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Stories for October 31, 2011

Sluggish Growth Expected For San Diego Economy

Oct. 31
By Erik Anderson
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The UCLA Anderson forecast says San Diego's economy is poised to do better next year, but the rate of growth will probably be small.

School's Homecoming Couple Sparks 'Hateful' Comments

Oct. 31
10News.com
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A same-sex couple was voted homecoming king and queen at Patrick Henry High School this weekend, but school district officials said the school has received numerous "hateful comments" regarding the election results.

Do Military Burn Pits Cause Lung Problems?

Oct. 31
By Beth Ford Roth
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Burn pits used to destroy everything from diesel engines to human waste on military bases may cause lung problems in servicemembers, but it’s too early to tell for sure – according to a new study.

Feds Sued Over Medical Marijuana

Oct. 31
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A lawsuit has been filed in California by medical marijuana advocates accusing the government of overstepping its authority.

Camp Pendleton Marines Focus of Special Series

Oct. 31
By Beth Ford Roth

The 1,000 Marines and Sailors from Camp Pendleton’s 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment are the focus of a special series of reports airing on National Public Radio this week.

Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion

Oct. 31
Adam Cole, NPR
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The United Nations says today symbolically marks the moment when the world's population reaches 7 billion. How did it grow so big so fast?

North County Winter Shelter Program Already Underway

Oct. 31
By Alison St John
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The first homeless shelters of the winter season have already opened in North County.

Doctors Livid Over Medi-Cal Pay Cut

Oct. 31
By Kenny Goldberg

Doctors warn the recently approved 10 percent pay cut for treating Medi-Cal patients will hurt access to care for poor Californians.

San Diego's Surfing Culture Catches An Academic Wave

Oct. 31
Evening Edition
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San Diego professor has taken a lifelong passion and turned it into the Center for Surf Research at San Diego State University in an effort to cast an academic eye on a multi-billion dollar international industry.

Pimps Recruiting Underage Girls In San Diego Through Force And Coercion

Oct. 31
By Amita Sharma
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Sex slaves are often equated with a desperate place. But underage girls are bought and sold every day in San Diego County. One police detective calls them "broken souls."