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Stories for January 25, 2012

CSU Trustees Vote to Limit Pay for New Presidents

Jan. 25
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

The California State University Board of Trustees has adopted a new policy to limit the base pay of incoming school presidents.

'Will Power Tank' Needs Replenishment

Jan. 25
By Peggy Pico

New social research unveiled in San Diego this week shows there are ways to manage will power that give us a better chance to keep New Year's resolutions.

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CROSSING SOUTH: Tijuana: Skyline, Sweets, Fair & Fancy

Jan. 25

In this episode, we take a look at a famous new skyscraper in Tijuana and interview the architect. Host Jorge Meraz then has a ball at the Tijuana Fair riding the rides and eating the foods. Later, we go to a music festival for the young TJ locals. And lastly, Jorge cooks with the chef at La Querencia making "Baja Med" cuisine, drinking rattlesnake tequila, and eating freshly hunted wildlife.

Gang Sweep In San Diego Targets Mexican Mafia

Jan. 25
City News Service

Federal indictments and complaints were unsealed today charging 117 street gang members and associates of the Mexican Mafia in San Diego -- including two Mexican Mafia leaders -- with racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking and firearm offenses.

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Watch the Latest Shipboard Newscast From USS Vinson

Jan. 25
By Beth Ford Roth

Home Post Blog: The USS Carl Vinson this week posted its latest shipboard newscast so family and friends of the crew can find out what’s been going on with their loved ones.

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Egyptians Gather In Cairo To Mark Uprising

Jan. 25
Associated Press

Crowds of several hundred thousands teemed in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising.

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Moral Ethics In The Military

Jan. 25
By Patty Lane, Alison St John

The subject of military ethics is very much in the news this week as we grapple with the conclusion of the longest running criminal trial stemming from the Iraq war.

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San Diego's Changing Waterfront

Jan. 25
By Patty Lane, Alison St John

San Diego's changing waterfront - from the convention center expansion to the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal to the suggestion of moving the stadium.

What's Up With This Weird Weather?

Jan. 25
By Pat Finn, Alison St John

Cool summer. Warm winter. Wind storms. High pressure. Not much rain. What in the world is going on with our weather? There's an explanation, of course, and it's called La Nina.

Federal Agents Bust Alleged Aircraft Smuggling Operation

Jan. 25
By Marissa Cabrera

The use of ultralight planes to bring drugs across the U.S-Mexico border is not uncommon. But now, federal agents east of San Diego County say they've seized a private plane in an alleged human smuggling operation.

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House Bills Promote Religion At War Memorials

Jan. 25
JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press

The House on Tuesday passed two bills endorsing the use of religious symbols at military memorials.

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SD Council Creates Special District for Convention Center Expansion

Jan. 25
JAMES R. RIFFEL, City News Service

The City Council today created a special district to finance the proposed $520 million expansion of the San Diego Convention Center but labor leaders promised to fight the project.

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Navy SEALs Rescue 2 Aid Workers From Somali Pirates

Jan. 25

Under cover of darkness early Wednesday, U.S. Navy SEALs crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. Soon, nine kidnappers were dead and both hostages were freed.