Stories for February 16, 2011
Broken Tail was the most charismatic tiger cub ever seen in Ranthambore, one of India’s best protected tiger reserves. But suddenly and without warning, Broken Tail abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run moving through farmland and scrub until he was killed by a train nearly 200 miles from its home. To track Broken Tail’s incredible journey, Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson and his soundman Salim retrace the tiger’s path and piece together the cub’s last days — and through his story reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India.
A federal appeals court vacated a court order based on the Endangered Species Act that banned some development in San Diego since 2006, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announced today.
FRONTLINE goes inside the youth movement that ignited the uprising. We follow the "April 6th" group, which two years ago began making a bold use of the Internet for their underground resistance — tactics that led to jail and torture for many of their leaders. Now, starting with the "Day of Rage," we witness those same leaders plot strategy and head into "Liberation Square" to try to bring down President Mubarak.
Credentialed teachers of kindergarten through 12th grade classes at Southern California schools are eligible for passes for one year of free admission to SeaWorld San Diego, the theme park announced today.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed and another wounded while driving through northern Mexico Tuesday, in a rare attack on American officials in this country which is fighting powerful drug cartels.
They're one of the most famous air squadrons in the world -- serving as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors not only for our Navy, but for our country. The Blue Angels, first formed in 1946, have been demonstrating their flying skills and maneuvers to literally millions of spectators each year. Host Huell Howser accepts an invitation to spend a couple of days with the Blue Angels and ends up not only watching them train, but actually gets to go up with them in an F/A18 Hornet for the ride of a lifetime.
We talk to memoirist and raconteur, Mary Karr, author of "The Liar's Club."
People who work to raise awareness about domestic violence are sounding the alarm in San Diego this year. They point out that the old year closed and the new one began with headlines about murders and murder-suicides. The San Diego Domestic Violence Council is holding a meeting this morning to highlight these recent incidents and share the stories of those affected by domestic violence.
Chris Hillman has been writing songs most of his life. He is a founding member of the 60s rock band The Byrds, and played with The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Desert Rose Band. Hillman grew up in San Diego and is leading a songwriting workshop at Point Loma Nazarene University. We'll talk with Hillman about what makes a good song.