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Stories for October 21, 2009

Three Grand Civic Projects With Room For The Homeless

Oct. 21
By Gloria Penner
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As I’m writing this, an online news item tells me that two meetings are about to take place in San Diego to discuss what might be in the city’s future. One deals with municipal bankruptcy. That’s not my subject today. The other envisions three new municipal developments – huge, luxurious, and paid for by public funds. That interests me since those are the same three proposals that could provide the answer to San Diego’s growing homeless problem.

Scientists Find A Way To Slow Lou Gehrig's Disease

Oct. 21
By Tom Fudge

San Diego researchers have found a way to slow the damage done by Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Will Iran Seal The Deal On Exporting Nuclear Fuel?

Oct. 21
Corey Flintoff, NPR
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Talks on Iran's nuclear program may have produced a deal that could ease Western fears that the Islamic Republic is out to create a nuclear bomb. The agreement could be the key to resolving the long-running dispute over Iran's nuclear program.

S.D. Fire Department Better Prepared Since Witch Creek Fire

Oct. 21
By Katie Orr
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City and fire department leaders are saying San Diego is better prepared than ever to fight large fires. Leaders reflected on changes to the fire department on the two year anniversary of the Witch Creek fire.

Federal Officials Warn People Not To Buy Guns For Someone Else

Oct. 21
By Amy Isackson

Federal firearms officials and a firearms trade association launched a campaign in San Diego Wednesday to remind people that buying a gun for someone else is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison.

S.D. Woman With Underlying Medical Conditions Dies Of Swine Flu

Oct. 21
City News Service

A 31-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions is the 25th person in San Diego County whose death has been linked to the swine flu pandemic, it was announced today.

KPBS Takes Top Honors at Press Club Awards

Oct. 21
Nancy Worlie

KPBS has been recognized for outstanding achievement in television, radio and Web content at the 36th Annual San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Mayor Sanders Urges Deep Mid-Year Cuts To S.D. Budget

Oct. 21
City News Service

Prompt action is needed to begin chipping away at San Diego's projected $179 million spending shortfall next fiscal year, Mayor Jerry Sanders told a City Council committee today before his staff announced plans for implementing what are expected to be deep mid-year budget cuts.

Brother Ali, Champion Of Difference, Plays Canes in Mission Beach

Oct. 21
By Kurt Kohnen
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Though Culture Lust contributor Kurt Kohnen has been listening to the music of hip-hop artist Brother Ali for years, the lyrics and music still resonate. Brother Ali has a new album called "Us" and he plays live at Canes in Mission Beach on Wednesday, October 21st.

It's Planting Time In The San Diego Garden

Oct. 21
These Days
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It's the beginning of the planting season in California so we'll talk with garden expert Nan Sterman about what to do in your garden for the winter.

Budget Cuts Force SDSU Admission Policy Changes

Oct. 21
These Days
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In response to state budget cuts to higher education, SDSU is changing its admission policy. We'll talk with SDSU President Stephen Weber about those changes.

Political Analysis: Housing The Homeless In San Diego

Oct. 21
These Days
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Possible locations for a permanent homeless shelter are working their way through San Diego city government. KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner has a few suggestions to add to the mix.

Public Option Short On Democrat Votes In Senate

Oct. 21
David Welna, NPR
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Most polls show a majority of Americans want health care overhaul to include a public option, or government insurance program that competes with private insurers.