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Stories for October 18, 2012

Southwest Students Urged To Aim High By UC Schools

Oct. 18
By Kyla Calvert
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University of California chancellors are spreading the message that any state student can prepare to attend a UC school.

San Diego Law Enforcement Defends Death Penalty

Oct. 18
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego District Attorney, police groups and victims' family members urged voters to defeat Proposition 34, which would repeal the death penalty in California.

U-T Owner Manchester Shows Interest In Tribune Company

Oct. 18
By Amita Sharma
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Hotelier and U-T San Diego owner Doug Manchester wants to buy the Tribune Company, which owns the Los Angeles Times.

Brown Won't Rule Out Future Budget Cuts if Prop 30 Passes

Oct. 18
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown is vowing to veto any attempts to reverse automatic education cuts if his November tax initiative fails. But he tells Capital Public Radio that budget cuts may still be necessary next year even if Proposition 30 passes.

Basketball Game On USS Midway Will Go On

Oct. 18
City News Service
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A planned men's college basketball game aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum had appeared in danger of being scrapped earlier this month, but now has a title sponsor, San Diego State University announced today.

Filner Releases Jobs Plan For San Diego

Oct. 18
By Katie Orr
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San Diego’s economy and how to improve it have been major topics of discussion during the race to be San Diego’s next mayor. The latest jobs plan was released today.

Review: 'Evil Dead: The Musical'

Oct. 18
By Beth Accomando
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Listen up all you primitive screwheads, The Terror on Tenth kicks off tonight with "Evil Dead The Musical" performed by Theater Alive.

Pentagon Releases Statement On Alleged Rape In Okinawa

Oct. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Japanese woman has accused two members of the U.S. Navy of raping her on October 16 in Okinawa. The Department of Defense released a statement today saying the U.S. military is cooperating fully with the investigation into the alleged assault.

Sea Lion Shot In The Eye Recovering At SeaWorld

Oct. 18
City News Service

A sea lion struck in the eye by a shotgun blast is recovering at SeaWorld San Diego, park officials said today.

New 'Second Skin' Military Uniform Would Guard Against Chemical Attack

Oct. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California is working to develop a new, highly breathable material to be used for military uniforms that would protect the wearer against biological and chemical agents.

MARTHA STEWART'S COOKING SCHOOL: Vegetables

Oct. 18
By Jennifer Robinson
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Everyone knows the importance of eating vegetables, but many home cooks avoid cooking them simply because they don’t know how. In this episode, Martha shares her favorite methods for preparing vegetables so that they retain their delicious flavors, bright colors, and nutritional properties, offering quick, easy-to-follow recipes and tips. Viewers learn how to make simple vegetable side dishes, including steamed spinach, sautéed broccoli rabe, roasted cauliflower “steaks,” brown sugar-glazed carrots, sautéed sugar snap peas and shelled peas with mint and lemony kale salad.

Candidates In District 3 Supervisors Race Face Off

Oct. 18
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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County Supervisor candidates Steve Danon and Dave Roberts explain what they hope to bring to the board if elected.

Stop-Loss Pay Deadline Fast Approaching

Oct. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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The deadline for veterans and active-duty service members to apply for retroactive stop-loss pay is October 21. The Department of Defense estimates the average benefit owed to those who've served is $3,700.

DHS To Investigate Use Of Force By Border Patrol

Oct. 18
By Adrian Florido
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The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing border patrol use of force guidelines. The move is prompted by an increase in deaths in recent years.

New Pew Study Explores Link Between Religion And Politics In Latinos' Lives

Oct. 18
By Laurel Morales, John Rosman
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More than half of the country’s Latinos favor allowing same-sex marriage, according to a recent poll by the Pew Hispanic Center.

Former 29 Palms Marine Pushes Surprising Write-In Candidate For President

Oct. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Former Twentynine Palms Marine Matthew Majors has started campaigning for a presidential candidate most civilians have never heard of. In fact, the man Majors is supporting isn't even running for president. But Majors believes Gen. James Mattis, the head of U.S. Central Command, would be a superior leader to both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

AP Source: Obama Was Considered Potential Target

Oct. 18
Associated Press
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A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Barack Obama before settling on a car bomb attack on The Federal Reserve in New York City, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

US And Israel To Begin Largest Ever Joint Military Exercise

Oct. 18
Associated Press
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U.S. and Israeli generals say they are embarking on the largest exercise in their long military relationship. The air defense drill planned for late this month will involve 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israeli forces.

Judge Won't Stop $1.2 Billion San Diego Project

Oct. 18
Associated Press
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A $1.2 billion Navy redevelopment project on San Diego's waterfront has survived a court challenge that argued it didn't properly address the issue of terrorism.

Midday Movies: Horrible Imaginings

Oct. 18
Midday Edition
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A new addition to Midday Edition, the Midday Movies. First up, with Halloween just around the corner, prepare for something scary at the Horrible Imaginings Art Show and Film Festival.

San Diego's Housing Market Among Least Affordable In U.S.

Oct. 18
By Erik Anderson
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A new report out this week finds San Diego's housing market is among the least affordable in the nation.

Great California Shakeout Prepares San Diegans For The Big One

Oct. 18
City News Service

Preparing for "the big one'' will be the goal of a statewide earthquake drill today, when San Diego-area government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations will stop everything for a minute so participants can "drop, cover and hold on.''

Climate Politics: It's Laugh Lines Vs. 'Not A Joke'

Oct. 18
Richard Harris, NPR
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Stymied by Congress early on in his term while trying to advance his climate policies, President Obama has resorted to taking incremental actions that don't need congressional approval. Mitt Romney doesn't mention climate change in his energy plan, and favors cheap energy sources like coal.