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Stories for November 26, 2007

Domino Extravaganza Makes Guinness Ad Art

Nov. 26
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Nov. 26
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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FEMA Won't Use Travel Trailers to Assist Wildfire Victims

Nov. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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FEMA is opting not to use travel trailers to help people who lost their homes in the wildfires. Some mobile homes are being made available, but so far they are only going to fire victims on Indian reservations. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Calif. State Secretary May Re-certify February Voting System

Nov. 26
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Last week, California's Secretary of State announced a lawsuit against the Nebraska-based ES&S, alleging unauthorized changes were made to their Automark voting system. California's Secretary of State is considering whether to recertify a voting system for use in February. It was the subject of a hearing Monday in Sacramento. Jenny O'Mara reports.

Third Smuggling Boat in Less Than Two Months Washes Ashore in Del Mar

Nov. 26
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Another boat used to smuggle people from Mexico to the United States was abandoned on the beach in Del Mar Monday morning. It's the third boat to wash ashore in Del Mar during the last month and a half. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Congressman Filner Acknowledges Sufficient Evidence For His Conviction

Nov. 26
By Erica Werner and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, has entered a plea days before he was set for trial on assault and battery charges over allegations he pushed a United Airlines baggage employee at Dulles International Airport.

S.D. Zoo Announces Panda Cub's Name

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego Zoo's panda cub finally has a name: Zhen Zhen, or Precious. Following Chinese tradition, the zoo waited until the cub, which was born in August, reached 100 days old before giving her a name.

Lawmakers to Meet in San Diego to Discuss Last Month's Wildfire Response

Nov. 26
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Senator Dianne Feinstein comes to San Diego tomorrow to investigate the response to last month's wildfires. Feinstein and other lawmakers will look at what worked, what didn't, and what needs to change. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has more.

Executive Coaches Aim to Advance People's Careers and Lives

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Feeling stuck in your career? Wondering how to get more out of your profession or maybe find a new job? Then an executive coach might be just the thing for you. We'll talk with serial entrepreneur Neil Senturia about the ins and outs of using a coach for career, business and personal life.

Exhibit Explores Legacy of San Diego Artist Everett Gee Jackson

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Everett Gee Jackson is considered one of San Diego's most influential modernist artists. A major retrospective of his work opens at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Workers Hurry To Stabilize Mt. Soledad Slide Area Before Rains Come

Nov. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego city crews are nearing completion of their work to stabilize the land slide area on Mount Soledad Mountain Road. They took the Thanksgiving weekend off, but this week they'll be working against the clock to repair the slope before it rains again. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Physicist Talks About How Scientists Believe In God

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Science and religion seem to involve very different ways of seeing the world. But polls indicate many scientists do believe in God. How can people whose profession requires skepticism and empirical research take the leap of faith that religion requires? We'll hear from physicist and writer Karl Giberson who has written about what he sees at the compatibility of science and faith.

Supreme Court Declines to Review San Diego's Routine Searches of Welfare Applicants' Homes

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge today to a county's practice of routinely searching welfare applicants' homes without warrants and ruling out assistance for those who refuse to let them in.

Anthropologist Unearths San Diego's Cemetery Secrets

Nov. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego Gravestone Project turned up information about San Diego's lost cemeteries and cleared up certain cemetery myths. Anthropology professor Seth Mallios headed the project and released his new book, "Cemeteries of San Diego," in March.

Fire Officials and Marines to Work on Collaborative Firefighting Strategy

Nov. 26
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California fire officials have a meeting scheduled this week with the Marines to work on new protocols that would allow military helicopters to mobilize faster in future fires. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Allured by Tijuana Sex Trade, American Tourists Help Breed Disease

Nov. 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tijuana is a popular destination for American sex tourists. That’s because female sex workers are plentiful, and their services are cheap. But a new study from UCSD’s Division of International Health reveals these transactions may be risky for all concerned. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.