Stories for November 2, 2009
A military investigation is underway in San Diego to determine what caused a Coast Guard aircraft and a Marine Corps helicopter to collide 50 miles off the coast last week.
San Diego’s city attorney, Jan Goldsmith, said the city has defeated one of several lawsuits seeking higher pension payments for employees.
During a chance encounter with a fellow passenger on a train, Miss Marple hears about a string of murders in a peaceful village town. When she learns that the passenger is involved in a tragic accident before making her report to the police, Miss Marple decides to investigate further to track down the killer, unearthing secrets about the village and its inhabitants.
With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications -- some starting as young as two years old -- FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness in a child? Is medication really the answer? As the debate grows more fierce, FRONTLINE confronts psychiatrists, researchers and big pharma about the risks and benefits of prescription drugs for troubled children.
Legislation designed to provide long-term solutions to California's water challenges is scheduled to go before both houses of the Legislature on Monday, although the prospects for passage remain uncertain. Republican and Democratic lawmakers have introduced competing bills that have similar outlines but differ on key points.
Your San Diego Chargers now have a winning record. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris. Jay, the San Diego Chargers have beaten the Oakland Raiders now 13 straight times. Is this really a rivalry anymore?
Herbert Lawrence Block, commonly known as Herblock, received the Pulitzer Prize four times during his 70 year career as a political cartoonist. We speak to Harry Katz about the new book HERBLOCK: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist. We discuss what made Block's cartoons unique, and the influence he had on politics in Washington, D.C.
Why is the game of baseball is often referred to as "America's national past time"? We speak to baseball historian Harry Katz about his new book, Baseball Americana, which chronicles the early days of baseball in the late 18th century up to the current game that's played today.
Some of the smartest people in the fields of health care and medicine were in San Diego last week to participate in the TEDMED conference held at the Hotel Del Coronado. We speak to the president of TedMed, and one of the local conference participants, about the goals of the conference, and the innovative ideas that were discussed.
San Diego's oranges are considered some of the tastiest in the world but few San Diegans are eating them. We'll tell you why.
Under a new anti-fraud law thousands of disabled and elderly Californians could have trouble getting home care services. Starting this all new service providers have to get criminal background checks.
Afghanistan's election commission has canceled Saturday's presidential runoff and proclaimed President Hamid Karzai victor of the war-ravaged nation's tumultuous ballot. Independent Election Commission chairman Azizullah Lodin announced Karzai as the victor during a news conference in Kabul on Monday.
Oranges grown in San Diego County are considered some of the tastiest in the world. They’re sweet, with a hint of acid. But few San Diegans are eating them.
There’s a new park in the works for downtown San Diego and the Port wants some planning help from the public. A meeting will be held tonight to discuss the latest design.
San Diego County education officials say H1N1 school clinics might open sooner than later. That's because the county received an unexpected shipment of the swine flu vaccinations last week.