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Stories for July 30, 2013

FAA Puts More Restrictions On Foreign Jets At SFO

July 30
Associated Press
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U.S. aviation officials are no longer allowing foreign airlines to land alongside another plane when touching down at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly Asiana Airlines crash.

Filner's Chief Of Staff: City Running At 'Highest Level Of Integrity'

July 30
By Patty Lane, Hailey Persinger
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Burdick spoke Tuesday to the Rachel Maddow Show about a recently adopted rule that the mayor is no longer allowed to meet alone with women and whether Mayor Filner is able to govern the city in light of sexual harassment allegations.

City Council Approves Prevailing Wage Proposal

July 30
City News Service
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A proposal to require contractors on many City of San Diego public works and maintenance projects to pay prevailing wages to employees was approved by the City Council today.

8th Woman Accuses Filner Of Unwanted Sexual Advances

July 30
By Amita Sharma
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San Diego City College administrator Lisa Curtin said San Diego Mayor Bob Filner cornered her in private after a meeting in 2011 and tried to kiss her.

San Diego Home Values Mirror National Price Increase

July 30
By Erik Anderson
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Home prices go up around the nation and in San Diego, just not as fast as before.

City Council Approves Cross-Complaint Against Mayor Filner

July 30
City News Service
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The City Council today unanimously authorized the filing of a cross-complaint against Bob Filner.

Emerald Criticizes Filner But Doesn't Call For Resignation

July 30
City News Service
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City Councilwoman Marti Emerald today broke her silence on the sexual harassment allegations dogging Mayor Bob Filner, but she did not call for her political ally to resign.

Pvt. Bradley Manning Acquitted Of 'Aiding The Enemy' In WikiLeaks Case (Video)

July 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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A military judge today ruled that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning was not guilty of the most serious of the 21 counts against him - that of aiding the enemy.

"Think Local First" Campaign Pushes To Keep Sales Tax Revenue In Local Communities

July 30
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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A new initiative called "Think Local First" encourages people to hire, purchase and contract services locally to keep sales tax revenues in San Diego County. We'll look at how it works.

Is The Way To Tech Workers' Loyalty Through Their Stomachs?

July 30
Eliza Barclay / NPR
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The dazzling array of food options at the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, Calif., -- 25 cafes at last count -- is the much-cited example of tech world food perks. And you can peruse the menus at Airbnb and Facebook to get a taste of an equally high bar for not just free food, but worldly food that will delight and fuel employees to work better and harder.

Is The Way To A Tech Worker's Loyalty Through Their Stomach?

July 30
Eliza Barclay / NPR
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The dazzling array of food options at the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, Calif., -- 25 cafes at last count -- is the much-cited example of tech world food perks. And you can peruse the menus at Airbnb and Facebook to get a taste of an equally high bar for not just free food, but worldly food that will delight and fuel employees to work better and harder.

Soldier Mom Of Two Young Children Killed In Afghanistan

July 30
By Beth Ford Roth
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Army Spc. Caryn E. Nouv, 29, the mother of two young children, was killed July 27 in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked her vehicle with an improvised explosive device and small arms fire. Also killed in the attack was Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, 30, according to the Department of Defense.

CEQA Overhaul Supporters Not Happy With Current Proposal

July 30
Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
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As negotiations over a potential overhaul of California’s landmark environmental law enter their final weeks, supporters of rewriting the California Environmental Quality Act say the current proposal falls short of reform.

Defense Workers' Furlough Days May Be Cut

July 30
Bill Chappell / NPR

The number of furlough days for civilian workers at the Department of Defense may be cut nearly in half, according to The Associated Press, a result of Pentagon officials finding hundreds of millions of dollars in savings within their current budgets.

Sea Level Rise Threatens Coronado And 1,400 Other U.S. Cities

July 30
By Susan Murphy
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Report says greenhouse gas emissions already in the atmosphere have locked in 4 feet of future sea level rise that could submerge parts of Coronado and 316 other U.S. cities in the coming decades.

Doctors Increasingly Ignore Evidence In Treating Back Pain

July 30
Nancy Shute / NPR

The misery of low back pain often drives people to the doctor to seek relief. But doctors are doing a pretty miserable job of treating back pain, a study finds.

Retiring Assistant Police Chief Reflects On Race, Gangs And The Budget

July 30
By Megan Burks
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Lawrence McKinney, one of three black officers to take a top post at the San Diego Police Department, retires Thursday. He reflects on the headway made on race relations in the mid-city community.

Nazi War Criminals Reportedly Live In Limbo In U.S.

July 30
Bill Chappell / NPR
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At least 10 people suspected of committing Nazi war crimes were never deported from the U.S. despite losing the American citizenship they gained when they immigrated, The Associated Press reports. A main cause of the delay is simple: Their European homelands don't want them back.

Explosions And Fire At Propane Tank Plant Injure At Least 7

July 30
Bill Chappell / NPR
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A series of fiery explosions ravaged a Blue Rhino propane gas plant in central Florida's Lake County late Monday night, forcing nearby residents to be evacuated. The detonations reportedly lasted for some 30 minutes and were heard as far as 10 miles away. A fire at the plant raged into the early morning hours.

Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States

July 30
Frank James / NPR
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Regional disparities over the abortion issue have grown during the past two decades, leading to an ever widening gulf between the nation's most conservative and most liberal regions.

Filner's Lawyer Asking For City To Pay Lawsuit Fees

July 30
By Sandhya Dirks
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The City Council will take up the mayor's request to pick up the tab of his sexual harassment suit.

Man Left In Cell By DEA Given $4.1 Million

July 30
By Jill Replogle and Associated Press
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A 23-year-old San Diego engineering student settled with the U.S. Justice Department after being left for four days in a windowless cell without food or water.

Montana's State-Run Free Clinic Sees Early Success

July 30
Dan Boyce / NPR
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A year ago, Montana opened the nation's first clinic for free primary healthcare services to its state government employees. The Helena, Mont., clinic was pitched as a way to improve overall employee health, but the idea has faced its fair share of political opposition.

Fast-Food Strikers Demand A 'Living Wage'

July 30
Joel Rose / NPR

At a Wendy's restaurant in Lower Manhattan on Monday, protesters urged the lunchtime crowd to skip the Value Menu for one day. They blocked the sidewalk and half of the street.