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Stories for February 25, 2013

Outlook Indicates Low Water Supply For Farmers

Feb. 25
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California water officials say a combination of dry winter conditions and restrictions on pumping is leading to an outlook of a low water supply for some farmers in 2013.

San Diego Pension System Earnings Appear To Increase In 2012

Feb. 25
City News Service
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Investments by the San Diego City Employees Retirement System earned a 13.9 percent return in the 2012 calendar year, a SDCERS official confirmed today.

Governors' D.C. Summit Dominated By Medicaid And The Sequester

Feb. 25
Julie Rovner / NPR
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When the nation's governors gathered in Washington, D.C., this weekend for their annual winter meeting, the meeting's official theme was about efforts to hire people with disabilities.

San Diego Tourism May Have Rough Landing If Sequester Goes Through

Feb. 25
By Erik Anderson
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The San Diego region's military will suffer the most from federal budget cuts looming at the end of the week, but other economic sectors will suffer as well, including tourism.

Too Soon To Blame Payroll Tax For Stagnant Retail Sales?

Feb. 25
Dan Bobkoff / NPR
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For Darden Restaurants, the company behind Olive Garden and Red Lobster, its earnings projections out last week were not pretty. Sales will fall, it said, and company CEO Clarence Otis called higher payroll taxes a "headwind."

Horses Offer Border Patrol A Tactical Advantage

Feb. 25
Erin Siegal
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For decades, the Border Patrol has relied on horses as an old-fashioned, low-tech solution to police U.S. borders.

Fear Of Traffic Pits Neighborhood Against Senior Housing

Feb. 25
By Tom Fudge
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San Diego could have 60 more affordable housing units for seniors if the City Council approves it, and some residents of Allied Gardens hope they won't.

Most People Can Skip Calcium Supplements, Prevention Panel Says

Feb. 25
Nancy Shute / NPR
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Women have been told for years that if they don't take calcium supplements religiously, they're putting themselves at risk of crippling hip fractures in old age.

Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights Challenge

Feb. 25
Debbie Elliott / NPR
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This week, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The law's future is to be decided on a case from Alabama, the very place the statute was born.

An Oprah-less Chicago Tries To Keep Talk Show Spirit Alive

Feb. 25
Cheryl Corley / NPR
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It's been nearly two years since Oprah ended her daily show, and Chicago's been adjusting to the loss of the day-time talk queen. Although she left a huge void, there's no need to write an obituary for the TV talk genre in Chicago.

Camp Pendleton Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Feb. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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Camp Pendleton Marine Staff Sgt. Jonathan D. Davis, 34, was killed in Afghanistan on February 22.

How Would Sequestration Cuts Affect You?

Feb. 25
KPBS News
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If Congress fails to make a deal on government spending before Friday, California will lose roughly $88 million in K-12 funding; $2.5 million to help the state respond to public health threats; $54 million for military bases; $5.4 million for programs like Meals On Wheels; and $400 million in civilian Defense Department cuts, resulting in 64,000 employees being furloughed.

Texas State Troopers No Longer Shooting From Helicopters

Feb. 25
By David Martin Davies
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Texas state troopers are no longer permitted to shoot from helicopters at fleeing suspects, the result of a high-speed chase that happening in the Rio Grande Valley four months ago.

Interview: 'Bless Me, Ultima'

Feb. 25
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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“Bless Me, Ultima” has been cited as the best-selling Chicano novel of all time but it took more than 4 decades for it to reach the screen. The film version of "Bless Me, Ultima" opened in select San Diego Theaters on February 22. Watch my video interview with two of the actors.

Would-Be Federal Judges Caught In Washington Waiting Game

Feb. 25
Carrie Johnson / NPR
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To understand what's happening with federal judge vacancies, consider this: The Senate votes Monday night on the nomination of Robert Bacharach to sit on the federal appeals court based in Denver.

Judge Refuses To Lower Bail For Man Who Did Voice of Charlie Brown

Feb. 25
City News Service
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A judge today refused to lower the $550,000 bail for Oceanside resident Peter Robbins -- the voice of Charlie Brown in several Peanuts films and television specials -- who is charged with threatening his girlfriend and the doctor who performed her breast enhancement surgery.

