Stories for October 21, 2010
Sherlock Holmes stalks again in a thrilling contemporary version of the Victorian-era whodunits, starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("Atonement," "The Last Enemy") as the go-to consulting detective in 21st-century London, with Martin Freeman ("The Office" UK, "Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy") as his loyal friend, Dr. John Watson, and Rupert Graves ("God on Trial", "The Forsyte Saga") as the long-suffering Inspector Lestrade. In this episode, when what appear to be serial suicide cases surface in London, a desperate Detective Inspector Lestrade reluctantly consults the freakish Sherlock.
I spoke to lots of people about health care reform when I was a reporter covering the health beat. And one thing a lot of people told me was the health reform plan, signed by Obama this year, was health insurance reform. It was not a reform that went to the heart of escalating health care costs.
It’s not uncommon or illegal for doctors to accept money from drug companies. But is it ethical? And, do you as a patient want to know about it?
Below majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain lies a gem of a town called Lijiang. Martin explores the town on foot and samples some of the local peoples' best breakfast dishes in the great outdoors. Next he meets Mr. Li, the curator of the local museum, who is an expert on the Dongba civilization. Wishing to experience local customs, Martin accepts an invitation to attend a wake honoring Mr. Li's departed mother.
In "A Murder Of Crows," NATURE reveals new research that has shown that they are among the most intelligent animals on the planet. They use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, and recognize 250 distinct calls. One particular talent they have been discovered to possess is the ability to recognize individual human faces and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later – a trick that might make even Hitchcock shiver with fright.
Throwing together browned ground beef, onions, garlic and canned tomatoes for a quick half-hour simmer produces lackluster flavor and meat with the texture of a rubber band. Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a weeknight meat sauce that tastes like it's been simmering all day. Creamy tomato sauce sounds easy, but getting the right balance and tomato flavor can prove challenging. Bridget Lancaster uncovers the key steps to making a smooth, full-flavored sauce in which the tomatoes and cream complement each other.
"Keyboard Conversations" presents some of the most familiar and beloved melodies of all time, tunes we know and love, along with the interesting and touching human stories behind them. World famous concert pianist, Jeffrey Siegel, particularly celebrated for his concerts with commentary, engagingly discusses musical gems in an inviting manner and then performs these pieces for all to enjoy.
Most women have probably thought at one point in their lives, wouldn't things be easier as a man? Filmmaker Helie Lee decides to find out in her new documentary "Macho Like Me" screening at this year's San Diego Asian Film Festival. We'll also talk with festival organizers and some student filmmakers.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors started hearings on Wednesday on an update of its General Plan. The plan features new growth curbs and policies for the unincorporated areas of the county, including zoning and density policies. The last time the General Plan was updated for rural areas was 30 years ago. The issues raised by the plan are so controversial that the vote was tabled until November.
How will Bank of America's nationwide moratorium on foreclosures impact the local housing market? What have we learned from the investigations into how lenders processed thousands of foreclosures over the last year? We speak to U-T business columnist Dean Calbreath and the CEO of San Diego REO Specialists, Kristian Peter.
October is Domestic Violence Month. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis highlighted the problem this week. But she did so amid mounting questions about why her office didn't press charges against a man suspected of murdering the wife he had previously brutalized. The victim tapped into the very resources Dumanis touted.