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Stories for September 22, 2011

Man Shot Fleeing US-Mexico Border Crossing

Sept. 22
Elliot Spagat, AP
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A man who fired a starter pistol as he fled border inspectors was wounded after two officers shot at him at the nation's busiest border crossing Thursday.

DeMaio's Plan To Fund Pothole Fixes Questioned

Sept. 22
By Katie Orr
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Potholes are in abundance on San Diego streets. But the plan put forth by Councilman Carl DeMaio to pay for repairs has some holes of its own, critics say.

Kimchi Chronicles: The Rice Chronicles

Sept. 22
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Part travelogue, part food fantasy and part documentary of self-discovery, "Kimchi Chronicles" follows acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his Korean-born wife Marja as they explore and celebrate Korea's cuisine and culture in the company of chefs, home cooks and their good friend, actress Heather Graham. In this episode, Marja and Jean-Georges explore Korea's most prized staple food, rice, with actress and friend Heather Graham.

San Diego ACLU Asks Police About Cellphone Tracking

Sept. 22
By Amita Sharma
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The group says it is trying to figure out whether new surveillance technologies are trampling on rights without making people safer.

Navy Awards $500,000 Of Contracts To San Diego Construction Firms

Sept. 22
City News Service
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Five construction firms have been awarded contracts worth $500,000 combined.

Hiking Writer Dies At 61

Sept. 22
City News Service
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Jerry Schad, whose comprehensive guide to hiking trails in San Diego County was a must-have tabletop book for the area's outdoors fans, died today at age 61.

Poverty Rates Rise In San Diego County

Sept. 22
By Susan Murphy
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Poverty grew nationwide last year, but the increase was even greater in San Diego County, where more than a million people are struggling with economic hardship, according to new census data.

Chargers Suggest Piggybacking On Convention Center Expansion

Sept. 22
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Chargers are raising eyebrows with a new proposal for building a downtown stadium: piggybacking on the convention center expansion. We'll hear details from Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani and find out how the news was received at the Convention Center.

Issa Endorses Presidential Candidate Romney

Sept. 22
City News Service
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Congressman Issa has announced he is endorsing Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

MCASD Captures Light And Space

Sept. 22
Midday Edition
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The largest exhibit in the history of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego launches this weekend. It showcases artists from the light, space, and surface movement of the 1960s and 70s. The show is part of this fall's larger Getty Museum initiative called Pacific Standard Time. Acclaimed artist Robert Irwin joins us to talk about his work.

SD Sheriff To Re-examine Zahau's Cell Phone

Sept. 22
Associated Press
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The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says it will re-examine the cell phone belonging to a woman who was found dead at her boyfriend's Coronado mansion.

Stocks Plunge Over Fear About World Economy

Sept. 22
Associated Press
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Stocks plunged Thursday, extending a rout around the world. Indicators across the financial markets had investors concerned that there's no clear way the U.S. will avoid another recession.

Events: Trolley Dances, Neon Indian, And A Badass Female Drummer

Sept. 22
Midday Edition
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This weekend you can find recycled art in Little Italy, The Art of Fashion at the Timken, Trolley Dances, and plenty of music choices.

Entertainment News: New Regulations for 84th Oscars

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando
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The 84th Oscars aren't until February of next year but with the pushed up schedule the nominations will be announced January 24, 2012. But I did want to share a press release I just received about some regulation changes for the voting members.

San Diego Moves To Close Pot Dispensaries Near Schools

Sept. 22
City News Service
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The San Diego City Attorney's Office filed civil complaints Wednesday, seeking to close 12 medical marijuana dispensaries near schools.

The Fed's Latest Moves May Fall Flat, Experts Say

Sept. 22
Scott Horsley, NPR
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Borrowers are still too cautious to take on new debt, while savers are exasperated — and scared.