Thursday, December 27, 2012 - Evening Edition


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>> >>DWANE: TONIGHT ON KPBS EVENING EDITION, AS THE FISCAL CLIFF LOOMS CLOSER THE WHITE
HOUSE PREPARES FOR A NEW ROUND OF BIPARTISAN TALKS YOU MAY BE ABLE TO BUY SHARES OF SEA
WORLD AS THE COMPANY MAKES A MOVE TOWARD THE STOCK MARKET.
AND IF YOU LOVE THE NEW CAR SMELL, HEAD TO THE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER WHERE THE
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IS REVVING UP. KPBS EVENING EDITION STARTS NOW.
CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS. >> >>DWANE: HELLO, GOOD EVENING, THANKS FOR
JOINING US, I'M DWANE BROWN. PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL MEET WITH CONGRESSIONAL
LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE TOMORROW LOOKING FOR A COMPROMISE TO AVOID THE FISCAL CLIFF
OF TAX INCREASES AND SPENDING CUTS. THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER A DAY OF PARTISAN
FINGER POINTING IN THE SENATE. >> >>: FOR MONTHS HE'S ALLOWED HOUSE REPUBLICANS
TO HOLD MIDDLE CLASS TAXERS HOSTAGE. THE 2% DON'T WANT TO BE PROTECTED.
THE MAJORITY OF RICH PEOPLE ON OUR GREAT COUNTRY ARE WILLING TO PAY MORE.
THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH THAT ARE REPUBLICANS WHO WORK IN THIS BUILDING.
>> >>: WE'VE BEEN ASKING THE PRESIDENT AND THE DEMOCRATS TO WORK WITH US ON A BIPARTISAN
AGREEMENT FOR MONTHS, LITERALLY FOR MONTHS; A PLAN THAT WOULD SIMPLIFY THE TAX CODE, SHRINK
THE DEFICIT, PROTECT THE TAX PAYERS, AND GROW THE ECONOMY.
BUT DEMOCRATS CONSISTENTLY REJECTED THOSE OFFERS.
>> >>DWANE: NOW TOMORROW WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE PRESIDENT MEETS WITH ALL FOUR CONGRESSIONAL
LEADERS SINCE MID NOVEMBER. CURRENT TAX RATES WILL EXPIRE ON DECEMBERÊ31,
AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE TO MAKE ACROSS THE BOARD SPENDING CUTS OF ABOUT 110ÊBILLION
DOLLARS. THE COMBINED IMPACT OF TAX INCREASES AND SPENDING
CUTS COULD MEAN A HIT OF CLOSE TO SIX BILLION DOLLARS FOR SAN DIEGO.
FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W.BUSH REMAINS IN A HOUSTON HOSPITAL TONIGHT.
HE'S GETTING EXCELLENT CARE. SHE ALSO SAYS THE FORM PRESIDENT WOULD ASK
PEOPLE TO PUT THE HARPS BACK IN THE CLOSET. MR.ÊBUSH HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL SINCE THANKSGIVING
FOR BRONCHITIS. THE MAN WHO LEAD COALITION FORCES IN THE FIRST
GULF WAR HAS DIED. RETIRED GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF EARNED
MULTIPLE COMBAT DECORATIONS IN VIETNAM BEFORE LEADING OPERATION DESERT STORM. HE BECAME
KNOWN AS STORMIN' NORMAN AND RETIRED FROM THE ARMY SHORTLY AFTER THE WAR.
HE DIED OF COMPLICATIONS FROM PNEUMONIA. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF WAS 78.
A NEW REPORT SHOWS NEARLY ONE OUT OF FOUR U.S. SERVICE WOMEN SAY THEY WERE SEXUALLY
ASSAULTED WHILE DEPLOYED IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN. THE MAIN OFFENDERS WERE FELLOW SERVICE MEMBER
WHOSE OFTEN HELD A HIGHER RANK. ALMOST ALL OF THE WOMEN REPORTED BEING HARASSED
BY SOMEONE ELSE IN THE MILITARY. THE RESULTS COME FROM A SURVEY BY THE DEPARTMENT
OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. THE OWN YER OF SEA WORLD SAN DIEGO MAY SOON
BE MAKING A SPLASH IN THE STOCK MARKET. SEA WORLD'S THREE PARKS DREW 24ÊMILLION VISITORS
THIS YEAR AND PULLED IN MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS THE COMPANY
GOT A BIG ATTENDANCE BOOST. AND FILED FOR AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING TODAY.
