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Stories for September 10, 2012

Online Shopping Is About To Get A Little More Expensive in California

Sept. 10, 2012
By Deb Welsh, Marissa Cabrera

Big internet retailers like Amazon are making big moves that may affect your pocketbook.

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Defense Secretary In Shanksville, PA To Honor United Flight 93 Heroes (Video)

Sept. 10, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta traveled to Shanksville, Pennsylvania today to pay homage to the passengers and crew of United Flight 93, who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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USS Milius To Return To San Diego On September 11

Sept. 10, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The USS Milius is slated to return home to Naval Base San Diego on September 11. The guided-missile destroyer has been on an eight-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.

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Triple-Amputee Veteran Gets Keys To Temecula 'Smart Home' on Sept. 11 (Video)

Sept. 10, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Former Camp Pendleton Marine Cpl. Juan Dominguez, who lost three limbs when he stepped on a buried bomb in Afghanistan in 2010, will get the keys to his customized "smart home" in Temecula on September 11.

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Panda Tales

Sept. 10, 2012

Go behind-the-scenes at the San Diego Zoo for a rare look at the first year of life of a baby giant panda. Zhen Zhen captivates visitors at the Zoo with her antics and charm, but she also represents hope for the future of this endangered species. "Panda Tales" combines music and fun scenes of the baby panda growing up with the science behind panda conservation efforts.

Report: UT-San Diego Buys NC Times

Sept. 10, 2012
By KPBS Staff

A report in the San Diego Business Journal says UT-San Diego has purchased the North County Times; UT owners deny deal is done.

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UCSD Study Shows MRIs Could Predict Heavy Drinking

Sept. 10, 2012
By Kenny Goldberg

UC San Diego researchers have identified a link between brain activity and tendency toward alcohol abuse.

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Wayne Kramer And Chuck D At San Diego Music Thing

Sept. 10, 2012
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

A host of music industry professionals will be gathering in North Park this weekend to hold conversations and workshops with local musicians at the San Diego Music Thing. And, as you might imagine, there will also be lots and lots of music.

Calif. Faces Shortage Of Schoolteachers

Sept. 10, 2012
Associated Press

A new report says California faces a dire shortage of schoolteachers as the number of college students in teacher-training programs has dropped by half during the past decade.

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Prince Harry Puts El Centro Training To Use In Afghanistan (Video)

Sept. 10, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Prince Harry has been deployed to Afghanistan - where he'll be putting the Apache helicopter training he got at Naval Air Facility El Centro to use. And just four days into his deployment, the Taliban is already threatening to kidnap or kill Capt. Harry Wales.

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Farmers' Market Opens In Barrio Logan

Sept. 10, 2012
By Neiko Will

The San Diego Public Market is scheduled to open this week on a limited basis. It's phase-one of a larger project to transform industrial space in Barrio Logan into a community hub and tourist attraction.

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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed In Helicopter Crash ID'ed

Sept. 10, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The two members of the U.S. Army killed last week when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan were, according to the Department of Defense, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jose L. Montenegro Jr., 31, of Houston, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas.

Forecasters Warn Of Scattered Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding

Sept. 10, 2012
City News Service

Monsoonal moisture and daytime heating will bring scattered thunderstorms to most parts of San Diego County today, posing a threat of flash flooding, forecasters said.

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Navy Broadway Project Challenged In Federal Court

Sept. 10, 2012
By Alison St John

A community group that wants to see more public space on San Diego’s waterfront will appear in federal court Monday to challenge a major development on the downtown waterfront. The Navy Broadway project includes a new headquarters for the Navy's Southwest Region

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Powdered Eggs And Illegal Border Crossings: NAFTA And Migration

Sept. 10, 2012
By Devin Browne

In the early 1990s, President Bill Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement would create such great jobs in Mexico that Mexicans wouldn’t need to illegally immigrate here. But in the two decades since, the number of people living here illegally has nearly quadrupled.

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Lower Birth Weights Linked To Wildfire Smoke

Sept. 10, 2012
By Peggy Pico

A new study finds pregnant women exposed to smoke during Southern California’s 2003 wildfires had newborns with slightly lower birth weights than normal.

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Video: Batton Lash's Pre-Release Party for New 'Supernatural Law' Book

Sept. 10, 2012
By Beth Accomando

Yesterday, Comickaze hosted a pre-release party for San Diego-based artist and writer Batton Lash, who signed copies of his new "Supernatural Law" book, "The Monsters Meet at Court Street." Check out the video.

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City Heights Looks For A Place To Skate

Sept. 10, 2012
By Tom Fudge

A neighborhood eyes the obstacles to getting skaters off the street and into the skatepark of their dreams.