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Stories for March 21, 2007

Minutemen Served Search Warrants in Link to Migrant Camp Havoc

March 21, 2007
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Police served the leader of the San Diego Minutemen, Jeff Schwilk, and another prominent member of the group with search warrants on Wednesday. The warrants were granted in connection with vandalism at a Rancho Penasquitos migrant camp. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

SDSU, CSU Faculty Say They Are Ready to Strike

March 21, 2007
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego State and Cal State San Marcos faculty members say they're ready to go on strike. If they do, they will take part in the largest strike in the history of higher education. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

S.D. Vets Urge Reporting of Pet Illness in Light of Tainted Food

March 21, 2007
By Andrea Hsu and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association is urging veterinarians to report suspected or confirmed cases of animal illness due to tainted pet food. So far the county has tallied 16 cases -- and that number is growing. KPBS Radio's Andrea Hsu has more.

CSU Professors, Staff Vote to Strike

March 21, 2007
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Faculty members at Cal State campuses across the state, including San Diego State University, have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if a labor agreement can't be reached by next week. They say it would be the largest University strike in U.S. history. Full Focus talks to the president of San Diego State University's chapter of the California Faculty Association.

Expert Advice for Tax Time

March 21, 2007
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Spring is here and that means the deadline to file taxes is right around the corner. On Wednesday's Full Focus we'll talk taxes and the IRS's new focus on customer service. We'll hear from a CPA about why some common tax refunds are going unclaimed. We'll also find out more about the alternative minimum tax which was originally intended to target super-rich tax dodgers but is now beginning to ensnare more and more middle class families.

Local Museum Preparing for Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition

March 21, 2007
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two thousand years of history will unveil itself at the San Diego Natural History Museum this June. Several dozen coveted Dead Sea Scrolls will be on display, some of which have never been seen before by the general public. The museum is busy preparing for the $6 million exhibition, which will include ancient artifacts and lectures from the world's top biblical scholars.

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Global Warming Effects Here Now

March 21, 2007
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio and KPBS Public Broadcasting

While climate change scientists have looked into the next century, a local researcher says the effects of global warming are already affecting the planet. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Albertson's Named as Possible 'Strike Target'

March 21, 2007
By Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The United Food and Commercial Workers union has ratcheted up the pressure as contract talks continue with Southern California's three major grocery chains. KPBS's Alan Ray reports one of the three chains has been named as a possible "strike target".

New PBS Documentary Explores Rich History of America's Deaf Community

March 21, 2007
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This evening public television stations around the country will air a special two-hour history of deaf life in America. The program will air locally, on KPBS TV, next Monday. The program is called "Through Deaf Eyes," and it tells the story of America's changing attitudes toward the deaf. It also tells of how deaf people have come to demand greater acceptance and civil rights.

Child Molester in Church

March 21, 2007
KPBS Public Broadcasting

If you discovered a convicted sex offender was attending your church, what would you do? Reverend Madison Shockley explains his congregation’s response when a convicted child molester wanted to join their North County church.