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Stories for August 9, 2013

San Diego Schools Academic Chief Tapped To Lead Bay Area District

Aug. 9
By Kyla Calvert
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Lots of summer leadership turn over for San Diego Unified.

Deported Migrants Cope After Tijuana Police Destroy Their Homes

Aug. 9
By Adrian Florido
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Hundreds of migrants deported from the U.S. were evicted from the Tijuana River canal where they lived, but some are returning.

UC San Diego Researchers Answer Key Alzheimer's Question

Aug. 9
Midday Edition
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We all have the same building blocks in our brains that can lead to Alzheimer's, so how come we don't all get it?

Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen: Great American Cookout

Aug. 9
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Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Baltimore Pit Beef right at home. Then, host Christopher Kimball answers questions from viewers. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of ketchup. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect BBQ Country-Style Ribs.

Filner's Chief Of Staff Says Mayor Started, Completed Therapy A Week Early

Aug. 9
10 News
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's chief of staff confirmed to 10News that the mayor began his therapy a week early and has already completed the program.

Emerald, Cole Call On Filner To Resign

Aug. 9
City News Service
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Saying "enough is enough,'' Bob Filner's last two supporters on the City Council called today for the embattled San Diego mayor to resign immediately.

Did Tyson Drop Zilmax-Fed Beef To Appease Foreign Buyers?

Aug. 9
Peggy Lowe / NPR
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Tyson Foods Inc., announced this week that it would soon suspend purchases of cattle that had been treated with a controversial drug, citing animal welfare concerns.

Great Performances At The Met: Maria Stuarda

Aug. 9
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Joyce DiDonato stars as Mary, Queen of Scots in the first-ever Met production of Gaetano Donizetti’s dramatic historical opera "Maria Stuarda." South African soprano Elza van den Heever makes her Met debut as Mary’s rival, the formidable Queen Elizabeth I, and Matthew Polenzani sings Leicester, the nobleman caught between the dueling monarchs. Maurizio Benini conducts a cast that also includes Matthew Rose as Talbot, Mary’s jailer, and Joshua Hopkins as Elizabeth’s advisor Cecil. The production is by David McVicar, who also staged last season’s broadcast of Donizetti’s Tudor drama "Anna Bolena."

From Wrong To Right: The Legacy Of Japanese Internment

Aug. 9
Bilal Qureshi / NPR
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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream for a more equal America. But there's another anniversary looming: 25 years ago this week, the Japanese-American community celebrated a landmark victory in its own struggle for civil rights.

Susan Rice's First Month On The Job Has Been A Doozy

Aug. 9
Ari Shapiro / NPR
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People have been talking a lot lately about the National Security Agency. But there's another important "NSA" in the federal government -- the president's national security adviser.

Remains Of Camp Pendleton Marine MIA During Korean War ID'ed

Aug. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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Fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Pfc. Jonathan R. Posey Jr. will be buried August 12 in Arlington Nation Cemetery. Posey was killed in action on December 2, 1950 during the Korean War, but his remains were not identified until 2012.

100 Shooting Stars Per Hour To Light Up San Diego Sky

Aug. 9
By Susan Murphy
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The best-known meteor show is set to light up San Diego’s night sky this weekend.

Skydiving Congressman Wants To Raise Money For Military Families

Aug. 9
By Beth Ford Roth
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It's a bird! It's a plane! No, actually, it's South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson - that is, if his plan to skydive Friday evening goes off as planned. Wilson is jumping out of a plane to raise money for military families. No lie!

Al-Qaida Leaks Reveal Both Security And Political Worries

Aug. 9
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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Revelations this week that the U.S. intercepted communications between top al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and other key terrorist figures in the Arabian Peninsula offered a pretty good plug for the work of the National Security Agency.

More Filner News; Changes For Chargers And Padres; City Ambulances Often Late

Aug. 9
Midday Edition
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A Filner recall effort gets serious while more accusations surface. There are major changes for both the Chargers and Padres. And the city's ambulances may be frequently late but loopholes keep the contractor fine free.

POV: The City Dark

Aug. 9
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Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. In this film that blends a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, get a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.

Why Picking Your Berries For $8,000 A Year Hurts A Lot

Aug. 9
Eliza Barclay / NPR
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As the supply chain that delivers our food to us gets longer and more complicated, many consumers want to understand -- and control -- where their food comes from.

Verdict Today? Wait Continues At Trial Of 'Whitey' Bulger

Aug. 9
Mark Memmott / NPR
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It's Day 4 of jury deliberations in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, the now-83-year-old Boston gangster who is accused of 19 murders and racketeering.

San Diegans Weigh In On New School Funding System

Aug. 9
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diegans weigh in on rules for new school funding system.

Review: 'Elysium'

Aug. 9
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It’s a crowded field of movies opening this weekend with R-rated films facing off against family friendly fare. "Elysium" (opening August 9 throughout San Diego) is the biggest and noisiest of the lot.

UC Riverside Opens New Medical School

Aug. 9
By Kenny Goldberg
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The first public medical school in nearly 50 years opens its doors at UC Riverside.

Pedestrians, Bikes To Take Over Streets Sunday For CicloSDias

Aug. 9
By Megan Burks
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Streets in five San Diego neighborhoods will be closed to cars Sunday for San Diego's first CicloSDias.

San Diego County Gasoline Price Falls to Lowest Amount Since May 8

Aug. 9
City News Service
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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped to its lowest amount since May 8 today, decreasing 1.6 cents to $3.946.

Amber Alert In Effect After Fatal Fire

Aug. 9
City News Service
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The remains found in a burned Boulevard home were identified tonight by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Crime Laboratory as 8-year-old Ethan Anderson.

Obama Set For News Conference Friday Afternoon

Aug. 9
Mark Memmott / NPR
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President Obama is set to hold a news conference at the White House on Friday at 3 p.m. ET -- his first such formal give-and-take with the press corps since "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden starting spilling secrets about National Security Agency surveillance programs in June.

Hawaiian Menus Say "Aloha `oe" To Once Popular Fish Species

Aug. 9
Christopher Joyce / NPR
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In the early to mid-1900s, the islands of Hawaii were a far-away, exotic destination. People who managed to get there often kept mementos of that journey including kitschy menus from Hawaiian fine dining restaurants and hotels like like Trader Vic's and Prince Kuhio's.

Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics?

Aug. 9
Shankar Vedantam / NPR
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You don't need to be a social scientist to know there is a gender diversity problem in technology. The tech industry in Silicon Valley and across the nation is overwhelmingly male-dominated.

In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing

Aug. 9
Noah Adams / NPR
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How do you fix a neighborhood? What do you do about crime and drugs and the once-lovely old houses that are falling down? The answer in Paducah, Ky., was to turn it into a special place for artists to live, work and sell.

The Changing Story Of Teens And Cars

Aug. 9
Sonari Glinton / NPR
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This is the first of a series of stories on the changing car culture in America.