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Stories for February 8, 2012

Proposal In Congress Seeks To Raise Tax Bill For Undocumented Immigrants

Feb. 8
By Jill Replogle
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A proposal in Congress could raise the tax bill for millions of illegal immigrants by restricting who is eligible for a popular tax credit.

Federal Judge Tosses Out Whale Slavery Lawsuit

Feb. 8
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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A judge today threw out a federal lawsuit alleging five performing killer whales at SeaWorld parks in San Diego and Florida are being held as slaves in violation of the 13th Amendment.

Fronteras Desk To Explore Baja During Reporting Trip

Feb. 8
Evening Edition
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Jill Replogle and Jose Luis Jimenez from froterasdesk.org embark today on a reporting trip to Baja. They describe their travels to Evening Edition.

Increasing Numbers of California Students Taking AP Courses

Feb. 8
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network
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The number of California high school students taking Advanced Placement courses continues to increase. But a new report shows racial and ethnic disparities remain.

Close Tax Loophole to Fund Middle-Class UC/CSU Scholarships

Feb. 8
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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The Speaker of the California Assembly is proposing big reductions in UC and CSU fees for students from middle-class families. He would pay for those scholarships by requiring businesses to pay taxes based on their in-state sales.

How A Fish's Armor Might Help The Military

Feb. 8
By Peggy Pico
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San Diego researcher finds bio-inspiration for new body armor from a giant fish.

Pension-Reform Group Suspends Initiative Campaign

Feb. 8
Associated Press
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A conservative group says it is suspending its campaign to put public employee pension reform on the November ballot.

TSA Expedites Security Checks With New Test Program

Feb. 8
By Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez
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A new program at major metropolitan airports will let passengers breeze through the security line -- but only they qualify ahead of time.

Report: San Diego Has More Libraries, Less Patronage Than Comparable Cities

Feb. 8
City News Service
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San Diego has more libraries than comparable cities, but less-than-average staffing levels and patronage, according to a report presented today to the City Council's Budget Committee.

Silver Star for San Diego Marine Drill Instructor

Feb. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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Home Post Blog: The Marine Corps on Friday will award San Diego Drill instructor Sgt. Philip A. McCulloch Jr. the Silver Star Medal for his heroic actions in Afghanistan.

Eating Seasonally In San Diego

Feb. 8
Midday Edition
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Taste the local bounty of San Diego when it's freshest.

Preservationists Fear Changes Would Jeopardize Balboa Park's Historic Status

Feb. 8
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The City of San Diego and millionaire philanthropist Irwin Jacobs want to remove cars from the center of Balboa Park. The Save Our Heritage Organisation is opposed to parts of their plan, sued the city for the way it handled the project agreement and won. People on both sides of the issue discuss whether the suit and a possible loss in historic designation will set the project back.

Experts Discuss The Mystery Of Severe Depression

Feb. 8
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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The causes of severe or clinical depression are as varied as the current treatments for the condition. We look at what depression is and what can be done about it.

Report: SD Food Stamp Phone Line Drops 350,000 Calls Per Month

Feb. 8
Associated Press
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A San Diego County report says a phone system to help people apply for food stamps and other benefits drops five out of six calls.

Obama Administration Struggles To Find Strategy To Halt Syria Violence

Feb. 8
BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press
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The Obama administration says it is not considering invading Syria or arming its rebels to remove President Bashar Assad from power.

Report: California's 'Green Economy' Fares Better Than Overall Economy

Feb. 8
By Ed Joyce
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A new analysis shows jobs in California's "green economy" held up better during the recession than the overall economy.

HIV Rates On The Rise Among Young African American Adults

Feb. 8
By Dwane Brown
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African Americans in San Diego and across the country still have the highest infection rate among people with AIDS. Nationwide, blacks represent 14 percent of the population, but 44 percent of all new cases of HIV infection.

5 Reasons Why Israel Might Bomb Iran, Or Not

Feb. 8
Greg Myre, NPR
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Israel is ratcheting up the rhetoric on a possible military strike against Iran's nuclear program.