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Stories for October 3, 2011

"Great Fire" Near Julian Now 65% Contained

Oct. 3
City News Service
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Crews working to quell a 2,000-acre wildfire in the East County highlands had the remote burn area roughly 65 percent contained by late this afternoon.

Model Program To Cut Recidivism Tricky To Expand

Oct. 3
By Alison St John
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As San Diego County prepares to absorb thousands of criminals from the state prison system, a key goal is to cut down the number of people who violate their probation and end up back behind bars.

San Diego Council Forwards PLA Ban To Voters

Oct. 3
By Katie Orr
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San Diego voters will get to weigh in on whether the city should ban labor agreements on public construction projects. The vote will happen even though the city’s never entered into such an agreement.

Supreme Court Hears Case Brought By San Diego Physician

Oct. 3
By Kenny Goldberg
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The U.S. Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case brought by a San Diego physician. The court will decide whether a doctor can sue the state over cuts to the Medi-Cal program.

SDSU Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of Aztec Bowl

Oct. 3
Evening Edition
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San Diego State University will kick off Homecoming Week today by celebrating the 75th anniversary of Aztec Bowl with a rededication ceremony.

Rain, Cool Temperatures Headed For San Diego

Oct. 3
By Susan Murphy
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Light rain fell around San Diego County early Tuesday as the first of a pair of cold Pacific storms bore down on the region.

Military Discount Website Finds A Home In San Diego

Oct. 3
By Beth Ford Roth
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Starting Tuesday, San Diego will become the latest city to feature TroopSwap.com, a website that offers discounts for military families.

Fighting San Diego Poverty One Loan At A Time

Oct. 3
By Erik Anderson
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Microlending is a proven poverty fighter in the third world, and now the idea is gaining traction in San Diego.

Amanda Knox’ Murder Conviction Overturned By Italian Appeals Court

Oct. 3
Associated Press
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An Italian appeals court threw out Amanda Knox’s murder conviction Monday and ordered the young American freed after nearly four years in prison for the death of her British roommate.

Spree Of Freeway Shootings Wounds 1

Oct. 3
Evening Edition
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One person was wounded today when a gunman in a moving car opened fire on vehicles in four locations on Interstate 805 and I-5, authorities reported.

Fire Prevention Realities Change, Following Huge Wild Fires

Oct. 3
By Tom Fudge
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Wildfires over the past 10 years have stoked incredibly destructive fires. They've also taught us to question some of the old assumptions about how to keep your home from burning down.

SD Bus Rider Diagnosed With TB

Oct. 3
By City News Service
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A Metropolitan Transit System bus rider who was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis may have exposed others to the disease, the county's Health and Human Services Agency reported today.

Women's Images In The Media

Oct. 3
Midday Edition
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The images of women presented in the media can influence how people perceive the world around them and what issues are seen as important. These images can occur through pop culture or through the news media. The guests today will look at gender images from two different yet complementary points of view.

California Embarks On Corrections Overhaul

Oct. 3
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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California's correctional system is undergoing an overhaul that could save money and reduce recidivism but also might lead to thousands of criminals spending significantly less time behind bars or in the parole office.

Recycling Benefits Injured Troops At Home

Oct. 3
By Ed Joyce
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A recycling company in San Diego is taking electronic items, whether working or not, and restoring them for use by injured troops.

Shortages Lead Doctors To Ration Critical Drugs

Oct. 3
Richard Knox, NPR
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Drug shortages may be the new normal in U.S. medical care, experts say. Most drug occur because something goes wrong in the manufacturing process that halts production.

San Diego Vulnerable To LA's Crumbling Criminal Justice System

Oct. 3
By Alison St John
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This month marks the beginning of a major shift in the criminal justice system in California. San Diego County could be affected by how the change is handled by our neighbors to the north.

San Diego Geneticist Bruce Beutler Wins Nobel Prize

Oct. 3
Evening Edition
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A geneticist at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla won the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine today, along with two other scientists.