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Stories for July 8, 2010

Guidelines to be Simplified for PTSD Benefits

July 8, 2010
By Kyla Calvert

It may soon be easier for veterans to qualify for disability benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Scientist Says We Have AIDS Antibodies But Still No Vaccine

July 8, 2010
By Tom Fudge

A San Diego AIDS researcher says this year's discovery of powerful AIDS antibodies is good news for developing a vaccine, but teaching the immune system to create those antibodies remains a big hurdle.

SD Will Not Host 'America's Cup' Sailing Tournament

July 8, 2010
City News Service

"America's Finest City" is out of the running to host the 34th America's Cup, leaving San Francisco as the sole candidate in the U.S. to host the prestigious sailing tournament, it was announced today.

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Nation's Governors Meeting This Weekend In Boston

July 8, 2010
Glen Johnson, AP

Roughly 40 governors from across the country are converging on Boston this weekend for the annual summer meeting of the National Governors Association.

The Golden Gate: A Modern Wonder Of The World

July 8, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Historian Kevin Starr's new book, "Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge," recounts the history of this grand public work, its dazzling engineering, creative financing and its status as an American icon.

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Events: Musicals And Dining In San Diego

July 8, 2010
By Angela Carone, Jen Paton, Maureen Cavanaugh

We'll talk about the latest in dining and theater this week in San Diego. Riviera Magazine's Troy Johnson talks about the Best of Food issue and Jim Hebert will tell us about some new musicals on San Diego stages.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Kings of Leon, Counter Culture, and James Luna

July 8, 2010
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn

Art and music luminaries descend on San Diego this Culture Lust weekend: Kings of Leon, James Luna, The Wailers, Grace Slick, and more!

Homeless Man Was A Community Fixture In Point Loma

July 8, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

What is your perception of the homeless in San Diego? Jeff Pastorino, a homeless man who spend most of the last two decades on a bench in Point Loma, died last year. After his death, Point Loma writer Howard Jones wanted to find out about the man's life. What he found was that Pastorino's life touched members of the community in surprising ways.

The "Perfect Storm" Of Mexican Immigration Is Coming To An End

July 8, 2010
By Maureen Cavanaugh

How are demographic shifts in Mexico impacting the future of immigration to the U.S.?

Diesel Fuel Consumption Shows Promising Economic Growth

July 8, 2010
By Erik Anderson

Gasoline use declined in California during the first quarter of the year, but the numbers still show there's promising news about the state's economy.

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SD Families Find Helping Hand in Growing Free Lunch Program

July 8, 2010
By Kyla Calvert

For seven years the San Diego Unified School District has provided free summer lunches to kids. Some people say the program is needed now more than ever.

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Review: 'The Nature of Existence'

July 8, 2010
By Beth Accomando

A new documentary tackles one of the great philosophical debates of all time, “The Nature of Existence” (opening July 9 at Reading's Gaslamp Stadium Theaters). But you might be better off with Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life.” NOTE: Filmgoers will have a chance to speak with filmmaker Roger Nygard on Friday July 9 following the evening shows at 5:15, 7:30, and 9:45.