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Stories for September 11, 2012

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College Students And Military Vets Remember September 11

Sept. 11, 2012
By Dwane Brown

September 11 was a day of reflection and remembrance on college campuses around San Diego.

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Meatball The Bear Will Not Be Moved To Colorado, Could Remain In Alpine

Sept. 11, 2012
City News Service

The state Department of Fish and Game confirmed today that "Meatball,'' a 400-pound black bear captured in Los Angeles County and being cared for in the San Diego County foothills community of Alpine, will not be moved to Colorado.

Police Will Not Reopen Coronado Mansion Death Investigation

Sept. 11, 2012
City News Service

Police will not reopen their investigation into the death of a 6-year-old boy at his father's Coronado vacation estate 14 months ago -- a fatality officially deemed an accident -- despite purported evidence that the boy was the victim of homicide, authorities announced today.

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Pacific Beach Firehouse's 9/11 Memorial Vandalized

Sept. 11, 2012
City News Service

City firefighters reacted with "shock'' today to an early-morning act of vandalism that damaged a 9/11 memorial outside a Pacific Beach firehouse on the 11th anniversary of the catastrophic East Coast terror strikes.

California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Timber Tax Bill

Sept. 11, 2012
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

California Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation that would impose a one percent tax on lumber products and limit legal damages landowners pay for starting wildfires.

California August Revenues Are Up

Sept. 11, 2012
Amy Quinton, California Capitol Network

The California State Controller’s Office reports August revenues are $434 million dollars above projections. That’s a big improvement from last month.

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Escondido Man Wins Nation's Largest Tuna Tourney

Sept. 11, 2012
By Deb Welsh

A North County man reels in a first place tuna challenge win.

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Proposed Changes To San Onofre's Decommissioning Fund

Sept. 11, 2012
By Alison St John

Ratepayer advocates are concerned about proposed changes to a fund that would pay to decommission the San Onofre nuclear power plant at the end of its life.

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Panetta: Ex-Navy SEAL Broke Promise He Made To Country (Video)

Sept. 11, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta spoke out against the ex-Navy SEAL who wrote a book about taking down the man who was responsible for the terrorist attacks.

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Suspected Suicide At Camp Pendleton Golf Course

Sept. 11, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

A death this morning at Marine Memorial Golf Course on Camp Pendleton was an apparent suicide, according to base officials.

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Mayo Clinic Suggests Ways To Combat Military Suicide Epidemic

Sept. 11, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

A suicide prevention expert at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic has released a list of ways he believes the military can combat the epidemic of suicide within its ranks.

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DOC MARTIN: Season 4

Sept. 11, 2012
By Jennifer Robinson

Doc Martin continues to deal with the strange cases and stranger personalities of Portwenn including the strange death of a local sheep farmer; a paranoid and constipated school headmaster; a visitor with a rare genetic disease; and the unexpected pregnancy.

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Alzheimer's Disease-Support And San Diego Research

Sept. 11, 2012
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

More than 60,000 people in San Diego county are dealing with Alzheimer's disease. We look at support and resources available for families as a caregiver conference is held this weekend.

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It's Official: U-T San Diego Is Buying North County Times

Sept. 11, 2012
By Erik Anderson, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico and City News Service

The owners of U-T San Diego announced today that they are purchasing the North County Times.

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Five U.S. Marines Committed Suicide In August

Sept. 11, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

Five U.S. Marines killed themselves in August, according to the Marine and Family Programs Suicide Prevention Program Update. The report finds at least 39 Marines have committed suicide so far in 2012 - seven more than the total number of Marine suicides in 2011.

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Learn To Play Guitar In A Day!

Sept. 11, 2012

Guitar teacher, Marlene Hutchinson explains her simple method of guitar playing that has helped thousands of busy adults learn to play in just one day. She discuss chords, music theory, strumming techniques, tempo and timing. She also demonstrates how to properly tune your guitar.

San Diego Supervisors Vote To Tighten Security On Flight Training

Sept. 11, 2012
City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider today supporting federal legislation to tighten scrutiny on foreign nationals who attempt to receive flight training in the United States.

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11th Anniversary Ceremony Of 9/11 Begins In NY

Sept. 11, 2012
Associated Press

Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

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On 9/11, USS New York Sailors Remember Those Lost (Video)

Sept. 11, 2012
By Beth Ford Roth

The Sailors and Marines who make up the crew of the USS New York - a ship built with salvaged steel from the World Trade Center - talk about what it's like to work aboard a ship named in honor of the 9/11 victims.

San Diego Remembers 9/11

Sept. 11, 2012
City News Service

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and local colleges will hold events today to observe the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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UT San Diego Offers Political Candidates Tips

Sept. 11, 2012
By Alison St John

U-T San Diego is inviting political candidates into its offices this week to offer tips on how to get their message across. But the invitations are not quite the same for all candidates.

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San Diego Sees Chance To Bolster Land Preservation

Sept. 11, 2012
By Tom Fudge

The California Legislature passes a bill allowing San Diego to boost the number of acres that are off-limits to developers.

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For Most Students 9/11 Is History Lesson, Not Memory

Sept. 11, 2012
By Kyla Calvert

Most American adults still have visceral memories from the morning of September 11, 2001. But for most San Diego school children, the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. are something they hear about in history class.