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Stories for May 31, 2010

Books: 'Wolf Hall' Reimagines

May 31
By Angela Carone

Hilary Mantel's fictional account of life at court during King Henry VIII's reign is fresh look at this oft-told period of English history. "Wolf Hall" discovers

Biden Honors Fallen Troops; Obama Talk Rained Out

May 31
Associated Press
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Vice President Joe Biden hailed America's fighting men and women Monday as the "spine of this nation," while President Barack Obama's Land of Lincoln tribute got washed out by a severe thunderstorm and high winds.

Medicare Cuts Payments To Doctors By 21 Percent

May 31
By Kenny Goldberg

The rate Medicare pays doctors will be cut by 21 percent starting Tuesday. Physicians in San Diego County warn seniors may have trouble getting care if Congress doesn't rescind the cut.

Activists Say Immigrant's Death Demonstrates Need For Immigration Reform

May 31
By Amy Isackson

Immigrants rights activists say the story of a man who died after being tasered by border officials is another example of why the nation's immigration system must change.

Dennis Hopper's History With San Diego Arts

May 31
By Angela Carone
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Actor, artist, and art collector Dennis Hopper died on Saturday. Hopper grew up in San Diego, acted at The Old Globe and the La Jolla Playhouse, and exhibited his artwork at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Can Drugs Make You Smarter?

May 31
These Days

Can drugs make us smarter? Some students are taking drugs developed for people with cognitive deficits like ADHD to help them learn faster and remember better. As part of our monthly series on ethics and science and technology, we'll look at the social, medical, and ethical implications behind the use of smart drugs.

Two Die In East County Modular Home Fire

May 31
City News Service

Two people died in a fire today in a modular home in this small community east of Julian, a Cal Fire battalion chief said.

Summer Tourism Begins In San Diego

May 31
These Days

Memorial Day marks the start of the summer tourist season for San Diego. We'll find out how the recession has impacted local tourism and what's ahead for the summer.

New National Cemetery At MCAS Miramar

May 31
These Days

Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma can no longer offer full burial services to service men and women, and the closest national cemetery is in Riverside County. A new 313-acre national cemetery near MCAS Miramar will begin burial operations this summer, at the same time construction continues on the first phase of the cemetery-columbarium there, which will be completed in 2011.

San Diego Marks Memorial Day With Events Throughout The County

May 31
City News Service
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Memorial Day ceremonies will be held around San Diego County today to commemorate the U.S. men and women who gave their lives in military service.

Condemnation Follows Israeli Raid On Flotilla

May 31
Associated Press
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Israeli naval commandos stormed a flotilla of ships carrying aid and hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists to the blockaded Gaza Strip on Monday, killing at least 10 passengers in a predawn raid that set off worldwide condemnation and a diplomatic crisis.

Summer Brings Warmth And Risk Of Drowning

May 31
By Tom Fudge
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Summer brings with it a greater risk of drowning, especially for families with backyard pools.

San Diego Arts Round-Up: SDMA, Indian Food On YouTube, And Stompboxes

May 31
By Angela Carone
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Culture Lust rounds up some of San Diego's best, most interesting, and most surprising art stories from the weekend so you've got plenty of material for this week's water cooler chatter.