Stories for March 25, 2011
Many princes who were born to be kings have vowed to be true to their lady loves. However, in a thousand years of the British monarchy only one has dared to resign his crown for a woman's love. "Edward And Wallis, A Story Of Love And Destiny" is the real history of a man born to be king who refused to behave like one. Instead, he believed he could use the power and majesty of the throne to pursue his obsession with his twice-divorced American mistress, Wallis Simpson.
In conjunction with San Diego State University, the new program is designed to help improve justice south of the border.
Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. She was nicknamed “Queen Dolley,” and when she died in 1849 at the age of 81 - one of the last remaining members of the founding generation - Washington City honored her with the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen for a woman.
"Antiques Roadshow" rides into Dallas, Texas, where everything is larger than life, including a few examples from a collection of more than 600 antique American flags. Appraisers at the Dallas Convention Center flag down another jaw-dropping piece of artwork: an 1847 oil painting by noted 19th-century artist James Henry Beard, titled "The Illustrious Guest" - featuring the famous American statesman Henry Clay as a guest in a tavern - valued at $300,000 to $500,000.
Democratic Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg said he’s about ready to “pull the plug” and move forward with a floor vote on the remainder of Governor Brown’s budget package.
Cyntoia Brown was an average teenager in an American town. But a series of bad decisions led the 16-year-old into a situation that ended with her killing a man who had picked her up for sex. She was sentenced to life in a Tennessee prison, meaning in her case, she will serve a minimum of 51 years. This film challenges our assumptions about violence and explores how factors such as biology and family history can doom some young people from the start.
Twitter, not in existence just five years ago, was critical in getting information out from on the ground in Libya's bloody revolution.
Mounting pension costs could require the city of San Diego to cut funding for public safety and other services in coming years. There are two competing plans to reform the system and reign in the city’s retiree spending.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County fell to 10.1 percent in February, down from 10.4 percent in January, according to labor statistics released Friday.
A local water board voted unanimously Thursday to urge the state to restore the Salton Sea.
This week marks the one year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health-care reform law. We'll discuss the impact the law has had over the last year, and talk about why it remains controversial.
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi are continuing their assault against opposition groups, despite the increase in U.S. and allied airstrikes across the country. We discuss the U.S. strategy in Libya, and the costs associated with getting involved in another conflict in the Middle East.
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilmember Kevin Faulconer unveiled a proposed ballot measure this week that would make major changes to the city's pension system. We discuss key elements of the proposal, and discuss the impact it could have on city workers and the budget deficit.