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Stories for September 23, 2011

"Irvine 11" Found Guilty Of Disrupting Israeli Ambassador's Speech

Sept. 23
By Jill Replogle

The 10 Muslim students accused of illegally disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador last year were found guilty and sentenced on Friday.

Schools, Hospitals Struggle To Serve Large Iraqi Refugee Population

Sept. 23
By Jill Replogle

The head of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement met with local refugee agencies and East County school and hospital officials to field concerns about serving the large and growing Iraqi refugee population.

San Diego State Gets Federal Boost For Renewable Energy In Imperial Valley

Sept. 23
By Kyla Calvert

SDSU will develop a renewable energy research and training facility in Imperial Valley with a new federal grant.

Antiques Roadshow: Raleigh, NC - Hour One

Sept. 23
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In Raleigh, North Carolina, amid a forest of giant "comic weathervanes," appraiser Ken Farmer talks with host Mark L. Walberg aabout smaller examples of vintage whirligigs. Highlights include a 1920 Arts & Crafts desk and lamp — both of which light up; a rare circa 1960 Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar; and a set of four Chinese Quianlong Period (1736-1795) carved jade objects whose auction estimate of $710,000 to $1,070,000 makes it the highest-value appraisal in "Roadshow" history.

POV: The Learning

Sept. 23
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One hundred years ago, American teachers established the English-speaking public school system of the Philippines. Now, in a striking turnabout, American schools are recruiting Filipino teachers. “The Learning” is the story of four Filipino women who reluctantly leave their families and schools to teach in Baltimore. They hope to use their higher salaries to transform their families’ impoverished lives back home. But the women bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in America, which soon collide with Baltimore’s tough realities.

Bionic Bacteria: Superbug Potential For Organic Drugs And Biofuel

Sept. 23
By Peggy Pico
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A Salk Institute researcher has created an artificially-enhanced germ that is capable of creating a hybrid of organic synthetic chemicals.

Woman Accused of Abducting Baby From Mother At City College Found Mentally Competent for Trial

Sept. 23
Kelly Wheeler, CNS

A preliminary hearing for the woman is set for Nov. 10.

Review: 'Love Crime'

Sept. 23
By Beth Accomando
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"Love Crime" (opening September 23 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters) gives a pair of actresses a showcase in which to display their impressive skills.

Australian Pink Floyd Show: Live From The Hammersmith Apollo

Sept. 23
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This new concert special is bursting with Pink Floyd's most beloved songs set to a state-of-the-art 3-D laser show. Taped in front of a sold-out London audience on July 17, 2011, the one-hour concert features everything a true "AFP" fan expects: an astonishing note-for-note rendering of Pink Floyd's music, evocative atmosphere, lasers, explosions, inflatable pigs and even Skippy the Kangaroo (the band's pseudo mascot).

The Roundtable: Poverty Rates; DADT; New Chargers Stadium Idea

Sept. 23
Midday Edition
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Reporters and editors analyze the rise in poverty rates in San Diego County; the end of Don't Ask, Don't Twll for the U.S. Military; and the chargers new stadium idea.

Mexico - One Plate At A Time With Rick Bayless: Mediterranean Baja (Season 8 Premiere)

Sept. 23
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The Baja California peninsula boasts a climate reminiscent of those on the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of olive trees and vineyards in Northern Baja capture the distinctiveness of this region of Mexico. We explore the amazing grilled octopus at Tres Virgenes in La Paz and enjoy mesquite-grilled lamb with nine-chile mole sauce. Rick makes tacos of kale and spinach with a green garlic mojo from the gardens of the renowned spa Rancho La Puerta. In Tijuana, chef Miguel Angel Guerrero Yagües shows off his terrific wood-fired grill to Rick before he cooks lamb three ways.

Palestinians Submit UN Statehood Bid

Sept. 23
AMY TEIBEL and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, AP
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Defying U.S. and Israeli opposition, Palestinians asked the United Nations on Friday to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of troubled negotiations.

Abandoned Bag At San Diego Airport Found Harmless

Sept. 23
Associated Press

Authorities briefly closed Terminal 1 at San Diego's Lindbergh Field after finding an unattended bag near the curbside.

Art Meets Fashion At The Timken

Sept. 23
Alex Morales
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A look inside the work of a local fashion designer participating in the Timken Museum of Art’s upcoming Art of Fashion.

Unions Urge Voters To Withdraw Pension Signatures

Sept. 23
By Katie Orr
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There’s about a month left in the fight over an initiative that would eliminate San Diego city pensions for most new hires.

Medical Malpractice To Be Made Public In Baja

Sept. 23
By Ruxandra Guidi
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Malpractice complaints against Mexican doctors and dentists are nothing new. But in Baja California, about 300 complaints will be made public for the first time--and many involve American patients.

Global Leaders Struggle To Calm Recession Fears

Sept. 23
Associated Press
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The world's major economic powers are pledging to launch a bold effort to deal with a chronic slowdown in growth and a European debt crisis threatening to push the global economy into another recession.

Rants and Raves: Stewardesses and Bunny Tails

Sept. 23
By Beth Accomando
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The 1960s provide the backdrop for the movie "The Help" as well as a pair of new TV shows, "Pan Am" and "The Playboy Club." What can the pop culture images from these shows tell us about ourselves. Listen to my radio feature or read the extended interview with UCSD Assistant Professor of Race and Gender Studies, Sara Clarke Kaplan.