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Stories for May 29, 2012

Romney Clinches GOP Nomination With Texas Win

May 29
STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press
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Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican nomination for president with a win in the Texas primary.

Palomar Mountain State Park Will Stay Open If Private Donations Fill Budget Gap

May 29
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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State parks officials agreed today to keep Palomar Mountain State Park open for the next three years, as long as private donations fill the gap between revenues and expenses.

CCDC To Hear Latest Plan For Fat City Development

May 29
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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The latest plan to develop the old Fat City restaurant property between downtown San Diego and Lindbergh Field will go before the Centre City Development Corp. Board of Directors tomorrow.

U-T San Diego's New TV Show Asks Political Reporter How He Voted

May 29
By Claire Trageser
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U-T San Diego’s new television show, UT-TV, debuted this morning. And the first guest on the show was a timely one: the paper’s political reporter, Craig Gustafson. He was there to talk about the mayoral election. But the first question posed by host B.R. Smith was unusual, given the normal standards of newspaper objectivity.

California Lawmaker Pushes New Bankruptcy Law

May 29
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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A bill that would change the state's newly-approved process for cities and counties to enter into bankruptcy has stalled in the California Assembly.

Miraculous Return Of Veteran's Prosthetic Arm Stolen By Fish (Video)

May 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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Veteran Jack Wiseman's prosthetic arm was snatched away by a fish during a Wounded Warrior fishing tournament on Memorial Day weekend. But a twist of fate - and another angler's fishing rod - helped Wiseman get his arm back.

Soldier From California Killed In Afghanistan (Video)

May 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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U.S. Army Spc. Tofiga J. Tautolo, who grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Wilmington, California, was killed over Memorial Day weekend in Afghanistan.

Lifeguards Continue Searching For Missing Diver In La Jolla Shores

May 29
CITY NEWS SERVICE
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Authorities resumed searching today for an Oceanside man who went missing on Memorial Day after visiting La Jolla Shores for a scuba-diving outing.

'Hands On A Hardbody' Heads To Broadway

May 29
By Angela Carone
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The musical about an endurance competition to win a truck is headed to Broadway. "Hands on a Hardbody" is currently having its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse.

52nd Congressional Race: Bilbray, Peters, Saldaña On The Issues

May 29
Midday Edition
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In separate interviews, Brian Bilbray, Scott Peters and Lori Saldaña talk about the issues that are driving the race for the 52nd Congressional District seat, what each hopes to accomplish there and how they will do it, given the current Washington atmosphere.

Marines Trapped In Cave Rescue Themselves

May 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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Four Marines who became trapped Monday night in the Thunder Valley caves of Pine Valley in San Diego County were able to rescue themselves.

'Salad For Dinner' Author Serves Up A Main Course

May 29
Midday Edition
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As you get ready for the summer we have some tips for your main course! Salad for Dinner author Jeanne Kelley joins us with tips for making salad - your main course!

San Diego Embraces A New Electronic Wallet

May 29
By Peggy Pico
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Tech savvy San Diegans are some of the first in the country to adopt a new mobile payment method called LevelUp.

US Military Intervention An Option Against Syria? (Video)

May 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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America's top military official said today on national television that while diplomatic options would be ideal in dealing with Syria, military intervention by the United States is not off the table.

Obama, Romney On Health Care: So Close, Yet So Far

May 29
Mara Liasson, NPR
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Health care has become one of the starkest contrasts between President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign. And that's surprising, given that once upon a time they both came up with similar plans to fix the system.

Can May Polls Predict A November Winner?

May 29
Ari Shapiro, NPR
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A Quinnipiac University poll out this week found Mitt Romney with a 6-point lead over President Obama in Florida. That would seem to be very good news for the presumptive Republican nominee in what may be the biggest swing state this fall.

Camp Pendleton Marine Opens Bar With Controversial Name (Video)

May 29
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Camp Pendleton Marine fulfilled his dream of opening a bar after leaving the service - but he didn't anticipate running into trouble over the name.

Imprisoned Cunningham Wants Gun Rights Restored When Released

May 29
City News Service
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Former San Diego Congressman Randy "Duke'' Cunningham wants the right to carry a firearm when he is released from federal prison later this year.

American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality

May 29
Ari Shapiro, NPR
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In the wake of the economic downturn, some feel it no longer exists for the average person.

'Solar Leasing' Spurs Growth Across California

May 29
Kathleen Masterson, California Capitol Network
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Unlike much of the rest of the economy, the solar industry is growing rapidly. New solar installations in California jumped by 21 percent last year. An increasing amount of that growth is from a business model often called "solar leasing."