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Stories for May 16, 2009

Abducted 3-Year-Old SoCal Boy Found Safe

May 16
City News Service
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A 3-year-old boy kidnapped by gunmen during a home invasion robbery at his San Bernardino home was found safe in Mexico, and today he was returned to his mother, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

San Diego's Biggest Water Wasters Get Letters From the City

May 16
City News Service
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San Diego's biggest water hogs will start getting letters from the city as early as today, telling them to schedule a free efficiency audit. The biggest residential water user, a La Jolla customer, used 5.5 million gallons during a recent 12-month period -- enough to serve about 44 typical homes, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

SD Port Commissioner Resigns Under Pressure

May 16
City News Service
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A San Diego Port commissioner who was blamed for the failure of a project to develop the Chula Vista waterfront resigned Friday, a week after the city's mayor called for his voluntary departure.

U.S., Israel May Find Common Ground On Palestine

May 16
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, NPR
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U.S., Israel May Find Common Ground On Palestine Tease photo

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama hold their first meeting at the White House on Monday, and though some Israeli and U.S. analysts fear the two new leaders are on a collision course, there may also be new room for agreement.

Boeing's 787 Prepares For First Test Flight

May 16
Wendy Kaufman, NPR
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Airline passenger traffic is down, money for airlines to buy new planes is tight and aerospace giant Boeing has lost dozens of orders for its brand new 787. Still, with more than 850 orders for the jet, Boeing views the so-called "Dreamliner" as its plane of the future.