THE GOAL IS TO RAISE 100ÊMILLION DOLLARS TO PAY DOWN DEBT.
THE PARK'S OWNER BLACK STONE GROUP WILL LIKELY SELL SOME OF ITS STAKE.
WHILE FEDERAL REGULATORS CONSIDER THE FUTURE OF THE SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR PLANT THE STATE
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION HAS CALLED PUBLIC HEARINGS ABOUT ITS COSTS. THE HEARINGS WILL
BE HELD IN COSTA MESA ON FEB 21. PUC IS LOOKING INTO WHETHER CUSTOMERS SHOULD
CONTINUE PAYING ALL THE NORTH COUNTY PLANT'S COSTS.
IT'S BEEN SHUT DOWN FOR NEARLY A YEAR BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS WITH TUBES IN ITS STEAM GENERATORS.
STATE REGULATORS HAVE APPROVED THE FIRST CAR FOO MEET CALIFORNIA'S TOUGHEST SMOG STANDARD.
THE 2014 HONDA ACCORD PLUG IN HYBRID GOT APPROVED FOR SALE.
THE CAR EMITS JUST 20 MILLIGRAMS OF SMOG FORMING EMISSIONS PER MILE.
THE NEW CAR EXPECTED TO BE ON THE MARKET NEXT MONTH.
HYBRID AND ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY IS ONE OF THE FEATURES OF THIS YEAR'S INTERNATIONAL AUTO
SHOW, IT RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY AT THE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER DOWNTOWN.
KPBS REPORTER TOM FUDGE WAS THERE TODAY AS THEY OPENED THE DOORS.
>> >>: IF ANYBODY SHAW SHOPPING FOR A NEW CAR THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO DO IT.
WE HAVE OVER 4213 VEHICLES INSIDE THAT HALL. >> >>: WE'RE AT THE OPENING OF THE SAN DIEGO
INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW. AND IMAGINE A WHOLE EXHIBITION HALL THAT SMELLS
LIKE A NEW CAR. THE SIGHTS INCLUDE MANY CARS THAT HAVE CREATED
A BUZZ; AN ELECTRIC BUZZ. THEY INCLUDE THE NEW CHEVY SPARK, AN ALL ELECTRIC
VEHICLE. 2014 MODELS ARE GOING TO BE IN SHOW ROOMS
IN THE SUMMER. GM SAYS THEY GO ABOUT 80 MILES ON ONE CHARGE.
ANOTHER SEDAN YOU WON'T FIND AT THE DEALER. THE SLIGHTLY SEXIER PLUG IN IS CALLED THE
NS4. >> >>: CONCEPT IS REALLY INTRODUCING AN IDEA
AND THEN WHEN THEY BRING IT TO EVENTS LIKE AUTO SHOWS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THEY GET FEEDBACK
FROM CONSUMERS AND SEW SEE HOW VIABLE IS T IS.
>> >>: THE SAN DIEGO AUTO SHOW HAS MORE THAN JUST NEW MODELS.
THERE ARE THE STAR CARS FEATURED IN TV AND MOVIES LIKE THIS GOTHAM CITY SQUAD CAR, AND
THAT OLD BLACK AND WHITE YOU MAY REMEMBER FROM ADAM 12.
IN ONE CORNER OF THE HALL YOU'LL FIND HOME MADE ELECTRIC CARS.
THEY WERE CONVERTED FROM GAS TO ELECTRIC. >> >>: IF YOU TAKE EVERYTHING THAT'S GAS OUT
OF IT, KEEP THE TRANSMISSION IN IT, BUY AN ADAPTER PLATE AND PUT AN EIGHT INCH OR NINE
INCH OR ELEVEN IMP MOTOR TO THE TRANSMISSION AND PUT THE BATTERIES AND THE CONTROLLER IN
AND GO. >> >>: FROM THE WORLD OF CARS, I'M TOM FUDGE,
KPBS NEWS. >> >>DWANE: COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS
ASKING FOLKS TO PLAN FOR A SAFE NEW YEAR'S EVE.
