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Stories for June 8, 2007

Beneath the Haditha Killings

June 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

In hearings at Camp Pendleton this week, a Marine Lieutenant testified that his troops in Haditha, Iraq had not positively identified any homes as containing insurgents before he ordered them cleared. 24 Iraqis, most of them unarmed, some of them women and children, were killed.

Day Watch

June 8
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

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Ocean's 13

June 8
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

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Surf's Up

June 8
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Ash Brannon and Chris Buck come from animating Disney features. But for their first directing gig together they have gone with Sony Pictures Animation to deliver the penguin comedy

Assembly Approves Trans Fat Ban in California Restaurants

June 8
By Capital Public Radio, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Assembly has narrowly approved a bill that would ban trans fats from California restaurants. The measure by Democrat Tony Mendoza would require eateries to phase out the artery-clogging fats by 2010. He says they pose a real health problem, and that healthier alternatives exist.

Global Warming's Role in the U.S. Presidential Race

June 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The issue of global warming is moving to the front burner among candidates in the U.S. presidential race. Some candidates and environmental groups hope the issue will play a starring role in this campaign. Scott Horsley is here to tell us more.

Presidential Contenders Spar in New Hampshire Debates

June 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, Cable Network News hosted both the Democratic and Republican presidential contenders in separate New Hampshire debates. John Maurelius is here to sort them out for us.

The Historical Context of Trevor Hoffman's 500th Save

June 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's not often that a sports figure reaches a milestone that is head and shoulders -- or miles -- above the rest. This week at Petco Park, in a game against the Dodgers, San Diego Padre Trevor Hoffman logged his 500th save. Tom Shanahan puts Hoffman’s feat in a historical context.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 8
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 8
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Levine Wary Church Influenced Rejection of Assisted-Suicide Bill

June 8
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

For the second year in a row, a bill that would allow doctor-assisted death for the terminally ill has died in the California Assembly. Supporters say they just couldn't overcome the influence of the Catholic Church. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 8
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Feinstein Frustrated, Hopeful Regarding Threatened Immigration Bill

June 8
By Jodi Breisler, Capital News Connection and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Senator Dianne Feinstein says the failure of the immigration bill is California's loss. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.

A Campaign Curveball: Possible Incumbent Term Limit Extensions

June 8
By Capital Public Radio, Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Candidates planning a run for state office may face an unusual dilemma this winter. There are 35 legislative seats opening up because of term limits. But a measure on the February ballot may change that. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ explains.

UCSD Senior Tearfully Thankful for $1 Billion Scholarship Program

June 8
By Nicole Lozare and KPBS Public Broadcasting

UC San Diego has raised a billion dollars for scholarships and medical research, among other things. The money is part of a campaign that began seven years ago. KPBS reporter Nicole Lozare explains what a billion dollars can mean for one student.

Sacramento Delta Pumps To Resume Sunday

June 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The California Department of Water Resources plans to resume limited pumping Sunday in the Sacramento River Delta. The state water project supplies drinking water to more than two-thirds of the state's population, including San Diego. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce tells us that San Diego County farmers may have their supplies interrupted.

Immigration Reform, Superstore Ban, Subprime Update

June 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, the Senate struggled to reach a compromise on an overhaul to the nation's immigration laws. Also, the City Council gave final approval to a ban on "superstores" in San Diego. And, a local subprime lending company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm.