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Stories for February 10, 2009

Report Says Mexico One of World's Deadliest Countries for Journalists

Feb. 10
By Amy Isackson

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists annual report, Mexico is one of the world's deadliest countries for reporters. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Computer Modeling Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons

Feb. 10
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

An aerospace engineer at U-C-S-D has come up with a set of computer modeling tools designed to help pediatric heart surgeons. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg explains.

Boxer Wants More Bucks for Building

Feb. 10
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California Senator Barbara Boxer says she supported the compromise vote in the Senate today on the stimulus package. But she plans to fight for more money for infrastructure to help put people back to work in California and San Diego. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Ban On Chemicals in Children's Toys

Feb. 10
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A federal ban on a chemical added to plastic products is now in effect. The chemical is used to soften toys and other products, but can also cause long-term health problems. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has more.

On-Campus Shooting Range Issue To Be Revisited

Feb. 10
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A group of San Diego teenagers is hopeful their efforts to dismantle San Diego Unified's Junior ROTC rifle program will be successful this year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

S.D. County Supervisors Vote to Eliminate 27 Positions

Feb. 10
By City News Service and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to eliminate 27 positions within San Diego County to help offset a $90 million decline in property and sales tax revenues.

Schwarzenegger: Layoffs Coming if No Budget Soon

Feb. 10
By Juliet Williams and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration warned Tuesday that it will begin proceedings to lay off thousands of state workers if the governor and legislative leaders do not reach a budget deal by Friday.

Drug Busts Target San Diego Military Housing

Feb. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The San Diego County district attorney office says 33 people have been arrested and charged with selling drugs at military housing.

Trailer Tuesday: Terminator Salvation

Feb. 10
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Finding the Perfect Valentine's Gift

Feb. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Valentine's Day is a time for showing your love to someone special. And it has also become a big holiday for indulging in chocolates and romantic dinners. We'll talk about interesting foods and desserts to share with a loved one on our monthly food segment.

What's the Secret to Great Storytelling?

Feb. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

What's the secret to good storytelling? Can anyone be trained to tell a story well? We'll talk with Jay Allison, the creator of the NPR series "This I Believe" about the art of citizen storytelling.

Which Cities Have Money in the Bank?

Feb. 10
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Cities all around San Diego County are scrambling to pay for services in the face of the current recession and the consequent decline in sales and property tax revenue. Some cities have been better than others at saving for a rainy day. Alison St John looked into 18 cities to find out how much money they have in the bank to tide them over.

Trailer Tuesday: Terminator Salvation

Feb. 10
By Beth Accomando

Since Christian Bale's been making news for his outburst on the set of Terminator Salvation , I thought I'd load up the trailer for the film so you could see what's going on in front of the cameras rather than just the sensationalism behind the scenes.

Vanishing Birds In California

Feb. 10
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

A new Audubon California study released Tuesday finds that the state will lose significant numbers of its native birds as climate change shrinks the range and habitat of more than 100 species. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce has details.