Justin Bieber And His Faith In God Discussed At Point Loma Nazarene

Feb. 25
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Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.

Tiniest Infant Ever Born At Naval Medical Center San Diego Goes Home (Video)

Feb. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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Jayce Odin Boelk came into this world weighing only 13 ounces, making him the smallest newborn in Naval Medical Center San Diego's history.

No More 'Negro' For Census Bureau Forms And Surveys

Feb. 25
Tanya Ballard Brown / NPR
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The Census Bureau announced Monday that it would drop the word "Negro" from its forms, after some described it as offensive. According to the Associated Press, the term will be replaced next year by black or African-American. From the AP:

Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

Feb. 25
Elise Hu / NPR
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In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry's past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home. According to an internal memo leaked to tech site All Things D, employees who previously enjoyed teleworking will have to start showing up at an office by June.

Coast Guard Ends Search For Missing Navy SEAL

Feb. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Coast Guard has called off its search for a 34-year-old Navy SEAL who went missing February 19 near Oahu.

Another Marine Homecoming Today At MCAS Miramar

Feb. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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More than 200 Marines from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing returned home this morning to MCAS Miramar after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan.

Rants And Raves: Reflecting On The 85th Oscars

Feb. 25
By Beth Accomando
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Last night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its 85th annual Oscars and San Diego had a winner.

Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders

Feb. 25
Midday Edition
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TheNAT's new bug exhibit serves up an old-fashioned circus sideshow called Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders where fun and education are served up in equal parts.

Camp Pendleton Marine Arrested For Killing Navy Veteran

Feb. 25
By Beth Ford Roth
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A Camp Pendleton Marine named Kevin Albert Richard Coset has been arrested in connection with the murder of Navy veteran Alvin Bulaoro.

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin's Mother Hopes For Justice And Change

Feb. 25
Mark Memmott / NPR
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One year ago Tuesday, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., -- a death that would reignite the national debate about race relations and raise questions about the "stand your ground" laws on the books in Florida and 29 other states.

City Officials, Park Supporters Celebrate Repairs To Lily Pond

Feb. 25
James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE
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The restoration of Balboa Park's iconic lily pond is a great example of "making lemonade out of lemons,'' City Council President Todd Gloria said today.

Cutting Edge Calif. Tunnels Poised To Open

Feb. 25
Associated Press
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Two slick new mile-long tunnels are undergoing final safety tests this month, poised to divert motorists away from an ocean cliff-hanging roadway dubbed Devil's Slide south of San Francisco to a smooth, Alpine-like passageway unlike any in the U.S. today.

Today's Three Stories To Read About 'The Sequester'

Feb. 25
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Barring a last-minute deal that at the moment seems unlikely, months of brinkmanship are set to culminate on Friday.

San Diego Housing Services Bracing For Impact Of Sequestration

Feb. 25
By Katie Orr
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It’s well known that across-the-board federal budget cuts would have a huge impact on the defense industry. But social service programs would be affected as well.

City Council Shows Strong Support For Tourism Marketing District

Feb. 25
Midday Edition
By Katie Orr
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San Diego City Council members today expressed strong support for the city's Tourism Marketing District and declined to offer amendments to an operating agreement that is being held up by Mayor Bob Filner.

Trial Set To Start On BP's Responsibility For Gulf Oil Spill

Feb. 25
Mark Memmott / NPR
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There is speculation about a last minute settlement. But if that doesn't happen, a federal judge in New Orleans will today begin hearing arguments about BP's liability for the 2010 oil rig explosion and spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 men and led to one of the biggest environmental disasters in the nation's history.

Oakland To Issue IDs That Double As Debit Cards

Feb. 25
Richard Gonzales / NPR
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The city of Oakland is taking a major step toward helping bring many of its residents, especially illegal immigrants, out of the shadows.

What Will Happen To All The Letters People Sent to Newtown?

Feb. 25
Diane Orson / NPR
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Two months after the massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut, letters, cards and gifts continue to arrive in Newtown each day, but the town is not sure what to do with it all.