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Stories for July 16, 2012

Fire Burning At Camp Pendleton

July 16
CHANNEL 10 NEWS
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Crews are fighting a fire on the grounds of Camp Pendleton that had burned about 75 acres as of 5:15 p.m. The fire broke out shortly before 4:30 p.m.

San Diego Foundation Unveils Plan For Future

July 16
By Erik Anderson
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The San Diego foundation unveils its vision for San Diego tonight. The planning effort is the culmination of four years of work.

San Diego State Student Is Olympics-Bound

July 16
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego State graduate student Keshia Baker is on her way to London to compete in the 2012 Summer Olymics.

County Supplies Homeless Students with Essentials

July 16
By Samantha Wadley and Acacia Squires

Essential school supplies are in high demand this fall with more than 15,000 homeless youths in San Diego County, according to officials.

Blue Angels Select San Diego-Based Officer For 2013 Team

July 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Blue Angels announced the members of their 2013 team, and a San Diego-based officer made the list. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mark DeBuse, assigned to Carrier Air Wing 9 at NAS North Island, was named Flight Surgeon for the Blue Angels.

California Not On Forbes' List Of Top Foreclosure Spots

July 16
Steve Milne, California Capitol Network

The “Sunshine State” tops a recently compiled list of America’s new foreclosure hubs… moving ahead of California.

POV: The Light In Her Eyes

July 16
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Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque. View an extraordinary portrait, filmed just before the uprising in Syria erupted, of a leader who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.

Mayor Heads To D.C. To Speak Against Potential Defense Cuts

July 16
City News Service
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders headed to Washington, D.C., today to speak out against possible automatic cuts in defense spending next year.

San Diego-Based USS Mobile Bay To Deploy Four Months Early (Video)

July 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered the Stennis Carrier Strike Group - which includes the San Diego-based USS Mobile Bay - to deploy four months ahead of schedule. The Pentagon denies tensions with Iran triggered the accelerated deployment.

Largest Public Pension Fund Earns Dismal 1 Percent

July 16
Judy Lin, Associated Press

The nation's largest public pension fund reported a dismal 1 percent return on its investments, a figure far short of projections that will likely add pressure on California's state and local governments to contribute more.

CSU Must Choose Tuition Hike Or Enrollment Cut

July 16
ASSOCIATED PRESS

California State University is looking at either hiking tuition or slashing enrollment to make up for a $250 million loss of state money if voters do not approve Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measures in November.

Jellyfish Sting 135 Beachgoers In Encinitas

July 16
CHANNEL 10 NEWS
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Lifeguards report that 135 people were stung by jellyfish at Encinitas beaches Sunday.

Charlie Sheen Makes Single Biggest Donation Ever To USO

July 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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It looks like the USO is in the "Winning!" category, thanks to actor Charlie Sheen. Sheen has promised to donate at least $1 million to the USO, the largest single donation ever given to the troop morale-boosting organization.

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series V: The Indelible Stain

July 16
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When controversial American academic, Paul Yelland, is invited to speak at Oxford's Department of Criminology, it stirs up a lot of deep-seated emotions. And when he is found strangled in his room later that night, Lewis and Hathaway have several suspects who fall into the frame -- was his murder motivated by politics, ambition or vengeance?

For First Time, Chargers Fans Can Vote For Hall Of Famers

July 16
City News Service
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The Chargers announced today that fans will be able to vote for the next inductee into the team's Hall of Fame for the first time.

Masterpiece Mystery! Inspector Lewis, Series V: Fearful Symmetry

July 16
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When babysitter Jessica Lake is discovered dead, Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into diverse new worlds beyond the usual Oxford colleges -- squats and swinging suburbia, monkey labs and fetish photography. But which of these new realms led to the murder of Jessica Lake?

Market Warriors: Antiquing In Cumming, Ga.

