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Stories for August 27, 2010

New Report Says Consumer Data Breaches Rampant

Aug. 27
By Kenny Goldberg

The San Diego-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse says there have been more than half a billion data breaches in the United States since 2005.

Update On Pendleton-Based Marines in Afghanistan

Aug. 27
San Diego Week
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We'll hear an update on Camp Pendleton-based Marines in Afghanistan from Tony Perry, San Diego bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, who just returned from the Helmand Province.

CAL FIRE Discusses Wildfire Preparedness

Aug. 27
San Diego Week
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We'll hear from CAL FIRE's Captain Mike Mohler about the status of the wildfires burning around the county and what San Diego County residents can do to prepare their property for fire and themselves for evacuation.

San Diego Biotechs Impacted By Stem Cell Ruling

Aug. 27
San Diego Week
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We'll find out how a court ruling on federally funded stem cell research will impact the local biotech industry.

SD Somali Leader Reacts To Terrorist Attack In Somalia

Aug. 27
San Diego Week
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KPBS reporter Amita Sharma gets reaction to the deadly terrorist bombing in Somalia from a local Somali leader she asks what the community is doing to prevent local youth from being recruited by terrorist groups.

Fire Reported North Of Grossmont College

Aug. 27
By KPBS News

A brush fire broke out today on a hilltop just north of Grossmont College, a Heartland fire dispatcher said. The blaze began about 11 a.m. north of Grossmont College Drive and west of state Route 125, the dispatcher said.

Camp Victory, Afghanistan

Aug. 27
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Using nearly 300 hours of verité footage shot between 2005 and 2008, "Camp Victory, Afghanistan," directed by Carol Dysinger, is the first film to examine the reality of building a functioning Afghan military—the initial critical step toward bringing stability and peace to Afghanistan.

History Detectives: WB Cartoons, Galvez Papers, Mussolini Dagger

Aug. 27
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America's top gumshoes are back to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. In this episode, the detectives explore a box of cartoon drawings and cels that tell an unexpected story about animation's early days. Why did a regional governor care enough about a slave to sign her emancipation papers? Did this dagger once belong to Benito Mussolini?

Antiques Roadshow: Milwaukee, Wis. - Hour Three

Aug. 27
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its visit to the Cream City - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - nicknamed for the locally manufactured, off-white bricks that mark the city's mid-19th-century architecture. A Persian rug the owner used to cover furniture in the rain; a stained glass figurine originally commissioned for the owner of horse racing legend Dan Patch; and two milestone game baseballs autographed by Milwaukee Braves legend Warren Spahn.

Hubert Keller: Secrets Of A Chef: Simply Shrimp

Aug. 27
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Chef Keller teaches shrimp basics by demonstrating a rub, a stock, a sauce, and a great technique for wrapping shrimp in zucchini. The second recipe is a refreshingly unique ceviche with a twist that includes both shrimp and salmon. Recipes: Zucchini Wrapped Barbecued Shrimp; Shrimp and Salmon Ceviche.

Local Marines Facing Tough Fight In Afghanistan

Aug. 27
Editors Roundtable

What are the biggest challenges facing Camp Pendleton-based Marines who are currently serving in Afghanistan? We discuss how the conflict in Afghanistan is different, and in some ways more challenging than the war in Iraq. Plus, we'll talk about what benchmarks need to be achieved before U.S. combat troops can withdraw from Afghanistan.

San Diego Photographer Shoots Madden NFL 11 Cover

Aug. 27
By Angela Carone
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San Diego photographer Tim Mantoani has photographed some of the world's most famous athletes. For the second year in a row, he shot the cover image for the popular Madden NFL video game featuring New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees.

"No On D" Supporters File Lawsuits

Aug. 27
Editors Roundtable

Opponents of Proposition D are hoping to prevent the sales tax/reform measure from appearing on the November ballot. We discuss why the "No on D" supporters are asking a judge to remove the ballot measure. We'll also talk about why advocates for Proposition D think it is crucial city voters pass the measure in November.

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series III: Counter Culture Blues

Aug. 27
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This episode is the season premiere of "Inspector Lewis: Series III." While on a routine disturbance call, Lewis is shocked to encounter a rock star he once idolized, who was believed to have died years ago. Could her sudden reappearance and attempt at a comeback album have any connection to the murder of a young orphan nearby? Joanna Lumley ("Absolutely Fabulous") guest stars as the sultry singer.

Hot Weather Tests Firefighting Resources

Aug. 27
Editors Roundtable

Local firefighters have been busy all week as the record-high temperatures and dry vegetation have caused numerous brush fires around the county. We discuss the improvements that have been made since the 2007 wildfires, and how our firefighting resources have been impacted by state and local budget cuts.

Whooping Cough Strain Changed Over Decades

Aug. 27
By Joanne Faryon

The whooping cough our parents -- or even grandparents -- were exposed to is probably not the same whooping cough now causing the worst epidemic in California in 50 years. The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed six of the seven cases it’s studied so far have been caused by a strain which produces more toxins.

One Marine's Struggle To Return To The Battlefield

Aug. 27
By Julien Pearce
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As President Obama prepares to address the nation next week on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the casualties continue to mount. Since the beginning of this year, 299 military service members have died in Afghanistan and 2,512 have suffered injuries. The Naval Medical Center in San Diego treats many of those injured.