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Stories for March 20, 2009

Duplicity

March 20
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Zia: The Born-Again Pizza Experience

March 20
By Andy Trimlett and KPBS Comic-Con News
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Zia Gourmet Pizza has ruined pizza for me. & Sure, I can still enjoy a pepperoni pizza, but it has lost the magic that it possessed before I discovered pizza covered in rosemary potatoes and cream cheese, spinach and yogurt. & Now, before you descry this shocking transmogrification of pizza as blasphemy (and by the way, Zia is worlds away from CPK & ndash; the whole wheat crust is sheer genius), I ask you to simply walk through the doors of this humble Normal Heights establishment and lay down a few bucks for a slice. &

SD Mayor Will Not Dismantle Redevelopment Agencies

March 20
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Two of San Diego’s troubled redevelopment organizations would keep their independence under a new plan being recommended by Mayor Jerry Sanders. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

SD Water Rationing Plan Calls for 20% Reduction

March 20
By Katie Orr and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego residents could see their water supply cut 20 percent if the Mayor’s new rationing plan is implemented. KPBS reporter Katie Orr has details.

Economy Taking Toll on San Diegans

March 20
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña says the economy dominated an open house she held last night. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce tells why the legislator is now changing plans for a town hall in May.

Scientists Grapple with Unexpected Riches

March 20
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Researchers at San Diego universities are struggling to deal with unexpected riches as new grant money comes available from the federal stimulus package. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more.

U-T Sale, Iraq War Anniversary, Internet Scams

March 20
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Newspapers all over the nation are dealing with financial problems that are forcing some to shut down their print operations. Despite the bad news about the newspaper industry, Beverly Hills firm Platinum Equity agreed to buy the Union-Tribune earlier this week. Plus, six years ago this week, the United States launched its invasion of Iraq. And, anyone who's looked at their e-mail inbox lately knows the number of scams on the internet is growing faster than our spam filters can keep up with.

Head of National Guard Says Moral Still Up After Six Years in Iraq

March 20
By Steve Shadley and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The head of the California Guard just returned from Iraq and he says morale is "good" among local troops. Steve Shadley reports.

It's officially Spring, but Cold, Wet Weather on the Way

March 20
By City News Service and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A brief return to wet, colder winter weather is in store for San Diego County this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

SDSU Looks at Baby Boomer Generation

March 20
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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In San Diego one-third of the population falls within the age range of 45 to 65 that defines the boomer generation. Joining us on Morning Edition to talk about the San Diego State University titled "The Baby Boomer Lecture Series" is Doctor Steven Barnes.

The Great Buck Howard

March 20
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Hospitals Try to Get the Upper Hand on Infections

March 20
By Kenny Goldberg and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Imagine being in a hospital for an operation, and becoming infected with potently deadly bacteria. It happens more often that you might imagine. In fact, one out of every 20 hospital patients contracts an infection. Hospitals are taking a variety of measures to reduce these incidents. But it's a constant battle. KPBS Health Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.