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Stories for October 11, 2010

Two Beheaded Men Hung From Bridge In Tijuana

Oct. 11
By Amy Isackson

Two bodies were found hanging from a bridge in Tijuana's outskirts early Monday morning. Tijuana authorities also report four young men dead in a separate case.

School Works To Bounce Back After Campus Shooting

Oct. 11
By Kenny Goldberg
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School was back in session today at Kelly Elementary in Carlsbad, just three days after an intruder shot and injured two children on campus. Students and their teachers are being eased back into the normal routine.

Michael Feinstein's American Songbook: Best Band In The Land

Oct. 11
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"Best Band in the Land," examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II. While preparing an original patriotic song, Michael Feinstein weaves in the history of 1940s big bands, USO shows, V-disks, war bond rallies, and the powerful role popular music played in boosting morale.

La Jolla Institute Shares Unique Genomic Lab

Oct. 11
By Peggy Pico
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The La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology received more than $12 million to build a first-of-its-kind genomic library and lab.

Photos: Joan Sutherland At The San Diego Opera

Oct. 11
By Angela Carone
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Acclaimed opera soprano Joan Sutherland died yesterday at age 83. Sutherland performed with the San Diego Opera throughout the 1970s and 80s.

Video: Banksy Does Opening Credits To 'The Simpsons'

Oct. 11
By Angela Carone
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The street artist known as Banksy designed this week's opening credits to "The Simpsons." Banksy's work is currently on view in MCASD's "Viva La Revolucion" exhibit.

California Leads Nation In College Dropout Funding

Oct. 11
By Kyla Calvert

A new report shows that about 30 percent of the country’s freshmen at four-year colleges do not return for a second year. California spent about $500 million on these students between 2003 and 2008.

Rants and Raves: Dumb, Dull, and Deceptive

Oct. 11
By Beth Accomando
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Rogue/Universal did not preview "My Soul to Take" (opened October 8 throughout San Diego) so I went to see it over the weekend and boy did it piss me off.

Three Mile Pilot Ends 13-Year Hiatus

Oct. 11
These Days
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After a 13-year hiatus and some high-profile side projects, the members of the San Diego rock band Three Mile Pilot are together again and have a new album to show for it. We'll talk with two members of Three Mile Pilot about the new album "The Inevitable Past is the Future Forgotten."

Let's Talk: 'Notes From Underground'

Oct. 11
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Playhouse's production of "Notes From Underground" based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky has San Diegans talking. Culture Lust wants to hear what you have to say about it.

LGBT Students Protected at Cal State San Marcos and SDSU

Oct. 11
These Days

The recent suicide of Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi and other similar incidents in California have sparked concern over the harrassment and bullying of gay, lesbian and transgender students. We talk with an advisor from Cal State San Marcos, a legal expert and a student activist from SDSU about resources available when students feel threatened or degraded.

East County Election Races Heating up

Oct. 11
These Days

Large and small races in the East County worthy of interest are the competitive 77th Assembly District, Mayoral races in El Cajon and La Mesa, and -- believe it or not -- seats on the Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board.

US, Mexican Authorities Say Prop. 19 Won't Squelch Drug Cartel Violence

Oct. 11
By Amy Isackson
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Supporters of Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, argue that regulating the drug will end violence associated with Mexican drug cartels. Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border doubt that because marijuana is just one of many drugs that cartels smuggle.

Following The Money In Campaigns Made Easier Online

Oct. 11
By Alison St John

Increasingly, large sums of money are flowing into local election campaigns in San Diego. Fortunately, voters who want to “follow the money” can do it more easily than ever before.

Kids Return To Carlsbad Campus After School Shooting

Oct. 11
By Ana Tintocalis

School kids headed back to Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad on Monday. Three days ago an apparently crazed gunman opened fire on students during recess.

New California Budget Leaves Ocean High And Dry

Oct. 11
By Ed Joyce
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The California state budget does not include money to pay for beach water quality testing. No monitoring could create health risks for ocean swimmers from San Diego to Crescent City.