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Stories for June 22, 2012

Review: 'Brave'

June 22
By Beth Accomando
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I'm not a fan of the perky Disney Princesses but I have to say that the Disney-Pixar "Brave" (opening June 22 throughout San Diego) went down pretty easy, thanks in large part to the delightful Kelly Macdonald.

San Diego Clinical Trial Seeks Patients For Drug Resistant Hypertension

June 22
By Peggy Pico
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Scripps Health test a novel procedure to control high blood pressure without medication.

'Richard III' And The Art Of Villainy

June 22
Evening Edition
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Summer Shakespeare is in full swing at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. The creative team behind "Richard III" provide some insights into one of Shakespeare's best known villains. Watch the video.

DeMaio Beat Filner By Less Than One Percentage Point In Final Primary Voting Results

June 22
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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The San Diego County Registrar of Voters completed its count of absentee and provisional ballots from the June 5 primary election today, confirming narrow victories in a few races.

Wild Pigs Could Be Eradicated By Helicopters And Hunting Dogs

June 22
By Angelina Canilao
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Helicopters, hunting dogs and traps are all being considered to rid East San Diego of its pesky pig problem.

Democrats Announce New Plan To Regulate CA Mortgage Industry

June 22
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

Democrats in the California legislature have come up with a new plan to regulate the state’s mortgage industry.

Prop 29 Supporters Concede "Narrow Defeat"

June 22
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

It looks like the most hotly-contested measure on California’s June Primary ballot will fall just short. Proposition 29 now trails by 27,000 votes with 110,000 left to count, and supporters are conceding defeat.

Great Performances At The Met: Faust

June 22
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With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend is directed by Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, who updates the story to the first half of the 20th century in a production that won praise in London. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on the heels of his "Don Carlo" success, conducts.

A Flea Market Documentary

June 22
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This program is an unabashed celebration of the unusual people and the enticing things that can be found in parking lots, fairgrounds, drive-ins, sidewalks and wherever else someone has posted a sign saying "Flea Market." It's capitalism mixed with craziness. It's amazing old stuff, great salespeople, the ancient tradition of the open-air market and the possibility of finding a bargain, uniting shoppers across the nation.

UC San Diego Researchers Find Potential Psoriasis Cure

June 22
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine announced this week they've discovered that a single molecule might hold the key to curing both psoriasis and slow-healing wounds.

California Voters Narrowly Reject New Tobacco Tax

June 22
HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press
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A closely-watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in the nation's most populous state has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining too close to call for more than two weeks.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Secaucus

June 22
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See if the objects found at the Secaucus ROADSHOW floated upstream or downstream in the last 15 years: A circa 1900 folk art ship model was bought at a yard sale in 1996, valued at $5,000 to $7,000, and now is sinking fast to $300 to $500; but a gaming table bought for $25 and appraised at $200,000 to $300,000 now could score $400,000 to $600,000.

SDSU Athletes Chase Olympic Dreams

June 22
By Susan Murphy
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Several San Diego State University athletes are chasing their Olympic dreams this weekend. The track and field stars are a dash, throw and jump away from the London spotlight.

POV: My Reincarnation

June 22
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Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, “My Reincarnation” chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive?

SD Unified Board To Discuss Tentative Teacher Contract

June 22
By Kyla Calvert

San Diego schools trustees are expected to approve an agreement Friday that would save the jobs of 1,481 city educators.

Roundtable: Courts Get Cut, Teachers Stay Employed, Kreep Becomes Judge

June 22
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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What will a 21% budget cut mean to San Diego's court system? Will the teachers ratify the deal between SDUSD and the union? And how does a candidate rated "unqualified" for judge get elected anyway?

USS Makin Island, Other Ships Return To San Diego

June 22
City News Service
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The amphibious ready group led by the USS Makin Island brought about 1,700 sailors home to San Diego today following a seven-month deployment in the Western Pacific and Middle East.

Why Many Young Adults Might Lose Coverage If Health Law Falls

June 22
Julie Rovner, NPR
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Letting kids stay on parents' policies until 26 is popular, but could prove problematic.

Cool Zones Offer Places To Beat The Summer Heat

June 22
City News Service
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Starting today, San Diego County residents looking to beat the summer heat are invited to go to one of 100 designated Cool Zone locations throughout the region.

San Diego's Fragile Ecosystems Threatened By Predicted Jump In Wildfires

June 22
By Susan Murphy
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San Diego has experienced a surge in wildfires during the last decade, and researchers warn that may be a prelude to many more such events in the future.