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Stories for January 10, 2011

Way Clear For Civil Trial In Notorious Stephanie Crowe Case

Jan. 10
By Mark Sauer
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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider appeals by the cities of Escondido and Oceanside, paving the way for a trial or settlement 13 years after the botched investigation in the notorious case.

Young, Hip Librarians Take Over

Jan. 10
By Ana Tintocalis
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The American Library Association capped its national conference at the San Diego Convention Center by honoring creators of children's books. One recurring theme at the conference was how libraries stay relevant in the lives of young readers as many librarians near retirement.

Mixed Reactions To Brown's Budget

Jan. 10
California Capitol Network
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Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal is getting mixed reactions around the state capitol.

Brown's Medi-Cal Plans Might Lead To Clinic Closures

Jan. 10
California Capitol Network
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Some of California’s community health care clinics could close if Governor Jerry Brown’s Medi-Cal plans are implemented.

Insight: Could Gun Control Have Controlled This?

Jan. 10
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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One madman plus one gun equals six dead and 14 wounded. That’s the equation that played out this past weekend in Tucson. People are looking for answers and one answer, that's occurred to some people, is gun control.

Katharina Rosenberger, The Old Globe's 'Emma' And Awards

Jan. 10
By Angela Carone
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It's a busy week here at the KPBS arts desk. Here's a little preview of what's coming up in our arts coverage, including a music performance on These Days, a behind-the scenes look at The Old Globe's "Emma" and theater awards given out by San Diego's critics.

Councilmen Propose Urban Park In Place Of Downtown Building

Jan. 10
James R. Riffel, City News Service
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Two San Diego city councilmen urged their colleagues today to back a plan to raze a major building at Horton Plaza to make way for an urban park.

Brown Proposes New Budget, Cuts To Education, Welfare And Social Services

Jan. 10
California Capitol Network
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Governor Jerry Brown has proposed a budget that calls for deep spending cuts to welfare, higher education and social services.

FRONTLINE: Battle For Haiti

Jan. 10
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In the year since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the country’s gang leaders have been re-asserting control in the capital. FRONTLINE examines the uphill fight to rebuild Haiti in the face of deep-rooted corruption and intimidation.

Loughner Makes Court Appearance, Awaits State Charges

Jan. 10
Associated Press
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The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting is in a federal courtroom facing charges of attempting to assasinate a congresswoman.

Video: California Is A Place

Jan. 10
By Angela Carone
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Two filmmakers are working to capture the essence of California in beautifully-shot short videos that offer a sense of place and character. They've named the series and website "California is a Place" and their latest video tells the story of a Mariachi player.

SD House Sales Down, Median Price Up From Last Year

Jan. 10
City News Service
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The number of houses and condominiums sold in San Diego County in 2010 was lower than in 2009, but the median sales price increased, according to figures released today by the San Diego Association of Realtors.

Nunez's Family Sends Kindle To Prison Administrator

Jan. 10
Associated Press
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Prison officials say the family of former state Assembly speaker Fabian Nunez sent a Kindle electronic reading device to an administrator in the prison where Nunez's son is imprisoned.

One Year Later, San Diegans Donate $273k To Rebuild Haiti

Jan. 10
City News Service
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More than $273,000 was donated by about 2,300 San Diegans to the American Red Cross to help rebuild Haiti since an earthquake devastated the Caribbean country one year ago today.

Brown To Announce Budget For Potentially $28 Billion Deficit

Jan. 10
Ida Lieszkovszky, California Capitol Network
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Governor Jerry Brown will share his spending plan for the state today. The new California governor is facing a budget deficit that could be as much as $28 billion.

City Council Picks Southeastern Economic Development Corp. President

Jan. 10
City News Service
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The San Diego City Council today unanimously agreed to have a former president of the Southeastern Economic Development Corp. reassume that role.

Tips For Your Winter Garden

Jan. 10
These Days
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So far, it's been a chilly, wet winter. We'll hear what San Diego gardeners should be doing to take care of their plants during this stormy season, and how do prepare for the springtime.

Construction Industry Outlook For 2011

Jan. 10
These Days
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What's the outlook for the local construction industry in 2011? We review the key issues for the new year, and discuss which segments of the local construction industry might experience an uptick.

Local Congressional Representatives React To Tragic Shooting In Tucson

Jan. 10
These Days
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We speak to local Congressional Representatives Bob Filner and Brian Bilbray about the shooting in Tucson that left six dead and 20 injured, including Arizona Rep. Danielle Giffords, who is in critical condition in a nearby hospital. What lessons have been learned from the tragedy? How will Congress move forward following the shooting incident?

Attorney Who Practiced In San Diego To Represent Arizona Rampage Suspect

Jan. 10
City News Service
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A high profile federal defense attorney who once practiced in San Diego will represent the suspect in the shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz.

Policy Reversal Will Allow Mexican Truckers Into US Again

Jan. 10
By Ruxandra Guidi
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The Obama administration's proposal to a Bush-era policy, and allow Mexican long-haul trucks to operate in the U.S. is drawing the ire of labor unions on this side of the border.

Regulating Health Insurance Premiums: A Timely Idea?

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg
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Blue Shield's decision to raise insurance premiums up to 57 percent could boost the chances of an Assembly bill that would regulate rates. It's an idea that's been tried before.

Camp Pendleton Glad Holly Petraeus Appointed As Financial Watchdog

Jan. 10
By Alison St John
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Camp Pendleton officials say the appointment of Holly Petreaus as a consumer watchdog for military families is an important step in a battle to defeat scammers who target Marines.

SD Babies To Be Part Of Biggest U.S. Child Health Study

Jan. 10
By Peggy Pico
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San Diego kicks off the largest long-term study ever done in the U.S. on child health and development. The children in the study will be followed from the womb to age 21.