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Stories for July 28, 2008

How Does Sub Zero Beat Up Superman?

July 28
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Whenever people hear about Mortal Kombat vs. DC, the obvious question comes to mind: how do you put Superman in a fighting game?

Off Mic

July 28
By Tfudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Magic From Z to Z

July 28
By Kathi Diamant and KPBS Commentaries
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The first objective of the SDSU Kafka Project's Eastern European project was to spread the word, to alert the public and the archival community that 1) Kafka's writings and letters & from the last year of his life are missing, and 2) We are looking for them.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 28
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Delayed Justice at the DOJ?

July 28
By Alma Sove and Citizen Voices
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How do you turn a dream job opportunity into a shame-fest of lawless impropriety and highly publicized congressional hearings? & For a clue on living that nightmare, just ask Monica Goodling, the disgraced aide to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' whose political cronyism may lead to having her law license pulled.

KPBS Commentaries

July 28
By Kdiamant and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Citizen Voices

July 28
By Alma Sove and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Comic-Con 2008 is Over But Wait...

July 28
By Beth Accomando and KPBS Comic-Con News
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I was also pleased by the fact that although my son Tony said he was no longer buying toys to play with, just ones that he could display, I found him and his friend up at midnight having a battle with their "collectible" set of Halo figures.

The Best Comic-Con 2008 T-Shirt

July 28
By Joe Spurr and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Dozens of Tijuana Gas Stations Close While Await Supplies

July 28
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Some gas stations in Tijuana have run out of gas. They've had to close while they wait for more supplies. This comes after diesel shortages in the region earlier this month. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 28
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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KPBS Comic-Con News

July 28
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Going Green At UC San Diego

July 28
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The UC San Diego campus today took another step toward generating more of its own power. Crews began installing a solar panel system on top of a six-story parking structure. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Six Extra Lanes At Otay Border Crossing Halve Wait Times

July 28
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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US federal officials say an experiment at the Otay Mesa border crossing cut wait times nearly in half for passenger vehicles Sunday. In fact, they say the test worked so well they may do it again Labor Day weekend. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Citizen Voices

July 28
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Nutrition Experts Address the Question of Meat

July 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Meat has been a staple of the human diet for all of recorded time and the human being is one of the world's most successful omnivores. But meat has become controversial for the amount we eat today. We'll continue our conversation about food by taking a close look at the meat we eat. What are the health risks of eating too much and what are dietary consequences of trying to do without it?

San Diego School Board Asks Voters for $2 Billion

July 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego Unified School District is asking local taxpayers to pass a bond that would raise $2.1 billion to repair and upgrade local school campuses. School Board President Katherine Nakamura joins us to talk about the bond, what it's for, and how good a chance it has to pass at a time when the economy and home values are lagging.

Acclaimed Journalist Discusses What Went Wrong After 9/11

July 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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What does one of the nation's foremost journalists think went wrong following the 9/11 terrorist attacks? What evidence does Robert Scheer provide to validate his argument that our country's industrial military complex used the 9/11 terror attacks as an opportunity to sell high-tech weapons to a nation that was primed for a war? What does Scheer think is a better approach to fighting the world's terrorists? Host Tom Fudge speaks to the acclaimed writer about his new book :The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America."

Living in a Desert: A Perfect Storm Awaits San Diego

July 28
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego is technically a desert. But you wouldn't know it from the lush lawns and landscaping. With record drought conditions upon us, does it make sense to continue living the way we do? We'll talk with an ecologist who says San Diego can and must return to its ecological roots in order to survive.

Airlines Cut Flights From Tijuana Due to Oil Prices

July 28
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Travelers from both sides of the border who use Tijuana's International Airport may have a tougher time flying out as airlines cut services. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Governor Schwarzenegger Considering Order to Lower State Workers Pay

July 28
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Schwarzenegger Administration officials have said the governor could sign an executive order as soon as Monday to lower state workers' pay. Jenny O'Mara has more.

Manga Creator Tite Kubo Rocks Comic-Con

July 28
By Tony Weidinger and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Many of those attending the Tite Kubo panel dressed up as their favorite Bleach characters. (Tony Weidinger)

Joe Hill Panel at Comic-Con: "Ya Know, My Folks Write"

July 28
By Patrick Broemeling and KPBS Comic-Con News
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At Hill's panel Saturday afternoon, he did discuss his pedigree lineage, and his desire to not cash in on it. Joseph Hillstrom King began writing as Joe Hill in 1997. He was worried that unscrupulous publishers might rush to print his early work, even if it wasn't any good. The drive for a quick buck could also ruin his reputation - and that would have been much harder to live down than famous parents.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 28
By Tweidinger and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Comic-Con Attendees: They're Just Like Us!

July 28
By Angela Carone and KPBS Comic-Con News
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They ride the escalator!

Sweet Lady Talks about Chainsaws in Gears of War Panel

July 28
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News
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One of her first questions to Cliff concerned the cleaning of the Lancer,

Your Superhero Voice in the Next Marvel Game?

July 28
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Whoever is doing publicity for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion is a genius.

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 28
By Pbroemeling and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Science Fiction Writer Connie Willis at Comic-Con

July 28
By Patrick Broemeling and KPBS Comic-Con News
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She spoke at the top of the session about upcoming work. She is on the verge of finishing

Debbie Does Dallas...Meets Zombies!

July 28
By Kim Nyhous and KPBS Comic-Con News
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(can we do a picture here of a title off their site?)

KPBS Comic-Con News

July 28
By Pbroemeling and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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