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Stories for March 3, 2010

RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles, Part Two

March 3
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They look like them and they sound just like them! “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” raves the Denver Post. All the music and vocals are performed totally live! "RAIN" covers the Fab Four from the earliest beginnings through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days.

1st Marine Division From Camp Pendleton Heads To Afghanistan

March 3
By Alison St John
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Camp Pendleton-based Marines are deploying to Afghanistan this month to take over command of Marine forces in Helmand Province.

Suspect Accused Of Murdering Chelsea King Pleads Not Guilty

March 3
By Amita Sharma
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A 30-year-old convicted sex offender was charged today with murdering and raping or attempting to rape 17-year-old Chelsea King, who disappeared last week after heading out for a run in a park.

San Diego County Officials Facing Challengers In Election

March 3
By Alison St John

So far, four of the six San Diego County officials running for reelection on the June ballot face challengers. Two Supervisors, the District Attorney, the Sheriff, the Assessor and the Treasurer are all running for reelection.

Congress Increases Pressure On Health Insurers

March 3
By Kenny Goldberg

Members of Congress are expanding their investigation into health insurance companies. It all began when Anthem Blue Cross decided to raise rates up to 39 percent in California.

Kyocera Putting First U.S. Solar Manufacturing Plant In San Diego

March 3
By Ed Joyce

Kyocera International announced plans to start manufacturing solar modules in San Diego. The expansion means up to 75 new jobs for the region.

Unintended Acceleration Not Limited To Toyotas

March 3
NPR
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The dangerous problem of cars accelerating without a driver's input has put Toyota in the headlines, but unintended acceleration has been a problem across the auto industry

NOW on PBS: Saving Haiti's Mothers

March 3

Haiti's catastrophic earthquake, in addition to leaving lives and institutions in ruin, also exacerbated a much more common and lethal emergency in Haiti: dying during childbirth. Challenges in transportation, education and quality health care contribute to Haiti having the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere, a national crisis even before the earthquake struck.

WIDE ANGLE: Class of 2006

March 3

In May 2006, history was made in the Arab world and WIDE ANGLE cameras were there. At a graduation ceremony at an imam academy in Rabat, Morocco, 50 women pioneers stood with the male graduates — among the few contemporary women in the Arab world to be officially trained as religious leaders. Empowered to do everything that male imams do, except lead Friday prayer in a mosque, the women would soon disperse throughout Morocco to work as spiritual guides in mosques, schools, hospitals and prisons, and even appear on television and radio talk shows. Class of 2006 tells of this remarkable event.

Frye Won't Run For S.D. County Supervisor

March 3
By Amy Isackson

The San Diego Democratic Party is looking for another candidate to challenge incumbent Ron Roberts for the seat.

Great Food Scenes From The Movies

March 3
These Days
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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, March 7. As part of our monthly food hour, we'll explore how food is used in movies.

Arraignment Today For Chelsea King Murder Suspect

March 3
These Days

John Albert Gardner III will be arraigned this afternoon in San Diego Superior Court on suspicion of murder and rape of missing Poway teenager Chelsea King.

Orchestra Nova's 'Next Star' Talent Competition Down To Three

March 3
These Days

Last spring, Orchestra Nova San Diego announced the world's first classical music talent competition. The competition includes voting from the Internet community and by members of concert audiences. The orchestra has announced the three finalists from the internet voting and panel judging portion of the competition. Now it's up to live audiences to go and see them perform this weekend with Orchestra Nova to declare the winner. The three finalists join us in studio with Orchestra Nova artistic director and conductor, Jung-Ho Pak.

What's Been Learned From Chile, Haiti Earthquakes?

March 3
These Days

What's been learned from the recent earthquakes in Chile and Haiti? And, what do local residents need to do to prepare for the possibility of a large earthquake in our region? We speak to a local geology professor, and a representative from the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services.

Chelsea King's Case Raises Doubts About Megan's Law

March 3
By Amita Sharma
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The suspect in the death of Poway teenager Chelsea King is due in a San Diego courtroom this afternoon. John Gardner is in police custody on suspicion of murder and rape in the King case. Gardner is a registered sex offender. King's death has left some parents frustrated over whether Megan's Law is really working.

Slater Price Apologizes For Not Reporting Free Tickets

March 3
By Alison St John

San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater Price has issued a statement concerning her failure to report free tickets she received from arts organizations.

Marijuana Cultivation Grew 35 Percent Last Year

March 3
By Amy Isackson

A new report by the U.S. State Department says drug cultivation in Mexico hit an all time high last year while drug eradication dropped.

New Study: Logging Beetle-Killed Trees May Be Pointless

March 3
By Ed Joyce

A new study shows logging beetle-killed trees in remote backcountry forest areas may not reduce fire risk or beetle outbreaks. Researches say the logging is a waste of money.

Thousands Gather To Mourn Chelsea King

March 3
By Susan Murphy
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Thousands of mourners gathered at a Poway church Tuesday night for a somber candlelight vigil and procession in memory of 17-year-old Chelsea King, just hours after a body, believed to be King’s, was discovered in Lake Hodges.