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Stories for August 8, 2008

Man on Wire Tells Story of A Walk in the Sky

Aug. 8
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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Yesterday was the anniversary of Frenchman

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 8
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Gather Your Phones for Mozart

Aug. 8
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone

We have become a nation of key taps and cell phone clicks. & You become aware of the clicks in your daily work flow when you get a new keyboard - all of sudden the tapping at your desk is louder and more resonant. & Then there's the common ring tone, most noticable when cell phones sing their way into a meeting, or movie, or, as in the other night, the Lyle Lovett concert at Humphreys (I was bitter and commenced with the glaring). & But today I present you with a strange and ingenious use of cell phone tapping, clicks, and...Mozart. & I also leave you with this question: & Isn't the human impulse to engage in random and odd forms of expression refreshing? & Or maybe it's this question: & Did that impulse increase with the birth of YouTube and its platform? & Enjoy!

Courts Reverse Homeschool Ruling

Aug. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A California appeals court ruled today moms and dads who homeschool their kids do not need special teaching credentials to order to teach them. The court ruling reverses a previous court decision which says parents do need credentials.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Aug. 8
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Eighth Grade SAT Practice Test Gets Thumbs Down

Aug. 8
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A lot of high school teenagers stress out about taking the SAT practice test. That's because the test is an indicator of how well they'll do on the "real" college entrance exam. Now there's a push to prepare eighth graders for the high school practice test. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Man on Wire

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

San Diego Offers Water Hotline to Report Water Wastage

Aug. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego City's water hotline: (619)515 3500, then press 5. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders warns city residents that the voluntary water conservation measures now in effect could become mandatory within a year. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Camp Pendleton Marine Orderd to Court Martial

Aug. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Marine General has ordered a Camp Pendleton Marine to face Court Martial for his role in the killing of Iraqi civilian detainees during the invasion of Fallujah. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Aug. 8
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Weekend Preview: Nas, Natalie The Floacist Stewart,Yvonne Venengas, Cadillac, Hillcrest's CityFest

Aug. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

This week we'll talk about a festival in Hillcrest, two photography exhibits, and the rapper Nas.

Ann Patchett, Author of Bel Canto, Talks About Her Novel Run

Aug. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ann Patchett is the author of five novels, including Bel Canto and her latest, Run. She talks about family values, writing a political book, and the demanding life of book tours.

CA Budget Stalemate, 10th Ave. Development, Beijing Olympics

Aug. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger says he will veto all bills that come across his desk until the state budget is passed. Plus, a proposal to build a double-decker mixed use development at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal has qualified for the November ballot. And, the 2008 Summer Olympics are set to begin this weekend in Beijing.

ACLU Says Oceanside Police Mishandled Suicide Incident

Aug. 8
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the city of Oceanside. The ACLU wants the city to release more information about an incident in which a young man committed suicide last December during a police stand off. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Even the Naming of Proposition 8 is Controversial

Aug. 8
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A Sacramento judge is set to rule today on what to name a controversial measure on the November ballot. Proposition 8 aims to ban same-sex marriage in California.

Local Reporter in Beijing as Olympic Games Begin

Aug. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego sports reporter Mark Zeigler is in Beijing this morning for the start of the Olympic Games. He's been reporting on the Olympics in the Union-Tribune, and KPBS' Morning Edition hosts Dwane Brown and Maureen Cavanaugh decided to check in with him about what he's seen so far... and what it's like to be there.

Water Conservation Plan For San Diego

Aug. 8
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new report from a San Diego group offers several strategies for saving water here. The report says the region's efforts to manage water have been woefully inadequate. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Last Minute Scramble Helps Two Local Initiatives get on the Ballot

Aug. 8
By Gloria Penner and Political Fix by Gloria Penner

This is especially true when experts and leaders don't see an end in sight to our economic downturn, and when the governor is looking for a sales tax increase and school districts are seeking voter approval for school improvement bonds. It all spells money and that can be a sore subject these days.

Political Fix by Gloria Penner

Aug. 8
KPBS Public Broadcasting