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Stories for April 15, 2011

College Summit Focuses on Serving Military Community

April 15
By Kyla Calvert
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The U.S. Department of Education's fourth regional community college summit in San Diego Friday focused on veterans.

California Carries A Moderate Tax Burden

April 15
By Erik Anderson
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California is considered a moderate-tax state, according to a California Budget Project report out this week.

Insight: How Finishing Route-52 Started A Traffic Jam

April 15
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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If you build it they will come. That’s the operative principal when it comes to building new freeways.

Keel Laid For Replica Ship

April 15
City News Service
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The keel of a full-scale replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's flagship he used in 1542 when he sailed into San Diego Bay was laid today at Spanish Landing Park.

California Lawmakers To Lose Their State Cars

April 15
California Capitol Network
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On Thursday, the California Citizens Compensation Commission scrapped a program that allows lawmakers to choose their own vehicles.

School Leaders Warn Of Impact Of Budget Cuts

April 15
California Capitol Network
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Bigger class sizes, more teacher layoffs and a shorter school year. Those were a few of the changes school superintendents from around the state warned a Senate committee about Thursday.

Review: 'Scream 4'

April 15
By Beth Accomando
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"Scream 4" (opening April 15 throughout San Diego) is the latest entry in Wes Craven's horror franchise and it's only one step away from "Scary Movie." Notice I said "one step away" and not "one step up."

Legoland Opens New Octopus Exhibit

April 15
City News Service
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The opening of a new octopus exhibit scheduled for today at the SeaLife Aquarium at Legloand in Carlsbad was postponed for a few days because the finicky octopi didn't like their new digs, according to aquarium officials.

San Diego Catholics Protest For Women's Equality In The Church

April 15
By Susan Murphy
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A group of San Diego Roman Catholics is calling for the equality of women in the church. It's part of a nationwide effort to let women be priests.

S.D. Residents Receive Citizens Of Courage Awards

April 15
City News Service
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Five San Diego County residents will be presented today with Citizens of Courage awards.

San Diego Students Tested For Lead In Blood

April 15
City News Service
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Two of 110 children tested today at a school in Grant Hill had high levels of lead in their blood, the San Diego Housing Commission reported.

Advocates & Opponents Of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Criticize Obama

April 15
By Ruxandra Guidi
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After two years of the Obama presidency, advocates and opponents of comprehensive immigration reform are criticizing the President's emphasis on deportation and border security.

Obama's Plan Vs. Ryan's: Who Pays?

April 15
Editors Roundtable
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President Obama offered his own fiscal plan for dealing with debt and the deficit, a plan vastly different from Rep. Paul Ryan's. We examine who would pay for each and look at party differences when it comes to taxes.

Mass Graves Found Near Brownsville, TX

April 15
Editors Roundtable
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Mass graves with dozens of bodies -- probable victims of drug cartel violence -- have been discovered near Brownsville, Texas, prompting travel warnings from the State Department.

Talented Teens Work To Solve Serious Health Problems

April 15
By Kyla Calvert
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Three San Diego girls are taking part in a competition for high school students who are doing research that can have real-world impacts.

Dueling City Budget Plans: Mayor Vs. City Council

April 15
Editors Roundtable
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Mayor Jerry Sanders presented his 2012 budget plan, which includes closing city libraries 5 days a week. The City Council, meanwhile, presented its own plan.

Is Your Brain Worth Dissecting?

April 15
By Kenny Goldberg
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UCSD Medical School is looking for a few good brains. Over the next decade, the school's Brain Observatory is hoping 1,000 San Diegans will donate their brains for scientific research.

Preview: SDAFF Spring Showcase

April 15
By Beth Accomando
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The San Diego Asian Film Foundation kicks off it's inaugural Spring Showcase (April 15-22 at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters at Hazard Center) tonight with Jackie Chan's "Little Big Soldier."