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Stories for April 18, 2012

Bill Would Allow Motorists To Carry Registration, Insurance On Smart Phones

April 18
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network

Imagine you’re driving and you get pulled over. You whip out your smart phone and show the officer your registration and proof of insurance on the device.

Antiques Roadshow: Atlanta, Ga. - Hour Two

April 18
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In Atlanta, Georgia, host Mark L. Walberg visits the Coca-Cola archives with appraiser Leila Dunbar to explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of three Norman Rockwell paintings. Highlights include a circa 1939 copy of "Gone With The Wind," signed by the author and the cast of the film; an 1875 Persian turquoise and diamond Victorian bracelet; and a circa 1930 painting by legendary Philadelphia impressionist Mary Elizabeth Price, valued at $40,000-$60,000.

Body Found In Riverside Confirmed As Missing Marine Wife

April 18
CHANNEL 10 NEWS
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The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity of the body discovered in Riverside County to be that of missing North County military wife Brittany Dawn Killgore.

Bill Giving School Boards Authority to Fire Teachers Moves Forward

April 18
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

The state Senate Education Committee has approved a bill to make it easier to fire teachers in California who are accused of specific offenses involving children.

City Council, Schools Shaping New Relationship

April 18
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego's City Council and Board of Education are looking at how to build more partnerships between the city and school district.

Your Guide To The District 9 City Council Race

April 18
Voice of San Diego

Want to know more about the newest City Council seat? Understand the issues, meet the candidates and more.

FRONTLINE: Money, Power And Wall Street, Parts One & Two

April 18
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Since 2008, Wall Street and Washington have fought against the tide of the fiercest financial crisis since the Great Depression. What have they wrought? In a special four-hour investigation, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy, exploring key decisions, missed opportunities, and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.

Appeal Hearings Begin For 1,000 Laid Off Teachers

April 18
CITY NEWS SERVICE

Appeal hearings began today for more than 1,000 San Diego Unified School District teachers, counselors and nurses who received layoff notices.

Dick Clark Dies At Age 82

April 18
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Producer and legendary radio and television host Dick Clark died today of a massive heart attack at age 82, according to his publicist.

'Latino' Or 'Hispanic': What's In A Name?

April 18
By Jill Replogle
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We all know that the fastest growing minority group in this country is Hispanic, right? Or is it Latino? Is there a difference? Fronteras Desk reporters set out to determine what those terms really mean to the people they are supposed to describe, and which one is most accurate.

Great Performances At The Met: Satyagraha

April 18
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The Met’s visually extravagant production is captured in its encore engagement. Richard Croft once again portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls “a profound and beautiful work of theater.” The opera, which earned exceptional praise in its Met premiere, is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early life in South Africa, where he developed the revolutionary philosophy of non-violent resistance that continues to be used in protests around the world.

City IT Contracts To Go Before City Council

April 18
CITY NEWS SERVICE

Tentative contracts with two companies that would handle the bulk of the city of San Diego's information technology services -- and which could result in cost savings of millions of dollars -- were approved unanimously today by the City Council's Rules Committee.

Unearthing Barrio Logan's Hidden Artistic Past

April 18
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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KPBS Midday Edition speaks with reporters Kelly Bennett and Angela Carone about the city's plans to restore and re-install the historic murals once housed in Barrio Logan's Aztec Brewing Co. in the '30s and '40s.

Legal Update: Michael Crowe, Job Applications, Equal Pay

April 18
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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It's been a busy week in the law. Michael Crowe is asking a court to find him factually innocent of killing his sister. The state legislature considers banning consideration of present employment in hiring. And in spite of the Fair Pay Act of 2009, women in the U.S. make 84 cents for every dollar earned by men.

HIV Prevention Pill To Be Tested In San Diego

April 18
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Researchers at UC San Diego are doing something fairly unusual: they are testing a drug that will prevent a disease instead of treating it. That disease is HIV.

Cakes With Panache

April 18
By Monica Medina
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An interview with Karen Krasne, owner of Extraordinary Desserts, and author of the new cookbook, "Extraordinary Cakes."

Dalai Lama Arrives To San Diego

April 18
KPBS and Associated Press
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The Dalai Lama is on a five-day tour of Southern California. The Tibetan spiritual leader gives two talks on San Diego college campuses Wednesday. He will discuss climate change at University of California, San Diego, then appear at University of San Diego.

An Interview With Zohreh Ghahremani

April 18
Linda Salem
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An Interview with Zohreh Ghahremani, author of the novel, "Sky of Red Poppies," a 2012 One Book One San Diego selection.

Regulators Warn SDG&E On Helicopter Safety

April 18
Associated Press
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California regulators have warned San Diego Gas & Electric to meet helicopter safety regulations or they'll shut down work on a 117-mile power transmission line.

Latinos Lag In Degree Completion

April 18
By Kyla Calvert

Latino graduation rates at San Diego's public universities lag their white counterparts, but not by as much as state and national averages.

Maritime Museum Rebuilds 500-Year-Old Spanish Ship

April 18
By Katie Schoolov
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At Spanish Landing Park just across from Lindbergh Field, you may have noticed mysterious wooden beams rising from behind the trees. It’s not a new playground or another waterfront art installation. It’s a unique construction project dating back 500 years.

San Onofre's Shutdown Generates Questions

April 18
By Alison St John
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The problems at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant are generating questions about the role of nuclear power in Southern California’s energy mix.

Follow The Money: Donation Limits

April 18
By Ryann Grochowski
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It’s not a free-for-all when candidates raise campaign cash in San Diego. Limits on donations are carefully governed by the San Diego Ethics Commission. Candidates and committees must abide by the rules, or they could face fines.

Neighbors Shocked By Walmart's Partial Demolition of Iconic Building

April 18
By Adrian Florido
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Bulldozers took to the building six weeks after Walmart announced it would convert it into one of its stores.