DEPUTIES SAY THEY WILL ARREST DRIVERS. THEY'RE RECOMMENDING A COUPLE WAYS TO GET
A SAFE RIDE HOME. ONE IS TRIPLE A'S TIPSY TOW SERVICE OFFERING
A FREE RIDE AND TOW UP TO 7 MILES. 1 800 400 4AAA A.
STH OTHER SERVICE IS KILLED BE MY DESIGNATED DRIVER.
YOU CAN RESERVE A PERSONAL DRIVER AT BEMYDD.COM. WE'VE ALSO GOT LINKS FOR THIS INFORMATION
ON OUR WEBSITE. A SAN DIEGO PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY WILL PAY
$11.4ÊMILLIONS TO SETTLE A CASE OF ALLEGED KICK BACKS TO DOCTORS.
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE KICK BACKS WERE PART OF VICTORY PHARMA'S EFFORT TO MARKET
ITS PRODUCTS. THE DOCTORS GAVE A VARIETY OF GIFTS TO GET
THEM TO WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THEIR PRODUCTS. THE SETTLEMENT LETS VICTORY PHARMA AVOID PROSECUTION.
HEALTH CARE REFORM WAS ONE OF THE BIG STORIES OF 2012 AND SO WAS FUNDING FOR EDUCATION.
PEGGY PICO CONTINUES OUR LOOK BACK AT THE YEAR.
>> >>PEGGY: HEALTH CARE REFORM AND EDUCATION FUNDING AND SERVICES WERE SOME OF THE BIGGEST
STORIES OF 2012. JOINING ME WITH AN UPDATE OF THOSE STORIES
AND MORE ARE KPBS HEALTH REPORTER KENNY GOLDBERG AND KYLE AWL CALVERT.
WE'RE GOING TO START WITH KYLA, YOU DID A SERIES THAT BEGINNING OF LAST YEAR ON HOMELESS
STUDENTS IN SAN DIEGO. WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THAT?
>> >>KYLA CALVERT: WHEN I DID THOSE STORIES IN FEBRUARY, THE DISTRICT HAD GONE FROM IDENTIFYING
600 HOMELESS IN 2006 TO MORE THAN 3500 AT THE BEGINNING OF 2012.
I CHECKED IN WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE I SPOKE WITH FOR THAT STORY AND THEY TOLD ME NOW THERE
ARE MORE THAN 4,000 HOMELESS STUDENTS IN THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, THAT THEY'RE
WORKING WITH. >> >>PEGGY: SO IT CONTINUES TO RISE.
>> >>KYLA CALVERT: IT IS CONTINUING TO PICK UP.
>> >>PEGGY: YOU DID A PROFILE, FOLLOW AD HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR WHO LIVED A GROUP HOME IN DOWNTOWN.
REMIND OF US OF STORY. >> >>KYLA CALVERT: COURTNEY'S MOTHER WAS AN
ADDICT AND PASSED AWAY, HER FATHER WAS NOT REALLY IN HER LIFE, AND SHE WAS LIVING WITH
HER GRAND MOTHER AND THAT SITUATION DETERIORATED. SHE TOOK TWO BUSES EVERY DAY TO GET TO SCRIPPS
RANCH HIGH SCHOOL. I SPOKE WITH HER, AND SHE IS APPLYING TO COLLEGES
AND FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND A COUPLE PEOPLE WHO SAW THAT STORY ON HER SET UP A SMALL COLLEGE
FUND. >> >>PEGGY: THAT'S A GREAT UPDATE.
KENNY, AMONG THE HEALTH ISSUES YOU COVERED THIS YEAR, ONE OF THE BIG ONES WAS RISE OF
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE. WHAT WAS THE SITUATION, AND WHERE DOES IT
STAND NOW? >> >>KENNY GOLDBERG: IT'S NOW THE LEADING
CAUSE OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN SAN DIEGO. SURPASSED EVEN CAR ACCIDENTS.
WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF ADDICTION TO VICODIN, OXYCONTIN, WE'RE ALSO SEEING A RISE NOW IN
THE ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION TRANQUILIZERS LIKE VALIUM AND XANEX.
