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Stories for October 1, 2012

Deferred Action Records Requests To San Diego Unified Higher Than Expected

Oct. 1, 2012
By Neiko Will

San Diego Unified staff has been busy handling transcript requests from immigrants looking to take advantage of the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. So busy, in fact, that the office designated for such requests will serve at least a month longer than originally expected.

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Family Of Woman Killed In Border Patrol Shooting Calls For Answers

Oct. 1, 2012
City News Service

The family of a mother of five fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last week in a South Bay neighborhood called on the federal agency today to provide a full explanation and justification for the lethal use of force.

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History Detectives: Vietnamese War Diary; Bootlegger's Notebook; Ince Ledger

Oct. 1, 2012

Can HISTORY DETECTIVES return the diary of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier to that veteran’s family? U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta takes part in the exchange. A notebook with recipes for large volumes of liquor makes an Indiana man wonder if his rich uncle earned money bootlegging during Prohibition. What can a ledger tell us about Hollywood’s treatment of Native-American actors? How did they earn their pay? Did producers treat them fairly?

San Diego Firefighters Endorse Filner For Mayor

Oct. 1, 2012
City News Service

The union representing San Diego city firefighters today endorsed the mayoral campaign of Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, over his opponent, Councilman Carl DeMaio.

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San Diego's Leading Economic Indicators Hold Steady In August

Oct. 1, 2012
By Erik Anderson

San Diego's Leading Economic Indicators held steady in August. The overall rating stayed the same as the month before.

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San Diego County Offers Free Depression Screenings

Oct. 1, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego County officials are trying to turn around a disturbing statistic: two-thirds of people who suffer from depression don't seek help.

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Very Excited Dog Reunites With Soldier Dad (Video)

Oct. 1, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Think about how happy your dog is when you come home from work. And you've only been gone a day. Now, multiply that times a thousand (roughly), and you'll be able to appreciate how happy a dog named Little Anne was to greet her soldier dad after months apart.

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California Governor Vetoes TRUST Act, Grants Licenses To Young Undocumented Immigrants

Oct. 1, 2012
By Adrian Florido

The TRUST Act would have limited cooperation between local police and federal agents to deport undocumented immigrants.

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Afghan Soldiers Learn How Not To Get Offended By U.S. Troops

Oct. 1, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The Afghan Defense Ministry has written up a pamphlet to guide its soldiers on American cultural practices that Afghans might find insulting, even if the intent of the U.S. service member isn't to offend. On the list of inadvertently offensive actions: winking, put feet on a desk, not hiding private parts in the shower, and blowing one's nose in public.

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Tuite Set For New Trial In Crowe Killing

Oct. 1, 2012
By Mark Sauer

After serving roughly half of a 17-year sentence for killing 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe, Richard Raymond Tuite is set to get a new trial in one of the San Diego region’s most notorious criminal cases.

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Nathan Fletcher Says Civility Can Be Restored To Politics

Oct. 1, 2012
By Alison St John, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

A community initiative on the importance of restoring respect and civility to our civil discourse takes place in San Diego this week.

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Special Forces Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Oct. 1, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Army Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens, 39, died September 28, in Wardak, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from enemy small arms fire, according to the Department of Defense. Stephens served as a Special Forces medical sergeant.

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Shakespeare Celebrity Sonnets

Oct. 1, 2012

The San Diego Shakespeare Society holds its annual Celebrity Sonnets on Monday, October 8 at the Old Globe. Listen to a sample of the sonnets to be read.

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US Military Deaths In Afghanistan Hit 2,000

Oct. 1, 2012
Associated Press

The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold reminder of the perils that remain after an 11-year conflict that now garners little public interest at home.

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High Court Won't Hear Wife's Appeal In San Diego Murder Case

Oct. 1, 2012
Associated Press

The Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of a former toxicologist convicted of poisoning her husband in a notorious San Diego murder case.

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Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Oct. 1, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Ian Copelan Wiseman, 28, was killed early Saturday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle and collided head-on with an automobile.

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City Council Clears Path For Convention Center Expansion

Oct. 1, 2012
James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE

Some of the last remaining hurdles in the path of the proposed $520 million San Diego Convention Center expansion project were cleared today in a series of votes by the City Council.

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California To Require Waiver For Unvaccinated Students

Oct. 1, 2012
Associated Press

Parents who don't have their children vaccinated will have to get a waiver from the doctor's office before enrolling their children in school under a new California law.

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Afghan Bomber Kills 14, Including 3 U.S. Troops

Oct. 1, 2012
Associated Press

A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed his bike into a joint Afghan-American patrol on Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people including three U.S. troops and their translator, officials said.

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Sale Of North County Times To U-T San Diego Closed Today

Oct. 1, 2012
City News Service

The $11.95 million-dollar sale of the Escondido-based North County Times to the company that owns U-T San Diego closed today.

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DeMaio, Filner Continue Attacks, Mudslinging In KPBS Debate

Oct. 1, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The two candidates to be San Diego’s next mayor continued their tradition of mudslinging and negativity in a debate Monday hosted by KPBS and San Diego State University’s School of Public Affairs.

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Editor Kent Davy To Leave North County Times

Oct. 1, 2012
By Alison St John

The editor of The North County Times, Kent Davy, will be leaving as a result of the purchase of the paper by U-T owner and San Diego developer Doug Manchester.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries On The Ballot In Four Cities

Oct. 1, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

Voters in four cities in San Diego County will decide in November whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.

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ArtPower And Horrible Imaginings Present Horror Film Festival

Oct. 1, 2012
By Beth Accomando

ArtPower and Horrible Imaginings join together for a pre-Halloween celebration of horror on film at UCSD's Price Theater tonight and tomorrow night.