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Stories for July 3, 2008

Looking for a Republican Blogger

July 3
By Nicole Lozare and Citizen Voices

Leaving Paradise

July 3
By Trina Boice and Citizen Voices

A mortgage aid planthat had broad bipartisan support stalled in the Senate recently in a dispute over taxes. According to

Review: 'WALL-E'

July 3
By Beth Accomando
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If you are planning some family time this 4th of July weekend, there's actually a film that might make everyone happy - the latest Pixar/Disney venture WALL-E (opened June 27 throughout San Diego). The story is simple and sweet enough to keep the youngest family members happy yet the animation and storytelling is sophisticated enough to impress the adults. And, if I'm to go by what the KPBS Teen Critics have to say, WALL-E serves up a love story that teenage girls AND boys can both embrace. Now that's no easy feat.

Volunteer Firefighter Dies Fighting Northern Calif. Fire

July 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

A volunteer firefighter has died after collapsing while battling a blaze in Mendocino County.

Local Researchers Hoping Supercomputer will Aid in Combating Avian Flu

July 3
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A team of UC San Diego researchers are hoping San Diego's Supercomputer Center will help doctors develop new drugs to fight a potential avian flu outbreak. The disease has provoked worldwide concern because human have no natural protection against the virsu, and there is a limited medical arsenal.

San Diego Officials Appeal Judge's Ruling on Blackwater

July 3
By Amita Sharma and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego officials today appealed a federal judge's ruling last month allowing Blackwater Worldwide to open a Naval training center in Otay Mesa. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.

S.D. Drivers Get a Break at the Pump for Second Week

July 3
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Holiday drivers will get a break at the gas pump in Southern California. Gas prices have dropped a few pennies. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Report Shows San Diego Traffic has Dropped Significantly

July 3
By KPBS News and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Californians are driving less and travel times on freeways are dropping in San Diego County. Berkeley Transportation Systems measures traffic data collected by California Department of Transportation road sensors. They record how many cars are on the road and how fast the vehicles are moving.

Animal Shelters Scrambling to Find Space for Pets During Wildfires

July 3
By Steve Shadley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Very few vacancies remain for pets and livestock at crowded animal shelters in communities evacuated because of the California wildfires. From Sacramento Steve Shadley reports

Citizen Voices

July 3
By Nlozare and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Doctors Upset Over Medi-Cal Rate Cut

July 3
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A ten percent cut in the rate Medi-Cal pays healthcare providers has gone into effect in California. A growing number of doctors say they can no longer afford to treat Medi-Cal patients. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

Citizen Voices

July 3
By Tboice and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Fred Sainz Moves On

July 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders' spokesman, Fred Sainz, is leaving city hall. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

July 3
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Oil Prices are Changing our Lives

July 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

America has a recent history of fluctuating oil prices. In the past they've always droppped following a big spike, but this time they might be up for good.Economist Peter Navarro tells us why prices are high and why they're likely to stay high. Our listeners tell us how high gas prices have affected their lives, and what they're trying to do to adjust to them.

African-Americans Find Roots in New San Diego Museum

July 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Black Historical Society of San Diego has a new home downtown. The East Village building will house a new museum featuring a permanent exhibit on the history of African-Americans in San Diego, a genealogical research center and gift shop. We'll talk with the chairwoman of the Historical Society about the importance of the museum to the region.

Foreclosure Assistance Moves Forward for Californians

July 3
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A measure aimed at easing the foreclosure crisis in California is on its way to the Governor's desk. From Sacramento Jenny O'Mara reports.

Legal Analyst Dan Eaton Discusses Foley Settlement

July 3
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An undisclosed settlement was reached yesterday in a lawsuit brought by former Chargers linebacker Steve Foley against the city of Coronado and an off-duty officer who shot him at the end of a DUI pursuit nearly two years ago. We're now joined on Morning Edition by KPBS legal analyst, Dan Eaton.

Encounters at the End of the World

July 3
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Herzog has always moved between fiction and non-fiction work but his subjects and themes are often the same -- he likes to focus on obsessed individuals, dreamers and new frontiers. Herzog begins by explaining to us that he was invited by The National Science Foundation to come to Antarctica even though he told them in no uncertain terms that he would not be making another film about penguins. He had other questions on his mind about nature and man. As he flies in to McMurdo Station, he wonder who he will meet and what would be the dreams of these people.