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Stories for September 26, 2008

Headless Chickens

Sept. 26
Citizen Voices

The fly back to Washington, faux campaign suspension, delay the debate announcement and contribute nothing shenanigans are not just bush league Machiavellian moves; they show a dangerous disregard for a nation in peril. McCain is a powerful Senator whose input and influence is valued, but he is not a direct party to any of the relevant committees negotiating the bailout. Crisis is read as a campaign opportunity and fear as potential political capital - Karl Rove's playbook is tattered and worn. McCain has found the limits to how far a war hero can go in wrapping himself in the flag and portraying blatantly political maneuvers as acts of patriotism. Captaining the McCain campaign is the weightiest executive position McCain has ever held - and it has been a reactionary, pin balling, flip flopping and unstable ship since it left port.

Credibility? What Credibility?

Sept. 26
By Charles Hartley and Citizen Voices

Political advertisements on both sides of the aisle often strain credibility. It can be tough appearing humble when you have the drive and determination necessary get within a couple of hanging chads of being leader of the free world. But what does it say about you when you place

Citizen Voices

Sept. 26
By Chris McConnell and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Citizen Voices

Sept. 26
By Charles Hartley and KPBS Public Broadcasting

County Suspends Ocean Water Testing

Sept. 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Ocean water quality testing at 58 locations in San Diego County has been suspended. County officials say the suspension is a direct result of a veto by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Another Lawsuit Challenging Carlsbad Desal Plant

Sept. 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two environmental groups have filed another lawsuit over the approval of the Carlsbad Desalination Project.

New Laws Require California Hospitals to Increase Efforts to Battle Infections

Sept. 26
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California hospitals will soon be required to do more to combat potentially fatal infections. Governor Schwarzenegger has signed two measures aimed at curbing the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in hospitals. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

2 Tijuana Policeman Killed, Five Injured in Various Attacks

Sept. 26
By Amy Isackson

Two Tijuana policemen have been killed and five injured in a series of attacks that began yesterday evening. Police have detained seven people in connection with this mornings' shooting. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

Wall Street Bailout, Presidential Debate, Convention Center Expansion

Sept. 26
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Leaders in Congress can't reach an agreement on how to fix the nation's financial crisis. Plus, John McCain says he's suspending his campaign so he can help the government fix Wall Street, and he is asking to delay the presidential debate scheduled for Friday night. And, the San Diego Convention Center will soon announce plans for expansion.

Scripps Doctor Examines the Genetics of Living Longer

Sept. 26
By Dwane Brown and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Genomic researchers in San Diego are looking to America's "healthy elderly" to help them unlock the genetic secrets of lifelong health.

Governor Veotes Bill that Would Crack Down on Lenders

Sept. 26
By Julie Small and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Governor Schwarzenegger signed six mortgage relief bills Thursday. The measures will help homeowners facing foreclosure, but as KPCC's Julie Small reports -- the governor vetoed one bill that would have cracked down on California lenders.

Choke / Interview with Writer-Director Clark Gregg

Sept. 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Victor Mancini has a lot on his mind.

Governor Cuts Ocean Testing Funds

Sept. 26
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego environmental groups are upset with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's line-item veto eliminating all state funding for beach water quality monitoring. KPBS Environmental Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Kubrador / The Bet Collector

Sept. 26
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Arnold Marquez runs the Philippine Cinema Showcase, and he says "the main goal is to exhibit films that both the San Diego's Filipino community and mainstream audiences can enjoy. To the extent non-Filipino audience members take advantage of this opportunity to discover a national cinema nearly unknown in the U.S., the Showcase will better acquaint them with the Philippines and lend them an appreciation of some recent, very interesting developments in that country's motion picture industry."

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Sept. 26
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting