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Stories for October 12, 2012

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Review: 'Smiley'

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

Michael Gallagher graduated from Torrey Pines High School and his first feature film, "Smiley" (opening October 12 at AMC Mission Valley Theaters) debuts this week after generating some buzz on the Internet.

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San Diego Home Sales, Prices Are Up

Oct. 12
By Erik Anderson

San Diego home prices hit a four-year high last month and home sales in the county ticked up.

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Most Registered Latino Voters Support ID Laws

Oct. 12
By Nick Blumberg

A study shows 71 percent of registered Latino voters support laws requiring voters to show an official photo ID at the ballot, compared to 77 percent of the general public.

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Muhammad: Legacy Of A Prophet

Oct. 12
By Jennifer Robinson

The film creates a detailed and intimate portrait of Muhammad, the man and the prophet. It takes viewers not only to ancient Middle Eastern sites where Muhammad's story unfolded, but into the homes, mosques and workplaces of some of America's seven million Muslims to discover the many ways in which they follow Muhammad's example.

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Chargers Avoid Blackout For Monday's Game

Oct. 12
City News Service

The Chargers avoided their second television blackout of the season when they announced today that they have all but sold out Monday night's game with Denver.

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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Canton, Texas - Part One

Oct. 12

Pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head out to Canton, Texas, home to First Monday Trade Days — a large outdoor monthly market with a mixture of antiques and new wares. The challenge to find authentic Mission Oak furniture amid the recently made crafts puts one picker up against the clock. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg injects quick wit and a collector’s know-how as the pickers scour the market for key finds, which include a pair of Knoll Chairs, a Bostrom Brady Surveying Tool and an antique document box.

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Local Website Caters To Independent Voters

Oct. 12
By Peggy Pico, Claire Trageser

Independent Voter Network, a website for "no-party preference" voters, launched in San Diego this year to provide election information.

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On The Navy's Birthday Eve, Bill Cosby Talks About Being A Sailor (Video)

Oct. 12
By Beth Ford Roth

World-renowned comedian Bill Cosby served in the Navy as a young man, and he credits his military experience with helping him succeed in the world of entertainment. In honor of its 237th birthday tomorrow, the Navy has released this video of "The Cos" showing his appreciation for his time in the service.

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Arizona Reptile Trafficker Sentenced

Oct. 12
By Michel Marizco

A federal judge has sentenced an Alabama man for trafficking in Gila monsters and other protected reptiles he would trap in Arizona.

USD Basketball Bribery Suspect Sentenced To 30 Years

Oct. 12
City News Service

A key defendant behind a conspiracy involving drug trafficking, the operation of a sports gambling ring and fixing USD men's basketball games was sentenced today to 30 months in federal prison.

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Live Webcast Available For Miramar Air Show

Oct. 12
By Beth Ford Roth

Today the Miramar Air Show kicks off a weekend full of events. For those of you who want to watch the action but can't make it to San Diego, the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System will provide a live webcast of the Miramar Air Show from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Upstairs Downstairs, Season 2: The Love That Pays The Price

Oct. 12
By Jennifer Robinson

In the second episode of season two, Lady Agnes catches the eye of charismatic American millionaire Caspar Landry, but as she and Sir Hallam look to their future, a tragic turn of events leaves their promised dreams, and a close family member, in jeopardy. Downstairs, Mrs. Thackeray makes a momentous decision that throws the running of 165 into chaos. Blanche and Mr. Amanjit continue to clash, until a heart-breaking cause compels them to reconsider their differences.

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Native Vote Could Make A Difference

Oct. 12
By Laurel Morales

Politically active Native Americans are organizing an effort to get voters on the reservation out to the polls. American Indians make up 5 percent of the population in Arizona, 10 percent in New Mexico, and could make a difference in a close election.

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Review: 'Sinister'

Oct. 12
By Beth Accomando

I was fortunate to see "Sinister" (opening October 12 throughout San Diego) in London at FrightFest in the glorious 1400 seat theater at Empire Cinemas.

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Prop 39 Takes Aim At State Tax Code

Oct. 12
By Erik Anderson

Proposition 39 aims to change state tax law to raise money for green jobs and the general fund. Critics call it a tax hike.

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Coast Guard Finds 3,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Floating Off San Diego Coast

Oct. 12
By Beth Ford Roth

A cutter crew from the U.S. Coast Guard recovered more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana floating in the Pacific Ocean - about 35 miles west of Mission Beach.

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PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: Season Two

Oct. 12

The second season of PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE dives deeper into both Mexico and the United States to explore some of the simple, approachable, mouth-watering dishes and ingredients that fuel host Pati Jinich's cuisine. This season, Pati visits her favorite south-of-the-border spots to uncover French twists on Mexican cooking, easy comfort food, fun birthday party treats, spicy tequila concoctions and hearty, back-to-basics meals. She marvels at the legendary floating gardens of Xochimilco, steps into the ring with lucha libre masked wrestlers, and ventures into the heart of the colonial city of Puebla, one of Mexico's culinary hubs, for a taste of the real Mexico.

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San Diego Home Prices Rise In September

Oct. 12
Associated Press

Southern California home prices posted a sixth straight annual increase last month as buying shifted to more expensive houses along the coast.

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Politicos, Journalists, Friends Remember Gloria Penner

Oct. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

Today's Midday Edition Roundtable is devoted to Gloria Penner, who died on October 6. Local politicians, journalists whose careers she impacted and former colleagues remember her persistence, preparation and high standards.

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Death of Okinawa Marine Sparks Investigation

Oct. 12
By Beth Ford Roth

The military is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Marine Pfc. Tray Olivas, 21, whose body was found on Okinawa. The Department of Defense so far has been mum on releasing any details regarding how and when Olivas was discovered.

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Biden And Ryan Tangle On Afghanistan Pullout

Oct. 12
Associated Press

Vice President Joe Biden says it's up to Afghanistan to take responsibility for its own security. Republican rival Paul Ryan said he doesn't want the United States to lose the gains achieved in its decade-long war there following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Miramar Air Show Takes Flight In San Diego

Oct. 12
City News Service

The annual Miramar Air Show begins today, featuring three days of death-defying aerial stunts, flight demonstrations by the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and ground displays of civilian and military aircraft.

Rain Moving Out, Warm Temperatures Returning

Oct. 12
City News Service

Just a few scattered showers lingered throughout San Diego County early today as the year's first fall storm slowly made its exit to the east.

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Debate Takeaways: A Duel Of Differences

Oct. 12
Alan Greenblatt, NPR

Vice President Joe Biden and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan rallied their respective bases; moderator Martha Raddatz held her own; insults flew; foreign policy dominated; and body language mattered.

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Orchestra Nova Contract Talks Devolve

Oct. 12
By Angela Carone

Orchestra Nova and the local musicians union have yet to sign a labor contract even though the first concert is just over a week away. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says talks have reached a particularly divisive point.

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San Diego Neighborhoods Needing Parks Caught In Catch-22

Oct. 12
By Megan Burks

Building parks in dense neighborhoods involves a Catch-22. The city won’t fully prioritize building a park unless it’s funded, but the city has kept the fees that generate money for parks in older communities low.

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Review: 'Here Comes The Boom'

Oct. 12
By Nate John

Kevin James has too much fun in his most recent comedy that delves into the growing phenomenon of mixed martial arts, "Here Comes The Boom" (opening October 12).