Stories for September 27, 2012
A broken water main flooded traffic lanes and parking lots in a bustling Midway-area commercial district late this afternoon.
Blue Star Families is launching a program Friday that allows members of the military, their families, and veterans a chance to catch a show at their local theaters for free or at a discounted rate. Almost two dozen theaters across the country have already signed on to participate in the Blue Star Theatres program.
This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.
U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair is facing a laundry list of charges including forcible sodomy, possession of pornography, and wrongfully engaging in personal relationships. The 27-year Army veteran was sent home from Afghanistan earlier this year when allegations of his misconduct first surfaced.
Cal Fire says the Shockey Fire burning in the Campo area since Sunday is now 100 percent contained. There's no estimate yet on when the blaze will be brought under full control. The fire has scorched 2,556 acres, killed an elderly man and destroyed 11 back-country homes in rural southeastern San Diego County.