airport Altercation

Dec. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The House Ethics Committee is dropping its investigation of Congressman Bob Filner's altercation with a baggage employee at Dulles International Airport.

Indian Tribes Secure $500,000+ to Tutor At-Risk Students

Dec. 19
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Four San Diego County Indian tribes have secured more than half a million dollars in state funding to help their young people do better in public schools. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Sweeney Todd, Juno, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Savages, Youth Without Youth

Dec. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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There are a lot of movies to see this holiday season and we make sure to recommend the best of the bunch. Our critics for this Film Club of the Air will discuss Sweeney Todd, Juno, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Savages and Youth Without Youth.

Film Club: Sweeney Todd, Juno, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Savages, Youth Without Youth

Dec. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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There are a lot of movies to see this holiday season and we make sure to recommend the best of the bunch. Our critics for this Film Club of the Air will discuss Sweeney Todd, Juno, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Savages and Youth Without Youth.

Proper Etiquette for the Holidays

Dec. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

With the holidays approaching, people have questions about proper etiquette. We discuss “do's and don'ts” of holiday etiquette and holiday tipping.

Tension Rises as Border Patrol and Mexican Smugglers Face-off

Dec. 19
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Reports of rock-throwing and assaults on Border Patrol agents by Mexican smugglers are on the increase. Agents respond by launching pepper spray in the direction of the smugglers, but some residents of Tijuana say they are being caught in the crossfire.

Mexican Residents Decry Alleged Border Patrol Tear Gas Attacks

Dec. 19
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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United States Border Patrol agents say they're under assault as they guard a section of the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Dec. 19
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

BEST FILM:

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Dec. 19
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting