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Stories for September 17, 2010

New Child Development Center Opens At Naval Base In Coronado

Sept. 17
By Ruxandra Guidi
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The U.S. Navy base in Coronado is opening a new child development center today -- one of more than 100 serving the Navy worldwide. Despite the need, the Coronado base had gone without one for seven years.

How Well Maintained Are SD County Gas Pipelines?

Sept. 17
San Diego Week
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How common are natural gas leaks? We'll hear from an SDG&E official about how important is it for people to determine where gas pipelines are located in their neighborhoods or near places of business.

Is This The End Of San Diego's Pension Fiasco?

Sept. 17
San Diego Week
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San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith joins us to talk about the next steps in the city pension case.

FDA Panel Rejects Diet Drug From SD Biotech

Sept. 17
San Diego Week
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We discuss what this setback will mean for San Diego-based Arena Pharmaceuticals.

Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In 55 Years

Sept. 17
San Diego Week
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Officials just confirmed a ninth baby died of complications from whooping cough at the end of August. We'll discuss whether there are any signs that the disease is slowing down.

Liberty Station Development Scrutinized

Sept. 17
San Diego Week
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We'll find out why the developer Corky McMillan wants to tear down a community meeting space and how much the city has collected from the Liberty Station deal.

Tijuana Celebrates 'El Grito'

Sept. 17
San Diego Week
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We'll hear about the Mexican Independence Day celebration that took place this week in Tijuana.

Nursing Students Test Limits At Grossmont College's New Health And Science Complex

Sept. 17
By Kenny Goldberg
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Grossmont College celebrated the grand opening of a $35-million health and sciences complex today. The two-story building is filled with the latest high-tech equipment, including computerized mannequins for nursing students.

Voces: Tito Puente: The King Of Latin Music

Sept. 17
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Bill Cosby, Marc Anthony, Geraldo Rivera, Jimmy Smits, Paquito D'Rivera and other family, friends and colleagues pay homage to the late mambo and Latin jazz legend Tito Puente. Archival footage, interviews and excerpts from one of Puente's last concerts piece together the life of the popular bandleader, percussionist and composer.

American Masters: Cachao: Uno Mas

Sept. 17
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This "American Masters" bilingual production, narrated and produced by Andy Garcia, traces the musical journey of the Cuban maestro featuring Cachao and his intimates, The CineSon All Stars, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Arturo Sandoval among others.

Insight: Taking The On-Ramp

Sept. 17
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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If you’re reading this you know I’ve taken up residence in a small corner of the Internet to write a blog. I should say that blogging is something I used to make fun of. Someone recently reminded me that I have called bloggers “people who like to write but have nothing to say.”

Undocumented Students Anxious About DREAM Act

Sept. 17
By Ruxandra Guidi
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There are an estimated 65,000 undocumented students in the U.S. A vote in the Senate next week could pave the way for their citizenship.

Antiques Roadshow: Honolulu, Hawaii - Hour Three

Sept. 17
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Before "Antiques Roadshow" can pack up its trunk and wave aloha to Honolulu, Hawaii, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Anthony Slayter-Ralph pay a visit to Shangri La, home of the late heiress Doris Duke and one of Hawaii's most architecturally significant homes. At the Hawaii Convention Center, guests hope for fame and fortune, too, with a wide assortment of objects to be appraised, including a violin and bow purchased for the owner's aunt in 1921 and kept in storage for the last 40 years. Although it's accompanied by a bill of sale claiming the instrument is a valuable Camilli from 1737, the violin actually is a fine forgery — so fine that the pair still is valued at $12,000- $15,000 at auction.

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series III: Your Sudden Death Question

Sept. 17
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Kevin Whately returns as Inspector Lewis in a third season of the popular detective series. In five new episodes, Lewis and his young partner, Detective Sergeant Hathaway (Laurence Fox, "A Room With a View"), continue solving cases in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford. In this episode, Lewis and Hathaway investigate the murder of a quiz competition contestant during a quiet summer holiday at an empty Oxford campus.

