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Stories for August 12, 2011

Review: 'The Whistleblower'

Aug. 12
By Beth Accomando
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Amid all the 3D silliness of "Glee" and "Final Destination," filmgoers will also be able to choose from a pair of reality based thrillers including "The Whistleblower" (opening August 12 at Landmark's La Jolla Village), about Kathryn Bolkovac and her revelations about sex trafficking in Bosnia.

Celtic Thunder Storm

Aug. 12
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"Storm" is a compelling new show from Celtic Thunder that tells the story of a land struggle and cultural differences. It is a turbulent, raucous stand off between the darkness of gypsies, and the resolution of the settlers both fighting for the same piece of land. The majority of the music featured in "Storm" is original and was composed for the show by legendary Irish Composer Phil Coulter. It also features wonderful and exciting new arrangements on Celtic classics such as "Lagan Love" and "Mo Ghile Mear."

British Riots A Masterpiece

Aug. 12
By Pat Finn
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The violent and destructive riots in London this month are bewildering to many. But Pat Finn has a rude idea about one cause.

San Diego: A Bright Spot For Alternative Fuels

Aug. 12
Chris Milholland
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Local business leaders and alternative energy experts see promise in biofuels for both the environment and the economy.

David Garrett: Rock Symphonies II

Aug. 12
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Picking up with mesmerizing performances not seen in "Rock Symphonies," this all-new concert special features David Garrett and Laura Savini. The show was taped before a sold out audience of 18,000 at Berlin’s open-air Wuhlheide Theater. In this stunning performance for all ages, Garrett weaves classical standards from Vivaldi, Brahms and Dvorak with rock and pop hits from the likes of John Fogerty, Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana.

Bill Aims to Make It Easier to Prosecute Child Sex Traffickers

Aug. 12
By Amita Sharma

One bill before the state legislature would recognize the role mental manipulation plays in the crime.

Roundtable: Chargers To L.A.?

Aug. 12
Midday Edition
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Los Angeles City Council has voted to support a new, privately financed NFL stadium. What do they have that San Diego doesn't?

Roundtable: SD Mayor's Race Shaping Up

Aug. 12
Midday Edition
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The San Diego mayor's race is off and running. It's interesting to see who is leading out of the starting gate and who has raised the most money.

Roundtable: Local Schools Not Tested For Earthquake Safety

Aug. 12
Midday Edition
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When we send our children to school, we want to know they're safe, which is why it's worth paying attention to whether school buildings are ready for a possible earthquake.

California Considering Suing Feds Over Secure Communities

Aug. 12
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been under fire over its "Secure Communities" program. In the latest twist, the battle between states and federal officials may end up in the courts.

Iowa Debate Leaves Romney Unscathed As Bachmann, Pawlenty, Others Rumble

Aug. 12
Frank James, NPR
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The front-runner for a major party's presidential nomination is always happiest when his intraparty rivals turn their attacks on each other instead of him.

Slain SDPD Officer Jeremy Henwood Remembered

Aug. 12
City News Service
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Hundreds of people from law enforcement and other walks of life converged on Liberty Station today to honor the second San Diego police officer killed in the line of duty in less than a year.

Back In The 80s At Lamb's Playhouse

Aug. 12
By Angela Carone
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One of the most successful plays in San Diego right now is a musical time capsule back to the 80s. It’s called “miXtape” and as of today, it’s been on stage for an entire year. Arts reporter Angela Carone says "miXtape" has San Diegans dressing in neon and spandex to sing along with the past.