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Stories for January 11, 2013

San Diego Braces For Freezing Temperatures

Jan. 11
By Susan Murphy
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Nighttime temperatures will tumble well below freezing this weekend throughout San Diego County. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for Saturday night into Sunday morning when temperatures are expected to plunge into the 20s from the coast to the inland valleys.

NBC's David Gregory Won't Be Charged For Showing Ammo Magazine

Jan. 11
Avie Schneider / NPR
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When NBC News' David Gregory displayed what he said was a high-capacity ammunition magazine on Meet the Presslast month, it prompted Washington, D.C., law enforcement officials to investigate whether he had broken a city law.

Father Joe's To Open Emergency Homeless Shelter Over Weekend

Jan. 11
KPBS News
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Father Joe’s Villages will open an emergency winter shelter for San Diego’s homeless population, the organization announced Friday.

Lawyers In Sara Kruzan Case Meet Over Tentative Settlement

Jan. 11
By Amita Sharma
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A Riverside County judge met behind closed doors with prosecutors and Sara Kruzan’s attorneys over a tentative settlement.

Advocates Want Restoration of Social Services in Brown's Budget

Jan. 11
Pauline Bartolone, Capital Public Radio
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A network of California advocates for the poor says the Governor’s budget announced on Thursday is a step in the right direction, but it’s also a disappointment.

San Diego SANDAG Appointments Released After Filner, Gloria Public Spat

Jan. 11
City News Service
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A single slate of appointments by the city of San Diego to the San Diego Association of Governments was released today, three days after competing lists led to a public squabble between Mayor Bob Filner and City Council President Todd Gloria.

U.S. Will Be 2-4 Degrees Hotter In Coming Decades, New Climate Report Says

Jan. 11
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Temperatures will continue to rise in America, "with the next few decades projected to see another 2 degrees [Fahrenheit] to 4 degrees [Fahrenheit] of warming in most areas," according to the latest National Climate Assessment, which came out Friday afternoon.

As Flu Epidemic Advances, Latinos More Vulnerable

Jan. 11
By Jill Replogle
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As the flu epidemic moves west, Latinos could be especially vulnerable.

California Chamber of Commerce Pleased With Balanced Budget

Jan. 11
Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio
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The head of the California Chamber of Commerce says Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed balanced budget for the fiscal year is good news for the state’s businesses.

Coal Loses Crown As King Of Power Generation

Jan. 11
Elizabeth Shogren / NPR
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Just a few years ago, Georgia Power generated nearly three-fourths of its electricity with coal. Last year, for the first time, natural gas edged out coal, and just this week the company announced plans to close 10 coal-fired power generators within the next few years.

Qualcomm's Economic Footprint In San Diego Is Huge

Jan. 11
By Erik Anderson
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A new study of Qualcomm's economic impact in San Diego finds the firm leaves a $4.5 billion footprint on the region.

Cigarette Makers Frustrated As Product Approvals Stall

Jan. 11
Debbie Elliott / NPR
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It's been only a few years since Congress granted the federal government the power to approve how tobacco products are made and sold in the U.S.

San Diego Will Take A $40 Million Hit On Pension Costs

Jan. 11
By Katie Orr
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The numbers are in and the city of San Diego is facing a significant jump in its pension payment next year.

San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon, Half Marathon To Finish At Petco Park

Jan. 11
City News Service
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The San Diego-based Competitor Group and San Diego Padres officially announced today that the finish for the 16th annual year's Rock'n'Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon will be at Petco Park.

Death In Paradise: Season One

Jan. 11
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For a detective who can't stand sand, even paradise can be hell. A warm, lighthearted detective series which takes place against a stunning Caribbean island backdrop. Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, quintessentially British cop Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. Awaiting Richard is a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing. His new partner, DS Camille Bordey is instinctive, feisty and brilliant, and the rest of the team certainly have their own unique way of doing things.

Businesses Sue Government Over Birth Control Mandate

Jan. 11
Julie Rovner / NPR
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When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, few would have predicted that one of the most contentious provisions would have to do with contraception.

Superstorm Sandy Victims Resettle Thanks To Small Town's Efforts

Jan. 11
Neena Satija / NPR
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Thousands of Superstorm Sandy victims are still displaced more than two months after the storm. So, some locals in New Milford, Conn., hatched a plan to relocate some of them to a brand-new neighborhood with homes of their own.

