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Stories for September 21, 2009

Checks Delayed For The New G.I. Bill

Sept. 21
By Alison St John

The new G.I. Bill promises veterans more generous education benefits than the previous one. But, because of last minute delays, neither students nor public universities have seen any money yet.

Some UCSD Faculty Might Walk Out

Sept. 21
By Ana Tintocalis

UC San Diego faculty members who are angry over student fee hikes might walk out of class this Thursday -- the first day of the fall quarter. They would be joining other University of California faculty across the state in taking the action.

New Rules Aimed At Giving HMO Members Better Access

Sept. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

California regulators say they're getting close to setting rules about how long-managed care patients have to wait to get doctor appointments. About 20 million Californians will be affected by the new regulations

S.D. GOP Wants Inquiry Into ACORN Voter Registration

Sept. 21
San Diego Week

San Diego County Republicans today are organizing a large turnout for Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting, in which a request will be made to audit voter registration cards submitted by ACORN, the nonprofit organization in trouble after controversial undercover videos were posted on the Internet.

Extreme Fire Danger This Week In San Diego

Sept. 21
By Ed Joyce
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The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of Southern California because of unseasonably hot and dry weather. The critical fire weather conditions are also a concern for the operator of the state's electricity grid.

Lorrie Moore, Netherland, Imperial And Other Books Besides The Lost Symbol!

Sept. 21
By Angela Carone
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It's all books, all the time, this week on Culture Lust! Check back all week for reviews and recommendations from Culture Lust contributors and a special These Days show on the topic. To get us started, here's what I've been reading lately.

What's For Dinner?

Sept. 21
By Joanne Faryon
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Envision San Diego is tracking down your dinner. We want to know what's on your plate, where it came from and how it got there.

Record Volunteer Turnout In San Diego For Coastal Cleanup

Sept. 21
By Ed Joyce

San Diego Coastkeeper and I Love a Clean San Diego report that San Diego County had a record number of 9,587 volunteers Saturday for the 25th annual California Coastal Cleanup.

Serving Up Authentic Thai Cuisine

Sept. 21
These Days
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We'll learn about Thai cooking and traditions with San Diego chef and author Su-Mei Yu.

Serving Up Sparkling Wine Cocktails

Sept. 21
These Days
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Champagne isn't just for special occasions anymore. Food and drink editor Maria Hunt talks about how to make sparkling wine cocktails for any occasion.

Top General Says More Troops Needed In Afghanistan

Sept. 21
Kevin Whitelaw, NPR
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More troops and resources are needed in Afghanistan to avoid failure, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, writes in a confidential report being reviewed by the Obama administration.

War Comes Home: Helping Vets Cope

Sept. 21
San Diego Week
These Days
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We take a look at specific challenges that war veterans face as they try and find normalcy after leaving Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Chargers Unable To Defeat Ravens

Sept. 21
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray, Nick Stoffel

The San Diego Chargers were dealt a defeat in last night's game against the Ravens. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.

S.D. Council To Consider Dredging At Children's Pool

Sept. 21
By Katie Orr

The San Diego City Council must decide what to do about the contaminated sand at Children’s Pool in La Jolla. On Tuesday the council will consider a $1 million dredging plan that’s meant to restore the beach for swimmers.

Many Iraq War Vets Suffer After Effects

Sept. 21
San Diego Week
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More than 250,000 veterans live in San Diego County. Many of them are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. KPBS reporter Alison St John spoke with Karen Scheonfeld Smith, chief counselor at the Veterans Center about the growing number of veterans coming to her with fresh, raw symptoms that affect their everyday lives.

A Different Mission In Afghanistan

Sept. 21
By Alison St John

San Diego National Guardsmen are part of a unit deploying to Afghanistan this week. Their mission is to develop agricultural businesses.

Pedestrian Bridge First Piece Of Border Remodel

Sept. 21
By Amy Isackson

The federal government could begin issuing construction contracts as soon as tomorrow for the massive San Ysidro border crossing remodel project. Government officials say the first contract that will go out is for a pedestrian bridge.