Stories for October 1, 2012
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.
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?
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.
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.
The $11.95 million-dollar sale of the Escondido-based North County Times to the company that owns U-T San Diego closed today.