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Stories for May 26, 2010

Council Committee Acts To Regulate Medical Marijuana

May 26
By Tom Fudge
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A San Diego city council committee says medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego must be able to verify their non-profit status and they should not employ minors.

Analysts Say National Guard Does Little To Deter Illegal Immigrants

May 26
By Amy Isackson
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President Barack Obama's plan to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border may have minimal impact on border security. The guardsmen are part of Obama's $500-million proposal to make the border safer.

CAL FIRE Getting More Seasonal Help

May 26
By Katie Orr and Kelly Wheeler, CNS
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San Diego’s CAL FIRE unit will be able to hire about 100 additional people to work during the upcoming wildfire season thanks to an executive order from the governor.

SDSU Alumnus And TV's 'People Are Funny' Host Art Linkletter Dies

May 26
Associated Press
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Art Linkletter, whose "People Are Funny" and "House Party" shows entertained millions of TV viewers in the 1950s and '60s with the funny side of ordinary folks and who remained active as a writer and speaker through his ninth decade, died Wednesday. He was 97.

American Experience: The Civilian Conservation Corps

May 26
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"The Civilian Conservation Corps" interweaves rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of CCC veterans to tell the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments, positioning it as a pivotal moment in the emergence of modern environmentalism and federal unemployment relief.

Antiques Roadshow: Orlando, Florida - Hour One

May 26
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At the Orange County Convention Center, "Roadshow" experts uncover a new cache of treasures, including a rare photo signed by the entire cast of the hit TV series "Bonanza"; a beautiful sterling silver Tiffany vase; and a stunning collection of scarce and delicate etchings and dry points by James McNeill Whistler, with a combined value of $130,000 to $190,000.

INDEPENDENT LENS: A Village Called Versailles

May 26
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Versailles, a tight-knit neighborhood on the edge of New Orleans, is home to the densest ethnic Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, residents rebuild their homes — only to have them threatened by a toxic landfill planned in their neighborhood. As the community fights back, it turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change.

San Diego Beaches Test Poorly After Wet Weather

May 26
By Ed Joyce
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An environmental group released its grades for the quality of water at beaches in California. San Diego County beaches scored top marks during dry weather, but during wet weather the levels of harmful bacteria increased at county beaches.

"Upfront" With the New TV Season

May 26
These Days
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Broadcast networks have just concluded the "Upfronts," the spring presentation of fall TV schedules designed to convince agencies to book advertising at early rates and to give viewers a first look at what's new (or not). We examine the probabilities of success for the new shows and the problems of scheduling.

Teaching Teens About Sex

May 26
These Days
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Do you think your kids are getting a good education about sexual health and responsibility in school? We discuss teenage pregnancy and find out the good news and some bad news.

Pascal Dusapin's Opera 'To Be Sung' At UCSD

May 26
These Days
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This is not opera as we know it. French composer Pascal Dusapin's chamber opera "To Be Sung" combines new music with a Gertrude Stein text. The graduate students at UCSD's Department of Music perform an ambitious production of "To Be Sung" in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall this week. We'll talk with the director, soprano Susan Narucki and members of the creative team.

Should Felons Be Required To Give DNA Samples?

May 26
These Days
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Should people arrested on felony charges be required to give DNA samples? We'll look at the controversy surrounding this idea.

Clinton: World Must Act On Korean Ship Sinking

May 26
Associated Press
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday the world must respond to the sinking of a South Korean warship that has been blamed on North Korea.

DNA Sampling Gives Rise To Court Battle

May 26
By Tom Fudge
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Last year, the State of California began requiring police to take DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony. The practice was the result of voters passing Proposition 69 and is included in the Katie's Laws, but Katie's Law faces a court challenge in California.

Is Having A Strong Mayor A Strength For San Diego?

May 26
By Katie Orr
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Five years ago, San Diego voters decided to embark on an experiment. The public supported a switch from a city-manager form of government to a strong mayor system. Now the time has come for voters to decide on Proposition D. The initiative aims to make the strong mayor system permanent.