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Stories for December 2, 2011

Researchers Make World’s First Diabetes Movie

Dec. 2
By Peggy Pico
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San Diego researchers have made the world’s first-ever movie inside of a living pancreas.

Shalom Sesame - Chanukah: The Missing Menorah

Dec. 2
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It’s time to celebrate Chanukah in Israel with the gang from Sesame Street. Grover’s bringing the latkes and all is well until Anneliese gets caught in a game of tag with a chicken and loses her special menorah – right before sunset! Can her friends find the missing menorah in time? Explore holiday foods, stories and traditions with familiar faces, including Grover, Telly and The Count.

Afghan Delegation Visits Camp Pendleton

Dec. 2
By Alison St John
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A delegation of Afghan military leaders from Helmand province has spent the last three days on Camp Pendleton. It's not the first time the Marines have brought over their Afghan counterparts, but this time they did more than discuss military training.

Purdue Christmas Show

Dec. 2
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Variety remains the hallmark of any "Purdue Christmas Show" - from humorous pop tunes to glorious choral and instrumental arrangements. This year's concert features a humorous vignette from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and crowd-pleasers such as "Deck the Halls," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

San Diego Bowl Games Picture Still Unclear

Dec. 2
James R. Riffel, CNS
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As the college football season draws to a close, the matchups for San Diego's two bowl games are still up in the air, a San Diego Bowl Association official said today.

Alone In The Wilderness, Part Two

Dec. 2
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Dick Proenneke's simple, yet profound account of his 30 year adventure in the remote Alaska wilderness continues in this sequel to "Alone in the Wilderness". Watch through his eyes as he continues to document with his 16mm wind-up Bolex camera, capturing his own amazing craftsmanship, the stunning Alaskan wildlife and scenery and even a visit from his brother Ray (Jake). His epic journey takes you on a vacation away from the hustle and bustle of today's fast-paced society, and is a true breath of fresh air.

Review: 'London Boulevard'

Dec. 2
By Beth Accomando
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"London Boulevard" (opening December 2 at Reading Gaslamp 15 Theaters) serves up another British gangster tale, this one starring Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley.

Roundtable: Pension Board, Chargers Miseries, Clipped Wings

Dec. 2
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Calls for a change at the Chargers head office, the public weighs in on Wings of Freedom, and San Diego's former city pension board gets stuck with a big legal tab.

Victor Borge: Comedy In Music!

Dec. 2
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This new Victor Borge television special features his recently rediscovered funniest and most memorable skits — a truly unparalleled collection not to be missed. Included is rare archival footage from “The Andy Williams Show” and “The Perry Como Show” (not seen in more than 40 years), a hilarious classic performance from the Ford Theater of Phonetic Punctuation with President and Mrs. Reagan in the audience, and touching, heartfelt reminiscences from his five children of their favorite Borge routines.

Jobless Dip May Overstate Economic Improvement

Dec. 2
Heidi Glenn, NPR
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Unemployment dropped to 8.6 percent, in part because many Americans stopped looking for work.

Men's Roller Derby Comes To San Diego

Dec. 2
By Angela Carone
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San Diego will host its first men's roller derby game this weekend. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the team known as the San Diego AfterShocks are part of a growing trend.

Beyond Sprawl: Trying To Swap Nails For Test Tubes

Dec. 2
By Jill Replogle
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Biotechnology firms actually added jobs while other industries, like construction, lost them during the Great Recession. In the finale of our series, we explore whether biotech can offer jobs to unemployed carpenters and real estate agents.

Expert Offers Winter Gardening Tips

Dec. 2
Midday Edition
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Gardening expert Nan Sterman joins Midday Edition with winter gardening tips, and answers readers' questions.