Stories for April 18, 2012
Imagine you’re driving and you get pulled over. You whip out your smart phone and show the officer your registration and proof of insurance on the device.
In Atlanta, Georgia, host Mark L. Walberg visits the Coca-Cola archives with appraiser Leila Dunbar to explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of three Norman Rockwell paintings. Highlights include a circa 1939 copy of "Gone With The Wind," signed by the author and the cast of the film; an 1875 Persian turquoise and diamond Victorian bracelet; and a circa 1930 painting by legendary Philadelphia impressionist Mary Elizabeth Price, valued at $40,000-$60,000.
The state Senate Education Committee has approved a bill to make it easier to fire teachers in California who are accused of specific offenses involving children.
San Diego's City Council and Board of Education are looking at how to build more partnerships between the city and school district.
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Since 2008, Wall Street and Washington have fought against the tide of the fiercest financial crisis since the Great Depression. What have they wrought? In a special four-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.
Appeal hearings began today for more than 1,000 San Diego Unified School District teachers, counselors and nurses who received layoff notices.
The Met’s visually extravagant production is captured in its encore engagement. Richard Croft once again portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls “a profound and beautiful work of theater.” The opera, which earned exceptional praise in its Met premiere, is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early life in South Africa, where he developed the revolutionary philosophy of non-violent resistance that continues to be used in protests around the world.
Tentative contracts with two companies that would handle the bulk of the city of San Diego's information technology services -- and which could result in cost savings of millions of dollars -- were approved unanimously today by the City Council's Rules Committee.
It's been a busy week in the law. Michael Crowe is asking a court to find him factually innocent of killing his sister. The state legislature considers banning consideration of present employment in hiring. And in spite of the Fair Pay Act of 2009, women in the U.S. make 84 cents for every dollar earned by men.
Latino graduation rates at San Diego's public universities lag their white counterparts, but not by as much as state and national averages.