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Stories for May 30, 2008

A Changed Man?

May 30
By Candace Suerstedt and Citizen Voices
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By chance, as I am writing this, the anchors of the three major networks are on Good Morning America promoting a Stand Up to Cancer Campaign.

Sex and the City

May 30
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Going to the screening of

Judge to Rule on Blackwater Suit

May 30
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A Federal Judge will rule next week on a suit between Blackwater Worldwide and the City of San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Citizen Voices

May 30
By Candice Suerstedt and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

May 30
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Evans to Challenge Lee in District A

May 30
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The San Diego Unified School District is facing a potential leadership overhaul. That's because three of the five San Diego school board members are up for reelection next week. One of the seats up for grabs belongs to incumbent Mitz Lee. The vote in this district would be a local referendum on the implementation of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Three SD Educators Vie for District E

May 30
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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There's a lot at stake for the San Diego Unified School District next week. That's because three of the district's five school board members are up for reelection. A change in trustees could set the district in a new direction or spark tension with the new superintendent. Sheila Jackson is one of the school trustees up for reelection. Two teachers are vying for her position. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Group Says Vehicle Emission Limits Not Tough Enough

May 30
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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California environmental groups want to block the Environmental Protection Agency's approval of emission limits on cars and trucks in Southern California. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

California Group Wants To Levy Fee on Polluters

May 30
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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An environmental group wants California to charge oil companies and other corporations a fee for the pollution they generate. The fee is intended to reduce global warming emissions.KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Carlsbad School Seeks Environmental Award

May 30
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Students at a San Diego County High School are hoping to win a top prize for their environmental work. And your vote could make a difference. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

June 3 Primaries, City Elections, McClellan Book

May 30
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Next Tuesday, California will hold its second primary election of 2008. The final presidential primaries will also take place on Tuesday, in Montana and South Dakota. The candidates for San Diego Mayor and City Attorney are working hard to convince voters to back their candidacy before next Tuesday. And, former White House press secretary Scott McClellan releases a new book that's highly critical of the Bush administration.

State Senate Rejects Bond Package for Prisons

May 30
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The California State Senate once again rejected a $7 billion bond package to build new medical and mental health care facilities in the state's prisons. As Marianne Russ reports, the move could actually worsen the state's budget problems.

Being Tom Waits

May 30
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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This is not only one of my favorite pictures of