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Stories for October 5, 2009

Textbook Adoption, Curriculum Development On Hold

Oct. 5
By Ana Tintocalis
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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell is demanding Gov. Schwarzenegger lift a moratorium on textbook adoptions and curriculum development in California.

S.D. School Trustee Pressures SDSU For Policy Change

Oct. 5
By Ana Tintocalis
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A San Diego Unified school trustee is calling on San Diego State University officials to restore the campus' local student admission guarantee.

New Numbers Raise Questions On Autism

Oct. 5
By Tom Fudge
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People who work with autistic kids in San Diego say news of increasing autism rates might not be bad news. Studies of autism rates, by the Centers for Disease Control, have shown that one in 150 American kids suffered the disorder. But a new study in the journal Pediatrics, which surveyed the families of 78,000 children, showed the number was one in 91 kids.

Tribal Casinos Win State Licenses For More Casino Slots

Oct. 5
Steve Shadley, CCN
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Some California Indian tribes hit the jackpot today Monday. They’re getting state licenses for up to 10,000 additional casino slot machines under a new court ruling.

Whip It

Oct. 5
By Beth Accomando
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Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with a girl power roller derby pic called “Whip It” (opened October 2). You can listen to our discussion of the film on last month’s Film Club of the Air.

Chargers Fail To Catch Up To Steelers

Oct. 5
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray
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Close but no cigar. The San Diego Chargers scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough as the Pittsburgh Steelers won 38-28 at Heinz Field last night.

Craft In America: Season Two: Process

Oct. 5
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This episode answers many of the questions viewers of the first series have posed, including how to learn a craft, how to make a living as a craft artist and where an artist finds the creative strength to overcome the struggle with his or her demons.

Prison Crisis: Overcrowded And Unconstitutional

Oct. 5
These Days
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More that 20 years ago, California decided to get tough on criminals. Crackdowns included longer prison sentences, the "Three Strikes" law and tougher parole restrictions. Voters decided to keep criminals off the streets and away from society for as long as possible but we seem to have overlooked what affect all that might have on our prisons.

Cooking With Ethnic Foods

Oct. 5
These Days
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Our monthly food hour explores the variety of ethnic markets to be found around San Diego and tips for cooking ethnically-inspired dishes.

Craft In America: Season Two: Origins

Oct. 5
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The American craft tradition did not just appear, fully-formed and mature. Where have our craft practices come from? How do they continue? The artists featured in “Origins” tie their work to early craft techniques and demonstrate how they are involved in passing these techniques to others in a continuum of creativity.

Can't Wait For Animal Art At The New Children's Museum!

Oct. 5
By Angela Carone
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Soon you'll be able to experience the animal world in a completely new way - through the eyes of contemporary artists and children! The New Children's Museum opens their doors on Sunday, October 11th to children, families and art fans who are anxious to see the new exhibit Animal Art. We get a sneak peak at one of the pieces being built this week.

Fresh Sound Music Series at Sushi Performance and Visual Art

Oct. 5
By Angela Carone
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San Diego's progressive music scene has a guide in Bonnie Wright. The second season of her Fresh Sound Music series starts this week and it promises to be anything but mainstream.

What You Need To Know About Swine Flu Vaccine

Oct. 5
Richard Knox, NPR
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The first doses of vaccine against swine flu — officially known as H1N1 of 2009 — will start arriving at hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics around the country this week. That's record time for a new vaccine — only a little more than five months after scientists discovered the now-pandemic virus.

Doctors Look for Alternatives for Treating Menopause

Oct. 5
By Tom Fudge
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The North American Menopausal Society met in San Diego to discuss alternatives hormone replacement therapy.

Jesus Gives Thumbs Up to Zombieland

Oct. 5
Jesus Gomez, Teen Critic
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If you liked “Shaun of the Dead,” then you will love “Zombieland” (opened October 2 throughout San Diego). Doubling as a zombie survival guide, “Zombieland” has the prefect mix of zombies and comedy.

Council To Take On Water Conservation

Oct. 5
By Katie Orr
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Water in San Diego is becoming more scarce and more expensive. The city council will begin to look at ways to deal with San Diego’s limited water supply at its meeting Monday.

Senate Says States Could Offer Public Health Insurance Plan

Oct. 5
By Kenny Goldberg
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The Senate Finance Committee has rejected the idea of a public plan in its version of health reform. But the committee has approved the concept of allowing states to offer their own public insurance option.