Scam Diego Entries for September, 2007

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Blackwater Cancels Expansion Plans

Mercenary firm Blackwater USA, under investigation for its alleged role in the killing of 11 Iraqis, has called off a ...

What's Behind U-T/Sanders Assault

A few weeks ago, City Attorney Mike Aguirre requested documents from the local public radio/TV station, KPBS. Those documents, which ...

Topside Shakeup at Copley?

Is the man who knows where the bodies are buried at Copley Press on the way out? Or out? According ...

San Diego Slowly Grasps Water Crisis

San Diego imports about 90 percent of its water and big issues such as global warming and small issues such ...

State Department Shields Blackwater

Blackwater USA, the mercenary firm that wants to build a training facility at Potrero in East County, is getting protection ...

Why Sports Owners Deserve Welfare

John W. Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox, has paid $16 million for an 18,000 square-foot home in tony ...

Sudden, Deep Slashes at U-T

The Union-Tribune suddenly slashed its newshole by 20 percent on Thursday of last week -- effective immediately. Stories in the ...

Qualcomm Cheers; Market Yawns

Qualcomm says chip and phone sales will increase in its fourth quarter. This morning (Tuesday), it raised its earnings per ...

In the Rough?

Stock of Callaway Golf lost 4 cents Monday to $15.81, even though Wedbush Morgan Securities said that the company's new ...

Seattle Looking Like San Diego

Seattle Supersonics owner Clay Bennett has been hinting he will move the NBA team to Oklahoma City. He just filed ...

La Jolla and the Missing $9 Billion

Famed reporters Donald Barlett and James Steele report in the October 2007 issue of Vanity Fair how in the first ...

Four San Diegans Among Nation's Richest 400

Four San Diego County residents make this year's list of the 400 richest Americans as compiled by Forbes Magazine. Number ...

Filner Introduces Bill to Block Blackwater USA

Representative Bob Filner today (September 20) introduced a bill that, if passed, would effectively block mercenary firm Blackwater USA from ...

Shipione the Hero, San Diego the Goat -- Again

One again, Diann Shipione, the former whistle-blowing member of the City's pension system, has been proved right and her establishment ...

Does Channel 4 Only Want Establishmen Sopranos?

The city attorney's office is hitting pay dirt in its request for documents from local public radio and TV, KPBS. ...

Rancho Santa Fe 3rd Priciest Zip Code

According to Forbes.com, Rancho Santa Fe has the third priciest zip code (92067) in the U.S. The median price on ...

Rates Lower, but Will SD Housing Jump?

On September 18, the Federal Reserve unexpectedly lowered the federal funds rate by half a percentage point and the discount ...

Blackwater License Being Pulled

The Iraqi government is revoking the license of Blackwater USA, the mercenary firm tht wants to put a training camp ...

GAO To Criticize SEC

According to the Wall Street Journal, the General Accountability Office will shortly issue a report critical of the Securities and ...

Naked Packing

Some say that Mayor Jerry Sanders's move to pack the charter review committee with a pro-establishment/real estate majority was slick. ...

Chargers Aim To Leave

Chargers' spokesman/lawyer Mark Fabiani, who wants people to believe he is intelligent, keeps letting the cat out of the bag ...

Market Rewards Good News

Stocks of three San Diego companies rose sharply Thursday (Sept. 13) after receiving good news. Biotech ISIS Pharmaceuticals announced a ...

More sports welfare

Pro sports teams always have a new reason for wanting a taxpayer handout. The San Antonio Spurs basketball team plays ...

Death of a Buzzword

Wireless Facilities to change a now-besmirched name.

San Diego's Wireless Facilities said today (Sept. 11) that it will write down $55 million for the backdating of stock ...

Risky retirements

Under headline "Can Retirees Afford This Much Risk?" Business Week Magazine in its September 17, 2007 issue talks about ailing public pension systems -- including the city's and the county's.

San Diego pension funds are cited prominently in Business Week Magazine's September 17, 2007 look into ailing public sector pension ...

Maxwell drop

Maxwell Laboratories warily eyes new Texas company that claims to have invented a device permiting a motorist to plug in a car for 5 minutes and drive 500 miles without gasoline.

On a day in which stocks were up stoutly, San Diego-based Maxwell Laboratories dropped 12 cents to $12.22. One reason ...

Bridge untroubled

805 bridge has been inspected recently. Caltrans says it is in good shape.

A reader recently expressed concern about the 805 bridge over I-8 in Mission Valley. Councilmember Donna Frye asked for information ...