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Stories for November 9, 2011

GOP Senators Want Special Session on Pensions

Nov. 9
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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A group of Republican State Senators say Democratic Governor Jerry Brown should call a special legislative session to overhaul California's pension system.

Groups Demand Cleanup Of San Diego Bay

Nov. 9
By Ed Joyce
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San Diego environmental groups are demanding the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board take action on a cleanup plan for San Diego Bay.

Childhood Obesity Declines In San Diego; Percentage Remains Alarming

Nov. 9
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new report reveals the percentage of overweight or obese children fell by 3.7 percent over the last five years; but the percentage remains alarming.

Antiques Roadshow: Tasty Treasures

Nov. 9
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An ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special edition, “Tasty Treasures” celebrates the season with a cornucopia of appetizing antiques and delectable collectibles for and about eating and drinking. Plucked from ROADSHOW’s appraisal archive, highlights include an heirloom Tlingit Indian oil bowl and ladle, acquired by the owner’s great-great-grandfather during a military posting to Sitka, Alaska, in 1877, valued at a jaw-dropping $250,000 to $300,000.

Masterpiece Contemporary: The Song Of Lunch

Nov. 9
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Two ex-lovers meet for lunch at their favorite haunt from years before. Will sparks reignite? Will some other explosion ensue? Emma Thompson ("Sense and Sensibility") and Alan Rickman ("Harry Potter") star in this funny, bittersweet drama adapted from Christopher Reid’s captivating poem. Sex, temptation, guilt, and revenge are all on the menu.

Why Italy Is So Scary

Nov. 9
Jacob Goldstein, NPR
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Italy crossed into bailout territory today. The interest rate on the country's 10-year bonds, which has gone through the roof in the past few weeks, rose to over 7 percent.

America In Primetime: The Misfit

Nov. 9
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Celebrate the unique characters who defied comic stereotypes and societal expectations to reflect America’s diverse personalities. Interviews include Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”); Diablo Cody (“The United States of Tara”); Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson (“The Office”); Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld”); Paul Feig and Judd Apatow (“Freaks and Geeks”); Mitchell Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”); Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butthead”); and Garry Shandling (“The Larry Sanders Show”), among others.

Voters To Decide On San Diego Pension Reform

Nov. 9
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Signatures have been gathered and validated; pension reform qualifies for the San Diego ballot.

What Do You Think Of Proposed Wings For Navy Pier?

Nov. 9
By Angela Carone
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A new proposal for a waterfront park at Navy Pier includes a massive sculpture by Malcolm Leland that could become an iconic San Diego landmark.

Teachers, Students Hold Rallies At SDSU, UCSD Over Financial Grievances

Nov. 9
By Kyla Calvert
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Teachers and students aired their financial grievances today at rallies at San Diego State University and UC San Diego.

Some Refugees Have A Long Wait For Reunification

Nov. 9
By Jill Replogle
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Many Iraqis in San Diego County await relatives living as refugees in the Middle East. The process of resettling these refugees to the U.S. has faced major setbacks recently, especially for those in Syria.

4 Armed Gunmen Rob Barona Casino

Nov. 9
City News Service
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Four gunmen robbed Barona Casino early Wednesday, firing off several shots in the process, but no one was hurt and the loot was recovered after being abandoned by the robbers, authorities said.

San Diego Pension Measure Qualifies For Ballot

Nov. 9
Associated Press
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A measure to overhaul pensions for San Diego city government employees has qualified for the June ballot.

Wind Advisory Issued For San Diego

Nov. 9
City News Service
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A wind advisory went into effect for the inland valley and mountain areas of San Diego County early today.

San Diego County General Plan Still Controversial

Nov. 9
By Alison St John
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San Diego County’s Chief Administrative Officer is recommending the supervisors schedule a longer hearing for more than 100 private property owners dissatisfied with the new General Plan for growth.

Basketball Game Lands On San Diego Aircraft Carrier

Nov. 9
By Erik Anderson
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President Barack Obama visits San Diego on Friday. He's in town for the first ever college basketball game to be played on the deck of an aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson. Entertainment events on aircraft carriers are rare of late, but they used to happen in San Diego a lot more often.

Morgue To Charge For Storing Bodies; Many Are Deceased Migrants

Nov. 9
By Jill Replogle
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The Pima County morgue will start charging a daily fee for bodies that aren't picked up in a timely manner. Many have died entering the U.S. through Arizona's harsh desert terrain.