Stories for May 5, 2011
Anwar Al-Awlaki has acted independently of Osama bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders.
A lively heroine arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner. In this episode, at risk of losing his estate to pay family medical bills, Robert Carne (David Morrissey) travels to Manchester seeking work. There, he chances to meet Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin), and they have a drink together. Penelope Wilton also stars.
A San Diego State University professor says the federal government faces a showdown over the debt ceiling later this summer. Some say $14.3 trillion in annual borrowing may not be enough.
The Sweetwater Union High School District Board of Trustees voted today to prohibit sports teams, student organizations or other district groups from charging fees to student participants.
Get up close and personal with North American bears in NATURE's three-part special "Bears of the Last Frontier." Bear biologist Chris Morgan sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of Alaskan wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. He experiences close encounters with bears, observing brutal battles among males during mating season as well as tender moments between a grizzly mom and her cubs.
The state Assembly has approved a bill that would allow college students who are illegal immigrants to apply for private scholarships.
Anne Shirley arrives at the Cuthbert’s farm on Prince Edward Island, called “Green Gables.” She is a precocious, romantic child, desperate to be loved and highly sensitive about her red hair and homely looks. In her own unique headstrong manner, Anne manages to insult the town matriarch, Rachel Lynde (Patricia Hamilton) in a dispute over her looks; smashes her slate over Gilbert Blythe’s (Jonathan Crombie) head ... when he calls her “carrots” during her first day of school; and accidentally dyes her hair green in an effort to turn her red hair black and salvage her wounded pride.
This week has brought a flurry of committee hearings at the California Capitol. Lawmakers are trying to ensure their bills meet tomorrow’s looming deadline of passing a first committee test and many Republican-authored measures are dying quiet deaths.
On the evening of November 2, 2010, Elvis Costello gave a private concert for 500 lucky fans to celebrate the release of his new album, "National Ransom," that day. Within the ornate and awe-inspiring Celeste Bartos Forum in The New York Public Library’s world-famous Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Costello – along with the Sugarcanes and Pete Thomas on drums – performed new songs from "National Ransom" as well as hits spanning his three-decades-and-counting career.
Students in the San Diego Unified School District, and many other districts in the county, showed year-over-year improvement on standardized tests, according to results released today by the state Department of Education.
A bill by a local legislator that would add $100,000 to the bail of defendants who have previously failed to appear in court is one step closer to becoming law, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced today.
"Above Yellowstone" is the first-ever aerial tour of Yellowstone National Park. Filmed in high definition from a helicopter, the program provides a bird’s-eye view of the wonders of America’s first national park. The program explores Yellowstone’s geological history, wildlife, native peoples, and its role as a popular tourist destination.
The California State Senate Health Committee passed a single-payer health care bill Wednesday.
It's Thursday which means it's time to begin planning your weekend. We want to help. If you want to know more about Steampunks, there's a stylish convention in town. Or if you want to enjoy some Cajun music by the bay, we have a festival to recommend. Joining us with their suggestions are Nina Garin and Rosey Bystrak.
Perhaps you've wondered what it would be like to travel around the world like Anthony Bourdain, eating exotic and rare foods. One San Diegan is getting a taste of that life. Troy Johnson is currently shooting a 9-part television show for the Food Network. It debuts in June but he's agreed to share some stories from the road.
Home Post Blog: The story of how our Navy Seals took down Osama bin Laden just keeps getting better and better. Slate is reporting that a military dog accompanied the Navy Seals as they invaded bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. This detail has not yet been confirmed by the Pentagon, but it makes a lot of sense. Slate speculates that the Seals might have brought a highly-trained pooch with them to help sniff out bombs.
Imagine what your life would be like if your days were as immersed in nature as they are in technology. That's a question and challenge posed in Richard Louv's new book The Nature Principle. the new book THE NATURE PRINCIPLE. It's not an anti-technology argument, but rather a suggestion that our urban, high-tech lives are missing something crucially important. Encounters with nature enrich humans in ways we don't even fully understand yet...and those encounters are rapidly disappearing. IRichard Louv's new book, The Nature Principal: Human Restoration And The End Of The Nature Deficit Disorder, expands on his thesis that our society has developed such faith in technology that we don't realize how human capacities are enhanced through the power of the natural world.
A San Diego Charter high is among three finalists competing to get President Obama to speak at their graduation ceremony.The commencement challenge invited schools across the country to demonstrate how their school best prepares students for college. At High Tech High International in Point Loma it already feels like college.