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Stories for January 20, 2012

Entertainment News: San Diego Filmmakers Head to Sundance

Jan. 20
Evening Edition
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Today, 2 films with San Diego ties will have world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. I met with two of the filmmakers before they left for Park City, Utah.

Antiques Roadshow: Houston, Texas - Hour One

Jan. 20
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"Antiques Roadshow" rolls in to Houston, Texas, where host Mark L. Walberg visits the Beer Can House - a local home adorned with hundreds of beer cans that even boasts curtains, wind chimes and sculptures made out of cans - to talk with appraiser Andy Ourant about these collectible containers. At the Reliant Center, appraisers find a rich brew of objects, including a scrimshaw walrus tusk depicting the Almira, America's longest-working whaling ship; a collection of rare, unopened packs of Topps football cards from 1958, featuring such legends as Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr; and a book of Mexican War battlefield illustrations that draws an insurance value of $45,000 to $50,000.

Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles Get Habitat Protection

Jan. 20
By Ed Joyce
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The National Marine Fisheries Service has designated more than 41,000 square miles off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington as critical habitat for endangered leatherback sea turtles

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Eugene, Ore. - Hour One

Jan. 20
By Jennifer Robinson
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In Eugene, Oregon, "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the banks of the scenic McKenzie River for a bit of fishing and a look into the antique fly fishing gear market. Highlights include a collection of signed baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb memorabilia dating back to the early 1950s; an original "Rosemary’s Baby" drawing by art designer Clem Hall, rescued from a Paramount Pictures dumpster; and a 1919 oil painting by Norman Rockwell, entitled "The Little Model," and valued at $500,000.

Preview: Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando
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For the second time, the Museum of Photographic Arts is hosting the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (running January 20 through 23 at MoPA in Balboa Park).

Former SEDC Officials Sentenced To 5 Years Probation

Jan. 20
City News Service

Two former top officials at the Southeastern Economic Development Corp. who diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds to pad their own paychecks have been sentenced to five years probation, community service and ordered to pay $435,000 in restitution.

Arts and Culture: Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando
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Last night the San Diego Museum of Art placed a Volkswagon Bug on display in one of its galleries. But it's not your run of the mill Beetle.

Review: 'The Viral Factor'

Jan. 20
By Beth Accomando
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I'd like nothing more than to wholeheartedly recommend the new Hong Kong film "The Viral Factor" (opening January 20 at AMC Mission Valley Theaters). The screening tonight at 7:20 is sponsored by the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

Simply Ming: Cooking On The Fly: Sushi 101

Jan. 20
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Ming is on the road and heading to Napa Valley. On this episode of SIMPLY MING, learn how to make sushi from the master, Iron Chef Morimoto, when Ming stops in at his downtown Napa Valley Restaurant. Together the chefs take us through Sushi 101. With perfectly cooked and seasoned rice, fresh farm produce from Napa Valley, and pristine fish.... they come up with Ming's Omusubi with Alaskan Crab Salad and Morimoto's Sashimi Salad.

Roundtable: SDG&E's Solar Charge, State-Of-The-State, SD Mayor's Race

Jan. 20
Midday Edition

SDG&E runs a separate charge to solar owners up the flagpole. No one salutes. Governor Brown's state-of-the-state address asks for temporary tax increases. Republicans are not impressed. The four major candidates for San Diego Mayor mix it up in debates. Sort of.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Simply Chicken

Jan. 20
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Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a French classic, Chicken Fricassee, with test cook Becky Hays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best cutting boards in the Equipment Corner, and science expert Guy Crosby uncovers the science behind emulsification and the human sense of taste. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the Best Simple Roast Chicken.

6 Marines Killed In NATO Helicopter Crash

Jan. 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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The crash of a NATO helicopter in Afghanistan’s dangerous Helmand province Thursday has killed six U.S. Marines.

Essential Pépin: Sweets For My Sweet

Jan. 20
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Jacques helps his daughter Claudine relinquish her fear of making pastry with his easy Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches. She goes on to assist her father in the kitchen as he makes his variation of the very traditional French, Tarte Tatin. Jacques then shares his mother’s recipe for Mémé’s Apple Tart using an unusual method to make the pastry. Finally his granddaughter Shorey joins him to make and taste Individual Chocolate Nut Pies.

More Than 20 Homes Destroyed By Reno Wildfire

Jan. 20
Associated Press
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Firefighters worked early Friday to hold the line on a fast-moving brush fire that tore through the Reno area, destroying more than 20 homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee.

Gingrich, Santorum Shine, Romney Doesn't At Debate

Jan. 20
Frank James, NPR
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ANALYSIS: Dealing with the fallout of an ex-wife's sordid accusation, Newt Gingrich had a choice during the last debate before the South Carolina primary: He could be contrite or go after the media. He decided if there was going to be a villain, it would be the media, not him.

Wet, Windy Weather Coming To San Diego

Jan. 20
City News Service

Wet and windy weather is expected to strike San Diego County late today.

GAO: Leadership Needed To Help Immigrants Integrate

Jan. 20
By Jill Replogle
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The report highlights the lack of federal coordination to integrate legal immigrants into the civic and economic fabric of the U.S.