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Stories for November 3, 2008

Election Night Gatherings

Nov. 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

There are plenty of options for people looking for a congenial place to watch the election results come in. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Registrar Warns It will Be A Long Night

Nov. 3
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego’s Registrar of Voters, Deborah Seiler, says she hopes to have the ballots cast at the polls tomorrow counted by dawn the next day. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Citizen Voices

Nov. 3
By Alma Sove and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Secretary of State Says California is Prepared for Election Day

Nov. 3
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As we head into what could be a record-breaking election day, California's Secretary of State says she's confident California is prepared. Debra Bowen says she doesn't expect any major problems. The only thing that's given her pause is how to speed up possible long lines. And she has a suggestion . . .

Group Monitors San Diego Polls

Nov. 3
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A team of legal volunteers are monitoring the polls tomorrow in San Diego County. The monitors are there to ensure voters have no problems. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

UCSD Marks 40th Anniversary of County's First Kidney Transplant

Nov. 3
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

U-C-S-D Medical Center is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first kidney transplant in San Diego County. Doctors say the science of kidney transplants has greatly improved in recent years. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

The Best Game Ever

Nov. 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Fifty years ago, the largest crowd ever to witness a football game tuned in to watch the blue collar Baltimore Colts take on the high rolling New York Giants in the first and only NFL championship game that has ever gone into sudden death overtime. Dubbed by many to be "The Best Game Ever", it was a time of great players, great coaches, new tactics, and the rise of television. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Mark Bowden, author of The Best Game Ever.

KPBS Takes Top Awards at the San Diego Press Club

Nov. 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

KPBS Takes Top Awards at the San Diego Press Club 35th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Including Best of Show for television “Meth Next Door” KPBS TV

Are Electronic Medical Records Better for Your Health?

Nov. 3
KPBS Public Broadcasting

We live in the digital age - from downloading videos to online banking to social networking. Yet the medical world has been slow to jump into the electronic world of record keeping. We'll explore the advantages and disadvantages to consumers, doctors, and healthcare managers of electronic health records.

Voter Turnout Expected to be Huge Tuesday

Nov. 3
By Marianne Russ and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Voter turnout is expected to be huge Tuesday, and that could mean some long lines at the polls in California. There are also a lot of first-time voters, so registrars are reminding people about the do's and don'ts of voting. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ has more on what to expect.

Prop 8 Gains Nationwide Attention with Big Spending on Both Sides

Nov. 3
By Jenny O'Mara and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition Eight on California's November ballot is one of the wilder political battles being fought this campaign season. The measure would ban same sex marriage in the state. Prop. Eight is attracting nationwide attention and big money to both sides, as well as an unusual mix of celebrities and churches. Jenny O'Mara reports.

Prop. 10 Would Fuel Rebates For Alternative Vehicles

Nov. 3
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Proposition 10 on the California ballot would use taxpayer money to provide rebates for buyers of alternative fuel vehicles. Opponents say the measure only benefits a Texas billionaire and natural gas investors. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.