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Stories for March 28, 2012

Americans Volunteer Their Time & Money At Mexican Orphanage

March 28
By Jose Luis Jiménez
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Once a month, a group of volunteers visit an orphanage in Baja California to lend a hand. They bring toys, food and other supplies. Some of them even help a few lucky orphans start a new life.

The Queen's Palaces: Buckingham Palace

March 28
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Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse – these buildings have been part of British royal history for hundreds of years. THE QUEEN'S PALACES, a three-part series, showcases the art and architecture, the interior decoration and the treasures stored inside these fabulous buildings and reveals the surprising and fascinating stories behind them. In this first episode, Buckingham Palace may be just about the most famous building in the world, but its story is much less familiar.

San Diego Foreclosure Activity Fell Last Month

March 28
By Erik Anderson
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A San Diego-based real estate tracking firm says foreclosures dipped 13 percent in February and while the trend is positive, the housing market is far from healthy.

American Masters: Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel

March 28
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Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind "Gone With the Wind," one of the world’s best-selling novels that features two of the world’s great lovers — Scarlett and Rhett — and was adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. No ordinary writer — or woman — Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans.

Judge Rules Pension Reform Will Be On Ballot

March 28
CITY NEWS SERVICE

The state Public Employment Relations Board will not be able to take action against an initiative to reform the city of San Diego's pension system until after it has been voted on, the City Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

Schools Trustee Says District Dropping Ball On Academic Planning

March 28
By Kyla Calvert
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One San Diego Unified board of education member is accusing district staff of keeping the board in the dark about plans to use nearly $10 million in federal funds.

Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, Texas - Hour Two

March 28
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In sunny El Paso, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Chris Mitchell explore how the innovative “Mississippi” rifle dramatically changed the odds in the Mexican-American War, as well as the current market for this weapon. Highlights include a collection of signed Andy Warhol soup cans and pop art; a collection of signed Cormac McCarthy first editions; and a circa 1570 “Lotto” Oushak rug, initially purchased by the owner’s uncle for $350, and conservatively valued between $30,000 and $40,000.

Defense Secretary Panetta To Visit San Diego Friday

March 28
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will visit the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu on Friday, the Pentagon announced today.

Entertainment News: AMC To Let Kids Into Unrated Doc 'Bully'

March 28
By Beth Accomando
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The documentary "Bully" (which opens in select theaters in San Diego on April 13) has been drawing a lot of attention over its R-rating.

SACRA / PROFANA And Choral Music For The iPod Generation

March 28
Midday Edition
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A local choral ensemble will perform "The Little Match Girl Passion”, a 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning composition by David Lang, which fuses Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion” with the Hans Christian Andersen short story “The Little Match Girl”.

iDisorder: Does Technology Feed Psychological Disorders?

March 28
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Social media and smart phones can feed disorders like narcissism, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia, according to a new book by psychologist Larry Rosen.

San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Remain Shut For Probe

March 28
Midday Edition
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The troubled San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California will remain shut down until federal regulators can determine why tubes carrying radioactive water in the plant's massive generators are rapidly decaying.

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Great Expectations, Parts One & Two

March 28
By Jennifer Robinson
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An orphan boy meets an escaped convict, a crazed rich woman, a bewitching girl, and grows up to have great expectations of wealth from a mysterious patron, on "Great Expectations," Charles Dickens’ remarkable tale of rags to riches to self-knowledge, starring Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files," "Bleak House"), David Suchet, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth. The three-hour mini-series airs in two parts on MASTERPIECE CLASSIC, Sundays, April 1 & 8, 2012 at 9 p.m.

Small Earthquake Rattles Julian

March 28
City News Service

A small earthquake rattled part of eastern San Diego County today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Nathan Fletcher Announces He's Leaving The Republican Party

March 28
Evening Edition
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San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher announced Wednesday he's leaving the Republican Party and re-registering as an independent.

Mega Millions Reaches Record $476 Million Jackpot

March 28
Associated Press

It's almost unimaginable. No one picked the six correct numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, sending the jackpot to a record $476 million for the Friday drawing.

San Diego Students Get A Lesson On Tsunami Preparedness

March 28
City News Service

Some San Diego area elementary school students will learn a lesson on tsunami preparedness today as part of Tsunami Awareness Week.

Court Looks At Whether Mandate Can Separate From Rest Of Health Law

March 28
Julie Rovner, NPR
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In its second-to-last argument over the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ponders a what-if.

SeaWorld San Diego Boosts Attendance With Riptide Ride For Kids

March 28
By Dwane Brown
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It may be a sign of the times or an indication that adding a little more fun to a theme park can actually payoff.

More Young People Are Getting Hooked On Heroin

March 28
By Kenny Goldberg
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A growing number of young adults are abusing prescription painkillers, and quickly transitioning to heroin.