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Stories for September 16, 2011

'Mass Casualties' Reported At Nevada Air Show

Sept. 16
10News

"Mass casualties" were reported at an air show after a plane crashed Friday into an area in front of a grandstand at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nevada, a spokesman for the show told CNN.

Rants and Raves: 'Star Wars'

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando
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Today, George Lucas' wildly popular "Star Wars Saga" hits BluRay for the first time but once again Lucas has tweaked the original films that fans loved so well. Here's an option for "Star Wars" geeks: a fan-made doc that's free on the Internet.

Gov. Brown Struggles With Tax Initiative

Sept. 16
Judy Lin, AP

The governor is struggling to find a tax proposal that can win the support of California voters.

FBI Scraps Training Depicting Muslims As Terrorism Sympathizers

Sept. 16
By Amita Sharma

Such material can lead to bad calls by intelligence officials and further shatter trust in the bureau.

Feds Say West Coast Loggerhead Sea Turtles Endangered

Sept. 16
By Ed Joyce
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Two U.S. agencies say loggerhead sea turtles need greater protection.

Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Sept. 16

Cpl. Michael J. Dutcher was killed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan yesterday.

Local Homicide Rate Spikes In First Half Of Year

Sept. 16
City News Service

While overall crime rates in the San Diego area continued to decline, the number of homicides reported in the region in the first half of this year went up.

Lung Cancer Rates Decline In California

Sept. 16
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report reveals lung cancer rates have declined nationwide, led by California and other western states.

Calif. Schools Turn Away Unvaccinated Students

Sept. 16
Marcus Wohlsen, AP

California schools are turning away middle and high school students who have not received the whooping cough vaccine.

Gunmen Rob Fashion Valley Jewelry Store

Sept. 16
City News Service

Three thieves armed with pistols robbed a jewelry store at the Fashion Valley mall today, authorities reported.

Would You Cross A Grocery Strike Picket Line?

Sept. 16
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Grocery workers at Ralphs, Vons and Albertson's in Southern California are preparing for a possible strike. KPBS journalists want to know if a strike would change your food shopping behavior.

Roundtable: ICE Audits Edco; Court On Religious Classroom Banners; Blackout Fallout

Sept. 16
Midday Edition
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An immigration audit of employees at Escondido Disposal,Inc., found that a quarter of the Edco workforce did not have proper documentation; a major ruling in a legal battle over religious classroom banners in a Rancho Penasquitos high school; and fallout including lawsuits and damage claims, from the recent blackout.

Fixing San Diego To Accommodate A Million More People

Sept. 16
By Dwane Brown
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Seventy percent of our future growth in San Diego County is expected to come from within the region over the next 40 years.

Peter, Paul And Mary: Carry It On, A Musical Legacy

Sept. 16
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This special features rare archival performances of songs that energized the spirit of the nation’s cultural and political renaissance, including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” “Lemon Tree,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Wedding Song,” “Light One Candle,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and anthems like “If I Had a Hammer.” Woven together with the varied musical performances are poignant comments from Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers and legendary record producer Phil Ramone, among others.

Deal Reached To Limit Size Of San Diego Landfill

Sept. 16
Associated Press

A deal has been struck to limit the size of one of California's largest trash dumps.

Grocery Workers Could Strike On Sunday

Sept. 16
By Erik Anderson
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Grocery workers could go on strike as soon as Sunday night in response to inaction on health care benefits, the workers' union said Thursday.

Museum Exhibit: 'Inspired by Ink'

Sept. 16
By Beth Accomando
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For the fourth time, the Oceanside Museum of Art will host an exhibition of tattoo art. This year the focus will be on traditional Americana-style tattoo art. Listen to my feature on the exhibit or watch a video of the artists talking about their work And check out my tattoo-themed film recommendations.

Theater, Down A Garden Path

Sept. 16
By Angela Carone
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A new play from The La Jolla Playhouse will have audiences strolling down a garden path. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it's part of a new initiative to take theater outdoors.

San Diego Blackout Sparks Questions About Energy Generation

Sept. 16
By Amita Sharma
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Key players are asking for patience until months-long investigations of the blackout are complete.