SO IT'S AN ENORMOUS PROBLEM IN HIGH SCHOOLS. ONE OUT OF FIVE KIDS SAY THEY'VE ABUSED PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS, IT'S ACROSS ALL AGE GROUPS. >> >>PEGGY: THAT'S NOT THE ONLY DRUG MAKING
A COME BACK. IT SEEMS HEROIN IS MAKING A MAJOR COME BACK.
>> >>KENNY GOLDBERG: ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IS KIDS ARE GETTING HOOKED ON OXYCONTIN AND THEN THE PILLS COST ABOUT
60 DOLLARS ON THE STREET A PIECE. WHEN THEY RUN OUT OF THOSE, IT'S CHEAPER TO
GO TO HEROIN THAN ONE OF THOSE PRESCRIPTION PILLS.
>> >>PEGGY: ONCE AGAIN, A BIG SEARCH YOU WERE SAYING.
>> >>KENNY GOLDBERG: A VERY BIG SURGE. THE NUMBER OF KIDS IN THE 18 TO 25 YEAR OLD
AGE IN TREATMENT HAS TRIPLED FOR HEROIN ADDICTION. >> >>PEGGY: KYLA, LET'S GET BACK TO THE SCHOOLS
AND PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 30, OBVIOUSLY A HUGE STORY HERE.
IT WAS A BIG RELIEF, BUT WHAT IS THE IMPACT GOING TO BE IN THE COMING YEAR?
>> >>KYLA CALVERT: THE IMPACT WE CAN REALLY SAY RIGHT NOW IS THAT PROP 30 PREVENTED ABOUT
SIX BILLION DOLLARS IN CUTS THAT WOULD HAVE FALLEN ON EDUCATION.
IN SAN DIEGO UNIFIED THAT MEANT THEY DIDN'T CUT THREE WEEKS FROM THE SCHOOL YEAR AND OTHER
DISTRICTS ARE POISED TO CUT DATES FROM THE SCHOOL YEAR.
THOSE CUTS DIDN'T HAPPEN. AS TO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT YEAR, THAT'S NOT AS
CLEAR. WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT GOVERNOR JERRY
BROWN PROPOSES IN HIS PROPOSED BUDGET IN JANUARY IN TERMS OF SPENDING THOSE NEW REVENUE.
>> >>PEGGY: PLUG THE HOLE IN THE DYKE BUT WE'RE NOT SURE WHERE IT GOES.
KENNY, THE BIGGEST MEDICAL STORY LAST YEAR NATIONALLY THAT IMPACTS US HERE WAS THE U.S.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO CALIFORNIANS AND BY DEFAULT SAN DIEGANS.
>> >>KENNY GOLDBERG: CALIFORNIA WAS GOING AHEAD WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HEALTH
CARE REFORM ACT BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT UP HELD IT.
SO NOW THE STATE IS GOING STRAIGHT AHEAD RED TEE IMPLEMENT IT 2014 IS A TARGET WHEN THEY'RE
GOING TO HAVE THIS HEALTH EXCHANGE ONLINE WHICH ALLOWS PEOPLE TO COMPARE HEALTH PLANS,
SHOP FOR RATES. THE NATIONAL GOAL IS TO START THOSE THINGS
BY JANUARY. CALIFORNIA WANTS TO INTRODUCE THEIRS BY OCTOBER.
THEY'RE WORKING HARD TO GET IT READY. >> >>PEGGY: A BRIEF UPDATE FOR FOLKS.
ANY TIME YOU TALK ABOUT THIS, WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE INSURANCE.
>> >>KENNY GOLDBERG: ESPECIALLY WHO HAVE EMPLOYER PROVIDED INSURANCE REALLY NOTHING CHANGES.
THEIR BEN FTSZ ARE GOING TO STAY THE SAME. THANKS TO HEALTH CARE REFORM THEY'RE GOING
TO INSURE THEIR KIDS AND GET PREVENTIVE SERVICES LIKE MAMMOGRAMS, PAP SMEARS FOR FREER.
>> >>PEGGY: WE ARE OUT OF TIME. KPBS REPORTERS, KYLA CALVERT AND KENNY GOLDBERG.
>> >>KENNY GOLDBERG: THANK YOU. >> >>KYLA CALVERT: THANK YOU.
CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS. >> >>DWANE: THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS ASKING
A U.S. APPEALS COURT TO STOP ARIZONA FROM ENFORCING A SECTION OF ITS 2010 IMMIGRATION
LAW PROHIBITS A PLACE FOR PROVIDING REFUGE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.
