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Stories for April 11, 2013

Trial Over Pension Lawsuit Delayed Until July

April 11
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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Trial for a lawsuit that Mayor Bob Filner wants the City of San Diego to drop has been postponed from next month to July, the San Diego City Employees Retirement System announced today.

Near Libby Lake, Neighborhood Services Are Few

April 11
By Alison St John
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The community near Oceanside’s Libby Lake, where two teens were shot dead last month, is rallying to keep children off the street after dark. But resources to help them are limited.

Video: San Diego Derby Dolls

April 11
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The San Diego Derby Dolls provide the inspiration for the new play "Derbywise" (running through April 27 at the 10th Avenue Theater) from Circle Circle dot dot. Take a visit with us to the Dollhouse to get to know the real players before checking out the play.

Dumanis to Run for DA Again, Possible Challenger Files

April 11
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Bonnie Dumanis confirmed today that she plans to seek a fourth term as San Diego County's top prosecutor, while a veteran lawyer filed papers that will allow him to explore whether to become her first challenger.

HungerU Exhibit Visits SDSU To Raise Awareness About World Hunger

April 11
By Susan Murphy
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A 40-foot-long mobile exhibit rolled onto San Diego State University on Thursday to educate students about world hunger and modern agriculture.

Veterans Court Study Proves Encouraging for Organizers

April 11
Rick Rogers
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Early results in a report on the first two years of the San Diego Veterans Treatment Review Calendar — better known as the Veterans Court — are encouraging.

Hillcrest's Blaine Avenue Now Harvey Milk Street

April 11
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The two-block roadway in Hillcrest formerly known as Blaine Avenue became Harvey Milk Street today upon completion of a nearly one-year transition period, according to City Council President Todd Gloria.

Commandant to Marines: 'Period of Austerity has Just Begun'

April 11
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Under the looming shadow of sequestration cuts, the Marine Corps' top officer delivered a dire message to Marines, sailors and civilians.

Fair Or Foul? Pigeon Shoots Ruffle Feathers In Pennsylvania

April 11
Elizabeth Fiedler / NPR
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Animal rights activists are hoping for change in Pennsylvania, where they're fighting to end a tradition: live pigeon shoots. At the events, shooters compete to hit birds that are launched into the air.

Looking To Broaden Appeal, RNC Heads To Hollywood

April 11
Kirk Siegler / NPR
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The Republican National Committee is holding its spring meeting in the Democratic stronghold of Hollywood this week -- part of an effort to broaden the party's appeal.

Antiques Roadshow: Cincinnati, Ohio - Hour Three

April 11
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW explores the craftsmanship of Cincinnati carved furniture. Then, it’s off to the races with a trophy from the 1908 Belmont Stakes and an early 20th-century toy horse and buggy, to highlight just a few discoveries. Others include a French advertising poster and an impressive bust of Abraham Lincoln, valued at $5,000-$7,000.

Seniors In The South Are More Apt To Be Prescribed Risky Drugs

April 11
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Health care types have spent years trying to make the point that seniors are being prescribed medications are unnecessary and dangerous. But the message hasn't really sunk in.

Notes On A Sex Scandal: Rebounding From Disgrace

April 11
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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It's comeback season for public figures who have been disgraced by their own sex lives.

Stephen Hawking to Attend Benefactor's Memorial in San Diego

April 11
By Betsy Galchutt
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Internationally renowned physicist Stephen Hawking will be in San Diego this Saturday to plant a tree at the Chinese Bilingual Preschool in memory of his close friend and benefactor, Dennis Avery.

Mother Of George Zimmerman Accuses Media Of 'False Narrative'

April 11
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The mother of George Zimmerman, who was arrested a year ago in connection with the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has issued a letter proclaiming her son's innocence and decrying the media's "false narrative" about the fatal shooting.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Stewing

April 11
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Though they taste robust, hearty stews are generally made with inexpensive cuts of meat and require little hands-on prep time. Martha walks the viewer through the basic elements of making a stew and shares recipes for three classics: beef stew, veal stew, and coq au vin, a famously rich bistro favorite.

