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Stories for February 9, 2011

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Border Field State Park Undergoes Redesign

Feb. 9, 2011
By Ruxandra Guidi

Border Field State Park, also known as Friendship Park, has long been a nexus for cross-border relations. But security concerns forced its closing.

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We Have Not Gotten To The Bottom Of Speeding Toyotas

Feb. 9, 2011
By Tom Fudge

Toyotas have been accused of accelerating out of control, and NASA engineers were called in to examine the vehicles. No, it’s not rocket science, but understanding cars may be a lot more complicated than that.

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Video: Nortec Collective Studio Tour

Feb. 9, 2011
By Nathan Gibbs

Nortec Collective's Ramón Amezcua (Bostich) gives a tour of his in-home studio where he and Pepe Mogt (Fussible) experiment with sound.

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California's Golden Fairs: Date Festival

Feb. 9, 2011

Huell Howser heads to Indio, where for over 60 years, the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival has celebrated the date and entertained millions with everything you could want from a fair. From the wonderful food to the camel and ostrich races and crowning of the Queen Scheherazade and her court, it’s a wonderful way to spend the day.

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What Women Wrote To Michelle Obama

Feb. 9, 2011
By Angela Carone

An audience of mostly women gathered at the 10th Avenue Theater last night to hear a staged reading of letters written to Michelle Obama by African American women from all over the world. The letters were selected from the book "Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady."

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Prime Suspect: Errors Of Judgement (Parts One - Four)

Feb. 9, 2011

In this story, told over four episodes (May 9 - 30, 2013), Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison, sent to Manchester, investigates a murder in which a drug runner was shot dead. She soon encounters 'The Street', a corrupt reprobate who rules over the local crime scene. Believing him to be the prime suspect, she soon finds her every move in the investigation is anticipated by the criminal.

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Video: 'Exit Through The Pet Shop' With Banksy

Feb. 9, 2011
By Angela Carone

A parody of "Exit Through The Gift Shop," the Oscar-nominated documentary by the street artist Banksy, is currently making the rounds on the internet. It's called "Exit Through the Pet Shop" and I'll just say that cats never looked so street.

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Veterinary Medicine Continuing To Evolve 250 Years After It Began

Feb. 9, 2011
By Hank Crook, Maureen Cavanaugh

How did veterinary medicine start, and how has it evolved over the last 250 years? We speak to local vets, Dr. Katy Allen and Dr. Michael Mansfield about the history of the practice, and the varying specialties that are now offered.

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Mexican Dentists Filling American Health Care Gap

Feb. 9, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

While escalating costs may characterize the American health care system, a different trend is playing out in the Mexican border town of Los Algodones. There competition is so fierce, dentists will outbid each other to attract American patients. And now some American insurance policies are following suit and American dentists are not happy about it.

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From The Battle Field To The Farm Field

Feb. 9, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Veterans learn farming and harvest peace of mind at Archi's Acres, an organic farm in Valley Center. We'll hear why soldiers make good farmers.

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San Diego Celebrates 100 Years Of Naval Aviation

Feb. 9, 2011
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The U.S. Navy is celebrating 100 years of naval aviation this year, and San Diego is its birthplace. It all began on North Island, where Glen Curtiss taught Navy personnel how to fly. We explore San Diego's place in the history of naval aviation and what the navy has meant to San Diego.

Veterinarians Mark 250 Years Of Care

Feb. 9, 2011
By Hank Crook, Maureen Cavanaugh

How did veterinary medicine start, and how has it evolved over the last 250 years? We speak to local vets, Dr. Katy Allen and Dr. Michael Mansfield about the history of the practice, and the varying specialties that are now offered.

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In Egyptian Uprising, A Tale Of Two Risks For U.S.

Feb. 9, 2011
Tom Gjelten, NPR

The democratic process, if allowed to run its course, could bring to power a new government unsupportive of U.S. priorities. But if blocked, the outcome could be equally damaging to U.S. interests.

Can You Spare A Dime For San Diego City Schools?

Feb. 9, 2011
By Ana Tintocalis

San Diego's cash-strapped school district considers starting a foundation to solicit contributions.

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Americans Head To Mexico For Cheap Dental Care

Feb. 9, 2011
By Devin Browne, Jude Joffe-Block

As more Americans head to Mexico for cheap dental care, some are questioning whether U.S. insurers should cover work in a foreign country, which undercuts the practice of some American dentists.

Supervisors Tackle Plan For Future Growth

Feb. 9, 2011
By Alison St John

County Supervisors hold their third public hearing today on sweeping changes in the General Plan Update. They face a dizzying number of issues before they can make a decision

Selling Off Airports, Golf Courses Not Easy

Feb. 9, 2011
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Selling valuable city-owned assets could potentially bring in a lot of money to San Diego. But numerous legal challenges could thwart the sales.

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Veterans Struggle with TBI

Feb. 9, 2011
By Alison St John

An estimated 20 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Doctors in San Diego are studying treatments for TBI to see if they prove effective.