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Stories for September 7, 2007

Shoot 'Em Up/Interviews with Michael Davis and Clive Owen

Sept. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Davis confessed to being obsessed with James Bond, even going so far as to write his own Bond novels as a kid. Davis, who looks more like Paul Giamatti than Clive Owen, created the script for

Larry Becomes Lana then Becomes Larry Again, DRATS!

Sept. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

I was buzzing around the office yesterday, hopped up on caffeine and news from the blogosphere that filmmaker

Time Traveling With A Sex Therapist

Sept. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 7
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 7
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Sept. 7
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Abuse Victims React to Multi-Million Dollar Church Settlement

Sept. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
Tease photo

The San Diego Catholic Diocese today reached a settlement of nearly $200 million with victims of childhood sexual abuse by priests. The agreement would give victims an average of $1.4 million. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Beatles, Joan As Police Woman, John Vanderslice, Marvin Gaye, John Coltrane Gary Burton.

Fifth Annual Imperial Beach International Film Festival

Sept. 7
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Now in its fifth year, the IBIFF hosts a range of activities including screenings of short films from around the world, documentaries, and the new 48 Hour Film Rush. This year the South County Renaissance Project, which supports art and technology-based programs for youths in the South region of San Diego County, will also present an amazing documentary by Tokeli Mushovic and Stephen Knuth called

San Diego Diocese Agrees to Pay Sex Abuse Victims $198 Million

Sept. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's Catholic diocese has agreed to pay $198 million to victims of alleged sex abuse by priests. Attorneys for victims and the diocese have a deal that will avert jury trials. KPBS reporter Alison St. John is at a media briefing downtown. She says the San Diego settlement is among the largest in a nationwide scandal plaguing the Catholic church.

Officials Wrangle Over Airport Plans at Thursday's Authority Meeting

Sept. 7
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego’s Airport Authority is trying to get a master plan for Lindbergh Field off the ground, after last year’s initiative to move the airport to Miramar crashed and burned. But the authority is having trouble coordinating its plans with other agencies and communities that will have to deal with the impact of an expanded airport in the middle of the city. KPBS reporter Alison St John attended Thursday’s Airport Authority board meeting.

Dairy Farmers May Further Tax Already Soaring Milk Prices

Sept. 7
By California Capitol Network, Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Despite record high prices for milk at the grocery store, California dairy farmers say they're considering a new tax or ‘fee’ per carton. From Sacramento, Jenny O'Mara reports.

Bilbray Argues San Jose Bill Would Reward Illegal Immigration

Sept. 7
By Jodi Breisler, Capitol News Connection and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Congress is again debating comprehensive immigration reform. As Jodi Breisler reports, San Diego Representative Brian Bilbray continues his fight to stop it.

Navy Gets Approval to Replace Old Fuel Tanks at Point Loma

Sept. 7
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A plan to replace old fuel storage tanks at the Point Loma Naval Base was approved by a state agency today. The project includes permanently removing underground tanks that have been leaking fuel. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 7
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Iraq Progress Reports, Beach Booze Ban, SD Water Supply

Sept. 7
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week, a commission of retired U.S. military officers released a report that says Iraq's army will be unable to take over internal security control of the country within the next year. Also, City Councilman Kevin Faulconer proposed a ban on alcohol at all San Diego beaches following a Labor Day brawl between drunk beachgoers and police. And, a federal judge recently ordered a massive cut in water supply deliveries from the Bay Delta in an effort to protect a threatened fish.

San Diego Gasoline Prices Resurge After Months of Decline

Sept. 7
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The price of gasoline surged back up this week, ending a stretch of 15 weeks of falling prices. The Utility Consumer's Action Network says the average price of a gallon of gas is $2.85.

Cast and Crew Say Goodbye to The Wire

Sept. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

For the fans of the HBO show

Heard Around the Cubicle...

Sept. 7
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Producer 1: If I were going to be a part of the undead, I'd want to be a vampire.