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Stories for May 30, 2011

New North County Veterans' Center To Support Old And New Vets

May 30
By Alison St John
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North County Veterans Association is building a new center as a one stop shop for veterans activities.

MEG Brain Scan Tracks Scars Of Traumatic Brain Injury

May 30
By Alison St John
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UCSD and the VA Medical Center in San Diego are researching ways to establish physical proof of invisible injuries in the brain.

Insight: Veterans For Peace Celebrate Memorial Day

May 30
By Tom Fudge
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Many veterans honor the dead on Memorial Day. Veterans for Peace honored them with an anti-war message.

Local Student's Essay Earns Him Trip To Visit Normandy

May 30
Midday Edition
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As part of our Memorial Day program, we talk to Francis T. Parker High School junior Carson Scott and history teacher Cherie Redelings about their upcoming trip to Normandy, France. Scott earned a trip to Washington, D.C. and Normandy after writing an essay for the "Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom" program. We discuss the essay Scott wrote, and the California servicemember he chose to profile for the project.

New National Cemetery at MCAS Miramar Accepting Casket Burials

May 30
By Alison St John
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Veterans' families have a new option for where to bury their loved ones. The new National Cemetery at Miramar is conducting funerals, even before construction on the facility is finished.

Start Of Summer Brings Drowning Risk For Children

May 30
By Susan Murphy
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Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the deadliest time of year for child drownings.

Sports Update: Padres Woes, SDSU Athletics, NBA Finals

May 30
Midday Edition
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Why are the Padres playing so poorly this season? What impact has outgoing SDSU President Stephen Weber had on the Aztecs' athletic program? And, which team has the best chance of winning the NBA Finals? We speak to North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.

Encinitas Erases Monster Art

May 30
By Alison St John
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Encinitas acts fast to erase another piece of unsolicited public art.

Local Veterans Discuss Need For Peaceful End To Ongoing Conflicts

May 30
Midday Edition
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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our nation. San Diego Veterans for Peace set up an "Arlington West Memorial" in front of the USS Midway Museum to recognize the 67 San Diegans who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak to the president of San Diego Veterans for Peace about the message behind the memorial.

The Drug War At Home: Sharing Your Stories & Reactions

May 30
By Nick Blumberg, Jose Luis Jiménez
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We have been asking for stories about how the violence in Mexico related to the drug war has affected citizens north of the border. Here are two of their stories.

San Diegans Pay Tribute On Memorial Day

May 30
City News Service
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San Diegans and military personnel today will pay tribute to Americans killed in U.S. wars during a Memorial Day ceremony that has been held at Fort Rosecrans for more than 100 years.

Remembering The Fallen

May 30
Associated Press
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U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan paused Monday to remember the fallen in Memorial Day services, as a war nearly a decade old trudges on.

Traveling To Normandy For History Lesson Of A Lifetime

May 30
By Susan Murphy
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A San Diego student and his teacher are about to walk in the footsteps of history. They're traveling to the beaches of Normandy for a special lesson of a lifetime.