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Stories for December 21, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine Now Available To All S.D. County Residents

Dec. 21
City News Service
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As of Tuesday, all San Diego County residents will be eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine, which previously had been administered only to those deemed at the highest risk of becoming infected by the virus.

S.D.'s Coast Guard Captain Expresses Condolences

Dec. 21
By Ana Tintocalis
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San Diego's U.S. Coast Guard captain says his crew is cooperating with federal transportation investigators to determine who is at fault for a deadly boat collision that took place over the weekend in San Diego Bay.

National Study Predicts Schools Will Face Shortfalls After Stimulus Ends

Dec. 21
MICHAEL GORMLEY, AP
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Using federal stimulus money to avoid layoffs at schools is going to create a shortfall even more difficult for states and schools to contend with when that money runs out, according to a first-of-its-kind study released Monday.

Senator Proposes 1 Million Acre SoCal Desert Preserve

Dec. 21
Associated Press
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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has introduced legislation that would prohibit development on about 1 million acres of Southern California desert.

'Three-Hour Rule' To Address Tarmac Delays

Dec. 21
Adam Hochberg, NPR
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The U.S. Transportation Department announced new limits Monday on how long airline passengers will be forced to sit in planes stuck on airport tarmacs. Starting in the spring, planes must return to the terminal if the delay exceeds three hours.

Trailer For "Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman"

Dec. 21
By Angela Carone
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Movies like "Avatar" and "Sherlock Holmes" may bring audiences to the theaters this holiday season but don't forget about the New Year's opening of "Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman." Check out the trailer.

This Emotional Life: Rethinking Happiness

Dec. 21
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Why does happiness seem so hard to achieve for many of us? What is it? Why is it important? This episode features stories of people facing hard situations: job loss, a cancer diagnosis, the death of a child, an accident, and common struggles of everyday life, as well as remarkable stories of resilience, such as a Vietnam veteran who survived for years as a POW. Understanding how some people can bounce back after they experience disaster sheds light on how all people can lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

This Emotional Life: Facing Our Fears

Dec. 21
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Some emotions-such as anger, sadness, and fear-may be seen as obstacles to happiness. This episode explores where these "negative emotions" come from, how they are important to our lives, and why, for many of us, they sometimes require attention and management. The stories include a woman whose inability to control her temper is jeopardizing her relationships, and a teenager trying to overcome depression. Veterans and their families struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and search for treatment.

Health Reform Could Undercut California's Consumer Protections

Dec. 21
By Kenny Goldberg
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California's Democratic delegation in the House is raising concerns that the federal health reform package could derail some of the state's consumer protection laws. The delegation has written a letter to congressional leaders.

Federal Money Helps First-Time S.D. Homebuyers

Dec. 21
By Katie Orr
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Federal stimulus money is helping some San Diegans buy their first home. San Diego received more than $9 million in federal grant money for the program. It passed that money on to the housing commission to administer.

This Emotional Life: Family, Friends And Lovers

Dec. 21
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This three-part series explores ways to improve social relationships, learn to cope with depression and anxiety and become more positive, resilient individuals. The series host, Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of "Stumbling on Happiness," Professor Daniel Gilbert, talks with experts about the latest science on what makes us “tick” and how we can find support for the emotional issues we all face. Each episode weaves the compelling personal stories of ordinary people and the latest scientific research, along with revealing comments from celebrities such as Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Richard Gere.

Schwarzenegger Says Jobs Are His New Year Hope

Dec. 21
Associated Press
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says his only resolution this New Year's Eve will be "jobs, jobs, jobs." With California's unemployment rate at 12.3 percent, the governor says it pains him to see people going without jobs during the holiday season.

NATURE: White Falcon, White Wolf

Dec. 21
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On Canada's remote Ellesmere Island, where June is spring, July is summer and August is already autumn, the race is on for two remarkable species to raise their families. The white gyrfalcon is enormous, the largest and most powerful falcon in the world. Yet last summer, the nesting falcon pair here failed to raise any young. The rare Arctic wolves rely on every member of the pack to chase and bring down the prey that keeps them alive. Last year was good to them, and they raised three cubs. But for the wolves and the falcons, as well for as the snowy owls, musk oxen, lemmings, Arctic foxes and hares who share this fragile ecosystem with them, fortunes are always precarious.

City National Takes Over La Jolla's Imperial Capital Bank

Dec. 21
City News Service
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Imperial Capital Bank's nine branches will reopen as branches of City National Bank today following the California Department of Financial Institutions' decision to close La Jolla-based Imperial because of inadequate capital reserves.

Attacking Human Proteins Can Stop The Flu

Dec. 21
By Tom Fudge
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San Diego scientists say attacking proteins in the human body could be the best way to stop the flu. Influenza cannot survive and replicate on its own. That's why the virus must co-opt up to 300 human proteins in order to live in the body.

Federal Investigators To Scrutinize Boat Accident

Dec. 21
By Ana Tintocalis
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Federal transportation investigators will try to determine what caused a U.S. Coast Guard ship to crash into a private boat in San Diego Bay over the weekend. One youngster was killed and five others were seriously injured.

Winter Gardening In San Diego

Dec. 21
These Days
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We'll talk about the benefits of winter gardening with garden expert Nan Sterman.

Health Overhaul Bill May Pass Senate By Christmas

Dec. 21
Julie Rovner, NPR
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Unless something unexpected happens, the U.S. Senate will pass its version of a health care bill for President Obama in time for Christmas. The measure overcame by far its biggest hurdle in the wee hours of Monday morning.

A Decade Of Social Media

Dec. 21
These Days
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The way we use social media has evolved in the last decade. It's now part of our culture and most of our daily lives. We take a look at its evolution, what's hot right now, and what's to store for the future.

Exchanging Guns For Gift Cards

Dec. 21
By Katie Orr
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A religious group in San Diego is offering gun owners a chance to turn over their weapons to the police department Monday with no questions asked. The group is offering a valuable incentive as well.

Does S.D. Unified Need A Superintendent?

Dec. 21
By Ana Tintocalis
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San Diego Unified's school board leaders say the panel is considering whether the district needs a school superintendent in the future.