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Stories for September 21, 2012

California Launches Online Voter Registration

Sept. 21
By Adrian Florido
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The new system aims to reach out to California's six million eligible citizens who are not registered to vote.

Calif. Job Growth Slows After Strong Spring

Sept. 21
Ben Adler, California Capitol Network

California added 12,000 jobs in August. That’s slightly ahead of the nation as a whole, but far short of how the state’s done in previous months.

Evacuation Orders Lifted, Julian Brush Fire's Spread Stopped

Sept. 21
By Claire Trageser and CHANNEL 10 NEWS
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Cal Fire lifted all evacuation orders in an area near Julian where a brush fire broke out Friday afternoon.

Great Performances At The Met: Wagner's Ring Cycle

Sept. 21
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Robert Lepage’s acclaimed new production of Wagner’s "Der Ring des Nibelungen" will air on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET. The operas include "Das Rheingold" (Sept. 23rd), "Die Walküre" (Sept. 30th), "Siegfried" (October 7th) and "Götterdämmerung" (October 14th).

Shuttle Endeavour Lands At Los Angeles Airport

Sept. 21
ALICIA CHANG, Associated Press
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Space shuttle Endeavour crisscrossed California Friday, looping over landmarks in a last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum.

San Diego's Unemployment Rate Falls To 9%

Sept. 21
City News Service

The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 9 percent, down from a revised 9.3 percent the previous month and lower than the 10.3 percent level of August 2011, the state Employment Development Department announced today.

American Masters: The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Sept. 21
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For much of the 20th century, Carl Sandburg was synonymous with the American experience, a spokesman on behalf of “the people.” Using his unique life — from impoverished beginnings on the Illinois prairie to the halls of Congress to The Ed Sullivan Show — as the basis for free-verse poetry, Sandburg became one of the most successful writers in the English language: a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, biographer (most notably of Abraham Lincoln), children’s storyteller, novelist and captivating performer. AMERICAN MASTERS provides a dynamic examination into the life, work and controversy surrounding Sandburg, exposing his radical politics and anarchist writing during WWI as well as the burgeoning resurgence of interest in him and his contributions.

Roundtable: City Council District 1, Mayor's Race, SDG&E vs. Ratepayers, Abandoned Property

Sept. 21
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Will the San Diego City Council lean right or left? Will the LGBT community warm up to Carl DeMaio? Will customers pay for SDG&E's wildfire costs? And will the city's new definition of abandoned property ease blight?

Market Warriors: Antiquing In Brimfield, Mass. - Part Two

Sept. 21
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In this episode, pickers Miller, John, Bob and Kevin head to one of the largest markets in the world, the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. There they scour the 16 fields of vendors in search of the best piece of art pottery. Some notable picks include a Rookwood vase and a painted blanket chest. One picker is drawn to an item that will bring great rewards, while another buys a forgery that will cause second-guessing.

Army Tests Body Armor Tailored For Female Soldiers

Sept. 21
Associated Press
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Female soldiers from Fort Campbell deploying to Afghanistan will field test the first Army body armor that is shorter and better tailored specifically to fit women’s physiques.

Panetta: U.S. Surge Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Sept. 21
Associated Press
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Nearly two years after President Barack Obama ordered 33,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to tamp down the escalating Taliban violence, the last of those surge troops have left the country, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday in Auckland, New Zealand.

First Disney Cruise Line Vessel Visits San Diego Today

Sept. 21
City News Service
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The 964-foot Disney Wonder is scheduled today to become the first Disney Cruise Line vessel to visit San Diego.

SeaWorld Appeals Ruling Barring Trainers In Water

Sept. 21
Associated Press
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SeaWorld is seeking to overturn a ruling by a federal commission that prevents its trainers from joining killer whales in the water during shows.

San Diego Filmmakers Hold Pitch Fest And Mixer

Sept. 21
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego is often treated like Hollywood's poor relation but area filmmakers are trying to change that. Two groups are joining forces to keep San Diego talent here.

San Diego Public Market Under Way

Sept. 21
By Angela Carone
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San Diego has joined the ranks of cities with a public market. Seattle has one, the historic Pike Place, and San Francisco has the Ferry Building. An indoor market with permanent food and produce vendors will open in San Diego next spring. The first phase is under way and open to the public.

Putting People With Disabilities To Work With Major Companies

Sept. 21
By Dwane Brown
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Toward Maximum Independence has helped people who are developmentally disabled with job placement and support services.