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Stories for June 1, 2012

Fundraising Amps Up For Proposition A, B Committees

June 1
By Kevin Crowe, Ryann Grochowski
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On Tuesday's ballot, voters will choose whether to approve two propositions involving city labor agreements and workers' pensions.

Mayoral Candidates Debate Latino Issues

June 1
By Adrian Florido
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At the forum organized by the La Raza Lawyers Association, candidates discussed the education gap, minority businesses, immigration and the border.

Firefighters Fight Against Proposition B

June 1
By Diana Crofts-Pelayo
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Frank De Clercq, president of the San Diego Fire Fighters IAFF Local 145, said he hopes citizens vote no on Proposition B.

Carlsbad's Replacement Power Plant Permit Approved

June 1
By Alison St John
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The California Energy Commission has approved a new power plant to replace the Encina plant on the Carlsbad coastline.

17 Million Californians Register for June 5th Primary

June 1
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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The latest report from the Secretary of State shows a million more Californians have registered to vote since the last Presidential Primary.

DeMaio Warns Stations To Stop Running Negative Ad

June 1
By Katie Orr
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Leading San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio is striking out against a political ad he calls libelous. But the group behind the ad is standing by it.

Fitch Ratings Says Passage Of Prop. A Could Cost San Diego Millions

June 1
By Amita Sharma
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City could lose tens of millions of dollars in state funding if project-labor agreements are banned, analysis shows.

San Diegans Join International Organ Donation Chain

June 1
Evening Edition
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Two San Diegans are part of an international organ donation chain. It started last December when a woman in Oklahoma gave her kidney to a man in Greece.

Mayor Declares June 'Craft Beer Month'

June 1
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Mayor Jerry Sanders today declared June "Craft Beer Month'' in San Diego.

California Lawmakers Turn Attention Back to Budget

June 1
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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Now that the California legislature has spent the week passing hundreds of bills, lawmakers are turning their attention back to the state budget.

Editorial Cartoonist Takes On Kiss Statue

June 1
By Angela Carone
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U-T editorial cartoonist Steve Breen provides his commentary on the now departed "Unconditional Surrender," also know as the "Kiss Statue."

Troops Who Lose Their Genitals In War to Get $50K

June 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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Troops who suffer severe losses to their genitourinary organs (genitals) are now eligible for insurance payments of $50,000, according to an announcement today by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Over Hawai‘i

June 1
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"Over Hawai‘i" celebrates not only the scenic beauty of Hawai‘i but its cultural heritage as well, featuring commentary by people who call Hawai‘i home and who tell the islands’ stories from an authentically Hawaiian point of view. The soundtrack showcases a wide range of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music. Blending breathtaking scenery with fascinating insights, this program reveals the remarkable diversity of America’s 50th state.

Painters, Poets, Pipe Smokers

June 1
Dave Hampton
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Culture Lust blogger Dave Hampton takes a look at San Diego's artists/poets of the 1960s.

JFK - A Homecoming

June 1
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The great-grandson of Irish immigrants, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the first and only Irish-Catholic American elected president of the United States. He always relished his Irish heritage, and in June 1963, Kennedy made an historic trip to his ancestors' homeland. In this program, Irish television host Ryan Tubridy takes us on a remarkable journey behind the scenes of that era-defining visit.

Military Dog Handler Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

June 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean E. Brazas always loved dogs, so it was no surprise that when he joined the Navy, he trained to become a Military Working Dog handler. Brazas was killed May 30th in Afghanistan. Brazas' father says his son died from gunshot wounds while trying to assist another service member into a helicopter.

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute

June 1
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The Fab Four is undoubtedly the "Ultimate Beatles Tribute." With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle’s classics the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin’ with John, Paul, George and Ringo! With The Fab Four on stage, you’ll hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Penny Lane," "Here Comes The Sun," "Hey Jude” and many more!

Roundtable: Mayor's Race, Campaign Finances, Jails Filling Up

June 1
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The Mayoral contest features some new wrinkles, including threatened lawsuits. That race, Propositions A and B and the 52nd Congressional race have attracted large sums of money. And are San Diego jails coping with the influx of state prisoners?

Art In The Twenty-First Century: Balance

June 1
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The artists featured in this episode, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze, create ordered and precise works that explore the gap between art and existence, challenge the distinction between seeing and knowing and demonstrate that the pursuit of harmony can be a radical proposition.

San Diego 8th Grader Wins National Spelling Bee

June 1
City News Service
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Francis Parker School eighth grader Snigdha Nandipati will enjoy hometown-hero status when she returns to San Diego County from Maryland, where she won the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

May's Jobs Report Far Worse Than Expected

June 1
Associated Press
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The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker. U.S. employers created only 69,000 jobs in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate ticked up.

D.A.R.E. Anti-Drug Program Dropped By Military Schools

June 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Department of Defense Dependents Schools system will "just say no" to D.A.R.E., with plans to phase out the anti-drug program in the 2013-14 school year.

Candidates Oppose SDG&E's Request To Bill Customers For `07 Fires

June 1
By Amita Sharma
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San Diegans await a decision by state regulators on whether power customers, instead of SDG&E shareholders, will have to pay for wildfires costs.