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Stories for February 3, 2011

Mubarak Warns Of 'Chaos' If He Leaves Office Early

Feb. 3
NPR
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday he would like to step down from office immediately but warned that his country "would sink into chaos" if he did so.

Poway Students Connect To Space Via Ham Radio

Feb. 3
By Ana Tintocalis
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Poway students spoke directly to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station on Thursday morning.

Insight: Oceanside Gives Green Light To Red Light Cameras

Feb. 3
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

In a dramatic announcement, the City of Oceanside said it will double its current inventory of red-light cameras. They now have two and they’re going to have four.

Governor Brown's Budget Plan Sparks Debate About Enterprise Zones

Feb. 3
California Capitol Network

Business owners and local leaders around California are lobbying Governor Jerry Brown to continue funding enterprise zones.

State Democratic Leaders Push Bills To Grow Green Economy

Feb. 3
California Capitol Network

State legislative Democrats say California needs to take the lead in attracting clean energy businesses to the state.

Shamu Show Gets Revamped

Feb. 3
City News Service

SeaWorld announced that it has updated its Shamu whale show with a new environmental message.

Nancy Reagan: The Role Of A Lifetime

Feb. 3
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In an extended interview with Judy Woodruff, Nancy Reagan reflects on her childhood, her life as an actress, her marriage to Ronald Reagan, their lifelong romance and her role as his most trusted adviser in a political career that would take them from the back lots of Hollywood, to the California governor’s mansion and then to the White House.

Mayor's Trash Pickup Plan Met With Resistance

Feb. 3
City News Service

Two city councilmen are resisting Mayor Jerry Sanders' plan to eliminate trash pickup on private roads.

Pro-Democracy Rally For Egyptian Protesters Planned In San Diego

Feb. 3
By Amita Sharma
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A rally in support of the anti-government demonstrators in Egypt will be staged at the federal building downtown.

Man Fatally Shot By Police In Miramar

Feb. 3
City News Service

A man was fatally shot by police this morning in Miramar. The 42-year-old man was wanted by state parole agents.

Insight: Fluoridation Is A Racist Policy?

Feb. 3
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp

Since doing a couple of blog posts on fluoridation of San Diego water supplies I've heard from several people who oppose fluoridation based on questionable theories and suppositions. This latest one may be the best.

Business Owners React To Eliminated Funding For Enterprise Zones

Feb. 3
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

Enterprise zone supporters are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to reconsider eliminating them.

Egyptian Army Moves Between Rival Camps In Cairo

Feb. 3
NPR Staff and Wires
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The Egyptian army stepped in Thursday to separate pro-government rioters from those seeking to hasten President Hosni Mubarak's exit after a night of clashes that killed at least six people.

Egyptian Conflict Hits Home For Some San Diegans

Feb. 3
These Days

We'll hear local reaction to the protests and violence in Egypt.

Small Business Outlook For 2011

Feb. 3
These Days

What challenges are local small businesses facing in 2011? From the lack of adequate financial resources and the impact of health care reform to low-cost marketing resources, we'll touch on the issues facing small business owners nowadays. And, we'll offer some pointers for local small businesses.

Local Success Stories Defy Slow Economy

Feb. 3
By Padma Nagappan

Two small businesses have not only weathered the recession well but have actually expanded to new locations.

Dilemma For U.S.: Does Net Freedom Trump Security?

Feb. 3
Tom Gjelten, NPR
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President Obama's advice to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to move "now" on a political transition has not been heeded as quickly as the White House hoped. But on one issue, Obama's words apparently made a difference.

Events: La Jolla Symphony, Alison Saar, Tet Lunar New Year

Feb. 3
These Days
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As Museum Month kicks off in February, we'll talk about current exhibits and learn about the Tet Lunar New Year.

World Premiere For Cygnet And Local Playwright

Feb. 3
These Days
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Cygnet Theatre's first world premiere was written by local playwright and screenwriter Stephen Metcalfe. The Tragedy of Commons is about a 60-something blogger who fights to preserve his home's ocean view. We'll talk with Metcalfe and Francis Gercke about developing and staging the play set in San Diego.

Scientists Identify Gene Mutation Linked To Schizophrenia

Feb. 3
By Kenny Goldberg
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Researchers at UCSD have identified a gene mutation they say is strongly linked to schizophrenia. Scientists says people who have the mutation are much more likely to develop the brain disorder.

Replacing Sand On Thinning San Diego Beaches

Feb. 3
By Ed Joyce
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San Diego County beaches are a big draw, pulling a powerful tide of dollars into the region. But several beaches continue to lose sand.

Funding To Control Gun-Running Into Mexico Will See Cuts

Feb. 3
By Ruxandra Guidi

The main U.S. government agency in charge of controlling the flow of illegal guns into Mexico will face serious budget cuts. But critics say the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has been struggling with those efforts for a long time.

Review: 'Nenette'

Feb. 3
By Beth Accomando
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Nenette is a 40-year-old orangutan living in a Paris zoo. She's also the star of Nicolas Philibert's new documentary "Nenette" (opening February 4 at Landmark's Ken Cinema). You can listen to my review or read my extended feature.