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Stories for September 25, 2007

Report Cites San Diego as Link in Larger Teen Prostitution Circuit

Sept. 25
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Child trafficking and teen prostitution aren't confined to other countries. A new study from the San Diego Association of Governments shows this kind of exploitation exists right here at home. KPBS reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Dutch Officials May Model Their High School System After The Met

Sept. 25
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of foreign dignitaries are in San Diego Tuesday to take a closer look at a high school they want to copy in their country. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Tijuana Gunman Kill a Second Police Officer as Violence Escalates

Sept. 25
By Amy Isackson

The Governor of Baja California says law enforcement will not back down nor be intimidated by the exceptional violence last night in Tijuana. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

North County Coalition Looks to Build Regional Shelter Program

Sept. 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's North County is setting a precedent for collaboration on its plans to provide winter shelters for the homeless this year. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Gasoline Price Drop Typical of September is Yet to Arrive

Sept. 25
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's average gas price is hovering just under the $3 a gallon mark. Charles Langley of the Utility Consumer Action Network says gas prices typically go down in September. He says that hasn't happened this year.

Sports Reporter Profiles Major Steroid Bust in San Diego

Sept. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Drug Enforcement Administration arrests over 100 people in connection to steroids as a part of the steroid enforcement action called “Operation Raw Deal.” San Diego Union-Tribune sports reporter Mark Zeigler explains how ten countries cooperated in the investigation, why this story might raise the public consciousness of steroids in sports and the response from professional sports teams.

How Will Sanders Gay Marriage Endorsement Affect the Mayoral Election

Sept. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How will San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders' decision to support a same-sex marriage resolution affect his re-election efforts? We speak to political science professors Carl Luna and Glen Sparrow about the latest news coming from San Diego City Hall. We look back to discuss the impact of the mayor's change-of-heart regarding gay marriage, and we look ahead to the 2008 mayoral election.

MOPA Film Festival Features Shakespeare Films

Sept. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

There are a lot of good film adaptations of Shakespeare, and there's a festival in town to prove it. KPBS film critic Beth Accomando curates the “Shakespeare on Screen” festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The films we'll discuss are “Richard III,” “Throne of Blood” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.”

Legal Update: Police Use of TASER Devices

Sept. 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What potential legal issues arise with the use of TASER devices by law enforcement? Is it the right of the police officer to have a useful tool during situations that mandate split-second choices, or do TASER devices do more harm than good? These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton discusses local and national TASER-related cases.

San Diego Council Agrees to Pay $3.5 Million Settlement to Chargers

Sept. 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego City Council approved -- without comment -- an agreement to pay the San Diego Chargers almost $3.5 million for lost revenue. The settlement stems from the city's negligence a decade ago. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.