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Stories for October 23, 2012

Angel Faces Provides Healing Retreats For Girls With Burn Injuries

Oct. 23
By Dwane Brown
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Angels Faces is described as a soft place to fall and a solid foundation for growth for girls with severe burn trauma.

California Senate Candidates Differ On Water, Health Care, Budget Cuts

Oct. 23
Midday Edition
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Elizabeth Emken and Dianne Feinstein, the two California candidates for U.S. Senate, talk to KPBS.

California Voter Registration Likely to Hit Record High

Oct. 23
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

California’s Secretary of State says voter registration for the November election could reach a record high.

Mexico And The Debate: Perhaps The Policy Isn't Foreign

Oct. 23
By David Martin Davies
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Mexico's issues are so tightly intertwined with domestic issues, it can be tough to separate the two.

Brown Brings Yes On 30 Message Back To San Diego

Oct. 23
By Kyla Calvert
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Governor Jerry Brown was in San Diego Tuesday to promote Proposition 30.

Many Calif. Small Businesses Wary of Brown's Prop 30

Oct. 23
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

Small business groups in California are some of the leading opponents of Governor Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative. But the vast majority of California small businesses make less than the $250,000 a year income that would be subject to Prop 30.

Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize

Oct. 23
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This special celebrates beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., some of the biggest names in comedy salute the 15th recipient of the humor prize.

Two Camp Pendleton Marines Arrested For Alleged Vandalism

Oct. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Two Camp Pendleton Marines were arrested for allegedly shooting out the windows of several Laguna Beach businesses and vehicles this past weekend.

Brown Endorses Filner In San Diego Mayor's Race

Oct. 23
By Katie Orr
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California Governor Jerry Brown said he thinks Congressman Bob Filner can handle the job of mayor.

Airmen In The Running To Compete On Jeopardy!

Oct. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Five members of the U.S. Air Force have made the qualifying pool to compete in the first-ever military tournament for the game show Jeopardy! And Alex Trebek was there to help with the audition.

San Diego Will Have Budget Surpluses Over 5 Years, Council Says

Oct. 23
City News Service

The city of San Diego will have budget surpluses over the next five fiscal years, but some uncertainties cloud the picture, according to a report to be presented tomorrow to the City Council's Budget Committee.

Navajo Nation To Preserve Dinosaur Tracks

Oct. 23
By Laurel Morales
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For decades the Haskie family has taken tourists to see dinosaur tracks and fossils on their land outside of Tuba City. Now the Navajo Nation plans to preserve them.

USS Cole Bombing Suspect Ordered To Appear In Court

Oct. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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The protests of accused USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri have been ignored by a tribunal judge, who ordered the alleged terrorist to appear in court Wednesday despite his failure to appear today. The trial is taking place at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Lifeguard Rescued Illegal Immigrant From Drainpipe, Wins National Valor Award

Oct. 23
City News Service
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A city of San Diego lifeguard who rescued a suspected illegal immigrant from a Tijuana River Valley drainpipe during a flood received a national award for valor at today's City Council meeting.

San Diego Real Estate Looking Less Anemic

Oct. 23
Midday Edition
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Short sales are up, and default notices are down in San Diego. Can we see a rebound for real estate around the corner, or will real improvement prove elusive?

Write-In Option On San Diego Ballot A Mistake

Oct. 23
By Katie Orr
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A mistake on the ballot for the City of San Diego may lead voters to believe they have more options than they actually do.

Arlington National Cemetery Releases New Gravesite Finder App

Oct. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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Arlington National Cemetery has released a new smart phone application that gives visitors an easier way to find gravesites and learn more about Arlington's history.

San Diego Aims To Have Fewer Parking Spaces And More Affordable Housing

Oct. 23
By Tom Fudge
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The San Diego City Council will require less parking for affordable housing developments to reduce costs and encourage alternative transportation.

Navy Commander In Okinawa Apologizes For Alleged Rape

Oct. 23
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Japan, Rear Adm. Dan Cloyd, apologized to the people of Okinawa for the alleged rape of a Japanese woman by two Navy sailors on October 16.

Review: 'Cloud Atlas'

Oct. 23
By Nathan John
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The minds that brought us the "Matrix" films brings another epic, "Cloud Atlas." And yes, you'll have to see it more than once. (Opens everywhere October 26.) Check out the audio review!

San Onofre Nuclear Plant To Sound Alarms For Annual Test

Oct. 23
City News Service

Fifty sirens will sound in the communities around the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Wednesday as part of an annual test, plant operators announced today.

Marine Officers Offer Voting Help At Camp Pendleton

Oct. 23
Cpl. Joshua Young
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The deadline to register to vote and mail in absentee ballots is fast approaching. The Friday before an election is the last possible day to apply for an absentee ballot. Each battalion in the Marine Corps has a voting representative. The voting officer’s job is to ensure Marines know how to vote and have the opportunity to do so.

Where Was Mexico In Last Night's Debate?

Oct. 23
By John Rosman
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Mexico was not mentioned in last night's presidential debate on foreign policy. Here are three topics we wish they covered.

Horses And Bayonets And The Presidential Debate

Oct. 23
Associated Press
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Pouncing with gusto, Obama gave Romney little quarter over the GOP rival's repeated criticism that the U.S. Navy is too small and has fewer ships than it did in 1916. "Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets," Obama said, painting Romney as out of touch and arguing the nature of America's military has changed. "We have these things called 'aircraft carriers,' and planes land on them."

Hydrogen Leak Stopped At San Onofre Nuclear Plant

Oct. 23
City News Service
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Crews have repaired a pipe that leaked flammable hydrogen gas at the San Onofre nuclear power plant and officials say there was no danger to the public.

Manchester's Foray Into Journalism Elicits Praise And Worry

Oct. 23
By Amita Sharma
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U-T San Diego reporters and former staffers complain that Doug Manchester's boosterism and strident editorials are dimming the paper's heft.

Debate Takeaways: Little Daylight Between Obama, Romney

Oct. 23
Alan Greenblatt, NPR
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The two presidential candidates pursued different strategies Monday night. Obama was consistently on the attack regarding matters both foreign and domestic. Romney sought to appear presidential and avoid any inference that he was eager for war.