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Stories for April 6, 2012

NRC Chair Visits Troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

NRC Chair Visits Troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

April 6
By Alison St John

The top U.S nuclear regulator, NRC chairman Gregory Jaczko, visited the San Onofre nuclear power plant on Friday.

Voters Choose Name For Zoo's Condor Chick

Voters Choose Name For Zoo's Condor Chick

April 6
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The California condor chick born last month will be named "Saticoy,'' the San Diego Zoo announced today.

Moores May Not Sell Padres Ownership

Moores May Not Sell Padres Ownership

April 6
City News Service

John Moores has yet to decide whether to sell his 51 percent stake in the San Diego Padres, according to an interview posted on mlb.com, the online site of Major League Baseball.

Great Performances: The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life...

Great Performances: The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life In The Yiddish Theater

April 6

This program brings to life the words and music of the American Yiddish theater. The story's lead characters -- Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky -- also happen to be the grandparents of San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas. Bessie and Boris emigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe in the 1880s, and while still in their teens, they began to play major roles in the development of New York City's Yiddish theater. For Jewish immigrants who settled on the lower East Side of Manhattan, the Yiddish theater was central to their lives, and provided a stage for the new ideas that were shaping the transition to an American way of life.

Navy Jet Crashes into Virginia Apartment Complex (Video)

Navy Jet Crashes into Virginia Apartment Complex (Video)

April 6
By Beth Ford Roth

Both crew members on board a Navy F/A-18D jet are alive after their aircraft crashed today into a Virginia Beach apartment complex.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

INDEPENDENT LENS: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

April 6

Meet Kevin Clash. As a teenager growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had very different aspirations from his classmates — he wanted to be a puppeteer. More specifically, he wanted to be part of Jim Henson’s team, the creative force responsible for delivering the magic of SESAME STREET. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and including interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others, this insightful documentary offers up a rare, behind-the-scenes look at SESAME STREET and the Jim Henson legacy.

Tiger Cubs Get Hands-On Treatment

Tiger Cubs Get Hands-On Treatment

April 6
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo

Keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are desensitizing two male Sumatran tiger cubs from human touch in order to easily handle them for veterinary care.

The Titanic With Len Goodman

The Titanic With Len Goodman

April 6

Join Len Goodman, a judge on “Dancing With the Stars,” as he examines the 100-year legacy of the Titanic, exploring the human stories that unfolded in the years after the ship sank. He meets descendants of passengers and crew and hears how, for the families of many on board, the sinking was just the start of the story. He visits Belfast, the city where Titanic was built, and journeys to other towns left scarred by the tragedy.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: El Paso, Texas - Hour Three

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: El Paso, Texas - Hour Three

April 6
By Jennifer Robinson

Against the backdrop of Indian Cliff Ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford discuss the styles and construction that distinguish Texas spurs and what collectors of vintage spurs are willing to pay for them. Highlights include a 1775 Revolutionary War canteen; an 1834 last will of historic Alamo fighter Ben Milam, rescued from a basement; and a 1787 Debbe Poor sampler—the oldest sampler on record from Andover, Massachusetts—valued at $40,000.

Roundtable:  Fired Up!  SDG&E Customers, Escondido Latinos, Mayoral...

Roundtable: Fired Up! SDG&E Customers, Escondido Latinos, Mayoral Candidates

April 6
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

SDG&E wants its customers to pay the uninsured costs for the 2007 wildfires as well as future ones. Escondido Latinos say the city's at-large election system disenfranchises them. And the candidates for San Diego's mayor want to do something about education.

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr: Kevin Bacon And Kyra...

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr: Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick

April 6

What do Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have in common? They are both famous actors and both descend from prominent American families that have been in this country since its inception. But they share something else, too: Both had ancestors who were early opponents of slavery. These facts – and many others – are revealed to Sedgwick and Bacon in this episode, revealing quite a bit about slavery in the North in the process.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: New York-Style Pizz...

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: New York-Style Pizza At Home

April 6

Host Christopher Kimball visits Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn to learn how to make the perfect New York–style pizza. Next, Chris goes into the kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn the secrets to making the ultimate thin-crust pizza at home. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of red wine vinegar.

Navy Jet Crashes Into Virginia Beach Apartment

Navy Jet Crashes Into Virginia Beach Apartment

April 6
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radioand ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON, Associated Press

A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a spectacular crash that sent flames and black smoke billowing from the rubble.

The Queen's Palaces: Windsor Castle

The Queen's Palaces: Windsor Castle

April 6

From the bowels of the Castle to the heights of the battlements, Fiona encounters all manner of royal treasures - from the musket ball that killed a naval hero to table decorations in gold and silver and encrusted with jewels; from the triple-headed portrait of a king who lost his head to Queen Mary's Dolls' House with running taps, and a secret garden hidden in a drawer. All of this was almost lost in the disastrous fire of 1992.

Santorum's Youngest Daughter Returns To Hospital

Santorum's Youngest Daughter Returns To Hospital

April 6
Arnie Seipel, NPR

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's youngest daughter, Isabella, has returned to the hospital. Santorum had previously planned to take a break from campaigning through the Easter holiday and resume his campaign schedule in Pennsylvania on Monday.

Review: 'Nameless Gangster'

Review: 'Nameless Gangster'

April 6
By Beth Accomando

"Nameless Gangster" (opening April 6 at AMC La Jolla) was originally scheduled for a single night. Fortunately that has been extended to a full week. It's worth making time for.

Two Marines in Custody After Bomb Scare

Two Marines in Custody After Bomb Scare

April 6
By Beth Ford Roth

Two Marines from Twentynine Palms are in custody after explosives were found in the back of their truck in Los Angeles County.

Board Recommends Dismissal for Anti-Obama Marine (Video)

Board Recommends Dismissal for Anti-Obama Marine (Video)

April 6
By Beth Ford Roth

A board has recommended Anti-Obama Marine Sgt. Gary Stein be kicked out the Marine Corps.

Jobless Rate Dips To 8.2 Percent; Just 120,000 Jobs Added

Jobless Rate Dips To 8.2 Percent; Just 120,000 Jobs Added

April 6
associated press

Employers pulled back sharply on hiring last month, a reminder that the U.S. economy may not be growing fast enough to sustain robust job growth.

NRC Chair Visits Troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

NRC Chair Visits Troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant

April 6
By Alison St John

Problems at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have prompted a visit from the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission later today.

Making It Easier To Walk And Roll In City Heights

Making It Easier To Walk And Roll In City Heights

April 6
Megan Burks, Speak City Heights

Today is National Walk to Work Day. For people in City Heights, that may be easier said than done.

Home To Work In 18 Minutes Afoot

Home To Work In 18 Minutes Afoot

April 6
By Tom Fudge

Tom Fudge describes the trials and pleasures of his mile-long walk to work on Walk to Work Day, April 6, 2012.

Does Your Neighborhood Make You Fat?

Does Your Neighborhood Make You Fat?

April 6
By Tom Fudge

Experts explore whether walkable neighborhoods can help fight obesity, despite confounding factors like low income and poor diets.