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Stories for April 25, 2008

The Life Before Her Eyes

April 25
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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As a teenager, Diana (Evan Rachel Wood) is a little more rebellious and reckless than most. But her friend Maureen (Eva Amurri) is the opposite -- a shy, studious, church-going teen. They jokingly refer to themselves as "the virgin and the whore." But on a thoroughly typical spring day, the girls are in the school bathroom when they hear gunshots. Then the shooter enters the bathroom and points his gun at them.

The "F" Words on Editors Roundtable

April 25
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner
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I had to think long and hard about including that brief discussion in

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 25
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Political Fix by Gloria Penner

April 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Body of War

April 25
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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This May Be Our Last Chance

April 25
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices
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There is no doubt that the climate is in absolute peril and that we citizens are responsible for doing what we can to change this. But we cannot work alone. We must have thoughtful, enlightened leadership to pass supportive legislation requiring industry to do the same.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 25
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Citizen Voices

April 25
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Southbay Leaders: Otay Blackwater Presence Will Complicate Border Relations

April 25
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A number of Southbay community leaders say Blackwater’s presence near the border in Otay Mesa will complicate U.S.-Mexico relations and pose a danger to the border region. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Three Beaches Closed After Great White Shark Kills Man in Solana Beach

April 25
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Three San Diego County beaches are shut down today after a great white shark attacked and killed a man in Solana Beach this morning. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

City Loan in Limbo as Aguirre States it is Illegal

April 25
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders’ plans to fix potholes and leaky roofs using a private $100 million loan could be stymied if city attorney Mike Aguirre refuses to sign off on the deal. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Prosecutors Defend Evidence in Sommer Trial, Despite Reservations

April 25
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County prosecutors are defending the use of key evidence in the murder trial against Cynthia Sommer — even though experts had reservations from the beginning. Sommer was released from jail after that evidence was found to be contaminated. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps explains.

Swimmer Killed in Solana Beach Shark Attack

April 25
By Allison Hoffman and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A shark attacked and killed a swimmer training in the ocean off San Diego County with a group of local triathletes early Friday, authorities said. The shark was believed to be a great white.

Hey Dude! It's Harold and Kumar 2!

April 25
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Teen Critic on Baby Mama

April 25
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Democratic Presidential Primary, Future of Gliderport, Mayor's Race

April 25
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What will the Democrats do now? Hillary Clinton claims victory in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary. Barack Obama and Clinton now turn their sights to Indiana and North Carolina, where primaries will be held on May 6. Also, the proposal to build a $115 million stem cell research center near the Torrey Pines Gliderport has glider pilots concerned about the future of the airstrip. And, Jerry Sanders admits to cursing at his main challenger in the mayor's race.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 25
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

April 25
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Republicans Release Budget Plan That Gives More Funding to Schools

April 25
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Republican state lawmakers have put out a new budget plan that they say will mean more money for schools. Governor Schwarzenegger had proposed over four billion dollars in cuts to schools next year to help balance the state budget.

Health Insurers Awaiting Orders on Which Policies to Reinstate

April 25
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California health plans are still waiting to find out which policies they have to reinstate. Last week, the Department of Managed Health Care says 26 policies were cancelled illegally. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

Schwarzenegger Warns Budget Deficit Continues to Increase

April 25
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Governor Schwarzenegger says the state's budget deficit is climbing. He said the state's revenues keep falling short and current budget formulas require spending increases.