Stories for July 14, 2011
The San Diego Padres are the first professional sports team to sign a contract promoting safe team environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student athletes.
The regional board tasked with promoting driver safety declined to help fund a new emergency-alert system for San Diego's fire department.
The tuition squeeze continues for public-university students across the state. University of California students will pay more than $12,000 in tuition for the coming year.
What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters, and run-of-the-mill kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not, on "Zen," a trio of spellbinding cases based on the bestselling novels by Michael Dibdin. In the first episode, a killer is on a vendetta-fuelled rampage against those who wrongly imprisoned him, including a cop who had almost nothing to do with it: Zen. But Zen is too busy dealing with another crime—a politically-charged murder—to notice that he’s on the psychopath’s hit list.
This documentary profiles former First Lady Betty Ford, her time in the White House, her advocacy for equal rights and the substance addiction that led to the founding of the Betty Ford Center in California. The program draws from an interview with Mrs. Ford, then 84, conducted in 2002 by historian Michael Beschloss.
Holly Tucker never met a stranger… even as she’s trekked the globe as a travel agent. Holly is one of Season Three’s most effervescent inventors. She brings her enthusiasm and winning smile to the casting call and wows our judges with her shoe skirt, a unique concept in “out of the way and out of the box” shoe storage. After our industrial design team reviews her idea and expands on the concept, it’s off to test the product for Direct Response Television (DRTV). Will the shoe skirt twirl with audiences? Only time will tell.
In this episode, inventor Phil Avery had a storage problem in his kitchen and seeing how Phil loves to bake, he came up with a unique idea – a variety of folding baking pans and a great case in which to store them. This soft-spoken, die-hard Red Sox fan from Pennsylvania is really onto something… so much so that one of the nation’s leading bakeware companies is interested. So preheat the oven ‘cause in this episode, the foldable baking pan may become the hottest thing or just cool off in the highly competitive kitchen accessories industry.
As the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell continues to make its way through the Pentagon, some San Diego servicemembers aren't waiting -- they'll be openly marching in Saturday's annual Gay Pride Parade.