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Stories for June 29, 2012

Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work: The Queen And Us

June 29
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"The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by Her Majesty to invite you to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace," reads the hand-lettered invitation sent to 40,000 guests each year by the palace Garden Party Ladies. "The Queen and Us" tells the story of four party guests as they savor each moment of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. At the party, only a select few guests will be presented to the queen. Attendants calm the jittery nerves of the lucky ones with a crash course in royal protocol.

Camp Aims To Get San Diego Students Excited About Science

June 29
By Katie Orr
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School may be out, but that’s not keeping a group of kids in San Diego from expanding their minds.

Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Houston

June 29
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In 1998, Dr. Ferid Murad of the UT-Houston Medical School won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the cardiovascular system, while ANTIQUES ROADSHOW made hearts palpitate with its first visit to H-Town. Fourteen years later, a 19th century Chinese jade scepter, originally appraised for $1,500 to $2,500, has spiked to a radiantly healthy $50,000 to $80,000, while a 1912 Titanic menu went from a heart-stopping $75,000 to $100,000 to a less pulse-quickening $50,000 to $75,000.

California's Foie Gras Ban Takes Effect Sunday

June 29
Marianne Russ, California Capitol Network
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You won’t be able to order foie gras at California restaurants, starting July 1st. That’s when a statewide ban on the fattened duck liver takes effect.

Review: 'Ted'

June 29
By Beth Accomando
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Seth MacFarlane has been phenomenally successful on TV with shows like "Family Guy" and "American Dad." Now he makes his feature film debut with "Ted" (opening June 29 throughout San Diego), which he has written, directed and starred in (voice only).

Air Force Combat Vet Bernard James Heads To The NBA (Video)

June 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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Air Force veteran Bernard James is heading to the NBA. The 6'10" Florida State University graduate didn't start playing basketball until he entered the military.

Toll Reductions Call for Celebration

June 29
By Angelina Canilao
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It is 5:15 p.m. and the only thing separating you from winding down at home is the grueling bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Health Care Law Means More Money For San Diego Hospitals

June 29
By Peggy Pico
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Representatives for the more than 35 hospitals in San Diego and Imperial counties support the health-care reform law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

San Diego Gas Prices Slide Down as Summer Wears On

June 29
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego gas prices have fallen 50 cents a gallon in the past month and the price is going down right before a major summer holiday.

Air Force, Army, And National Guard Help Battle Waldo Canyon Fire (Video)

June 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Air Force Academy continues to operate despite the threat of the nearby Waldo Canyon Fire. The Air Force, Army, and National Guard are all currently involved in helping to battle the wildfire.

Marine Recruit at MCRD San Diego Dies After Strength Test

June 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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MCRD San Diego is reporting the death of a Marine recruit this morning. He died at the hospital after he became unresponsive on base after an initial strength test.

Masterpiece Mystery! Endeavour

June 29
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Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve. Shaun Evans ("The Take," "The Virgin Queen") stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.

Roundtable: Healthcare, Soledad Cross, Stolen Valor And Military Sexual Assaults

June 29
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We look at SCOTUS rulings this week on the Affordable Care Act, the cross atop Mt. Soledad and lying about military heroism. Also, the rise in sexual assaults in the military reaches the gates of Camp Pendleton.

SDSU Researchers Help Battle Colorado Fires From Hundreds Of Miles Away

June 29
By Susan Murphy
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SDSU researchers are helping first-responders battle the massive wildfires in Colorado from hundreds of miles away.

Queen & Country

June 29
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In 2012, all eyes are on Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s second longest-reigning monarch, as England marks her Diamond Jubilee. In the wake of the celebration of her 60 years as British monarch, Trevor McDonald’s QUEEN & COUNTRY, a new four-part series premiering nationally on Sundays, July 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2012 at 8 p.m., offers viewers a look at the customs surrounding the monarchy – from the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace to the Queen’s royal visits – and a glimpse of the greatest historic royal places.

Air Force Probing Sex Abuse At Lackland After 31 Alleged Victims ID'ed

June 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Air Force has a growing sex abuse scandal on its hands. At least 31 female recruits at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas have been identified as alleged victims.

SD County Water Authority Votes To Raise Water Rates

June 29
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Pricier water bills are in store for San Diego County residents next year after the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors voted Thursday to raise rates by almost 10 percent.

High Court Health Care Ruling Shifts Action To States

June 29
Julie Rovner, NPR
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States are responsible getting people without insurance covered under the Affordable Care Act.

Fort Bragg Soldier Who Allegedly Killed Commander Was Facing Court Martial

June 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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An Army Specialist at Fort Bragg Army base in North Carolina allegedly shot his battalion commander to death Thursday before being shot himself in the ensuing struggle. The shooter is not expected to survive.

Public Art Murals Inspire San Diego Kids To Stay In School

June 29
By Dwane Brown
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A temporary art project is sending a positive education message in Southeastern San Diego.