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Stories for September 25, 2009

Pandorum

Pandorum

Sept. 25
By Beth Accomando

It’s “Alien” meets “The Descent” in the new film “Pandorum” (opening September 25 throughout San Diego). It’s a case of been there, done that. But does “Pandorum” manage to do it better?

Camp Pendleton General Speaks Out On Guantanamo

Sept. 25
By Alison St John

The Marine commander assigned to set up Guantanamo Bay Detention Center says the United State “lost the moral high ground” with its brutal treatment of prisoners there.

Three Plans Released For South Coast Marine Protected Areas

Sept. 25
By Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Three proposals for a south coast network of marine protected areas was released Friday One area under consideration for protection is off San Diego's coast.

Health Providers Will Triage Patients Wanting Swine Flu Shots

Sept. 25
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County medical providers are telling people who are not at high risk to wait a while before they get their swine flu shot.

Appeals Court Rejects State's Move To Cut Doctors' Pay

Sept. 25
By Kenny Goldberg

A federal appeals court has rejected a move by the state of California to cut the rates Medi-Cal pays doctors by 10 percent. The legislature approved the Medi-Cal rate cuts last year.

Elation Leaving San Diego

Sept. 25
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

The only cruise ship to call San Diego home year round is pulling up anchor. The ship is moving to the south and taking millions of dollars with it.

Obama: Iran Must Open Secret Nuclear Facility

Obama: Iran Must Open Secret Nuclear Facility

Sept. 25
NPR

President Obama, backed by British and French leaders, demanded Friday that Iran open for inspection a previously secret uranium enrichment plant, warning Tehran that it would be "held accountable" if it continued to flout the rules of international conduct.

Paris

Paris

Sept. 25
By Beth Accomando

“Paris” (opening September 25 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinema) is not to be confused with “Paris, Je T’aime.” Although both look to the city of lights and love through a similar multi-character, multi-plot kaleidascope.

A Growing Population of San Diego Homeless: Female Veterans

Sept. 25
By Dwane Brown

There's an estimated 7,500 homeless people living on the streets in San Diego County. One out of four are veterans of the military. A growing number of those homeless veterans are women.

Marine Who Ran Gitmo: U.S. Lost 'Moral High Ground'

Marine Who Ran Gitmo: U.S. Lost 'Moral High Ground'

Sept. 25
By Aliston St John

The Marine Commander assigned to set up Guantanamo Bay Detention Center said the United States “lost the moral high ground” with its brutal treatment of prisoners there.

Small Businesses Struggling In Uptown, Other Areas Of County

Small Businesses Struggling In Uptown, Other Areas Of County

Sept. 25
By Hank Crook, Gloria Penner

It's a mixed bag for small businesses in San Diego. Some small businesses are opening up with renewed confidence that the economy will improve, while other longtime businesses are closing down for good. We'll learn how businesses in the Uptown area of San Diego are faring, and compare that to what's happening in other local neighborhoods.

Finding A Site For Winter Homeless Shelter In S.D.

Finding A Site For Winter Homeless Shelter In S.D.

Sept. 25
By Hank Crook, Gloria Penner

Mayor Jerry Sanders called on the eight San Diego City Council members to propose sites for a winter homeless shelter in their districts, but none of the council members complied. Why didn't the council members comply with the mayor's request?

ACORN Controversy Heats Up

ACORN Controversy Heats Up

Sept. 25
By Hank Crook, Gloria Penner

The national scandal involving ACORN, the community organizing group accused of giving advice to potential criminals, continued to heat up this week. Conservative lawmakers and pundits around the country are calling for ACORN's federal funding to be cut, and for an investigation into alleged irregularities on thousands of voter-registration cards submitted by the organization.

Many Homeless Veterans Are Women

Sept. 25
By Dwane Brown

There's an estimated 7,500 homeless people living on the streets in San Diego County. One out of four are veterans of the military. A growing number of those homeless veterans are women. Like many vets, one common problem is alcohol and drug abuse.

Walkouts, Teach-Ins Mark UCSD's First Week

Walkouts, Teach-Ins Mark UCSD's First Week

Sept. 25
By Ana Tintocalis

The fall quarter at UC San Diego begins with students scrambling to get to their classes. That's normal. But much of yesterday wasn't. Hundreds of students, professors and other employees marched along campus streets with signs and banners protesting the University of California Regents’ response to the system's money problems.

24 City

24 City

Sept. 25
By Beth Accomando

In these harsh economic times, Americans are getting used to factory closings. The new documentary "24 City" (opening September 25 at Reading Gaslamp Stadium 15) chronicles the closing of China's state-owned Factory 420 and examines its demise in the context of a half-century of communist rule. You can also listen to the discussion of the film on the KPBS Film Club of the Air.

S.D. Will Feel Impact Of SAIC Departure

Sept. 25
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

San Diego won’t lose too many local jobs when SAIC moves its headquarters to Virginia. But one local business analyst says the city will feel the impact in other ways.