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Stories for October 19, 2012

Supporters Of GMO Labeling Call 'No On 37' Campaign Mailers 'Criminal'

Oct. 19
By Claire Trageser
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The "Yes" side on Proposition 37 called for a criminal investigation of one of the "No" side's campaign mailers.

Southern California Teen Denied Entry Back Into The U.S.

Oct. 19
By John Rosman
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After growing up illegally in the U.S., a Southern California teenager is adjusting to her new life in Tijuana.

California Unemployment Rate Drops; Job Growth Still Weak

Oct. 19
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network
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California’s unemployment rate decreased for September from 10-point-six percent to 10-point-two percent. But economists say job growth is still anemic.

Monday Is Last Day To Register To Vote

Oct. 19
City News Service
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Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election, county officials said today.

Cuban Missile Crisis - Three Men Go To War

Oct. 19
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Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters — Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev — and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: The Man Who Saved The World

Oct. 19
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This intimate and intense film explores the dramatic and little-known events that unfolded inside a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, Vasili Arkhipov, an officer aboard the submarine, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo, thus averting disaster. The program combines tense drama with eyewitness accounts and expert testimony about a critical event during the Cold War.

County Unemployment Rate Falls Again, Job Gains In Most Sectors

Oct. 19
City News Service
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The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 8.4 percent, down from a revised 9 percent the previous month and 9.9 percent in the year-ago period, the state Employment Development Department reported today.

FRONTLINE: Climate Of Doubt

Oct. 19
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Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What’s behind this reversal?

SD City Hall Gives Mixed Signals On Land Preservation

Oct. 19
By Tom Fudge
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San Diego conservationists say the city might be blowing its chance to preserve thousands of acres of open space.

Masterpiece Classic: Upstairs Downstairs, Series 2 - A Perfect Specimen Of Womanhood

Oct. 19
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In the third episode of season two, Blanche comes face-to-face with her former lover when a scandalous novel is published; when the passion between the pair reignites, she begins to consider a life away from Eaton Place. Downstairs, Beryl’s decision to take a stand causes serious disruptions in the running of the house until a familiar face offers wise words. Meanwhile, when Lady Persie reveals a shocking secret to Sir Hallam, the pair becomes ever closer as Persie is forced to make a life-changing decision about her future.

Roundtable: Navy/Broadway; Orchestra Nova; Bilbray/Peters; Lightner/Ellis

Oct. 19
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The Navy's waterfront project gets a go-ahead; Jung Ho Pak leaves Orchestra Nova behind. Brian Bilbray and Scott Peters turn on each other; Sherri Lightner and Ray Ellis take it to the wire.

ACLU Wants Veterans' Group Removed From Mt. Soledad Cross Case

Oct. 19
Associated Press
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The American Civil Liberties Union says a veterans' organization should have no say in legal talks over how to modify a war memorial cross that is located on federal land.

The Third-Party Factor: Will 2012 Look Like 2000?

Oct. 19
Mara Liasson, NPR
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Third-party candidates could tip the presidential race, as Ralph Nader did in Florida in 2000.

San Diego Man Arrested For Porn May Be Linked To NY Bomb Plot

Oct. 19
City News Service
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A San Diego man pleaded not guilty today to child pornography charges filed by federal prosecutors, who declined to comment on media reports suggesting he's linked to the suspect in the Federal Reserve bomb plot in New York City.

Legal Community Rallies Around 'Well-Qualified' Judicial Candidate

Oct. 19
By Ryann Grochowski
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About a dozen lawyers and retired judges asked voters to consider the county bar's ratings in November's judicial election. Robert Amador is the only candidate with a "well-qualified" rating.

Review: 'Tai Chi Zero'

Oct. 19
By Beth Accomando
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After "The Raid Redemption" earlier this year, all Asian action films seem somehow tame. Among the new releases is "Tai Chi Zero" (opening October 19 at AMC Mission Valley Theaters), the first film in a planned epic trilogy.

Festival Highlight: Women Who Kick Ass Marathon

Oct. 19
By Beth Accomando
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Women kick ass in this month's genre film marathon sponsored by FilmOut San Diego on Saturday at the Birch North Park Theater.