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Stories for March 7, 2012

Festival Highlight: El Mundo Extraño

March 7
By Beth Accomando
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The 19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off Thursday and proves it's not too old to change. Check out the new sidebar highlighting genre films.

Tijuana Journalist Among Newsweek's 'Fearless Women'

March 7
By Jill Replogle
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The co-director of the Tijuana-based "Zeta" magazine has been named one of Newsweek’s 150 “Women Who Shake the World” for her fearless reporting on the drug war.

Dumanis Second Candidate To File Mayoral Papers

March 7
CITY NEWS SERVICE

District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis today became the second San Diego mayoral candidate to file nominating papers, a necessary step to be placed on the June 5 primary ballot.

Debate Continues Over Size, Timing of Water Bond

March 7
Jenny O'Mara, California Capitol Network

State lawmakers from the Central Valley say they’re still uncertain whether the 11-billion dollar water bond should remain on November’s ballot. There’s also debate over how big it should be.

Californians Have Problems With Electronic Medical Records

March 7
By Kenny Goldberg

A growing number of healthcare systems in California are adopting electronic medical records. But a new report shows there are a lot of bugs to be worked out.

Great Performances: Phantom Of The Opera At Royal Albert Hall

March 7
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To mark the 25th anniversary year of "The Phantom Of The Opera," Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh presented the musical in a lavish, fully staged production in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of the Royal Albert Hall. Stars Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine were joined by Barry James as Monsieur Firmin, Gareth Snook as Monsieur André, Liz Robertson as Madame Giry and Wynne Evans as Piangi, together with a cast and orchestra of more than 200 including special guest appearances.

Should Sex Offenders Be Banned From The Military?

March 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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Home Post Blog: CA Senator Barbara Boxer attempts to pass a bill stopping sex offenders from joining the U.S. military.

List Of City Employees Earning More Than $100,000 Continues To Grow

March 7
By City News Service, Katie Orr
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The number of city of San Diego employees who earned $100,000 or more in 2011 totaled 1,359--up 9 percent over the previous year, Councilman Carl DeMaio said today.

Police Sergeant Pleads Not Guilty To Ticket Fixing

March 7
KELLY WHEELER, City News Service

A county prosecutor and a former San Diego police sergeant accused in an alleged ticket-fixing scandal pleaded not guilty today to misdemeanor charges.

Easy Yoga For Easing Pain

March 7
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Joint pain is the major complaint of millions of individuals who suffer from arthritis, who’ve injured themselves or who perform jobs that require some form of repetitive action. All joint pain sufferers share a common observation: the real pain of joint pain is that it is unrelenting. According to yoga expert Peggy Cappy, yoga can be a great first line of defense. In this new program, she demonstrates how yoga can increase flexibility, reduce joint and muscular aches and pains and even combat fatigue.

Roe v Wade: 1973-2012

March 7
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Nearly 40 years after Roe v Wade, women's reproductive rights are still under fire. Sarah Weddington, the attorney who won that landmark case, talks to KPBS about her take.

Is California's Death Penalty At A Crossroads?

March 7
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State Senator Joel Anderson has introduced a bill which would eliminate automatic appeals for death penalty cases at a time when support for the death penalty in California seems to be waning.

Indian Tribes Use Casino Profits To Buy Real Estate

March 7
By Adrian Florido
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Newly wealthy tribes are buying private land and asking the federal government to add it to their reservations, making it sovereign Indian territory. The consequence: local governments stand to lose vital tax revenue.

What's New In Local Music

March 7
Midday Edition
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San Diego CityBeat's annual "Local Music Issue" is out today. From experimental electronica to hip-hop, music editor Peter Holslin and writer Quan Vu give us the lowdown on what's new and exciting in San Diego's music scene.

The Fight For The GOP Nomination Is Over, But It Still Will Go On

March 7
Ron Elving, NPR
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Usually by this time in the nominating contests, the GOP has given its heart to its hero, and it's lights out for the rest. But once again, the Republicans of 2012 refused to read the usual script.

Retired Marine General Supports Diplomacy Over Going To War With Iran

March 7
Evening Edition
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President Obama said there's still time for diplomacy with Iran, and he's getting support from some retired military and intelligence officials, including one from Del Mar.

UCS Calls Safety Precautions At Nuclear Plants 'Inadequate'

March 7
By Tom Fudge
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The Union of Concerned Scientists marks the coming anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster by saying the American nuclear industry has not done enough to prevent a similar event.