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Stories for December 15, 2011

Health Plan Savings First Step Toward Averting School Layoffs

Dec. 15, 2011
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego school employees unions have tentatively agreed to a cost-saving change to their health plans.

Governor: Progress On Delta Coming Next Year

Dec. 15, 2011
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California Gov. Jerry Brown is promising action in the coming year on finding a way to store and move water through the California Delta.

Brown Vows to Fight "Cult-like" Climate Change Deniers

Dec. 15, 2011
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown is using some harsh words to criticize Republicans who deny the existence of climate change.

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City Decision On Caliente Sign Reconsidered

Dec. 15, 2011
By Angela Carone

Today the city of San Diego rescinded a permit allowing advertisers to paint over a vintage sign on the side of the California Theater in downtown San Diego. A public outcry to save the sign is the reason.

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Cancer Series: Cancer Screening And Accuracy

Dec. 15, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

In our Cancer Series, we look at cancer screening: when to start, how often to get screened, and the accuracy of screening results.

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Manchester And Lynch Discuss Plans For The U-T

Dec. 15, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Developer Doug Manchester says he'd like to see the U-T become a cheerleader for San Diego. We'll talk about his vision of bringing more positive news to the paper.

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Weekend Preview: From Christmas To Chaos

Dec. 15, 2011
By Beth Accomando, Jeff Murray, Maureen Cavanaugh

Weekend Preview goes from Christmas to chaos. For some of you, that may a short trip during this busy holiday season.

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Entertainment News: Golden Globe Nominations

Dec. 15, 2011
By Beth Accomando

More award news: The Golden Globes go Hollywood, which is no surprise for the Hollywood Foreign Press.

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Linus Pauling

Dec. 15, 2011

Linus Pauling is considered one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. A brilliant scientist and humanitarian he made revolutionary discoveries in chemistry, physics, molecular biology and medicine; then used his international fame and popularity to promote world peace. Targeted by the FBI and labeled a Communist during the height of the Cold War, Linus Pauling is the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes.

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Panetta Formally Shuts Down US War In Iraq

Dec. 15, 2011

After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead and 100,000 Iraqi dead, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq - a conflict that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the American sacrifice, because it set Iraq on a path to democracy.

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Major Public Work Resurfaces At Craft Exhibition

Dec. 15, 2011
Dave Hampton

Culture Lust contributor Dave Hampton reconsiders a major public work by Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley called "Reflective Sun," currently on view at Mingei International's exhibition, "San Diego's Craft Revolution."

Education Groups Consider Lawsuit Over Bus Funding

Dec. 15, 2011
California Capitol Network

California education groups say they’re thinking about joining a lawsuit over the Governor’s decision to eliminate school transportation funds.

Pregnant Women Advised To Be Cautious With Cold & Flu Remedies

Dec. 15, 2011
By Kenny Goldberg

Doctors say when it comes to treating colds and flu during pregnancy, less is more.

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Prescription Drugs: San Diego's Leading Cause Of Accidental Death

Dec. 15, 2011
By Kenny Goldberg

Prescription drug overdoses have surpassed car crashes to become the number-one cause of accidental death in San Diego.

Rhee Hears San Diegans' Concerns About Public Schools

Dec. 15, 2011
By Kyla Calvert

Michelle Rhee, education reformer and former Washington, D.C. pubic schools chancellor, visited San Diego Wednesday.