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Stories for January 1, 2007

Public Art in San Diego

Jan. 1
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It’s all around us, in dozens of locations throughout San Diego, offering moments of serendipity and surprise.

New Army Recruit Shares Thoughts on War, Enlisting

Jan. 1
By Joanne Faryon and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking their toll on U.S. Armed Forces. March will mark four years since the war in Iraq began and the death toll among U.S. troops has just reached the 3,000 mark. The Army has suffered the most causalities. And there is talk now about expanding the U.S. military. Reporter Joanne Faryon met one of the Army's newest recruits the other day in a crowded airport. He was on his way home after several weeks of boot camp.

Community College Fees Drop

Jan. 1
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego County community college students will have some extra money in their wallets beginning this year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

CA's Top Educator Shares Top Challenges for 2007

Jan. 1
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It was a tough year for state and county educators as they worked to close the achievement gap among poor and minority students. State School Superintendent Jack O’Connell says the issue is at the top of his agenda again this year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.