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Stories for May 26, 2011

SD School Board Member Calls For Salary Freezes To Balance Budget

May 26
By Kyla Calvert

Even if the governor wins tax extensions, San Diego city schools will spend at least $23 million more than it takes in next year. One board of education member wants employee unions to agree to salary freezes to balance the budget.

Lang Lang Live In Vienna

May 26
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"Lang Lang Live In Vienna," recorded in early 2010, is the young pianist's second live recorded recital to date after his 2004 Carnegie Hall performance – which marked his international breakthrough as a recording artist. This mesmerizing solo performance takes place in the stunning Musikverein concert hall, perhaps best known to American audiences for the PBS New Year's concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Insight: Plan To Add Four Lanes To I-5 Goes To Senate Floor

May 26
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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The California Senate will vote on a bill that would limit the expansion of I-5 in San Diego's North County to four lanes.

Great Performances: Carnegie Hall 120th Anniversary Concert

May 26
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Carnegie Hall commemorates its 120th anniversary with an all-star gala concert featuring conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. Special guests pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Gil Shaham, and the four-time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald perform works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Antonin Dvořák and George Gershwin.

Antiques Roadshow: Washington, D.C. - Hour Two

May 26
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At the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration, host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller about the New Deal’s WPA program, the tens of thousands of artworks produced under its auspices and the current effort to find some of these lost treasures. Highlights include an 1813 Congressional sword; an early 20th-century Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and an early 20th-century Charles Schreyvogel sculpture depicting a soldier and his horse, valued at $60,000 to $90,000.

Insight: Trying To Phase Out Yellow Carpool Stickers in CA

May 26
By Tom Fudge | On-Ramp
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Some carmakers say hybrid vehicles with one driver no longer deserve access to HOV lanes.

Events: 'High Fidelity' At MCASD, Bohemian Shopping, And Sloshball

May 26
Midday Edition
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The Memorial Day weekend is upon us. In addition to all the traditional ceremonies honoring our war heroes, it's also the unofficial start of summer. You might have your sun and fun and barbeque lineup all decided, but if it's something different you're after, we've got it on the weekend preview.

San Diego Symphony Looks Past 100

May 26
Midday Edition
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When symphonies are in the news these days, it tends to be bad news. The San Diego Symphony broke that trend over the last year as they celebrated their centennial season as the oldest orchestra in California. We'll talk about the business of running an orchestra.

Determining Loughner's Competency

May 26
Midday Edition

Jared Loughner, accused killing six people in Tucson and wounding more than a dozen others including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has been found too mentally ill to stand trial. A former San Diego federal judge will join us to explain why and what comes next.

Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy

May 26
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A rare snowy day in Nashville, Tennessee, set the stage for an even rarer event - an intimate concert by rock icon Robert Plant, at the War Memorial Auditorium. Performing with his new, Grammy-nominated group aptly titled the Band of Joy - Plant played both Led Zeppelin classics and new songs that continue to have an impact on the music scene today.

Tattooed Under Fire

May 26
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"Tattooed Under Fire" is a unique, intimate, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning U.S. soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle: openly professing their pride, sharing their secrets and confessing their fears. The tattoos cross lines of gender, class, and political affinity revealing the inner lives of young men and women as they live through the horrors of the Iraq war.

MCASD Asked To Return Recently Purchased Work By Ai Weiwei

May 26
By Angela Carone
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Chinese officials may be demanding that MCASD return the recently purchased work "Marble Chair(s)" by imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: War Letters

May 26
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This collection of personal correspondence brings to life the deepest, most human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Based on Andrew Carroll’s bestseller, "War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars," this film transcends the subject of war by exploring the love, passion, pain, horror and hope of the men and women who fought and those who waited at home.

Serbia Arrests War Crimes Fugitive Ratko Mladic

May 26
NPR Staff and Wires
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Europe's most wanted war crimes fugitive, who has been on the run since 1995 when he was indicted over the slaughter of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, has been caught.

'Narco' Culture Becoming Popular North Of The Border

May 26
By Mónica Ortiz Uribe
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As Mexican lawmakers try to curb "Narco" culture, the fantasy of living like a drug trafficker is growing in the U.S. It has spread to religion, fashion and television.

Review: 'The Hangover 2'

May 26
By Beth Accomando
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If you don't like movies with a number at the end of their title you may have to skip the whole summer season of Hollywood releases. So on the heels of "Pirates 4" comes "The Hangover 2" (opening May 26 throughout San Diego).

Oceanside Phases Out Rent Controls

May 26
By Alison St John
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Oceanside ends 30 years of rent control in its mobile home parks.

County Launches New Health Program For Uninsured Adults

May 26
By Kenny Goldberg

Thanks to a new stream of money from the federal health-reform law, San Diego County will soon unveil a health insurance program for poor adults.