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Stories for November 11, 2011

Geezer Bandit Strikes Again

Nov. 11
By Kaitlin Brooks
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Some call him a hero - a modern day John Dillinger - while others criticize him. But whatever you think of him the bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit” has struck again.

Falconer Provides Unique Solution For Hotel Del

Nov. 11
Evening Edition
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For years the Hotel Del Coronado has had to deal with seagulls stealing food from its guests. This year they tried a unique approach to solving the problem. KPBS arts and culture reporter Beth Accomando has this look at what a modern falconer has done to help the Hotel. Watch the video or listen to the radio feature.

U.S. Wealth Gap Between Young And Old Is Widest Ever

Nov. 11
Evening Edition
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The wealth gap between younger and older Americans has stretched to the widest on record, worsened by a prolonged economic downturn that has wiped out job opportunities for young adults.

Roundtable: Pension Initiative, Wings on Navy Pier, Vets Facing Difficulties

Nov. 11
Midday Edition
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On the Roundtable today, we look at the city pension reform initiative, the proposed plans for Navy Pier and the many difficulties facing young veterans.

myKPBS Film Club: Free Muppet Movie Passes

Nov. 11
By Beth Accomando
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Get passes to a special advance screening tonight at the Edwards Mira Mesa Cinemas of "The Muppets" courtesy of the myKPBS Film Club.

Enviros Question Future Land Use After South Bay Power Plant Is Demolished

Nov. 11
By Ed Joyce
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Plans are underway to demolish the South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista, but some environmental groups are concerned about how much space will be reclaimed for natural habitat.

President Obama Comes To San Diego For Carrier Classic On USS Carl Vinson

Nov. 11
By Erik Anderson
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived in San Diego to board the USS Carl Vinson in the bay Friday to watch North Carolina face Michigan State in the inaugural Carrier Classic college basketball game.

Video Games: MW3 and Skyrim

Nov. 11
By Beth Accomando
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On Tuesday, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" racked up record sales for video games. At 12:01 this morning, "Elder Scrolls: Skyrim" was released. I talked to gamers waiting in line at the Lemon Grove Game Stop last night.

Joshua White Striving To Master His Craft

Nov. 11
By Angela Carone
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Jazz pianist Joshua White is taking the San Diego music scene by storm. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone brings us a profile of the young man who spends hours studying his craft.

An Intimate Ceremony Saluting A Veteran

Nov. 11
By Nick Blumberg
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Veterans Day honors the men and women of the United States military. Recently, a Phoenix man who served in World War II was recognized by a fellow vet of another generation.