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Stories for April 24, 2008

The Love Guru Online

April 24
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Midnight Movie: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

April 24
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 24
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 24
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Can You Pass The Test?

April 24
By Trina Boice and Citizen Voices
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1. & How many stripes are there on the U.S. flag?

San Diego School Boards Allow Air-Rifle Training to Continue

April 24
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Unified’s JROTC air-rifle training program will continue to take place at local high schools despite mounting community pressure to end the practice. A community-based group called The Education Not Arms Coalition asked the San Diego school board earlier this week to adopt a resolution which would have suspended such training from taking place.

Citizen Voices

April 24
By Tboice and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tijuana to Host Diving World Series

April 24
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Tijuana will host the Diving World Series starting Friday. The two day event is a prelude to this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has more.

Mayor Sanders Defends Profanity Against Francis

April 24
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The race between San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his leading opponent, businessman Steve Francis, is heating up. Sanders is defending himself for using a profanity, as he and Francis were leaving a mayoral forum last weekend. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

ESL Students Show Improved Test Scores, But Still Lag Behind

April 24
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new state report finds more San Diego County students who are learning English as a second language are performing better on an English language test this year compared to last year. However the majority of these students are still woefully behind. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

The Visitor

April 24
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 24
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Weekend Preview: Carlos Fuentes, Flesh, Craig Kane, Spiritualized, Leon Redbone, M.I.A.

April 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Who is Leon Redbone, really? The man in the mask is one of the musical acts coming to San Diego this weekend. He's one of the musicians and other artists we talk about during today's Weekend Preview.

Environmentalist Talks the Price of Pollution

April 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What's the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emission? The president of the Environmental Defense Fund thinks the marketplace holds the key. Fred Krupp has written a book called “Earth the Sequel: the Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming.” We talk with him about how businesses can capitalize upon the push for cleaner energy and reduce global warming at the same time.

Mike Aguirre Talks Role of City Attorney and Re-election Efforts

April 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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City Attorney Mike Aguirre joins us in studio to talk about his re-election campaign. We speak to Aguirre about the highlights and lowlights of his first term as city attorney. We also talk to Aguirre about his goals for the future, and how he thinks San Diego City government can be improved.

Blackwater Worldwide Plans New Training Facility

April 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Blackwater Worldwide, more commonly known as Blackwater USA, plans to build a military training center in Otay Mesa. The contractor's plans to build a training facility in the rural East County city of Potrero recently fell apart. KPBS investigative reporter Amita Sharma explains why the company wants a presence in San Diego County.

D.A. to Conduct Internal Review of Sommer Case

April 24
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego's district attorney will conduct an internal review of the Cynthia Sommer case. Sommer went from convicted murderer to free woman last week after prosecutors dropped charges against her. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has the story.

Report Questions Calif-Mexico Border Sewage Plans

April 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new federal report says neither a government plan nor a competing private venture can meet a Sept. 30 deadline to treat sewage from Tijuana, Mexico, that flows into the United States.

S.D. School Officials Seek to Put Parcel Tax on November Ballot

April 24
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Unified school officials will launch a study to determine if there's enough public support to place a school parcel tax on the November ballot. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

No Favoritism When Police Drove Drunken La Mesa Mayor Home

April 24
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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An independent investigation determined there was no favoritism when two La Mesa police officers drove drunken Mayor Art Madrid and a city employee to the mayor's home.

Schwarzenegger Administration Pledges to Fight Proposed EPA Regulation

April 24
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California may end up taking the federal government to court once again. The Schwarzenegger Administration is pledging to fight a federal proposal that would prevent the state from regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cars. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.