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Stories for May 11, 2012

San Diego Pump Price Rising, Again

May 11
By Erik Anderson
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Shrinking supplies of gasoline in California are pushing up wholesale prices and the effect is being felt at the pump.

California Recalls Raw Milk Products from Organic Pastures

May 11
Pauline Bartolone, California Capitol Network

A pathogen called campylobacter was found in raw cream from the dairy. Steve Lyle from the CDFA says ten illnesses have been traced to Organic Pastures.

Transit Complaints To Get Public Airing Saturday

May 11
By Kaitlin Brooks

City Heights residents frustrated over transit service, cost.

Review: 'Dark Shadows'

May 11
By Beth Accomando
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There was a time when a film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp was cause for celebration but sadly those days are gone. Their latest collaboration, an adaptation of the cult TV show "Dark Shadows" (opening May 11 throughout San Diego), is in desperate need of a transfusion.

Washed Ashore Project

May 11
Evening Edition
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The Chula Vista Nature Center re-launched last month as the Living Coast Discovery Center. Its first exhibit under its new moniker is Washed Ashore: Plastics, Sea Life and Art. Take a tour of the exhibit with its creator. Listen to the radio feature or watch the video.

World Peace And Other 4th Grade Achievements

May 11
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This film interweaves the story of a remarkable educator and the extraordinary game he developed to demonstrate the complexities of peace and global conflict. Teacher John Hunter's World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation exercise in which students tackle real-world military, economic and environmental issues.

Honor Flight Heads for DC With Over 100 WWII Vets

May 11
By Tom Fudge
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The non-profit group Honor Flight left San Diego today with a plane full of veterans to honor their service in World War II.

Two Perfect Storms for County Elections Officials

May 11
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network
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Elections officials in California's 58 counties are dealing with a pair of perfect storms. They're not just preparing for the June Primary; they're scrambling to count and verify voter signatures for several potential November ballot initiatives.

Third Person In Custody In Connection To Marine Wife Murder

May 11
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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A third person was in custody today in connection with the killing of a 22-year-old North County military wife, whose nude body was found dumped alongside a rural road in southern Riverside County last month.

American Masters: Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night

May 11
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Explore the life and career of "The Tonight Show" host — seen by more people than anyone else in U.S. history — through unprecedented access to Carson’s personal and professional archives, including all existing episodes of "The Tonight Show" from 1962-1992. Kevin Spacey narrates this program.

Ethical Stand-Down In Works For Marines

May 11
By Alison St John

Marine Corps Commander General James Amos is taking steps to address a rash of embarrassing incidents that threaten to tarnish the Marines. A new Marine Corps training course will culminate in an “Ethical Stand Down.”

Nation's Most Comprehensive Study On Children's Health Gets Underway

May 11
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego is one of 40 cities nationwide taking part in a groundbreaking study of children's health.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Minneapolis, Minn. - Hour Two

May 11
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Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Phil Weiss are surrounded by military aviation memorabilia for a discussion of animation propaganda produced by Disney Studios during World War II. Highlights include a 1956 Elvis Presley standee rescued from an attic; a portrait sketched by George Gershwin accompanied with letters from the composer to the owner’s mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting, valued at $100,000.

Bribery Charges Added In Sweetwater Corruption Case

May 11
City News Service

Bribery charges were added today against four current and former Sweetwater Union High School District officials allegedly involved in a "pay-for-play'' culture with businesses awarded contracts for voter- approved bond projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot: Mrs. McGinty's Dead

May 11
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Mrs. McGinty was killed by a brutal blow to the head, and her lodger James Bentley (Joe Absolom, "EastEnders") is sentenced to hang for the murder. As Poirot joins forces with famed crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker, Harry Potter) to save Bentley from the gallows, he doesn't realize his own life is in danger. The cast includes Amanda Root ("The Forsyte Saga," "Persuasion").

San Diego Remembers Junior Seau

May 11
City News Service
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Tens of thousands of fans are expected to flock to Qualcomm Stadium today to bid farewell to local sports icon and hometown hero Junior Seau, who will be buried in Oceanside in a private ceremony this morning.

Roundtable: Same-Sex Marriage, Manchester's Moves, Props A & B

May 11
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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President Obama caught up with Mayor Jerry Sanders and all four mayoral candidates this week on the issue of same-sex marriage. Doug Manchester is raising eyebrows with political endorsements, development plans and more media purchases. Do Propositions A & B solve or create problems?

Calif. Governor Boots Prop. 29 Doctor From Panel

May 11
GARANCE BURKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov. Jerry Brown has booted a doctor from a state advisory panel after she appeared in industry-funded television ads slamming a proposed tobacco tax to fund cancer research.

Third Arrest in Marine Wife Brittany Killgore Murder

May 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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There's been another arrest in connection with the murder of Camp Pendleton Marine wife Brittany Killgore. A Fallbrook woman named Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino was taken into custody Thursday night for killing Killgore, the third person arrested for the crime.

Obama, Romney In The Ring For Nevada's Latino Vote

May 11
David Welna, NPR
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As President Obama heads to Reno for a speech Friday, volunteers are already on the ground reaching out to the fast-growing population. He faces tough competition, though: The GOP announced last month that it is launching a six-state campaign to win over Latinos.

Third Arrest Made In Killing Of Camp Pendleton Marine's Wife

May 11
Associated Press
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The San Diego County sheriff says a third person has been arrested in connection with the killing of a Camp Pendleton Marine's wife.

Four Paws Is Giving Rescued Animals A Second Chance

May 11
By Dwane Brown
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We don't know what they were used for, but they're considered healthy and adoptable.

Manchester's Reported Plan To Buy OC Register Called Shrewd Move

May 11
By Amita Sharma
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Media Analysts believe it would add value to the U-T San Diego and save money by operating in neighboring markets.