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Stories for May 13, 2010

Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, Calif. - Hour Two

May 13
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In San Jose, "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford meet up at the historic Fallon House to examine works by prolific Western painter Astley David Middleton Cooper. Valuable find: A painting entitled "The Wet Nurse," by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer, valued at $80,000.

Military Works With CAL FIRE To Prepare For Aerial Firefighting

May 13
By Alison St John
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The military in San Diego is building closer ties with civilian firefighting agencies to be ready for the wildfire season. Today Marine helicopter pilots practiced water drops in an aerial firefighting exercise on Camp Pendleton, part of an annual training program that started after the 2007 wildfires.

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Horse Boy

May 13
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Explore one family's unforgettable journey as they travel halfway across the world in search of a miracle to heal their autistic son. The film blends footage from the family's adventure through the Mongolian countryside with scenes from their life at home in Texas. Bolstered by testimony from autism experts, including Dr. Temple Grandin, this compelling film exquisitely captures an astonishing physical and spiritual journey.

Sailors And Marines Take Oath Of Citizenship On USS Midway

May 13
By Tom Fudge
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Eighty-nine sailors and marines from 26 countries boarded the USS Midway on San Diego Bay today to take the oath of US citizenship.

Layoffs Hitting NASSCO Shipyard

May 13
By Katie Orr
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The rest of the country may be coming out of the recession, but a San Diego ship builder says it’s just beginning to feel the economic downturn. General Dynamics' NASSCO says it’s planning to lay off about a third of its production workforce in July.

Video: New Music Video From Clorofila Of Nortec Collective

May 13
By Angela Carone
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The new music video from Clorofila of Nortec Collective is a sweet, tender, and synth-pop-filled tour through Tijuana.

SD Transit System Approves Proposed Route For Trolley Extension

May 13
City News Service

The Metropolitan Transit System board today endorsed a route for the proposed Mid-Coast extension of the San Diego Trolley from Old Town to University City.

Front Line Staff At County TB Clinic To Be Replaced With Less Experienced Workers

May 13
By Kenny Goldberg

Four bilingual front office staff are being transferred out of the county's tuberculosis clinic. County officials say they'll be replaced and the public won't notice the difference, but the displaced workers disagree.

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Foyle's War, Series Five: The Hide

May 13
By Jennifer Robinson
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Newly retired, Foyle is drawn to the case of a well-connected local man who is condemned to death for aiding the Nazis during the war. Foyle suspects the doomed man is concealing evidence that will exonerate him. Meanwhile, Sam (Honeysuckle Weeks) and Adam (Max Brown) fight for the survival of their rooming house — and discover they make a great team.

NATURE: Crash: A Tale Of Two Species

May 13
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This is a story of the interconnection of life, how every species is important, no matter how big or small. At the center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature that has remained virtually unchanged for 300 million years. Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called a red knot, which migrates 10,000 miles from South America to the Arctic each year.

State University Travel Ban Stymies Scholarship

May 13
By Amy Isackson

The U.S. State Department's travel warning for Mexico has put the brakes on cross-border collaboration in the San Diego-Tijuana region. California State University's ban on student travel to Tijuana has put decades of research and relationships on hold.

Culture Lust Weekend: All That Glitters, Handmade Puppet Dreams and Poncho Sanchez

May 13
By Angela Carone, Meredith Hattam
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Ogle gems at the Natural History Museum, watch short films starring puppets curated by Jim Hensen's daughter, and witness the return of The Album Leaf - these are just a few of the things you can do with your Culture Lust Weekend.

Events: The Album Leaf, North Park Festival Of The Arts, And Artist Victor Rodriquez

May 13
These Days
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The North Park Festival of the Arts is Sunday, providing its share of live music for your weekend. We also have music and arts suggestions for Friday and Saturday, including the return of The Album Leaf for a hometown performance.

New Sound From The San Diego Band Old Tiger

May 13
These Days
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Hear the new, soulful San Diego band “Old Tiger” perform live in studio.

Society And The Death Penalty

May 13
These Days

The death penalty is the ultimate punishment a society can impose on its citizens. We'll explore the pros and cons for having the death penalty in a democracy.

With Fitness, Parents Hold The Power

May 13
By Sharon Heilbrunn

Put down the candy and remote control, Mom and Dad. If you want to reduce the risk of raising an overweight child, it's time to clean the pantry of processed foods and start pedaling that bike.

San Diego County Finds More Welfare Fraud

May 13
By Joanne Faryon

A state auditor’s report shows San Diego County uncovers more public assistance fraud then other large California counties, but the county also investigates a disproportionately high number of welfare and food stamp applicants.

Review: The Good The Bad The Weird

May 13
By Beth Accomando
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Before you yell at me for bad grammar or punctuation, let me just say that Kim Jee-Woon's new kimchee western has its title displayed exactly like this in the opening credits: "The Good The Bad The Weird" (opening May 14 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). The film riffs on Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" but apparently doesn't have time for commas or conjunctions. Listen to my review.

Conversation Starts In S.D. About Permanent Water Restrictions

May 13
By Katie Orr
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Conversations started Wednesday about permanently implementing water use restrictions in the city of San Diego.

New GI Bill Prompts Michigan Universities To Target Marines In San Diego

May 13
By Alison St John
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Representatives from universities in Michigan are in San Diego this week to recruit military veterans. The new G.I. Bill has made veterans an emerging market for academic recruiters, and San Diego has one of the highest populations of active duty military and veterans in the nation.

South Bay Power Plant Days Numbered

May 13
By Ed Joyce

The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board voted Wednesday not to renew water discharge permits for the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista.