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Stories for January 10, 2013

Enough Evidence For Holmes To Stand Trial, Judge Rules

Jan. 10
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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A judge ruled Thursday that there's enough evidence for James Holmes to stand trial on charges that he killed 12 people and injured dozens of others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last summer.

Brown's Budget Commits to Medi-Cal Expansion, Raises Questions About Getting There

Jan. 10
Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio
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The Brown administration signaled in today’s budget proposal that it’s committed to expanding Medi-Cal under the federal health law. But no decision has been made yet about how to do that.

Brown's Budget Brings Relief For San Diego Education Leaders

Jan. 10
By Kyla Calvert
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San Diego education leaders reacted positively to Governor Jerry Brown's proposed changes to school and higher education funding.

State Controller Hears About Promising Industry In San Diego

Jan. 10
By Alison St John
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California State Controller John Chiang told San Diego business and political leaders Thursday that creating new jobs is key to maintaining a state budget surplus.

NRA Says White House Has 'Agenda To Attack The Second Amendment'

Jan. 10
Bill Chappell / NPR
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The National Rifle Association accused the White House of having "an agenda to attack the Second Amendment" Thursday, after representatives of the group attended meetings on gun control hosted by Vice President Biden.

Antiques Roadshow: Corpus Christi, Texas - Hour Two

Jan. 10
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In Corpus Christi, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW investigates vintage flash art at a local tattoo parlor. Notable stories include a guest who met the Beatles and walked away with John Lennon's signature and another who encountered Salvador Dali on one of his frequent visits to Manhattan and left with a book inscribed by the artist, valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

California Lawmakers Respond To Budget With Some Relief

Jan. 10
Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio
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California lawmakers are responding with some relief to Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal and announcement that the state has no more budget deficit.

Screening: 'I Am Not A Hipster'

Jan. 10
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"I Am Not A Hipster," set against the San Diego indie music scene, premiered last January at Sundance. Tonight at 7:00pm it screens at Landmark's Ken Cinema with filmmakers Destin Cretton and Ron Najor on hand for a Q&A and after party at the Ken Club.

Mystery In Lottery Winner's Death May Lead To Exhumation

Jan. 10
Cheryl Corley / NPR
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Authorities in Chicago on Friday will seek permission to exhume the body of a million-dollar lottery winner who ended up dead before he could cash in his winnings.

For Young Republican, Defying Boehner In Washington Plays Well Back Home

Jan. 10
Don Gonyea / NPR
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When the rumored rebellion against House Speaker John Boehner's bid for a second term played out last week, the very first Republican to not vote for Boehner was Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., just three names into the alphabetic roll call.

DeMaio Plans To Keep An Eye On San Diego

Jan. 10
By Katie Orr
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Former City Councilman Carl DeMaio is determined to stay involved in city government, even though he didn’t win the San Diego mayor's race.

America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated: Meat And Potatoes à la Francaise (New Season Premiere)

Jan. 10
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In the first episode of Season 13, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to update a classic recipe for French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Loin with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sets in the Equipment Corner, and test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make Potato Casserole with Bacon and Caramelized Onion. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her top pick among mandolines.

Estimated Costs Drive Debate As Florida Weighs Medicaid Expansion

Jan. 10
Greg Allen / NPR
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Florida and several other states are wrestling with a decision: whether to expand Medicaid.

Can San Andreas Break At Once? Study Says Maybe

Jan. 10
Associated Press
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Certain earthquake fault segments long thought to be stable may rupture and cause a mega-quake, suggests a new study.

No More Breakfast For US Troops In Afghanistan?

Jan. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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A viral email claiming U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan are no longer being served breakfast because of budget cuts isn't true, and the Department of Defense has gone on the offensive to battle the rumor.

Experience Trumps Hope In Obama's 2nd-Term Cabinet Selections

Jan. 10
Frank James / NPR
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A re-elected president who gets to choose a second-term Cabinet has much more knowledge of the kind of team he needs than he did the first time around.

San Diego Cooks: Southwest Cuisine for College Students

Jan. 10
By Monica Medina
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What to do if you’re a college student with a hankering for Mexican food? And, what to do if you want to cook it yourself?

Mayor Filner Re-Opens Door For Medical Marijuana Collectives In San Diego

Jan. 10
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On Tuesday night, Mayor Bob Filner promised to direct the city attorney to stop using "zoning stuff" to persecute medical marijuana collectives and to get the U.S. Attorney to "back off."

USS Benfold To Arrive Home In San Diego Friday

Jan. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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The USS Benfold is slated to return home to San Diego on Friday. The Benfold has been on a seven-month deployment, which included tracking the missile launched by North Korea in December.

Study Of Junior Seau's Brain Finds Signs Of Neurodegenerative Disease

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg and Bill Chappell / NPR
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Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health.

Three New 'Cliffs' Threaten The Economy

Jan. 10
Marilyn Geewax / NPR
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Maybe you were hoping you'd never hear the phrase "fiscal cliff" again after Congress passed legislation Jan. 1 to address that tax-break-expiration deadline.

Wake-Up Call: FDA Pushes Drugmakers To Weaken Sleeping Pills

Jan. 10
Rob Stein / NPR
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The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it was requiring companies that make Ambien and similar sleeping pills to sharply cut the doses of the drugs.

What 'Lincoln' Says About Today's Congress

Jan. 10
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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Lincoln may not be a political film for the ages, but it's certainly a movie that speaks to our own time.

Obama Taps Top Aide Lew For Treasury

Jan. 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Saying he "cannot think of a better person" to take the job, President Obama this afternoon formally announced he is nominating Jacob "Jack" Lew, his chief of staff, to be the next Treasury secretary.

Brown's Budget: Calif. Rebounding With Tax Hikes

Jan. 10
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Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by 7 percent, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days.

Reports: Two Hurt, One Suspect In Custody After Shooting At Calif. School

Jan. 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
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There was a shooting incident at a high school in Taft, Calif., this morning. Now that many reports have come in from the scene, it appears that two people were injured and one shooter has been taken into custody.

First Female Marine Corps General Dies (Video)

Jan. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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Retired Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer died January 2 at the age of 82. Brewer became the first female general officer in the Marine Corps in 1978. She served at Camp Pendleton in the early 1960s.

Arizona Artist Explores Native Identity Of His Generation

Jan. 10
By Jude Joffe-Block
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Twenty-three year old Navajo artist Tom Greyeyes goes bold and big in his mixed media art. Some of his art expresses the struggle of belonging to two worlds.

Austin City Limits: Jack White

Jan. 10
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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, Jack White of the White Stripes and Raconteurs performs in support of his solo LP "Blunderbuss."

Navy Knew Its Uniforms Were Flammable (Video)

Jan. 10
By Beth Ford Roth
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The Navy knew its uniforms were flammable when the clothing was designed, according to the Navy's top spokesman.

Alice In Wonderland Mural Discovered On SDSU Campus

Jan. 10
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Archeologists often have to be great detectives. A professor at San Diego State has used his detective skills to find hidden historic murals on the university’s campus. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone says he’s discovered a new one, featuring a beloved character from children’s literature.

Marines Tell Spouses Clubs To Admit Same-Sex Spouses

Jan. 10
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The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.

Mississippi Blues: When The River Doesn't Run

Jan. 10
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
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The Mississippi River has provided George Foster with a living all his life. Now, with the river dropping to historically low levels, it's threatening to take his business down with it.

Junior Seau Had Brain Disease CTE

Jan. 10
Associated Press
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Star linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Cold Storm Brings Rain, Snow and Wind To San Diego

Jan. 10
City News Service
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Rain, snow, strong winds and big waves are in store for San Diego County today, forecasters said.

Midday Movies: Oscar Nominations Announced

Jan. 10
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The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning with "Lincoln" leading the list with 12 nominations, and three directors win nominations after being passed over by the Directors Guild.

San Diego's Flu Season Off To A Normal Start

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg
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Health officials say so far this season, San Diego hasn't been hit as hard with the flu as many other parts of the country.