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Stories for July 4, 2011

Smartphones Making It Harder To Call It Quits

July 4
Hansi Lo Wang, NPR
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It's becoming harder for people to leave work at the office — even when they're on vacation.

Holiday Revelers Arrive Early, Jam Beaches

July 4
Neiko Will

Steamy, sunny weather inland drove hundreds of thousands of San Diegans to the county's beaches over the long weekend.

San Diegans Leave Their Diets At The Gates Of The County Fair

July 4
By Kenny Goldberg
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The 2011 San Diego County Fair wraps up today. It's got rides, exhibits, and enough fried food to delight even Elvis.

From Cowles To Kilimanjaro, San Diego Parkinson’s Patients Climb For A Cure

July 4
By Peggy Pico

A weekend hike on Cowles Mountain brought some Parkinson’s patients a step closer to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.

What Do You Know About The Fourth Of July?

July 4
Midday Edition

A day at the beach, hot dogs and fireworks: we all know how to celebrate the Fourth of July. But do we really know what we're celebrating? A American History Professor joins us to increase our Fourth of July IQ.

1 Dead, 8 Missing After Rogue Waves Strike Tourist Boat In Sea Of Cortez

July 4
City News Service

A chartered ship, packed with Americans on a Fourth of July fishing trip, was struck by two rogue waves in the Sea of Cortez and capsized, prompting the Coast Guard to send a helicopter from San Diego to help search for survivors.

For Some, The Decision To Enlist Offers Direction

July 4
Tom Bowman, NPR
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A very small number of Americans are now serving in the military — less than 1 percent. Some are looking for direction; others are inspired by a sense of patriotism or by a family member who served.

Calif. Power Supplies Adequate To Meet Summer Demand

July 4
By Ed Joyce
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Forecasters say a warmer than normal summer is expected in Southern California. But utility officials say there should be enough electricity to handle demand.

Tijuana's Success In Tuberculosis Treatment Benefits San Diego

July 4
By Ruxandra Guidi
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California has double the national rate of tuberculosis because of its large immigrant population and proximity to the border with Mexico. While both countries work together to stem the spread of TB, the San Diego-Tijuana region has established a unique model for that collaboration.