Stories for October 8, 2012
Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. He now embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream — to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia’s far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat. Park’s tracking technique was unconventional, but produced more than a thousand hours of wild tiger footage and captured the saga of a Siberian tiger dynasty.
What are the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two African-American soldiers in World War I? Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) helps find the answer. Then, is this a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that George Washington used during the American Revolution? And does a Tucson man own one of the first transistor radios ever made? Finally, after 70 years, a Washington man wonders whether a business card ties his father to Prohibition-era underworld crime.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is scheduled tomorrow to consider approving an employment contract with the county's incoming chief administrative officer.
Cooler temperatures and showers are in store for San Diego County later this week, forecasters said today.
Nearly 1,000 fusion researchers from 45 countries are expected to discuss the latest advances in fusion energy at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront today as the 24th International Atomic Energy Agency Fusion Energy Conference gets under way.