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Stories for October 29, 2010

Film Club: 'Jackass 3D' and Halloween Picks

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Listen to the KPBS Film Club of the Air discussion about "Jackass 3D" and let me explain why I didn't partake.

Possible Suspect's Family Remembers Him As a Different Man

Oct. 29
By Kyla Calvert
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Holim Lee’s family identified him as one of two people found dead in a Skyline apartment yesterday morning after an eight-hour standoff with local and federal law enforcement. San Diego Police Officer Christopher Wilson was fatally shot as officers first entered the apartment. Lee may have been the shooter. His brother Hojin, however, remembers him as a generous caretaker who was proud to serve his county in the Coast Guard.

Insight: Healing A Canine Cop

Oct. 29
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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A shootout in San Diego’s Skyline neighborhood this week left three people dead, including police officer Christopher Wilson. But one member of the San Diego PD survived being shot. That was Monty, a Belgian Malinois who took a bullet in the muzzle.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: We Shall Remain: Trail Of Tears

Oct. 29
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"We Shall Remain" is a groundbreaking mini-series that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. The Cherokee would call it Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu, “The Trail Where They Cried.” On May 26, 1838, federal troops forced thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the Southeastern United States, driving them toward Indian Territory in Eastern Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way.

Film Club: 'Hereafter'

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando

Listen to the critics discuss the new Clint Eastwood film "Hereafter."

Hueso Separates Himself From Questionable Donation

Oct. 29
By Katie Orr

A San Diego city council candidate is speaking out about a questionable campaign donation made by his brother.

Antiques Roadshow: Politically Collect

Oct. 29
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW throws its hat in the ring with this special edition, a salute to the presidential election and the keepsakes of political battles long past. Highlights include an extensive collection of campaign buttons; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election, appealing its decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; and signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,0000.

SD Mourns Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty

Oct. 29
San Diego Week
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San Diego police are mourning the first shooting death of an officer in nearly 20 years. It happened early Thursday morning at an apartment complex southeast of downtown. Veteran police officer Christopher Wilson died hours after the confrontation. The police chief says his family was able to spend some precious moments with him at the hospital before he died. KPBS metro reporter Katie Orr gives us some details on the incident.

What Is The Economic Philosophy Behind Increasing A City Sales Tax?

Oct. 29
San Diego Week
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Outside of the political debate, there are some people who oppose or support Proposition D purely on economic grounds. For some insight into how a bump in San Diego's sales tax may affect our city's economy. KPBS metro reporter Katie Orr speaks to Alan Gin, professor of economics at the University of San Diego, and author of USD's Index of Leading Economic Indicators.

More Revealed About Sex Abuse By San Diego Catholic Priests

Oct. 29
San Diego Week
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Child molestation is a horrific crime but when the offender is a trusted authority figure like a priest it's nearly incomprehensible. Here in San Diego, a group of abuse victims has been engaged in a decade-long court battle with the Roman Catholic Diocese. Thousands of pages from personnel files of accused priests were released to the public last weekend. KPBS senior editor Mark Sauer explains the significance of these documents.

Analysis Of Supervisors Races And Prop. A

Oct. 29
San Diego Week
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It's been 12 years since a San Diego county supervisor has faced a run off election. We'll discuss why challenges to incumbent Supervisors Horn and Roberts were strong enough to get past the primaries. What are the issues in these races that will motivate voters to go to the polls? Also, how will that that economic news just days before election affect the vote on Proposition A, the ballot measure to ban project labor agreements?

Crime Rates Increase At SD Schools

Oct. 29
San Diego Week
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How have school budget cuts affected the number of police officers on campus in recent years? What provisions exist in Proposition J, the parcel tax ballot measure, to pay for public safety in city schools? We'll talk to KPBS education reporter Ana Tintocalis about crime on campus and find out whether there's a connection between the timing this news and the upcoming election.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Art And Copy

Oct. 29
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Meet the real Mad Men (and women) in “Art & Copy,” a stylish glimpse at the people behind the curtain of modern consumer culture. You may thank (or curse) the artists in the film for such familiarly evocative slogans as “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?” “Got Milk?” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents.