Local Events: Trio of FIlm Festivals

Sept. 17
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Well if "Devil" and the recent "Resident Evil" don't hold any appeal for you, you have three local film festivals to choose from: The Imperial Beach Film Festival, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and the San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition.

The Story Of India: The Power Of Ideas

Sept. 17
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The second episode of Michael Wood's journey through Indian history covers the last centuries BCE—the age of the Buddha, the coming of the Greeks and the rule of the emperor Ashoka, one of the greatest figures in world history. Beginning with incredible images of a Jain festival that takes place once every twelve years, Wood sees the Buddha as India's first protester, follows the invasion of India by Alexander the Great and ends with the birth of the first great Indian empire.

The Story Of India: Beginnings

Sept. 17
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The first episode looks at identity and the roots of India's famous "unity in diversity". Using all the tools available to the historical detective—from DNA to climate science, oral survivals, ancient manuscripts, archaeology, and exploration of the living cultures of the subcontinent—Michael Wood takes us from the tropical heat of South India to the Ganges plain and from Pakistan and the Khyber Pass out to Turkmenistan where dramatic new archaeological discoveries are changing our view of the migrations that have helped make up Indian identity.

Unemployment Down .3 Percent In August

Sept. 17
city news service
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The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 10.6 percent in August, down from a revised 10.9 percent the previous month, the California Economic Development Department reported today.

Is Developer Breaking Promise To Liberty Station Residents?

Sept. 17
Editors Roundtable
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Questions are continuing to be raised about who truly benefits from the development of Liberty Station.

County Approves Fire Agency Consolidation Plan

Sept. 17
Editors Roundtable
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The County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan to allocate $15 million annually towards the creation of a rural fire agency, and a rural fire protection plan.

Teen Review: "Easy A"

Sept. 17
Jesus Gomez, Teen Critic
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“Easy A” (opening September 17 throughout San Diego) is directed by Will Gluck and serves up a romantic comedy about the struggles of fitting-in in the savage world of high school.

Are Local Gas Lines Safe?

Sept. 17
Editors Roundtable
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Could a large gas pipeline explosion like what occurred in San Bruno, Calif. happen here in San Diego?

Redwoods At Center Of Debate In Humboldt County

Sept. 17
Christina Aanestad, California Report
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A stand of prized California Redwoods in Humboldt County is at the center of a fierce tug-of-war between competing local interests. On one side, environmental activists say the trees must not be touched -- but on the other, businesses argue the roadside trees are threatening economic progress.

North County Art Exhibit Features Sweet Art

Sept. 17
By Dwane Brown, Angela Carone, Nick Stoffel
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A sculptor who makes art with sugar will be at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas north of San Diego this weekend.

Education Conference Seeks To Help Young Latinos Get To College

Sept. 17
By Susan Murphy
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Latinos are the youngest and fastest growing population in the United States, but they’re the least likely to get a four-year degree.

Calif. Democrats Optimisitc About Budget Progress

Sept. 17
Ida Lieszkovszky, California Capitol Network
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California’s legislative leaders met with the governor Thursday night to work on the state’s budget. While Democrats sounded optimistic, the Governor’s office says there’s still a lot of work to be done.

CSU System to Accept Spring Admissions After All

Sept. 17
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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The California State University system says it will now be able to admit up to 10,000 new students across its 23 campuses this spring thanks to the latest round of stimulus funds.

Calif. Blast Spotlights Nation's Aging Gas Lines

Sept. 17
Richard Gonzales, NPR
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It's been a week since a massive natural gas explosion leveled a neighborhood in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno. Investigators still don't know why the decades-old pipeline ruptured.

Health Care Providers Continue To Feel Pain From Late Budget

Sept. 17
By Kenny Goldberg
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California's budget impasse continues to cause financial problems. The state hasn't reimbursed health care providers for Medi-Cal services for almost a month. Some local providers have had to dig deep.

Mark Quint's Specimen Pops Up Again

Sept. 17
By Angela Carone
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Gallery owner Mark Quint's pop-up shop Specimen pops up again filling a 1,000 square foot studio with oddball treasures, artwork, and vintage goods.