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Stories for November 4, 2010

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New Veterans' Center Opens at SDSU

Nov. 4
By Alison St John

Veterans enrolled at San Diego State University have a new Veterans’ Center to serve the expanding student veteran population on campus.

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San Ysidro Gets Connected To The World Wide Web

Nov. 4
By Ana Tintocalis

The Internet is something many of us take for granted. But for families in San Ysidro, it’s considered a luxury. Now a new project is bridging the digital divide in this border city.

New Pain Reliever Approved By FDA

Nov. 4
By Peggy Pico

For the first time in the U.S., Americans have a new way to treat their pain.

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Local Iraqi Loses Cousin In Baghdad Church Shooting

Nov. 4
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

The Iraqi Chaldean community in San Diego is still trying to come to terms with a massacre at a Catholic church in Baghdad that left more than 50 people dead.

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Hiding Camera In Starbucks

Nov. 4
City News Service

A Colorado man accused of trying to videotape customers in the bathroom of a Starbucks near San Diego State University pleaded not guilty this week to trying to use a hidden camera, it was learned today.

16 New Cases Of Whooping Cough In San Diego

Nov. 4
City News Service

Sixteen new cases of whooping cough in children and teens around San Diego County were reported this week, county health officials announced today.

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Hundreds Mourn Slain San Diego Police Officer

Nov. 4
By Ciarra Briesch

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across California gathered, along with state and local dignitaries and residents today, to pay final respects to a veteran San Diego patrolman and father of two gunned down in the line of duty last week.

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Moderate Earthquake In Ocotillo Shakes San Diego

Nov. 4
KPBS News

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 struck near Ocotillo at 12:40 p.m., and was felt throughout San Diego County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Culture Lust Weekend: Mavis Staples, Graveyard Tours And San Diego Beer Week

Nov. 4
By Angela Carone, Kendra Osburn

Drink beer, build sculptures and go see Mavis Staples this weekend. Culture Lust has a long list of lustable events for you to choose from this first November weekend.

San Diego Navy SEAL Accused Of Weapon Smuggling

Nov. 4
Associated Press

A Coronado-based Navy SEAL faces federal weapons charges following his arrest this week on suspicion of conspiring to sell machine guns and other firearms smuggled into the country from Iraq and Afghanistan, authorities said today.

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Women Who Can Shred

Nov. 4
David Walters

Culture Lust contributor Dave Walters loves to see a woman who can rock out and shred on the guitar. He has high hopes for a band called Ume, playing at Bar Pink. What female rock stars do you admire?

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US And Mexican Authorities Find Tunnel, Seize 30 Tons Of Marijuana

Nov. 4
By Amy Isackson

U.S. and Mexican authorities have found a drug smuggling tunnel that runs from Tijuana to San Diego. It isn’t the most sophisticated or the longest tunnel discovered, but is significant for the amount of marijuana authorities seized.

San Diego Men Accused Of Aiding Somali Terrorists

Nov. 4
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

Federal agents arrested three San Diego men this week, they are accused of providing aid to terrorists. Al Shabab is a group based in Somalia - it's listed by the U.S. government as a terrorist group with links to al-Qaida. KPBS Investigative reporter Amita Sharma shares details of the case that were revealed in the unsealed indictment.

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Events: Four Day Weekend, Thievery Corporation, The Heavy

Nov. 4
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh, Jocelyn Maggard

Thievery Corporation, The Heavy, Nice Nice, and a four day concert series. That's the range of music that has captured the interests of our culture scouts on this edition of the Weekend Preview.

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Artist Kim MacConnel Gets His Due

Nov. 4
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

Artist Kim MacConnel is getting a lot of deserved attention of late. A retrospective of his work is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and an exhibit of recent work opens at Quint Contemporary Art. We'll talk with the acclaimed artist about his career.

Is Overemphasis On Testing Hurting Schools?

Nov. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Hank Crook

What's the best way to improve the nation's struggling public school system? We speak to education historian Diane Ravitch about her book "The Death and Life of the Great American School System." Find out why the former advocate for No Child Left Behind is now opposed to using a "top-down" approach to reform struggling schools.

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Minds Don't Change That Much, But Voters Do

Nov. 4
Alan Greenblatt, NPR

For all the talk about Americans being fickle and shifting their support from one party to the other, there's a strong case to be made that their minds are pretty much set -- it's how motivated they are to vote that varies.

What's the Cost of An Increase in Deportations?

What's the Cost of An Increase in Deportations?

Nov. 4
By Ruxandra Guidi

Just days before the midterm election, a group of Republican senators asked the government what it would cost to deport every single undocumented immigrant. Here's a look into the monetary cost of our current policy of deportation.

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Changing Healthcare in California and U.S.

Nov. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

This segment on healthcare starts with the news of California's federal waiver allowing the addition of 500,000 more people to MediCal. Then New York Times bestselling author T.R. Reid ("The healing of America") tells us that " despite all the rights and privileges and entitlements Americans enjoy today, we have never decided to provide medical care for everybody who needs it." Reid talks about what we can learn from other countries -- if we're willing.

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Local Event: A New Generation of Spike and Mike Animation

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando

If you grew up with Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation then get ready for the Next Generation of Spike and Mike’s Animation (continuing weekends through November at MCASD at La Jolla). You won’t need a barf bag but you should be prepared to be dazzled.

Federal Waiver Gives California A Head Start On Health Reform

Nov. 4
By Kenny Goldberg

The federal government has given California a waiver to expand and restructure the Medi-Cal program. The waiver will allow the state to put into motion some of the key elements of health care reform.

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San Diego Puts New Restrictions On Future Supercenters

Nov. 4
By Alison St John

San Diego City Council has voted to put extra conditions on retailers that want to develop supercenters in the city. Supercenters are bigger than ordinary Big Box stores - they are the size of football fields.

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Local Event: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Nov. 4
By Beth Accomando

Halloween is over but you can still find something scary in San Diego. Here's a preview of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival playing this Saturday at the Tenth Avenue Theater. You can listen to my radio feature or read an extended preview of the festival.