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Stories for December 6, 2010

The Adirondacks

Dec. 6
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Through the varied perspectives of several passionate characters, this high-definition program explores the remarkable history, seasonal landscape and current state of New York's Adirondack Park, the largest park in the lower 48 states.

New General In Charge Of Tijuana

Dec. 6
By Amy Isackson
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A new military general is in charge in the border city of Tijuana. Gilberto Laderos Briseño is replacing the general many credit with helping rescue the city from drug violence.

Les Paul: Live In New York City

Dec. 6
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"Les Paul: Live In New York City" is an intimate performance from a music legend, featuring Les Paul & His Trio, and duets with Steve Miller, Keith Richards, Jose Feliciano, Dave Grisman, Sonya Hensley, and others. The special captures a raucous and unadorned Les Paul in 2005 at the Iridium Jazz Club.

Obama And Republicans Agree On Tax Cut Extension

Dec. 6
Associated Press
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President Barack Obama has announced a bipartisan agreement on year-end legislation to extend expiring tax cuts and renew jobless benefits as part of a sweeping attempt to strengthen the economic recovery.

Expect More Legal Twists In Battle Over Prop. 8

Dec. 6
Richard Gonzalez, NPR
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A hearing Monday in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is just the latest twist in the long legal battle over California's ban on same-sex marriage.

FX Show 'Terriers' Canceled

Dec. 6
By Angela Carone
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FX's private-eye drama "Terriers," which was shot on location in Ocean Beach, has been canceled due to low ratings.

Joe Bonamassa Live From The Royal Albert Hall

Dec. 6
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This concert captures the intensity and excitement of the sold-out show that marked Bonamassa’s headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world. Very special guest Eric Clapton joins Bonamassa onstage for one song. The concert also features classics from Bonamassa’s catalog including "So Many Roads," Rod Stewart’s "Blues Deluxe," "The Ballad of John Henry," "Sloe Gin," ZZ Top’s "Just Got Paid" and many more.

Nimitz To Be Gone For A Year

Dec. 6
By Tom Fudge
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The USS Nimitz ships out of San Diego today, and its crew of 2,800 will be gone for a year. The Nimitz is the second San Diego-based carrier that has departed over the past week.

Mexican State Will Try Boy Accused Of Beheadings

Dec. 6
OSWALD ALONSO, Associated Press
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A 14-year-old boy accused of participating in four beheadings for a Mexican drug cartel will be tried under a state juvenile law that carries a maximum of three years in prison if convicted, a judge said Sunday.

Pendleton Marines Caught In The Middle of War, Politics

Dec. 6
These Days
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As federal budget problems persist, the Defense Department plans to make the armed forces "meaner and leaner." We look at what this means to the Marine Corps; what it's like covering -- and being embedded with -- the Marines; the new commandant; and the prospect of ending don't Ask, Don't Tell..

Explosive-Laden Escondido Home To Be Destroyed

Dec. 6
Julie Watson, Associated Press
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Neighbors gasped when authorities showed them photos of the inside of the Southern California ranch-style home: Crates of grenades, mason jars of white, explosive powder and jugs of volatile chemicals that are normally the domain of suicide bombers.

In North County: The Bomb House, I-5 Expansion, Fairgrounds

Dec. 6
These Days
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Topics this week include the bomb house in Escondido, public comments on CalTrans' I-5 expansion plans; the proposed sale of the Del Mar fairgrounds; and perhaps the most expensive municipal golf course in the world.

Secrets Of Holiday Baking And Candy Making

Dec. 6
These Days
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Cakes! Cookies! Chocolates! What would the Holidays be without tasty treats and delicious desserts? Sugarplums are dancing in our heads on this These Days Food Hour.

New Council Members Cite Rough Background During Swear-In

Dec. 6
By Katie Orr
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Things are changing at San Diego's City Hall. The city council has two new members and a new president.

Democrats Push DREAM Act; Critics Call It Amnesty

Dec. 6
Brian Naylor, NPR
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Congress is expected to take up legislation this week that would give some people who are in the country illegally a path to citizenship. The DREAM Act is aimed at illegal immigrants brought here as children by their parents.

San Diego Ambrosia Gets Critical Habitat

Dec. 6
By Ed Joyce
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Federal officials are trying to save a plant called San Diego ambrosia. An environmental group sued to protect the habitat of the endangered herb.

More Vets Choose To Be Entrepreneurs

Dec. 6
By Padma Nagappan
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In this tough job market, many war veterans are deciding to become their own bosses.

Managed Competition Getting Underway

Dec. 6
By Katie Orr
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It could be the dawn of a new era in San Diego. The city council will consider items this week that could lead to the outsourcing of some city services.

Schwarzenegger To Call For Special Session After New Lawmakers Are Sworn In

Dec. 6
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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A new legislature will be sworn in today and Governor Schwarzenegger is expected to call them into an emergency budget session immediately. But there are doubts about how much can be accomplished with the lame-duck governor.

Veteran School Board Member Hangs Up His Gloves

Dec. 6
By Ana Tintocalis
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A man who has become synonymous with San Diego school board politics is officially hanging up his gloves today. John de Beck has served on San Diego's school board for 20 years.