CLAIMING INDIVIDUAL STATE POLICIES UNDER MINE U.S. RELATIONS WITH MEXICO.
A BRITISH MAN AND HIS DOG HAVE FINALLY FINISHED A 1,000 MILE WALK ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN
THE U.S. AND MEXICO. THE TRIP RAISED MONEY FOR NON PROFITS ON BOTH
SIDES OF THE BORDER. TOM FERMENTAL AND PANCHO WALKED TO TIJUANA,
IT TOOK TWO MONTHS AND THEY'VE RAISED ABOUT 12,000 DOLLARS.
HE SAYS HE WANTS TO PROMOTE AN IMAGE OF THE BORDER AS A PLACE OF GOOD WILL WHERE PEOPLE
ARE SOLVING PROBLEMS NOT JUST CREATING THEM. >> >>: IF YOU'RE A SOLDIER OR POLICEMAN OR
THE PRESIDENT LIVING IN A SLUM OR HAVE A BUSINESS THAT CAN SUFFER FROM EXTORTION, IT CAN BE
A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE. I WANT TO SHARE IS THERE'S A LOT OF POSITIVE
INITIATIVES GOING ON. >> >>DWANE: NEXT WEEK HE PLANS TO RETURN TO
CIUDAD JUAREZ WHERE HE'S BEEN WORKING WITH A CHARITY.
LOO LOSING WEIGHT AND GETTING MORE EXERCISE IS A COMMON NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION.
MOST ADULTS SHOULD GET ABOUT 150 MINUTES OF MODERATE EXERCISE A WEEK.
IT'S A TALL ORDER FOR SOME FOLKS TO FIND THE TIME AND ORGANIZATION.
A SAN DIEGO COMPANY HAS COME UP WITH A NEW SMART PHONE APP.
TO HELP OUT. >> >>CLAIRE: YOU MIGHT NOT THINK AN 80S ROCK
BALLED LIKE HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER RUNNER, BUT SAN DIEGO ENTREPRENEUR
WILL TURNER SAYS IT CAN. >> >>: A FEW YEARS BACK I RAN MY FIRST MARATHON.
THIS IS A TIME BEFORE THE SMART PHONES, LIKE IPHONES AND ANDROID PHONES WERE AVAILABLE.
I SAW SOME PEOPLE RUNNING WITH MP3 PLAYERS. IT MADE ME WONDER IF IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE
TO CREATE AN INTERNET SERVICE TO HELP A PERSON IDENTIFY THEIR TARGET PACE OR TARGET TEMPO
AND ATTAIN THAT TARGET PACE OR TEMPO WHEN THEY EXERCISE.
>> >>CLAIRE: LIKE MANY WITH DREAMS OF LAUNCHINGA START UP, HE NEEDED A BOOST.
SO HE TURNED TO SAN DIEGO'S SPORTS INNOVATORS. THE UC SAN DIEGO SPONSORED PROGRAM COACHED
HIM ON HOW KO COACHED HIM ON HOW TO START HIS COMPANY.
HE LAUNCH AD WEBSITE AND SMART PHONE APPS TO MATCH MUSIC WITH A RUNNER'S PACE.
APPLE RECOGNIZED IT IN THE NEW AND NOTEWORTHY CATEGORY ON ITS WEBSITE.
TURNER GAVE ME A RUN DOWN OF HOW THE 2 DOLLAR APP WORKS.
>> >>: YOU TOUCH THE ICON ON YOUR PHONE AND THE APP WILL ASK YOU WHAT ACTIVITY YOU'RE
INTERESTED IN DOING. YOU CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN RUNNING, WALKING, AND
CYCLING. LET'S SAY WE CHOOSE RUNNING.
THE APP WILL START YOU OUT AT 160 STEPS PER MINUTE.
>> >>CLAIRE: WHILE THERE ARE SIMILAR WEBSITES AND APPS LIKE UP BEAT AND JOG TUNES THAT FIND
SONGS TO MATCH YOUR PACE, TURNER SAYS PACE DJ IS DIFFERENT.
