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Stories for July 25, 2007

What the Water Shortage Means

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Years of drought and problems with the State Water Project may force cutbacks in California's water supply. We'll find out from the San Diego County Water Authority what it means for San Diego.

Comic-Con Spotlight on Neil Gaiman

July 25
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Tragic Story from the Visual Arts World

July 25
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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This is such a tragic

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 25
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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El Cajon Bans Smoking in Most Public Places

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Smokers will soon have a tough time finding a place to light up in this east San Diego suburb. The City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to ban smoking in all public places where nonsmokers are likely to be, with some exceptions.

Tremors Precede Possible Battle Over Tijuana Sewage Treatment

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A battle is brewing between competing plans to treat Tijuana sewage that fouls San Diego waters. Bajagua LLC, a start-up company with no experience in treating waste water, plans to build and operate a treatment plant in Mexico. Bajagua has missed important deadlines, and officials are questioning whether it can succeed.

San Diegans Remember the War | Part 8: The Voice of the Padres

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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As part of our ongoing series, San Diegans Remember The War, we bring you the World War Two memories of Jerry Coleman, the voice of the Padres.

Children's Hospital Therapist Sentenced in Patient Molestations

July 25
By Allison Hoffman and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A former children's hospital respiratory therapist was sentenced Wednesday to 45 years and 8 months in prison for molesting five disabled children and taking pornographic photographs of others in a crime several of the victims' families described as their worst nightmares.

Brain Injuries Shackle Returning Marines With Invisible Wounds

July 25
By Heather Hill and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Brain trauma has become the “signature injury” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full Focus reporter Heather Hill has more on how a local partnership is leading Camp Pendleton Marines down the path of recovery.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

July 25
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In 2006, Value of San Diego Crops Fell For First Time in 13 Years

July 25
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The value of crops grown in San Diego County dropped by about 4.5 percent in 2006. It's the first time that's happened in 13 years. The San Diego County Department of Agriculture tracks the county's fifth largest economic sector.

Perata Calls State Republican Budget Tactics 'Fiscal Terrorism'

July 25
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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State Senators will reconvene Thursday to try again to hash out a budget deal. Senate Republicans issued a list on Wednesday of more places they'd like to cut spending. But Democrats don't seem receptive. Jenny O'Mara reports from Sacramento.

Feinstein Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

July 25
By Capitol News Connection, Chad Pergram and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein Wednesday pitched her support behind New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's White House bid. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

Forecaster Says East County Humidity Unusual But Not Unexpected

July 25
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The high humidity and thunderstorms in the East County are unusual weather for San Diego, but not unexpected for this time of year.

San Diego Police Chief: Upped Burglary Rate No Cause For Alarm

July 25
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new report indicates violent crime is going down in San Diego, but burglaries are going up. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Sunrise Powerlink Delayed Again

July 25
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The proposed Sunrise Power link project is on hold for at least six months. That's the 150 mile power line SDG&E wants to build from the Imperial Valley to San Diego. Critics say the ruling from the state utility commission is a setback for the proposal. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Airport 'Terror' in San Diego Was Four Ice Packs

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The police chief for San Diego Harbor says the airport "terror" cited at San Diego's airport was the result of four ice packs found in a woman's luggage.

Film Club: The Simpsons Movie, Rescue Dawn, The Interview, Sunshine

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The longest running sitcom in television history heads to the big screen this weekend. On this Film Club of the Air, we'll talk about “The Simpsons Movie”, Werner Herzog's new film “Rescue Dawn”, Steve Buscemi's film “The Interview”, and the latest sci-fi thriller from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle.

Supervisor Says County Residents Will Be Safer with New Emergency Notification System

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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County Supervisor Greg Cox gives us a preview of his State of Bonita Address and discusses recent county issues including the new MASS system, drought-tolerant plants on county properties, and raising the income limit to qualify for services under the county's "safety net" system.

The Simpsons Movie, Rescue Dawn, The Interview, Sunshine

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The longest running sitcom in television history heads to the big screen this weekend. On this Film Club of the Air, we'll talk about “The Simpsons Movie”, Werner Herzog's new film “Rescue Dawn”, Steve Buscemi's film “The Interview”, and the latest sci-fi thriller from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle.

Hugo Chavez's State-run Energy Company Affects U.S. Oil Supply

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recently claimed that "oil is going straight to $100 (per barrel). No one can stop it." We know that Venezuela and the U.S. are not exactly diplomatically-friendly with one another, but how will their energy relationship change if Chavez's words hold true? We speak with a Latin American energy expert about how Venezuela's state-run energy industry impacts the world's oil supply and our prices in the U.S.

New Grocery Workers Contract Means Changes in Health Care

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Both grocery workers and supermarket representatives say the contract they agreed to is a win-win situation. What exactly did each side get in the contract? How did both sides avoid the fiasco from three years ago and what are they going to do next to improve the relationship of workers and employers?

Grant: Letters and the Origin of Loo

July 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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While rummaging through the mailbag, Grant answers questions about the military cry “Hooah!” and what to call a person from Cheyenne, Wyoming. Also: A caller has spent a lot of time searching for the origin of the word “loo.”

Global AIDS Conference Shares Cutting-Edge Research, Prevention

July 25
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But when it comes to HIV/AIDS, there is no cure. That makes prevention priceless. At the International AIDS Society conference in Sydney, Australia this week, scientists are sharing the latest research on some prevention methods currently in clinical trials. Thanks to a fellowship from the National Press Foundation, KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg is there.

The Simpsons Movie, First Published Review is Positive

July 25
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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The first published review of

Comic-Con Preview

July 25
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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On the other hand, Rosario Dawson and Nicolas Cage both get it. They are both at the Con to promote their own comics and they know that Comic-Con is where you find the most devoted of comics fans. They will reach the core audience they want.