Stories for March 7, 2008
Terry (Jason Statham) is not above engaging in illegal activities but he's definitely just a small time con man. Then Martine (Saffron Burrows) shows up with a tempting offer. Terry and Martine grew up in the same neighborhood, and she's come back to her old turf to find some guys she can trust to help her with a job. Her idea: break into a bank vault. She has some inside information that could get them into a vault full of safe deposit boxes. The beauty of this, she says, is that most people keep illicit items in their safe deposit boxes and would be unlikely to tell the police what's missing. Terry and his cohorts see this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to score big. But what Martine doesn't tell them is that the safe deposit boxes also contain some dirty secrets that implicate local criminals, the cops, the British government and even the Royal Family.
The video starts with the representative of the party going over his allotted time in the debate. When the moderator doesn't step in, Zhirinovsky gets livid and takes over the debate.
San Diego Unified school district officials have picked more than 1, 100 and administrators to get layoff notices. The district is issuing pink slips as a result of the Governor's proposed budget cuts to education. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis reports.
A U.N. expert says the United States fails to protect migrants rights. Jorge Bustamante visited San Diego on his nationwide fact finding mission last spring. He presented his report in Geneva Friday.
Blackwater USA today has dropped its controversial plan to build a military and police training facility in the East County community of Potrero. KPBS reporter Amita Sharma has more.
Nearly a year after Congress passed new ethics rules, two San Diego Congressman are fighting for an occasional free beer. They are members of the Congressional Small Brewers Caucus. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.
Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Beastie Boys, Galt McDermot, John Coltrane, The Bad Plus, Medeski Martin and Wood, Boards of Canada, and Amon Tobin.
State Senator Christine Kehoe holds a hearing in San Diego today to consider new legislation to raise money for preventing wildfires. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
The Port of San Diego is moving ahead with plans to clean up the air at two port terminals. People living nearby have complained that diesel exhaust from trucks and ships increases their risk for health problems. KPBS reporter Ed Joyce has more.
Hillary Clinton shows her resilience with major victories in the Texas and Ohio primaries on Tuesday. What's the next step in the historically tight race for the Democratic presidential nomination? Also, gas prices in San Diego reached a record high this week. And, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is asserting his power at City Hall at the same time as his re-election campaign is starting to take off.
More than 12,000 fitness industry professionals are in San Diego. They're here to see latest in the world of fitness and flex their entrepreneurial muscle. KPBS Radio's David Nogueras has more.
If someone is having a heart attack, getting to the hospital quickly can mean the difference between life and death. Health officials say calling an ambulance is the smart move. But nearly half of all heart attack victims try to drive themselves to the hospital. And that can be a fatal mistake. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.