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Stories for February 1, 2013

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INDEPENDENT LENS: As Goes Janesville

Feb. 1

“As Goes Janesville” catapults viewers to the front lines of America’s debate over the future of its middle class — a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. Spend three years in the lives of laid-off workers trying to reinvent themselves; business leaders aligned with the governor to promote a pro-business agenda they believe will woo new companies to town; and a state senator caught in the middle, trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers’ rights.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Beverley Minster Two

Feb. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

Fiona Bruce and the team are back for a second visit to Beverley Minster in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Hundreds of visitors pack the nave eager to see the experts and amongst the objects caught on camera are a pair of valuable medical leech jars once used to bleed patients, a curious sideboard that hides secret drawers that took the owners thirty years to find, and a ring with a locket containing the hair of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Beverley Minster

Feb. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

The first in a brand new series finds Fiona Bruce and the team of experts at Beverley Minster in Yorkshire. Pieces under scrutiny include a valuable medieval ring dug up on a farm, two Victorian paintings given in exchange for a gambling debt, and a car rescued from a pig farm's outbuilding turns out to be a former rally winner once driven by Stirling Moss. (UK Version)

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Antibiotics Without A Prescription Still Common In Tijuana

Feb. 1
By Megan Burks

Only about 5 percent of the respiratory illnesses presented at area clinics are bacterial, but San Diego's proximity to the border means many patients are taking antibiotics anyway.

Ex-Union Official From San Diego Appointed To California Public Employment Relations Board

Ex-Union Official From San Diego Appointed To California Public Employment Relations Board

Feb. 1
City News Service

An ex-union official from San Diego was appointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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NASA Marks 10 Years Since Columbia Space Shuttle Tragedy (Video)

Feb. 1
By Beth Ford Roth

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy. On February 1, 2003, the Columbia disintegrated during re-entry, killing all seven crew members on board.

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Market Warriors: Antiquing In Long Beach, Calif.

Feb. 1

The pickers head out to Long Beach, California, to the Long Beach Antique Market, where more than 800 vendors flock to the popular monthly market. The pickers are challenged to scour vendors’ booths for the best Asian smalls and one picker’s expertise in this category is put to the test. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some key finds that include a Japanese wedding box, a pair of Chinese chairs and modern sculpture. It’s anyone’s game this week when their items go under the hammer at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Roundtable: Border Patrol Hiring; Guest Worker Program; Gregory Canyon; Plaza de Panama; Coastal Commission Sues Navy

Feb. 1
By Midday Edition
By Evening Edition

The Border Patrol's hiring and training practices scrutinized. Local farmers don't use the guest worker program. The Gregory Canyon Landfill Gets Another Airing. The Coastal Commission sues the Navy. SOHO sues over Plaza de Panama.

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Congressman Vargas Joins Call For Public Evidentiary Hearing To Restart San Onofre

Feb. 1
By Amita Sharma

San Diego Congressman Juan Vargas weighed in on the one-year anniversary of the plant's shutdown due to equipment problems.

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U.S. Military Gears Up For Super Bowl 2013

Feb. 1
By Beth Ford Roth

The arm of the Defense Department responsible for feeding the troops has sent roughly 49,000 pounds of chicken wings, 46,000 pounds of frozen pizza, 11,000 pounds of mozzarella sticks, and 2,200 gallons of chili to Afghanistan for the U.S. military to munch on while they watch the Super Bowl.

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Garrow's Law: Season One

Feb. 1

Based on actual legal cases from the late 18th century, GARROW'S LAW is set in the Old Bailey of Georgian London against a backdrop of corruption and social injustice. Each episode begins with the investigation of a case sourced from the Old Bailey archives — from rape and murder to high treason, and follows Garrow and his associate John Southouse working to uncover the truth as they fight for justice.

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Dr. Carrol Waymon, San Diego's Civil Rights Hero

Black History Month: 2013 Honoree

Feb. 1
By Monica Medina

“The San Diego City Council didn’t think it had a racial problem,” he says. “But when the city got caught up celebrating the death of the three Freedom Fighters, the city exploded, and that set the tone that maybe we do have problems. “

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Pig Out In The Winter Or When Money's Tight? Blame Evolution

Feb. 1
Shankar Vedantam / NPR

To the long and growing list of risk factors known to increase the risk of obesity, scientists recently added a new one: scarcity.

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Camp Pendleton Marine Pleads Guilty To Killing Fellow Marine

Feb. 1
By Beth Ford Roth

Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Darren Evans has pleaded guilty in the 2011 beating death of his roommate, Lance Cpl. Mario Arias.

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Coast Guard Blames Officer For Deadly Boat Crash

Feb. 1
Associated Press

The failure of a Coast Guard boat operator to drive his craft safely led to a 2009 collision with a pleasure boat that killed an 8-year-old boy and injured 10 people in San Diego Harbor, according to a final Coast Guard report released Thursday night.

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Customer Advocates Accuse Regulators Of Capitulation In San Onofre Probe

Feb. 1
By Amita Sharma

Groups say California Public Utilities Commission is pulling a fast one on ratepayers by narrowing scope of investigation.

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Feds Outline Proposed Fines Under Affordable Care Act

Feb. 1
By Kenny Goldberg

Starting next year, everyone will be required to have health insurance, or pay a fine.

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Gregory Canyon Pits Water Against Trash

Feb. 1
By Alison St John

A decades-long debate over a new landfill in North County pitted trash against water at an Army Corps of Engineers’ hearing.

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Alabama Hostage Standoff Continues

Feb. 1
Mark Memmott / NPR

The standoff continues this morning in Midland City, Ala., where a 5-year-old boy has been held captive in an underground bunker since Tuesday, when a gunman abducted him from a school bus after killing the driver.

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Ed Koch, Flamboyant Former New York City Mayor, Dies

Feb. 1
Mark Memmott / NPR

Ed Koch, the colorful three-term mayor who led New York City through its financial crisis in the '70s, has died.

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Ed Koch, Outspoken Mayor Who Brought N.Y. Back From The Brink, Dies

Feb. 1
Joel Rose / NPR

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, whose larger-than-life personality was well-suited to the nation's biggest city but could also get him in trouble, has died. He was 88.

Mayor, Police Chief To Announce Whether They'll Give Green Light On Red Light Cameras

Feb. 1

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of San Diego ended its red light camera program today at 15 busy intersections around town.

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Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage -- At Least For Now -- And On A High Note

Feb. 1
Mara Liasson / NPR

Hillary Clinton leaves her job Friday as secretary of state with sky high approval ratings, and there's already a superPAC established urging her to run for president in 2016.

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When Crime Pays: Prison Can Teach Some To Be Better Criminals

Feb. 1
Shankar Vedantam / NPR

In popular lore -- movies, books and blogs -- criminals who go to prison don't come out reformed. They come out worse.

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Relentless, Despite Losses: Congressman's Climb To The Hill

Feb. 1
NPR Staff / NPR

It took years for Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina to become who he is today: the highest-ranking African-American in Congress.

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Rants And Raves: Forty Foot Films

Feb. 1
By Beth Accomando

This Saturday Reading Cinemas kicks off another month of Forty Foot Films. What's a Forty Foot Film? Well read on.