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Stories for February 8, 2010

FRONTLINE: Flying Cheap

Feb. 8
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One year after the deadliest domestic airline accident in seven years, "Frontline: Flying Cheap" investigates the crash of Continental 3407 in Buffalo, NY, and discovers a dramatically changed airline industry, where regional carriers now account for half of the nation's daily departures.

Rep. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, Dies At 77

Feb. 8
Associated Press
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U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77.

New Orleans Music Scene Courtesy Of Galactic

Feb. 8
By Angela Carone
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New Orleans has a lot to celebrate this month: a Super Bowl win, Mardi Gras, and the new album by five-man funk band Galactic. The album is called "Ya-Ka-May" and drops tomorrow, February 9th. You can see the band live at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on March 3rd. Check out a little preview of all the New Orleans musicians Galactic worked with on "Ya-Ka-May."

Mexico Arrests Two More Alleged Members Of Drug Cartel

Feb. 8
By Amy Isackson

A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman say that Manuel Garcia Simental and Raydel Lopez Uriarte, who allegedly operated in Tijuana, were detained by Mexican law enforcement in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Monday morning.

Two Alleged Members Of Mexican Drug Gang Arrested

Feb. 8
By Amy Isackson

Mexican federal police say two drug gang leaders arrested Monday morning in La Paz were Teodoro Garcia Simental's successors. Before his arrest, Teodoro Garcia Simental, or "El Teo," headed a drug gang in Tijuana that sparked the most violent period in the city's history.

Saints Celebrate First NFL Title

Feb. 8
By Pamela Davis, Alan Ray

As if Mardi Gras isn't enough, New Orleans now gets to celebrate its first N-F-L title. Joining us on Morning Edition LIVE FROM MIAMI is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.

150-Year-Old Oak Crushes Home In Ramona

Feb. 8
Associated Press
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A 150-year-old oak tree has crushed a house in northern San Diego County. The 30-foot-tall tree began leaning against the porch of the Ramona home after the soil was saturated by heavy rains last month and the family -- a couple and their 7-year-old daughter -- moved to a hotel because of the danger.

Ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Feb. 8
These Days

President Obama wants to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law which bars homosexuals from serving openly in the military. We'll look at what it will take to change the law and the impact it will have on the military.

Saints, Brees Win Super Bowl

Feb. 8
These Days

What were the highlights from Super Bowl XLIV? And, what does the future hold for the Chargers, now that we know LT will not be back with the team next year? We speak to Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton about the end of the NFL season.

Polygamy in America

Feb. 8
These Days

As San Diegans prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day with their "one and only," there are towns in America where Valentine's Day is a lot more complicated. We'll explore the phenomenon of POLYGAMY IN AMERICA, the feature story in this month's National Geographic magazine.

Obama To Host Bipartisan Health Care Summit

Feb. 8
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In the first major step to revive his health care agenda after his party's loss of a filibuster-proof Senate majority, President Obama on Sunday invited Republican and Democratic leaders to discuss possible compromises in a televised gathering later this month.

Performance-Enhancing Gene Therapy May Be Next For Cheating Athletes

Feb. 8
By Tom Fudge

A member of the World Anti-Doping Agency says gene therapy is the new frontier in the fight against performance-enhancing substances.

SDFD Chief Talks About Brownouts

Feb. 8
By Katie Orr
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If you live in the city of San Diego and have an emergency, it may take longer for a fire truck to reach you. The city has begun rolling brownouts of some fire stations.

Walking Can Be Hazardous In San Diego

Feb. 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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Walking on San Diego streets could be hazardous to your health. Over the last two years, pedestrians have accounted for 20 percent of all traffic deaths in the area. That gives San Diego one of highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the nation.

Statewide Efforts To Pass School Parcel Tax Move Forward

Feb. 8
By Ana Tintocalis

Education advocates in California are moving forward with efforts to lower the threshold to pass a parcel tax for schools.