Stories for April 29, 2011
A change of heart by city leaders could result in millions of federal dollars for San Diego.
Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago for a look at the eccentric pottery of George Ohr, overlooked in his lifetime during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, but now the celebrated centerpiece of Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Highlights include a circa 1950 Walter Anderson linocut; an 1899 “Buffalo Bill” poster; and a 1928 Art Deco, bronze sculpture of dancers from the Russian Ballet, created by Romanian artist Demeter Chiparus and valued at $100,000 to $150,000.
Benjamin Arellano-Felix, one of the most wanted and brutal drug cartel bosses, was extradited to the United States from Mexico today to face charges in San Diego.
A lively heroine arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner. Anna Maxwell Martin (“Bleak House”) stars in this three-part miniseries based on the beloved 1936 novel by Winifred Holtby, adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (“Little Dorrit,” “Pride and Prejudice”). Also starring are David Morrissey ( “Sense and Sensibility”) as the enigmatic gentleman farmer who crosses swords with the new headmistress before falling in love with her, and Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey”) as a progressive town councilwoman.
This film investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers engage in audacious experiments to shore up their numbers. Each of our efforts to save salmon has involved replacing their natural cycle of reproduction and death with a radically manipulated life history. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks and farmed in pens. The film explores possible paths to salmon recovery.
The city of San Diego might be able to lower its $1.36 billion deficit for retiree health thanks to a judge's ruling that the benefit was optional and not vested, the City Attorney's Office announced today.
Is San Diego's economy recovering or heading into a double-dip recession? We look into that question as well as the status of home prices.
It’s a legal requirement in the United States for young men to register with the Selective Service System when they turn 18, even though there hasn’t been a draft in this country since the Vietnam War era. The Army Times reports Republican Congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado is asking the House Armed Services Committee to shut the agency down.