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Stories for February 23, 2011

UCSD's Concert Deal To Put Campus On Musical Map

Feb. 23
By Ana Tintocalis
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UC San Diego signed a five-year deal with a major player in the world of concert promotions. Live performances are now expected to put the university on the musical map.

UCSD Study Says People Need More Vitamin D

Feb. 23
By Kenny Goldberg
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UCSD researchers say people need to increase their intake of vitamin D to cut their risk of getting colon cancer and several other diseases. The matter of how much vitamin D is enough is controversial.

Insight: Obama Borrows A California Play On Gay Marriage

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Barack Obama has said his administration will no longer legally defend the Defense of Marriage Act. The move brought to mind Governor Schwarzenegger's refusal to defend Proposition 8.

Suit Claims FBI Violates Muslims' Rights At Mosque

Feb. 23
Associated Press
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Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the FBI say they have become paranoid that the agency is following them and monitoring their phone calls after an informant was ordered to target Muslims for surveillance when he infiltrated California mosques.

2 Undocumented Immigrants In SoCal Died Of Hypothermia

Feb. 23
Associated Press
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San Diego County authorities say two suspected illegal immigrants died of hypothermia.

Rants and Raves: Twisted Twins Productions

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando
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As the Women in Horror Recognition Month draws to a close I'd like to highlight a set of filmmaking twins -- Jen and Sylvia Soska -- from Canada who represent the next generation of female horror filmmakers. WARNING: Contains adult language and material that might be offensive.

Insight: "Transit First" Could Become The Law

Feb. 23
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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The movie "Field of Dreams" told us that if you build it, they will come. And if we build an expansion of I-5 more cars will come and congestion could remain the status quo.

African Unrest Ripples Through The US Economy

Feb. 23
By Erik Anderson
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The unrest in Libya is pushing up the international price of oil and pushing down the value of the U-S stock market.

Trash Talk

Feb. 23
These Days
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The debate continues over a hotly contested landfill proposed for North County's Gregory Canyon. We'll hear the latest details.

New Initiative Aims To Put More Electric Vehicles On Local Roads

Feb. 23
These Days
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As recent gas prices have reached as high as $4 in San Diego, alternative energy sources for vehicles becomes a pressing issue. A collaborative program called Smart City San Diego is tackling some of these concerns. This morning we speak with Byron Washom, director of strategic energy initiatives and Lisa Bicker, President and CEO of CleanTECH San Diego, to discuss how Smart City San Diego is involved with the future of electric cars in San Diego.

Sports Update: SDSU vs. BYU, Padres Spring Training

Feb. 23
These Days
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What will the Aztecs need to do to win against BYU this Saturday? We speak to North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris about the huge game between SDSU and BYU, and the Padres in Spring Training.

Gadhafi's Forces Maintain Their Hold On Tripoli

Feb. 23
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR
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But anti-government protesters claimed control of many other cities in Libya, and top government officials and diplomats turned against the longtime leader.

Migrant Farm Workers In Imperial County Vulnerable For HIV

Feb. 23
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Migrant men who make their living as farm workers are at higher risk of HIV infection, and increasingly, they have fewer resources to control it.

Overcoming Hardship To Get To School

Feb. 23
By Joanne Faryon
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Brand new, multimillion-dollar Lincoln High School is struggling with attendance and academic achievement. School officials have learned it takes more than a new building to overcome hardships that keep kids out of class.

Gregory Canyon Landfill Hearing In Fallbrook

Feb. 23
By Alison St John
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Opponents and supporters of a proposed landfill in North County are expected to pack a hearing Wednesday night in Fallbrook. County staff are recommending a solid waste permit be granted for the Gregory Canyon site.