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Stories for April 20, 2011

Review: 'Ceremony'

April 20
By Beth Accomando
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Reading Cinemas continues to seek out small independent films to bring to San Diego audiences. The latest is "Ceremony" (opening April 22 at the Reading Gaslamp Stadium Theaters) starring Uma Thurman. You can listen to my radio feature.

Daryl Hannah And Julia Butterfly Hill Preach Environmental Responsibility

April 20
By Ed Joyce
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Actress Daryl Hannah and environmentalist Julia Butterfly Hill were the keynote speakers at San Diego State University's GreenFest week.

Californians Still Talking, Texting While Driving

April 20
Marianne Russ, California Capital Network
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A new study finds about 9 percent of California drivers either talk or text on the road. Researchers for the state’s Office of Traffic Safety observed drivers at 130 intersections in 17 counties statewide.

Home Post Blog: USS Ronald Reagan Gets Visit from Navy Secretary

April 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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The crew of the San Diego-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan got a special visit yesterday from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, according to a Navy news release. As Home Post readers know, the Reagan played an integral part in providing humanitarian aid to the people of Japan devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

In Cleaning Oiled Marshlands, A Sea Of Unknowns

April 20
Elizabeth Shogren, NPR
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Scientists are trying to determine which oil cleanup methods in the Gulf — if any — are best.

Military Footprint Grows In San Diego

April 20
By Erik Anderson
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The military's economic footprint continues to grow in San Diego County. A new report finds the region's defense industry touches nearly one in four jobs.

San Diego City Leaders Improve On Environmental Report Card

April 20
By Ed Joyce
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San Diego environmental groups say Mayor Jerry Sanders and the San Diego City Council showed improvement in 2010 over 2009 regarding votes taken on environmental issues.

"Wild" Bill Donovan Credited With Creating Espionage In U.S.

April 20
These Days
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"Wild" Bill Donovan, creator of the OSS and credited with creating espionage in this country, was one of the most "exciting and secretive" generals in the U.S. We talk with Douglas Waller, author of a new biography of Donovan.

Schizophrenia Breakthrough By Salk Institute

April 20
By Peggy Pico
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Salk researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding schizophrenia and a drug used to treat it.

State Collecting Less Gas Revenue Despite Price Increases

April 20
These Days
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If gas prices are increasing, why is the state collecting less in gas-related taxes nowadays? We speak to Business Reporter Erik Anderson about what's driving up gas prices, and how a recent change to the gas tax structure is impacting state revenue.

Why Are Global Efforts To Prevent Climate Change Stalling?

April 20
These Days
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Why has very little progress been made on the international level to reduce the effects of global climate change? We speak to UC San Diego Professor David Victor about his new book "Global Warming Gridlock," which explores why the international discussions about fighting global warming have yielded very little progress over the last 20 years. We also speak to Dr. Victor about what the United States can do on a federal level to reduce its carbon footprint.

In Egypt, Revolution Moves Into The Factories

April 20
Deborah Amos, NPR
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Egypt's popular revolution was launched from a public square. Now there's an uprising on factory floors — with labor strikes across the country.

New Media Could Make Or Break Presidential Race

April 20
Ari Shapiro, NPR
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Sarah Palin has almost a half-million Twitter followers. Mitt Romney announced his presidential exploratory committee in a Web video. And on Wednesday, President Obama is visiting Facebook's California headquarters for a virtual town hall.

From Gang Member To College Student With Positive Peer Influence

April 20
By Padma Nagappan
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A free tutoring program helps troubled teens turn their lives around and win scholarships to college.