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Stories for September 8, 2011

Canceled Flights, Water Restrictions & Schools Closed

Sept. 8
KPBS
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Outages at pumping stations led to sewage spills; residents were asked to boil water or use bottled water.

Power Outage Causes Raw Sewage Spills; Major Traffic Jams

Sept. 8
KPBS
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The sudden loss of power throughout San Diego County had a cascading effect of stranding people in elevators, grounding outgoing flights from San Diego International Airport and temporarily closing the region's border crossings.

Power Fully Restored In San Diego County; Schools Closed

Sept. 8
KPBS
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Power was fully restored in San Diego County on Friday, following a historic blackout that left some 5 million people without electricity from Mexico to southern Orange County.

FBI On Alert For Lone-Wolf Attacks

Sept. 8
By Amita Sharma
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Self-radicalized attackers are source of concern and harder to detect.

Number Of Whooping Cough Cases Down For Third Week

Sept. 8
City News Service
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New whooping cough cases in San Diego County have declined for the third straight week, the Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

New Trial Ordered In Notorious 1998 Slaying Of Stephanie Crowe

Sept. 8
By Mark Sauer
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A federal appeals court panel on Thursday overturned the conviction of Richard Raymond Tuite in the notorious 1998 killing of 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe of Escondido.

Brush Fire Along I-15 In North County

Sept. 8
KPBS News
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A brush fire on West Rancho Bernardo Road burned three acres before firefighters put it out.

La Niña Climate Event Returning, Forecasters Say

Sept. 8
Associated Press
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The La Niña climate phenomenon has returned and that could be bad news for the drought-ravaged south central states.

Envision San Diego: How 9/11 Changed San Diego

Sept. 8
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"Envision San Diego: How 9/11 Changed San Diego" looks at how life changed for San Diego after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We'll examine the impact on local military and Islamic communities, and the impact local economy as it relates to security and the military.

Overuse Of Expedited Deportation Program Questioned

Sept. 8
By Ruxandra Guidi
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A new report by Stanford University Law School has found that a little-known government program has expedited the deportation of almost 160,000 immigrants, many of them from California and Arizona.

Supervisors Recall 9/11 In Washington

Sept. 8
James R. Riffel, CNS
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Two San Diego County supervisors who were in Washington, D.C., when the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks took place said they feared for their daughters' safety for several hours.

Not In Our Town: Light In The Darkness

Sept. 8
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In 2008, a series of attacks by a group of local teenagers against Latino residents of the Long Island, New York town of Patchogue ended with the killing of 37-year-old Marcelo Lucero. Filmed over a two-year period, this documentary follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother Joselo Lucero, community leaders, residents and students as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions and take steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.

9/11: San Diego Muslim Community Remembers

Sept. 8
Midday Edition
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The past ten years have been rocky for San Diego's Islamic community, we hear first-hand what they dealt with after 9/11

SD Firefighters Honor 9/11 Victims Through Music

Sept. 8
Midday Edition
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In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, firefighters and first responders from San Diego and all across the country joined in solidarity with the forces in New York and Washington. That solidarity continues during 10th anniversary remembrances when the drums and pipes of the San Diego Firefighters Emerald Society will be heard aboard the USS Midway and a memorial to the first responders who died on 9/11 will be unveiled at Fire Station 21 in Pacific Beach.

FRONTLINE: The Interrogator

Sept. 8
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In a rare interview with Ali Soufan, the FBI agent who was at the center of the 9/11 investigations, FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith uncovers an insider’s view of the “war on terror.” One of only eight Arabic-speaking FBI agents, Soufan explains why he believes the attacks on the World Trade Center could have been prevented and how the use of torture failed to produce actionable intelligence.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Makes Campaign Visit To La Jolla

Sept. 8
City News Service
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Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is scheduled to begin a two-day fundraising swing through California today with a breakfast event in La Jolla.

Suspicion From 9/11 Tragedy Remains For San Diego Muslims

Sept. 8
By Amita Sharma
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Fear gripped many in San Diego’s Muslim community following the September 11th attacks. They endured taunts and suspicion from neighbors and heightened scrutiny by law enforcement.

New Pacific Beach Alcohol Restrictions Face Council Opposition

Sept. 8
By Katie Orr
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An effort to reign in the development of bars and restaurants in Pacific Beach may have stalled out. The councilman for the neighborhood doesn’t support the movement.

Watch Obama's Jobs Speech

Sept. 8
Scott Horsley, NPR
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President Obama will attempt a Hail Mary pass when he speaks to a joint session of Congress tonight.

9/11 Makes San Diego Safer And Stronger

Sept. 8
By Alison St John
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Federal Defense and Homeland Security funding has poured into San Diego since 9/11. KPBS Reporter Alison St John looks at how that money has benefited the region.