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Stories for November 9, 2008

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SD Teachers Union Flexes Political Muscles

Nov. 9, 2008
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego teachers union proves it's a force to be reckoned in shaping school board politics in the San Diego Unified School District. The union helped to elect all three of its candidates last week. The union's president says it was time for a change. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

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Teen Critic Likes To Move It Move It, Madagascar 2 That Is, To Top Films of This Year

Nov. 9, 2008
Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa gets another thumbs up from a KPBS Teen Critic (Dreamworks)

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Teen Critic is Thirsty for More

Nov. 9, 2008
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Lina Leandersson is a 12 year-old vampire in Let the Right One In (Magnolia Pictures)

Madagascar 2: Move It, Move It to a Top Film of the Year

Nov. 9, 2008
Teen film critic Jason Lacsamana

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" is one of the best films I've seen this year. It features our four favorite New York zoo animals -- Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman-- finding themselves on yet another epic adventure in a foreign land. This time our friends are stranded in Africa, which at first seems like a wasteland, but soon becomes a long lost paradise.