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Stories for October 11, 2012

Biden, Ryan At Each Other On Everything During VP Debate

Oct. 11
DAVID ESPOm Associated Press
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At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate

Lincoln Club Reverses Miller Endorsement, Switches Support To Amador

Oct. 11
By Ryann Grochowski
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A prominent pro-business political club reversed its endorsement of attorney, Jim Miller Jr., for a seat on the Superior Court bench after it discovered Miller had not been forthright about his credentials.

Mayoral Race Heats Up As Election Draws Near

Oct. 11
By Katie Orr and City News Service
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With about three and a half weeks to go until Election Day, the accusations are flying in the San Diego mayor’s race. Here’s a recap of this past week.

SeaWorld To Build New Entrance Shaped Like A Wave

Oct. 11
City News Service
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A planned transformation of the guest entrance at SeaWorld San Diego was approved today by the California Coastal Commission, which wrapped up two days of meetings in Oceanside.

Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan

Oct. 11
ALAN GREENBLATT, NPR
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It may be the undercard to the main event, but partisans on both sides are talking some trash ahead of the vice presidential debate tonight in Danville, Ky.

Navajo To Use Drones To Monitor Crops

Oct. 11
By Laurel Morales
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The Navajo Nation's farming enterprise plans to buy drones as early as next summer to help monitor its crops.

ICE Agents Round Up Pedicab Drivers In Gaslamp For Violating Student Visas

Oct. 11
City News Service
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Federal agents fanned out through the Gaslamp Quarter today and rounded up dozens of foreign nationals violating their student visas by working as pedicab drivers in the popular tourist district, authorities reported.

Scripps Scientists Find Rising Magma Causes 62-Mile Sombrero In South America

Oct. 11
City News Service
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A slow upward push of magma over the last two decades has caused a 62-mile-wide formation in the earth's crust in South America that's roughly in the shape of a sombrero, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said today.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Sauces

Oct. 11
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Martha Stewart, Emmy® Award-winning TV host, author and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, conducts a culinary master class for American home cooks each week. In this episode, join Martha as she teaches the classic sauces everyone should know how to make: hollandaise, béchamel, beurre blanc and marinara. Each of these easy, adaptable recipes offers a culinary lesson in flavor-building techniques, so viewers can learn to create other sauces in the same family.

Lightner Wants To Streamline San Diego's Graywater Policies

Oct. 11
By Katie Orr
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What if you could use the water from your washing machine to water your yard? A San Diego city councilwoman wants to make that easier.

Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: Breakfast Breads

Oct. 11
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In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Morning Buns. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of pancake mix. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for muffin tins. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make Morning Glory Muffins right at home.

Airlines Refuse To Transport Retired Military Dog (Video)

Oct. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army military dog handler Staff Sgt. Jordan Lee wants to adopt Jasper, the retired military pup he was supposed to work with in Afghanistan. The problem? No airline will fly Jasper to stay with Lee's cousin while the soldier is overseas. Because even though U.S. Army officials trusted Jasper enough to make him one of their own, several airlines have a ban against Jasper's breed.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month At Camp Pendleton

Oct. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Camp Pendleton is participating in the national campaign.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Rise And Shine Breakfast

Oct. 11
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Host Christopher Kimball discusses the science behind scrambled eggs with science expert Guy Crosby. Then, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect Scrambled Eggs. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the best toaster ovens in the Equipment Corner. Later, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make foolproof Cranberry Nut Muffins. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of peanut butter.

Former Navy Chief OK With Defense Budget Cuts

Oct. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The former chief of U.S Naval operations, Adm. Vern Clark, told a San Diego Military Advisory Council forum that he supports a post-war reduction in the Pentagon budget, according to the U-T San Diego.

Tijuana Innovadora 2012 To Showcase Region's Creativity, Innovation

Oct. 11
Midday Edition
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Tijuana is hosting a showcase of creativity and innovation for the world to see. It's called the Tijuana Innovadora 2012.

Proposition 33 Benefits Calif. Drivers With Insurance But Those With Lapsed Coverage Would Pay More

Oct. 11
Midday Edition
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Proposition 33 on the November ballot asks votes to change the way car insurance rates are calculated in California.

Weekend Preview: Michael McDonald, Metalachi And A Zombie Prom

Oct. 11
Midday Edition
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Metal mariachi, a zombie prom and the smooth vocal stylings of Michael McDonald. This weekend has it all.

San Diego City Schools Hit State Performance Target

Oct. 11
By Kyla Calvert and City News Service
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The state's index of school academic performance was released Thursday. San Diego City schools saw scores jump.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Radiohead

Oct. 11
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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, alt rock icon Radiohead takes the ACL stage. The band performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP "The King of Limbs."

Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group Arrives In Timor-Leste

Oct. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The San Diego-based Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, along with Camp Pendleton's 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrived in the country of Timor-Leste on Wednesday. The Peleliu ARG is teaming up with Timor-Leste Defense Forces to take part in Exercise Crocodilo, a week-long exercise that involves everything from jungle warfare to police training.

US Sends Forces To Jordan As Check On Syria

Oct. 11
Associated Press
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The United States has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria's civil war escalates, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, reflecting U.S. concerns about the conflict spilling over allies' borders and about the security of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

Team Obama Hopes Veep Debate Halts GOP Momentum

Oct. 11
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Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff.

Fiscal Cliff Could Hit Civilian Pentagon Workers First

Oct. 11
Tamara Keith, NPR
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Unless Congress acts, the Defense Department faces some $55 billion in cuts after the first of the year.

Sailor Based In California Dies In Spain

Oct. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Navy Culinary Specialist First Class Milton W. Brown, 28, died August 4th in Rota, Spain, according to the Department of Defense.

Rain Won't Dampen Wildfire Threat As Santa Ana Wind Season Approaches

Oct. 11
By Susan Murphy
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The first storm of the season has arrived to San Diego, bringing scattered thunder showers and significantly cooler temperatures. But the rain won’t be enough to impact the critical fire fuel levels as we approach the peak season for Santa Ana winds.

New Meals On Wheels Kitchen Needs Volunteers

Oct. 11
By Dwane Brown
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After three months of construction, Meals on Wheels' new commercial kitchen in Old Town is up and running.

California Universities Team Up To Put Nonpartisan Voter Guide Online

Oct. 11
By Erik Anderson
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Four major California universities and a prominent civic engagement group are hoping to engage California voters before the November election.