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Stories for February 16, 2011

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Review: 'The Housemaid'

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando

A 1960s Korean melodrama gets reinvented as a darkly satiric thriller in the new Korean film "The Housemaid" (opening February 18 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas).

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Robert Foxworth Talks 'Superior Donuts'

Feb. 16
By Angela Carone

"Superior Donuts" may not be profound stuff, but it is a funny, touching play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts. Encinitas actor and Old Globe veteran Robert Foxworth talks about his role as the owner of an uptown Chicago donut shop.

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Mexican Authorities Make Arrest In San Diego Teacher's Death

Feb. 16
By Amy Isackson

Baja Calfiornia's Attorney General said a San Diego professor, Henry Acejo, killed in Tijuana last December, was the victim of a crime of passion.

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NATURE: Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey

Feb. 16

Broken Tail was the most charismatic tiger cub ever seen in Ranthambore, one of India’s best protected tiger reserves. But suddenly and without warning, Broken Tail abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run moving through farmland and scrub until he was killed by a train nearly 200 miles from its home. To track Broken Tail’s incredible journey, Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson and his soundman Salim retrace the tiger’s path and piece together the cub’s last days — and through his story reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India.

Appeal Court Upends Ruling On Vernal Pool Impacts

Feb. 16
City News Service

A federal appeals court vacated a court order based on the Endangered Species Act that banned some development in San Diego since 2006, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announced today.

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FRONTLINE: Revolution In Cairo

Feb. 16

FRONTLINE goes inside the youth movement that ignited the uprising. We follow the "April 6th" group, which two years ago began making a bold use of the Internet for their underground resistance — tactics that led to jail and torture for many of their leaders. Now, starting with the "Day of Rage," we witness those same leaders plot strategy and head into "Liberation Square" to try to bring down President Mubarak.

SeaWorld Offers Credentialed SoCal Teachers Free Passes

Feb. 16
City News Service

Credentialed teachers of kindergarten through 12th grade classes at Southern California schools are eligible for passes for one year of free admission to SeaWorld San Diego, the theme park announced today.

U.S. Immigration Agent Dead, 1 Injured In Mexico

Feb. 16
Associated Press

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed and another wounded while driving through northern Mexico Tuesday, in a rare attack on American officials in this country which is fighting powerful drug cartels.

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Feb. 16

They're one of the most famous air squadrons in the world -- serving as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors not only for our Navy, but for our country. The Blue Angels, first formed in 1946, have been demonstrating their flying skills and maneuvers to literally millions of spectators each year. Host Huell Howser accepts an invitation to spend a couple of days with the Blue Angels and ends up not only watching them train, but actually gets to go up with them in an F/A18 Hornet for the ride of a lifetime.

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Marnie Stern's Distinctive Guitar Style

Feb. 16
Dave Walters

Culture Lust contributor Dave Walters appreciates Marnie Stern's distinctive guitar style and noisy vocals, which means he'll be at The Soda Bar this Saturday to see her.

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Insight: Adding Cats

Feb. 16
By Tom Fudge

In nature there are no unintended pregnancies. And my cat Maya knew exactly what she was doing.

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Storms To Bring Winter Wonderland To San Diego Mountains

Feb. 16
By Susan Murphy

Forecasters say a series of storms will keep San Diego wet, windy and cold through Sunday. Local mountains are expected to turn into a winter wonderland.

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Fire From Egypt, Tunisia Flares Across Arab World

Feb. 16
NPR Staff and Wires

Police reportedly fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of anti-government protesters in Libya's second-largest city on Wednesday as unrest continued to spread across the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Getting Lit: Mary Karr Writes Her Path To Resurrection

Feb. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh

We talk to memoirist and raconteur, Mary Karr, author of "The Liar's Club."

Two Mothers Tell Of Two Daughters Lost To Domestic Violence

Feb. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh

People who work to raise awareness about domestic violence are sounding the alarm in San Diego this year. They point out that the old year closed and the new one began with headlines about murders and murder-suicides. The San Diego Domestic Violence Council is holding a meeting this morning to highlight these recent incidents and share the stories of those affected by domestic violence.

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Climate Change And Faith Collide In Kiribati

Feb. 16
Brian Reed, NPR

Scientists say average sea levels could rise as much as 3 feet by the end of the century. However, deep religious beliefs have residents of a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean torn between God and science.

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Chris Hillman Knows How To Write A Good Song

Feb. 16
By Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh

Chris Hillman has been writing songs most of his life. He is a founding member of the 60s rock band The Byrds, and played with The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Desert Rose Band. Hillman grew up in San Diego and is leading a songwriting workshop at Point Loma Nazarene University. We'll talk with Hillman about what makes a good song.

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The Aztecs Prepare To Battle New Mexico

Feb. 16
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego State University Aztec basketball team is back on the court today for a battle against the New Mexico Lobos.

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Taking Stock Of The County's Pension

Feb. 16
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Say the words “pension debt” and “San Diego” and most people will think of the city. But San Diego County is facing massive pension losses as well.