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Stories for May 4, 2012

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Mexican TV Stations To Show Soccer Rather Than Presidential Debate

May 4, 2012
By Jill Replogle

Mexico's two major television channels plan to air a championship soccer match on Sunday instead of a live debate among the country's presidential candidates.

NRC Reviews Its Own Procedures For Checking New Steam Generator Design

May 4, 2012
By Alison St John

Southern California Edison plans to ask federal regulators later this month if it can restart the San Onofre nuclear power plant in June. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants a final conclusion on the cause of the problems in troubled steam generators before the plant can go back on line.

Padres Honor Local Hispanic Doctor

May 4, 2012
Kaitlin Brooks

The San Diego Padres are recognizing a local hero before tonight's game against the Marlins.

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America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Salmon And Sole

May 4, 2012

Host Christopher Kimball visits a Boston fishmonger to discover the truth about farm-raised salmon. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Glazed Salmon. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tuna. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Baked Sole Fillets with Herbs and Bread Crumbs.

Signatures Submitted for Initiative to End Business Tax Exemption

May 4, 2012
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

It now looks more likely that California voters will see three different tax measures on the November ballot. Backers of an initiative that would close a tax exemption for out-of-state businesses turned in their signatures Friday.

San Diego County Supervisors To Vote On $4.77 Billion Budget

May 4, 2012
CITY NEWS SERVICE

A proposed $4.77 billion spending plan for the 2012-13 fiscal year will be presented to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors next week.

San Diego Unified Announces Teachers Of The Year

May 4, 2012
CITY NEWS SERVICE

A former nurse, a high school dropout and a second-generation staff member were named today as the San Diego Unified School District's Teachers of the Year.

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Roundtable: Junior Seau, Daniel Chong, Blackout Report

May 4, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The death of Junior Seau by suicide left many asking why and what role the sport of professional football played, if any. UCSD student Daniel Chong's ordeal of deprivation while in DEA custody has infuriated legislators and made national news. And the federal government's report on the September, 2011, blackout names the usual suspect -- lack of communication.

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Iraq War Vet J.R. Martinez Is A New Dad (Video)

May 4, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

J.R. Martinez, the injured Iraq War veteran who gained a national following by winning "Dancing with the Stars" last year, is a new father. His girlfriend gave birth to their daughter Lauryn Anabelle this week.

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Congressman: San Onofre Must Be Safe To Restart

May 4, 2012
Associated Press

A California congressman says the San Onofre nuclear power plant won't resume operations until it's "absolutely safe." Dana Rohrabacher toured the plant on Thursday.

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Challenger's Challenge: Romney's Bid To Make News

May 4, 2012
Mara Liasson, NPR

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had been getting some attention for his critique that the president was politicizing the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. That is, until Obama flew to Afghanistan, signed an international agreement and addressed the troops and the nation.

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Anti-Obama Former Marine Suing Marine Corps (Video)

May 4, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Former Camp Pendleton Marine Gary Stein, who was kicked out of the Corps for writing anti-Obama Facebook posts, says he is suing the branch of the military in which he served for nine years.

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Designing A Hit Restaurant

May 4, 2012
By Angela Carone

Today’s foodie culture has everyone talking about food and where it comes from. But it’s not just the food that makes the dining experience special. It’s also the ambiance and design of a restaurant.

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Presidential Hopeful Ron Paul To Speak At UCSD Tonight

May 4, 2012
City News Service

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is scheduled to speak at a town hall at UC San Diego this evening.

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Seau's Family To Donate His Brain To Science

May 4, 2012
City News Service

The family of late former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau will be donating his brain to science to help determine whether repeated trauma suffered by football players leads to depression, it was reported today.

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San Diego Center Promotes Maternal Health And Infant Development

May 4, 2012
By Dwane Brown

The first center in California to focus solely on improving the health of mother and baby opened in San Diego this week.

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Students Arrive In San Diego After A Semester At Sea

May 4, 2012
By Tom Fudge

Students from around the country wrap up a trip around the world as they dock in San Diego harbor.

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Fault Line Study Near San Onofre Will Be Made Public

May 4, 2012
By Alison St John

A tentative ruling says Southern California Edison does not need the same independent review of earthquake studies near San Onofre as other studies involving Diablo Canyon, a nuclear power plant farther north. But scientists who will conduct the research say they plan to make the evidence public.

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Calls For Justice In Tasing Death At The Hands Of Border Agents

May 4, 2012
By Adrian Florido

Activists launched a national campaign asking the Justice Department to investigate the 2010 death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas.