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Stories for April 30, 2012

ICE Announces Change To 'Secure Communities' Deportation Policy

April 30
By Adrian Florido
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Undocumented immigrants arrested for minor traffic violations will no longer be subject to deportation unless they're convicted.

Camp Pendleton Officer Killed In Afghanistan

April 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Camp Pendleton officer, Marine Corps Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt, was killed April 28 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was 38-years-old.

Filner Releases Pension Plan

April 30
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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Congressman Bob Filner has finally put it in writing. The San Diego mayoral candidate has released his pension plan.

Report Finds 'Culture Of Secrecy' In Child Abuse Disclosure Laws

April 30
Evening Edition
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A new report from the Children's Advocacy Institute and University of San Diego says there is a "culture of secrecy" in states' disclosure laws, which hides information about child abuse deaths and near-deaths.

San Diego Clean Up Nets 100,000 Pounds Of Trash

April 30
By Erik Anderson
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About 5,500 volunteers helped pick up trash in San Diego's canyons and creek-beds this past weekend.

Romney Campaign Tries To Reopen Obama-Clinton Primary Fight Wounds

April 30
Arnie Seipel, NPR
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The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is highlighting some not-so-nice things former President Clinton had to say about Barack Obama. Of course, those statements were made during the bitter 2008 Democratic primary, when Obama was battling Hillary Clinton.

San Diego Based Gen-Probe sells for $3.7 Billion

April 30
By Erik Anderson
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A Massachusetts company is buying San Diego based Gen-Probe for $3.7 billion. The local company is expected to maintain a significant presence here.

San Diego Arts Commission Asks For 5 Percent Funding Boost

April 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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The city of San Diego's Commission on Arts and Culture plans to ask for a 5 percent increase in funding in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, a commissioner said today.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Jesse Owens

April 30
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The most famous athlete of his time, his stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Despite the racial slurs he endured, Jesse Owens' grace and athleticism rallied crowds across the globe. But when the four-time Olympic gold medalist returned home, he could not even ride in the front of a bus. This is the story of the 22-year-old son of a sharecropper who triumphed over adversity to become a hero and world champion.

Rally Near San Onofre

April 30
By Alison St John
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About 150 people rallied near the San Onofre nuclear power plant on Sunday, many from San Diego.

Politics: We Look At Movement To The Middle

April 30
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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In an election year when candidates are trying to win the vote, some are "moving to the middle." We look at the movement and ask - is this new?

Activists, Community Members, Teachers Ready For May Day Rally

April 30
Midday Edition

Activists in San Diego are joining a nationwide effort to take the Cold War stigma off May Day and bring it back to celebration of workers' rights. And this year, San Diego labor unions are joining with activists in an effort to stop big cuts in education and social services.

Speak City Heights: Teens & Safety In City Heights

April 30
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You're invited to join the Speak City Heights project on Saturday, June 2 at Hoover High School. Participants include community partners: KPBS, Media Arts Center San Diego, AjA Project, Mid-City CAN, Voice of San Diego. The event will feature multimedia exhibits, community resource fair, and discussions around neighborhood safety in City Heights.

Author Arthur Salm

April 30
Midday Edition
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Arthur Salm was the book review editor and columnist, as well as feature and arts writer, for the San Diego Union-Tribune for 20 years. But now he finds himself on the other side as his first book, a middle grader novel called Anyway, A Story About Me with 138 Footnotes, 27 Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti. It comes under the scrutiny of book reviewers.

Camp Pendleton To Go Nuts for Dunkin' Donuts at New MCX

April 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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Dunkin' Donuts will be just one of an abundance of stores opening May 3rd at the new Marine Corps Exchange at Camp Pendleton. At 147,000 square feet, the MCX is the largest exchange in the entire Marine Corps.

Gen-Probe Bought For $3.7 Billion By Massachusetts Company

April 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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The San Diego-based biotech firm Gen-Probe announced today it has agreed to a $3.7 billion buyout by Hologic Inc., a Bedford, Mass., maker of medical devices.

Flags To Be Flown Half-Staff For Fallen San Diego-Based Sailor (Video)

April 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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San Diego-based Navy Lt. Christopher E. Mosko, who was killed in Afghanistan on April 27, will be honored in New York state this week.

Navy Nears Power Deal To Help Avoid Cal Blackouts

April 30
Associated Press
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The U.S. Navy is nearing a first-time agreement to curb electricity use at its sprawling San Diego-area bases if power runs short in Southern California this summer, a deal intended to diminish the threat of blackouts while the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant remains offline.

Congressional Candidates Spar Over Medicare

April 30
By Alison St John
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Tension is mounting between the two leading Democratic candidates vying to take on Republican Congressman Brian Bilbray in the fight for the 52nd Congressional seat next November.

A 'Greater Vision' Means A More Urban San Diego

April 30
By Tom Fudge
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A San Diego Foundation poll shows San Diego residents will accept greater urban density to get more convenience and better use of the environment.

San Diego's Green Line Will Finally Arrive Downtown In September

April 30
By Tom Fudge
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A major revamp of the trolley system will bring the Green Line downtown and the Blue Line, eventually, to UC San Diego.

Whistleblower Sues SEC For 'Outsourcing' Bribery Investigation To Sempra Favorite

April 30
By Amita Sharma
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The lawsuit says firms who perform SEC outsourced investigations are paid millions by their clients -- the targets of probes -- to investigate whether they broke securities laws.

Uncertain Fishing Season Ahead For San Diego-Based Boats

April 30
By Erik Anderson, Nicholas McVicker
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This year's San Diego Sport Fishing season will be different from any that have come before. That's because huge swaths of ocean are off limits to anglers creating uncertainty among those who make a living from the ocean's catch.

Yacht May Have Hit Freighter In Deadly US Crash

April 30
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The body of the skipper of a yacht that broke apart for unknown reasons off the Coronado Islands over the weekend remained missing today, as authorities tried to determine what caused the quadruple-fatality accident.