Stories for July 2, 2010
Scientists are concerned the Easter Day magnitude 7.2 earthquake has put more pressure on two Southern California faults.
In 1950, Russian and American fighters clashed over Korea in the fastest dogfights ever seen. This was the world’s first jet war, pitting the two most advanced planes of their day, the American F-86 Sabre and the Soviet MiG-15, in furious air battles that pushed their pilots’ skills to the limit. In “MiG Alley,” NOVA follows the poignant and sometimes harrowing efforts of family members to trace what happened to pilots who went missing more than a half-century ago.
A collector thinks he may have a clip of the first talking picture. "History Detectives" host Gwen Wright tracks down the origin of the “Lauste Film Clip.” Wes Cowan explores Gold Rush territory in search of the facts behind “Baker’s Gold” — sketches of five- and eight-pound gold nuggets. Then, a Cape Cod beachcomber stumbles across a rope of twisted cables. Did he find a section of the first “Transatlantic Cable”? Tukufu Zuberi is on the case.
Local schools have been hit hard by the state budget crisis, and the nation's economic downturn. We discuss how the San Diego Unified School District cut its budget by $100 million, and why four other local districts are worried they might not be able to pay their bills for the next two years.
In Salt Lake City, Utah, "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark Walberg takes the plunge down Olympic Park's bobsled run to get in the zone for a look at Olympics collectibles with appraiser Philip Weiss. At the Salt Palace Convention Center, "Roadshow" experts favorably judge such outstanding finds as a mid-19th-century archive of materials documenting the career of Philip Margetts, considered the first prominent Mormon actor, brought in by his great-granddaughter and valued at $100,000 to $150,000.
Courts and all San Diego city, county and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. Libraries and recreation centers in San Diego will be closed, but pools will be open.
Law enforcement around San Diego County will be out in full force this Fourth of July weekend, hoping to curb drunken drivers.
The USD Index of Leading Economic Indicators has showed signs of improvement for 14 consecutive months, but there are still areas of concern in the local economy. We discuss the positive and the negative economic indicators, and the predictions for the next year.
Will Chelsea's Law help to protect society from sex offenders, or will it make the state's prisons more overcrowded? We discuss the latest changes to the proposed law, and the long-term affects it could have on California.
Okay I prematurely posted this last week when I thought the film was opening so here it is again and it really is opening! I am not a fan of romantic movies but "I Am Love" (opening July 2 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) dives into its romance with such reckless abandon and such an over the top affection for cinema that I could not resist. You can read my review and/or listen to our Film Club Discussion.