Post-Election Americans Perceive Less Class Conflict and Tension Over Immigration

Jan. 11
Gene Demby / NPR
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You might think that after a pretty rancorous election season there would be lingering acrimony between people who belong to groups embroiled in some of the campaign's most heated debates. But if there is, a new study by Pew found that many Americans don't feel that way.

Former Marine Who Shot At The Pentagon Sentenced To 25 Years

Jan. 11
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Yonathan Melaku, the former Marine who admitting to shooting at several U.S. military buildings in the Washington, D.C., area in 2010, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, in a plea deal that makes his sentence non-negotiable. After his arrest, Melaku was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Spike That Email About Welfare And Work; Fact-Checkers Say It's Not True

Jan. 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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If you've gotten the "Death Spiral" email that's apparently been arriving in many in-boxes, here's the verdict from two major, nonpartisan fact-checkers:

Computer Users Should Disable Java 7 Due To Security Flaw, Experts Say

Jan. 11
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Millions of computer users who run the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should disable the product due to security flaws, says the cybersecurity section of the Department of Homeland Security. The agency says, "Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk."

Computer Users Should Disable Java 7 Owing To Security Flaw, Experts Say

Jan. 11
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Millions of computer users who run the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should disable the product owing to security flaws, says the cybersecurity section of the Department of Homeland Security. The agency says, "Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk."

Roundtable: Sara Kruzan Update; Surviving School Shootings; DIY Drones; Filner & Marijuana

Jan. 11
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There may be a settlement in the case of a woman who killed her pimp. SDSU stages training for educators -- on how to survive school shootings; Local engineers build drones for hobbyists; Mayor Filner strongly supports medical marijuana.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School: Poaching

Jan. 11
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Because poached meats are moist and tender yet still mild in flavor, they work well as the basis for numerous salads, soups and light suppers. They’re also famously low in fat. Martha begins this lesson by showing how one of the most healthful and versatile preparations — simply poached chicken breast — can be incorporated into all-American chicken salad sandwiches as well as a Cobb salad. Martha also shares recipes and techniques for poached salmon steaks, and reveals the secret to poaching eggs.

Feeling Miserable? You're Not Alone, And The Flu Epidemic Has Yet To Peak

Jan. 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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If you haven't caught the flu yet or don't know someone who has, you might want to buy a lottery ticket today. You're one lucky person.

In The Battle Between Health And Taste, Why White Bread Still Wins

Jan. 11
Nancy Shute / NPR
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The tantalizing aroma of freshly baked brioche is hard to resist, while a virtuous loaf of whole wheat often lacks that same allure. Blame it on the ferulic acid.

FAA Orders Review Of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Jan. 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Saying that "we are confident about the safety of this aircraft, but we are concerned about these incidents," Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta confirmed Friday morning that his agency has ordered a review of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner after a series of problems in recent days, including fuel leaks and an electrical fire.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Soul Food Junkies

Jan. 11
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Soul food is a quintessential American cuisine, with a rich history and an abiding significance for black cultural identity. But with its celebration of all things fried and smothered, it has also had lasting effects on the health of African Americans. Join filmmaker Byron Hurt for a look at soul food: from its roots in Western Africa to its incarnation in the American South to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color.

Market Warriors: Antiquing In Chicago, Ill.

Jan. 11
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The pickers head to the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, Illinois, where the target assignment is to find something from the 1970s. One picker runs out of time as another intentionally tries to hoodwink his opponents about an item made three decades later. Off-screen host provides the play-by-play on his outrageous bluffing. Pickers also try to sell items bought at a previous flea market. Notable finds include a pair of mid-century fiberglass chairs, a modern coffee table and an Aunt Jemima clock.

'State Of The Union' Set For Feb. 12

Jan. 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has sent President Obama the invitation that precedes each year's State of the Union address:

Cold Snap Blankets San Diego County

Jan. 11
City News Service
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A frost advisory was in effect early today in San Diego County's valley areas, which, along with the deserts, were expected to have below-freezing temperatures tonight.

Immigrant Driver's Licenses A Hot Topic In New Mexico

Jan. 11
By Mónica Ortiz Uribe
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When New Mexico’s 60-day legislative session opens next week, one topic sure to ignite fierce debate for the third straight year is driver's licenses.

Review: 'Amour'

Jan. 11
By Beth Accomando
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The foreign film "Amour" (opening January 11 at Landmark's La Jolla Village Theaters) racked up a surprising and well deserved 5 Oscar nominations yesterday.