>> >>: WE'RE HIGHLY PERSONALIZED SERVICE. WE PUT CONTROL IN THE USER'S HANDS TO OPTIMIZE
THEIR TARGET PACE OR TEMPO. >> >>CLAIRE: I'VE COVERED HUNDREDS OF MILES
SINCE I STARTED RUNNING AFTER COLLEGE. WHEN I TRIED OUT THE PACE DJ APP ON MY PHONE,
IT SAYS MOST OF THE MUSIC I LISTEN TO IS SLOWER THAN MY RECOMMENDED 180 BEATS PER MINUTE.
SO I WENT TO THE PACE WEBSITE AND DOWNLOAD AD FEW OF THE SONGS THEY RECOMMEND SAID, INCLUDING
HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE. >> >>: YOU'RE EXERCISING AND THERE'S NOTHING
TO DISTRACT YOU. YOU CAN SIT THERE AND LISTEN TO YOUR HEART
POUNDING, FEEL THE PERCEPTION OF FATIGUE AND THE EFFORT.
MUSIC BECOMES A GOOD DISTRACTER. >> >>CLAIRE: FABIO IS AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST
WHO WORKS FOR THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE.
HE SAYS THERE'S A LOT OF EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC CAN HELP YOU RUN LONGER OR MAKE YOU FEEL LESS
TIRED THAN YOU REALLY ARE. AND HE SAYS MUSIC AT THE RIGHT TEMPO CAN DISTRACT
YOU FROM THE PAIN OF EXERCISING AND AMP YOU UP.
IT HELPS SO MUCH IN FACT THAT HE SAYS SOME RACES IN THE U.S. TRACK AND FIELD ASSOCIATION
HAVE BANNED MUSIC IN PART BECAUSE ITS EFFECTS ARE ALMOST LIKE TAKING A PERFORMANCE ENHANCING
DRUG. >> >>: IT CAN INFLUENCE YOUR BREATHING RATE,
HEART RATE. WE CALL.
>> >>CLAIRE: EDWARD WHO HEADS THE SAN DIEGO RUNNING GROUP SAYS HE NEVER LISTENS TO MUSIC
WHILE HE RUNS. >> >>: I DON'T RUN MUSIC MAINLY BECAUSE I
FIND IT REALLY DISTRACTING. I LIKE FOCUS ON CERTAIN THINGS, ON MY FOOT
STRIDE, ON MY POSTURE, ON MY BREATHING, MAYBE IF I'M CARRYING ANY TENSION IN MY BODY I REMAIN
THE MOST RELAXED I CAN POSSIBLY BE. I LIKE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THOSE THINGS.
THOSE THINGS MATTER WHEN YOU'RE REALLY DIGGING DEEP SO TO SPEAK.
MUSIC JUST TAKES AWAY FROM THAT. >> >>CLAIRE: HE SAYS IF HE'S LISTENING TO
MUSIC IT MESSES WITH HIS PACE. >> >>: WHEN I LISTEN TO MUSIC, I FIND THAT
WHENEVER I HEAR A CERTAIN SONG OR WHATEVER THAT HAS A CERTAIN TEMPO, MY CADENCE KIND
OF GRAVITATES TOWARDS THAT TEMPO WHICH IS UNDESIRED RESULT.
>> >>CLAIRE: PACE DJ SOUNDER TURNER IS BETTING A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE LISTENING TO MUSIC WHEN
THEY RUN, AND IF THEY DON'T RUN ALREADY MUSIC MIGHT MAKE GETTING STARTED A LITTLE LESS PAINFUL.
>> >>: THIS CAN BE USEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY ACTIVE THEY CAN FIND BENTS BENEFITS
IN USING THE APP. IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO PEOPLE WHO ARE MAYBE
NOT AS HEALTHY AS THEY WANT TO BE, MAYBE THEY WANT TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT, THEY CAN TURN TO
AN APP LIKE PACE DJ AS A TOOL TO GET STARTED AND HAVE SOME FUN AND START EXERCISING MORE.
>> >>CLAIRE: THERE'S ONE THING I KNOW FOR SURE, IF I KEEP RUNNING WITH THE MUSIC AT
THE BEAT PACE DJ RECOMMENDS I'LL HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO LISTEN TO THAN THE THEME
SONG TO TOP GUN. >> >>DWANE: KPBS REPORTER CLAIRE TRAGESER.
