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Stories for July 10, 2008

The Wackness

July 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Political Fix by Gloria Penner

July 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 10
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

July 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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High expectations can place an undue burden on a film but Guillermo Del Toro and

New Music with Halloran: Beck, Sigur Ros, Fleet Foxes, Black Kids, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Wombats.

July 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We'll talk about new music with 94.9's Music Director and DJ Michael Halloran. We'll hear about the latest from Beck, Sigur Ros, The Wombats, Fleet Foxes, the Black Kids, and The Last Shadow Puppets.

Democratic Budget Plan Rejects Some of the Governor's Proposed Healthcare Cuts

July 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Key Democrats in the state legislature have proposed a budget that eliminates some of the healthcare cuts the governor wants. But passage of the plan depends on whether Republican lawmakers stick to their "no new taxes" pledge. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

New Algebra Policy Not Supported in S.D. Schools

July 10
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Unified School District's math director says she's disappointed California's Board of Education ruled in favor of requiring all students to take Algebra in the eighth grade. She says the change sets students up for failure. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Group Aims to Boost Number of Latino Voters

July 10
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An alliance of civic organizations says it will work to register 500,000 new Latino, Asian and immigrant voters before this year's presidential election. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

New Law Could Help County Water Projects

July 10
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego Association of Governments can now ask voters to bump up the county sales tax by half a penny to pay for more than transportation projects. That's because the Governor signed a bill authored by State Senator Christine Kehoe. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Former Stadium Option Open to Other Uses

July 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Oceanside residents will offer ideas on possible future uses of the Goat Hill Golf Course, one of the sites the Chargers considered for a new stadium. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Ad Exec Says Seduction is Key to Woman's Success in Business

July 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Does the glass ceiling still exist? According to one of the most powerful women in American business, it does. But Nina DiSesa, chairman of the advertising agency McCann Erickson New York, says to get to the top you have to play the game like a man.

Imperial Valley Update: Housing Woes, Solar Energy, Beautification of El Centro

July 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What are the top stories in the Imperial Valley this summer? How is the housing slowdown affecting property tax revenue in the Imperial County? Why are IV leaders eager to get the Sunrise Powerlink project off the drawing board? And, how do leaders in El Centro plan to beautify their city? Host Tom Fudge speaks to Brad Jennings, editor of the Imperial Valley Press, about the hot stories in the Imperial County.

SDG&E, Cox Power Lines Blamed for 2007 Fires in San Diego

July 10
By Elliot Spagat and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A power line "faulted" more than three hours before sparking the largest of Southern California's devastating wildfires last fall, state investigators reported Wednesday.

Weekend Preview

July 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Sandcastles, Sake, and Cycles are just some of buzzwords for this weekend. Join Kinsee Morlan as she discusses where to go and what to do on Weekend Preview.

Scripps Research Institute Makes Breakthrough on Ebola Virus

July 10
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla made a key discovery in how the Ebola virus kills humans. The research could be used to develop a vaccine or treatments for the deadly virus. We're joined on Morning Edition by Erica Ollmann Saphire, a scientist from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, who led the study.