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Money Likely A Factor In Carlsbad Cancer Testing

While it's certainly possible that there's a cancer cluster at or around the Kelly School, I wonder why the sudden "outbreak" if the school is three decades old.

Have there been cancer cases in the past that would substantiate the possibility that pesticides are to blame? I would think that with the breakdown of chemical agents, there would be fewer cases over time, not more. Then again, perhaps I'm ill-informed.

I would really appreciate an expert opinion from a research scientist who specializes in cancer and/or pesticides to weigh in. It would certainly provide some additional context to this issue.

July 1, 2010 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One Book, One San Diego Wants Your Input For Next Book

I agree with aarynb - I absolutely loved Nam Le's "The Boat." I also liked berekpbs' suggestion regarding an old classic; my favorite book is "The Catcher in the Rye" and it would be great to reread it following Salinger's death, as an homage of sorts.

But, I'd also suggest 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, Junot Diaz's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." While it's a mild fantasy, at its core, the story is about an immigrant family and I think that would resonate with San Diegans.

June 8, 2010 at 2:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )