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Stories for January 8, 2013

Glitch Leaves Nearly 40,000 Californians Without Food Stamps

Jan. 8
Associated Press
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A computer glitch that inadvertently cancelled food stamp cards has left tens of thousands of Californians unable to use them to buy food.

Mayor, Council President Clash Over Appointment Power

Jan. 8
James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE
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A public dispute over the power to make appointments to outside agencies erupted today between San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and City Council President Todd Gloria -- and resulted in harsh words between the two officials who are relatively new to their posts.

Brown's Prostate Cancer Treatment "Finished"

Jan. 8
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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California Governor Jerry Brown says his treatment for prostate cancer is finished – and he’s all set for a busy month at the State Capitol.

Brown Demands Relief from Federal Court Order on Prisons

Jan. 8
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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Governor Jerry Brown is rejecting a federal court order to further reduce California’s prison population. He says the state has addressed the serious health care and overcrowding problems in its prisons at a cost of billions of dollars.

Public Hearing On San Onofre Costs For Ratepayers Set For Next Month

Jan. 8
By Amita Sharma
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The hearing is part of an inquiry by the California Public Utilities Commission.

New State Exams Will Test Critical Thinking, Problem Solving

Jan. 8
By Kyla Calvert
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California will start phasing out multiple-choice, bubble-in tests next year.

San Diego GOP Looks To Reach More Voters

Jan. 8
By Katie Orr
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The San Diego County Republican Party is trying to step up its game. One of its first steps is appointing a new executive director.

U.S. Navy Frigate Departs To Combat Drug Trafficking In Central America

Jan. 8
By Jill Replogle
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A guided-missile frigate left San Diego on Tuesday morning for a six-month deployment to Central American waters. Its mission is to disrupt illegal drug trafficking in the eastern Pacific and Caribbean.

Live At The Belly Up: The Styletones And Bushwalla

Jan. 8
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Sometimes all you need is music. And sometimes you need that music live. Welcome to LIVE AT THE BELLY UP. San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. This episode features The Styletones and Bushwalla.

Tucson Shootings Spark Gun Buyback

Jan. 8
By Michel Marizco
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Two years after the Tucson killings that left six people dead and suspended the career of a congresswoman, the city inaugurated a gun buyback program for citizens to turn in their weapons.

Fuel Leak At Logan Airport Adds To Trouble For Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Jan. 8
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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A fuel leak Tuesday on a Tokyo-bound Japan Airlines flight forced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to cancel takeoff and return to the gate at Boston's Logan International Airport. It was the second incident involving a Dreamliner in two days.

Judge Rules Bradley Manning Suffered Illegal Punishment

Jan. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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A military judge ruled today that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning suffered illegal pretrial punishment - and then reduced Manning's possible sentence should he be found guilty of charges in the Wikileaks case.

Workshops Help Families Grappling With Alzheimer's Home Care

Jan. 8
Ina Jaffe / NPR
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There are more than 5 million people with Alzheimer's in the U.S., and most are cared for at home. Now, one company has begun offering training to family caregivers to help them deal with the special challenges of caring for an Alzheimer's patient.

New York Town Up In Arms As Gun Show Approaches

Jan. 8
Dale Willman / NPR
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Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is the kind of town tourists visit and never want to leave. In winter there are skiing and snowshoeing; in summer, the horse racing season at its historic racetrack.

San Diego To Spend $250,000 To Defend Anthony Arevalos Lawsuits

Jan. 8
City News Service
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The City Council unanimously agreed today to spend $250,000 to retain an outside law firm to handle civil lawsuits arising from the actions of convicted former San Diego police Officer Anthony Arevalos.

Greg Cox Elected As New San Diego County Supervisors Chairman

Jan. 8
City News Service
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The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously elected Greg Cox as chairman.

Conservative Leader Upset Over Marine Corps Meditation

Jan. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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A recent news article about Camp Pendleton Marines using meditation as a means of improving their mental health has the head of the Family Research Council up in arms.

San Diego Food Bank's New President Talks About Challenges Ahead

Jan. 8
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Record numbers of people in need continue to strain the resources of the San Diego Food Bank. The new CEO shares his plans for the bank's future.

911 Calls Played And Traps In Holmes' Apartment Described In Colo. Court

Jan. 8
Mark Memmott / NPR
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On Day 2 of the preliminary hearing for James Holmes, who is charged with the murders of 12 people and wounding of dozens at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last summer:

City Approves 50-Year Lease With San Diego Civic Theatre

Jan. 8
City News Service
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The City Council today gave unanimous final approval to a 50-year lease with the organization that operates the San Diego Civic Theatre.

