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Stories for January 23, 2008

After 7 Decades, Ocean Water Flows into San Dieguito Lagoon

Jan. 23
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Dieguito Lagoon may be teeming with wildlife in a few years. The lagoon near the Del Mar Fairgrounds is now open to the Pacific Ocean. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells us it's a major milestone in the effort to restore the wetlands.

Harvard Study Finds Special Ed Students Inappropriately Segregated

Jan. 23
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new study finds the majority of special education students in San Diego schools are being segregated from the rest of the student body. That's one of the problems researchers found in the district's special education program. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Huckabee Endorsed by Former GOP Candidate Hunter

Jan. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee picked up an endorsement Wednesday from former GOP candidate Duncan Hunter.

San Diego Judge Upholds New State Rules on Election Recounts

Jan. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A state court judge in San Diego has upheld new state rules requiring election workers to recount ballots in 10 percent of precincts when elections are close.

Document Shows EPA Supported California's Emissions Waiver

Jan. 23
By Jodi Breisler and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Senator Barbara Boxer today released documents from an Environmental Protection Agency internal briefing. They show that EPA staff had recommended allowing California to have its own motor vehicle emissions standard. In Washington Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.

Oscar Nominations, There Will Be Blood, Cassandra’s Dream, War/Dance, The Waterhorse

Jan. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday; we agree and disagree with the Academy's choices. We also talk about ‘There Will Be Blood,’ the new Woody Allen movie ‘Cassandra's Dream,’ a documentary called ‘War/Dance,’ and a family movie called ‘The Water Horse.’

Film Club: Oscar Nominations, There Will Be Blood, Cassandra’s Dream, War/Dance, The Waterhorse

Jan. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday; we agree and disagree with the Academy's choices. We also talk about ‘There Will Be Blood,’ the new Woody Allen movie ‘Cassandra's Dream,’ a documentary called ‘War/Dance,’ and a family movie called ‘The Water Horse.’

Gloria Penner on the Role of Delegates in the Upcoming Primaries

Jan. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Delegates to the national party conventions are a hot commodity this election year. Despite winning the popular vote in Nevada, Hillary Clinton came away with one less delegate than her Democratic rival Barack Obama. Now the candidates have their sights set on Super Tuesday and the large number of delegates that states like California hold. We discuss the delegate process in the 2008 election year.

Teens Go Green at the WorldLink Town Meeting

Jan. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Tomorrow, over 700 students from Southern California, Mexico and South Korea will meet on the USD campus to discuss global warming. We talk to two students who will be addressing their peers about the role teens can play in this hot topic.

Chargers One Step Closer to New Stadium

Jan. 23
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers' bid for the Super Bowl ended on Sunday, but the search for a new stadium pushes forward. We speak to Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani about what Chula Vista residents think about the team's ambitions.

S.D. Schools with High Poverty Rates Won't Receive Extra Federal Funding

Jan. 23
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Schools serving San Diego's poorest students will not get extra federal funding this year. The San Diego Unified school board rejected a plan that would have changed the funding levels at those campuses. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Poll Shows McCain and Romney in Tight California Race

Jan. 23
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new Field Poll shows John McCain and Mitt Romney battling for first place in California's GOP presidential primary. Former frontrunner Rudy Giuliani virtually dropped off the radar. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps joins us now with details.

Chargers Progressing in Chula Vista Stadium Deal

Jan. 23
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Chargers will launch more studies into the feasibility of building an NFL stadium in Chula Vista. The mayor of Chula Vista says she is more focused on negotiations for a new Convention Center. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Proposed Budget Would Significantly Slash S.D. School Funding

Jan. 23
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Unified school district stands to lose $70 million in state funding as a result of the Governor's proposed budget cuts. District officials are telling parents and teachers to prepare for the worst. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.