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Stories for October 14, 2011

U.S. Attorney Says Targeting Pot Ads Not A Priority

Oct. 14
By Katie Orr

U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy caused a stir when said federal authorities would start cracking down on newspapers that run ads for medical marijuana.

Police Reopen One Side Of Highway 163 After Suicide Threat

Oct. 14
Evening Edition

An apparently suicidal man climbed onto the edge of a bridge over State Route 163 in Hillcrest and threatened to jump today.

Review: 'The Thing'

Oct. 14
By Beth Accomando
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Two remakes of 80s films compete at the box office this weekend: "Footloose" and "The Thing" (opening October 14 throughout San Diego). If you don't mind I will just pass over "Footloose" and focus on "The Thing," which technically is a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 film.

Navy SEAL Killed In Bali Motorcycle Crash

Oct. 14
By Beth Ford Roth

A 33-year-old Navy SEAL on leave in Bali, Indonesia died in a motorcycle crash there October 12.

Campo Residents Tell Judge They Don't Want Sexually Violent Predator in Their Community

Oct. 14
Kelly Wheeler, CNS

A number of Campo residents expressed outrage to a judge today that a convicted rapist and sexually violent predator might be placed in their community.

Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: Southern Classics

Oct. 14
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In this episode, test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster shows host Chris Kimball how to make the ultimate Gumbo. Then, Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of long-grain white rice. And finally, Julia Collin Davison updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make Lane Cake.

Visual Arts: John Purlia

Oct. 14
Evening Edition
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For many people, work is a stressful environment but that's not the case for John Purlia. When I went to do a feature on the La Jolla artist I didn't so much set up an interview but rather a play date at his home studio. Watch the video feature from Evening Edition or listen to the radio feature.

Roundtable: Twitter Politics and SDUSD Budget Woes

Oct. 14
Midday Edition
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Legal, ethicial? Questions remain after GOP Party chair opens Twitter accounts in the names of local Democrats running for city council. SDUSD, where's the money?

Birth Rates Decline During Recession, Especially Among Latinos

Oct. 14
By Ruxandra Guidi
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New research finds that birth rates are down across the country, but especially in states hard-hit by the recession and the housing crisis.

Review: 'Blackthorn'

Oct. 14
By Beth Accomando
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What if Butch and Sundance didn't die in that standoff with the Bolivian military in 1908? That's the starting point for the new western "Blackthorn" (opening October 14 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters).

Petraeus Tells CIA Analysts To Heed Troops On War

Oct. 14
KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP
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David Petraeus, the former general who led the Afghanistan war and now heads the CIA, has ordered his intelligence analysts to give greater weight to the opinions of troops in the fight, U.S. officials said.

Rants and Raves: A Note About Horror

Oct. 14
Miguel Rodriguez
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Miguel Rodrigeuz contributes occasional book reviews to Cinema Junkie. He's also a horror podcaster at Monster Island Resort, and festival director for Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. He recently wrote a note on horror on FaceBook that I asked him to repost here.

School Bus Farm Visits Point Loma Students

Oct. 14
By Kyla Calvert
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Students at Dana Middle School in Point Loma got a sneak preview of what the district hopes will soon be a mobile farm.