Stories for July 16, 2007
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From cancer to arthritis, authors of a new book say most of today's health ailments are preventable. In Discover Wellness, Jason Deitch argues that our healthcare system is institutionalizing illness, and bankrupting Americans. Consider that excessive medical expenses lead to fifty percent of all bankruptcy filings in the U.S. Author Jason Deitch talks with us about how to cure America's healthcare crisis.
A construction executive who escaped from kidnappers in Tijuana on Monday is seeking refuge in San Diego. The border news agency reports that the man quotes the man as saying after what he's been through he doesn't want to stay in Tijuana. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.
The Salk Institute's expansion plans are drawing local and international opposition. The institute states the Master Plan Update keeps with the vision of Kahn and its founder, Dr. Jonas Salk, and will allow the facility to grow and improve to meet today's scientific challenges. Critics oppose the facility's expansion because it threatens to block the property's iconic view -- and more than double its building space.
He was drafted by the Padres in the early eighties and has since become a local baseball legend. At the end of the month, Tony Gwynn is heading to Cooperstown, New York to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has the story.
Immigration may be off the agenda in the U.S. Senate, but it's a hot issue in North County this summer. In Escondido, Vista and Fallbrook, the illegal immigrant controversy is escalating in government, the courts, and in protests. The North County Times is covering the stories and we'll get an update from its Managing Editor.
Tony Gwynn is getting ready for his trip to Cooperstown. The eight-time batting champ will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame July 29th. He talked today about some of the festivities taking place at Petco Park this weekend.
The record-setting freeze of last winter in California wasn't as much of a crop-killer as agricultural experts feared.
While lawmakers continue to grapple with the state budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is pushing his plan for more water storage. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.
Education advocates say school districts aren't doing enough to protect gay and lesbian students. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
A Marine charged with murdering two Iraqi girls and killing other civilians in the town of Haditha believed he was following procedure by confronting a threat with deadly force, his attorney said Monday.
The House Intelligence Committee is refusing to make public an internal report about how imprisoned former GOP Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham of San Diego was able to steer millions in contracts to corrupt defense contractors.
The cost of clergy sex abuse for America's Roman Catholic Church has hit a breathtaking new benchmark: The massive settlement approved Monday in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has pushed the price beyond $2 billion nationwide.
This morning, we bring you a short essay of the life of a young man who suffered unimaginable hardship, but whose faith and courage lead him to America. Anyoun Mou Anyoun, 27, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, died in a car crash on his way home from work on a Friday night, more than a week ago. Joanne Faryon tells us more about Anyoun and the life he made for himself in San Diego.
In Washington lawmakers are trying to speed up California's effort to enact stricter tailpipe emissions from cars. Democrats accuse the Bush Administration of dragging its feet on approving the plan. Todd Zwillich has more from Capitol Hill.
Lawmakers are heading into week three of the new fiscal year with no state budget. The stalemate will get an airing this week as Democratic leaders promise a floor vote on their spending plan. Jenny O'Mara reports from Sacramento.
Students at six San Diego County campuses have been diagnosed with tuberculosis in the past year. But health officials say not to worry. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
A new airline that recently started service in San Diego is causing a lot of buzz with their $10 fares. But there's a catch. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare has more.
Nurses at Sharp hospitals in San Diego have averted a strike set for today. The union and hospital officials brokered a labor deal over the weekend.
The No Child Left Behind Act will soon be up for reauthorization and we take a in-depth look at what has been accomplished over the last five years. We'll discuss what areas need reform, what standards teachers and students should be accountable for and whether or not public schools can live up to these expectations.
Horse racing is back for its 68th season in Del Mar. How will a new $9 million synthetic track prevent horse injuries this year? We speak with the president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club about his expectations for the new track, how jockeys and horses responded to the new surface, and why he focuses his marketing strategies on 20-somethings.