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Stories for December 24, 2009

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S.D. Property Tax Revenues Still Lagging

Dec. 24, 2009
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Home prices may be inching upward, but San Diego County is still anticipating a multi-million dollar drop in property tax revenues next fiscal year.

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Swine Flu Epidemic Continues Its Downward Trend

Dec. 24, 2009
By Kenny Goldberg

The intensity of the swine flu epidemic is declining in California. State health officials say the percentage of people infected with the H1N1 virus continues its downward trend.

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Next Step: Getting A Health Bill To Obama's Desk

Dec. 24, 2009
Kevin Whitelaw, NPR

As exhausted but jubilant Senate Democrats scramble home for the holidays, one more obstacle stands between them and final passage of the massive health care overhaul bill: the House of Representatives.

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Happy Holidays From Culture Lust, David Bowie and Bing Crosby

Dec. 24, 2009
By Angela Carone

I've never liked "The Little Drummer Boy" but if its source is a bizarro 1977 duet from Bing Crosby and David Bowie, well, "pa rumpa pum pum pum." Happy holidays from Culture Lust.

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San Diego Home To One Of The Largest Nativity Collections

Dec. 24, 2009
By Ana Tintocalis

One of the country's largest nativity collections is on display in San Diego. The collection boasts more than 700 scenes.