Stories for September 7, 2007
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I was buzzing around the office yesterday, hopped up on caffeine and news from the blogosphere that filmmaker
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.
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.
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'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.
San Diegos Airport Authority is trying to get a master plan for Lindbergh Field off the ground, after last years 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 Thursdays Airport Authority board meeting.
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.
Congress is again debating comprehensive immigration reform. As Jodi Breisler reports, San Diego Representative Brian Bilbray continues his fight to stop it.
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.
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.
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.
For the fans of the HBO show
Producer 1: If I were going to be a part of the undead, I'd want to be a vampire.