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Stories for October 7, 2011

Exhibition: Masked/Unmasked

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando
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On October 8 at the Green Scene Gallery (3956 30th Street) So Say We All presents Masked/Unmasked, a visual art and live literature performance exploring the perception and self-presentation of women. The show features photography by Adriene Hughes and Rebecca Webb and performances by So Say We All’s cadre of female writers and performers. Opening reception is Saturday night with the exhibit running through October 31.

San Diego Food Bank Announces Backpack Program Success

Oct. 7
By Dwane Brown

Recent donations to the "Food 4 Kids Backpack Program'' mean that 75 more children from three elementary schools can be given food to keep them from going hungry over weekends.

Rants and Raves: Thrill-O-Rama!

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando
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Celebrate Halloween early with FilmOut's 12-hour horror marathon, Thrill-O-Rama this Saturday noon to midnight at the Birch North Park Theater.

Booster Deadline Keeps About 1,000 San Diego Unified Students Home

Oct. 7
By Kyla Calvert

Friday was the frist day San Diego Unified students without a whooping cough booster shot couldn't attend classes.

Meadowood Development Moves Ahead Despite Native American Opposition

Oct. 7
By Alison St John
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A plan to develop more than 844 new homes east of Interstate 15 in North County is facing opposition from Native American bands.

Navy SEAL Convicted Of Weapons Charges

Oct. 7
By Jude Joffe-Block
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The officer was convicted on 13 of 15 counts and faces the possibility of decades in prison when he sentenced, currently scheduled for January.

Prostate Cancer Screening Test Not Recommended

Oct. 7
By Peggy Pico

A federal task force announced they do not recommend routine prostate cancer screenings because “it does more harm than good."

Protesters March Downtown For "Occupy San Diego"

Oct. 7
By Jessica Plautz
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Coverage from the community of the "Occupy San Diego" protest planned for Friday evening.

San Diegans Quietly Honor The War In Afghanistan

Oct. 7
By Marissa Cabrera

It's been 10 years since the U.S invaded Afghanistan, but San Diegan's aren't doing much to acknowledge the anniversary in public.

Feds Give Calif. Medical Marijuana Collectives 45 Days To Shut Down

Oct. 7
Evening Edition

Medical marijuana collectives in San Diego County and throughout California must shut down within 45 days or face civil and/or criminal prosecution, federal prosecutors announced today.

Calif. Bans Sale And Possession Of Shark Fins

Oct. 7
By Ed Joyce
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California Governor Jerry Brown said Friday he signed a bill banning the sale, trade or possession of shark fins.

Volunteer San Diego Closing Doors Due To Lack Of Funding

Oct. 7
Evening Edition

A nonprofit that for decades matched up charity-minded San Diegans with needy civic organizations announced today that it has closed its doors.

Blue Whales Spotted Close To La Jolla Shore

Oct. 7
City News Service
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Massive blue whales spotted unusually close to shore off Del Mar and La Jolla were likely attracted by an unusually abundant supply of krill, the result of this summer's upwelling of cold ocean water, according to the executive director of the Birch Aquarium.

The War Of 1812

Oct. 7
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For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and essentially forgotten in others. But it is a war worth remembering—a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Some of its battles and heroes became legendary, yet its blunders and cowards were just as prominent. The film shows how the glories of war became enshrined in history – how failures are quickly forgotten – how inconvenient truths are ignored forever.

The Blossoming Of San Diego Craft

Oct. 7
By Angela Carone
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Craft, design, mid-century. These are all buzzwords in today's cultural landscape. A new art exhibit coalesces all three via San Diego's own art history by showcasing the wealth of objects, furniture, and art made by San Diego craftsmen during the 1950s and 60s.

Review: 'The Ides of March'

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando
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In Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," a soothsayer warns Caesar to "beware the ides of March." Well consider me your soothsayer as I warn you to beware "The Ides of March" (opening October 7 throughout San Diego).

Anti-Muslim Fliers At Schools Spark Debate

Oct. 7
10 News

A religious organization's campaign that focuses on passing out anti-Muslim literature to students is being criticized, but the group's founder believes he is doing nothing wrong.

Vegas Jury Finds Navy SEAL Guilty In Weapons Case

Oct. 7
Associated Press

A federal jury in Las Vegas found an active-duty Navy SEAL guilty on 13 of 15 charges alleging he smuggled machine guns from Iraq and Afghanistan and headed a conspiracy to sell weapons and explosives in the U.S.

Antiques Roadshow: Relative Riches

Oct. 7
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This "Antiques Roadshow" special edition puts family folklore to the test. Did that refinished chair once seat royalty? Did a tall tale get passed down with a tall chest? “Relative Riches” demonstrates the proof is in the provenance. Highlights include a questionable 1815 Kentucky corner cupboard that might have more value as firewood than furniture; a model 1849 Colt pocket revolver reportedly fired during Abraham Lincoln’s assassination; and a ruby and diamond bracelet that family legend attributes to Marie Antoinette.

The Roundtable: Occupy San Diego, Medical Marijuana, Tijuana's New Police Chief

Oct. 7
Midday Edition
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Occupy San Diego, medical marijuana shops ordered to close, Tijuana gets new police chief.

Assignment: The Occupy San Diego Movement

Oct. 7
By KPBS

Your photos and comments from Occupy San Diego.

Prince Harry Has Arrived In Southern California

Oct. 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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British Army Capt. Harry Wales – a.k.a. Prince Harry – arrived at Naval Air Facility El Centro this morning.

POV: Armadillo

Oct. 7
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In 2009, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree accompanied a platoon of Danish soldiers to Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. For six months, often while under fire, they captured the lives of the young soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment, where official rhetoric about helping civilians too often met the unforgiving reality of being a foreign occupier. Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes, “Armadillo” is one of the most dramatic and candid accounts of combat to come out of Afghanistan.

Ten Years Ago Today, President Bush Announced Strikes On Afghanistan

Oct. 7
Evening Edition
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At 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 7, 2001, President George W. Bush announced to the nation that "on my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against al-Qaida terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan."

San Diego Food Bank Expands Free Food Program For Poor Children

Oct. 7
City News Service

Officials plan to announce today the expansion of a program that provides food for children from poor families in Southeast San Diego on weekends.

Review: 'Del Amor Y Otros Demonios'

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando
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The Cinema en tu Idioma monthly film series continues with "Del Amor Y Otros Demonios/Of Love and Other Demons" (opening October 7 at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters at Hazard Center), a luminous adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez' novel.

Economy Adds 103K Jobs, Rate Stays 9.1 Percent

Oct. 7
Associated Press
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Employers added 103,000 jobs in September, a modest burst of hiring after a sluggish summer. Still, job growth remains too weak to lower the unemployment rate, which stayed at 9.1 percent for the third straight month.