Stories for August 20, 2010
A World War II-era dive bomber that rested for decades in Lower Otay Lake was lifted out of the water today, bringing a week-long recovery effort nearly to a close.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they want to triple enrollment in the SENTRI, or expedited crossing, program to make border crossings faster and safer. A new study shows enrollment in the pedestrian program is hampered by misinformation.
A proposed Sempra Energy wind farm project in Mexico near the U.S. Border has moved a step closer to reality. The wind farm would be built in Mexico, just south of Jacumba.
FRONTLINE investigative correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the shadowy world of international bribery in "Black Money." The story reveals how multi-national companies create slush funds, set up front companies and make secret payments, all to get billions in business. But these practices are facing a new international crackdown, led by prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice and allies abroad.
The jets take off, laden with ordnance, and return hours later, still carrying the same bombs. As the Nimitz crosses the equator, the entire ship takes part in the Crossing the Line Ceremony, an ancient maritime ritual. In the middle of flight operations, a storm arises in the South Indian Ocean. The deck pitches violently, turning the already dangerous task of landing on the carrier into a nail-biting, heart-pounding drama.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry peruse the world's largest collection of posters by French lithographer Jules Cheret, best known for his colorful advertisements for the Moulin Rouge. At the Midwest Airlines Center, appraisers get a kick out of the objects arrayed for their evaluation, including a ruby and diamond bracelet, purchased by the owner's great-grandmother - a German countess - from Austria's Empress Eugenie in the 1890s, with an auction estimate of $30,000 to $35,000.
An old man flags a cab and asks for a one-way ride to his death. The driver reluctantly agrees — but can he talk the man out of it? Ramin Bahrani ("Man Push Cart") mixes up a fascinating, timely story of the new American South in this award-winning drama that is testament to the depth of the human spirit and the power of free will.
United Way, the city and county of San Diego have teamed up on a new approach to the problem of homelessness that identifies the people on the streets who are most at risk, and gives them a safe place to live, with access to services but no rehab required. What costs are involved when people are left on the streets?
The Utility Consumer Action Network and the City of San Diego have each submitted protests to SDG&E proposed rate changes. We'll discuss details of the plan and what's in it for consumers.
The California Republican Convention revs up for the election. Convention workshops range from President Obama's foreign policy, to going after big labor, to reversing the health care legislation and San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio will lead a workshop on the pension tsunami. Do these signal what the fall campaigns will be about?
It was standing room only at a Solana Beach church Thursday. A town hall meeting was held to explain the possible impacts of an expansion to Interstate 5 in the North County.
In San Diego, salaries in cities around the region don’t appear to be excessive, but they are the tip of the iceberg in terms of the city liabilities. Pension deficits have been in the headlines for years. Retiree health benefits are the other shoe waiting to drop.
San Diego County will hold free whooping cough vaccination clinics this weekend at six Northgate markets and at the San Ysidro Port of Entry trolley stop. It's a special effort designed to protect Latinos from the disease, which is now an epidemic in California.