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Stories for January 4, 2012

Huge Waves To Pound San Diego Beaches

Jan. 4
By Nicholas McVicker
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High surf will pound the San Diego County coastline today, bringing with it dangerous rip currents and a possibility of flooding, forecasters said.

Pope Chooses Bishop To Take Over San Diego Diocese

Jan. 4
By Erik Anderson
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Pope Benedict XVI has picked an Orange County monsignor to replace San Diego's retiring bishop.

One Of San Diego's Busiest Emergency Rooms Expands

Jan. 4
By Kenny Goldberg

Scripps Mercy Hospital is scheduled to open its new state-of-art expanded emergency room and trauma center next week.

Fugitive Arrests Up Along The Border

Jan. 4
By Marissa Cabrera

U.S Customs and Border Protection officers say they're catching more people along the border who are fleeing from the law.

Great Performances: Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The Los Angeles Philharmonic Celebrate Gershwin

Jan. 4
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GREAT PERFORMANCES re-teams with the LA Philharmonic and its dynamic music director, Gustavo Dudamel, for a third opening night gala concert showcasing the bravura conducting style and interpretive gifts that have made Dudamel an international sensation. The concert’s all-Gershwin repertoire will include "An American in Paris," "Rhapsody in Blue" and a solo performance of “Someone to Watch Over Me,” spotlighting the virtuoso jazz piano of special guest Herbie Hancock.

Inspector Morse: Death Of The Self, Parts One & Two (Season Six)

Jan. 4
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Chief Superintendent Strange sends Morse and Lewis to Italy to investigate the murder of an Englishwoman. The Italian verdict is accidental death, but at inquest her husband questions the decision. Featuring Michael Kitchen ("Foyle's War," "Out of Africa").

Will Loss Of Redevelopment Funds Hurt Affordable Housing In San Diego?

Jan. 4
Midday Edition

Now that the dust has settled after California's redevelopment decision, what does the end of redevelopment funds mean for affordable housing in San Diego?

Camp Pendelton Marine Is Last Solider Facing Charges In Haditha Deaths

Jan. 4
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A Camp Pendleton Marine goes before a military court this week in the Haditha case. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich is the last solider to be charged in the killing of 24 Iraqis, including 11 women and children.

Deaths Of 4 In Coronado Called Murder-Suicide

Jan. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Authorities confirmed today that the shooting deaths of four people, including two military aviators, in a Coronado condominium early on New Year's morning were a case of murder-suicide.

CROSSING SOUTH: Rosarito

Jan. 4
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Follow host Jorge Meraz as we experience the famous Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Race and its colorful riders. Then see the little known and secluded Rincon Tropical resort with a mini-zoo, go carts, and beautiful scenery. Then follow Jorge as he has a ball at the R/C airplane field where we see local aviation enthusiasts maneuver their remote control airplanes. And finally take a visit to Suzanne's restaurant, an American experience with a foreign flavor.

Mexican Drug Cartel Leader Benjamin Arellano-Felix Pleads Guilty

Jan. 4
By Jose Luis Jiménez, Katie Orr
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Mexican drug cartel kingpin Benjamin Arellano-Felix pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in San Diego to racketeering and conspiracy to launder money. He admitted to ordering the kidnappings and murders of informants and witnesses.

5 Charged In Sweetwater School Corruption

Jan. 4
By Kyla Calvert
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Charges were filed today against five people -- including the ex-superintendent of the Sweetwater Union High School District, school board trustees and a contractor who worked for the district.

The Housing Shortage In San Diego's Future

Jan. 4
By Tom Fudge

Housing Consultant Gary London says pent-up demand and restrictions on building will bring San Diego a housing shortage, especially for single-family homes.

Calif. Meets First Inmate Target Set By Court

Jan. 4
Associated Press
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California has met the first target set by federal courts to reduce its inmate population as a way to improve health care in the nation's largest state prison system, prison officials said Tuesday.

Chargers Keep Turner And Smith Despite Dismal Seasons

Jan. 4
By Ed Joyce
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San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith aren't going anywhere. Chargers President Dean Spanos has decided to keep both. And not all the fans are happy about it.

Naval Medical Center San Diego Revamps ER

Jan. 4
By Peggy Pico
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Renovations in the emergency department at Naval Medical Center San Diego will double its size and create a high-tech waiting room.

Kissing Sailor Scheduled To Depart

Jan. 4
By Angela Carone
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For six years, a 25-foot sculpture of a sailor kissing a nurse has towered over a bay-side park in downtown San Diego. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it’s been on temporary loan and is now scheduled to depart.

Myeloma: The Search For A Cure

Jan. 4
Evening Edition
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UC San Diego researchers are looking for new treatments for myeloma, a blood cancer for which there is no cure.