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Stories for September 14, 2009

Stimulus Projects Vulnerable To Fraud

Sept. 14
By Alison St John

Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to protect millions in federal stimulus dollars from fraud and abuse.

Bill To Require Insurers To Cover HPV Vaccine

Sept. 14
By Kenny Goldberg

The state legislature has approved a bill that would require insurers that cover cervical cancer treatments and to also pay for a vaccine designed to prevent the disease.

UCSD Scientists Want To Bottle Nuclear Fusion

Sept. 14
By Ed Joyce
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Fusion is best known for powering the sun and stars. But UC San Diego researchers are studying ways to transform the process of nuclear fusion into renewable energy on Earth.

Schwarzenegger To Issue Renewable Energy Order

Sept. 14
Associated Press

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is moving ahead with plans to sign an executive order establishing the most aggressive renewable energy standard in the nation.

Why I'll Miss True Blood

Sept. 14
By Angela Carone
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HBO's hit drama True Blood ended its second season on Sunday night and I'm surprisingly sad to see it go.

Parents Of Missing Teen Criticize Police

Sept. 14
CCN
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For the first time since 14-year-old Amber Dubois went missing seven months ago, her family is criticizing Escondido police, saying not enough is being done to find her.

Sports Columnist Jay Paris Give Preview Of Chargers 2009 Season

Sept. 14
These Days
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Are the Chargers primed to contend for the Super Bowl again this year? What are the lead storylines heading into this NFL season? We speak to North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris about Shawne Merriman, LaDainian Tomlinson, and what it will take for the Chargers to make it to the championship game this season.

How Do Governments Use The Municipal Bond Market?

Sept. 14
These Days

How can local and regional governments overcome the massive debts they've been facing lately? Many are turning to the municipal bond market as a way to bring in additional revenue. We'll speak to a former municipal bond trader about how the financial instruments are used, and to discuss what's happening with the bond market right now.

Lincoln High: Then And Now

Sept. 14
These Days
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The Lincoln High School timeline mirrors some of the major events in U.S. History, including World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement. Tracing the story of Lincoln High School offers a glimpse into the momentous history of San Diego.

Senate Delays Vote On Los Angeles NFL Stadium Bill

Sept. 14
Steve Shadley, CCN
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It’s football season and California fans are watching the action on the field and perhaps at the state capitol as well. The State Assembly approved a historic bill that would waive environmental regulations during construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area. However, the bill has been delayed in the Senate. The project raises some questions about environmental protection versus job creation during a recession.

Chargers Expected To Win Against Raiders Tonight

Sept. 14
By Dwane Brown, Alan Ray, Nick Stoffel
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The journey to bring a Super Bowl to San Diego starts tonight and some think this is the year the Chargers win it all. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris who joins us from the Bay Area.

MWD Chair Responds To Criticism Over Pension Increase

Sept. 14
These Days

How will a plan to increase employee pension benefits at the Metropolitan Water District affect water rates in San Diego County? We'll speak to MWD Chairman Tim Brick about why employee benefits and water rates are being increased at the same time.

Fighting Hunger In San Diego

Sept. 14
These Days

September is Hunger Action Month. We take a look at the current hunger situation in San Diego.

Obama Presses For Sweeping Financial Overhaul

Sept. 14
Associated Press
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President Obama on Monday proposed what he described as the most sweeping financial overhaul since the Great Depression a year after risky trading practices brought markets to the verge of collapse.

Federal Reserve Mulls Its Role One Year After Crisis

Sept. 14
John Ydstie, NPR
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A year ago this week, the global financial system teetered on the edge of collapse. Large financial institutions were sinking, swamped by losses linked to subprime mortgages. In the early stages of the financial crisis, it was the Federal Reserve that did the heavy lifting.

Environmental Bills Defeated In Sacramento

Sept. 14
By Ed Joyce

The 2009 California legislative session saw some wins for environmental groups but also some crushing defeats.

Swine Flu Spreads Week Or More After Symptoms

Sept. 14

New studies show that many people spread swine flu for a week or more after symptoms first appear, and doctors say coughing may be a better sign than fever for telling who is contagious.

Group Fights To Save Historic Homes

Sept. 14
By Katie Orr

San Diego’s older neighborhoods are filled with unique and historic homes. But a local community planning group says too many of these houses are being demolished without any public notice.

California Hospitals Hold Disaster Planning Conference

Sept. 14
By Kenny Goldberg

Hundreds of doctors, nurses and hospital officials will meet in Sacramento this week to talk about disaster planning. It's the third annual statewide conference on disaster preparedness for hospitals.