Air Force Restores Tuition Assistance Program

April 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The U.S. Air Force has restored its Tuition Assistance program, just a few hours after the Army restored enrollment in its program. The Marine Corps is the only branch of the service still suspending enrollment in Tuition Assistance for its members.

CA Senator Blasts Gov't Agency Overseeing San Onofre

April 11
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As the government agency that regulates San Onofre issues a preliminary ruling on restarting the plant at reduced power, a California Senator calls the move "dangerous and premature." And ratepayers want to know: who is picking up the tab?

Help For Procrastinators: Last-Minute Tax Tips

April 11
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Still haven't filed your 2012 income tax returns? Are you confused about a particular element of your federal tax return? What are some of the new tax laws that you should be aware of? IRS Spokesman Raphael Tulino answers your questions about what you should know before filing your tax returns.

Dad Of Road Rage Marine Says Son Is In Counseling (Video)

April 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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The father of a Camp Pendleton Marine whose road rage was caught on video has talked to television program "Inside Edition." Dr. Peter Brightman says the incident has prompted his son to seek counseling for post-traumatic stress.

Guts With Michael Mosley

April 11
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Join British journalist and physician Michael Mosley to uncover the secret life of the human digestive tract in this eye-opening and detailed exploration of a part of the body we seldom see. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state-of-the-art “camera pill” he swallows at the start of the film, Mosley takes viewers on a remarkable journey, revealing his innards as they digest his food. At each stage, he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that occur without conscious effort. Enter the strange and mysterious world of the human stomach!

Hotel Magnate Bill Marriott On Life's Lessons

April 11
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In the 1920s, a man passing through Washington D.C. on travel noticed something about that city in September. It was sweltering. There were few places to seek relief. He figured you could make a lot of money selling ice-cold drinks.

Watch Live Stream Of Medal Of Honor Ceremony For Korean War Chaplain (Video)

April 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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President Barack Obama today will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, a Catholic priest, who died as a prisoner of war in what is now North Korea. Home Post will air the live stream of the ceremony.

Ryan Says He's 'Cautiously Optimistic' On A Bipartisan Budget Deal

April 11
Scott Neuman / NPR
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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells NPR that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a budget deal can be reached with the White House.

Weekend Preview: Righteous Exploits, Stay Strange and The Big Read

April 11
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Things are getting experimental this weekend in the form of a spoken word performance, a live music series, a Tijuana excursion and some heavy reading.

Gun Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate

April 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The first national gun control legislation since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is going to be debated on the floor of the Senate and appears headed to vote sometime next week.

Servicemembers Tightening Family Budgets In Face Of Military Budget Cuts

April 11
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Editor's note: The following analysis comes from a First Command Financial Behaviors Index release.

Proposed Defense Budget Calls For Base Closings, Weapons Reductions

April 11
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President Barack Obama’s 2014 blueprint assumes that Washington reverses the automatic budget cuts that have become a daily reality for the military. It also counts on Congress embracing the domestic base closings, increased health care fees and weapons terminations that lawmakers resoundingly rejected in recent years.

Japanese Car Makers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags

April 11
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Some 3.4 million vehicles produced by four Japanese automakers are being voluntarily recalled due to faulty airbag inflators.

'He Saved Hundreds': Army Chaplain To Get Medal Of Honor

April 11
Erica Ryan / NPR
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It took more than 60 years, but an Army chaplain who died as a prisoner during the Korean War will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on Thursday.

Scripps Research Institute Makes Alzheimer's Discovery

April 11
City News Service
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Brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease could be the result of over-activation of an enzyme linked to obesity and insulin production, The Scripps Research Institute reported.

Wild Weather Warning: Tornadoes, Heavy Snows, High Winds

April 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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While a "Minnesota winter that won't end is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by Thursday night," people in Missouri and Arkansas are "grappling with the aftermath of a series of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes."

Ramona Student Fatally Hit in Chest by Softball

April 11
City news Service
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Students, faculty and staff returned to Ramona High School with heavy hearts today, a day after a sophomore was fatally hit in the chest by a softball -- on the day he turned 16 -- during his physical-education class.

Texas Contractors Say Playing By The Rules Doesn't Pay

April 11
Wade Goodwyn / NPR
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This story is part of a two-part series about the construction industry in Texas. Find the first part here.