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Stories for October 5, 2007

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

5,000 California Inmates to be Outsourced to Corporate Prison

Oct. 5
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The state has a new contract with a private prison operator. The Correctional Corporation of America will provide more than 3,000 new beds for inmates who will be moved out of state. This is the second contract California has signed with the company for housing prisoners elsewhere.

Diocese of Orange Settles Four Church Abuse Cases Before Trial

Oct. 5
By Gillian Flaccus and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Diocese of Orange said late Friday it has settled four clergy abuse cases, including a case that had threatened to expose the bishop to a contempt of court hearing next week.

Study Shows Inconsistencies Within No Child Left Behind Act

Oct. 5
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A national study confirms what California educators have been saying all along: the state's achievement tests are harder to pass compared to tests in other states. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Committee Suggests Adding Three New San Diego Districts

Oct. 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego city charter review committee has recommended the number of city council districts be expanded from eight to 11. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

House Passes Bill to Allot $250 Million For Mexico Border Projects

Oct. 5
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that dedicates $250 million in federal funds to state and local projects along the U.S. Mexico border during the next five years. Congressman Bob Filner says the bill marks a shift in how the federal government views the border. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Blackwater Opponents to Stage Potrero Rally This Weekend

Oct. 5
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Opponents of Blackwater's proposal to build a training camp in East County plan to stage a rally in Potrero on Sunday. Blackwater USA faced a tough crowd in Washington this week over its shootings in Iraq. And the reception isn't going to be any warmer in San Diego County this weekend. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has details.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from The Greyboy Allstars, Jimmy Smith, The Lively Ones, Adrian Arancibia, Justice, Nellie McKay, Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Emile Naoumoff and Poland Pidoux.

Roads Expected to Reopen After Pacific Beach Water Main Break

Oct. 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A San Diego public works employee on the scene of that water main break on Ingraham Street near Sea World now says he expects both lanes to be reopened sometime later Friday afternoon.

Chula Vista the Ball-Carrier After Oceanside Denies Chargers Stadium

Oct. 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

One down, two to go! Chula Vista has the ball, now that the city of Oceanside has dropped out of the running to host a new stadium for the Chargers. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more on why Oceanside left the field, and how that might play out in the South Bay.

The Buffy Musical

Oct. 5
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

La Jolla Landslide, SD Charter Review, Wilkes Trial

Oct. 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, a collapsed hillside on Mount Soledad forces evacuations of 111 homes and destroys two more. Also, the City of San Diego's Charter Review Committee releases its recommendations for the 2008 ballot and beyond. And, the bribery trial of Poway defense contractor Brent Wilkes begins in San Diego Federal Court.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Oct. 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In Appreciation of Mike Aguirre, Our Biggest Critic

Oct. 5
By Michael Marcotte and Off Mic

Whether you love him or hate him,

Off Mic

Oct. 5
By Mmarcotte and KPBS Public Broadcasting