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Stories for January 5, 2012

Dumanis Unveils 'Bold Reform' Plan for City Schools

Jan. 5
By Kyla Calvert
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The district attorney, who is running for mayor of San Diego, wants the mayor's office to be more involved in running the San Diego Unified School District.

Former U-T Owners Donate To Fund Digital Media Program At SDSU

Jan. 5
City News Service

The company that just sold The San Diego Union-Tribune will fund a new digital media program at San Diego State University, it was announced today.

Rising Health Insurance Premiums Causing More Employers To Drop Coverage

Jan. 5
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey reveals health insurance premiums for California employers rose 153 percent over the last decade.

Brown Warns Of Deep School Cuts If Taxes Rejected

Jan. 5
By KPBS
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California's budget deficit is smaller than last year but will require nearly $5 billion in cuts to public education if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise taxes later this year.

UCSD Study Explores Sexual Satisfaction Among Women Over 40

Jan. 5
Midday Edition
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It turns out that sexual satisfaction among women has something in common with fine wine. Both improve with age. That's the conclusion of a study of 806 women living in Rancho Bernardo. We'll speak to a UCSD researcher who says her findings will be a relief for many women who have been told they aren't normal.

SD City Council President Tony Young With Council's 2012 Top Priorities

Jan. 5
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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San Diego City Council President Tony Young discusses 2012 priorities for the council.

Weekend Preview: Moby Dick, DJ Quik, And A Free Speech Anniversary

Jan. 5
Midday Edition
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The first weekend of the new year has something for everyone with a new film about whales, a '90s rap-duo reunion, a free speech anniversary exhibit, and much more.

Swedish Flight School In SD Trains Pilots For China

Jan. 5
By Tom Fudge
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The Scandinavian Aviation Academy, based in San Diego, is working hard to supply pilots for China's growing airline industry.

Obama: 'Military Will Be Leaner,' But Ready For All Threats

Jan. 5
Evening Edition
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President Barack Obama vowed Thursday the United States will maintain the best-equipped military in history despite deep and looming defense budget cuts, but Pentagon leaders acknowledged the changes present additional risk.

27 Killed As Blasts Rock Shiite Areas Of Baghdad

Jan. 5
Associated Press
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A wave of explosions struck two Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 30 people and intensifying fears that insurgents are stepping up attacks after the U.S. troop withdrawal that was completed last month.

Woman's Liver Removed In Rare, Life-Saving Surgery

Jan. 5
By Peggy Pico
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In a first for California, a young San Diego mother underwent life-saving surgery in which her liver was removed entirely.

State Parks Reeling From Budget Cuts

Jan. 5
By Laurel Morales
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State parks across the Southwest are offering less amenities or closing due to budget cuts. Some states are coping better than others.