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Stories for July 5, 2012

The Drone Makers And Their Friends In Washington

The Drone Makers And Their Friends In Washington

July 5, 2012
By Jill Replogle

Drone makers are the rising stars in the defense industry. Some of the most successful companies making these controversial unmanned vehicles are located in Southern California and elsewhere around the west. And they have big supporters in Washington.

Assembly Approves High-Speed Rail Bonds; Senate Fate Unclear

July 5, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The California Assembly has approved using $4.6 billion dollars in voter-approved bonds for the state’s embattled high-speed rail project.

California Assembly Approves High-Speed Rail

California Assembly Approves High-Speed Rail

July 5, 2012
JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press

The California Assembly has approved legislation authorizing about $4.5 billion in state bond funding for a high-speed rail system backed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

California Lawmakers Delay Water Bond Until 2014

July 5, 2012
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

California lawmakers have voted to delay an 11 billion dollar water bond from this November until 2014.

Volunteers Clean Up San Diego Beaches After Fourth of Jul...

Volunteers Clean Up San Diego Beaches After Fourth of July Crowds

July 5, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

Fourth of July crowds at San Diego beaches usually leave mountains of trash behind. This year there was a lot less debris.

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Soul ...

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Soul Of Genius

July 5, 2012
By Jennifer Robinson

When the body of an obsessive Oxford English professor is discovered ritually buried, Lewis and Hathaway are set upon a seemingly impossible quest to uncover the truth. The detectives soon find that multiple riddles are in need of solving —from an intellectual rivalry with the professor's brother to an amateur detective's incessant meddling. Guest stars include James Fleet ("Little Dorrit") and Celia Imrie ("Cranford").

Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills On National TV (Video)

Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills On National TV (Video)

July 5, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Quadruple amputee Army Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost all four limbs to an IED explosion in Afghanistan on April 10th, has made so much progress in his recovery that he was able to travel to New York City from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for a television interview.

Simply Ming: Cooking On The Fly: Michael Ruhlman & Salt

Simply Ming: Cooking On The Fly: Michael Ruhlman & Salt

July 5, 2012

Seasoning with salt. What could be simpler, right? Wrong! Think about how many meals you’ve had that were either too salty or under-seasoned! In this episode, Ming is zeroing in on a technique that is critical to successful cooking if done with a gentle hand. Joining him is the perfect man for the job, the ultimate scrutinizer of cooking techniques, author and chef Michael Ruhlman.

The Military Takes On 'Call Me Maybe' (Video)

The Military Takes On 'Call Me Maybe' (Video)

July 5, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

You might think this is crazy (or not) but U.S. troops have jumped on the "Call Me Maybe" bandwagon - videotaping a lip dub version of the incredibly popular (and annoying?) hit song by Carly Rae Jepsen.

World's Largest Naval War Exercise RIMPAC Underway (Video)

World's Largest Naval War Exercise RIMPAC Underway (Video)

July 5, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The world's largest maritime exercise is underway in Hawaii. The San Diego-based USS Essex is among the scores of vessels participating in the exercise, known as RIMPAC, or Rim of the Pacific.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Mediterra...

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Mediterranean Specials

July 5, 2012

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the ultimate Beef Kebabs. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Greek yogurt. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the test kitchen’s secrets to perfect Greek Spinach and Feta Pie.

Everyday Edisons: An Idea, An Invention, An Opportunity (...

Everyday Edisons: An Idea, An Invention, An Opportunity (Season Four Premiere)

July 5, 2012

The Emmy®-winning EVERYDAY EDISONS follows 10 inventors — finalists selected from thousands — as their original ideas evolve into prototypes and potentially, retail products. Posting the casting call for inventions online this season brought out thousands of hopefuls. The challenge became selecting just fifty finalists. Who will be in the show this season? Only ten inventors will get the good news… and how they receive the news is just as unique as their inventions!

California Supreme Court Returns Sara Kruzan Case To Rive...

California Supreme Court Returns Sara Kruzan Case To Riverside

July 5, 2012
By Amita Sharma

The Riverside Court has refused a new trial for Kruzan once before.

Labor Group Says ConVis Does Not Want To Pay Living Wage

Labor Group Says ConVis Does Not Want To Pay Living Wage

July 5, 2012
By Alison St John, Claire Trageser, Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

A local labor union said Thursday that the private company recently given control of bookings at the Convention Center does not want to pay their workers the city-mandated living wage.

Weekend Preview: 'Divine Rivalry,' The Silent Comedy And ...

Weekend Preview: 'Divine Rivalry,' The Silent Comedy And Walking Urban Food Tours

July 5, 2012
By Alison St John, Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

From new theater productions to live music to walking food tours, there's no excuse to get out and play this weekend.

Lifeguards Pose Solution For Children's Pool

Lifeguards Pose Solution For Children's Pool

July 5, 2012
By Alison St John, Claire Trageser, Pat Finn, Peggy Pico

San Diego lifeguards are proposing a movable barrier of boulders between seals and humans at the La Jolla Children's Pool.

Rep. Joe Walsh's Criticism Of Double-Amputee Veteran Cont...

Rep. Joe Walsh's Criticism Of Double-Amputee Veteran Continues

July 5, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Rep. Joe Walsh isn't letting up on his criticism of veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs in the Iraq War. His beef? Walsh, who has never been in the military, says Duckworth is talking too much about her service.

Polls Show Americans, Like Their Justices, Are Still Divi...

Polls Show Americans, Like Their Justices, Are Still Divided Over Health Care

July 5, 2012
Greg Henderson, NPR

mericans remain about as polarized over the legitimacy of President Obama's health care law as the nine members of the Supreme Court, according to polls taken after Thursday's ruling.

Five U.S. Soldiers Shot By Afghan In Army Uniform

Five U.S. Soldiers Shot By Afghan In Army Uniform

July 5, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

A man wearing an Afghan Army uniform shot five U.S. soldiers on Tuesday and is still at large today. The shooting took place outside a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Randy Newman

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Randy Newman

July 5, 2012
By Jennifer Robinson

With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. This special solo performance was his AUSTIN CITY LIMITS debut.

SD Group Plans Cleanup After Thousands Hit The Beaches

July 5, 2012
City News Service

Beaches along the San Diego County coastline are bound to be a mess today following Independence Day celebrations, so the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has cleanups scheduled at four locations.

San Diego County Fair Sets New Attendance Record

San Diego County Fair Sets New Attendance Record

July 5, 2012
By Dwane Brown

A new all-time attendance record was set during the 24 day San Diego County Fair. More than 1.5 million people moved through the turnstile this year.

New Law Requires All Insurance Plans To Include Maternity Coverage

July 5, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

Maternity coverage is now the law in California.

How To Make A Stadium More Than A Stadium

How To Make A Stadium More Than A Stadium

July 5, 2012
By Tom Fudge

San Diego architecture students reimagine Qualcomm Stadium and try to create a new kind of mall.

Fireworks Company Blames Computer Glitch  For Fourth Of J...

Fireworks Company Blames Computer Glitch For Fourth Of July Bayfront Bust

July 5, 2012
By Tom Fudge

Thousands of spectators who lined San Diego Bay for July Fourth fireworks saw one big burst then dark skies. Some answers emerged one day later.