Diet Supplements' Caffeine Content Can Hurt Troops

Jan. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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The amount of caffeine found in dietary supplements and energy drinks for sale on military bases could cause harmful side effects, according to a new study funded in part by the Department of Defense.

It's In The Books: 2012 Was Warmest Year On Record For Lower 48 States

Jan. 8
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Last year "marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States," the National Climatic Data Center just confirmed.

Camp Pendleton Marines Subject To Random Breathalyzer Tests

Jan. 8
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Marines at Camp Pendleton and other bases are about to be subject to a crackdown by the military. As of January 1, random breathalyzer tests will be administered to Marines.

Havens Are Turning Hellish For Tax Avoiders

Jan. 8
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Time was that a Swiss bank account was synonymous with confidentiality and keeping assets from prying eyes. No more.

Teen Critic: 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Jan. 8
Robert Mackey, Teen Critic
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"Zero Dark Thirty" (currently playing throughout San Diego) has been stirring controversy. It also sparked the interest of my new Teen (okay pre-teen to be honest) Critic Robert Mackey. Mackey represents the next generation of filmgoers and that's why I want to allow him a chance to share his opinions.

California Challenges Feds' Inmate Population Cap

Jan. 8
Associated Press
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Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that already once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nearly 75 Percent Of Navy Pregnancies Unplanned

Jan. 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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The U.S. Navy is spending the month of January offering family planning seminars - an attempt to deal with its Sailors' 74-percent unplanned pregnancy rate.

Gays Separated From Military Since Late '04 To Get Full Discharge Pay

Jan. 8
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Gays who were forced to leave the U.S. military before 2011's repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy were often given honorable discharges -- but were only granted about half of the discharge pay that otherwise would have been due to them.

'Downton,' 'Girls,' 'Idol' and more this January

Jan. 8
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Where once the post-holiday schedule was a blizzard of chilly reruns, January is aburst with premieres and finales.

San Diego Educator Urges Review Of School Safety

Jan. 8
City News Service
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A San Diego Unified School District Board of Education member is scheduled to ask his colleagues tonight to call for a district-wide review of safety plans in light of the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

Deal Restores Severance Pay For Gays In The Military

Jan. 8
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Dozens of gay and lesbian former military servicemembers who were discharged due to their homosexuality will receive the rest of their severance pay under a settlement approved Monday by a federal court.

Mystery: How Did Million Dollar Lottery Winner End Up Dead From Cyanide?

Jan. 8
Mark Memmott / NPR
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One day after the check was issued, million dollar lottery winner Urooj Khan was dead.

Cold Pacific Storm On Its Way To San Diego

Jan. 8
City News Service
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Rain, snow, gusty winds and significantly cooler temperatures are in store for San Diego County this week as a cold front moves in from the northwest, forecasters said today.

California's Child Population Projected To Drop Significantly

Jan. 8
City News Service
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An unprecedented drop in California's child population coupled with a growing wave of Baby Boomer retirements has major implications for the state and should drive lawmakers to adopt policies that will nurture young people with improved educational opportunities and health care, according to a report released today.

Jeep Grand Cherokee cleared in fire probe

Jan. 8
AP / Associated Press
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DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. safety regulators have cleared the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee after an investigation into possible engine fires.

California Officials Investigate Whether Kaiser Violated Patient Privacy Laws

Jan. 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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Kaiser Permanente may be held responsible for compromising the medical records of nearly 300,000 people.

'Enough,' Says Giffords As She Launches Campaign For New Gun Laws

Jan. 8
Mark Memmott / NPR
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When children are gunned down in their classrooms, as happened last month in Newtown, Conn., it's time to say "enough," former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., tells ABC News.

Future Of U.S. Troops Looms Over Afghan Leader's Visit

Jan. 8
Jackie Northam / NPR
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington this week for meetings with President Obama and other senior administration officials. The talks are expected to help set the framework for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan after the bulk of American and NATO forces leave at the end of 2014. One of the key issues to be discussed is the number of American troops to remain in Afghanistan after that date.

Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu?

Jan. 8
Rob Stein / NPR
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This year's flu season started about a month early, prompting federal health officials to warn it could be one of the worst in years. They're urging everyone to get their flu shots.