PACE DJ IS AVAILABLE ON ANDROID AND THE IPHONE. >> >>: I'M GWEN EIFFEL ON THE NEXT NEWS HOUR
THE FISCAL CLOCK IS TICKING AS THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS COME BACK TO WASHINGTON.
THAT'S THIS THURSDAY ON THE PBS NEWS HOUR. IT.
>> >>DWANE: SAN DIEGO WEATHER WE HAVE SOME CLOUDY DAYS AHEAD, BUT NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST.
A HIGH SURF AS A ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. INLAND TEMPERATURES AROUND 60 DEGREES, DOWN
TO THE 40S EXPUPPER 30S FOR THE MOUNTAINS, MID 60S FOR THE DESERT.
BIG WAVES ARE WHAT WE CAN SEE, BUT THERE'S A LOT GOING ON UNDER THE SURFACE OF THE OCEAN.
KPBS REPORTER SUSAN MURPHY GIVES US A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT'S LURKING IN SAN DIEGO'S HIDDEN
UNDER WORLD. >> >>SUSAN: SCIENTISTS COMPARE THE WATERS
OFF OF CALIFORNIA TO AFRICA SERENGETI PLANE. MOST OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN PF TOP PREDATORS
THRIVE THERE, INCLUDING GREAT WHITE SHARKS. SAN DIEGO'S OFF SHORE DORSAL FINNED RESIDENTS
ARE MOSTLY ARMLESS PUPS. >> >>: WE DON'T ACTUALLY SEE TOO MANY LARGE
WHITE SHARKS OFF OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. WE DON'T HAVE ANY RESIDENT FISH WE THINK IN
THE AREA. >> >>SUSAN: WAGNER WITH SCRIPPS INSTITUTION
OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAYS SAN DIEGO WATERS PROVIDE A NURSERY GROUND FOR THE NEWBORNS.
>> >>: THERE'S NO PARENTAL CARE FOR WHITE SHARKS.
ONCE THE MOM SHARK DROPS OFF THE PUPS, SHE LEAVES AND THE PUPS ARE THERE TO FEND FOR
THEMSELVES. AND SO THE PUPS SEEM TO END UP OFF OUR COAST
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AND THEY'RE PROBABLY ATTRACTED TO HIGH ABUNDANCES OF FISH, GENERALLY
CALM WATERS, AND AREAS THEY FEEL THEY CAN BEST SURVIVE.
>> >>SUSAN: EXACTLY WHERE FEEL AIM AILS GO TO GIVE BIRTH.
>> >>: WE NEVER HAVE SEEN A WHITE SHARK GIVE BIRTH.
BECAUSE WE HAVE HIGH NUMBERS OF JUVENILES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WE SUSPECT THEY GIVE
BIRTH SOMEWHERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OR AN ADJACENT WATERS.
>> >>SUSAN: SAN DIEGO LIFE GUARD ATTENDANT SAYS MOM DOES SWIM IN CLOSE TO SHORE ON OCCASION.
MOST RECENTLY ON JULYÊ2 WHEN A LIFE GUARD AND EIGHT WITNESSES SPOTTED WHAT THEY BELIEVED
TO BE A 12 TO 15 FOOT GREAT WHITE LURKING OFF LA JOLLA SHORES.
>> >>: THE WATER WAS SUPER CLEAR THAT DAY, SO WE GOT A HELICOPTER OUT, RESCUE BOAT, JET
SKIS AND ALL THE LIFE GUARDS LOOKING. >> >>SUSAN: THE BIG ONE GOT AWAY THAT DAY,
BUT SHARK SIGHTINGS ARE ON THE RISE. >> >>: OUR CRITERIA IS THAT IF WE FIND A SHARK
CONFIRMED SHARK SIGHTING WITHIN 500 YARDS OF SHORE WE'RE GOING TO CONSIDER A CLOSURE,
AND THEN THE AREA OUTSIDE THE 500 YARDS IS WHAT WE'LL DESCRIBE AS AN ADVISORY WHICH MEANS
WE'RE GOING TO TELL EVERYBODY WHAT WE'VE SEEN AND LET THEM KNOW WE'RE UNDER A SHARK ADVISORY.
>> >>SUSAN: BUCHANAN SAYS THE MOST COMMON AREA FOR SIGHTINGS IS LA JOLLA.
