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Stories for July 21, 2011

UPDATED! Best T-Shirts At Comic-Con, 2011

July 21
By Angela Carone
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Comic-Con attendees always sport some great t-shirts throughout the four-day pop culture convention. Here are some of the top T's.

Comic-Con: A Day One Scrapbook

July 21
By Angela Carone
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The pop culture extravaganza that is Comic-Con International started today in downtown San Diego. The crowds seemed a little smaller, but as enthusiastic as ever. I snapped a few Thursday photos.

Insight: Fresh Produce Comes To Linda Vista

July 21
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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A farmer's market and a community garden could be the first steps toward making Linda Vista a center for fresh vegetables and urban farms.

Scripps Beach Boasts Upgraded Lifeguard Tower

July 21
By Sasha Doppelt
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A Scripps Beach lifeguard tower has been remodeled to increase lifeguards' ability to save lives.

How Does Comic-Con Affect San Diego's Economy?

July 21
Midday Edition
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With tickets selling out in less than seven hours this year, Comic Con is an event that many San Diegans are looking forward to. Comic-Con is expected to attract over 125,000 visitors a day and contribute millions into the the City of San Diego. How is this affecting San Diego's economy?

D-Day To Berlin: The Dream That Died

July 21
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In 1944 the future of Europe hung in the balance. This three-part series follows the remarkable story of the Allied forces and the victories that set them on their way to ending World War II in 1945. In the final episode, Hitler’s last great offensive in the Ardennes failed. With British and American armies poised to cross the Rhine in the west, and Soviet forces advancing towards the River Oder in the East, there was only one offer on the table for Germany – unconditional surrender.

Drafting New District Lines In San Diego

July 21
Midday Edition
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A preliminary map redrawing San Diego's council districts will be released today by the city's Redistricting Commission. The map will include a new council district for the first time since 1960. We'll hear why San Diego needs to be redistricted and whether minority voting groups are satisfied with the proposed changes.

Winning Jockey Among 15 Arrested For DUI At Del Mar Opener

July 21
KGTV-10 News
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An Opening Day crackdown at Del Mar nets 15 motorists -- including winning jockey in Oceanside Stakes -- for allegedly driving under the influence.

New Ads Spread GOP Debt Message To Latinos

July 21
By Jude Joffe-Block
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The ongoing negotiations in Washington over the national debt ceiling have sparked a new wave of political ads. Republican groups, including one founded by Karl Rove, are trying to get their message out in both English and Spanish.

D-Day To Berlin: Allies At War

July 21
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In 1944 the future of Europe hung in the balance. This three-part series follows the remarkable story of the Allied forces and the victories that set them on their way to ending World War II in 1945. In the second episode, Hitler’s armies were in headlong retreat. Paris was liberated in August, Brussels in the first week of September. Only one thing stood between the Allies and the German border – the Allied generals themselves. The program looks at how the most basic debate remained unsolved – how to conquer Germany itself. Personality differences and radical disagreements in strategy threatened to create a rift between Eisenhower and Montgomery, and burst the alliance open.

D-Day To Berlin: The Struggle To Break Out

July 21
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In 1944 the future of Europe hung in the balance. This three-part series follows the remarkable story of the Allied forces and the victories that set them on their way to ending World War II in 1945. In the first episode, the battle for the beaches had been won, and the narrow sliver of French coastline gained on D-Day was slowly extending. But the optimism born of the successful D-Day landings quickly began to fade as the Allies confronted a skillful enemy who was determined to throw them back into the sea.

Criminal Groups Exploit Loopholes In Limits On Cold Pills

July 21
By Jude Joffe-Block
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The popular cold and allergy medicines contain pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in making the drug methamphetamine. Criminals are sending the ingredient to large meth labs in California.

Atlantis Lands, Ending Space Shuttle Program

July 21
By Npr and The Associated Press
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With the space crafts retiring to museums - including one in Los Angeles - it will be another three to five years at best before Americans are launched again from the U.S.

Pop Culture Ground Zero: Comic-Con International

July 21
Midday Edition
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The world's largest pop culture convention begins today in San Diego. Over 125,000 fans will descend on downtown for Comic-Con, International. Movies, TV, comics, science fiction and video games will all be celebrated at this year's convention.

Mapping Out San Diego's Political Landscape

July 21
By Katie Orr
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The political landscape of San Diego is changing and today the city will learn how.

New Device Could Provide Insights Into Glaucoma

July 21
By Kenny Goldberg
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Picture a contact lens that provides continuous measurements of internal eye pressure. UCSD doctors are testing the device & hope to learn more about a leading cause of blindness.

Rants and Raves: Geek Girls

July 21
By Beth Accomando
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Men still outnumber women at Comic-Con but that's changing as geek girls increase their presence at the pop culture mecca. I talked with a few kindred souls. Take a listen.