July 16
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Pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin encounter some southern hospitality at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market just outside Atlanta, Georgia. This week’s challenge is to find vintage advertising, and in Coca-Cola country, there’s plenty to find. Some notable picks include a rare Red Rock Cola piece, a Sterling Card case and an antique hobbyhorse. Their finds are auctioned at Cowan’s Auction in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A View Of San Bernardino Bankruptcy From San Diego

July 16
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Not long ago, San Diego seemed to be on the path to bankruptcy as a way out of chronic multimillion dollar deficits. Now San Diego's mayor says chronic deficits are a thing of the past here. We'll hear about the factors that have contributed to the financial meltdown in San Bernardino and whether other California cities are also headed off the financial cliff into bankruptcy.

Kobe, LeBron, And Team USA Show Off Their Stuff For The Troops

July 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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Basketball superstars Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant played basketball in front of thousands of troops and military families this weekend. Team USA held a practice and a children's clinic as part of the "Hoops for Troops" program.

Imperial County's Kids With Asthma More Likely To Visit ER

July 16
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Children with asthma in the dusty and impoverished Imperial County are far more likely to visit the emergency room, costing taxpayers for care often covered by state and federal health care programs.

Market Warriors: Antiquing In Philadelphia, Pa.

July 16
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This week, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin are in the City of Brotherly Love, working in close quarters at the 60-vendor Phila Flea Market. The challenge is to find costume jewelry — within their fixed budgets — with an eye to selling their finds for profit at auction. It becomes clear whose strategy is working best when the items are auctioned at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles.

U.S. Navy Ship Shoots At Boat In Persian Gulf, One Dead

July 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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The USNS Rappahannock fired at a small boat in the Persian Gulf today when it came too close to the Navy ship, killing at least one person on the approaching craft.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Pittsburgh

July 16
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In 1997, The Haters, one of the earliest and best known conceptual art and "noise" bands, performed their latest release, "Drunk on Decay," live in Pittsburgh. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's event in the Steel City was a sober affair featuring such bright new discoveries as a gold, silver and ruby bracelet whose value has shined up from $6,000 to a current $10,000 to $12,000, while the value of a handsome Victorian sideboard has crumbled from $12,000 to $15,000 to $5,000 to $8,000.

Here's A Scoop: When News Breaks, People Check YouTube For Videos

July 16
Mark Memmott, NPR Two-Way Blog
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"YouTube is becoming a major platform for viewing news," the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism concludes today in a report that puts some numbers behind a pretty obvious trend.

Shipping Lanes Shifted To Protect Rare Whales

July 16
JASON DEAREN, Associated Press
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Scientists studying the carcass of a 47-foot fin whale that washed up on a beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore last month found the creature's spine and ribs severed, likely from the propeller of one of the huge cargo ships that sail those waters.

Thriving Gut Bacteria Linked To Good Health

July 16
Allison Aubrey, NPR
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There's an explosion of research into the gut microbiome as scientists fine-tune methods to analyze bacteria in the gut, and with that comes an emerging body of evidence that diversity of gut bacteria is important

Sharp Mary Birch Launches New Effort To Boost Breastfeeding

July 16
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego's Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women has been selected to participate in a national program designed to increase breastfeeding rates.

Interview: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

July 16
By Beth Accomando, Guillermo Sevilla
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"Beasts of the Southern Wild" (opened July 13 at Landmark's Hillcrest and La Jolla Village Theaters) has already won awards at Sundance and Cannes. I speak with director Benh Zeitlin and cast members Dwight Henry and Quvenzhané Wallis.

Military Job Training Not Enough To Afford Housing, Report Finds

July 16
By Claire Trageser
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The military works with the Department of Labor to train veterans who are heading back into the work force. Problem is, many of the jobs they are trained for don’t pay enough to cover San Diego’s housing costs.

UC San Diego Researches Discover Why We Sunburn

July 16
By Neiko Will
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Overexposure to the sun can cause pain, swelling, and red and itchy skin. But until recently, scientists didn’t know why we respond this way to ultraviolet radiation.

Latinos And The Online Campaign

July 16
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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Because more and more Latinos are going online, campaigns are increasingly turning to the Internet to cultivate this group of voters and to get more of them to participate in elections.