THE SEAL AND SEA LION POPULATION IS ABOUT 300, AND SOME RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'RE THE
REASON ADULT SHARKS OCCASIONALLY COME CLOSE TO SHORE.
WAGNER SAYS LA JOLLA'S MARINE MAMMAL POPULATION PAILS IN COMPARISON TO OTHER CALIFORNIA BEACHES.
THE NATIONAL FISHERY SERVICE ESTIMATES THERE ARE MORE THAN 300,000 SEALS AND SEA LIONS
OVER THE CALIFORNIA COAST. >> >>: MOST OF THE LARGE CENTERS FOR WHITE
SHARKS ARE IN LARGER AREAS WHERE THERE'S MORE ABUNDANT SEALS AND SEA LIONS SO THAT'S WHY
WE SEE AN ABUNDANCE OF WHITE SHARKS OFF THE CENTRAL COAST.
>> >>SUSAN: THE OTHER POPULATION CENTER FOR ADULT SHARKS IS OFF OF MEXICO GUADALUPE ISLAND.
CHRIS LOW, THE DIRECTOR OF THE SHARK LAB, BELIEVES LA JOLLA OFFERS ANOTHER DRAW FOR
LARGE SHARKS. >> >>: YOU HAVE THAT DEEP WATER CANYON THERE,
SO IT'S POSSIBLE THE SHARKS ARE STAYING DEEP AND MIGHT PERIODICALLY COME UP THE CAMERA.
>> >>SUSAN: WAGNER SAYS GREAT WHITES AREN'T THE ONLY LARGE SHOCK SHARKS OFF OF SAN DIEGO.
>> >>: WE HAVE A LOT OF MAKO SHARKS AND BLUE SHARKS.
THOSE ARE PROBABLY TWO OF THE MOST COMMON LARGE SHARKS WE HAVE.
IN THE SPRING TIME WE GET THRESHER SHARKS THAT COME THROUGH.
THEY CAN GET QUITE LARGE AS WELL. >> >>SUSAN: WAGNER SAYS SAN DIEGO'S SHARKS
ARE MOSTLY HARMLESS TO SWIMMERS. >> >>: WE'VE ONLY HAD A COUPLE FATAL SHARK
ATTACKS IN THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY.
SHARKS ARE VERY RARE IN SAN DIEGO, CAN THERE'S ALWAYS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT GENERATED WHEN
A WHITE SHARK IS SPOTTED BUT THERE'S VERY, VERY FEW INCIDENTS WITH THEM ATTACKING PEOPLE.
>> >>SUSAN: MOST VICTIMS SURVIVE. THE LATEST FATALITY HAPPENED IN 2008 OFF SOLANA
BEACH IN NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY. >> >>: I WOULD TELL PEOPLE THAT SHARKS EXIST
IN THE OCEAN, SO THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT AND THEN BASICALLY BE AWARE, IF YOU SEE ANYTHING
YOU THINK IS UNUSUAL AND YOU THINK MIGHT BE A GREAT WHITE SHARK, THEY SHOULD TELL A LIFE
GUARD IMMEDIATELY AND MAKE SURE THEY STICK AROUND SO WE CAN ACTUALLY INTERVIEW THEM AND
GET FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THEY SAW. >> >>DWANE: RECAPPING TONIGHT'S TOP STORIES,
CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS PLAN TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA TOMORROW ABOUT THE FISCAL CLIFF STAND
OFF, UNLESS LAW MAKERS COME UP WITH AN AGREEMENT. AUTOMATIC TAX INCREASES AND SPENDING CUTS
WILL GO INTO EFFECT ON NEW YEAR'S DAY. RETIRED GENERAL NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF HAS DIED
IN FLORIDA. HE WAS 78.
AND SEA WORLD MAY SOON BE MAKING A SPLASH IN THE STOCK MARKET.
THE PARK'S OWNER FILED FOR AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING TODAY BUT DIDN'T GIVE A SPECIFIC
DATE FOR THE IPO. THE GOAL IS TO RAISE 100ÊMILLION DOLLARS TO PAY DOWN ITS DEBT.
YOU CAN FIND TONIGHT'S STORIES ON OUR WEBSITE KPBS.ORG/EVENINGEDITION.
THANKS AGAIN FOR JOINING US. YOU HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.
CAPTIONS PROVIDED BY ECAPTIONS.