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Stories for May 2, 2012

Hometown Hero And San Diego Charger Great Junior Seau Found Dead

May 2
By Dwane Brown

Police found the Charger Hall of Famer in his Oceanside home with a gunshot wound to the chest.

UCSD Will End Admissions Guarantee For Transfers

May 2
By Kyla Calvert
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UC San Diego is leaving the University of California program that guarantees admission to community college students who complete specific requirements.

A Second Littoral Combat Ship Arrives In San Diego

May 2
By Alison St John
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The USS Independence is the first in a new class of ship the Navy hopes will meet the security threats of the future.

Steinberg: Dems Won't Shy Away from More Budget Cuts

May 2
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

The leader of the California Senate is acknowledging that disappointing state revenues will force another round of deep budget cuts this year.

How Junior Seau Helped Military Families

May 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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The late Junior Seau hosted a Thanksgiving dinner every year for military families at his restaurant, Seau's.

USS Independence Arrives At Homeport Naval Base San Diego

May 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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The USS Independence arrived today at its homeport of Naval Base San Diego. The littoral combat ship spent two years training off the coast of Florida before beginning its 23-day maiden voyage from from Mayport, Florida to San Diego.

San Diego DMV Workers Charged In Bribery Scheme

May 2
Associated Press

Five California Department of Motor Vehicles employees are charged in San Diego in what federal prosecutors say was a scheme that produced hundreds of fraudulent driver licenses for bribes of up to $3,000 each.

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Sherlock, Season Two - A Scandal In Belgravia

May 2
By Jennifer Robinson
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The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! presents Sherlock, Season Two, airing in three thrilling episodes "A Scandal In Belgravia," "The Hounds Of Baskerville," and "The Reichenbach Fall." In the first episode, Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is “know when you are beaten.”

SD City Beat: Pepper Spray Use Rampant At San Diego Juvenile Lock-Ups

May 2
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San Diego City Beat report reveals high use of pepper spray in San Diego juvenile lock-ups, much higher than Los Angeles County. We take a look at some of the possible reasons behind the numbers.

Chargers Great Junior Seau Dead From Apparent Suicide

May 2
Midday Edition
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Oceanside Police confirmed that Chargers great Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside home of an apparent gunshot wound.

'Ramp It Up' Brings Skateboarding To The Museum Of Man

May 2
Midday Edition
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A new exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Man celebrates the vibrancy of Native American skateboarding culture.

Marine Reunites With Comrade He Thought Died On 9/11

May 2
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two Marines who first met in San Diego had a shocking reunion recently. One of the Marines had been told the other died in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, and was flabbergasted to see him last month when their paths crossed in South Carolina.

San Diego Man Forgotten In Cell Says He Drank Urine

May 2
Associated Press
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A San Diego college student who federal drug agents forgot and left in a holding cell for five days without food, water or access to a toilet said Tuesday that he drank his own urine to survive.

USS Independence Arrives Home To San Diego

May 2
City News Service
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The USS Independence, part of a new class of warships built for combat in coastal waters but also capable of open-ocean warfare, is scheduled to arrive at its home port of Naval Station San Diego for the first time today.

Chiang Says Prop A Could Cost San Diego Millions

May 2
By Katie Orr

A California official says San Diego stands to lose million of dollars if voters approve Proposition A this June.

Report On SD Water Rates Is Flashpoint

May 2
Midday Edition
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A report on San Diego County water rates sounds like dry stuff. But as far as the Metropolitan Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority are concerned, it's the latest salvo in a decades-long feud.