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Stories for January 6, 2009

Off the Air

Jan. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

Full Focus is no longer on the air. The show's archives will continue to be available on this Web site.

Trailer Tuesday: Underworld-Rise of the Lycans

Jan. 6
By Beth Accomando

Vampires have been having a good run with "Let the Right One In" winning over critics and "Twilight" scoring well at the box office. Now the werewolves rear their furry heads to challenge the vampire dominance. "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" is the second sequel to "Underworld," which was a kind of Romeo and Juliet of the mythical beast crowd. Kate Beckinsale is gone, I guess she's gotten too good for black leather bodices, but Rhona ("Doomsday") Mitra looks almost just like her but playing the new character of Sonja.

Post Holiday Round-Up: Lumps of Coal

Jan. 6
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Amazingly the film spends hardly any time on Marley as a puppy (you'd think they'd want to milk these adorable months of a dog's life), and focuses mainly on the adult dog eating everything in sight. We don't really see (except in one scene after a family tragedy) how the dog manages to endear himself to the family. Only at the end, in a schmaltzy, tear-jerking finale does John reveal how important the dog was to the family. I wanted more puppy love!

New Hospital Offers Unique Experience

Jan. 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

San Diego's newest and most modern hospital is being unveiled to the public this week. The new Sharp Memorial Hospital features private patient rooms with amenities usually found in higher-priced hotels. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has more.

San Diego Lawmakers Sound Off on U.S. Role in Gaza War

Jan. 6
By Tanya Snyder and KPBS Public Broadcasting

As the war in Gaza rages on, San Diego area lawmakers sound off about what the U.S. role should be in bringing peace to the region. Tanya Snyder reports.

Officials Say Switch to Digital TV a Safety Issue

Jan. 6
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting

The nationwide switch to digital TV is about six weeks away. San Diego officials want residents to be aware of the safety implications if they’re not ready for the change. KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains.

Good Reads: Away, Will Oldham, Snark, and Annie Leibovitz

Jan. 6
By Angela Carone and Culture Lust by Angela Carone
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I'm anxious to share what I've been reading with you, especially a lovely book I devoured on the plane during my trip back east. It's called

New Laws in '09 To Know About

Jan. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

The beginning of the year is a time for many new laws to go into effect. Legal Analyst Dan Eaton will talk about several new laws, including a ban on cell phone texting while driving and nutritional information for restaurants.

Should Medicine Be Blind to Ethnic Differences?

Jan. 6
KPBS Public Broadcasting

How do cultural and ethnic differences create disparities in the treatment and delivery of medicine? As part of our monthly series on ethics and science, we'll explore the complexities of race and culture in the practice of medicine.

No Term Limits for San Diego County Supervisors

Jan. 6
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Three of San Diego County’s five member Board of Supervisors were sworn in again today. There are no term limits for County Supervisors, and all of them have been on the board for more than 12 years. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Jan. 6
By Acarone and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Big Plans To Restore San Diego Bay

Jan. 6
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Two federal agencies have given the Port of San Diego $2 million in grants for wetlands restoration projects in San Diego Bay. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

State Attorney Blasted for Challenging Prop 8

Jan. 6
By Erik Anderson and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Supporters of California's voter approved ban on same sex marriages are blasting the state's attorney general for his decision to challenge Proposition Eight. KPBS Reporter Erik Anderson has details.

News Session, Same Story for State Lawmakers

Jan. 6
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting

California lawmakers returned to the state Capitol for the new session...without a budget. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

State Republicans Hope to Return to Negotiating Table

Jan. 6
By California Capitol Network and KPBS Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers returned to the state Capitol for their new session. Overshadowing everything is California's budget crisis.

SIDS: A Parent's Worst Nightmare

Jan. 6
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting

It's every parent's worst nightmare. All of a sudden, their seemingly healthy baby dies.Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, claimed 31 babies in San Diego County in 2007.It's the leading cause of death for children under one year of age. The exact cause of SIDS remains a mystery.KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.