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Stories for November 10, 2009

Peters' Coastal Commission Appointment In Jeopardy

Nov. 10
By Amita Sharma

The appointment of San Diego Port Commissioner Scott Peters as an alternate member on the California Coastal Commission is in jeopardy. State rules prohibit him from serving on both panels at the same time.

Choosing A High Speed Rail Route In San Diego

Nov. 10
By Katie Orr

If you want a say in where a high speed rail line would come through San Diego, you’d better speak up now. Planners are already beginning to look at routes.

SD County Reports 4 More Swine Flu Deaths

Nov. 10
By Ed Joyce

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency says four more county residents have died from the H1N1 flu.

San Diego Unsafe For Pedestrians

Nov. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report places San Diego on the list of the nation's 50 most dangerous areas to take a walk. Over the past 15 years, nearly two-thousand San Diegans have been killed while crossing a street or walking in their neighborhood.

The People V. Leo Frank

Nov. 10
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This program brings to vivid life one of the most fascinating criminal cases in American history: the 1913 murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a child laborer in an Atlanta pencil factory, and the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, the Jewish factory supervisor accused of her murder. The film illuminates the scandalous trial and its shocking aftermath with dramatic sequences created verbatim from transcripts, documents and letters. The cast is led by Will Janowitz (“The Sopranos”) and Seth Gilliam (“The Wire”).

Lars von Trier's "Antichrist": Misogny, Art, And A Possible Wink, Wink

Nov. 10
By Angela Carone
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Danish filmmaker, provocateur, and bad-boy Lars von Trier recently declared himself "the greatest filmmaker in the world." His latest and most controversial film to date, "Antichrist," is currently playing at Landmark's Ken Cinema. "Antichrist" is von Trier's take on the horror genre, and as is his practice, his female actress is put through the ringer.

UCSD Scientists Will Develop Mini-Robots To Explore Ocean

Nov. 10
By Ed Joyce

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been awarded nearly $1 million to develop new tools for ocean exploration.

Yo-Yo Dieting Can Make Make Food Addictive

Nov. 10
By Tom Fudge

Scientists at Scripps Research Institute say that periodic diets can cause people to react to certain foods as if they're addictive drugs.

Local Students Study Food

Nov. 10
By Joanne Faryon
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Taking a cue from "What the World Eats," a book written by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, students at High Tech High International have been investigating what San Diego eats.

Trailer Tuesday: Prince of Persia

Nov. 10
By Beth Accomando
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If anyone has been craving a dose of "Conan the Barbarian" then you might be interested in the new film adaptation of the video game "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (opening May 28, 2010) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

SD County Urges Undocumented Immigrants To Get H1N1 Vaccine

Nov. 10
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Undocumented immigrants aren't normally encouraged to access county health services. But local officials say it's a different story when it comes to preventing the spread of the H1N1 virus.

How Does Our Food System Contribute To Global Warming?

Nov. 10
These Days

How is our food and agriculture system contributing to global warming? What kind of changes need to be made in our food system to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions? We discuss the importance of sustainable food systems.

How Will House Health Care Bill Affect San Diego?

Nov. 10
These Days

How will the health care bill that passed in the House on Saturday affect San Diego's uninsured residents? What are the key differences between the House bill and legislation that's being proposed in the Senate? We speak to Gary Rotto, with the Council of Community Clinics, about the latest on national health care reform.

Will Tamiflu Shortage Drive U.S. To India's Version?

Nov. 10
NPR
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With demand for the swine flu vaccine outpacing supply, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is open to considering importing a generic flu drug from India. There's just one problem: Tamiflu, the brand-name drug, is still under U.S. patent.

Biologist Jeff Corwin Draws Attention To The Earth's Most Endangered Species

Nov. 10
These Days

Scientists estimate that more than half of all existing species on earth will be extinct well before the end of the 21st century. We speak to conservationist and TV host, Jeff Corwin, about his new book, 100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth's Most Endangered Species.

San Diego Landfill Makes Room For Food Waste Recycling

Nov. 10
These Days

San Diego just expanded its landfill in order to keep up with the growing demand of recycling food waste. We speak with a city official about the process of recycling food as well as two universities that are working to recycle their leftover food scraps.