Stories for December 21, 2007
John C. Reilly stars as Dewey Cox. Reilly has proven a stellar supporting player in films such as
For Amir, home is Kabul and in the year 2000 it's a bad time to think of returning because the Taliban has taken control of most of his homeland. The Afghan-born Amir now lives in the U.S. where he has just published his first book. The voice from the past belongs to Rahim Kahn, his father's best friend. Actor Shaun Toub (who also starred in
Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Robert Walter, James Brown, Booker T. And the Mg's, Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, Jimmy Smith, Ricky Vera & Steve Allen, and Frank Petty Trio.
A 17-year-old died in Los Angeles just hours after her health insurance company reversed earlier decisions and agreed to pay for a liver transplant.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will declare a fiscal emergency and call a special session of the Legislature because of California's darkening budget picture.
What were the top stories of 2007? The regional housing market experienced a sharp downturn, and the impending water crisis has communities looking to conserve. Also, the news out of San Diego City Hall was dominated by conflicts between Mayor Sanders and the City Council, and City Attorney Mike Aguirre's battles with both. The October wildfires reinforced to everyone in San Diego County that our region is susceptible to massive firestorms, and there's not much we can do to prevent them. Plus, the war in Iraq and debates between the president and Congress dominated national headlines.