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Stories for May 13, 2009

Three US Citizens in Group of Four Dead in Tijuana

May 13
By Amy Isackson
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Baja California authorities are looking into the deaths of four people who's bodies were found in a van in Tijuana last weekend. Mexican authorities say three are US citizens.

San Diego Swine Flu Cases Keep Cropping Up

May 13
By Tom Fudge
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San Diego county's number of confirmed swine flu cases has increased to 98. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has the lastest news on the flu for our region.

Management: Interview with Steve Zahn

May 13
By Beth Accomando
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Actor Steve Zahn speaks with KPBS film critic Beth Accomando about his new film Management (opening in select theaters on May 15). The actor has appeared in Rescue Dawn, Happy Texas, Sunshine Cleaning and Hamlet. Listen to the radio feature.

Baja California Police Train With US Navy

May 13
By Amy Isackson
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A group of Baja California State Police are training with the United States Navy in San Diego.

Vice President Biden In San Diego Thursday

May 13
City News Service
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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife will be in San Diego tomorrow to meet with Navy sailors and their families.

Filner Wants More Mental Health Funding for Marines, Soldiers

May 13
Peter Granitz, Capitol News Connection
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One San Diego lawmaker wants Congress to boost mental health funding for soldiers and marines. This comes after the multiple killings at Camp Liberty in Iraq.

SD Gang Involved in Massive Bank Fraud

May 13
By Katie Orr
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The San Diego County District Attorney today announced the break up of a fraud ring that bilked the Navy Federal Credit Union out of half a million dollars. KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains a local gang was behind the scam.

Cal State Approves 10-Percent Hike in Student Fees

May 13
Associated Press
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California State University students will pay 10 percent more in fees as the 23-campus system grapples with a severe budget crunch.

Carlsbad Desal Plant Gets Final Approval

May 13
By Ed Joyce
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The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control board has approved a permit for a proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad. Poseidon Resources says they expect to start construction on the plant later this year. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

SD Committee Endorses Legislation to Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Policy

May 13
San Diego Week
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A San Diego City Council committee endorsed legislation today that would repeal the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays in the military.

Obama Seeks To Block Release Of Abuse Photos

May 13
Associated Press
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In a reversal, President Obama is fighting the release of dozens of new photos showing U.S. personnel allegedly abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, a White House official said Wednesday.

Winds Push Back SoCal Fire Containment Time

May 13
Associated Press
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A new round of winds could delay full containment of the Santa Barbara wildfire by a week, firefighters said Wednesday. Crews were able to contain about 80 percent of the fire before a forecast for dry and gusty weather forced them to move the date for estimated full containment back a week to May 20.

Local Doctor Survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

May 13
These Days
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Local physician who survived Cambodia's Killing Fields as a child talks about her journey to become a doctor and how she now helps veterans suffering from PTSD.

Current Economic Downturn is Redefining the "American Dream"

May 13
These Days
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Where did this concept of the "American Dream" come from, and is that idea sustainable in today's economy? We speak to reporter Sam Eaton from the Marketplace Sustainability Team, and Stephen Smith from American RadioWorks, about the history and future of the "American Dream."

Sports Reporter Talks About Recent Steroid Allegations

May 13
By Alan Ray, Alison St John
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Last week, one of Major League Baseball's most recognizable faces was suspended for 50 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Union-Tribune reporter Mark Zeigler talks about about Manny Ramirez's alleged use of illegal substances.

What Can Small Businesses Do to Survive and Thrive in Down Economy?

May 13
These Days
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What can small business owners do to survive and succeed during these difficult economic time? We speak to the president of the local chapter of SCORE, a non-profit association that offers free advice to small businesses, about the challenges local small businesses are facing right now.

Consumers Remain Shy, Retail Sales Down Again

May 13
Associated Press
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Retail sales fell for a second straight month in April, raising doubts about whether consumers were regaining their desire to shop. A rebound in consumer demand is a necessary ingredient for ending the recession.

San Diego Unified's Early Retirement Deal OK'd, Deadline Extended

May 13
By Ana Tintocalis
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The deadline was extended for veteran teachers in the San Diego Unified School District to take a financial buyout plan in exchange for retiring early. The San Diego school board voted yesterday to give them two more weeks.

High School Dropout Rates Better Tracked, Defined

May 13
By Ana Tintocalis
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California's Department of Education released a new report pinpointing high school dropout rates in the state. The data is based on a new student tracking system that's giving administrators a more accurate picture of the problem in their own districts.