Halloween Round-up: Tips, Costume Pics, Spooky Audio And Video

Oct. 29
By Angela Carone
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Halloween is this weekend and if you're like me, you'll be scrambling for a last minute costume. Some final pics from San Diegans proud of their costumes and some overall Halloween goodies.

Obama: Packages Appeared To Have Explosives

Oct. 29
Dina Temple-Raston, NPR
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President Obama said Friday that two suspicious U.S.-bound packages sent from Yemen and intercepted in Dubai and Britain's East Midlands airport apparently contained explosive material, posing a "credible terrorist threat against our country."

Everyday Food: Meat And Potatoes

Oct. 29
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Everyone has a soft spot for meat and potatoes. On today's "Everyday Food," the cooks create a wide range of recipes for this timeless American comfort food. Sarah starts off with lamb shanks and potatoes, using a slow cooker to create tender, flavorful lamb and creamy potatoes. Today's "Have You Tried?" ingredient is flour tortillas. Lucinda uses this Mexican staple to create spicy beef and potato burritos. Emma's "Cooking for One" preparation is steak with bell pepper sauce, served with garlic mashed potatoes. Margot prepares prosciutto-wrapped pork chops with pan-roasted rosemary potatoes.

Weekend Closure For Three Trolley Stations

Oct. 29
City News Service

Three San Diego Trolley stations in the South Bay will be closed for the weekend as part of a project to overhaul the Blue Line, according to the Metropolitan Transit System.

Culture Lust Weekend: The Crucible, Genius of Soul, Halloween Parties

Oct. 29
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn
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In addition to lusting on culture this week, we're creeping on it. We've got parties for the costumed among us and art events for more formal wear. Check out what Culture Lust thinks you should pay attention to this weekend.

Senior Center In Chula Vista Faces Closure

Oct. 29
By Ciarra Briesch
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The Norman Park Senior Center in Chula Vista might face closure if the city can't reconcile the $12.5 million budget deficit. Seniors gathered at the center Thursday to protest the possible closure.

Police Arrest Man In Conjunction With Fallbrook Shooting

Oct. 29
City News Service

A 21-year-old man was behind bars today for allegedly firing a handgun at men doing road work near Fallbrook.

State Races: Brown vs. Whitman, Propositions 22, 25, 26

Oct. 29
Editors Roundtable

How will voters respond to the heated gubernatorial race between Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown? What impact could Propositions 22, 25 and 26 have on the structure of state government? We discuss how the upcoming election could change California.

County Races: Proposition A, County Districts 4 & 5

Oct. 29
Editors Roundtable

Will voters support a proposal to ban project labor agreements in the county? Are incumbent candidates Ron Roberts and Bill Horn facing tough competition for their seats on the Board of Supervisors? We talk about how county government could change based on the results of those races.

City Races: Proposition D, Council Districts 6 & 8

Oct. 29
Editors Roundtable

What factors will San Diegans weigh as they decide how to vote on Proposition D? How could the races in Districts 6 and 8 change the political makeup of the city council? We discuss the big races taking place in the City of San Diego.

Fiorina Back On Campaign Trail

Oct. 29
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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After two days in the hospital, Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is on the campaign trail once again and says she feels “fantastic.” A new Field Poll shows she has some ground to make up before Tuesday.

Through The Eyes Of A Gang Member

Oct. 29
By Ana Tintocalis
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Kids may dream of becoming an astronaut, teacher or artist when they grow up. But those dreams are shattered for those caught up in gangs. Research shows kids typically join gangs when they're just 13 years old. Experts say following family members into gangs is common.

Escondido Considers $50 million Minor League Ballpark

Oct. 29
By Alison St John

The North County city of Escondido is on the verge of taking one of the biggest gambles in its history. The city council will soon decide whether to spend $50 million to build a new Minor League ballpark.

San Diego County Supervisors Challenged

Oct. 29
By Alison St John
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Two of the most significant races on the ballot next week are for seats on San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors. The challengers are trying to unseat two long-time incumbents.