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Stories for September 5, 2011

Labor Groups Stage Pair Of Holiday Rallies

Sept. 5
By Jill Replogle

Grocery workers, retirees and the unemployed joined in two job-related rallies downtown today.

Military Band That Became YouTube Sensation Returns Home

Sept. 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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When the military band Sidewinder belted out the Adele song “Rolling in the Deep” during their two month deployment in Afghanistan, the videotaped version of their performance when viral. At this writing, the video has garnered almost 1.4 million views on YouTube.

Healthy Lunches For Kids With Food Allergies

Sept. 5
Midday Edition
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, eight foods account for 90 percent of all food-allergy reactions, milk, eggs, peanuts and other tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soybeans, and wheat. This first week back to school, we'll learn about some lunch alternatives for kids with food allergies.

Labor Day - Many Californians Still Out Of Work

Sept. 5
Midday Edition
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Economists may say the recession is over and we're moving toward recovery but this Labor Day we find many Americans are still out of work and some are underemployed.

9/11 In Comics

Sept. 5
Midday Edition
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The comics industry responded to the tragedy of 9/11 with a diverse range of work. We talk to SId Jacobson ("The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation") and San Diego-based Batton Lash ("9/11: Artists Respond").

Events Commemorating 9/11 In San Diego County

Sept. 5
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San Diego is commemorating the ten year anniversary of 9/11 with events throughout the county.

Nation's Jails Struggle With Mentally Ill Prisoners

Sept. 5
NPR Staff
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Three hundred and fifty thousand: That's a conservative estimate for the number of offenders with mental illness confined in America's prisons and jails.

County Supervisors' New District Maps A Mixed Victory For Minorities

Sept. 5
By Alison St John

San Diego County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Tuesday to vote on new maps to define their district boundaries for the next 10 years.

'The World Speaks' In Response To Sept. 11

Sept. 5
Audie Cornish, NPR
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Construction is still under way at ground zero, the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York. A memorial plaza is set to open a week from Sunday, 10 years after the attacks on the World Trade Center buildings.

Entertainment News: The DC New 52

Sept. 5
By Beth Accomando
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Movies and comics are so intertwined these days that comic book news is like movie news. So last Tuesday some comic book stores were open at midnight for the debut of DC's New 52, a massive re-launch of the DC Comics universe.

Gaps Between Pay Of CEOs and Average Workers Is Huge And Getting Wider

Sept. 5
Chris Milholland

The national ratio for CEO-to-worker pay grew 20 percent from last year to hit a whopping 325 to 1.

SD Police Respond To More 911 Suicide Calls

Sept. 5
By Joanne Faryon
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San Diego Police say they are responding to a growing number of people in psychiatric distress, some threatening to kill themselves.