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Stories for March 21, 2008

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March 21
Citizen Voices
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Superdelegates

Citizen Voices

March 21
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Teen Critics 2; Drillbit Taylor 0

March 21
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Shutter

March 21
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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For the new English language version of

A Cat Named (N-Word)

March 21
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices

We thought this was a good name because she was a good cat. There were few African Americans in Alice, Texas in 1955. We, and they, called themselves & ldquo;colored & rdquo; in those days. &

Mayor Says City Recycled 55 Percent of its Garbage in 2006

March 21
By David Nogueras and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders says that the city recycled 55 percent of its garbage in 2006. That's up three percent from the previous year. Reporter David Nogueras has that story.

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

March 21
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 21
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Post-Scandal, UCSD Close to Choosing New Preuss School Principal

March 21
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

UC San Diego officials are getting ready to pick a new principal for the university's Preuss Charter School. The former principal resigned earlier this year amid a grade tampering scandal. KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Citizen Voices

March 21
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting

S.D. Supervisor Seeks Funding to Buy Rancho Guejito Land Grant

March 21
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

In his “State of North County” Address, San Diego Supervisor Bill Horn said he’ll go to Washington next month to lobby for money to help with the costs of illegal immigration. He added another goal to his lobbying efforts: millions of dollars to buy the biggest remaining Mexican land grant in California, Rancho Guejito. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

March 21
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Border Patrol Looks to Boost Ranks in Face of Attrition

March 21
By Amy Isackson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Border Patrol is looking to hire a few thousand good men and women to meet the agency's goal of adding 2,000 agents by October. Recruiters will hold a hiring fair in San Diego Saturday. KPBS reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Water Authority Says Conservation This Year is Critical

March 21
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County Water Authority says conserving water this year is critical. The agency is worried that excessive outdoor watering will draw down reservoir water that will be needed next year. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Race Relations, Real Estate, War's Impact on SD

March 21
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered a speech earlier in the week about racial divisions in the United States. In the speech, Obama encouraged Americans to "move beyond our old racial wounds." Also, the rate of mortgage failures in the County is starting to slow down, but the market is still considered unaffordable to the average San Diegan. And, this week marks the five-year anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Director's Cuts: Musical Interludes of the Week

March 21
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Marvin Gaye, Autechre, Tin Hat Trio, Beastie Boys, Ray Barretto, and Boards of Canada.

Red Cross Spent $688,000 on Unused Hotels During Wildfires

March 21
By Andrew Phelps and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The American Red Cross says it paid nearly $700,000 for thousands of unused hotel rooms during last October's wildfires. KPBS reporter Andrew Phelps has details.

On Drillbit Taylor and School Bullies

March 21
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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