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Stories for April 25, 2011

Navy Fires San Diego Commodore Over Alleged Improper Relationship

April 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy has fired Capt. Donald Hornbeck, commodore of San Diego-based Destroyer Squadron 1 (part of the USS Carl Vinson strike group) while it investigates an alleged inappropriate relationship – according to a news release from the Navy.

Truck Driver Gets 21-Year Sentence For Drug Smuggling

April 25
By Ruxandra Guidi
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A truck driver was sentenced today in San Diego for helping distribute more than 19,000 pounds of marijuana smuggled from Mexico.

Navy Finishes Review Of San Diego Dolphin Deaths

April 25
Associated Press
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The Navy has concluded that it would have been dangerous to stop an underwater training blast believed to have killed three or four dolphins last month off San Diego Bay.

Meals On Wheels Carries Larger Fuel Bill

April 25
By Erik Anderson
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A San Diego agency that delivers hot meals to seniors is feeling the crush of high fuel prices.

Group Works To Get San Diego Kids Fully Immunized

April 25
By Kenny Goldberg
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Local officials are marking the 20th anniversary of a county coalition that strives to increase vaccination rates among infants and children. At the same time, a number of parents in San Diego don't believe in vaccinating their kids.

Climate Change To Accelerate Water Shortage In The West

April 25
Associated Press
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A new government report says already scarce water supplies in the Western United States are likely to dwindle further as a result of climate change, exacerbating problems for millions of water users in the West.

Three Bands In One Week

April 25
Dave Walters
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Culture Lust contributor Dave Walters tests his stamina this week as he readies to see three bands in one week: The Psychedelic Furs, Mudhoney, and TV on the Radio.

Sitting All Day: Worse For You Than You Might Think

April 25
Patti Neighmond, NPR
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Daily exercise alone might not be enough to counteract the health effects of being mostly sedentary.

Local School Districts Facing Opposition To Healthy Food Campaign

April 25
These Days
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There have been initiatives to get students to eat healthier for years. Although some programs have had success, those implemented in low-income areas have had more resistance not only from teachers, students but parents as well. We will discuss the attempted programs encouraging healthy eating, and the resistance from low income families.

Will City, County End Water Supply Restrictions?

April 25
These Days
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The wet winter has created an abundant water supply in reservoirs throughout the state. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought to be over, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California recently announced that it will end the water supply restrictions it implemented in 2009. What will this news mean for ratepayers in San Diego County? And, what will the County Water Authority and the city water department do to ensure we have a sustainable, consistent water supply in the future? We'll speak to representatives from the Metropolitan Water District, the San Diego County Water Authority and the city's Public Utilities Department.

Military Documents Detail Life At Guantanamo

April 25
NPR
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Thousands of pages of secret military reports obtained by The New York Times and shared with NPR put a name, a history and a face on some of the hundreds of men held at the detention camp.

Fuel Prices May Throttle Economic Recovery

April 25
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego's economy is starting to feel the pinch from higher fuel prices. A San Diego State University Business professor doesn't see fuel prices stopping the region's uneven economic recovery.

Building Expectations: Portrait Of Lincoln High School

April 25
By Joanne Faryon
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This half hour documentary explores the challenges kids growing up in poor neighborhoods face in school. Find out why some kids at Lincoln High aren't making it to class and how the school is reaching out to them.

Mexican Health Care Workers Retrain For U.S. Jobs

April 25
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Thousands of immigrants and refugees settling in Southern California are medical professionals like doctors, dentists and nurses. Many are working on getting credentials to practice the healing arts in the U.S.