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Stories for November 8, 2011

Waterfront Park Proposed For San Diego's Navy Pier

Nov. 8
Neiko Will
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A grassy waterfront park - with a 500-foot-tall iconic sculpture rivaling the Statue of Liberty - is being proposed on the Navy Pier in San Diego.

10 News Explores SDPD's Silence On Sexual Assaults

Nov. 8
By Ed Joyce and Mitch Blacher, 10News I-Team

Is the San Diego Police Department letting the public know about danger in their neighborhoods in a timely manner?

American Masters: Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Nov. 8
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The film chronicles the intense creative journey of Bill T. Jones – a 2010 Kennedy Center Honors recipient and two-time Tony® Award winner for Best Choreography – as he tackles the most ambitious work of his career and leads the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the creation of "Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray," an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial commissioned by Ravinia Festival.

Travelscope: Port Aransas, Texas - Fun On The Texas Coast

Nov. 8
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Joseph Rosendo breaks away from heat for a cooling and relaxing stay among the gentle gulf breezes of the South Texas Coast. In every season the pleasures are easy in this laid back Southern town where often the best thing to do is nothing. The active visitor has plenty to keep them busy and Joseph tries his hand at swimming, fishing, kayaking, crawfish shucking and dancing a two step or three. In keeping with his joy of lifelong learning, he hops aboard a University of Texas research vessel for a cruise of the bay and a look it's denizens of the deep.

Inspector Morse: Promised Land, Parts One & Two (Season Five)

Nov. 8
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John Thaw stars as a most unlikely detective in this popular mystery series, aided by trusted sidekick Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately). In this episode, Morse and Lewis travel to Australia, where a former felon has been given a new life and identity for his testimony against a criminal. But it appears that the gangland boss is now aware of the felon's new life and identity.

Possible Relief Coming For Struggling San Diego Restaurants

Nov. 8
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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San Diego City Council members say restaurant revenues will rock if they roll back entertainment permits.

How Many Gnats Are A Nuisance?

Nov. 8
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Some very small gnats are causing big problems in Jacumba and Escondido. Residents say their quality of life has been affected and nearby organic farms are to blame.

NOVA: The Elegant Universe: Einstein's Dream

Nov. 8
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The first hour introduces string theory and shows how modern physics — composed of two theories that are ferociously incompatible — reached an impasse: one theory, known as general relativity, is successful in describing big things like stars and galaxies; another, called quantum mechanics, is equally successful in describing small things like atoms and subatomic particles. Albert Einstein, the inventor of general relativity, dreamed of finding a single theory that would embrace all of nature's laws. But in his quest for the so-called unified theory, Einstein came up empty-handed.

Strong Storm Expected To Arrive To San Diego This Weekend

Nov. 8
City News Service

Starting late Friday night, a strong Pacific storm is expected bring up to 2 inches of snow to the mountains of San Diego County and several inches of rain to the rest of the region.

Networking For Newcomers Who Are Refugees

Nov. 8
By Jill Replogle
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It's hard to find a job these days. Even harder if you've just landed in the country – as many Iraqi refugees have. Efforts by local resettlement agencies to connect highly skilled refugees with potential employers have had mixed results.

Supreme Court Weighs Warrants For GPS Tracking

Nov. 8
Nina Totenberg, NPR
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Justices consider whether a judge needs to sign off before police can attach such a device to a car.

2 In SD County Get 10 Years For Sex Trafficking Girls

Nov. 8
Associated Press

Two San Diego County men have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to the sex trafficking of children who were forced into prostitution rings by street gangs.

San Diego Workers Are Doing More With Less

Nov. 8
By Erik Anderson
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A new survey finds San Diego employees are increasingly working more than eight hours a day. The Regus poll found people were also taking more work home with them.

Efforts In San Diego Help Critically Endangered Wolf

Nov. 8
Evening Edition
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Once on the brink of extinction, Mexican gray wolves are staging a comeback. A conservation center in San Diego is helping with the effort to reintroduce them to the wild.

SDSU Freshman Retention Rate On The Rise

Nov. 8
By Kyla Calvert
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Nearly nine out of 10 San Diego State University freshmen in the 2010 class are back on campus this fall -- a record for the university.

Former San Diego Man May Be Among Top Leaders In Terror Group Al Shabab

Nov. 8
By Amita Sharma
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The former UCSD economics student may be one of several Americans who have crucial roles in Al Shabab.

Rants and Raves: Alexander Payne

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando
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Fox Searchlight brings a retrospective of all four of Alexander Payne's previous features to Reading Gaslamp for a week-long celebration of his work in anticipation of next week's release of his latest film, "The Descendants."